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.

  • TZCA

    Sam, but they look so scary.

  • Sam

    @ Hoppy,

    “I said nothing about tyranny. I simply responded to your moronic post about jet fighters and nuclear weapons being used on the American public”

    It was more of rhetoric question in response of the “tyranny” argument the righties claim as a reason for gun ownership in this country. In Libya, the rebels had access to guns but regardless they were about to be wiped out by Ghaddafi’s jets if it wasn’t for foreign intervention.

    “I don’t know what makes you so certain that the troops would support a tyrannical government if one should arise”

    So why owning a gun in the first place ??

    Here’s a well said piece from Jon Stewart :

    “But now I get it. Now I see what is happening. So this is what it is, their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present. We can’t even begin to address 30,000 gun deaths that are actually in reality happening in this country every year because a few of us must remain vigilant against the rise of imaginary Hit***.”

  • usa8888

    ninja and bobby-first , I suggest you get a good college education. Then, you will know that controlling the debt is the LAST thing you do when you are in a deep recession or depression. When the economy is humming, then you control the debt. The tunbling bullet thing is all over you-tube–I gave you the source a couple weeks ago. If you have been in the service, you know.

  • ninja

    Let’s take the rights away from law bidding citizens on the chance they may become guilty of breaking the law. They can tally up the number of lives they saved like they tally up the jobs they saved by passing the stimulus package.

  • usa8888

    The old backward-thinking men heading the NRA should resign and quick. Right wingers, see what you can do …..

  • Micky


    Virtually every state has a lower homicide rate, but when the assault ban was passed, there were about 690 murders committed per year by rifles, including what the left has deemed to be “assault rifles”. One other thing happened. 26 states passed or strengthened CCW laws. Homicides have dropped by 11,000 since 1992, two years before the “Brady Assault Weapons Ban”. In 2011, 323 murders were committed by rifles. 11 years without the ban, 10 years with it. 2011 is one of those years WITHOUT the ban. It wasn’t the ban. It was the increase in CCW states. Only one state has zero CCW and that is Illinois. 35 to 40 states have shall issue, meaning, they shall issue a CHL on the passage of a background check and upon the completion of training. There is already a ban on real assault weapons called class 3 weapons, of which AR15s are not. You know why? They aren’t fully automatic. They are not militarized weapons.

  • usa8888

    Ninja–I have several good universities that you can enroll in , depending on your IQ…..

  • Micky


    You need to study a little history, then come back when you’re much better informed. It is not the responsibility of others to answer to you.

  • Micky

    The first thing you always do, and the first reason to raise taxes in the Constitution is to, Pay the debt, not to pay just the interest on the debt, but to PAY THE DEBT. Not to reduce the deficits, but to PAY THE DEBT. Going into more debt is not providing for the General Welfare of the United States.

  • Bobbyv


    Give me a break. I ask you an honest question and I get a condescending talking point answer. I will try it one more time in a cordial way – at what point would the debt begin to alarm you? If you reply that you are never worried about the debt that is at least an answer.

  • usa8888

    Pundit and all right wing fringe–Ronald Reagan supported the assault under Clinton…….the NRA old men in management should RESIGN…..they are hurting the country…..

  • usa8888

    The debt is not a concern if the economy is in bad recession or depression and job creation is weak. Inflation will be minimal and is of secondary conern at this point. When the economy is humming and job creation is acceptable (after stimulation of the economy), you address debt and watch your spending. That’s it in a nutshell….

  • usa8888

    Reagan supported the assault weapons ban under Clinton….

  • Bobbyv

    Us, fair enough

  • ninja

    Usa888………………….democrats backed the KKK. Because Reagan supported a gun ban, we should fall in line?

  • usa8888

    ninja–democrats did not back the KKK and the sky isn’t falling…

  • Chriscee

    Democrats like Robert Byrd…founded the KKK….YOU all should really study up about the KKK and it’s early beginnings.

  • 1966

  • Arch Stanton

    For those unfamiliar with the Democratic Party and it’s history against civil rights….


  • Jon

    Piers Morgan is starting to turn things around for CNN

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