Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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September 19th, 2012





Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 18, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,351            316            598
CNN         432            151            213
MSNBC         823            256            384
CNBC         158             44             79
FBN           60             12             27
HLN         190             85            112
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,486            526         1,067
CNN         710            283            394
MSNBC       1,785            575            845
CNBC         203             89            115
FBN           61             14             26
HLN         219             86            120
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,166            327            638
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         254            104            147
MSNBC Morning Joe         675            225            362
CNBC Squawk Box         114             27             60
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         264            153            192
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,048            385            791
CNN SITUATION ROOM         479             95            165
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,396            321            520
CNBC FAST MONEY         161             13             81
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         110             22             54
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,082            403            782
CNN SITUATION ROOM         413            121            184
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,101            327            489
CNBC MAD MONEY         226             63            112
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           96             46             50
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,059            420            877
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         498            170            246
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,175            387            550
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         179             34             71
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         138             43             46
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,349            682         1,446
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         723            328            415
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,573            487            713
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         191             64            127
HLN NANCY GRACE         297            115            156
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,246            513         1,020
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         662            253            394
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       2,040            703         1,023
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         192             76             85
HLN DR. DREW         191             78            110
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,843            383            729
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         746            268            374
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,743            535            799
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         226            125            134
HLN NANCY GRACE         169             66             93
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,134            337            581
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         509            217            263
MSNBC ED SHOW         888            278            378
CNBC MAD MONEY           89             52             53
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         225            117            135

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.

  • Doug Z

    Chris Crocker
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    @Coffee Steve
    Obama 47


    GALLUP: O 47% R 47%

  • Doug Z

    Coffee Steve
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    As Bob Beckel would scream


    *Morning Market Roundup: EU Recession Getting Worse, Oil Down, DOJ Goes After Taiwanese ‘Price Fixers’

    Stock market is tanking globally, not just here


    the Treasury , Big Ben need to buy more mortgage back bonds that will go bad. Banks love it.

  • Doug Z


    I basically laugh at Obama getting 47% on the latest Ras. Poll because that is all those lazy moochers who have no drive(according to Romney)

    Jeff and I have trust funds out of the Country . Like U2 and other libs. So. we do not pay tax

  • Doug Z

    Now, Rats & Coffe, I have to sweep & mop , plus wash clothes & it isn’t funny either.

    You are wonderful. My wife made me do that and she did not work,Cuckold me

  • Doug Z

    Posted September 20, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Anyone watch the TV program Scandal?

    I do not, but they have my street all jacked up for filming today.

    If coffee Steve watches it, I’m definitely running up and down the street with
    ObamaBiden2012 sign in one hand and a coffee cup in another.

    That was intelligent and nice, good job

  • Eggmanbill

    Murdoch’s Fox No-News Corp. coverage of the protests in the Middle East are Anti American, No-News is using these protests for political purposes. Murdoch’s No-News Corp. is a political propaganda machine for the GOP Party of Crazy Stupid.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Doug Z & Mark

    The thing to take away from the polls is, just about all of them are within the margin of error. The media can hype the media may cry, the media may lie, but

    This is and will be a close race


  • Coffee Steve


    You do not deserve any reponse

  • Doug Z


    of course you are going to report on mainstream media, the alphabet is network and their liberal bias. The reason box was so successful so fast is they have no competition. In the world of economics that make you a star, rich, successful, number one..

    I am a follower of business and I so Rupert Murdoch many years ago. It interview where he said he was going to start a is network. He said that the United States had all liberal news so that there was a position for the other side.

    I was not smart enough at that time to buy news Corp. stock.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Doug Z
    I was not smart enough at that time to buy news Corp. stock

    When the stock went low on the Star & Newscorp scandel I bought some just for fun, by the time I had to sell off when I took that job, I made a wee bit when thier stock recovered and did very very well :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    Doug Go to gallup and read the charts in depth, and they say Romneys having a bad couple of weeks?

  • Brian

    Are you guys reading different numbers than I am???? FNC is still number one. Period. You all look at the ONE number that shows a slight lead and leave out all the rest that show MSNBC loosing. blind. And even people that watch FNC regularly dont watch Hannity. not much competition for Maddow. Hannity’s numbers come from people who forget to turn the TV off after the factor.

  • Doug Z

    Libs and the four Ls

    the 4L criteria:

    Left Leaning Liberal Liars !

  • Coffee Steve


    What it is is these are the best numbers MSNBC has had in a very long time, yes Fox has been and will remain number one, but our Left friends who watch MSNBC deserve their day in the sun

  • Brian

    @ Coffee Steve

    Apparently so.

  • Coffee Steve


    My beautuiful 28 year old daughter had to take a test to be able to teach and be an aid at the school system here

    SHE BLITZTED IT!!! :-)

    Dad is now going to pick her up and shall take her out to celebrate, she starts at a school next Wednesday

    BBL this evening


  • Suikostinger

    Brian…..it’s because the only numbers that matter to the news networks and advertisers is the demo. Which is what manbc has won for the past few days….

  • d.d.


    Where’s the fairness?

    It’s not quite 2PM here & I’ve :

    rode exercise bile 10 miles
    dusted & vacuumed whole house
    Bona mopped all the wood floors
    cleaned ceramic floor in 1 BR
    Brushed the long haired #%# dog (1 hr)
    worked in 2 flower gardens weeding (1 hr. 20 min,)
    washed 1 load of clothes , folded , & put them away

    & I need to decide what’s for dinner yet

    All while my husband plays golf & then retires with his pals to drink beer

  • Suikostinger


  • Doug Z


    will you marry me

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