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.

  • Mark2

    Poor Stan T…like I said before, I love slapping around Foxtards and teaching them a thing or two.

  • AppleStinx

    Huffington Post’s Year-End Cable News Ratings 2012 (Top 30 cable news programs)

    1. The O’Reilly Factor: 2,973,000 viewers
    2. Hannity: 2,299,000
    3. Special Report with Brett Bair: 1,950,000
    4. On the Record with Greta van Susteren: 1,867,000
    5. The Five: 1,830,000
    6. Fox Report with Shep Smith: 1,781,000
    7. Your World with Neil Cavuto: 1,358,000
    8. America’s Newsroom: 1,351,000
    9. The O’Reilly Factor (11pm): 1,228,000
    10. America Live: 1,213,000
    11. Studio B: 1,147,000
    30. Erin Burnett Outfront: 446,000 viewers

  • Ughh

    I would move the the circle to the five O’ clock slot and move chris matthew to seven. =/

  • Mark

    Mark2, Obama ran as a centrist. Meaning not a left winger not a right winger but from the center. Now, he is telling the country about all his left wing plans. I’m glad you are proud that he had to LIE about what he was about to win.
    I would argue he was more center-left then complete centrist, that being said if you believe what Fox news says he was campaigning as a far left socialist. lol

  • Mark

    I should point out in terms of gun control the far right position is all guns should be legal and the government should stay out of your business in all ways. The far left position is all guns should be banned. A Centrist gun control position would be we should allow most guns but we should have rules.

  • Mark2


    Now for a reality check…let’s compare the Top Cable News show (OReilly Factor) to the Big Leagues:

    Top Evening News shows for total viewers:

    #1 – NBC News = 9,169,000

    #2 – ABC News = 8,544,000

    #3 – CBS News = 7,214,000

    #4 – OReilly = 3,235,000

  • AppleStinx


    There’s no comparison. Broadcast news are 1/2-hour programs. Cable news programs are 1-hour programs.

  • Pete S

    reality check???
    Mark2, you really look like a total dumbasss. and i mean that in an honest & sincere way mark. you make yourself appear really ignorant when you can’t comprehend that O’reilly is on a cable network that requires a paid subscription to cable tv as opposed to free tv that anybody gets for FREE just by pluggin your tv into the wall and watch alphabet news as easy as 1 2 3 and probably found on channels 3 4 5. understand yet?
    p.s. ..with as much hate that comes out of your fingertips, i’m sure you can handle alil criticism regarding your ignorance & narrowmindedness.
    i must give you minor credit though. you’re not dumbasss #1 in here. i’d say a tie @ #2 with jeffy, but behind #1..uASSa88 who calls Sicilian Papa “undeducated” (undeducated? really?) then corrects peoples grammar, and refers to himself as “we” and “us” repeatedly and talks to himself alot. hahaha..shlt is so funny sometimes.

  • Mark2

    If 9 million people are tuning in to watch Brian Williams for 1/2 hour, it’s still 9 million people. If 3 million people are tuning in to watch OReilly for 1 hour, it’s still 3 million people. Whether it’s 1/2 hour or 1 hour there are several million more Americans that are tuning into to watch Broadcast News than Cable News.

  • Mark2

    @PeteS “O’reilly is on a cable network that requires a paid subscription to cable tv as opposed to free tv that anybody gets for FREE…”

    Who cares?!…you knucklehead!!! It makes no difference if Broadcast is free or not, the end result is that more Americans who watch TV are getting their news from Broadcast (Liberal) media…that’s all that matters. You can whine all day long by saying that Broadcast is free but it makes no difference…the end result is the end result.

  • AppleStinx


    Those are averages. You’re treating the numbers as if they were unique viewers.

  • Pete S

    you’re right marky2, i’m just a knucklehead. you’re a really…special, smart little guy (i picture a Corky-looking figure) with an ‘always winning’ attitude (always on fire). even when you lose mark, your end result is always winner! (in one way or another). you happy guy you!

  • AppleStinx

    Broadcast news average more viewers over 1/2 hour than ‘The Factor’ does over 1 hour. How is that comparing apples and apples?

  • Mark2

    @AppleStinx “Those are averages. You’re treating the numbers as if they were unique viewers”

    Wow…looks like you need to be schooled as well. Those are averages of Unique viewers during that time period. The same goes for every single TV show.

    Brian Williams beats OReilly by 5 to 6 million viewers every single night. Broadcast News draws an average of 25-26 Million unique viewers every night.

    Even OReilly corrected a viewer duing his mail segment when the viewer stated in the email “…the Factor beats all Evening News programs…” OReilly told the viewer that Brian Williams is the King of Evening News and that he draws over 9 million viewers on a nightly basis. You see, even Oreilly admitted it.

  • Mark2


    Hang in there…maybe one day a Republican will get back into the Oval Office. However, the earliest that could happen is in 2024 after Hillary finishes up her 8 years. Even then, the Republicans will have to go back to being Liberal like Lincoln if they even want a chance.

  • RealityChick


    I can’t wait for Hillary to run. I can’t wait to see the “What difference does it make” smear campaign over and over on TV. I hope these hearings keep nailing her to the wall. She would be a shoe-in if she told the truth, like I was told to lie by our incumbent president so not to damage his election campaign and never for a minute did I think the video propaganda bs we concocted wouldn’t be investigated so I disappeared for a bit with the fake illness shtick to collect my thoughts and come up with even more bs. So if she says all of this and say, look if you can elect a president who bought votes with free phones and back door amnesty programs and “phantom” voters who lied about everything before during and after the election about his true agenda then why not me? Can’t get any worse, right?

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    It does seem like MSNBC is losing steam and it seems to be a trend not vise versa.

    The forecast as of midnight was for light snow around here, its freezing rain, sleet and snow and accidents galor this morning…

    *CDC: New Version of Stomach Bug Causing Illness…

    (I know this, around here its at epidemic levels)

  • d.d.

    Morning Coffee & Group.

    Who thinks this back & forth pi$$ing contest regarding the cable networks is doing one iota of good?


    I’d rather talk about loss of jobs.

    On the way toward Singularity

    Many of us just saw the photo of Sergey Brin riding the NYC subway wearing Google’s augmented-reality “glasses.” The device sits on the wearer’s ears and covers one eye with a translucent rectangle — about the size of a postage stamp — that transmits data about the wearer’s surroundings directly into his or her eye. In lieu of a touchscreen, certain swiping motions made on the side of the headset can be used to navigate app interfaces, while hands-free functionality lets the user capture photos and video and complete other tasks.

    Robots can Serve Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour, companies like Gravity Light converting gravitational energy into light, Khan Academy advances, military robots & drones, 3 D printing, smart meters, facial recognition & personal data glasses, Tug from Aethon, roams the halls of hospitals dispensing medication to patients as needed Plus, Tug, who’s been deployed in over 100 hospitals already, doesn’t mind delivering meals or linens as well. Then there are early self-driving cars, electronic sensors, fuel cells that cleans water and makes electricity—simultaneously

    Report: US Lost 28% (687,000) Of High-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

    The nation’s rapidly shrinking lead in science and technology in the global marketplace was accompanied by a toll on U.S. high-tech jobs, according to a new study released today by the National Science Board (NSB), the policy making body for the National Science Foundation.

    Loss of middle-class jobs compounded by tech advances


  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning

    I’m not sure I want to read parts 2&3 :-(

    I fully believe that 28% loss stat though.

  • Mikey O

    @Coffee Steve I had that Stomach Virus for over 3 weeks. I would take over the counter meds and it me help start to feel better then 2 or 3 days it would come back again. After 3 weeks and wife bugging me went to the doctor. They took some blood told me it was a virus no meds they could give me, I was told not to take over counter meds, had to stay away from dairy products, cheese and booze for a week. Doctor told me my problem was over counter meds made me feel better, I would eat normal again that included dairy products etc, which cause the dead virus cells to be become active again. So you need a week to clean the virus out of your system.

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