Cable News Ratings for Friday, February 22, 2013

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February 25th, 2013



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, February 22, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,094            209            424
CNN         355            100            160
MSNBC         453            137            203
CNBC         164             38             81
FBN           56             10             30
HLN         266            107            154
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,570            237            498
CNN         409            105            180
MSNBC         757            176            333
CNBC         110             51             59
FBN           51               8             23
HLN         329            125            183
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,131            230            486
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         391            159            243
MSNBC Morning Joe         377            144            203
CNBC Squawk Box         135             29             83
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         227            129            159
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,952            303            682
CNN SITUATION ROOM         459            134            181
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         850            172            329
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         163             25             70
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         188             25             83
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         183             52             53
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,883            288            650
CNN SITUATION ROOM         345            110            166
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         715            192            294
CNBC MAD MONEY         163             37             70
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         173             56             76
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,430            207            454
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         274             68            100
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         674            178            294
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         163             20             60
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         240             60            125
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,358            326            718
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         362            114            179
MSNBC ED SHOW         781            165            327
CNBC CRIME INC: MED INS FRAUD         104             56             58
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         330            124            171
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,295            192            424
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         475            111            187
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         852            218            376
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         120             35             45
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         320            106            179
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,039            192            348
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         391             90            174
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         637            145            296
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         105             61             75
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         338            144            197
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         895            238            384
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         287             61             90
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         373            137            231
CNBC MAD MONEY           97             46             38
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         373            137            218

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.

  • Ratboy

    @ That being said if somebody truly was for everybody’s Liberties and Freedoms I think gay marriage should be one of the easier ones to be for since it harms nobody

    devils advocate for a brief moment. Gay marriage goes against the treaching of nature. A child raised in a gay household will have a huge disadvantage as they are taught the laws of nature of male and female = new life. Therefore the future generations could in fact have issues derived from the change in the marriage laws.
    My point is only that it can not be said it “HARMS NOBODY”! That is only your opinin based on no fact.

    Even Obama cant change the fact that it takes a man and a woman to make a baby!

  • Matthew

    Therefore the future generations could in fact have issues derived from the change in the marriage laws.

    This is absurd. Validation of relationships that already exist does not, in any way, prevent heterosexuals from procreation. For that matter, it doesn’t prevent homosexuals from having their own biological children through surrogates. You cannot seriously believe that same-sex marriage represents a legitimate threat to the species.

    And, I might remind you, in a country that respects civil liberties, ‘the potential for harm’ alone is not enough to implement a restriction on freedom. You can also use your freedom of speech to cause a lot of harm, that doesn’t mean it makes sense to take it away. If we’re going to restrict someone’s freedoms in the name of protecting someone else, you need a much stronger case than that. If two women in Colorado get married, who is the victim of that act? Who are we protecting?

  • Mark


    If you want traditional marriage, do you want to go back to the system we barter off our daughters? that system was used for hundreds(if not thousands) of years and even done in early American history. Why change the system if it can screw things up. Maybe all our current problems are due to us not using the barter system of marriage and we should make laws to go back to that.

    Beyond that you are also making rash generalizations that

    1) Gay marriage will cause a negative to society. Simple fact is gay people will do things with gay people gay marriage or not. if you feel that your moral values should be pushed on society as a whole and they shouldn’t be allowed to get married fine, but don’t act like you 100% know what the result pro or negative is and if you don’t allow gay marriage that you can bury your head in the sand that gay people exist.

    2) That everybody will end up getting gay married and then there will be no more kids(well at least implying this one indirectly with you think about the children and how they will be lost. lol)

    Simple fact with gay marriage is do you want to impose your beliefs and morals on 2 individuals. If you do that’s fine argue on the base of that but don’t give me a bunch of BS when you campaigning how you are for peoples liberties and freedoms in a general sense or I will call BS.

  • Cathy

    Gabriel, There are no studies to support your statements. The only study done was the Pew Poll and it doesn’t support your statement either.
    Can you list proof of your statement?

    Are you really trying to say that all the scientist in the study who said they believed in God where saying that Nature was God?

    It surprises me how much non-believers think they know about the teachings of Jesus Christ. The tax man in Jesus’ view was going start to Hell.

    Believing in God and being a christian are not the some thing. Only 1/3 of the world is christian.

  • d.d.

    OUCH !

    The State Of The US Job Market In 6 Ugly Charts

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ugly-us-employment-charts-2013-2#ixzz2M2J1BKRg

  • Ratboy

    What the HELL does the barter system have to do with ANYTHING I said???

    WOW!!! As a devils advocate I asked about the impact on the learning of the youth and Mark took it to a real exteme.

    I am OUT of this one!!! YIKES!!!!!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    1) Only in America could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income

    taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who

    don’t pay any income taxes at all.

    2) Only in America could people claim that the government still

    discriminates against black Americans when they have a black

    President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal

    workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black

    3) Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible

    for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury

    Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means

    Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher


    4) Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of

    Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims

    might be harmed by the backlash.

    5) Only in America would they make people who want to legally become

    American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens

    of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting

    anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become

    American citizens.

    6) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the

    budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as


    7) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to

    cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

    8) Only in America could people demand the government investigate

    whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas

    went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company

    (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes


    9) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from

    the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion

    dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million

    PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

    10) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich

    at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

    11) Only in America can a man with no background, no qualifications

    and no experience …and a complete failure at his job …be reelected.

  • usa8888

    Rat–Only in America could a right wing, uneducated racist get away with such erroneous comments because there are lots of suckers, most of which watch Slimebaugh and Beck….

  • usa8888

    Hey Rat–I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!! Tell me about the accomplishments of the right wing GOP……

  • usa8888

    Hey Rat–you took the bait –hook, line and sinker from the bubba who published your 11 absurd points…..

  • Coffee Steve

    Harry Truman

    “The Buck Stops Here” Ahhhhh Memories

  • Coffee Steve

    “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

    *Australian Billionaire Unveils Blueprints Of ‘Titanic II’…

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An Australian billionaire is planning to build a replica of the original Titanic.

    The Titanic II will follow the planned trans-Atlantic path of its doomed namesake from Southampton, England to New York City and will have the same interior and cabin layout as the original. Passengers will also wear costumes from 1912.

  • Cathy

    Obama and job creation.

    GM cancels its IT contract with HP. 500,000 HP employees loss their jobs because of the contract being canceled. GM hires 50,000 employees to replace the HP contract workers.

    In the real world that’s a job less of 450,000. But in the liberal Obama world, he grew 50,000 jobs.

  • usa8888

    Rat makes an important point: President Obama was re-elected by a large majority because he saved the country from certain depression had the uneducated, backward thinking right wingers gottten control. Further, with the changing demographics and with the right wing GOP refusing to accept the advice of GOP moderates, we can look forward to even greater dem gains in 2014…..

  • usa8888

    Cathy–as most people know, GM and the auto industry were saved by Obama and millions of jobs saved and created. Had we followed the erroneous suggestion of the right wingers, we would have NO auto industry today…The American people understand this and support Obama–that’s one reason he won big…

  • usa8888

    Hey–I haven’t heard if the CPAC convention is the best comedy show in town. Has anyone attended…pls advise….

  • usa8888

    Hey Rat–who do you think is the best comedian at the CPAC COMEDY convention???

  • usa8888

    This just in: Right wingers in the House continue to ignore the American people’s wishes on the sequester, spurred on by the right wing propaganda arm Fox “News”……

  • usa8888

    Right wingers– I am waiting for a list of right wing accomplishments….if you can’t provide them, how do you expect to win future elections???? Voter suppression and gerrymandering won’t get for you anymore…

    Step up….if you dare…….

  • usa8888

    Hey right wingers–seriously–I beleive that the right wing has accomplishhed NOTHING in the past 4 years except to obstruct economic growth and job creation and…they have supported the legitimate rape candidates….but I am looking for the right wigers to prove me wrong and state succinctly state your accomplishments…..but only if you dare…….

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