Cable News Ratings for Thursday, February 21, 2013

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February 22nd, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, February 21, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,169            216            455
CNN         351            102            144
MSNBC         446            125            200
CNBC         176             57             93
FBN           58             13             29
HLN         428            142            231
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,067            323            667
CNN         591            158            246
MSNBC         887            199            416
CNBC         246            137            139
FBN           45             14             20
HLN         590            178            327
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,083            225            473
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         236            107            117
MSNBC Morning Joe         412            142            190
CNBC Squawk Box         133             32             78
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         245            130            171
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,873            260            718
CNN SITUATION ROOM         473            107            208
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         658            149            300
CNBC FAST MONEY         179             38             86
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         996            253            467
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,835            261            712
CNN SITUATION ROOM         424            121            191
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         623            162            273
CNBC MAD MONEY         179             73             97
HLN EVENING EXPRESS       1,001            285            530
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,739            322            725
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         424            146            210
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         675            196            346
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         160             33             70
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         780            276            501
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,827            401            913
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         593            147            249
MSNBC ED SHOW         855            195            392
CNBC CRIME INC: A DEADLY HIGH         148             95            120
HLN NANCY GRACE         830            269            489
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,810            298            556
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         661            159            256
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         984            212            462
CNBC MADOFF BEHIND BARS         181             98            102
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         551            157            282
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,544            270            524
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         518            167            233
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         822            190            394
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         409            217            195
HLN NANCY GRACE         389            106            211
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,177            287            548
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         352            107            123
MSNBC ED SHOW         422            120            188
CNBC MAD MONEY         167            102            120
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         184             54             99

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

  • Mark2

    @Rod D

    That’s for January. You compare Jan 2013 to Jan 2012. Right now it’s the end February, so I’m comparing numbers from the end of Feb 2011, Feb 2012, to Feb 2013.

    In other words, I’m not going t compare Feb 2013 to July 2011. You have to compare similar time periods.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM
    @Ratboy “NBC Falls To Fifth Place — Behind Univision — During February Sweeps”

    That’s what happens when you let Comcast take over.


    Yea you got em alright, this from a 2009 article about the CEO of Comcast so I guess them libs cant run a biz huh?

    These are Brian L. Roberts’ last 10 polit­i­cal con­tri­bu­tions listed in News­meat: Arlen Spector(D), Michael Ben­net (D) in Col­orado Sen­ate pri­mary, twice for Robert Brady(D) in pri­mary, Hillary Clin­ton (D) in pri­mary, John L. Lewis (D) in pri­mary, three times for John F. Kerry (D) in pri­mary, and Edward J. Markey (D) in primary.

  • Mark2


    Don’t worry Comcast will always make money in the end.

  • usa8888

    hey, Rat–I guess you don’t have any right wing GOP accomplishments to mention and you can’t tell me how cutting spending grows the economy and creates jobs… I am waiting…if everyone in the GOP is as uninformed about the GOP’s accomplishments as you, no wonder they lost big time.

  • d.d.

    Featherweight 4 8’s

    Like I said before, you get nothing more than a yawn from me , until you quit your rote nonsense.


    Moody’s just downgraded the U.K. to AA1 from AAA in a classic Friday night, after-hours move.


    “Beyond a certain level, debt is a drag on growth.” That’s the blunt message delivered in 2011 by researchers at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a multinational institution based in Switzerland. There’s debate about exactly where that threshold level lies, but the US may have already crossed it.

    The BIS economists, led by Stephen Cecchetti, concluded that the danger zone for government debt is when it reaches about 85 percent of GDP. By their measure US public debt had reached 97 percent of GDP as of 2010.

    The US has window of opportunity – but perhaps a relatively short one – to address its fiscal problems. Failure could lead investors to conclude the US has no sustainable plan for servicing its debts.


    Friday night fun. You can all hash out the news.

  • Matthew

    Now, the question is due to EPA restrictions how much more does it cost to pump that oil compared to last year or 2008? And how much more does it cost to refine that oil due to EPA restrictions today, then it cost in 2008?

    I don’t know, feel free to share such specific data, if you can find it. I can tell you that the cost of production has spiked since early 2000, not just since 2008. Part of this is meeting regulations, but an even bigger part is that most of our production growth has been from onshore tight sources, deep water sources, and oil sands, all of which are more costly and inefficient. For example, North Dakota’s boom with Bakken shale is a tight source.

    Most of these policy proposals are band-aids, which fail to deal with two major problems: the quality of domestic oil sources, and rapid demand growth in industrializing nations.

    We like to use these phrases like “our oil,” but there’s no such thing as ‘our oil’ in a market that respects private property. That’s not our oil, that oil belongs to whichever private entity is selling it, and we’re competing on the global market against people who are willing to shell out a high price for said oil.

    This is why, for example, solutions such as Keystone are a red herring; TransCanada’s own hired economist, Ray Perryman, told Forbes magazine that full implementation of Keystone would reduce the average price of gasoline in the United States…by around 4 cents. Hooray. The purpose of such a project is to more efficiently move their (currently undervalued) resource to the Gulf, refine it into diesel, and sell it on the world market, not to sell cheap gas to Americans.

  • buckethead 44

    first time coming here do fox always win

  • usa8888

    D.D. couldn’t answer the questions so no wonder the right wingers are in such disarray…

  • usa8888

    D.D. when are the right wingers going to stop obstructing Obama’s job creation programs????

  • usa8888

    Another question for right wingers: If a legitimate rape results in baby out of wedlock, is it illegitimate or legitimate? Feel free to call lian Ryan on this one….

  • Matthew

    ALSO: The cost of labor in North America vs. the cost of labor in OPEC nations.

  • Stan T.

    buckethead 44
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM
    first time coming here do fox always win


    Welcome buckethead….no, fox doesn’t always win…just 99% of the time…but if you listen to the lefties here, you’d think MSNBC is catching Fox News…but then they’ve been saying it for 12 years, ever since Fox News became #1…lol

  • Bobbyv

    BO talked about Jessica’s Law tonight. Someone is going to have to explain to me the rationale for not passing.

  • Stan T.

    I find it interesting…all the Fox Haters talked repeatedly how bad it was that Fox hired ex politicians like Sarah Palin, Karl Rove and Herman Cann….but they didn’t say a word about MSNBC hiring David Axlerod and Robert Gibbs…and of course we know Axlerod and Gibbs aren’t going to be biased when talking about obama….ROFL

  • Rod D

    Karl Rove is an ex-politician? That’s news to me.

  • Cathy

    This is a major problem.

    Pentagon grounds F-35 fleet over engine issues
    Aaron Mehta, Military Times5:55p.m. EST February 22, 2013

    Kyra Hawn, a spokeswoman in the Pentagon’s Joint Program Office, said a routine inspection Tuesday revealed a crack in a turbine blade of a Pratt & Whitney F135 engine installed in an F-35 test aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

    Now USA8888 is going to tell you that a Senior in Aerospace Engineering doesn’t know anything about this and his opinion is better. But I’ll tell you all what many of the Seniors in Aerospace Engineering at U of M are saying.

    “Because of the limited time the F-35s have been out. This crack is a sign of a problem in the manufacturing or it’s a design flaw. Never are good but let’s pray it’s a manufacturing problem.”

    The F-35 is to be the answer to our aging fighter jets. Again USA8888 is going to tell you, we don’t need fighter jets, we have drones. Well, I drone can’t shoot down another country’s fighter.

  • Cathy

    Matthew: Keystone are a red herring;

    Hey 4 cents is 4 cents. Will Keystone increase jobs in the U.S.? Will it help the U.S. economy? Our economy needs all the help it can get.

  • Stan T.

    Posted February 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM
    Matthew: Keystone are a red herring;

    Hey 4 cents is 4 cents. Will Keystone increase jobs in the U.S.? Will it help the U.S. economy? Our economy needs all the help it can get.

    and where he is wrong about it is that Canada wants to sell us the oil that passes through the keystone pipeline as opposed to selling it to china…so it would be our oil passing through the pipeline, so the oil would be coming to us…

    But he is right about one thing…the reason it’s expensive to drill oil here is because the government wont let us drill where the oil is easiest to get, because liberals want the price of oil high because it keeps the price of gasoline high…who would want to buy an electric car if gasoline is a dollar a gallon?

  • usa8888

    I don’t know which usa8888 Cathy is talking about, but I have never said anything about not needing F-35’s…

  • Stan T.

    Did you know that last night, Anger Manaagement, Charlie Sheen’s new series on FX, beat out all of MSNBC’s hosts…that’s gotta hurt.

    And yes, you can probably get more news out of watching Anger Management than from watching Rachel Maddow….

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