Cable News Ratings for Thursday, February 7, 2013

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February 8th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, February 7, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,176            242            487
CNN         395            114            168
MSNBC         433            127            196
CNBC         151             43             83
FBN           52             10             23
HLN         211             89            121
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,227            347            771
CNN         786            169            324
MSNBC         854            198            366
CNBC         158             66             91
FBN           62             19             23
HLN         345            178            186
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,017            228            490
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         226             89            110
MSNBC Morning Joe         438            172            258
CNBC Squawk Box         141             35             81
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         219            113            167
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,803            367            685
CNN SITUATION ROOM         477            139            184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         597            101            228
CNBC FAST MONEY         121             29             75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         251            107            119
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,980            311            747
CNN SITUATION ROOM         467            145            187
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         692            163            296
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             74             90
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         212             86            126
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,942            377            788
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         563            145            231
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         652            202            315
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         115             22             69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         289            104            174
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,997            420            992
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         899            193            380
MSNBC ED SHOW         754            142            304
CNBC PIXAR STORY           85             39             48
HLN NANCY GRACE         483            208            260
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,091            348            742
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         870            167            315
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         912            243            429
CNBC PIXAR STORY         124             51             61
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         279            159            145
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,562            275            575
CNN JAKE TAPPER REPORTS         588            145            273
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         896            208            364
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         266            109            164
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         274            166            153
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,111            307            469
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         631            209            301
MSNBC ED SHOW         404            108            185
CNBC MAD MONEY         102             41             65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         156             60             76

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

  • Doug Z


    BHO has been in office for 4 years. When does a loser get credit for losing.This is his debt.

  • Doug Z


    Is nothing his fault. Is he God

    The Fed’s holdings of U.S. government debt have increased by 257 percent since President Barack Obama was first inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, and the Fed is currently the single largest holder of U.S. government debt.

  • d.d.

    Predictable: Medicaid expansion will cause massive doctor shortage in CA

    LA Times:

    There aren’t enough doctors to treat a crush of newly insured patients.

    Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare.

    Not only P.A.’s & N.P.s , these lawmakers want” pharmacists and optometrists to act as primary care providers, diagnosing and managing some chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and high-blood pressure.”

    That should work out well ! ( Sarcasm intended)


  • Cathy

    I spent some time this morning watching a little of Fox news, CNN and MSNBC.

    Both CNN and MSNBC used the news of the pope stepping down to hammer the problems in the Roman Catholic Church.

    All covered briefly the State of the Union address.
    Fox news basically wondered if Obama was going to talk at length about job creation and the economy or if he would skim over them and focus more on immigration and other social issues.
    CNN said Obama was going to focus on job creation and the economy.
    MSNBC didn’t talk about Obama and decided to focus on Senator Marco Rubio. They painted Rubio as a flip-flopper. “I wonder which Marco Rubio is going to show up.” One of the MSNBC personalities stated. Again, MSNBC can’t say good things about Obama, they have to make things up about a republican.

    The ads on CNN and MSNBC were mostly local cable news. MSNBC had local car dealers ad, dental work ad, Aflac ad and four different online college ads. The Morning Joe is sponsored by Starbucks. (No surprise seeing that the company’s founders and CEO are extreme left wingers.) However when a show is sponsored, the sponsor has a lot of control over what is said and what is covered. (Side note: My daughter a Starbucks lover, don’t realize how left wing the founders were until today. She told me to stop buying Starbucks coffee for her. It made my smile that she realized that consumers do have power.)

    Commercials on Fox news were all national ads. BMW, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Lexus and Audi car ads. A few home loan ads and two drug ads.

    Liberal didn’t like what Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr had to say at the Pray breakfast, so they have to tell everyone he shouldn’t have said it at the pray breakfast. I say, it’s about time a republican bends the rules. We don’t get the Podium often and we need to make the most of it every time we do.

  • Doug Z

    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
    Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions
    Of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of
    our money.

  • Doug Z

    Mr USA keep spending. It is fun is it not?

    a morally bankrupt promiscuous people always decay, never prosper… fall of the Roman empire…. chapter 12 will be fall of the USA…..same reasons….exactly.

  • d.d.

    This woman knows more about Obamacare than anyone else I can think of.

    Wheels coming off

    ObamaCare policies will cost more, cover far fewer than promised


    I suggest the featherweight read this article.

  • AppleStinx

    Cathy wrote: “…MSNBC had local car dealers ad, dental work ad, Aflac ad and four different online college ads…”

    There seems to be a disconnect between who the advertisers think MSNBC’s audience is and who MSNBC itself had bragged about for years (upscale influential decision-makers).

  • Cathy

    If Obama is a super intellect why wouldn’t he show anyone his college transcripts? Can you prove this super intellect with an IQ test? He didn’t score high on any of his standardized college entry tests because that data is tracked by Mensa and they have no records for him. These would include his LSAT.

    Neither a political science degree nor a law degree requires that economic classes be taken, so where did Obama get his outstanding knowledge of this subject?

    Please respond with facts and the links to your proof.

  • usa8888

    Attached is a voucher for a free university education for all narrow-minded uneducated right wingers. Please feel free to enroll so you will stop embarrassing yourselves with remarks that have no basis in fact or reason…. Please note: Rush Slimebaugh turned my offer down and look where he is….

  • 1966

    yeah, he’s rich and famous lol

  • 1966

    and he makes more money in one year than you will see in a life time.

  • usa8888

    Cathy–seriously, you haven’t fallen for the that far right wing fringe line about Obama’s transcripts, have you? You wouldn’t know Einstein if he walked up to you…. Most people on this blog couldn’t pass a GED…. And Cathy, you couldn’t tell me what part Green’s Theorem plays in the proof of Stokes’ Theorem…and you supposedly have had math…..

  • Cathy

    @AppleStinx. I was shocked by the ads being run. It was 8:00 am – 10:00 am. It looked to me like MSNBC sold this time cheap to Comcast (that’s my local cable company) to run local ads. So, for the Detroit area the advertisers believe the MSNBC viewer in the morning doesn’t have a college degree and buy cheaper cars.

    I think I’ll look at the ads during prime time on MSNBC tonight. I know Fox News ads are mostly BMW, Land Rover, Investment banks, Home loans and travel ads. During the day Fox news does have a lot of buy gold ads, Medicare ads, reverse mortgage ads, drug ads and senior citizens ads.

  • Cathy

    A typical liberal when you have no proof, attack. Where are the transcripts to prove how smart he is, USA8888?

  • AppleStinx


    Speaking of TV ads, I have seen one – forgot which channel(s) – where a Native-American woman offers loans of $K to “solve your problems”. In the small print is something like 80+% APR!! If there’s the ad, then there must be a target audience on the other side that may be desperate enough. It’s crazy.

  • d.d.

    Deficit Reduction Rises on Public’s Agenda for Obama’s Second Term


    When Barack Obama took office four years ago, reducing the budget deficit was a middle-tier item on the public’s agenda. Only about half of Americans (53%) viewed it as a top policy priority in January 2009, placing it ninth on a list of 20 policy goals.

    But as Obama begins his second term, only the economy and jobs are viewed as more important priorities for the coming year. Currently, 72% say that reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority, up 19 points from four years ago

    Public’s Policy Priorities 2013

    % saying top priority for President & congress

    Strengthening the economy 86%

    Improving job situation 79%

    Reducing budget deficit 72%

    Defending against terrorism 71%

    Making S.S. $ sound 70%

    Improving education 70%

    Making Medicare $ sound 65%

    Reducing healthcare costs 63%

    Helping poor/needy 57%

    Reducing crime 55%

    Redo the tax code 52%

    on & on they go. Gun laws is # 18 & global warming is last


  • Cathy

    I’ve seen that too. Do you know that only a Native-American bank can offer a loan at those outrageous rates? Federal regulations do not apply to Native-American businesses.

    As for the target audience, half of the people are on the left side of the bell curve.

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Cathy–seriously, you haven’t fallen for the that far right wing fringe line about Obama’s transcripts, have you? You wouldn’t know Einstein if he walked up to you…. Most people on this blog couldn’t pass a GED…. And Cathy, you couldn’t tell me what part Green’s Theorem plays in the proof of Stokes’ Theorem…and you supposedly have had math…..

    You are a diffidently Democrat, Lib. You think everybody that disagrees with you is stupid.

  • usa8888

    DD–how many times do I have to tell you that job creation and reducing spending are inverse propositions during a bad recession or depression?? first, you work on job creation…and you DON’T do it by drastically cutting spending!!!!!!!

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