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.

  • UpAndOver

    Hahaha fox news came out the loser in prime-time the streak is over.
    Get back with us on Tuesday and update us on the decline of FNC…

  • Ratboy

    I just flipped over to Matthews. He has Steve McMahon on and they said that peoples 401ks have DOUBLED since Obama got in office now get this………since the stock market has doubled from 6500 to 13000 the 401ks have DOUBLED!!
    HEY!!!! Anytbody out there had their 401k DOUBLE in the last 3 1/2 years??????

    The WORST part about this…………..there are loons out there that will beleive them!!!!!!!

  • Matthew

    “No, don’t. I don’t think he’s a bad guy.” said Joe Biden of Mitt Romney. His most embarrassing gaffe of the night?

  • Matthew

    We’ve rated this claim Pants on Fire

  • Ralph Hahn

    @The Boss: >>> I will add … MSNBC is liberal, FOX is conservative and CNN plays it straight down the middle (or at least tries). MSNBC doesn’t try; neither does FOX. <<<

    I won't disagree with most of your expressed opinions. However, I DO believe that the "NEWS" shows on Fox News ARE Fair & Balanced. And, even the programs that have conservative hosts, such as Megyn Kelly, Bill O'Reilly and even Hannity to an extent, do present liberal-Democrats on to express their opinions. MSNBC does not have a somewhat traditional newscast, such as those anchored by Fox's Shep Smith and Brett Baier. But, yes, I don't think anyone at Fox is trying to hide the the worst secret in the world that, generally, their programs are formatted to appeal more to conservatives than any othe group. But, CNN is freefalling without a chute because they decided to take on MSNBC instead of going back to the Ted Turner days when Ted needed to get away from Jane for a while. lol

  • Bobbyv

    I agree Ralph. I think most people know BO leans more right, Hannity is farther right, but at least there are guests on like M. Lamont Hill, Lanny Davis, Colmes and such to call them out. I do not think any minds are ever changed but there is some debate.

  • TheBoss1

    Soooooo, how many people of color were delegates in Tampa?


    Nowwwww, does anybody think the Republican Party can be a viable party in the 21st century when it appeals only to old, white guys?

  • Ralph Hahn

    @The Boss1: >>>Nowwwww, does anybody think the Republican Party can be a viable party in the 21st century when it appeals only to old, white guys? <<<

    I resemble that remark. 59 is NOT OLD. lol

  • TheBoss1

    @Ralph … I love ya, man, but here’s the deal: MSNBC has its niche: liberals. FOX has its niche: conservatives. CNN does try to play it more down the middle and as a result, it flounders! BUT, on Big News Events, the Average Joe will turn to CNN because the Average Joe still trusts CNN for hard news. The Average Joe just doesn’t watch CNN on a nightly basis, because the Average Joe is watching American Idol or America’s Got Talent!

  • Cave City Coffee Dude

    Suck it up, drink some Java and get moving.

    Good to see ya back, and trust me, I ALWAYS have my Java close by

    @Rata & Ralph


    We won’t have internet in Gatlinburg. and with the severe storms moving in may not tonight :-(

  • Matthew

    Afghanistan: Not That Important

    Bret Baier: To hear several speakers in Charlotte … they were essentially saying that you don’t care about the U.S. military because you didn’t mention U.S. troops and the war in Afghanistan in your nomination acceptance speech. … Do you regret opening up this line of attack, now a recurring attack, by leaving out that issue in the speech.

    Mitt Romney: I only regret you’re repeating it day in and day out. When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important and I described in my speech, my commitment to a strong military unlike the president’s decision to cut our military. And I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military. I think they refer to the same thing.

  • Hoppy


    Yes it is dishonest, but it’s bipartisan dishonesty. Both Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are on board.

  • Snap Tie

    1. Open a new file in your computer.
    2. Name it ‘Barack Obama’.
    3. Send it to the Recycle Bin.
    4. Empty the Recycle Bin.
    5. Your PC will ask you: ‘Do you really want to get rid of Barack Obama
    6. Firmly click ‘YES’
    7. Feel better?

  • blaze

    Over 6 Days of the RNC and DNC, FOX News Channel Had the Most-Watched Convention Coverage

    lol check back next week for some real numbers

  • Matthew

    “Yes it is dishonest, but it’s bipartisan dishonesty.”

    Oh, absolutely. Just once in my life I’d like for a major party politician to talk to me like an adult, and lay out the fact that it’ll be impossible to solve this without spreading some pain. These issues are treated as black and white, but the truth is that a natural consequence of deficit reduction is a reduction in GDP; If deficits are 8% of GDP, then any deficit reduction plan is going to impact just about everyone in this economy, it’s inescapable. Both parties are sending the message “it’s those other people causing this mess, and if you just let us raise their taxes/cut their entitlements, we’ll solve the problem!” They’re running on fantasy-world economics, and nobody seems inclined to hold them accountable.

  • USARogue

    What I want to know is, have the thunderstorms arrived in Charlotte, N.C. yet?

  • Ratboy

    @ USARogue
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM
    What I want to know is, have the thunderstorms arrived in Charlotte, N.C. yet?

    Does the fact that it was raining BS last night count??? :twisted:

  • Mark

    Just once in my life I’d like for a major party politician to talk to me like an adult…..
    Ron Paul?

    I guess talking to people honestly means they through you away as an also ran

  • Jeff

    Romney Super Pacs withdraw ads from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin.


  • Jeff

    Ohio Secratary of State called by Federal Judge to appear in court.

    Ohio Repub Secretary of State sent an “apology letter” of giving the “wrong impression” in his recent orders to suppress Ohio minority voters.

    Thank GOD the Federal Judges are watching these ba$tards.

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