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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I don’t know if I heard any mention of the Susan Rice comments on CNN.

  • DB

    Ralph, Jeffie is the quintessential internet coward. Uses the anonymity of the internet of say things to people he would never say in person.

  • DB

    Supposedly Romney said at private fundraiser that many Obama voters are dependent on government. Wow, who knew??

  • Suikostinger

    Uses the anonymity of the internet of say things to people he would never say in person.

    DB…you have said some vile things too. You have even admitted it to me and everyone else. So don’t even start.

  • Former CNN Fan

    Three episodes of Hardball in the evening and MSNBC still kicked the poo outta CNN! That’s so sad that its funny. He DOUBLED CNN’s audience at 7pm. Hahahahahahahaha!!

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    Susan Rice comments on CNN

    I have had my DirecTV news mix boxes up, CNN has a couple of times showed her comments. Problem is so far (That I have Seen) no one’s challenging her statements (But I’m not watching much either)

    I have to admit though, from what I have been reading and watching the MSM media to be totally ignoring the conflicting reports on the protest vs. Attack questions, and that is sad and disgusting, for all sides.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I was watching CNN this afternoon. I watch some of the opinion people on FOX. I also watch Shep and Brett. I think they do pretty good news reports. I also watch the big three at 6:30

  • Jeff

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


  • Coffee Steve

    Have a good night everyone, wife and kid want to play some games

    Later Gators


  • Jeff


    Fox & Friends prankster rips Fox News

    Comments (20) By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 9/17/12 4:35 PM EDT
    Max Rice may have pulled a fast one on Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson Monday morning, but he says there was an ounce of truth in the now infamous awkward interview — he will be voting for Mitt Romney this fall.

    Rice appeared on Fox & Friends this morning and was introduced by Gretchen Carlson as a recent college graduate who had voted for Pres. Barack Obama, but was now supporting Romney. Rice — a 20-year old who couldn’t possibly have voted in 2008 — said he got booked on the show after he was approached via text message by a friend of a friend active in a Tea Party group.

    “It was 10 days ago, I get like a text from him. ‘Do you know any college graduates who are upset with Obama or whatever and do they want to be on national television?’ And I’m just like ‘F— yeah, that’s me!’ even though I’m not a college graduate and I’m not unemployed, but I saw the national television part,” Rice told POLITICO.

    Rice said he was particularly thrilled when he found out the network in question was Fox News — and even more so when he was told he’d appear on Fox & Friends, a program he said “I especially hate.”

    “I’ve always been very critical of Fox News, especially Rupert Murdoch,” he said. “I always find it fascinating that a guy from Australia makes money from xenophobia. It’s mindboggling and there’s absolutely no journalistic merit whatsoever. And this is like a clear example of that.”

    Rice, who added that he transferred from UT-Austin and now attends Columbia College Chicago, said he told Fox that he was exactly what they were looking for — a college graduate and former Obama voter who was now a hardcore Romney supporter.

    But the Fox & Friends producer he was in contact with never vetted him. Rice said he wasn’t asked for proof that he graduated college or for his driver’s license, which would have proved that he could not have cast a vote in 2008. 

    “I said I was a huge fan of your show, which was probably my biggest lie,” Rice said. “They never called to ask me how old I was, they never called the University of Texas, they never asked to see my driver’s license because I’m 20 years old – how could I have possibly voted?”

    There are several videos of Rice performing stand-up comedy on YouTube, but he claims this wasn’t a stunt to get his name out there.

    “I’m more an aspiring writer than comedian,” he said. “That was just more to build self-confidence and develop a style, but I still haven’t given up on stand-up comedy, but that’s definitely not going to be my main career. This is something that fell into my lap. I mean, honestly, I will take the publicity though, but it fell into my lap.”

    The chance to appear on Fox News and mock the network live was “too good of an opportunity” and a way for him to perform “a public service,” Rice told POLITICO.

    “I feel if they get paid money to do that, hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, millions of dollars a year, and they’re not held to the same journalistic standards that my sophomore brother is on a four-page paper — if my brother pulled the crap that Fox pulled, he’d be expelled,” Rice said.

    But it wasn’t all just a prank, he claimed. On the show, Rice told Carlson he would vote for Romney in November because he lost a basketball game to a friend, a statement that led Carlson to ask if he was taking the interview seriously. Apparently, that’s one thing that is true, Rice said.

    “The basketball story is a true story. I lost a game to a huge Romney supporter and he would have voted for Obama,” he said. “But I live in Illinois so it’s not really a tip for the election either way.”

  • Jeff
  • Mark


    Mother Jones’s David Corn recently got hold of a leaked recording in which Romney, speaking behind closed doors at a fund-raiser, heaped a good dose of scorn on Obama’s supporters:

    There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what …

    These are people who pay no income tax. 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect… my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.

  • Mark

    Pretty stupid saying that you aren’t going to worry about 47% of the population, that means you have to go after 51 percent of the remaining 53 percents(or 96.2% of the remaining voting public)

  • TheBoss1

    UnFreakingBelievable. Mitt Romney should be disqualified to serve as president of the United States. He really believes that FORTY-SEVEN percent of the United States are FREELOADERS. 47%. Do you get that?

    Mitt Romney is a disgraceful human-being.

  • Bsotgnw

    Mark. when you rob Peter to pay Paul you are prety much assured of Pauls vote. Since 40 something plus % pay no “FEDERAL” tax you can count on their vote. Do you disagree?

  • TheBoss1

    Here’s the most despicable thing in Mitt Romney’s comments:


    That’s FORTY-SEVEN PERCENT of the American people. Romney is saying his job is not to worry about almost ONE-HALF of the American people.

    I’ll repeat myself: UnFreakingBelievable.

  • TheBoss1

    @Bsotgnw … you say “40 something plus %” pay no “FEDERAL” tax, you do realize how ignorant and idiotic that comment makes you appear, don’t you?

    What you are saying is this: 40% of the American people do not buy gasoline and 40% of the American people do not work and get a paycheck. Because people who buy gasoline pay “FEDERAL” taxes and people who earn a paycheck pay “payroll” taxes (which are “FEDERAL” taxes). Do do understand these basic points, do you not? Or are you really that stupid?

  • Bsotgnw

    Boss you are misinterperting his statement. He does not care about spending time,effort or money in going after their vote as it has allready been bought with our tax dollars. Would you bother if you were running?

  • TheBoss1

    Mitt Romney believes 130 million Americans are worthless and that his job is “NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THEM.”

    130 million Americans!

  • TheBoss1

    Bsotgnw … he said clearly that 47% of the American people (130 million) are free-loaders who perceive themselves as “victims” who have no “personal responsiblity.” He was diparaging ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY MILLION Americans. If you cannot get that, I feel sorry for your ability to think and reason.

    But, don’t worry. Run to Fox News. They’ll tell you how to respond.

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