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.

  • AppleStinx

    Gabriel wrote: “The familiar bunch of TVBN republicans have pulled a David Copperfield today, haven’t they?”

    Why wake people up from their wet dream? :grin:

  • AppleStinx

    Hushabye, hushabye. Pretend you didn’t see me. I’ll be in the other room. :wink:

  • Sicilian Papa



    The Lenin comment was over the top. I just liked saying it.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Were are the lefties? Watching State run TV no doubt.

  • Jeff


    Actually they are out running around local bridges and highways pointing & screaming….



  • Sicilian Papa


    The lefties

    For four years we have been saying Obama wanted to redistribute wealth through the government and the left called us loons. Now we have the Messiah in his own words.

    How come the lib. media didn’t find that clip in 08?

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point still in the 200’s–terrible programming–when will it end??

  • ninja

    Apple____you must not have seen my dogs, thanks for nothing.

  • Ratboy

    Well FOX shut it down!! Obama and Romney shut it down! The group here has determained that MSNBC has won and that the election is over!! Amazing what a good day in the ratings for MSNBC will do! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Sicilian Papa

    “I believe in redistribution.”

    Barrack Obama 1998

    State Senator Barrack Obama

  • Bsotgnw

    Papa. that is news to only the extreamly naive

  • clinging to my guns and god

    The Obama convention bounce…where did it go!!!!!

    Rasmussen Romney i point ahead of BoBo

  • Sam

    @ Ratboy,

    “Well FOX shut it down!! Obama and Romney shut it down! The group here has determained that MSNBC has won and that the election is over!! Amazing what a good day in the ratings for MSNBC will do!”

    Keep your fingers crossed, they only thing at this point that will give Fox and Romney a bump is an Obama/Kim Kardashian sex tape.

  • clinging to my guns and god

    Rasmussen most accurate poll in 2008…..

  • d.d.

    Take a bow MSNBC !


    I thought Gabriel pulled a Boris


    Report faults 18 officials for Fast and Furious fiasco

    CBS Evening News

    (CBS News) Two high-ranking officials at the Justice Department are out Wednesday, after an investigation of a botched gun case codenamed Fast and Furious. Agents of the ATF — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms — watched as guns purchased in Arizona were smuggled into Mexico. They

    Overall, investigators say their review “revealed a series of misguided strategies, tactics, errors in judgment and management failures.”

    The inspector general said there was no evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun-running operation, but it does fault three of Holder’s deputies.

    I don’t think the Obama Administration has anything to be proud of here.

    – – –

    Fmr. agent warned ATF about “gunwalking”


    Former attaché for ATF in Mexico City Darren Gail told CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson that he made numerous inquiries to the ATF about “gunwalking” into Mexico but was ignored.

    CBS video available


    An Open Letter to the United States of America
    Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.

    Foreign Policy

    For most Egyptians, this whole video thing didn’t affect us at all.

    As an Egyptian, the most fascinating aspect of all of this has to be our effect on the American elections, and how we suddenly became an important campaign issue in the snoozefest that is Obama vs. Romney. Isn’t it crazy that Obama — he of the message of peace and understanding with the Muslim world — must now contend with Islamist rage fueled by those whom he — and a million thinkers, analysts, and pundits – has referred to as a moderate Islamic group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

    That’s the same moderate Islamic group that actually called for and facilitated the protests at the U.S. Embassy on the anniversary of 9/11, all while pretending to have nothing to do with it to the English-speaking world. The same moderate Islamic group that now controls nearly all aspects of the Egyptian government, and the source of his current dilemma.

    How is it that, in just four years, Obama went being from the American president who called in Cairo for a new beginning with Muslims to the target of hostile chants by religious extremists storming U.S. embassies across the Islamic world (“Obama, Obama, we are all Osama”).

    . Sure, it is safe to say that with Islamists in power, child brides of 9 years old are nothing but a taste of the horror we are bound to see over the coming years. But, hey: At least we’re still making headlines, and maybe we’re even going to overthrow YOUR leader this year. And surely that counts for something.



  • ninja

    Rats_____It’s changed my mind, I don’t want a prez that tells the truth, I just want him to be politically correct.

  • Sam

    @ Gabriel ,

    “They’re great as long as you’re not drawing a picture called “the prophet” on a piece of paper. That’s an offense worthy of decapitation.”

    As a person who have been to the Muslim world, I believe that they let the crazies over there to get loudest voice. The crazies are generally rewarded unfortunately even in our culture; crazies like Beck, Rush and Pat Robertson who get millions of followers are also motivating the radicals here as well. In the Muslim world a lot of the most famous “celebrities” in TV are radical clerics.

  • TheBoss1

    Rave on, MSNBC!

    The 47% is rising up!

  • Jeff

    @sam, crazies like Beck, Rush and Pat Robertson who get millions of followers are also motivating the radicals here as well. In the Muslim world a lot of the most famous “celebrities” in TV are radical clerics.

    A great big, YEP!!

    So true!

  • TheBoss1

    @PoodlePower … you wrote, “Wow. 2 days in a row of good numbers for MSNBC. Congrats to MSNBC fans.”

    I’m not sure, but I think you’re conservative. If so, I am very impressed with your classy post. It’s very magnanimous of you.

    You did something that most Righties don’t understand … you can attract more with honey than vinegar.

    You’re first-class, PoodlePower.

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