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


  • cathy

    @DB, how are you doing tonight? Thanks for answering Sam and Mark. The most important thing our federal government is to be is provide a military. I don’t understand how everyone in this country has to take a government class and the liberal always miss that peace of information. The military serve the constitution, they don’t serve the politicians of our country. Officers do not blindly follow orders.

  • DB

    Thats my point– guns won’t be taken away– more likely the pres will be impeached. The president’s power relies in many instances on the military to back up his orders–this one won’t work.

    You libs are so weird–how did the civil war get into this??

  • DB

    Matthew, just my opinion based on the results of most undertakings handled by the military.

  • DB

    Cathy you are correct. Pres is Commander in Chief but if he violates his oath to uphold the Constitution then all bets are off.

  • cathy

    Sam, Crazy Confederates? Who are you talking about? What do you think we should have learned from the civil war? Are you talking about our civil war or the civil wars in other countries?


    as a conservative i enjoy see both sides of the gun control debate, because it will not happen. for those who didnt figure it out i live in speaker boehners district. ive known john since he first ran for office to the state assembly in the old west chester district here in butler county and i worked on his campaign. hes was as much against gun control then as he is now. that has not changed!

  • usa8888

    DB–are they coming for your guns? How could anyone with a brain believe the t-bag line, except skin heads and anti-government kooks??? Come back to me , DB

  • usa8888

    Cathy–we are talking about the idiot Southerners who caused the civil war!!!! There are still some of these loons around now, if you can believe that!!!!!!!! And they make up a good portion of the right wing GOP–it’s scary and pathetic!!!!!!!

  • usa8888

    DB–they are coming to take your guns—call Mr. Slime Rush Limbaugh or Hannity—OOOOOOwhoOOOOOOO!!!!

  • usa8888

    Cathy–if officers don’t blindly follow orders, why does Boehner blindly follow the t-bags in the House???? Come back to me…………..

  • Chriscee

    NBC Poll: Public Blames Parents, Hollywood Over Guns for Violence

    Americans place more blame for mass shootings on parents and Hollywood than they do on guns, a surprising new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reveals.

    Asked how much responsibility several choices might bear for the shootings that have taken place in Tucson, Ariz.; Aurora, Colo.; and Newtown, Conn., guns came in fifth.

    The top choice was “parents not paying enough attention to what is going on in their children’s lives” — 83 percent said that was “a great deal” or a “good amount” responsible. Only 4 percent said “none at all.”

    However, support for stricter controls is significantly less today than it was during the 1990s, when more than 60 percent supported stricter laws, topping out at 78 percent in 1990.

    Another interesting finding of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: Asked how they view the National Rifle Association, 24 percent said “very positive” and 17 percent said “somewhat positive,” while 20 percent were “neutral.” That’s up from 21 percent “very positive” in January 2011, and significantly higher than in June 1995, when just 12 percent said “very positive.”

    Also, those who view the NRA as “very negative” is at 23 percent, down from 30 percent in July 1995.


  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Gentlemen and gentleladies; yes guns and President BO are very important subjects. There is one topic which is more pressing for this weekend. Please back the San Francisco 49ers over Atlanta. Monday we can get back to Hannity and MSNBC.

  • Sam

    @ Cathy,

  • usa8888

    Hey Chris–this poll and all others say that Americans agree with Obama’s gun policy and disagree with that of the NRA. there are many things that should be done, the first of whcih is banning all assault type weapons, large magazines. Fox “News” is obfuscating as usual because they can’t find a poll (even Frank Luntz) that agrees with their warped opinion (that of Pierre and the white haired buy). Chris–it’s not the NRA –it’s their leadership and policy that needs to be replaced, according to polls….read them carefully, Chris….

  • Sam

    @ Marty,

    Who cares about Bohner ? He and his party will be unemployed for long time because the keep ignoring the majority of the American people. The majority of the nation support stricter gun laws .


    mr. usa8888 you dont know what your talking about. john has been against gun control long before he held office!

  • usa8888

    Hey, DB–have you got your food storage ready in your basement in preparation for your fight against the US government???

  • usa8888

    Marty–when is John going to stop kissing the bags’ patooti’s??? John is a good guy surronded by morons….unfortunately….


    really because in an obama year, john kept the speakership! john wont be beat in this district! we even have a statue of george w, bush in front of the high school! like it or not he is the speaker of house!

  • RedBarSoup

    DB is just a crazy demented old man that thinks OBAMA is coming after his guns.

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