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Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5, 2010

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September 8th, 2010

Live + Same Day Weekend Ratings
Cable News Ratings September 4, 2010

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 673,000 viewers
CNN – 403,000 viewers
MSNBC – 360,000 viewers
CNBC – 191,000 viewers
HLN –207,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –796,000 viewers
CNN -- 394,000 viewers
MSNBC –381,000 viewers
CNBC – 260,000 viewers
HLN – 225,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –166,000 viewers
CNN – 129,000 viewers
MSNBC – 153,000 viewers
CNBC – 75,000 viewers
HLN – 73,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 154,000 viewers
CNN – 138,000 viewers
MSNBC – 198,000 viewers
CNBC – 83,000 viewers
HLN – 56,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 259,000 viewers
CNN – 188,000 viewers
MSNBC – 178,000 viewers
CNBC – 105,000 viewers
HLN – 89,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –264,000 viewers
CNN – 162,000 viewers
MSNBC –222,000 viewers
CNBC – 131,000 viewers
HLN – 87,000 viewers

Cable News Ratings for September 5, 2010
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 639,000 viewers
CNN – 354,000 viewers
MSNBC – 370,000 viewers
CNBC – 154,000 viewers
HLN –182,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –705,000 viewers
CNN -- 396,000 viewers
MSNBC –358,000 viewers
CNBC – 216,000 viewers
HLN – 163,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –168,000 viewers
CNN – 124,000 viewers
MSNBC – 184,000 viewers
CNBC – a scratch w/ 51,000 viewers
HLN – 84,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 145,000 viewers
CNN –116,000 viewers
MSNBC – 174,000 viewers
CNBC – 78,000 viewers
HLN – a scratch w/ 44,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 268,000 viewers
CNN – 172,000 viewers
MSNBC – 187,000 viewers
CNBC – 73,000 viewers
HLN – 98,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 229,000 viewers
CNN – 182,000 viewers
MSNBC – 169,000 viewers
CNBC – 109,000 viewers
HLN – 68,000 viewers
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Note that MSNBC weekend programming after noon isn't live news like their weekday programming. It's specials and documentaries.

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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 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: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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