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.

  • SteveB

    So……… you know that Lynard Skynard song. Tuesdays gone?

  • Chriscee

    Reid: D.C. court needs Obama nominees for ideological balance

    Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will push to confirm more judges to the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., after that court ruled earlier this year that President Obama’s broad use of recess appointment powers was unconstitutional.

    “You have a majority in that court that is wrecking havoc in the country. For the first time in 230 years, they ruled the president can’t make a recess appointment, so yes there is a crisis,” Mr. Reid, the chamber’s leader, said on the Senate floor as he begged for quick action on more of the president’s judicial nominees.

    The Senate has been confirming judges this year at a rapid pace — 19 so far, compared to just four during the same period in President George W. Bush’s second term — but Mr. Reid said there’s plenty of makeup work to do from the last administration, when Mr. Obama’s judges were delayed longer than any president in the last 30 years.

    Republicans’ leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, said Mr. Reid’s criticism of the recess appointment decision showed that Democrats were trying to pack the key D.C. appeals court with judges more ideologically in line with their beliefs.

    “The whole purpose here is to stack the court,” the Kentucky Republican said. “It sounds to me like the majority leader’s finally kind of fessed up to what the problem is. The reason it needs to be done this week rather than next week is because he doesn’t like what the D.C. circuit’s doing. So it doesn’t have anything to do with case load.”

    Wednesday’s fight erupted over how quickly to confirm an eighth judge to the D.C. court. Mr. Reid has slated a vote for later this week to head off any chance for a filibuster of Sri Srinivasan, even though Republican leaders have said they don’t intend to mount a filibuster, and most will probably even vote to confirm the judge.

    Mr. Reid said that’s not enough. He said there are still three vacancies on the 11-member court, and he said more needs to be done to balance it out ideologically after some of the rulings it has issued recent.

    The court right now has four judges nominated by Mr. Bush and three nominated by Mr. Obama. If Mr. Srinivasan is confirmed it would bring the court into a 4-4 balance. Six other judges serve on senior status, with five of those having been nominated by Republican presidents.

    The only case Mr. Reid criticized in his floor speech was the court’s National Labor Relations Board recess appointment ruling.

    Mr. Reid said the court ruled Mr. Obama cannot make recess appointments, though the court’s ruling was actually more narrow. The three-judge panel ruled that the recess appointment powers only apply when the Senate has adjourned for the year — and only to vacancies that arise during that time.

    That still leaves presidents with some recess powers, though they would be much more limited than presidents have claimed over the last century.

    Another federal appeals court in Philadelphia last week also ruled in a 2-1 decision that appointments only apply when the Senate has adjourned for the year.

    Mr. Reid did not criticize that court in his remarks, instead reserving his fire for the D.C. circuit, which unanimously ruled Mr. Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board violated the Constitution.

    “The country is concerned about the decisions coming out of that court,” Mr. Reid said.

    The Obama administration has appealed the D.C. court ruling to the Supreme Court.

    AWWW is DO NOTHING Harry upset???

  • lbsles

    From that real dumb usa000

    ‘but what’s worse than that is you facts on bank finance are COMPLETELY WRONG. Fed monetary policy is absolutely necessary and has worked very well, especially given the ignorance of the right wing House members who, like Chriscee, don’t want the government to assist in economic recovery and job creation.”

    We all know that this fool knows very little about finance in the USA. His belief that Bernake printing money will save and grow the USA economy. So much for this trend continuing when the plug is pulled on the Feds printing money and buying bonds and mortgages.

    What happen to day with the stock market when Bernake hinted that buying will lessen soon?

    The market took a nose dive of 150 points. If this happens on a whim what do you expect when the buying stops for good?

    His level of financial knowledge and education is mute at this time.

  • Bobbyv


    My question is: Why does it bother you what people believe? Some have Faith, others do not. If religion provides comfort to people’s lives why would you mock that?Q

  • Chriscee


    I keep saying…all along…when the FAKE money feeding frenzy stops….the entire economy will FALL AND GO BOOM!!

    No One listens…especially those who have no clue about economics.

  • SteveB

    MSNBC can’t go any lower…………. I am sure the the Shareholders should have another meeting. Especially with the Tuesdays Ratings……..

  • BevAG


    Posted May 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM
    I haven’t read the story yet, but I’ve heard that Muslims in England took out a machete and cut a soldier to pieces while yelling “Allah Akbar” in an open square in England.

    President Obama now wants to bring those Muslims to America and put them on his Secret Service payroll.

    And it took the UK police Department 20 minutes to locate police with guns before they could deal with the two Muslims . There is a Video of one of the Muslims talking to a guy with a Camera that video taped the whole thing.
    its sickening.


    I’m hearing it’s gruesome. I don’t think I can watch it, just like I couldn’t watch the Danny Pearl thing. I can just cry right now thinking about it.

  • lbsles

    Say slow folks, Tuesday is open.

  • Chriscee

    Tuesday is open…

  • usa8888

    How soon the right wing kooks forget Obama’s accomplishments–that’s why a mjority of Americans favor him and his policies…
    1. Passed Health Care Reform. Provides free well-care checks ups. Keeps kids on parents’ policies until 26 years old. Stops insurance from dropping people for no legitimate reason. Eliminates pre-existing conditions from causing exclusion from policies. The GOP 100% increases every 10 years will stop so people can afford health insurance…

    2. Passed the Stimulus, saving the country’s economic system
    3. Passed Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act over the objections of right wing kooks
    4. Ended the War in Iraq
    5. Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops
    6. Got rid of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists
    7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry and saved millions of jobs
    8. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 for Women
    9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    10. Passed Credit Card Reforms
    11. Expanded Health Coverage for Children by signing the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act.
    12. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections by signing The Matthew Shepard/Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.
    13. Expanded Stem Cell Research in 2009 by eliminating the Bush-era restrictions.
    14. Passed Fair Sentencing Act in 2010.
    15. Nominated and obtained confirmation for 2 more Women to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    16. Achieved New START Treaty
    17. Reversed Bush Torture Policies
    18. Increased Support for Veterans
    19. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program.
    20. Recapitalized Banks
    21. 33 consecutive months of employment growth after huge employment downturns at end of Bush’s term
    22. US Stock Market at all time highs
    23. Minimal inflation rates
    24. Corporate profits at all time highs
    25. Blunted right wing GOP kooks’ obstruction strategies
    26. Stopped right wing GOP’s effort to end Medicare and Social Security
    27. Helped reverse the backward thinking of the right wing GOP

  • radar

    I was wondering why Pier Morgan had his highest ratings in history.. He was not on!!!

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