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


  • Matthew

    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.

    Hahaha, swell. Most people won’t care, because they think most domestic counter-terrorism is focused on Islam; in reality, the greatest bulk of incidents in the U.S. come from eco-terrorists, separatist militias, and hate groups, so that’s who DHS spends most of their time focusing on. Even then, I guess most people won’t care, since they didn’t seem terribly bothered that the president had a U.S. citizen executed without a trial.

  • Coffee Steve

    She even had a little school work on Christmas eve :shock:

    One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

    See Rats? If we hadn’t studied today she may have never read that LOL….

    later gators we’re going to go see Lincoln as part of her field trips. Popcorn included (before thats banned too)


  • 1966

  • cathy

    Sorry Matthew. Mark had your name in the post.

    See Redbarsoup unlike you, Mark and USA, I know I make mistakes and I LIVE UP to them.

    When it does comes to Florida liberal need to read all of the stories. The only time the court extended hours was for the polling station that had to close for 4 hours because of a possible bomb.
    Also polling stations (run by democratic clerks) were causing problems because they were opening late and closing early. (Republicans had nothing to do with that.) In democratic countries they were told by the republican government that if lines were over an hour line, they should offer absentee ballots to those waiting in line. Dade County (democratic clerk) didn’t want to do it because counting absentee ballots took longer of her staff.

  • Hoppy

    Do you suppose that Joe mentioned to the President that the inauguration is a big effen deal?

  • Ratboy

    disrepectful jerk!!!!

    Obama Tweets from Church: `Let’s Go’

    It’s said that the Twitter messages actually thumbed by President Barack Obama @BarackObama are signed `BO.’

    The one this morning came from St. John’s, the church across Lafayette Park from the White House, where the first family went this morning on the chilly and overcast day of the public inauguration ceremonies:

    “I’m honored and grateful that we have a chance to finish what we started. Our work begins today. Let’s go. -bo”

    The president and his family arrived at St. John’s at 8:35 am EST.

    The service ended at 9:39.

    BO tweeted at 9:25.

  • Ratboy

    But yesterday when not in front of the crowds he used Hussien. Two faced liar! Is there anything he does that shows respect for the tradition of our country much less the constitution??

    Barack H. Obama drops Hussein from the presidential oath

    The Barack Hussein Obama of 2009 has been replaced in President Obama’s second inaugural celebration by “Barack H. Obama.”

    In taking the oath of office Monday morning before Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Mr. Obama abbreviated his birth name, giving only the initial “H.”

    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, also referred to the president as Barack H. Obama in his introductory remarks for the public swearing-in ceremony.

    Four years ago, the official inauguration schedule also referred to “Barack H. Obama,” but Mr. Obama used his full name in taking the oath of office.

    “I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition,” Mr. Obama told the Chicago Tribune in 2009. “I’m not trying to make a statement one way or another. I’ll do what everybody else does.”

  • Ratboy

    Hope and change, Forward? yea sure!

    Unemployment Rate Same Today As It Was When Obama First Took Office…
    GALLON OF GAS: 1/20/09 — $1.84; 1/21/13 — $3.26…

  • Matthew

    Barack H. Obama drops Hussein from the presidential oath

    Well, this certainly is something that’s worth making a stink about

  • Matthew

    Reminder for 1/21/2013: Barack Obama has an authorized CIA ‘kill list,’ which includes (at least) one U.S. citizen, a U.S. citizen who was executed without his Constitutional right to due process


    You know

    That whole “Barack H. Obama” instead of “Barack Hussein Obama” thing, that’s definitely

    an issue

    a big deal

    lets fire up the phony outrage machine and spend a couple hours fuming about s**t that doesn’t matter at all

  • Ratboy

    @ Matthew
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 9:45 AM
    Barack H. Obama drops Hussein from the presidential oath

    Well, this certainly is something that’s worth making a stink about

    Why did he do it? Why was it there yesterday but not today for the public cerimony? Any guesses? Hint: the name does not poll well!!!!

  • Matthew

    Robot Death Machines flying over domestic territory, spying on my family? Hahaha, spying schmying, lets talk about something that’s actually important, like tweets, and cities calling their Christmas trees ‘Holiday Trees,’ and crazy old Biden’s latest gaffe

  • Ratboy

    @ lets fire up the phony outrage machine and spend a couple hours fuming about s**t that doesn’t matter at all

    How about the fact that it is just more proof as to his “transparancy” and his sincerity. Sure it does not change world event but it speaks volumns about him as a politician trying to fram a legacy and that legacy will not include the middle name “hussein” because it does not poll well!!!

  • Matthew

    Why did he do it? Why was it there yesterday but not today for the public cerimony? Any guesses? Hint: the name does not poll well!!!!

    Yes. And?

  • RedBarSoup

    Watch out guys! “Obama” tweeted from church. He also dropped his middle name in the presidential oath. HUGE NEWS ALERT!!!! F this president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!exclamation point!!!!!!!!

  • RedBarSoup

    “hussein” because it does not poll well!!!

    It’s because of idiots like you that thinks just because he has that name that he’s a Muslim…. Not his fault that there is literally people out there that think he’s a Muslim because his middle name is Hussein.

  • Raz

    When you don’t want people talking about the important stuff, like unemployment, Benghazi and alike…you give them a bunch of stupid little stuff to talk about so that they appear stupid and picky. So the prez tossed out his middle name and tweetied from church. Big deal, pay attenion to the big stuff.

  • cathy

    Coffee Steve, That was a nice Dr. King jr. quote but he had a lot of great speeches. He was speaking from his heart.

    Raz, Speaking of Benghazi. Hillary looked fine today.

  • d.d.


    While Tiffany deserved a few tears, rats as a whole do not , for they carry diseases ,plus, they will eat almost anything, including the dead of their species, or even their own kids!


    If one really want to talk about “important stuff,” the first thing on the list should be the safety of the USA & its people.

    Currently eight countries besides the U.S. could unleash a nuclear EMP assault.

    North Korea now has an Assured Destruction capability against the United States developed with the help of Russia.

    The Congressional EMP Commission estimates that, given the nation’s current unpreparedness, within one year of an EMP attack, two-thirds of the U.S. population — 200 million Americans — would probably perish from starvation, disease and societal collapse. Dr. William Graham was the chairman of that commission, and he says that an EMP attack could knock the United States back into the 1800s in just a single moment…

    I would like to see SHIELD Act (HR 668) reintroduced for protecting the electric grid from EMP . This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.

    Unfortunately, defending against an EMP would be costly. You’d need lots of spare parts and low-tech backup systems, plus shielding of key elements. It’s doable, but even the U.S. military hasn’t made much progress.

    There are videos & links available on EMP. This link is easy to follow.


  • Ratboy

    nanny state??

    First Term: Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ Increased 8,332,000

    The number of Americans age 16 or older who decided not to work or even to seek a job increased by 8,332,000 to a record 88,839,000 in President Barack Obama’s first term, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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