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.

  • Mark2

    @Cathy “Did Maddow report restore the $1 trillion? Did Maddow report bring back the 4000 American soldiers? Did it stop any of it from happening again?”

    I’m sorry but are you really that ignorant? OK, once again let me remind you that it just so happens to be the 10th anniversary of America invading Iraq. That’s why the documentary was showed yesterday.

    As to whether it will bring back the 4,488 Americans that lost their lives in Iraq…that’s not what documentaries are intended to do. This specific documentary is intended to provide you with an account of what happened behind the scenes. It’s intended to provide the viewers with a better picture on how Americans and people around the world were lied to by our Government and our leaders. It’s intended to expose the those who deceived us. It’s intended to remind people of our past, so that we don’t repeat the same mistakes again.

  • Cathy

    Matthew, Yep, I’m one of those mean conservatives. I went from being poor to being in the top 2% and I don’t cry from some of the working poor. I wasn’t lucky, I worked hard. I worked 40 hours a week from 16 – 22 plus went to school. In the summers I worked 60 hours a week. I still work 60 hours a week. Everyone, I know that are still poor could have done the same thing. But they chose not too.

    By the way, how many jobs did that $1 trillion war create? What types of technology do we create because of the war?

  • Stan T.

    WOW…Bill O got more youth viewers than Madcow….and twice as many total viewers. And most of Madcow’s viewers were old liberal geezers…lol

    Oh oh, Spongebob the movie got more viewers than Madcow’s documentary…i bet Spongebob had more truth in it too….

  • 1966

  • Matthew

    I went from being poor to being in the top 2%…

    Yeah, you, and Jeff, and half of the other people posting here; if we take everything here at face value, this Cable News Ratings comment page attracts the highest per capita number of Concerned Small Business Owners™ people earning six figures on the entire Internet. Take that, Wall Street Journal Online!

    I wasn’t lucky, I worked hard. I worked 40 hours a week from 16 – 22 plus went to school. In the summers I worked 60 hours a week.

    The countries full of hard working people who will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever be top 2%, or even top 25%. Sometimes you work hard all your life, and you’re just not good enough, not smart enough, or your skills not desirable enough. This will only get worse; processor intelligence growth is exponential, and the things that a human worker can do better than a machine is only going to shrink.

    By the way, how many jobs did that $1 trillion war create? What types of technology do we create because of the war?

    Please tell me it hasn’t come to this. Please tell me you’re not trying to justify a war as a job creation program.

  • Mark2

    @StanT “WOW…Bill O got more youth viewers than Madcow….and twice as many total viewers. And most of Madcow’s viewers were old liberal geezers…lol

    What on earth are you talking about?

  • Matthew

    BTW, not outright saying you’re NOT top 2%, just saying that that’s practically the majority demographic here (again, if people’s posts are to be believed); we’ve got posters jetsetting in Europe, posters rubbing elbows with Sean Hannity on the tennis court (and telling him to keep up the good work!), posters going to Romney luncheons, posters bragging about their 3 houses and 5 cars… on and on.

  • Matthew

    Grammar getting worse by the post. I apologize. Goodbye.

  • Doug Z

    I just read every post. Nothing but hate in here. It made me tied to read all the hate. I am going to bed now.

  • Bsotgnw


    How come all liberls want Darwinism taught just not practiced?

    Usa888 & Mat2 just what killed the kurds bird flue?

  • Coffee Steve

    Evening folks, don’t know if this has been posted on yet, if so, sorry

    Coal’s Rebirth? This could DECREASE energy bills by a huge margin. Keep your fingers crossed.

    *Researchers have discovered a stunning new process that takes the energy from coal without burning it — and removes virtually all of the pollution.

    The clean coal technique was developed by scientists at The Ohio State University, with just $5 million in funding from the federal government, and took 15 years to achieve.

    “The process removes 99 percent of the pollution from coal, which some scientists link to global warming. Coal-burning power plants produced about one-third of the nation’s carbon dioxide total in 2010, or about 2.3 billion metric tons, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ‘We found a way to release the heat from coal without burning.’

    Also CNN is making it a real threat to take over 2nd place, this race could get fun very soon.

  • usa8888

    Right wingers- please list all of the right wing GOP accomplishments during the past 4 years, other than supporting a guy who advocated legitimate rape….I am waiting

  • usa8888

    Right wingers–please tell me how drastically spending will help grow jobs and the economy….I have had NO response yet…do any of you know? Pls advise…..

  • usa8888

    Coal is DEAD–bury it and move on……

  • usa8888

    Stan–Billo corners the market on old viewers–half his audience….but it’s not their age I’m concerned about, it’s their IQ…..

  • Sicilian Papa



    I love coal, guns and tobacco. Not really but I say that because it makes lefties come unhinged. 6 dollar a gallon gas this summer. What Obama and the left always wanted!

  • jared

    Obama’s a disaster. 9/11 was a disaster. Islam is a disaster. I didn’t think Clinton was a disaster, but he wasn’t exactly doing a great deal to confirm or deny those weapons we were looking for either. I don’t really blame either former president. Places like Iraq are just sink-holes that pull in anything connected with it. We’re those weapons real? Well, Syria is supposed to have chemical weapons now. Are those real?

  • Bsotgnw
  • Cathy

    Matthew, I don’t believe a lot of what people say about themselves online.

  • Cathy


    How can that be? Bush and Cheney come up with this lie. :lol:

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