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Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, September 3

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September 4th, 2008

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 3 2008

In another big night for cable news, Fox News 10-11pm viewership of 9.038 million for the Republican National Convention beat all 3 broadcast networks covering the convention for the hour.

CNN's viewership of 6.114 million puts it behind NBC (7.72 million) but ahead of ABC and CBS for the 10-11pm hour.

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 2,272,000 viewers
CNN – 1,395,000 viewers
MSNBC – 745,000 viewers
CNBC – 176,000 viewers
HLN – 401,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 6,399,000 viewers
CNN –4,111,000 viewers
MSNBC- 2,171,000 viewers
CNBC –125,000 viewers
HLN – 839,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC – 722,000 viewers
CNN –549,000 viewers
MSNBC – 284,000 viewers
CNBC – a scratch w/50,000 viewers
HLN- 160,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 2,235,000 viewers
CNN –1,695,000 viewers
MSNBC – 815,000 viewers
CNBC –60,000 viewers
HLN – 362,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 1,080,000 viewers
CNN – 694,000 viewers
MSNBC – 348,000 viewers
CNBC – 86,000 viewers
HLN – 204,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 2,964,000 viewers
CNN –2,099,000 viewers
MSNBC –1,048,000 viewers
CNBC –58,000 viewers
HLN –463,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends –1,151,000 viewers (386,000) (694,000)
American Morning-466,000 viewers (192,000) (266,000)
Morning Joe- 367,000 viewers (128,000) (189,000)
Squawk Box- 151,000 viewers (46,000) (92,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 345,000 viewers (131,000) (217,000)

6PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report with Brit Hume – 2,661,000 viewers (645,000) (1,074,000)
Situation Room- 1,108,000 viewers (353,000) (431,000)
Race/White House W/D Gregory- 616,000 viewers (202,000) (228,000)
Mad Money–190,000 viewers (65,000) (92,000)
Prime News- 204,000 viewers (58,000) (92,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith – 2,943,000 viewers (848,000) (1,328,000)
SR/RNC 2008–1,207,000 viewers (418,000) (511,000)
MSNBC Special Coverage–938,000 viewers (304,000) (446,000)
Kudlow & Company—173,000 viewers (a scratch w/36,000) (70,000)
Glenn Beck – 468,000 viewers (146,000) (271,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor- 5,206,000 viewers (1,531,000) (2,319,000)
SR/RNC 2008- 2,009,000 viewers (782,000) (1,007,000)
MSNBC Special Coverage – 1,246,000 viewers (432,000) (585,000)
On the Money–126,000 viewers (a scratch w/37,000) (63,000)
Nancy Grace –1,266,000 viewers (516,000) (716,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity & Colmes–4,948,000 viewers (1,638,000) (2,114,000)
SR/RNC 2008--4,193,000 viewers (1,599,000) (2,036,000)
MSNBC Special Coverage –1,991,000 viewers (713,000) (977,000)
America’s Toughest Jobs—159,000 viewers (89,000) (74,000)
Glenn Beck- 579,000 viewers (215,000) (284,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
You Decide 08-Rep. Convention —9,038,000 viewers (3,538,000) (4,457,000)
SR/RNC 2008–6,114,000 viewers (2,696,000) (3,246,000)
MSNBC Special Coverage –3,277,000 viewers (1,301,000) (1,583,000)
Big Idea w/ Donny Deutsch—a scratch w/90,000 viewers (54,000) (a scratch w/37,000)
Nancy Grace – 737,000 viewers (382,000) (429,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
**You Decide 08-Rep. Convention (11PM-1140PM) —8,016,000 viewers (3,243,000) (4,062,000)
**On the Record w/Greta (1140PM-12AM)—3,788,000 viewers (1,514,000) (1,995,000)
SR/RNC 2008—4,886,000 viewers (2,182,000) (2,619,000)
MSNBC Special Coverage –2,609,000 viewers (1,051,000) (1,264,000)
Mad Money—a scratch w/45,000 viewers (a scratch w/30,000) (a scratch w/26,000)
Showbiz Tonight– 470,000 viewers (199,000) (224,000)

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 TV Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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