Cable News Ratings for Thursday, January 3, 2013

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January 4th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, January 3, 2013


P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,179            234            472
CNN         348            101            142
MSNBC         591            181            278
CNBC         192             56            103
FBN           59             12             23
HLN         183             78            105
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,938            381            717
CNN         455            151            195
MSNBC       1,061            278            496
CNBC         285            157            183
FBN           51             14             25
HLN         312            138            187
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,047            237            484
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         256            104            130
MSNBC Morning Joe         537            228            289
CNBC Squawk Box         131             26             62
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         213            122            158
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,099            304            854
CNN SITUATION ROOM         569            136            198
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         912            197            370
CNBC FAST MONEY         207             57            112
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           85             37             64
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,974            261            672
CNN SITUATION ROOM         441            119            135
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         805            200            347
CNBC MAD MONEY         155             55            101
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         114             46             62
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,589            287            592
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         473            161            184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         785            223            368
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         135             16             54
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         217             68            110
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,786            481            954
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         563            186            264
MSNBC ED SHOW         948            211            406
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE         229            133            134
HLN NANCY GRACE         357            135            242
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,740            357            703
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         433            127            158
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,189            334            590
CNBC BILLIONS BEHIND BARS         287            151            182
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         283            126            155
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,263            303            485
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         367            140            162
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,046            290            492
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         338            187            235
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         296            152            164
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         994            304            490
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         302            122            116
MSNBC ED SHOW         560            186            270
CNBC MAD MONEY         147             59            102
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         207             96            117

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


  • Hillbilly

    I found it. :)

    It’s hyper linked in the “Help” section.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone, hope your weekend was peaceful and good.

    Back to full time schooling today, looking forward to it.

    I’m fully recovered from that bug but man ol man is it hitting the states at epidemic numbers. Around here the ER rooms are full everyday now with people coming in with it. And the bad thing is, it’s about 5 week early this year.

    So far 18 Children as of Sat have died from it.

  • Coffee Steve


    I did have the flu shot this year and I will admit I honestly think it helped me not get it fully and helped me recover quicker. My symptoms were fairly mild as compared to a flu I caught about 10 years ago, that one almost got me.

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning!!
    I am going to try again! I have tried to post since Friday but got the message that it was invalid data.
    Glad you are feeling better Coffee Dude and I am glad to see Papa back and I hope his “love light” is still burning bright!!

  • Ratboy

    Yeaaaaaa! it worked! (after a couple of trys!) I don know what is going on but I had problems using two different computers!

  • Letmethink

    Good Morning All
    Faith iI am glad we agree on federally mandated testing. Toxic is a good word for it. You ask what we can do to ensure that poor children have the best education possible? Obviously if I had the answer or if anyone had the answer there would not be the gap. We have thrown more and more money at it over the years and It continues to grow. So we do know that more money is not the answer. I still believes the crux of the priblem lies in dysfunctional homes, and drug addicted parents who deliver children with more learning disabilities and lower IQs. Until the family deals with their problems it will only get worse.
    Coffee glad you are feeling better and back in full swing again. What grade is your daughters instruction? Do you find that you can complete more than a year of schooling in on a calendar year?

    Cathy, I saw the problem of girls having children to collect more welfare and then leaving them with their grandmother to raise as they continued to per-create. One law of nature is–anything you feed will grow. In an attempt to help, the gov has created an even bigger problem.
    Hillbilly, I agree that high school can be a real waste for some as we currently have it set up.

  • Letmethink

    Cathy I agree that top students are being forgotten as the govt tries to solve a problem. Countries that are passing us by are focusing on top students.

  • Letmethink


  • Letmethink

    Faith one more thing and then I think we have said it all. Robin Hood is not a site. It is a law here in Texas that equalizes wealth among school districts. I don’t know if other states have the same law.Chapter 41 Wealth Equalization. At least in Texas you can’t say that the reason poor schools and poor school districts don’t achieve is because they have less money.

    Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code makes provisions for certain school districts to share their local tax revenue with other school districts. For the purposes of the school finance system in Texas, districts are designated as either property wealthy or property poor. The relative wealth of the school district is measured in terms of the taxable value of property that lies within the school district borders divided by the number of students in weighted average daily attendance (WADA). Chapter 41’s provisions are sometimes referred to as the “share the wealth” or “Robin Hood” plan because districts that are deemed to be property wealthy are required to share their wealth with property-poor school districts. The funds that are distributed by the property-wealthy districts are “recaptured” by the school finance system to assist with financing of public education in school districts that are property poor.

  • Coffee Steve


    Hope your doing better too my friend. We’re in school now but I have put a computer in our Classroom (Kitchen :-) ) and I’ll check in from time to time.

    All those years in school, I graduate and now back in it LOL..But I love it…

  • Letmethink

    dd I am not questioning Stanford or that it has left/right think tanks and views. I am saying that this one is clearly from the left. Is it scholarly? Is it biased? Does it give weight to the left by only viewing one aspect which allows the left to continue to demonize the rich and push their taxing the rich dogma? I have my opinions and I respect yours.

  • d.d.

    Good morning Coffee, Rats, Letmethink, &, all.

    H.B., I used pigs eyes for my biology class , but, I think the slaughterhouse where I got them ,was worse than the dissection.

    Rats, I had a lot of trouble with posting to…”Invalid Data” kept showing up. I think it’s a TVBTN’s problem.

    Letmethink, We are politically aligned on most all.

    Polling Shows Most Americans Think Teachers Unions Have Hurt Public Education Quality

    By 2011, nearly half of Americans think teacher unionization has hurt the quality of public education in the United States.

    Gallup finds between 1998 and 2011 Americans have become dramatically more skeptical of teachers unions, leaping from 26 percent in 1998 to 47 percent in 2011.

    Today, one in four Americans still believe teachers unions help, but almost one of two Americans believes that teacher unions hurt public schools.”

    Even the liberal blog ‘Mother Jones’ adds their 2 cents worth. “ Teacher unions are viewed as dead-end opponents of any kind of accountability or reform. Teacher salaries do indeed come out of taxpayers’ wallets—taxpayers whose incomes haven’t risen in a decade—and that teacher strikes hurt people’s children, and is it any wonder that teachers unions aren’t always especially beloved? “

    Teachers unions care about the educational system , not education per se. Their focus is on teacher seniority , not whether the teacher can teach, protecting the status quo even for teachers who have been shown to be ineffective or criminal , & , activism which includes breaking the law . In Wisconsin striking teachers did much more than get illness excuses from liberal U of W doctors. They dragged their classes on strike with them , threatened by email & letter state senate Republicans , & , engaged in the usual behind the scene union chicanery & destruction.

    The Wisconsin debacle reminded me so much of ‘Occupy Wall Street .’ Sad. These are our educators.

  • Raz

    So, under the Ledbetter act, the women who work at the white house can make a claim to unfair compensation 180 days after the occurance. Lawyer up ladies.

  • Raz

    “Even the liberal blog ‘Mother Jones’ adds their 2 cents worth. “ Teacher unions are viewed as dead-end opponents of any kind of accountability or reform. Teacher salaries do indeed come out of taxpayers’ wallets—taxpayers whose incomes haven’t risen in a decade—and that teacher strikes hurt people’s children, and is it any wonder that teachers unions aren’t always especially beloved”

    Wow, you know it’s bad when Mother Jones is saying ‘you suck.’

  • Raz

    I’m about 5? 7? 190pds these days. All muscle baby, all muscle

    That’s what all the good lov’en will do for you Papa.

  • usnretiredx2

    Good morning all

  • usnretiredx2

    Man, all this gun control talk is making it hard to stock up on ammo. :!:

  • Letmethink

    @unretiredX—you may not need it if they take away your guns. Biden said by mid to late month there will be legislation. Some say–NO WAY, but remember when FDR confiscated peoples gold? I don’t remember it myself–but read about it.

  • usnretiredx2


    Can’t confiscate if they do not know we have them. Bought ours in SC and did not have to register them.

  • Letmethink

    True–those are safe. Did you see Buchanan talk about how many guns there are in the US and what it would take to confiscate them all? I hope he is right but the left will never stop trying.

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