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Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, October 16-17, 2010

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October 19th, 2010

Live + Same Day Weekend Ratings

Cable News Ratings October 16, 2010
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 726,000 viewers
CNN – 353,000 viewers
MSNBC – 354,000 viewers
CNBC – 169,000 viewers
HLN –200,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –876,000 viewers
CNN -- 281,000 viewers
MSNBC –473,000 viewers
CNBC – 187,000 viewers
HLN – 254,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –179,000 viewers
CNN – 98,000 viewers
MSNBC – 185,000 viewers
CNBC – 73,000 viewers
HLN – 81,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 162,000 viewers
CNN – 77,000 viewers
MSNBC – 264,000 viewers
CNBC – 66,000 viewers
HLN – 93,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 309,000 viewers
CNN – 153,000 viewers
MSNBC – 183,000 viewers
CNBC – 94,000 viewers
HLN – 105,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –252,000 viewers
CNN – 120,000 viewers
MSNBC –235,000 viewers
CNBC – 88,000 viewers
HLN – 132,000 viewers

Cable News Ratings for October 17, 2010
P2+ Total Day
FNC – 640,000 viewers
CNN – 273,000 viewers
MSNBC – 292,000 viewers
CNBC – 180,000 viewers
HLN –177,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –799,000 viewers
CNN – 329,000 viewers
MSNBC –407,000 viewers
CNBC – 201,000 viewers
HLN – 275,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –159,000 viewers
CNN – 89,000 viewers
MSNBC – 167,000 viewers
CNBC – 99,000 viewers
HLN –72,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 134,000 viewers
CNN –71,000 viewers
MSNBC – 235,000 viewers
CNBC – 109,000 viewers
HLN – 74,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 277,000 viewers
CNN – 135,000 viewers
MSNBC – 156,000 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 October, 2010)

CNN/HLN: 100.88 million HHs

CNBC: 98.38 million HHs

FNC: 99.06 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.41 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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