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.

  • Bobbyv

    Tough to keep an ivory tower clean

  • Bobbyv


  • Jeff

    Bobbyv, “defend”……I have no issues doing my thing, you clearly have trouble reading on multiple levels given that you are making absolutely NO sense. You must take this forum a little too seriously.

  • Bobbyv


    Who is defending, I am just having fun, as are you. I have a feeling that a lot of your comments are tongue-in-cheek, but I also think my last few comments make perfect sense to you. You know by now where I am coming from.

    On a serious note, I may “defend” Fox in your eyes because in the media world their view is the minority opinion, and people who have always denied a bias in all other media are quick to point out the bias at Fox (which I have never denied). That part does bug me because I am dumb enough to think there should be 1 standard for all.

  • usa8888

    Fox had a terrible showing in the ratings…and when you consider the many millions of viewers the major networks had(ABC, NBC, and CBS), hardly anyone was watching Fox. That better improve or they will have trouble selling time…..

  • usa8888

    Did you see Ted Nugent, the admitted draft dodger and failed rock star, talking about how he is ready to battle the feds like in 1776. This clown, who represents the epitome of mental filth, is being watched by the feds, as he should be. His views align with the madmen who run the NRA…..

  • 1966

  • Mark2


    Nobody is laughing at the deaths of the four Americans, But what people are laughing at are all the Benghazi-gate conspiracy theories made by the far right wingers. You guys look like a bunch of fools today.

    Also, keep in mind that we lost 3000 Americans under Bush’s 9/11 attack… Now compare that to the four Americans under Obama’s 9/11 attack. That’s what I thought!

  • 1966
  • Jeff

    @bobbyv, you said in a quote that name calling is a sign of not being able to defend a position…..
    You must of forgot your own post?

  • Bobbyv


    Really? What names did I call you? I know since I have been posting I have been called uneducated, bigot, fox-turd, had my reading comprehension challenged multiple times, and been told I did not go to college. I’m starting to take this stuff personally :)

  • Jeff

    @bobbyv, please read your first post directed to me. Not claiming you are name calling. I am just responding to your comments. Yes I am very colorful and sassy with my comments. All I can claim now is that you are perhaps confused by our exchanges. :(

  • Bobbyv


    Nope, not confused at all. My first comment to you was the quote from Gabe responding to your Fox-turd bias comment, unless you are really referring to the ivory tower comment. Anyway, I know your style, I don’t take most of the stuff personal that’s on here. I like a good exchange. I think some people like USA enjoy getting a rise out of people, I just jump in when I’m in the mood or the topics hit on certain things. It’s all in fun.

  • Jeff

    Okay Bobbyv all kidding aside, I hope you had a great day today, and have a good night!

    More bad news for the GOP Neo-Cons….
    The GOP leaders cave and kick the debt limit issue down the road for a few months. Ouch!

    And then….
    Neo Con right wing extremist Republicans woke up this morning just knowing that FINALLY Hillary was gonna pay!!!! At the end of the day, all networks showing the hearings coverage, of the GOP Congressmen looking like fools as they clearly were. The neo con right wing extremist went to bed disappointed…….again.

  • Bobbyv

    Same to you Jeff, have a good one

  • Kendall


    “If MSNBC misses something bad for R’s I think there is a better chance someone else will report it.”

    I think that’s true.

    It seems that conservatives (and I’m not saying that that includes you) are upset with the number of media outlets that are perceived to be controlled by liberals. But, conservatives have a large outlet with talk radio.

    I know the audiences are dramatically different (18-49 for libs, 49+ for cons), but I think things even out overall.

  • Raz

    Something about Haley annoys me and screams fake(I think it’s that smile of hers), if a Republican woman goes far I rather it be Susana Martinez who seems more real then Haley

    Huh, I don’t think I’ve had heard too much about Susanna Martinez, will look up information on her. Thank you for the heads up Mark.

  • Raz

    @raz, bite me! I’m a child you say? Because I don’t belong to the suck on the Fox nipple club of misinformation, Awe Darn!

    Frist off Jeff, I wouldn’t bite you, I don’t eat junk food.

    Second off, I didn’t say you were a child, I gave you the option of being 14 or 41 (same differance)

    Third, as for watching Fox and being a part of the tit of wit club. I like watching Fox as a comparison to the big 3 channals and how they are nothing but stooges to the White House. Pick your choise of who is Larry, Moe and Curly, Shemp and Curlie Joe, etc.

  • Bobbyv


    My side varies by the issue. As I mentioned earlier, I am just for 1 standard for all regardless of side. You are right, talk radio is definitely dominated by the Right. I defend Fox and Billo but if they lie and distort they should be called on it.

  • 1966

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