Cable News Ratings for Thursday, September 6, 2012

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September 7th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, September 6, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,445            357            653
CNN       1,148            440            519
MSNBC       1,201            391            577
CNBC         178             36             95
FBN           85             19             36
HLN         228             78            130
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,665            673         1,083
CNN       4,109         1,558         1,807
MSNBC       3,623         1,292         1,791
CNBC         157             40             82
FBN         126             27             50
HLN         344            111            225
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,308            369            677
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         402            157            192
MSNBC Morning Joe         692            209            376
CNBC Squawk Box         115             15             63
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         246            113            170
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,272            502         1,006
CNN SITUATION ROOM         705            187            290
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,137            223            441
CNBC FAST MONEY         158             36             96
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         285             44            158
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,077            361            830
CNN SITUATION ROOM         801            272            361
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         918            196            384
CNBC MAD MONEY         153             55             99
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         292             57            180
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,847            396            742
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       1,423            596            701
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       1,674            464            760
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         178             56            107
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         406            126            246
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,553            547            958
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       2,732            963         1,195
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       2,644            875         1,251
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           94             18             59
HLN NANCY GRACE         474            130            313
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ -DNC       2,569            663         1,039
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       4,022         1,507         1,756
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       3,641         1,219         1,797
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         144             40             82
HLN DR. DREW         314            114            196
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ -DNC       2,855            808         1,248
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       5,562         2,202         2,465
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       4,547         1,776         2,294
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         235             62            106
HLN NANCY GRACE         243             88            165
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ -DNC       3,094            923         1,485
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012       3,597         1,517         1,634
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE       3,452         1,314         1,741
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         246             47            101
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         205             92            132

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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    A new page same as the old page. CNN is a winner?

  • Sicilian Papa

    CNN beats MSNBC in primetime. The panel of Tingles, Ed, Rachel just didn’t send a thrill up many peoples legs.

  • james

    Hahaha fox news came out the loser in prime-time the streak is over

  • Sicilian Papa

    CNN bombs MSNBC on final night of the DNC Convention.

    New job opening. Someone needed to talk Phil Griffin down off the ledge.

  • Sicilian Papa



    A lot of us took a pass on Hope and Change…part duex.

  • lbsles

    Clinton & Obama’s Economic Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

    Clinton wants voters to think that giving Obama 4 more years will lead to economic prosperity and a utopia of “hope and change.” Let’s look at the numbers Obama has compile during his presidency. It is, after all, in the arithmetic as Clinton boldly claimed.


    23 million Americans are out of work, have stopped looking for work, or are underemployed with a 30-year low in labor force participation rate.

    More Americans living in poverty under Obama’s presidency.
    $16 trillion national debt (that’s $50,000 for every American). $6 trillion from Obama’s presidency alone.

    43 straight months of 8% or higher unemployment which has led to the worst economic recovery in US history.

    4 straight trillion dollar budget deficits in a row — more than any other president combined. Democrats refused to give Obama’s budgets a single vote.

    Lower median household income. Americans are taking home less under Obama’s “recovery” than they did during Bush’s recession.

    Record number of Americans on food stamps under Obama.

    As you can see, their numbers don’t add up! This is the path of “prosperity” Clinton and Obama believe we are on.

  • Hoppy

    Here’s an example of why spending is so difficult to control. No matter what your opinion on defense spending, this is an interesting look at bipartisan effort to get the federal money and keep the folks at home working.


  • Ralph Hahn

    On big occasions like a Presidential acceptance speech, CNN HAS been the winner among cable nets. My theory is the people who normally watch the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC) still believe that CNN is still the only game in town when it comes to 24/7 news. They may have heard that MSNBC is liberal and FOX News is conservative and they believe that CNN is straight down the middle. When CNN is just “to the right” of leftist MSNBC. Tonight, unless another MAJOR story occurs (it likely won’t be political in nature), CNN goes back into the basement.

  • lbsles

    ‘Paying for College Is a Shared Responsibility,’ Education Secretary Says

    Should point out that Arne Duncan is the same guy who was over the Chicago School System and like Obama, Duncan want to end “No Child Left Behind Law” because it shows that 82% of public schools are failing. They only want to keep children dumb in order for them to have future Democrats. That’s why, through executive order, Obama is granting waivers for states to avoid the law truth.

    Helping millions of students pay for higher education is a “shared responsibility,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a recent webcast with reporters.

    “The federal government can’t do this alone. This is a shared responsibility,” Duncan said on Aug. 24 in response to the following question from CNSNews dot com: “What is Secretary Duncan doing to lower the cost of higher education and relieve the burdens of student debt?”

    Three million more low-income students (Black and mexcian, illegal of course) have access to federal aid than three years ago. We’re also making it easier for millions of graduates to pay back their loans through income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness for public service.”

    www dot cnsnews dot com/news/article/paying-college-shared-responsibility-education-secretary-says

  • Ralph Hahn

    @james: >>> Hahaha fox news came out the loser in prime-time the streak is over <<<

    James: don't be such an idiot. Read the post below, or you can click it in the far right column.


  • Matthew

    That article is also an example of why the discussion about spending isn’t even honest in the first place – That plant is kept open by ongoing government stimulus (“saved jobs”), but in this case it’s Republican-backed. That isn’t free market capitalism, it’s corporate welfare. A lack of honesty makes any attempt at substantive debt reduction a non-starter.

  • Ratboy

    well if Comcast dont get it now, well then they are just there as a mouth piece for the D’s! A real company would clear the decks and have a new line u by Monday!! They just lost the biggest night of the convention to a network that is almost dead!

  • lbsles

    Yes, Obama Gutted Welfare Reform, Rector Says in the Washington Post

    “To hear Bill Clinton tell it, there’s no truth to the charges that President Obama gutted welfare reform,” Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector writes in the Washington Post.

    But Clinton is wrong. “The law has indeed been gutted,” Rector says.

    So why is Rector such an authority on welfare reform that the Post would publish his article? Because he helped write the 1996 welfare law in the first place:

    Working closely with members of Congress, I helped draft the work requirements in the 1996 law, and I raised the alarm on July 12, when the Obama administration issued a bureaucratic order allowing states to waive those requirements.

    Rector explains what President Obama really did:

    The Obama administration is waiving the federal requirement that ensures a portion of able-bodied TANF recipients must engage in work activities. It is replacing that requirement with a standard that shows that the pre-reform welfare program was successful and the post-reform program a failure. If that is not gutting welfare reform, it is difficult to imagine what would be.

    http://www.myheritage dot org/news/yes-obama-gutted-welfare-reform-rector-says-in-the-washington-post/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=MemberBriefing090712

  • momo81

    OOoooooooh my god,MsnbC beat fox 1 hr. on one day of the week, those DEMO HACKS should get a raise

  • lbsles

    5 of the Biggest Lies & Untruths From the Last Day of the DNC (Featuring Obama & Biden)


  • Cave City Coffee Steve


    I need to order a new set of legs, mine ain’t workin like they used too :-)

  • lbsles

    Even as First Lady Michelle Obama eloquently addresses the needs of military families, her husband’s Defense Department is cutting back on programs mandated by Congress to increase military voter turnout.

    In 2009, Congress passed the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE) to stimulate turnout among active duty military, in part, by establishing Installation Voter Assistance Offices (IVAO) on each base to help military personnel vote. But, in a report just issued by the Pentagon’s Inspector General, only about half of the installations have voter assistance offices even though the MOVE Act required them all to have them.

    Why is the Obama Pentagon dragging its feet in catalyzing a turnout of military voters? It is probably because they would overwhelmingly back Romney if they were able to vote.

    Among military veterans, Romney leads Obama by 58-34. One would assume that active duty military have a similar inclination. In the 2000 cliff-hanger Gore/Bush election, Democrats moved to exclude military absentee ballots from the Florida vote tally because they skewed so heavily against them.

    How outrageous is it that the Pentagon is failing to implement a bi-partisan act of Congress designed to help those who defend our freedom participate in it by voting on Election Day?

    This Pentagon report comes on the heels of lawsuits filed by the Democratic Party in Ohio to cut back the number of days during which military personnel can cast absentee ballots. The Ohio legislature had extended the period until the day before Election Day. But the Democratic lawsuit is trying to cut it back to four days before Election Day. Their suit is based on their contention that treating military absentee ballots differently from other kinds of absentee voting is discriminatory. But how easy is it to vote when you are in the wilds of Afghanistan, out on patrol during the day, constantly on the alert for snipers? These are obstacles most absentee voters don’t face and the military are entitled to special efforts to make their voting easier.


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  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC is so far to the right I think they lost a lot of Dems when they tuned in. They saw Ed, Rachel and Tingles. They listened for a few minutes and thought Blitz Woffer, Jessica Yellen, Donna Brazile and Dana Bash are at least watchable.

  • betty

    Tom Brokaw thought it was night when it was day…no wonder he slurs his words…72 yrs. and he wont leave the stage.

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