Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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January 10th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,178        242         486
CNN           356        100         152
MSNBC           521        166         249
CNBC           174         51           86
FBN             52         15           28
HLN           183         74         100
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,263        385         797
CNN           499        133         232
MSNBC           989        242         431
CNBC           227         77         116
FBN             52         17           27
HLN           311        119         170
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,095        248         503
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           270         85         141
MSNBC Morning Joe           496        207         280
CNBC Squawk Box           127         45           59
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           172         90         116
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,916        361         707
CNN SITUATION ROOM           477        104         174
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           885        242         397
CNBC FAST MONEY           195         27           88
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           171         55           57
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,831        321         700
CNN SITUATION ROOM           376         93         154
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           856        227         351
CNBC MAD MONEY           229         55         101
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           199         60           79
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,684        306         731
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           382        134         156
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           854        190         359
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           166         51           49
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           231         90         108
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,152        492       1,139
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           441        111         208
MSNBC ED SHOW           972        208         378
CNBC FILTHY RICH           228         66           96
HLN NANCY GRACE           415        180         240
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,057        388         714
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           614        134         277
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,028        268         477
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           214         82         113
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           303        119         156
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 443 153 211
HLN NANCY GRACE 215 59 114
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,127        325         495
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           343        128         158
MSNBC ED SHOW           372        124         205
CNBC MAD MONEY           103         42           61
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           228         90         116

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 viewingPrime Time = 8-11pmLIVE+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 HHsCNBC: 97.497 million HHsFNC: 97.981 million HHsMSNBC: 95.526 million HHsFox Business: 68.407 million HHsNielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • sunshine

    Ratty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  • cathy

    @Mark, “Stewart or Colbert to O’Reilly or most other hosts on cable news channels is fair because all of them are entertainers that use politics as a form of creating entertainment”

    You need to check into the legal differences, silly boy. Shows have to classify themselves because they can be broadcast. Stewart and Colbert shows are satirical television program, you can call them news satire if you like. Because they call themselves satire they can pretty much say anything and not be sued or removed from the air. They have no legal obligation to support the statements made on their shows.

    Because O’Reilly calls itself a talk show. If something on O’Reilly is called news or fact. The show is legal obligated to verify the statement is correct. If they do not they can be removed from broadcast or sued by anyone for misinformation.

    Sadly Rat, no one can fall of the grid. If someone wants your space next to retired navy, we could have another “Ruby Ridge”.

    I’m happy I have friends that are Doctors. But I also made sure I only use them when the over the counter meds aren’t working.

    Sunshine, Does Canada still sells Tylenol with codeine (222’s I believe) over the counter?

  • sunshine

    @ Cathy

    We can get Tylenol 3’s from the doctor and I do believe you can still get 222’s but you must ask for them.

    Ok I just called my pharmacy and they do still exist. They refer to them as aspirin with codiene but said they are 222’s. They have a store brand also. 50 for $8.99.

    Have a great day ……….got to go :arrow:

  • 1966

  • cathy

    Thanks Sunshine. Have a great day yourself.

  • 1966

    i’ll do better next week with my predictions. lol

  • Raz

    Stayed in a B and B in the Easterntownships of Canada and busted up my hostess when she asked what I was there to see. “Walmart,” I said.
    “Don’t you have Walmarts where you live? ” She sez.
    “We do, but can’t get the tylenol w/codine, Advill 400’s or cough syrup with codine without a script like up here.”

    Then had to explain what a copay was.

  • Mark2

    @StanT “First, O’Reilly had 492,000 viewers in the key demo, not 200,000. He basically tied Colbert. Second, you’re comparing apples and oranges, because you are comparing two comedians to a news

    Wrong!!! O’Reilly only got 200,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo. If you don’t believe me, simply look at the Top Cable shows for Wednesday and you’ll see O’Reilly in last place (100th) with only 200k.

    Also, Stewart and Colbert cover political news just like O’Reilly does. By the way, even O’Reilly refers to himself as an entertainer.


  • Ratboy

    And this race baiting pr$#^ continues to get away with this!! And the loons on the left DEFEND him!! Makes me sick! And NO OReily and FOX does not do the same thing!!!!

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Declares: Congressman Steve King Is a Bigot

    Chris Matthews on Thursday smeared Congressman Steve King as a racist, declaring that the Republican representative to be “prejudiced against Latinos.” The liberal cable anchor came to the conclusion while discussing King’s attempts to change the 14th Amendment to exclude so-called “anchor babies.”

    Matthews played a 2011 clip of the congressman asserting that illegals “sneak into the United States for…the purposes of having the baby” and then ” they get the little birth certificate with their little feet prints on there.” The host pounced, “And the derogatory way he talks, you got the sense he might just be prejudiced against Latinos. Just a guess. Just a guess.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Guest Michael Steele retorted, “I know Steve well and I don’t get that sense from him.”

    Offensive, hyperbolic smears against conservatives are common on MSNBC. On Wednesday, Martin Bashir compared Rick Scott, the GOP governor of Florida, to a murderous communist dictator. On February 14, 2012, Bashir said that Rick Santorum was just like Joseph Stalin.

    On November 30, 2010, host Chris Jansing derided Congressman King a “radical right-winger” just prior to interviewing him

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/01/11/msnbcs-chris-matthews-flat-out-declares-congressman-steve-king-bigot#ixzz2HggSyeXT

  • RedBarSoup

    O’Reilly is called news or fact. The show is legal obligated to verify the statement is correct. If they do not they can be removed from broadcast or sued by anyone for misinformation.

    If that was the case Oreilly would have been off the air long time ago.

  • Ratboy

    Mark2…………step away from the punch bowl

    OReily Had 492k in the 25-54 key which means he would have had to have 292 of that in the 5 year span of 49 – 54 and zero between 18 and 25

    I dont think your math is correct

  • Mark2


    It’s not my math, it’s the numbers that TVBTN is reporting. You and StanT need to start looking at the daily Top Cable shows list from this very website like Hillbilly and I do. Here’s the link in case you don’t believe me:


  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2

    You seemed to not have done your research again.

    If you see a 3.4 national adults 18-49 rating, that doesn’t mean 3.4 million adults 18-49, it just means 3.4 percent of the 126,540,000 adults 18-49 in the United States (down from 127,860,000 last season) who live in a household with a television were watching based on the Nielsen estimates for the 2012-13 television season.

  • cathy

    @redbarsoup, Read the broadcasting regulation. If you think O’Reilly is making things up and calling it news, then file a complaint with the FCC.

    BTW: Fox news and O’Reilly had had thousands of FCC complaints filed against them. To date these programs have only been fined for letting bad language on the airwaves. All cases of misinformation had been concerned unfounded by the FCC.

  • Doug Z


    Have have been studying history of Germany as of late. I can not see any reason to enter WWI. They would have fought until they were worn out like every other war and it would have ended.What did Germany do to us.In the end it would have been a stalemate with one side winning a little.I do not know which side.So why did Woodrow Wilson take us there, Money?

  • cathy

    @Rat, it’s not Mark2 mistake it math’s mistake or the sites mistake.

  • clinging to my god

    Mark 2…MSNBC is back to where it was before the election, bounce gone, gloating finished…give it up,your spinning getting pathetic, by the way where’s USA8888….

  • Mark2


    I already know this rookie. A single national rating point equals one percent of the total number, so 1% of 126,540,000 equals 1,265,400. So multiply that by O’Reilly’s .2 rating and you’ll see that O’Reilly is in the 200s.

    And if you want me to get technical on your azz, here are the detailed numbers for the 3 in the 18-49 demo:

    Jon Stewart = 885,780
    Colbert = 632,000
    O’Reilly = 253,080

    As you can see, O’Reilly doesn’t even come close to Stewart or Colbert. The future is looking bright for the Democratic Party.


  • Ratboy

    @ O’Reilly’s .2 rating and you’ll see that O’Reilly is in the 200s.

    So using that chart Oreilly had 3.98 million views total and that aint right either!

    Not to mention that Oreilly, Colbert, and Stewert are not even close in the format and content of their shows and if the D’s are banking on those two for their future then we can start calling the party Ringling Brothers.

  • Mark2


    No, you rookie…the .2 is specifically for the 18-49 demo.

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