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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, February 14, 2013

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February 15th, 2013

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, February 14, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,220        252         496
CNN           565        175         259
MSNBC           476        127         209
CNBC           150         42           76
FBN             55         10           29
HLN           221         85         118
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,140        321         769
CNN        1,025        296         454
MSNBC           867        245         404
CNBC           145         70           94
FBN             41         13           22
HLN           348        116         148
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,321        354         659
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           308        134         165
MSNBC Morning Joe           427        150         227
CNBC Squawk Box           136         37           73
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           220        124         142
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,069        383         744
CNN Situation Room           660        137         260
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           857        148         353
CNBC FAST MONEY           172         45           87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           232         77         119
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,963        305         708
CNN Situation Room           553        141         266
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           658        152         311
CNBC Mad Money           135         49           80
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           242         78         137
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH        1,688        275         635
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           651        190         337
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           665        163         337
CNBC Kudlow Report           143         23           48
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           355        102         184
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,760        414         949
CNN Anderson Cooper 360           767        191         339
MSNBC Ed Show           875        230         403
CNBC LOVE AT FIRST BYTE DATING           103         50           69
HLN Nancy Grace           501        105         204
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity        2,042        301         728
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight        1,038        276         427
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show           974        296         487
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE           163         87         107
HLN What Would You Do           311        138         153
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,599 247 625
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1,268 419 596
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 899 273 411
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS 654 163 263
CNBC AMERICAN GREED 169 75 106
HLN What Would You Do 233 104 89
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/CARNIVAL SHIP RETURN        1,095        261         481
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT        1,139        381         538
MSNBC Ed Show           404        100         148
CNBC Mad Money             92         46           74
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           154         55           81

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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

 
  • Mark

    Verity was a 70-year-old retired steel executive when he was nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1987 to run the Commerce department. His nomination wasn’t particularly controversial, but it did stir the ire of the far right. (Hard as it is to believe now, there were plenty of conservative leaders who doubted Reagan’s commitment to the cause during his presidency.) At issue was Verity’s enthusiasm for increased trade between the United States and the Soviet Union, a no-no for any Cold War-era hawk. Verity had previously spoken out against the Reagan administration’s policy of linking the emigration of Soviet Jews to trade goals.

    This prompted Jesse Helms, who was a regular thorn in Reagan’s side in the ‘80s, to mount a filibuster. But it only succeeded in slowing down the nomination for a few days; when it was filed, the cloture motion passed on an 85-8 vote. The final tally for Verity’s October ’87 confirmation: 84-11.

  • Mark

    So technically filibustering has been done before but it was more a case it seems of a couple rowdy voices trying to make a point then an organized effort

  • Kendall

    @ Mark2

    Well, I decided to watch both FNC and MSNBC at length a few weeks ago. I even did a show-by-show critique.

    The thing that jumped out at me the most is that MSNBC liked to use a lot of sarcasm when criticizing the right. FNC seemed to deliver their criticism of the left in a humorless, dead-pan way. (Gutfeld is the exception). I think FNC would be better served by injecting more humor into their network; some of their hosts and commentators are pretty grim.

    Other than that, I would say that they are about the same when it comes to partisan point of view.

  • Stan T.

    @ Mark

    You left out Bush Sr.’s first choice for Secretary of Defense…he was fillibustered and he was forced to choose another nominee…

    I know Rachel Maddow claims Hagle is the one and only Secretary of Defense ever fillibustered in US history…but as usual, she’s absolutely, totally WRONG.

  • Stan T.

    Kendall
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM
    @ Mark2

    Well, I decided to watch both FNC and MSNBC at length a few weeks ago. I even did a show-by-show critique.

    The thing that jumped out at me the most is that MSNBC liked to use a lot of sarcasm when criticizing the right. FNC seemed to deliver their criticism of the left in a humorless, dead-pan way. (Gutfeld is the exception). I think FNC would be better served by injecting more humor into their network; some of their hosts and commentators are pretty grim.

    Other than that, I would say that they are about the same when it comes to partisan point of view.

    **********************************************

    But unlike MSNBC, FNC is a NEWS channel…other than O’Reilly and Hannity, who are commentators…but MSNBC is nothing but commentators…That’s why FNC isn’t a comedy channel like MSNBC. The head of MSNBC even admits their total reason for existing is to push the liberal agenda and to attack the right…there is nothing to indicate they have any desire to actually report news.

  • Kendall

    @RedBarSoup

    “Why only her? I’ve shown plenty examples of Fox News’ “honesty”. They are all BS.”

    Maddow is one of the few people on cable news who tries to pass factual information. I’m well aware of her left-leaning views. But, I don’t think someone’s ideology is terribly important as long as they own up to it, and they don’t try to mislead.

    I admit that I don’t watch much cable news, but I have sampled the three networks. Maddow (and Burnett) seem to be fairly straight shooters. I want to know if that ever changes.

  • Dreamer

    Fox needs to have all of it’s affiliates show a nightly news program.
    Hosted by Shepard Smith.

  • usa8888

    Can you believe Fox Right Wing News is still pushing the Benghazi affair–you would think their right wing viewers would have had enough of their bogus allegations–the American people have…..

  • mikeyO

    @Kendall yes John Tower for SOD the rumors were he was a drunk and womanizer. Hagel will most likey get in, dont expected this delay will last. I am shock senator from South Carloina Graham (AKA Goober)show some back bone that wont last, thinks he is worry will get a primary Challenger in 2014 election.

  • Stan T.

    @Mark2
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:06 PM
    @StanT “…the percentage of the youth viewer…”

    I woudn’t consider 50 yr olds “Youth Viewers”.

    In general, MSNBC and Fox News do attract older viewers. However, the difference is that the very young viewers are tuning in to see shows Rachel Maddow as opposed to a Hannity.

    Rachel Maddow ranked No.1 in the 18-34 demo for Jan 2013.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/january-2013-ratings-msnbc-up-big-over-last-year_b164725

    *******************************************

    Did you bother to look at the source for that article? It was very clear…”The full release from MSNBC is after the jump.”…so it was according to MSNBC…not a real source.

    Also, they claim to be #1, however, they also state: “In Sales Prime (M-Su 7p-2a), MSNBC ranked #2 topping CNN by 21% among A25-54…so they were really #2 in the A25-54 demo…wanna guess who was #1?

    They also claimed they averaged “Primetime (Mon-Sun): 790K Total Viewers / 235K A25-54″ but FNC is generally 2 million total viewers and 3-400K in the demo…so how is it possible for MSNBC to be number one? Actually, most times they talk numbers is versus CNN…and they repeatedly say “MSNBC ranked #2″ which obviously means they weren’t #1.

  • usa8888

    Graham probably has some t- party fool running against him so he has to act like he is more conservative than he is…

  • Stan T.

    usa8888
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM
    Can you believe Fox Right Wing News is still pushing the Benghazi affair–you would think their right wing viewers would have had enough of their bogus allegations–the American people have…..
    ************************

    Let’s see, Fox News keeps asking for answers about how 4 Americans died in Benghazi, and the WH refuses to answer…and what is the Far Left Wing News MSNBC talking about? Senator Rubio sipping water…why didn’t they cover Obama scratching his cheek today in a speech? That’s got to be at least as bad as having dry mouth after having already given one speech in spanish…

  • usa8888

    The GOP is content to let terrorists run loose. Obama is the best terrorist killer we have ever had. The right wingers are playing pure politics with Benghazi–the GOP would have done much worse in terms of their reactions….and Fox is the propaanda arm of right wing, pushing what might turn on the fringe, as their ratings slip and they attract basically old viewers…

  • Mark

    @Stan T.
    ———————–
    You left out Bush Sr.’s first choice for Secretary of Defense…he was fillibustered and he was forced to choose another nominee…

    I know Rachel Maddow claims Hagle is the one and only Secretary of Defense ever fillibustered in US history…but as usual, she’s absolutely, totally WRONG.
    ————————-

    Tower lost on an outright vote, he couldn’t get 50 votes basically no fillibustering needed

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tower

    In 1989, Tower was President George H. W. Bush’s choice to become Secretary of Defense. But in a stunning move — particularly given that Tower was himself a former Senate colleague — the United States Senate rejected his nomination. The largest factors were concern about Tower’s personal life, in particular allegations of alcohol abuse and womanizing.[15] The Senate vote was 53-47, the first time that the Senate had rejected a cabinet nominee of a newly elected president.

  • Kendall

    @ Stan T.

    Yes! MSNBC has way more opinion-oriented shows than FNC. That’s for sure! That was the OTHER big thing that jumped out at me. lol

    I think it would be accurate to say that MSNBC is barely a news organization. But, like I said in my earlier critique: it’s ok (with me, at least) if a network is partisan…they should just own up to it. That’s why I said FNC should ditch the “Fair & Balanced” mantra and come up with something more conservative, like…”Fox News: The Right Place For News”. Because, I don’t think a single person truly believes FNC is anything but right-leaning.

    Also, I’ll agree that FNC is more of a news agency than MSNBC. But, I wouldn’t call them non-partisan. Even their news shows are slanted. What do I mean by that? Well, I noticed that not one show gives positive coverage to the current administration. It’s all criticism. Conversely, all of the coverage given to conservatives seem to be positive and supportive. It’s pretty blatant. But, like I said…just be up front about it.

  • Matthew

    But unlike MSNBC, FNC is a NEWS channel…other than O’Reilly and Hannity, who are commentators…

    You sure love this falsehood, since you repeat it so frequently. In any given 24 hour period, Fox has 15 hours of opinion/editorial programming (including repeats, obviously). Fox and Friends is not a hard news program. The Five is not a hard news program. Red Eye is not a hard news program. Cavuto is not a hard news journalist. I’m also being extremely generous in counting Megyn Kelly as ‘hard news.’

    I realize I live in a hyper-partisan country, where your idea of objective journalism is the host of a show leveling criticism at the people you dislike, or even leveling criticism at both sides, but this is not objective journalism – evenly-distributed commentary is still commentary, still editorializing. There’s no phrase in modern discussion of the news than “both sides of the story;” there isn’t two sides to the facts, they simply are what they are.

    Bret Baier and Shep Smith are about as close as it gets to objective hosting on Fox, with the rest being transparent propagandists, hacks, and entertainers. FNC is exactly as terrible as MSNBC, except they reach a wider audience with their awfulness.

  • Matthew

    errr *^correction: “There’s no phrase in modern discussion of the news that I find more loathsome than ‘both sides of the story;’”

  • Kendall

    @ Mark

    Thanks for the info. So, Maddow was correct that Hagel was the first SECDEF nominee to be filibustered. Her honesty lives to fight another day. Good. She’s and entertaining lady…I would hate to have to shun her. lol

  • Dreamer

    To Kendall,

    “But, like I said in my earlier critique: it’s ok (with me, at least) if a network is partisan…they should just own up to it.”

    Shepard Smith is a liberal.

  • Dreamer

    So to speak.

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