Cable News Ratings for Monday, September 10, 2012

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September 11th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 10, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,214        259         525
CNN      360        110         170
MSNBC      648        194         291
CNBC      152         39           82
FBN        60         15           29
HLN      186         66         104
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,282        416         920
CNN      449        142         224
MSNBC    1,335        387         619
CNBC      184         81         114
FBN        62         19           28
HLN      239         69         120
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,113        262         552
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      229         70         112
MSNBC Morning Joe      573        197         296
CNBC Squawk Box      130         21           64
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      231        111         152
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,836        312         746
CNN SITUATION ROOM      557        145         245
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,078        205         424
CNBC FAST MONEY      127         24           70
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      111         39           53
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,759        318         680
CNN SITUATION ROOM      360        141         180
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,002        233         374
CNBC MAD MONEY      139         25           69
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      126         25           58
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,602        301         654
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      413        118         179
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,089        272         429
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      158         31           60
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      213         53           97
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,990        528       1,146
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      435        136         228
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,280        298         564
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES      153         57           67
HLN NANCY GRACE      307         91         145
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,053        394         866
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      474        146         229
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,392        440         663
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE      220         81         140
HLN DR. DREW      207         52         100
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,789        327         748
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      437        142         216
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,333        423         630
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      179        105         134
HLN NANCY GRACE      203         62         115
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,067        312         584
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      358        106         190
MSNBC ED SHOW      761        316         365
CNBC MAD MONEY        86         42           71
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      186         70         115

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.

  • XYZ

    A clear beat at 9 and 10pm in the demo without any breaking news. Impressive.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point back down around 200. They just can no get an audience. I find them all annoying. Guess others do also.

  • XYZ

    Oh, and 11pm too.

  • mattfitz

    Ha Ha FAUX NEWS u slipping! Gratz To Rachel and Lawrence

  • mattfitz

    Just noticed Ed at 11pm re broadcast won also against oreilly lol MSANBC is on a roll cant blame convention for that righties!!

  • d.d.

    Since the DNC convention, there has been an uptick in MSNBC’s viewers.


    Some data from the Illinois Policy Institute for Mark.

    “1. Dispelling longer school day myth: Under the interim agreement, teachers will continue to work roughly the same hours they do now. Instead of requiring teachers to work a 20 percent longer day, the Chicago Public Schools have agreed to hire more teachers to fill the extra instruction time with such classes as art, music and physical education.

    2. Four out of every ten kids who start freshman year at a public high school in Chicago do not graduate. While poverty and crime certainly complicate instruction, this is not a system where anyone, including the administration, teachers or the union, can rest on their laurels.

    3. Chicago public schools expect to drain their cash reserves in the upcoming year and are likely facing another shortfall of as large as $1 billion the year after that. It is doubtful that the district can afford across-the-board pay raises.

    Note: CPS had to return a $35 million federal grant — Teacher Incentive Fund — because CTU refused to implement merit pay. CTU called CPS’ acceptance of the grant a “fraudulent action.”

    4. Chicago receives almost $2 billion in funding from the state tax funds. That means almost 35 percent of Chicago’s total funding for education comes from state taxpayer funds. The entire state, not just Chicago, is paying for the failures of CPS and CTU.

    5. CPS has the shortest school days and year in the nation when compared to the ten largest cities in the nation.”
    – – –

    Charles Lane had a good article today in the Wash. Po.
    – –

    Students are victims in Chicago fight over clout

  • Kevin


  • Mark

    Ha Ha FAUX NEWS u slipping! Gratz To Rachel and Lawrence
    Fox News is doing it’s normal numbers it’s just that MSNBC is getting the 60 days till the election bump

  • lbsles

    How Long Do We Have If Obama Wins?
    September 10, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh

    RUSH: Let me ask you this: How long does this country have if Obama wins? We are headed toward an economic collapse, and we are the leader of the world. When it happens to us, there are reverberations all over the world. It’s not like some little Podunk European country collapsing, that goes to another relatively Podunk European country for a bailout. When we collapse, there are worldwide reverberations.

    How long is it going to take?

    I’m asking a serious question.

    Eighteen months? You throw Obamacare onto what we know we’re gonna get more of from Obama: More debt, more spending, the expansion of the welfare state, more people on food stamps. How long can this go on? How many of you think we’re at the tipping point now? Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the years are 2020, 2022, 2024 as to when they implode. How long do we have if this guy wins? And then what happens? If this guy wins, do you realize…?

    California is gonna declare bankruptcy at a certain point.

    California’s gonna declare bankruptcy, and you know what Obama will do?

    He’ll go to states like Texas or Arizona or Florida to bail ’em out. That’s what he’ll do, and that’s gonna precipitate this stuff. California is showing where we’re headed in every which way. There are two Californias. There’s the rich, the elites, the liberals that do well along long the coast — and then there’s the interior: Central Valley, San Joaquin Valley, where it is falling apart. The glue that keeps the culture together in the interior of California is falling apart, and on the coasts where the wealth is pretty stacked they’re blissfully unaware. It’s pretty high.


  • Mark

    California’s gonna declare bankruptcy, and you know what Obama will do?

    He’ll go to states like Texas or Arizona or Florida to bail ‘em out. That’s what he’ll do, and that’s gonna precipitate this stuff. California is showing where we’re headed in every which way.
    Here is an idea instead of going to other states to help them out, why not take some of the 78 Billion dollar surplus California gives to the US government in taxes to help them out. I love when people on the right attack Clalifronia as a leech on the country, the the opposite is the truth.

  • lbsles

    Woodward Book Makes Bam Look Bad

    September 11, 2012
    Rush Limbaugh

    RUSH: Woodward was on Good Morning America today. George Stephanopoulos interviewed him about The Price of Politics. That’s Woodward’s book. “Your bottom line is that successful presidents like Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton largely work their will, but you reach the conclusion that in this case, in this struggle, Barack Obama did not” work his will.

    WOODWARD: Yes, simply because our financial house is not in order. This isn’t a budget issue or a credit rating issue. This is: Is the government going to have money to pay its bills? And, in the end, that’s the president’s job. Yes, it’s Congress’s job, too, but there’s such a thing as presidential leadership. Look, it’s quite obvious that Obama has a distance from these people. He doesn’t spend the time. He hasn’t built the relationships. And those human relationships matter. This book is a warning document. We are right back in the problem, and this can affect everyone in a very serious way.

    RUSH: Jack Ryan was Obama’s original Senate opponent whose divorce records Obama sneakily uncovered and released and made public, forcing Ryan out of the race. Standard modus operandi for Obama: Clear the playing field. Not level it. Just get rid of your opponent. That’s what they’ve tried to do with Romney. That’s why all the character assassination ads against Romney. Romney is squeaky clean. He’s Mr. Clean and Pure as the wind-driven snow. Romney is a felon. Romney killed a guy’s wife. He’s this, he’s that. Romney is a Mormon. It’s the standard modus operandi. Obama clears the field. He tries to eliminate any opposition, not beat them. And Jack Ryan, in addition to being a Tom Clancy character, was actually the name of his Senate opponent in Illinois whose divorce records he unsealed. That’s why he had Jack Ryan on his mind.


  • Sicilian Papa



    Let Cal. have it’s 78 Billion they will still go broke. It is just a matter of time.

  • lbsles

    Woodward To Obama: “There Is Such A Thing As Presidential Leadership”

    Bob Woodward, “The Price of Politics” author: “The big debate last year, about the debt ceiling, and whether the U.S. government is going to be able to pay its bill. It isn’t over. We’re going to be right back in that soup in December and January.

    “This isn’t a budget issue or a credit rating issue, this is ‘can — is the government going to have its money to pay its bills?’ And in the end, that’s the president’s job, yes; it’s Congress’ job too, but there is such a thing as presidential leadership.”

  • Mark


    If you give California it’s 78B, many other states who benefit off those tax dollars will have problems, but of coarse California is the real problem when they give more then they take when it comes to federal spending

  • lbsles

    As Egyptians Pull Down American Flag, Obama Rejects Meeting with Netanyahu

    White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama
    The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama.

    The reason: He’s to busy with golf, fund raisers and campaigning.


  • Sicilian Papa

    The state of Califorinia is sinking into the Pacific under decades of liberal control. The rest of the country is right behind if President deficit gets another four years.

    His only answer if he gets four more years is to raise taxes. Good, lets do that and see if it solves the problem. Not a chance, we have fallen and we can’t get up.

    The good news for me is I am dirt poor. You can’t get blood from a stone.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The rest of the States will survive but California will not. The liberal States can keep any surplus they send to the federal government for all I care. They will fail under the weight of their social programs. Just a matter of time.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Italy, Spain, Greece, take your pick the model for how to go broke is to grow the government out of control.

  • Sicilian Papa

    States that cut spending will balance their budgets and survive. The States that grow their spending will sink.

    The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people ‘s money.

  • Ralph Hahn

    >>> Ha Ha FAUX NEWS u slipping! Gratz To Rachel and Lawrence <<<

    ONE DAY and you get idiotic comments such as the one above.

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