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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Oh, and I didn’t see that post about it, but the only diff is Bourbon is whiskey just called Bourbon in Kentucky

  • Ratboy

    Goood Morning
    13 degrees, windy, another boat load of snow overnight somewhere around 4,5,6 aw hell who knows, A LOT! and more coming off the lake!
    al I can say is @#$^%$$##@*&&^%$$##@_)(*&^%%$#@#$^&*()_)(*&^$#@@@#$%^^&&&&^^%%$$$##

  • Coffee Steve

    PS: @ Letmethink
    Bourbon is a type of American whiskey – a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn, here in KY just about all of them use the barrel method

  • Coffee Steve


    So help me if it wasn’t for my kids I’d move to Wilmington Beach, North Carolina, its fantastic there and never as cold and snowy as your place or mine

  • Letmethink

    Yes, I didn’t know the difference. Seems there is no difference–just can’t be called bourbon unless made in KY–learn something every day.

  • Coffee Steve

    Have fun kids have some things to do and some schooling BBL…


  • lbsles

    Morning all

    Just a little “good news”

    Unemployment rate up to 7.9%

  • Letmethink

    Lowest gas price I could find in our area is $2.84–better than most of the country but still can eat a hole in the wallet.

  • lbsles

    Know your Whiskey: The Difference between Bourbon and Scotch
    By Sean Lind

    What is Whiskey?If we’re going to explain the difference between whiskeys, first you should understand what a whiskey actually is. To keep it simple, whiskey is any booze distilled from fermented grain mash. The only exception to this being some whiskey made from corn, which doesn’t always have to be aged.

    All whiskey must be distilled at a minimum of 40% alcohol by volume. The difference between the various whiskeys relies mostly on the type of grain used for the mash.

    Bourbon whiskey must be made from a grain mixture which is at least 51% corn. The fermentation process for this mixture is often started by mixing in some mash from an older already fermenting batch, a process known as sour mash.

    Much like how Scotch must be made in Scotland, Bourbon can only be labeled as Bourbon if it was made in the United States. While the rules are slightly more loose with Bourbon than with Scotch it still has to form to a few requirements.

    The spirit must be distilled to no more than 80% alcohol (160 proof), aged in new charred oak barrels. Finally Bourbon has no minimum aging period, but to call your product Straight Bourbon it must be aged for no less than two years (and can have no added coloring, flavor or other spirits added).

    For all intents and purposes, Tennessee Whiskey is straight bourbon made in the state of Tennessee. The people who produce this spirit, such as Jack Daniels, don’t want their whiskey labeled as Bourbon, claiming that they are the only type of whiskey which puts the spirit through a charcoal filtering process.

    As a result they believe their drink deserves to be distinguished with a separate name. Other than that all Bourbon rules apply.

  • lbsles

    Notice the suttle non-change i wording on the unemployment rate.


    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent,

    December rate was/is 7.8

    the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Retail trade, construction, health care, and wholesale trade added jobs
    over the month.

    Household Survey Data (The guess factor of workers)

    The number of unemployed persons, at 12.3 million, was little changed in January. The unemployment rate was 7.9 percent and has been at or near that level since September 2012. (Notice the spin)

    Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (7.3 percent), adult women (7.3 percent), teenagers (23.4 percent), whites (7.0 percent), blacks (13.8 percent), and Hispanics (9.7 percent) showed little or no change in January. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier.

    In January, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was about unchanged at 4.7 million and accounted for 38.1 percent of the unemployed. (See table A-12.)

  • cathy

    Good Morning everyone.

    So, happy it want well for you, Coffee.

    On Obama care. I still haven’t gotten many questions about it answered. My hubby works for a company and I get my health care from his plan. I run a very small IT consulting company, me and four others. I was told the Obama care plan will change it so my husband’s plan will no longer cover me if I was working. Simply, each working person has to get heath insurance on their own, they can’t get it through a spouse’s plan. If this is true it will impact I great plan of people.
    However, I have also been told that this only applies to husbands and wives that work for the same company. So, if you and your spouse work for the same company instead of one of you having a family plan and the other being free of paying the monthly company co-pay for insurance. One of you will have to have a family plan (if you have children) and the other will have to have a single person plan.
    I have also heard it’s up to each company how they want to do health insurance. They can cover working spouses but they don’t have to.
    I was also told that it doesn’t change anything.
    I don’t think we will know all the cost to use until 2016.

    School shootings. Before December we would not be calling the Atlanta shooting or the Houston shooting ‘School shootings’ we would be calling them gang related crimes. Sadly in those areas gang crime is a daily event.
    Also, please look at the facts. Gun crime in the U.S. has been decreasing since 1994. It’s hype that gun crime is increasing. We have always had crazy people that from time to time do a mass murder. It does seem that they are increasing and we need to find out why. Again the answer to the problem is finding out why people comit mass murder.
    We also should be looking at what was done in 1994 that caused the decline in all crime.
    Only street crime, murder in the streets, robbery and auto theft is higher in the big cities. Rape, Burglary, Larceny-theft and Aggravated assault is higher in the subs around the city.

  • Mikey O

    Gas prices up 13 cents in just 2 days here now $3.49. they say prices will beat last year record high prices for this time of year. Only created 155K jobs this month rate up to 7.9, but the news media is saying all is well. Consumer’s wages increased last month .1 % and thats good ?? Taking home $52.00 dollars less per pay check and paying more for gas what a great start to the new year.

  • d.d.

    Rats, it’s 17 degrees here & we have an inch, or so, of snow. It’s really quite pretty for someone stuck in the house in the sickie mode.

    Morning All.


    This article is pretty fair.

    MSNBC Airs Sandy Hook Father’s Unedited Testimony After Critics Complain

    (Not that MSNBC finally aired unedited version, but, the reporting)



    No wonder we all have trouble determining what the facts are.

    Unemployment Rate Up To 7.9 Percent

    Employment report points to steady economic growth… Reuters

    Mostly positive report…. Huff Po

    Payrolls rose 157,000 while the unemployment rate edged higher to 7.9 percent, news unlikely to alter the Fed’s monetary policy or instill confidence that the recovery is gaining steam…… CNBC

    U.S. Payrolls Rose in January After Jumping at End of 2012…. Bloomberg buries unemployment rate

    There are some bright spots , but, this is still a pretty paltry recovery, no matter what TVBTN’s self appointed economist. usa4 8’s, says.

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    It’s really quite pretty

    Boy you really ARE sick!! Hallucinating and everything!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Damn Republicans!! Oh wait Obama was re-elected!!!

    8,500,000 Americans Left Labor Force In Obama’s First Term…
    POOF: Another 170,000 disappeared in January…
    Massive revisions to earlier numbers…
    Gas prices to top $4 again…

  • Ratboy

    HMMMMM, I just called a self employed friend who has a wife and 2 kids and he pays $17,136 a year. So it will cost him $3,000 more a year under Obamacare??

    IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family

    In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.

    Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.

    The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.

    The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.

  • cathy

    After looking at the FBI crime numbers, I saw that crime rates started to decline in the 4rd quarter of 1993 which is nine months before the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was passed 9/1994. On September 2004 this act expired, still crime continued to fall nation wide until the 4th quarter of 2011. Only the crime rate for the first half of 2012 are in and the news is that crime for the first time in 18 years have increased.

    I believe the numbers support that the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act did little if anything to change crime. Seeing how crime was on a decline before the act was implemented and remained to decline for seven years after the law expired.

    This leaves us with why did it decrease for so long? I’m sure there are many reason but I can clearly see one, THE ECONOMY. We know crime increases in bad economic times. So shouldn’t the economy be number one, but gun control?

  • Ratboy

    The tumult at CNN that has seen several contributors leave the cable news network continued on Wednesday, when Soledad O’Brien’s morning show, “Starting Point,” was canceled

  • cathy

    FYI: For Popeye spicy chicken fans. I used the Popeye’s copy cat recipe from food dot com. It is d*mn good chicken. I won’t be going out for fried chicken again. I used it on chicken strips, so only 4 minutes in the grease. I also placed it on cookie racks to cool and the strips were not greasy. These would be great for a super bowl party.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Massive revisions to earlier numbers…
    POOF: Another 170,000 disappeared in January…
    Gas prices to top $4 again…
    169,000 Americans Drop Out of Labor Force in January As Unemployment Ticks Up :shock:

    Everything is going Bass Akwards

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