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Cable News Ratings for Monday, December 21, 2009

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December 22nd, 2009

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 21, 2009

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,136,000 viewers
CNN – 440,000 viewers
MSNBC –345,000 viewers
CNBC – 170,000 viewers
HLN –332,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,057,000 viewers
CNN – 599,000 viewers
MSNBC –749,000 viewers
CNBC – 152,000 viewers
HLN –649,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –285,000 viewers
CNN –123,000 viewers
MSNBC –88,000 viewers
CNBC – 54,000 viewers
HLN- 142,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 488,000 viewers
CNN – 156,000 viewers
MSNBC –205,000 viewers
CNBC – 69,000 viewers
HLN – 222,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 552,000 viewers
CNN – 191,000 viewers
MSNBC – 159,000 viewers
CNBC – 83,000 viewers
HLN - 181,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –900,000 viewers
CNN – 268,000 viewers
MSNBC –343,000 viewers
CNBC – 77,000 viewers
HLN –331,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends- 997,000 viewers (296,000) (581,000)
American Morning- 342,000 viewers (126,000) (173,000)
Morning Joe- 316,000 viewers (88,000) (168,000)
Squawk Box- 133,000 viewers (41,000) (79,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 299,000 viewers (164,000) (198,000)

5PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 1,919,000 viewers (471,000) (903,000)
Situation Room—607,000 viewers (128,000) (226,000)
Hardball w/ Chris Matthews—569,000 viewers (74,000) (200,000)
Fast Money—213,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 28,000) (68,000)
Prime News —272,000 viewers (109,000) (151,000)

6PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report with Bret Baier – 2,036,000 viewers (405,000) (901,000)
Situation Room—455,000 viewers (117,000) (223,000)
Ed Show—509,000 viewers (68,000) (164,000)
Mad Money —164,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 36,000) (66,000)
Prime News – 280,000 viewers (132,000) (181,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The Fox Report – 2,017,000 viewers (405,000) (901,000)
CNN Tonight – 553,000 (147,000) (253,000)
Hardball w/ Chris Matthews – 555,000 (121,000) (242,000)
Kudlow Report -- 127,000 viewers (a scratch w/53,000) (54,000)
Issues– 440,000 viewers (109,000) (228,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor – 2,785,000 viewers (653,000) (1,261,000)
Campbell Brown – 529,000 viewers (144,000) (276,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 910,000 viewers (214,000) (414,000)
Oprah Effect – a scratch w/ 94,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 29,000) (a scratch w/ 43,000)
Nancy Grace – 833,000 viewers (256,000) (380,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity – 1,847,000 viewers (484,000) (825,000)
Larry King Live —817,000 viewers (168,000) (267,000)
Rachel Maddow Show —678,000 viewers (161,000) (276,000)
BIO: Rachel Ray— a scratch w/ 115,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 40,000) (63,000)
Joy Behar- 627,000 viewers (189,000) (308,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
On The Record w/ Greta —1,525,000 viewers (318,000) (605,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 — 590,000 viewers (163,000) (252,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 522,000 (189,000) (231,000)
Business Nation -- 246,000 viewers (137,000) (124,000)
Nancy Grace –549,000 viewers (238,000) (325,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor —1,000,000 viewers (247,000) (484,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 — 430,000 viewers (158,000) (175,000)
Rachel Maddow Show —415,000 viewers (144,000) (214,000)
Mad Money – 127,000 viewers (73,000) (68,000)
Showbiz Tonight-- 504,000 viewers (245,000) (276,000)
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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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