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Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19, 2010

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September 21st, 2010

Live + Same Day Weekend Ratings
Cable News Ratings September 18, 2010

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 706,000 viewers
CNN – 393,000 viewers
MSNBC – 326,000 viewers
CNBC – 186,000 viewers
HLN –195,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –892,000 viewers
CNN -- 421,000 viewers
MSNBC –375,000 viewers
CNBC – 278,000 viewers
HLN – 223,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –194,000 viewers
CNN – 121,000 viewers
MSNBC – 141,000 viewers
CNBC – 85,000 viewers
HLN – 80,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 200,000 viewers
CNN – 139,000 viewers
MSNBC – 157,000 viewers
CNBC – 125,000 viewers
HLN – 85,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 306,000 viewers
CNN – 183,000 viewers
MSNBC – 155,000 viewers
CNBC – 102,000 viewers
HLN – 110,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –355,000 viewers
CNN – 191,000 viewers
MSNBC –208,000 viewers
CNBC – 151,000 viewers
HLN – 113,000 viewers

Cable News Ratings for September 19, 2010
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 618,000 viewers
CNN – 328,000 viewers
MSNBC – 242,000 viewers
CNBC – a scratch w/ 118,000 viewers
HLN –216,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –814,000 viewers
CNN -- 404,000 viewers
MSNBC –268,000 viewers
CNBC – 130,000 viewers
HLN – 208,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –146,000 viewers
CNN – 86,000 viewers
MSNBC – 115,000 viewers
CNBC – 57,000 viewers
HLN – 93,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 194,000 viewers
CNN –116,000 viewers
MSNBC – 166,000 viewers
CNBC – 57,000 viewers
HLN – 82,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 263,000 viewers
CNN – 148,000 viewers
MSNBC – 111,000 viewers
CNBC – 61,000 viewers
HLN – 111,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 316,000 viewers
CNN – 168,000 viewers
MSNBC – 124,000 viewers
CNBC – 66,000 viewers
HLN – 111,000 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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