Cable News Ratings for Friday, September 14, 2012

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September 17th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 14, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,656            382            745
CNN         466            144            215
MSNBC         616            193            286
CNBC         161             42             83
FBN           71             21             36
HLN         195             73            110
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,951            584         1,212
CNN         616            199            306
MSNBC       1,046            296            447
CNBC         151             59             89
FBN           81             18             32
HLN         234             79            106
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,301            371            741
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         320            111            150
MSNBC Morning Joe         593            221            355
CNBC Squawk Box         145             35             61
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         297            165            245
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,480            469            963
CNN SITUATION ROOM         679            162            247
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,155            263            473
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         186             39            105
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         109             15             30
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,508            515         1,016
CNN SITUATION ROOM         665            181            277
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         992            278            414
CNBC MAD MONEY         189             62            120
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         137             40             46
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,210            421            840
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         537            177            251
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,084            350            492
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         127             27             68
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         252             91            128
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,629            670         1,422
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         587            190            309
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,021            286            424
CNBC FAT & FATTER         156             52             93
HLN NANCY GRACE         346            125            155
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,903            548         1,163
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         692            222            328
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,335            361            585
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         175             72             91
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         206             73             81
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,297            534         1,048
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         568            185            280
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         779            241            332
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         121             54             84
HLN NANCY GRACE         149             39             82
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,534            469            772
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         532            149            259
MSNBC ED SHOW         421            133            151
CNBC MAD MONEY           71             40             53
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         256            121            155

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

    @Sicilian Papa

    Thats because he gets paid by the second and not the hour I guess

  • Sicilian Papa

    The lib. media is ignoring the Susan Rice comments. The comments would be devastating to the Prez.

  • DB

    Sicilian Papa, I wish Jeffie would do that. But noooo he has to come in and mock the 12 step program that has helped and is helping millions of alcoholics and drug addicts. Nothing but class from Jeffie. Anthony pls take note that those who supported your post a couple of years ago don’t really support you.

  • AppleStinx

    Mark wrote: “I never get why MSNBC feels the need to play jail documentaries on Friday nights after Maddow. They would be better served doing reruns of the best segments of all shows on Friday”

    Outside election cycles, the documentaries bring MSNBC more viewers in the demo than their regular weekday programs. They used to claim dominance in one of the young demos (other than A25-54, I don’t remember which) on the strength of their weekend run of documentaries. Instead of a third run of Hardball on Friday, they could have repeated ‘Politics Nation’.

  • Ratboy

    @ DB
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 3:47 PM
    Sicilian Papa, I wish Jeffie would do that. But noooo he has to come in and mock the 12 step program that has helped and is helping millions of alcoholics and drug addicts

    Well said DB!
    I said it before and I will say it again, Cant Fix Stupid!!

  • DB

    I get a kick out of the libs here going crazy over MSNBC election driven ratings when Fox continues to double and sometimes triple their ratings. Its like these polls that show Obama ahead, that have oversampled dems. Its like they are leading 1 to 0 in the first inning but the dems are keeping score only for their team. The other teams runs don’t count.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    I used to cringe when the Bush people would say stupid things but they would get pounded by the corrupt vermin in the lib. media. The media is a nice poodle to own. Lets talk about Kate’s knockers.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    The lib. media is ignoring the Susan Rice comments

    They could produce a video showing a flat out attack and no protest crowd and a video produced a day before of the terrorist saying they were going to do it, and the WH would still win the Media game because we all better get used to the fact, they are not going to report anything of value to put him in a bad light.

    Bit now if Romney’s dog passes gas? Week long stories on his animal abuse on how they don’t feed the dog right, Polls will be taken, horror stories of dogs starving and pictures and videos of sad looking dogs.

  • DB

    Rat, can’t fix low class either!!

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark, Apple

    Also a lot of the MSNBC viewers can relate to prisons.

  • DB

    Coffee, I hope Romney’s dog never craps on the carpet, we will have a full day of the media following the stuff down the sewer to analyze its contents. Actually it might be fun watching that!!! :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    @AppleStinx and Mark

    I have to admit, the numbers MSNBC has been getting has to help their moral there. Not bad considering what they were doing.

  • Coffee Steve


    LOL, GREAT one!

  • Coffee Steve

    *Libyan president: ‘Completely unfounded and preposterous’…

    I tell you what, the Libyan President is starting to get alitte upset being called a liar

    The account that the attack started suddenly backs up claims by a purported Libyan security guard who told McClatchy Newspapers late last week that the area was quiet before the attack.

    “There wasn’t a single ant outside,” the unnamed guard, who was being treated in a hospital, said in the interview

    He doesn’t have the information we have,” the U.S. official said of Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif. “”He doesn’t have the (data) collection potential that we have.”

    Another Libyan source stated “There was no protest and the attacks were not spontaneous,” adding the attack “was planned and had nothing to do with the movie.”

    To be continued…

  • Suikostinger

    Been watching CNN all day at work. They have hardly talked about Romney at all. They have been talking mainly about Egypt and that whole mess. So when you guys say “THE MEDIA” you mean MSNBC I guess. Fox News does the same exact thing MSNBC does. MSNBC will come up will all kinds of cooky things to attack Romney on….sounds kind of like Fox News with Obama….

  • Jeff

    If it mocked you DB, cool!!

  • Coffee Steve


    I’ve actually been somewhat impressed with CNN the past few days, yep, they still do the Overplay on the video and stuff on Romney, but they have been balancing it out with hard news on the protest.

    By the way, it does seem to be calming WAY down in Egypt now. I haven’t watched Fox much so I can’t say how they are doing, I did watch Special Report tonight though, seemed to be fair coverage.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I saw a line of attack on CNN first reported by Mother Jones about comments at fundraiser.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @DB: >>> Sicilian Papa, I wish Jeffie would do that. But noooo he has to come in and mock the 12 step program that has helped and is helping millions of alcoholics and drug addicts <<<

    Fertilizer Boy can't appreciate 12-step programs because he's not yet old enough, or bright enough, to climb 12 steps. lol

  • Suikostinger

    I saw a line of attack on CNN first reported by Mother Jones about comments at fundraiser.

    So you attack them for doing that once or twice in a day. Yet FN lights up Obama and the Democrats many many more times than that on dumber things….yet you can’t see through that……….?

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