Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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February 13th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, February 12, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,575        378         666
CNN        1,062        382         485
MSNBC           739        228         341
CNBC           153         44           75
FBN             60         17           37
HLN           332        112         174
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        3,833        869       1,413
CNN        3,366     1,286       1,593
MSNBC        2,396        790       1,101
CNBC           210        102           96
FBN           102         44           61
HLN           765        261         384
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,171        265         545
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           231         93           90
MSNBC Morning Joe           443        202         244
CNBC Squawk Box           126         38           70
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           169         96         109
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,453        518       1,122
CNN SITUATION ROOM        1,540        464         687
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           876        224         345
CNBC FAST MONEY           107         29           61
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           513        116         188
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,553        531       1,042
CNN SITUATION ROOM        2,035        648         940
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           804        271         398
CNBC MAD MONEY           104         43           70
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           499        124         198
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        3,003        687       1,247
CNN SITUATION ROOM        2,657     1,035       1,308
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           973        276         468
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           118         30           50
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           432        162         257
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ST UNION/ANALYSIS        3,325        664       1,190
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,975        764       1,478
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360        3,646     1,326       1,737
CNN STATE OF UNION PREVIEW        3,147     1,163       1,508
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS        1,697        549         774
 MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE        2,158        703         992
 CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE           154         64           69
 HLN NANCY GRACE           555        159         269
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ST UNION/ANALYSIS        3,481        814       1,240
FNC STATE OF THE UNION 2013        3,669        954       1,332
CNN STATE OF THE UNION 2013        3,672     1,452       1,753
CNN STATE OF UNION PREVIEW        3,358     1,240       1,531
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE        2,507        795       1,163
MSNBC STATE OF THE UNION ADD        3,007     1,025       1,381
CNBC STATE OF UNION ADDRESS           236        130           96
HLN NANCY GRACE           871        318         424
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 3,705 802 1,382
FNC ST UNION/ANALYSIS 3,985 1,011 1,494
FNC STATE OF THE UNION 2013 3,719 962 1,397
CNN SOTU ANALYSIS 2,783 1,108 1,319
CNN SOTU GOP RESPONSE 2,543 981 1,133
CNN STATE OF THE UNION 2013 3,545 1,401 1,734
MSNB STATE OF THE UNION ADD 3,116 1,036 1,441
HLN NANCY GRACE 870 305 460
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,445        640       1,098
CNN BN/ DORNER MANHUNT        2,211        898         995
CNN SOTU ANALYSIS        1,468        625         667
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE        1,343        423         639
CNBC MAD MONEY             87         23           36
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           336        128         187

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.

  • Doug Z

    Professorusa, Jeff, RedBarSoup

    Just raise taxes.

    Noted investor, free market advocate, and author Jim Rogers during an interview with Glenn Beck on Wednesday said that Tuesday’s State of the Union address makes you wonder whether President Barack Obama is “delusional” or just a good liar.

    Our “debt is physically impossible to pay off,” Rogers said after Beck asked whether the country has passed the point of no return. “We are the largest debtor nation in the history of the world.”

    “If everybody paid 100 percent of their earnings as taxes, we still couldn’t pay it off,” he added.

  • Doug Z

    Professorusa, Jeff, RedBarSoup

    Just raise taxes.

    “If everybody paid 100 percent of their earnings as taxes, we still couldn’t pay it off,”

  • Matthew

    What has happened; it really is so painful to watch this party lose its values in the name of politics

    What happened is that certain elements of conservative media (particularly radio hosts and book writers) have been wildly successful over the last ~30 years, and there is a double-edged sword to such a phenomenon. I mean, imagine what a Democratic primary would look like if someone like Bill Maher had an audience and level of influence that was as large as Rush Limbaugh’s. It’s just a political reality for the GOP right now that the candidate that sounds the most like a talk radio shock jock can draw a legitimate following in a primary, sometimes enough to even win one.

  • Bsotgnw


    Still waiting for your sources on Obama care reducing health car costs!!!

  • Cathy

    Yep, I called it. CNN won. None of these is surprising. Conservatives have had enough of hearing Obama’s spending promises. We knew what he is going to say and don’t need to hear it. He never give any details on how he is going to do anything, just high level pie in the sky ideas and the creation of problems that don’t exists.

    The liberal press is nothing more then a group of grade school bullies. They made fun of Marco because he was sweating and he took a drink of water. What a bunch of racist. They were only picking in him because he’s Latino.

  • RedBarSoup


    Remember how much Obama is attacked because he stumbles on his words and reads a teleprompter? Remember the months and months they attacked him for that….and yet you sit here and think the left shouldn’t attack Marco…? LOL!!!

  • Cathy

    Wow, liberals go look at the page that details the ratings for SOTU addresses. Bush’s number of viewers was never that low. And Bush’s high bets Obama’s high. O only has three more tries to beat Bush’s numbers. So, he better start working on his speech for next year.

  • usa8888

    Cathy–Rubio was sweating and dry-mouthed because he knew he was telling lies. It’s almost as if the right wing GOP had a gun on him when he was talking….but nobody believed what he was saying anyway…”a ladder to the clouds of the middle class.”…nobody except John Keats…..

  • RedBarSoup


    and yet, Bush’s ratings was pretty much the LOWEST ratings a president has ever had….

  • Cathy

    @redbarsoup, He stumbles on his words. Wasn’t that W. Bush and didn’t the liberal press talk about that all the time.

    Obama can’t give a speech without a teleprompter. It’s a fact. I didn’t hear anyone on the right talk about Obama using a teleprompter yesterday.

    The way the liberal press is going in you would thing that Marco picked his nose and eat it.

    I’ve never heard the right spend months and months attacking Obama about using a teleprompter or stumbling on his words. Which are both very different from taking a drink or sweating.

    Also didn’t your mother even teach you that two wrongs don’t make a right?

    You people on the left keep saying you are the party that can raise above. So, raise above and stop acting like bullies.

  • Cathy

    @redbarsoup, We need to check your history.

    Bush’s approval ratings didn’t fall until the 2008 election cycle. Which shows us how well the democrats and Obama did at making Bush the evil villain. How people view W. Bush continued to fall after he left office as Obama and the democrats kept blaming every problem on Bush.

  • RedBarSoup

    LOL at Cathy. They STILL go after Obama every now and again for using a teleprompter….But hey, it’s OK to go after him for doing it, but how DARE they go after Marco.

  • Cathy

    Bush’s average approval rating is 49.4%
    Obama’s average approval Rating is 49%

    And Redbatsoup said Bush had the lowest ratings.

  • RedBarSoup

    Yes, Bush’s ratings only went down because of the Democrats throwing out words, not his performance. Check my history? I was correct. Bush had the HIGHEST disapproval rating of 71%. I only bring this up because you think it’s so important how many people watch Obamas speech, when Bush had THE worst disapproval rating. I’m pretty sure approval ratings are more important than what silly people watch the State of the Union Address.

  • Cathy

    @redbarsoup, give me a link that shows that last time the right went after Obama for using a teleprompter? I don’t want to talk theory. I want to talk facts.

  • RedBarSoup

    Did I say average? NOPE. Stop twisting words like you are so used to doing.

  • Cathy

    Red, you liberals were going off on how many people were watching Obama. I was just showing you that his numbers weren’t that good.

    The average approval rating is more important then a one week low. Bush’s average approval rating is higher then Obama’s.

  • RedBarSoup

    YES, I’m a liberal now for showing the hypocrisy on both sides. YESSSSSSS. One week low!? HAHAHAHAHAH

  • RedBarSoup

    I love how I can pick on both sides, but as soon as i lean a little left in some of my statements I’m called out for being a liberal….the left doesn’t do that….

  • Cathy

    @Redbarsoup, Bush’s ratings was pretty much the LOWEST ratings

    Correct me if I am wrong but the “s” means more than 1. It means all of his ratings. So, if you are talking all that gives us an average.

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