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.

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy wrote: “I think I will make my doggies a special dinner, let them sit on the couch and eat, give em each a rawhide to chew, then go to the bedroom, curl up in a ball and scream and cry how lonely I am! :shock:

    That’s one way to go about it! :cool:

  • Doug Z

    Coffee Steve
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM


    Check into some long term CD’s Rats, if you deal with a bank at times you can get higher return rates too. I have some for the kids and grandkids when I turn to dus

    Do not buy long term Bonds. Interest rate will go up sometime soon.

  • Doug Z

    This will happen here.

    The devaluation, which was announced on Friday and is effective on Wednesday, is already having dramatic effects. Venezuelans experienced panic buying of televisions and airline tickets over the weekend, and also stocked up on groceries for fear that inflation-based food price increases.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Check into some long term CD’s Rats, if you deal with a bank at times you can get higher return rates too. I have some for the kids and grandkids when I turn to dust

    Yep we did some of those too but I had to brak up some portfolio wealth but still need aggresive return

  • d.d.

    The U.S. supreme court has ruled that the federal government can’t collect gun for citizens.

    I followed the Chicago case of the homeower who brought the suit against Chicago’s gun control that resulted in the right to possess firearms for self-defense. Key words are self defense . There is still alot of gray in the aftermath.

    Even Obama appointee , Sonia Sotomayor, calls Heller settled law with the DC case. Heller allows guns for self defense, too, but there are certain restrictions to gun ownership.

    Nothing is really going to change in Missouri. Thankfully Republicans hold a super majority in their state legislature. The bill has only been introduced and read twice; it’s a go-nowhere bill .


    EPA caught sabotaging fracking

    A federal watchdog is investigating Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions against a Texas natural gas company that the agency claimed contaminated drinking water through its drilling activities in the state.

    The problem?

    The EPA’s internal emails show that even the agency’s own experts doubted the science behind the allegations.

    One EPA employee in a court-ordered deposition has admitted the EPA war aware that groundwater in the area contained methane prior to Range’s drilling but chose to hit the delete button when it released its official records used to justify actions against the company.

  • Ratboy

    Just a couple of fibs from the Prez the other night. By the way, Note in the last one…………………….It’s Bush’s fault!!!!!! But in this casefault means Bush should get the credit!

    Fuel economy

    Obama said the country’s progress toward energy independence can be measured in miles per gallon.

    “Today, no area holds more promise than our investments in American energy. After years of talking about it, we’re finally poised to control our own energy future,” he said, adding, “We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas and the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar, with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it.”

    We looked at whether we’ve “doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas” and found that’s not the case. Federal rules say that cars will reach 54.5 mpg benchmark — but that’s not until 2025. We rated Obama’s statement False.

    Keeping Congress ‘fully informed’

    After being criticized for using drones to kill suspected terrorists, including American citizens, Obama said he has been transparent with Congress about his administration’s policy.

    Obama said his administration “has worked tirelessly to forge a durable legal and policy framework to guide our counterterrorism efforts. Throughout, we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts.”

    We found complaints from both Republican and Democratic senators that the administration has fallen significantly short when it comes to keeping Congress informed. In fact, requests for additional information have been pending for much of the president’s tenure in office. We rated Obama’s statement False.

    Border security

    Obama also touted his administration’s record on curbing illegal immigration.

    “We can build on the progress my administration has already made – putting more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years,” Obama said.

    Obama is right about the numbers, but it’s a stretch for him to suggest that his administration is the primary reason. The growth in agents began under President George W. Bush. And economic conditions in both the United States and Mexico tend to influence the number of crossings, as does crime. On balance, we rate Obama’s claim Half True.

  • d.d.

    Ohhh……………Megyn Kelly’s going to have another baby .


    Poll: Only 26% support Geraldo bid

    According to a new poll from Monmouth University, only 26 percent of New Jersey voters say there are “very” or “somewhat” likely to vote for Rivera should he choose to run. Nearly two-thirds, or 65 percent, said they would not be likely to vote for Rivera; including a 51-percent majority who say they would not consider voting for him at all.



  • Ratboy

    Another interesting tidbit. The D’s and the R’s are no suprise but………….I hope the loons pay attention to the third group, but they wont!

    Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Democrats like the job the president is doing; 81% of Republicans don’t. Among voters not affiliated with either party, 46% approve, and 53% disapprove.

  • 1966

    gas is up to 3.79 a gallon.

  • AppleStinx

    d.d. wrote: “Ohhh……………Megyn Kelly’s going to have another baby .”

    Congratulations to Megyn for baby #3. (Not that I’m keeping count) :smile:

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM
    d.d. wrote: “Ohhh……………Megyn Kelly’s going to have another baby .”

    Congratulations to Megyn for baby #3. (Not that I’m keeping count)

    You just wish you be the daddy!!! :lol: :lol:

  • Chriscee

    @1966 – we live in Northern Colorado…outside of Fort Collins and our gas yesterday was $3.89 a gallon.

    Why is gas going up again?

    Because Obama and his minion want energy prices to “necessarily skyrocket.”

  • usa8888

    Gas is going up bacause refineries are being closed to force prices upward. There is NO reason gas prices should go up. Nothing has changed in the past months…It’s simply a ploy…

  • Mike W


    I trade frequently in my IRA account and do fairly well. If you do not require immediate income from your investments you should buy large cap dividend paying stocks and have the dividends reinvested. I have been doing this since I retired from the NYSE 3 years ago and have averaged a 30% overall return. Unfortunately you usually need to spend a lot of time doing your research but if you have the time it is certainly worth it. Additionally, I enjoy doing this.

  • usa8888

    Rat–the fact is that most Americans prefer Obama’s poliicies to those of the right wing GOP, which is slowly fading into oblivion…

  • Mike W


    According to the polls that I have seen the US is going in the wrong direction and this is bad for the country and the economy. On the other hand the polls show that people like President Obama.

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Gas is going up bacause refineries are being closed to force prices upward. There is NO reason gas prices should go up. Nothing has changed in the past months…It’s simply a ploy…

    Again you do not do your research. I value of the $ and the price of oil. When you print $85 Billion a mouth.

  • Doug Z

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s currency devaluation took effect on Wednesday amid questions about how the government can get a grip on 22-per cent inflation and satisfy growing demand for dollars to pay for imported goods.

    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/venezuela-devalues-currency-warnings-of-shortages-continue-1.1155134#ixzz2KufV6JqR

  • bob

    “That’s the most I have seen Nancy Grace get since the Casey Anthony trial.” Nancy Grace used to have this as an average audience, however, since around march 2012 the program has been hitting record lows for whatever reason. “Nancy Grace” is rebounding a bit mainly due to jodi arias but ist’s still not where it used to be. hopefully the show will rise in the ratings again.

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