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.

  • Coffee Steve


    Fox covered it on the hour after the story broke, and all day today (off and on watching) as well

  • clinging to my guns and god

    because obama shills are born liars

  • lbsles

  • lbsles

  • Mark

    @ Coffee Steve
    Fox covered it on the hour after the story broke, and all day today (off and on watching) as well
    By why didn’t the prime time shows cover it?(other then Greta showing Romney’s press conference)

  • Coffee Steve


    Hannity did talk about it, Beckel and Cunningham almost got in a fist fight about it

  • Coffee Steve

    Good TV too :lol:

  • Coffee Steve


    They Did cover it Mark, greata as well

  • Mark

    I don’t blame Fox for showing what they want, I am just saying I do think that was the “big” story of the night going by the ratings MSNBC got. I fully expect the talking heads on Fox will give the pro-Romney spin tonight(1 night to late)

  • lbsles

    Assistant Attorney General Can’t Commit to Protecting Free Speech…4 Times

    These are the anti-constitutionalist’s thatObama has appointed to run the corrupt DOJ. This question is important considering those on the left are attempting to stop free speech.

    Remember, the Obama regime wanted YouTube, owned by Google, to take down a video mocking the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

    Assistant AG Thomas Perez is the same one involved in the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case that was dropped.

    Read more about this story over at HotAir

  • AppleStinx

    MSNBC did extremely well last Monday too. We’ll see if things get back to “normal” on Tuesday.
    I, for one, was watching the premiere of ‘Mob Doctor’ and then ‘Revolution’. Just couldn’t miss a potential whack-a-patient deal, however it turned out to be more sophisticated than, say, pillow suffocation, garrote or baseball bat. :smile:

  • Coffee Steve

    @clinging to my guns and god
    because obama shills are born liars

    Just because they may not have seen it does not make these guys in here liars dude.

  • clinging to my guns and god

    Poor soledud, all that whoring for obama, and there’s no one out there listening

  • lbsles

    NBC News: Obama Administration Not Telling the Truth about Libyan Security Lapses

    The cover-up continues. Now the State Department is asking journalists to stop asking questions about the attack and lack of security at the US embassy.

    Why would the administration allow his adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to have full-protection from the Secret Service but failed to make sure our US ambassador was protect by US Marines?

    It’s never about the crime, it’s the cover-up!

  • lbsles

    Obama Campaign Trying to Stop Early Voting for US Military in Ohio

    Now why is Team Obama trying to suppress our military members from voting early? Think it has anything to do with the majority of service members being conservative?

    President Barack Obama’s campaign organization asked a U.S. appeals court to uphold a lower-court ruling that found Ohio’s early-voting laws unconstitutional.

    The campaign said the laws, which give Ohioans in the military and living overseas three more early-voting days than other people, impose a significant burden on the right to vote.

    “Making it more difficult for people to vote serves no public purpose,” Donald J. McTigue, a lawyer with Obama for America, wrote in a Sept. 17 brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

    Challenges to laws Democrats say will widely disenfranchise citizens, such as voter-list purges, early-voting curbs and photo-identification mandates, are pending in Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa,Florida and Ohio.


  • Coffee Steve


    if they really said Fox did not cover it alot, they are wrong.

  • Mark

    @Coffee Steve

    Fair enough I’ll take your word it was covered. I guess the MSNBC bump was a bunch of liberals happy to see Romney screw up again then lol

  • Coffee Steve

    Is there a full moon tonight? :-)

  • elizas

    @ibsles: Mitt Romney actually has a record of eliminating jobs, not creating them. His corporation is responsible for thousands of people going to the government and collecting unemployment, food stamps, etc.

  • lbsles

    U.S. Judge Lifts Injunction on Arizona Immigration Law

    A federal judge lifted the court order that had barred enforcement of Arizona’s immigration law. The decision applies to a provision of the law permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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