Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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January 24th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,369            269            535
CNN         419            111            167
MSNBC         611            175            279
CNBC         162             47             87
FBN           55             11             26
HLN         174             72             98
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,303            408            820
CNN         618            184            280
MSNBC       1,066            272            464
CNBC         184             93            114
FBN           36             10             19
HLN         252             97            121
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,220            301            530
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         205             88            113
MSNBC Morning Joe         463            203            280
CNBC Squawk Box         105             34             72
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         224            130            176
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,099            343            755
CNN SITUATION ROOM         628            117            210
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,122            320            489
CNBC FAST MONEY         197             35             92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         105             44             40
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,095            308            719
CNN SITUATION ROOM         439            113            177
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         909            252            400
CNBC MAD MONEY         171             47            117
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         192             65             65
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,681            270            625
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         395            115            198
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         995            264            406
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         133             42             79
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         181             50             94
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,235            530         1,167
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         649            209            322
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,120            277            477
CNBC BILLIONS BEHIND BARS         167             85             99
HLN NANCY GRACE         309             89            124
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,995            381            712
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         657            170            285
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,079            277            465
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         151             66             97
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         230             86            110
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,668            312            577
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         546            173            233
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,000            261            450
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         233            129            146
HLN NANCY GRACE         216            116            128
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,291            383            567
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         365            137            166
MSNBC ED SHOW         544            165            240
CNBC MAD MONEY           95             63             85
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         209            113            140

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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Ratboy

    Cant Fix Stupid!

    Forbes not FOX

    11/26/2012 @ 12:59PM |30,373 views
    The U.S. Supreme Court Allows
    New Challenge To Obamacare To Go Forward

    Under the heading of “it’s not over until it’s over”, the United States Supreme Court has vacated a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, ordering the appellate court to hear arguments on the constitutionality of two key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

    The two issues, which could lead to yet another SCOTUS review sometime during the 2013-2014 court session, involve a challenge to the employer mandate—requiring that employers with 50 or more full-time employees provide health insurance to its workers or pay a fine—and the contraception mandate requiring that health care benefits include a contraceptive benefit without the need for a co-pay.

  • Ratboy

    SCOTUS opens door to a new Obamacare challenge

    It feels a bit like deja vu all over again. The Supreme Court has ordered an appeals court to reopen arguments on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate and contraceptive coverage provisions, opening a potential path back to the highest court by late 2013.

  • usa8888

    Rat- you are whistling in the dark, as usual. The backward thinking religious right is mounting a few absurd challenges, but the major decision is rock solid!!! Obamacare can be fine tuned some and should be. Your comments are vacuous, as usual…..

  • usa8888

    Rat–have you got your basement ready with ammo to mount the attack against the feds????

  • Ratboy

    Some idiot on here must think that I write for Forbes and the Washington Post!


    mr usa8888, why didnt sen reid. the majorty leader in the senate force a recess. he has the power with just a simple majorty vote. the filbuster rules dont apply there. sen mitchell did it with clinton, sen frist with george w. this is the first time a president of either party has made an appointment without an offical recess or adjournment. the constitution says recess or adjournment!

  • Mark2

    @Cathy “How old do you think Mark2 is? He says he is retired and he was in the military for 21 years. His posts the words he uses don’t sound like those of a 65 year old man. His posts also did not sound like those of a 21 year vet. I know many people who were in the military for over 6 years. I’ve never meet a vet as cocky as Mark2″

    -Wow, it sounds like Cathy is falling in love…lol.

    -Yes, I’m 42, I served in the Army for 21 years, I served as an enlisted member and as an officer, I’m retired now, and I used to be a Republican when I was young, naive, and uneducated.

    -Oh yeah, my favorite color is Blue and I enjoy long walks on the beach…lol. Anything else you would like to know Cathy?

  • Raz

    Williams conceded the the court had ruled correctly, but rather than chiding the president for violating his oath of office with unconstitutional appointments, he blamed Senate Republicans for driving Mr. Obama to do so

    Considering no one put a WMD to the prez’s noggin and said “do this.” He made a decsion, which he is suppose to do. And then take responsibility for it. It is annoying to watch people try make excuses and blaming others for them. “the republicans made me do it!” How very childish. We don’t take that crap from kids, why should be take it from grown men?

  • Raz

    Yes, I’m 42, I served in the Army for 21 years, I served as an enlisted member and as an officer, I’m retired now, and I used to be a Republican when I was young, naive, and uneducated.

    How funny, I used to be a democrat, when I was young naive and graduated college. Changed parties about 5 years ago after 34 years a democrat.

  • usa8888

    Right wingers, is Obama responsible for the low gas prices, as Lian Ryan and Robme said?

    Cathy was talking about Mark2–my question to Cathy is: how could ANYONE get an MBA (if true??) with such poor grammar and punctuation skills???

    The Obamacare Supreme Court decision is ROCK SOLID, in spite of Fox “News” wishes to the contrary.

    Right wingers: is your AR-15 going to help you with the 2nd Amendment???

  • Raz

    USA8888 gave up my M-16 years ago, just hate to do the cleaning

  • Raz

    When I tanked up this morning, 87 octane was 3.59 a gal. And that was the cheapest in miles.

  • Mark2


    That’s what happens when you start listening to Rush and Hannity, lol

  • usa8888

    gas is $2.69 here and has been for several weeks…..

  • Mark2


    You should’ve never started drinking their kool-aid. Hopefully, you’ll eventually cut back and come back to the sane side. But that’ll never happen if you keep allowing yourself to be misinformed by the likes of Coulter, Malkin, Rush, Hannity, OReilly, Rove, Morris, etc.

  • usa8888

    Here’s a headline for Fox News which hasn’t picked up on it yet: “US Stock Markets hit highest levels in 7 years!”

    Does robme and lian ryan get credit or Obama???????????

    Please tell the bags in the House to stop ruinig our job creation ability by playing debt ceiling games!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Raz

    USA8888, oh man. You’re lucky. Depending on where you go, it’s between 3.57 and 3.65

  • Ratboy

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  • Raz

    Me and the democratic party. It was like a marrage that started out great, but then over time..it began to sour. Things that should have been done, broken promices, resentments till finally one of us had to go and it wasn’t going to me. So I sent the party packing and cozied up on the couch with a new spouse, the republican party. Give them a try….if they act up the same way and get stupid…..there is always the independents.

  • Ratboy

    Friday is open and it will send the loons on a mission to BS the masses to vcover their losses! :lol:

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