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.

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM
    “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


    I don’t know…I think our second in command still leads the field in stupid things he says….lol

  • Jeff

    Isn’t it a good thing we don’t have anybody like that here?” -Rush Limbaugh


    I don’t know…I think our second in command still leads the field in stupid things he says….lol

    Rush also said women in the military that are going through their period should be sent to the front line so their moods can be used to kill more violently.

    Seems the number 2 guy in Egypt and Rush aren’t that far apart in their regard for women. Glad he is your hero!

    Lets not forget Rush didn’t serve in the military because he had a boil on his butt, so all the women that serve have a bigger set than Phat Phuck Limbaugh.

  • Letmethink

    Stan T, Ibsles, Biden says some strange things and his manner is becoming even stranger. Time will tell, but we will probably look back and see that he is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    Wake up to amazement!

    *5-Year-Old Without Fingers Receives Custom ‘Robohand’ Made Using 3D Printer and $150 in Parts

  • Coffee Steve

    By the way folks Gas prices around here hit the “Silly Zone” range again so expect yours to rise again soon. For whatever reason in seems to go up in KY first.

  • Ratboy

    Goood Morning!

    Gas on the rise here too!!
    28 degrees and we are just waiting for the freezing rain to start then change to snow this afternoon with a gift of up to 4 inches! But I am gonna throw some stuff up there so the east coast gets it goooood!! :twisted:

  • Ratboy

    I guess the day of a helpful media is gone. We are only going to know what the White house wants us to know!

    US newspapers accused of complicity as drone report reopens security debate

    New York Times and Washington Post knew about secret drone base in Saudi Arabia but agreed not to disclose it to the public

    guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 6 February 2013 17.14 EST

    The New York Times was accused of failing in its responsibility to the public by not reporting the location of the secret base.

    US news organisations are facing accusations of complicity after it emerged that they bowed to pressure from the Obama administration not to disclose the existence of a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia despite knowing about it for a year.

    Amid renewed scrutiny over the Obama administration’s secrecy over its targeted killing programme, media analysts and national security experts said the revelation that some newspapers had co-operated over the drone base had reopened the debate over the balance between freedom of information and national security.

  • Michael

    Why does cable news prefer the 25-54 demo while network likes 18-49?

  • Michael


    Is traffic to your blog so weak that you need to post on sites devoted to cable news ratings?

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Rats & Michael

    Hey Rats, Some computer models have New England getting a possible 42 Inches of fresh snow YUK!!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Hey Rats, Some computer models have New England getting a possible 42 Inches of fresh snow YUK!!!

    It serves em right!!!! :lol:

  • Coffee Steve

    *Iran’s Supreme Leader Rejects Biden Offer For Talks, Threatens US…

    Iran’s supreme leader Thursday strongly rejected proposals for direct talks with the United States, effectively quashing suggestions for a breakthrough one-on-one dialogue on the nuclear standoff and potentially other issues.

    Ain’t this a shocker?? Who would have thought this could happen? How can this be? yuk yuk

  • Coffee Steve



  • lbsles

    Morning all

    just to jump start the day off



    In the week ending February 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 366,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 371,000. The 4-week moving average was 350,500, a decrease of 2,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 352,750.

    The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent for the week ending January 26, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 26 was 3,224,000, an increase of 8,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,216,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,211,000, an increase of 13,750 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,197,250.


    The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 386,176 in the week ending February 2, an increase of 16,696 from the previous week. There were 401,365 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.

  • Coffee Steve


    Sorry if this has already been posted but this one has big implications

    *Virginia advances bill pushing for state to establish its own currency

    Virginia is one step closer to breaking ties with the country’s monetary system.

    A proposal to study whether the state should adopt its own currency is gaining traction in the state legislature from a number of lawmakers as well as conservative economists. The state House voted 65-32 earlier this week to approve the measure, and it will now go to the Senate.

    While it’s unlikely that Virginia will be printing its own money any time soon, the move sheds light on the growing distrust surrounding the nation’s central bank. Four other states are considering similar proposals. In 2011, Utah passed a law that recognizes gold and silver coins issued by the federal government as tender and requires a study on adopting other forms of legal currency

  • lbsles

    The ObamaCare Survival Guide – the first real exposé of the massive and intrusive new law – has shot to the top of retailers’ best-seller lists.

    And now the New York Times just added the ObamaCare Survival Guide to its best-seller list!

    It simply can’t be ignored . . . with over 100,000 copies sold, the ObamaCare Survival Guide has already been a #1 Amazon best-seller.

    This easy-to-read guidebook is just 229 pages – and makes it simple to understand the more than 15,000 pages of law and regulations that make up President Obama’s massive healthcare takeover.

    In the ObamaCare Survival Guide you’ll learn:

    How currently insured Americans will be affected by rising premium costs and other factors:

    New rules and funding cuts for Medicare

    Why the “Medicaid” parity will hurt Medicare

    The new definition of “essential benefits” for insurance policies

    New protections for the uninsured

    Hidden fees and levies

    New taxes for the affluent

    New requirements and tax credits for small businesses

    New fees for prescription drug users

    Individuals’ responsibilities and penalties under the new laws

    How to maximize your healthcare dollar on the new plan

    The costs to consumers

  • lbsles

    WASHINGTON, DC (February 7, 2013) – The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today released a new report, Americans Prefer Illegal Immigrants Head Home: Results of a National Survey, based on polling conducted by Pulse Opinion Research. The poll found that of likely voters, 52 percent preferred that illegal immigrants in the United States return to their home countries versus 33 percent who preferred they be given legal status.

    “Poll wording matters. Most post-election polls on immigration policy have given the public the false choice of conditional legalization or mass deportations. This poll uses neutral wording that allows us to know the views of the American public,” comments Dr. Steven Camarota, CIS Director of Research. “With border security and the enforcement of immigration laws being a key issue with legislators, the fact that 70 percent of those polled were not confident that immigration law would be enforced if there is a legalization and 69 percent believed providing legal status to illegals would encourage more illegal immigration is a good indicator of public sentiment.”

    The report can be found online at:http://cis.org/americans-prefer-illegal-immigrants-head-home-results-of-national-survey

    Among the findings of this poll:

    • Of likely voters, 52 percent responded that they preferred that illegal immigrants in the United States return to their home countries, compared to just 33 percent who would like them to be given legal status.

    • There is an enormous gap in intensity between the two views on immigration. Of those who want illegal immigrants to head home, 73 percent indicated that they felt “very strongly” about their view, while just 35 percent of those who want illegal immigrants to get legal status said they felt very strongly about their view.

    • One reason the public may prefer that illegals head home is a strong belief that e?orts to enforce immigration laws have been inadequate — 64 percent said that enforcement of immigration laws has been “too little”, while just 10 percent said that it had been too much, and 15 percent said it was “just right”.

    • When asked why there is a large illegal population in the country, voters overwhelming (71 percent) thought it was because we had not made a real e?ort to enforce our immigration laws. Only 18 percent said it was because we were not letting in enough immigrants legally.

  • lbsles

    Obama’s Three Cover-Ups

    1.) He sold the American people on the idea that we were in the midst of a slow recovery. Given time, he assured us, we would grow our way out of the recession and all would be fine. Nonsense. We now learn — three months after the balloting — that we were entering a recession even as the president spoke. The fourth quarter of 2012 showed a negative growth rate of 0.1 percent, the first contraction in three years. Far from standing on the verge of prosperity, we were tumbling into a new recession.

    The question for us now is whether the contraction will continue and grow into a full-fledged recession (the economic definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of contraction). My bet is that in July — when the second-quarter data is in — it will be evident that we are in a recession and have been since we reelected the president based on his erroneous assertion that we were in recovery.

    2.) The administration’s efforts to characterize the Benghazi attack as the effect of a peaceful demonstration over a movie that got out of hand were not debunked until weeks after the attack. In the interim, Obama sold us on the notion that he had killed al Qaeda when he slew Osama bin Laden. The attack, on the anniversary of 9/11, was obviously a pre-meditated terrorist assault that killed our ambassador.

    3.) The third cover-up is only gradually becoming apparent — the impact of ObamaCare. Now, after the election is over, the IRS informs us that the minimum health insurance premium for a policy that will meet federal specifications is $20,000 for a family of five. Using Obama’s standard definition of a “hardship” as a premium that exceeds 9 percent of a person’s income, that would mean that health insurance that meets Obama’s requirements would be a hardship for any family of five making up to $220,000 a year. The gold-plating of requirements for insurance included in the Affordable Care Act is going to drive health insurance out of the reach of tens of millions of people and will lead to a vast decrease — not an increase — in coverage.

  • Coffee Steve

    The word OxyMORON comes to mind :-)

    *Panetta to propose military pay cut…

    *Obama raised Joe Biden’s salary…

  • lbsles

    Dumbocrats: Nothing but a den of corrupt beings.

    West Palm Beach office of scandal-plagued Democratic donor listed as address for 11 companies

    The offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen raided by the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services last week served as the postal address of 11 mysterious companies linked to the ophthalmologist, who is now the subject of two federal investigations into allegations of Medicare fraud and public corruption.

    The wealthy donor to Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) runs his eye center from offices at 2521 Metrocentre Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida. That address is also listed in the Florida secretary of state records for seven active companies and four now-defunct businesses.

    The Free Beacon found the majority of Melgen’s companies listed at the address do not have websites to advertise their services. Little information could be found to indicate the types of businesses or services offered by the companies.


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