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Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18, 2009

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October 20th, 2009

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Cable News Ratings October 17, 2009

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 819,000 viewers
CNN – 446,000 viewers
MSNBC – 306,000 viewers
CNBC – 168,000 viewers
HLN – 256,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –1,190,000 viewers
CNN – 561,000 viewers
MSNBC –452,000 viewers
CNBC – 221,000 viewers
HLN – 259,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –204,000 viewers
CNN – 136,000 viewers
MSNBC – 145,000 viewers
CNBC – 68,000 viewers
HLN – 130,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 223,000 viewers
CNN – 184,000 viewers
MSNBC – 226,000 viewers
CNBC – 93,000 viewers
HLN – 103,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 351,000 viewers
CNN – 199,000 viewers
MSNBC – 165,000 viewers
CNBC – 96,000 viewers
HLN – 152,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 381,000 viewers
CNN – 257,000 viewers
MSNBC – 257,000 viewers
CNBC – 129,000 viewers
HLN – 124,000 viewers

Cable News Ratings for October 18, 2009
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 760,000 viewers
CNN – 394,000 viewers
MSNBC – 295,000 viewers
CNBC- 129,000 viewers
HLN – 235,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –943,000 viewers
CNN – 425,000 viewers
MSNBC – 434,000 viewers
CNBC – a scratch w/122,000 viewers
HLN – 241,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC – 226,000 viewers
CNN – 127,000 viewers
MSNBC – 151,000 viewers
CNBC –58,000 viewers
HLN – 121,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 226,000 viewers
CNN – 136,000 viewers
MSNBC – 217,000 viewers
CNBC – 55,000 viewers
HLN – 88,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 350,000 viewers
CNN – 167,000 viewers
MSNBC – 171,000 viewers
CNBC-- 75,000 viewers
HLN – 136,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 366,000 viewers
CNN – 174,000 viewers
MSNBC –256,000 viewers
CNBC –65,000 viewers
HLN – 129,000 viewers

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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 September, 2009)

CNN/HLN: 99.098 million HHs

CNBC: 96.78 million HHs

FNC: 96.26  million HHs

MSNBC: 92.64 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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