Cable News Ratings for Wednesday,September 12, 2012

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September 13th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,654        407         766
CNN      545        144         243
MSNBC      718        211         338
CNBC      182         53           93
FBN        60         22           28
HLN      204         82         120
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    3,449        753       1,524
CNN      956        255         445
MSNBC    1,422        445         700
CNBC      283        148         190
FBN        57         26           36
HLN      316         95         189
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,362        375         691
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      327        121         186
MSNBC Morning Joe      551        186         331
CNBC Squawk Box      128         21           58
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      240        142         175
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,246        448         883
CNN SITUATION ROOM      604        110         216
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,183        240         496
CNBC FAST MONEY      183         17           96
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      170         65           99
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,380        551       1,089
CNN SITUATION ROOM      720        164         278
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      970        251         408
CNBC MAD MONEY      155         35           81
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      142         38           70
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,185        486         997
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      838        203         361
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,112        333         490
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      202         62           93
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      242         64         126
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    4,121        802       1,697
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360    1,027        289         484
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,208        329         559
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES      194         91         127
HLN NANCY GRACE      364        109         203
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    3,321        802       1,543
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      875        193         385
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,593        564         783
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES      326        171         224
HLN DR. DREW      275         76         163
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,875        654       1,326
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      966        284         466
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,458        441         757
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      330        181         220
HLN NANCY GRACE      308        100         202
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,797        576       1,033
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      693        199         329
MSNBC ED SHOW      739        257         384
CNBC MAD MONEY      121         66           76
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      275         82         168

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

    Wow, big cable news night yesterday…heck, even CNN joined in (1 million for AC 360…hasn’t happened in a long while)

  • Ralph Hahn

    Hannity left Maddow in the dust!

  • Mike

    The Ed Show numbers are impressive since Ezra Klein filled in for him last night.

  • Dave

    What a night all around…but special congrats to CNN.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I wonder if some big news breaks at 10pm et tonight, will “Rock Center” cover it or stick with the Justin Bieber interview??? LOL!

  • Mick Hannigan

    Mike: Isn’t that the same Ed who said on his Jan. 5, 2011 show:

    Ed Schultz: Republicans are ‘Bastards Who Want to Destroy the American Dream

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/01/05/ed-schultz-republicans-are-bastards-wanting-destroy-american-dream#ixzz26NwbhxWk

    You may want to verify that, ifso here is the url:

    I really didn’t think people with IQ’s above freezing watched that show…

  • Ratboy

    Holy Crap over 4 million for Oreily over 3 million for Hannity and almost 3 million for Greta!!! Ed and Rachel and tingles gain and have a “good night” Guess we know now where people go for news. They are tuning in to opinion shows for the news now! :lol:

  • Former CNN Fan

    Wow, all 3 had big numbers. Poor CNN, in third place but still kicking. Hard to argue though that they are THE place for breaking news.

  • AppleStinx

    Ralph Hahn wrote: “I wonder if some big news breaks at 10pm et tonight, will “Rock Center” cover it or stick with the Justin Bieber interview???”

    We haven’t seen those “The Factor beats Rock Center” headlines in a while…

  • blaze

    @ Former CNN Fan

    CNN would do better if they were more balanced! In the wee hours of the morning Ari Fletcher was on with A C, he very nicely “told him off” when A C began doing nothing but talking down the Romney response.
    Some fadeing Networks never learn and A C is their best in mho!

  • Sam

    I thought CNN would have big numbers considering the big int. news.

    It’s time to temporarily close the embassies in both Libya and Egypt and evacuate all employees outta there.

    Vote Romney …. 1964 !
    This guy is still stuck in the cold war era .

  • Laurence Glavin

    I live near Boston, and a Boston-themed website called Universalhub.com had an entry discussing that the Red Sox baseball team might be up for sale. Why am I mentioning that? Because the source of the story was the Fox Business Channel. A perusal of the daily ratings for FBC indicates that possibly aside from Imus in the Morning, viewers are few and far-between. Some readers of this story may ask “is there really a Fox Business Channel?”.

  • USA

    The Factor and Hannity repeats at 11 and midnight beat each Primetime MSNBC Show! FNC is the Network to go for news and commentary!

  • Snap Tie

    ABC, CBS, NBC Devote twenty Times more (20 to 1) to Romney Flap Than Obama on Libyan crisis.

    Suprised? I’m not

    ” Journalists for Obama”

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz26O6pw2Zg

  • Coffee Steve

    Good n umbers for all of them. Hannity had Bob Woodward on last evening, he honestly did a great interview.

    As long as the embassy story keeps going all will do well, and Egypt’s President has called for a massive Million people protest Friday stay tuned.

    Numbers from tonight may get huge numbers for Fox and CNN may make up some ground.

  • AppleStinx

    We have a trump card to make these mobs in the Middle East back off: our president’s Nobel Peace Prize. It will be like showing the crucifix to a bunch of vampires.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I thought the reason that Fox Business Channel has lower ratings was because they are carried by less cable providers and therefore reach less households?

    68 million vs. 100 million for CNN and 97 million for their direct competition CNBC.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    It seems people are backing off that crap story about our Marines in Cario being ordered to be unarmed.

  • Coffee Steve



  • XYZ

    FBN might be carried by less households, but as the ratings proved during the RNC convention, obviously the channel has the ability to get high ratings (when it copies Fox News w/politics)….but when it comes to business news, people know it exists, but ignore the channel.

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