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.

  • RedBarSoup


    a COMPLETE out of context edited video…NICE one Fox News….just for Bobbyv.

  • Doug Z

    It is nice to see the love feast again tonight.

  • RedBarSoup

    fest not feast.

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 7, 2013 at 6:11 PM


    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.

    Stewart said 10,000, not bad

  • Bobbyv

    Red bar,

    Those are good examples, no defending what Hannity did. I don’t know if Hannity owned up to the 2nd one. He should have been held accountable if he was not. I don’t know if Bashir owned up to the one a few weeks ago.

  • elanga

    My new CNN line-up:

    1PM:NR International
    2PM:NR USA:News live from the states
    4PM:Newsworld:Quality show on foreign affairs anchored by Fareed or Amanpour
    5PM:TSR with Wolf
    6PM:A good business show like once Moneyline
    7PM:A good political show
    8PM:CNN 360:a new revamped newsshow
    9PM:Interviews and debates
    10PM:CNN’s 60 minutes or Nightline with exclusive reports and news
    11PM:Piers Morgan live with an audience

  • Mark2


    Then learn how to do better research next time before posting such nonsense. However, in order to do that, you’re going to have to bypass Drudge Report, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Michele Malkin websites.

    Trust me, I used to be just like you guys. I used to bash Liberals, MSNBC, and Democrats as a whole. That is until I started doing my own research. And it all started with my cousin asking me to watch Jon Stewart. Long story…but it led me to start researching on my own. Including, spending hours combing through Federal Budgets, Historical Tax Brackets, Congressional Bills, etc.

  • Bsotgnw

    Mark2 & Rabit

    Realy drone strikes up 700% and two thirds of the deaths in the Af/pak war in the last four years during this admin. No support I repeat no support for our ambasador in Libya when you have a fighter wing in Italy and a flat top in the Med. All covered fair and square buy MSNBC …realy. Suprise suprise we were attacked on 9-11 who would have thunk!

  • Bobbyv


    The frustrating part for people like me is the standards are different. Fox has the spotlight on them for 2 reasons: 1. They are the only right leaning network and 2. They are #1 in cable news. When the rest of the media lie/distort/etc. who can we rely on to hold them accountable? You give Fox no credit, so who else is there? Who is the “Jon Stewart” on the right? Please do not say that the Left’s conduct does not need watching, I think it is obvious to all that both sides have their issues. I know people like JS will sometimes hold the D’s accountable but it pales compared to the R’s

  • Doug Z

    Suspected Mass-Murderer’s Manifesto Endorses Hillary, Obama, Gun Control, Elite Media

    So what’s new ? The last five mass shooters have been Dems ! The Colomnbine kids couldn’t vote but were from left wing “parents”, the Aruora shooter was an Obama supporter as was his family, the Sandy Hook shooter and his “father” were big Obama supporters, obviously the Va. Tech Hokee guy was a lib, and the pig worshiping Moslem Major was certainly a supporter of Hussein Obama. We don’t need gun control, we just need to rid the country of Dems !!!!

  • Doug Z

    The guy that shot Rep. Gifford was called the lefty loon by his high school classmates, the guy that flew his plane into the IRS building in Austin, TX was an avowed Communist. Just to add a couple more!

  • Doug Z

    Currently there’s a murder spree unfolding in and around the city of Los Angeles. The suspect, Chris Dorner, is a fired Los Angeles police officer who reportedly left a manifesto behind. In it, he expresses his admiration for many members of the elite media, including some of NBC’s highest profile stars: Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Brian Williams, Meredith Viera, and Tom Brokaw.

  • Rosanne

    @ UpAndOver, I can’t help but to say, Yes, he thinks he is God… Bless us oh Lord.

  • Coffee Steve

    Even though I’m never on late nights anymore, I left my wallet here, but I see rats has already cleaned it for me :mrgreen:

    Night Everyone


  • Moncon

    Hey Ratboy
    The daughter is doing great! Workin full time paying for school out of pocket, got her first car loan all on her own, living on her own and got on a soccer team. Glad she learned how to be self sufficient. She knows there is no free ride. I am blessed with independent thinking kids. :)

  • RedBarSoup


    OH NO! He also said he LOVED George H.W. Bush. What’s your point?

  • RedBarSoup

    Oh, he also supported Chik-Fil-As on their voice on gay marriage. He’s a REPUBLICAN! NOOOOOOOOOO

  • New

    I love how conservatives think just because FOX are beating MSNBC, that conservatism will prevail.


    Now that shows like Rachel and O’Donnell are even winning in the demos , it shows progressivism is coming along.

    The conservative base is just a bunch of old loons sitting by their tv, waiting for orders. Progressives are younger, they look around in the internet, they dont watch tv.

    Fear us conservatives. Better yet. Welcome us. Because you idiots don’t realize you’re voting against your own self interests towards corporations.
    Both Democrats and Republicans are owned by the rich.

    I AM ADVOCATING PROGRESSIVISM NOT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. For most liberals the democratic party is the just the lesser evil.

  • Bobbyv

    New, you sound very tolerant of those who are different. Is that another tenet of Progressivism?

  • Mark2


    Here’s the ACTUAL video of NBC News’ Michael Isikoff breaking the news story on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.

    Now keep in mind that this aired on Monday Night.

    Then on Tuesday NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams along with every single MSNBC show from morning through evening covered the topic.

    Then on Wednesday morning and afternoon it was covered again by NBC and MSNBC prior to the O’Reilly’s taping

    Yet, O’Reilly said that NBC hadn’t said a thing about the Drone Strikes. Meanwhile, NBC and MSNBC were covering the story wall-to-wall for 3 days and somehow Fox News, O’Reilly, and his staffers completely missed it. They’re either lying or just plain incompetent….take your pick.

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