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.

  • Doug Z

    Posted January 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    @ 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.

    BHO won because GOP ran the biggest liberal Gov in history. McCain is a Rino toooooooooooooooo. How can I vote for that.

  • usnretiredx2


    This statement is not a statement of fact but an opinion.

    There are a lot of NRA members in this country, and we have significant evidence to suggest that they are not all opposed,” Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) said Tuesday on CNN. “In fact, there may well be a majority who are in favor of some limitations on the assault weapon availability.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/276083-house-democrat-majority-of-nra-members-would-back-stricter-gun-laws#ixzz2HPi5ybh4

    Do you know the saying “Opinions are like A&&holes, everybody has one. :twisted:

  • usnretiredx2

    Hey ratboy, does USA8888 know the the USA population is over 311 million and 5 million is but like a drop in the bucket. I see he has been studying the Obama economics

  • Doug Z

    Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM


    Politicians love unarmed peasants.

    The Kings of the past never let the peasants have arms. They were easy to tax and control.

  • usnretiredx2

    Ok here are some things that I am wondering about

    What is a international background check? Where is the place you will send the request for info? Can not be each nation, wonder if it is to the UN?

    So let’s say since we already have background checks required and in truth even I can get one on someone as long as I have their SSN. So that will not stop sells of guns from private sellers. What I see as the next thing in this report will be a box that is checked or not checked, “Can this person buy weapons”. And since we live in the US there must be a valid reason. Let us use mental issues. So now when your employer does a background check to see if they want to hire you or move you up the ladder they see this.


  • usnretiredx2
  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM
    Hey ratboy, does USA8888 know the the USA population is over 311 million and 5 million is but like a drop in the bucket. I see he has been studying the Obama economics

    You mean thats NOT a landslide????? You win by less than the population of a city and it is NOT a landslide??????

    There are 207,643,594 eligible voters in the U.S. and he won by 5 million……LANDSLIDE!!!!!!!

  • usnretiredx2
  • usnretiredx2

    Oh well just have to click the link to get the point.

  • Doug Z


    I do not understand the reason for vids. Did I miss something?

  • usnretiredx2


    As I said a student of OE 101.

    OE = Obama Economic

  • Doug Z


    A huge list of Vids

  • usa8888

    USN retired (the admiral should have told you)–The majority of the NRA members, according to national surveys, are for tighter gun control. The Stone La Pierre is not because he makes millions off suckers who support the NRA lobby.

    Doug–I believe Charles 7th kingship in France ended in around 1535. We don’t have kings in the US now. M16’s and bazookas would be USELESS in trying to take over the US government. There is NO 2nd Amendment argument here. Come back from your time warp….over…over…..

  • usnretiredx2

    @Doug Z

    I was gone for awhile but now……….

  • usnretiredx2


    National Survey? What survey, please provide a link to that survey that just called NRA members and what the full questions they we asked.

    PS I will not be holding my breath.

  • Doug Z


    We have the Political class, Wall Street Class, Corporation Class. All of them love unarmed peasants.

  • usnretiredx2

    I guess Stone La Pierre is learning from Al Gore

  • Coffee Steve

    Anyone seen my winning 10,000 lottery ticket? :-)


  • Ratboy

    @ We don’t have kings in the US now

    King Obama will not like hearing THIS!!!!!!!! :shock:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM
    Anyone seen my winning 10,000 lottery ticket

    I thing Hillbilly’s dog ate it!!! If you wait a day or so it will probobly be laying over there in the corner :shock:

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