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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

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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.

 
  • Bobbyv

    Sam,

    No doubt there are those who want the President to
    fail even if that is bad for the country, but I also do not doubt there were those happy with any bad news from Iraq so they could tie it to GWB. I do think most people are really just concerned with their immediate situation regardless of who is in charge, though they make less noise than people on the hard left/right.

  • Mark

    @Sam
    —————————–
    If the Dems want to win this election they have to play this 24/7. This is the party that puts politics and their hate to president Obama over country.
    —————————–
    great thing if Obama wins they can move on to priority #2

  • AppleStinx

    About watching each other’s point of view. Comparing second day of conventions, 10-11pm, more people watched the DNC on Fox News than the RNC on CNN+MSNBC combined.

    Day 2 of DNC on Fox News: 3,103K viewers
    Day 2 of RNC on CNN+MSNBC: 2,781K

  • Voltron

    I can tell Obama’s got momentum because I’ve never seen so many anti-Obama posts on this site with so much effort and video attachments, etc. The Repubs are running scared!!!!!

  • Kevin in NC

    I love MSNBC. Rachel Maddow is the smartest political cable tv host. Congrats to MSNBC on having such a huge ratings week. This is a great indication that the democratic base will show up on voting day and reelect President Obama. I know he has my vote!

  • Sam

    @ bobbyv,

    “No doubt there are those who want the President to
    fail even if that is bad for the country, but I also do not doubt there were those happy with any bad news from Iraq so they could tie it to GWB”

    There is a different my friend …. A HUGE ONE !

    When people wish a certain president to fail that’s normal
    When a freakin Senate minority leader and his party say with their own words that they’ll wok hard to make sure the country fails so Barack loses, then those politicians harming their country INTENTIONALLY ! In my book they are called TRAITORS !

    I don’t want to talk to Mitch McConnel , I want to talk to his John , his sponsor , his big daddy who’s paying him to say that.

  • Suikostinger

    @Boss

    “And a couple of those folks you listed as “normal,” well……”

    Ralph, Dougz and Ratboy are NOMRAL as in NOT NUTS like lbsles. They do however just completely ignore facts and ignore things that are said and spin. ESPECIALLY Ratboy, he’s on the fence between normal and nuts….I still remember him trying to say that it was a fact that Obama paid millions to seal his school records up…

  • MathMan

    In 2008 Obama said that if couldn’t deliver on his promises for unemployment and deficit reduction he should be a one term president. Now he says he understimted the severity of the problems and needs another term to complete his work. I think he is refering to his “shovel-ready” jobs that will be “shovel-ready” maybe in his second term, but the deficit reduction will have to wait until he is out of office.

  • Matthew

    FIRED UP

    PREDATOR DRONE

  • MathMan

    Just noticed that the movie 2016: Obama’s America was #3 at the boxoffice for Wednesday and #1 in revenue per theater. Word of mouth is doing wonders for an obscure movie. Has anyone seen a poll on any voter effect it might have had?

  • TheBoss1

    @Suik … I think Ratboy falls off the fence too often. Ralph has his moments of humanity … Doug Z, meh.

    @Letmethink … thank you, sir. I appreciate your well-wishes. My mother has been brought home from the hospital, basically to die. Her gynocologist-oncologist does not want to continue chemotherapy. Her cancer has mestasticized to Stage 4, and her doctor told her to go home and spend this time with the family. So, I work every day and then spend about four hours with my mother afterwards. I leave the house in the morning at 6:45am and arrive home around 7:30pm every night. These 13 hour days are tough, but it’s what I have to do.

    Thank you again, Letmethink. You prove that we can disagree without being disagreeable. You’re one of the good ones. Believe that and have a good night.

  • Bobbyv

    Sam,

    I am not here to defend Mitch M. (although it will seem like I am doing just that). I cannot read his mind, maybe he thinks the President’s policies are so harmful to the country that the R’s need to make sure he does not have a second term, or maybe he is such a cruel jackass that he does want to harm people. I am sure he would say the former, many D’s would say the latter.

    I cannot say you are wrong, my point is that both sides are hypocrites who will do and say what they need to to gain or keep power. Look at how the R’s downplay the death of OBL because a D is in power, and is it not funny how we hear so little about torture these days because an R is not in power?

  • Bobbyv

    Boss,

    Just saw your post, I am very sorry to hear that about your mother.

  • TheBoss1

    @MathMan … the recession was three times WORSE than originally anticipated. The stimilus was too small, but it was very effective (in keeping unemployment down). 92% of all independent analyses agree with me.

  • Stan T

    MathMan
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 5:44 PM
    Just noticed that the movie 2016: Obama’s America was #3 at the boxoffice for Wednesday and #1 in revenue per theater. Word of mouth is doing wonders for an obscure movie. Has anyone seen a poll on any voter effect it might have had?

    *****************************************
    I haven’t seen it, but i’ve heard about what’s in it…besides a few minor things like what his poor brother in Kenya had to say, I already knew about 96% of it from the 2008 campaign..the media simply wouldn’t vet Obama and tell the people about it….but i don’t know if you can get liberals to go watch it and actually pay attention…you can’t even run a clip of Obama speaking, and have them actually hear what he says…

  • TheBoss1

    @Bobbyv … thank you, sir. It’s been a very difficult time for me and my family. It’s hard to watch your mother slowly waste away and get eaten up by cancer. And I have to live this daily. All else seems insignificant in comparison, particularly these partisan fights on this site.

    Anyway, I appreciate your kind words.

  • Stan T

    TheBoss1
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM
    @MathMan … the recession was three times WORSE than originally anticipated. The stimilus was too small, but it was very effective (in keeping unemployment down). 92% of all independent analyses agree with me.

    ***********************************************
    That is SO NOT TRUE…before Obama was elected he said it was the worst recession since the great depression…not really true, but okay…so to be 3 tiems worse than that would have to be atleast twice as bad as the great depression…and no, the independent analysts that the left use are left wingers who are biased as hell…all the independent analysts I’ve heard from say Obama made things worse…and no, the only reason the unemployment rate APPEARS down is because the Obama Administration redefined the definition of unemployed…when the labor depart calls people to find out if they are unemployed, the person isn’t even allowed to say they are disabled…for instance, if your parents own a business, and you do household chores, you know, like doing dishes, mowing the lawn, etc, then you were employed…that’s not employed…the REAL unemployment rate, according to the Labor Department is approximately 12-15%….

  • TheBoss1

    @Stan T … so, what is the movie about? More birther crap? Who gives a sh*t? Why does it matter?

    Bill Clinton was spot on last night when he talked about the Right Wing HATE towards President Obama. It’s unparalleled. And this is coming from a guy who was accused by the Right-wing wackos of MURDER.

  • Stan T

    disabled=umemployed…sometimes two different thoughts enter my mind at the same time…and sometimes a word sneaks in.

  • Bobbyv

    Never want to see someone you love in pain. You know some day
    you will lose your parents but that does not make it easier. Just knowing how you feel about her I would hope gives her some joy.

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