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


  • sunshine

    Hey everyone, I was reading as I always do and will comment on the passport thingy to Canada.

    After 911 GB said passports were needed and it caused a big kerfluffle in Canada
    as all Canadians and Americans ever had to do until then was show a picture ID.
    It caused a rift of sorts both economically and socially. Many had to stop cross border shopping. Many Canadians work in Detroit / US.

    As it stands now to enter the US by car you need an “enhanced drivers licence” but to fly into the US you need a passport.

    Canadians were very much treated as Europeans after 911. imo Mexicans were treated better.

  • cathy

    Maybe it’s me. But has anyone else noticed how health the children on the “Feed the children” ads look lately?

    I remember the days when the children were skin and bones with the big bellies you get from Kwashiorkor. Can’t they show the real children anymore or have we come so far now that the children are just hungry not starving?

  • sunshine

    I just saw your post Cathy….Pelee?

  • sunshine

    or bob-lo or belle? ok I will knock it off now :mrgreen:

  • Letmethink

    Canadians were very much treated as Europeans after 911. imo Mexicans were treated better.
    True, you can just walk across the southern border. We are even kind enough to warn Americans not to enter that part of the US because it is not safe to do so. When you make it across the southern border, you get all kinds of free perks.

  • Ratboy

    Sunny Baby Darlin!!!!! :)
    I sure hope you have not been peeking while i was sick cuz I was a SITE!!! :lol:

  • sunshine


    I peeked :mrgreen: and I wondered if you had gotten your flu shot.

    Hiya Letmethink!

  • Letmethink

    Hi Sunshine–thanks for clearing up the passport thing.
    Do you find the Canadian agents to be much friendlier than US agents or do they just take to me and my husband? We only have the 8 trips so 16 experiences but we comment each time how friendly they are and how different our experiences are with US agents.

  • sunshine

    I agree but once in a while we run into a real b**ch and it is usually a female. I think they are afraid we may have gotten a good bargain on our shopping trip lol.

  • Letmethink

    OK-gotta’ go. Usually limit myself to a short visit in the morning and same at night. It has been so pleasant this AM, I have hung around. Need to accomplish something. Have a sick grandchild—flu–so taking some comfort food over to her.
    Have a good one all!!

  • AppleStinx

    sunshine wrote: “I agree but once in a while we run into a real b**ch and it is usually a female. I think they are afraid we may have gotten a good bargain on our shopping trip lol.”

    ratflmao! I hope you don’t get rattled by such experience. :smile:

  • 1966
  • sunshine


    ratflmao! I hope you don’t get rattled by such experience
    Hiya AppleStinx

    LOL nope, It takes a bit more to rattle me. (Usually something political)

  • cathy

    @Sunshine Grosse Ile… I’m on the American side. Bois Blanc Island is the name of the Island but it was called Boblo because of the name of the Amusement park. It is a Canada Island that has few year round residences. You have to us a boat to get to it. My family was at Boblo island the last day of operations. Pelee is also in Canada and it’s in Lake Erie. Beautiful island have been there many times before 2001.

    Belle Isle is only a park.

    Piece of trivia. Why is Belle Isle spelled ISLE while Grosse Ile is spelled ILE?

    Both our French names. Belle means beautiful. So the feminine spelling ISLE is used.

    Grosse means BIG and you would never call a woman big. So the masculine spelling of ILE.

  • Coffee Steve

    Hellllllllllo Sunshine :-)


    For 5 Bonus points what does the term Grammatical mean? :mrgreen:

  • cathy

    @letmethink, I have always found the Canada agents friendlier in general. Expect at the Niagara Falls area, the Canada agents at the Falls area are pains. I think they want you to take the buses from one side to the other not your personal car.

  • Coffee Steve

    Clint Eastwood Sudden Impact Coffee

    You just made my day :-)

  • cathy

    Steve can I look it up? conforming to the rules of grammer.

  • cathy

    OH, no I misspelled it grammar….

    Hope you grandchild is feeling better soon.

  • Coffee Steve


    no need to look it up ya GOT IT!!!!

    and its an adjective

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