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.

  • Brian

    Right I see that. But isn’t it just Maddow vs Hannity and O’donnel vs Greta?? I see those demos are towards MSNBC.

  • d.d.

    @Doug Z
    will you marry me

    Cute , Doug, but, I’m really lucky to be married to a great guy . He does a lot around the house ,too, & , I think he’s a better cook than I am. He can’t bake ,though. I’ve got dibbs on that.



    Obama Runs Taxpayer Funded Apology Ads in Pakistan

    The ad is also posted on the US Embassy in Islamabad Facebook page:

    The television ads in Pakistan feature clips of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during press appearances in Washington in which they condemned the video. Their words were subtitled in Urdu.

    “We absolutely reject its content and message,” said Clinton in the advertisement.

    A caption on the ad reads: “Paid Content.”

    The advertisements end with the seal of the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. It was not known how many channels were airing the ads or whether they were being run in other Muslim countries or just Pakistan.

    An embassy spokeswoman declined comment.

    Pakistani protesters torched photos of “Obama the Dog” today.

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    @Doug Z
    will you marry me

    Cute , Doug, but, I’m really lucky to be married to a great guy . He does a lot around the house ,too, & , I think he’s a better cook than I am. He can’t bake ,though. I’ve got dibbs on that.

    REMEMEBER THE LEECHES!! thats all I am gonna say :lol:

  • d.d.

    Oh, Rats,

    You made me laugh . I needed that. Right now, we have 1000 giant meal worms in the garage fridge to be used next month on the guys fishing trip.

  • lbsles

    White House Blocked DOJ Inspector General From Pursuing Lead In “Fast and Furious”

    This isn’t news the media wants to report. No, they want to rape Romney over stating facts about 47% of Americans not paying federal income taxes. The Inspector General had a lead but the White House blocked him from learning the truth. Holder knows, his assistant knows and his top Assistant Attorney General knows. Obama knows the truth and this is why he used his executive privilege powers to hide the documents the Inspector General wants.

    Hope this Inspector General has a back-up job. When Inspector Generals point out corruption committed by one of Obama’s friends, Obama fires them. Ask Gerald Walpin.

  • lbsles

    Finally: House Ethics Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Democrat Maxine Waters Ethics Violations

    Democrats tried every trick in the book, including the race card, to keep the truth from getting out. However, like Rangel, Waters will just get a slap on the wrist and remain a parasite on the backs of taxpayers. Finally the socialist will be exposed.


  • lbsles

    140 Million Families Will Be Forced to Submit Obamacare Individual Mandate Compliance Forms to IRS

    CBO estimates hours and hours of more paperwork for American taxpayers because of the Individual Mandate tax.


  • lbsles

    Is the UPS Store Using “You Didn’t Build That” as a Theme in Their New Ad?

  • lbsles

    ‘Nonpartisan’ Obama Donor Authors Congressional Research Service (CRS), Pro-Tax-Hike Report

    Another report cited by Obama that he claims is “nonpartisan” yet we learn one of his donors is the author of the report. The liberal media is too busy attacking Romney over factual statements as they ignore Obama blatantly lying. This isn’t the first time Obama has used a mythical “nonpartisan” report to make his fraudulent claims.


  • lbsles

    Obama Exploits Office to Gain Votes

    An article published in the New York Times Wednesday outlines how President Obama is using the advantages of his office to aid his reelection campaign, coordinating campaign pitches and policy announcements to woo key voter blocs.


  • lbsles

    Obama Administration, Fed, Have Missed 60% of Dodd-Frank Deadlines

    Federal regulators have missed the statutory deadlines on 145 of the 237 rule-making requirements in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, according to a top financial-regulation analyst.

    After a bill becomes law, it’s up to executive agencies to write rules implementing the legislation. Dodd-Frank was more than 2000 pages, and the legislative language was a wonderful mix of complex, vague, and open-ended. The result is a huge burden on the SEC, the Fed, and other federal agencies. And they’re not meeting those burdens.


  • lbsles

    President Obama Gets Caught In A Lie About Questioning Americans’ Patriotism

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    Oh, Rats,

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm meeeeeeeeeal woooooorms! :lol:

  • Sunshine

    No one is talking about all the editing done to Romney’s fundraising video. Megyn K brought lot to light today. Alot about Isreal was left out to show a completely different view on Romney’s views on Palestine & Isreal.

    It is criminal what the media is doing.

  • Mark

    No one is talking about all the editing done to Romney’s fundraising video. Megyn K brought lot to light today. Alot about Isreal was left out to show a completely different view on Romney’s views on Palestine & Isreal.
    Are you telling me they edited him calling almost half the US population a bunch of useless victims who are moochers?

  • Coffee Steve


    All of us had better come to the complete realization, the media is not going to be fair ever again, that video was doctored and edited to show him in a bad light, they need to be forced to show the video in full context, no edits, but they won’t because no one will call them out on it. Anyone against the full unedited video coming out? And Speaking of Video’s?

    *LA Times Reaffirms It Will Not Publish Mysterious Obama, Khalidi Recording


  • Suikostinger

    lol @ lbsles..

    In that video, Obama called Bush unpatriotic because Bush “took a credit card out of the bank of China and raised our debt.” Not because he disagreed with him on a matter or bill or what not. Which is what he was saying to Letterman. What YOU SHOULD have attack Obama for, was him picking on poor little Bush for raising the debt, when Obama himself has almost tripled that amount. No wonder the guy/girl of the video has the comments and rating system turned off on that video.

  • Hillbilly

    MSNBC beats FNC with 3 shows on the list. FNC had 2. Let the rejoicing begin.

  • Coffee Steve


    The video was doctored and spliced in different areas, the missing 2 minutes are reported to have shown him as he spoke about the 47% putting it in a proper perspective, no one can be for a company to be able to splice and cut, right?

    Get the whole video out, and then if it’s bad, it’s bad, if not, then they have to pay a price for it. I still wish he would do something with that hair of his though, it bothers me :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    MSNBC beats FNC with 3 shows on the list. FNC had 2. Let the rejoicing begin.

    We have to admit it dude, MSNBC is doing good for a few days

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