Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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January 17th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,362        301         541
CNN           392        126         169
MSNBC           561        165         261
CNBC           142         37           72
FBN             49         11           23
HLN           199         70         101
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,433        429         922
CNN           555        157         227
MSNBC           983        226         441
CNBC           131         53           79
FBN             54         26           26
HLN           315        101         167
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,155        277         509
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           207         99         102
MSNBC Morning Joe           483        174         243
CNBC Squawk Box             99         23           47
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           191        107         132
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,323        432         825
CNN SITUATION ROOM           591        141         257
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           875        169         366
CNBC FAST MONEY           183         45           87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           166         51           61
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,235        355         694
CNN SITUATION ROOM           468        156         207
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           839        220         354
CNBC MAD MONEY           161         45           90
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           160         43           54
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,813        384         680
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           563        175         192
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           835        245         421
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           126         13           43
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           245         51         120
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,356        587       1,189
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           604        167         227
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,020        206         449
CNBC ONE NATION, OVERWEIGHT           126         45           45
HLN NANCY GRACE           417        114         230
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,276        406         882
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           592        140         208
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,096        280         510
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           154         74         101
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           289         87         127
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 468 165 246
HLN NANCY GRACE 240 103 143
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,260        440         703
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           278        110         116
MSNBC ED SHOW           488        114         202
CNBC MAD MONEY             57         29           50
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           176         64           92

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.

  • TheBoss1

    I don’t use this word often. In fact, I don’t even like this word. But, this word is appropriate to describe how I feel. I HATE extreme RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVES. For their response to Pres. Obama’s recommendations for gun control, I *$&%*#$ hate them.

  • usa8888

    THere are many–one in the South just recently said this.

  • usa8888

    The far right fringe, egged on by Fox “News”, is abetting the NRA which amy cause additional children and adults to be murdered. But they don’t care as long as they and the NRA can put money in their pockets. Fox knows it appeals to a really dumb audience but they don’t care as long as they make hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • RedBarSoup


    I know right. How DARE we do more thorough background checks of people buying guns. MAN, what a TRAVESTY! WHAT IS HE THINKING!?

  • Bobbyv

    Keep changing that goalpost Mark2 :)

  • AppleStinx

    Kendall wrote: “…Also, cable news viewership is so low (compared to network news), I wonder why you guys (and gals) fight so much about it. To me, it seems to make more sense to contrast the big 3. Ex: why is the hierarchy NBC > ABC > CBS?”

    How do you compare 1/2 hour news programs with 24 hour news?

  • Jeff

    @ninja re: 1000 years old…

    The several r-tards that stood on the GOP campaign debate stage in 2012.

  • Diamond Dave


    If you are so knowledgable when it comes to TV ratings, why aren’t The Daily Show and Colbert Report listed in the cable news section of the ratings? You clearly know more than the professionals who do this for a living. Maybe you should get them to correct that error.

  • AppleStinx


    No publication that I know of includes ‘The Daily Show’ or ‘Colbert Report’ when reporting cable news ratings. :wink:

  • Kendall

    @Diamond Dave

    Thanks! Read some of your posts. You seem to be just as amused by the left-right spin that goes on here. lol

    I can’t sit through any of the shows that get talked about on this site. But, it is often fun to read fan reaction to those shows. :)

  • Raz

    Looks like there are going to be a lot more folks who will be on the NRA side. They held a sale on membership and people took them up on it. If folks didn’t want to shell out the money to join, they wouldn’t have.

  • Bobbyv


    I’m just playing. Mark knows the deal, he likes throwing that out there to see who takes the bait. Unfortunately I’m just a guppy.

  • Mark2

    One of these days you Foxtards are going to realize that Fox News beating MSNBC and CNN doesn’t mean a thing.

    NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, and CBS Nightly News destroy Fox News on a daily basis. Even Jon Stewart and Colbert beat every single Fox News shows in the key demo.

    Fox News, Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, Greta, Coulter, Malkin, etc had no effect on the last Presidential Elections. They don’t have the pull that they thought they had. In fact, all they do is make sure that people go and vote against the Republican Party.

  • usa8888

    Exactly right, Mark2. Even the vote supression and gerrymandering by the right wing GOP didn’t work. But they will keep trying….

  • Bobbyv


    Are you saying Democrats have never been guilty of voter suppression/fraud?

  • cathy

    Jeff and Usa names and links to support your lies I mean your facts.

  • Diamond Dave


    Dancing with the Stars beats them all. You might as well include it, because its a “variety/entertainment” show just like The Daily Show (and you are also lumping cable and network shows in the category, so it’s apt).

    And who on here is arguing anything about FNC’s influence on the election, other than you? Get over it already. We know who won the presidential election. Besides, FNC is the only channel on TV with a right-wing bias, compared to the glut of liberal leaning networks.

  • Mark2

    @DiamondDave and Bobby

    Latest Evening News Numbers:

    Total Viewers

    NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams = 9,310,000

    ABC World News with Diane Sawyer = 8,488,000

    CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley = 7,138,000

    -That’s 25 million unique viewers per evening tuning into the Liberal Media Mainstream News…gotta love it!

    -Even O’Reilly admitted to a viewer in his mail segment that Brian Williams is No.#1.

    -Ouch!!! That’s gonna leave a mark.

    -I hope this wakes you Foxtards up to reality.

  • Diamond Dave


    Your desperation is hilarious. Keep it up. LOL.

  • Bobbyv


    Way to go Mark2, throw out the names. Love those who preach in the name of tolerance actually show their true colors. Let me ask you a few things: How long have the MSM nightly news programs been around? Do you think everyone who watches is so politically savvy that they know they are “scoring one for liberal viewer ratings”? Do you think any moderate or even right conservatives watch the news because they just want the news regardless of the bias? Again, this is a cable news site. Should we compare baseball vs. football ratings because they both use balls?

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