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.

  • DB

    Coffee, only slight modification to what Romney should do. After giving his statement, look at the reporters and say “now go do your jobs and ask the President how this happened!! “

  • Jeff

    RCP Average 9/4 – 9/12 — — 48.6 45.3 Obama +3.3
    Rasmussen (Thursday) 9/10 – 9/12 1500 LV 3.0 46 47 Romney +1
    Democracy Corps (D) 9/8 – 9/12 1000 LV 3.1 50 45 Obama +5
    FOX News 9/9 – 9/11 1056 LV 3.0 48 43 Obama +5
    Gallup (Thursday) 9/6 – 9/12 3050 RV 2.0 50 44 Obama +6
    Reuters/Ipsos 9/7 – 9/10 873 LV 3.4 48 45 Obama +3
    ABC News/Wash Post 9/7 – 9/9 710 LV 4.5 49 48 Obama +1
    CNN/Opinion Research 9/7 – 9/9 709 LV 3.5 52 46 Obama +6
    IBD/CSM/TIPP 9/4 – 9/9 808 RV 3.5 46 44 Obama +2


  • Jeff

    Virginia Senate – Allen vs. Kaine NBC/WSJ/Marist Allen 46, Kaine 46 Tie
    Ohio Senate – Mandel vs. Brown NBC/WSJ/Marist Brown 49, Mandel 42 Brown +7
    Florida Senate – Mack vs. Nelson NBC/WSJ/Marist Nelson 51, Mack 37 Nelson +14
    Michigan Senate – Hoekstra vs. Stabenow EPIC-MRA Stabenow 49, Hoekstra 38 Stabenow +11
    Minnesota Senate – Bills vs. Klobuchar PPP (D) Klobuchar 55, Bills 36 Klobuchar +19
    California Senate – Emken vs. Feinstein SurveyUSA Feinstein 55, Emken 37 Feinstein +18
    New York Senate – Long vs. Gillibrand Quinnipiac Gillibrand 64, Long 27 Gillibrand +37


  • Jeff

    Virginia: Romney vs. Obama NBC/WSJ/Marist Obama 49, Romney 44 Obama +5
    Florida: Romney vs. Obama NBC/WSJ/Marist Obama 49, Romney 44 Obama +5
    Ohio: Romney vs. Obama NBC/WSJ/Marist Obama 50, Romney 43 Obama +7
    Ohio: Romney vs. Obama Rasmussen Reports Obama 47, Romney 46 Obama +1
    Florida: Romney vs. Obama Rasmussen Reports Obama 48, Romney 46 Obama +2
    Florida: Romney vs. Obama AIF/McLaughlin (R) Obama 47, Romney 50 Romney +3
    Colorado: Romney vs. Obama Project New America/Keating (D) Obama 49, Romney 44 Obama +5
    New Hampshire: Romney vs. Obama WMUR/UNH Obama 45, Romney 40 Obama +5
    Michigan: Romney vs. Obama EPIC-MRA Obama 47, Romney 37 Obama +10
    Missouri: Romney vs. Obama Rasmussen Reports Romney 48, Obama 45 Romney +3

    Ratturd was happy about Missouri…… That’s all he can be happy about!

  • Jeff

    @Ralph Hahn you couldn’t “serve” a cheeseburger out a drive thru window, you bitter broke a$$, dumb f–k.

  • Coffee Steve

    It now appears that warnings came as early Sept 4th.

    *Egypt intelligence warns of attacks on Israel, US embassies



    Egypt’s General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm.

    According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.

    Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.

    Egypt’s military is engaged in an ongoing campaign to root out Sinai-based terrorists.

    (Write your elected officals, both left and right and demand an invesigation now.)

  • Coffee Steve


    Egypt was designated as a Major Non-NATO Ally in 1989 when Congress first passed the law creating that status, which gives them special privileges in cooperating with the United States, especially in the security and technology arenas.

    I think it’s time to reassess that

  • Snap Tie

    Barack be nimble
    Barack be quick
    Barack be history
    November 6

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    When you get some free time familiarize yourself with the US Constitution which states “……. may be impeached and removed only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”.

    Assuming the 48 hours of warning is true,and thus far it is a single story that appears singularly sourced and also has contradictions within it like the embassy security being put through drills, and there was a failure. This would NEVER reach the level of impeachment as incompetence is not an impeachable crime.

    It wasn’t in 2001 with 9/11, it wasn’t with Beruit in the 80’s or Iran in the 70’s, or Pearl Harbor in the 40’s.

    Get a grip on something close to reality.

  • Snap Tie

    As the middle east burns, Hussein went campaigning. As Hussein said,I’m good at campaigning..

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    If Romney has held his powder for 24 hours I would say tomorrow would have been the perfect time to start piling on. As of now politically it is probably best to let his surrogates put their toes in the water, see what becomes of it, and then pounce himself.

  • Coffee Steve

    A response and statement from Egypts ruling party as the day arrives of the Friday day of Prayers and possible violent attacks against our embassies.

    *Hurting Muslims’ Feelings ‘Cannot Be Tolerated,’ Egypt’s Ruling Party Says

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Fertilizer Boy: >>> @Ralph Hahn you couldn’t “serve” a cheeseburger out a drive thru window, <<<

    You used this line before, d.b. You're running out of original material. Typical for an d.b.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)
    Good Evening AP076.

    I know many feel that way, but myself and many feel like the statements coming out were amateurish and not appropriate. Personally, just MO maybe on here, I am glad Romney came out quickly. It was no different, to me at least than when Sen. Obama came out 1 hour after the announced troop surge and blasted it.

    Romney was appalled as many that that kind of Statement would be issued. And if Romney would have said nothing? The MSM, would have said, Hey Mitt? Why no Statement, why are you avoiding this issue?

    Also, now that many stories are coming out that days’ notice was giving to the State Dept., where is the MSM asking about that? Anyway I see Jeff is mentioning Cheeseburgers and now he has made me hungry I can’t think straight, THANKS JEFF :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    CBS, Yes Jeff CBS :-)

    Obama: There’s “absolutely” a chance I may lose

    Sometimes Reporters ask the dumbest questions. Like anyone doesn’t know he will either win, or lose.

    I wish Obama had said, well it could be a tie LOL

  • Coffee Steve


    At the half, your Da Bears are looking as bad as my Bengals so far

    Good Night Everyone, get prepared cause Friday could be a “major” news day that could change the election.

    Peace and Grace to all

  • PaulG

    I’m beginning to think the radical islamists are trying to influence our election by spoiling the promise of the Arab Spring,,which was suppose to result in buding democracies around the middle east..Maybe they feel it might be more difficult recruiting and gaining influence with Pres Obama in a second term,,rather than a rich white Mormon Republican,,who would be much easier to demonize as the leader of the Great Satan..The ambassador they targeted was incredible respected around the middle east and spent his entire career reaching out to the Muslim World,,someone very dangerous to their cause…Maybe the Islamists fear while Pres Obama is quietly picking off their leaders with drones,,he would be much more popular in the Muslim World than a Pres. Romney…

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    It is a good theory but I would not give those radical extremists credit for complex political thought.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Steve just for further context the majority of The Muslim Brotherhood’s statement reads:

    “Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in a statement demanded legal action against those behind the film.

    “[H]urting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and the people’s anger and fury for their faith is invariably predictable, often unstoppable,” it said, calling for “assaults on the sanctities of all heavenly religions” to be criminalized.
    Otherwise, such acts will continue to cause devout Muslims across the world to suspect and even loathe the West, especially the USA, for allowing their citizens to violate the sanctity of what they hold dear and holy. Hence, we demand that all those involved in such crimes be urgently brought to trial.”

    It is a passive aggressive statement that appears to have no understanding of our Freedom of Speech even hate speech.

  • Suikostinger


    When you get some free time familiarize yourself with the US Constitution which states “……. may be impeached and removed only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”.

    DB, doesn’t understand many things.

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