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.

  • Johnny


    Polls is probably not the best term. I was referring to the serveys complete to determine the above numbers (how many people are watching which network per the different categories).

  • Ralph Hahn

    For you smug a-holes making fun out of gold suppliers and reverse mortages: They are likely paying more for their spots on Fox than your Game Boy commercials on the stations YOU watch. Ratings is second to revenue.

  • Cathy


    Is it a liberal thing that when you are challenge you tell people to look up the data themselves. What a special person you are!

  • Ralph Hahn

    >>> “Brian Williams has the highest ratings. O’Reilly isn’t even close. <<<
    This guy rides the little yellow school bus. He has no concept of the benefits that broadcast television has over cable television. Put "Brian Willams" on MSNBC and let's see how he does. I'll betcha Sharpton kicks Williams' a#s.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Cathy: When they say “look it up for yourself” they usually have a link to some liberal piece of crapp that makes up stories like the one yesterday about Romney getting drunk and crashing the Inauguration parties. People with brains that only operate on the opposite side of one-way streets believe that stuff. I always say. pruduce your facts with a respectable source. I am not anyone’s researcher.

  • Michael Page

    Cathy @ Mark2
    First I read very little of Mark2 post ,but he is correct that prisons do make huge profits off of illegal
    immigrants…I worked at York co prison in Pa which is one of the largest I N S prisons east of the Mississippi river .Back in the early 2000’s York co prison made around $104.00 per day from fed’s for each I N S inmate. Now some were housed for a few days while other were there for up to two years and longer. I was there when over 150 illegal Mexicans came in working for a company out of NY ,they were deported with in weeks unlike the boat people as they were called (Chinese) some of them were housed up to 5 years..
    Now I no longer work there ,I’ m in the state system and don’t know what the pay per day per inmate is. Mark2 is correct is slot of money being made by prisons

  • usa8888

    Hey Ralph–are you going to join Al Qaeda, the taliban, Al Capone, the drug cartels, Ted Nugent in supporting thw NRA’s NO background checks? Come back to us///

  • Mark2

    @Ralph Hahn

    Listen rookie, the Top 100 Cable shows are based on 18-49 audience.

    #13 – Jon Stewart = 1,012,000

    #17 – Colbert = 885,000

    #100 – OReilly = 379,500

    You guys make it too easy for me.


  • usa8888

    Hey Ralph–are supporting the latest right wing GOP strategy of trying to rig the election so that fewer votes count for more votes, in an effort to distort the electoral college vote tally?? It looks like the voter suppression strategy of the GOP backfired on them, so they are now using their lackies in Virginia, Ohio, Florida and elsewhere to distort the vote in the next election. The GOP knows that the majority of Americans disagree with with their erroneous and deleterious policies so they are intent upon cheating in an effort to advance their warped causes…… Come back to me , Ralphie—-

  • Mark2

    Ted Nugent???

    That draft dodger isn’t worth my spit.

  • usa8888

    Hey right wingers–I never got an answer from you as to whether you agreed with Lian Ryan et al in their effort to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the Federal Reserve, the EPA, the FDA, birth control, etc.. come back to me if you are not out shooting prairie dogs with automatic weapons….

  • usa8888

    Ted Nugent is idolized by the Fox Right Wing “News”……………..

  • 1966

  • Sam

    @ Johnny,

    “make a decision whether you agree or disagree. I find this way, even if you do not completely agree, you learn something in the process. Good Advice?”

    I actually watch the O’Reilly Factor for comedy purposes, I find it to be an amusing show. Also I’m very open minded to opposite views presented with reason. The problem is that the leaders of the conservative media are the crazy conman kind of pundits such as Hannity, Beck, Savage, Limbaugh… and the politicians from the republican party are dancing on the same tune of extremism and hallucinations. No wonder why republicans are losing the public support and the best part is that they actually know it. The republican party is investing millions of dollars to change the public perception of their party, I gotta tell you it won’t happen as long as crazy extremeness lead the party both in the media and DC.

  • Sam

    * extremists

  • RedBarSoup


    Steward is on right after it. WOW again, almost half of the people that watched Southpark turned off Steward.


  • Bobbyv


    Did you watch tonight? Very interesting debate on the topic of women on the front lines.

  • RedBarSoup

    Watch out guys! Ratboy is pointing out that Fox News is kicking every ones Asses! Too bad their party LOST the election!

  • Mark2

    Reality check for you Foxtards:

    Avg Monthly online unique visitors

    CNN = 62 Million

    MSNBC = 57 Million

    Fox News = 31 Million

    Ouch!!! That’s gotta hurt!


  • UpAndOver

    Did you see this on MSNBC…

    The five worst mass killings where a firearm was used have a common thread.
    They didn’t belong to the NRA, nor did they fit the stereotypical “red-neck” gun owner.

    Ft Hood: Registered Democrat/Muslim.

    Columbine: Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals.

    Virginia Tech: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff; Registered Democrat.

    Colorado Theater: Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal.

    Connecticut School Shooter: Registered Democrat; hated Christians.

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