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


  • usa8888

    To all right wingers: Social Security is in great shape and will be until 2038 and after that it would still be able to pay 80% of all benefits. A minor tweak is needed to insure it works for many decades to come. The right wants to eliminate this program and all other programs like it, but eh American People are smarter than the right wingers…………….

  • Sam

    Cathy I’m not saying the Republicans are any better. I support the Dems because they share my values the most. However when it comes to fiscal equality both parties fail miserably.

    Corporations and banks are getting more tax breaks, credits and subsidies than ever. I always keep mentioning here that Apple Inc paid 2% in taxes, meaning that if politicians will just close the loopholes and tax everyone fairly regardless of their power and position in society, then there will be enough revenues that Social Security and Medicare will not look like a giant elephant in the room anymore.

    But the truth is that DC is ruled by Wall Street, so they get to have whatever they want and the rest of us get screwed and spend the rest of our lives making them richer. The deal YES saved the middle class by not raising their taxes, but aside from that it was a slap in the face.

  • usa8888

    DB–you look at the % of people falling into various age categories and fox is heavily to old age with all their personalities, especially billo…….

  • Bsotgnw


    Where is USAA

    USAA is at night school Econ 101

  • Stan T

    Posted January 4, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    I love the Turk’s take on this. BTW Current TV which airs the Young Turks was bought by Al Jazeera if you haven’t heard :

    I love it…Keithie Overman is out of work once more…lol

  • Stan T

    Posted January 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM
    The middle class won with obama’s fiscal cliff solution because it means the economy will not collapse as it would if the right wing had their say.

    How did the middle class win, since Obama and the democrats raided taxed on the middle class by 2%?

    Didn’t MSNBC tell you that? Or I guess you don’t work, so you didnt see it in your paycheck…

  • 1966

  • Hillbilly

    Posted January 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    The high fraud is a big reason so many people ask for cuts. The numbers you state are just the tip.


    IMO all fed govt programs can be cut. Ask for one penny on the dollar & some liberals scream we are starving granny. :roll:

  • Hillbilly

    Eric Bolling wants The Five to be number 1 in 2013. Bill O will be wanting him fired in 2013. :lol:

    Hannity needs to go on The Daily Show, Colbert Report & the late night talk shows. I don’t know if any of them have invited him. I’ve never saw him on TV except on his own show. Now that i think about it I’ve never seen him on other FNC shows. I don’t watch a lot of the shows so maybe he has. Heck Bill O even goes on the View.


  • AppleStinx


    Hannity’s 3-hour radio program in the afternoon probably limits the time available to appear on other programs. Gutfeld has asked Hannity to guest on Red Eye; that hasn’t happened yet.
    O’Reilly still has contacts from his days on broadcast TV, plus it’s harder to ignore the top host in cable news.

  • Sam

    @ STAN T,

    “I love it…Keithie Overman is out of work once more…lol”

    Olbermann was fired long time ago by Current … way before this sale was done.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    Teddy Bridgewater is the man.

    To all the conservatives complaining about the the crying man, Speaker John Boehner making a deal. Well, we have to win an election or two and then we can complain.

    The Dems made deals with Bush when we had control of the Government.

    I still hate the corrupt, so-called objective, leftest media.

    I am in love so I don’t care much what is going on outside my world these days. Sicilian Papa haters will be waiting for my relationship to crash and burn.

    As Mark Twain once said if you don’t like the weather in New England wait a minute.

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Tingles has a thrill up his leg in 2013. What a weenie!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Obama’s poll numbers are way up!

    The corrupt, so-called objective, leftest media is a nice poodle to own.

    Wait until this bubble burst. Obama’s leftest economic policies will bring our country to it’s knees. Print some more money O. He learned economics as a Community Organizer in Chicago.

  • Jeff

    Very weak numbers for Fox News, down from previous years. MSNBC still up from previous years. I don’t expect the right to figure that out given the recent issues with arithmetic.

    Ya know….tax cuts will grow the economy or “Romney landslide” that type of counting…

    Lol! President Obama 51% to Romney 47% (in case ya forgot)

    What can you expect when a garbage “News” organization calls the Secretary of State a liar during her medical incident. I’m sure many are still turning Fox off more often than not.

  • d.d.

    Good morning , Jeff. What a way to spend your birthday , appliance shopping.


    Some good news to start the weekend.

    Nine states have regained all jobs lost to recession

    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Nine states and the District of Columbia have recovered all of the jobs they lost during the recession.

    1. Texas

    2. NY

    3. N.D.

    4. District of Columbia

    5. Louisiana

    6. Oklahoma

    7. Alaska

    8. Nebraska

    9. S.D.

    10. W.V.

    California, Florida and Nevada are struggling the most. California is 891,200 jobs under its pre-recession employment total, the nation’s worst shortfall in raw numbers. Florida is next with a drop of 725,700. Nevada’s five-year decline of 12.5 percent is the biggest fall in percentage terms.

  • d.d.

    Sorry to leave you out.Hi, Pappa . “A’int love grand?”


    I like keeping an eye out for innovative ideas.

    “A futuristic highway that can save energy and improve road safety is set to be installed in the Netherlands by mid-2013. Two companies, Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure, came up with the highway, which includes: glow-in-the-dark road markings painted with photo-luminescent paint which are charged during the day and light up during the night; temperature-responsive paint which indicates slippery roads when temperatures fall below zero; and interactive lights along the highway that light up as cars approach. Wind lights that light up using the draft produced by cars and priority induction lanes that can recharge electric cars as they run along them also feature. The luminous road markings and weather indicating roads will debut in the Dutch province of Brabant in the middle of next year. The wind powered and interactive lights along with the induction lanes are also planned to go into service in the next years”

  • Jeff

    Good morning d.d. I love a bargain! So I very much enjoyed the day, had a great dinner at a place I had been missing the last several months, they just reopened after a remodel. No one seemed to know that…so we almost had the whole joint to ourselves. Film Festival is taking place in Palm Springs so I get the heck out of there and returned to the calm of Los Angeles, lol!

    Have a great Saturday!

  • Jeff

    Stan T. I don’t believe that Keith O has been on Current TV for a couple years now, so the champagne you are celebrating with might be a bit stale.

    Keith was let go from msnbc and Current because he seems to be a pr!ck to work with. Beck was let go because he became a failure at Fox News.

    I’d prefer to watch a off camera pr!ck, over a on camera pr!ck anyway ;)

  • Sicilian Papa



    Happy New Year!

    You know why so me people think Keith still works for current tv? Because current tv is the station that covered his firing.

  • AppleStinx

    Good one, Sicilian Papa. :grin:

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