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


  • usnretiredx2


    Last number I saw was there is 9 million legal gun owners in the US. This is just saying they have a gun. More than half have more than one.

  • usnretiredx2

    Sorry Letmethink, fat fingered it, should have been 45 million.

    Still trying g to get my Samsung note to type what I want it to type. Keeps auto correct what I do not want it to

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 7:12 AM

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

    Hey There Navy Dude!!! good to see you around!
    Gun control will just turn more law abiding citizens into non-law abiding citizens! They take my guns, I will get illegal guns to protect my household. does not mean I will rob stores or people or go on shooting sprees but I WILL have protection!!!

  • usnretiredx2


    I will be in and out. Have a busy week, heading south on Thursday to Miami to visit with my father. He is in country for the month.

    As far as turning us into a bad guy, the wife said it would be a cold day in heck before she turned in her gun. If it was a choice of being killed by someone breaking in to our house or going to jail for killing them she is going to jail. I said ditto

  • Letmethink

    Good letter to Feinstein from a marine
    Senator Dianne Feinstein,

    I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime.
    You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

    I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

    I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

    I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
    We, the people, deserve better than you.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Joshua Boston Cpl,
    United States Marine Corps

    “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
    ~ Mark Twain ~

  • Coffee Steve

    On Gun control

    It’s just a farce; all they are leading too is taxing Bullitt sales and guns. Next they will go after arrows and cross bows of which I have several.

    See Europe :-)

  • usnretiredx2

    We also both agree that we will not be entered into a database that may or may not lead to sometime in the future they can knock on our door to take our guns.

  • Coffee Steve

    Will I have to register my slingshot too? I actually have hunted with it in the past..Just wondering

  • Letmethink

    Whatever happened to the EPA controlling bullets by having them classified as toxic waste?

  • d.d.

    Hi, usnavy . The more the merrier.

    Some of our gun friends told us to only buy unregistered guns. We are no gun people & only have a shotgun for possible break ins.

    I saw this the other day.

    Georgia mom home alone with kids shoots ex-con intruder


    This family lives in a beautiful home. Fox News & their affiliates carried the story , but, since Fox links are copyrighted, it took searching to find a non partisan account of the story.


    I see where BOA :

    Freezes Gun Manufacturer’s ,American Spirit Arms, Deposits Saying: “We Believe You Should Not Be Selling Guns On The Internet”

    BANK OF AMERICA Manager told small business the reason that the deposits were on hold for FURTHER REVIEW …HER EXACT WORDS WERE …


    After that being said another Manager got involved and released one of the deposits (to help out )… So far to date after

    Two weeks of sales only 1/3 of collected internet sales have been released so far. Needless to say, American Spirit Arms is looking for a new bank.

  • Coffee Steve


    So, now that we have to have a passport (or card) just to enter Canada how is that going to effect business in Michigan Rats? and Vise Versa?

    I bet it does effect money going and coming from Canada, tourist wise…

  • AppleStinx


    Once a gun confiscation program is announced, mine will be harder for authorities to find than WMD in Iraq. In an emergency I’m pretty sure I could leave them with my next door neighbour – they have one of those “protected by this company” signs on the front yard, to me an indication that they might not have guns on their property.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    Morning, I do not think that they will get a bill passed to confiscate guns any time in the near future. However, I do think they have a chance on getting a database of legal gun owners which is a step in that direction. I also do not want to end up in a Google earth listing.

  • cathy

    Hillbilly, LOL get an A or date ;-)

    Twenty-five years ago there were good paying factory jobs. But automation and better shipping options are eliminating these jobs. Our high schools need to adjust. The government requirements are not the answer. The government says everyone needs class a, b and c and schools lower the requirements to pass those classes. My high school used to have a class called “Family budgeting.” You had to take it to graduate. It was basic life skills. How to pick a bank, how interest rates work, how to set up a budget. But my high school no longer offers that class but the state requirements for other classes didn’t leave room for it.
    High should be getting students ready for a job or college. Before high school we can worry about basic skills. But in high school it should be about being ready for a trade school, a junior college path or a 4 year University.

    I’d look to see school districts merge at the high school level. So, you can have a school with your highest performers with lots of Advance Placement classes. Another school with students who want to go to college but need extra help to get them there. Another school for students that just want a trade skill.
    I see no reason why a student can’t leave high school with a beauty licence, a nurses aide licence, a mechanics licence, a truck drivers licence and on.

    If we focus on training a skill to many student the math, science and reading numbers will come up. Once students understand the role of math, science and reading in the job choice it becomes easier for them to learn.

  • Coffee Steve


    BOA is just the tip of the iceburg, many gunshops are running into roadblocks now, not getting loans for improvement etc. Seen a report on that a few weeks ago locally…

  • Letmethink

    Coffee, we have been going to Canada for the past 7-8 hears. We have had to have a passport since our first trip.

  • Coffee Steve


    Agreed. But once that database is in place, lookout, you’ll see the IRS and many Gov agencies finding all kinds of trash to go after gunowners, and then the fun can start overnight.

  • usnretiredx2


    Shot guns are good but do to much damage to the house or someone close by. Both myself and better half can empty a clip in center mass at 25 ft at a rapid fire and pop in a new clip in 4 seconds.

  • Coffee Steve


    When we visited my Brother in law at Port Huron, we used to drive over the bridge and go to the festival of lights in December, (last time we went was 2 years ago) we never had to show our passport until now, we just drove to the booth answered a few questions and allowed in for a few hours.

    Now my Brother in law when he gets his driver’s license pays a fee and gets some kind of pass to go across attached to his license.

  • Letmethink

    I think they will do as they did with coal–tax it so much you can’t afford to have a gun or bullets.

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