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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 25

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December 29th, 2008

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 25, 2008

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 761,000 viewers
CNN – 548,000 viewers
MSNBC –248,000 viewers
CNBC – 153,000 viewers
HLN – 302,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 1,174,000 viewers
CNN—817,000 viewers
MSNBC –334,000 viewers
CNBC – 303,000 viewers
HLN – 269,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –153,000 viewers
CNN –191,000 viewers
MSNBC –133,000 viewers
CNBC –73,000 viewers
HLN- 137,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 207,000 viewers
CNN –300,000 viewers
MSNBC –140,000 viewers
CNBC – 122,000 viewers
HLN – 100,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC –311,000 viewers
CNN –265,000 viewers
MSNBC –148,000 viewers
CNBC –93,000 viewers
HLN- 186,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –417,000 viewers
CNN – 336,000 viewers
MSNBC –207,000 viewers
CNBC – 181,000 viewers
HLN --150,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends –698,000 viewers (131,000) (336,000)
American Morning-398,000 viewers (162,000) (241,000)
Morning Joe-214,000 viewers (123,000) (130,000)
Squawk Box-130,000 viewers (62,000) (88,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 344,000 viewers (185,000) (240,000)

6PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Religion in America – 573,000 viewers (81,000) (159,000)
Situation Room—542,000 viewers (128,000) (224,000)
Crime & Punishment —267,000 viewers (115,000) (142,000)
CNBC Reports 2008—a scratch w/82,000 viewers (a scratch w/42,000) (a scratch w/46,000)
Prime News--245,000 viewers (100,000) (130,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox Report w/Shepard Smith– 849,000 viewers (139,000) (253,000)
Lou Dobbs Tonight –734,000 viewers (235,000) (288,000)
Crime & Punishment —266,000 viewers (106,000) (153,000)
9 for 09 ---a scratch w/92,000 viewers (a scratch w/42,000) (63,000)
Issues– 176,000 viewers (57,000) (104,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
OReilly Factor Classic—1,350,000 viewers (248,000) (454,000)
Campbell Brown—950,000 viewers (383,000) (414,000)
Dateline—397,000 viewers (158,000) (227,000)
Savin GM: Inside Crisis--344,000 viewers (161,000) (200,000)
Nancy Grace –326,000 viewers (107,000) (164,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
OReilly Factor Classic –1,180,000 viewers (212,000) (440,000)
Larry King Live---868,000 viewers (275,000) (332,000)
Crime & Punishment —298,000 viewers (118,000) (201,000)
Scam of the Century—376,000 viewers (136,000) (206,000)
Lou Dobbs- 252,000 viewers (86,000) (144,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
OReilly Factor Classic —991,000 viewers (162,000) (356,000)
Anderson Cooper 360--624,000 viewers (241,000) (262,000)
Crime & Punishment ---309,000 viewers (144,000) (192,000)
On the Money —188,000 viewers (69,000) (136,000)
Nancy Grace –239,000 viewers (111,000) (149,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
OReilly Factor Classic —843,000 viewers (181,000) (375,000)
Anderson Cooper 360—525,000 viewers (284,000) (317,000)
Crime & Punishment –352,000 viewers (198,000) (223,000)
Saving GM: Inside Crisis—187,000 viewers (100,000) (134,000)
Showbiz Tonight-- 235,000 viewers (126,000) (144,000)

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 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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