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


  • Dreamer

    Sorry Steve, but when you quote “members of the loony left”.
    You lose credit.

  • steve burton

    Dreamer, I concur. The system we have may not be perfect, but it has worked. Play around with it and turn elections into complete free-for-alls and the splintering of this proud republic will commence forthwith. What we have now allows for the winner to claim the right to hold the office to which he/she has been duly elected. The nature of the EC helps to defuse the anger of those who voted for the losing candidate and illustrates that the winner was able to win a majority of voters in enough of the states comprising the 51 separate elections held every four years to earn the requisite number of electoral votes to become president. It formalizes the will of the voters.

  • Dreamer

    While I am at it, it seems to me that the back and forth is enjoyed by both sides. Beyond me but, whatever.
    That I can understand. The just outright hate for others, is coming to a crux.
    I choose peace and love.

  • steve burton

    Dreamer, the thing about opinions is that they are expressions of free will and those with independent minds are not concerned with credit given or withheld by self-appointed judges of correct expression. To think, here I was agreeing with your post about our republican form of government. My politics might well lean in a particular direction, but I call ’em as I see ’em. There are plenty of left-wing loons and just as many or more right-wing loons.

  • steve burton

    Dreamer, peace and love are wonderful. Our system of government is innately adversarial, though not naturally dysfunctional. Both sides have often worked together to get things done. They will again. Woodrow Wilson once remarked that government in a representative democracy is a joust of principles. There is more than a passing allusion to combat in that quote.

  • Dreamer

    Steve, I think we agree.
    My point was, why bring yourself down to that level?

  • Dreamer

    Although guilty!

  • Jeff

    Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM
    Which one will be the first loon to say that OReilly is in trouble because he was under 3 million?????

    I am certain you just did! OOOOPS! Now that’s godda hurt!

  • Ratboy

    Goood Morning!
    Looks Like a winter lake effect storm moving my for Monday!! Cold cold cold and it is coming across the lake picking up the warm moisture since the lake is still arm. that 6 inches could turn into 12 or 18 withoout batting an eye!

  • lbsles

    What New York Democrats Didn’t Want Out of the Bag…They Wanted to Confiscate Guns by Force

  • lbsles

    Things Liberals Hate…


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  • lbsles

    Protect us from Scary Things…


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  • lbsles

    Eric Holder Begs Court to Stop the Release of Fast & Furious Documents Asked for by Judicial Watch via FOIA

    DOJ Seeks to Stall JW Lawsuit Seeking Access to Fast and Furious Records

    (Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a brief on January 15, 2013, in response to an Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) motion to indefinitely delay consideration of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Operation Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege on June 20, 2012 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)).

    Rather than respond substantively to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, the DOJ argued in court that the lawsuit should be subject to a stay of proceedings because it is “ancillary” to a separate lawsuit filed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee against the DOJ. The Court “should let the process of negotiation and accommodation [between the House Committee and the DOJ] run its course, and then decide with the input of the parties whether and how this action may appropriately proceed at that time,” the DOJ argued, effectively abrogating the FOIA. The Obama DOJ even suggested that the Judicial Watch litigation might encourage the Congress to fight harder to get the same documents in separate litigation.

    Judicial Watch counters that FOIA demands a response and that its lawsuit is more straightforward than the House lawsuit and ripe for consideration on its merits. A decision on the House Committee lawsuit, meanwhile, could be delayed for months, if not years:

    “It is beyond ironic that the Obama administration has initiated an anti-gun violence push as it seeking to keep secret key documents about its very own Fast and Furious gun walking scandal. Getting beyond the Obama administration’s smokescreen, this lawsuit is about a very simple principle: the public’s right to know the full truth about an egregious political scandal that led to the death of at least one American and countless others in Mexico,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The American people are sick and tired of the Obama administration trying to rewrite FOIA law to protect this president and his appointees. Americans want answers about Fast and Furious killings and lies.”


  • lbsles

    Breaking news from Friday evening that the loony lefties will not read nor understand.

    Jan 18, 6:32 PM EST

    IRS loses lawsuit in fight against tax preparers


    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday barred the IRS from imposing a series of new regulations, including a competency exam, on hundreds of thousands of tax preparers.

    U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington ruled against the IRS in favor of three tax preparers who filed suit last year with the help of a libertarian legal group, the Arlington, Va.-based Institute for Justice.

    Since 2011, in response to what it says has been a growing problem of poorly done returns, the IRS has sought to impose a series of new regulations on tax preparers. That included a requirement to pass a qualifying exam, paying an annual application fee, and taking 15 hours annually of continuing-education courses.

    Attorneys and certified public accountants would have been exempt from the regulations.

    The Institute for Justice argued that the IRS lacked the statutory authority to impose the regulations and said they would put tens of thousands of mom-and-pop tax preparers out of business, because the regulations were onerous and create a competitive disadvantage to the attorneys and CPAs who were exempt.

    The judge’s order includes an injunction that bars implementation of the regulations, which have been put in place on a piecemeal basis. The competency exam was to have taken effect in 2014.


  • lbsles

    Can you believe that a leftie would do this?

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin charged with Katrina-related corruption

    Another story from the AP

    By Michael Kunzelman
    The Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

    The charges against Nagin are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen and a prison sentence for a former city vendor.

    The federal indictment accuses Nagin of accepting more than $160,000 in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of a local businessman who secured millions of dollars in city contract work after the 2005 hurricane. The businessman, Frank Fradella, pleaded guilty in June to bribery conspiracy and securities-fraud charges and has been cooperating with federal authorities.

    http://usnews dot nbcnews dot com/_news/2013/01/18/16587058-former-new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin-charged-with-katrina-related-corruption?lite

  • DB

    USA8888, would you please call CBS News and let them know the hostage crisis is not over.

    For all you libs you better watch Fox for the next couple of days or you won’t hear about the latest GAO report. I know the facts won’t sway you but maybe you’ll learn something.

    83% of Americans feel the debt ceiling should not be raised without substantial spending cuts. Makes sense — in debt, cut spending. It is amazing how the simplest concepts are out of reach of progressives.

    BTW, I don’t believe the Obama admin is coming after our guns. I believe they want to but know they can’t get them. They know this would be political suicide and politics is all he cares about.

  • DB

    Ray Nagin indicted– incompetent and a crook and a democrat.

  • Ratboy

    Not a bad gig!

    The president’s gone golfing 113 times, playing 52 times close to the White House at Andrews Air Force Base.

    And Obama’s taken 13 vacations

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