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Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, December 31, 2011 - January 1, 2012

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January 4th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, December 31, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  815  213  415
CNN  562  184  249
MSNBC  299  140  152
CNBC  124  44  56
FBN  25  6  13
HLN  234  68  122
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  844  177  400
CNN  574  200  244
MSNBC  386  215  228
CNBC  182  53  79
FBN  38  5  19
HLN  252  59  119
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  642  148  316
CNN  361  101  150
MSNBC  355  156  155
CNBC  236  116  140
FBN  15  3  7
HLN  263  101  151
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  657  123  240
CNN  348  98  109
MSNBC  486  176  181
CNBC  207  98  116
FBN  29  4  7
HLN  316  67  145

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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

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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