Cable News Ratings for Friday, February 15, 2013

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February 17th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, February 15, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,188            252            463
CNN         504            188            245
MSNBC         436            115            216
CNBC         170             44             89
FBN           60             10             30
HLN         242             98            137
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,875            324            676
CNN         608            169            307
MSNBC         773            200            367
CNBC         158             89             86
FBN           55             12             29
HLN         280            106            145
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,165            277            515
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         386            171            229
MSNBC Morning Joe         404            143            237
CNBC Squawk Box         126             21             77
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         270            153            188
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,915            360            600
CNN SITUATION ROOM         521            151            217
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         783            176            372
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         136             27             51
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         274            129            114
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,932            343            648
CNN SITUATION ROOM         451            152            197
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         698            154            339
CNBC MAD MONEY         184             51             92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         198            108             78
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,640            279            599
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         503            181            258
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         670            151            354
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         153             27             70
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         281             97            123
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,037            293            702
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         660            217            330
MSNBC ED SHOW         810            190            382
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION         113             62             67
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         267             72            126
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       2,124            388            803
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         605            117            289
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         913            267            419
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         161             74             93
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         255            103            131
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,451            291            523
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         558            175            301
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         595            144            298
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         199            130             97
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         318            144            179
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         907            275            409
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         399            161            176
MSNBC ED SHOW         462            104            221
CNBC MAD MONEY         130             74             66
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         206             82            109

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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Greta blows Larry out of the water!

    Dark days at MSNBC. Time to close the door and have a going out of business sale.

    Start the bidding on your favorite washed up liberal talker. Ed, Tingles, Sharpie, Rachel or Larry O.

  • Sicilian Papa

    People are running away from the kook fringe left at MSNBC and finding comfort at CNN which is pretty far left.

    People are starting to catch on about MSNBC.

  • Mike

    O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. ratings are higher than Ed’s ratings for 8 and 11 p.m. and Hannity’s ratings are significantly higher than Maddow’s. As predicted, the gap between Fox and MSNBC is beginning to settle in at their pre-election levels. As most pundits have observed, governing is significantly more difficult than campaigning. We will begin to see the slow descent of BO’s approval ratings. History will be the final judge and my prediction is that it will not be favorable.

  • Dennis

    O’Reilly has an unbelevable percentage of really old viewers
    Not good for advertisers

  • Tammy

    Everybody and their mother beat Morning Joe in the 25-54 crowd.

  • Dave

    Between CNN and MSNBC FOX is dead.This is something new.FOX used to beat them combined.
    FOX just hired Herman Cain.HE HE He.Just what they need another alleged sexual predator.I guess they wanted another freak to replace Sara PALIN,who they fired.

  • Ratboy

    @ Dennis
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM
    O’Reilly has an unbelevable percentage of really old viewers
    Not good for advertisers

    :lol: that is pretty funny!!! He has the top rated show for over a dozen years dominating cable news and you say the advertisers dont think that is good!!??

    STOP………now think about what you just posted………………..There ya go, back to earth with the rest of us. :shock:

  • Ratboy

    They are coming out of the woodwork today!


  • Sicilian Papa

    Really Dave

    Bob Menedez, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, and many many more. If you are pro-Ab@rti@n you can get away with almost everything when it comes to treating women like dogs.

    The corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media will simply cover it up for you. They will even attack the woman if the fish Ted, Bill is important enough to the left.


  • Mike

    Yes, O’Reilly has a large number of ‘older’ viewers but his 25-54 age group ratings are nearly double what Ed’s are. It’s really not a contest.

  • Cathy

    @Mike, Obama’s approval ratings will never go under 40%. These numbers are nothing more then a popularity rating. Many people in this country will never blame Obama for the problems. They believe what they are told. That Obama is working very hard to make the country a better place but the republicans are stopping him at every turn.

    If the democrats take control of congress in 2014 and the economy doesn’t get better. Obama will still find a way to blame the republicans and because the lap dog press will support him at least 40% of the people will still believe Obama is doing a wonderful job.


    O’Reilly’s numbers are low at 8 pm. Not as low as Ed’s but low.

    What is happening at CNN? Great numbers as at late.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The jig is up! You have been exposed and no one wants to watch you anymore.

    Your getting beat by Piers Morgan! You can’t even beat the slimy limey!

  • Cathy

    @Dennis O’Reilly has an unbelevable percentage of really old viewers
    Not good for advertisers


    No goood for online college or acne advertisers. But great for vacation, luxury car and investment advertisers.

  • Mike W

    Juan Williams was subbing for Bill O. on Friday.

  • Raz

    What is so interesting is a lot of media outlets are saying that Fox is in a slump and are not doing well. They don’t look slumpy to me. Sounds like the other outlets are trying throw the body on the cart (ala Monty Python) when it ain’t dead yet.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Error, Rachel beat Morgan. I was looking at Ed getting beat by Anderson.

  • Rod D


    Compared to where they were a year ago, Fox is definitely in a slump. On the other hand, CNN seems to be making a nice comeback lately.

  • RedBarSoup

    No goood for online college or acne advertisers. But great for vacation, luxury car and investment advertisers.

    Well Bill O DID still win in the Demo..but sorry, those people aren’t counted when it comes to money and advertisers, so stop playing/being dumb. :)

  • Cindy

    Juan Williams filled in for O’Reilly on Friday and still beat Fat Ed!

    Hannity had a one hour special with Dr. Ben Carson, an audience and a focus group with frank Luntz.

  • Graham

    Looks to me like cable news is dead. CNN are going to surprise us. They even beat Morning Joe. Can’t stand that phoney program.

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