Cable News Ratings for Monday, May 20, 2013

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May 21st, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 20, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,487            315            616
CNN         762            310            389
MSNBC         441            143            207
CNBC         107             31             51
FBN           56               8             24
HLN         526            186            295
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,603            632         1,112
CNN       1,882            790         1,004
MSNBC         926            337            490
CNBC           92             42             54
FBN           81             10             25
HLN         672            229            400
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,154            291            517
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         296            153            172
MSNBC Morning Joe         374            118            171
CNBC Squawk Box         107             25             53
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         286            145            217
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,398            364            824
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,022            321            464
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS         709            135            261
CNBC FAST MONEY         118             21             47
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         558            182            271
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,429            463            989
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,206            465            641
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS         714            193            324
CNBC MAD MONEY         136             53             80
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         609            203            304
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,365            455            959
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,379            558            690
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         959            253            484
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         107             29             54
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         698            218            390
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       3,107            688         1,226
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,663            686            863
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES       1,025            380            579
CNBC CAR CHASERS, THE         100             46             62
HLN NANCY GRACE         738            236            431
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,642            645         1,172
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE       1,924            766            975
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         926            361            525
CNBC CROWD RULES           42             24             27
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         653            222            402
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,040            555            933
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       2,053            916         1,173
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         815            265            362
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         134             57             72
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         626            231            368
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,511            519            777
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,364            641            839
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         478            196            248
CNBC MAD MONEY           49             20             24
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         407            129            217

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Chriscee

    You are PROOF Jeff…enough said!!

  • Chriscee

    Stay mad Jeffie…you’re unraveling…and it’s quite comical to watch.

  • Jeff

    Oh yes, I am definitely laughing!!


  • BevAG

    CNN does pull in the numbers when there’s a disaster. If I were the head of that organization, I’d be looking at that and trying to figure out how to build on that. It’s obvious they don’t get the numbers when they’re using a political theme, but at least they’re numbers are better than that limp-along WHNBC. I can see how they can build on coming out from politics into different type of news organization.

  • lbsles

    More of obumbles way.

    $500K in Stimulus Money Wasted in Richmond
    Company vanished, left mound of trash behind

    May 20, 2013 4:47 pm
    A Richmond company which received $500,000 in federal stimulus money to build a recycling plant that would employ at least 50 people has built nothing and created no jobs, NBC 12 reports.

    Cephas Industries received the grant as part of the U.S. Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and it was overseen by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. When ground was broken in April 2010, Mayor Dwight Jones, Rep. Bobby Scott (D., Va.), and City Council members Reva Trammell and Kathy Graziano posed with hard hats and gold shovels.

    But nothing came of the investment of taxpayer dollars to build a multi-million dollar biomass manufacturing and recycling center meant to convert demolition and construction waste to fuel, even though the DMME insists Cephas was vetted properly.

    During a February visit, reporters discovered the “company was gone” and a new one moving in was forced to clean up a mess of garbage Cephas left behind:

    We tracked the money: The $500,000 started with the federal government; it gave the money to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; that agency awarded the grant to Cephas Industries.

    We uncovered a progress report from last June, where Cephas says it spent $230,000 on a John Deer Excavator and Mack Tractor. Cephas reported to the government that the facility was never built because “the city reneged on a $6 million bond finance deal.”

    In a statement, the mayor’s press secretary says that’s not true. Tammy Hawley says the city recommended the company for more stimulus money, but she says it was up to the business to get the financing using recovery act bonds as leverage. In an email, Hawley wrote: “it appears that Cephas was not able to establish his plan as financiable.”

    The DMME stated Cephas ended up leasing a building on Deepwater Terminal Road. Reporters visited that location last winter and never found the company’s owner, Morris Cephas, although they did find papered-over windows and overgrown grass.

    Scott and City Hall officials declined comment on what happened to the facility and the promised jobs.

  • Hillbilly

    PWAK Jeff – @Bf-Hillybilly. 51 Technically sure, heard of the filibuster? Look it up!


    I already smacked you down on this once. Glad Mikey O is educating you. Mikey O, trust me you are wasting your time.

    Carried over from Friday’s page.

  • BevAG

    The Democrats have checked out on MSNBC. I know there’s a lot of Democrats who do not believe in the evil doings that the Obama Administration has done. They’re really crushed. They really thought that Obama was going to be the change they were looking for, and all he turns out to be is more evil than what they perceive the Republican party to be.

    I’ve been talking to the Democrats in my extended family, whom we usually have incredibly loud conversations about because we’re on the opposite side. Now we’re just discussing. They’re crushed.

    I don’t do the, “I told you so,” because I never like that in any scenario.

    But my Democrat relatives are crushed. They’re union people and they believe in the American way and the American worker being treated fairly, and I totally agree with that. BUT none of them believe in leaving any of our people to die and not even attempting to help them if we can. None of them believe in using the IRS to “get back at people.”

  • Hillbilly

    PWAK Jeff –
    Fact: Senate already passed health care bill with 60 votes. On December 23, the Senate passed a cloture motion on H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with 60 votes. On December 24, the Senate passed the bill with 60 votes.
    You are falling to BF Hillybilly level of ignorance, it’s not too late!!


    I smacked that down too. Remember the deal Pelosi cut with Nobama & Reid? You are to chicken to bet so not going to waste my time doing it again.

    Carried over from Friday’s page.

  • Chriscee


    Americans are tired of msnBS constant bashing and attacking conservatives. They are also tired of blaming Bush and msnBS constant rah rahs for Obama’s endless failures and the lies that go with them

  • Jeff

    BF-Hillybilly, is that all you got? You smacked….? Lol! No doubt! Mikey O conceded he was wrong by going mum on the subject. You can’t understand procedure. You can’t ever admit you are wrong. You are entitled you your own opinions but not your own facts. This is nothing new. BF hillybill Eric Errich or whatever….

  • BevAG


    Thank you. :)

    Chriscee, thank you so much for everything you post. I learn a lot from your posts. Please continue doing so, if it fits into your life.

    I love reading interesting posts and posts where people say things that I can learn something from, so thank you for your efforts.

  • lbsles

    “The idea that this Tea Party targeting by the IRS is something somebody just discovered and only recently learned about is silly. This was known years ago. In fact, the IRS commissioner Lois Lerner has admitted that all this was going on as far back as 2011. The New York Times praised the practice.” -Rush

  • Sicilian Papa

    The headlines tonight on the Nightly News should be Lerner take the 5th! We will see and I’ll be watching.

    You know the drill if they don’t mention it, corrupt, blank, blank, so-blank media.

    MSNBC got a few more people to watch. They will stay on life support for a few more days. Then it will be time to pull the plug!

  • lbsles

    “This no longer is a government of, by, and for the people. This is a government governing against the will of the people. We pay the government to protect the liberties that we are guaranteed by the Constitution. They are working to undermine them.” -Rush

  • lbsles

    “Liberals need the IRS and the tax code, so they need to save the IRS. In addition to that, don’t forget that the IRS is now the collection agency for Obamacare, which they’re entirely invested in.” -Rush

  • lbsles

    “I don’t deal with Obama as just the latest Democrat who we oppose because we’re Republicans and he’s a Democrat. I recognize Obama as the Alinskyite that he is, the community organizer that he is, and the guy who really doesn’t like this country as founded. Republicans don’t talk about him that way, but I do.” -Rush

  • lbsles

    “Every Obama appointee and every Obama career person in these positions is from the same mold as Obama. They are there to wage war against their enemies — and I’m not talking about Al-Qaeda, and I’m not talking about Saddam Hussein. I’m not talking about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I’m talking about you and me. We are having a war waged against us. That is what is coming to the surface now.” -Rush

  • Jeff

    No Hillybilly the process was posted by me. You disagreed without any thing other than with your usual
    WELL DUH GO TO THIS SITE AND READ IT…..DUUUH! That works for you at home and for those who will entertain your nonsense. I just simply dismiss you.

  • BevAG

    Sarah Hall Ingram needs to be fired as well. She got $103,000 in bonuses while she was heading the tax-exempt part of the IRS targeting Conservative, Jewish and Christian organizations.

    Sarah Hall Ingram has just now been promoted to take over Obamacare for the IRS.

  • Raz

    Jeff, or should I say USA8888, the way a person writes is as distinctive as a finger print.

    I am old enough to remember what happened with Nixon, and it pretty much started out the same way as the whole mess the current administration is in. Will be so interested to see if it plays out the same way.

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