Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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January 31st, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,268        266         503
CNN           346        111         154
MSNBC           460        144         229
CNBC           159         47           82
FBN             50         10           22
HLN           242         79         130
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,022        333         737
CNN           519        132         240
MSNBC           986        269         463
CNBC           234         86         124
FBN             36           5           13
HLN           432        116         217
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,165        312         565
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           248        143         116
MSNBC Morning Joe           399        160         246
CNBC Squawk Box           113         41           66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           199        123         162
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,275        467         929
CNN SITUATION ROOM           572        102         169
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           663        170         279
CNBC FAST MONEY           164         30           61
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           217         51           73
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,397        411         842
CNN SITUATION ROOM           377         81         137
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           754        241         365
CNBC MAD MONEY           148         59           84
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           269         43         103
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,006        358         736
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           371         77         146
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           792        243         381
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           125         28           65
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           412        118         209
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,938        443       1,004
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           482        115         241
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,051        249         460
CNBC DREAMLINER INSIDE AIRPLAN           176         52           98
HLN NANCY GRACE           543        125         257
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,796        336         706
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           531        142         252
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,030        315         495
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           236         84         122
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           449        125         222
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 545 140 226
HLN NANCY GRACE 303 98 171
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,119        303         502
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           304        101         150
MSNBC ED SHOW           364        108         168
CNBC MAD MONEY           113         52           57
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           190         43         105

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


    Voter Suppression???

    Isn’t that the middle name of all Republican Governors and Republican Election Officials? LOL

    Hey lbsles, please come out from underneath the rock you’ve been living under…lol.

  • usa8888

    ibsles comments about MSNBC and voter suppression are as ridiculous as the tenets of the far right GOP–nobody but Slimebaugh ilk would believe it. It’s almost as absurd as the false advertising the GOP ran against Obama claiming he was not for the middle class and Robme and Lian Ryan were—I mean who would believe that except someone with an 80 IQ who listens to Slimebaugh????

  • usa8888

    Hey–Slimebaugh listeners—the GOP is giving its members lessons on how to talk about women, rape and things like that….you remember the GOP is the DINOSAUR PARTY which is waging a WAR ON WOMEN and they agreed with the comments of “legitimate rape” made by one of their right wing bozos. Well, now, the GOP does not want to change their TENETS regarding women (tenets which are completely erroneous); they just want to change they WAY THEY TALK ABOUT WOMEN (window dressing)……

  • Stan T

    Posted January 31, 2013 at 3:08 PM
    WE just can’t get through a day without nut boy quoting the head of the GOP,Rush,the drug addict.
    Remember FOX has lost 1 million viewers a week,while CNN and MSNBC have gained viewers.
    McCain just can’t get over losing to the first black President.Poor old John.

    Really? O’Reilly has lost a million viewers a week? I didn’t know he had 55 million viewers a year ago….Wow, MSNBC can’t get 55 million viewers if you add up all their viewers for a whole month and a half!

  • d.d.

    @usa4 8s
    Big article in Consumer Reports showing how the right wing fringe has pushed misinformation about the Affordable Care Act–this month……

    I’ve read the Consumer Report article on the Affordable Care Act, &, feel you’ve slanted their reporting . It does make a couple of corrections , though. What interested me the most the worker who $35,000 a year & was concerned about how he was going to pay for his insurance. He was told to go to Kaiser Family Foundation online for an idea of his cost. The writer said if he was a 40 year old single male , he could qualify for a $98 subsidy . There were different plans . If he took a lower silver plan , he would be paying an additional $277 a month. That could be a squeeze for this person.

    – – –

    Some families to be priced out of health overhaul

    IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix a glitch problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped.

    The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact. Families that can’t get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said.
    Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus, an advocacy group for children, cited estimates that close to 500,000 children could remain uninsured because of the glitch. “The children’s community is disappointed by the administration’s decision to deny access to coverage for children based on a bogus definition of affordability,” Lesley said in a statement.

    The problem seems to be the way the law defined affordable.

    So if the employer isn’t willing to chip in for family premiums _ as most big companies already do _ some families will be out of luck. They may not be able to afford the full premium on their own, and they’d be locked out of the subsidies in the health care overhaul law . Employers are relieved that the Obama administration didn’t try to put the cost of providing family coverage on them.

  • Bobbyv


    For such a dinosaur party that has only a fringe following it is amazing how much power you think they have. I mean, all the world’s ills fall on them.

  • Ratboy

    I guess I am a little confused. The only reason that ppeole watch The Five is because of Bob Beckel and some female leg. He gets 2.3 million viewers at 5 in the afternoon on a right leaning station BUT……….MSNBC, a left leaning station cnat get HALF of that with their TOP personality at 9 pm in the middle of primetime???????? And oh yea FOX sucks?????

    Yep that makes PERFECT sense!!! GOOD job Mark2!! Another intellectual HOMERUN!!

  • ninja

    @ usa888……………….You remind me of a talking parakeet my grandparents had.

  • cathy

    @beached Then use your brain and think for yourselves for once.

    At least she knows that she is quoting Rush and telling you. Unlike many liberals on this site who just spout the liberal talking points and believe it’s their own thoughts.

  • usa8888

    Bobby–the GoP used to be a good party, but recently they have been taken over by Kooks who are against modern economics, women, Social Security, Medicare, birth control, the EPA, the Federal Reserve, etc. This is unlike anything we have seen and their right wing GOP ideas are BAD for this country. Bobby–they have power because they have MONEY from right wingers like the Koch Bros and Adelson, even though their tenets are erroneous. the right wing is able to run a ton of FALSE ADVERTISING in an effort to dupe people, especially in light of the recent bad Supreme Court decision. It didn’t work in the last election.

  • usa8888

    Ninja–have you you tubed the tumbling/fragmenting bullets yet???

  • usa8888

    d.d.–the healthcare costs that the GOP is content with are completely unsustainable. It’s a good thing Obama had the insight to do somethig about these costs (and coverages)….

  • Stan T

    Posted January 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM
    Fox continues its ratings slide. They have the lowest ratings in 13 years. And they continue to attract really old viewers with dinosaur right wing thinking.
    Slimebaugh wants a “unique American culture”–say what? This dinosaur thinker is typical of the right wing GOP and the reason it is fading from the scene. Oh, slimebaugh continues suckering the right and making millions, but his thinking has become anachronistic.


    Hey dummy, if that was even close to true, then MSNBC is REALLY in trouble, because more young people are watching Fox than MSNBC…And no, Fox news is not at a 13 year low….not even close…in fact, O”reilly has run an average of 2 million viewers until recent times, when he is now running 2.5 million to 3 million…atleast if you are going to lie, make the lie atleast slightly realistic..

  • usnretiredx2


    “News Flash: 90% of Americans want backgroud checks on weapons AND 85% of NRA memebers want them, too. ”

    News Flash to you, since 100% of the NRA membership procured there weapons legally they had background checks to buy there weapons. The ONLY people that do not require background are private sells which are a one number percentage of the overall gun sells in the US.

    Now how about supporting the laws we already have and bust the straw man buys and bad vendors instead of making new laws that do nothing to stop them…….

    You need to grow up bubba.

    Stop posting BS

  • d.d.

    cathy , Rats, Jeff’s twin brother if he lurks, this is horrifying. Looking at the pictures made me want to cry.

    At least four dead and 20 injured in multi-car pileup on Detroit interstate after white-out weather conditions
    Three children are among the dead following the mile-long pileup over I-75
    Poor visibility and icy roads are blamed

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2271474/Detroit-freeway-pile-4-dead-20-injured-I-75-white-weather.html#ixzz2JbVUtIhH


    Night all

  • cathy

    betty, you have it wrong Martin Basher is going the woodshed. Obama is going to give him a front row seat for all White House Press Cons.

    @USA8888, can’t you get anything right? That was a poll done only in four liberal states. Not all of American you FOOL!

  • usa8888

    Stan T–It’s obvious you flunked arithmetic in school–you have to look percentages, not just absolute numbers. And even with absolute numbers, Fox has its worst ratings since 2001. Go read Mark’s explanation of this.. and elucidate yourself….

  • usa8888

    Cathy–it was a NATIONAL poll. You stand corrected, as usual. But not only this poll–ALL POLLS show essentially the same thing…Look at this info this same way you analyzed cases in grad school……

  • usa8888

    Hey USN RET–you should have been an admiral, then you would understand….

  • Stan T

    Posted January 31, 2013 at 4:38 PM
    @ usa888……………….You remind me of a talking parakeet my grandparents had.


    I had a talking parakeet when I was a kid…we put him in the outside bird cage and he caught pneumonia and died…think we can put usa in the outside cage? lol

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