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Fox News Leads Super Tuesday Coverage, Tops NBC at 10p : Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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March 7th, 2012

 

Unsurprisingly Fox News clobbered its cable competition during the primetime 'Super Tuesday" coverage and even beat out NBC's election coverage in total viewers from 10-11p.

10-11PM ET SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE – TOTAL VIEWERS

FNC’s America’s Election HQ: 2,612,000
NBC’s Decision ’12: Super Tuesday: 2,561,000
MSNBC’s Special Coverage: 1,472,000
CNN’s America’s Choice 2012: 1,461,000

PRIMETIME 8-11PM ET

FNC: 2,842,000 in P2+ (730,000 in 25-54)
CNN: 1,486,000 in P2+ (512,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 1,368,000 in P2+ (381,000 in 25-54)

PEAK HOURS

FNC peaked at 10PM ET with 3 million viewers and 804,000 in 25-54

CNN peaked at 9PM ET in total viewers with 1.57 million viewers and 564,000 in 25-54 at 10PM ET

MSNBC peaked at 10PM ET with 1.47 million viewers and 447,000 in 25-54

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for March 6, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,289            333            598
CNN         588            190            259
MSNBC         644            192            319
CNBC         203             61            112
FBN           82             19             37
HLN         219             78            123
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,842            730         1,305
CNN       1,486            512            701
MSNBC       1,368            381            666
CNBC         208             53             99
FBN         106             32             49
HLN         328            107            196
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,006            303            530
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         243            126            155
MSNBC Morning Joe         473            163            249
CNBC Squawk Box         169             64            115
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         246            122            162
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,514            321            688
CNN Situation Room         588            101            188
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         869            192            348
CNBC FAST MONEY         214             41            110
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         252             69            129
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,707            394            706
CNN John King USA         633            142            199
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         905            228            395
CNBC Mad Money         221             65            124
HLN Prime News         200             50             97
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       2,340            492            966
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012         840            281            387
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,175            320            572
CNBC Kudlow Report         182             37             77
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         345            124            167
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ: SUPER TUESDAY       2,890            671         1,233
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,414            446            645
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,295            328            614
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         136             47             64
HLN Nancy Grace         529            192            362
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ: SUPER TUESDAY       3,004            804         1,449
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,572            526            757
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,302            369            625
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC         224             52             96
HLN Dr. Drew         265             73            126
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ: SUPER TUESDAY       2,612            711         1,226
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,461            564            701
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,472            447            758
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC         265             61            135
HLN Nancy Grace         208             64            114
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ: SUPER TUESDAY       1,895            533            940
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,112            399            532
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,083            363            564
CNBC Mad Money         109             51             75
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         216             83            140

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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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