Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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February 14th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,329        288         556
CNN           502        160         232
MSNBC           525        154         255
CNBC           140         37           77
FBN             64         16           35
HLN           313        103         157
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,222        382         780
CNN           695        192         295
MSNBC           984        254         474
CNBC           214         74         126
FBN             65         17           29
HLN           488        175         261
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,423        350         670
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           406        154         211
MSNBC Morning Joe           483        172         293
CNBC Squawk Box           103         24           56
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           232        116         142
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,132        451         939
CNN SITUATION ROOM           706        178         274
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           810        195         344
CNBC FAST MONEY           181         32           94
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           580        113         230
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,019        338         770
CNN SITUATION ROOM           500        152         213
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           757        204         306
CNBC MAD MONEY           139         37           66
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           607        174         286
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,726        303         698
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           593        195         294
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           873        216         385
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           156         31           64
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           496        160         261
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,927        507       1,021
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           711        153         313
MSNBC ED SHOW           944        234         418
CNBC NEW AGE OF WAL-MART           155         43           90
HLN NANCY GRACE           612        216         294
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,247        398         774
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           673        165         259
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,090        285         559
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           193         66         107
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           464        158         260
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 698 258 312
HLN NANCY GRACE 388 149 228
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,244        337         600
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           577        182         292
MSNBC ED SHOW           437        139         231
CNBC MAD MONEY             75         29           41
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           383        150         224

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.

  • Mark2


    They lost to the other Cable Netwroks in the Key Demo as well.


  • AppleStinx


    Why should anyone care who wins the “key demo” for the State of the Union Address?

  • Mark2


    In that case, why should anyone care who wins the Cable News race for the SOTU?


  • AppleStinx


    You have no answers.

  • Mark2


    What was the question? LOL

  • Mark2

    @Cathy ” I don’t have time to check every site to verify his leftie numbers”

    Listen rookie, Real Clear Politics is NOT a ‘Leftie’ website. If by now you don’t know what RCP is and what they do, you need to ask somebody.

    Also, if you don’t have time to verify numbers then don’t go around accusing people of ‘pulling facts out of their ass’.

    Finally, here’s the link for Real Clear Politics which shows Bush’s final approval ratings:

  • AppleStinx

    Mark2 wrote: “What was the question? LOL”

    I’ll rephrase it so it’s easier for you to understand: why do you think that the “key demo” matters for the State of the Union Address?

  • AppleStinx

    Beethoven, Piano Sonata N.8 Op.13 (Pathètique) – II. adagio cantabile – Artur Schnabel

  • Mark2


    Isn’t that self-explanatory? The fact that the vast majority of the younger generation in America is tuning in to Liberal Networks is a huge thing for the future of the Democratic Party.

  • Bobbyv

    There are plenty of bomb throwers on the Left who say stupid hurtful things (Alan Grayson was one) but you do not hear much about them.

    That’s exactly the point I’m trying to make. These people exist on the left, the difference is that they don’t have nearly the level of prominence, popularity, and reach. If Alan Grayson hosted a show that had 15 – 20 million viewers (many of whom are very politically engaged, and the type of people who actively turn out in primaries) then the Democratic party would be having similar issues, but that’s not the present reality.

    If we’re being brutally honest, what would you say was the biggest point of contention between the candidates in the Republican primary last year: which candidate has the best policy solutions for unemployment, or which candidate is the ‘most conservative?’ The fact of the matter is, the candidates themselves chose to make conservative purity a core argument, in their debates, in their attack ads, in their speeches, and that just isn’t appealing to general election voters.

    Now, when 2016 rolls around, do you suppose that Democratic candidates are going to go into a state like Iowa, and try to fight one another over who is the most liberal, try to out-left one another, or describe themselves as ‘severely liberal?’ Not bloody likely.


    I understand your point to a degree. It is a bit different than where I started on the media double standard regarding blacks/whites. My point was more about the media’s and overall hypocrisy regarding Rubio vs Obama. I do not listen to RL but as you do i think he likes his attention, though if I track our conversation that started with the undercurrent of racism vs Obama, I am not sure if I would put all listeners in the bigot category (nor probably are you). The best example I can give you, not quite apples to apples, is one I have given before: Bill Maher. Does he have influence on the Left as RL does on the Right? No. Does he say hateful, bigoted things? Yes. Do you hear the media criticize him or his followers? No. If we want to go with Mark2’s logic, they are both entertainers. The point I am making and always make is that the Left enjoys a broader leash when it comes to criticism because, since we are being brutally honest, the GOP is seen as the party of white Christian males. Who cares about offending white Christian males? Nobody. So what if conservative minorities have to also bear the brunt of this.

    The fact is that if you had someone as popular as RL on the Left spouting nonsense who in the media would care, other than Fox?

    On the core argument view I definitely agree but I do not think pandering to a conserative crowd is any more different than pandering to a liberal one. Politicians will pander to their audience based on their location, always have. Hey, if Obama brings down the debt and H/C they may all be liberal. In my view a liberal argument is much easier to make. Who wants to hear about fiscal responsibility, whether politically or socially :)

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Friday Morning Everyone


    *Hundreds reportedly injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia

    A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 500 people, many of them hurt by broken glass.

    “There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people’s houses to check if they were OK,” said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, the biggest city in the affected region. (Fox News)

    *AL GORE: ‘It turns out plants need sunlight’… :shock:

    Question to AL: “There’s a rumor, that some scientists are trying to figure out a way to block the sun to try to slow down global warming?”

    Gore: “Well, some of them are seriously proposing, and I think it’s completely nuts [laughter], you know, you put another kind of pollution, sulfur dioxide, up to orbit…cover the atmosphere.

    “And of course, there are a lot of problems with what they’re proposing. It turns out plants need sunlight,” :shock:

  • Coffee Steve

    Video of Russian Meteor

  • Coffee Steve

    Sonic Booms from Meteor

  • Jeff

    Was it a Russian Meteor?? I heard it was a Klingon meteor!! :lol:

    Good Morning Mr. Coffee :) lots of moving stuff around this weekend, my wood floors aren’t done yet, but new place is moving along, one trip packed with a lot of boxes to Palm Springs, and also for a event on Saturday evening in Rancho Mirage….

    Then back on Sunday for…..always such a great hit for my haters in here. ZsaZsa’s B-day party in Bel Air. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Have you thawed out yet?

  • Mikey O

    @ coffe steve Wonder why no warning of this, could there be more of these smaller ones, before big one passes close by 17,000 miles from earth at 1430 EST today ? The movie Deep impact had smaller hit the earth ahead of the big on e hot in the movie.

  • Jeff

    Glad the ppl on that Carnival Cruise ship are now docked and off that smelly toilet of a ship!!!

    Oh wait!…..


    What’s the difference?


  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Jeff & Mickey

    Have you thawed out yet?

    Did the past 2 days but starting today back in the deep freeze for 4 days then it starts to feel like Spring. Tell Zsa Zsa Coffee Steve sends his best wishes.

    @Mickey O

    These smaller ones seem to never be detected, one around 1918 (I think) hit Sibera Russia and exploded in the sky and took out 100’s of miles of wooded area. We have one (Asteriod) that will pass inside the Satellite Ring and could take out some Sats @ 2:24 PM. Nasa will cover it on thier site.

  • Coffee Steve

    I heard it was a Klingon meteor!!

    I think Kirk shot it down :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    Getting some background buzz on some news feeds of alot of panic in Russia (I can understand why) and the Russian military is on full alert in that region of the Meteor.

  • Mikey O

    @ coffee steve Russia say they fired a missle at it the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers, local newspaper Znak reports quoting a source in the military.

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