Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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February 6th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,148            248            457
CNN         343             89            147
MSNBC         470            140            227
CNBC         166             44             86
FBN           48               9             23
HLN         276            101            159
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,864            305            641
CNN         538            150            249
MSNBC         905            251            460
CNBC         192             91            103
FBN           42             13             18
HLN         459            165            260
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,118            281            495
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         186             92            110
MSNBC Morning Joe         437            161            242
CNBC Squawk Box         116             22             69
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         235            117            156
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,951            382            811
CNN SITUATION ROOM         503             56            141
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         856            185            349
CNBC FAST MONEY         165             26             69
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         474            147            236
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,883            335            678
CNN SITUATION ROOM         392            107            160
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         700            174            300
CNBC MAD MONEY         145             68             84
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         518            209            267
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,629            409            729
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         434            126            179
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         657            168            275
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         121             31             60
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         530            208            303
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,690            426            917
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         621            151            246
MSNBC ED SHOW         772            212            377
CNBC CNBC TITANS: STEVE JOBS           49             21             36
HLN NANCY GRACE         583            169            327
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,638            285            569
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         577            147            257
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,040            292            559
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         244             92            117
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         479            184            260
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,246            204            431
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         415            153            243
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         904            249            445
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         284            161            155
HLN NANCY GRACE         316            141            193
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,085            267            459
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         266             84            149
MSNBC ED SHOW         432            115            194
CNBC MAD MONEY           95             45             54
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         165             74            119

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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Mark2

    Rachel and Lawrence are on Fire!!!

    It’s time to fire Hannity and Greta. That can’t even beat Maddow and O’Donnell in the key demo for Cable News…lol.

  • usa8888

    It’s official by the numbers for Fox in the past months: Fox’s ratings are dropping and they continue to hold a disproportioate amount of old viewers compared with MSNBC and CNN.

    Fox just fired Dick Morris today and palin last week. Obviously, Fox’s ratings demise has caught the attetnion of Rupert…..

  • Ralph Hahn

    FOX NEWS WINS in total audience but “Hannity” loses to “Maddow” only by 7,000 25-54 viewers. “O’Donnell” loses total audience by 342,000 viewers, but narrowly beats “Greta” by 45,000 in the 25-54. FOX kills MSNBC across the board except for having narrowly edged MSNBC in just two time slots.

    MessNBC fans: OUCH! That’s gotta sting like a bee!!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    * Correction: FOX kills MSNBC across the board except for MSNBC narrowily edging FOX in two time slots. *

  • Ralph Hahn

    I guess if you can’t compete in TODAY’S ratings market, you go back to the past victories to find SOMETHING to brag about. Apples and oranges, you whiners. Yesterday’s gone, today FOX is still Number One. Wise=up.

  • Mark2

    Yeah, they fired Sarah Palin and now Dick Morris…Hannity might be next, lol.

    From Jindal’s “Stupid Party” remark about the GOP, to Eric Cantor now being for the Dream Act, and Rubio talking about Tupac & Biggie, what else is next?

    It looks like the GOP’s attempting to come out of that wingnut bubble they’ve been living in for the last 6 years.

  • Mark2


    In case you didn’t know, the 25-54 demo is the most important for Cable News. This was even confirmed by Bill last night. Winning the key demo is more important than total viewers.

    …again with these rookies who just never learn.

  • Laurence Glavin

    How OLD are Greta’s viewers? She lost to Lawrence O’Donnell in both the “demo” AND 35-64, but beats him in total viewers! BTW, Rachel had Frank Rich on as the interview subject, and he has a new column in New York Magazine (not to be confoozed with the New Yorker Magazine).

  • Mark2

    @Laurence “How OLD are Greta’s viewers?”

    Very Old…mostly Senior Citizens.

  • Tama

    No one was Fired. Contracts were not renewed. I some cases I can see why. Looks like Hannity/Maddow and O’Donnell/Great have a bit of a tug-a-war in the Key Demo. Every so many days it shifts back and fourth.

  • usa8888

    This just in: The NRA’s Stone La Pierre said 10 years or so ago that he favored background checks for all gun sales. Now he says he doesn’t. Has the Stone been taking lessons from Robme on talking out of both sides of his mouth, albeit at different points in time???? Or has the Stone just gotten greedier for blood money???

  • usa8888

    Tama–when Fox doesn’t renew a regular Fox contributor (Morris), he’s FIRED!!!

  • usa8888

    Ralph–call Rupert and see if he takes your position….

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point really took a dive. When does Cuomo start?

  • usa8888

    Eric Cantor did his 4th re-branding of the GOP yesterday after consulting with W. C. Fields……

  • Mark2

    @Tama “No one was Fired. Contracts were not renewed.”

    In the TV world, that’s what’s called being fired.

    In the Political world, they also use the term ‘handing in your letter of resignation’ instead of ‘fired’.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Maddow did beat Hannity by a couple of thousand in 25-54.

    You talk she is clocking him. It’s about even.

    As for Ed, Tingles, Sharpie, Morning Joe and even Larry O. is nothing to right home about.

    What are saying their are a 800,000 to 1 mil. committed libs. to this network. Peanuts, we on the right just don’t care. We know how corrupt the media is. Watching Hannity doesn’t help defeat the media.

  • Ratboy

    boy I see the lake is full of them tonight!!! I think I will just watch from the shore! :)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark2: “Rookies.” ROFLMBO. Did I say anything in my posts that knocked the 25-54 demo? Read it again if you have a short attention span?

    “Fire Hannity” THAT’S EVEN FUNNIER! Fire the #2 biggest moneymaker on the Fox payroll. Fox has too many analysts both Republican AND Democrat. I hope Rove is next.

  • tested

    The juvenile comments about the ratings are really disappointing.
    Fox is number 1. MSNBC wins one demo for two shows but gets blown out for the rest of the day. The failure to renew the contracts of pundits is of little importance regardless which network you’re talking about. Changing hosts would matter and no one except for CNN is doing that.

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