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

    Our embassies burn.
    Our envoys are brutally murdered or held captive.
    Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, laugh at our democracy.

    Our treasury has been sacked for socialism.
    Our credit rating has been formally discredited. [First time ever…#2 coming soon.]
    Our “Fed Chief” is molesting his printing presses.
    Our “Secretary of State” is so consumed by her lust for a future presidential run that she has totally abdicated her sworn duty to protect us from foreign harm.

    Our people are out of work; out of money; and almost out of hope.
    Our pResident spends more time golfing than “governing”.
    Our “Commander in Chief” refuses to convey his selected counselors for JOBS; NAT’L SECURITY; AND MORE.
    Our “Media Elites” conspire against our Republic.
    Our First Lady declares with solemn mockery that “The greatest threat to our national security is obesity”.

    And you, dear “parent”, trumpet as the PIVOTAL ISSUE OF OUR DAY, ROMNEY’S REFUSAL TO DISCLOSE MORE TAX RETURNS THAN IS REQUIRED BY LAW. We weep at your insanity. We pray for your benighted children.

  • Doug Z

    You finally saw the Jimmy Cater video

  • Letmethink

    @Doug Z
    Yes, hadn’t seen it before that I remember. My memory isn’t as good as it was in the past so may have forgotten. It seems strange that in a similar situation–The Iranian hostage debacle Carter used the same words referring to Reagan.

  • MWA

    I see a lot hasn’t changed on here. Looks like Jeff still posting under different names to praise himself,then a few min’s later posting thanking them. The only person I didn’t come across was rubber room Nancy1 and her clown act but having only read the pass two day’s I may have missed her .Does she still post ,or is she in a padded cell?

  • USA

    Doug Z
    Once again your statement is sad but very true. God help ehe USA.

  • USA

    THE USA sorry
    Yes MWA, I’m new but have had the “experience” of Nancy 1 and Sybil I mean Jess also!

  • USA

    I mean Jeff lol I worked all night time for some sleep I think!

  • Doug Z

    Despite threats from Al Qaeda leaders, warnings from Egyptian intelligence, and an attack on the Benghazi consulate just three months prior, the Obama administration posted no extra security for American diplomats on 9/11.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff is this OK

    President Obama has reportedly missed all of his daily intelligence briefings since September 5th.

  • Doug Z


    So I guess it didn’t turn out to be the FLOWERING DEMOCRACY everyone talked about.

    The OBAMA INSPIRED ARAB SPRING shows us how an AMATUER can really screw up.

  • Doug Z

    Hillary Responsible For Unarmed Security, Vulnerable Embassies

  • Doug Z

    If this is true, she needs to go – period. Right now. Immediately and Obama needs to go right behind her, he obviously had /has no clue.

  • Coffee Steve

    This one makes me angry

    *State Dept ‘had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged consulate in Benghazi’…

    So now, those who Bashed Bush about not knowing about 9-11, here is one where we KNEW 48 hours something was coming, yet 4 people Dead.

  • Coffee Steve

    Rare Spider Shuts Down $15M Construction Project

    Spider found at Texas site shuts down $15M project; officials mull ways to continue without disrupting its habitat

    The spider, identified as a Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver, is an endangered, non-venomous species that lives in caves, has no eyes and is virtually translucent. Josh Donat, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation, said the recent discovery is only the second time the species has been spotted in more than 30 years.

    Side Note: Its ONE spider.

    Sorry about your car problems, whats going on, Mine, yours, one of my kids car breaking down. Damn that Geroge Bush :-)

  • d.d.


    More on this story from the UK Independent.

    Exclusive: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing’

    The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

    The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the “safe house” in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed “safe”.

    Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.

    According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.

    Lots more info here:




  • Coffee Steve

    Exclusive: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing’

    If I had an ounce of respect for the press, it is gone now as well. This story should be front page on every paper in America. This is disgraceful and incompetence at the highest level. Romney needs to wake up and hold a presser again, and this time, after he makes his statement, walk off.

  • Sam

    To all the righties with nukes and genocide fantasies :

    – Pres Obama sent 2 warships and marines forces and already going after the perpetrators of the embassies attacks, what is so apologetic and weak about that ?

    – Obama’s response to the Arab Spring would have been the same even if a Republican was in the House because it was clear that our allies the dictators were going down , we had to be in the side of the powerful force which was at the time very generic ” The People ” and hope for the best outcome.

    – As to Libya, Ghaddafi was about to commit genocide by killing hundreds of thousands in Benghazi, ANY president would have moved just like Obama to stop that. And I bet you my whole bank account if the genocide happened and Obama didn’t move to stop it, both Romney and MCcain would cry and moan on TV about how Obama let our enemy who blew up the planes to get away with a genocide…etc

    Your nukes fantasies doesn’t belong to the 21st century.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I guess Fertilizer Boy got excused from jury duty for being an a-hole. I just click on this page, and a ton of horse manure just shot out of my computer screen. Going back to FB.

  • USA

    Coffee Steve
    That is exactly what Romney should do.

  • DB

    If we had 48 hours warning and did nothing I can’t wait for the left and the press to blame Romney. If it is true this is a level of incompetence that rises to the level of impeachment. This is the most important function of the commander in chief and the fact this one is obviously not paying attention to his job is an impeachable offense. I agree with Coffee, if this doesn’t get top coverage from the press we are not a free country any longer. Only ideological cement heads can over look this.

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