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.

  • Mark

    Just Remember, A vote for Johnson is a vote for Obama!
    That is BS, a vote for a 3rd party is a vote that you are sick of the 2 party system and want real change tot he sytem

  • Doug Z


    Not is Missouri .the house is 126 Rebs to 25 Demos. they are racist and will not vote for a black man here.

  • Mark

    @Doug Z

    The 1983 Beruit Embassy attack was under President Reagan’s watch which killed 63 employees and contractors total 17 being Americans. There were also 6 more Embassy attacks during his Presidency with a total of 31 more killed.

    Under George HW Bush there was an RPG attack on the Bogata Embassy.

    Under George W Bush there were 11 attacks on US Embassies with a total of 60 killed.

    But Obama is a terrible president because embassy’s are getting attacked on his watch?

  • Mark

    I should add 3 Embassies were attacked under President Nixon with a total of 3 killed. So going by people killed at embassy’s as the big point for a good or bad president, Nixon wins

  • Mark

    Using Bush 43 as an comparison point since he is the most recent president, how much time and coverage did those attacks get?

  • Doug Z


    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,

    Tea Party is for small Gov. Others claim tea Party are not. Just jumping on the bandwagon.

    Mostly Rebs needing votes.

    Tea Party was very careful to not take a stand on other issues

  • Hillbilly

    FNC has 8 shows again.

    Bill O number 1 in total viewers again. 3629

    Bill O’s 11pm show makes the list.

    America Live live makes the list for the first time. Not just once, but twice 2pm & 1pm.

    Don’t see any other cable news shows on the list.

  • Mark

    @Doug Z

    The way I see the Tea Party, was it was started by Ron Paul types and soon hijacked by the likes of Glen Beck and the Koch Brothers among others and just became(for the most part) a rebranding of the christian conservatives.

    I know there is still some libertarian Tea Party people, but that voice has been somewhat drowned out

  • Doug Z


    \ Let me use the words of James Carville, a Demo. It is the Economy stupid . I am a libertarian.

  • Hillbilly

    Why Democrats win elections. It’s a comic strip don’t get your panties in a bunch.

  • Doug Z


    Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street should be on the same side. But the Demos got Occupy.then they became Libs.

  • Mark

    @Doug Z

    My political preferences are all over the place(I would classify myself as somewhat moderate on most issues, very liberal on social and foreign policy issues), so when I take tests I get the Libertarian and Green Party usually as my #1 choice, Followed by the Democrats, with the Republicans way down low(due to them being on the wrong side of the foreign policy and social issues).

    I think my biggest beef with Dems is as much as they are painted as the party that wants to cut defense, we never see them actually do it(ie they basically on the payroll like the Republicans). it’s much easier for Dems to pass defense increases then the Republicans because the left basically goes to sleep in terms of foreign policy when a Dem is in office.

  • Doug Z


    tree huggers have killed the economy. Drill baby drill

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “FNC has 8 shows again.”

    It was a smart move to bring the A-team for Friday primetime instead of the usual substitutes.

  • Shirley Wheeler

    Fox is where you find the truth all other media outlets are in bed with Obama It is unreal how Obama can do no wrong.but i promise you 50%of Obama voters will regret voting for him in another year

  • 1966

    @shirley wheeler
    you’re so right about that!!1

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