Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, December 24-25, 2011

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, December 24-25, 2011

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC     656              170     339
CNN     365              124     148
MSNBC     296              129     144
CNBC     141                32      46
FBN      22                  6      12
HLN     287              102     148
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC     626              138     262
CNN     396              132     133
MSNBC     300              153     124
CNBC     191                41      62
FBN      12                  1        3
HLN     345                93     176
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC     541              126     252
CNN     246                79     121
MSNBC     407              219     219
CNBC     203                73     123
FBN      22                  3        7
HLN     231              105     146
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC     648              130     231
CNN     295                84     118
MSNBC     429              229     236
CNBC     267                85     163
FBN      36                  7      10
HLN     148                51      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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