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.

  • Coffee Steve


    I watch Glenn whenever I get some free time (which isn’t alot) and I think DIRECTV may start broadcasting his network sometime later this year. Hope so. I catch his radio show at times too.

  • Coffee Steve

    Louisville, Ky.
    > Taxes for family earning $25,000: $3,594 (8th highest)
    > Taxes for family earning $150,000: $18,008 (5th highest)
    > Unemployment rate: 7.9% (20th highest)

    The only thing that saves this area is the cost of living for many years has been lower around here, but years ago the town became more of a corporate town than manufacturing

    Here in Mount Washington however the price of land and houses are around 15-35% higher than surrounding areas, and “was” building up quicker than in most states. Until the economy got stagnate.

    Target, Mejiers, and a few other chain stores were about to build here until the election was over, now the grounds where they were starting construction just sits there with dirt piles and the bulldozers have long since left.

  • Coffee Steve

    Could be a very bad day on the market


    13,784.20 -216.40 -1.55%

    S&P 500 -27.75

    Nasdaq -45.57

    And it wasn’t a pleasant night on the Asian markets overnight either.

  • Cathy

    Stan T. It was closer to a 300 point fall. The Dow Jones went up to 14,081.58 before falling to 13,784.17. If electing liberals in Italy caused this 300 point drop. What will implementing or electing more liberals in the U.S. cause the market to do?

    Do you really believe the story that it was do to Italy?

  • Coffee Steve

    Watch this little girl try and catch the moon :-)

  • Mikey O

    @Cathy Also in the mix they are worry the feds will be ending QE program very soon. Market may be better today in italy they may have to have another election if they dont form a coalation and home depot had good earnings. The market thou is due for a correction its been moving up to long and fast.

  • Ratboy

    What a WONDERFUL message to send abroad!!!

    Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have “right to be stupid”

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry offered a defense of freedom of speech, religion and thought in the United States on Tuesday telling German students that in America “you have a right to be stupid if you want to be.”

    “As a country, as a society, we live and breathe the idea of religious freedom and religious tolerance, whatever the religion, and political freedom and political tolerance, whatever the point of view,” Kerry told the students in Berlin, the second stop on his inaugural trip as secretary of state.

    “People have sometimes wondered about why our Supreme Court allows one group or another to march in a parade even though it’s the most provocative thing in the world and they carry signs that are an insult to one group or another,” he added.

    “The reason is, that’s freedom, freedom of speech. In American you have a right to be stupid – if you want to be,” he said, prompting laughter. “And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be.

  • usa8888

    Cathy –apparently you misread the financial articles about Italy. It was electing the right wing disgraced womanizer Berlusconi that caused the drop in our market because his election makes it difficult for Italy to pursue a pro-growth agenda and hence hinders Europe’s recovery. Not sure how you could misinterpret the entire situation…..

  • Coffee Steve


    market has rebounded, checking to see what caused the surge

  • usa8888

    This just in: (Not from fox– the right wing propaganda arm) Many GOP governors and key members (including huntsman) have signed the Supreme Court brief supporting gay marriage. This directly contradicts the backward stance of the right wingers in the GOP and signals a fracturing of the Party…..more to come…

  • usa8888

    Steve–it’s recovered because the backward erroneous right wing views regarding the economy have been overridden by people who know what they are doing….

  • d.d.


    The Blaze’s exclusive contract with Dish is almost up so other cable/Direct options are opening up. Call Direct & request they carry it.

    Yesterday, the NYT’s ran a flattering piece on The Blaze. Dish is quoted as saying … their projections for The Blaze were on the low side , for the Network exceeded their expectation by 80%.


    U.S. Stocks Rise as Home Prices Climb Most in Six Years

    Glad to see home prices up.

    Consumer Confidence in U.S. Increases More Than Forecast

    Good news , too

    I , for one, am glad to see some good news.

  • Cathy

    Coffee Steve, Staten Island is the only place in New York City that isn’t loaded with liberals. Most conservatives I know don’t get soda when they go out for dinner. At $3.95 for a glass, it makes up 1/3 of the bill and unlike wine it doesn’t add to the meals flavor.

    Mikey O, I have noticed too, how liberals post angry messages about the hateful right wing posts on this site. Yet, these liberal posters seems to miss seeing USA8888 pages of attacks on the right.

    DD, It would be funny if the story of coding was true. I believe the Obama’s are over staging things. They are going to be the best known first couple in history. But I don’t think it will be in the way they want.

  • Ratboy

    Idiot Alert Idiot alert!!!!!

  • usa8888

    It’s refreshing to know that Bernanke (Professor of Economics at MIT) is in charge of the Fed. This helps circumvent the erroneous economic ideas of the right fringe which would force the economy into depression….

  • usa8888

    The Rat is again unable to answer the question re accomplishments of the right wing GOP and how cutting spending during a recession creates jobs and grows the economy……I am waiting……..

  • Mikey O

    @Ratboy Thanks for that public service announcement :)

  • usa8888

    This just in: MSNBC sweeps primetime demo ratings again for the weekend. Fox ratings continue to drop….

  • Mark

    This just in: (Not from fox– the right wing propaganda arm) Many GOP governors and key members (including huntsman) have signed the Supreme Court brief supporting gay marriage. This directly contradicts the backward stance of the right wingers in the GOP and signals a fracturing of the Party…..more to come…
    I always say don’t tell me you are for liberties and freedoms if you are against gay marriage. if somebody is against gay marriage but claims they for peoples liberties and freedoms they are full of BS.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “Anyone who downloads stuff that has a copyright to it, be warned, Uncle Sam is now looking for you and can get information from your ISP.”

    Last time I checked, to download copyrighted material doesn’t constitute infringement; the oft-used term “illegal download” is incorrect in itself but used to scare the demand side of the equation. As they had done before, the complainants will go after individuals who share, i.e. offer copyrighted material for others to download. They will search for given titles and find who has them available for downloading. They might have to initiate a download from sharer to get their IP address (if the p2p program masks the user’s IP address) and forward the info to one of the participating ISPs for action. It’s about sharing illegal material, not about downloading alone.

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