Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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May 22nd, 2013

Note: from 9-10PM a repeat of The Willis Report on FBN beat the second episode of CNBC's Crowd Rules, marking the first ever non-special primetime win for FBN over CNBC.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,472            286            581
CNN         730            293            375
MSNBC         345            109            160
CNBC         130             31             60
FBN           62               6             25
HLN         905            273            461
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,390            391            872
CNN         890            377            513
MSNBC         461            143            208
CNBC           90             25             38
FBN           76             10             31
HLN         965            311            546
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,377            328            616
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         629            302            371
MSNBC Morning Joe         427            140            221
CNBC Squawk Box         114             29             64
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         309            151            228
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,229            355            814
CNN SITUATION ROOM         975            357            455
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         494             87            171
CNBC FAST MONEY         148             10             51
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,998            485            924
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,163            351            772
CNN SITUATION ROOM         773            346            395
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         400            103            162
CNBC MAD MONEY         107             27             31
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,880            491            842
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,924            340            726
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         777            314            405
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         385            112            159
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           90             29             48
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL       1,542            417            717
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,211            476         1,081
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         902            362            522
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         377            113            165
CNBC CROWD RULES           15               6             10
HLN NANCY GRACE       1,167            377            631
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,389            436            879
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         864            369            513
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         590            182            262
CNBC CROWD RULES           43             12             14
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         958            289            564
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,548            260            646
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         903            400            502
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         414            135            198
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         211             58             91
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         771            267            444
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,487            301            744
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         504            223            315
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         256             72            110
CNBC MAD MONEY           89             20             27
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         675            240            380


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.

  • Ratboy

    During President Obama‘s counterterrorism policy speech at National Defense University on Thursday afternoon, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted when the topic turned to the closing of the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

    “I’m about to address it, ma’am,” Obama said as Benjamin went off about the hunger strike currently taking hold amongst Gitmo detainees. “Why don’t you sit down? But you’ve got to let me speak.”

    “You are commander-in-chief! You can close Gitmo today!” she continued, despite Obama’s repeated protests that he intended to address those issues himself.

    “You should let me finish my sentence,” he said before explaining his desire for Congress to make it easier to transfer detainees out of the camp, allowing him to fulfill his promise to close Gitmo. “I am confident this legacy problem can be solved, consistent with the rule of law.”

    Obama also added that he is willing to cut the heckler “some slack” because “it’s worth passionate about” the indefinite detention of the prisoners without formal charges.

    Several minutes later, Benjamin interrupted once more, decrying the administration’s killing of 16-year-old American citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki with a drone strike. Instead of protesting her interruption, Obama paused his speech and allowed her to rant while security attempted to remove her from the back of the room.

  • Coffee Steve

    *BOEHNER: Senate immigration bill dead on arrival…

    Well who would have guessed that?

  • old Mike

    How do teleprompters work? Does he have a button to stop it from scrolling when he is interrupted? I could see he was using them and am just curious.

  • Chriscee

    Obama in DENIAL on Global Terrorism

    And of the course the LAME STREAM MEDIA….is coddling him on this as well.

    Obama: ‘Global War on Terror’ Is Over

    OBAMA will go ANY AND ALL lengths to protect his Islamic Muslim Jihadist Brotherhood.

    What kind of president does NOT defend his own country??

  • Ratboy

    @ old Mike

    Posted May 23, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    How do teleprompters work? Does he have a button to stop it from scrolling when he is interrupted?

    I don’t know if he would stoop that low to push his own stop button. I am sure he has people that do that for him after all he IS the King

  • Chriscee

    @Coffee Steve

    I love Kohls and their coupons and Extra Bucks!! I too, like your wife, like to think of Kohls as one of my homes…lol

    Especially love the kitchen and home sections!!

  • Chriscee

    Is Obama really and truly trying to P*SS off the media? He seems to be working towards that direction!!

  • Ratboy

    Now THIS is important SH$#

    No Mention of IRS Scandal on NBC’s ‘Today,’ But Plenty of Time for Obama

    While Thursday’s NBC Today completely ignored Wednesday’s dramatic congressional hearing on the growing IRS scandal, the network morning show did manage to find time to gush over Barack Obama’s 1979 prom picture, with fill-in news reader Tamron Hall exclaiming: “Well, now thanks to Time magazine, we have proof that even the commander-in-chief once donned the white dinner jacket. There he is, that’s 17-year-old Barry Obama…at his senior prom in Hawaii….”

    Hall provided another important detail to viewers: “President Obama’s classmate Kelli Alman released the pictures to Time, complete with the President’s yearbook inscription to her, calling her, quote, ‘extremely sweet and foxy.'” The news brief prompted a thirty-second discussion on the topic.

  • Chriscee

    Ezra Klein…you know him….white house secret meeting

    Put up Obama’s full speech from today at the WaPo

    Obama to Ezra “please protect me”

  • Chriscee

    From the Guardian

    Barack Obama struggles to redefine the ‘war on terror’

    The president’s heavily leaked speech appears to mark a shift away from Bush-era tactics even as his rhetoric defends them

    Anything Bush ever did..to protect the USA…OBAMA HATES!!

  • Ratboy

    Hey at this point he will take anybody he can get on his side!! :shock:

    GOP’s Chambliss: Obama speech will be ‘viewed by terrorists as victory’

    The senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said President Obama’s national security speech will be “viewed by terrorists as a victory.”

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) made the remarks in a statement released moments after Obama’s speech. He focused his criticism on Obama’s plans to move toward closing the Guantanamo Bay detainee camp.

  • BevAG

    I am not allowed to post at Huffington Post because I once asked Arianna if she slept with George Soros in order to get her cushy “link-only” news website.

    Ever since then it doesn’t allow me to write anything. I can only read the Liberal pablum. But lately there’s a lot of Left/Liberals/Commies not towing the line anymore. There’s a lot more dissension amongst the Socialist ranks. Works for me!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    So does that mean he isn’t having a war on Terror? Isn’t that not a good thing?

  • Chriscee

    New Democrat talking point from Obama….Obama says repeat repeat repeat

    Obama: Core of Al Qaeda on ‘Path to Defeat’

    Watch for that to come..from the democrats.

    Personally I think Obama has lost it. And I truly think he doesn’t want to be president anymore..He just didn’t want the other guy to win.

  • Ratboy

    @ BevAG

    Posted May 23, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    I am not allowed to post at Huffington Post because I once asked Arianna if she slept with George Soros in order to get her cushy “link-only” news website


  • Coffee Steve

    Obama speech will be ‘viewed by terrorists as victory’

    I can visualize the terrorist laughing hardily. I’m sure they will say, Oh! Maybe we been to rough on them? Ghezzz :roll:

  • Chriscee

    From Mediaite

    Code Pink Heckler Completely Derails Obama’s Counterterrorism Speech: ‘You Can Close Gitmo Today!’

    lol gotta love Code Pink

  • Coffee Steve

    I once asked Arianna if she slept with George Soros in order to get her cushy “link-only” news website

    I hope George didn’t it would ruin his rep :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    There were a few code pink like kids on Granada, after they were freed, they suddenly became HUGE fans of the Military :lol:

  • BevAG


    Isn’t that too funny??? I didn’t even know they could knock you off like that? I even tried to change my name and it still won’t let me post anything. lol I’m figuring that got her REALLY ticked off……and I don’t have a problem with that. lol

    I figured Arianna, who used to be Republican, but her husband left her for a man probably slept with George Soros and he offered her a link-only news website, and she ate it up like the — I’ll be a lady here and let you all fill in the blank with the word that starts with a w — she is and now feels like she’s accomplished something. :::grin:::

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