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.

  • Hoppy

    Bill Gorman was definitely right about one thing when he referred to these pages as “muck.”

  • Ratboy

    @ Changing hosts would matter and no one except for CNN is doing that

    Did we mention that Dick Morris IS GOING to CNN??? :lol: :lol:

  • Henny

    The Situation Room ratings keep getting crappier and crappier. Maybe It shouldn’t be 3 HOURS long.

    Maddows is on fire- as she should be.

    Makes me happy to see AC360 carrying CNN. Great show.

  • Ratboy

    How the muck are ya??????? :lol: :lol:

  • Mark2


    Pierre Le Pew is constantly changing his mind. He moved to the far right when the Republican Party started moving to the wingnut side about 6 years ago. Cantor is finally waking up to the reality that the Hispanic population is actually growing faster than any other group…something Democrats have known for years because Dems actually educate themselves trending numbers of demographics, facts, and actually use Math.

  • Mark2

    If CNN wants to improve their ratings, this is the line-up they need to go after:

    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

  • Bobbyv


    You lose credibility with KO. He is one of the nastiest liars on TV, and rarely has differing opinions. If you think BO is crap KO is crap * 10

  • Mark2


    Who cares about credibility when it comes to CNN ratings they need all the help they can get. GB is worse than KO but he’ll still bring in really good numbers…both of them will.

  • Mark2


    Fox News credibility is very low but they still do well in the ratings.

  • Rod D

    News alert: A Public Policy Poling survey shows Fox News is the least trusted news organization in the U.S.


    Now why am I not surprised. :-)

  • ninja

    @ Rod………………..Thanks for the link! MSNBC less trustworthy. Ha ha;

  • d.d

    Rod D ,

    I know you want to be fair solet’s tell the whole story.

    Democratic Poll (PPP): Fox News most trusted (and least trusted) network in America



    CNN Debuts Jake Tapper Reports Documentary

    An American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha to air Thursday at 10 p.m.


    Fishbowl rumors……….

    FishbowlDC stirs CNN’s pot by suggesting that Candy Crowley could be leaving the network…

    There are murmurings that Candy Crowley may be contemplating a change.

    Sources tell us Crowley has been entertaining the idea of picking up her blocks and making a change, even before Zucker arrived.

    But FishbowlDC wasn’t done there…

    Executives are buzzing that Kate Bolduan was “born to anchor.” So expect to see more of her. Also in the “like” category is Brianna Keilar, who is perceived as a fresh, younger face.

  • Mark

    Democratic Poll (PPP): Fox News most trusted (and least trusted) network in America
    It should be pointed out PPP was the most accurate poll in the 2012 election. To be perfectly honest I personally thought there polling practices were not so great and didn’t trust them(ie robopolling) but it turns out I was wrong

  • beached

    HanNutty loses again…Groucha Van loses again…Fox slipping….Kudlow with invisible ratings on CNBC…goodbye right wing.

  • IMJ

    This would be a good time for MSNBC to bring back Keith Olbermann. He’s so much better than Ed.

  • AppleStinx

    d.d wrote about: “Democratic Poll (PPP): Fox News most trusted (and least trusted) network in America”

    In the HuffPo video about this, a woman talks about FNC’s demographic of “suburban frightened old white people starting to die off”. Where did I hear that before and often? These robots all have the same exact narrative.

  • lbsles

    The whole story.

    Just like last year, researchers also found that Fox News is both the least trusted and most trusted network when compared to the other networks in the survey.

    The whole story.

    CNN*****Trust the most 38%

    MSNBC**Trust the most 35%

    FNC*****Trust the most 34%


    MSNBC**Trust the least 44%

    CNN*****Trust the least 43%

    FNC*****Trust the least 39%

  • lbsles

    “For all practical purposes, employer-based health insurance as a benefit ten years from now is not gonna exist, if everything happens the way Obama and the Democrats have designed it. That is the purpose.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “This prime minister of Egypt is the second in command over there, and he’s running around saying that women are causing diarrhea because they don’t properly clean their breasts. Can you imagine the embarrassment of having the second in command of your country saying stupid stuff like that? Can you imagine? Isn’t it a good thing we don’t have anybody like that here?” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Back to CNN this morning, Starting Point, Soledad O’Brien, soon to be moved out of there. You haven’t heard that? Well, she’s gonna be reassigned. They’re taking her out of the morning show. Oh, you must not have heard this. They got ratings information, Snerdley, and it says that — of course every CNN audience is tiny, it’s microscopic, but they dug deep and they found out the vast majority — well, somebody at CNN has denied this, by the way, but it was originally reported that they said her audience, in addition to being microscopic, is too ethnic. It’s like ten black people watching and a couple of Hispanics. Somebody went out there and later denied this, says her audience is too ethnic.

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