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

    Jeff wrote: “The court system, and the psychiatric professionals involved clearly could not of seen this coming.”

    Not from what I read this morning by following a link from that link you posted:

    On Jan. 18, Jennifer Underwood, a physician assistant, petitioned for David Grow’s hospitalization.

    He was “having disorganized speech,” actively hallucinating and chanting, she wrote. He was not sleeping, she reported.

    His statements or actions were “substantially supportive” of the expectation he would intentionally or unintentionally seriously physically injure himself or others, the petition states, and Dr. Rami Khoury said Grow was unable to understand his need for treatment. This was because he was “acutely psychotic,” according to the doctor.

    Probate Judge Diane Rappleye on Jan. 25 denied the petition. She found there was treatment other than hospitalization available to Grow and ordered him discharged, records show.

  • 1966
  • Hillbilly


    Just watched POI. I see why the ratings were down. It might as well been a pilot for another show. Reese & Harold was only in it for about 10 minutes. :???:

  • TZCA

    Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

    Saw a commercial for Inside Combat Rescue on History Channel which played a snip of this song. First I’d ever heard of the group.

  • TZCA

    ^^^ uhm, lost the link in the post.

  • Jeff

    Hey Apple… let me know when a “physician assistant” recommendations holds any weight. In this case, I wish it did!

  • 1966

  • TZCA

    Jeff, the story of what David did to Robin is saddening. Unfortunately these things are seen best in hindsight and we then think we have the answers of the should haves and could haves. Some friends of mine are parents of what the FBI has dubbed the Gen X Bandit. The story leading up to him breaking out of an institute, robbing a bank, stealing a BMW and making his way up to San Fran to be shot to death by the SFPD is full of should haves and could haves. Though Josh didn’t physically hurt anyone but himself, the sense of loss to the parents and their reactions like “why didn’t they do this/that..?” are just as powerful.

    I know this doesn’t change the horrible sense of loss that results.

  • Hillbilly


    So adding more govt ( a new CPA) is going to do what exactly? They going to stop the govt from telling banks to make high risk loans? Most banks have FDIC insurance & over sight. Whats this new CPA going to do with banks that the FDIC isn’t already doing?

    What are they going to do that the FTC isn’t already in charge of doing? I thought Dodd – Frank fixed things so they won’t break again. Does creating a new govt agency make you feel safer? Why add another layer of govt instead of reforming what’s in place? Enforce/reform the laws on the books instead of creating a new agency that 10 years from now will be like the rest of govt..BROKEN & NOT DOING WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TOO.

    Federal Trade Commission
    Bureau of Consumer Protection
    The Fed
    Treasury Department

    That’s just some of the fed govt agencies. States also have their own. Now if this new “wonder agency” eliminates all the others it might be worth while. If we had just one more things would be OK. :roll:

  • Hillbilly

    Posted February 23, 2013 at 9:51 PM
    ^^^ uhm, lost the link in the post.


    That beats the Sinatra links 1966 post. ;)

    Just kidding 1966 don’t go off on me. :)

  • TZCA


    Oh come on Hillbilly, agencies like GSA really are doing a proper accounting and not wasting hundreds of millions, and any suggestion otherwise is a slanderous lie!

  • AppleStinx

    Jeff wrote: [Hey Apple… let me know when a “physician assistant” recommendations holds any weight…]

    The physician assistant most likely filed the petition on behalf of the physician(s) who examined the patient. The opinion of a Dr. Rami Khoury is cited in that section of the article.

  • AppleStinx

    It doesn’t make any sense for an institution to submit the recommendations of a staff member when these won’t hold any weight, and therefore result in being turned down. I mean, why even bother to file such petition?

  • mikeyO

    @hillbilly The POI esp looks like a setup for a spin off or she will join the show. I keep the faith with you on zero hour.

  • Faith3

    Good Morning HB and everyone,

    911 showed us how complicated and different our global world operates. It was realized that our patchwork of governmental agencies could not address it. Does it mean we got rid of them all (like the baby with the bathwater) or does it mean we saw where error could and did exist? We still have those existing departments but also have an agency that oversees everything comprehensively instead of things separately. If the subprime crisis didn’t highlight how complicated our global economy is and how it can destroy 99% of our livelyhood, I don’t know what will. If we don’t address this issue then nothing gets accomplished as far as protecting us from financial ruin. I can fully understand why the financial industry is lobbying hard against it. Patchwork in today’s complicated world hasn’t and doesn’t work. We need comprehensive protection. Everything from our retirement, housing value, employment and economic wellbeing depends on it.

  • Jeff

    TZCA thanks for the kind words and sharing. :)

    Apple… Due to the conflicting info I’m getting, as you might imagine……. If anyone based their opinion solely on the Internet article you’d have the perfect point. However, many would think the courts judgement was pretty lousy. A Doctor and their assistants can make all the recommendations in the world, doesn’t mean the other branches within the same medical organization with a different agenda, aren’t there making their case as well.

  • d.d.

    Morning ,Faith, &, all. Don’t wish to post & run, but, have to.

    Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year?

    Editors Feb 20, 2013


    Plus interesting article on Zero Hedge:

    Insane Levels of Inequality – Which Hurt the Economy – Are Skyrocketing


    Abercrombie to close up to 50 stores in the U.S.

    – – –

    Retail Stores Closing in 2013

    – –

    Best Buy 200 to 250

    Barnes & Noble 190 to 240

    Sears Kmart 175 to 225, Sears 100 to 125

    J.C. Penney 300 to 350

    Office Depot 125 to 150 *

    Office Max 150 to 175 * merging talks

    Game Stop 500 to 600

    Radio Shack 450 to 550

    Fashion Bug 432

    Blockbuster 300

    – –

    24/7 Wall Street writes that these will be gone in 2013

    1. Avon
    2. MetroPCS
    3. Salon.com
    4. Suzuki
    5. Pacific Sunwear
    6. Research in Motion
    7. Talbots

    Experts write that there has been an overabundance of retail stores in the US & they believe these closing trends will continue as customers shop online from their phones or home.


    Jeff, the tragedy maade the U.K. papers



  • Faith3

    Good morning d.d,

    Yes, good article and all the more reason to reinstate the Glass Steagall act.

  • Doug Z


    If you are a RN and can not rub 2 pennies together, one might want to learn how to handle money. I make about what they do and save money and always have.

    I live like my parent /who made no money and saved every dime. It can be done , but baby boom and generation below have to have everything, while thinking they have nothing.

  • Doug Z

    Posted February 24, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    Good morning d.d,

    Yes, good article and all the more reason to reinstate the Glass Steagall act.

    It is time for Teddy Roosevelt. Brake them up . Nothing should be to big to fail

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