Cable News Ratings for Monday, January 21, 2013

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January 23rd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for January 21, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,006            212            390
CNN       1,725            595            757
MSNBC         982            324            492
CNBC         175             93            111
FBN           55               9             20
HLN         160             51             88
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,671            254            555
CNN       3,585         1,272         1,709
MSNBC       1,367            457            689
CNBC         301            164            201
FBN           54               8             12
HLN         246             78            160
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         882            226            412
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         353            147            158
MSNBC Morning Joe         445            177            281
CNBC Squawk Box         103             74             82
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         137             90            110
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,592            312            624
CNN SITUATION ROOM       3,376            953         1,279
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,663            505            767
CNBC CRIME INC: STOLEN GOODS         182             81            107
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         134             21             45
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,650            376            595
CNN SITUATION ROOM       2,628            755         1,096
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,309            379            605
CNBC CRIME INC: DEADLY PRSCRP         213            127            138
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         188             31             97
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,221            259            475
CNN PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION       2,514            884         1,176
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,215            368            589
CNBC CRIME INC GRND THEFT AUTO         167             93            108
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         149             47             77
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,369            353            789
CNN PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION       3,863         1,310         1,827
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,345            416            630
CNBC FAKING THE GRADE: CHEATER         177             85            110
HLN NANCY GRACE         313             90            190
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,503            255            540
CNN PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION       4,282         1,528         2,068
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,623            577            877
CNBC MADOFF BEHIND BARS         350            193            232
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         221             79            145
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,127            155            336
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       2,573            961         1,218
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,128            374            556
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         376            214            260
HLN NANCY GRACE         204             65            144
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         933            207            388
CNN PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION       1,358            514            724
MSNBC ED SHOW         677            232            353
CNBC SHADOW BILLIONAIRE         298            147            204
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         240             52            121

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

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • 1966

    wow good numbers for cnn and msnbc

  • Jeff

    Wow Fox News got their butts kicked!!

    That’s gonna leave a mark!!

  • Ratboy

    the only suprise to me is that CNN beat MSNBC so handily!! that tells me that the handfull of people that watch MSNBC are the handfull of people that watch MSNBC.
    I would have expected that more of the loonie left that were interested would go to MSNBC rather than CNN.

    Pretty big smack down to MSNBC since they only beat FOX by dribs and drabs.

    CNN is still the place for special events it seems. The non political viewers turn their for the BIG EVENTS because that is what they have always done.

  • Jeff

    Big Ed beat Bill O- Clown?????

    That’s gonna leave serious stains in their granny panties!!

  • Danny

    It looks like the inauguration was a big boost for MSNBC in its war with FOX News, however, it seems that CNN is still the trusted News Source for all non-cable news watchers. Like on election night and after disasters, on inauguration day CNN saw the biggest spike in ratings.

  • Jeff

    Chris Matthews is on Fire!! Beat Shep!!

    Fox is gonna have to book the paid gun nuts to get their ratings back PRONTO!!


  • Jeff

    A surprise that CNN beat msnbc???? Not too bright!!

    CNN is typically the winner for major news events.

    The big upset is Fox losing SOOOOOOO badly!

  • Ratboy

    Any idiot knows that the ratings for FOX would not be very high for the inaugration of a very unpopular president. And any idiot would not make stupid comments knowing fully well that the Tuesday rating will return to the norm of FOX beating MSNBC and CNN falling bck to the dismal ratings they have been having.

    That being said if not an idiot then what? :twisted:

  • AppleStinx

    CNN can definitely bank on these events, once every 4 years. :grin:

  • Ratboy

    Not too bright?? Hillary came through for me……..

    I Didn’t Select Rice, Wasn’t Consulted… I KNOW NOTHING!!!!
    SecState: I never saw requests for more security… I SEEE NOTHING!!!

    Just as I predicted! :lol:

  • Jeff

    Does this mean the neo-con right wing extremist in here will disappear again for weeks like after the PAINFUL election, because they can’t swallow that America has gone left-center, and that thought causes them to run and cling to their bibles and guns and Sean Hannity dolls. :lol:

  • Jeff

    4 ratturd,
    Only an idiot gets upset over a one day Cable News rating.

    I’m just enjoying throwing a lil salt on your wounds because you are still such a douchebag.

  • Ralph Hahn

    >>> Any idiot knows that the ratings for FOX would not be very high for the inaugration of a very unpopular president. <<<

    YEAH. What Ratboy said. But, see above, not EVERY idiot knows.

  • Ratboy

    Hey dare Ralphie Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    I didn’t expect FOX to gain much viewers for the inauguration but I am surprised they actually lost viewers seeing them complain about everything wrong with Obama’s Inauguration. MSNBC seems to get a slight bump while CNN looks to be the most trusted news network of the 3 for non regular cable news viewers.

  • b

    The real question is, HOW MANY OF YOU, OTHER THAN THE LIBTARDS ACTUALLY WATCHED THAT INAUGURATION GARBAGE??? The Ratings for this Inauguration are about the lowest-rated in history….

  • Laurence Glavin

    President Obama is so UNPOPULAR that he got a majority of the actul votes twice, something the appointed President who preceded him never got and Bill Clinton failed to achieve also. A number of Democratic-party Senatorial candidates won also and more votes were cast for Democrats running for House seats than for Republicans. The “Dow Jones Industrial Average” is now twice what it was when ‘W’ escaped Washington, DC in a helicopter, and a better benchmark for market performance, the S&M, I mean S&P 500 is at or near an all-time high. People who still have 401Ks tied to the stock market are pleased for the most part. I recently heard an interview with a woman who had to pull some of her 401K money to get by in 2008, but now her portfolio has regained all she lost in those days.

  • Brian

    Totally expected this. I watch FOX and definitely had the TV off all day. Got the low-down on the The Five and just as expected wanted to puke and turned it off.

  • Brian

    And anybody watching CNN got to see Roker almost poop his pants again when the pres walked by. Saw that on a highlight.

  • Brian

    Or NBC rather apologies.

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