Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2013

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February 20th, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, February 16-17, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         837            168            296
CNN         444            123            177
MSNBC         342            141            185
CNBC         159             67             99
FBN           27               6             12
HLN         266            103            142
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,203            156            327
CNN         511            120            208
MSNBC         478            211            271
CNBC         230            113            150
FBN           43             10             18
HLN         293             99            149
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         767            150            302
CNN         375            102            166
MSNBC         310            143            178
CNBC         155             58             85
FBN           20               9             13
HLN         313            115            181
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         817            121            259
CNN         458            110            221
MSNBC         422            222            257
CNBC         203             61            102
FBN           21               5               9
HLN         327            131            189

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


  • tony

    Rachels on fire!!!

  • AppleStinx

    CNN beat MSNBC in all P2+ measurements above.

  • usa8888

    To all right wingers: So far I have had no takers who are willing or capable of stating succinctly the right wing GOP accomplishments during Obama’s first four years as President. I would not call supporting right wing fringe who advocate “legitimate rape” an accomplishment, unless you want to claim it as such. Also, I would like the right wingers to state succinctly their job creation plan, and please do not say cut spending drastically, unless you REALLY believe this, in which case explain succinctly HOW this will create jobs….
    Mar2 stated a huge number of Obama’s accomplishments above. I would like to see the same thing from the right wingers…I dare you to try to do this!!!

  • tony

    Do you think having a higher unemployment rate an accomplishment?Do you think adding trillions to the debt an accomplishment?Do you think not holding to promises like televising health care talks on Cspan,not closing Gitmo,passing the HC act without a public option an accomplishment?Do you think that the now WH press corp saying this is the least transparent adm. in history an accomplishment?Unlike you lefty sheepies I didnt have to go to website full of BS to write this!One more thing do you think the downgrade in the bond market an accomplishment?IF YOU DO YOU WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS USA4444,just to make you feel at home.

  • Mikey O

    @USA8888 Lets see the first two’s years democrats had complete control veto prove majorities. So they shove through Healthcare( Still very unpopular), the 800 billion dollar stimulus bill need to pass this it worst recession since the great depression. (failure by Obamo’s own standards un-employment should be under 6% by now, should have never gotten over 8%) So 2010 landslide they take over the house but still minority in senate. House passes a budget every year, but senate doesn’t. House stop Cap and trade, dream act, trys slow spending no real cuts. House puts through jobs bill,and other bills they jus sit in senate.

  • usa8888

    Tony, my man….you are drowning in right wing propaganda….First, even with GOP obbstruction, unemployment is coming down and jobs are being created. Second,Obamacare has not b een completely fleshed out yet, but the objective is to include more people, saive everybody money versus the status quo (100% increases every 10 years), and provide coverage to people with life threatening diseases who couldn’t get insurance in the past, etc. Third, the right wingers in the HOuse caused the down grade because of their extreme lack of education in economics, not the dems–in fact, the right fringe still thinks it’s ok to default on debt already incrred–can you imagine that??? tony, feel free to mention accomplishments of the right–I am waiting…

  • tony

    One very big one Mr Usa–Governors in this country which a majority are Republican are balancing budgets which may I say Mr Obama(Americas #1 spender)will never come close.As far as propaganda anyone here can read what I wrote earlier of Obama less than stellar accomplishments and know it is irrevocably true.Theres is stark disagreement on whether Obamacare is lowering costs.Congress has limited powers the legislative branch is still 2/3 Dem–the President and a senate which havent passed a budget in nearly 4 years.

  • Kahuna

    Tony…..nice to see someone knows what they are talking about…

    Republican governors are taking their states through this mess and prospering. Obama could use some lessons.

  • Mark

    Which states?

    It should be pointed out alot of Republican Governed States seem to leech off the federal government(ie they get more in federal spending then they give in Federal taxes). It’s easy to do well when you are (as the Republicans call it) a taker.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @usa8888: Maybe the lack of interest among so-called “right-wingers” is because nobody wants to debate you…period. Just go away.

  • Hillbilly

    Supposedly the map shows stories where guns saved folks from crimes. There’s way to many for me to check out. The few i did seem legit.


  • Raz

    Mark, live in NYS a while. We’ve had Democratic gov for ages. The budget is never passed on time, our legislature is revolting or has staged revolts, the taxes are sky high and we don’t get the services for the money paid in.

  • SobetonNYC

    Raz, you seem to have left out nys has had a gop run senate for over a decade; which is responsible for getting budget passed. smh

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