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.

  • Suikostinger


    BO DIDN’T think that 47% was too high. He went on for 30 minutes trying to prove his first guest wrong THEN trying to prove Colmes wrong. He only hinted at that he thought it was too high after he got smacked around with facts from both guests. BO started his dumb little monologue at the beginning of his show defending Romneys 47% stating that the 47% is actually correct, skipping over the fact that retiree and so on are included.

    I have also said in here from time and time again that I used to watch FN (when we invaded Iraq) I stopped watching about a year after that and only was watching BO. Now I barely watch Bill Oreilly (first time in 6 months). A guy in here asked me where I get my news from, I said I don’t watch TV News…which is 100% true. Don’t you think that when the guy asked me where I got my news, he meant RIGHT now? The ANSWER might come to a shocker for you! NOT TV NEWS.

  • Suikostinger

    You need some reading comprehension Hillbilly.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Romney comments were at best inarticulate. Obama’s comment about redistribution make him sound like a communist.

  • Paul

    @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.

    Where’s Wikileaks when we need them lol

  • Suikostinger

    Hell, my TV hasn’t even been turned on in over 6 months. It was on FN from last time I watched BO. :)

  • d.d.

    Are you better off than four years ago?

    Not according to these stats



    And from Ben Shapiro

    Make no mistake: the wheels are coming off this administration. This week, American embassies around the globe burned; al Qaeda flags flew over our embassy in Tunisia; an American ambassador in Libya was killed; eight American soldiers in Afghanistan were murdered by supposed Afghan allies in so-called “green on blue” attacks; our ambassador in China was physically attacked. America had intelligence on the Libya and Cairo embassy assaults in advance, yet the Obama administration spent more of its rage on the creator of a miscellaneous YouTube video than they did on the terrorists behind this wide variety of attacks, assaults, and uprisings. But it’s been a great week for the Obama campaign.

  • Suikostinger

    Obama’s comment about redistribution make him sound like a communist.

    You mean a socialist?

  • Sicilian Papa



    Communist is a little over the top, alright socialist.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I just liked the sound of communist.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Don’t forget Letterman, that was important.

  • Suikostinger

    Before Hillbilly TRIES to call me out again on his poor understanding…..6 months MIGHT be a little too long. I think I watched a BO episode 3 or 4 months ago while the Republican nomination debates were going on. Before that I can’t remember.

  • Letmethink

    Hello all, been a long day. Lots has happened since I left. Too sad Holder feels vindicated. Whatever happened to “The buck stops here?” I would also like to know if Melson is retiring with full benefits? If so—WHY??
    @ Coffee–I also live in a great state of which I am very proud. I don’t think that not voting Democrat ever again has anything to do with fairness. You are lucky to have a Dem governor that has not followed the far left agenda that the dems are now embracing. As a border state, we must be vigilant in regard to whom we elect and what they do after they are elected. The mayor of Houston, Bill White, who keeps running for governor on the dem ticket has made Houston a sanctuary city. His vision is open borders and a sanctuary state. Shelia Jackson Lee is another example of a Texas dem. She thinks the country is racist because we don’t give hurricanes black names. She carries on personal conversations on her cell phone at town hall meetings when constituents are trying to ask questions of her. I’m not in favor of Texas having a California or Mexico economy or having a drug cartel in my back yard–so—I will never vote dem again. Their platform from the convention says it all for me and those are not what I want for my state or my country. To each his own and I am glad that it is working out for your state. You are a very nice guy I can tell from all your posts but we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I like watching when he has Dennis Miller on. John Stewart is a good interview also. Bernie Goldberg offers an interesting critique of the lib. media.

  • moncon

    I like Watter’s World segment. I think that is a nice break from all the usual stuff.

  • d.d.

    WH Calls Sebelius Lawbreaking ‘Inadvertent Error’

    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel claimed Sec. Sebelius had made “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in her official capacity earlier this year.

    The Hatch Act prohibits employees (civil servants) in the executive branch of the federal government from engaging in partisan political activity.

    ***The standard penalty for violating the Hatch Act is termination.

    According to OSC, any “employee who violates the Hatch Act shall be removed from their position, and funds appropriated for the position from which removed thereafter may not be used to pay the employee or individual.”

  • Sicilian Papa



    New Haven CT. is a sanctuary city. There is no hope for Conn.

  • Coffee Steve

    See you guys after 8:30pm

    have a great evening and enjoy sponge bob and take the night off of the news :-)

    Later Gators


  • Sicilian Papa



    Watter’s is a goof but he is entertaining.

  • Suikostinger

    Oh yeah, P.S. BO isn’t news anyway, REMEMBER!….:)

  • Letmethink

    @SP–and CT is such a beautiful state–too bad it is so liberal. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a conservative in such a liberal state. It is scary here in TX– when you border Mexico. I don’t blame the Mexicans for wanting to come to America and most of them are wonderful people who want to get away from the violence and provide for their families. But, that being said, with the numbers of illegals coming to Texas, we are in danger of becoming Mexico if the dems gain control. Already if you go to San Antonio you see the militant faction of LaRaz wearing t-shirts that say mi tierra (sp) that translates to My Land. That is fine until you read the back of their shirts that have pictures of the founding fathers or the heroes of the Alamo and below it reads The Real Terrorists. When I have gone to Austin with the TEA Party we see ever increasing numbers of far left groups. They predict that within 7-8 years Texas will be in play for the dems. That will be disaster for Texas and the entire country.

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