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.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Please Sam do not compare evangelicals to people that commit violence. We do not riot and kill people. You may get a lone wolf but we are a peaceful movement. The Muslims that riot and kill are a large minority.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Robertson, Rush and Beck never advocated violence in any way. Look in the mirror at the occupy movement. The crimes committed at the occupy movement went unreported by the lib. media.

  • TheBoss1

    Yeah, Gabriel. You don’t see many Righties around here today! That poor shrill, betty, hasn’t been seen posting her MSNBC-bashing schtick lately.

  • Jeff

    @s. papa

    If the righties would run against the REAL President Obama your candidate might be doing better.

    Informed intelligent hardworking people aren’t buying the GOP running against President Obama is:
    Class Warfare
    Terrorist sympathizer
    Food Stamp President
    Apologizer in cheif
    Needs to learn to be an American
    Dog eater
    Cocaine addict
    Marijuana pot head
    Avid golfer
    Will take yer guns……

    How’s all that working out for ya?? Again, people are not sure about the guy Mitt’s talking about because the real President Obama is increasing his lead. Some Polls showing a 7 point lead over Romney.

  • TheBoss1

    @Sicilian Papa … “Deficits don’t matter.” — Dick Cheney.


  • TheBoss1

    @Jeff … don’t you love the Santorum comment about Obama being an elitist when the GOP nominee calls 47% of the American people “victims” who have no “personal responsibility” and cannot “take care of themselves.”

    Talk about ELITISM!

  • Jeff


    A lot of the righties (lynn rob usa joan and more) were banned by this site.
    DB(douchebag) has to go to his local library now to post in here because his seems home computer has been blocked.

    LMAO! :lol:

  • Sicilian Papa

    The opinion people at MSNBC are doing well. More power to them. The polls show that the country is roughly 20 to 25% liberal. Talk radio never caught on but MSNBC did.

    Dan Abrams was the architect of the network. He changed the format. It’s not for me but it gives a lot of people on the left a chance to hear their politics.

    I complain about the so-called objective media.

  • Jeff


    Santorum is full of himself. His trying to ram his perverse beliefs down everyone’s throat….and yet Obama is a snob?

    He will say over an over after the election….

    “see I told ya Romney was the worst possible candidate against President Obama”

    I can hear it already.

    I celebrated big time when the people of PA rejected him by 16% in the 2008 election. Smart!

  • Suikostinger

    He only hinted at that he thought it was too high after he got smacked around with facts from both guests.

    Cased closed. You need help dude. :roll:

    Around 1:40 mark he says his (Bill O’s) is 40%. So unless 40 = 47 Bill O did NOT defend the statement 100%!

    Now spin away Suikostinger. Can’t wait to hear this. Going to get my popcorn.


    LOL sorry, then, he defended the statement…99%…too bad the 40% is STILL WAYYYYY OFF.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Old Dick would think they matter if they were 1.5 trillion on the average. That is nuts but that is what happens when you elect the redistributer and chief.

  • Sam

    @ Scilian papa,

    “Please Sam do not compare evangelicals to people that commit violence. We do not riot and kill people. You may get a lone wolf but we are a peaceful movement. The Muslims that riot and kill are a large minority.”

    Evangelicals were violent just like that ” large minority ” of Muslims as you claim. From slavery to black people to stoning witches to killing of Jews and Catholics. that only changed after a history of struggle and years and years for people to mature and accept different people and ideas and that happened largely due to the economical and educational revolution in the western world.

    The Muslims in the other hand been living under dictators who took more for themselves and starved their people economically and educationally. So to blame and generalize ALL Muslims as radicals because of the acts of some who are living in the dark ages is in fact bigotry and taking advantage to paint to whole religion as violent.

    I dislike those crazy clerics they have over there who paint all Americans as anti-Muslims and so likewise I dislike the bigots here who paint all Muslims as terrorists.

    The Norway shooter remember was influenced by HIS OWN ADMISSION by radical right wing personalities from the US, yet those radicals like Bill O would love to paint Muslims as crazies but will run to distant himself from the Norway shooter :


  • Suikostinger


    BTW, I can gaurantee you that the only reason that BO went from 47% to 40% is so people like you can be like “he didn’t agree with him!!!”

  • Sicilian Papa



    Obama did bongs. In Hawaii he must have scored good weed.

  • Jayson

    I agree. I’m a left-leaning moderate who would have been ok to have Jon Huntsman as my president. I’m an Obama supporter, obviously. And, I disagree with Huntsman’s conservative views. But, I don’t view him as a crazy radical. I believe he’s an honorable, reasonable man who will work with my side to address the big problems our country faces. I can’t for the life of me understand why righties went for Mitt “richie rich” Romney. I was afraid at the prospect of an Obama-Huntsman race. I think Huntsman would have won.

  • Sicilian Papa

    You mean seculars like St#lin, Hit#er, Ma#, Sadd#m and many others.

    There were no seculars in the slave trade?

    Most of the greatest mass murderers in history were godless.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Huntsman would have gone no where. Why don’t you get a pro business, pro life, big government guy that believes in gay marriage to run as your nominee in 2016. See how he does. He’ll get killed.

  • Sam

    @ Sicilian papa,

    “You mean seculars like St#lin, Hit#er, Ma#, Sadd#m and many others.
    There were no seculars in the slave trade?
    Most of the greatest mass murderers in history were godless.”

    I wouldn’t say ” Most ” but I get your point. I’m not trying to paint any faith or group as bad I’m just saying the perspective differs from culture to culture in response to being offended . But if (some) of those people take their responses far to burning embassies and killing innocents doesn’t mean that the entire group is guilty. Likewise if in the past a group from some faith enslaved others, doesn’t mean that believers from that faith today are guilty.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Fair enough. Do you work in the movie industry?

  • Stan T

    Posted September 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM
    Why did the righties chose Mitt Romney ??

    You guys blew up your chances by choosing this two faced Harvey Dent, what was so wrong with Huntsman ?
    Besides the fact he talks just like a liberal? With Huntsman it would have been Obama or Obamalite.

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