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

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December 20th, 2011

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

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  819  232  396
CNN  378  98  153
MSNBC  374  173  192
CNBC  169  73  84
FBN  25  4  10
HLN  308  80  144
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  983  201  371
CNN  394  87  149
MSNBC  462  228  218
CNBC  270  103  125
FBN  61  12  27
HLN  440  99  186
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  660  156  317
CNN  324  99  142
MSNBC  336  142  186
CNBC  210  92  103
FBN  21  9  11
HLN  223  82  131
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  637  114  237
CNN  408  127  160
MSNBC  338  158  197
CNBC  313  124  145
FBN  54  23  25
HLN  181  48  79

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

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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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