Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, January 19-20, 2013

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January 23rd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, January 12-13, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         768            171            304
CNN         392             97            164
MSNBC         369            167            188
CNBC         156             67            105
FBN           24               7             11
HLN         265            107            151
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,139            128            292
CNN         505            102            208
MSNBC         473            237            285
CNBC         235             93            165
FBN           66             22             31
HLN         309            123            176
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         578            125            213
CNN         536            145            218
MSNBC         358            164            177
CNBC         161             92            101
FBN           27               4               7
HLN         218            103            127
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         633             94            130
CNN         762            171            259
MSNBC         245            115            130
CNBC         147             93            102
FBN           32               3               7
HLN         246            107            114

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


  • AppleStinx

    Wow. CNN won in the primetime demo on Sunday. A crowning achievement.

  • cathy

    I’m not surprised by Foxs numbers. I thought it was a waste for Fox to cover obama’s inauguration. But I thought that MSNBC would kick behind not CNN.

    Plus Fox always seems to loss on the weekends in the demo

  • usa8888

    This just in: The Stone La Pierre was in Reno recently pushing his senseless position for the gun lobby and trying to keep assault type weapons and large magazines legal so they can be used in more mass murders, killing many more children and adults. The far right fringe guy and his white haired boss continue to confuse having weapons of mass murder with 2nd Amendment rights. Most Americans agree with Obama and his gun policies, fortunately, but the gun lobby is relentless in its effort to put more blood money in its pockets…..

  • GOPfan

    This isn’t a total surprise. Once again, when the general population goes to cable news for the big events and news stories, CNN comes out on top in the key demo. CNN is what the American population trusts; FOX and MSNBC win out during the week because they have the left and right side of the news which is what people go to cable news for daily, not the center journalism CNN offers. The big surprise is that they also won the P+2 in primetime.

    I don’t think CNN cares though about their TV ratings because they are dominating social media and the internet and by that measure are still the number one news source in America today.

  • usa8888


  • mel

    When low information viewers decide to pull their heads out of phony reality shows and check in on real reality they go to CNN. CNN seems to specialize in presenting non-threatening news to the millions that don’t want to be bothered with the news.

  • Dwight Frost

    Each News Media needs an Internet page that we can go to, and vote on certain events. such as gun control, the Congress, President and what we the people think. yet ever day we see each form of media pitting one party in the Ring with the other, we are tired of this. The media wants to be the story. not what we want. help us make this country loving again, please now it is all hate.

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