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.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Ingraham: Scarborough’s disdain for talk radio may stem from his own 2010 radio ‘cancellation’ LOL

    *Paid Study: Fart all you want on airplanes, it’s good for you
    Pilots, however, are encouraged not to fart

    ***Louisville’s main newspaper the Courier-Journal has been a biased left leaning paper for many years, they are silly biased and had only (count them now) ONE conservative editorial writer. They refused to publish his story so he left the paper.

    *Courier-Journal defends editorial page after conservative columnist resigns over liberal bias

    Following the resignation of the paper’s lone conservative columnist, the editorial director of the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper is defending the newspaper’s editorial page as place where, “the marketplace of ideas is very much alive and well.”

    Columnist John David Dyche said that he has written a bi-weekly column for the Louisville Courier-Journal for about a decade. He quit last week after editors refused to publish an opinion piece questioning the publication’s apparent liberal bias.

    Dyche says he quit after Pam Platt, the paper’s editorial director, spiked the piece.

    The C-J has been losing money for a good while now, I stopped getting them 7 years ago, they are a joke.

  • Mikey O

    @ Coffee Steve Detroit is number 1 again in the most miserable city to live in :(
    Tope Five
    1. Detroit
    2. Flint MI
    3. Rockford IL
    4. Chicago
    5. Modesto CA

  • d.d.

    Good Morning , back ! 43 degrees here. Who has snow ?

    Obama administration agrees to provide emails pertaining to the controversial CIA talking points which critics say pushed an agenda on the Libya terror attack

    What about those individuals involved in Benghazi & , their testimony , that have been hidden from us all ?


    Last Wednesday, the House Education and the Workforce subcommittee on health, employment, labor and pensions, held a hearing on

    “The Future of the NLRB

    WOW ! WOW ! WOW !

    What a smack down

  • tony

    @Mikey O.–With the right type of car I can drive to 4 of those 5 on a tank of gas!

  • Coffee Steve

    @Mickey O

    Sadly I have been to Detriot, and its been horrible for many years

    What about those individuals involved in Benghazi & , their testimony , that have been hidden from us all ?

    With today’s Propaganda networks, that we will never know.

  • tony

    @Coffee Steve–Good that you appreciate rock n roll,you being from KY,everyone thinks you have a bunch of Flatt and Scrugg 8 tracks.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Coffee Steve–Good that you appreciate rock n roll,you being from KY,everyone thinks you have a bunch of Flatt and Scrugg 8 tracks.

    Hey! Don’t be trashing my Bluegrass Music now :lol:

    I’m a HUGE rock & Roll nut as well as many formats.

  • Coffee Steve

    Speaking of gas prices

    Anyone else notice that the used to be full or 3/4 full parking lots at your local Wal-Mart is now about 1/4 full? Wal-Mart is now seeing steady decreases is sales as gas goes up each dime. Its over 4 here now and some places around $4.35 this morning

  • AppleStinx

    I check HLN to see what Robin Meade was covering and I’m “lucky” to come upon an ad for the channel’s coverage of the Jodi Arias trial “with updates throughout the day on HLN and on HLN.com”. (Robin Meade was covering something else.) :smile:

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “Anyone else notice that the used to be full or 3/4 full parking lots at your local Wal-Mart is now about 1/4 full?”

    I haven’t been to a Walmart in months, but parking is now easy to find along the main downtown street during what had always been the busiest hours of the day.

  • Ratboy

    Gooood Morning!!
    Well here we go AGAIN!!!!! I just got inside the office after shoveling another 4 inches off of the sidewalks and sets of stairs!!! I am reeeeeeal tired of this now!!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    8 trys to post with the invalid data message and then it finally went????????????????????????

  • Coffee Steve


    Dude, some in here say all you post is invalid data :mrgreen:


    I live close to Bardstown Rd. one of the busiest in Kentucky, I have noticed a lack of traffic myself.

  • Coffee Steve


    Hope your sitting down, some long range computer models are showing the next several winters to be among the coldest and snowiest in decades. NASA says the sun will go into a dormant stage for 30 years. Give it time dude, they will start the we’re going back to the Ice Age junk as they did in the 70’s.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    Hope your sitting down, some long range computer models

    The global warming loons will not be happy with this and it could be cause of some name calling directed at you as they DO enjoy shooting the messenger!! :shock: :lol:

  • Coffee Steve

    calling directed at you as they DO enjoy shooting the messenger!!

    I’m a minister, I’m used to it :twisted:

    Some charts showed that last summer was the peak heating cycle due to the sun being hyperactive, more active it is the hotter the summers, the sun is due to hit a quiet 30 year domant cycle, this does not happen very often but has in the past.

    When it has there have actually been whats called a mini-age ages. The concern of scientist is after that 30 year period and the warming starts it could be even hotter than previous summers in a active cycle.

    OK class thats the science lesson for today :-)

  • Mikey O

    @Coffee Steve Apple Stinx Walmart admits sales are down since the first of the year , they are plan or reducing prices,(more cheap stuff from china), also burger king going to reduce the whopper Jr. to 1.29, a few years ago you get a whopper jr for a dollar. Don’t worry all is well no inflation. That’s what Uncle Ben tell us.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Mickey O

    I have said many times Inflation is being disguised very well. Smaller portions in smaller packages, same or slightly higher price. It’s at the point I don’t believe any numbers from the Government. They have fixed and changed so many guidelines on what they count and don’t count anymore, nothing can be figured.

    I like the fact that even with gas going from $1.80 pg to above $4, and they say that hasn’t affected the cost of living prices. The Government plays people for fools anymore.

  • Coffee Steve


    This better make you smile, and yes it DID happen

    We’re sitting at a local restaurant last night, an 8 or 9 year old boy comes up with a pen and pad and says “Can I have your autograph”? I said sure, he says “I’m sorry sir I meant from her” (Daughter) ROTFLMBO

    Weird how after all these months and I left the station we still get people who remember. I have even grown a deeper stash and beard too.

  • Ratboy

    Another well thought out part of Obamacare and another cause for negative effect!!!! But the loons keep on saying this is the saving grace of a lifetime!!!!

    Feb. 22, 2013, 9:20 a.m. EST

    Why your boss is dumping your wife
    Companies are dropping health coverage for spouses to cut costs

    Companies have a new solution to rising health-insurance costs: Break up their employees’ marriages.

    By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year, companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on their plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014. And health law guidelines proposed recently mandate coverage of employees’ dependent children (up to age 26), but husbands and wives are optional. “The question about whether it’s obligatory to cover the family of the employee is being thought through more than ever before,” says Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health

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