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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, January 31, 2013

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February 1st, 2013

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, January 31, 2013
 

    P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day        
FNC          1,212        248         491
CNN             362        117         154
MSNBC             489        146         231
CNBC             167         50           88
FBN               44           9           19
HLN             220         77         114
         
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC          2,149        411         800
CNN             569        178         264
MSNBC             918        224         430
CNBC             270        102         145
FBN               46         13           21
HLN             385        139         166
         
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,171        265         545
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           231         93           90
MSNBC Morning Joe           443        202         244
CNBC Squawk Box           126         38           70
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           169         96         109
         
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,054        339         801
CNN Situation Room           410        131         188
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           896        163         368
CNBC FAST MONEY           187         35         105
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           216         59           95
         
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,120        332         751
CNN Situation Room           399        171         197
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           814        203         345
CNBC Mad Money           155         46           84
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           296         85         153
         
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH        1,769        366         715
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           420        150         180
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           817        250         391
CNBC Kudlow Report           112         35           55
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           455        120         224
         
         
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,926        462         938
CNN Anderson Cooper 360           539        188         235
MSNBC Ed Show           940        210         412
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR           136         75           86
HLN Nancy Grace           500        140         240
         
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity        2,059        425         808
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight           693        205         338
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show           975        246         494
CNBC DEATH: ITS A LIVING           394        116         187
HLN What Would You Do           313        121         114
         
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,450 346 652
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 475 141 219
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 836 215 383
CNBC AMERICAN GREED 280 115 161
HLN What Would You Do 342 158 146
         
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,083        285         470
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           345        134         166
MSNBC Ed Show           411        126         245
CNBC Mad Money           124         48           71
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           196         78         115

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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

 
  • Ralph Hahn

    TRIPLE IDIOT ALERT

    Wow…Jon Stewart makes it into the TOP 10 Cable Shows for the day.

    Colbert Report gets the #17 spot.

    O’Reilly finishes in 100th place…ouch!!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    STILL…MORE IDIOT NEWS that means nothing to anyone but Mark2:

    >>> —18-49 Demo Numbers for Thursday—

    The Daily Show = 1,138,500

    Colbert Report = 885,000

    OReilly Factor = 253,000 (not even close) <<<

    Mark2 had one giant fruit salad for lunch today…filled with APPLES and ORANGES!

  • lbsles

    Calling the Keynesians’ Bluff

    By Nathan Smith
    Friday, February 1, 2013

    It’s time to enter the inner sanctum of Keynesian theory and see what (little) it’s worth.

    As a rule, the latest economic figures are not that important in themselves, but they shed fresh light on long-run trends. It may or may not be true, as Dean Baker suggests, that the 0.1 percent decline in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012 (according to preliminary Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates) was caused by a decline in government, especially military, spending. But the real question is why the economy is so feeble that it couldn’t take a few defense cuts in stride. The big picture, which the latest data make a little clearer, is the ongoing poor performance of the Obama economy and the Keynesian paradigm that has informed the Obama administration’s economic strategy.

    It’s time to call the Keynesians’ bluff, to enter the inner sanctum of Keynesian theory, and see what (little) it’s worth. I saw the basic Keynesian models first when I was an undergraduate, and they made me uneasy. Fifteen years or so later, after grad school and some policy jobs, and having studied the models a few more times and taught them to undergrads myself, I’m still an unbeliever. Here’s why.

    Summation:
    The Long Run

    Citizens and politicians should learn their lesson — that fiscal stimulus doesn’t work — and focus on dealing with long-run problems. Not only will fixing those problems benefit us in the long run, it’s probably the best thing we can do for the economy in the short run too. As shown in Figure 5, gross private domestic investment has recovered somewhat since the nadir of the Great Recession, but it’s still far below its 2006 peak; since 2009 it has been lower in real terms than at any time between 1999 and 2008 (pending final 2012 data). Investment is crucial to our future: it’s the source of capital that can make workers more productive and raise living standards. But more investment would also create more demand for workers right now. Why aren’t firms investing? Low interest rates should encourage investment. Even more, record-high corporate profits should encourage investment. Superficially, it’s ironic that corporate profits are doing so well under a relatively anti-business presidential administration, but this is actually just what we should expect. Investment is low, therefore capitalists face little competition and can make more money. But what’s good for some corporate incumbents is bad for the rest of us. There’s some force — but not much — in the Keynesian argument that investment is low because demand is weak and more capacity isn’t needed. Investment is oriented toward the future, sometimes the rather far-off future, and presumably there would be plenty of long-term projects worth financing with today’s cheap money if firms felt confident that the economy will get back to normal and taxes and regulations won’t expropriate them ex post. The great investment slowdown is a complex whodunit, but the guiltiest-looking suspect is political risk.

    To encourage investment, the government needs to find a way to credibly recommit to letting investors keep their money if they succeed. Mainly, that involves appeasing the confidence fairy by making it clear how the country will pay its bills. Generally speaking, markets allocate resources better than governments, so the more government spending is held down, the better the economy does. The 1990s, a rare oasis of fiscal discipline and (as a result) a booming economy, are the example to emulate. But for a given trajectory of spending, it’s better to know how it will be paid for, so that private sector actors can plan around it, than for the economy to be burdened with the uncertainty that deficits create. All this is fairly easy to see, once you take off the Keynesian spectacles.

    http://www.american.com/archive/2013/february/calling-the-keynesians-bluff

  • Doug Z

    Ralph Hahn
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    TRIPLE IDIOT ALERT

    Wow…Jon Stewart makes it into the TOP 10 Cable Shows for the day.

    Colbert Report gets the #17 spot.

    O’Reilly finishes in 100th place…ouch!!!

    Ralphie , you got your eduaction from Jon Stewart?

    Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOL

  • Ralph Hahn

    What matters on THIS TVBTN page is:

    Cable News: Who’s “WINNING” the 25-54 demo.

    Jon Stewart could have had FIVE million viewers in 18-34 or 18-49…but it doesn’t mean S#it here.

  • lbsles

    Weak January jobs report shows why Obama doesn’t want to talk about jobs anymore
    James Pethokoukis | February 1, 2013, 10:25 am

    President Obama mentioned “jobs” only three times in his recent inaugural address, “workers” one time, and “unemployment” zippo. The January jobs report provides a sober reminder that the US labor market, while recovering, remains extraordinarily weak. The official unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% as 157,000 net new jobs were created, according to the Labor Department.

    To provide some context, recall that back in January 2009 Team Obama economists Jared Bernstein and Christina Romer predicted the unemployment rate by 2013 would be closing in on 5%. (Of course, Obama’s economists also thought we’d be in a mini-boom of 4%-plus economic growth. That hasn’t happened either.) Oh, and at the January pace of job creation, we won’t return to pre-Great Recession employment levels until after 2025, according to the Hamilton Project’s Jobs Gap calculator.

    Now, there were some nice upward revisions to 2012 job growth. Instead of an average of 153,000 net new jobs a month last year, the US economy generated more like 181,000 jobs. And strong upward revisions to the November and December numbers suggest economic growth may not be as weak as the fourth-quarter GDP report suggests.

    But two broader measure of labor market health — the employment-population ratio and the labor force participation rate — remain stuck at anemic levels. Indeed, if labor force participation were the same as when Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be 10.8%. As it is, the U-6 unemployment rate — which includes a) part-timers who want full-time work and b) the discouraged who want a job but haven’t searched for work in the prior month because they believe no jobs are available — remained at 14.4% for the third straight month.

    When might the economy return to the sort of unemployment rate we saw before the Great Recession, say, 4.5% or so? Let’s assume a) labor force participation regains half the ground it’s lost over the past four years, and b) job growth keeps turning in 2012-like performances. According to the Atlanta Fed’s jobs calculator, it would take another eight years to get back to the unemployment nadir of the George W. Bush administration. And that’s assuming, we don’t suffer another recession between now and then.

    No wonder the president doesn’t want to talk about jobs.

    http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/02/january-jobs-report-shows-why-obama-doesnt-want-to-talk-about-jobs-anymore/

  • Doug Z

    lbsles
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Calling the Keynesians’ Bluff

    No one has ever used Keynesian s , for they for get to pay back all the money the spent. So people that use this are fake.

  • Doug Z

    Mark love spending

    “This is a permanent political class that has now formed an aristocracy. That’s why nothing has changed in Washington.”

    “America’s previous boomtowns became wealthy because they produced something,” said Schweizer. “This boomtown, its wealth comes from extracting it from the rest of the country.”

  • lbsles

    Menendez drained more than 1/3 of bank accounts in January to pay for past Dominican Republic travel

    A check that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wrote to his longtime campaign donor Dr. Salomon Melgen on Jan. 4 to cover private jet travel to the Dominican Republic represented more than one-third of his cash-on-hand — and perhaps as much as 90 percent — according to an analysis of his most recent U.S. Senate financial disclosure report.

    Dan O’Brien, Menendez’s chief of staff, told WNBC-TV4 in New York on Tuesday that the senator reimbursed Melgen $58,500 for two trips they took together to the island nation in 2010. (RELATED: Menendez admits frequent Dominican travel, reimburses FBI-raided donor)

    Menendez signed a disclosure statement on May 9, 2012 indicating that he had between $66,003 and $165,000 in three different bank and credit union accounts. His only other asset is a rental property worth between $250,001 and $500,000.

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/01/menendez-drained-more-than-13-of-bank-account-in-january-to-pay-for-past-dominican-republic-travel/

  • Doug Z

    lbsles, please keep your reports short. Dems , Lib , can not read and I do not have the time.

  • Stan T

    Doug Z
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM
    Eighth Embassy Attack During Clinton Reign…

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    That’s gotta be a record…so, you think the attacks on our embasaya will stop now that she’s gone?

  • lbsles

    Schumer bought out by obumbles and Dingy Harry Reid

    Schumer redefines immigration deal, cuts out Rubio’s insistence on border security

    New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer on Monday applauded Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for helping craft a blueprint for a bipartisan rewrite of immigration law.

    But on Thursday, Schumer dropped a political anvil on him by gutting his part of the overhaul.

    On Jan. 31, Schumer redefined the deal during a press conference, embarrassing Rubio, who is a potential GOP candidate for the White House in 2016.

    “In our blueprint, or what we’ve talked about, I don’t know if [a border-security trigger] is explicitly in the blueprint,” he said.

    “We set up a committee of border-state people, [and] the purpose of that committee is to get input from them, to have them be part of the process, for them to understand that we’re not going to roll over them, but get a great deal of input.”

    “What we’ve proposed is that the [federal Department of Homeland Security] secretary —- whomever it is —- will have final say” on when enforcement is deemed sufficient to begin awarding citizenship to illegal immigrants, he said.

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/01/schumer-pulls-rubios-trigger-feature/

  • lbsles

    Tweet of Yesterday — jimantle: If you nominate someone for a position with certain views, then tell them to have different views, you will get Hagel hearings.

  • Stan T

    Mark2
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM
    25-54 Demo numbers

    #1 – NBC Nightly News = 2,545,000 (5 times more than O’Reilly)

    #2 – ABC World News = 2,188,000

    #3 – CBS Evening News = 2,033,000

    Fox News O’Reilly Factor = 462,000 (Minor Leagues)

    Ouch!!! That’s gotta hurt!

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    MSNBC Rachel Maddow = 246,000 (peewee league)

    Now that’s gotta REALLY hurt!

  • Doug Z

    Stan T, No BHO is President

    It has been fun. I have to go

  • usa8888

    Here we have ibsles spouting off absurdities from the John Birch Society and Rush Slimebaugh–it’s good only a very few really uneducated people think like this. Stan runs ibsless a close second in absurdities…

  • Stan T

    Bobbyv
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 2:51 PM
    Wasn’t the Dow higher under GWB? And didn’t we hear that only the rich benefitted?

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    Yes, Notice it’s the highest in 5 years, which was 1 years after the Democrats took over the congress in Jan 2007. It was higher under Bush and the Republican congress….and they weren’t printing $85 billion a year to do it…

  • usa8888

    Did you see where Hilary beats all comers in the 2016 presidential election in texas, including Perry. The old white confederates are fading from the scene and Texas will be going blue soon….

  • Stan T

    Ralph Hahn
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM
    STILL…MORE IDIOT NEWS that means nothing to anyone but Mark2:

    >>> —18-49 Demo Numbers for Thursday—

    The Daily Show = 1,138,500

    Colbert Report = 885,000

    OReilly Factor = 253,000 (not even close) <<<

    Mark2 had one giant fruit salad for lunch today…filled with APPLES and ORANGES!

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    And O'Reilly didn't get 253,000…he got 463,000….it's Rachel who got only 246,000

  • Ratboy

    Now which one of you loons are going to defend THIS???

    Disgraceful: Chris Matthews Smears John McCain as an ‘Angry’ Vietnam Vet Having a ‘Flashback’

    Liberal anchor Chris Matthews on Friday stooped to new low, smearing John McCain as an “angry” Vietnam veteran who is having a “flashback.” Resorting to the cheapest of stereotypes, the Hardball host attempted to explain why McCain so aggressively opposed Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be Secretary of State.

    Matthews opened the show by sneering, “Why is John McCain so angry? Forty years after the Vietnam POWs came home, the most famous of them is angrier than ever.” Regarding Thursday’s congressional hearings, the journalist asserted that Vietnam “flashbacks must haunt still the mind and heart of John Sidney McCain.” Dredging up the cliches of the unstable Vietnam veteran, Matthews declared, “…But I’m absolutely convinced we’re watching a flashback.”

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