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

  • RedBarSoup

    Oh by the way, this is the third time they have been caught doing this in last seven months. If the corrupt, left wing, secular, so-called news media ran stories about this MSNBC would be run out of business.

    Fox News does the same thing dumb.

  • RedBarSoup

    Oh and Anderson Cooper DID talk about it, so stop it.

  • Bobbyv


    Not disagreeing but I would like to see some recent examples of Fox producers doing this if you have. I notice you did not defend msnbc, which is good.

  • 1966

  • tony

    I love how the lefties are trumpeting the rise of the stock market,when it was rising under Bush they’d said “we dont care about Wall Street we care about main street”–well heres your main street “FAUX” news haters:a GDP just barely treading water,unemployment ticking up,food stamps increasing at an alarming rate,and a debt spiraling into oblivion–but all is well Barney Fifes in control…take two hope and change and one yes we can and call me in the morning.

  • d.d.

    Good Sunday morning.




    Isn’t that “daily uk” whatever site you use quite often, the same site that had phony stories regarding Benghazi and election campaign details???

    No. It was ‘The Sun.’ The tie in is that Piers Morgan worked for both ‘The Sun’ & ‘The Daily Mail.’ I read ‘Mail’ which is kind of a low mix of a combination of ‘People’ & ‘USA Today.’

    I’m a visual person & always find at least one interesting story , whether it be 3-D printing or politics. I also read the UK papers the ‘Independent’, ‘Telegraph’ & the ‘Guardian.’

  • Jeff

    @take two hope and change and one yes we can and call me in the morning…..

    Under a Republican controlled govt. our economy was falsely inflated and then tanked HORRIBLY. Your memory sucks. That’s why democrats gained power after America got a good dose of what R-tards do with govt. then the R-tards rebranded and became T-boogers because of a Black President, but it seems America again was not fallen for a group of religious fanatics and racists conservative idiots.

    America decided decisively, your corporate empty suit lost along with many religious right wing neo nuts.

    Don’t forget to drink down that with some 4 more years FORWARD.

  • d.d.

    Here you go ,Jeff.

    Do you think this could be remotely possible in the US’s healthcare future?

    I envy you this morning. We have snow.

    Big brother to log your drinking habits and waist size as GPs are forced to hand over confidential records

    Data includes weight, cholesterol, BMI, family health history and pulse rate

    Doctors will be forced to reveal alcohol consumption and smoking status

    Diagnosis of everything from cancer to heart disease to mental illness would be covered

    Privacy campaigners described it as ‘biggest data grab in NHS history’

    Part of new Health Service programme called Everyone Counts

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272166/Big-brother-log-drinking-habits-waist-size.html#ixzz2Jq8rjuDo

    Matthew, Yo are big on privacy. Does this interest you at all ?

  • Gabriel

    Posted February 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    The biggest mystery is still how did life begin.


    If you are referring to a scientific mystery, I have to agree. But it is no mystery to the religious. Religious people have had the cheat sheet to life for millennia. As far as being ridiculed for your beliefs, well, the Book of Eli says that it is a good thing. In fact, it is one of just a few ways that followers of the book can authenticate their piety. In other words, if you are being ridiculed for believing that God created light out of darkness (which btw, begs the question, when was darkness created), then you can almost be certain of not getting eternally burned up for cheating on your wife. I question the motives of ‘Christians’ who shy away from ridicule or choose to avoid it. Jesus himself foresaw the difficulty of advancing the central ideas of Christianity in the world so he made the reward for it lucrative, i.e. pearls on the gates and streets that are paved with gold. Trying to circumvent the hard work and undeservedly claim the gold and pearls is something I thought was reserved for the Obama supporter. You must continue to wear the stupidity of your beliefs around your neck like an albatross, for it is both a gift and a curse. Hopefully, your love for gold and pearls will be realized and you’ll gain an unending supply while I and other kaffirs burn up eternally for insulting you.

  • Faith3

    Good morning,

    BobbyV to respond brieflly, school budgets are not related to teachers so I won’t address that issue since it’s equally frustating for teachers to have to supplement out of their pockets for what the school does not provide. That has been done for ages and only seems to get worse over the years. As far as healthcare, I opted into my husbands plan since it would have cost a lot more if I opted for the school plan. The only place I ever worked that had a great deal for teacher’s healthcare was TN but they negotiated much weaker salaries for it. It’s about choices but their compensation was not at all close to what my compensation was/is in MA even with teachers picking up the bulk for healthcare. We also don’t experience the kind of problems that system had which was finding highly qualified people to fill specific fields. I’m guessing you get what you pay for……I digress..

    Tenure is a whole other topic and I can tell you one thing for fact, I would have lost my job more than once if admin. could fire at will. Having to deal with administrators who were willfully out of compliance with state and/or federal laws for children with disabilities was not easy. I even had to report the sped director to the state dept with her full knowledge. Yes, there was blow back but at the end of the day I did the right thing and still kept my job. I won’t even get into the mandated reporter thing but that leaves teacher very vulnerable so tenure for these public employees makes sense. It is state law in many states for civil employees to have protection from such blow back for just cause. Take it away and you won’t see many being able to go against admin. or well connected parents for obvious reasons which leaves the door open to various problems.

  • usa8888

    Tony doesn’t have any money in the Stock Market so he knows nothing about it. Under Bush, the Market’s rise was totally phony, based on real estate fraud and investment bank fraud. Under Obama, the Market’s rise is based on the greatest profit production by US companies in history. That’s the difference, Tony…..

  • AppleStinx

    BHM (cont.)
    Suite No.3 for Violin and Piano “Gamin”

  • Ratboy

    snow Friday Snow yesterday, snow today WHEN WILL IT STOP????

    The nice thing here is that the spring flowers will grow really really good because of all the BS being spread around here!! But if intelligence and knowledge are rain we have a big drought going on!

  • Jeff

    @d.d. I must it is quite nice this morning and will probably be a very warm pleasant Sunday out here. It’s 61 now at 5am….
    These same disclosures are made or discovered and documented for many insurance policies…..as long as everything is covered it’s a good thing.
    What makes you think that these things aren’t already documented…..and if so, has it affected your life?

    It’s like a credit score, f–k around and you are high risk.
    Don’t take care of your body or do things to destroy it you should be considered high risk.

    Car insurance
    Life insurance
    Criminal records
    Job history

    I’m not shocked. A little annoyed, but not shocked,
    Nor concerned it will have any negative impact on my life.

  • cathy

    @Faith3, Oh the sweet irony,
    Alternative certification doesn’t make it harder to obtain one’s license.

    I left the IT corporate world when I had my second child. I started teaching IT junior college classes at night. The full time teachers were good teaching from the book but anything outside the book they couldn’t handle. The first time you teach a class it takes a half hour to get ready for each hour of class but the next time its 5 minutes of prep. I also noticed that teachers rarely worked more than seven hours a day. People in the corp world work over 9 a day.
    When my youngest was school age, a starting subbing in local schools. I had to take the Michigan teacher certification test to sub in some schools. I was allowed to take it three times each year. So, I didn’t even study for it and the teacher certification test was a joke. I can’t see how anyone fails it. I have dyslexia and I finished in half the allotted time. I can rarely do that on other tests.
    I only subbed for five years (deciding to return to the corporate world) but the difference between teachers and schools are unbelievable. There are some outstanding teachers that put tons of time into their job from what I’ve seen about 30% of the teachers are the way. However most where just average. Putting in just the time they needed to put in to get the job done.

    @Nancy, What rock do you live under? We have more people graduating with education degrees then we have education jobs. The only teacher shortage is in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in secondary education. These are difficult degrees to get or should a say it takes allot of effort to get them. To get a degree in elementary education or non-stem secondary a student spends an average of 30 hours a week in class or studying. To get a STEM secondary degree a student spends an average of 60 hours a week in class or studying.
    However STEM teachers get paid the same as non-stem teachers. If you want good STEM teachers we need to pay them for the additional effort they have to put into getting their degrees. Private schools have not problem getting STEM teacher because their are paid more for their degree.

    Hail to the all powerful FOX NEWS! First they are credited for stopping the federal government from working. Now they are the cause off our country’s education problems. You liberal are so funny.

  • Sicilian Papa

    So a stock market built on tax payer spending is solid?

    The phony real estate market of the Bush years was partly because of the government guaranteeing every bad loan made.

    Lefties, I know you don’t trust or believe in the free market but whenever government sticks its nose in things do go terribly wrong. I am not talking about over site. The government needs to diligent in policing illegal activity.

    Obama’s government spending economy is the worst disaster ever. The crash of this phony economy will be devastating to all. Just a matter of time boys and girls.

    Obama has amassed 6 trillion in debt in a little over 4 years! No one on left here is laughing at me for my prediction that we will reach 22 trillion at the end of his second term. Think about it, we are at 16.5 now. Another 5.5 trillion more is certainly within reach for the hard core lefty in the White House.

    I may be wrong with added interest we may hit 23 trillion by 2016. Maybe more if Pelosi and the Dems capture the House in 2014!

  • cathy

    YES….. Malala Yousufzai, Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban for writing a blog against the way women are treated in her country. Should get the Nobel peace prize. I’d like to see everyday people got this instead of the politicians all the time.

  • Ratboy

    @ Tenure is a whole other topic and I can tell you one thing for fact, I would have lost my job more than once if admin. could fire at will.

    Well the question is raised, WHY in the world were YOU the taget of firing “more than once”?? Sounds to me like a problem with performance or additude that put you in the osition to be fired. So you wer lkept because you were there longer or had the magic tenure bubble around you and maybe a BETTER teacher was let go or at least a MARGINAL teacher kept.

    Sounds to me like you just made the case of tenure vs the highest quality education available.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Don’t forget a stock market also built on printing Lira, ah, dollars. Trillions of them QE1, QE2, QE3, and talk now of QE4. Don’t be surprised if you see QE5 and QE6.

    The left needs to protect this economy by whatever means possible. The corrupt, left wing, secular, so-called objective media will do their part.

    The public may wise up to left. If that happens after the crash you will be finished. The media, lefty politicians, academia. For us on the right, all we have to do is sit back and watch. We have no power to stop it!

  • Ratboy

    New Twist on our weather!! now 4 – 8 inches by tomorrow at this time!!! HOLY SHNIKERS!!!!

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