Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27, 2013

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May 29th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         838            166            326
CNN         350            109            164
MSNBC         268            143            136
CNBC           65             22             33
FBN           21               4             12
HLN         303            119            186
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,134            141            344
CNN         417            170            254
MSNBC         374            215            216
CNBC         208             65            113
FBN           34               7             12
HLN         376            135            220
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         705            147            258
CNN         294            106            135
MSNBC         287            154            150
CNBC           48             16             23
FBN           16               3               7
HLN         287            117            166
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         732            128            204
CNN         309            137            192
MSNBC         347            172            154
CNBC         164             64             86
FBN           30               5             12
HLN         254             89            144

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


  • Cheryl Lynn

    I DVR Newswatch on FNC. It is on Saturday and re run on Sunday. If you haven’t seen it, tune in. I would love to see it on daily.

  • usa8888

    Fox Fake loses the main demo AGAIN badly….

  • Sj

    Yup they did usa8888 …yes they did!

  • Sj

    Saturday and Sunday was the 25th and 26th? Where is the 27th…memorial Day?

  • Raz

    USA4444, it’s the only days they win, in one demo.

    That’s like hollering “we’re#1, once a week…..maybe…..kinda sorta.”

  • Ralph Hahn

    I echo Raz’s comments.

  • D.R. Dunham

    What a way for the young and overextended to spend the holiday weekend. Nice robust economy Barry! They must like watching Lockup with all those scary minorities from the comfort of their overpriced apt in a suburb of whatever metro area they claim to live. Ex. Hi I’m from Detroit…well actually Auburn Hills…how bout them Red Wings! LOL. What sheep! Older people like my parents put on the TV and at least fart around the house, however I will say that they have more money to spend than most people under 45 these days, so the advertisers may start to harness in the 55plus generation pretty soon. Only the 18-24 year olds may actually have more real disposable income than the almost ready to retire folks cause their parents still pay for everything that is a necessity.

  • Mr Gone

    Locked Up is on fire!

  • Mike

    Poor MSNBC, they really suck. Now that FAT ED got demoted to the weekend. they suck even more

  • AtheisticGreed

    I usually watch soap operas to satisfy my TV addiction. I used to watch MSNBC, but lately they have become too conservative. I liked MSNBC when they motivated me to rebel and bash the system. Down with the man.

  • Van

    The Benghazi Boondoggle……Put your left in your mouth, take your left foot out. That’ is what it’s all about . The new Dems dance around the truth. Benghazi Boondoggle.

  • Van

    Hillary Clinton had the Benghazi Flue and the Benghazi Slip with the Benghazi Head bump followed by the Benghazi Blood Clot with the Benghazi Emotional Out Burst of “what difference does it make, they are just speed bumps” . Oh wait that was half Big O and Hillary quote. She shot herself in the foot to ever become a president. It’s not what she said but had en emotional out burst under pressure. Say that to USSR, NORTH KOREA, IRAN, and CHINA with that much emotion and some one may push a button. A big red button.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @D.R.: I wrote a similar post the other day. Me and some other folks have been bit@hing for years about Madison Avenue being way behind the times and completely disregarding anyone 55 and over. The so-called desired demos are still living rent-free in their parents’ basement, four years of college and no job, while mom and dad end up paying their ‘children’s car payments, student loans and gas money. They can’t sell old people? I have a 92-year old relative who is taking courses to learn how to use a laptop. I live among a large number of adult communities who have money to spend after selling their homes in the cities and moving down to the Jersey Shore.

    ‘Don Draper’ would have been the first to figure it out. How many useless, lethargic people in their teens and 20s do you know? That’s who the networks want to program to? Of course, there are exceptions. Most of the fault rests with the parents, who want their children to be their BFF instead of being a parent.

  • Snap Tie

    Oh so funny: AMESS lead in Karen Finney: (147-48) Fat Head Ed: (261-64)

  • JetPro

    NSNBC always wins the week-end with their ‘family hour’ aka/ Lockdown…LOL…

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