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.

  • Doug Z

    ABC, CBS, NBC Devote More Time (20 to 1) to Romney Flap Than Obama Mideast Mistakes

  • Sicilian Papa

    FOX news is on fire. That is because the corrupt vermin in the lib. media attacked Romney and didn’t ask our foreign policy expert President a single tough question about his interview on Super Bowl Sunday.

    You guys read my posts you know I am a right wing kook.

    If I were a journalist I would have asked the President some pretty tough questions about being prepared.

    Then I would have gone to Romney and asked him, What are trying to score political points in the midst of a crisis.

    I would have had contempt for both my politics be Dam#d. That is your job if you are a journalist.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Steve, please try to not sound the alarm about a partial evacuation of the Berlin embassy that has long since come and gone and was reported by Reuters at 11:30 EDT this morning. A worker got short of breath reading a passport and the all clear was given after an appropriate amount of caution was taken.

    The sky is not falling

  • Jeff

    Repubs are desperate for fantasy news because Romney’s campaign is in panic mode. They need to hear “everything is okay”

    Fox cannot repair what Mitt Romney has broken, he and his advisers are complete idiots.

    I think DB(Douche Bag) is on the Romney Ryan payroll.

    I will quote Trump ” DB(DoucheBag) you’re fired!”

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    I am not sure you go my point about my overall dislike of the spelling and grammar police. The answer to your questions is No on both.

    I was only pointing out when folks rant about the ignorance of others rather than the error in their point of view they are and should be on point on their own grammar.

  • Jeff


    (CBS News) The conventional wisdom emerged in Washington almost immediately on Wednesday: Mitt Romney’s handling of the violence in Egypt and Libya was a disaster.

    “The comments were a big mistake, and the decision to double down on them was an even bigger mistake,” Steve Schmidt, senior campaign strategist to Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, told CBS News. “There are legitimate criticisms to be made but you foreclose on your ability to make them when you try to score easy political points. And the American people, when the country is attacked, whether they’re a Republican or Democrat or independent, want to see leaders who have measured responses, not leaders whose first instinct is to try to score political points.”

  • bobol

    Those people over there are taking our money with the left hand and killing our people with the right hand. Bill O’Reilly ROCKS!

  • Jeff
  • Jeff

    Mitt Romney got the capital of Libya wrong in his opportunistic statement this morning criticizing the President about his handling of the attacks against the US embassy in Cairo and the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Romney referred in his statement to the “embassies” and particularly to “our embassy at Benghazi, Libya.”  He made the mistake three times, so it wasn’t just a slip of the lip.

  • Jeff

    Mitt Romney Kneejerks Into Another Colossal Blunder


  • Sicilian Papa



    It doesn’t make a lick of difference. Some of the dumbest people I ever met were book smart know it all’s.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff it is hard to beat ABC, CBS, NBC Devote More Time (20 to 1) to Romney Flap Than Obama Mideast Mistakes

  • Doug Z


  • Jeff

    Silly RePubs!! :lol: you are all just all over the place.

    On Libya/Egypt attacks, it’s Ryan vs. Romney

    The vice presidential nominee usually takes the low road toward reaching the White House, but the 2012 Republican Romney-Ryan ticket on Wednesday saw an eye-popping reversal of roles.

    Mitt Romney played the attack dog, seizing on a statement from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, and declaring in Florida:  “I think it’s a terrible course for American to stand in apology for our values.  An apology for America’ values is never the right course.”

    Of course, neither President Obama nor Secretary of State Clinton apologized for anything as they reacted to the rocket attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three others.  “Make no mistake: Justice will be done,” Obama declared.

    Rep. Paul Ryan played the anti-Romney, taking the high road during a Wednesday morning appearance in Wisconsin.  Ryan spoke of the nation’s resolve rather than engaging in partisan attack.  Ryan said:

    “I know all Americans today are shocked and saddened by the news in the Middle East, the attacks on our diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya, and the loss of American lives — including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens — this is outrageous.  Our hearts are heavy . . .

    “This is a time for healing.  It’s a time for resolve.  In the face of such a tragedy, we are reminded that the world needs American leadership, and the best guarantee of peace is American strength.”

    The Republican response to Egypt/Libya has taken a curious and contradictory course.

    Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus followed Romney down the low road.  He tweeted:  “Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt.  Sad and pathetic.”

    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (Getty Images)
    Also untrue.  What Obama said this morning was:  “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.  But there is absolutely no justification for this kind of senseless violence. None.”

    House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor reacted in much the same way as Ryan, calling for sympathy with families of the decease and resolve in the face of terrorist acts.”

    Conservative pundit (and former Ronald Reagan speechwriter) Peggy Noonan came down hard on Romney, tweeting:  “I don’t feel that Mr. Romney has been doing himself any favors the past few hours.”

    Sen. John McCain tweeted:  “Just watched an excellent stmnt by Sec. Clinton — just the right message and tone.”

    Romney had pledged not to criticize President Obama on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by terrorists using hijacked planes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

    But after the U.S. Embassy in Cairo (on its sown) issued a statement — referencing “continued efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims, as we condemn effort to offend all believers of all religions” –the Romney campaign delivered a nasty rejoinder.  The campaign said:

    “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on your diplomatic missions, but the sympathize with those who waged those attacks.”

    The harsh, partisan, before-facts-are-in statement has produced widespread questions, among foreign policy experts from both parties, as to whether Mitt Romney is qualified and ready to oversee U.S. foreign policy.

  • Jeff

    @Doug Z how dare you question any of my sources without questioning mediate or news busters or quotes from thrunderbutt Rush Limbaugh. Your a far right neo con buddy, so really??? You have no right to question, but you can certainly try to challenge.

    Until then you can kiss my arss…. ;) lol!

  • Jeff

    Your= You are*. Ugh!!

  • PaulG

    Maybe we can send Gallup and Rasmussen over to Egypt and Libya to take a poll on what motivated they’re violent actions,,the internet movie,,911 anniversary or “Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive”..

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “Grammar not grammer.”

    I’d like to claim I was just checking to see if anyone was paying attention,,but that woud be a lie..

  • USA

    Jeff I mean Wanda I mean Joe I mean? (God I can’t keep track) is back! lol

  • Doug Z

    If they ignore, the bad news that befalls their MESSiah it will just go away…right??? The facts of the matter be damned. The Woodstein Marxist media over riding duty, as they see it, is to completely destroy and discredit Governor, and with God’s will President, Romney. That is their agenda, plain and simple.
    I find it chilling to think how badly we’d be misinformed and misrepresented if not for the Internet.

  • Letmethink

    Strange–I just saw an old video of jimmy carter saying the same thing obama said about shoot first and aim later. Why would obama use the same words when people are already comparing him unfavorably to carter?

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