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.

  • Letmethink

    Welcome back Coffee, hope you and your better half had a great trip.
    Tenneable, I am never temped to watch ed. The only show I watch on msdnc is Morning Joe and when they have ads with ed schultz, I change the station as quickly as possible.
    SP, I agree with your take on Michelle. Anyone what sat in rev. wright’s church for 20 years heard his vitriol and surely agreed with it or they wouldn’t have stayed with that church that long. They also would not have him baptize their children.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Apple Stinx: >>> On Monday, it’s back to basic training. <<<

    Yup. And I know O'Reilly begins his 17th or 18th season tonight. So, most of the regular anchors/show hosts' summer vacations are likely over. I still think that Fridays, at least in Prime Time, will continue to be atypical. So, I would suggest that anyone looking to make a point of who's beating whom, should not point out any Friday numbers as an example.

  • Mark

    I blame the Mormons for actively targeting the black community in the Prop 8 vote. lol

    All that being said alot of minorities do have strong religious beliefs so I feel that had alot of sway into their voting down gay marriage. if you look the black community since then they are slowly swaying over to the pro gay rights side, so that is a good sign that they are willing to change with the times and a perfect example of how living in a diverse community can change your values more open to accept other peoples values and choices

  • Snap Tie

    For Sale – Pizza Shop – Fort Pierce, Fla., Make offer
    Owner of the Florida pizza shop says people are boycotting his business because he bear-hugged Obama.

    Owner begs – i like everybody..


  • Suikostinger


    Remember that guy that bear hugged the President? Don’t worry, the right are attacking his Yelp page!! Thank god the left are out there to counter attack the attacks and has gotten him to 5 stars. GREAT!

  • Suikostinger

    Of course Snap Tie and people like him don’t give a damn.

  • Snap Tie


    The right has figured out how to attack by the lefts leading example..Paybacks a &itch

  • Mark

    @Snap Tie

    I am not sure what the Pizza Dude in Florida did that was so wrong. it’s not like he took a stance on either side of gay marriage. it would be like liberals getting mad at the Papa Johns guy for supporting Romney

  • Suikostinger

    @Snap Tie

    Or that both should be held reliable for doing the same thing? Of course, we all know you are kind of out there and only think that the left are the evil doers because the conservative media/websites tel you….right? But, trying to bring down a company because he hugged the president? Seems reasonable.

  • Suikostinger


    I’m waiting for the right in here to compare it to the Chik-Fil-A thing…too bad there is no comparison because the left hated that because of him donating money to charities that thought you could pray the gay way and hated gays…..people are attacking this man and his business just because he hugged the president…he didn’t even take a stance….heck….he’s even a Republican!

  • Matthew

    “For Sale – Pizza Shop – Fort Pierce, Fla., Make offer
    Owner of the Florida pizza shop says people are boycotting his business because he bear-hugged Obama.”

    If his business actually suffers as a result of that, then that’s just a pathetic statement about this nation, especially since he’s so involved in the local charity scene. I’d like to think that’s just a few delusional weirdos who need their whole world to be black and white.

  • Matthew


  • Mark


    I am guessing all the free publicity will increase business, even if he loses a couple customers who might not like the fact he hugged the president. Let’s be honest here most people who claim they never will eat at his place probably live hundreds if not thousands miles away and never knew the place even existed

  • Snap Tie

    Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Duzer should have stayed off MSNBC, and NBC Nightly News. That’s why he’s being boycotted..His opinion,just like the owner of Chik-Fil-A

  • Mark

    @Snap Tie

    So hugging the President = having a stance on gay marriage? As I said his hugging the president is more like the Papa Johns guy, but even then Papa Johns dude had a fundraiser for Romney, so I would consider it even less of an issue then that

  • Matthew

    Chick Fli A has more than a stance on gay marriage, it actively donates money to anti-gay causes. That’s far beyond what either Papa Johns Guy or Small Business Guy do.

  • Snap Tie

    Get Harry Reid to pass a law and Let the Obama supporters use their SNAP Cards at his pizza parlor.

  • Snap Tie

    Boycotting is how capitalism works. Occupying his restaurant, spray painting graffiti on it, and threatening to kill the owner is how Obama’s communists work. Which would he prefer?

  • Suikostinger

    This is case number #1 on why this country is so split down the middle. With idiots that just don’t seem to care. I show you evidence of Snap Tie being a full on idiot!!!

  • Matthew

    Hahaha, “Obama’s communists.” Get freaking real.

    If people want to boycott his restaurant because he Hugs Democrats, that’s fine, although I think it’s certainly different than boycotting a business because they’re gonna spend your money on causes that you don’t believe in. One of those boycotts follows a certain kind of logic, the other seems petulant and weird… par for the course in modern political discourse, though.

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