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.

  • Jeff

    Hypocrisy from Rush

    LIMBAUGH: By the way, on this Lois Lerner business folks, about the Fifth Amendment — the Fifth Amendment is not meant to be used as a way to get out of answering questions. The Fifth Amendment is clearly there to ensure that you don’t have to testify against yourself.


    The Fifth Amendment– you’re charging me? Then you prove it. I’m not going to incriminate myself. But it’s not meant to be used as a way of getting out of answering questions. Particularly when you say first, “I haven’t done anything wrong! I have not participated in any criminal activity, I haven’t done anything wrong.” Well then why are you invoking the Fifth? Just so you don’t have to answer questions? Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.


    LIMBAUGH: It’s a perjury trap. A lot of this stuff is just being set up for perjury traps. That’s why they want Rove and Harriet Miers under oath on this whole issue. So, the lawyer says that the obvious lack of impartiality of the Senate and conclusions already reached make anybody, especially Monica Goodling’s testimony, perilous here. He’s wise to have her plead the Fifth. Now, what do you think about this, though, Matt? The Fifth Amendment is what it is. It’s certainly a constitutional right. But most people think, “A-ha! A-ha! Fifth Amendment! A-ha, a-ha! Guilty! You’re afraid to go up and show it. You’re afraid to admit it.” You know that’s how people react to people who take the fifth.


  • Doug Z

    Make up, incompetence, you say these things with that uneducated writing.

    Posted May 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Chriscee continues to make up things. NOne of what she assets is true…just right wing BS to cover the incompetence of her party…..
    NOne ——— No one

  • SteveB

    ……….. Rush and Glen Back are always RIGHT………………

    Ask Coffee Steve. He will tell you………….

  • Doug Z

    The left prove their ignorance …. Once again !!

    After raising the non-issue of Benghazi for weeks, republicans were asked if they could identify Benghazi on a map, almost 90% of them failed !

    The poor left wing. Bless their little heart

  • Doug Z

    Jeff did I run usa000000 off? Please tell him I am sorry

  • SteveB

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  • SteveB

    Thats what i see when USA Posts.

  • Snap Tie

    Karen Finney suggested today that Romney should have made a bigger deal about the IRS targeting conservative groups. The only problem with Finney’s remarks is that throughout the 2012 Presidential election the Obama administration and IRS was still lying that this improper targeting was taking place. Karen Finny is brilliant!! I like her. Are you whacked out Jeff?

  • Doug Z




    ‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you’…

    Rant against the West…

  • Mike

    Yes, Kristen Powers dated Weiner. Unbelievable – I generally don’t agree with her politics (although, she s more reasonable than most liberals), but she is a hottie!!! Weiner is such an arrogant putz (yes, pun intended).

  • Snap Tie

    The cops had to wait 20 minutes till somebody with a gun could get there to shoot the muslim holding the bloody knife and meat clever..

  • Ralph Hahn

    @US-Ahole: >>> Never got an answer from Chriscee as to whehter she believes in the easter Bunny and Adam & Eve…..she can’t answer questions about the economy, either.. <<<

    Has NOTHING to say to excuse CNN's drop and MSNBC's free-fall, yet comes up with immature b.s. like this!

    When you can't say anything positive about your fave news networks, you attack and post that stupid-A$s Top-27 list.

    And, your Fearless Leader Obama has stopped claiming that FDR was his favorite President. Obviously, his here is Richard Nixon. After his resignation, Democrats had taken power just about everywhere. This time, the people will REJECT the Dems and Republicans will take the Senate next year and the Presidency in three. And, you will even more irrevelent.

  • david

    HLN doing great as allways covering the trials i love to follow. We are on vertict watch right now. For HLN i mean court tv sake i hope the vertict watch goes on for a while so they can have continued success.

  • Snap Tie

    Baghdad Carney: White House – No need for a special prosecutor on IRS scandal…

    It’s almost like they have something to hide.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Jeffy: >>> When the news was bad for the GOP, the ratings at Fox tanked! <<<

    More bu11$#1t. Fox's ratings NEVER TANKED. They've been the #1 cable news network for about 15 years now.

  • Ralph Hahn

    On Fox, Brett Baier reported that the unholy New York Times actually came out with an editorial against the Administration over the way this IRS-cover-up is being handled. And, a Huffington Post headline read “Fox News was right!”

  • Ralph Hahn

    USahole: I think the American hostages in Iran didn’t have to be in captivity as long as I have been waiting for your documents PROOF that Fox News’ audience is 2/3rds elderly.

    Did that slip your mind?

  • Stan T


    Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    The righties prove their ignorance …. Once again !!

    After raising the non-issue of Benghazi for weeks, republicans were asked if they could identify Benghazi on a map, almost 50% of them failed !

    Get this, some of them thought Benghazi is a city in North Korea !!

    I guess as the cattle guider ( Fox News ) directs, they moo along with it.
    Most liberals can’t tell you where major cities in THE UNITED STATES are…are you making a point? I’ve seen liberals who can’t identify Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Joe Biden…

  • Stan T


    Posted May 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    If they were a threat to Americans and our security, then they had every reason to be taken out!!
    That’s how I “spin it!!!” How about you?

    Plan to Kill a Cop, you are probably gonna die, sooner or later, what’s the difference.

    Would a Republican President be questioned by a te@bagger about this?? Nope!
    Yes, they would…because te@baggers, like Rachel Maddow, don’t like republicans.

  • lbsles

    From Jeff kakaaaa
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM
    “Hypocrisy from Rush”

    It’s nice to see that jeffieee kakak is a paid subscriber to Rush 24×7.

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