Cable News Ratings for Thursday, January 24, 2013

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January 25th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, January 24, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,102            237            442
CNN         355            114            149
MSNBC         528            138            225
CNBC         179             46             94
FBN           52             15             27
HLN         203             91            115
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,976            325            688
CNN         571            159            242
MSNBC       1,054            247            447
CNBC         228             91            111
FBN           46               8             21
HLN         367            163            216
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,155            294            565
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         220             83             92
MSNBC Morning Joe         446            168            220
CNBC Squawk Box         124             44             80
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         212            136            165
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,940            373            805
CNN SITUATION ROOM         467            111            164
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         854            194            336
CNBC FAST MONEY         222             39            111
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         122             33             38
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,817            314            669
CNN SITUATION ROOM         312            113            145
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         725            187            319
CNBC MAD MONEY         171             74            122
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         204             78             79
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,510            296            591
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         476            144            196
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         811            181            331
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         128             18             77
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         335            161            156
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,699            431            937
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         589            174            250
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,098            223            424
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         234             67             93
HLN NANCY GRACE         412            160            234
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,825            293            681
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         667            149            262
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,134            277            498
CNBC BIG MAC: INSIDE MCDONALDS         279            116            141
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         362            187            217
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,392            252            446
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         455            155            216
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         926            241            416
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         172             89             98
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         327            143            198
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,046            365            485
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         253            124             96
MSNBC ED SHOW         484            137            249
CNBC MAD MONEY           94             52             66
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         225             90            142


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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


FOXN ##### 06:00A -09:00A  ___T___ 1 992 0.5 1155 0.3 294 0.6 565 1 180
CNN  ##### 06:00A -09:00A  ___T___ 0.2 214 0.1 220 0.1 83 0.1 92 1 180
MSNB ##### 06:00A -09:00A  ___T___ 0.4 417 0.2 446 0.2 168 0.2 220 1 180
CNBC ##### 06:00A -09:00A  ___T___ 0.1 124 0.1 124 0 44 0.1 80 1 180
HLN  ##### 06:00A -09:00A  ___T___ 0.2 192 0.1 212 0.1 136 0.2 165 1 180
HH HH P 2+ P 2+ P 25-54 P 25-54 P 35-64 P 35-64
Network Date Program Time Days AA% (000s) AA% (000s) AA% (000s) AA% (000s) T/C Duration
FOXN ##### FIVE, THE 05:00P -06:00P  ___T___ 1.6 1606 0.8 1940 0.4 373 0.8 805 1 60
CNN  ##### SITUATION ROOM 05:00P -06:00P  ___T___ 0.4 387 0.2 467 0.1 111 0.2 164 1 60
MSNB ##### HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS 05:00P -06:00P  ___T___ 0.8 737 0.4 854 0.2 194 0.3 336 1 60
CNBC ##### FAST MONEY 05:00P -06:00P  ___T___ 0.2 186 0.1 222 0 39 0.1 111 1 60
HLN  ##### EVENING EXPRESS 05:00P -06:00P  ___T___ 0.1 109 0 122 0 33 0 38 1 60
FOXN ##### SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 06:00P -07:00P  ___T___ 1.5 1503 0.7 1817 0.3 314 0.7 669 1 60
CNN  ##### SITUATION ROOM 06:00P -07:00P  ___T___ 0.3 286 0.1 312 0.1 113 0.1 145 1 60
MSNB ##### POLITICS NATION 06:00P -07:00P  ___T___ 0.6 609 0.3 725 0.2 187 0.3 319 1 60
CNBC ##### MAD MONEY 06:00P -07:00P  ___T___ 0.2 152 0.1 171 0.1 74 0.1 122 1 60
HLN  ##### EVENING EXPRESS 06:00P -07:00P  ___T___ 0.2 173 0.1 204 0.1 78 0.1 79 1 60
FOXN ##### THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH 07:00P -08:00P  ___T___ 1.2 1179 0.6 1510 0.3 296 0.6 591 1 60
CNN  ##### ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT 07:00P -08:00P  ___T___ 0.3 346 0.2 476 0.1 144 0.2 196 1 60
MSNB ##### HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS 07:00P -08:00P  ___T___ 0.7 663 0.3 811 0.2 181 0.3 331 1 60
CNBC ##### KUDLOW REPORT 07:00P -08:00P  ___T___ 0.1 116 0.1 128 0 18 0.1 77 1 60
HLN  ##### JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL 07:00P -08:00P  ___T___ 0.3 262 0.1 335 0.2 161 0.2 156 1 60
FOXN ##### THE OREILLY FACTOR 08:00P -09:00P  ___T___ 2.1 2082 1.1 2699 0.4 431 0.9 937 1 60
CNN  ##### ANDERSON COOPER 360 08:00P -09:00P  ___T___ 0.4 444 0.2 589 0.2 174 0.2 250 1 60
MSNB ##### ED SHOW 08:00P -09:00P  ___T___ 1 908 0.5 1098 0.2 223 0.4 424 1 60
CNBC ##### COSTCO CRAZE, THE 08:00P -09:00P  ___T___ 0.2 188 0.1 234 0.1 67 0.1 93 1 60
HLN  ##### NANCY GRACE 08:00P -09:00P  ___T___ 0.3 344 0.2 412 0.2 160 0.2 234 1 60
FOXN ##### HANNITY 09:00P -10:00P  ___T___ 1.5 1443 0.7 1825 0.3 293 0.7 681 1 60
CNN  ##### PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT 09:00P -10:00P  ___T___ 0.6 560 0.3 667 0.1 149 0.3 262 1 60
MSNB ##### RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 09:00P -10:00P  ___T___ 1 921 0.5 1134 0.3 277 0.5 498 1 60
CNBC ##### BIG MAC: INSIDE MCDONALDS 09:00P -10:00P  ___T___ 0.2 218 0.1 279 0.1 116 0.1 141 1 60
HLN  ##### WHAT WOULD YOU DO 09:00P -10:00P  ___T___ 0.3 267 0.1 362 0.2 187 0.2 217 1 60
FOXN ##### ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 10:00P -11:00P  ___T___ 1.1 1109 0.6 1392 0.3 252 0.4 446 1 60
CNN  ##### ANDERSON COOPER 360 10:00P -11:00P  ___T___ 0.4 388 0.2 455 0.2 155 0.2 216 1 60
MSNB ##### LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL 10:00P -11:00P  ___T___ 0.8 733 0.4 926 0.2 241 0.4 416 1 60
CNBC ##### AMERICAN GREED 10:00P -11:00P  ___T___ 0.2 160 0.1 172 0.1 89 0.1 98 1 60
HLN  ##### WHAT WOULD YOU DO 10:00P -11:00P  ___T___ 0.2 241 0.1 327 0.1 143 0.2 198 1 60
FOXN ##### THE OREILLY FACTOR 11:00P -12:00A  ___T___ 0.9 843 0.4 1046 0.4 365 0.5 485 1 60
CNN  ##### ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT 11:00P -12:00A  ___T___ 0.2 223 0.1 253 0.1 124 0.1 96 1 60
MSNB ##### ED SHOW 11:00P -12:00A  ___T___ 0.4 387 0.2 484 0.1 137 0.2 249 1 60
CNBC ##### MAD MONEY 11:00P -12:00A  ___T___ 0.1 98 0 94 0.1 52 0.1 66 1 60
HLN  ##### SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 11:00P -12:00A  ___T___ 0.2 200 0.1 225 0.1 90 0.1 142 1 60
  • Ratboy

    Obama EPA kills power plant, 3,900 jobs in Texas

    Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced yesterday that it was cancelling the project.

    “Chase Power … has opted to suspend efforts to further permit the facility and is seeking alternative investors as part of a plan of dissolution for the parent company,” Chase CEO Dave Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

    Freysinger made it very clear who was responsible for the projects death. “The (Las Brisas Energy Center) is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants,” he said.

    The Las Brisas power plant had been part of a larger Las Brisas Energy Center project planned for Corpus Christi’s Inner Harbor. Economists had projected that in the first 5 years of construction and operation the project would create as 1,300 direct and 2,600 indirect jobs. Now none of those jobs will exist.

    “These costly rules exceeded the bounds of EPA authority, incur tremendous costs, and produce no real benefits related to climate change,” Freysinger commented.

  • Ratboy

    Hypocracy???? Of course not!!!

    Brock’s Glock: In anti-gun DC, Media Matters for America gave bodyguard illegal weapons to guard founder David Brock

    A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned.

    According to a knowledgeable source, multiple firearms used to protect the Media Matters founder were purchased with Brock’s blessing — and apparently with the group’s money.

    TheDC has previously reported that Brock’s one-time aide, Haydn Price-Morris, carried a concealed Glock handgun as he traveled with the liberal leader to public events in Washington, D.C.

    But the extent of Brock’s armed activities have been largely unknown until now, even among those closest to him. An array of current and former Media Matters sources, all with intimate knowledge about the inner workings of the organization, granted extensive interviews to TheDC.

    Brock, whose struggles with mental health have seen him hospitalized in the past, became increasingly concerned by late 2010 that he was being targeted by right-wing assassins.

    TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant — who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm — with a Glock handgun.

    According to an internal email exchange obtained by TheDC, the gun was purchased with cash in Maryland, likely to diminish the chances such a purchase would appear on the tax-exempt group’s books.

  • Coffee Steve

    Hypocracy???? Of course not!!!

    You’ll be thrilled to know if they pass those gun control measures in Congress? All of Congress will be excempt. :-)

    Problem is they don’t even have the Democratic Votes to pass anything.

  • Coffee Steve


    Monday is Kroger day LOL


  • Ratboy

    @ Problem is they don’t even have the Democratic Votes to pass anything

    Aw heck, the king can just pull out his pen and sign a couple more executive orders and then eat up more court time as they are deemed unconstatutional!

  • Raz

    Also, Israel did not have a bunker buster bomb that could go that deep, but the USA does, so I wonder…..

    The USA always makes the nicest ‘toys’ and are always willing to share them with the other kids. Oops there goes another nuclear plant.

  • Ratboy

    OReilly has promised to make this the topic of his talking points memo tonight. But on Friday he had good things to say about Kroft and hoed he would do a real interview rather than what he did. OReilly gave the benifit of doubt to Kroft on Friday but dont expect that tonight, EXPECT THE TRUTH!!

    60 Minutes Viewers Blast Swoon Journalist Kroft Lovefest Interview of Obama and Hillary

    So who has cuter dimples? Swoon Journalist Steve Kroft or Mario Lopez?

    It’s a reasonable question to ask because the Extra host’s interviews of celebs like Angelina and Brad couldn’t have been any more of a puff piece than Kroft’s starry-eyed interview of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday’s 60 Minutes. A half hour of softballs were gently served up by Kroft who acted as if he were overjoyed to just bask in the glow of his interviewees who ate up almost all the time praising each other. Oh, there was the obligatory question that Kroft was almost required to ask about Benghazi but it was delivered in such a manner as to be easily deflected by Hillary before the interview returned to full empty calorie cotton candy mode.

    Although watching a half hour of Obama and Hillary telling a smiling Steve Kroft how much they liked each other made for deadly dull television, the best part of the interview was reading the viewer comments at the 60 Minutes website. The comments ranged from complete outrage to hilarious sarcasm, many of which you can see below.

    So what was the “controversial” Benghazi question that Kroft almost apologetically asked of Hillary deep into the interview? Here goes:

    Steve Kroft: You said during the hearings, I mean, you’ve accepted responsibility. You’ve accepted the very critical findings of Admiral Mullen and Ambassador Pickering. As the New York Times put it, you accepted responsibility, but not blame. Do you feel guilty in any way, in– at a personal level? Do you blame yourself that you didn’t know or that you should have known?

    This was easily deflected by Hillary with a typical non-answer before the interview returned to full swoon with these types of questions and answers:

    Steve Kroft: How would you characterize your relationship right now?

    President Obama: I consider Hillary a strong friend.

    Secretary Clinton: I mean, very warm, close. I think there’s a sense of understanding that, you know, sometimes doesn’t even take words because we have similar views. We have similar experiences that I think provide a bond that may seem unlikely to some, but has been really at a core of our relationship over the last four years.

    If you watched this interview it was a half hour of powder puff wasted time that you will never get back. The fringe benefit, however, was the often hilarious viewer comments on the interview. Here are several examples:

    Steve Kroft surrenders his role as a journalist and has become a paparazzi fawning over Beiber.

    Next time, do not have a liberal interview two other liberals. It makes for boring TV. For example, before ever broaching Benghazi, they decided to get the more important stuff out of the way first, i.e. their feelings and Hilary’s state of health.

    What an Obama and Clinton love fest. Thanks Steve for nothing…..What a let down. So many important things going on in this world, and this is what we got?????..

    This was not an interview, it was an ad for the Hillary for President campaign.

    Tonight’s show was DULL, now it seems the president can just call up and get a free political commercial.

    This is pathetic, why don’t you just put them in the backseat of a 57′ chevy and let them steam up the windows

    I had no idea that Steve Kroft is part of the obama administration. Who wrote these questions, axelrod?

    An oyster on a half-shell could have done better than Steve Kroft. Journalistic FAIL. The mainstream media has failed the American people.

    This interview was a love-fest. These were not softballs – these were marshmallows.

    Did Steve’s arm get tired from all of the softballs he threw!!??

    The mutual licking was so loud it could be heard around the world. In a word, discusting!!!!! Soundeded like the interviews Putin gets in Russia.

    The upside of this interview for Steve Kroft is that it has positioned him as a strong contender for the highly competitive award of Swoon Journalist of the Year.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2013/01/28/60-minutes-viewers-blast-swoon-journalist-kroft-lovefest-interview-obam#ixzz2JHSILC2O

  • Coffee Steve

    I never made it to Kroger, I go to wake my kid and say lets go to kroger before school starts, she says Daddy I’m not feeling well. I said you doing this to get out of school today, she says come here dad and I’ll throw up on your shoes to prove ity :shock: No school today LOL

    the king can just pull out his pen and sign a couple more executive orders and then eat up more court time as they are deemed unconstatutional

    Problem is it takes years to get a ruling.

    Morning Raz
    Oops there goes another nuclear plant.

    Yep, wouldn’t surprise me if a few more somehow go offline soon :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    I’ll be at the Louisville vs. Pittburg game tonight on ESPN, I’ll wave at ya, I’ll be in row 7 wearing a Red Louisville Shirt and hat :lol:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    I’ll be at the Louisville vs. Pittburg game tonight on ESPN, I’ll wave at ya, I’ll be in row 7 wearing a Red Louisville Shirt and hat

    You just put a target on your noggin for the libs to throw things at you! :lol: …………….well maybe not libs, you just let me know who to throw things at! :shock: :twisted:

  • Ratboy

    Coffee Dude, give your daughter two asprin and call me in the morning!
    And lose the shoes thay are tracking up the floor in here!! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    How DARE FOX????? The media shoud only be allowed to call R Senators pissants like Mattews did last week!

    Fox & Friends Rips Obama For Fox News Criticism: Essentially Deeming Media ‘Just Not Liberal Enough’

    Fox & Friends Calls Out CBS For Letting Obama, Clinton Claim They Were Friendly In 2008 Primaries

  • Coffee Steve


    LOL She never made it to the barfing level yet, shes feeling better now though but I’m giving her the day off.

    Dude, if you’re ever in Louisville, visit that KFC Yum Center where Louisville plays, its an amazing arena and the food is fantastic. I like it even better than Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Dude
    Dude, if you’re ever in Louisville, visit that KFC Yum Center where Louisville plays, its an amazing arena and the food is fantastic. I like it even better than Rupp Arena in Lexington

    Some of the best food I ever had in an arena was at the Pepsi Center and Coors Field in Denver! The Pepsi Center has a 5 star restaurant in it and the consessions are amzing! A buffet in the sky box at Coors fiels is hard to beat ANYWHERE! due to my past working life i have had the honor and pleasure to visit many arenas and stadiums across the country bot pro and college. It sure is not like the old days! But the prices follow! The Detroit Tigers hold the honor of having the most expensive beer in major leage baseball, almost 9 bucks a glass!!! And that is for the cheap normal pour! No wonder it is a grand for a family of four to go to a game!!!

  • cathy

    Redbarsoup, Mr. Koppel now believes the war in Iraq (the war Bush entered) needs to be addressed by the U.S.

    I should have also asked if you believe it’s right for Obama to still be lying about the middle east too.

    I love you liberal thinking Obama lovers. When your guy gets caught, you say either presidents have lied too.

    Jeff, It’s merely three months after the election the liberal media is telling us that the middle east is a problem and has been. And the liberal media calling Obama out for “leaving the American people with a sense that things are fine in the middle east” isn’t me thinking everytime Obama speaks he is lying. It isn’t delusional saying that he lied to win the election. I pointed to facts for liberal media. It didn’t get that way in only three months You are delusional if you can’t see that he lied about the state of the middle east. Face the facts about you man, Jeff.

    LOL, you clearing do know what Obama and congress are calling an assault rifle, I call you uneducate on the topic and you call me uneducated. Can you provide me a link that shows what groups I support that hates “them there college educated folks”.
    Jeff, I don’t accept your opinion on assault weapons because you clearly do not know what Obama is calling an assault weapons.

    Sadly, people like you who state their opinion without unstanding the topic is everyone in the countries problem. Again you posted the we could have as many musket and bayonets as we liked and you would not care. A musket with a bayonet would be an assault weapon according to Obama’s and Democrat in congress defination. So, I should have said clearly you support people owning assault weapons.

    I can accept that people don’t want others to have guns. But don’t except me to accept your view or others views when you don’t understand the topic.

  • Coffee Steve


    All the concession prices are ridiculous, but at The Great American Ball park in Cincinnati Ohio you can get those Big Red Smokie sandwiches and they my friend are very hard to beat. I went to a game in Philly once and they had this Brat with Onions, Peppers and some kind of sauce that I still crave. The Hoagies aren’t bad either

    Shes well enough for us to do some small shopping so BBL…

  • cathy

    Good morning Ratboy, Coffee Steve, Raz, Let me think, DD and others.

    Please go to the Meet the Press site today and listen to the topic on forgein policy. I know it’s loaded with the liberal media, but Ted Koppel, “Mr. Fox news is bad for American” faults Obama. Things are bad. The liberal press knows they can’t cover for him. It’s a good watch.

  • 1966

    for you coffee steve.have you ever been to finland?

  • Ratboy

    @ cathy

    Good Morning! You can go on and on to Jeffie but trust me, he will never get it! Nor will the other leftie loons here. They only know one way to learn things and that is by reading and listening to only what they want to hear. I am sure they will figure out a way to defend Obama by twisting what and how Koppel said what he said. Just like the “cutting” interview with the king and prinsess Hillary on 60 min last night.

    You have usa8888 posting crap over and over and you know he has NO understanding what he is posting. You got Mark2 posting network and comedy shows to prove that FOX is not a contender in the ratings because he cant post any credible proof to back his beliefs. And then there is Jeffie who cna only post with name calling and bad language and then calls a potential human life a bunch of cells and likens getting rid of them to wiping out germs with Lysol. Only proves that he is an ignorant mouthpiece for the left.

    I can only give respect to those that I know look at all sides despite their core belief such as d.d., coffee, navydude, you, and a few others. Those that can admit a screw up in the party they support are objective but those that back the pary of their choice to all ends are only ignorant.

  • usa8888

    Another good interview on 60 Minutes with Hilary and Barack. It is increasing clear that the far right wing is dying a slow death. Palin has been fired at Fox, as was Beck. They keep Billo because he brings in 2-3 million people, most of whom are very old (the Lawrence Welk “folks”). But Fox makes lots of money off of them. The right wing is finally realizing that you can’t win elections with people like Gingrich, Perry, Palin, Insanitorum, Paul, DeMint, and the like–there just aren’t that many kooks in the elecorate anymore–and the electorate is CHANGING fast. The old Southern Confederacy mentality won’t play anynore. Jindal and Gingrich have said the right wing GOP has to change, but so far it has been lip service. We will see. If the GOP doesn’t change, they’re DONE, nothwithstanding voter suppression and gerrymandering.

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