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.

  • betty

    P.S. O”Reilly ALWAYS apologizes for his innocent mistakes….unlike the
    ilks at MsNBC, CNN, etc.

  • Mark2

    @Ratboy “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!

    Well, I’m glad you finally came to your senses. Now if we could only move his show to Comedy Central where it belongs. Especially, since Dennis Miller and other comedians are always on his entertainment show.


  • jard

    Breaking news! Wait, I just found out Rachel Maddow is actually a woman. Seriously. She looks like a guy!

    She tries to talk down to her audience like that he deserves cricism. She… deserves criticism. Whatever.

  • Mark2

    @Betty Blue “innocent mistakes”

    LOL. He said that NBC never covers the Drone Strikes when in fact NBC was the ones who broke the story and every single show on MSNBC were talking about the Drone Strikes memo.

    It wasn’t innocent, it was a complete and utter failure of his staffers and producers. It was also a complete mess on his part for not doing a little research. They’re a bunch of freakin’ Hacks.

  • Mark2


    Yes, she’s a Woman. And yes, she can probably kick you butt. Oh yeah, and she probably gets more p***y than you.

    That’s right, Jan Brewer is probably more of your type…LOL

  • AppleStinx


    I bet that O’Reilly gets more than 3 million viewers tonight. Your carbine for my assault piano wire. :grin:

  • Ratboy

    Entertainer, hack?. Entertainer, hack? Sure wish someone would make up their mind!!!!!!

  • RedBarSoup

    Ratboy doesn’t seem to know what a “hack” is.

  • cathy

    @Mark2, Is it really clear who broke the story? NBC and Huffinton are giving NBC credit. But it only made their website and Maddow show on Monday tonight. Why did they wait until Tuesday night to put it on the nightly news? When I saw it, it was a quick two minutes story.

    The Washtington Post, CNN, Fox News and other sources say it was the New York Times that broke the story. Now maybe that’s because they broke the kill list and it was pushed across until the drone memo come out.

    I heard the story first Tuesday Morning on Fox News. I went to CNN to see if they were covering it, within fifteen minutes they were. I then turned on MSNBC. I watched for at least an hour and I didn’t hear anything about the drones or the kill list.

    I find it funny that you call Mr. O’Reilly a hack. He asked Mr. Beckel if he had heard NBC talk about the drones. Both men said they hadn’t and Mr. O’Reilly said his staff hadn’t either. It was very clear that it was their personal opinion that NBC hadn’t covered the story, from personal observation. He didn’t said he researched it and they couldn’t find anything.
    However to you liberals its a big story and only O’Reilly’s the hack not Beckel. They taped the show at 4 pm on Wednesday and I didn’t see NBC or MSNBC hit the story big until after 5pm.
    Of course NBC and MSNBC aren’t hacks for editing videos to make people look bad.

  • Mark2


    Although You and I both know he’s just an entertainer, many of the foxtards view him as a serious news guy and actually take him at his word.

  • Bobbyv

    I guess they’re all entertainers then

  • cathy

    Yes, Bobby V. The news world is full of entertainers that tells us their personal believes. We have to figure out what is news.

  • Bobbyv


    I guess all the lines are blurred. Pretty soon they’ll be juggling while telling us the “news”.

  • Mark2


    Go back and do some better research before you address this subject again because you’re starting to look like a fool or better yet…a hack.

  • cathy

    @Mark2 Can you not be an a-hole for once? I told you what I read and what I saw. I asked if you your sure. You could have posted a link from someone other then NBC, MSNBC or Huffington Post and proved it. Instead you name call. Which only makes me believe that you can’t prove your statements without sighting Huffington.

  • RedBarSoup

    Hey Cathy….want me to copy and paste all the news stories that Fox News fail to mention because it doesn’t fit their agenda? It would take me days to google it and copy and paste all the things they have failed to mention. Fox News calling out MSNBC, and MSNBC calling out Fox News on stories they fail to cover is all hypocrisy.

  • RedBarSoup

    Of course NBC and MSNBC aren’t hacks for editing videos to make people look bad.

    Fox News does the same thing, I posted 2 examples of this 4 days ago.

  • Bobbyv


    I missed those, can you post again? I won’t defend Fox if they do that but I have not seen recent accusations of their producers doing it.

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    CNBC is once again ;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…

    The Business people know

  • RedBarSoup


    and don’t come back and say he’s lying or he’s a liberal blah blah, Hannity came back 2 days later and said IN FACT they “used” the wrong footage. Sorry Mr. Hannity, as a video editor, you don’t ACCIDENTALLY SPLICE two videos together.

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