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Cable Top 25: FOX News Channnel's Republican National Convention Coverage Tops Cable Viewership for the Week Ending September 2, 2012

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September 5th, 2012

FOX News Channel's Thursday night coverage of the Republican National Convention  topped cable viewership for the week with 9.057  million viewers. The network's RNC coverage also ranked 2-6 for the week. Major Crimes was the top cable scripted program, coming in 8th, with 5.738 million viewers.
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Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXN Thu 10:00P-11:00P 9057
2 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXN Wed 10:00P-11:00P 7703
3 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXN Thu 11:00P-11:50P 7355
4 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXN Tue 10:00P-11:00P 6879
5 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXN Wed 09:54P-10:00P 6299
6 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXN Wed 11:00P-11:30P 5889
7 Hannity FOXN Thu 09:01P-10:00P 5816
8 MAJOR CRIMES TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5738
9 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN Sun 07:30P-11:34P 5558
10 Hannity FOXN Wed 09:00P-09:54P 5462
11 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:00P-10:31P 5080
12 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:31P-11:02P 5015
13 AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC FOXN Tue 11:00P-11:30P 4987
14 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Thu 08:00P-09:01P 4970
15 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4786
16 Hannity FOXN Tue 09:00P-10:00P 4649
17 American Pickers HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4522
18 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:09P 4499
19 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 4290
20 BOISE ST/MICHIGAN ST ESPN Fri 08:00P-11:20P 4194
21 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4160
22 SOUTH CAROLINA/VANDERBILT ESPN Thu 06:55P-10:20P 4129
23 Love and Hip Hop ATLANTA VH1 Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4100
24 Storage Wars A&E Tue 10:30P-11:01P 4050
25 PERCEPTION TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 3975

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  • David

    “09:54P-10:00P”

    Six minutes qualifies as a “show”?

  • Sam

    I’m kind of confused. Why are reports claiming that Honey Boo Boo beat Mitt Romney’s speech in the ratings if the table above contradicts that?

  • Nick

    Ouch @ Perception. Way down on the list.

    @Sam

    I’m kind of confused. Why are reports claiming that Honey Boo Boo beat Mitt Romney’s speech in the ratings if the table above contradicts that?

    Honey Poo Poo beat Mitt Romney in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Mitt won in viewers.

  • Sam

    @ Nick

    Thanks. That really boggles my mind.

  • Ultima

    @David
    “09:54P-10:00P”
    Six minutes qualifies as a “show”?

    The “breaks” on HBO when they just air promotional stuff counts as a “show” as far as Nielsen is concerned. Every minute that is rated has to be classified as part of a show, even if it’s only a couple minutes long.

  • DenverDean

    “Six minutes qualifies as a ‘show”? It’s the same reason that NBC’s 7-10 minute “Pre-Kick” qualified as a Top 10 show for the season. It’s pretty ridiculous. (NBC divides Sunday into five part Football night in America Parts 1, 2 and 3, Pre-Kick and the game.)

  • Mick Hannigan

    Sam @ 12.13pm;

    I’m kind of confused. Why are reports claiming that Honey Boo Boo beat Mitt Romney’s speech in the ratings if the table above contradicts that?

    Perhaps it’s because the persons that make up Honey Boo Boo’s Show(?) also do the ratings for it. What is a Honey Boo Boo anyway? Does one need a brain to watch it (if it’s on TV)?

  • chris

    @ mike
    Not having a brain is preferred when watching honey boo boo. If you do have one it will surly turn to mush and dribble out your ears while watching.
    BTW never believe what the liberal media tells you.

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