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.

  • Hillbilly

    More Clinton fact check.

  • Hillbilly

    FNC number 1 ad-supported cable channel among total viewers and Households in both primetime and total day week of August 26th.

  • Hillbilly

    DNC draws 26.2 million viewers.

  • Hillbilly

    MSNBC wins again. FNC in last place again. Winning once every 4 years is the new MSNBC slogan. :grin:

  • Hillbilly

    @Sicilian Papa

    Did Nobama fix your computer? ;)

  • Sicilian Papa



    He disabled it. Trying to keep the Papa out of the mix. I had a computer expert help me, my 12 year-old nephew.

  • lbsles

    “Speeches don’t create jobs. No speech ever fed a hungry child. But the Obama team’s solution to everything is a speech, as this convention illustrates.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • Hillbilly

    Can somebody explain what I’m missing? From Clinton’s speech –

    So who’s right? Well, since 1961, for 52 years now, the
    Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats

    That’s +4 for the Republicans..correct? Wasn’t Clinton POTUS for 8 years? Did he forget his own term? I’ll give him credit for having the stamina of a 30 year old. He rambled for about an hour & did it with ease.

  • lbsles

    “Here is the sentence in the platform that sent this convention over the edge. It called for a government that, quote, ‘gives everyone willing to work hard a chance to make the most of their God-given potential.’ That’s what it was all about. It wasn’t even devotion to God or acknowledging God or asking God for blessing. It was simply an acknowledgement that potential is God-given.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “On Election Day, do you think Clinton is gonna matter? On Election Day, do you think Bill Clinton or anything he said last night is going to matter? Obama’s speech tonight will not matter! People know Obama; they’re tired of him.

    Politico says his speeches are tired and worn out, and Obama hasn’t had a good one in four years.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • dana

    It kills me to see my fellow blacks, following the dems like lemmings…The unemployment for blacks is probably over 20%…and there they are yelling and cheering the people whose policies made that happen. If a white guy was president with this track record they would be calling him a racist..meanwhile, more blacks owned their own homes under the republicans than under Obama…i hate to say it but the blacks will reap the rewards for their loyalty, high unemployent and deeper poverty and all the affirmative action in the world will not help us as a people…

  • LIVE from Cave City, KY Its Coffee Steve

    Ya Know? Walkin through a cave at 6 foot one inch isn’t snart OWACH!!

    Waz up?

    Won’t be on much as you might expect. Its so weird seeing Fox not win the night, sad isn’t it? :-)

  • lbsles

    Obama Didn’t Create 4.5 Million Jobs

    CALLER: So I went to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and I pulled every single month for the years of 2010, 2011, and 2012, okay? In 2010, there were 850,000 net new jobs created, of which 411,000 of them were from the census workers, the temp jobs. In 2011, 1,152,000, and in 2012 so far, 1,017,000. I didn’t include 2009, because those were all losses for every month, and I give Mr. Obama the benefit of the doubt for the first year of his term.

    RUSH: Well, that’s very compassionate of you. You mean there were no jobs created at all in 2009?

    CALLER: None. It was a negative. It was a negative number.

    RUSH: But that’s when “the recovery” started. June of 2009 is when “the recovery” started. That’s what the regime told us.

    CALLER: Well, that’s what they claim, but my point is: Why can they continue to say that 4.5 million jobs were created when they couldn’t validate that anywhere?

    RUSH: Because it’s their job to lie.

    RUSH: I tell you what really irritates me more than anything about the repetitive 4.5 million jobs created. You know what the real number is? And, by the way, we have none other than CNN as the fact check source. “CNN Fact Check: About Those 4.5 Million Jobs…” There has been — now, look at me — the real number is a net gain of 300,000 jobs over the course of the Obama administration to date. They talk about 4.5 million jobs, but some of those are existing, repetitive. The net gain, literal new jobs that didn’t exist, is 300,000.

    CNN also grudgingly admits — and I’m gonna quote from CNN — overall, there are still fewer people working now than when Obama took office at the height of the recession, which is the whole point of this discussion. There are fewer people working now than when Obama took office. That’s all anybody needs to know, and that’s what we all do know. There are 23 million people not working. In fact, the number could be close to 80 when you count those that have given up, gone way beyond their 99 weeks. It’s atrocious, this number of people not working, and for them to run around and talk about 4.5 million jobs created, they know they are lying through their teeth.

  • dana


  • Hillbilly

    Sicilian Papa – He disabled it. Trying to keep the Papa out of the mix.


    I was worried he had you shipped off to Gitmo. :shock: Glad to see your back. I’m out of here before AppleStinx catches me posting in the day time.


  • d.d.

    Durbin Replaces Biden As Prime Time DNC Speaker, Will Introduce Obama…


    DNC Wednesday: Clinton’s Speech Was Terrific, So Why Did Michelle Hate It?

    Since I fell asleep during his speech , I have no comment.


    The Hillaryis44 website has it’s usual drivel about Obama. There is no love there for the President.

  • lbsles

    CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs …

    The figure of 4.5 million jobs is accurate if you look at the most favorable period and category for the administration. But overall, there are still fewer people working now than when Obama took office at the height of the recession.

    According to a study released last week by the liberal-leaning National Employment Law Project, low-wage fields such as retail sales and food service are adding jobs nearly three times as fast as higher-paid occupations.

    Nonfarm private payrolls hit a post-recession low of 106.8 million that month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure currently stands at 111.3 million as of July.

    While that is indeed a gain of 4.5 million, it’s only a net gain of 300,000 over the course of the Obama administration to date. The private jobs figure stood at 111 million in January 2009, the month Obama took office.

    And total nonfarm payrolls, including government workers, are down from 133.6 million workers at the beginning of 2009 to 133.2 million in July 2012. There’s been a net loss of nearly 1 million public-sector jobs since Obama took office, despite a surge in temporary hiring for the 2010 census.

  • Matthew

    Watching conservative pundits scramble to pretend that Bill Clinton is insignificant is amusing. He’s not enough to win an election, but he certainly matters; Bill and Hillary are two of the only contemporary political figures with an approval rating hovering at the 70% range. When he speaks, he’s not just preaching to the choir, he’s talking directly to the swing voters who are disappointed in Obama, but are afraid that Romney could be worse. The only equivalent figures that the Republican party has are MAYBE H.W. Bush and Nancy Reagan, and that’s a real stretch. Clinton actively campaigning for Obama is definitely not something that the GOP wants to see, regardless of what they claim.

  • Hillbilly

    That’s +4 for the Republicans..correct? Wasn’t Clinton POTUS for 8 years? Did he forget his own term? I’ll give him credit for having the stamina of a 30 year old. He rambled for about an hour & did it with ease.


    Never mind. Brain cramp. :oops:

  • dana

    THE NY TIMES this weekend showed that most of the jobs that were created during Obama’s administration have been low paying jobs…He has everyone picking at the scraps and telling us its the new normal…everyone needs to buy stocks in all the grocery stores as food stamps will be an automatic huge source of income for them and prices will not matter as the gvt is paying!!

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