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


  • Coffee Steve


    Dag Nab it!!! Now I’ll have that songh stuck in my head all day :lol:

    I loved that one years ago

  • cathy

    The senate passed a budget? When???? Someone needs to check facts.


    The problem we are having is that Reid says it’s a waste of time to put any bill up for a vote if you are not sure it will pass. So, the democrats say they haven’t done a budget because they can’t get Republican support. But “we the people” only have Mr. Reid’s word on this. If the republicans are the hold up, bring a budget to vote and let the American people see.

    It’s not a waste of time to bring bills to votes even if they don’t pass. Voting is the only true why for “we the people” to see what our reps are truly for or against. The only reason politicians won’t vote on bills that may not pass is that they don’t want “we the people” to truly know where they stand on issues unless they are going to win.

    Wake up to the BS you are being feed. Vote and let us see where everyone stands.

  • Coffee Steve

    Nebraska governor approves revised Keystone pipeline route Notifies Obama

    Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman notified the Obama administration Tuesday that he has approved the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline to traverse his state, marking a significant step toward reviving the project after President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sidelined it.

    Fox News Com

  • usa8888

    After the GOP spent like drunken sailors with unfunded wars, drug programs, and tax cuts –all supported by the Repubs without a budget for these items, the right wing GOP wants to blame Obama for too much spending. The right wing doesn’t realize you must spend in a bad recession or depression, given the economic crisis Obama inherited. Now the bags are obstructing our economic growth……

  • cathy

    Coffee Steve,

    You post reminds me of what a number of scientist had said about extraterritorial invasion. They said we don’t need to fear extraterritorial invasion because there are to many uninhabited planets with more resources. They then want in to say that the U.S. should be increasing funds to NASA, so that we can take advantage of resources from space.

    I loved that song for years too. It was running through my head when I read Ratboys post on Obama saying the recovery is underway.

    @rat, I’m not going to try to educate the unteachable.

  • Coffee Steve


    An astronomy teacher of mine once made a statement to his class, “I don’t believe any intelligent force will ever invade our planet, good grief, they would take one look at us and get out of the solar system as fast as they could” :-)

    I’m thinking of writing my own book about the President called “The Blame Game”

    After 4 years it is getting really old.

  • 1966
  • Ratboy

    @ usa8888
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 8:50 AM
    After the GOP spent like drunken sailors with unfunded wars, drug programs, and tax cuts –all supported by the Repubs without a budget for these items, the right wing GOP wants to blame Obama for too much spending. The right wing doesn’t realize you must spend in a bad recession or depression, given the economic crisis Obama inherited. Now the bags are obstructing our economic growth

    Where is Reids budget????? Please, simple question. Stop blaming the R’s and answer a simple question. Why no budget from Reid? It is the law for the senate to present a budget and they did not. Please explain.

  • usa8888

    We don’t need to worry about invasion from other earth like planets because: 1) the planets are too far away for timely travel, due to Einstein’s theory of relativity–a particle can never exceed 186,000 miles per second, and 2) “aliens” don’t need our resources. What the scientists were alluding by “resources” is that through NASA funding we gain advantages from materials and technology invented for space travel. You misinterpreted the whole story, and by the way, “to many” should be “too” many…

  • cathy

    FYI: Go to bigelowtea facebook page to get free t** bags.

  • Coffee Steve


    I loved the Bottomless Coffee for 5 cents :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    I remember going to White Castle and having a dime and buying 2 burgers cause there wasn’t a tax up to a dime. I remeber the old five and dime stores that are now the (For A Dollar) stores that everything is a dollar.

    I remember the darkness and the void and God sneezing and saying oops! :mrgreen:

  • cathy
  • Ratboy

    Reid, budget,??? waiting

  • 1966

    that sign was from wall drug and they have good coffee.

  • Coffee Steve


    When I was very young my dad would say lets go to the soda fountain and get a drink, I kept thinking, ok, where’s the fountain with soda coming out :-)


    That’s an oxymoron

  • Ratboy

    This is interesting, my neighbors wife was at the inaguration yesterday because her sister in law has a coffee shop by the White House so they went. My neighbor and I were talking last night as we wer out shoveling snow and his wife called. he aske how it was and she said that it was like going to a rock concert because there was so much pot smoking going on! And now this is a headline to a story

    Eyewitness Account: Inauguration Crowd Lackluster; Smelled of Marijuana

  • Matthew

    Study: “Debt Problem Began Four Decades Ago”

    Nothing is going to reverse that trajectory so long as the voters keep looking for a president to fix our budget, rather than the Congress. Changing the president is inconsequential when the people in charge of the budgets are the same people they’ve always been. I’ve posted about this before, and I’ll surely post about it again, but my representative, Bill Young, has been in the Congress longer than I’ve been alive, and he keeps his seat in part by bringing us a huge amount of pork (while simultaneously campaigning on ‘fiscal responsibility’).

    In both Obama and Bush’s defense, it’s easy to forget an important aspect of their presidencies: they were both wartime presidents. Not only that, but Bush had the consequences of the Tech Bubble bursting on the front end of his presidency, the 2008 global recession on the tail end, and then Obama coming in during the same recession.
    These are the exact circumstances for which our ability to sell debt exists, but Washington (both the presidents and the Congress) decided to capitalize on these circumstances for cronyism and self-advancement, rather than using the debt wisely.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ratboy and all who live in the Central-Eastern US

    90 day weather (just got done reading all the maps and info)

    Feb (next 4 weeks) colder than normal upper north central (yes rats you) :-) way below normal

    THEN last week in Feb through March WAY above normal YEAH!!!!!!! Cabin TIME full time…

  • Coffee Steve


    Also people forget the economy was in a good upswing till 9-11 happened and that kinda puts the brakes on growth too

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