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.

  • Matthew

    MY BAD, again, for the second or third time today

  • jared

    How can they do a special on the Iraq War with Rachael Maddow’s deep voice? It just doesn’t sound pleasing.

  • Stan T.

    Laurence Glavin
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM
    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.


    The problem with McCain, people think because he’s a republican, he must be a far right conservative…unfortuneately, he’s not a conservative, he’s a progressive…he’s justnot an “I’m a nutsy, left-wing loon progressive” like Clinton and Obama. His goals are the same, in as far as that’s where he sees america, but he’s not in such a hurry to destroy our way of life, and replace it with a European way of life. I had to hold my nose to vote for him..because there was no other choice…

  • Stan T.

    I was on a site, discussing how raising the minimum wage to $9 hour would effect small business. I will say this was a site for small businesses. One gentleman in particular caught my eye…he used every term for small business owners that every liberal uses…greedy, abusive, etc…you know the lines…he finally posted some links to support his argument. I didn’t recognize the sites, so I had to carefully read the data…now one guy knew the site, he called it a liberal think tank…I don’t know, so I can neither agree or disagree.

    As I scanned this data, first thing that caught my attention was their claim that the Poverty Level was $11,484 per year, for a single person. The fact that they did not explain how they came to this figure, I naturally became suspicious…I did the math, I multiplied $7.25, the current federal minimum wage, by 132 the number of work hours in a month based on full-time work, by 12, the number of months…is ANYONE surprised that the total was $11,484 per year? This group had the solution, raise minimum wage to $9 hour…then they manufactured the problem, minimum wage is poverty.

    Then I read their other assumptions…

    1.) if you’re living with your girlfriend, and you are both earning minimum wage, you aren’t a household of two with an income of $22,968. Since you are not related, you are TWO households making $11,484 each, and therefore both in poverty.

    2.)if you get food stamps or a housing subsidy, they don’t count…so if you are making minimum wage, collecting $356/month in food stamps, and getting a $450/month housing subsidy, you are still only making $11,484 and in poverty. That $9672 in benefits you are receiving doesn’t count…

    3.) They also do not count capital gains as income…so some billionaire like Warren Buffet, who gets all of his income from capital gains, has no recognzied form of income, therefore he is living in poverty with his billions.

    It took a while, but after being deluged by days of actual business statistics, he finally started admitting that maybe his source was in error…but not him of course, because he was simply basing his opinion on the false data…gee, isn’t that what liberals do? lol

  • AppleStinx

    HLN: back to ‘Nancy Grace’ and the trial. Next is ‘Show Biz Tonight’ (phew! a break), then a repeat of ‘Dr. Drew on Call’ and ‘Nancy Grace’ one more time.

  • 1966

  • Hillbilly

    I had no idea it was against the law to eat road kill. I’m a criminal. :cool:

    Bill Would Legalize Roadkill Dining


    By passing a bill last week that allows motorists to eat their roadkill, the Montana House of Representatives may be on their way to legalizing the ultimate drive-through experience.

  • Hillbilly

    Sicilian Papa
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM
    Rachel’s granny panties are on Fire!


    How do you know what kind of panties she wears? ;)

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

    Checking out Rachel’s panties & Erin Burnett. Your honey must be out of town again. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    Posted February 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM
    HLN: back to ‘Nancy Grace’ and the trial. Next is ‘Show Biz Tonight’ (phew! a break), then a repeat of ‘Dr. Drew on Call’ and ‘Nancy Grace’ one more time.


    Don’t you know by now…You can’t fix stupid. :lol:

    Same guy claimed The Five was interrupted by the cornering the nut case in California. :roll:

  • Hillbilly


  • Hillbilly

    Hypocrite in Chief. First he says he will veto any bill that replaces sequestration, now he wants to blame the GOP (the House has passed bills to replace it) if sequestration takes place. Video for those who can’t read. ;)


  • Hillbilly

    The women of The Five with Mrs Obama’s bangs. :lol:



  • Dreamer

    This bugs me but what ever.
    To all the people making fun of Mississippi about the law.
    Let me remind you that the Mississippi state legislature was Democrat for many years. Just last mid terms changed. So I give the Republicans that.

  • Dreamer

    Ie. slavery.

  • Dreamer

    Did John mention that?

  • Dreamer

    Ie. Mark2

  • Dreamer

    Oh sorry, was there no h?

  • Dreamer

    Estoy bailando.

  • Anthony

    For uninformed Conservative talk radio listeners and Fox News viewers.

    2008-early 2009 2013

    Economy losing 750,000 jobs a month 35 straight months of job growth
    GDP – 8 positive GDP for many quarters
    weekly jobless claims over 500,000 weekly jobless claims 340-360
    Dow Jones 6400 Dow Jones over 14,000
    Republican depression looming No Republican Depression
    American auto companies collapsing GM leading the world
    2 unfunded wars Troops coming home
    Citigroup .87cents a share Citigroup $42.35
    401k plans decimated 401k plans roaring
    Bin Laden alive Bin Laden dead
    Al-Awaki alive Al-Awaki dead
    Al -Libby alive Al-Libby dead
    Khadfey alive Khadfey dead no American troops

    Now you low information voters know something.

  • Coffee Steve

    Another FANTASTIC Friday!

    Good Morning Everyone

    I’m still dancing to 1966 post of the Asia Song “Heat Of The Moment” :-)

    *Report: 47 Percent of Detroit Property Owners Pay No Taxes :shock:

    *White House to Release Libya Emails
    Obama administration to provide emails on CIA’s Libya talking points to Senate panel

    Obama administration agrees to provide emails pertaining to the controversial CIA talking points which critics say pushed an agenda on the Libya terror attack, a congressional source tells Fox News.

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