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.

  • cathy

    Because of 1966. I have to post.

    Of course I’m so wrong. I’m always wrong. I bow to the wisdom of Redbarsoup. He is a better googler then I. Is that good 1966?! Do you believe me? Wasn’t it heartfelt. ;-)

    Most racist and sexist comments left on FB are placed there by hackers. Little teens that think it’s fun to get into your Facebook account and make you look like a bad person.
    Anyone who believes that Fox News supporters would leave numerous racist comments on they Facebook page is a fool. If a comment makes the viewers/posted appear racist there is a very good chance that poster isn’t a Fox News supporter. I say the same thing about posts on democrat or left wing sites. Posts outside of the social norms are red herrings.

    As for website hits, I’ve always counted responses (comments) more then hits. MSNBC hit number can be inflated because if you don’t pay attention when you are upgrading an Microsoft product it becomes your homepage. This can happen with Google news and Yahoo news. It’s the major reason same sites that report “most used lists” does not have these three sites listed.
    One of the reason p*rnhub gets so many is because of the numerous redirects from free music sites. You think you are downloading a free mp3 and up pops the hub.

    As for p”rn helping the internet get to where it is today?!?! What are you talking about? How did it help? Are p*rn ads keeping news sites up? Is it supporting youtube? I’ve never heard this before.

  • usa8888

    Did any of you right wingers see the clown who was on Piers Morgan defending the NRA, saying that there could be another 1776 if we don’t have assault weapons, etc??? Nothing could be more absurd—I thought this guy was either a good comedian or a certified lunatic! It turned out to be the latter………….

  • usa8888

    Hey Cathy– I got news for you. The right wing GOP base is made up of the following: racists, anti-government kooks, religious fanatics (like Lian Ryan and Insanitorum), greedy millionaires, and backward thinking people………

  • 1966

    see red bar soup I told you she would .
    cathy that wasn’t hard now was it ?

  • 1966
  • usa8888

    A majority of Americans (according to recent national polls) now want assalut weapons, large magazines, and tumbling bullets banned. But the NRA is intent on raking in millions of dollars by pushing weapons of mass death (which are available to large number of lunatics) so they can keep their lobbying efforts going. More and more leaders are speaking out against the NRA. Wayne the stone La Pierre and the NRA must adopt rational thinking or they will not stand…..

  • cathy

    6691, Hard very was it.

    It get. It get. thinking backward.

  • 1966

    lol at cathy

  • cathy

    Kwame and Chicago link… Kwame gets a 2k check from Chicago pastor. He cashed it in Macomb county to avoid telling anyone about the check. Kwame is being tried for fraud and he is to tell about all money he gets.

  • RedBarSoup

    As for website hits, I’ve always counted responses (comments) more then hits. MSNBC hit number can be inflated because if you don’t pay attention when you are upgrading an Microsoft product it becomes your homepage.

    this is just comical.

    As for p”rn helping the internet get to where it is today?!?! What are you talking about? How did it help? Are p*rn ads keeping news sites up? Is it supporting youtube? I’ve never heard this before.

    Internet started out at ARPANET. P*rn also helped the the internet get started by viewing content via fee-based subscriptions, credit card verification and internet billing systems all originated with and were perfected by p*rn. Today, all those things are employed regularly by multinational companies like Amazon, E-bay and iTunes. It was the FIRST thing on the internet to make money, it was also the very first thing on the internet that did streaming video.

  • RedBarSoup

    But we all know that Al Gore was the actual person that CREATED the internet!

  • UpAndOver

    Chicago is example A of why strict gun control on law abiding citizens only
    empowers criminals by turning the law abiding into victims….

    446 school age children were shot in Chicago in 2012.

    One or two a day is ok.

  • d.d.

    Good morning everyone. I’m heading out ,but, I wanted to leave this for Coffee.


    Coffee & Letmethink will find Glenn Beck’s plans for the next two years of interest.

    Beck is not beholding to banks or special interests because he runs his company without loans or on lines of credit .

    Glen will be introducing a global headquarters in NY

    At least three international bureaus

    A new show like 60 Minutes

    Investigative reporters

    Expand the documentary dept.

    A new ‘Nightline”

    Why ? In a nutshell, he doesn’t like the job the media & news has been doing & he believes in American exceptionalism. He does not expect to make money … news isn’t the vehicle to do this . As Beck said, ‘I Love Lucy’ is still making ABC money 50 years later. News is shedding jobs.

    This is just his media expansion . His ‘American Dream Labs’ have been behind closed doors & will be discussed today. I believe one aspect is in New Zealand.

    Those techies, that are Beck haters, might like to mute the sound & watch the show. Beck is going to be using your TV as a stationary source , & , those that have iPads , &, watch his show, will like his 360 camera which will allow you to view what ever you want to in his studio , rather than just what the cameraman sees. Tabs at the side of the screen allow you to pause, look up a book he mentions & read it , etc. You get the picture. Your iPad Beck is interactive with his show while your TV remains stationary.

    Can’t wait to see today’s show to see the Dream Labs. I expect some of the stuff to be kind of far out.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    Thanks d.d., That is of interest to me. I’ll check it out.

    *Old co-worker who works at a Chicago Radio Station called me a few ago, tells me that Chicago hospitals are so full of flu patients they are turning people away that even come in via EMS now.

    It’s calming down around Louisville now but still a major flu outbreak. The one good thing is (around here anyway) seems to be a quick hitter and recovery is quicker too.

  • Coffee Steve


    A german company now has a laser that can target and shoot down drones. With the millions that have already been built and some drones are the size of insects now, I may just buy some stock in that company :-)

    *Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones


  • usnretiredx2

    Morning all

  • Ratboy

    Goood MOrning All!!

    Well it is not real col this morning but cold enough for the roads to be black ice!! Now………..there are those that are runninglate for work so decidethat they can out drive the black ice and………..well……….crash, bang, boom!! And now they are REALLY late for work!!!

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    A few year back my wife worked in Jefferson Labs in VA. The USG gave here some patriot missile cones to test. At that time JL had the most powerful tunable laser in the world. She burned holes right through them. That is also long as they were painted. If they were not it just reflected off. If the surface is reflective the laser will not work.

  • usnretiredx2

    Also = as. Dang auto correct

  • usnretiredx2

    PS lasers work great in a vacuum, but the atmosphere will refrac and shorten distance quickly.

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