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GOP Debate Massively Boosts MSNBC; Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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September 8th, 2011

The GOP Debate on MSNBC ran from 8-9:49pm Eastern, so its numbers are split between two hours below. Overall it averaged 5.411 million viewers for the duration.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 7, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  1,206  307  591
CNN  437  140  190
MSNBC  945  312  466
CNBC  197  64  108
FBN  59  12  29
HLN  266  85  132
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  2,253  492  995
CNN  674  227  297
MSNBC  4,356  1,370  2,111
CNBC  214  107  103
FBN  37  9  25
HLN  529  133  224
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends  987  328  635
CNN American Morning  247  114  123
MSNBC Morning Joe  416  158  225
CNBC Squawk Box  149  60  98
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade  281  124  175
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE  1,489  397  722
CNN Situation Room  665  163  260
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  626  144  224
CNBC FAST MONEY  192  65  106
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT  170  32  65
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER  1,931  449  864
CNN Situation Room  546  119  220
MSNBC POLITICS NATION  606  163  299
CNBC Mad Money  200  85  132
HLN Prime News  371  103  146
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH  2,030  478  906
CNN John King USA  517  137  250
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  889  244  409
CNBC Kudlow Report  182  50  98
HLN ISSUES  383  76  160
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR  2,779  520  1,131
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  698  211  317
MSNBC DEBATE  4,829  1,466  2,297
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE  179  96  101
HLN Nancy Grace  600  146  237
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity  1,687  423  735
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight  567  194  237
MSNBC DEBATE  6,124  2,050  3,081
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  4,505  1,437  2,143
CNBC AMERICAN GREED  239  115  112
HLN Dr. Drew  582  159  273
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA  2,281  533  1,116
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  756  277  338
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  2,392  704  1,121
CNBC AMERICAN GREED  225  111  96
HLN Joy Behar  441  104  179
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR  1,523  530  822
CNN SANJAY GUPTA REPORTS  540  227  254
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  1,247  426  575
CNBC Mad Money  133  78  69
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT  391  153  188

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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 July, 2011)

CNN/HLN: 101.12 million HHs

CNBC: 98.62 million HHs

FNC: 99.15 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.72 million HHs

Fox Business: 58.15 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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