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

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “It’s funny how all these made up usernames pop up out of nowhere.

    Sooner or later, Bill Gorman is going to catch you by looking at the IP addresses.”

    Quick check revealed no obvious sock puppets.

    Feel free to leave a comment formatted like “Bill Gorman, XXX and XXX are sock puppets” and I will see it.

  • tony

    Its not funny Steven Colbert poking fun at FOX News as 3 different personalities explained(Paul Ryan,Bill OReilly,Charles Krauthammer), on the increasing amount of dependency that the American people rely on.Everyone in Colberts audience whooping it up–Oh how I want to grab Stevie boys left ear and twist.What has happened to many of us once we have ventured up Obamas back side–we come out with no brains.

  • Mark2


    Sounds good…thanks.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Tingles 101k in key demo at 5. Nice work!

  • cathy

    Once again Bill has to come out and tell Mark2 that he is wrong.

    @Mark2, Do you watch O’Reilly or do you just read Huffington post?

  • Sicilian Papa

    Colbert is a smarmy little creep. His whole persona makes me want to go all Willie Pep on his a@s.

    I like Stewart. I like other lefties in Hollywood and in the entertainment news business. I don’t mind O’Donnell, Big head Ed, even Olbermann I could stomach. Maddow is somewhat entertaining except when she talks about the unborn. Then she creeps me out.

    Letterman, Colbert, and Tingles are the absolute bottom of the barrel, Creepy, slimy, jerks.

  • Mark2


    Yeah, hearing Charles Krauthammer saying “suck on the teat” almost made Colbert throw up. Fox News just makes it too easy for guys like Stewart and Colbert.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Bill Gorman

    You know it’s me Bill! I am unique as nut jobs go! There is not another one like me.

  • Mark2


    What on earth are you talking about? He said no OBVIOUS sock puppets but to let him know specific usernames. Sooner or later, he’s going to catch some of you knuckleheads who post with multiple usernames.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Smarmy little coward that Colbert. He is the kind of guy who sh@t his pants in fear if he ever had to face down any kind of danger. A phony little nothing and not much a comedian either. His whole act is his look and sarcasm. Not exactly Rodney Dangerfield, Mory Amsterdam, or that kid Tosh something O. Those are comedians.

    Leno was always been better than Letterman and it’s not even close. That is why pant load Dave will always be jealous and second.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    I just wrote comedy acts for two aspiring young comedians. I did not get paid much but I would bet all the money I made that, that smarmy little creep Colbert couldn’t do what I did.

    If your a lefty in that business you have a leg up.

  • GOPfan

    The advertising money is moving from FOX to NBC because its the general ratings directions. FOX is so far right that its the only thing that end of my party will listen to and its makes the party’s credibility go down. They have a 50-80 yrs old niche that is working well for them.

  • usa8888

    Obamacare is bringing down healthcare costs, even thought those like ibsles won’t admit it because he probably works for an insurance company. And he quotes the absurdities of Slimebaugh……

  • Mark2

    @SP “Colbert is a smarmy little creep. His whole persona makes me want to go all Willie Pep on his a@s.”

    Wow, I didn’t know that’s how you felt about O’Reilly and Hannity because ou do know that Stephen Colbert is emulating Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity…right?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    I know his act. He is not a good comedian. He makes fun of conservative and that makes favorite of lefty producers.

    Blizzard outside! Now this is a blizzard. Al Gore where are you when I need you!

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 8, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Real Clear Politics Averages

    President: Approve = 51.1% / Disapprove = 43.8% / Spread = +7.3%

    Congress: Approve = 15.6% / Disapprove = 78.7% / Spread = -63.1%

    Yeah, that pretty much aays it all…Next!!!


    Yeah, it says the people think the job Nancy and Reid have done running the congress for 6 years was a total failure….see, since 2007, the dems ran congress, and the repubs only ran ONE house for the last 2 years, and the approval of congress was already in the tank BEFORE the repubs took that house.

  • Mark2


    Colbert and Stewart are beating O’Reilly at his own “Culture War” game.

    Here’s Colbert at his best on the O’Reilly Factor. Hey SP, watch this clip and you’ll see why he’s so good at what he does. And No, he didn’t have any writers for this one-on-one against O’Reilly.

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM
    Fox “News” is using one of its bogus “polls” to try to show that Americans want to cut spending to order to grow the economy…say what??? That’s like saying we should pour gasoline on a fire in order to put it out—ABSURD. Only an uninformed bozo would want to cut spending in a recession. We need to scrutinize the methodology of this “poll.”


    Oh, you’re so right…every person who has ever declared bankruptcy can agree with you that you can spend your way out of debt…

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM
    “The fact that governments, state and federal, are involved in so much of the health care system is he reason why the price has skyrocketed. There isn’t any competition per se. You’re not in charge, and the consumer needs to be in charge of what is spent by that consumer for that consumer.” -Rush Linbaugh

    That is a bunch of BS, why is it the US has a much higher cost of health care then most other countries(and countries that have universal health care systems)


    And notice…when people in those countries need medical care…they come HERE…so how good are those universal healthcare systems?

  • Mark2


    There are more Republicans in Congress than Democrats. The polls just prove that more Americans blame Congress than the President.

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