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.

  • Bobbyv

    I know this makes no difference but I’m doing it anyway!

    Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself.

    Critics have chastised Stewart for not conducting sufficiently hard-hitting interviews with his political guests, some of whom he may have lampooned in previous segments. Stewart and other Daily Show writers have responded to such criticism by saying that they do not have any journalistic responsibility and that as comedians their only duty is to provide entertainment.

  • RedBarSoup


    You just described 90% of Fox News!!!

  • Bobbyv

    Only 90%? Who makes up the 10%?

  • AppleStinx

    Ralph Hahn wrote: “…Put “Brian Willams” on MSNBC and let’s see how he does…”

    Keep Brian Williams where he is. His 1-hour show called “Rock Center” on NBC routinely lost to The Factor in total viewers. :wink:

  • usa8888

    Up and over–you miss the ENTIRE point: which is that having weapons of mass murder easily accessible to lunatics is a recipe for DISASTER. These weapons are not needed for the 2nd Amendment or hunting or anything else other than the “pleasure” of SOME (not all) NRA members….\

    Your allgation that democrats are somehow associated with mass murderers is ABSURD and, in fact, FALSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • usa8888

    We will all be watching. The right wing GOP (Lian Ryan, et al) lost the election big even though the right wing govs tried everything to suppress the vote. That failed, so now the right is trying to RIG the election by gerrymandering districts so that redneck areas with few voters count the same as urban areas with many more voters. Stay on the lookout for this…….

  • Mark2

    I’m just glad America elected President Obama. So much for the power and influence of the wingnuts like OReilly, Rush, Hannity, Coulter, Ingraham, Malkin, The Four, etc. They failed once again.

    It looks like Rachel, Lawrence, Chris, Ed, Jon, Stephen, Brian, Diane, etc, and their reporting of the Facts beat out Faux News and their lies.

  • Bobbyv

    Not sure all those people are known for their facts but to each his own

  • Bsotgnw

    your going to get the rath of the entire fourth grade (USAA8888 and Mark2) on you for that watch out!

  • clinging to my god

    Hey D*ckbrain, alias Mark 2 isn’t wonderful that no matter how much spinning and tantrums that you might throw, your MSNBS just cannot beat FOX in the ratings….poor baby, must be really frustrating…hehehe

  • Mark2

    ^ Wow…”dickbrain”…really?! Is that the best you can do? You sound like a 12 yr old.

    Who cares is Fox News beats MSNBC in the TV ratings? In the overall picture, it means absolutely nothing. Are you making money because Fox News gets more ratings than MSNBC on TV. More importantly, did Fox News TV ratings help get a Republican elected as the President this past year…NO!!!

    Here’s the facts…More Americans watch Broadcast News than Cable News. More Americans get their news on a daily basis from the Internet than TV. More Americans get their news from Liberal Media oulets than Conservative outlets.

    By the way, CNN and MSNBC destroys Fox News in online visitors.

    CNN = 62 Million

    MSNBC = 57 Million

    Fox News = 31 Million

    I could’ve told you that Obama was going to be re-elected by simply looking at the Broadcast News numbers and the Online Visitor numbers.

  • clinging to my god

    Mark 2 Bottomline….MSNBC is a loser..and against FOX it will always be a loser, like the D*brains who watch it….

  • clinging to my god

    Mark 2…now goodnight and god bless….

  • Cathy

    Mark2, Where is your link about prison? Come on post the link.

    @Micheal, It cost $153.00 a day to keep a person in jail. I believe the federal government will pay a state to keep them. But I want a link that shows they make money.

    Come one Mark2. If you are going to make a statement back it up with a link.

  • Mark2


    MSNBC destroys Fox News every single month in Online Visitors.

    MSNBC = 57 Million

    Fox News = 31 Million

    So keep clinging to your God, keep praying hard, and maybe one day Fox News will make you money and get a Republican elected as President…though I doubt it…lol.

  • Mark2


    I posted several links a while back but it’s still in pending status. Try this out:


  • Cathy

    Mark2, Ted Nugent is worth $20 million. So, you must be very rich Mark. If you don’t like Ted Nugent because if how he got out of the draft, you must hate Bill Clinton. Ted Nugent just didn’t shower for a week before going to the draft board. Bill Clinton used his families influence to get out of it the three times he was called.

    UpandOver, go information.

  • RedBarSoup

    So a guy named “clinging to my God” is calling someone a d*ckbrain then one post later says God bless……well aint that something to see…..

  • Mark2

    Most Christians are hypocrites, so I’m used to it.

  • usa8888

    Cathy–We don’t like Ted Nugent because he’s a bigoted, narrow-minded, greedy, perverted individual. And he can’t sing, either.

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