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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

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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.

 
  • Bobbyv

    Jeff,

    You don’t think the lbl people don’t defend the MSNBC hosts? I have read many comments, particularly about RM and Ed when he was fighting for the unions. I do defend BO, you are right about that.

  • Bobbyv

    Jeff
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM
    anyone wanna share their opinion on the drone program killing without due process??

    I am curious what you think about the incredible double standard the President gets over the torture deal? Think GWB would be getting destroyed over this stuff?

  • Mark2

    As far as the 25-54 demo being used for News programs, here’s a look at how things stack up:

    25-54 Demo numbers for Evening News

    NBC News w/Brian Williams = 2,545,000

    ABC News w/Diane Sawyer = 2,188,000

    CBS News w/Scott Pelley = 2,033,000

    Fox News O’Reilly Factor = 513,000

    Fox News The Five = 367,000

    Special Report w/ Bret Baier = 295,00

    MSNBC News Rachel Maddow = 291,000

  • Bobbyv

    Mark2,

    Forgetting about the comparison part of it, I don’t know if you can assume just because the news programs lean left that their audience leans left. Has anyone checked the affiliations of these people? For all we know all the ABC watchers could be R’s, for example. I am not saying I am sure of this, just throwing it out there

  • usa8888

    Obama has done the right thing by saying it is OK and proper to kill terrorists (including American citizens)without “due process”. One has to consider all of the issues in this matter: for example, 1) clear evidence the CIA has obtained that people like Bin Laden, and the American Al Qaeda in Yemen are guilty; 2) the likelihood of extreme danger to the US and its citizens by not taking immediate action; and 3) and the likelihood that a trial would compromise top secret information as well as further expose the US and its citizens to grave danger. Obama and his team have made ANOTHER correct decision…..This is NOT analogous to interrogation by torture….

  • elanga

    My new CNN line-up:

    12PM:Newsroom(NR)
    1PM:NR International
    2PM:NR USA:News live from the states
    3PM:NR
    4PM:Newsworld:Quality show on foreign affairs anchored by Fareed or Amanpour
    5PM:TSR with Wolf
    6PM:A good business show like once Moneyline
    7PM:A good political show
    8PM:CNN 360:a new revamped newsshow
    9PM:Interviews and debates
    10PM:CNN’s 60 minutes or Nightline with exclusive reports and news
    11PM:Piers Morgan live with an audience

  • usa8888

    Paul Broun, an extreme right wing elected offical from Georgia is making a fool out himself by accusing Obama of being a socialist. This right winger was elected by confederate holdovers from the Civil War…but in the future as these people die out and change and the demographics change, people of this ilk will be relegated to the dinosaurs they are….

  • Mark2

    @Bobby

    Well according to Conservatives, NBC, ABC, CBS, and PBS are Liberal Media outlets or as they like to say “Lamestream Media”, so it doesn’t matter what the party affiliation of the viewers are. The fact that they are watching the “Liberal” Media is good enough for me. The more they watch, the better informed they will be when it comes to reality.

  • Bobbyv

    US,

    Sorry, I refuse to believe the people who criticized GWB endlessly on torture and on closing Gitmo are now ok with blowing people up (including Americans) which I think could be construed as a bit worse than torture. Do not forget the very quiet story that Panetta said “torture” worked to get info on OBL.

  • Bobbyv

    Mark2,

    No, I agree that is what they say, I am curious about who is actually watching.

  • Doug Z

    Bobbyv
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Mark2,

    Forgetting about the comparison part of it, I don’t know if you can assume just because the news programs lean left that their audience leans left. Has anyone checked the affiliations of these people? For all we know all the ABC watchers could be R’s, for example. I am not saying I am sure of this, just throwing it out there

    ABC, NBC CBS , are the uninformed or those that do not care. those that care are here on both sides.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I never said news programs, I said the Top 100 Cable shows are based on the 18-49 demo.”

    Given that we have to order it somehow, we order that list by adults 18-49 ratings because that’s how some of the big general interest cable networks price their ads. Other cable nets use other demos. Adults 18-49 is not, as you noted “the most important demo on TV”.

  • Kendall

    @ d.d

    “Does MSNBC have programs like Bret Baier & Chris Walllace ?”

    Among the shows I sampled, definitely not. Perhaps a proponent of MSNBC can offer up a few shows.

    I should add that I don’t think the Bret Baier show (Special Report) and Fox News Sunday (with Chris Wallace) are unbiased.

    I think they do what they accuse liberal news outlets of doing: they choose to focus on positive conservative stories or negative liberal stories and ignore or downplay positive liberal stories and negative conservative stories. They do it just as often as MSNBC.

    It seems (to me, at least) that MSNBC is a little more strident in their partisanship–that is to say, they devote a bit more airtime to promoting their ideology and attacking FNC’s.

    I think FNC wouldn’t be attacked as fervently if they jettisoned the “Fair & Balanced” mantra and went for something more honest. They’re a right-leaning network…they should embrace that, and come up with a new slogan. How about “Fox News: The Right Choice, Plain & Simple”. lol

  • Doug Z

    Bobbyv
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    US,

    Sorry, I refuse to believe the people who criticized GWB endlessly on torture

    torture works, the Romans could make anyone talk. I am tell anything you need to know if the Romans got me. Libs would sing like no other.

  • AppleStinx

    Letmethink wrote: “@apple. I thought I had heard every JJ song–never heard this one. One of my favorites—me and probably one other person ????”

    Was yours a link to ‘Mercedes Benz’? If so, I thought it was a great track back then, unusual in that was a release with only vocals.
    ‘Ball and Chain’ was composed by Big Mama Thornton. As odd as my selections for ‘Black History Month’ may have seem, all songs except for maybe two (where the focus was on the performer) were composed by black artists, either music+lyric or lyric alone. ‘Secret Love’ (Doris Day) ‘Black Coffee’ (Julie London) and ‘The Shadow of Your Smile’ (Peggy Lee), for instance, were all by Paul Francis Webster as lyricist; ‘My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It’ (Hank Williams) was by Clarence Williams; etc.

  • Doug Z

    Mark2
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    @Bobby

    Well according to Conservatives, NBC, ABC, CBS, and PBS are Liberal Media outlets or as they like to say “Lamestream Media”, so it doesn’t matter what the party affiliation of the viewers are. The fact that they are watching the “Liberal” Media is good enough for me. The more they watch, the better informed they will be when it comes to reality.

    You are right. You position is better pushed by the media.

  • Mark2

    @Elenga

    Here’s my line-up for CNN:

    4PM – Erin Burnett Live
    5PM – The Blaze w/Glenn Beck
    6PM – Situation Room w/Blitzer, Malveaux, and Soledad
    7PM – Lou Dobbs Tonight
    8PM – Countdown w/Keith Olbermann
    9PM – Piers Morgan Tonight
    10PM- Anderson Cooper 360
    11PM- Repeat of their highest rated Show

  • usa8888

    Regarding torture: if we know for a fact (or a high probability) that torture yields information that is FACT, then one could make a good argument for using it in situations that involve the US’s survival and the survival of its citizens. In the case of CIA information on Al Awlaki, it is presmed that this information was fact..and so , given the imminent threat to the US and its citizens, it would be OK to kill him without due process. There is, it seems to me, some difference between killing someone based on fact (with out due process) and toruring someone who may or may not give accurate information….

  • Mark2

    @Bill “Adults 18-49 is not, as you noted “the most important demo on TV.”

    It is the most important demo to Advertisers. That’s why those shows with higher 18-49 demo ratings are able to command the highest prices for their 30 second commercial slots. And that doesn’t just go for Cable Netwroks, that also applies to Broadcast Networks.

  • Bobbyv

    US,

    We probably agree more than disagree on this one. There has been debate for some time on enhanced interrogation; many said it never works but LP said it did so that was a key for for me. I am with the President on the drones.

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