Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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September 6th, 2012





Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 4, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,279            307            565
CNN         903            297            373
MSNBC       1,068            347            474
CNBC         165             40             85
FBN           84             22             43
HLN         196             84            114
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,524            554         1,032
CNN       3,005         1,002         1,306
MSNBC       3,300         1,068         1,451
CNBC         137             67             73
FBN         143             43             65
HLN         291            123            174
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,045            283            526
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         239            110            124
MSNBC Morning Joe         528            212            258
CNBC Squawk Box         108             21             55
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         285            175            198
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,770            426            810
CNN SITUATION ROOM         650            121            165
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,090            241            394
CNBC FAST MONEY         178             21             87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         136             55             65
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,856            413            786
CNN SITUATION ROOM         827            191            276
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,041            218            364
CNBC MAD MONEY         170             32             73
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         129             61             59
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,635            414            718
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,229            390            470
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,644            486            689
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         191             26             95
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         328            102            163
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,920            613         1,185
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       2,103            647            831
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       2,446            702         1,066
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION         125             64             68
HLN NANCY GRACE         407            186            268
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,227            500            912
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       3,019            991         1,285
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       3,342         1,070         1,431
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         122             51             57
HLN DR. DREW         214            102            114
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ -DNC       2,398            550            991
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       3,888         1,368         1,801
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       4,107         1,432         1,852
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         166             87             95
HLN NANCY GRACE         252             80            140
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ -DNC       2,272            646         1,051
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       2,704         1,094         1,290
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       3,224         1,136         1,577
CNBC MAD MONEY         116             71             85
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         205             56            118

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.

  • Snap Tie

    Voter fraud committed by Democrats against Democrats.. Before the the vote to restore God in the Dem’s platform, Tony VilLAMexico’s teleprompter was already loaded with it passing… http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/05/photo-teleprompter-already-affirmed-two-thirds-majority-before-god-jerusalem-platform-vote-ever-taken/

  • b

    SICILIAN PAPA…and all of you other folks that think that we’re in the midst of a horse race…

    Let’s get this first thing straight- EVEN IF the jobs number were to come-in at 200K+ tomorrow, that is horrifically PATHETIC in a Recovery since it barely covers the regular infusion of Americans that naturally enter the job market on an ongoing monthly basis. Average Recovery numbers are 500K+ unless you’re Ronald Reagan with an actual plan implemented by adults. In his case, 1MM+ for 7-straight months was the result…

    …Look, here’s the deal- this election is over. Even if there is some unforeseen stupid-assed mistake of some sort by Romney, it is not a matter of if he wins, but whether Obama win enough states to count on one hand or actually wins over 10….PERIOD. I’ve got the numbers the campaign pays a million bucks for and it is literally mathematically IMPOSSIBLE for Obama to win…

    …now, you may all please continue with your worthless hopin’ and a prayin’.

  • Matthew

    “You’ll probably still have your hat.

    This won’t help CNN either”

    CNN’s problem is that they’ve bought into the narrative that it’s the media’s responsibility to be ‘balanced.’ The consequence of this is that CNN is trying really hard to be a safe haven for politicians from both sides to come on and just spew nonsense, while uninformed, clueless personalities like Blitzer lob softballs, lest they be accused of bias.

    ‘The Media’ is nothing more than a collective of humans, and there’s no such thing as an unbiased human; CNN, and most other networks for that matter, have lost touch with the fact that they’re supposed to be a check on authoritative power, it’s their responsibility to hold powerful people’s feet to the fire. It’s not their obligation to convey a balanced dose of BS, it’s their obligation to be HONEST. Caustically, brutally honest. Instead, they’re deathly afraid that Washington will stop talking to them, so they’ve turned themselves into little more than a Washington D.C. PR firm.

    Nothing bothers me more than seeing CNN interview DNC and RNC strategists, or worse, having them participate on panel discussions for coverage of the parties. Political strategists aren’t policy experts, they’re not experts on economics, they’re not experts on governing, they’re experts on marketing. They’re paid liars, amoral mouth pieces trying to find the best way to sell a product. There isn’t two sides to the truth. In their cowardice, they are actively participating in creating a misinformed electorate.

  • Matthew

    But that’s just, you know, my opinion

  • dana

    Mathew:: Bravo, excellent analysis…these strategists are just spin meisters, preying on people who do not research on their own…Being a republican, i will admit when my party screws up as people do screw up but how in the world can Debbie Schultz never, ever find a screw up when its her party, to the point of appearing like a stupid robo call…

  • Snap Tie

    Obama Girl – four years later – “The Breakup” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvT7566_L9s&feature=player_embedded

  • Ratboy

    During the 10 p.m. primetime hour, which featured speeches from Elizabeth Warren and Bill Clinton, ABC won in both total viewership and the demo:

    10-11PM Total Viewers
    ABC: 4,587,224
    CBS: 4,410,140
    MSNBC: 4,387,567
    CNN: 4,134,662
    FNC: 3,102,606

  • Ratboy

    8-11PM Primetime Viewers in 25-54 Demo
    MSNBC: 1,003,068
    CNN: 961,695
    FNC: 629,025

    And the network also achieved the highest total viewership for the 8-11 p.m. broadcast:

    8-11PM Coverage Total Viewers
    MSNBC: 3,307,740
    CNN: 2,919,265
    FNC: 2,699,098

  • Jeff

    @Zero % chance of rain tonight in Charlotte?

    How far up your a** did you have to dig that up? Just another conspiracy nut making idiotic statements.
    But thats a 100% chance of what all your comments consist of.

  • Ratboy

    Secret Service looking into DNC delegate who wants to ‘kill’ Romney

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that the agency is aware of video showing a delegate at the Democratic National Convention expressing a desire to “kill” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    “We are aware of it,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told TheDC on Thursday.

    He said the department is “taking the appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman.

    Video surfaced on Wednesday of a woman identifying herself as New York delegate Julia Rodriguez telling The Blaze, “If I see him” — in reference to Romney — “I would like to kill him.”

    In the video, Rodriguez says she’s from Puerto Rico but she now lives in New York. She expressed her desire to kill the Republican nominee after saying “Romney will destroy this country.”

  • Letmethink

    Ratboy–interesting stats. Looks like lots of FOX viewers like me are not tuning into the DNC. Didn’t FOX get 8 million for the RNC.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I’m on your side. The numbers overall are terrible but the perception is reality. The lib. media will spin the numbers as a sign that the economy is ready to boom. That may be all Obama needs. The media is a nice poodle to own.


    Jeff, Ratboy

    They couldn’t fill the stadium and that is why they moved it. The Messiah would not look good talking to 20,000 people in a 70,000 seat stadium.

  • Letmethink


  • ducks

    So my guess is that the ratings for Wednesday won’t be as strong because of the NFL game, but we shall see…

  • Ratboy

    @ Letmethink
    I think for the final night they had over 9 million the night Romney spoke

  • Ratboy

    @ ducks
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 1:09 PM
    So my guess is that the ratings for Wednesday won’t be as strong because of the NFL game, but we shall see…

    the numbers I posted were the Wed numbers

  • Doug Z

    Jonathan Karl

    By Jonathan Karl
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    Sep 6, 2012 12:53pm
    Steelworker Featured at DNC Didn’t Work for Bain
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    The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday featured three speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.”

    They each told compelling stories about jobs lost, allegedly because of the actions of Bain under Romney’s leadership.
    But it turns out one of those employees never actually worked for a company controlled by Bain Capital.

  • Ratboy

    @ Doug Z

    could there be much more of this blantent BS that comes out of the DNC? Whatchamacallit Schmultz has been caught telling more lies than she has curls, you got the whole God and Jeruselem thing and that scam vote where the vote result was already on the teleprompter for the mayor to read even though the vote didnt go that way, then the Booo’s from the crowd when the yes vote won, the stadium change for the speech, and the laughter gets louder and louder.

    Why dont you have them plan your kisd bday party?

  • Hillbilly

    Clinton fact checked. Well partly fact checked. :???:

  • Hillbilly

    MSNBC beats FNC. Looks like MSNBC is going to finally beat FNC at something. ;)

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