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)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 475 141 219
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

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

  • AppleStinx

    Laura Ingraham is in for Bill O’Reilly tonight. Does it matter? Not really.’The Factor’ will still be the top-rated cable news program this Friday. :grin:

  • Bobbyv

    We keep trying Mark2, but ya just won’t crack :)

    Gotta admire that persistence. If I am ever on trial, heaven forbid, I want you on my side.

  • Mark2


    21 years of experience in the military helps out a bit. My time as a Platoon Leader and as an XO(executive officer) also provided me with the opportunity of conducting several AR 15-6 Investigations.

  • Bobbyv


    That is a long time. All kidding aside thanks for your service, that is something to be proud of.

  • Mark2

    ^Well thank you. Now if only I could get you to come over to the Democratic Party like I did…lol.

  • ninja

    @ mark2……………….You had me at 21 years. I’m now a lib, thanks for putting me on the right path.

  • Mark2

    ^LOL, if only it were that easy.

  • Bobbyv

    Lol, I am pretty moderate. One of me friends calls me a NJ Republican, meaning in other parts of the country I would be considered a D. I think if all of us who post here sat in a room and had a few beers we might find more common ground than we think. That or we would all be a bloody mess. I come off here more from a right view because from a media and standard perspective I think the R’s do not get a fair shake and this is a media site. I think both sides have their good points and bad.

  • ninja

    My first steps are to burn my guns, my bible, and obtain as many gov paid programs I deserve.

  • ninja

    That will help stimulate my home town. Win Win.

  • Mark2


    I used to be a Republican but they moved to far right for me. Even Reagan wouldn’t be accepted in today’s GOP. My cousin getting me to watch Jon Stewart years ago also helped in the transition.

  • Mark2


    I still owns guns and still have a Bible. I keep that Bible as a reference to remind Christians of some of the things Jesus taught.

    I do receive my retirement and VA disability check from the Government. I would like to think that I deserve that Government assistance…don’t you?

  • Bobbyv


    Some of the comments they have made recently (legitimate rape, for example) certainly have not helped. There is nothing wrong with wanting some responsibility with spending, though, but the argument needs to be framed in a way not to offend half the country. Not everyone who receives aid is lazy. That is where we start to disagree though: I think the President is proud of the government helping so many people, I think it is a bad thing that we have to help so many people. It just was not what we were founded on and was not what we were told growing up. Government used to be a safety net if something happened to your house, now many see it as the concrete in your house.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Obama is sinking this country. The only question is can his propaganda wing successfully blame the right. Maybe, the corrupt, left wing, secular, so-called objective media can save the left.

    The consumer spending you see today is partly from government spending. A government running an annual debt of over 1 trillion! In our history we have never done this before. This leftest experiment will destroy this country. At some point the government will not be able to print or borrow at this rate.

  • ninja

    @ Mark2……………..I do believe you deserve that. I’m disabled. It’s all the people that abuse it and all other programs, and nobody from this administration confronts it, for the fear of loosing votes. I don’t know if you’re on pain meds, but in the same way people abuse it making harder for those that need it. I don’t have that problem, but I live in a small community.

  • ninja


  • Sicilian Papa

    Financial suicide! You better hope the masses never wise up to the media and the left or you will never win another election!

  • Sicilian Papa

    They had to revise those employment numbers already? Man this is going to be bad when this balloon bursts.

    Gas is almost 4 bucks a gallon in February! Inflation baby, that is what happens when you print trillions and borrow trillions more.

    Demand for fuel is low and supply is improving! Truly dark days ahead. This is what happens when you put David Dinkins in charge of the entire US economy.

    In a side note, a beautiful, intelligent 15 year-old girl who performed at King Barrack’s inauguration party is gunned down in the streets of Chicago. I have not heard a word of this in corrupt, left wing, secular, so-called objective media. I missed a few days so maybe they mentioned it. They don’t like reporting anything that shows what is really going on in Obama’s welfare America.

  • Mark2

    @Ninja “…I’m disabled. It’s all the people that abuse it and all other programs, and nobody from this administration confronts it, for the fear of loosing votes”

    Then it’s a good thing that those Government programs are in place for people like you, me and millions of other Americans. Just because there’s fraud or some people that abuse the programs, that doesn’t mean we should do away with the programs. You go after those who are abusing the system.

    In the military, we are provided with BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing), separate rations pay, etc. There are lots of Military members who abuse and cheat the system to get more money by different methods. Does that mean that we should do away with the BAH and separate rations pay programs? Of course, they go after those who abuse the programs. It is hard trying to find all the program abusers in the military? Yes!!! Just like it’s very hard to try and find all the abusers in the civilian world.

    Big businesses abuse the government programs as well. Have you ever heard of Corporate Welfare? Food Stamps cost the Tax Payers about $80 Billion but Corporate Welfare costs over $100 Billion. Have you ever heard of subsidies for Farmers and Oil companies? You see, the Republicans love mention Food Stamps but never seem to bring up the “handouts’ given to their buddies.

    Why is that the Republicans do want to confront those programs? Because they don’t want to lose votes. You see, it goes both ways.

  • ninja

    @ Mark2…………..Don’t get me wrong. Don’t get rid of them all, just some more oversight. I live in a farming community, risky business, can’t control the weather and if you have livestock, no days off. At the same time some of the biggest farm land owners are famous dem voting people.

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