Cable News Ratings for Monday, September 3, 2012

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September 5th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 3, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,092            247            482
CNN         505            166            207
MSNBC         578            185            243
CNBC         191             94            112
FBN           50             12             22
HLN         195             80            100
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,626            320            666
CNN       1,174            394            469
MSNBC       1,310            348            501
CNBC         219            123            126
FBN           93             30             40
HLN         227             79            124
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,018            258            494
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         202             76             79
MSNBC Morning Joe         310            115            142
CNBC Squawk Box           73             48             52
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         237            136            143
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,768            419            767
CNN SITUATION ROOM         546            134            164
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         846            214            376
CNBC CRIME INC GRND THEFT AUTO         248            128            158
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         147             42             61
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,871            410            781
CNN SITUATION ROOM         543            123            145
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         856            261            368
CNBC CRIME INC: WAR CNTRFT GDS         241            123            134
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           88               8             26
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,561            322            632
CNN CNN PRESENTS         423            130            178
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         996            290            351
CNBC CRIME INC: SECRETS 4 SALE         281            139            129
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         230             45             97
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,042            403            870
CNN CNN PRESENTS       1,234            433            486
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,031            251            357
CNBC CRIME INC HLLYWD ROBBERY         211            107            114
HLN NANCY GRACE         358             99            185
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,692            339            695
CNN OBAMA RVEALED:CLOSER LOOK       1,168            321            469
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,409            363            559
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         214            124            117
HLN DR. DREW         147             59             81
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,133            218            432
CNN CNN PRESENTS         843            293            372
MSNBC CANDIDATES 2012       1,478            426            584
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         233            138            147
HLN NANCY GRACE         176             78            107
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         891            205            436
CNN CNN PRESENTS         937            415            470
MSNBC CANDIDATES 2012         676            269            284
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         240            123            123
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         156             64             71

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, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

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

  • Mark2

    O’Reilly lost twice in the Demo and Maddow beat Baier in the Demo.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Yeah, I’m back, the computer went down on the eve of the conventions. Coincidence? I don’t think so. A vast left wing conspiracy to keep Papa out of the mix.



    Romney gave away his inheritence. Obama wouldn’t give his half brother a G-note to help his sick nephew.

    Obama ate a dog when he was six.

  • James


  • d.d.

    @Tired of Idiotic Comments
    DNC just announced that GOD, and Jerusalem have been added back into the party platform at their convention.

    Note the multiple votes needed to pass the changes.It’s hard to tell.


  • Mark

    @Tired of Idiotic Comments
    To the trolls on this site that think Glenn Beck is irrelevant: The DNC just announced that GOD, and Jerusalem have been added back into the party platform at their convention. Sounds to me like GBTV and the Blaze are very relevant.
    yeah Glen Beck and Glen Beck only is responsible

    This should tell any Jew all they need to know about the democrat party…
    I have nothing against Jewish people but I don’t see the need to list the capitals of every country in the platform so why should Israel get special preference

  • Sicilian Papa



    The Dems are having a convention this week? Do you really think they are going to watch Hannity?

  • Mark

    If people truly want piece in the Middle East, it’s probably best the US doesn’t spew campaign rhetoric in their platforms, which will only give the Muslims in that area more reason to hate Israel and the US. Congrats Republicans you won out and got Israel alot of unneeded attention that they probably would be better off without.

  • Doug Z

    Not 2008: Big Drop in Viewers for Day One of Dem Convention
    Overall, the speech attracted around 11 million viewers on the three broadcast networks. That’s about 400,000 fewer viewers than watched Ann Romney’s speech. But, the really bad news for Obama is the massive drop in viewers from 2008.

  • Doug Z

    NBC won the coverage, as it did for the RNC last week. But, its viewership was down 24% from ’08. For its RNC coverage on the first night, viewership was actually 8% higher than ’08. CBS and ABC have even starker declines, dropping 45% and 38% respectively, compared to ’08. Their coverage of the RNC was down also, but a more modest 25% and 38% from ’08.

  • Doug Z

    Molsems will hate no matter what we do.

  • Letmethink

    Hi Papa, glad you are back–have missed your humorous comments. I thought Fox would be down this week. I am not watching the convention. I feel like I have heard it all the last 3 1/2 years.

  • Doug Z

    Repubs do not watch the Demos. Why would Fox get a jump

  • Mark

    @Doug Z

    The reason why some Muslims hate the US is because the US go to the Middle East and start putting their nose in affairs that have nothing to do with their country(and this goes beyond Israel). taking a firm stance in something like a platform on Israel’s afairs is just another in a long line of things to throw gas on the fire.

    It’s one thing to be an allie of Israel and quietly show them support, it’s another to be in your face about your support and only fuel those fires even more with people who already have enough reason to hate both countries. there is a thing called diplomacy, I think the US could use a lesson on how to do it. Chances are you are going to get better results int he end using it.

  • PaulG


    I have nothing against Jewish people but I don’t see the need to list the capitals of every country in the platform so why should Israel get special preference

    At least half the delegates loudly voiced opposition to recoginizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and there was a loud boo when the DNC chairman rammed the ammendment through as if two thirds voted ya,,after three re-due votes…I doubt very much a vote on the Capital of Canada(your suggestion) would have innvoked the same response…If these delegates represent the democrat party,,than at least half the democrats in this country don’t believe Jerusalem is the ligitimate Capital of Israel…You may want to downplay the importance of this fact,,but everyone can now go to the video and see for themselves…

  • Doug Z

    Fact Check: First Lady’s False Fairy Tale of Struggle
    They had expensive tastes, reflected in the $277,500 two-bedroom condo they bought in 1993–a high price even by today’s standards. Several years later, they moved into their $1.65 million mansion in Hyde Park–with the help of fraudster Tony Rezko.

  • Mark2

    Hey Doug, but the difference is that MSNBC drews millions more viewers this time around. Combined, MSNBC and NBC drew over 9 Million viewers.

    NBC – 5.002
    MSNBC – 4.107
    CNN – 3.888
    CBS – 3.269
    ABC – 3.237
    FOX NEWS – 2.398

  • Doug Z


    I have nothing against Jewish people but I don’t see the need to list the capitals of every country in the platform so why should Israel get special preference
    Do we not know the Capital of every nation. why is Israel not known with Dems

  • Doug Z

    I want 2008 numbers. this says nothing

  • Doug Z

    What did the Repubs get is what I meant. And how does it compare to 2008

  • Sicilian Papa



    You lefties just don’t get it do you. They hate us because we are the infidels. We don’t believe in their version of God. I am talking about the radicals.

    They would chop off Rachel Maddow’s head because of her ways and beliefs. I am an evangelical, they would only make me a slave but none believers would be tortured and killed.

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