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

  • Sicilian Papa

    Did you see those ratings number for MSNBC. Wow! Who is going to hire Tingles, Sharpie, Old Doc Maddow, Big Head Ed. At least Larry can go back to writing about fictional Presidents.

  • Sicilian Papa


    O.’s White House admits this is where their going. Finally the left is so embolden they are admitting what they want to do!!!!!!!


  • Sicilian Papa

    The poor will whacked the hardest i.e. me. I do so love it. That “Obama money” won’t look so good after the NATIONAL SALES TAX!!!!!

  • 1966

  • Hillbilly


    Good news & bad news. The bad news is Person of Inetrest was adjusted down. :mad:

    The good news is it tied Grey’s Anatomy. A tie is better than a defeat. :)

  • Hillbilly

    Glad to see the storm didn’t knock Faith3 & Sicilian Papa out of power. :)

    Not to mention my arch rival AppleStinx. I think his neck of this spinning rock got a storm too.

  • Hillbilly

    @Sicilian Papa

    Did the storm keep you & your honey apart? You been busy on here lately.

  • Hillbilly

    I must be on the wrong site. Nobody (with any credibility) calling names or fighting. I’m off to find the site i usually visit. ;)


  • AppleStinx

    Snake Charmer

  • Hillbilly

    New York already has 2 feet of snow. :roll:

  • d.d.

    Good Morning. Not the best way to start a Sunday , but, as a member of a Tea Party I was subjected to a plethora of smears by the media.


    I’m hearing Nothing about Leftists cranks. Media says zip about their politics.

    FBI Arrests Taliban Sympathizer Who Wanted To Bomb Oakland Bank And Frame “Right-Wing” Groups To Start A “Civil War”…-

    – – – –

    Man Who Attacked Conservative Group Identified Target On Left-Wing “Hate Map”

    – – – –
    Floyd Lee Corkins, a gunman incensed by anti-gay marriage bias after reading articles by the liberal advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center, took a firearm into the Family Research Council’s headquarters with the intention of killing “as many as possible.” He hoped to smash Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the faces of as many corpses as he could.
    – – – –

    Suspected Mass-Murderer’s Manifesto Endorses Hillary, Obama …

    – Chris Dorner, the former police officer suspected of being behind the … has apparently left behind a manifesto addressed to America

    Chris Dorner, the mass murdering fugitive wanted in California, is motivated by racism. But, you won’t read that in the media reports. Dorner wrote a crazy manifesto where he focuses on racism and discusses his admiration for liberal politicians and reporters.


    The Tea Party first got the blame for the Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes attacked moviegoers this summer implied ABC News reporter Brian Ross after finding someone with the same name that was a member. That incident forced ABC’s President Ben Sherwood to issue an apology.
    In February, 2010, when the deranged Joseph Stack flew his Piper Cub into the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service in Austin, Texas, few in the elite media waited for the dust to settle before blaming conservatism. “The First Tea Party Terrorist?” asked New York Times columnist Robert Wright.

    Even though Wright had Stack’s online manifesto in hand – one in which he praises M@rxist communism.

  • Letmethink

    @dd agree–it is sickening and sadly many buy into it. I have been to many, many TEA Party rallies etc and have never seen anything violent or racist. But if you listen to the news media only, you would believe the worst. I just got back from a 2nd amendment rally in Austin. There were at least 12 police/ state patrol there. I want to think they were there to protect us in case some far left nut tried to infiltrate and cause problems. The rally went off smoothly and was very inspirational. Sometimes with the media and the uninformed voters in the majority, one almost wants to give up, but rallies such as this keeps me going. There were many young people there as well as hispanics. That is encouraging.

  • AppleStinx

    Life for the Tea Parties would have been much tougher without talk radio and the likes of Hannity on FNC. The past election probably would have been much more lopsided in Obama’s favor without them. To those who think that CNN can be fair: when elections near, CNN puts social issues heavily in their programming (they go to foreign countries for such issues if they can’t find them happening in the US, e.g. back alley termination in Dominican Republic). I have more contempt for CNN than for MSNBC. MSNBC is what it is. CNN is a snake.

    By the way, I think today is Chinese New Year’s day. It should be the year of the lawyer, I mean snake. “Snake Charm” (Ottmar Liebert) above was about the day, not about Hillbilly. :grin:
    Like my superstitious Chinese friends say: 888 (prosperity prosperity prosperity) to all.

  • d.d.


    You are right about CNN but I’m willing to give it another change to see if they wash the stink of Soledad O’Brien , Roland Martin,Fareed Zakaria, & , other extreme partisans , from their broadcasts.

    Disagree with you on Hannity on Fox ,though , for he is just as partisan & I’d like to see him go.


    This ‘N’ That


    A new administration policy?

    Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year.

    How ? The bolts have been removed from the rifles rendering them unable to fire a round (Watch video on You Tube)


    Stalled Out on Tesla’s Electric Highway
    What fun, no? Well, no.
    If this is Tesla’s vision of long-distance travel in America’s future, I thought, and the solution to what the company calls the “road trip problem,” it needs some work.
    Lots of problems along the way including no heat….
    After 80 minutes of charging in Milford, the battery registered an estimated 216 miles of range. The trip to the Tesla dealership in Manhattan was an uneventful 71 miles. When I pulled in, the battery had an estimated 124 miles remaining.

    I trust that the next driver savored those miles — and dressed warmly, just in case.

    How would you like to be stuck in some town 80 minutes waiting for your car to recharge , especially an expensive one ?

  • Bsotgnw


    Still waiting to be dazzeled by your vast knowledge of ecconomics and provide your sources for Obama Care reducing health care costs!

  • d.d.



    Still waiting to be dazzeled by your vast knowledge of ecconomics and provide your sources for Obama Care reducing health care costs!


    Another tidbit emerging on Obamacare…. first private companies , now:
    – –

    Now States Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Costs

    Cut in hours are also hitting the government, and public employees as well. Virginia, for example, is about to limit part-time employees to 29 hours per week in order to avoid triggering Obamacare’s requirement to provide healthcare to 30 & + hours.

    Elsewhere, public institutions are taking similar steps to limit part-time work. In Ohio, Youngstown State University recently announced a 29-hour-per-week part-time limit, and placed employees on notice that they would be fired if they worked more than the maximum. Other public universities are doing the same across the nation, just as their private-sector counterparts are limiting part-time hours to avoid the Obamacare rule.

    In addition to limiting part-time hours, many institutions–public and private–are moving employees from full-time to part-time status to avoid Obamacare requirements. Doing so means facing the ire of left-wing institutions such as John Podesta’s Think Progress, which recently castigated a Wendy’s franchise for cutting employees’ hours.

    Rather than dealing with the problem of uninsured part-time workers separately, the legislation overhauls the nation’s entire health insurance system–a system in which 85 percent of Americans were covered, and 80-90 percent were happy with their insurance.


    Excellent timeline.

    Pentagon Knew Stevens Smith Were Dead at 5:30 pm – Obama Not Notified Until 4 am Next Day: What About the 5 pm Meeting?


  • tony

    Watched Alex Witt on MSNBC enjoyed a journalist doing her job!Journalism ahead of agenda.

  • tony

    Not a big fan of Shep Smith,last week he was pushing audience to make Monday after Super Bowl a national holiday “call the White House let President Obama know” said Smith,JUST WHAT AMERICA NEEDS ANOTHER PAID HOLIDAY.Several years ago while interviewing someone his guest made a mistake and called him “Shemp” he was offended!Thinking to myself he should call you “Curly”.

  • Bobbyv


    As I mentioned the other day it frustrates the heck out of me how some are obsessed with any bias at Fox but have never said word one about the bias in the rest of the media. I guess people want diversity and fairness only if it benefits them.

  • AppleStinx


    From what I’ve seen, lefties aren’t much into criticizing their own side while righties often go for “both sides are guilty”. We can’t help playing nice, and guess which side ends up looking the worst on paper? Yes, I’ll probably bash O’Reilly again when he resumes advocating for a federal sales tax.

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