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Fox News Tops Iowa Caucuses Coverage - Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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January 5th, 2012

Not surprisingly, Fox News dominated the ratings during the coverage of the Iowa Caucuses on Tuesday night.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, January 3, 2012:

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  1,383  357  668
CNN  569  191  239
MSNBC  575  149  239
CNBC  215  55  108
FBN  58  10  26
HLN  245  76  128
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  2,639  685  1,194
CNN  1,328  503  593
MSNBC  1,196  303  490
CNBC  238  96  108
FBN  75  14  23
HLN  493  107  220
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends  884  252  544
CNN American Morning  193  70  92
MSNBC Morning Joe  391  128  181
CNBC Squawk Box  142  33  91
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade  218  100  150
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE  1,522  300  723
CNN Situation Room  600  113  162
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  833  123  255
CNBC FAST MONEY  230  62  106
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT  170  45  74
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER  1,978  434  839
CNN John King USA  531  141  193
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  931  184  285
CNBC Mad Money  231  67  109
HLN Prime News  232  59  104
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH  1,999  463  986
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012  708  274  301
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  1,104  249  438
CNBC Kudlow Report  174  53  94
HLN ISSUES  529  118  227
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ-IOWA CAUCUS  2,573  606  1,129
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012  1,129  389  511
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  1,251  281  486
CNBC BIO: DAVE THOMAS  188  94  108
HLN Nancy Grace  658  140  269
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ-IOWA CAUCUS  2,673  685  1,242
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012  1,364  453  551
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  1,162  290  473
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC  258  86  99
HLN Dr. Drew  443  84  207
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ-IOWA CAUCUS  2,646  761  1,194
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012  1,438  616  683
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  1,172  337  511
CNBC AMERICAN GREED  267  107  117
HLN Nancy Grace  396  96  192
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ-IOWA CAUCUS  2,593  850  1,232
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012  1,232  535  590
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE  1,078  313  469
CNBC Mad Money  98  33  66
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT  281  119  151

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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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