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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    THIS IS SO JUVENILE. When his beloved MSNBC finishes way under FNC, he posts the same Apples to Oranges comparison he should be embarrassed to death by now.

    >>> 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 <<<

    How sad. Still doesn't know the difference of cable TV and broadcast network news and that there is still many disadvanatges cable has to overcome broadcast. The half-hour network shows cited again…and again…and again..are for 30-minutes of news a day, not 24 hours. People tune in, get 22 minutes of headlines, and return to entertainment television.

    DUH!!!…already, MarkyMark! Smarten up.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Mayor Emanuel’s Approval Rating In The Tank
    Hmm..wonder why?

    *Bloomberg to Press: Leave Obama Alone!
    Dear Nanny Bloomberg
    BITE ME!

  • lbsles

    Another real act of journalism for the left.

    David Brooks calls out Obama’s permanent campaign

    David Brooks’ latest piece profoundly and succinctly describes the parlour game we have gotten so used to seeing in Washington, that we have become almost so inured to it — almost to the point of no longer noticing it.

    He calls out Republicans and Democrats, but his description of President Obama’s tired schtick is especially worthy of sharing:

    “Under the Permanent Campaign Shimmy, the president identifies a problem. Then he declines to come up with a proposal to address the problem. Then he comes up with a vague-but-politically-convenient concept that doesn’t address the problem (let’s raise taxes on the rich). Then he goes around the country blasting the opposition for not having as politically popular a concept. Then he returns to Washington and congratulates himself for being the only serious and substantive person in town.”

    (How long until someone calls Brooks use of the term, “shimmy” a racist dog whistle?)


  • lbsles

    “Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country,” Limbaugh said. “Seriously man, here we get worked up over $44 billion. That’s the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year. … In truth, we’re going to spend more this year than we spent last year. We’re just not going to spend as much as projected.”


    On his Thursday program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said he is “ashamed” of his country, lamenting both the lack of fiscal discipline in Washington and the media coverage of ongoing budget negotiations.

    It is particularly galling, Limbaugh said, that politicians and analysts are resorting to scare tactics to resist the prospect of cutting $44 billion from the federal budget through sequestration.


  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve:

    @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

    @tony >>> With the right type of car I can drive to 4 of those 5 on a tank of gas! <<< No you couldn't, toni. You'd be carjacked before you left Detroit's city limits. lol

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ralph Hahn

    Or have his gas tank stolen :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    Black market for gasoline (Watch and See)

  • lbsles

    “Do you really think that if we’re gonna spend $3,700 billion this year, that not spending $44 billion is gonna make a difference? You see, $3.7 trillion is $3,700 billion. So it’s $3,700 billion versus $44 billion.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • Coffee Steve

    Have fun fun awhile boys and girls have to give some test now BBL….

  • lbsles

    Media Sequester Madness

    RUSH: Max Baucus. He’s a senator Montana. Tuesday night he’s in Billings on local TV… It was probably not known outside of Billings TV until just now. Max Baucus says, “The White House recommended it, frankly, back in August 2011 — and so now we’re feeling the effects of it.”

  • lbsles

    Do you know, ladies and gentlemen, that back in November of 2011, you could safely say that this was campaign season, it was early, it was just a little less than a year from the presidential election in November of ’12. President Barack Obama promised to veto any effort to block the sequester.
    Rush Limbaugh

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy wrote: “…Companies are dropping health coverage for spouses to cut costs.”

    I feel sorry for Hillbilly. I really do. :grin: That’s one fewer selling point for him to attract foreign mail order brides, as this must leave him with only one asset: their path to US citizenship. In the near future, though, he’ll be able to make up for it by asking premium rates to marry foreign brides who also have pre-existing medical conditions.

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM
    Ratboy wrote: “…Companies are dropping health coverage for spouses to cut costs.”

    I feel sorry for Hillbilly. I really do

    Did you know that the other day Hillbilly was driving his pickup with the slide in camper and got pulled over by the county cop. The cop said “you are under arrest for DUI!” Hillbilly said “you cant arrest me……..I am already home!!!!!” :shock: :lol:

  • d.d.


    Sorry about the snow. Drought areas, though, should be happy to get it.

    8 trys to post with the invalid data

    I get that ALL the TIME


    Your niece’s whole story made me sob , but, in a good way.

    Just to remind you how bad I am, remember , Tiffany, the rat story.


    I just had my yearly physical & , yes , there were changes. The doctor’s clinic (16 dr.s) , lost 4 doctors who closed practices, & , hired two P.A.’s to replace them, plus, ditched all the the nurses, but one, for medical assistants. My husband goes to one of the two urologists in town. The other one just closed his practice citing Obamacare as the reason.

    Just the other day , I posted the Left’s darling, Paul Krugman, saying that , yes, there would have to be death panels. It’s been caught on video for those wishing to verify.


    Remember, when , Dr. Emanuel, President Obama’s White House Health Care policy adviser , wrote about his plan the “ Complete Lives System.” Emanuel prioritizied adolescents and young adults over infants. Adolescents have received substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments. Over 65, these people already had their life years. Actually, he gives preference to 15-40 year olds( unless they are disabled).

    Those wanting to read his report, it is available in pdf form “ Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions”

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Just to remind you how bad I am, remember , Tiffany, the rat story.

    I DO remember! And the whole thing makes me cry also because there are so many good people among all the thugs!

  • Coffee Steve


    As I stated in the past, as with the hospital my wife works in Surgery, most surgeons have formed super groups, some hospitals have foregone most surgeries in favor of specialized ones. The wife’s hospital will no longer do heart surgeries and will mainly do women’s healthcare.

    Medicare patients are already having to scramble to find a doctor who will accept Medicare patients, and they are becoming harder to find. Again, this nightmare has only begun.

  • AppleStinx

    d.d. wrote about: [Remember, when , Dr. Emanuel, President Obama’s White House Health Care policy adviser , wrote about his plan the “ Complete Lives System.” …Over 65, these people already had their life years…]

    As a “unintended benefit” to the government: the sooner the >65-old people die, the sooner the government will be able to collect death taxes, if any. Look for death tax rates to go up as death panels go to work. :wink:

  • Mikey O

    @AppleStinx You cant say death panels people will get upset. That would also mean Sarah Palin was right.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Mikey O
    @AppleStinx You cant say death panels people will get upset. That would also mean Sarah Palin was right.

    Let them start the flamethrowing at me then, it was designed to be and will be and always was their intent to be “DEATH PANELS”

    Older patients will face the “Insurance will not pay” clause, and when the hospital’s and doctors know the money stops? Does anyone think honestly they will help the people out of the kindness of their heart?

    Even if they wanted to there will be clauses that will prevent them from helping. If you have the money, you’ll live, if not, see ya and thanks for the tax money while you we’re working, now just go away.

  • Coffee Steve


    *UPDATE: Feds Warn Thousands May Be Exposed To Deadly TB Epidemic In Downtown Los Angeles… MORE…


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