Cable News Ratings for Monday, February 4, 2013

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February 5th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for February 4, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,155            218            462
CNN         413            137            178
MSNBC         482            146            224
CNBC         148             43             75
FBN           46               9             25
HLN         263             89            140
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,185            313            820
CNN         645            188            317
MSNBC         935            224            419
CNBC         163             75             95
FBN           37             10             21
HLN         416            118            212
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,090            217            487
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         256            109            115
MSNBC Morning Joe         429            184            244
CNBC Squawk Box         111             24             49
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         160             89            111
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,088            367            799
CNN SITUATION ROOM         779            225            322
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         898            170            336
CNBC FAST MONEY         197             56             97
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         449            111            182
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,909            295            737
CNN SITUATION ROOM         509            185            271
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         783            198            345
CNBC MAD MONEY         130             46             64
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         559            173            272
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,653            256            703
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         555            175            257
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         875            203            404
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         133             18             35
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         472            164            252
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,026            513         1,228
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         760            197            370
MSNBC ED SHOW         942            192            416
CNBC HOTEL: BEHIND MARRIOTT         172             73             87
HLN NANCY GRACE         482            148            239
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,076            239            708
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         691            210            346
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,148            291            498
CNBC BETTING BIG ON BROADWAY         104             37             40
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         405            112            184
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,436            186            519
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         485            158            236
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         715            190            342
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         202            102            139
HLN NANCY GRACE         361             94            213
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,075            240            480
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         308            145            142
MSNBC ED SHOW         398            103            159
CNBC MAD MONEY           75             40             50
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         287            101            192

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: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • AppleStinx

    CBS should make it clear: “female” only applies to breasts; all other body parts should concern everyone. Otherwise Hillbilly will think it is OK for him to parade his Greek Adonis body full-Monty at the Grammys. By the way, has anyone figured out who his Greek Adonis is? :razz:

  • 1966

    I’d guess richard simmons.

  • Ratboy

    @ By the way, has anyone figured out who his Greek Adonis is

    Somebody from the out”back”?? or the “back”woods? or maybe Uranus?? :twisted:

  • Ratboy

    Well at least Politifact cant get it wrong THIS week!

    Taking a break for the PolitiFact Palooza

    We’re meeting in St. Pete to discuss our work. We’ll be back with new fact-checks later in the week.

  • Ratboy

    From the Kings schedule today, wonder what this one is??

    2:00 pm The President makes a personnel announcement
    State Dining Room
    Pooled Press

  • Ratboy

    OOOPS the left goes south!! :shock:

    Fox Liberal Contributor Kirsten Powers Rips Obama And Other Liberals For Supporting Drone ‘Kill List’

    Appearing on Fox’s America Live this afternoon, Fox liberal contributor Kirsten Powers tore into President Obama and her fellow liberals for the inconsistency of defending a drone strike “kill list” while vigorously opposing waterboarding and torture under President George W. Bush.

    Powers began the segment by arguing that Obama might be “worse” than Bush on terror policies, because the former is “assassinating American citizens with no due process.” She cited the killing of the 16-year-old, Colorado-born son of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a drone despite having no evidence of being an Al Qaeda operative. “How is that okay?” she asked.

    Co-panelist Monica Crowley chimed in that Bush had received much criticism for his memo providing a legal framework for “enhanced interrogation techniques,” and yet there is a lack of “liberal outrage” over the president’s “kill list.”

    Asked to explain how some of her fellow liberals could defend the drone strikes, Powers said, “I can’t. I mean, they’re clearly hypocrites and they clearly don’t care about human rights. They only care if it helps them politically. That’s all I can say. a couple of people are great on this issue.” She cited a few liberals like Glenn Greenwald, who are “consistent” on this issue, but “for the most part it’s despicable.”

  • Michael


    Fox’s over 200 network affiliates are airing syndicated shows like TMZ and Inside Edition while NBC’s network affiliates pull in upwards of 9 million viewers for its 6:30 pm eastern newscasts. And, judging by your posts, it appears as though Fox News has turned to discussion groups about ratings to disseminate their talking points. Please let me know if you have anything to add to the conversation that is pertinent to the mission of this site.

  • d.d

    February 6, 2013

    Gallup : U.S. Job Creation Index Dips to 11-Month Low in January


    Obama care is the the most far-reaching piece of legislation to be passed without a single member of Congress having actually read it—indeed not even having been allowed a serious chance to read it—

    Many companies, large and small, have pointed to Obamacare explaining that this is why they won’t be hiring, or won’t be hiring nearly as much in 2013 as they would otherwise. Abbott Labs, Boston Scientific, Hill Rom, Welch Allyn, Medtronic,St. Jude Medical , Smith & Nephew,Stryker , Dana Holding Corp, and many other companies have even reported they will be laying off workers directly as a result of Obamacare.

    Beyond the complete elimination of a significant number of American jobs is another looming problem created by the health care law – a shift from full-time to part-time workers.

    Darden Restaurants

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, Darden Restaurants, a casual dining chain best known for their Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants, is “experimenting with limiting the hours of some of its workers to avoid health care requirements under the Affordable Care Act when they take effect in 2014″.

    JANCOA Janitorial Services

    The CEO of JANCOA, Mary Miller, testified to Congress that Obamacare was a “dream killer”, adding that one option she had to consider “is reducing the majority of my team members to part-time employment in order to reduce the amount that I will be penalized.”


    The American retailer in Cincinnati, Ohio recently was reported to be planning a significant slashing of their hourly workers. Doug Ross writes:

    Operative Faith (a mid-level manager with the company) reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Darden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties.

    According to the source, Obamacare could result in tens of thousands of Kroger employees being limited to working 28 hours per week.

    ………….and, on & on they go.

  • Ratboy

    @ Michael

    FOX network is different and seperate from FOX cable so I am not sure what you are getting at. FOX news MSNBC and CNN are cable news networks. CNN and FOX air some shows that are in fact news broadcasts where as MSNBC sticks to liberal leaning discussion and opinion. This site is a ratings site but this section of the site is the cable news section.

    So if you choose to discuss FOX network you should go to Network vs Network and if you choose to discuss cable news you should discuss it here.

    Sooooo that being said we here for the most part stay pertinant to the mission of this section of this site although we do tend to get a little deeper into politics rather than just sticking to the ratings.

    Thanks for the inquiry and have a nice day.

  • Mark2


    It’s obvious you’ve never taken a Marketing or Advertising class. The main reason why the 18-49 demo is the most sought after is because that demo spends more money than any other demo. The older generations may have more money in the bank but they tend to save money, whereas the 18-49 demo tends to spend their money more freely. This is common knowledge in the Marketing and Advertising business.

  • Mark2

    @Raz “So the question comes down to…do you go for the long money or the short money?”

    You go with the program that is currently attracting the highest amount of viewers in the demo that spends the most money…that’s the 18-49 demo.

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM


    Doug Z calls himself a fiscal conservative + social liberal. I think he’s the one using speech recognition to get comments typed, so there’s the element of the program misunderstanding words he said. :smile:

    I do not care about any social issues. I think they are are good , but do not cost me money.

  • Mark2


    You’re a lost cause, so I’ll save my words. You know what they say…You can’t fix Ratboy.

  • Doug Z

    Mrusa Mark2 and Jeff

    Our President kills 16 year old American with drones
    Of the scores of people dubbed terrorists and taken out by American military drone strikes, three men — all killed in the fall of 2011 — were U.S. citizens.

    But the most controversial drone strike took place on Oct. 14, 2011, when 16-year-old Abdulrahman was killed by U.S. forces.

    Family of the Denver-born teenager say he had no ties to terrorist organizations and was unjustly targeted because of his father.

  • Doug Z

    Mark2 Rat

    Did you guys find out what viewers were important yet?

  • Doug Z

    Mark2 , I do not spend any money, case and point I guess

  • Hillbilly

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM
    @Hillbilly “Bill O only cable news show on the list”

    LOL…he came in 100th place.


    It’s first place amongst his peers – other cable news shows. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – Otherwise Hillbilly will think it is OK for him to parade his Greek Adonis body full-Monty at the Grammys.


    I only wear clothes on Sunday. :shock:


  • Doug Z

    Not only was George Zimmerman not a racist – he had a black business partner, has Afro-Peruvian roots, and helped out underprivileged black kids in his neighborhood – he also was a supporter of the very president who would later slander him by innuendo. As Robert, George’s brother, told me, George is “a registered Democrat. He registered as a Hispanic. He kind of did some internal campaigning for Obama.”

  • Doug Z

    Zimmerman Brother: ‘I Don’t Think a White President’ Would Have Gotten Away with Playing Race Card

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