Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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February 7th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,159            231            464
CNN         345            102            166
MSNBC         459            150            221
CNBC         154             45             83
FBN           44               7             20
HLN         284             97            165
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,020            295            686
CNN         546            126            252
MSNBC         830            233            375
CNBC         141             60             85
FBN           49             10             14
HLN         449            147            275
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,134            281            521
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         232             97            122
MSNBC Morning Joe         413            167            234
CNBC Squawk Box         142             44             77
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         211            108            153
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,946            365            739
CNN SITUATION ROOM         461            131            187
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         730            144            303
CNBC FAST MONEY         153             24             84
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         447            105            224
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,746            324            614
CNN SITUATION ROOM         373            108            165
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         650            189            272
CNBC MAD MONEY         141             49             77
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         321             96            176
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,640            279            635
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         426            107            225
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         695            221            316
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         138             19             65
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         414            159            272
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,908            384            982
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         567            148            291
MSNBC ED SHOW         823            209            354
CNBC SHADOW BILLIONAIRE         130             56             72
HLN NANCY GRACE         495            132            295
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,799            253            619
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         575            115            250
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         894            282            423
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         122             45             81
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         481            168            299
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,350            246            456
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         485            113            205
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         774            208            347
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         172             78            103
HLN NANCY GRACE         370            141            231
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,030            273            487
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         321            116            182
MSNBC ED SHOW         377            132            201
CNBC MAD MONEY         135             64             99
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         316            148            194

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.

  • Rabbit

    Looks like O’Reilly is going to address tonight the accusation that NBC didn’t cover the drone news, even though they were the ones who broke it and covered it on MSNBC and NBC News.

  • UpAndOver

    obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast…..

    Psalm 46:10

    ‘Be Still and Know that I AM GOD’

  • Ratboy

    Boy there is almost double the amount of older demo watching Rachel than the key demo! Does that mean that Rachel gets her numbers from old codgers that dont mean nuttin since they are gonna be dead soon??? :shock: :lol:

  • GOPfan

    I have said for awhile that Hannity and Rachel keep switching but Rachel is starting to slightly edge Hannity in the win column. She is the future of that network with Crystal, Ezra, Steve W, Melissa HP, etc. Chris and Lawrence have their spots but its the older union blue collar democratic party as opposed to the younger progressives. Sharpton and Ed really are an embarassment.

    Meanwhile, Greta is fantastic but Bill and Hannity are going a bit off the rails ideologically and I can’t watch them anymore.

    FOX will be in control for another 5-10 years but MSNBC will be what FOX has been in this era and what CNN used to be. The movements for FOX are down and for MSNBC up. I work in advertising and we are moving more of our money from FOX to NBC, its just heading that way.

  • GOPfan

    I would be really curious to see what the 18-49 ratings would be for these shows because I have a feeling FOX is pulling bigtime numbers in the 50-55

  • Stan T.

    wow…Rachel Maddow is crashing and burning…she’s down 27% from just the day before…

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  • clinging to my god

    What happened to Richard and Larry, they can barely approach a million viewers…I guess Maddow and Larry O will be fired…lol

  • tony

    Fox News is once again lying and giving misinformation;they are saying things like the unemployment number is at 7.9 higher than when Obama took office,lies such as folks on food stamps have increased from 30 million to over 45 million in four short years!That the debt has been over one trillion each year…lies lies lies,and to top it off not once through the whole news day did any of the hosts mention the fact that Obama put a bullet in Bin Ladens head!Its obvious the only network to watch is MSNBC–their square and “right down The middle”.

  • Snap Tie

    Alexander Fraser Tytler – (1747 – 1813) – Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roman Antiquities – University of Edinburgh

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200-300 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage”.

  • Mark2

    @StanT “wow…Rachel Maddow is crashing and burning…she’s down 27% from just the day before…”

    What on earth are you talking about? It looks like you need to go back to school and learn some Math.

    I keep telling you guys to stop using that Karl Rove Math, lol.

  • Mark2


    Rachel beat Hannity again!!!

  • d.d

    Well, I guess I’m back sooner than I thought I would be.


    obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast…..

    – – –


    – – Watch C-Span video as Doctor, Benjamin S. Carson, Attack Political Correctness, National Debt in Front of Obama at Annual Prayer Breakfast.

    – –
    Taking the stage before President Barack Obama’s faith-filled address, Carson spoke for more than 25 minutes, tackling issues ranging from education to personal responsibility.

    To illustrate just how massive the debt is, Carson told the audience that if they counted one number per second, it would take them 507,000 years to get to the sum total. The doctor said that the massive fiscal blunder is something that the nation must contend with. From there, he moved on to taxation, seemingly taking a stance in direct opposition to Obama’s.

    “What about our taxation system — so complex there is no one that can possibly comply with every jot and tittle,” he noted, going on to call for a simpler (i.e. flat tax) system.

    The doctor also addressed medical care, advocating for health savings accounts and railing against the notion that Americans should be sending money into a large bureaucratic system.

    Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mother dropped out of school in 3rd grade & his parents divorced when he was 8. He was called dummy in school & his mother took it upon herself to limit both her children’s TV & she required them to read two library books a week and to give her written reports on their reading even though, with her own poor education, she could barely read what they had written. Carson developed a hunger for knowledge . He earned a bachelor’s from Yale & a medical degree from the University of Michigan. At age 32, he became Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore’s Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery.



    US Catholic Bishops to Continue Support for HHS Lawsuit’s Against Obama Administration

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement on Thursday signaling to the Obama Administration that the bishops will not make a separate deal to exempt Catholic institutions from an Obamacare mandate that requires health-care plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and ab0rtion-inducing drugs that leaves lay Catholic business owners and individual employees still subject to the mandate.

    The cardinal said the bishops will also continue to support the many lawsuits against the regulation–including those brought by private busineses–that are moving forward in federal courts around the country.

  • Mark2

    @Rabbit “Looks like O’Reilly is going to address tonight the accusation that NBC didn’t cover the drone news, even though they were the ones who broke it and covered it on MSNBC and NBC News.”

    Yeah, it’s all over the internet. That knucklehead Bill O’Reilly screwed the pooch again. He needs to fire his staffers because he’s beginning to look like a hack.


  • clinging to my god

    Markie…now if Richie can only reach a million…lol..funny, Hannity does it ALL of the time…poor Richard..

  • Ratboy

    @ He needs to fire his staffers because he’s beginning to look like a hack.

    This is no big deal in fact no story at all!!! After all, we all learned right here that he is just an entertainer you know like Stewart and Colbert!

    So he can say whatever he wants…………………………….right? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • clinging to my god

    love ya, Rat…..

  • cathy

    Can any of you liberal provide facts that support your opinions?

    If Maddow is so great let’s run her show at the same time as O’Reilly.

    Fox news has Obama’s goat right now. The man can’t stop talking about them. He talked about Cable news channels negatively at the National Prayer Breakfast. Fox news should be changing public opinion.

  • betty

    O’Reilly CLOBBERS Mr.Edd Schlutz…Big Time…Eddie Boy soon to be getting
    his Walking Papers…”The Five” CLOBBERS Chirs Tingles who is expecting his
    Walking Papers…Hannity CLOBBERS “Poor Rachell” on and on LOL !

  • Jeff

    @The cardinal said the bishops will also continue to support the many lawsuits against the regulation–including those brought by private busineses–that are moving forward in federal courts around the country.

    Seems they need some PR distraction due to the massive trouble they are in for the hundreds of sexual molestation matters they covered up. The fault goes all the way to the secular top! So money that would possible go to good causes are being used for legal expenses and settlements.

    The Church’s political views are almost as morally bankrupt as the Conservative movement in the USA.

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