Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, December 25-26, 2010

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Live + Same Day Weekend Ratings

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 554 136 257
CNN 319 95 152
MSNBC 532 269 289
CNBC 173 67 108
HLN 225 74 125
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 541 121 219
CNN 274 71 101
MSNBC 713 387 377
CNBC 204 81 129
HLN 225 66 129

Will post Sunday’s data if/when I see it.

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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