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.

  • Coffee Steve


    I almost dropped when I saw this one

    *Kirsten Powers Blasts Obama’s Libya Reaction: ‘Apparently Our Foreign Policy Is Being Run By Dr. Phil’

  • Mark

    @sicilian papa. Everytime i read your comments i cant help but say…. man i totally agree with you! You make a lot if good points! Keep shuting up those dirty lying liberals brother:)

  • Letmethink

    Heard someone say today that they call it QE3 for a reason. The first two didn’t work. It will be a permanent bailout for the banks and if there is a bounce for a month or two. It will help obama. After Romney said he wouldn’t re-appoint Bernanke–the printing presses went into overdrive.
    @Coffee Kirstin Powers has really become less biased and is beginning to call it as she sees it.

  • Letmethink

    Sorry about my punctuation problems in the last post.

  • Sunshine

    Posted September 14, 2012 at 3:51 PM
    yay! Rachel Maddow beat Fox and Friends in the Key demo!

  • d.d.

    Coffee Steve
    If Matthew and Faith3 come in tonight or the weekend, what are yours and D.D.’s thoughts on the QE3 and the downgrade? Be interesting to hear your views on this.


    I can give you my thoughts on QE3 in a very simple way.

    QE 3 is only a sugar high. In other words, it will stimulate the economy , but, it won’t be permanent. It’s another attempt to try to artificially prop up asset prices. What is horrible about this, there is no end date. It’s continual.

    Keeping the interest rate low is supposed to help housing, but, it won’t create jobs, &. without jobs , people won’t buy houses . QE’s help big banks &the stock market, but, hurt most of the rest of us. We’re going to have higher food & energy costs & that dreaded word more inflation.

    Downgrading the US today is more of an attempt to get our politicians attention. The Nov 7th meeting by Moody’s will be telling. If they lower our rating to AA1, not much is likely to happen ,though. Investors are still going to be buying our bonds because of low rates. We’d just lose our prime rating & go to high grade credit which is still considered very strong. I really don’t see much change in interest rates, corporate-bond ratings or borrowing costs.

  • Ratboy

    Well guys and gals, both smokers are fired u and rolling smoke! One with a 15 lb turkey and the other with 3 pot roasts. Turkey – 13 hours Pot Roast – 4.5 hours so it will be a long night. Then in the morning I am off to Illinois to my sisters and picking up the demo boats that my nephew and I are selling. So Listen up Coffee Steve! Dont you be messin around in here all weekend causing trouble and making a big ole mess. Trim the hedges, wash the windows, and DONT FORGET to clean the bathrooms!!! Navy dude had mexican the other day, need I say more?
    See you guys Sunday (but I just may check in and suprise Coffee as he is sittin on his but eatin cheeseburgers!)

  • Jeff

    @Doug Z. Don’t be a pr!ck!

    I have NO issues S. Papa his opinions give me pause at times, but he and I have no animosity towards each other.

    Leave these games to DB Douchebag, MWA, an whatever other alias he makes up. I have no issues responding to F-tards like Ralph and the other jerks like him. Are you in their silly degenerate league?

  • Coffee Steve


    But, But, But I was gonna fix everyone a meal on your smoker :-(

    You take care my friend, see you sunday


    there is no end date. It’s continual.

    When the fed issued that, I almost had a heart attack, it reaks to me like this is a last ditch effort to avoid a collapse and they are preparing for the EU to go down and hope to get our economy up enough to sustain a global meltdown.

    You don’t have a program to buy Bonds with no end to it. Its like a non stop printing money press with no hope of a return.

  • Ratboy

    @ Leave these games to DB Douchebag, MWA, an whatever other alias he makes up. I have no issues responding to F-tards like Ralph and the other jerks like him. Are you in their silly degenerate league?

    Classy dont ysa think!

  • Doug

    Rachel is pulling in some eye popping numbers. She had an excellent show last night which really got to the root of why the riots are happening.

  • Sunshine

    Ok read back, got the joke. Not Tony :mrgreen:

    Shhhhhhhh. Steve, I am trying to see if Ratty is a boxer or brief kinda guy. :twisted:
    Usually I can’t see from the widow ledge down. Hehehehe!

  • Coffee Steve


    If you get over the mexican meal and peek in tonight :-)

    The Moon cycle is ripe, I don’t think this month, but if it is, this could be a interesting week end. I seen some info on Military blogs suggesting all this Flare Up with the embbassies could be a diversion to keep Israel from hitting Iran. It may work if thats what it is.

  • Coffee Steve

    Shhhhhhhh. Steve, I am trying to see if Ratty is a boxer or brief kinda guy

    LOL You are a very brave woman :-)


  • Coffee Steve


    I think if we sent Ratboy naked to Egypt and stand in front of the embassy, no one would stay around, problem solved

  • Sunshine


    That MSNBC Georgetown professor related to Sandra Fluke?

  • Coffee Steve


    I’m not sure but I’m sure there joined by their “left” hands :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    And I don’t think so, he didn’t say anything about free birth control (shy smile)

  • Sunshine

    @ Steve
    Kirsten also blasted media, the last 2 days she has been talking like a conservative lol

  • DB

    MWA, great post. Kinda sad that Jeffie’s life is so pathetic he tries to impress with false stories a bunch of people he doesn’t know on a web site. He does have complete control of all four letter words though. He’ll make my point for me shortly.

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