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


    Actually MSNBC has been up all last week and last night too even before the Romney stuff. They been higher ever since the convention

  • Suikostinger

    If Hannity doesn’t cover the Romney quote for a full week, then it just shows how far right he is….remember he took a week to show Obama hugging a socialist in college and the week before that saying “HE has a HUGE smoking gun”. I don’t think that the Romney quote is THAT huge of a deal, it is sad that he thinks HALF the U.S. are dependent on the government and don’t care about their lives, but it will show, if FN isn’t all over this for a full week, (remember how long they took to talk about Obamas Reverend, like a whole freaking month?) that they are full on propaganda.

  • lbsles

    “There have now been anti-US protests in 21 different countries. That means there’s one protest for every mention of Obama killing Osama at the Democrat convention.” – Rush Limbaugh

  • Suikostinger

    LOL. Sorry, I was youtubing today and found this…..Fox 5…almost as bad as their Fox News father….”iphone 5 has a hologram!!!!”

  • Mark


    Maddows numbers have been around 1400-1500 since the convention, that’s the first time I believe it’s crept close to 1700. I fully expect her numbers to go down the next couple days to that 1400+ level(although she might get another 1600+ rating tonight)

  • AppleStinx

    @Coffee Steve

    Thanks for keeping your eyes on Fox News last night. It’s not the first time that people read from Media Matters, Mediaite, etc, that FNC didn’t cover stories and then regurgitate it here.

  • Coffee Steve


    Fax me my electric blanket, its cold tonight, just make sure you un-plug it first :-)



  • Coffee Steve


    I don’t get it Apple, I can’t believe that that site publishes that stuff.

    Chicago Strike OVER


  • betty

    What’s wrong with Hannity being far-right when Libs are far-left….
    last time I checked we were still a free country…let Hannity be Hannity
    he has a very popular Radio and TV program…unlike that Keeth Olber-whatever.

  • Suikostinger

    last time I checked we were still a free country…let Hannity be Hannity
    he has a very popular Radio and TV program…unlike that Keeth Olber-whatever.

    Because I know a few people in here and in real life that actually think he’s fair and balanced yet attack MSNBC and Keith Olberman…..it’s just blind sheep following the shepherd. Just ask Ratboy. :)

  • Jeff

    Of course Fox News has to acknowledge this Romney” I don’t care about 47% of Americans” story because they are in desperate damage control mode.

  • Coffee Steve


    Just saw this and before i go, maddows numbers have slowly crept up over the past year, I think she will remain steady, and I have said many times she should be the flagship anchor of the primetime at MSNBC.

    She to me anyway when I watch her does it in a non-abrasive way

    Now I really have to leave a bit LOL

  • betty

    Hey !….”Newbie” THE FIVE already in the 2 Million column, whilst “Oldies”
    Madow, Chrissy, Lowrence, Sharpee, barely make 1 million. Very sad.

  • lbsles
  • Jeff


    I wait on new iPhone’s for at least a year due to all the usual bugs and possible defects to be worked out.

    Not happy that the charging port is different!

    I’m content with the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 for the moment.

    Too many fancy covers to just up and throw away in my collection.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point back in the 200’s

  • Ratboy

    I am suprisewd that any liberal would ever upgrade any APPLE products as they come out and support an evil corporation that makes too much money and does not pay their fair share. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Sam

    Wow! Rachel Maddow has been increasing steadily since the DNC. Glad to see Rachel on top.

  • Coffee Steve


    I bought 2 oz of gold for my daughters college fund years ago at $240 an oz

    *QE3 Will Cause Gold to Rise to $2,400 oz.


    I did good didn’t I ratdude?

  • Coffee Steve

    *Bob Woodward: Obama Rude to Business People in White House

    Good Book, its balanced but a very good read

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