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

  • Hillbilly


    Person Of Interest won it’s time slot again. :)

  • Hillbilly


    Who’s going to the NBA finals?

  • Hillbilly

    Kendall – If anybody knows if it really is true that a nominee for Defense Secretary was indeed filibustered for the first time, please say. That would be a bit of a black-eye for the Senate, I would think.


    Not if it was for a good reason. Now folks will argue what “a good reason” is. In this case they want answers on Benghazi. Up to each person to decide if thats a good reason.

    The decision to seek a cloture vote is in the majority leader’s hands and he can time cloture votes not merely to push forward a nomination and get a vacancy filled, but to paint the nominee’s opponents as obstructionists.

    Sounds to me like politics in play on both sides. Reid knows Hagel will get his up or down vote when the R’s get the answers to their questions. Is it unreasonable to ask what Nobama was doing during the attack on Benghazi? I’ll bet 1966’s mansion if the folks were rescued & not killed they would be pictures of Nobama in the Situation Room…IE like when OBL was killed.

  • Hillbilly

    In the article the case is made that its not technically a filibuster. Just as technically one can say Tower’s nominee wasn’t a filibuster. For some reason it took 3 months to get a vote on Tower, it doesn’t really say why. Article seems pretty fair & balanced to me. Once again the media is spinning the whole deal to make the R’s look bad.

    But by the time the Senate voted on cloture Thursday there had been only two days of intermittent floor debate on Hagel’s nomination – with discussion of the defense secretary nominee interspersed with unrelated speeches on global climate change, the Keystone XL Pipeline, kidney transplants, whether certain sites in Plaquemines Parish, La. should be units of the National Park System and various other topics.


    In the case of John Tower’s nomination to be defense secretary in 1989, President-elect George H.W. Bush announced his nomination in December of 1988, but it was not until March of 1989 that Tower was defeated – not on a cloture vote but on a confirmation vote. The vote came after six days of Senate floor debate.

  • Bobbyv


    I have been reading the comments comparing MSNBC and Fox. I am not sure I would completely equate the two but I admit I do not watch too much of both so I am not in a position to say you are wrong. The bigger picture I think you are missing is the rest of the media. You seem to think that MSNBC = Fox, fine, they cancel each other out. What about CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, etc? I am not going to say they lean like MSNBC but nobody is saying they lean right. Kendall, you mentioned Fox should change its name – you sound like a reasonable person and you took the time to research so I am not questioning you. Should the MSM change their names to “Slightly leaning ABC”, for example? Many here talk abou bias but not about the bias in their favor. I am a moderate person and part of that means I want to hear both sides, though I definitely admit ther are times I want my views reinforced like most. Fox plays to their audience and will overdo a story, but “under doing” it is not perfect either.

  • Bobbyv

    Sorry, one more rant: If MSNBC has admitted their bias why do people accept their message as gospel? You take nothing Fox says on its face due to their bias but have no such reservation with MSNBC who have actually admitted it

  • 1nancy2

    Hi Bobby v,
    Thanks for your ‘all’ post. It is just the way it is. See, I don’t care to hear both sides..ever. I had enough of Repubs. during the 8 long, miserable Cheney-Bush years to last a million lifetimes. I lean slightly to the left and read Progressive Websites, watch MSNBC, but not that much: Enjoy Ed and Rachael, Chris M. Sometimes, will just watch one show and that’s it. It makes me angry to see what was said by Fox people re: the 102 yr old woman, who stood on line for 2 or 3 hours to vote and they had no problem with that? Hideous. Not to mention how absurd it looked on election night when Meghan walked down the hall of Fox News to ask the men who called OH for O., “Are you sure you are correct?” What kind of buffoonery was that? I agree that you are a moderate and that is why I enjoy your posts. I hope everyone will enjoy this Sat. BBL

  • tony

    @Hillbilly–Funny how few remember the partisanship in the Tower nomination.

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “Who’s going to the NBA finals?”

    The Celtics, of course, even not having Rondo. More likely it will be Clippers or Thunder vs Heat. I hope to see any team there except the Lakers, Knicks and Heat. Between the Heat and the Knicks, I’ll go with the Heat because I always liked Dwayne Wade. I can’t stand anyone on this Knicks team, except when the play the Lakers. :grin:

  • AppleStinx

    Dreamer wrote: “A song most people will not understand.”

    It’s a tough one. Judging from the opening line, she is clearly running from someone or something, perhaps even death (in which case, “born to die” means it’s a futile escape attempt, however there is the in-between – life – for us before the inevitable conclusion).
    After the opening line, the listener can interpret the song in so many different ways.

  • mikey O

    @Mark yes you right embassy have been attack but it only the second time in 30 years am embassator has been killed. People died, attacked went on and off for 7 hours. Why doesn’t congress know who or where the surviors are ? For the MOST transparnet Admin ever these would seem to be easy things to do. Wouldnt you like to know? They say the know you did it some even took credit so why no one in custody ??? They love to use the drones why not a drone attack then ????

  • mikey O

    @Hillbilly good for POI, looks like zero hour will get zero ratings

  • Bobbyv

    Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for your honesty and kind words. I always say I am not the Fox defender (right before I defend them). I am most familiar with Bill O so I usually speak about him. Fox has their issues like anyone else and I would not trust anyone enough to not verify what they say…but in my view that is why I like Billo, he at least does have people on who disagree. He has his views and definitely will hit the Dems more than the R’s but does hit both

  • 1966

    good morning

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Everyone, Just in to post this for 1966


    You asked about the comets this year

    The comet Pan-STARRS which may become visible to the naked eye in March. The best dates to look may be March 12th and 13th when Pan-STARRS emerges in the western sunset sky not far from the crescent Moon. Two other key dates are March 5th when the comet comes closest to Earth (about 100 million miles away) and March 10th, when the comet comes closest to the sun.

    The next one in November is supposed to be brighter than the full moon.

    later gators

  • 1966

    thank you coffee steve.

  • Pippa

    @Hillbilly –

    ”Person of Iterest won it’s time slot again”

    THANKS for the shout-out!
    I can’t believe you even remembered I like that show!!! Especially since I
    haven’t posted in months…but I am still a faithful reader. I really enjoy
    hearing the weather reports, as well as reading various opinions expressed
    here. it’s like having pen pals all over the country :-)

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “…The next one [comet] in November is supposed to be brighter than the full moon.”

    Great! It’ll be a good time to bring the moon-tanning lotion out. :grin:

  • AppleStinx


    Hillbilly posts those POI messages addressed to you every week, religiously. Based on that, I thought you might be lurking. :cool:

  • usa8888

    Fox Right Wing “News” is reporting that Colorado is close to passing anti-gun legislation and claiming it will cost hundreds of jobs–yes gun lobbying jobs from those like fringe NRA manager La Pierre, who are hell best on putting as much blood money as possible in their pockets. One far right gun extremist was ejected from the Colorado House because he threatened people there. It is refreshing to see states doing the right thing to defeat the wrong-minded, greedy far right gun extremists like La Pierre who abet the killing of children to put money in their pockets (falsely justified under a bogus 2nd Amendment assertion). Remeber that 92% of Americans and 88% of NRA member are FOR background checks. But La Pierre doesn’t care what his members think….

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