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.

  • usa8888

    Hey Rat–Obama won by 5 million votes and a huge margin in the electoral college. Further, almost every t-bag candidate was defeated and Bachmann barely won. The Repubs lost the women’s vote by a huge margin, as well and the hispanics, the blacks, the middle class, the Asians, the under 35’s ,etc. The Repubs did win the Bubba vote, the religious fanatic vote, the anti-government vote, and some of the millionaires’ vote—those who are extremely greedy……
    This in spite of the fact the Fox’s Rove and Morris had predicted a landslide for Robme/Ryan…

  • 1966

  • usa8888

    Well, the NRA Lobby is in TROUBLE now. The whole country is “up in arms” against their view that assault, large magazines, and tumbling bullets should be widely available in society so that the increasing number of village idiots can get hold of them and commit more mass murders. Gen McChrystal is the latest in a long list of leaders who have come out against the assault type weapons and large magazines. Of course, there no 2nd Amendment reason why individuals should be allowed to buy these mass murder weapons. But the gun lobby makes hundreds of millions by pushing mass murder weapons and they don’t want their money cut off…so people like the stone La Pierre continue to push absurd ideas like weapons in schools, etc. The bulk of the NRA’s memebers even want tighter restrictions.

  • Letmethink

    @dd 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.

    I did that a long time ago. I put him on the suspected George Soros troll list and stopped reading after 3-4 posts. I sometime get a hint of what is posting by others response to him. I love, love love, 66’s usual response to him—-lol–perfectly appropriate.
    I should learn to copy posts before I post them just in case. I am a very slow learner and a fast forgetter.

  • AppleStinx


    The last time I did ‘The Name Game’, it was a request for the name ‘Chuck’. :grin:

  • Letmethink


    The last time I did ‘The Name Game’, it was a request for the name ‘Chuck’.
    Now that’s funny!! That song was fun wasn’t it? What one could come up with–

  • usa8888

    Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly are launching a responsible lobby to counter the NRA lobby. They are gun owners like many other people but recognize there is absolutely no reason for individuals to have weapons of mass murder. Would the NRA sanction the IHG, an individual’s hand grenade which can be carried in a concealed fashion and if needed can be thrown where ever……. Remember, hand grenades don’t kill, people throwing hand grenades kill…….

  • Ratboy

    @ usa8888
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM
    Hey Rat–Obama won by 5 million votes

    the population of New yourk City is over 8 million! So 5 million votes is NOTHING!!!!!!

    Obama won because he had an awesome campaign run by a campaign genius (Axlerod) NOT because he was the popular choice…………but you go on beleiving what you want.

  • Ratboy

    PS usa, the Obama campaign STRATAGY was awesome not what Obama had to offer. The ground game won it for them and that was the genius of the campaign

  • usa8888

    No Rat–Obama won because he told the TRUTH—and Robme could not bend himself to properly articulate the warped ideas of the right wing GOP (which is at odds with the moderate GOP). He did articulate SOME of the ideas (the 47%), which got him into trouble. And, in spite of hundreds of millions of dolars of false advertising attempting to position Robme as pro middle class and Obama as against the middle class, it didn’t work for the right. It just goes to show if you advertise a million times that red is green and green is red, you won’t fool many people in spite of what P.T. Barnum said……………

  • usa8888

    Further, though there are few economists among the general population, the the GOP’s financial plan of cutting spending to the bone in a bad recession is recognized by anybody with the slightest cognitive ability as a recipe for disaster, i.e., further unemployment and much reduced economic activity…it would be like cutting of your water supply and thinking you wouldn’t die of thirst–seems simple enough but the right doesn’t get it……..

  • Coffee Steve

    Just re-newed my NRA Membership :mrgreen:

  • usa8888

    Note that most of the NRA memebers are for tighter gun laws but you won’t hear this from the NRA lobby…..

  • cathy

    D.D., Like you as a young lady, I was pro choice but have changed my view. I wonder now if my view was more because of selfishness when I was younger.

    I agree it doesn’t make legal sense to be able to convinced someone for murder in the death of the unborn. But allow the mother to do it legally.
    Like they is more of a value to a wanted life then that of an unwanted life. What really doesn’t make sense to me is that liberals fight for equal opportunity for the poor once they are born. But fight for the mother’s right to k*ll them before their birth.

    I dislike Planned P*renthood. In 1980 my high school pointed us to them if we had more questions about s*x. Being poor teenagers with our parents only telling us “sluts sleep around” and my grandma’s favorite “if you lay with dogs you are gonna get fleas.” my friends and I went to them for advice. Their advice was, have s*x use condoms, if you get pg you’ll get rid of it. You’re not a slut if you sleep around. No one will think less of you. If you respect your body, you’ll enjoy it and let others enjoy it. We were fourteen and they knew it.
    If a stranger on the street told a fourteen year old this, they would be arrested for child endangerment.

  • cathy

    Truth is what you make it, in some peoples eyes.

  • usnretiredx2


    Where is the link that supports most NRA support tighter controls

    What is a assault weapon

    What is a high captivity magazine

    In your opinion that is.

  • usnretiredx2

    Dang weather, had to shift to shorts and a tank top and put the A/C on in the trailer

  • Doug Z

    Posted January 7, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    In terms of judging ratings, I don’t think the past 2 weeks is a good period to judge things due to the holidays, by the end of this week we will get a better idea where all stations stand(ie not vacation time, no real major things going on, etc).

    Wait until Monday. Ratings winners will be Football, Football, Football.

  • Doug Z

    Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Truth is what you make it, in some peoples eyes.

    Nothing to do with your point , other than the truth is fact. It is just hard to find.

  • Doug Z

    Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    D.D., Like you as a young lady, I was pro choice but have changed my view. I wonder now if my view was more because of selfishness when I was younger.

    I really do not care one way or the other, as you know. But, old people always want to tell the young how to live. I am old.

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