Cable News Ratings for Friday, September 21, 2012

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September 24th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 21, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,267            282            554
CNN         388            105            153
MSNBC         682            239            302
CNBC         163             41             70
FBN           57             16             25
HLN         193             74            110
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,410            431            911
CNN         507            146            218
MSNBC       1,359            449            641
CNBC         128             51             55
FBN           37             13             21
HLN         280            105            159
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,136            286            606
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         259            100            124
MSNBC Morning Joe         605            266            313
CNBC Squawk Box         148             41             73
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         236            135            177
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,908            430            759
CNN SITUATION ROOM         502            104            157
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,177            293            470
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         141             28             38
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         158             26             39
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,153            418            890
CNN SITUATION ROOM         450            109            171
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,146            361            495
CNBC MAD MONEY         165             40             86
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         238             71            104
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,844            414            755
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         391             87            176
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,009            324            404
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         129             24             46
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         232             82            134
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,958            561         1,125
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         494            129            237
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,430            455            683
CNBC TARGET: INSIDE BULLSEYE           90             35             38
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         334             95            153
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,321            408            865
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         543            153            205
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,731            587            875
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         162             60             61
HLN DR. DREW         221             78            141
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,927            324            738
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         484            154            211
MSNBC SNL WEEKND UPDATE SPECIAL         915            306            365
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         132             59             66
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         284            144            182
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,306            370            690
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         311            112            145
MSNBC ED SHOW         452            231            180
CNBC MAD MONEY           44             20             34
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         194             70            109

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


    Mark 1, Mark 2

    You are making the case that the economy is good and improving, good luck with
    that. Obama could run on the slogan “It could be worse.”

  • Mark


    I think improving works, I wouldn’t quite say it’s good now. I think the slogan for me that works is do you want to go back to the policies that got us in this mess(ie the fairy tale of trickle down economics and a foreign policy team that is war happy).

  • d.d.

    More billionaires are fleeing from the market and now so are lower level investors, including this one.

    – –
    I know billionaires like Buffet, Poulson, and Soros have started dumping American stocks. Soros invested in $130 million worth of the precious metal.


    This could be our horror if we don’t get our house in order.

    Spain Recoils, as Its Hungry Forage Trash Bins for a Next Meal


    for just Mark:

    The Spanish government raised the value-added tax three percentage points, to 21 percent, on most goods, and two percentage points on many food items, making life just that much harder for those on the edge

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m sorry my dog got sick, Monday is open, see you there

  • Mark2

    I wonder if Romney is still trying to figure out why Airplane windows don’t roll down. I knew he was clueless but I didn’t know he was that dumb when it comes to common sense.

  • TheBoss1

    So I thought I would tune in to The Five to check it out (I can always watch Hardball at 7:00). My initial impressions:

    1). Is Bob Beckel on painkillers? I’ve never seen him so neutered. I guess he’s been beaten down by the other four.

    2). Four ultra-righties who hate the president. I guess I understand why the wackos on this site love this show. It’s all Obama hate coming from these four.

    3). What a bunch of whiners. All they do is bitch and complain about the media. Don’t they understand that they are part of the media? Just a bunch of whining hypocrits.

    4). I don’t know which of the four whiners I despise the most … the obligatory blonde right-winger or the brunette. I think it’s the blonde who is as sanctimonious as they come. The two dudes just bloviate the same-old extreme right-wing talking points.

    So, I’ve given the “Fair-and-Balanced” channel a chance. It’s a joke.

    At least MSNBC doesn’t try to present it’s opinion shows as “Fair-and-Balanced” and “No Spin Zone.” I’m now stunned that the Righties on this site would get off on this “news” channel. Time for me to change channels.

  • TheBoss1

    ^^^^^ I’m NOT stunned the Righties on this site would get their rocks off on this news channel.

  • Phil

    Bottom line you right wing water carriers don’t have the candidate to take back the white house, and you have about 45 more days to fools your selves into thinking you do, Enjoy it. By the way who said anything about Ford needing a bail out, Ford didn’t post a profit until the end of Q3 in 2009. Like I said you handed the president a housing market in shambles, auto sector in shambles , financial sector in shambles. The fact that you idiots would blame a president in office for 3 years instead of Congress members in office for decades who are largely responsible for the condition of this country tells me the IQ level I’m dealing with. Like I said Enjoy fooling your selves into thinking you have a shot at the white house for the next month and a half. Nielson is an Ad Tool not really a way to gauge who watches what in 2012 with online viewing, DVR & ondemand and a hundred other ways to track viewership. Keep fooling your self into thinking America watches Fox when its really an outlet for people with one view point. The rest of us get like 20 news channels to choose from, I digress back to the greater point T Minus 43 days until reality sets in for you guys and you shut your pie holes

  • 1966

    hahahahhahhahahaha how can anybody be that dumb you’re as dumb as I am and that’s saying something.

  • 1966

    hou did that debate work out for you phil? hahahahhahhahahahahhahhahahaha

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