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.

  • Hillbilly

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


    I hope he gets enough 18-49 viewers to put him in the daily cable ratings. :grin:


  • Dreamer

    Ps. When do the changes happen at CNN?
    I might have to start watching again.
    I actually like Jake Tapper. From what I gather the White House press does not like him.

  • Dreamer


  • d.d

    Good Morning, All


    ….people from both parties want to pay billions for a bunch of new tanks, even though we have a bunch of older tanks rotting in dust lots in Nevada that are sold pennies on the dollar to countries in the Middle East. As I said if somebody is truly fiscal conservative this should bug the hell out of them.

    Well, I’m conservative & it sure bothers me.

    The Pentagon has never passed a financial audit. In fact, the Pentagon is exempt from a federal law that requires all federal agencies to complete annual audits.

    The Department of Defense is the federal government’s largest agency and third biggest spending item, trailing only the amount spent on Social Security and the two big health programs Medicare and Medicaid.

    Independent reports of the Pentagon’s problems monitoring its budgets continue to pile up.

    In 2000, the GAO found that nearly one third of the accounting entries in the Pentagon’s budget were untraceable.

    In 2009, the GAO said its auditors “have continued to report significant weaknesses in the department’s ability to provide timely, reliable, consistent, and accurate information for management analysis, decision-making, and reporting.”

    The next year, the GAO found that half of the Pentagon’s $366 billion in contract awards were never even completed.

    The GAO also showed why the ability of the Pentagon to audit itself is important. Among the problems:

    The Army can’t be sure that it doesn’t overdraw its personnel expenditures account, which funds soldier pay, enlistment bonuses and other benefits;
    The Defense Department still can’t “reliably identify, aggregate and report the full cost of its investment” in weapons systems — currently estimated at more than $1 trillion — and doesn’t have enough information to manage and reduce the billions it spends each year on weapons operations and support costs;

    Databases tracking hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Army property are improperly managed

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning d.d. and Everyone

    Mayor Nanny Bloomberg is at it again, this time he’s going to ban plastic foam containers (Styrofoam)

    He’d better start preparing for the monster snowstorm headed there.

  • Ratboy

    Goooood Morning!!!
    Well picture this, what a site, it is hard to describe, FOUR MORE INCHES OF SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @#$%^*&^^%$#^&()(*&^%$##$^&&**())(*&&^%$#@@

  • Coffee Steve


    After serveral calls and reading several sources it seems all the ammo buying is no big deal, they are for training grounds which use huge amounts of ammo for training. However it still bothers me that most of the buys deal with hollow points. Seems like to do better with the budgets they would use standard ammo.

  • Coffee Steve


    Enjoy the snow, build a Uncle Sam snowman and then… Use your imagination :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    Louisville’s Newspaper has a poll that ask
    Which of these is your favorite Kentucky-born actor?

    Jennifer Lawrence
    Johnny Depp
    George Clooney
    Ned Beatty
    None of the Above

    Any guesses on the results so far?

  • Ratboy

    Two men are out just fishing quietly and drinking beer.

    Almost silently, so as not to scare the fish, Bob says, ‘I think I’m gonna divorce my wife. She hasn’t spoken to me in over 2 months.’

    Craig continues slowly sipping his beer then thoughtfully says, ‘You better think it over, Bob, women like that are hard to find.’

  • Ratboy

    And the loons on the left think this math will work!!!! YIKES!!!!!

    Fed Has Bought More U.S. Gov’t Debt This Year Than Treasury Has Issued

    So far this calendar year, the Federal Reserve has bought up more U.S. government debt than the U.S. Treasury has issued.

    On Dec. 31, the total debt of the U.S. government was $16.4327 trillion and then-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced that the government had hit what was then the legal debt limit. Last week, however, Congress enacted a law to suspend the federal government debt limit until May 18, 2013, and allow the administration to resume increasing the debt.

    By the close of business on Wednesday, Feb. 6, according to the U.S. Treasury, the total federal debt had climbed to $16.4799 trillion—an increase of $47.2 billon for the calendar year.

    At the close of business on Jan. 2, the Federal Reserve had owned $1.661 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities. By the close of business on Feb. 6, it owned $1.7172 trillion—an increase of $51.1 billion for the calendar year.

    Thus, the Federal Reserve’s purchases of U.S. government debt in this calendar year have exceeded the Treasury’s net debt issues by about $3.9 billion.

  • Ratboy

    BBL, off to my board meeting

  • Coffee Steve

    I know how some of those board meetings are Rats, stay awake dude…


    *California Gives Up On Math
    State will no longer require eighth-graders to take algebra

    California will no longer require eighth-graders to take algebra — a move that is line with the Common Core standards being adopted by most states, but that may leave students unprepared for college.

    Last month, California formally shifted to the Common Core mathematics standards, which recommend that students delay taking algebra if they aren’t ready for it. Previously, algebra class was a requirement for all eighth-graders in the state.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “Louisville’s Newspaper has a poll that ask which of these is your favorite Kentucky-born actor?….
    Any guesses on the results so far?”

    Ned Beatty.

  • Coffee Steve


    I love Ned, but believe it or not he’s tied with None of the above so far, now a clue its not Jennifer either although shes doing well

  • Coffee Steve


    Here are the results as of today, I have to get her test ready to take in awhile so I’ll give the results

    George Clooney 28%
    Johnny Depp 26%
    Jennifer Lawrence 20%
    Ned Beatty 12%
    NOA 12%


  • AppleStinx

    Nemo’s going home

  • usa8888

    The Rat is still bogged down in his 4th grade education and can’t understand how to revive an economy trapped in the recession caused by Bush and real estate fraud. I can understand Rat’s dilemma–he and and right wingers simply don’t have the education to figure it out. Thankfully, they are not in charge and never will be….if they would only stay out of the way and call the House right wingers and tell them not to obstruct…

  • Sicilian Papa

    I took the opportunity to watch some reality television over the last couple of days. Our society is crumbling. This mind numbing root gut is being consumed and imitated by our young. There are other factors that are rotting our culture at the same time.

    This “entertainment” ain’t Ward, June, Wally and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver. This is secularism at it’s lowest form and it is cancer on our culture.

    We have done much better as a society in the areas of discrimination over past four decades. Although now I am a member of a group it is okay to hate white, heterosexual, evangelical Christian, conservative males. So how much progress have we really made?

  • clinging to my god

    Good one Rat, my husband got a kick out of your joke, describes our relationship to a tee..oh wait, maybe that’s not so great..thanks for the chuckle, nevertheless…

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