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

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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


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: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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