Cable News Ratings for Friday, September 7, 2012

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September 10th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 7 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,331            318            607
CNN         429            128            183
MSNBC         632            202            282
CNBC         161             45             87
FBN           64             18             31
HLN         202             73            110
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,261            471            943
CNN         573            141            240
MSNBC       1,101            312            483
CNBC         196             84            100
FBN           68             22             34
HLN         224             79            136
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,219            321            638
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         330            124            150
MSNBC Morning Joe         642            198            351
CNBC Squawk Box         157             30             79
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         271            128            186
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,849            413            787
CNN SITUATION ROOM         501            118            175
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,098            268            383
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         102             30             48
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         118             48             60
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,047            384            899
CNN SITUATION ROOM         590            139            213
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         914            296            386
CNBC MAD MONEY         130             36             75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         213             50             83
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,809            407            779
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         542            138            213
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         991            313            465
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         119             44             57
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         299             92            156
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,621            521         1,029
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         586            139            269
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,165            293            513
CNBC CRUISE INC.         200             78            109
HLN NANCY GRACE         355            116            223
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,334            489            976
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         542            151            200
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,401            439            643
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         207            105            109
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         154             46             74
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FNR:9-11:TIMLNE OF TERROR       1,819            403            823
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         588            134            252
MSNBC CANDIDATES 2012         734            205            293
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         179             69             82
HLN NANCY GRACE         163             74            110
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,141            340            590
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         419             93            177
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         406            201            203
CNBC MAD MONEY           90             38             44
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         180             74             99

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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: >>> You guys been eating White Castles? <<<

    I just saw this question among all of the comments that I had missed before.

    I LOVE the smell of White Castle hamburgers. We had one in the town in which I grew up and it brings back memories of when I was a kid and my Dad was still alive.

    They ARE tasty burgers! However, the onions are enough to make you…'burp'
    … all day long.

  • Hillbilly

    Suikostinger – I like how Hillbilly is mad about me pointing out the people trying to destroy the pizza guys Yelp page by giving him 1 star reviews but I’m sure he had no problem when the WORLD got in a frizzy because a few idiots wanted to boycott Chick-Fil-A…so much they made a whole Appreciation day about it…LOL


    Sorry to disappoint you…I WASN’T mad. I was curious as to WHY you was thanking God for the left. So i went to the Yelp page to see for myself. As i said earlier, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING! Just you once again making a mountain out of a mole hill. Getting your panties in a bunch over 47 (could be 2 or 3 people..IE sock puppets) folks giving 1 star reviews. :roll: I never made a comment about the Chick-Fil-A deal so how do you know how i felt about it?

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – I just saw picture of said undies. That must be the ass side. It looks too narrow to contain junk, or maybe the idea is to let it all hang out.


    Filed away in the bring it up later to razz AppleStinx file. :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    Lynn – Jeff is one poster that’s shows he’s hanging by his last brain cell, nothing but 90 % vile comments toward others.


    You give NC Jeff to much credit. Hanging by his last brain cell? That boy hasn’t had a brain cell since Moby Dick was the size of a sardine. :lol:

  • Ralph Hahn


    >>> @ d.d
    How can you call Jeff “Sir?” I do enjoy reading your post,there well informed. Jeff is one poster that’s shows he’s hanging by his last brain cell, nothing but 90 % vile comments toward others. Look how he treats Ratboy,Ralph and others and you call him ‘Sir,’d.d you’re better then that. Now I’m sure Jeff will call me a “SHANK” like he always does. I guess it makes him feel better.
    Don’t mess with Texas and the Cowboys <<<

    Thanks, Lynn. Ratboy and I and countless others who post here can easily beat 'Fertilizer Boy' in a battle of wits 24/7/365.25. He's just so full of it, he spreads his horse—t around so much you would think you're at the Kentucky Derby/

    ANYONE who gets happy citing slipping sales for the ultimate expose documentary "Obama: 2016" is really happy hoping the independent film leaves the theaters early, and is afraid the great masses would find out THE REAL TRUTH! Sounds like people who burn books to me.

  • Mark


    Rupert Murdoch Tweets Election Advice To Mitt Romney

    Regarding the election, Murdoch tweeted, Romney “must draw a clear line” and “offer specific path to restore American dream.”

    He also tweeted that in order to win, Romney must not fear the far-right, which Murdoch described as a group having “nowhere else to go.”

    I have to agree, pandering to the far right is what will kill Romney

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Kinda like going to church on Christmas and Easter but acting like an a$$ the rest of the year! <<<


  • Hillbilly

    Bill O & Rachel M made the list.

  • Ratboy

    Oh Comcast am I glad I dont own any of your stock!!!!!!

    NBC Worries About People Forgetting 9/11 Attacks, Then Skips Moment of Silence

    Early in the 8 a.m. et hour on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer led a panel discussion on whether the September 11th attacks were staring to be forgotten: “…some people are saying that the attention for this event, these anniversaries, is waning, and that people have moved on. 20 years from now, are our children going to grow up – be in a world where the significance of this event, those attacks, is lost?”

    A little over thirty minutes later, NBC fulfilled that fear by skipping the moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. et commemorating the first plane hitting the first tower of the World Trade Center, instead airing an interview with Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kris Jenner. ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning both observed the moment of silence.

  • Ratboy

    But how many will own this phone as they pay for their groceries with food stamps, make a call on it to check in with the unemployment office, check its calandar to see when the welfare check is due, or call the clinic for their free care???

    IPhone 5 Sales Could Offer Big Boost to GDP.

    The iPhone 5, which Apple Inc. plans to release this week, could get credit for something Congress, the White House and Federal Reserve have struggled to do: boosting the U.S. economy in a measurable way.

    Sales of the new iPhone could add between a quarter and half a percentage point to annualized economic growth in the fourth quarter, J.P. Morgan JPM +2.17%’s chief U.S. economist Michael Feroli estimates. That could help cushion the U.S. economy from other risks in the final months of the year.

    In a note to clients today (titled “Can one little phone impact GDP?”), Feroli walks through the math: J.P. Morgan’s equity analysts expect Apple to sell about 8 million iPhone 5 units in the final three months of the year. If the phone sells for around $600, with about $200 of it counted as imported components, then $400 per phone would figure into the government’s measure of gross domestic product. (Even though consumers may not pay that much for the phone, because of subsidies from wireless carriers, Feroli explains that phone-selling companies often report the sales based on the price of the standalone product.)

    The bottom line: The new iPhone sales could boost GDP by $3.2 billion in the fourth quarter, or $12.8 billion at an annual rate. That is an increase of 0.33 percentage point in the annualized rate of GDP growth. It could be even higher, he says. Even a third of a percentage point would limit the downside risk to J.P. Morgan’s fourth-quarter growth projection of 2%.

    Feroli warns that the estimate “seems fairly large, and for that reason should be treated skeptically” but adds: “we think the recent evidence is consistent with this projection.” When the iPhone 4S became widely available last October, he writes, over half of the 0.8% increase in core retail sales came in the categories of online sales and computer and software sales. The two categories together had their largest monthly increase on record. The fourth-quarter sales growth at those stores over the third quarter would have boosted fourth-quarter growth by a tenth to a fifth of a percentage point if due to the iPhone. The iPhone 5 launch will be even bigger than that, he says, making the latest estimate “reasonable

  • Ralph Hahn

    Please allow me to let you in on a little secret:

    For the most part, the mainstream media have been running with the latest poll numbers, showing Obama leading Romney by a little more now that the conventions are over. I said the polls won’t really count until after the four televised debates.

    NO ONE has been beating the drum more about the shifting polls than Karl Rove, Fox News analyst who was one of GWB’s closest advisors. Seems that every night he’s on either Hannity or Greta announcing that Obama is leading Romney in another poll. Some WOULD think that the poll results seem to make Rove happy.

    Nothing is further from the truth. If you’re candidate is slipping in the polls, there’s nothing better than spreading the news around to better mobilize your troops, aka campaign workers, but the task is to REALLY get those Republicans, Tea Party members, independent and undeclared voters to the election polls on November 6th. It is also a call for more campaign money is needed to overcome the odds. Some people, who are faced with no strong opinion about either major candidate, will vote for the underdog. Now, at this particular time, Romney is the underdog.

    As a candidate, if being behind your opponent in current polls saddens you, especially facing an incumbent with a less-than-stellar record, if you don’t start out the next day with more determination than ever to win, you don’t belong in politics. (Nice, run-on sentence, wouldn’t you say?)

    So, Rove, just like any other good campaign leader, is beating the drum to get the party faithful and the undecideds, particularly the candidate, off of their a$$es and work even harder to win.

    Even if you have a 30-point lead, NEVER get complacent! Because, you begin to slacker off and take things for granted.

    I’ve been in and out of politics and radio journalism covering politics long enough to know what I’m saying. If you disagree, then it’s your right.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Oh Comcast am I glad I dont own any of your stock!!!!!! <<<

    Even though in my area Comcast put all of their digital channels in the 800's, I've never been able to watch Fox News HD without constant problems. I've complained numerous times, but they go ignored. I've even mentioned to more than a few Comcast phone representatives (mostly in India and the Philippines) that Comcast is committing a conspiracy by almost scrambling the Fox News (and FX channel) with the digital and audio farts, to make people disgusted enough to tune to MSNBC or CNBC instead. For some reason, I am only receiving the Fox News HD channel after Midnight for a few hours. The rest of the time I have a blue screen with a "promise" that the channel would be restored shortly. I had the same problem for a couple of years when the digital channels for FNC and FX were on the "200's" on the cable line-up. Most of the time, the analog Fox News is watchable (channel 56 in my area). Also, I'm paying MORE to get Fox News having had to upgrade my service. MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and HLN, you can get on basic HD.

  • Suikostinger

    I’ve even mentioned to more than a few Comcast phone representatives (mostly in India and the Philippines) that Comcast is committing a conspiracy by almost scrambling the Fox News (and FX channel) with the digital and audio farts, to make people disgusted enough to tune to MSNBC or CNBC instead. For some reason.

    LOL!!! What a nutto. A conspiracy!!! LOL!!!

  • 1966

    are you off your meds again? lol

  • georgieboy

    The fact that there are still people who think that Fox is unbiased is unbelievable to me. How can one say that Fox is unbiased when it has been proven (notice the word “proven”) that so many of their news people also work for different branches of the republican party. The combination of working for the republican party while reporting the news about them should raise a red flag, even for the simple minded.

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