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

    She didn’t use the program as a RTI method in the 70s or 80s.

  • Doug Z

    I was not very smart when young. Now I am educated. Am I smart now?

  • AppleStinx


    I could name all of them (including Vicki Lawrence :lol: )up until close to the end – who the heck were those last few?
    Some of those featured had more than 1 hit (e.g. Free and Mungo Jerry; and John B. Sebastian definitely when counting The Lovin’ Spoonful). I guess 1 hit is better than 2 because 2-hit wonders don’t get to be in a Hall of Fame.

  • Bobbyv


    No. Sorry. :)

  • Letmethink

    Faith, she formally set up her enterprise in 1986 but the program was being used before that in schools. She continued to develop and revise the program. We found it to be most successful with dyslexic students.
    Here is info from San Diego from a study done there in 2009–All 613 students were tested after receiving some amount of Lindamood-Bell instruction. Many of the lessons were taught in eight-week segments.
    42 percent isn’t bad but you can get that with many programs. Anything below 50% can’t be considered a success when 58% did not show improvement. I don’t dispute that the program
    worked for you and that you found it successful. You and I will probably always disagree as my experience with the federal government involvement is that it makes things worse and always cost more.
    The study also found that:

    42 percent raised their performance one or more levels.

    44 percent had no change.

    14 percent declined in performance.
    Bye all

  • Letmethink

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

    Faith that is what the volunteers did. They reinforced whatever program the teacher was using. They gave the students individual attention. What did the volunteers do in your school?
    Really must go–will read response tomorrow. Have a good night!

  • Doug Z

    Still no talk of parents involvement in education. They are the real fix here.

  • AppleStinx

    Doug Z wrote: “I was not very smart when young. Now I am educated. Am I smart now?”

    Yes, you are, Doug Z, yes you are. :smile:

  • Faith3

    I never said the program wasn’t being used in schools prior to it being implemented as a RTI model but it was a program used for special needs children not for regular education kids. Comparing results for special needs children to children without special needs is an apple to orange comparison. Also, I know it’s in vogue to hate the federal government but they didn’t implement the program. They just provided additional funds for grants designed to try and close the gap.

  • Letmethink

    @Doug Z–maybe you missed most of my posts, That is my main hypothesis–the federal government can not do it. They have made it worse. Parental responsibility is the best “fix” for the problem
    An eralier post of mine that you must have missed.
    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.

  • Doug Z

    Us educated, see I am educated now

  • Doug Z


    check out my vid.

  • Letmethink

    Oh Faith, I saw Doug’s post and responded and then saw yours.
    I dislike what the federal government has done to education. I think it has made it worse. You think it is the answer. We will just have to disagree. It is akin to the Coco Cahnell quote I posted “Stop beating on walls and trying to make a door out of it.” I feel like that is what I am doing when we discuss education. I do not understand why you think it has been so successful.
    Lindamood Bell has been used in regular classes. It is not the be all and end all. If the success rate is less than 50 %—I was taught in statistics that below 50% is chance–not success.
    Night Faith–I wish I had your “faith” in the government. I really am gone now–

  • cathy


    The study you stated only showed parents income to achievement. They assume that children of high income have more money spent on them. This is not true. The real facts are that schools in poor areas spend more money per student than most other schools. That document by Sean F. Reardon of Stanford University is nothing more then a propaganda piece. We have the information available to us to relate money spent per student to achievement. But the government, (NCES), NEA, (NAEP)and others are unwilling to add this information into their studies. You need to ask yourself why?

    I never said there wasn’t a gap between, rich, middle income and poor in education success. What I’m said was, we have been giving and spending more money on poor schools and poor students for the last 20 years and the numbers aren’t getting better they are getting worse. THROWING MONEY AT this problem isn’t working. Ignoring that fact is making the problem worse.

    Let’s face a simple fact. Your income is going to be based on your intelligence. No, the smartest people aren’t the richest but they aren’t poor. And intelligence is heredity.
    All teachers know the reason for the success of the children is mainly determined by the parent or caretaker. If the parent feels school is useless the child will feel the same.

    The fact the study shows this gap is big before children enter school tell us that it’s a PARENTAL PROBLEM.

    How do you make parents read to their children from birth? How do you make a parent show interest in their child schooling? How do you make people understand the importance of an education?

    Liberal sight these studies as reasons why poor people are poor and why they remain poor. You give the poor someone to blame for their problems. And they use the excuse of “I can’t get a good education. Everything is stacked against me.” Instead of them seeing their actions of not wanting to work hard to get a good education and their parents not teaching them is the true problem.

    I am a firm believer that the government has created our welfare state on the back of good intentions. We believe no one wants to be poor. That statement is true but not everyone wants to work hard. If you give someone a nice enough safety net they will live in it. That’s why things are getting worse not better.

    I asked you your background for a reason. I grew up poor, very poor. I’ve been there, I’ve done that. I made it out. No one wakes up and says, I want to be poor. But they do wake up everyday and say, “schools not be me, I’m not going. I should be given a good job without school.”

    Here’s a couple of personal stories.
    1) Grants paid for my sister to get an associate degree in nursing. They even paid for her to take her test. She decided to spend her evening drinking instead of studying and couldn’t get her license. She decided it wasn’t worth her time to study. The hospital was going to let her stay working as an aide but she decided to go bar tend instead. So, now she’s a 57 year old without a job because bars don’t want 57 year old ladies serving drinks.
    2) I moved my sister’s oldest son in with me when he was 14. I put him in a good school, worked it out with the school to get him a tutor and all the help he would need. I sat down with him nightly to do homework. He was only studying 10 hours a week. And he was getting “A” and “B”. He did well for two years then he stopped studying. When I talked to him, he said, “studying is to hard. I’m not doing it anymore.” When I told him without good grades in high school he couldn’t go to college. And he could ended up poor like his parents he replied, “Aunt Cathy, my parents don’t have a bad life. Their jobs are easy and fun. All you have to do is work a little the government makes sure you don’t go without.”
    3) Twenty years ago, my brother-in-law started dating a woman with a child by oldest son’s age. She didn’t have a job. Her son went to head start every week day from age 2 1/2 until he started K. I stayed home with my son and because of that we didn’t have money for pre-school and made to much for the government program. When the boys went to kindergarten testing my son tested into the first grade program, her son test into the pre-kindergarten program. After 2 1/2 years of government education and the government paying the mom so she could stay home with her son. The boy was not ready for kindergarten. The poor boy get two hours of government tutoring every day after school until 12. It stopped at 12 because he wouldn’t go anymore. The government spent $184,444 for the poor boy’s education. They spent $127153 for my son’s. The poor boy decided college wasn’t for him and is a sandwich artist at subway. My son is a Senior in Aerospace engineering at U Of Michigan.

    The government keeps telling us that the poor have less resources but that is not true. They are given more than most schools. One of the problem is parenting and a want/desire/willingness to learn. Poorly run schools are a problem too.

    Another problem is we are so focused on the poor and helping the poor that the hard working low middle class are over looked. These students and parents want education but make to much money for government programs. And mom and dad don’t have the time to help their children with homework.

  • Faith3


    You are making up a strawman. I never said government was or wasn’t the answer. I specifically stated our school first acknowledged it had a problem with incoming kindergarten students and decided to try and address it. In most cases, the students that were behind needed help with pre-requisite skills they were lacking. The government did not provide any specific program. Our school decided to try that one but perhaps any highly structured program could have gave the same results. The point is they mastered the skills they were missing and needed. I never made mention of the many issues that could lend to this gap but parent involvement is key. We can’t just ignore the education of children with neglectful parents. It’s not an option.

  • 1966

    i’m easy keith carradine summerof 1976
    do you want to make love-pete mcann june of 1977
    magnet and steel-walter eagan july of 1978
    hot child in the city-nick gilder august of 1978
    the last one I never heard before,if you can give me a title I can find out when it was popular. it was never popular here.

  • cathy

    Doug Z. I understand you vote for only one thing. I look at many.
    The 1993 election showed the the politicians weren’t going to chance and a third party had little hope. They called Clinton’s election in 1993 a mandate, when in truth if Perot wouldn’t have ran Bush would have clearly won.

    My opinion of Romney is this. He was not the lair we have in office today. Most of his views aligned with mine. I could hope he would cut out the pork. Because I knew Obama was out to make himself and his friends richer. I know that a vote for a third party would be a waste. Sometimes you have to pick between the lesser of too evils.

  • cathy

    In 2011 15% of all americans 25 and over didn’t graduate from high schools.
    In 2011 18% of all americans 25 and over had a 4 year degree or higher.

    According to Georgetown University Studies, job growth in the last two decades has been entirely due to college educated workers.

    Times have changed. You can not get a good paying job without an education. Technology has changed the way business manufactures goods in the U.S. we don’t need bolt screws anymore. Machines do more of the work. We need people to fix and program the machine.

  • AppleStinx


    Of the trailing snippets, I never heard “Jeans on” and the very last “Pop Muzik”, thankfully I might add. :smile:

  • 1966

    pop muzik was done by a person who went by [m] alias was really robin scott a british musician it was a number 1 song on november 3rd 1979 for 1 week

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