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.

  • lbsles

    Schadenfreude! Libs Shocked to Find Their Fellow Libs Have Screwed Them with Obamacare. -Rush

  • lbsles

    “Obama’s only attempt to unify the country was to unify people who believe that his enemies need to be eliminated. That was the unity Obama sought. He sought a unanimous agreement with him, that his opponents — I should say his enemies, in his world — need to be neutered.” -Rush

  • Jeff

    BF- Hillybilly, I don’t trust you, I don’t respect you, I don’t know you…..but what I do know ….I don’t like you.

    You can bet on that!

  • G Mann

    On a strict scale of 1 – 3, MSBS came in 4th…… again.

  • Chriscee

    WSJ: What Recovery?

    Stop worrying about the “jobless recovery.” Start worrying about the recovery-less recovery.

    Nearly four years after the recession officially ended, the unemployment rate remains elevated, at 7.5%. The share of the population that’s working or looking for work is at a 30-year low. More than 2.5 million fewer Americans are working today than when the recession began.

    Such grim statistics have led many economists to ask whether there might be deep, “structural” factors holding back hiring. Various papers have attributed the slow pace of job growth to the weak housing market, the downturn in specific industries and the long-run decline in the share of the population that’s working.


    There is NO recovery. There are NO jobs. Obama always PIVOTS back to creation when the going gets tougher for him. He’s failed. No jobs….Unemployment numbers are at the same levels before Obama was elected. That means JOBLESS UN-RECOVERY.

    There economy is NOT roaring back. People are tired of waiting on Obama to turn the economy around. Something he’s failed to do.

  • Chriscee

    Wow @ Jeff….hateful much?

  • Raz

    Ahhhh Jeff, time to run into the phone booth and put on your USA8888 suit.

  • BooBoo

    monkeys symbians neanderthals baboons and chimps

  • Jeff

    There are scandals and then there are scandals. And perspective is important. Yes, to explain Benghazi, Susan Rice used talking points. But, at least she didn’t have to read them off her hand! [slide of Sarah Palin consulting her note-covered palm]

    Now, this week, someone was taken off a cross-country flight in handcuffs for singing “I Will Always Love You” for three straight hours. And that’s still fewer times than Lindsey Graham has said, “Benghazi.”

    [Slide of Fox News commentator] I’ve seen this woman say “Benghazi” on my TV so many times, I don’t know if it’s a problem with the set, or I’m in an Asian horror movie and there’s a monster named “Benghazi.”

    Congressman and friend of ‘Real Time,’ Darrell Issa is the chairman of the Oversight Committee. And as most Californians know, he made his fortune in car alarms. And now, ironically, has become a loud, repetitive but ultimately pointless device that you wish to God someone would shut off so you could get some sleep.

    But, here’s the difference between Darrell Issa and a car alarm. Sometimes when a car alarm goes off, there’s an actual crime.

    I keep looking for the crime here. I feel like Reese Witherspoon arguing with the cop. “Why are you arresting me?” “Susan Rice said ‘mob’ instead of ‘Al Qaeda’? Obama said ‘act of terror’ instead of ‘terrorist act’?

    Republicans are constantly coming up with these never-before-stated, secret rules that they only tell you about once you’ve broken them.

    “You don’t make important speeches from a teleprompter!”…Okay.

    “No golfing until we have a budget!”

    “Thou Shalt Not Criticize the President when he’s on foreign soil. Unless he’s a Democrat, of course then it’s okay.”

    Congressman Peter King thundered that the president was almost four minutes into his first Benghazi statement before he mentioned an act of terror. Oh, yes, the “Four Minute” rule. F****k how could I forget?

    Excuse me. Nixon ran a burglary ring out of the Oval Office! Reagan traded arms WITH terrorists. Bush ginned up a war where thousands died by sending Colin Powell to lie to the U.N. with props! Remember that?!
    He turned an American hero into “General Carrot Top!”

    But, I let it go. I said, “This is the business we’ve chosen.” But, please don’t tell me that freedom died because Susan Rice broke the sacred bond between citizens and talk shows.

    In a poll this week, four in ten Republicans said Benghazi is the worst scandal in American history. Second worst: Kanye West snatching the mic from Taylor Swift.

    If you think Benghazi is worse than slavery, the Trail of Tears, Japanese internment, Tuskegee, purposefully injecting Guatemalan mental patients with syphiliis, lying about WMDs, and the fact that banks today are still foreclosing on mortgages they don’t own…then your hard-on for Obama has lasted more than four hours, and you need to call a doctor.

    And while the press has been occupied with scandal, the biggest scandal and the most important story of the century so far happened last week. Scientists reported that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has passed the long-feared milestone of 400 parts per million. And unless you’re a chimney sweep, that’s bad news.

    Because humans have never lived through it. You think Susan Rice gave bogus talking points about Benghazi? What about the bullsh***t talking points the entire Republican Party has been spewing on climate change since the nineties?

    I want to see the emails to find out who came up with the talking points that global warming is just a theory and that it needs more study, and climate change is a hoax.

    The Obama Administration isn’t dirty. The air is.

  • Chriscee

    Associate Press:

    Benghazi Terrorists Walking Free Because Obama Wont Seize Them Militarily

    The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn’t enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.

    The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence in the region since the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, and by the limited ability to assist by Libya’s post-revolutionary law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are still in their infancy since the overthrow of dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

    The decision not to seize the men militarily underscores the White House aim to move away from hunting terrorists as enemy combatants and holding them at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The preference is toward a process in which most are apprehended and tried by the countries where they are living or arrested by the U.S. with the host country’s cooperation and tried in the U.S. criminal justice system. Using military force to detain the men might also harm fledgling relations with Libya and other post-Arab-Spring governments with whom the U.S. is trying to build partnerships to hunt al-Qaida as the organization expands throughout the region.

    A senior administration official said the FBI has identified a number of individuals that it believes have information or may have been involved, and is considering options to bring those responsible to justice. But taking action in remote eastern Libya would be difficult. America’s relationship with Libya would be weighed as part of those options, the official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the effort publicly.

    The Libyan Embassy did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

    more at the AP dot org

    THIS IS ABOUT OBAMA PROTECTING HIS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. Obama will go to any lengths to protect muslims…but leaves Americans behind to die. To Obama the 4 dead in Benghazi are mere “bumps in the road” and are not “optimal” and as Hillary said…”what difference does it make”

  • BevAG

    My union family members who are Democrats are just so upset. I really feel sorry for them. They’re beginning to realize that their party has been taken over by thugs.

    They’re hard working people. My father and uncles, some who have passed, worked as operating engineers (my dad drove a cherry picker crane). They helped build the World Trade Center, the Verranzano (sp) Bridge, et al. They’re all union members. And their offspring now are union members, hard working people.

    My family’s union mancha is fair wages for working people. I so totally get that.

    None of these Democrats believe in government corruption, “standing down” when Americans are in danger, or using the IRS to go after people. They’re so utterly disgusted.

  • Chriscee

    Nice try to deflect Jeffie…straight from the dailykos….you’ARE not relevant any longer.

  • Jeff

    Actually chriscee its from Bill Maher, stop acting like a moron.

  • Chriscee


    I have family members too..who are in unions or were in unions. When unions turn on Obama for Obamacare and other things…..that will be the end of the democratic party for quite some time.

    More Labor Unions Bail on ObamaCare

    But I’m pretty sure…what Obama will do…like he did for his other “buddies” in the system. Just exempt them.

    Pretty soon…no one will be on Obamacare…and it will also be irrelevant like liberals will be.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Ingram may also plead the 5th and be hidden for awhile then brought back.

    To all my friends on the right, while a few reporters are trying to report the corruption that would send Obama the way of Nixon the Anchors and heads of the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media are circling the wagons.

    We sometimes get upset here because the mass corruption by Don Obama, Underboss Holder and the rest of the Capo’s and Soldiers seem to have no affect on O.s public standing. I watch the corrupt media my friends and it is really not surprising. I large number of people with an open mind watch and believe the corrupt media.

  • Chriscee

    I looked it up Jeff..it was at the dailykos…you stop being a liar and try to be relevant.

  • Chriscee


    I will NOT let anyone silence me. PERIOD. Attack me, bash me..have fun with it….I will NOT keep quiet.

  • Jeff

    If I’m not relevant why do you keep chiming in? Because you are a lil koo koooo

  • Chriscee

    GRETA: It’s Time for Jay Carney to Start Throwing Some WH Senior Officials Under the Bus

    So what about Jay Carney? What is going on with him?

    We all make mistakes. Is Jay just making mistakes?

    We all risk being uninformed. Is Jay uninformed, being kept out of the loop by others? and deliberately kept out of the loop for strategic reasons?

    Or…is Jay shady and cagey? Is he refusing to tell it to the American people straight until he thinks that perhaps they we might catch some gross conduct on behalf of the Administration?

    Here is what is really rotten. Do you know what Jay Carney is saying today as to why he didn’t ‘fess up’ to this involvement between the White House and Treasury before today? “[Carney] said he didn’t inform reporters about the discussions [between IRS and White House] earlier because he hadn’t been asked “precise” enough questions.” [from Politico]

    I guess Jay Carney must feel desperate. According to that same Politico article, “Carney also compared the continued questions about what the White House did before and after the news of the Inspector General’s probe leaked May 10 to the debunked inquiries about Obama’s birth certificate.”

    Why does it matter? Because he has the very important job of being the person communicating with the American people on behalf of President Obama. If he is getting thrown under the bus, and being set up by others senior to him, I suggest it is time he throw them under the bus – let us know what is going on and why the evolving stories – because his credibility is tarnished. And if he is not being thrown under the bus, and instead he is up to his eyeballs in being cagey?

    I agree with her….Time for some honest truths!! We’re not getting them from Obama.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Keep punching!

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