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.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    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?

    YOU DID GOOD! and NO you cant home school your daughter for college and charge her!!!! :shock:

  • Suikostinger

    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:

    Or that they use Foxconn which is such a bad company that there has been so many suicides that they had to make anti-suicide nets at their facilities? That’s GREED to the max for you. Other companies use them also. But Apple is the BIGGEST company EVER with the most money EVER….yet they let this happen…..


  • Ratboy

    Journalism at it’s BEST!!

    Multi-Millionaire Chris Matthews Mocks Mitt Romney By Singing ‘If I Were a Rich Man’

    In a bizarre display, Chris Matthews began his show on Tuesday by singing “If I Were a Rich Man” as a way of mocking Mitt Romney for being wealthy.

  • Coffee Steve

    Just had a weird experience, Talk Radio, Louisville, the GOP guy and the Liberal

    GOP guy-This tape could prove to be very bad, and Mitt has had a bad couple of weeks
    Liberal-Bad? His numbers have not lost a point in over three weeks

    I get soooooooooo confused at times

    YOU DID GOOD! and NO you cant home school your daughter for college and charge her!!!!

    Why not? Be a good example of a conservative wouldn’t it? :-)

    OK, I’ll just charge her for a moving out fee LOL

  • Marco

    “MSNBC won the primetime demo because of the Romney hidden recording. MSNBC covered it…FNC totally ignored it…CNN partially covered it. Some FNC loyalists probably tuned in to MSNBC to get the details. It’s no big deal. But, it shows what happens when a station tries to bury a big story.”

    I’d believe that if Fox’s numbers were lower. MSNBC’s ratings grew.

  • Coffee Steve

    Give credit when due

    President Obama withholding 1 Billion in aid to Egypt until at least after the Election

    Can you say, send a message time? He did good on that one

    SEE I SAY SOME GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM when he does something good.

  • Suikostinger

    @Coffee Steve

    In before Ratboy says Obama is only doing it because of the election.

  • Coffee Steve


    Congrats girl. your original post on Christopher Stevens own security force turning on him turned out to be correct, your very first post on it stated that fact.

    I stand in awe and bow down before thee.

  • Coffee Steve

    In before Ratboy says Obama is only doing it because of the election.

    ROTF…But as hard as it is to believe I have seen him do it a couple of times, one when UBL was turned into Fish Bait and I can’t remember the other time, But I remember asking him if someone hit him on the head and he lost his mind. :-)

  • Sunshine

    @ Mark & Jayson

    How do you say it was not covered on FNC when you didn’t even watch?
    Greta covered it at length.

  • PoodlePower

    Wow. MSNBC received a huge bump in viewership last night. I missed it…watching re-runs of Honey Boo Boo last night. :)

  • Tennable

    What truth about Romeny? What is so wrong about what he said? Not like he is back-peddeling the Flip Master Kerry. Or worst than Obama himself in ’08…

    At a fundraiser in 2008, Obama explains why some people are not supportive of his candidacy, saying they “get bitter” and “they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”


  • Tennable

    ^^Forgive the Spelling^^ Point still made. Obama made simular/if not worse comments.

  • Coffee Steve


    YO YO what ya know?

  • Coffee Steve

    Obama made simular/if not worse comments

    Think thats bad, Ratboy made a video of him in a thong, but no magizine would publish them :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    *Bank Of America hit with Terrorist Cyber Attack

  • Sunshine

    Did Chris M sing “If I were a Rich Man for John Kerry, John Edwards or even any of the Kennedy’s?

  • PoodlePower

    Reading a few quotes tonight of peeps making reference to Media Matters as if it is undeniable fact, but then refer to those watching Fox News as sheep. Ironic considering Media Matters is underwritten by George Soros who has openly stated he has a primary motive to destroy Fox News; it’s hard to imagine that Media Matters presents undeniable fact to be so heavily relied upon. In regards to Honey Boo Boo last night, I only watched 10 minutes of one episode. It’s good for a laugh or two.

  • Coffee Steve


    even I may tune Matthews is if he sings

    Tingle, Tingle, little star, how I wonder how wonderful you are, Up above the clouds so high, I love him so much, I tingle…

    Augment and draft (C) 2012 :lol:

  • Letmethink

    @Coffee- after I saw Woodard on FOX and it looked like he was covering both candidates fairly, I ordered the book. I also ordered Mark Steyn After America.

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