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.

  • Pete S

    Al is full of it. 1st 2 minutes was an overdose of bull for me. who the heII watches that crappy show full of lies & obamaganda? 970,000 peeps that i almost feel sorry for. but hey, we make our own decisions on what to believe. some of our choices however suck.

  • Coffee Steve

    *US: Warships move toward Libya, consulate in Berlin evacuated

  • PaulG

    No matter when you turned to MSNBC today the discussion was about Romney’s statement on the embassy violence,,if your turn right now it’s as guaranteed as hitting a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle,,that’s what their talking about…

  • Letmethink

    Wow Early Start/Starting Point broke 300—still a terrible program.

  • PaulG

    not their,,before the grammer arrest me…

  • PaulG


  • Coffee Steve

    @Paul G

    Romney is not backing down, in fact he is picking up his attack. I hope he goes even higher and speaks on this every day. I somehow remember then Sen Obama within the hour bashing Bush for the Troop surge.

    I also remember not a peep from the MSM saying it was wrong.

  • DB

    Who Anthony is backing off that story?? Probably doesn’t matter if they had ammo or not, they were not ready for it and there weren’t enough of them. Obama was caught with his pants down on 9/11 of all days. Incompetent appeaser. Might try going to an intelligence briefing every now and then.

    Jeffie, do me a favor and hold your breath until I care about one of your posts. Thanks.

  • betty

    OBlamer, when Police Arrested his Perfessor Pal “the Police acted stupidly”
    ….(before all the facts were in)…now opines that Mitt Romney “shoots 1st
    and aims after”….Hypocrisy, thy name is “OBlamer”.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Paul G
    “not their,,before the grammer arrest me…”

    Grammar not grammer.

    Sorry I couldn’t resist. We ALL make mistakes. The spelling and grammar police suck with the possible exception of when they correct someone who has gone on a rant about how dumb so and so politician and host is or how stupid another commenter here is. Then they get what they deserve.


    *I deliberately did not reread this post or pay attention to red underlined words in a show of solidarity.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @AppleStinx: “The Factor” beats David Letterman!

  • Coffee Steve

    *Congress to Block Obama Admin. Welfare Law Changes

    *Obama Expands ATF’s Right to Seize Guns Without Due Process

    *Earth Explodes all life dead

    One of these are false, you get to guess :-)

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    lol @ DB

    Well it appears you are backing down a bit when you second sentence reads “Probably doesn’t matter if they had ammo or not……”.

    Read the Pentagon’s statement on the matter, or as reported in Mother Jones (yeah I know…) “State’s own guidelines for Marine security guards (PDF) require that any duty assigned to them “shall not contravene established Department or Marine Corps policy and shall not unduly jeopardize the safety or well-being of any Marine”.

    I trust Pentagon statements by our men in uniform over unnamed sources from blogs anyday.

  • Coffee Steve

    Major Breaking story

    *Monk Found Wandering Naked After Eating Hallucinogenic Berries…

    Rats? You left your berries out again

  • Coffee Steve

    *NYC to Regulate Circumcision…

    Panel Unanimously Decides to Regulate a Circumcision Ritual

    so far NY has banned

    Cooking in Lard
    Large Soft Drinks
    and now the ever dangerious “Circumcision” is next.

  • Sicilian Papa



    FBC is not carried by many cable outlets. They are way up the dial here in Conn. I watch CNBC because it is close to my other viewing stations in the morning. I don’t watch much money news anyway. When you don’t have any there is very little need.

  • Coffee Steve


    Who else wants a Blizzard from DQ?

  • Sicilian Papa



    If a bigot uses perfect grammar, spelling and sentence structure does that make him smart and well informed.

    If someone achives great things with his mind but lacks spelling and grammar skills does that make him/her an idiot.

  • Sicilian Papa



    DB makes a good point about not being prepared. Watch the O’Rielly Super Bowl interview. It is stricking just how naive our President is about the brotherhood in Egypt.

  • Ratboy

    Thanks a bunch Coffee Steve!!! You broke my alternator and I am at the shop getting it fixed!! Fax over the $450 please, and YES I want something from DQ!!!!!!!!!!!!

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