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

  • ninja

    ^ by the way, never farmed a day. As far as oil companies, that’s risky also. One feeds the world, the other powers it. The way thing are going the gov, or china, will own both.

  • 1966

  • Mark2

    @Ninja ” I live in a farming community, risky business, can’t control the weather and if you have livestock, no days off.”

    And that, my friend, is exactly why I like the safety nets the Government has in place for all Americans.

    Have a good weekend…be back on Monday.

  • cathy

    @Mark2, Obama has been giving many of the 1%, taxers payers money through his green energy and stim. programs for four years.

  • 1966

  • lbsles

    “I can’t pinpoint it, but I’m feeling optimistic, and it’s not phony. It’s not wishful thinking. It’s not phony hopefulness. I just have a sense in me that this country is not gone, that the people of this country are not gonna put up with this.” -Rush limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “The IRS announced that the cost of a family health care premium, once Obamacare is implemented, is $20,000 a year. You were told your premium was gonna go down $2,500 a year! I guarantee you, people didn’t vote for that.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “The labor force participation rate is down 8.5 million jobs since Obama was inaugurated. There are 8.5 million fewer ‘openings’ in common lingo. Today they’re reporting and going gaga over 157,000 jobs created in January. The media is not telling you that 169,000 jobs were destroyed in January.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “Many of our low-information voters recognize John Kerry as one of the stars in the Addams Family. He played Lurch.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    RUSH: One measure of the success of our low-information outreach is that now everybody’s using that phrase, “low-information voter.” We started that. It’s taken off out there, Todd. Just stick with me, Todd. You haven’t gone wrong yet.

  • lbsles

    Washington Discovers Chuck Hagel Isn’t Brilliant (But We Knew a Decade Ago)

    I told you yesterday that we’re gonna have audio sound bites of the hearings of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. It is amazing. It’s a made-to-watch event to listen to the ruling class. Republicans, Democrats, media and elected people, inside the Beltway, they’re beside themselves.

    They can’t believe how badly he did. They can’t believe how ill-prepared and how unprepared he was. They can’t believe how stupid he was. They can’t believe it, because they had talked themselves into believing that Chuck Hagel was brilliant. I got a sound bite of me that we resurrected from September 23, 2002. We don’t have anything of Hagel back then, but it is of me remarking on how everybody was talking how brilliant Chuck Hagel was back then. Because he was ripping into Bush, of course. He was ripping into America’s defense strategy, America’s foreign policy.

  • lbsles

  • lbsles

    US Embassy Bombing in Turkey Was Eighth Embassy Attack During Secretary of State Clinton’s Reign
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, February 1, 2013, 10:21 AM


  • Jeff

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

    Perfect!! Too bad I didn’t catch him saying that. That’s great!!


  • Jeff

    Wow lets pray tonight that certain people get fired at CNN!

    Thats a Bizarre comment!

    I thought Sarah Palin was the best thing Fox News had going for them.

  • 1966

  • usa8888

    ibsles–you should be embarrassed quoting a village idiot like slimebaugh….

  • Jeff

    Bill Maher had some great remarks regarding Limbaugh & Beck on his program this evening.


    No matter your party affiliation.

  • Stan T

    Wow, I just noticed this…CNN Cancels Soledad O’Brien Show…One down, now if we can get rid of Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper, Ed Shultz, Chris Mathews, Larry Odonnel, Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddow, we might be getting some real news out of CNN and MSNBC…lol

  • cathy

    Bobby V., If it use a court the judge would have thrown all of Mark2’s post out because the information he is providing is irrelevant.

    @Mark2 – Cut more defense spending? Isn’t Obama blaming the neg. GDP growth on the last defense spending cut?

    If you want to talk about the Top cable shows, go post that information on the top cable shows forum. This page isn’t about the top 100 cable shows.

    The republicans have brought up farm and business subsidies many times. We hear more about entitlement reform because that is where most of our money is spent. That’s where the biggest amount of money can be saved. No one wants to take money away from the truly disabled. But we do have record number of people on disability claiming mental distress and back problems. So, we need to reform the system so we can catch the cheaters.

    We also need to address never worked and low income support welfare. With state, federal and city programs available it’s better to not working or make less the $30,000 a year.
    Here is an example for someone in Ypsilanti, MI. A single mother of one child, gets $1000 for housing, $100 a month for electric cost, free water and sewage from the city, two hot meals from meals on wheels 5 days a week and 4 meals to be reheated for the weekend, a $2000 a month government check, $450 a month of food stamps, $200 a month from WIC, free childcare, free YMCA membership, free bus pass for your family, and lots more. Add all that up it’s over $60,000 a year not to work.
    You get everything but the $2000 a month check if you make under $30,000 a year. But once you make over $30,000 a year you loss everything but the food stamps.
    Now, different state and cities have different programs. The first thing we need to do is find out how much people are getting in total. If every place is like Ypsilanti we can cut aid funding.
    Also for aid given to able body people, republicans want to set up a system where person have to work for their welfare check if they aren’t working and where you only less a percent of your aid as you make more money with a job.

    Lastly, what the republicans what to do with SS and other aid is change the way increases are done. When working people are taking pay-cuts, SS and aid shouldn’t be giving increases.

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