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




Live + Same Day Weekend Ratings

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 784 181 321
CNN 413 119 185
MSNBC 391 182 210
CNBC 199 76 106
HLN 234 82 107
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 1,008 179 312
CNN 401 87 140
MSNBC 578 311 327
CNBC 278 104 153
HLN 280 72 116
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 664 135 276
CNN 328 94 148
MSNBC 329 166 177
CNBC 149 73 78
HLN 194 69 88
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 850 116 289
CNN 512 124 178
MSNBC 527 274 300
CNBC 85 41 53
HLN 184 52 85

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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