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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

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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

    @

    Jeff

    As for the white stuff I haven’t done…ah…I mean seen so much since the 1970’s.

  • Jeff

    I’m sure Chelsea Clinton has Betty on speed dial to discuss her maternity plans.

    The arrogance of the ignorant GOP, love to focus on what people do with their private parts.

    Glad Rachel Maddow’s documentary got under some right wingers skin. Haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but I have heard and read “overwhelming” good reviews.

  • Jeff

    Oh Lordy!! Lol! I was too young, but I heard that today’s variety is garbage compared to back then ;)

  • Laurence Glavin

    To give credit where credit is due, John McCain HAS been holding town meetings with his constituents, and he’s much the worse for wear for it. There has been video on the intertoobz and on TV showing the people in attendance berating him for not doing enough to get rid of “illegal aliens”. Senator Straight Talk even called one of his constituents a jerk. I’m inclined to agree.

  • Jeff

    @SP, Speaking of moving…
    Spent all day packing, later I have dinner and the theater (what was I thinking) sore & tired all to be trapped in a seat for two hours….. I will probably fall asleep. It been a crazy, sad, and exhausting day. But feels good to sit down, catch up on emails harass you good ppl.

  • Mark2

    It looks like all shows are down from this time last year:

    Feb 21, 2012 vs Feb 21, 2013 (25-54 demo numbers)

    Hannity: 523 vs 355 = -32% decrease
    Greta V: 431 vs 308 = -29% decrease
    OReilly: 606 vs 438 = -28% decrease
    Ed Show: 289 vs 243 = -16% decrease
    Lawrence 267 vs 223 = -16% decrease
    Maddow: 273 vs 270 = -01% (only one that has pretty much kept on par)

    I keep telling you guys…cable news is dying out for the day to day stuff. Unless there’s breaking news or an election, I’m afraid Broadcast news and the internet news is where the majority of Americans get their news from.

    Ask yourselves…where do you get most of your news from on a daily basis?

  • Mike W

    Mark2

    I think you actually stated the reason for the falloff in viewership. The run-up to the Presidential election last year could be the reason for the inflated numbers. Since there is no Presidential election this year we’ll probably have to wait until 2016 to see if the numbers reinflate.

  • Mark2

    @MikeW “The run-up to the Presidential election last year could be the reason for the inflated numbers.”

    The numbers were even higher in Feb 2011 than Feb 2012.

  • AppleStinx

    Now on HLN: ‘Jane Velez-Mitchell’ covering the Jodi Arias trial. The programming hasn’t changed.

  • joe88

    i feel like i should be gloating………….. buts its just a normal day!!!!!!!!!!!! FOX KICKS ASS EVERYWHERE………… AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike W

    Mark2

    Interesting. Maybe more people are watching the Golf channel like me.

  • AppleStinx

    Now on HLN: ‘Nancy Grace': the Jodi Arias trial.

  • Mark

    @Mike W
    ——————-
    I think you actually stated the reason for the falloff in viewership. The run-up to the Presidential election last year could be the reason for the inflated numbers. Since there is no Presidential election this year we’ll probably have to wait until 2016 to see if the numbers reinflate.
    ——————
    I think you will see stuff pickup for the midterms in 2014. Primary voting makes good material for Fox and MSNBC

  • Mark

    @AppleStinx
    ———————-
    Now on HLN: ‘Nancy Grace’: the Jodi Arias trial.
    ———————-
    Local trials shouldn’t be “national” news. If CNN wonders what lost them respect of the public look to the 90s when it was nonstop OJ, Bobbit and Tony Harding.

  • Matthew

    Local trials shouldn’t be “national” news. If CNN wonders what lost them respect of the public look to the 90s when it was nonstop OJ, Bobbit and Tony Harding.

    Unfortunately, that’s what ‘the market’ was most interested in seeing, so that’s what received the greatest proportion of coverage. It seems to me like an inevitable consequence of non-subscription based television being so ad-driven; they’ve abandoned any ethical obligations as the Fourth Estate. Cable news channels (like most channels) exist first to sell advertising, and second to inform.

  • Matthew

    …non-subscription based television being so ad-driven

    Oh, this was a dumb thing for me to say, since cable television obviously is partially subscription-based. CNN, in particular, gets almost half of it’s revenue from license fees IIRC. MY BADS

  • Bobbyv

    Sick of your silly statements Matthew

  • Matthew

    Sick of your silly statements Matthew

    Are you of the opinion, then, that the need to sell ad space is inconsequential in what the news media chooses to cover, and the tone with which they present their shows?

  • Bobbyv

    Matthew, sorry, I was kidding with you. You are not prone to silly statements, I was being ‘ironical’ as GWB would say….

  • AppleStinx

    Now on HLN: ‘Dr. Drew on Call': the Jodi Arias Trial.

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