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.

  • Ratboy

    So Hannity has 708 9n the 35 -64 demo and Dr Maddow has 291 in the key demo and OReilly has 1,228 in the 35 – 64 and Schultz has 192 in the key demo and Greta has 519 in the 35 – 64 and Larry O has 190 in the key demo. So I am an advertiser, do I want to peddle my product to 2.4 million potential news watching buyers or to 600 thousand news watching buyers?

    I will take the huge older group with a higher buying power any day of the week!

    This is what is called a Mark2 apples to apples comparison with the only difference is that I am using shows that are ACTUALLY the same kind of show.

    Boooo Ya! :lol:

  • Mark2

    I guess the Republicans are finally coming to their senses.

    “Eric Cantor: Dreamers Should Receive Pathway To Citizenship”

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Tuesday that he believes undocumented young people who entered the United States as children should be given legal residence and, eventually, citizenship, in what marks a reversal for the congressman who voted against the Dream Act less than three years ago.

    Bye-Bye Wingnuts and Tea/baggers…it looks like the Party is moving back towards the center and to the normal Right.

  • Mark2

    @Ratboy “I will take the huge older group”

    And you would be fired…lol.

  • AppleStinx

    Black History Month (cont.)
    “The Shadow of Your Smile”

  • beached

    Kudlow on CMNB is a joke. A test pattern would do better. Why do these guys stick with this clown?

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Reality Check…

    Evening News numbers:

    NBC News w/Brian Williams = 9,340,000

    ABC News w/Diane Sawyer = 8,668,000

    CBS News w/Scott Pelley = 6,990,000

    If you add PBS , MSNBC we have all the liberals, Dems. Yes you win.

  • Ratboy

    @ And you would be fired…lol.


    FOX gets higher advertising dollar than MSNBC by a big margin and what does that mean?…………….wait for it………………..that advertisers will take the older group ALL DAY LONG!!!!


  • beached

    Maddow beats HanNutty again. Go girl!

  • Andies

    Jodi Arias is no Casey Anthony.. Jodi Arias on the stand yesterday only booasted HLN by a little.. casey’s trial had HLN pulling unbelieveable numbers…

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Jodi Arias is no Casey Anthony.. Jodi Arias on the stand yesterday only booasted HLN by a little.. casey’s trial had HLN pulling unbelieveable numbers…

    I do not understand. My girl friend love this.

  • Kendall


    Bill O’Reilly does present both sides. His guests are generally thoughtful. And, he doesn’t bring on too many bomb-throwers. (I cannot stand Laura Ingraham or Ann Coulter…a shrill pair…and, too extreme).

    I flip to O’Reilly during commercial breaks of “Erin Burnett: Outfront,” to catch a segment here and there. (I live on the West Coast…both of them come on at 8pm).

  • tony

    @Kendall–excellent critique of the networks and the hosts,enjoyed reading them.

  • d.d


    Does MSNBC have programs like Bret Baier & Chris Walllace ?


    In addition to the loss of health insurance for 7 million people the CBO reports: Employers Will Pay Staggering $130 Billion In Obamacare Penalties By 2022…


    ObamaCare Exchange Subsidy Cost Hiked By $233 Billion

    The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday quietly raised the 10-year cost of ObamaCare´s insurance subsidies offered via the health law´s exchanges by $233 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office review of its latest spending forecast. The CBO´s new baseline estimate shows that ObamaCare subsidies offered through the insurance exchanges — which are supposed to be up and running by next January — will total more than $1 trillion through 2022, up from $814 billion over those same years in its budget forecast made a year ago. That´s an increase of nearly 29%.

  • Andies

    @Doug Z, …yeah the trial is quite interesting,.. This girl is bat S#it crazy for what she’s done. HLN been hyping this trial for 2 years and it’s getting so so numbers.. Still, i’m sure it’s a win since it’s pulling double numbers at 5pm and 6pm slot…

  • tony

    @Kendall–You have it right MSNBC attacks FOX more than the other way around;a little bit of professional jealousy.

  • tony

    @Kendall–I used to watch Morning Joe,but the Democratic hacks on the show got to me–unfortunately I’m never been crazy about Fox and Friends,they need a better format than 3 folks on a sofa…but then again they crush the competition.

  • Jeff

    @You have it right MSNBC attacks FOX more than the other way around;a little bit of professional jealousy.

    Fox News provides a lot more material for criticism. This has been known by a growing majority. You would not know because of your admitted source of misinformation.

  • Mark2


    Obiously, you have no clue as to the purchasing power of each demo and why companies value the 18-49 demo much higher than any other demo.

    Read this:
    “In general, the number of viewers within the 18–49 age range is more important than the total number of viewers. According to Advertising Age, during the 2007–08 season, Grey’s Anatomy was able to charge $419,000 per commercial, compared to only $248,000 for a commercial during CSI, despite CSI having almost five million more viewers on average. Due to its strength in young demos, Friends was able to charge almost 3 times as much for a commercial as Murder, She Wrote, even though the two series had similar total viewer numbers during the seasons they were on the air together. Glee and The Office drew fewer total viewers than NCIS during the 2009–10 season, but earned an average of $272,694 and $213,617 per commercial respectively, compared to $150,708 for NCIS.”

    Got it? Good!

  • Jeff

    The righty gets super cranky when they loose in the key demo for multiple programs.

    Maybe if they took some of the medicine they sell during the Fox News commercials they would be more regular….etc.

  • Bobbyv


    That is very debatable – how much MSM air time did the recent tape doctoring get? You think NBC is going to criticize MSNBC? Everything Fox does is under a microscope. Who holds MSNBC accountable except for Fox?

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