Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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February 21st, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,170            229            475
CNN         406            141            203
MSNBC         465            127            221
CNBC         193             54             98
FBN           58             11             28
HLN         316            107            182
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,127            375            770
CNN         656            221            335
MSNBC         867            212            431
CNBC         180             71             97
FBN           61             21             27
HLN         504            209            318
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,151            302            539
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         282            138            177
MSNBC Morning Joe         410            154            225
CNBC Squawk Box         144             31             79
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         194            103            147
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,848            269            750
CNN SITUATION ROOM         598            178            302
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         656            138            276
CNBC FAST MONEY         237             63            136
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         758            175            359
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,773            226            644
CNN SITUATION ROOM         447            136            184
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         668            152            282
CNBC MAD MONEY         244             76            129
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         763            199            371
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,549            285            601
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         468            191            253
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         611            150            314
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         194             43             94
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         536            212            301
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,991            481         1,062
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         704            267            379
MSNBC ED SHOW         713            182            381
CNBC MARIJUANA INC         250            117            150
HLN NANCY GRACE         662            243            374
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,885            353            684
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         635            193            316
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,086            277            526
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         133             35             46
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         500            226            331
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,489            292            563
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         631            201            309
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         802            177            386
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         156             62             95
HLN NANCY GRACE         349            157            249
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,022            251            495
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         388            118            180
MSNBC ED SHOW         453            131            239
CNBC MAD MONEY         129             67             60
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         228            104            196

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.

  • TZCA

    Mike W and Mikey O

    In regards to the argument that we shouldn’t cut spending during a recession and that by the Obama adminstration’s own admission we are not in a recession, I agree that the said argument is moot. I am being sarcastic toward a certain other commenter.

  • Cathy

    Doug Z, it does seem that TZCA and USA8888 are on in the same.

  • Mike W

    Doug Z

    You are correct “if” the next quarter is also negative then you will have 2 consecutive quarter of negative GDP and this constitutes a recession.

  • AppleStinx

    TZCA wrote: “lol AppleStinx. I am me. I was hoping my sarcasm was more apparent.”

    You got me. It was so good, I couldn’t tell – through a quick reading – any difference from the usual lefty posts. :grin:

  • Coffee Steve

    The only way to clone me is to take a DNA chart of a coffee bean

  • Mike W


    OK, got it.

  • TZCA


    @Apple, I think I got Cathy too.

  • Coffee Steve

    A good example

    *Rand Paul Writes Giant Check to U.S. Treasury

    Sen. Rand Paul cut a six-figure check to the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday in an effort to do his part to put a tiny chip in the federal debt.

    The Kentucky Republican returned $600,000 in funds he saved from his Senate office budget in the last year, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

    “It’s the only budget I control,” Paul said at a news conference in Louisville. “It’s not enough, but it’s a start.”

    The $600,000 — about 17 percent of his 3.5 million office budget — is on top of another $500,000 Paul returned to the Treasury last year, according to CNN. Paul said the total unspent money he’s returned to the federal government amounts to $1.1 million.

    (If Rand Paul becomes President, I’m applying for the Press Sec. Job) :-)

  • Ratboy

    @ TZCA
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    @Apple, I think I got Cathy too

    You do a darn good impression of ZERO x 4!!!!! Can you do Nixon? How about Elvis? :lol: :lol:

  • TZCA

    *chucklez at Ratz*

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “(If Rand Paul becomes President, I’m applying for the Press Sec. Job) :smile:

    And which Secretary will you be pressing? :razz:

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    Coffee Steve wrote: “(If Rand Paul becomes President, I’m applying for the Press Sec. Job) ”

    And which Secretary will you be pressing?

    If his wife finds out about pressing some secratary he better look for the secratary of defense!!!!! :shock:

  • Cathy

    @Coffee, It’s all the carbon from the fossil fuel. We’ve polluted the entire Milky way! To quote the Otter leader from Go God Go XII, “Science help us.” :lol: Just joking.

    Raz, you need to look at the break down of Obama’s numbers. 98% of Democrats think he is doing a great job. Only 10% of indep and 5% of republicans.

  • TZCA

    poor Mr Coffee Steve :twisted:

  • TZCA

    A man just can’t press secretary in peace anymore.

  • Cathy

    I too dumb to get anything…..

    BTW: My son and a few friends won a Halloween costume contest last year. They went as an Affordable Health Care Death panel. Hooded black robes are required for all panel members but scythe are optional.

  • Ratboy

    I see Mr Intelligent Zero x 4 is jumping right up to explain how the sequestor would be less painful and in fact helpful to eliminate wated spending!!!

  • Cathy

    All this secretary talk has me thinking of my favorite Learning to Spell with Darnell joke. Here we go.

    This is “Learning to Spell with Darnell.” I be Darnell Jackson,and today we’re gonna spell the word harassment. Spell it with me now, H A R A S S M E N T. Now let’s use it in a sentce.

    Clarence Thomas told his friend, I never know looking at har ass ment I could loss the nomination.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Rats & Apple
    And which Secretary will you be pressing?

    Awwwww come on guys I get myself in enough trouble as it is. I don’t need any help :mrgreen:

  • d.d.

    Matthew talked bubbles in the last room so I’ll talk them up here.
    – – –
    Fed minutes send warning on durability of bond buying

    Reuters had this headline & followed up with:

    The Fed opted in January to keep buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace until the labor market outlook improved substantially, but the minutes on Wednesday showed anxiety over the strategy’s risks – news that sent stocks sharply lower.

    I saw in the NYT’s this month where :

    Fed Governor Raises the Specter of a Bubble in Junk Bonds

    I think the Fed breeds destructive bubbles, as it is now doing with bonds.

    Noted economist John B. Taylor recently compared the Fed’s ultralow interest rate policy with rent control. Rent controls suppress the supply of housing, and the Fed’s interest rate activities are suppressing the availability of credit to smaller businesses.

    It isn’t just bonds either. James Rickards wrote yesterday in Moneynews that the Fed is inflating bubbles in stock,&, the housing markets

    “Equity prices are higher, housing prices are higher, but they’re higher for the wrong reason,”Rickards said. “They’re higher because of money printing. In other words, these are new asset bubbles forming.”

    The FED’s policy has driven up commodity prices, which in turn drove up farmland prices. . The FED’s policies have destroyed most “safe” investments like savings, CDs, bonds, etc.

    With high commodity prices, farmers bid up farmland rental rates. That’s what started the bubble, because returns against the cost of the farmland was great. But even with the rental rates sky high, the farmland bubble is now unsustainable

    We’re living in a debt bubble . The U.S. GDP actually contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2012. That was the first contraction that the official numbers have shown in more than three years.

    During the first full week of January, an astounding $114 billion was pulled out of U.S. banks. That is the largest amount that we have seen moved out of U.S. banks in one week since 2001.

    An astounding 33 percent of all “subprime student loans” are at least 90 days past due. Back in 2007, that number was only at 24 percent. Could this be evidence that the student loan debt bubble is beginning to burst?

    The debt bubble that we have been living in has just continued to grow & both Republicans & Democrats are to blame.

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