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Cable News TV Ratings Roundup For February

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February 25th, 2009

Actually, it's a roundup for January 26 - February 20, 2009, but that's the "February Ratings Period". All numbers are Live+SD

By Program


NETWORK PROGRAM NAME P2+ (000) A25-54 (000) A18-34 (000) A18-49 (000) A35-64 (000)
FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR  3,608  803  169  591  1,438
FOXN Hannity  2,768  671  141  491  1,101
FOXN GLENN BECK  2,173  512  130  411  894
FOXN SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER  2,063  455  103  341  876
FOXN The Fox Report W/S.SMITH  2,056  492  105  377  904
FOXN ON THE RECORD W/GRETA  2,020  462  102  337  794
CNN Larry King Live  1,500  407  95  339  622
FOXN AMERICAS NEWSROOM  1,500  366  75  264  681
FOXN YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO  1,476  313  73  246  578
FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR (RPT)  1,451  458  111  345  709
MSNB COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN  1,359  446  176  371  687
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  1,351  440  117  375  608
FOXN STUDIO B W/S.SMITH  1,274  278  55  213  507
HLN Nancy Grace  1,252  469  118  378  691
FOXN HAPPENING NOW  1,242  301  60  218  526
MSNB Rachel Maddow Show  1,223  383  143  342  606
FOXN LIVE DESK, THE  1,218  290  53  213  507
CNN Situation Room  1,089  266  86  234  476
FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS  1,066  351  44  251  623
CNN CAMPBELL BROWN  1,052  310  83  274  466
CNN LOU DOBBS TONIGHT  994  288  83  253  474
MSNB COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN (RPT)  825  285  134  276  414
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  824  335  91  292  430
CNN CNN NEWSROOM  809  227  68  194  365
MSNB Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  740  212  71  167  352
HLN Nancy Grace (RPT)  683  309  73  238  408
HLN ISSUES  591  239  60  193  348
MSNB 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE  571  157  71  141  262
MSNB Rachel Maddow Show (RPT)  540  206  103  208  284
HLN LOU DOBBS TONIGHT  535  213  41  167  299
CNN American Morning  501  186  43  147  286
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT (RPT)  453  237  68  195  268
CNBC CALL, THE  448  126  30  103  202
MSNB Morning Joe  436  172  48  137  239
CNBC CLOSING BELL 3P  428  101  22  69  181
CNBC POWER LUNCH  420  103  23  78  183
CNBC DEAL OR NO DEAL  417  142  45  130  176
CNBC STREET SIGNS  413  101  20  69  176
CNBC SQUAWK ON THE STREET 2  412  116  30  93  191
MSNB MSNBC LIVE  406  127  42  104  193
CNBC CLOSING BELL 4P  398  93  21  73  163
CNBC SQUAWK ON THE STREET 930A  389  112  24  86  192
CNBC Squawk Box 8:30A  363  103  20  79  192
CNBC SQUAWK ON THE STREET 9A  359  97  18  74  179
CNBC Squawk Box 8A  331  89  23  72  163
HLN Prime News  310  122  36  98  166
HLN CNN HEADLINE NEWS  306  119  35  100  157
CNBC FAST MONEY  300  101  16  78  144
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION  286  122  32  100  157
CNBC AMERICAN GREED  278  131  37  99  158
CNBC Mad Money  274  102  24  86  155
HLN Morning Express W/ MEADE  265  142  36  110  164
CNBC Squawk Box 7:30A  261  76  16  66  139
CNBC Kudlow Report  254  99  17  76  159
HLN Morning Express  253  113  40  96  125
CNBC Squawk Box 7A  218  74  10  65  141
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT  217  103  39  92  108
CNBC CNBC REPORTS  212  86  22  67  117
CNBC ON THE MONEY  182  76  21  60  117
CNBC Mad Money (RPT)  152  69  18  54  104
CNBC Squawk Box 6A  131  54  8  48  90
CNBC FAST MONEY (RPT)  119  49  19  43  73

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February 2008 vs. February 2009



P2+ (000) P2+ (000)

A25-54 (000) A25-54 (000)

Feb'09 Feb'08 %Diff
Feb'09 Feb'08 %Diff
MTWTFSS  06:00A - 06:00A            
Fox News  1,254,000  978,000 28%    327,000  264,000 24%
CNN  730,000  720,000 1%    225,000  261,000 -14%
MSNBC  470,000  403,000 17%    176,000  165,000 7%
CNBC  286,000  257,000 11%    94,000  84,000 12%
Headline News  332,000  279,000 19%    151,000  118,000 28%
MTWTFSS  08:00P - 11:00P            
Fox News  2,404,000  1,872,000 28%    548,000  453,000 21%
CNN  1,156,000  1,663,000 -30%    345,000  612,000 -44%
MSNBC  949,000  770,000 23%    337,000  326,000 3%
CNBC  310,000  273,000 14%    127,000  111,000 14%
Headline News  670,000  430,000 56%    271,000  167,000 62%

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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 October, 2008)

CNN/HLN: 98.63 million HHs
CNBC:        97.13 million HHs
FNC:           94.82 million HHs
MSNBC:      93.00 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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