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

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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


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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