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


  • Faith3


    You forgot to mention the trend of making money from financial instruments and how the finalization of the market has shown “fake” wealth rather than real production.

  • Letmethink

    @ Faith One thing the school was able to do, largely due to federal funds, was set into place programs designed to address these gaps early.
    What programs were those Faith? I taught for 30 years and saw all kinds of money thrown at these problems and all kinds of programs–none of which were successful in enough numbers to call them a success. Do you have some stats for the programs that you worked with that were successful?
    It is a sad and difficult problem—much of it familial –low IQ, drug problems with parents, no stability in the homes. I have also seen the quality of teachers drop over the years. These problems with never be solved with more money and programs until the parents accept the responsibility for the children they bring into the world.

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  • Doug Z

    Faith Abe Lincoln had been self educated. He did well. Could it be the parents.I was way behind until 9th grade. It was my parents hard work that saved me , not the schools.

  • Letmethink

    Faith–one program(?) that we did have that seemed to be successful (no stats taken) was community volunteers who came in to work with students individually. Many were retired teachers, business leaders etc. Sadly one parent sued because the volunteers were not credentialed teachers so the program was abandoned. It would cost the school district too much money to fight the suit so they caved.

  • Faith3


    Yes, the programs were early intervention programs. The specific program in which many teachers and all specialist were trained. We used the Lindamood Bell program with small groups of kids with similiar deficits. Lindamood Bell does provide data on her programs if you are interested.

  • Bobbyv

    In NJ we spent quite a bit on education. Not only are the schools saying there is not enough money, they are cutting things that we took for granted or need additional fundraisers to pay for. Where does all the money go?

  • Faith3

    We had parent volunteers too. With that said, that does not replace those programs.

  • Faith3


    You can ask for an adit. Different schools have different funds and two of the biggest things that zap funds in our district is transportation and special education funds for outside placements.

  • Faith3


  • Faith3

    Also meant to say distribution/ allocation

  • Doug Z

    The problem is the parents. Teachers can not do it today or any time without them. It is not money.With wages falling teachers are going to find that they are over paid compared to the new under class. They will go after your pay next, oh, it is already happening. Divide and separate.

  • Letmethink

    I want to mention one more thing about federal programs that I experienced during my 30 years. Two that were the most horribly expensive failures were open concept and integrated reading/writing. They did in services for each and sent teachers to training all over the states–some even went to Canada. It was so exciting all the videos and stats they showed us. For open concept, they spent millions and millions tearing down walls in the schools. The bright students did fine–the mid-range and slow students did worse than before. Ten years later, millions and millions were spent to put the walls back up. Just think of the number of students who were failed by our educations system during those 10 years. Same thing with integrated reading/writing. The bright students did beautifully with this approach. The others failed miserably. I remember one of our best teachers who was not happy about changing over. She said to the principal, “I have been successful for years, parents fight to have their children in my class. Why should I change when what I am doing is already successful.” She was forced to change. Less than 5 years later, integrated reading/writing was dropped.

  • Bobbyv


    I think people have been looking for ways to control costs for a while. The Education lobby is very powerful here so the talk about consolidating school districts seems to go nowhere. For a small state we have over 600 school districts. I know a number of teachers and many complain about the high administrator cost. This is one reason why you hear Christie and the teachers always fighting.

  • Faith3

    We didn’t use the one method solves all approach. Only specific children were targeted with skill deficits. It worked beautifully to catch them up.

  • Doug Z

    Fire most of the Administrators. They are making $150,000 a year plus benefits.I have every persons pay from my paper, St Louis Post Dis. I have $80,0000 a year, plus benefits, grade school teachers here to.I can type in a name and know what they make. Why would a grade school teacher have a Dr degree

  • Doug Z

    A starting teacher here makes $24,ooo a year, plus Benefits.

  • Faith3

    Yes BobbyV,

    High administration cost can be an issue and usually the larger the school district, the larger the administration budget.

  • Letmethink

    Yes, I am familiar with Lindamood Bell.It is a very old program. I believe we started using it in the late 70’s, early 80’s. I don’t believe you will find many who share your feeling about the program. We used it with special education students. We did not find that our success was the same as she presented. I saw that often when the “newest and best” came along. The stats to sell the program were not reproduced most of the time in studies that were done by people who did not have an investment in selling their programs.I am glad that it was successful in your schools.

  • Doug Z

    What do we do about the parents is the big question.Teachers can not do it without them. My parents saved me. Every-nite we studied.

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