Cable News Ratings for Friday, February 8, 2013

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February 11th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, February 8, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,226            253            495
CNN         530            164            239
MSNBC         423            124            197
CNBC         157             44             87
FBN           40               9             16
HLN         222             87            132
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,033            309            695
CNN         798            239            365
MSNBC         708            197            328
CNBC         156             65             97
FBN           40               6             10
HLN         324            124            173
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,164            322            580
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         292             98            168
MSNBC Morning Joe         434            149            247
CNBC Squawk Box         121             25             75
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         217            135            169
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,980            319            733
CNN SITUATION ROOM         793            227            310
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         695            151            276
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         144             23             85
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         136             29             79
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         212             59            114
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,008            319            741
CNN SITUATION ROOM         597            197            260
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         621            153            274
CNBC MAD MONEY         181             61            114
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         222             65            131
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,730            318            672
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         703            211            315
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         670            168            338
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         102             17             52
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         241             92            140
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,925            413         1,013
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         885            248            394
MSNBC ED SHOW         855            208            397
CNBC DEATH: ITS A LIVING         144             44             83
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         279            128            150
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,841            306            621
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         854            216            369
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         669            198            290
CNBC DEAD BODY WORTH         138             46             81
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         296             87            140
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,317            208            450
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         654            252            332
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         597            185            292
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         186            106            128
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         398            157            230
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,056            237            424
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         621            256            345
MSNBC ED SHOW         385            116            205
CNBC MAD MONEY         108             56             74
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         336            125            218

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.

  • tony

    Rachels on fire!!!!Well her pants are.

  • Ratboy

    Ok, lets all sit and wait to hear all the excuses as to why the MSNBC Friday numbers are so bad! I am sure that it is the fault of FOX or the old FOX viewers, or Big Foot, or maybe MSNBC was just giving FOX a break.

    Either way they got their butt kicked!! but I am sure comedians Stewart and Colbert made up for it by kicking cable news’ Bill’s butt! :lol: :lol:

  • Ralph Hahn

    WOW! CNN blew the roof off MSNBC’s line-up Friday. Was MSNBC even on? OWWWCHHH!
    That’s got to really hurt for the people in Studio 3A.

  • Cathy


    It was the snow storm. The Fox viewers who normally go out Friday night had to stay in. That explains CNN numbers too because people wanted to hear about the weather.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I think it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. Fox News rules all day and all night, but Greta was beaten in demo by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Cathy: The snowstorm would explain a huge jump for The Weather Channel. It’s an important story, but not enough for Joe & Mary Sixpack to sit through CNN all night.

  • Cathy

    @Ralph, I would think that it would jump The Weather Channel too. However, I know at 9pm CNN was running Special Storm Watch programming. I don’t know if they did it all night.

    Did anyone watch CNN Friday night?

  • d.d.

    Federico Quadrani Leaves MSNBC for CNN, Will Be the EP for Jake Tapper’s Show

    The State of the Union tomorrow ,I see that on the analysis side for CNN, are the former Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich and former Current TV anchor Jennifer Granholm will provide insider analysis, with Gloria Borger, David Gergen, Cornell Belcher, Donna Brazile, Alex Castellanos, Margaret Hoover, Van Jones and Ana Navarro also weighing in throughout the night.

    Interesting ………….One person who apparently will not be appearing on CNN’s SOTU coverage is the anchor of CNN’s “State of the Union,” Candy Crowley.


    I know how fond you are of Granholm.

  • Henny

    @ Cathy:

    Yes CNN was live through at least 1a eastern time with storm coverage. They were all over it. Did a great job too. Glad their numbers are up.

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    It was the snow storm. The Fox viewers who normally go out Friday night had to stay in

    And the MSNBC viewers were too DUMB to get out of the storm!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Sam

    Maddow was off Foxtards, otherwise she would have won as usual.

    Fox News’ Credibility At ‘Record Low :


  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.

    I know how fond you are of Granholm.

    That just proves that CNN is a LOOOOOONG way from being fixed!!!! I guess Al Jeezeera wont be covering it and using their girl! :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    There is Excuse #1

  • Moncon

    MSNBC is quickly sliding back to their normal numbers. If they weren’t so openly bias to their dear leader and every breath he takes they quite possibly be considered a credible news outfit. But, even their commercials are White House propaganda. It’s a shame.

  • Ratboy

    Well I guess we know where ZERO x 4 gets it!!! From another economic GENIUS!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Obama: Job of debt reduction nearly done

    One thing you won’t hear when President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday: An ambitious new plan to rein in the debt.

    In recent days, the White House has pressed the message that, if policymakers can agree on a strategy for replacing across-the-board spending cuts set to hit next month, the president will pretty much have achieved his debt-reduction goals.

  • Raz

    I am sure that it is the fault of FOX or the old FOX viewers, or Big Foot,

    Actually I’m thinking its the aliens, Champie, Nessie or Jersey Devil.

    Or all those young folks are just embaressed about getting their butts stomped by a bunch of mature people.

  • RedBarSoup

    So when Fox’s numbers were low on Friday a few weeks back and MSNBCs number were high, the right came in here saying “WELL FOX PEOPLE HAVE LIVES!!!”. Now when the tables have turned MSNBC viewers will go “WELL MSNBC PEOPLE HAVE LIVES” *facepalm* Bunch of idiotic loons in here. :)

  • Laurence Glavin

    Rachel AND Lawrence were off. Ed was on duty. Each segment on MSNBC ran about ten minutes of weather coverage. What most amused me was the fact that they did not call the storm “Nemo” as the NBC-owned Weather Channel did. The 6:30 pm newscasts on the NBC broadcast network were pre-empted by the Boston affiliate I watched until Sunday night. On Sunday that news cast did NOT refer to “Nemo” either.

  • Andies

    It’s a friday.. who watches a news channel on a friday? yeah, diluted Fox News viewers…

  • usa8888

    The big news is the that right wing LOST the election BIG TIME but they are still pushing the tired and erroneous strategem of drastically cutting spending in a bad recession…it’s dumb ideas like this that lost them the election!!!

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