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Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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December 17th, 2009

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 16, 2009

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,301,000 viewers
CNN – 479,000 viewers
MSNBC –367,000 viewers
CNBC – 205,000 viewers
HLN –328,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,480,000 viewers
CNN – 742,000 viewers
MSNBC –912,000 viewers
CNBC – 211,000 viewers
HLN –638,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –356,000 viewers
CNN –124,000 viewers
MSNBC –96,000 viewers
CNBC – 61,000 viewers
HLN- 145,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 695,000 viewers
CNN – 175,000 viewers
MSNBC –245,000 viewers
CNBC – 84,000 viewers
HLN – 207,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 650,000 viewers
CNN – 189,000 viewers
MSNBC – 166,000 viewers
CNBC – 115,000 viewers
HLN - 183,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –1,224,000 viewers
CNN – 285,000 viewers
MSNBC –444,000 viewers
CNBC – 117,000 viewers
HLN –312,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends- 1,015,000 viewers (332,000) (574,000)
American Morning- 347,000 viewers (126,000) (183,000)
Morning Joe- 376,000 viewers (106,000) (194,000)
Squawk Box- 171,000 viewers (61,000) (98,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 359,000 viewers (211,000) (244,000)

5PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,476,000 viewers (665,000) (1,221,000)
Situation Room—621,000 viewers (88,000) (148,000)
Hardball w/ Chris Matthews—527,000 viewers (94,000) (210,000)
Fast Money—236,000 viewers (24,000) (115,000)
Prime News —278,000 viewers (132,000) (185,000)

6PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report with Bret Baier – 2,172,000 viewers (474,000) (1,085,000)
Situation Room—553,000 viewers (124,000) (181,000)
Ed Show—488,000 viewers (94,000) (218,000)
Mad Money —215,000 viewers (a scratch w/38,000) (113,000)
Prime News – 254,000 viewers (81,000) (146,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The Fox Report – 1,997,000 viewers (469,000) (945,000)
CNN Tonight – 534,000 (115,000) (182,000)
Hardball w/ Chris Matthews – 560,000 (160,000) (263,000)
Kudlow Report -- 151,000 viewers (a scratch w/31,000) (73,000)
Issues– 405,000 viewers (128,000) (225,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor – 3,362,000 viewers (894,000) (1,646,000)
Campbell Brown – 484,000 viewers (111,000) (197,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 1,068,000 viewers (249,000) (521,000)
Marijuana Inc. – 232,000 viewers (76,000) (115,000)
Nancy Grace – 826,000 viewers (258,000) (376,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity –2,369,000 viewers (692,000) (1,220,000)
Larry King Live —820,000 viewers (184,000) (301,000)
Rachel Maddow Show —915,000 viewers (208,000) (459,000)
Illegal Gambling— 239,000 viewers (97,000) (134,000)
Joy Behar- 645,000 viewers (168,000) (289,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
On The Record w/ Greta —1,706,000 viewers (496,000) (802,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 — 921,000 viewers (232,000) (357,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 753,000 (279,000) (352,000)
Illegal Gambling -- 162,000 viewers (78,000) (102,000)
Nancy Grace –501,000 viewers (210,000) (293,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor —1,611,000 viewers (568,000) (825,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 — 489,000 viewers (160,000) (185,000)
Rachel Maddow Show —404,000 viewers (151,000) (163,000)
Mad Money – a scratch w/93,000 viewers (57,000) (a scratch w/51,000)
Showbiz Tonight-- 382,000 viewers (199,000) (206,000)

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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 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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