Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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September 20th, 2012

Note: FNC's The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity returned to their normal ratings, again reigning as the top cable news programs.

Primetime P2+:

FNC: 2,736,000

MSNBC: 1,618,000

CNN: 652,000


Primetime 25-54:

FNC: 578,000

MSNBC: 500,000

CNN: 207,000


Top 5 programs P2+

O’Reilly Factor: 3,309,000

Hannity: 2,718,000

Special Report: 2,287,000

On the Record: 2,159,000

The Five: 2,006,000


Top 5 programs 25-54

Hannity: 643,000

O’Reilly Factor: 633,000

Last Word: 531,000

Maddow: 521,000

On the Record: 458,000


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,415            339            636
and         401            123            179
MSNBC         782            244            371
CNBC         171             52             88
FBN           66             16             27
HLN         193             83            109
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,736            578         1,110
CNN         652            207            315
MSNBC       1,618            500            785
CNBC         228             95            135
FBN           73             17             26
HLN         238             71            120
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,205            339            679
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         241            106            142
MSNBC Morning Joe         718            245            395
CNBC Squawk Box         132             26             48
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         251            144            178
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,006            441            834
CNN SITUATION ROOM         489            118            166
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,182            270            511
CNBC FAST MONEY         173             43             92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         144             63             67
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,287            440            802
CNN SITUATION ROOM         483            134            166
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,002            306            452
CNBC MAD MONEY         158             62             94
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           92             19             22
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,969            422            820
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         520            153            202
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,125            353            522
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         142             32             54
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         235             85            115
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,309            633         1,274
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         682            189            317
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,474            449            725
CNBC TRASH INC: GARBAGE         204             75            120
HLN NANCY GRACE         356             95            189
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,718            643         1,154
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         649            205            314
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,713            521            785
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         241            107            136
HLN DR. DREW         197             72            106
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,159            458            897
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         623            226            313
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,666            531            846
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         239            101            150
HLN NANCY GRACE         160             46             64
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,328            407            716
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         358            132            197
MSNBC ED SHOW         880            306            382
CNBC MAD MONEY         114             43             76
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         171             55             85

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.

  • Ratboy

    GALLUP FRIDAY: O 47% R 47%…

  • Coffee Steve

    Chinese hospitals introduce hands-free automatic ‘sperm extractor’ for donors (that even play videos to ‘help’) :shock:

    GALLUP FRIDAY: O 47% R 47%

    That is a LIE!! That cannot be! Romney has destroyed his chance, and has been going downhill for 2 weeks, I mean Obama is the one that has lost 7 points, but thats just because it’s all an illusion. This is NOT a TIE.

    Gallup:U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

    (See above Post) :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    Arab day of Love


    17 now dead

  • Ratboy

    @ That is a LIE!! That cannot be! Romney has destroyed his chance

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    A lot of the pundents have declared the race OVER!! Some have said the debates will not matter and others say that Romney will get killed in the debates :shock:

  • Ratboy

    I think the MEDIA should join the DOJ in the law suit against Gallup!!!!!!!

    (Gallup Poll)
    U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

    Fewer Americans closely following political news now than in previous election years

    by Lymari Morales

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly

  • Coffee Steve

    Romney will get killed in the debates

    I heard that on Morning Joe, But I thought after the Gabby shootings we werent suppose to talk like that

    I would use instead

    Romney will get run over in the debat
    Romney will get run over in the debateses
    Romney will get DESTROYED in the debates
    Romney willwush he was Buried in the debates


  • Coffee Steve

    *REPORT: US to remove Iran group from terror list…

    I know, I know you would think Coffee Steve would be screaming, But actually, this group should be taken off

    The State Department is preparing to remove the Iranian opposition group Mujaheddin-e Khalq from the U.S. government’s terrorist list, siding with advocates who say the controversial organization should be rewarded for renouncing violence and providing intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program.

  • Coffee Steve

    Now we know…

    NBC News Com

    *Officials see Iran, not outrage over film, behind cyber attacks on US banks

    National security officials told NBC News that the continuing cyber attacks this week that slowed the websites of JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are being carried out by the government of Iran. One of those sources said the claim by hackers that the attacks were prompted by the online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad is just a cover story.

    A group of purported hackers in the Middle East has claimed credit for problems at the websites of both banks, citing the online video mocking the founder of Islam. One security source called that statement “a cover” for the Iranian government’s operations.

    Side Note: A couple of months ago a bill was passed saying thses types of attacks would be considered an act of War

    BREAKING…Romney releasing tax returns (Oh HARRY??) He DID pay taxes, will we get a I’m Harry from Harry? Stay Tuned

  • Coffee Steve

    Made 13 Million In 2011

    Paid 2 Million in Taxes

    Donated 30% to Charity

    Harry? Your source was FIBBING!!!



  • Ratboy

    Before anyone starts! He pays CAP GAINS!!! No income just CAP GAINS!!

    Romneys to Release Taxes

    The Romney campaign is releasing Mitt and Ann Romney’s 2011 tax return today. The campaign previews a few of the highlights here:

    •In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.
    •The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%.
    •The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.
    •The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.
    •The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor’s statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

  • Coffee Steve



    20%? Wow


  • Coffee Steve

    Wait a minute Rats? shouldn’t we be upset? He never sent us a check?

  • AppleStinx

    d.d. wrote about: “Chinese hospitals introduce hands-free automatic ‘sperm extractor’ for donors (that even play videos to ‘help’)”

    That display model doesn’t look fit to be exported. :cool:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    Wait a minute Rats? shouldn’t we be upset? He never sent us a check?

    If he paid 20% average it is actually pretty good considering that the cap gains rate is less than that and most of his like Warren Buffets is all cap gains and not income. But I bet his secratary paid a higher rate!! NOT!!!!! Nor di Buffets because they used her gross rate not her adjusted rate

  • Coffee Steve

    has Harry said he was sorry yet?


    Did you order one of those machines yet Apple? :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve


    I’m more impressed with the total of Tax payments and Charity donations, almost 50% of his total income. Not bad for a rich dude

  • debsafan

    The reason Hannity was up, is people are sick and tired of being lied to by the other networks.

  • Coffee Steve

    *REPORT: DNC owes millions to union-owned bank…

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) owes at least $8 million to a bank owned by one of the largest unions in the country, according to the committee’s most recent financial report.

    The DNC initiated an $8 million loan with the Amalgamated Bank of New York on Aug. 10, the report shows, accounting for the majority of the committee’s overall debt of $11 million.

  • Rob

    So much for that MSNBC surge. HAHAHAHAHA For the record, it lasted ONE DAY> HAHAHAHAHA

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve asked: “Did you order one of those machines yet Apple? :mrgreen:

    Not likely that I will. I see a lot of shortcomings in that design. :smile:

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