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


  • RedBarSoup

    Did you guys see Boehner keep touching Michelles arm and LAUGHING!? How DARE he laugh. I bet he was laughing at someones dress or something they were wearing. HOW DARE HE, the WHOLE world is watching him and he does that!? WOW!!!

  • Dana

    Mathew::: relax, just screwing around….you know that there is nothing Obama can do to the wealthy that will add to the treasury….he doesn’t get it…as a matter of fact , the same people that believed in him will feel the pinch worse,that’s what s so ironic….

  • cathy

    Redbarsoup, Why are you so filled with hate or can’t YOU READ? I never called you a liberal. I said you were using the liberal spin. And you still are. I never said what you are crediting me with. But hey if it makes you feel better, go ahead and lie. You appear to be very good at it.

    Any negative comments yelled during today’s event in D.C. was wrong. Any rudeness to any person was wrong.

    Now, if Obama was giving a speech at one of his campaign like events for the public and someone calls him a liar I’m fine with that. If Obama’s walking down the street and someone calls him a liar I fine with that.

    Oh and by the way when did you prove me wrong? See where I come from you only get credit for calling someone out on their BS, when you prove it’s BS. And just you saying it’s BS isn’t proof. And printing a link to a story about allegations isn’t proof.

  • RedBarSoup

    hahahaha. Saying I use liberal spin, this is the same person that said “Yeah the people saying racist things on Fox News’ facebook are just ALL liberals in sheep clothes acting like Conservatives.” You’re funny. That’s the BS I’m talking about. You might want to look up the definition of BS.

  • cathy

    Dana, your number one should read. 1) fire 10 employees so your company doesn’t go bankrupt. Better for 10 employees to be out of work than 60.

  • Dana

    Why Cathy:::spoken like a real entrepreneur ….we will survive!!

  • 1966

  • cathy

    Redbarsoup, Again proof…. Putting quotation marks around a statement doesn’t make it a quote. It doesn’t proof I posted it. That wasn’t my statement. I don’t even think you have paraphrased me correctly. I had made a statement saying that most outrageous statement are Fox news’ facebook page were hackers or people trying to make Fox news’ supporters like bad. Then I had reposted a statement made by facebook about hateful and outrageous posts. I never used the word ALL. A facebook employee had posted that many of the outrageous posts on Fox news page, MSNBC page and many others political sites can be linked to hackers. In some cases they found the offenders and learned posts where being made in hopes to discredit the group.

    Most and all have very different meanings. Maybe you should like them out.

    And again because you call it BS it doesn’t make it so.

    Then again go ahead and believe that Fox news viewers are so racist and so stupid that they use their facebook account with their real name and post hate ridden statements. (well a few people are) Oh a few that would be the opposite of most. Wouldn’t it?

  • RedBarSoup

    And again because you call it BS it doesn’t make it so.

    uhhh duh? Of course you don’t think what you say is BS or you wouldn’t say it. It’s all relative. Just because you say I’m using liberal spin “doesn’t make it so”. I pointed out that that people on Fox News’ facebook say racists things and that if you want a good laugh just go there, which BTW was response to some other idiot saying that liberals are just hateful people spewing out their hate…it was a RESPONSE to someone that said something which you are attacking ME for. But then again, it was a conservative saying it so of course you aren’t going to say anything to that person.

  • cathy

    1966 – all that country music makes me miss my aunts.

    Dana – I truly believe people just don’t understand how small profit margins are in many companies. My hubby and I have looked into many businesses and different types of business investments. The profit from owning a fast food restaurant is only between $50,000 and $100,000 if it’s successful. That’s with paying min wage and not giving employees health insurance. The money just isn’t there. The low profit is there for retail stores too. It costs between $250,000 and $1,000,000 to start a business. 60% of all businesses fail. Do people understand that it takes owners ten years just to make back their investment?

  • Stan T


    I’m soon to be a business…As soon as I finish my current novel, I’m going to be creating a publishing company, and publish my own book…If i’m going to be ripped off by my publisher, it might as well be me ripping me off…I’m not hiring ANYONE, atleast until Obama is no longer president…I plan to make a profit, even if it’s a SMALL profit…

  • cathy

    Red, Ok, last time. If you want to insult me fine. But do it based on my words not your translation of my words. And read all of the post. As I can’t remember every post. I believe my post was to both you and the other person. Anyone that uses posts on facebook to prove a group is racist or hateful is wrong. Heck it could be the same person posting under different names over and over.

    I know I’ve called out conservatives who’ve made incorrect statements. I may not call out everyone because some people are so nutty I don’t even read their posts.

  • Stan T

    Today, I’ve learned that miracles do happen…I got a liberal to admit that Obama is a hypocrit…It’s amazing what liberals can understand….if you explain it to them on a second grade level…

  • Jeff

    Wow Stan, getting someone to admit that a politician is a hypocrite… bravo!!

    Lets send you to the Middle East for peace talks. Neo-Con-Extremists not too bright!!

  • Coffee Steve


    This does not reflect the views of this site and any comparison is purely coincidental :-)

    Good Morning

    10 degrees outside, nice cold wind, wind chill Minus 15…ahhhhh the warmth.

    This really happened… We’re at this nice restaurant and news was covering the inauguration, a man stood up and said, No dis-respect to the President and First Lady but would anyone object to turning it off? I would like to eat my nice expensive meal while on my Honeymoon without news from Washington where none of them get along and I want to set a good example for my bride”

    A waiter took his remote and shut off the TV’s and applause was loud enough to deafen the ears :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    And NO Rats it wasn’t at McDonalds LOL

  • d.d.

    Hi ,all . Coffee, it’s 17 here & Brrrr ,we are just getting heat back on . TN is rocky & a lot of utilities are above ground. Weather, such as wind , can cause outages. We had all smoke detectors ,&, the cordless phones , beeping in the middle of the night. I never did get back to sleep.


    The Chicago Tribune had an editorial today re: President Obama’s spending.

    “Looming over all these issues, however, is the inescapable obligation to put our fiscal house in order — a topic the president largely ignored on Monday.

    Putting the nation on a sustainable fiscal path is essential to our long-term prosperity — as well as our ability to afford the sort of government commitments the president regards as indispensable.”

    Obama doesn’t deserve all the blame . Bush was a huge spender , as were other Presidents.

    – – –

    Study: “Debt Problem Began Four Decades Ago”

    A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reminds Americans that, contrary to the narrative that huge deficits and debt are merely a recent product of the Great Recession, the problem began over forty years ago.

    Daniel Thornton, the St. Louis Fed’s Vice President and economic adviser, finds : it’s steadily increasing government spending, not a lack of tax revenues, that’s causing all of this.


  • Letmethink

    Morning dd, Coffee
    48 now headed up to 63.
    The cyber bullying, hate,vitriol, lack of dignity and class–seems to be getting worse each day.

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning!
    1 yes ONE degree!!! had a few more inches of snow overnight and they say the lake could give us 3 more today!! Wind chills -15 or colder!
    Hey Letmethink…………………bite me!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Coffee Steve

    Obama doesn’t deserve all the blame . Bush was a huge spender , as were other Presidents.

    Agreed, and I have never said it was his problem all by his lonesome, many of us for decades have been screaming to get a hold of budgets BEFORE it got to this point. But deaf ears and hot pockets Washington only continued to spend and not spend OUR money wisely.

    48 now headed up to 63

    Now that is Cold Hearted LOL

    Wind chills -15 or colder!
    Just remember my freind, somehere, someone has it worse :-)

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