Cable News Ratings for Wednesday,September 5, 2012; CNN Down Double Digits from Its 2008 DNC Coverage

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September 6th, 2012


DNC Night 2 Coverage

MSNBC had the top rated cable coverage of night 2 of the Democratic National Convention with 3.308 million total viewers from 8-11PM  and 1.003 million Adults 25-54.

FNC was the only cable channel to grow from day 1 to day 2, improving its numbers by 7% among total viewers (2.699 million) and 12% in adults 25-54 (.629 million).

Though CNN came in second among Total Viewers (2.919 million) and adults 25-54 (.962 million), the network is down23% in total viewers and 33% in adults 25-54 versus the 2008 DNC.

More DNC ratings information can be found here.


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,363            356            606
CNN         995            341            456
MSNBC       1,218            387            562
CNBC         151             48             85
FBN           76             16             32
HLN         198             69            118
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,708            632         1,069
CNN       2,922            963         1,344
MSNBC       3,315         1,003         1,490
CNBC         236            132            124
FBN           81             25             30
HLN         311            109            173
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,129            350            582
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         335            101            156
MSNBC Morning Joe         690            252            350
CNBC Squawk Box         114             44             76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         233            105            171
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,711            432            731
CNN SITUATION ROOM         727            178            206
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,122            247            475
CNBC FAST MONEY         163             29             75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         194             76            105
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,884            391            710
CNN SITUATION ROOM         734            228            251
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,156            269            453
CNBC MAD MONEY         157             46             73
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         117             39             66
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,442            327            542
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,146            348            458
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,743            438            725
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         110             33             41
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         295             88            171
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,537            504            888
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,824            490            777
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       2,420            683         1,023
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         165            100             86
HLN NANCY GRACE         421            134            221
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,462            568            954
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       2,799            851         1,260
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       3,116            907         1,359
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         288            169            166
HLN DR. DREW         267             98            133
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ -DNC       3,103            814         1,349
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       4,135         1,544         1,993
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       4,388         1,419         2,073
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         255            128            119
HLN NANCY GRACE         245             95            164
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ -DNC       2,674            761         1,231
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       3,894         1,561         1,983
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       4,053         1,376         1,958
CNBC MAD MONEY           39             17             27
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         174             60            109

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.

  • Jeff

    @Networks Ignore DNC Benediction: Archbishop Dolan Defends Right to Life & Traditional Marriage


    His social statements in the words of a Cardinal that just died recently……

    “The Cathloic Church is 200 years behind”

    That explains where you and your political party remains, bigoted and outdated.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The jobs numbers are devastating. The Obama Campaign desperately needed the numbers to come close to the ADP 201,000 jobs created.

    96,000 is pitiful and Obama is a man without a country. He gets a small bounce from speeches but he needed more in real numbers. He is in real trouble lefties. He had real momentum if the jobs report was good. Bill Clinton can talk all day but reality is what people are going to see.

  • Sicilian Papa

    All of the other jobs numbers are devastating to the Obama Campaign. Incomes are down and the numbers for the last two months have been revised down. More people are hopeless and giving up.

    Start printing money, it is your only hope for re-election Mr. President.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I said yesterday that perception is reality. There is no way Obama and his people can argue say stay the course things are improving.

    Mr. President go to Hollywood and beg for money to run the nastiest negative ads you can think of against Willard.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The jobs report is how did the two, lefty, sycophant journalist phrase it in 2008…”Game Change.”

    Willard start measuring the drapes.

  • Ratboy

    @ @Networks Ignore DNC Benediction: Archbishop Dolan Defends Right to Life & Traditional Marriage


    His social statements in the words of a Cardinal that just died recently……

    “The Cathloic Church is 200 years behind”

    That explains where you and your political party remains, bigoted and outdated

    Then why the hell did the DNC even have him there???

  • Cave City Coffee Steve

    I know this, you can judge t5hings from some of the market trends, and I just checked a few ago, Gold futures are jumping big time in future pricing. That is NOT showing any confidence at all.

    Then again my ears are waterlogged so my brain may not be working right :-)

    I am having a BALL here. Tomorrow Gatlinburg bound

  • fammus1

    2.4 Million FOX viewers were not counted because they threw thier remotes thru thier TV’s when they heard the lies and hate spewing from the Dems.

  • Sharon

    Obama is like the abusive husband who beats his wife then brings her flowerss and tells her how much he loves her and she believes him and take him back, and then he does it again . That what America is letting Obama do to them. They love the lies

  • David

    The desperation of the right on this thread is insane. Actually, Romney got a negative bounce…look it up. Romneys speach had people running for the other party and yes, even after the jobs number came out, some polls are giving Obama all the way up to a 9 point bounce. Now, I don’t know if you all are getting paid by the Right to spout your crap…but you might need to try a new tactic cuz even your party is now saying it”s going to be tough for Romney to win. Especially with Ohio running towards Obama after the convention. Romneys only hope is the debates now. Who knows. Just letting you know that you all kind of look like fools. Your like that idiot that tells you the score before the game starts and he is always wrong? You know the guy.

  • M. Boyd

    Funny FNC is still 3rd during a liberal event. Guess thats why the are No.1 by ratings last few years!

  • 1966

    you’re a moron, but you already knew that.

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