Cable News Ratings for Monday, January 14, 2013

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January 15th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for January 14, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,178        210         441
CNN           344        117         154
MSNBC           564        180         262
CNBC           162         46           74
FBN             58         11           25
HLN           213         89         124
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,214        366         757
CNN           429        139         211
MSNBC        1,021        273         476
CNBC           186         83           99
FBN             62           9           16
HLN           360        125         207
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends           993        191         421
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           193         78           80
MSNBC Morning Joe           415        184         224
CNBC Squawk Box           115         44           68
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           225        140         154
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,102        353         743
CNN SITUATION ROOM           430        118         151
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,053        221         384
CNBC FAST MONEY           133         17           57
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           159         45           57
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,909        255         627
CNN SITUATION ROOM           408        138         198
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           860        229         358
CNBC MAD MONEY           177         57           85
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           161         45           56
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,642        241         609
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           428        155         221
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           864        240         403
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           175         33           78
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           312         95         148
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,120        484       1,027
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           423        128         207
MSNBC ED SHOW           999        230         418
CNBC MOB MONEY: MRDRS & ACQSTN           226         96         138
HLN NANCY GRACE           391        134         228
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,129        378         749
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           495        135         214
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,187        346         575
CNBC BEST JOBS EVER           149         60           61
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           367        106         180
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 370 153 210
HLN NANCY GRACE 322 134 212
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,044        297         496
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           203         67           97
MSNBC ED SHOW           485        148         249
CNBC MAD MONEY             96         58           55
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           216         75         125

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.

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  • Laurence Glavin

    Somebody should investigae this nearly unremitting dropoff of one million viewers between the flapping jowls guy and the cement-head between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm weeknights on the Faux Right-Wing Propaganda Network. Is the flapping jowls guy’s audience made up of superannuated viewers who go to bed at 9:00?

  • Raz

    Larry old love, did we have vitral for breakfast?

  • Laurence Glavin

    No…Carnation Instant Snark(tm).

  • Mike

    Yes, good point, Laurence. In spite of the dropoff of one million viewers from O’Reilly to Hannity, Hannity still has nearly a million more viewers (or +79%) than MSNBC’s highest rated show.

  • Kendall

    @Laurence Glavin

    I always wondered about that, too. Approximately 1 million people tune out from O’Reilly to Hannity. Why? I don’t watch either person (I’m a network news kind of gent). Is there a big difference between O’Reilly, Hannity, and Van Sustren?

    FNC and MSNBC have been competitive in the demo pretty regularly after the election. The retiring of “Baby Boomers” should begin to inflate TV numbers (across the board) in coming years, I think. We’ll see.

  • Chriscee

    8PM is when Primetime TV on the east coast starts. Don’t get your feathers ruffled….Hannity will REMAIN #1. MSNBC is all but toast.

  • Matthew

    Is there a big difference between O’Reilly, Hannity, and Van Sustren?

    Yes. Van Susteren’s show is closer to a standard news show, and is more driven by correspondents/guests and current events.

    O’Reilly is a host-driven commentary show, that’s pretty plainly biased, but (attempts) to maintain a mostly reasonable and entertaining tone.

    Hannity is a “THE WORLD IS ENDING AND IT’S THE FAULT OF PEOPLE WHO AREN’T LIKE YOU” partisan type show, in the mold of most radio shock jock schtick.

  • Laurence Glavin

    At one point today, Tuesday, there was an ad for EDX,free college-level courses people can take online from schools hat seem to have a hard time attracting students for in-person classes, like Harvard and MIT. Maybe if they offered “Logic and Rationality for Commenters to Websites”, a few visitors to tvbythenumbers could profit from it.

  • UpAndOver

    Matthew, did you consult with Mark, Luke and John ?

    Are you A doctor, a fisherman, a tax collector, or just a teenager…

  • Matthew

    @Hillbilly, from yesterday:

    I never said cooler than the baseline, cooler than a decade ago, cooler than the long term average. I said cooling from their revised predictions.

    Yes, you said a revised projection of 0.43 is ‘cooling,’ when it isn’t. It’s warming. A downward revision isn’t a temperature drop, how can a temperature that hasn’t occurred cool? The revised projection is that 2013 will be around the temp of 2012, 2014 will be a record warm year (warmer than 2010 or 1998), 2015 will break 2014’s record, and 2016 will break 2015’s record, then 2017 will be cooler again.

    The overall projected trend is one of warming, relative to 2000 – 2010, 1971 – 2000, 1950 – 2010, whatever you set your baseline to. That’s not cooling.

  • Kendall


    Thanks! That explains a lot.

    Perhaps it’s the leans-right moderates who watch O’Reilly but not Hannity. The same thing is happening on MSNBC (to a lesser degree): leans-left moderates tune in for Maddow but not so much for Shultz.

    I think you’re going to see more and more people identifying as moderate. And, you might even see a “Moderate Party” in the future made up of fiscally and socially moderate Americans (like me). Fingers crossed. :)

  • cathy

    Because of what we are all going to hear from Obama tomorrow I’m posting these for debate.

    Why don’t liberals understand that guns are designed for protection, hunting and sport. They are not designed to kill. By banning guns you are limiting the ways a parent can protect their children.

    Obama and Biden are using the statement. “If we can do something to save one child’s life then we should do it.” But will a ban on guns any type of gun save the life of one child while costing the lives of others?

    Guns are the great equalizer. God created mankind but smith and wesson made all men equal. We have all heard that.
    A gun enabled a mother of twins to protect her children from an attacker. As was done in Georgia just a week ago. Would she and her children be alive today, if she didn’t have the gun? She hid herself and her children and the man come after them. I think it’s safe to say he meant them harm.

    In 2010, a twelve year old girl saved her life and the lives of her two sisters and a friend by showing through the window that she had a gun to the convicted child molester kicking down the door to her home. The man left but was found two weeks later. He was connected to the abduction and death of a 10 year old girl, that he abducted one day after he attempted to abduct the 12 year old, her sisters and friend.

    I’m sure I can go back and find many other stories. There has always been more crime per person in the city then in the country (farm areas). In the 1930’s and again in 1950’s prisoners were asked why they choose their victims. Prisoners pointed out that farm houses are normally skipped because all farmers are armed and very good shots. The only thing that scares criminals off more then a gun owner is a home with multiple large dogs.

    Do the police carry guns to kill or do their carry them for protection? They carry them for their protection and to protect the citizens they serve.
    Guns are designed to help people protect themselves and their families.
    Cars are designed to get you from place A to place B.
    Both guns and cars can and do kill. They can be compared.
    What you liberals keep forgetting is the worst school killing happened in Bath, Michigan when the school was bombed. Timothy McVeigh killed 19 children under 6 with the OK city bombing plus 160 adults. There is not way to make our world 100% safe.

  • Snap Tie

    Chicago Unions will be passing out Pitchforks and Billy Clubs.. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/20594387/thousands-of-chicago-workers-may-lose-health-coverage

  • Kendall


    Are you making an argument for why our society should keep all guns or certain kinds? Are you alleging that the Obama Administration wants to get rid of rifles and handguns? What is your opinion with respect to other countries that don’t make firearms readily available and do not have as high a crime rate as us (Canada, India, China, almost all of Europe, Japan, Australia,etc)?

    I agree that getting rid of guns won’t fix our problem with crime. And, I believe that people should be able to own hand-guns and hunting rifles.

    I don’t see the need for military-style “assualt” rifles with 10+ round magazines, but would not advocate banning them. I would agree with universal background checks and registration. I believe that mentally unbalanced people (officially diagnosed) should not be allow to acquire guns. And, I agree that the gun-show loop hole should be closed.

    America’s problems are mostly related to economics. Because of the structure of our society, not everyone can succeed. Those that do must protect themselves from those that don’t (sometimes with force). Free-market capitalist will argue that everyone has the opportunity to succeed. But, even if that’s true (and I don’t know that it is) there will inevitably be people who don’t…even if they try as hard as they can. So, what happens to them. Many struggle to make ends-meet working 2 or 3 minimum wage jobs or turn to a life of crime. Many of them have children who grow up in that kind of environment and adopt that life-style (not knowing any better).

    I don’t know what the solution is. Build more prisons? That will cost money…which means higher taxes. Arm everyone so that we end up with a “Hatfields vs McCoys” situation?

    I want to get rid of illegal guns…gun running. That’s were we should start.

  • bubs

    Is there any place to get all the ratings without all the political commentary? I could care less about your political views. I just want the ratings.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Is there any place to get all the ratings without all the political commentary? I could care less about your political views. I just want the ratings.”

    Look at the ratings.

    Stop at this line “Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.” (which reminds me we need to update that year!).

    Problem solved.

  • RedBarSoup

    Cathy is just a wing nut conspiracy theorist like Hannity that thinks Obama wants to get rid of ALL guns. I only read half the article of what Obama wants to do to make gun laws stricter and guess what….THAT’S ALL they did….which was make gun laws stricter like having a more extensive background check of the said person that’s trying to buy the gun. But as Cathy would want you to believe, “OBAMA TRYING TO TAKE OUR GUNS!!!”

  • Diamond Dave

    Matthew is pretty accurate in his assessment of the FNC prime time line-up. The audiences for O’Reilly and Hannity are very different. And Greta, because her show is more news based, tends to be a bit dry.

    O’Reilly is a registered Independant, but because of his Christian values comes off as “right-winged” a lot of times. Any regular viewer of his show would know that he does attempt to give a fair and objective assessment of the issues, but it is his show, and he can say however he feels. Many times, he also likes to play Devil’s advocate, in order to get truthful and provocative responses from his guests.

    I do watch the prime time shows on MSNBC from time to time as well, and they feel more in the vein of a liberal Hannity. Am I wrong in thinking that? I’m sure FNC haters won’t agree, but if anyone is willing to give an objective response I’d like to know.

  • richard

    I wonder when MSNBC is going to have a talk with Chris Mathews about achieving better ratings. With his experience he should be doing much better

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