Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18, 2011

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Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18, 2011

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC     781              187     405
CNN     435              142     212
MSNBC     295              136     156
CNBC     179                74      95
FBN      29                11      16
HLN     268                97     148
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC     941              142     357
CNN     419              139     208
MSNBC     298              155     154
CNBC     264              103     138
FBN      52                22      28
HLN     425              121     229
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC     775              182     391
CNN     316                95     143
MSNBC     299              134     153
CNBC     137                67      68
FBN      23                  4        8
HLN     274              103     150
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC     908              184     381
CNN     403              107     159
MSNBC     374              192     212
CNBC     125                62      61
FBN      40                  4      12
HLN     215                58      77


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 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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