Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 30, 2013

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May 31st, 2013

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 30, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,298            233            508
CNN         329             93            145
MSNBC         355             90            150
CNBC         130             37             65
FBN           44             10             24
HLN         244            102            153
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,159            327            787
CNN         474            138            213
MSNBC         612            163            252
CNBC         194             66            124
FBN           43             14             24
HLN         393            144            223
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,176            275            547
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         276             66            126
MSNBC Morning Joe         363             89            182
CNBC Squawk Box         123             38             68
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         231            115            182
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,079            305            787
CNN SITUATION ROOM         525             96            174
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         521             86            159
CNBC FAST MONEY           72             14             46
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         187             65             94
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,162            264            711
CNN SITUATION ROOM         388             98            166
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         451            100            183
CNBC MAD MONEY           55             19             24
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         181             80            135
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,638            201            619
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         357             97            157
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         440             91            165
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           79             14             25
HLN SECRET LIVES W/JVM         310            134            179
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,798            384            961
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         512            138            237
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         500            105            192
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         105             20             55
HLN NANCY GRACE         446            180            253
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,923            330            706
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         474            131            190
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         685            200            299
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         194             49            115
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         396            123            222
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,736            266            686
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         435            147            211
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         644            178            258
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         283            130            203
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         338            129            195
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,412            333            657
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         269            112            141
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         416            159            198
CNBC MAD MONEY         115             56             73
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         278            130            200

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

  • SteveB

    OUCH thats gotta Hurt.

    MSNBC in 4th place again in total day………….. even with no breaking news or the jodi arias trial ot boost cnn and hln ratings.

  • Chriscee

    Same old Same OLD!! msnBS still sux…day after day…


  • Chriscee

    msnBS has to be costing Comcast mega bux!!

  • SteveB

    I hear Comcast is going to be asking Obama for another 500k to help keep the lights on a bit longer…

  • David

    “msnBS has to be costing Comcast mega bux!!”

  • David

    “msnBS has to be costing Comcast mega bux!!”

    About $100 million for this year.

  • Moncon

    There was a comment made that MSNBC needs to cater to their base. I did not know a news organization is supposed to represent a specific group.

  • JetPro

    The Five at 5 has more viewers that all others combined…LOL…


    MSNBC is becoming a joke now. Just a big, fat, stupid joke!

  • Chriscee

    IRS fails to meet Senate Finance’s deadline for documents on targeting

    The IRS will not deliver documents requested by top Senate Finance Committee members on the agency’s targeting of conservative groups by Friday, committee aides said.

    Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and the panel’s ranking member, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), had asked the IRS for a wide range of information in a May 20 letter – 41 questions in all.

    The senators’ requests included details of any communication between the IRS and White House officials about the singling out of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status. In the letter, Baucus and Hatch asked for the agency to answer by Friday.

    “It’s disappointing that the IRS failed to produce any of the documents requested by the committee,” the press offices for Baucus and Hatch said in a joint statement. “This is an agency that revolves around making the American taxpayer meet hard deadlines each and every year when they file their taxes, oftentimes penalizing those that are late.”

    “The IRS needs to do much better,” the statement added.

    IRS officials also did not meet a deadline for documents set by the top tax writers in the House –Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and the committee’s leading Democrat, Rep. Sandy Levin (Mich.). Camp and Levin had asked the agency for documents on how it vetted conservative groups by May 21.

    Baucus and Hatch sought all the additional questions that the IRS asked groups applying for tax-exempt status from February 2010 on, and details on phrases the agency used in flagging groups for extra screening as well.
    The two senators are seeking a wide range of documentation, including phone logs, emails, calendars and datebooks.

    Both veteran lawmakers sharply questioned the IRS brass in charge when the targeting occurred at a Senate Finance hearing last week, with Hatch saying that the agency’s leaders had lied to him “by omission.” Hatch and other Republicans began raising questions about the IRS’s treatment of Tea Party groups last year, but the IRS only publicly disclosed and apologized for its extra scrutiny three weeks ago.

    Danny Werfel, the new acting IRS chief, started in the position last week, and is currently engaged in a top-to-bottom review of the agency, as requested by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Werfel is scheduled to testify for the first time in his new role on Monday, as lawmakers look to bring their investigation of the targeting back into the public eye.


  • Mark2

    MSNBC in 2nd place in Primetime demos for the 3rd straight day.

    CNN must be hoping for some breaking stories.

  • Rudy

    I see a trend downward drip drip drip.

  • Chriscee

    Goodlatte questions whether Justice lied on Fox News warrant

    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Friday questioned whether the Justice Department lied on its warrant to secretly obtain a Fox News reporter’s email and phone records.

    Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Chairman, is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in testimony to Congress about the DOJ’s investigation of a leak of classified information to Fox reporter James Rosen.

    The DOJ has said that Holder’s testimony was “accurate and consistent with the facts” in the case and that the DOJ never sought to press charges against Rosen in its prosecution of the alleged leaker, Stephen Kim.

    Goodlatte wrote a letter to Holder earlier this week asking for an explanation about why the government named Rosen as a criminal “co-conspirator” in the warrant application it used to convince a judge to grant it permission to spy on Rosen’s personal email accounts and tracks his whereabouts in and out of the State Department building.


  • SteveB


    4th place in the Money Hour of 8pm..

    The wound that will never heal……………OUCH

  • BevAG

    Erin Burnett must be loving Chris Hayes. At least now she’s getting viewers.

    My brother-in-law and his buddy, both total anti-corporate Liberals, LOVE Erin Burnett because they say she’s just so beautiful.

    Well, when I told them she just married Citibank (corporate) Executive David Rubulotta, they stopped watching her. lol They were thinking she was one of them: You know, the ignorant Democrat who doesn’t understand business and how this country works.

    I really dislike calling my brother-in-law ignorant because he’s really a good guy in so many respects and takes very good care of my sister. BUT I can’t stand my sister and his politics. (They’re NJ Democrats) :::waving to Ralph:::

  • b

    I think it’s sad and unfair to add MSNBC to this as a competitor…I mean, having CNN here is pretty bad and embarrassing for them, but MSNBC ? Come on, this is really pathetic…

  • @renesal007

    This site is infected with Right winger trolls… Disgusting …

  • Chriscee

    The liberals are eerily SILENT today….wonder why?

  • Mark2

    The morning show ratings for May were just released.

    The daily averages for May 2013 Sweep – Total Viewers:

    ABC GMA: 5.73 Million
    NBC Today Show: 4.86 Million
    CBS This Morning: 3.17 Million

    Now compare those numbers to Cable morning shows…Ouch!!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    MSNBC: What a liberal disaster.

    Sean Hannity should come on tonight to officially announce that Rachel is and will always be his Biotch until she leaves 9pm.

    THE FIVE still #2 in the demo behind O’Reilly.

    How long will Comcast allow this bloodbath to continue? OUCH! That hurts so bad it needs emergency surgery.

    BIDEN2013: “Because he could run in 2016 and the GOP catches a big break.”

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