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

    Wazzz up Hoppy? :-)

    s Cold as it is today Vietnam sounds good all of a sudden LOL

  • usa8888

    Hey, Hoppy–what do want the US to do–let Al qaeda take over Africa and Europe and then the US. As you may know (or probably don’t), the CIA is involved. The GOP has no plan for anything, just criticize the dems……

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a great afternoon folks, we are out of town till late tonight…


    See ya Wed Morn

  • Ratboy

    @ Why? And again, how can you claim that core budget disagreements HAVEN’T been a big part of Congressional discussion

    How can you have a budget disagreement if there is NOT a budget to disagree with???

    A bunch of people disagreed with ryans budget but there were a bunch of D’s that agreed with parts of it. But the senate did not have one for the last 3 years to even talk about!!!!! Why is that so hard to understand? Why do you think it is LAW that the house, the senate, and the president ALL produce a budget?

    I will tell you this! If the house did not present a budget with a R majority there is no way in HELL that Obama would not make a HUGE deal out of it and DEMAND that they do their job and abide by the law of the land! But he wont do it in the senate, in fact he wont even talk about it!

  • usa8888

    From NBC NEWS: Virginia right ringers passed a gerrymandering bill dupicitiously while a key democrat was away attending the inauguration so the GOP could pad the vote in certain areas. Law suits are planned as the GOP can win only by cheating…..

  • Ratboy

    @ usa8888
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM
    Hey, Hoppy–what do want the US to do–let Al qaeda take over Africa and Europe and then the US. As you may know (or probably don’t), the CIA is involved

    Again, IDIOT!!! Obama campaigned that Al Qaeda was done for!! He said Bengazi was because a video but NOW you loons are worried about a group that has been defeated taking over Africa??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • usa8888

    Rat–I have offered to try to get you into a good university so you will stop talking nonsense, but you persist. You have not been following the news–Obama has done more to eradicate Al qaeda than anyone in history and, if you could read, you would know that al qaeda is persistent, in spite of the fact their ranks have been decimated by Obama. It’s a nice thing France is now getting involved in mali–there are many other nations involved, too, which is a good thing….

  • Matthew

    How can you have a budget disagreement if there is NOT a budget to disagree with???

    Again, the Senate Democratic budget position is to follow the BCA with no significant changes; the reason for this is because they don’t agree with austerity measures during an economic downturn. And, AGAIN, the debt ceiling debate was a budget debate, and the conclusion of that debate was that there’s no compromise to be had, except in the form of mutually assured destruction agreements like the fiscal cliff, which is just an excuse to delay doing anything substantial. You’re trying really hard to sum the entire situation up as “it’s Obama and Reid’s fault,” when it’s EVERYONE’s fault, particularly the American voter.

  • usa8888

    Austeristy measures during a bad recession or depression make NO sense. They are a recipe for DEPRESSION.

  • Ratboy

    @ if you could read, you would know that al qaeda is persistent,
    How can they be a threat? these are the presidents words not mine or anybody else on the right or left!!
    And how can they be “persistent, in spite of the fact their ranks have been decimated by Obama”

    Cant fix stupid!!

    “Now, four years ago, I made a few commitments to you. I told you I’d end the war in Iraq, and I did. I said I’d end the war in Afghanistan, and we are,” said Obama. “I said we’d refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 — and today, al Qaeda is on its heels and Osama bin Laden is no more.”

    Recently, on Nov. 1 in Green Bay, Wis., Obama said, “Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”

    “We’ve got choices about war and peace,” Obama said. “I ended the war in Iraq, as I promised. We are transitioning out of Afghanistan. We have gone after the terrorists who actually attacked us 9/11 and decimated al Qaeda.”

    On Sept. 21 in Woodbridge, Va. and Sept. 23 in Milwaukee, Obama again said, “al Qaeda is on the path to defeat.”

    Off the campaign trail on Sept. 25, Obama spoke to the United Nations General Assembly and said, “Al Qaeda has been weakened, and Osama bin Laden is no more.”

    The next day, campaigning in Bowling Green, Ohio, Obama again said, “al Qaeda is on the path to defeat.” That same day at Kent State University, Obama used the same line. Obama said the same thing on Sept. 27 in Virginia Beach, Va.

    On Sept. 28 at the Hilton in Washington, Obama said, “We said that we would go after al Qaeda, and they are on the run and bin Laden is dead.”

  • d.d.

    There is nothing more frustrating to those living in the US than the impasse between the Senate & the House ,yet, I add fault to the President for failure to lead . President Obama’s Deficit Commission was swept under the rug with a shrug. The Simpson-Bowles fiscal sustainability plan had merit & there were both Democrats & Republicans who supported it. With some adult arm twisting by Obama, some responsible legislation might have been passed. Yet, as Matthew portrays it , by dissing his own Commission, Obama did make a decision , albeit , not a brave leadership one.


    There is so much talk about target viewers based on age,


    Media and communications business consultancy firm, SNL Kagan, said Fox News averages 89 cents per subscriber per month, while CNN gets 57 cents and MSNBC collects 18 cents

    Interesting: the average Fox News viewer is worth more than four (4) times his or her MSNBC equivalent

  • Matthew

    The Simpson-Bowles fiscal sustainability plan had merit & there were both Democrats & Republicans who supported it.

    Two Republican and Democratic Congressmen (their names escape me at the moment) introduced Simpson-Bowles into the House in 2012 – it got 32 votes. I’m pretty much convinced that it’ll take one of two things to get the ball rolling: a super majority in both chambers by one party or the other, or all of the ideologues getting primaried by moderates.

    And, for the record, I acknowledge Obama’s negotiating weakness, and his fear of taking any action that will be too detrimental to his image; Obama is DEFINITELY accountable for some of the failures here, but I don’t give him sole, or even primary responsibility. As always, it’s ultimately up to the voters to fix Washington’s dysfunction, and in recent years, the voters have been failing in this obligation.

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.

    Leadership is what we have not seen for 4 years and we will not see it for another 4 unless the r’s lose the house in 2 years. the the president will lead like he did with Obamacare, do it and do what ever it takes to get it done right wrong or indifferent!

  • usa8888

    Rat–Obama is EXACTLY RIGHT, and everything you said supports his position–Al Qaeda has been decimated and is on a path to defeat. Obama has done more and continues to do more than anyone in history to eliminate Al Qaeda. You, Rat, have NO knowledge of Mali and Al Qaeda’s work there, or Yemen. The US is working behind the scenes to continue their elimation and we continue to kill every Al Qaeda bozo who steps up to take a dead leader’s place. But the US can not unilaterly take over another country and its police force. Rat, hopefully, you can assimilate what I have said…what university would you like to attend?????

  • cathy

    Matthew, It’s safe to say we are never going to agree on putting bill up for vote. Only a vote shows their true position. We can find many cases of reps saying they were going to vote one way but the voting record show us something else. The cowards in the senate don’t want to show where they stand with a vote.

    BTW: you said they’re not interested in: changing taxes… Then is this a joke, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced over the weekend that the Senate would vote on a budget for the first time in four years and suggested Democrats would use the budget process to accelerate the passage of tax reform.?

    Hoppy, we would think a republican was in the white house. All this war. ;-)

  • usa8888

    Under the GOP we have seen healthcare costs skyrocket–up 100% in 10 years so that employers can no longer afford to pay for their employees’ healthcare. Is this what you want, right wingers????

  • Matthew

    Only a vote shows their true position.

    Does it? Obama and other Democrats voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006, not because it’s ‘what they believed in,’ but because they knew it’d pass anyway, and it lets them put on a phony show for their voters. The Republicans voting for things like a Balanced Budget Amendment, something that they don’t actually want, and know won’t pass, is very similar. It’s political theater.

    Voting on things that can’t pass isn’t some great display of integrity and principle, it’s just the opposite; a safe vote that solidifies your ideological cred in the case of a primary challenge. It’s much harder to put yourself on the line for something bipartisan that might actually pass, and have to explain to voters that you compromised on some issues for the sake of getting things done.

  • Ratboy

    @ Al Qaeda has been decimated and is on a path to defeat.

    Tell that to the familys of the 4 dead americans in Bengazi and to the familys of the dead in Mali and the list goes on and on.

    for ANYONE to be stupid enough to think that Al Qaeda is not very much alive AND again growing………..well lets just say that the suprise attackc in Mali and Bengazi would not have been sucsessful if perpitrated by a group on the path to defeat!

  • usa8888

    This just in: Netanyaho, the right wing leader of Israel, has suffered some election losses from the moderates in Israel, and it appears Israel will be now guided in a more moderate dirction in the future. Fox, you can now pick this story up…….

  • cathy

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