Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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January 30th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,200        250         469
CNN           351         99         139
MSNBC           496        125         230
CNBC           158         45           82
FBN             52         14           26
HLN           209         63         117
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,201        315         756
CNN           580        165         247
MSNBC        1,042        219         462
CNBC           172         83           92
FBN             41         17           26
HLN           360         93         202
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,215        309         512
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           232         69           93
MSNBC Morning Joe           381        118         204
CNBC Squawk Box           108         38           69
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           223        117         159
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,109        373         857
CNN SITUATION ROOM           420         92         142
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           779        176         359
CNBC FAST MONEY           172         16         100
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           198         39           74
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,918        342         688
CNN SITUATION ROOM           411         88         142
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           733        172         334
CNBC MAD MONEY           161         41           94
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           226         24           79
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,503        288         630
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           352        103         146
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           756        190         351
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           130         26           75
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           312         66         164
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,104        452       1,026
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           569        161         256
MSNBC ED SHOW           961        159         373
CNBC TARGET: INSIDE BULLSEYE           136         57           54
HLN NANCY GRACE           449        111         228
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,895        303         695
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           629        160         242
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,200        262         561
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           164         67           89
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           316         85         169
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 534 175 242
HLN NANCY GRACE 315 84 209
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,051        290         436
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           302        120         126
MSNBC ED SHOW           466        124         210
CNBC MAD MONEY           113         64           71
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           175         43         122

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.

  • lbsles

    “I guarantee you this is not gonna make the president happy. Listen to how TIME Magazine wrote up the Rubio thing yesterday:

    ‘Two big things happened Tuesday with regards to immigration reform: President Barack Obama announced his plans at a Las Vegas high school, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called into Rush Limbaugh’s radio program. The second event mattered more.’

    Oh no.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “Illegals represent the demographic profile the Democrats want: relatively poor people that depend on government for their prosperity.” – Rush limbaugh

  • lbsles

    Wizards of Smart Surprised by Shrinking Economy

    RUSH: Do you know, ladies and gentlemen, the economy in the fourth quarter, they told us, grew at a rate of 1.1%, I think is what they said. But it turns out that’s not the case. The economy actually contracted, gross domestic product. “The US economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal Reserve stimulus.”

    That’s what’s gotten us into this problem. Anyway, the economy shrunk. You know what the Democrats are out saying? This is the best looking contraction that there’s ever been in this country. And, of course, the media’s repeating that. That’s not a surprise to you and me. But nevertheless, it is incredibly serious. And you remember what this administration’s growth forecasts were for the next three to four years. Their growth forecasts were anywhere between three and four and a half percent. Our growth rate is below the ChiComs. Our growth rate is below Cuba. We’re not growing now. The fourth quarter we actually contracted.

    That means that the employment situation isn’t changing. That means wages aren’t changing positively. There’s no growth in people’s incomes. It’s just sad to watch this happening right in front of our eyes. The inflation rate is at least 2%, probably higher than that. So a casual calculation here, a 0.1% GDP contraction could mean that for all intents and purposes we’re back into a recession. What do you need, a couple or three quarters in a row for that to be officially proclaimed?

    Rush Limbaugh

  • Raz

    Gun violence is down in NYC, and everyone is saying why dosn’t Chicago do what NYC did? Cuz NYC shipped out the gangs and other interesting people to the citys upstate, which jumped upstates crime and murder rates.

    So, Chicago gonna send the gangs to the sticks to walk the rows?

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Back to the AP story on GDP. This is amazing, too. Economic growth contracted, the GDP contracted by one-tenth of 1% in the fourth quarter. Now, listen to this from AP. “That is a sharp slowdown from the 3.1% growth rate in the July-September quarter.” What they’re not telling you is — you may not remember this — in the fourth quarter there was a whole lot of economic stimulus, quote, unquote, to cover for Obama’s tax increases. There was all kinds of stimulus so his reelection effort wouldn’t be harmed, and it still resulted in a contraction. And listen to this next sentence from these wizards of smart at AP. “The surprise contraction…” Are you surprised that our economy is collapsing on itself? You’re not, are you? The wizards of smart at AP are. Listen to this.

    “The surprise contraction could raise fears about the economy’s ability to handle tax increases that took effect in January and looming spending cuts.” Really? I thought tax increases were great for the economy. That’s what the news media and the Democrat Party has been telling us. Same thing with unemployment benefits.

    I thought that was great for economic growth. What happened to that?

    The surprise contraction could raise fears about the economy’s ability to handle tax increases. You mean they’ve known all along at AP that tax increases slow down the economy? They’ve known that all along, and they’ve been lying to us about it, and now that we’re contracting they’re worried, openly admitting they’re worried?

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Here’s an excerpt from the White House response to the economy collapsing in the fourth quarter. It’s from Alan B. Krueger, who’s chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. Here’s the excerpt. Quote:

    “Today’s report is a reminder of the importance of the need for Congress to act to avoid self-inflicted wounds to the economy. The administration continues to urge Congress to move toward a sustainable federal budget in a responsible way that balances –”

    Let’s see. Sustainable, responsible, balance. It’s got every Obama code word in there. “– balances revenue and spending, and replaces the sequester, while making critical investments in the economy that promote growth and job creation and protect our most vulnerable citizens.”

  • Raz

    Nah! If he was a leftie he would never have had a problem, it would have been the rights fault that was causing him to do it therefore not his PROBLEM but the republicnas FAULT

    Oooooooooooooooooo Rats! You bad man! Me likee.

  • lbsles


    Look, we’re running trillion-dollar deficits. The Democrats, they’re just saying again today that we’re not spending enough money to stimulate the economy. I want to remind you again that when the economy collapsed in the fourth quarter, payroll taxes were lower than they are today. The economy collapsed before payroll taxes went up. The payroll tax, the end of the partial payroll tax deduction means that the average American has a hundred dollars a month less disposable income. But in the fourth quarter, when the economy contracted, the average American had that hundred dollars. That hundred dollars was taken away with the tax increase, which Obama said would never happen, by the way, in January.

    So if the economy collapsed before Obama’s tax increases, what is happening now? By their own definition, we should be growing to beat the band now because taxes went up. And don’t forget, Pelosi and the Democrats all say that unemployment benefits equal rampant economic growth. And we extended unemployment benefits, and I don’t see economic growth. Meanwhile, what really is important today is taking away your guns. As we are whipsawed back and forth, one issue to the next, one crisis, disaster to the next, somehow the economy is always left out of the whipsaw. It’s guns, it’s gay marriage, it’s gay rights, and the Boy Scouts deciding that it’s old-fashioned not to let gays in, so gays will be in leadership positions.

  • lbsles


    The Obama administration, in their economic documents that they’ve submitted, budgets and what have you, have forecast economic growth the next four years to be anywhere between 3.5 and 4.5%. And the fourth quarter last year was projected to grow at 2.2 and maybe the preliminary number was that. I think it’s 2.5, actually. Here comes a contraction of one-tenth of a percent. They’re only off by 2.6% here. That’s a big percentage to miss, to be off. But of course this Democrat spin today is this is the best looking contraction we’ve ever had because of the reason. This is actually a good contraction because this contraction is the result of spending that is helping people.

    I kid you not. You can look it up to Drudge. It’s on his front page. It’s at the top of his front page. This is the greatest looking contraction we’ve ever had, ’cause we’ve been spending money here really helps people. So what does it matter that the economy is not growing? What does it matter that Amazon is losing money? As long as customers are happy, and as long as the investors are happy, what does it matter that Amazon’s losing? So what if the economy’s shrinking. We’re taking care of people here. That’s what the Democrats’ reaction to all of this is.

    By the way, speaking of economic growth and contraction, it’s only gonna get worse. I mean it’s mathematics. There are more tax increases coming. And don’t forget the wizards of smart at AP when they reported this contraction story today. Let me find this for you. This is too good. This is too good. Listen to this. “The surprise contraction could raise fears about the economy’s ability to handle tax increases that took effect in January and looming spending cuts.”

  • lbsles

    RUSH: I have a question, ladies and gentlemen. The economic growth rate — reported, anyway — by our government, at the end of September, was 3.1%, at the end of the calendar third quarter. So after September, of course, comes October, November, December. That’s the calendar fourth quarter. So from September to the end of the year the economy went from growing at 3.1% to contracting by 0.1%. So the economy fell 3.2%.

    Now, what happened between October, November, and December that might have had something to do with this? Let me think. October, November, even December you got Christmas and holiday season, that’s supposed to be big for the economy. They told us, ladies and gentlemen, we were told that after Obama won reelection, the economy was gonna take off because uncertainty would be removed. In fact, they said that one of the reasons the economy was sorta chugging, not really speeding along, was all the uncertainty over who was gonna win the election and what policies would then flow; but then after Obama won, that’s the end of uncertainty. Everybody would know what’s ahead and the economy would take off.

    Well, obviously Obama won the election, and the economy tanked. Hmm. I wonder why. I looked over at TMZ, Entertainment Weekly, I didn’t see anything about the GDP contracting, by the way. I’ve looked at the E! Entertainment website, a number of low-information sites, nothing there yet about the economy contracting. The only thing that’s the big news over there right now is that Lindsay Lohan panicked on a first class flight to Los Angeles.

    “Lindsay Lohan and her mom Dina took the last flight out of JFK last night and jetted to L.A. after being warned she’d be a wanted woman if she was a no-show in court this morning. Lindsay — who is not just broke but deeply in debt — waited in her car at the airport until the last minute … then flew first class on American Airlines and landed at around 12:30 AM.”

  • lbsles

    Why the Regime Wants Your W-2 to Tell You Exactly How Much Your Employer is Paying for Your Health Insurance

    RUSH: This is from the New York Times: “As workers open their W-2 forms this month, many will see a new box with information on the total cost of employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. To some, it will be a surprise, perhaps even a shock. Workers often have little idea how much they and their employers are paying for coverage. In many cases, economists say, workers give up cash compensation to get and keep health benefits.”

    You know, I suspect one of the reasons for this, ’cause your W2 is now gonna have on it the cost of your health insurance that your employer is providing. I think one of the reasons for this is to help convince employees that their employer-provided health insurance is not such a good deal after all. That would be my guess. There’s a reason why the regime is doing this. There’s a reason the regime wants you to see right in front of you, on your W2, what your health insurance is costing. And there’s another reason for this. That is not counted as income, yet. That’s totally tax-free. That’s earnings to you. That’s income. Just doesn’t come as salary, comes in a benefit, but it isn’t taxed. I think this is a prelude for that.

    Here’s how that’s gonna work. On your W2, if you look at it, you’re gonna have this box and it’s gonna have the amount of your health care coverage. Your employer is required to put that on there. You’re gonna see it. One of two things is gonna happen. You’re either gonna say, “My God, this guy is not paying anything on me.” Or, you’re gonna say, “My gosh, I didn’t know how expensive this was.”

    The next thing that’s gonna happen is that you are being set up for being told down the line when they get to this, that that’s too much income not to be taxed. We’re gonna have to start taxing these benefits. We’re gonna have to tax it as ordinary income, and this is a setup.

    This is the prelude, the slow walk to that objective.

  • lbsles

    The disclosures, required by the 2010 health care law, are meant to make workers more cost-conscious. Health benefits are still tax-free. But labor unions and employer groups say it could be easier to tax them in the future, now that employers must report their value to the government.

    The new information appears in Box 12 of the standard W-2 form, with a two-letter code, DD. The box shows the “cost of employer-sponsored health coverage.” And that amount is not taxable, the Internal Revenue Service says on the back of the form.

    Jay J. Makled, a union steward for the United Automobile Workers at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Mich., described his reaction after seeing that his health coverage cost nearly $16,000 last year: “It’s quite expensive. I was surprised to see how much the company was paying for that benefit.”


  • cathy

    @Mark2, according to the Huffington Post Chicago does have strict gun laws.

    And isn’t the huffington post a liberal paper? Sorry, to been facts into the decisions.

    Wow, looking at Greta numbers it appears that most conservatives didn’t care to see Hillary avoiding to answer questions again.

  • lbsles

    Agony of parents whose daughter, 15, was gunned down a week after she performed at Obama’s inauguration – as they demand guns are taken from people ‘who don’t need them’

    Police said gang members were at the park where Hadiya was killed but she was not a gang member.

    Instead, they believe she was an ‘unintended target’ when the gunman ran to the park and opened fire at 2.20 p.m. He then jumped into a waiting car and drove away, police said.

    ‘As usual, the bad guy aims, but he never hits the other bad guy. He hits the one that hurts the most to lose,’ Chicago Police Officer and attorney Damon Stewart, 36, Hadiya’s godfather, told Fox32

    The battle for gun control comes after Chicago endured its most deadly January for ten years, with Hadiya’s death bringing the total killings in the city since the start of the year to 42.


  • lbsles

    Ben Jealous: Black Americans ‘Are Doing Far Worse’ Under Obama Admin.

    Statistics show that the African-American community is in bad shape under the Obama Administration. The Labor Department reports that the black unemployment rate was at 12.7 percent when Pres. Obama initially took office. As the employment rate for the nation dropped below 8 percent, black unemployment increased to 12.9 percent and then to 14 percent for December.

    In a recent interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” NAACP CEO and president, Ben Jealous, told the show’s host that black Americans “are doing far worse” than when President Obama first took office. “The country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started,” Jealous told show host David Gregory. “White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.”

    http://www dot yourblackworld dot net/2013/01/black-news/ben-jealous-black-americans-are-doing-far-worse-under-obama-admin/

  • lbsles

    Leaked Draft of U.N. Climate Report Suggests Two Decades of Overestimated Global Warming

    A preliminary draft of a report by the U.N’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to the public earlier this month and now climate change skeptics are arguing it shows evidence of 20 years of global warming overestimation.

    Someone involved with the U.N.’s IPCC review process reportedly leaked the draft and made it available for download online. The report shows that each of the four temperature models the U.N. body has published since 1990 has overestimated the rise in temperature on planet Earth. The report wasn’t actually supposed to be released until 2014.

    The indication, he explained, is that “CO2 is not nearly as strong a climate driver as the IPCC has been assuming.”

    http://www dot theblaze dot com/stories/2013/01/29/leaked-draft-of-u-n-climate-report-suggests-two-decades-of-overestimated-global-warming/

  • lbsles

    It’s bend-over time.

    Obama administration issues regulations for individual mandate
    By Sam Baker – 01/30/13 12:28 PM ET

    The Obama administration took new steps Wednesday toward implementing the individual mandate in its signature healthcare law, downplaying the scope of the unpopular provision by stressing rules that allow exemptions from the requirement to purchase insurance.

    The Internal Revenue Service and the Health and Human Services Department emphasized exceptions to the mandate, which were detailed in new regulations that also laid out the process by which the IRS will calculate penalties for going uninsured.

    The mandate requires most taxpayers to either buy insurance or pay a fine to the IRS. It’s one of the most politically unpopular provisions of the healthcare law, and was at the core of last year’s historic Supreme Court case over the healthcare law.

    HHS referred to the politically charged provision as a system of “shared responsibility” payments.

    The mandate penalty “applies only to the limited group of taxpayers who choose to spend a substantial period of time without coverage despite having ready access to affordable coverage,” HHS said in a fact sheet on the new rules.

    The same fact sheet also noted findings from the Congressional Budget Office that less than 2 percent of the American public will have to make a payment under the mandate.

    In 2014, people who choose not to buy insurance and don’t quality for an exemption from the mandate will have to pay a fine of $95. The penalty increases to $695 by 2016, and then rises annually based on a pre-determined formula.

    Undocumented immigrants aren’t subject to the mandate, since they’re ineligible for government assistance to help buy healthcare coverage.

    And believe it or not!

    Anyone who had insurance for one day of a month will count as having coverage for the whole month, HHS said.

    http://thehill dot com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/280117-obama-administration-implements-health-laws-individual-mandate

  • Mark2

    @Cathy and Ratboy

    FYI, Chicago used to have strict gun laws but that changed in 2010. On June 28, 2010, in the case of McDonald v. Chicago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the handgun bans of Chicago to be unconstitutional and on July 19, 2010 the 1982 handgun bans of Chicago were officially repealed.

    Since that time, Chicago Murders have gone up 15% from 436 murders in 2010 to 500+ murders in 2012.

    This is recent empirical evidence of what happens when you repeal handgun laws.

  • usa8888

    ibsles–I would be very embarrassed if I were you to rely on the Slimebaugh for information. This guy can’t count to 10 but he sure can take your money!!!

  • usa8888

    ibsles–face it: you LOST and you Lost BIG!!! And you probably won’t win another election for a long time. So bulk up on Slimebaugh’s BS–while the country favors Obama on all fronts…..

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