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Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 17

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October 20th, 2008

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 17, 2008

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,358,000 viewers
CNN –876,000 viewers
MSNBC –668,000 viewers
CNBC – 349,000 viewers
HLN – 326,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,613,000 viewers
CNN –1,630,000 viewers
MSNBC--1,617,000 viewers
CNBC –203,000 viewers
HLN – 762,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC – 327,000 viewers
CNN –285,000 viewers
MSNBC – 241,000 viewers
CNBC –123,000 viewers
HLN- 134,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC –606,000 viewers
CNN –482,000 viewers
MSNBC –512,000 viewers
CNBC –87,000 viewers
HLN – 265,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC –628,000 viewers
CNN – 423,000 viewers
MSNBC – 341,000 viewers
CNBC – 192,000 viewers
HLN – 188,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 1,071,000 viewers
CNN –733,000 viewers
MSNBC –851,000 viewers
CNBC –137,000 viewers
HLN --404,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends –1,188,000 viewers (320,000) (728,000)
American Morning-537,000 viewers (209,000) (336,000)
Morning Joe- 547,000 viewers (210,000) (306,000)
Squawk Box- 295,000 viewers (108,000) (206,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 264,000 viewers (114,000) (188,000)

6PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report with Brit Hume – 1,936,000 viewers (386,000) (874,000)
Situation Room- 1,124,000 viewers (327,000) (542,000)
Race/White House w/d Gregory- 822,000 viewers (273,000) (428,000)
Mad Money– 384,000 viewers (161,000) (234,000)
Prime News-218,000 viewers (113,000) (134,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith – 2,076,000 viewers (442,000) (920,000)
Lou Dobbs–1,066,000 viewers (276,000) (502,000)
Hardball w/Chris Matthews—1,180,000 viewers (350,000) (671,000)
**Is Your Money Safe (7PM-9PM)—268,000 viewers (105,000) (161,000)
Issues– 330,000 viewers (117,000) (194,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor—3,110,000 viewers (664,000) (1,219,000)
Election Center—1,112,000 viewers (303,000) (513,000)
Countdown w/Keith Olbermann– 1,954,000 viewers (540,000) (1,017,000)
Nancy Grace –1,185,000 viewers (402,000) (663,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity & Colmes—2,496,000 viewers (640,000) (1,075,000)
Larry King Live--1,700,000 viewers (453,000) (757,000)
Rachel Maddow Show--1,813,000 viewers (559,000) (962,000)
On the Money--187,000 viewers (79,000) (129,000)
Lou Dobbs- 621,000 viewers (182,000) (298,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
On the Record w/Greta —2,231,000 viewers (512,000) (919,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 --2,075,000 viewers (689,000) (929,000)
Countdown w/Keith Olbermann--1,085,000 viewers (436,000) (575,000)
Big Idea w/Donny Deutsch—205,000 viewers (87,000) (131,000)
Nancy Grace –545,000 viewers (231,000) (288,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor--1,497,000 viewers (392,000) (634,000)
Anderson Cooper 360—1,327,000 viewers (507,000) (688,000)
Rachel Maddow Show—865,000 viewers (380,000) (450,000)
Mad Money- 164,000 viewers (85,000) (97,000)
Showbiz Tonight– 462,000 viewers (189,000) (239,000)

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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 March, 2008)

CNN/HLN: 96.93 million HHs
CNBC: 95.13 million HHs
FNC: 94.55 million HHs
MSNBC: 91.59 million HHs

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

 
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