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


  • Coffee Steve

    @USN & d.d.

    My Jim Bowie Knife wouldn’t mess up the house too much :lol:

  • Letmethink

    Coffee, interesting. Maybe it is because we fly in. We go to the Vancouver and for the past 7-8 years we have had to have a passport. We had not gone to Canada before that so don’t know when it started.
    We have always had some of the nicest and funniest agents on those trips. We were visiting with one Canadian agent while we were in line waiting. Out of the blue he said, “What was the name of Robert E Lee’s horse?” My husband is a civil war buff and without blinking an eye, he answered “Traveller”. The agent was impressed–

  • Coffee Steve

    Back to school


  • cathy

    usnretiredx2, you shouldn’t have said that. they are tracing you ip so you type. ;-) I’m kidding, I hope.

  • Coffee Steve


    I have never flown into Canada, but that may have been why. I know that now we have to show it all the time :-(

    Homeland security rules I rekon, and that’s cool, guess it’s needed now

  • Letmethink

    Yes, I am for border security. Just wish they would focus on the southern border.

  • 1966

    good morning.

  • usnretiredx2


    I wish you were kidding. Fort Meade has been doing that for years. One of the main reason I use WiFi on a shared net with 120 other campers.

  • Letmethink

    Good morning 66. In the spirit of 66 here is a song for Coffee–a great rendition of a classic bluegrass song. You have to get passed a bit of JOan London, but worth the wait.http://www.last.fm/music/The+Beatles/_/Good+Morning+Good+Morning

  • Coffee Steve

    @USN & Everyone

    Check this out, OUTStanding!!!

    Breathtaking spy plane footage


  • usnretiredx2


    PS. My house is on wheels. If we even think they are going to zone in on us we are out of here.

  • 1966

    thank you letmethink

  • 1966

  • Letmethink

    Love that song. That is def from my era–an era of great music. Seems like yesterday until I write 2013 on a ck. Sadly classmates are passing away more frequently. Just got an email about a classmate who has inoperable throat cancer and is in hospice care. I haven’t seen her since we graduated so my memory of her is as she was then–a good memory to hold onto.

  • d.d.

    1966 ,

    Hope your Minnesota weather isn’t making your teeth chatter.

    Shot guns are good but do to much damage to the house or someone close by

    Ours is single gauge . I thought of that damage, but, will only use a baseball bat, or, bug spray, myself. Besides, we are within one minute of our Association police force.Yet, I’m not foolish enough to not realize one can be dead in less than one minute, something security alarm companies don’t stress. My temperament is flawed. I carry spiders outside., but, lo & behold , if a pest does more than a minimal munch in my gardens.


    While we haven’t seen a great deal in the U.S. papers, Canadian papers has been highlighting the U.S. land grab attempts of the U.N. ,‘Project 21.’

    Local Governments for Sustainability, formerly known as ICLEI, the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives has been quite successful since 1992, when U.N. Agenda 21 was adopted, in infiltrating and recruiting local governments to do their bidding. When Americans exposed their plans, they have changed their name. Their main goal is to control zoning and land use.



    Horror of all horrors…. going to watch the last half hour of Glenn Beck until his 4PM C.T. show . May BBl

  • AppleStinx


    That video was cut short. Anyway, Rick Wakeman’s piano play was what made it great, IMO.

  • Letmethink

    @dd I have a friend who is deeply concerned about Agenda 21. She send info often. It is given little coverage and is embraced by many. It looks like a slow moving steamroller heading toward us.
    Love GB–he has been right more than he has been wrong. So glad to see him flourishing in his new enterprise.

  • cathy

    Entering into Canada changed after 9/11/2001.

    I live on an island in the middle of the Detroit river. Canada is to the east of us. We used to be able to take our boat over to Canada and have dinner with only making a call to Canada customs when we arrived.
    You have to give a 24 hour notices now and you have to meet a Canada agent on the dock in Canada and you have to meet with a U.S. agent on your return trip.

    Boating on the water has become a problem too. Boater used to freely go back and forth in US and Canadian waters. It’s not like there is a line. However you can’t do that anymore. If you are going into Canadian waters you are to call both US and Canadian customs. Every boater is told to get a nexus card. It’s a step down from a passport. Allowing you to move in between the two countries easier. You need to have your nexus and birth cert. with you on your boat. We have friend with houses on the river in Canada. It used to be quicker to take our boat to their home a 20 minute boat ride. But we can’t do that now. We have to boat to a custom station, then we can go to our friends home. It’s quicker to take the hour drive to the bridge in Detroit.

    I’ve crossed the bridge to Canada at least monthly starting in 1986. We always had our birth cert. in the car but were rarely asked for it. Before 9/11/2001, I never had an agent look into my car. Even when I had done shopping and been in Canada for two days to a week.

    Since 9/11/2001, I always have to some my licence and birth cert and my nexus card. Some for everyone in the car. My car is checked by an agent 50% of the time now.
    The Canadian agents are smarter the American’s. The Canadian’s use the dogs to smell the hockey bags.

  • 1966

    it will be nice this week with highs in the 30s. next week highs in the single digits above and lows 10-15 below zero.

  • AppleStinx

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

    When governments go into taxing “bad things”, they don’t really hope or expect to drive demand down.
    As tobacco sales fall, state budget suffers (the article is almost 1 year old, but it illustrates the point – and I’ve seen recent anti-smoking ads on TV reminding people “not to smoke”)

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