Cable News Ratings for Monday, September 17, 2012

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September 18th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 17, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,414            353            644
CNN         414            118            181
MSNBC         682            201            315
CNBC         139             36             66
FBN           57             15             29
HLN         177             73            102
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,339            469            959
CNN         662            191            308
MSNBC       1,550            471            727
CNBC         151             67             83
FBN           47             13             28
HLN         211             87            116
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,221            355            668
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         216             61            108
MSNBC Morning Joe         504            165            265
CNBC Squawk Box         101             17             54
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         218            110            146
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,149            463            905
CNN SITUATION ROOM         536            136            161
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,060            212            456
CNBC FAST MONEY         172             28             63
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           72             29             46
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,271            436            899
CNN SITUATION ROOM         522            155            186
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         903            219            363
CNBC MAD MONEY         123             19             46
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         121             51             72
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,933            318            789
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         575            139            222
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,189            397            541
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         135             20             59
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         224            104            114
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,281            591         1,289
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         611            177            295
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,454            399            669
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES           97             28             54
HLN NANCY GRACE         267             98            132
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,021            405            842
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         700            174            289
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,693            533            793
CNBC HEALTHCARE HUSTLE         154             72             82
HLN DR. DREW         165             59             84
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,692            412            740
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         676            223            341
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,499            481            720
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         202            100            112
HLN NANCY GRACE         202            104            131
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,309            444            711
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         310            102            151
MSNBC ED SHOW         771            230            350
CNBC MAD MONEY         113             48             57
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         210             82            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.

  • Doug Z

    Party down with the president and Beyonce. The modern equivalent of Nero fiddling.

  • Coffee Steve

    *NBC News Not Airing Obama’s ‘Redistribution’ Video Because They Have Not Yet ‘Authenticated It’

    *MSNBC Did Air The Obama ‘Redistribution’ Video That Mitchell Claims The Network Won’t

    *Andrea Mitchell Inadvertently Admits Double Standard at MSNBC

    Comcast? Did you get a money back pledge? :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    *Obama official: Benghazi was a terrorist attack

    Wonder if the press will start asking the right questions now? :roll:

  • d.d.

    Coffee Steve
    *Obama official: Benghazi was a terrorist attack

    Yeah, Coffee

    FINALLY ! The spin stops

    U.S. official says Benghazi consulate was “terrorist attack”

    Reuters) – The assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week in which four Americans died was a “terrorist attack” that may have had an al Qaeda connection, a top U.S. counterterrorism official told Congress on Wednesday.

    Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars struck the consulate on September 11, the anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the United States. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died.

    “They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy,” Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said in response to a question at a Senate hearing.


    Maybe, Andrea Mitchell can play this video …

    Obama in 1995 called for ‘democracy with a small d.’ Pushed society based on collectivism, ‘common good’ in unearthed video

    “It’s not popular right now to say that, and to believe in sort of a common good, but I think that notions of a common good are the glue that hold our society together and make democracy possible.”

    The interviewer then asked Obama whether he is “willing to stake your political career on your common ground?” The interviewer likely meant to say “common good” instead of “common ground.”

    “That’s the core of my faith,” Obama replied.


  • Ratboy

    I am baaaaack! only to be leaving agin! skimming over the pages there is quite a bit there and some with some substance!!
    Hey Coffe Dude, the feet!! Get your feet off the table!!!

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve – WH may re-consider all aid to them.


    Last night i found several stories on the may re-consider. Still haven’t found any that says they did hold back the aid. I’m NOT saying they didn’t. I would think if they did it would make headlines. Only recent article i can find on delaying the aid. It has nothing to do with the current events.


    The delay in disbursing the funds has been due to the time needed for Egypt’s new government to establish itself, according to Patrick Ventrell, the State Department’s acting deputy spokesman.

    Sept 4, 2012. businessweek-com

  • Coffee Steve


    I was off and on watching NBC and MSNBC, and I started seeing different people going on and on, then the We did play the tape, and the did not play the tape thing and all the headlines about it, good grief!!!

    Also there is more coming on the Benghaz terrorist attack. The reports may start tonight or tomorrow. Hopefully the best Journalist at CBS & ABC will get going on this one now.

  • Ratboy

    Obama is gonna leave the middle class alone! Obama is not going to raise taxes on the middle class! Obama says “it ainta a tax!” “it’s a tax” “no it aint a tax” “We win cuz it’s a tax!!!”

    Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget analysts are now estimating that nearly 6 million Americans — most of them in the middle class — will have to pay a tax penalty for not getting health insurance once President Barack Obama’s health care law is fully in place.

    That’s 2 million more than a previous estimate found, or a 50 percent increase. The average penalty will be nearly $1,200.

    Starting in 2014, the new health care law requires virtually every legal resident of the U.S. to carry health insurance, or face a tax penalty. The Supreme Court upheld Obama’s law as constitutional after finding that the penalty fell within the power of Congress to impose taxes.

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday the penalty will raise $6.9 billion when fully in effect in 2016

  • Coffee Steve

    The delay in disbursing the funds has been due to the time needed for Egypt’s new government to establish itself, according to Patrick Ventrell, the State Department’s acting deputy spokesman.

    Thank You, I never saw that story.

  • Coffee Steve


    I had to put my feet on the table, I sweep and mopped the floor :wink:

  • d.d.


    This a tape from years earlier …. same philosophy, not, the same tape


    Has anyone been following the billionaires taking their money out of the stock market ?

  • Ratboy


    CRS report: number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended work requirement

    Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not “gut” the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administration’s suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps.

    In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting the amount of time they could receive food stamps. President Obama suspended that rule when he signed his economic stimulus legislation into law, and the number of these adults on food stamps doubled, from 1.9 million in 2008 to 3.9 million in 2010, according to the CRS report, issued in the form of a memo to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m starting a press conference score sheet to get a point you must not only speak before the press, you must remain to answer questions. The start date was the first day of the first convention

    Romney 3
    Obama 0

  • Hillbilly

    Sukiostinger – Take a class in reading comprehension.


    You need one on watching the show & trying to spin your way out of what you said. Your full post –

    Posted September 18, 2012 at 5:11 PM
    Oreilly. Defends the comment 100%. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!

    47% don’t pay income taxes and Romney tried to equate that to people that live off the government. How about the elderly on SS? What about retirees? He’s calling retirees “living off the government AND voting for OBAMA and that he has no need to get your vote”

    Bobbyv points out “BO” said the elderly/retiress are NOT included.

    Posted September 18, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    He did say that he (BO) did not think Romney included them in his % and that the % is too high. But that is why I like his show – his guest disagreed with him.

    To which you said –

    Posted September 18, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    I agree. That’s why I watch Oreilly. Only thing I dislike about his show is that he nitpicks what he wants to talk about. He HAD to talk about this quote from Romney because it was such a big deal on the stupidness (not a word I know) of the quote. He started his show off on false numbers 47%….remember that number…when most of that is retirees and the elderly…

    So Bill O did NOT defend the statement 100%. He said the 47% was to high.

    and yes I HARDLY EVER RARELY watch “News” TV.

    Yet you constantly cry about FN. If you are not watching how do you know the context of what was said or wasn’t said? So you went from never watching FN, to watching it & now its rarely you watch. :roll: :roll:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    I had to put my feet on the table, I sweep and mopped the floor

    I heard that d.d. did the sweepin and moppin and you sat there watching her! That’s what Im hearing anyway!

  • Coffee Steve

    Has anyone been following the billionaires taking their money out of the stock market

    Yes. The CNBC’s and Bloomberg see it as a warning that QE3 was done because the economy has reversed and getting worse.

    I believe that soon the dollar won’t be worth the paper it’s printed on d.d.

    Personal opinion, maybe, but that’s how I see it. The controled decline of the dollar has begun.

  • Coffee Steve

    I heard that d.d. did the sweepin and moppin and you sat there watching her! That’s what Im hearing anyway!

    I’m not stupid, of course I would, did, would…oh never mind :twisted:

  • d.d.

    Broom & mop ?

    Nah, I’m a slave to my flower gardens, &, I’m dang tired right now guys.



    Controlled decline is spot on.


    FAST & FURIOUS, about what you’d expect when investigation not done by an independent IG.

    One resignation ,Jason Weinstein, , has resigned from the department,


    Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog on Wednesday referred 14 employees, including senior official Lanny Breuer, for possible internal discipline in connection with a botched gun probe in Arizona.

    Another senior official, Kenneth Melson, will retire from the Justice Department, the spokeswoman said. Melson was the acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives until 2011, when he was reassigned.

  • Coffee Steve


    Holder wishes FAST & FURIOUS was over, not by a long shot. Law Suit against the DOJ still stands and in time, the documents will be released. After the election maybe, but they will be out.

  • demonot

    PMSNBC needs to remember that Monday nite football takes away alot of the regular watchers. Tues will be back to normal. The election time does bring a dozen of so new zombies to pmsnbc.

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