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

    My wife and Daughter are over it as well cathy, thanks. I think everyone else in the neighborhood has it though LOL

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a great afternoon everyone, we’re out for the evening


  • sunshine


    Ok I know well Bob-Lo from the amusement park era.
    I also am in Amherstburg alot. I think I envy you lol.

  • sunshine

    Hi there Coffee Steve. Glad your all feeling better.

  • 1966

  • Victor Victoria

    Does Ed have his G.E.D. yet ??

  • Mark

    So Obama picks a former Republican Senator(Chuck Hagel) as Secretary of Defense and the Republicans are making an issue out of it. Go figure. Maybe they would prefer Barney Frank. lol

  • Ratboy

    Posted January 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM
    So Obama picks a former Republican Senator(Chuck Hagel) as Secretary of Defense and the Republicans are making an issue out of it. Go figure. Maybe they would prefer Barney Frank. lol

    Well I guess you like most on the left do not do any research before they spout off!

    Critics point to Hagel’s 2006 comment that the “Jewish lobby” intimidates people on Capitol Hill. They also say that he is too willing to engage in negotiations with Hamas and that he has opposed sanctions against Iran.

    In an interview on CNN Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the pick an “in-your-face nomination” from Obama.

    “Quite frankly, Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy,” said Graham, who has said he will wait until confirmation hearings to make up his mind on his vote.

    The administration also will need to win over support from pro-Israel Democrats like Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has so far not commented on Hagel.

    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Current TV Monday that Hagel was “controversial” and that he has questions that must be answered before supporting Hagel’s confirmation.

    Hagel is also taking fire from the left for comments he made about former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg James Hormel, whom Hagel called “openly aggressively gay” when Hormel was nominated in 1998.

  • cathy

    @sunshine, Amherstburg…. Duffy’s….. Brewers Retail….. (now the beer store)…. two two-fore of Blue please. In the 1986 Hubby and I was loading our boat up the Blue and Classic, when a Canadian agent said us what are call in number was. I sheepishly said, “We didn’t have change so we went to Brewers first. We promised to get their dollies back quick, so we need to unload first.” He shook his head and I walked into Duffy’s and made the call.
    Think I’d get a trip to the customs office today. Well, my life before children.
    So, are you in the states or Canada?

  • Mark


    I did my research, basically any Republican who has an issue with Hagel is a neocon pure and simple. Republicans who truly are into dept reduction should be more then happy with the pick. Time for the Senators to show there true colors are they big spending Neocons or pure fiscal conservative

  • Mark

    As for the Jewish Lobby he probably should have worded it Israel lobby but his comments are spot on about them pushing people around an bullying them, it would be great to have somebody who doesn’t fear standing up to them.

  • Mark

    In an interview on CNN Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the pick an “in-your-face nomination” from Obama.

    “Quite frankly, Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy”
    Mainstream Neocon thinking sure, mainstream US public thinking I would argue no. He may not be warhawk and for big military spending like the cons, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t mainstream, it just means he doesn’t mesh with the neocons thinking. As I said this is the time for the Republicans to show their true colors when it comes to viewing things from a fiscal POV.

  • cathy

    Chuck Hagel was already on one of Obama’s committees already. So, it wasn’t like he was picking someone new.
    Republicans care more about the person’s view on defense and foreign policy then the party they come from. Obama’s outwitted you again Mark. You are responding just the way he wanted you to. He picks a republican he knows that most republican view as a poor choose. When they complain Obama says, “look I’m reaching across the aisle and the republicans are still complaining.” Obama has your number. He knows how to play the average American.

  • cathy

    The only time liberals want to be fiscally responsible is when it comes to defense spending.

  • dana

    Marc:: you have always been anti israel down the line, you still cannot understand that your anti semitism that you have previously spouted months ago, cloud the reality that without israel in the mid-east we as a nation would have no prayer there….

  • Mark


    I call BS to any Republicans who cries we need to cut the debt in one breath then says we need to increase defense spending in the next. If you think we need more defense spending fair enough, debate on that regard but don’t tell me you care about the debt if you do.

    As for Obama outwitting me no he didn’t, I fully well know what he is doing, he is showing how ridiculous the Republicans are

  • Mark


    I am not anti Israel, but I am anti AIPAC, there is a difference. I truly hope for peace int he middle east but we don’t need a lobby that has their own agenda telling us how to run our country.

    I hate this idea that because I am not a fan of AIPAC or Netanyahu that somehow means I am anti semetic, maybe it means I just don’t like their policies and am not afraid to say it out loud. Their is many Jewish people both in ISrael and the US I have no problems with their views on world events and the US role int he middle East

  • Mark

    AIPAC is a lobby organization that doesn’t have the US best interest in mind. Now if you don’t have a problem supporting that more power to you but I do take issues with outside organizations telling us how to run our country, many times when I disagree with what they are pushing.

  • dana

    cathy:: liberals on the far left hate israel…take note of what they did at the democratic convention when it was announced that jerusalem is the capital of israel and put on there platform…

  • Mark


    So are you saying Jewish people hate Israel because over 70% of Jewish people voted Democrats. lol

    I would assume they have a better grasp of what they think is best for Israel and I support the Jewish people in the US :)

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