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.

  • PoodlePower

    @Coffee Steve
    “bought gold at $240/oz…”

    Good call! I myself got the gold and silver bug late in the game a little over a year ago, but didn’t buy for investment…instead to hold through pending inflation.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The White house admitted the Libya attack was a terror attack. They gave up on the bad lie because they figure they got it won with the Romney video. Maybe so the lib. media is giddy like a schoolgirl hammering Romney today.

    If Romney is finished as the Dems. are saying it is a self inflicted wound. I won’t defend stupid. He may be right on some level but any Repub. has to be careful about what they say of the cuff. A Dem. can get away with stupid comments. A Repub. can not.

    The lib. media will hammer him until election day. He gave them the club to beat him with.

  • Coffee Steve


    Tha man is an excellent writer, for sure


    Oil is tanking. But the question is, will gas prices as well

  • Coffee Steve

    @S Papa
    . A Repub. can not.

    Thats not true, I say stupid stuff all the time :mrgeen:

  • Jeff

    RCP Average 9/4 – 9/17 — — 48.5 45.5 Obama +3.0
    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 9/12 – 9/16 736 LV 3.6 50 45 Obama +5
    Gallup Tracking 9/11 – 9/17 3050 RV 2.0 47 46 Obama +1
    Monmouth/SurveyUSA/Braun 9/13 – 9/16 1344 LV 2.7 48 45 Obama +3

    The righties haven’t posted polls yet……. This explains why.

    Romney dropped and is now tied on “better dealing with Economy” with the President.

  • PoodlePower

    @Sicilian Papa

    I agree. However, living in California, where there seems to be a growing number of people living off the public dime and increasing numbers of tax payers like myself building the foundation to hop states out of California, I believe that Romney speaking off the cuff will resonate with people who have thought what he said but not said themselves. I see it kinda like the left media pointing to Obama’s positive poll numbers which are heavily sampled with Democrats, but ignore the possibility that there are large numbers of silent conservatives who only speak through the vote. 2010 Congressional elections as an example.

  • TheBoss1

    Are we officially on slit-my-wrist watch tonight for the Righties because of MSNBC’s big night last tonight? I hope not, at least for the true compassionate conservatives on this site … Ralph Hahn, d.d., LetMeThink, and Coffee. For you guys, you have my unyielding thanks and appreciation for your continued kind words and prayers regarding my mother’s condition. You guys consistency prove your decency, warm-heartedness, and generosity of spirit. Thank you. It is greatly appreciated.

    For the rest of you Righties, I’ll bring the razor blades (wink, wink).

    I have to address a point a newbie made last night, and that is like how the top income earners pay 71% of federal income taxes. I hear this a lot, and also how 40% pay no income tax. When I hear these arguments, I just want to pull out the few remaining pieces of hair I have left on my head.

    Of course the top income recipients pay the great majority of federal income taxes. And, of course the working poor pay no federal income taxes. You don’t have to be a genius to figure that out.

    I’ll explain it for the obdurate among you. And, I’ll K.I.S.S. it for you (Keep It Simple, Stupid) so you’ll understand….

    Let’s say we have a make-believe country, Romneyland. In Romneyland, we have the 1% of income recipients, and we’ll call him Willard. Willard makes $1000.00 a year in income. Then we have the middle income recipients, and we’ll call him Joe. Joe makes $50.00 a year in income. Then we have the working poor, and we’ll call him Keivon. Keivon makes $10.00 a year income.

    In Romneyland, we’ll tax all income brackets at the same rate, instituting a flat tax with no deductions. In Romneyland, Willard pays $100.00 in federal income tax. Joe pays $5.00 in federal income tax. And Keivon pays $1.00 in federal income tax.

    The total revenue collected in Romneyland is $106.00. Now, what percent of federal income taxes did each contribute to the federal treasury? Willard paid 94.3% of all federal income taxes collected. Joe paid 4.7% of all federal income taxes collected. And Keivon paid .9% of all federal income taxes collected.

    The conservative pundits in Romney land are outraged that Willard has to pay 94.3% of all federal income taxes collected. So, the conservative pundits want to lower the tax rate for Willard. And, the conservative pundits are also outraged that Keivon only pays .9% of all federal income tax revenues, so we’ll have to raise the rates on Keivon, because we want the working poor to contribute to the federal treasury and we want to make sure that Keivon takes full personal responsibility for his care.

  • Coffee Steve


    Those polls are not correct, I have these two turtles that predict things, if they turn upside down it goes well for the Liberals, and when they float and poop in the water Romney is up, and judging by the amount of poop I had to syphon up, Romney in a landslide, don’t mess with turtle poop dude

    They picked last years NCAA Basketball game and the Superbowl as well.

    Yes, Jeff I have had too much coffee today (before you ask)

  • Pete S

    media matters, tax exempt? wtf??

  • Pete S

    Boss wrote….Are we officially on slit-my-wrist watch tonight for the Righties..


    You consistency prove your decency, warm-heartedness, and generosity of spirit.

  • PoodlePower

    lol at the turtle poop predicting Romney landslide.

  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC won big because their viewers saw blood in the water. I understand why they would want to see Romney get hammered by the lib. hosts on MSNBC. We, on the right, would flock to watch if we thought the Prez. stepped in it. For us it would be a hollow victory because the corrupt vermin in the Lib. media would twist the story and we would lose the PR war.

    The Prez left our embassies under protected and Romney’s one comment was the story. Pew research found only 26% of respondents approved of Romney’s handling of the attacks. We can’t win even when we are right or at the very least not to blame.

    The Prez. is such an unmitigated failure which. means we still have a chance. People know he is a disaster. Will Romney be able to overcome the withering attacks from the corrupt vermin in the lib. media? I know politics and I am guessing he won’t. The corrupt vermin in the lib. media will destroy him.

  • TheBoss1

    @Pete S … do you take Gillette or Bic?

  • Coffee Steve


    I use duct tape, I put it on my face and Rippppppppppppppppppppppppp

    Hurts like heck, but ever effective, trust me :-)

  • Sicilian Papa

    The Justice Department is using Media Matters as their

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    The corrupt vermin in the lib. media will destroy him.

    I know it would seem like it and it seems he isn’t doing well, but if that was the case, whay hasn’t his numbers dropped? On Gallup, Rass and others he’s maintained anyhere from 44-48 and it stays about the same, and now Obama’s numbers have come back down.

    The media will hype any perception, keep you eyes on the numbers and don’t lsiten or believe the media’s junk

  • TheBoss1

    @Sicilian Papa … my goodness, Mitt got the facts wrong regarding the Libya embassasy attacks. His timeline was off. The bodies weren’t even cold yet before he tried to politicize the issue. But, that’s Romney. He’s a political opportunitist to the Nth degree. He has no core. He’s an empty shell of a politician who has changed his views on vital political issues more than any modern politician. He’s Mr. Etch-a-Sketch who says whatever his audience wants to hear, regardless of his own political convictions, of which he has none.

    And you blame this empty vessel of a man on the liberal media?

  • Coffee Steve


    ABC News

    *French Mag to Publish Cartoons of Prophet Mohammed… Developing…

  • Coffee Steve

    *ABC News

    A French satirical magazine is set to publish several cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday, a move that is likely to inflame the Islamic faithful and militants who have already rioted in more than 20 countries over a movie mocking the prophet.

    Depictions of the prophet are strictly prohibited and considered blasphemous by Muslims. Cartoons of Muhammad published in Denmark in 2005 and then reproduced in newspapers across Europe triggered riots throughout the Mideast and Africa. Churches and embassies were torched and at least 100 people died in the outbreaks and police crackdowns.

    The magazine “Charlie Hebdo” has confirmed that it will publish the cartoons, but has not revealed what they will depict. French newspaper “Le Monde” reports that some of the cartoons show the prophet in “particularly explicit poses,” without providing any further detail.

  • Coffee Steve


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