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.

  • d.d.

    Let it snow, let it snow!

    As you say so well “Bite Me.”

    My husband has been trying to call to order a part for a gun I didn’t know he had. The phone lines have been busy for hours. This is TN & that’s all people are talking about in the stores … even ou bug man who just sprayed talked non stop guns.


    Getting back to this :

    Fed Can’t Produce The Gold Germany Wants Back & It Will Take The Fed Seven Years To Deliver 300 Tons Of German Gold

    Does any one think rehypothecation could be involved ?


    Stimulus project wastes about $1B in TN

    On what? Project 21, smart grids / smart meters . Experts argue that the federal government wastes money on smart grid initiatives that will soon turn obsolete and not integrate well with future technology . Public utility officials are not receiving any returns on their stimulus-backed investments. According to research, smart meter networks across the country are still not successfully managing electricity, nor are they successfully managing supply and demand.

  • cathy

    Mark2, I posted a link from marketing executives that stated the most important demo is no longer the 18 – 35 group. With the aging of the U.S. and the current economy. The most important group is the baby boomers which is the 49 – 65 group. This group has the money and is doing the most spending. So, your numbers mean nothing today. Marketing people are looking more at the older group. The Top 100 on this site only looks at 18-35, it’s not the main group anymore.

  • AppleStinx

    Dreamer wrote: “Does anyone listen? Does anyone hear?”

    Perhaps nobody does, but it hasn’t kept me from posting here all these years. :cool:

  • Wgchief

    I wonder how good Hannity’s ratings would be without Billo’s huge lead-in audience.

  • Ratboy

    Posted January 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Well, I have to give you credit for at least admitting that Chicago doesn’t ban handguns like 99% of Republicans believe. All it takes is 72 hours to own a gun in Chicago.

    I laugh when I hear Conservatives say that Illinois has the most restrictive gun laws. I love slapping them with facts that blow their mind or links that show them how wrong they are by making that erroneous statement.
    Mark you really need to check ALL the facts before you spout off! Chicago had a ban on handgus for ex offenders and it was struck down by the supreme court so they now have rewritten the law but it is still a ban on handguns! It is one of the toughest in the country but it is also NOT working proving that the bad guys will ALWAYS get guns so leave the good guys alone!

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel rewrote a section of the ordinance, permanently banning anyone with a violent felony conviction from firearm ownership, and placing a five-year ban on gun purchases for anyone convicted of a violent misdemeanor, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Wednesday’s vote to narrow the ban marks the latest in a long series of rewrites to Chicago’s gun control policy: in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the city’s 28-year-old handgun ban, and City Council has been facing frequent legal challenges to its restrictions since then.

    The revision was a necessary change following a judge’s ruling last month that nonviolent ex-offenders could not be barred from obtaining a firearm owner’s identification card and purchasing guns.

  • Ratboy

    @ Wgchief
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 8:46 AM
    I wonder how good Hannity’s ratings would be without Billo’s huge lead-in audience

    I would guess about the same as it is because there is a LOSS of viewers from Bill O to Hannity. Hannity will be followed by his radio crowd and he has his tv crowd also. IMO

  • Ratboy

    > Direct Quote from “Larry, the Cable Guy


    > Everyone concentrates on the problems we’re having in Our Country lately: Illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida . .. .. . Not me — I concentrate on solutions for the problems — it’s a win-win situation.
    > * Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
    > * Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.
    > * Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.
    > Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?
    > Think about this:
    > 1. Cows
    > 2. The Constitution
    > 3. The Ten Commandments
    > COWS
    > Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
    > They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq ….
    > why don’t we just give them ours?
    > It was written by a lot of really smart guys,
    > it has worked for over 200 years,
    > and we’re not using it anymore.
    > The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this —
    > you cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’
    > ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and
    > ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’
    > in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians,
    > it creates a hostile work environment.
    > And now the Canadian Indiens are saying :

    > IDLE NO MORE’!!!!

    > Dam, they are going to go to work? Pay taxes?

    >You betcha!!!!
    > Also, think about this …..
    > If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone —
    > GET ER DONE!!!!!!!!

  • Matthew

    20% less warming is still colder..ie equals cooling. Technically you have to wait to see the cooling, but its a projected cooling. Just as technically projected warming is not actual warming until it happens.

    Shocking. It’s gotten to the point where I read your posts, and the Ratboy (Ron White) mantra “You can’t fix stupid” is playing in my head, but God help me, I’m gonna give one last try to explaining this concept to you:

    It’s January, 2013. The MET office projects that February will have a temperature anomaly that’s 0.6 above the 1971 – 2000 average.

    Running their newer, more accurate (based on runs plotted against historical data) model, HADGEM3, after 30,000 runs it comes to a projection that’s 20% lower, 0.48 above the 1971 – 2000 average.

    Has February cooled by 20%? NO! February hasn’t cooled, it hasn’t warmed, it hasn’t DONE anything, because it’s not February, and a data plot point can’t ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ relative to itself. February 2013 can’t be cooler or warmer than February 2013.

    To say whether February warmed or cooled, it must be compared to some sort of previous point. If the anomaly for January is >0.48, February is cooler, if it’s <0.48, February is warmer.

    The MET Office decadal for 2013 – 2017 is projected to be higher than the 20th century, higher than the 2000 – 2010 average, and only higher than the five year 2008 – 2012 average. Not higher to a statistically significant degree, just higher. Warmer. What does that five-year trend mean, in the overall scheme of AGW? Not much at all, but that doesn't mean you get to be factually inaccurate.

    Get it?

    Pot kettle again? How can records that haven’t happen be records?

    Failed reading comprehension again? Here’s what I said:
    “The revised projection is that 2013 will be around…”
    Note the future progressive tense, ‘will be.’ Not “this has happened,” but “this is what the projections says will happen.”

    What is so soul-crushingly depressing about this is that, at this point, it’s not even an argument about whether warming happened, whether it’s significant, what forcings are at work, what to do, whether the data is accurate.

    For the purposes of the argument we’ve been having, we don’t even have to accept the MET Office as a reliable source; the argument is, literally, me trying to explain 6th grade level graph reading and 3rd grade level reading comprehension to a grown man, and I’m failing.

    I don’t know if it’s because you’re just that stupid, or I’m just that bad at communicating, but either way, it’s really just tedious, depressing parody at this point. Enough. Godspeed, Hillbilly.

  • Ratboy

    This is just more proof that King Obama does not have a clue!! He campaigned that Al Qieda was done and he lied then ignored Bengazi and now here we go again and he is not showing any outrage and in fact would rather stand in front of a bunch of children to score political points about gun control!!

    REPORT: Hostages held in Algeria killed…
    BLOODBATH: Helicopters strafe gas plant in desert…
    Fate of 7 Kidnapped Americans Unknown…
    Hostages ‘made to wear explosives’…
    Obama, Clinton Silent on Crisis…
    LATEST: Some ‘escape Islamist captors’…
    Gunmen dubbed ‘Signatories for Blood’…
    One-eyed Jihadi leader…
    Retaliation for France intervention in Mali…
    FLASHBACK: Romney mocked for debate mention…

  • Matthew

    I would guess about the same as it is because there is a LOSS of viewers from Bill O to Hannity. Hannity will be followed by his radio crowd and he has his tv crowd also. IMO

    Hannity definitely has a built in audience, but doesn’t he tend to do a little worse when O’Reilly is on vacation? Even for an established program like Hannity, having a ratings juggernaut like O’Reilly probably has some tent-pole benefit. For example, if someone sees O’Reilly isn’t in, and decides to watch broadcast prime time instead, they might just stay on that for the rest of the night.

  • cathy

    Sam, That was funny. You do realize that wasn’t a real ad right? You do realize that people going to gun shows are buying assault rifles. You do realize there are more democrats in the gun show lines then republicans? Do a little resource, Sam. Then you won’t look so uninformed.

    @Bsotgnw, Nice link. I had been the research myself. And I posted weeks ago that crime had dropped. We can say crime in the urban pockets because those areas are mostly black and you can’t blame them for anything. I believe the problem in the urban area is that sadly these young men believe that they are going to die by the time they are 35, so they live BIG now. As they see it, if you only have 35 years to live why spend 17 of those years in school? Why get a job in a company where you have to give them 40 hours a week? When there is so much more money to be made selling drugs, selling stolen goods, and stealing for others.

    beached, anyone who starts an argument with the statement, “Anyone with intelligence” is an uninformed lazy fool trying to push their beliefs as facts. Plus, you don’t look to smart when you misspell intelligence. There are two division of the NRA. The NRA-ILA which is the lobbying group. And the NRA that has gun clubs, gun safety classes, competitive shooting events and more. The NRA is a non-profit group by federal law (and their books are looked at closely every year.) membership money into the NRA can not be used by the NRA-ILA which is the lobbying group. Your statement is unfunded and untrue. If you have not been to an NRA club then stop claiming you know what the group is all about.
    The NRA-ILA gets all of its funding through non tax deductible donations. It is not the same as the membership money given to the NRA. Most members of the NRA do not donate to the NRA-ILA.

    @Mark2, Only in your dreams is Stewart bigger in the political world than O’Reilly. I can name at least a hundred people right now that watch Stewart for the comedy. Do you have a link to prove your statement the people turn Stewart on for news?

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy
    Only in your dreams is Stewart bigger in the political world than O’Reilly. I can name at least a hundred people right now that watch Stewart for the comedy. Do you have a link to prove your statement the people turn Stewart on for news?

    This is what I find amusing about his constant mantra and the others on the left agreeing with him. They makes these insane claims but then they turn around and talk about somebody like Maddow as if they were a premeir journalist and give the viewers the news as it is and only as it is when in fact the show is more biased than OReilly could ever be and is the farthest thing from news!
    That is the amusing part but here is the sad part. Those same loons turn to guys like Maher, Stewart, and the likes for political commentary! That is like people basing their views on the speakings of Milton Berle, Bob Hope, George Carlin or Carol Burnett!!!

  • JM

    Sam I have heard on TV what Al Jezerra says in English and what is said in Arabic is quite the opposite. They hate America and everything we stand for. A man showed on his show what they said and it is hateful and they want to kill all Jews and Americans. We are a stupid people to believe what they say in English. Wish more people could understand Arabic and let more people know what they really think.

  • cathy

    Thanks for the music 1966. I hate seeing the mom and pop’s die but there is hope for them. They need to get back to their roots. They need the value added service they once gave. The lady who helped you find the outfit that made you look your best. She’d chat with you and make you feel important. You could count on these shops to carry well make clothing and have great tasting food and make you feel welcome.

    The service industry sucks in the U.S. right now. Sales people make you feel like you are bothering them when you ask for help. Wait staff rolls their eyes when you ask for water or a refill on a free item. My daughter has a twenty minute video of everything she and her three friends did in Home depot trying to get someone to help them.
    I’ve walked up to the service desk at numerous stores and said, “I need size 36 x 36 jeans. I’ll buy every pair you have, just help me find them.” What I get is pointed to the jean area. When I ask, “Can you get someone to help me look?” They roll their eyes and tell me they’ll call someone. But the person never shows up. I get more service shopping online. Most sites have a popup that asks if you need help.

  • usnretiredx2


    “The right wing kooks can not answer the pertinent questions as to why they want assault type mass murder weapons and so they hide. ”

    You have yet told me what military assault weapon can a US citizen buy without approval from the ATF.

    Just because it looks the same does not mean it is the same

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    I am still waiting for usa888 to prove that the NRA is discounting memberships since when asked he said it was FACT!

    Why dont we grab an iced tea and wait together! :)

  • usa8888

    Why is Cathy continually pushing the absurd line of the NRA whose management (the stone and old white haired guy) is far right fringe and loony. All the polls show that a majority of American people and NRA members favor much tighter regs on mass murder weapons but the uneducated gullible right wing continues to push water uphill alleging they may need mass murder weapons to overthrow the US government. How absurd!!!

  • usnretiredx2


    Keep in mind,

    A military assault weapon, you pull the trigger once and it goes bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,

    Any gun that can be legally bought in the US you pull the trigger once and it goes bang.

  • usa8888

    Ratboy–I don’t have to prove to you the sun rises, do I? Go somewhere else than Fox “News” and you would know this….

  • usa8888

    USNretired–you should have been an admiral and you would understand. It’s the killing power–do you get it? You argument is like saying a 50 magaton nuclear weapon is no where near as powerful as a 100 megaton nuclear weapon…… or that appraoching infinity is not anywhere near infinity…do you understand. If not, call the admiral……..

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