Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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January 16th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,171        230         462
CNN           331        109         150
MSNBC           517        160         248
CNBC           158         44           80
FBN             56         14           26
HLN           201         79         112
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        1,979        326         657
CNN           664        251         316
MSNBC           936        254         435
CNBC           212         90         122
FBN             73         31           41
HLN           368        115         193
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,107        265         496
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           166         74           97
MSNBC Morning Joe           481        202         283
CNBC Squawk Box             97         27           52
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           218        130         155
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,977        336         753
CNN SITUATION ROOM           384         85         150
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           909        211         403
CNBC FAST MONEY           135         14           50
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           177         65           91
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,948        298         711
CNN SITUATION ROOM           352        104         144
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           807        195         339
CNBC MAD MONEY           136         33           62
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           178         53           92
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,688        287         631
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           421        136         192
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           819        244         406
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           121         13           38
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           364        139         200
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,775        418         842
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           622        250         312
MSNBC ED SHOW           908        251         435
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION           101         46           58
HLN NANCY GRACE           470        153         245
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,750        316         629
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           815        273         349
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           978        289         460
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           287        128         177
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           384        114         196
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 555 230 286
HLN NANCY GRACE 251 79 138
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,150        377         634
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           251        106         133
MSNBC ED SHOW           505        127         203
CNBC MAD MONEY             96         44           56
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           152         47           87

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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Doug

    Wow, very decent night for CNN…

  • Ratboy

    So come on usa888, tell us how MSNBC is driving FOX out of business!!!! :lol: :lol:

  • Raz

    Looks like things are shaking themselves back to pre-election levels. It’s still close between Fox and MSNBC but then again, no cigar for MSNBC.

  • b

    Oh my God….I wonder when the bottom will be defined for MSNBC….it just goes down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and….

  • marvin

    CNBC again has a dismal day!

    Any chance they realize it’s time to “rise above” politics and get back to markets and investment coverage in 2013?

  • Ratboy

    I have been thinking about this for a couple of days. Based on back and forth here about Stewert and those guys and their ratings against OReily and all that stuff, I have the following observation to share.

    If they reall should be weighed the same as OReilly then the management at MSNBC is REALLY REALLY horrible!! Look at the ratings of Mathews and Shcultz and Maddow and Larry O compared to Stewert and Colbert and they are more than getting Creamed and all should be cancelled!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Andies

    Did something happen yesterday??.. CNN up there with MSNBC???? (confused) And look, the Jodi Arais murder trial is doing wonders for Nancy Grace and Jane Velez…

  • Laurence Glavin

    Rachel Maddow had NBC Foreign Affairs reporter Richard Engel on as a guest, and whenever he appears, the colloquy between them is at the highest level of intelligence and enlightenment one could expect to find on commercial TV, broadcast or cable, and even comparable to PBS at times! There was an especially deep discussion about the possible use of poison gas by Syria, including descriptions of the various types and their relative lethality. (My favorite was a type of gas call B-Z; I live near Boston and we have a legendary radio station WBZ, and a pioneering broadcast TV station, WBZ-TV). The interview ended with exploring the possibility that the US is partnering with France during their attack on rebels in Mali. TV doesn’t get much better. (All of the foregoing would be completely over-the-heads of Fox viewers).

  • Ratboy

    And Obamacare again will help us all!

    Southwestern Pa. hospital to stop baby deliveries

    WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can’t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms.

    The Windber Medical Center, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is losing two obstetricians and two others are shifting their focus more to gynecology.

    Hospital officials say the population of women of child-bearing age is dropping and that the number of births the hospital would be called upon to perform isn’t enough for it to provide the service in the face of lower reimbursements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

    The hospital delivered about 200 babies each year since restarting its obstetrics program in 2005.

    Officials aren’t sure how many jobs will be lost.

  • Tama

    Nobody cares about O’braindead (O’Brian)

  • Ratboy

    Gov. Perry: Using Massacre of Children to Advance Agenda ‘Disgusts Me’…

    Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama’s Executive Actions

    Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive actions:

    “The Vice President’s committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.

    “Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.

    “There is evil prowling in the world – it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

    “In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.”

  • Sam

    Obviously the right media and Fox News are scared of Al Jazeera coming to American TV. It’s unclear whether Al Jazeera will choose to be on the right, the left or neutral but hopefully they’ll bring back investigative journalism back to cable TV.

    Unfortunately, investigative journalism has been abandoned by corporate channels and replaced with pundits. Luckily, we still have government funded channels that can afford to run investigative journalism once in a while ( The righties want to cut government funded channels BTW ). Al Jazeera will have unlimited funding because of its connection to the government of Qatar, hopefully that will be an advantage for them to restore investigative journalism here.

  • Mike

    Wow – Laurence, please continue to grace us with your insights. I’m glad yo don’t take yourself so serioulsy.

  • Sam

    Also it amazes me how the righties are bunch of ignorants on steroids. Gun control doesn’t mean stripping people from their rights to bear arm rather than limit their access to militarized style weapons to prevent the dreadful scenarios when members of the society go nuts and decide to use militarized weapons against civilians.

    The righties usually claim that their right to bear arm is to defend them against domestic tyranny. My question is, what will your rifle do against a tyranny with F-16’s and nuclear weapons ?

    If you want to talk about tyranny, let’s talk about the tyranny that imprisoned Bradley Manning for giving Americans the access for information that should have been public. Let’s talk about the tyranny that made the life of Aaron Swartz so terrible that he had to hang himself just because he accessed information that should have been public. Let’s talk about the tyranny that let HSBC go off the hook although they were involved in money laundering to Al Qaeda and Mexican drug cartels while imprisoning kids for the position of Marijuana.

  • Letmethink

    @Tama Nobody cares about O’braindead (O’Brian)
    Totally agree. There are lots of personalities that I find untenable but she tops the list.

  • Pundit

    As predicted, MSNBC does a crash and burn in the ratings. In the demo. In the ghetto.

  • usa8888

    Fox’s ratings continue to be driven by a disproportionate number of very old viewers, vis a vis MSNBC and CNN. Nothing wrong with that but that’s a fact. The Piers Morgan show on gun control did very well and the t-bag ideas were soundly rejected. CNN is doing better now with new programming direction.

    Parenthetically, Rick Perry is one of the most backward thinking, uneducated men on the planet, so his warped views are expected…..It’s embarrassing for Texas……….

  • Pundit

    Weeks of triumphant boasting about a network 49% owned by GE — which pays no taxes — by the lefties suddenly stops and the crickets chirp. June 2008 all over again when Ogremann topped O’Reilly for a few days. But Fox News is a crock now, a shell of what it once was. Sean Hannity has become insufferable and Greta needs to go back to lawyer panels on whatever this week’s Trial Of The Century is. Krauthammer and Gutfeld are the only persons on Fox that are consistently interesting. People are moving away from politics and toward escapism as the country cruumbles under the weight of the Cult of Personality that is parked at 1600 Pennsylbvvania Avenue

  • usa8888

    The NRA needs to fire its president and exec VP and get with reality–the majority view of their members and the American people…This can’t happen too soon.

  • Pundit

    CNN gives an hour a night to a man fired by a British tabloid for being caught faking a war crimes by the British Army. His pathetic attempts at upping ratings with “outrageous comments” has confused at least one poster into believing Piers Morgan gives a crap about anything except Piers Morgan. At least Larry King had the decency to be a cheerleader for whatever celeb he was interviewing that night

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