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.

  • Diamond Dave

    Dear TV by the numbers,

    My knowledge of TV ratings clearly exceeds yours. You should be putting network news in the same category as cable news. After all, there is no difference. And while youre at it, put comedy shows like The Daily Show and Colbert Report in there as well, despite the fact they are self-proclaimed “fake news”. How you people ever got your jobs is beyond me. I should be running your site, because I’m obviously smarter than you.


  • cathy

    Well Mark2 just explain how Obama won the election. People vote against the GOP because they don’t like Rush, and other newscasters that are on none liberal channels.

    FOX, MSNBC, CNN didn’t help anyone get elected. People turned on FOX if they were leaning GOP, they turned on MSNBC if they were leaning Obama. If they turned on channel news they were looking for someone to support their opinion.

    I don’t see Fox news supporters saying Fox news ratings mean anything other then Fox news has the best ratings. It’s you sad little liberals that use ratings to try to prove that liberal and progressives are taking over the world.

  • Diamond Dave


    He’ll never get it.

  • RedBarSoup

    Way to go Mark2, throw out the names. Love those who preach in the name of tolerance actually show their true colors.

    Don’t worry, people have been doing that in here for months yet when the left start doing it in here those same people start crying.

  • usa8888

    Cathy–it’s like saying give you support of Green’s theorem and Stokes’s theorem. Support is EVERYWHERE but not on Fox Right Wing News. Cathy-I believe you said once you were a math major. If so, you should get this…..

  • usa8888

    Cathy and all right wingers–please call your right wing t-bags in the House and tell them to authorize extension of the debt ceiling lest the Stock Market fade. Sure some of these bozos have money in the Market even thought they are getting paid by the federal government.

  • Bobbyv


    Both sides do it but I do not, except maybe in response but even then try not to get personal. I am hardly perfect but Mark2 and I have had civil debates. I really should just let it go to be honest.

  • usa8888

    Hey did you hear where Steve Stockman, one of the dumbest men in Texas, unfortunately a congressman (this shows you how stupid his constituents are) is for the impeachment of Obama because Obama is trying to save children’s lives by enacting gun legislation. This is the same lunatic who in 1994 did not inform the government of the plot to bomb the fed bldg in Oklahoma city–he informed the NRA and they did nothing….

  • usa8888

    Hey right wingers, where are you ?????

  • cathy

    USA8888 if you are going to put my name in one of your posts. Explain what the HECK you are talking about. “Support is Everywhere”. Support for what?
    Stop trying to sound smart by naming mathematical theorems. You write like a wet behind the ears liberal college freshman.

  • Diamond Dave

    ““The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic,” Stockman said in a statement. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.”

    Where does he say anything about not wanting to save the lives of children? That sounds like liberal interpretation.

  • usa8888

    Cathy–maybe I am in the fourth grade but precocious in math. Would like to discuss Einstein’s field equations with you. I was referring to one of your comments which asked for proof–it is ubiquitous…..just not on Fox

  • usa8888

    Cathy–surely you don’t support Steve Stockman????? I hope..

  • Jeff

    @cathy, it’s called YouTube or Google research when the candidates hands remained down when asked about evolution or creationism may aid you with your dense…..I mean confusion.

  • ninja

    Usa888………….To bad colleges don’t have a class on common sense that was required to get a degree.

  • cathy

    Jeff and Usa8888 again it’s easy just give the link. Don’t tell me to google it. You must know where it is. What has our college system come to? When you write a paper and the teacher ask you for prove to you say “Do a google search?” If you are as education as you want us all to believe, you know the rules. They teach them to you in high school, your freshman year in college and every year there after. The writer has to provide prove of his/her statement when questioned. So, come on boys put up the links prove your statements.

    You make yourself look dumb when you tell me to use google or youtube.

  • usa8888

    Ninja–maybe I am in the fourth grade. But please help convince the right wing House people to vote for the debt extension to avoid deleterious economic consequences. We don’t want the Stock Market to drop needlessly…. The moderate GOP is for the debt extension.

  • Mark2

    Hang in there fellas and ladies, I didn’t mean to ruffle your feathers with facts and a good ol’ reality check. However, sometimes you guys just need to be reminded how insignificant Cable News is in the larger picture of how Americans get their news. The only time it’s really significant is during breaking news or Election Nights.

  • Bsotgnw

    congratulations on getting to the fourt grade

  • cathy

    Usa you are wrong on your information about Steve Stockman. He know nothing about the Oklahoma City bombing. What happened was after the bombing a former Orange County, Texas, Republican chairwoman who had ties to the Michigan militia faxed Stockman’s office and many other reps offices about a link to the bombing and the Michigan militia. Stockman notified the FBI minutes after getting the fax. He was the only rep who received the fax that noticed the FBI.

    Do you make all this up are to you have a favorite blogger you quote?

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