Cable News Ratings for Monday, February 18, 2013

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February 20th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for February 18, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,216            228            480
CNN         391            116            163
MSNBC         491            152            236
CNBC         155             60             79
FBN           42             13             24
HLN         233            102            145
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,197            343            759
CNN         623            159            254
MSNBC       1,123            321            497
CNBC         274             99            145
FBN           30             10             15
HLN         338            132            193
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,083            233            489
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         249            104            131
MSNBC Morning Joe         390            138            193
CNBC Squawk Box           98             23             37
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         248            149            178
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,008            343            782
CNN SITUATION ROOM         583            129            204
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         733            183            261
CNBC SHADOW BILLIONAIRE         133             46             55
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         213             68             94
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,016            261            724
CNN SITUATION ROOM         448            152            200
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         656            174            281
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         135             70             59
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         244             49            124
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,784            208            618
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         485            161            248
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         694            200            338
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         146             73             76
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         318            115            206
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,075            449         1,074
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         807            233            358
MSNBC ED SHOW         939            257            438
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         286            117            128
HLN NANCY GRACE         396            142            223
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,251            355            756
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         537            129            227
MSNBC HUBRIS: SELLING IRAQ WAR       1,456            432            633
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         272             95            142
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         349            139            203
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,254            224            446
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         525            116            176
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         971            275            419
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         263             85            165
HLN NANCY GRACE         269            115            153
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         995            243            451
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         327            121            138
MSNBC ED SHOW         509            129            227
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         288            121            154
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         212             96            126

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



    What is happening in Baghdad today. Sadam and the next generation his two crazy sons are dead. The Iraq War for better or worse changed the entire Middle East. There would be no Arab Spring if not for the Iraq War. People in the Middle East said to themselves hey why should we keep our dictator. Obama bumbled this opportunity big time. He is a small leader in a big situation.

    The Iraq War was won by the surge. The entire left and Chuck Hagel all said the surge would not work. Obama lead the charge against the surge. They need to thank their propaganda wing CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC that they where not held accountable for their blunder, opposing the surge of troops that won the war.

  • Derrick


    why do you continue to argue that the belief of a lie makes it true ???

    Democrats and Republicans alike were lied to.

  • Sicilian Papa

    If we had listened to Obama we would have retreated and terrorists would now own Iraq. He can claim he was right not to go in the first place but he was wrong about not finishing the job. Did the Doc. look at this failure of left?

  • Derrick

    Sicilian Papa

    Do you even know what you are talking about ?

    Saddam was not in danger of losing his nation to terrorist, you must be thinking of Afghanistan, and even then you would be wrong

  • RedBarSoup


    Please get your facts straight. It’s a fact known by EVERYONE that there were no terrorists in Iraq. Saddam hated them, HE was Iraqs terrorist. The only reason there are terrorists there now is because we attacked for no reason….

  • Sicilian Papa

    The people of Iraq now have Saddam’s boot off their throat. Bush hung in there with weight of the left and the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media screaming for surrender. The terrorist heard those screams. Bush’s blunders cost lives. How many lives where lost by pumping up the terrorists and bathists. In their minds, after watching the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media and Democrat leaders (Obama) they must have thought one more car bomb, one more roadside bomb and we have this thing won.

    Thank God for George Bush, John McCain, David Paterous and the entire Untied States Military.

    The left almost had their Vietnam but the USA won in the long run. The Iraqis have a chance at a future and people all over the Middle East know they do not have to live with a dictator.

  • Matthew

    But once he was out of office, I was upset about reporter going after him.

    Fine, but I’m not. He, at the least, contributed to the conditions that made the financial collapse possible, and I have no problem with continuing to go after presidents after they’re out of office. Better that than the current trend of canonization and white washing.

  • Jeff

    Matthew ‘s on fire!!

    Cathy, ouch that’s gonna leave a mark!

  • Van

    Saddam Him self was WMD. What did he do when we kicked him out of Kuwait? Killed the Kurds with Mustard Gas. How many Scud missiles did he fire when we where kicking his behind and none where at us? I have a son in Afghanistan right now so that people can post their crap with out the goverment come knocking on thier door. What would happen in China, Russian and Iran decided to come togther and go after the US while we are having military cut backs. The liberal media has become the new WMD. They get mad for they cant see the president play another round of golf, but say nothing about Bengazi.”Pass the bill, then you can see whats in it”. “What diffrence does it make? They are dead! Alright” 2 famous lines I will never forget. Sorry for any tyepo errors or mispelled words. Get your $750.00 ready to pay the IRS when you file in 2015 and dont have medical insurance. Dick Chaney sold Haliburton before 9/11. I am sure glad that Obama was not in office when 9/11 the first one took place. He would of been on the View talking about some video. Wake Up America and smell the coffee!

  • Jeff

    Putting Bush in the same sentence as McCain & Petraeus, is quite an insult. Two Service men who served with honor, and one selfish, insubordinate, as President weakened America, disgraced our Military……need I go on?

  • Matthew

    The Iraq War was won by the surge. The entire left and Chuck Hagel all said the surge would not work.

    Didn’t we discuss this before? What we deign to call the Iraq War was, in it’s later years, a Sunni vs. Shia civil war, with U.S. soldiers as collateral damage. This war was ‘won’ through a murder of Sunni civilians every bit as horrendous as any of Saddam’s worst acts. Even now, any Sunni who dares try to return to their homes in the capitol is likely to find their whole families murdered.

    And here you are again, white washing history. Looks like you really are serious about establishing that broadcast propaganda network you were rambling about after the election, if your Pyongyang-style missives are any indication. Yikes.

  • Sicilian Papa

    We got rid of one of the worst mass murders in the history of the world. At the time of the surge we where facing a terrorist threat. Yes, they had not there and could not thrive in Iraq without the consent of Saddam. They saw an opportunity because Bush so bungled the peace. He listened to Rumsfled and Channey instead of McCain. The terrorist also knew if they could get the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective on their side and boy were they on the side of the enemy. If a Democrat sat in that White House they would never have had the support of the corrupt, secular, left wing, so-called objective media. The corrupt media would have lined up to help a progressive President and the terrorist would have been destroyed in the propaganda war.

    He eventually (though late) adopted McCain’s position. He rejected the lefts position which was surrender, Obama’s position.

  • Sicilian Papa

    A civil war planned to destroy the country and lead to the surrender of the US.

    There are still tensions there but if we had listened to the left you would have seen a bloodbath like no other. Bush, McCain and especially Patreous came up with the plan to bring the Sunni’s on-board.

    If we had listened to the left disaster and death would be the rule of the day. Politics, the corrupt media along with some Democrat politicians wanted power and the national security be dam@d.

  • Sicilian Papa



    No Jeff, Bush could have surrendered, that would have been the easy thing to do. He could have started a draw down with some language like what Obama is using in Afghanistan.

    Leadership is trying to fix the problem in the face of the onslaught by the corrupt media and the left.

    If Iraq makes it as a free people they can look to George Bush as the guy who did not abandon them.

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 20, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Hey, have you found those WMDs yet…lol.


    Actually, they did find WMDs…they were shown on the news a lot at the time…where there as many as we thought? no…but it was assumed he sent them to Syria…and what a shock, we now know Syra has a lot of WMDs….

  • Mark2

    It’s funny how some of you kool-aid drinkers are still trying to defend Bush.

    I bet you knuckleheads still believe that the WMDs are still in some secret location…lol.

  • Mark2


    Hey, can you share some?

  • Matthew

    There are still tensions there but if we had listened to the left you would have seen a bloodbath like no other.

    There was a bloodbath! Stop this revisionist history nonsense. Iraq has become (temporarily) stable by virtue of segregation, a segregation achieved after as many as 3,000 civilians (not insurgents) died per month at the height of the violence, and over 2.7 million Sunnis were displaced from their homes.

    Petraeus was pragmatic enough to know how to lead a counterinsurgency properly, which partially meant allowing some of the violence to play out without putting soldiers in the crossfire.

    As recently as two weeks ago there was a car bombing killing 30+ people, as Sunni unease continues to grow over the very real possibility that the democratic process means the institutional loss of their rights, as Shi’a centralize their power; all of this, with the backdrop of al-Qaeda (a militantly Sunni group) encouraging Sunni civilians toward revolt.

    Is removing a tyrant a good thing? Maybe. It’s complicated.

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 20, 2013 at 7:05 PM
    It was a good documentary by Rachel and scored very in the ratings


    Spongebob Squarepants scores very high in the ratings too….but i wouldn’t expect the truth out of him either…

  • Matthew

    Middle Eastern intervention, particularly the financing and arming of particular groups and governments, never backfires. Whatever happened that one guy in Iraq that we financed in the 1980s because he was anti-Iranian? Oh well, I’m sure the Iraqis were thankful, just like they are now that we’ve saved them, again

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