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Florida GOP Debate Boosts CNN; Cable News Ratings for Thursday, January 26, 2012

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January 27th, 2012

I already separately posted the numbers for the Florida debate with comparisons to prior debates, but the debate on CNN averaged 5.357 million vewers and 1.741 million adults 25-54 between 8-10p,

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for January 26, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,248            315            601
CNN         955            331            443
MSNBC         538            135            228
CNBC         172             51            100
FBN           69             13             29
HLN         225             83            113
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,015            432            874
CNN       4,404         1,459         2,066
MSNBC       1,027            229            450
CNBC         214            112            115
FBN           72             21             35
HLN         254             65            112
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,129            373            666
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         163             79            100
MSNBC Morning Joe         400            163            193
CNBC Squawk Box         140             45            100
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         280            146            162
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,783            425            841
CNN Situation Room         500            128            166
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         849            171            317
CNBC FAST MONEY         219             26            114
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         175             44             48
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,101            474            833
CNN John King USA         444            141            156
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         811            151            288
CNBC Mad Money         225             39            111
HLN Prime News         181             24             61
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       2,000            527            873
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         595            201            289
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         855            186            364
CNBC Kudlow Report         170             26             84
HLN ISSUES         319             72            156
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,619            485         1,047
CNN FLORIDA GOP PRES DEBATE       4,600         1,477         2,160
MSNBC Ed Show         969            200            426
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC         172             63            102
HLN Nancy Grace         277             45            117
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity SPECIAL       1,498            326            659
CNN FLORIDA GOP PRES DEBATE       6,114         2,005         2,860
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show       1,001            234            460
CNBC M. ZUCKERBERG: INSIDE FB         266            145            135
HLN Dr. Drew         251             62            102
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,916            477            904
CNN Anderson Cooper 360       2,496            895         1,177
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL       1,087            248            459
CNBC BILL GATES GEEK CHNG WRLD         203            128            107
HLN Nancy Grace         250             90            125
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,634            495            848
CNN FLORIDA GOP PRES DEBATE       1,216            577            675
MSNBC Ed Show         787            194            337
CNBC Mad Money           96             61             74
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         335            126            178

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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

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

 
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