Cable News Ratings for Friday, January 4, 2013

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January 7th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, January 4, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,165            237            474
CNN         332             84            138
MSNBC         511            144            232
CNBC         139             33             65
FBN           46             10             22
HLN         239            101            125
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,691            315            607
CNN         376            117            157
MSNBC         853            238            394
CNBC         127             49             50
FBN           39             10             20
HLN         422            148            197
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,084            238            508
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         211             63            119
MSNBC Morning Joe         511            175            261
CNBC Squawk Box         119             24             62
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         191            122            141
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,095            339            807
CNN SITUATION ROOM         546             84            182
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         831            164            311
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         113             19             58
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         106             47             64
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,079            334            778
CNN SITUATION ROOM         511             90            177
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         828            222            359
CNBC MAD MONEY         123             47             89
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         135             41             54
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,760            340            697
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         609            113            238
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         743            198            329
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         168             25             83
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         199             95             96
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,552            416            859
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         508            162            222
MSNBC ED SHOW         878            214            381
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS         124             42             54
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         399            152            182
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,526            337            586
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         332             97            130
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,008            302            465
CNBC CRIME INC: SECRETS 4 SALE         137             61             51
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         429            144            181
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA         977            192            370
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         289             92            119
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         666            198            329
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         119             46             44
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         438            147            228
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         961            229            447
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         139             56             63
MSNBC ED SHOW         398            140            212
CNBC MAD MONEY           55             18             32
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         374            133            203

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

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 5:51 AM
    By the way Just a word from the background Buzz

    There are concerns that Harry Reids mental condition is a concern

    They are just questioning that NOW????????????? :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve


    Report Card came out a few ago and she gets an 96% Average for this semester :-)

    I only got a 90% :-(

  • Letmethink

    Morning all
    Harry Reid crazy—nah–why has it taken them this long to figure that out?
    Cold and rainy here for a few days. That’s ok–we need the rain.

  • Coffee Steve

    One thing I saw Rats was a reporter saw Harry in a conversation, Problem is no one else was around :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning LetMeThink

    We’re supposed to get 4-5 inches of rain before Sunday

  • Coffee Steve

    I have to get school going, HEY USN, can I have your address? Rats and I want to truck tons of snow to you :-)


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 5:58 AM
    One thing I saw Rats was a reporter saw Harry in a conversation, Problem is no one else was around

    Was he really talking to Pelosi?? Between the two of them I am not sure there are enough working brain cells to power a dung beetle!!

  • usnretiredx2


    Make sure you drop it off in Tampa on Thursday. We will be in Miami then. I do not think you can get in down there before it melts. :twisted:

    Heading out for a bit, type at you all later.

  • Ratboy

    Yep FOX is REEEEEEEAL worried!!! :lol: :lol:
    I hope you leftie loons dont hurt yourself when you read this!!!!! :shock:

    Fox News Channel Ends 2012 With Top Ratings for 11th Straight Year

    While the arrival of 2013 rang in a happy new year, it also brought in happy ratings for the Fox News Channel, which continued to dominate the cable news channel race in total viewers and the Adult 24-54 demographic for the 11th consecutive year.

    According to a news release from FNC, Nielsen Media Research found that the network completed the previous 12 months with the top 11 programs in total viewers. Demonstrating the network’s dominance is the fact that the evening audience for Fox News topped the ratings of CNN, MSNBC and CNN combined with an average of 2,071,000, up 11 percent.

    Among all basic cable networks, Fox News Channel ranked third in prime time viewers, trailing only USA Network and ESPN while easily bypassing both MSNBC and CNN, which came in 19th and 29th, respectively.

    During 2012, the Fox News prime time line-up attracted 2.043 million total viewers and 423,000 in the 24-54 demographic, while the daytime programs had an average of 1.152 million total views and 273,000 in the important age demographic.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/randy-hall/2013/01/08/fox-news-channel-ends-2012-top-ratings-11th-straight-year#ixzz2HOgqHdyf

  • Ratboy

    I hope Mark is reading this! After blasting the R’s for not being happy with the Hagel nomination I am sure he will see that this is ALWAYS a GOOD sign!!


    Iran endorses nomination…

  • cathy

    The Columbia store is not in the outlet mall. It’s in between toffen and tecumseh rd w on huron church. Is the new freeway by ec row or our they bringing a freeway to the bridge to connect it to the 401 instead of having the traffic on huron-church.

    coffee, usnretired send some of the heat this way.

    another song for everyone

    Harry Reid could have a mental issue? Really. What a shock!

  • d.d.

    Hi ,all !

    Sh#t! I keep missing Sunshine.

    Thanks, Sunshine . There were just so many posters for a while who were pretty nasty , that I took a well needed TVBTN’s vacation.

    Having filter problems with more than the word ab*ortion so sorry for being so cryptic.

    I’ve gone through an epiphany of sorts ,over the years ,from being pro ch*ice to being pro l*fe, in most cases . This comes to mind now because Kate Middleton’s(UK) pregnancy is always referred to her baby , never her fet*s.

    This seems to apply to the law, too. Currently, at least 38 states have fet*l homicide laws. The states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. At least 23 states have fet*l homicide laws that apply to the earliest stages of pregnancy .

    It just doesn’t seem to be consistent that one is against the law & the other isn’t , even though it is the body owner that is making the decision. Is one more moral than the other ?
    I am not aligned with any pro life group , but, I ponder using ab*rtion almost like toilet paper, & having our government give P.P. 45% of their funds. I know Obama said to go there for mammograms. Sorry Mr. President ,they don’t do them. Plus, contr*ceptive services at P.P. have dropped by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer screening & prevention services have dropped by 29 percent

    In its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, P.P. reveals that it performed 333,964 ab*rtions in 2011 – a record year for the organization.

    According to annual reports, the organization performed 332,278 ab*rtions in 2009, 329,445 in 2010, making the total number of ab*rtions in three years to 995,687.

    P.P. reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding, according to a Susan B. Anthony List

  • 1966

    good morning everybody.

  • usa8888

    Fox “News” ratings continue their slide led by Greta and Hannity, while MSNBC’s ratings are increasing. This occuring in the demo. One hypothesis for the decline is that the same tired right wingers are being continually interviewed on these shows and these interviewees have become boring (e.g., Morris and Rove). Billo’s ratings are held up by a plethora of older viewers. Bill’s customary procedure to trot out middle aged women and position them as “sex symbols” as he condescendingly asks them questions. Fox had been blowing everyone out but this all changed in late summer last year just before the elections in which the dems hammered the repubs in the presidential contest as well as in the Senate and House contests. The slide has no doubt caught the attention of Rupert and Roger and there may be changes in the offing…

  • Ratboy

    @ usa8888
    Must be the flu medication…………..or something!

    You really do not have a clue do you! First off 51% of the vote is not the dems HAMMERING the right, and the R’s still have the house majority and were never gaurenteed a majority in the senate………….ah never mind it is just a waste of time trying to educate the unteachable!

    Cant fix Stupid!

  • Letmethink

    Ooops- I just did a long post and used the word a$%&tion. Wonder why that word is filtered and others aren’t? Oh well—Here I go again–dd I have evolved also. I am always frustrated when the left call it women’s right as opposed to a8876562n as if all women believe in it. Just as NOW pretends it speaks for all women. I have no problem with the left calling it what it is but that shines a light on the barbaric nature of the process.

  • d.d.


    I believe I had to abbreviate to P.P. to get past the filter, but, at least saved my post so I didn’t have to retype everything over again.



    It’s pretty apparent usa4 8’s lives on the newscorpse website where they probably even tuck him in at night. I guess I’m going to have to relegate him to Mark2’s list as not to be read.

  • 1966

    I made a resolution not to call anybody names on this board this year. usa almost made me break that promise 8 days in.

  • Coffee Steve

    Sh#t! I keep missing Sunshine



  • Coffee Steve


    I never call names excpet to myself and I’m not about to repeat what I call myself at times

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