Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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September 12th, 2012





Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 11, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,266        296         592
CNN      392        120         183
MSNBC      657        207         309
CNBC      182         50         101
FBN        75         17           36
HLN      191         81         124
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,567        484       1,033
CNN      637        198         315
MSNBC    1,293        382         593
CNBC      263        101         176
FBN        55         15           29
HLN      262         99         142
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,127        290         603
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      266        104         144
MSNBC Morning Joe      520        194         295
CNBC Squawk Box      133         43           66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      293        153         241
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,937        377         788
CNN SITUATION ROOM      506        142         214
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      996        190         375
CNBC FAST MONEY      229         34           93
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      128         54           73
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,065        367         859
CNN SITUATION ROOM      467        110         181
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      953        237         366
CNBC MAD MONEY      165         45           87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      159         77           91
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,929        378         870
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      430        128         168
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,005        232         424
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      206         31         102
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      251         65         124
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,123        554       1,201
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      610        196         294
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,149        291         503
CNBC BIG MAC: INSIDE MCDONALDS      199         68         122
HLN NANCY GRACE      327        107         181
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,723        532       1,125
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      730        222         346
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,471        453         691
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      254        108         165
HLN DR. DREW      237         94         138
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,836        365         769
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      570        175         304
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,258        404         586
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      337        127         240
HLN NANCY GRACE      224         96         109
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,271        400         717
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      362         85         161
MSNBC ED SHOW      720        239         334
CNBC MAD MONEY      119         64           85
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      254        111         158

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.

  • ninja

    IBSLES_____ thanks for the link for rush and the NM caller.

  • ninja

    Where is our president? In Egypt they our throwing rocks,and bottles at the US Embassy; and have war ships on the way.

  • Doug Z

    Posted September 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Hey Rob. You post just like DB. Multiple sentences where there is no space after the period. Hi DB!!!

    when you cannot defend your liberal president you attack the structure and writing of a sentence.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    I think the lead is within the margin of error and well you know the history of polls………

    I think it is too soon to predict a bounce for President Obama from the current situation in the Middle East as all has not been revealed. People do tend to rally around the President in times like these. My guess is that the polls stay flat for the next week barring another dramatic event.

  • Suikostinger


    Oh yeah, I forgot I can’t do that, even AFTER he called me an idiot. Sorry Doug!!!

  • DB

    Doug Z. as I get older I have become more sensitive about wasting time since I have less and less of it. Trying to have an intelligent discussion with suiko, as many have learned on this site, is impossible because his IQ is similar to Biden’s. Therefore, discussions with him are a waste of time. Jeffie and Boss won’t respond to questions except to call names and show us how many four letter words they know. Again, intelligent discussion is impossible so a waste of time. I don’t pay much attention to them anymore.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “and have war ships on the way.”

    Care to source that?

  • Suikostinger

    DB comes out! He’s like Beetlejuice, say his name 3 times and POOF! He’s there!

  • d.d.

    Anthony Parello (AP076)

    US moving Navy destroyers off coast of Libya


    Two US Navy warships are moving towards the coast of Libya, two US officials tell CNN. The destroyers are the USS Laboon and the USS McFaul. Both ships are equipped with tomahawk missiles that could be used if a strike was ordered


    administration official said Wednesday that the Defense Department “was ready to respond with military measures as directed by the president.”


    Ambassador Stevens killed at site with no Marines


    The consulate where the American ambassador to Libya was killed on Tuesday is an “interim facility” not protected by the contingent of Marines that safeguards embassies, POLITICO has learned.
    It had no bulletproof glass, reinforced doors or other features common to embassies


    NPR Correspondent Refuses To Say Pledge Of Allegiance Or Stand For National Anthem…
    Just think, our tax dollars help pay his salary.

    Who is it ? Ari Shapiro


    & just for Jeff

    Nebraska Wind Tower Maker To Close Plants, Lay Off 293

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    In all seriousness I don’t understand Governor Romney’s criticism of the administration as apologists in response to the violence.

    Didn’t the apology (administration generated or embassy generated or both) come before the violence? If this is the case (right or wrong though the apology may be to some), how can Governor Romney’s statement: “”I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” factually wrong?

    Am I correct that we have a reverse chicken egg scenario of some sort?

  • ninja

    US ships Shep fox news.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Thanks DD

  • Lee

    An actual obama quote:

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope”.

  • Doug Z


    I did not know that Rob called you an idiot.

    Nobody should call anybody uneducated bad names.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Thanks Ninja

    Sending the ships there seems prudent as does the drone flights. It is difficult to criticize the President for that it seems. I think the Romney campaign does so at its own peril at this point. They should be using surrogates for this NOT the candidate!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    Yep lets give him 4 more!! Lets not forget that with all thats going on he feels it is important that he go to Vegas, schedule a visit to his advisor David Letterman, and schedule a big Hollywood fundraiser next Tuesday! YEP, DEFINATLY 4 MORE YEARS!!

    US median income lowest since 1995

    The median income of American households dropped to its lowest level since 1995 last year, extending its decline during President Barack Obama’s tenure and highlighting the depth of the damage to the middle class inflicted by the recession and weak recovery.

    According to annual data from the Census Bureau, median income adjusted for inflation – a closely watched measure of the financial health of average Americans – fell to $50,054 in 2011, or 1.5 per cent below its 2010 level and 4.1 per cent below its score when Mr Obama took office in 2009.

    LAMBRO: Obama on track to have worst job record since World War II

    August’s abysmally weak job growth proved yet again that President Obama’s economic policies are a miserable failure that will continue to undermine our country until he leaves office.

    The government’s report that the economy added just a minuscule 96,000 jobs last month came at the end of the Democrats’ defensive national convention, where the president, Bill Clinton and other party luminaries made extravagant claims that things will get better if Mr. Obama is re-elected to a second term.

    But analysts at the Federal Reserve Board, economists and business leaders say Mr. Obama’s declining economy is not going to get significantly better this year, next year or the year after that, until there are dramatic changes in the nation’s fiscal policies. Changes Obama Democrats refuse to make.

    The deepening weaknesses in the employment picture also were underscored by revisions in the June and July job numbers, which found 41,000 fewer jobs were created than was reported previously.

  • Doug Z


    Everybody needs to calm down for this is all about having fun. Of course we disagree. It’s more fun to have a debate with somebody you disagree with. That is why I rarely say much except for jokes to coffee Steve.

    Everybody does not need to get along. We just need to have fun while not getting along

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    try using the complete quote.

    “Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

  • Ratboy

    Just one more law broke by Obama and/or his administration!!

    Investigators: Sebelius Illegally Campaigned on Taxpayer’s Dime

    Independent federal legal officials have concluded that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by conducting political activity “in an official capacity,” according to a statement released on Wednesday.

    “Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012,” the news release from the U.S. Office of Special Council states.

    The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their official authority or influence to affect the outcome of an election. A federal employee is permitted to make partisan remarks when speaking in their personal capacity, but not when using their official title or when speaking about agency business.

    After the event, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reclassified the trip from official to political and issued a statement to that effect. Secretary Sebelius and HHS reimbursed the U.S. Treasury for all costs and expenses associated with her travel to the event. OSC found no evidence that Secretary Sebelius made any other political statements in her official capacity.

    The Obama administration’s decision to allow cabinet secretaries such as Sebelius to speak at events sponsored by large Democratic electioneering groups has raised other Hatch Act concerns.

  • Suikostinger



    I did not know that Rob called you an idiot.

    Nobody should call anybody uneducated bad names.

    Yeah, I know. You are blind to those types of things, just like the rest of the people in here. Him calling me an idiot was only 2 posts before mine……It’s OK, it’s understandable. It’s par for the course in here. :)

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