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)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 1,268 419 596
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

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

  • Kendall


    He seems like a moderate. Liberal seems to strong.

  • Dreamer

    To Matthew,

    “FNC is exactly as terrible as MSNBC, except they reach a wider audience with their awfulness.”

    In my town, the channels are next to each other.

  • Mark2


    Yeah, I think everyone pretty much knows that Fox Noise pesents their news from the conservative viewpoint and MSNBC presents their news from Liberal viewpoint.

    The difference is that MSNBC doesn’t go around saying claiming that they are “Fair & Balanced” the way Fox News does.

  • Matthew

    I didn’t mean FNC is available in more households, I mean it has a larger (and more dedicated) audience.

  • Matthew

    (it is available in more households, but not to a consequential degree. you get the point. I was talking about impact and popularity, not availability. cheers)


  • Mark2

    @Kendall “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”

    -Very well said.

  • Kendall

    @ Mark2

    I think that’s the real difference between the two networks. MSNBC owns their ideology.

    Would you as a left-leaning gent dislike FNC less if they got rid of their Fair & Balanced mantra and were more honest about their content? I would respect such a move. (I was impressed when MSNBC made their viewpoint obvious).

  • Dreamer

    Cheers! I mean no harm, alot of people like your imput.

  • Dreamer

    Myself included. haaha

  • Dreamer

    Imput = ?
    I call it my own slang.

  • AppleStinx
  • Dreamer

    For Apple,
    We were born to die.

  • AppleStinx

    Thank you, Dreamer. :sad: :cry: :lol:

  • Dreamer

    A song most people will not understand.

  • mikeyO

    @USA8888 Benghazi smells like a big cover-up with the media’s help. Where are the survivors of Benghazi ?? Why doesn’t congress know who they are ?? Why haven’t we heard from them ? What was really going on at Benghazi simple question the media could investigate and try to find out. Of course Obama stated yesterday this is the most transparent administration ever. It took months but we now know it was terrorist attack they knew in real time, had video feed of the attack rumored to be from a drone. Whitehouse tells us yesterday that they didn’t call the Libyan leader until the next day after the attack just before his trip to Vegas. Now they say nothing could have been done to save them. MMMMM they love to use drones, but couldn’t use one the terrorist at Benghazi. Seven hour attack and it looks like they didnt even try to help. We have seen those photos in the war room, on Air force one making the call and even came up with a picture of him shooting skeet, but no pictures of him taking some kind of action in Benghazi. MMMM I wonder why ????

  • Mark


    36 diplomatic facilities have been attacked since 1958(35 of those since 71) how come we don’t have more information on all of those. It’s a coverup for Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush Jr and Obama

    The way the right wing blog world treats Benghazi, you think that having a US embassy attacked has only happened once in the history of the country. The funny thing was the right wing machine put so much effort into Benghazi during the election thinking it was the issue that somehow would bring Obama down, they forgot to attack Obama on something that would have been a much easier target to attack him(ie the economy)

  • Hillbilly

    Thursday’s cable top 100. FNC & CNN only cable news channels on the list.

    FNC 2 shows & CNN 1 show.

    Swamp People the number 1 show. :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    Wednesday’s cable top 100.

    FNC 2 shows on the list.

    Only cable news channel to make the list. FNC is on fire. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    Now to finally put this Colbert & Stewart vs Bill O (any cable news show) deal to bed.

    I searched for Colbert & Stewart shows here. They NEVER made it on any of the ratings.

    Ouch that’s gotta hurt. :grin:

  • Hillbilly

    Then i searched for cable news shows here.

    I found cable news show on the list from time to time. So to sum things up – Cable news does make the list that Colbert & Stewart make daily, but Colbert & Stewart NEVER makes the list on daily cable news ratings.

    Ouch! That has to really really hurt. :lol:

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