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


    I do recall you and others shouting from the hilltops how MSNBC is destroying FNC a few weeks ago. Now that that’s no longer the case, you say cable news doesn’t matter. You realize how silly that makes you appear?

  • TZCA

    Diamond Dave
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM
    Mark2 — …You realize how silly that makes you appear?

    This must be a rhetorical question. :wink:

  • cathy

    Mark2, If Cable News is insignificant then why do you spend so much of your time on this site? Do you really have so little going on in your life that you troll insignificant sites and try to inform people how unimportant things are? Is it just the good samaritan in you trying to guide us poor clueless people to a better life? Enlighten me with your wisdom. Debate topics that no one else but you is arguing about.

  • cathy

    Why is it that only the dumb liberals seem to debate on sites? I know that there are very smart ones. But I can’t find them on the net…..

    How silly of me. Smart liberals aren’t on the net because they understand once on the net it can be viewed forever.

  • TZCA

    Posted January 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM
    Why is it that only the dumb liberals seem to debate on sites? I know that there are very smart ones.

    Thanks for the insight cathy. I had thought the two were mutually exclusive.

  • cathy

    I found it…. USA get all his information from Maddow.


    Lookie lookie usa you are wrong again.

  • cathy

    answer for your printed lies USA….. Come tell me how smart you are. Tell me how facts are everywhere to support your statements.

  • TZCA

    lol cathy. I admire you and others who even try to counter usa8888 with a dose of reality, but I’m afraid the efforts are futile. I mean, this is a person who pronounces with certainty that there are bullets purposefully manufactured to tumble and these must be banned!. When challenged, this person says “it’s all over the internet/just search YouTube/get a college education.” In reality, it is not all over the internet, there are some examples on YouTube of bullets tumbling when improperly rifled, and to the dismay of a person like usa8888, I have a college education (bachelor of engineering). There is no remedy except time for someone like usa8888, unfortunately.

  • usa8888

    Tzca–if you have a degree in engineering, you should be able to go to You Tube and get the physics explained to you about tumbling and fragmenting bullets. This is not rocket science but the right wingers can’t seem to grasp this. It’s pretty straight forward…

  • usa8888

    CAthy–you never gave us your opinion of Stockman…

  • 1966

  • TZCA

    usa8888, tumbling and fragmenting are two very different consequences of impact.
    ALL bullets will rotate and possibly tumble based on rifling (spin coefficient), grain (weight) of bullet, impulse pressure of ignition (a factor of primer and powder formulation), and changing medium (temperature of air at time of impact and material of impact (gelatonous/ceramic, etc). Any tumbling in the air before impact DRASTICALLY reduces accuracy of the shot. The reality, usa8888, is that bullets are not specifically manufactured to tumble, and therefore cannot be banned.

    Fragmentation (rapid expansion of bullet material on impact) can be designed into the bullet. A perfect example is a hollow point round. These rounds, in theory, can be banned since the round is specifically designed to obtain a fragmenting consequence.

    The Hague Convention did specifically forbid the use of expanding bullets as a rule of war. There is NO mention anywhere of tumling bullets.

    In reality, usa8888, projectile science is closer to rocket science than you want to admit. It is obviously difficult for people to grasp, as it is obvious you don’t grasp it.

  • TZCA

    ^ tumling <— tumbling

  • usa8888

    Tzca–you argue inconsequential minutia. The point is that all the “dangerous” bullets should be banned for home use. AND, bullets can most certainly be designed to tumble. Stop copying from a site and use your head on the bigger issues. I hope you are for Obama’s gun policy because the majority of the public IS…..

  • 1966

    you can’t talk to him why try?

  • TZCA

    usa8888, I did not copy from a site (yeah, I actually do have an engineering degree). I’ve sat by idly for a long time watching you make an idiot of yourself with your tumbling bullet comments. Having an engineering degree and having served in two branches of military (first Army for two years, then transfer to Navy), I understand a little something of ballistics. Your comments are idiotic. Only once, did offer a correction to something ninja said in regards to a very early 52 grain 5.56 round for the M16A1 that did tumble, often on barrel exit, resulting in high inaccuracies, was discontinued, and is therefore extremely difficult to find.

  • usa8888

    TZCA–you are still stuck in minutia and fail to grasp the gun issue as it relates to killing children. Take another shot at it. To give you a hint, it’s not the barrel exit that causes the round to tumble…

  • TZCA

    1966, I don’t fool myself with delusions that usa8888 can be educated. But you can’t let people continue to make irrational comments without retort.

  • TZCA

    hint to usa8888, a bullet has less than a 30% chance of keeping a nice perfect straight through profile on impact.

  • usa8888

    This just in form the right wing propaganda arm–Fox “News”: They are accusing Obama of involving doctors in trying to stop the murder of children and adults, which the NRA is abetting. It’s fun to read the Fox website just for laughs and, on the other hand, unfortunate that so many gullible right wingers are duped there. Their “bias alert” is particularly hilarious and, in fact, alerts astute viewers to Fox bias…

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