Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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May 23rd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, May 22, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,480            275            582
CNN         441            150            209
MSNBC         367            109            160
CNBC         122             30             62
FBN           72             13             38
HLN         738            237            419
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,695            454         1,000
CNN         611            201            324
MSNBC         622            188            269
CNBC         118             46             65
FBN           78               7             33
HLN         872            285            516
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,179            263            524
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         319            118            171
MSNBC Morning Joe         394            136            170
CNBC Squawk Box         113             30             61
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         329            145            254
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,386            409            911
CNN SITUATION ROOM         722            182            285
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         553             89            157
CNBC FAST MONEY         174               8             81
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,310            313            664
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,563            402            927
CNN SITUATION ROOM         548            160            200
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         575            136            214
CNBC MAD MONEY         111             29             70
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,262            379            683
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,787            369            801
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         498            138            188
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         544            124            214
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           93             11             46
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL       1,198            423            675
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,287            588         1,260
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         570            188            278
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         506            133            197
CNBC CROWD RULES           33             13             19
HLN NANCY GRACE       1,085            370            591
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,601            460            934
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         628            203            342
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         769            262            351
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         118             44             64
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         859            269            526
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,162            316            797
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         633            213            350
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         593            171            261
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         204             81            112
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         671            215            429
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,526            351            735
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         304            128            186
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         273             95            141
CNBC MAD MONEY         105             41             55
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         610            163            369

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

    of course NO major news outlet is covering Lois Lerner….

    MSM still covering Obama’s A^*

  • Andies

    CNN has done so good this year because of all the tragedies that happen. CNN do great when a horror happens but terrible during poilitcal elections time.. MSNBC does great during election time but bad any other time of the year. MSNBC will be back up when it comes time for people to announce if they are running for president..

  • Chriscee

    Sens. McCain, Levin demand Lerner be ousted from IRS job

    A bipartisan pair of senators on Thursday demanded the new head of the Internal Revenue Service suspend Lois Lerner, the IRS employee at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, arguing she withheld information from their investigation into agency practices.

    Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote to acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel, urging him to immediately remove Lerner from her post as director of the exempt organizations division of the IRS.

    The pair argued that Lerner had failed to disclose key information about the improper targeting when their staff interviewed her as part of an investigation into the tax treatment of 501(c )4 groups. Allowing her to continue at the agency would “erode public trust,” they wrote.

    “We believe that the immediate removal of Ms. Lerner from office would be a vital step in helping to restore public trust in the agency,” they wrote.

    The pair, who lead the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, said their staff interviewed Lerner and seven other IRS employees for six hours on April 30, about how the IRS is determining which groups applying for tax exempt status merit review.

    During that time, Lerner failed to mention the controversy swirling at the agency over the improper identification of groups for review based on Tea Party affiliations, nor the impending report from the Treasury Inspector General exploring the practice.

    She also did not mention that she was aware of the matter as early as June 2011, and had personally reviewed the questionable criteria, the lawmakers added.

    Lerner has faced mounting scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol, as members grumble that she had failed to inform them of the improper targeting when she previously appeared before Congress.

    On Wednesday, Lerner refused to answer questions when called to testify before the House Oversight Committee on the scandal, citing her Fifth Amendment rights.

    But she also delivered an opening statement declaring herself innocent of wrongdoing. Republicans argue she effectively waived her right not to answer questions and can be compelled to testify.

    Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Thursday he determined she did waive those rights, and was looking into bringing her back in to answer questions.
    Levin and McCain have joined a growing chorus in Washington calling for Lerner’s ouster.

    Among other members calling for her to step down is Carl’s brother, Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.), who is the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

    From TheHill

  • usa8888

    This just in: Eric Cantor meant to say that the right wing GOP owes Americans an apology for right wing incompetence and lack of a plan for anything. But he said they will continue to try to find smoke screens to cover their inadequacies….

  • usa8888

    This just in: fox Fake news “scandals” are of no news importance to real news organizations, which are not covering them. Polls say the American people feel the same way. Fox Fake refuses to list plans of the right wing because they can’t find them….

  • mary


    continue to fall behind CNN.

  • mary

    Whose going on vacation again? She and kids haven’t had time to unpack from the last one.

    Good to be Queen of the United States of America.

  • Mark2

    States with highest Teen Birth Rates per capita

    #1 – Arkansas
    #2 – Mississippi
    #3 – New Mexico
    #4 – Oklahoma
    #5 – Texas
    #6 – Louisiana
    #7 – West Virginia
    #8 – Kentucky
    #9 – Virginia
    #10 – Alabama
    #11 – Tennessee
    #12 – Arizona
    #13 – South Carolina
    #14 – Georgia
    #15 – Alaska


  • Chriscee

    obama’s polling nubmers amid his numerous scandals falls to 48% approval and nearly as many at 47% disapprove of Obama.


  • Mark2

    So do you Republicans still think Obama is the Most Liberal President ever? LOL. I’ve been telling you guys that Obama is more of a Centrist than anything. In fact, the Far-Left Liberals have been angry with Obama for a very long time now because he’s NOT Left enough. Here are just some of reasons:

    1. Obama still has us at War in Afghanistan.
    2. Obama has kept GITMO open.
    3. Obama has ordered more drone attacks in 4 yrs than Bush did in 8 yrs.
    4. Obama has deported more illegals in 4 years than Bush did in 8 yrs.
    5. Obama eliminated more Terrorists in 4 years than Bush did in 8 yrs.
    6. Obama extended Bush’s Patriot Act.
    7. Obama is still using Bush surveillance techniques.
    8. Obama increased Defense Spending in his first 3 years.
    9. Obama has continued in the off-shore drilling.
    10. Obama has increased funding to fight the war on drugs…including medical marijuana.

    This is also why I laugh when Republicans say he’s the most Liberal President ever.

  • ninja

    @Mark2……………..What part of ” birth ” do you not understand. Not the same a pregnant. What’s your point?

  • Sicilian Papa

    The IG that did the IRS audit.

    Professor Klump…The Nutty Professor.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Only difference is they take care of their kids not the State.


  • ninja

    So they decide not to bort, that’s a bad thing?

  • Sicilian Papa



    Good point!

  • ninja

    Now I get it. Sorry did I answer my own question.

  • d.d.

    Yeah, Lerner is on leave, but, with pay.

    IRS Puts Lois Lerner on Administrative Leave… With Pay

    Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees in the exempt-organizations division she oversees stating, “Due to the events of recent days, I am on administrative leave starting today. An announcement will be made shortly informing you who will be acting while I am on administrative leave.


    Holder OK’d search warrant for Fox News reporter’s private emails, official says

    NBC News

    Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.

    This no nothing Attorney General needs to go too !

  • Sicilian Papa



    He knows, he is corrupt not stupid.

  • ninja


  • Sicilian Papa


    All lefties

    Fox is blowing away the competition. I suspect many independents are now tuning in to find out the truth about O. O’Reily nearly 600,000 in key demo. That almost matches the total for MSNBC, WOW!

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