Cable News Ratings for Thursday, September 13, 2012

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September 14th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, September 13, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,608        365         734
CNN      486        154         228
MSNBC      685        216         334
CNBC      174         43           91
FBN        73         19           36
HLN      172         80         106
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,850        623       1,161
CNN      656        231         326
MSNBC    1,389        421         651
CNBC      169         64           84
FBN        61         16           24
HLN      299        136         172
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,401        411         774
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      317        127         166
MSNBC Morning Joe      625        225         342
CNBC Squawk Box      123         20           60
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      247        149         181
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,302        477       1,007
CNN SITUATION ROOM      703        135         233
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,101        238         474
CNBC FAST MONEY      197         45           89
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      110         25           59
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,435        495         989
CNN SITUATION ROOM      583        125         248
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      966        256         434
CNBC MAD MONEY      198         84         112
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        86         30           40
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,079        458         847
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      561        144         277
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,176        332         581
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      184         29           70
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      175         42           75
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,401        658       1,293
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      684        213         319
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,192        312         513
CNBC CRIME INC HLLYWD ROBBERY        96         36           54
HLN NANCY GRACE      396        141         205
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,718        632       1,105
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      651        236         350
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,510        504         739
CNBC CRIME INC: MED INS FRAUD      186         63         104
HLN DR. DREW      319        152         185
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,409        579       1,083
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      634        244         310
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,464        446         702
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      224         93           95
HLN NANCY GRACE      182        115         125
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,576        412         808
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      463        202         253
MSNBC ED SHOW      605        236         301
CNBC MAD MONEY        84         40           48
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      202         83         113

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.

  • Jeff

    Now we just need you boys(not DB) to say,

    “Hi I’m _______, and I am a Republican.”

    The First step is to admit the problem, then you can eventually resolve the problem.
    The Second step turn off Fox News.
    The rest will just fall into place after step 2.


  • d.d.

    What can be said is on 9-11 ,11 year after the Twin Towers attack , the US suffered another terror attack at our consulate in Libya. We were unprepared for it, as could be seen by lack of Marines guarding the embassy. This attack & the aftermath are on President Obama’s watch. You can’t spin that successfully.

    The Administration assisted film , Zero Dark Thirty,the movie of the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden , and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011, is due to be released Dec. 19th. We’ll see how the movie affects the Middle East & Africa.


    Marine Attack Squadron loses eight Harrier jets in worst U.S. air loss in one day since the Vietnam War

    The Aviationist ,September 16, 2012

    I knew about the tragic loss of our Marines but not the jets.

    On Friday Sept. 14, at around 10.15 p.m. local time, a force of Taliban gunmen attacked Camp Bastion, in Helmand Province, the main strategic base in southwestern Afghanistan.

    Two U.S. Marines were killed in the subsequent fighting whereas eight of 10 AV-8B+ Harrier jets of the Yuma-based Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211 were destroyed (6) or heavily damaged (2): the worst U.S. air loss in one day since the Vietnam War.


    Layoffs: Medical device companies cut 2,000 jobs in 2 months

    Tegra Medical

    We know why, don’t we? Several of the med-tech companies that are scrapping jobs say the 2.3% medical device excise tax in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, slated to begin in January 2013.

  • Hillbilly

    A fun thing to do in between insulting each other. Click here.

    I’m going to ask Bill Gorman to do one for the cable news section. Fan Excuse Bingo for why Nobama lost the election. ;) My excuse – He ate a dog when he was 6. :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    Another poll you can take. I looked for CNN & it wasn’t on the list. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    Grrrrrrr! After i post it takes be back to top of the page. When i scroll down I’m on page 26. :mad:

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve – I have to admit, and yes, I am a right leaner “weaner”


    Be careful Ratboy will smoke you.

  • Hillbilly

    They wonder why folks don’t believe their theory. My new defense for bad behavior – GW made me do it. :roll:

    Between 2010 and 2099, climate change will cause an additional 30,000 murders, 200,000 cases of rape, 1.4 million aggravated assaults, 2.2 million simple assaults, 400,000 robberies, 3.2 million burglaries, 3.0 million cases of larceny, and 1.3 million cases of vehicle theft in the United States.

  • Mark

    Speaking of Kolob, here is a Mormon hymn. Maybe somebody should pose this question to Romney if he is all about that dude who lives on Kolob

  • Sicilian Papa

    CNN is doing another story on Kate’s knockers. Afghanistan is in flames but we are treated with another story about Kate’s knockers. I’m sure they are real and spectacular.

  • Ratboy

    @ Hillbilly
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM
    Coffee Steve – I have to admit, and yes, I am a right leaner “weaner”


    Be careful Ratboy will smoke you.

    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I have never tried Coffee Jerky!

  • bishop

    Mormons are healthier, live longer, have more wealth, less crime and it’s called planet Utah.

  • Doug Z

    “Hi I’m _______, and I am a Republican.”


    I will vote for Johnson

  • Doug Z

    China please excuse our residing president as he and other liberals (according to new studies) have an “incurable mental disorder” we will be back in January to repair any damages , if our Lord and Savior so chooses.
    Thank you,

  • Doug Z

    But, that is not fair I am from Missouri

  • Mark


    As I said I don’t believe Mormonism should be an issue but if Romney wants to make God a major issue in his stump speeches, then it’s open game to asking him questions about his God.

  • Doug Z

    Sicilian Papa

    treated with another story about Kate’s knockers. I’m sure they are real and spectacular.

    Treated is the truth.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?


    If generals are truely in charge of this war, there will be pay back for the Marines and our planes. You can not be a nice guy in war and win.

    When I was in Vietnam and if we were attached; we engaged the enemy and later stated that the radio failed. In most cases there were rules of engagement which took time to confirm.

    The Marines at Camp Leatherneck will find a way.

  • Mark


    I am voting Johnson because I live in a state my vote doesn’t count since it will go Democrat. I also stand by the Libertarian POV on foreign policy and legalizing weed, as well as a host of other social issues.

    I said it many times before but it annoys me beyond no end that the tea Party types act like they want big government staying out of peoples lives, when alot of their policies are the exact opposite of that. At least when the libertarians say they want government out, they actually mean it.

  • Ratboy

    @ Doug Z
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM
    “Hi I’m _______, and I am a Republican.”


    I will vote for Johnson

    Just Remember, A vote for Johnson is a vote for Obama!

  • Doug Z

    The reporters and bloggers who have made Mitt Romney the story – instead of the attacked-United States Embassy, the innocent Americans who were attacked, and the White House with its president in abstention as he continually treks the campaign trail regardless of the duties left behind in Washington, D.C. – are guilty of letting another American tragedy remain buried.

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