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


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

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 815 193 341
CNN 411 134 184
MSNBC 348 165 185
CNBC 181 77 98
HLN 204 80 103
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 892 173 339
CNN 512 180 218
MSNBC 412 239 218
CNBC 242 88 123
HLN 197 64 83


Cable News Ratings for December 5, 2010

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 683 171 310
CNN 295 97 147
MSNBC 389 169 207
CNBC 122 57 64
HLN 224 101 129
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 720 114 243
CNN 354 122 193
MSNBC 583 268 270
CNBC 141 56 76
HLN 237 100 140

Note that MSNBC weekend programming after noon isn’t live news like their weekday programming. It’s specials and documentaries.

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 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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