Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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May 30th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,356            281            529
CNN         326            103            142
MSNBC         354             79            168
CNBC         125             37             60
FBN           46             10             19
HLN         297            106            170
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,290            363            822
CNN         442            131            190
MSNBC         685            183            317
CNBC         163             71            107
FBN           54               5             14
HLN         482            161            260
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,269            323            588
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         337            131            177
MSNBC Morning Joe         368            103            208
CNBC Squawk Box         114             29             57
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         368            159            235
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,315            301            866
CNN SITUATION ROOM         415             73            116
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         672            128            271
CNBC FAST MONEY         144             29             62
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         230             53            124
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,157            349            697
CNN SITUATION ROOM         309             80             94
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         611            139            264
CNBC MAD MONEY         105             33             50
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         200             55            116
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,660            337            654
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         332             88            105
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         442             94            176
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           57             12             17
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         314            117            188
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,085            497         1,159
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         469            162            226
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         519            135            235
CNBC CRIME INC: HUMAN TRAFFICK           95             26             40
HLN NANCY GRACE         524            195            296
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,216            347            725
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         401            117            181
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         810            230            382
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         117             43             88
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         586            175            307
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,567            245            583
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         457            115            163
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         723            183            334
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         278            144            191
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         336            114            177
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,258            382            657
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         306             86            140
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         344             77            160
CNBC MAD MONEY           59             25             38
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         228            102            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

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Dreamer

    Rachel is up a little.

  • Todd

    Drudge posted MSNBC falling ratings story. Everyone is getting in on the fun

  • Mark

    Yes, Rachel’s huge Adam’s Apple was up a little.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Improvement for MSNBC over Tuesday’s ratings. Their fans must have gotten home late from the weekend.

  • Mark2

    Things are returning back to normal…MSNBC back in 2nd in total viewers and 2nd place in primetime demos.

  • lbsles

    But by Thursday afternoon, Reuters, Fox News, CNN, McClatchy and Huffington Post had joined the Associated Press and The New York Times in deciding to boycott the meetings due to their off-the-record status.

    “I told folks that I’d be happy to participate if the meeting were on the record. And I offered to bring our First Amendment lawyer with me,” McClatchy’s Washington bureau chief James Asher wrote in an email to Yahoo News. “So far, no response.”

  • Ratboy

    But stand by for MarkMark to tell us all how network news buried FOX and all his other drivel that has nothing to do with nothing! and then Dung Dung will start posting his repetitive fertilizer until he switches over to Jeffie for a while and then he will compliment himself for Jeffies fine post and post some more crap!

    Busy evening so I will miss most of the spontaneous fun!


  • Mark2

    The vast majority of viewers get their news from Broadcast News and Online sources.

    Monthly Unique Visitors for Online News:

    #1 – Yahoo-ABC News = 86 million

    #2 – CNN News = 61 million

    #3 – Huffington Post = 60 million

    #4 – NBC / MSNBC = 56 million

    #5 – CBS News = 39 million

    #6 – USA Today = 35 million

    #7 – NY Times = 29 million

    #8 – FOX News = 28 million

    #9 – Tribune News = 28 million

    #10 – Washington Post = 19 million

    Ouch!!! That’s gonna leave a mark!

  • Laurence Glavin

    MSNBC hosts were exultant about Michele Bachman’s announcement that she wouldn’t run for re-election. With Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on vacay, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow abnd Lawrence O’Donnell offered some of the funniest commentary on cable TV last night. (John Fugelsang on Current TV was more subdued for some reason. I record his show while watching Hayes). Did the Faux Right-Wing Propaganda Network provide any coverage at all?)

  • SteveB

    MSNBC Takes fourth place in the Demo for the full day…………

    OUCH thats never gonna heal

  • Mark

    Axelrod and his network MSNBC embarrass the country. Democrats control government and their network only talks about gay marriage. What a joke liberals are. Republicans need to be in control so they can lead!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Bachman is a rather small player. She is a congresswoman.

    It’s not like she is using the IRS, DOJ, and the courts to intimidate and harass her political opponents in an election. I mean it’s not like Bachman was MIA when America was being attacked on Sept. 11, 2012.

    She simply does not have that kind of power!

  • lbsles

    Exxon’s $100m Algae Investment Falls Flat

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is cutting its losses on algae biofuels after investing over $100 million only to find that it couldn’t achieve commercial viability.

    Earlier this week, Exxon announced that while it wasn’t throwing in the towel, it would be forced to restructure its algae research with partner California-based Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI).

    When the two launched their algae-derived biofuels program in 2009, Exxon planned to invest around $600 million with the goal of developing algae fuels within 10 years.

    But it’s been more complicated than expected, and after $100 million down the drain, it has become clear that much more research—and at least another decade and half—are needed.

    Exxon spokesman Charles Englemann told Bloomberg that the partners had “gained significant understanding of the challenges that must be overcome to deliver scalable algae-based biofuels.”

    What they were hoping to achieve on a commercially viable scale was the exploitation of algae as a source of oil that could be converted in existing refineries into transportation fuels.

    According to Synthetic Genomics’ Chief Technology Officer James Flatt, the research has demonstrated that simple modifications of natural algae are not sufficient for commercial scale production. Research will now be shifted to focus on developing new strains of algae that can reproduce quicker. Or simply put, they will need to change the metabolism of algae.

    For SGI, it means a new agreement that allows it to get rid of the market pressure and focus on real research, getting back to the basic science. Exxon and SGI announced a new co-funding agreement that will bring their relationship into the above-mentioned phase II.

    What does it mean for algae? It’s still growing on everyone, but there’s no commercial quick fix.

    By. Jen Alic of Oilprice.com

  • Sicilian Papa

    I see the Bachman retirement energized MSNBC last night. Back in the toilet tonight?

  • mary

    During OBama’s reign and attempt to steer the United States into a Banana Republic…the democrats have lost 9 Governorships, 2 Senate seats and 56 Congressional seats.

    During the same OBama reign…MSNBC’s rating have bumped butt bottom.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Schulman visited the White House 157 times. A Democrat, he went to the Ester egg roll at the White House. Okay what did you do the other 156 times?

  • Sicilian Papa



    More to come…2014.

    Biden 2013!

  • mary

    Before O’Bama: America, the “Land of the Free.”

    After O’Bama: America, the “Land of the Free Stuff.”

    Need a cell phone????

  • Mark

    Schulman is Jewish, why should he go to a Easter egg roll event?

  • Chriscee

    msnBS absolutely has to be very concerned about their sad sad ratings and LOW viewership…I’d say it’s time to TURN OFF THE LIGHTS at msnBS!!

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