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

  • AppleStinx

    ↑↑↑That was a rant triggered by the ‘Robin Grow’ murder story posted by Jeff.

  • bob

    Nancy Grace is back wher she used to be in the ratings and the other HLN programs are on fire, especially Evening Express that last year only got around 115,000 total viewers

  • usa8888

    This just in: one of the dumbest guys in Texas, Rick Perry the governor, is asking gun and ammo mfrs to move to his state where lunatic laws passed by right wing fringe will protect them…Perry almost flunked out of Texas A & M….Progressives in Texas are EMBARRRASSED by his aberrant behavior…

  • 1nancy2

    I still can’t get over the obnoxious, John McCain, telling the mother who lost her son in the CO theater massacre, that she needed some, “Straight Talk” and the morons in the audience clapped. Mr. USA Military could not start with, “I’m really sorry for the loss of your son?” He’s still smarting and filled with venom b/cause he lost to that ‘guy’ , knowing that Sarah was the contributing factor that lead to the loss. People rushed to the polls by the millions, and stood in line for 6 to 8 hrs. (Mostly Dem’s of course), to ensure that Sarah would never have a shot at sitting in the big chair in the WH. John M. Rick P, Mitch M, Eric C: A hideous cast of characters and the reason Repubs. have a 35% favorability rating. I wonder why that percentage is so high. BBL

  • Mike W

    The argument that the oil from Canada going to the Gulf may be exported is a possibility but you miss an important point – the crude passing thru the pipeline will be taxed and be a huge plus to the Treasury. If it is piped to the west coast of Canada for export there will be no U.S. taxes.

  • TZCA

    Abercrombie to close up to 50 stores in the U.S. It’s official: right wing obstructionism is destroying this country! This just in: kitty cat turns away from Fancy Feast to munch upon a dead mouse. This would not happen if we’d ban those tumbling bullets. Call the most stupid people in Congress, the right wing tea-baggers, to tell them to stop obstructing the President, who is supported by the American people in all his policies. You won’t see this reported on Fox ‘News’ Channel. We’ll be watching. Come back to me…

  • 1966

    good morning
    lol@ tzca

  • TZCA

    good morning 1966.

  • 1966
  • 1966

    howdy tzca


  • TZCA

    True story: I presently work in a high security environment. Two security officers (full paramilitary guys/gals) were talking about Obama. One doesn’t like what the other said, doesn’t confront the other or management about it, but instead calls the Secret Service Hotline. FBI agents arrive on site within minutes, apprehend both of them, and now both of them are on investigative leave of absence.

    WTF is happening to this country? Oh, but it’s all ok, because Obama supports gay marriage, THE most important issue of our time.

  • John

    @Mark2 maybe the decline also has to do with the hyper-partisanship and hyper-opinionated trend of cable news..maybe people are sick of it

  • John

    @TZCA yeah it seems to be pretty bad and I think cable news is the main culprit for the hyper-partisanship.
    isn’t gay marriage an oxymoron? just sayin..

  • Faith3

    Good afternoon all,

    The financialization of the market without protections put into place makes the market a potential hazard for everyone’s well being effecting home values, retirements, municipalities, economic, unemployment etc…as demonstrated in every state. Wouldn’t it only make sense to have a strong consumer protection agency in place at the very ‘least’? What is wrong with the GOP!? Who are they pushing legislation in favor of?

  • Faith3

    Actually it’s fine they prefer to push legislation in favor of things that harm our best interest but who votes these clowns in?

  • Bobbyv

    Sad story Jeff

  • TZCA

    :smile: at oxymoron. I have my own opinions about how the natural homosexual gene(s) could have survived tens of thousands of years considering that no new life results from the ‘marriage’ of homosexuals in a physical sense…but this is neither here nor there.

  • 1nancy2

    @ faith3
    “Wouldn’t it only make sense to have a strong consumer protection agency in place at the very ‘least’? “….Faith, I agree totally. The banking lobby fought Elizabeth Warren every step of the way. They just don’t want oversight. Why? Simple…They plan another great heist down the road and sooner rather than later. Be prepared…Last time the heist was 17 trill. and I suspect the next height will be double that. BBL

  • usa8888

    This just in: Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert says the Second Amendment is important because it can protect the U.S. from a takeover by Sharia law. Louie is arguably even more uneducated than Rick Perry, if that’s possible, and an embarrassment to all thinking Texans. How do guys like this get elected…I wonder if he’s for legitimate rape???

  • Bobbyv

    Al Franken, Jesse Ventura, Arnold, etc got elected

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