Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 24, 2009

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 864,000 viewers
CNN – 428,000 viewers
MSNBC –279,000 viewers
CNBC – 173,000 viewers
HLN –253,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 947,000 viewers
CNN – 497,000 viewers
MSNBC –346,000 viewers
CNBC – 129,000 viewers
HLN –371,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –224,000 viewers
CNN –128,000 viewers
MSNBC –81,000 viewers
CNBC – 62,000 viewers
HLN- 103,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 218,000 viewers
CNN – 139,000 viewers
MSNBC –121,000 viewers
CNBC – 61,000 viewers
HLN – 103,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 393,000 viewers
CNN – 205,000 viewers
MSNBC – 131,000 viewers
CNBC – 87,000 viewers
HLN – 133,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –326,000 viewers
CNN – 213,000 viewers
MSNBC –148,000 viewers
CNBC – 68,000 viewers
HLN –134,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends- 914,000 viewers (262,000) (465,000)
American Morning- 334,000 viewers (140,000) (200,000)
Morning Joe- 311,000 viewers (58,000) (155,000)
Squawk Box- 144,000 viewers (45,000) (87,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 300,000 viewers (149,000) (213,000)

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck Special – 1,163,000 viewers (268,000) (512,000)
Situation Room—517,000 viewers (104,000) (220,000)
MSNBC Special—169,000 viewers (a scratch w/49,000) (80,000)
Coca-Cola: The Real Story—179,000 viewers (84,000) (86,000)
Prime News —201,000 viewers (71,000) (86,000)

6PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report with Bret Baier Special – 1,058,000 viewers (252,000) (455,000)
Situation Room—406,000 viewers (77,000) (144,000)
MSNBC Special—164,000 viewers (a scratch w/46,000) (69,000)
New Age of Wal-Mart —125,000 viewers (72,000) (73,000)
Prime News – 218,000 viewers (86,000) (109,000)

7PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The Fox Report W/ Shep – 1,075,000 viewers (307,000) (443,000)
SR/Best & Worst of 2009 – 458,000 (136,000) (209,000)
MSNBC Special – 260,000 (65,000) (90,000)
Illegal Gambling – a scratch w/88,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 44,000) (55,000)
Issues– 294,000 viewers (91,000) (130,000)

8PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox & Friends Christmas Special – 1,056,000 viewers (245,000) (393,000)
Future Fast Forward – 456,000 viewers (105,000) (208,000)
MSNBC Special – 401,000 viewers (97,000) (120,000)
Inside the Mind of Google – a scratch w/103,000 viewers (a scratch w/53,000) (65,000)
Nancy Grace – 479,000 viewers (137,000) (182,000)

9 PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox & Friends Christmas Special – 1,085,000 viewers (252,000) (370,000)
Larry King Live —610,000 viewers (176,000) (249,000)
MSNBC Special —325,000 viewers (119,000) (146,000)
Buffett and Gates— a scratch w/117,000 viewers (a scratch w/48,000) (60,000)
Joy Behar- 412,000 viewers (100,000) (132,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Rejoice —701,000 viewers (159,000) (215,000)
CNN Presents — 423,000 viewers (137,000) (183,000)
MSNBC Special – 312,000 (145,000) (177,000)
Oprah Effect — 167,000 viewers (82,000) (79,000)
Nancy Grace –254,000 viewers (79,000) (98,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox & Friends Christmas Special —506,000 viewers (107,000) (193,000)
CNN Presents — 380,000 viewers (128,000) (191,000)
MSNBC Special —327,000 viewers (151,000) (168,000)
Coca-Cola: The Real Story – 183,000 viewers (83,000) (105,000)
Showbiz Tonight– 201,000 viewers (92,000) (107,000)

For other days cable news ratings click here.

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 December, 2009)

CNN/HLN: 100.22 million HHs

CNBC: 97.59 million HHs

FNC: 98.04  million HHs

MSNBC: 93.0 million HHs

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

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