Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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February 21st, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,233            251            487
CNN         386            122            184
MSNBC         480            130            219
CNBC         148             36             76
FBN           64             17             36
HLN         346            125            196
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,175            367            769
CNN         561            152            274
MSNBC         996            245            455
CNBC         168             80             87
FBN           81             34             46
HLN         497            161            272
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,210            308            529
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         312            133            197
MSNBC Morning Joe         437            143            216
CNBC Squawk Box         135             27             80
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         265            157            202
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,945            352            668
CNN SITUATION ROOM         530            100            203
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         754            179            311
CNBC FAST MONEY         155             26             83
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         658            186            341
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,864            286            636
CNN SITUATION ROOM         486            136            194
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         810            254            337
CNBC MAD MONEY         106             26             57
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         513            183            282
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,827            375            721
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         486            135            207
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         794            208            374
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         131             31             85
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         482            180            313
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,095            438         1,041
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         647            177            314
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,011            243            453
CNBC SHADOW BILLIONAIRE         109             51             63
HLN NANCY GRACE         591            196            317
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,024            355            710
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         595            155            287
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,057            270            488
CNBC MOB MONEY         169             73             71
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         551            179            281
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,392            308            552
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         440            124            223
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         915            223            420
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         226            117            128
HLN NANCY GRACE         348            107            219
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,014            246            466
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         362            163            209
MSNBC ED SHOW         433            121            211
CNBC MAD MONEY           92             28             34
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         262             69            149

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.

  • Cathy

    What happened to CNN?

  • Ratboy

    What happened to MSNBC? teee heeee

  • Ratboy

    This is one of those nights when we hear about how Stewert and Colbert beat OReilly!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Mark

    I could be wrong but I am guessing the spike in CNN ratings the past couple weeks was due to the California shooter and Crap Boat stories

  • Mark2


    I’ll play your game.

    #1 – NBC Nightly News w/Brian Williams = 8,995,000

    #2 – ABC World News w/Diane Sawyer = 8,334,000

    #3 – CBS Evening News w/Scott Pelley = 7,200,000

    …and then reality sets in.

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  • AppleStinx

    I was wondering what ‘Evening Express’ on HLN might be, why it’s doing well and beating ‘Situation Room’. Just checked, they’re covering the Jodi Arias trial. Is that the only programming on HLN these days?

  • Cathy

    Ratboy, It’s your game now! Mark2 is learning from Obama. You create something. For Obama it is the sequester. For Mark2 it is his ratings game. Then you act like it was some one else crazy idea.

  • Mike W


    I’m carrying this over from Tuesday’s posts.

    President Obama’s administration says we are not in a recession or depression. You keep arguing that we need to spend when the country is in a recession or depression. Are you disagreeing with the President’s view of the economy or are you just making a general statement? Please clarify your position.

  • Cathy

    If you have time go to CBS, NBC and ABC news sites and found the stories about the sequester look at the comments. I was shocked that the overwhelming number of posts where supporting the GOP, and calling Obama a lair.

  • Jeff

    Overwhelming comments posted on websites….???

    President Obama Approval rating 55%

    GOP Approval rating in congress 35%

  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC tanks again!

  • 1nancy2

    CNN…I can’t stand Erin B. in the p.m., why would I watch her in the a.m.? I thought for sure she’d be walking out of the same door as Soledad O. It looks like CNN and MSNBC are bouncing around in ratings. I don’t care, just as long as I can see Rachel, Ed, and sometimes Chris M. It’s a huge yawn, every couple of months to hear the same old drivel from our 15% wonders in Congress. How about you just do your jobs and quit with all of your vaca’s..that we pay for? How long would any of us last in our jobs with that rating? It goes like this, “pack up your desk, your fired, and you will be escorted to your car.” It looks like another Nor’Easter. Surprise! My Christmas tree is still up and I plan to have cocoa and watch the storm. BBL

  • Sicilian Papa

    Rachel’s granny panties are on Fire!

  • Jeff

    @Is that the only programming on HLN these days?

    Morning Express with Robin Meade

    Raising America

    HLN News Now

    Making it in America

    Evening Express

    Nancy Grace

    Dr. Drew Pinsky

    What Would You Do?

    Showbiz Tonight


  • Sicilian Papa



    Erin is one good looking dame! Just a mans perspective.

  • betty

    THUD !
    That’s Rachle fallen to earth from Cloud 9.
    Perhaps Rachle should drum up a docudrama every night for better ratings.
    Rachle will go to her grave Utterly Frustrated because
    President Bush walks freely, Dick Cheney,freely, and all the Congressmen
    who Voted for the war or it wouldn’t of happened and because they knew
    what we don’t., also Colon Power, a 5-star general who held up pictures
    in front of the U.N. and all that.
    Pres. Bush is an expectorant GranDaddy and a good one he will be.
    Chelsea has bargained with Bill and Hillary to not be pregnant before
    Hillary runs for pres.so as not to labled a “grandmother”.

  • Jeff

    @SP aren’t you done with that white stuff!! Move south!

  • Cathy

    Nancy, The senate hasn’t done much, I think we should fire them all.

    BTW: The congress isn’t on vacation. During this break they are suppose to be meeting with their constituents. You know getting in touch with the people. I see my rep from time to time. But I have never seen my senators.

  • Ratboy

    @ Cathy
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM
    If you have time go to CBS, NBC and ABC news sites and found the stories about the sequester look at the comments

    Maybe Zero x 4, Mark2, and Jeffie can head over there and set em straight!!!!

  • Sicilian Papa



    It’s cold too! Man it is like a winter in the 1970’s. God, the 1970’s man am I old!

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