Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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May 30th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,214            393            815
CNN         394            103            166
MSNBC         560            143            250
CNBC           95             38             68
FBN           47             10             15
HLN         474            133            256
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,095            218            447
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         305            117            178
MSNBC Morning Joe         331            104            180
CNBC Squawk Box         105             25             54
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         282            126            217
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,111            347            711
CNN SITUATION ROOM         539            109            193
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         577             66            186
CNBC FAST MONEY         133             20             64
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         222             60            135
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,144            358            684
CNN SITUATION ROOM         285             94            127
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         439             53            149
CNBC MAD MONEY         116             24             58
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         323             87            165
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,647            306            611
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         330             67            156
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         389             63            181
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         129             26             64
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         402            123            220
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,836            459         1,012
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         461            121            204
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         438             82            171
CNBC TRASH INC: GARBAGE           90             19             70
HLN NANCY GRACE         373            108            191
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,102            430            793
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         342             68            123
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         631            182            297
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           57             18             38
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         594            168            309
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,692            289            640
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         380            119            171
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         607            165            277
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         138             78             96
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         454            123            267
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,223            295            564
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         222             99            122
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         336             85            135
CNBC MAD MONEY         114             66             84
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         428            120            235

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.

  • usa8888

    Chriscee- can you sing the Fox Fakin’ song?
    Start us out…
    Fox is Fakin’, Fakin’…but they’re makin’ bacon fakin’…so they keep fakin’…and their viewers keep bein’ takin’…..

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Your side cheated, it is the only way you can win. The scandals so far are the tip of the iceberg. Chicago gangster thuggery is how you won in 2012. The Emperor wears no clothes. You are being exposed and if the left doesn’t act your ideology is finished. The left will be tainted with the Obama Family’s corruption for decades.

  • Ralph Hahn

    From elsewhere on this board… >>> After just two airings, CNBC has pulled competitive reality series Crowd Rules from its schedule, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Crowd Rules premiered to 47,000 total viewers and12,000 in the adults 25-54 demographic on May 14. Its second episode retained all of its adults 25-54 ratings, but declined to 42,000 total viewers. Though the show is no longer on CNBC’s schedule, it is not officially canceled. <<<

    No show is ever really canceled. "Unforgettable" returns to the CBS line-up at the end of July with new episodes. Last year, I fought a one-man battle to renew the show, others here laughed at me, but the following week after the cancellation news, CBS announces that the show would return this summer.

    BIDEN2013: "The Man For The Times. And, the rest of the Lamestream Media. <<<

  • Chriscee


    Scandals hammer Obama’s approval ratings

    President Barack Obama’s public support has been hit hard by the metastasizing scandals, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

    His support among swing voters lurched downwards by 14 points since May 1, according to the poll of 1,418 registered voters conducted between May 22 and May 28.

    Those swing voters gave him a 37-percent approval rating, and a 57-percent disapproval rating, down from 42-percent approval and 48-percent disapproval on May 1.

    The 5-point drop in approval, and 9-point increase in disapproval, is a huge loss in one month.

    Public trust in Obama has also dropped sharply, from 58 percent in August 2011 to 49 percent in late May. The distrust number jumped from 37 percent to 47 percent over the same period. His approval rating overall dropped three points to 45 percent.

    Meanwhile, Obama’s support among Democrats and Republicans remains polarized. Nine percent of Republicans and 87 percent of Democrats say they approve of his policies.

    The most important scandal facing Obama is over the IRS scandal, where mounting evidence shows that multiple senior IRS officials used their legal powers to target and harass citizens’ tea party groups, pro-life organizations, conservative training centers and pro-Israel groups.

    Seventy-eight percent of independent voters want an independent counsel to investigate the IRS’ activities. Only 17 percent of independents oppose the appointment of a counsel.

    “There is overwhelming bipartisan support for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS,” concluded Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

    “Voters apparently don’t like the idea of Attorney General Eric Holder investigating the matter himself, perhaps because they don’t exactly think highly of him,” he said in a statement.

    “Holder gets a negative 23 — 39 percent job approval rating,” Brown added.

    The IRS scandal was judged the most important by the polls’ respondents.

    Forty-four percent percent said the IRS probe as the most important, while 24 percent said the Benghazi cover-up was most important, and 16 percent said the federal surveillance of journalists was most important.

    Forty-seven percent of the respondents said they “think the Obama administration deliberately misled the American people about the situation with the IRS,” while 39 percent said the administration “shared facts.”

    The poll showed that 53 percent of independents believe the “Obama administration deliberately misled the American people about the events surrounding the death of the American ambassador to Libya.” Only 34 percent of independents said they believed “the Obama administration shared the facts with the American people as they became available.”

    Forty-three percent of independent respondents “think the Obama administration deliberately misled the American people about the situation with the AP.” Only 31 percent of independent respondents believe the administration “shared the facts with the American people as they became available.”

  • susy

    Okay, I’ve never commented on here before but what is wrong with USA8888?! Anyone? I mean does the fall of Obama’s administration have all liberals in such a state of hysterics?

  • Jim S.

    S. PAPA – Your side cheated


  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Your corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media may be able to save you but I wouldn’t bank on it. The Obama Family’s corruption is so vast the word may leak out despite the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media’s total blackout.

  • usa8888

    Susy–please state the accomplishments of the right wing GOP–if you do, you will be the first and I will enter you in the CPAC comedy convention, right behind Palin…..

  • Chriscee



    ‘Rogue’ IRS Agent Who Wrote Threatening Letters Gets Promotion

    President Obama may have promised “to hold the responsible parties accountable” for the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative non-profit groups, but one of the agents at the center of the scandal was recently promoted, an IRS source tells The Washington Examiner.

    Through 2012, then Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative non-profits. For example, this January 2012 letter sent to the Richmond Tea Party demanded the date, time, and location of all group events, as well as copies of all handouts provided at the event, and the names and credentials of all organizers. Seok also demanded the names of all speakers and the contents of the speeches they made.

  • Chriscee


    He’s merely in shock that his Messiah could be as corrupt as he is. We tend to ignore what he puts here…and of course his lil buddy Jeffie too…IGNORE works well for both.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @usabasementboy: >>> Now, all you right wing kooks, sing along…and maybe you will think of some right wing accomplishments:
    Fox is Fakin’, Fakin’…but they’re makin’ bacon fakin’…so they keep fakin’…and their viewers keep bein’ takin’….. <<<

    In all of my 59 years, I've never seen a more desperate cry for help than this. I think Mom telling him to clean up his room pushed him over the edge.

    BIDEN2013 "Just For Fun."

  • lbsles

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  • Chriscee

    Rachel must be so so sad…



    The soft start for All In With Chris Hayes has not helped. Hayes, down 32 percent in total viewers from The Ed Show last May, has offered a poor lead-in for MSNBC’s primetime flagship, The Rachel Maddow Show, at 9 p.m.

    The show delivered its lowest-rated month since it debuted in September 2008 (717,000 total viewers) and its second lowest with adults 25-54 (210,000). Maddow was topped by typical time slot victor Sean Hannity and CNN’s Piers Morgan.

    Perhaps if she didn’t lie and change story content so much…she’d do better.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Jim S.

    Use the government to harass and intimidate your opponents.

    The Chicago way!

    Hope and Change baby…”Hope and Change”

  • Chriscee


    We get Beck. We bought the roku box…and we get him now all the time…ON DEMAND…love it love it!!

    Too bad Obama isn’t 1/2 the man Glen Beck is.

  • lbsles


    Ohio, a swing state that went to Obama by 3%, is now producing data that shows one in four registered voters are illegitimate registrations. Think about that for a second… 25% of all registered voters in Ohio are not actually legal voters!

    We’ve got the full report out with a special look at what this is all about.


    Eric Holder and Obama’s DOJ, the same agency in charge of protecting the integrity of elections, defends the existence of the felony vote fraud by saying it’s all about civil rights.

    http: // www . libertynews . com/2013/05/voter-fraud-alert-did-you-know-that-25-percent-of-ohio-voters-dont-actually-exist/

  • Jim S.

    S. PAPA – “HOPE and CHANGE”

    You mean “HOAX and CHAINS”???

  • Mark2

    @SP “Your side cheated, it is the only way you can win.”

    LMAO…if anybody cheated it was those Republican Governors….and they even screwed that up.

  • Stan T


    Posted May 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Bev–92% of Americans faovr background checks…just like the police favor roadblocks to catch criminals…what don’t you and other right wing kooks understand????
    Only because those people didn’t know there ALREADY IS background checks…duh…Obama was spouting 20 year old regulations that changed a long time ago…pay attention to FACTS.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Chriscee: >>> Too bad Obama isn’t 1/2 the man Glen Beck is <<<

    Too bad Obama isn't 1/2 the man HILLARY is!

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