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


  • d.d.

    Look at our ‘First Lady’s” Eyes



    Libs Keep It Classy, Boo Paul Ryan At Obama’s Inauguration – Update: Booing Started By DOJ Lawyer…

    Decorum is lost by this Administration

  • 1nancy2

    Hi d.d.
    I don’t agree with booing D or R. Classy? Decorum? I would have to spend hours typing all of the lies and terrible names the President was called. Fox ‘News’ was the worst offender, ’round the clock, for his first term in office. Now, that did not work out well for Repubs, right?

  • Bobbyv


    Agreed, not right to boo and both sides have exhibited this (like interrupting the state of the union). The one frustrating difference for me is that when they called GWB stupid or Hit!ler nobody claimed everyone who did it was racist.

  • RedBarSoup

    LOL at that video of the first lady rolling her eyes. MAN you guys attack this president and his wife on EVERYTHING. Maybe it was something he said to here that warranted the eye roll,you know, part of the conversation…even if it wasn’t. This is about as stupid as Ratboy complaining that Obama left out his middle name…HAHAHAHA.

  • RedBarSoup


    Maybe it’s because of people like this that give people a bad name when they say things about the president?

  • RedBarSoup

    of course, then again, according to Cathy, that’s just a liberal pretending to be a conservative just so they can give them a bad name.

  • d.d.


    As you know by now, I’m not in favor of name calling by anyone. I received plenty of rude comments about my belonging to a local Tea Party right here by posters on TVBTN’s

    but ,

    This was an offical event & the ‘First Lady’ influences others . Her words & gestures can be emulated . Rudeness is never the answer.

    This headline was just in a British paper:

    First Lady rolls her eyes TWICE at political foe John Boehner as he speaks to her husband at inaugural luncheon.



  • Bobbyv


    Just accept the fact that the Pres is not going to win with some people no matter what he does. Same way on the other side with GWB, and will be same on both sides until the end of time.

  • AppleStinx

    d.d. wrote: “Libs Keep It Classy, Boo Paul Ryan At Obama’s Inauguration – Update: Booing Started By DOJ Lawyer…”

    I don’t think that booing was appropriate during the presidential inauguration; that was Obama’s hour.

  • Hoppy

    Party politics is no dirtier than it’s always been. Lincoln was called “the ape in the White House” by some newspapers and Harding was accused of fathering children out of wedlock. The difference now is the fact that communications technology makes it a simple matter to spread the dirt across the nation, and ANYONE can say ANYTHING on pages like this one.

  • Ratboy

    Yep not big stories, Obama tweeting while in church, changing to just his middle initial for todays event, booing Ryan, Michelle rolling her eyes, yep small stories that tell a bigger one!

  • RedBarSoup

    Look at how she stuffs her face…TOTALLY a Muslim!!!

  • cathy

    And there is Redbarsoup doing the liberal spin. I state data that facebook posted about where most inflammatory and offensive statements on their site come from and he spins it.

    The bad behavior of every day citizens is never an excuse for bad behavior for the elected members of our government.

    1nancy2, redbarsoup and anyone else that thinks the First Lady’s eye rolling isn’t a big deal. I understand that for some reason middle class woman think its cool to call themselves b**ches. And being rude is the new ‘cool’. But Michelle’s title is “First LADY” not first “B**TCH*.
    (If I would have seen any of my children 21, 19, 16, I would have gotten them away from the table and balled them out.)
    The First Lady is the host of every White House event. A good host is never rude to her guest. The world was watching our country today. And they see a woman lacking self control, grace and social skills. Because she has already been our first lady for four years. (Plenty of time to acquire these skills) Her lack of following a simple social norm leads people to believe Michelle puts herself above the rules. That does make foreign diplomats willing to come to the White House.

  • cathy

    My last line was sarcasm.

  • RedBarSoup

    I’m a liberal now!? YES!!! Sorry, just because I call you out on your BS and you are a conservative doesn’t mean that I’m a liberal, thank you very much. But Hey Mrs. Cathy, don’t worry, It’s those DARN liberals pretending to be conservatives, they are the only mean ones! Bet you were one of these people that had no problem with the guy yelling “YOU LIE”. HA!

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Today (Monday) was a great day. Everything went well. There were not any tanks or Marines in the streets.. This is America. What did Mitt Romney do today?

  • cathy

    @rat About texting….. My daughter’s teacher had them watch Obama’s day. She told me at one point the camera went to Obama’s oldest daughter and a group of girls yelled. “look she’s texting, she’s texting. When the camera went back to her the teacher and other agreed. Their teacher seemed disappointed and one girl said, “why are you upset? She’s being an average teenager.”
    Now, don’t get your panties twisted liberals. I have no idea if you can see his daughter texting. Nor do I care. Keep reading because the most important part is coming.

    I live in a republican area even the teenagers are conservatives. Most talk about Obama is negative in the school cafe. My daughter was explaining how different it was today. Everyone was looking at the Obamas as a family.

  • Bobbyv


    Now was that nice? :)

  • Dana

    how to survive the Obama regime:: 1) fire enough employees to get under the 50 to avoid Obamacare 2) divorce your spouse so both can earn 400 each in lieu of 450 as a couple 3) invest all your money in munis that are insured and backed by general obligations 4) join a group and hire a concierge doctors group that give you and your family quality care 5) pay down your mortgage as much as you can as Obamas next stunt is to limit deductions 6)build a safe room in your house because when the food stamps run out the entitled will be paying the rest of us a visit,….hope this helps…

  • Matthew

    S**t on your employees, end your marriage (as an already wealthy person) to avoid $2250 in additional tax burden, rail against the same closing of loopholes you previously supported, and live in a state of crippling fear of your neighbors

    Hahahaha, you know, common sense solutions!

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