Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 31, 2013

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June 3rd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, May 31, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,304            244            505
CNN         511            162            253
MSNBC         357            109            154
CNBC         125             30             62
FBN           37               6             17
HLN         227             94            144
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,446            498         1,004
CNN       1,199            368            582
MSNBC         615            157            275
CNBC         150             60             88
FBN           71               6             29
HLN         296            104            171
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,129            247            519
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         329            105            180
MSNBC Morning Joe         387            117            176
CNBC Squawk Box         119             22             53
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         190             92            138
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,053            261            628
CNN SITUATION ROOM         389             96            157
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         565            111            184
CNBC FAST MONEY           91             22             59
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION           77             13             46
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         186             30             87
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,093            307            601
CNN SITUATION ROOM         356            100            142
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         500            119            212
CNBC MAD MONEY         111             16             39
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         200             68            112
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,677            302            645
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         545            138            234
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS         521            149            245
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           82               9             23
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         240             83            135
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/OK TORNADO CVG       3,210            615         1,255
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,053            304            503
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         690            172            311
CNBC TARGET: INSIDE BULLSEYE           72             24             43
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         253             93            161
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/OK TORNADO CVG       2,349            492            982
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE       1,222            345            584
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         712            178            316
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         152             59             87
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         284            100            178
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/OK TORNADO CVG       1,729            378            759
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,304            455            643
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS         441            120            196
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         227             98            135
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         351            120            172
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/OK TORNADO CVG       1,180            290            559
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,037            401            552
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS         436            161            186
CNBC MAD MONEY           58             39             46
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         289            113            162

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.

  • SteveB

    OUCH poor MSDNC……….. we knew they were gonna get Hurt by the breaking news.. No one knew it would be that bad……………

  • Chriscee

    msnBS can’t even do BREAKING NEWS correctly anymore

    MSNBC president: Don’t count on us for breaking news

    OUCH!!! Now that must really HURT!! Poor liberals…their own talking parrots are failing!!

  • Cheryl Lynn

    MSNBC BREAKING NEWS! It echos in the newsroom. Where IS everyone? Hello? Hello.

  • Chriscee

    @Steve B

    I think they are all taking their naps now…lol

  • SteveB

    lol……….. i gave two Clues..
    Who said………. “just the Facts maam”

  • SteveB

    and who was Caruso’s side kick…….

  • Ralph Hahn

    O U C H!!!!!

    Fox’s Primetime linup TRIPLES MSNBC in the 24-54? demo? OOOOOOH, BABY!
    Now, THAT’S gotta HURT!

  • Ralph Hahn

    CNN had taken the demo lead at 10pm-Midnight.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @SteveB: It was Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) in “Dragnet.”

  • BevAG

    lol……….. i gave two Clues..
    Who said………. “just the Facts maam”


    Officer Joe Friday on Dragnet

  • lbsles

    Just a couple of little known facts

    Germany drops its longest word: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz
    Germany’s longest word –

    Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz – a 63-letter long title of a law regulating the testing of beef, has officially ceased to exist.

    The word – which refers to the “law for the delegation of monitoring beef labelling”, has been repealed by a regional parliament after the EU lifted a recommendation to carry out BSE tests on healthy cattle.

    German is famous for its compound nouns, which frequently become so cumbersome they have to be reduced to abbreviations. The beef labelling law, introduced in 1999 to protect consumers from BSE, was commonly transcribed as the “RkReÜAÜG”, but even everyday words are shortened to initials so Lastkraftwagen – lorry – becomes Lkw.

    The law was considered a legitimate word by linguists because it appears in official texts, but it never actually appeared in the dictionaries, because compilers of the standard German dictionary Duden judge words for inclusion based on their frequency of use.

    The longest word with a dictionary entry, according to Duden is at 36 letters, Kraftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung, motor vehicle liability insurance.

    However a 39-letter word, Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften, insurance companies providing legal protection, is considered the longest German word in everyday use by the Guinness Book of World Records.

    In theory, a German word can be infinitely long. Unlike in English, an extra concept can simply be added to the existing word indefinitely. Such extended words are sometimes known as Bandwurmwörter – “tapeworm words”. In an essay on the Germany language, Mark Twain observed: “Some German words are so long that they have a perspective.”

    The Teutonic fondness for sticking nouns together has resulted in other famous tongue-twisters such as: Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän – Danube steamship company captain – which clocks in at 42 letters. It has become a parlour game to lengthen the steamship captain’s name, by creating new words such as Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänswitwe, the captain’s widow. And, Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänsmütze – the captain’s hat.

    At 80 letters, the longest word ever composed in German is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft, the “Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services”.

    The longest word in the Oxford Dictionary of English is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis – at 45 letters. Its definition is “an artificial long word said to mean a lung disease casued by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust.

    The longest word to be found in Britain is the Welsh place name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    Spelling Test tomorrow AM.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Fox had over 3 million at 8pm hour. CNN did their usual big numbers during a tragedy. Saying MSNBC does not do well when there is breaking news is the understatement of all understatements.

  • BevAG

    Ah, Ralph got it before me!!!! I wasn’t fast enough.

    I also forgot that he was Sgt. lol

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Steve B: Since you just said Caruso, I will answer Det. Andy Sipowicz from “NYPD Blue.” David Caruso is much more known from “CSI: Miami,” but he never really had ONE sidekick.

  • BevAG

    @ lbsles


    I’d hate to be a German third grader in one of their spelling bees!!!

    You ever see those young kids, not just in Germany. Those young kids can spell some MAJOR words. I’m always impressed when I see them do those spelling bees.

    I’m actually an above average speller. But when I watch those spelling bees and they put out a lot of words that I can’t spell correctly and those young people are RIGHT ON IT!!!! I just love it. They are truly amazing with the words that they know how to spell. Even the ones that miss, generally miss by a letter. They’re just so close. It’s totally impressive.

    But the German students trying to spell the words in your post……well, that would be something to watch!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @BevAG: A lot of people had forgotten that “Dragnet” had two lives. During the 1950s, Webb was Off. Joe Friday and his partner was (I forgot). The show came back on NBC as “Dragnet ’67” and co-starred Harry Morgan as his new partner. Only REAL difference was the second show was colorcast.

  • BevAG

    Did you see Ben is starting to ease the money printing? Now we’re going to start watching the house of cards.

    It’s going to get rocky here for a bit.

  • Doug Z

    Poor usa000000000000 and those with a liberal Democrat education

    Posted June 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    @ lbsles


    I’d hate to be a German third grader in one of their spelling bees!!!

  • Raz

    Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänsmütze – the captain’s hat

    no wonder most people just call it a ‘hoot’.

  • Raz

    Interesting that more people are turning to Fox first for the news and then CNN. And MSNBC not at all.

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