Cable News Ratings for Thursday, January 17, 2013

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January 18th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, January 17, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,187        234         481
CNN           394        123         169
MSNBC           482        131         223
CNBC           169         46           85
FBN             61         22           35
HLN           186         82         116
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        1,904        330         696
CNN           610        172         247
MSNBC           913        217         423
CNBC           242        103         164
FBN             81         29           49
HLN           269        109         169
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,147        269         541
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           199         97         117
MSNBC Morning Joe           455        196         267
CNBC Squawk Box           119         44           75
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           190        113         147
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,196        412         840
CNN SITUATION ROOM           580        159         241
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           910        199         333
CNBC FAST MONEY           189         31           74
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           208         49         108
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,139        334         741
CNN SITUATION ROOM           536        171         214
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           759        185         367
CNBC MAD MONEY           205         55           80
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           190         62           96
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,631        322         641
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           616        188         257
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           780        171         379
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           177         22           63
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           266        110         163
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,807        441         965
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           563        183         254
MSNBC ED SHOW           935        169         410
CNBC MARIJUANA INC           276        100         182
HLN NANCY GRACE           446        164         266
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,671        343         656
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           655        137         214
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW           908        244         468
CNBC SHADOW BILLIONAIRE           256        124         159
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           185         84         121
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 611 196 274
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,100        291         511
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           396        153         185
MSNBC ED SHOW           428         95         197
CNBC MAD MONEY             98         39           58
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           161         68         109

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


  • Ratboy

    Goood Morning!
    Well Lady Luck was winning against Mother Nature in their cage match! We missed out on the first 12 hours of the potential lake effect storm but it looks like LL is getting tired cuz MN is throwing it down right now! I can only hope LL has a second wind! either way we wont get the 6 – 10 and I dont think we will get anywhere close to 6. It is now 11 degrees and is supposed to get colder by 5 this afternoon!

  • Coffee Steve


    Glad your weather is good, here we are in a DEEP FREEZE for about 8 days, its even hard to keep my coffee warm LOL

    Have a great day Girl…

  • Coffee Steve

    It is now 11 degrees and is supposed to get colder by 5 this afternoon!

    Goooooooooooooood Morning Ratdude

    I warned ya didn’t I? :mrgreen:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    Posted January 21, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    It is now 11 degrees and is supposed to get colder by 5 this afternoon!

    Goooooooooooooood Morning Ratdude

    I warned ya didn’t I

    so the warning was supposed to make me feel better?? Or were you just rubbing it in deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper? :lol:

  • Coffee Steve

    PS: @ Rats

    Now the models are saying a period of snow storms will be heading our way and yours the next few weeks..BUT some of the future models are in conflict about that so hopefully that prediction won’t hold

  • Coffee Steve

    Or were you just rubbing it in deeper and deeper


    LOL..Nah..I just know about cars shutting down, and a few weeks ago when I checked the long range models I seen that Asia was warming up finally which meant that Northern and Cental America was about to have the AC turned on :-)

    And I just wanted to warm people to get the cars prepared, nothing like going out to start the car and BOOM, the battery is dead or the Anti-Freeze was froze LOL…

  • Coffee Steve

    EDIT (And I just wanted to warm people)

    WARN people, but I’d like to make sure everyone was warm though LOL

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    Right now it is snowing at a rate of more than an inch an hour hands down! the lake machine has kicked in full throttle! If we would have got this when it was supposed to statt we might be in the 20 inch range!

  • Ratboy

    I cant remember this kind of thing with any other president! but then again the other presidents went to church on a more regular basis as a rule. This really makes my stomach turn!

    Not News: Pastor Goes Off on ‘Enemies,’ Leads Chants of ‘Forward’ With Obamas in Attendance

    At the Associated Press today, Darlene “Supine” Superville filed a report on Barack and Michelle Obama’s church attendance “at the historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church.”

    Ms. Superville told readers that “The Old Testament reading during the service came from the book of Exodus, Chapter 14, in which the Israelites cross the Red Sea as Moses leads them out of Egypt.” That’s nice, but she failed to report how church pastor Ronald E. Braxton used that passage in his sermon. Ben Shapiro at Big Government did

    At Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Braxton reportedly crafted his speech around Obama’s personal political slogan: “Forward!”

    Obama, said Braxton, was just like Moses facing the Red Sea: “forward is the only option … The people couldn’t turn around. The only thing that they could do was to go forward.” Obama, said Braxton, would have to overcome all obstacles – like opposition from Republicans, presumably, or the bounds of the Constitution. Braxton continued, “Mr. President, stand on the rock,” citing to Moses standing on Mount Horeb as his people camped outside the land of Israel.

    But it wasn’t enough to compare Obama with the founder of Judaism and the prophet of the Bible. Braxton added that Obama’s opponents were like the Biblical enemies of Moses, and that Obama would have to enter the battle because“sometimes enemies insist on doing it the hard way.”

    The service ended with the pastor leading the crowd in a chant of “Forward.” Really.

  • Coffee Steve


    19 years ago this past Saturday in 1994 we had 20 inches of snow in a 24 hour period (32 inches over 3 days) and we hit 22 below zero, our coldest temp on record, shelbyville about 15 miles from me recorded Minus 37.

    The city shut down for a week, and UPS & Ford said if that ever happened again they would close their main hub here and move on. The city bought 40 new snow trucks and a 2 year on supply salt and gave the assurance the roads would never be impassable again.

    Now we don’t fear big snowfalls because they actually do a great job keeping them open now.

  • Coffee Steve

    Well, School is now in session BBL…

  • d.d.

    Morning !


    Wow d.d.!!!

    Tried to watch 2016 Obama’s America yesterday…..

    You thought this was the best film you had ever seen???

    You saw it multiple times? You went with friends/groups

    Morning , Jeff. You got one thing right . I did go to see 2016. It was not the best film I have ever seen. I saw it once. My husband & I went by ourselves.

    I remember reading the documentary was made for about a million, & made 23 million , the second highest made by a documentary , but, not even close to Fahrenheit 9/11.

    With only one million dollars spent by 2016, I think it would classify as a low budget film by today’s standards.

    My discussion of 2016 was based on the interesting premise that Obama was an anti-colonialist ,&, I left it open to interpretation.


    Well, School is now in session BBL…

    Today Is MLK Day.


    I’m such a softie. I had to grab a big wad of tissues while I was reading this on the Huff Po website.

    A Love Story About… A Rat Named Mr. Tiffany


  • Ratboy

    @ d.d
    A Love Story About… A Rat Named Mr. Tiffany

    this could be my life story except I aint dead, no one took me in and took care of me, no one really even likes me, and ……………….. well I guess this rat and Mr. Tiffany are rats of a different color! :lol:

  • d.d.

    Ah, Rats, poor baby ! We, the conservative Right, like you .

    I’m still blowing my nose about the loss of Tiffany , though.



    A landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation last year forced federal authorities to reveal there are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S.

    The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states and flying spy sorties across American soil.

    Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority



  • Coffee Steve

    Today Is MLK Day.

    Goooooooood Morning

    Yep, and he is included in our studies today, figured its a good time to do that :-)

    She was just a little behind her assignments, so today will be a short day as she will be caught up after today. I’m hatrd but I am fair, as long as she keeps up with her work that is LOL

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m hatrd but I am fair,

    Hard but fair, I do need a raise though

  • Ratboy

    Let it be noted that G W Bush had a rating of 62.2!!

    Obama Averages 49% Approval in First Term

    Approval has been climbing in recent quarters

    by Jeffrey M. Jones

    PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents.

    Obama’s first-term approval average, like those of most presidents with lower first-term averages, was likely dragged down by a sluggish economy. Clinton and Reagan saw higher second-term approval as the economy improved. Obama’s approval rating has also shown improvement, with a 48.1% average in his fourth year in office after a 44.4% average in his third year.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    Posted January 21, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    I’m hatrd but I am fair,

    Hard but fair, I do need a raise though

    I think there is some kind of LAW against school today!!!!! Not because of MLK but because of the corination of the king! :twisted:

    But really guy School today??? If she is behind it is the teachers fault so dont take it out on the students!!
    ditch day ditch day ditch day ditch day

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: {I gave this “HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT” post some months ago,…}

    Thanks. Doable. Fortunately I have a Moulinex grater that I never put together. Before going to the site, I was afraid that it would involve shooting a horse… And it is kind of funny that a coupon for free detergent is at the bottom of that page. :grin:

  • AppleStinx

    Jumping ahead of 1966…
    Abraham, Martin & John

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