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.

  • Ralph Hahn


    Where have YOU been? Ratings from Midnight to 6AM are not posted here.

  • rhembo

    Wow Msnbc demo numbers are impressive and righties why isn’t Fake news getting a pre-election bump.

  • 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.

  • Cameron

    Wow! Rachel beating Hannity and Lawrence beating Gretta in the demos! MSNBC has been pulling great numbers these past few days.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Cameron: >>> Wow! Rachel beating Hannity and Lawrence beating Gretta in the demos! MSNBC has been pulling great numbers these past few days <<<

    Before you and other MSNBC fans declare Fox News D.O.A. in the hospital, let's see if this 'streak' lasts another day.

  • lbsles

    Ops! Fox News Channel on top for week of dnc

    FOX News Channel was the top-rated cable news channel last week, even during the DNC.

    FNC placed third in primetime in all of cable with two million viewers –

    meanwhile, MSNBC placed fourth and CNN placed sixth for the week.

    Son a B**ch, can you just say OH NO !!

  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    NY State Supreme Court Judge Rules Twitter Must Produce Occupy Wall Street Protester’s Tweets or Face Contempt

    Twitter Inc. has to turn over information about an Occupy Wall Street protester’s posts or face a fine, a judge ruled, giving the company three days to show it isn’t in contempt of court.

    New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. in Manhattan today said Twitter must produce the information by Sept. 14 or provide its earnings statements from the last two quarters so he can decide on a fine. The judge had asked Twitter to show why it wasn’t in contempt of court after refusing to produce information about Twitter posts by protester Malcolm Harris in response to a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

    “I can’t put Twitter or the little blue bird in jail, so the only way to punish is monetarily,” Sciarrino said.


  • Ralph Hahn

    BTW: Fox News won the 25-54 Total Day & Prime Time Monday.

  • Lance

    People seem to forget that MSNBC was competitive with FNC in the demo in the months before the election back in 2008 too. Yes, even Countdown beat TOF a few times in the demo 4 years ago, as did TRMS come-this-close to Hannity a few times after her show premiered. So actually this was to be expected. Maybe some folks just have short attention spans.

  • lbsles

    “HHS & IRS Release 18-Pages to Describe What a “Full-Time Employee” Is…”

    “Use to be 40 Hour but Under ObamaCare It’s Now 30 Hours”

    “One of the most-anticipated new federal regulations governing which companies will be required to provide health insurance under Obamacare has finally landed–with a thud.”

    “In the latest indication of how complicated putting the Affordable Care Act into action will be, the Department of Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service issued 18-pages of regulations just to describe what a “full-time employee” is. Of note, to the Feds a full-time employee works an average of just 30 hours a week, not the normally accepted 40 hours.”

    “The IRS rule is key because companies with more than 50 full-time employees must provide health insurance under Obamacare, or be fined. Business groups have been warning that small companies might try to replace full-time workers with part-time help to avoid being forced to offer health insurance in 2014, but the 30-hour full-time definition is likely to undermine those plans.”


    OPINON: Outside of the BS, this ruling will bring hiring to a standstill and see hours worked too less then the 30-hour threshold.



  • Snap Tie

    Fox News was the number one cable channel during last weeks DNC.. http://www.scribd.com/doc/105620221/All-Cable-Ranker-Week-of-9-3-12

  • lbsles

    Rise in Health-Care Premiums Outpacing Inflation, Wages

    In other words, ObamaCare is a total failure. I’m still waiting for my $2500 check that Obama promised.

    “U.S. health insurance premiums have climbed faster than wages and inflation this year, and look poised to accelerate in 2013, adding to voter concerns about soaring healthcare costs ahead of November elections for the White House and Congress.”

    “A study released on Tuesday showed that premiums for employer-sponsored health plans, which cover about 149 million Americans, grew a modest 4 percent to $15,745 in 2012. It was a substantially slower rate of growth than in past years, including 2011, when premiums jumped 9 percent.”

    “But the study’s authors at the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, said higher costs still took a bigger bite from the income of middle-class employees, whose wages advanced only 1.7 percent, as employers shifted more healthcare costs to their workers.”

    “About 61 percent of companies offer health benefits to their workers. But researchers found that workers at lower-wage companies pay $1,000 a year more for family coverage than workers at higher-wage companies, even though employers with large numbers of lower-wage workers pay less for the coverage they provide.”

    “Lower-wage businesses are also more likely to offer plans with deductibles amounting to $1,000 a year or more.”

    “Data also showed a 26 percent jump in the number of young adults receiving healthcare benefits on parental plans under healthcare reform, which extends childhood coverage to age 26.”

    “There are now 2.9 million young adults on their parents’ plans, up from 2.3 million in 2011, the study said.”

    http://www dot foxbusiness dot com/industries/2012/09/11/rise-in-health-care-premiums-outpacing-inflation-wages/#ixzz26CVoNEWv

  • lbsles

    Report: Six to nine percent of UT inmates are illegal aliens

    Utah’s incarcerated illegal-immigrant population averaged between 6 percent and 9 percent of the entire prison and jail population over a nine-year span, according to a new report unveiled at a state commission meeting Monday.

    Charlie Morgan, a sociology professor at Ohio University, presented the report through Skype to the Utah Commission on Immigration and Migration. He said he is in the process of submitting his study for publication in the journal Criminology and Public Policy at Florida State University.

    The presentation came as a result of the commission’s effort to gather data about illegal immigration and follow its charge to guide the Legislature on proposed bills related to the subject.

    Morgan, a former professor of sociology at Brigham Young University, said he’d already been working on the report for three years when he was asked by the commission to present his findings.

    ‘It seemed like it would be easy,’ Morgan said. ‘But the more I got into it, the more difficult the question had become.’

    According to the 20-page report, there were 14,000 people in county jails and state prisons. In that number, he also included people whose criminal charge stemmed from Utah courts but who were serving time in a federal prison outside the state.

    He also singled out the Utah County Jail, which works under a contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house illegal immigrants.

    In the report, Morgan discovered there was an average of 195 illegal immigrants being held in the jail on an annual basis. On average, 40 of those were being held on a criminal charges.

    The report also includes data from the Weber County Jail, despite that facility losing its contract last year with the federal government to be reimbursed for housing illegal immigrants.

    That jail, which until that point averaged housing 62 detainees annually, lost the contract after an investigation revealed it wasn’t in compliance with federal standards.

    With the Pew Hispanic Center estimating Utah’s illegal immigration population at 110,000, Morgan’s report also concluded there wasn’t a correlation between illegal-immigration trends and crime statistics that some have pinned on that group.

    Because the Pew Hispanic Center also found Latinos account for 81 percent of all illegal immigration nationally, Morgan looked at that data specifically in his report.

    In his analysis, he noted there was an increase of about 300 Latinos per 10,000 Utahns in 1978 to more than 1,100 Latinos per 10,000 Utahns in 2008.

    In that ratio, Morgan found the violent-crime rate decreased from 272 crimes per 100,000 Utahns in 1978 to 224 crimes per 100,000 Utahns in 2008.

    ‘We can therefore presume that the rise in Hispanics does not coincide with a rise in violent crimes,’ Morgan wrote in the report. ‘In other words, Utahns are safer now than they ever have been in the past three decades.’


  • Coffee Steve


    *FLASH: US consulate in Libya set on fire…


    Ho Hum..Memories of Carter :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    Maybe some folks just have short attention spans.

    What did you just say? :-) (Just Teasing)

  • betty

    Got a Long, Long way to go to get even Near FOX NEWS…a LONG way !

  • Coffee Steve

    UPDATE: They now are flying a Al Qaeda Banner

    *On 9/11 Anniversary, Cairo Mob Invades U.S. Embassy, Removes Flag, Flies Al Qaeda Banner

  • Suikostinger

    @Ralph Hahn

    Idiotic comments? Like yours how you think Comcast is scrambling your Fox News…AHAHAHAHAHA

  • Coffee Steve

    Did the WH just blame us for the Flag being torn down?

    *US ‘condemns efforts by misguided individuals to hurt religious feelings of Muslims’…

    The U.S. embassy in Cairo released the following statement:

    The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

    The statement comes after a mob of Egyptians climbed the walls of the embassy and tore down the American flag. Reuters reports:


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