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.

  • DB

    I knew you couldn’t back up what you said. Some things never change. Your post above is totally false.

  • DB

    suiko, you said you were Jessica in your own post!!!

  • Rick

    Can’t we all just get along? NO, that would take the fun out of it.

    The BS that is aired by the news media and all the political BS in commercials and campagning is waisted on 90% of the population that already have their minds made up. They did not need to know what the politician plans to do.

    Since the political ideologies of the Democratic and Republican Parties have not changed in 100 years the results of what ever they do will end up either in inflation or a financial bubble. Both cases will result in decreasing living standards for many Americans and the Politicians will say that it is someone elses fault.

    If Politicians knew what they are doing when they practice their Political Economics we should not have financial bubbles, recessions and inflation. Maybe that is why they do not want to talk about what their plan is nor do we demand to hear what they plan to do. We already know that what ever they do it will probably will end badly and we can blame who ever is in office at the time.

    Sice 1929 The average recession lasts 11 months and the average recovery lasts 4 years and 10 months. There was on expansion that lasted almost 10 years and another that lasted almost 8 years. The current recovery is 3 years and 3 months (June 2009 to present). Chances are very good that we will have a recession between the beginning of 2013 and the end of 2016.

    The big question will be will the bond markets continue financing government debt or will we be like Greece or Spain except there is not Germany to bail the federal government out? Will the Fed be the federal governments lender of last resort? Kind of like a bankrupt Company lending itself money so that it can continue to exist. I think that was what Enron did. If it worked for Enron for a while it may work for our government for a while.

  • Mark2

    Wow!!! MSNBC beat Fox News in the Primetime Demo again. What the heck is going on?

  • Mark2

    Hey Doug, I got a better idea. How about we just go back to the Reagan years where he taxed the rich at a 50% tax rate and the 20% capital gains tax rate throughout the majority of his Presidency.

  • Letmethink

    Tax rates under Reagan—from Wikipedia
    The top tax rate was lowered from 50% to 28% while the bottom rate was raised from 11% to 15%. Many lower level tax brackets were consolidated, and the upper income level of the bottom rate (married filing jointly) was increased from $5,720/year to $29,750/year. This package ultimately consolidated tax brackets from fifteen levels of income to four levels of income.[3] This would be the only time in the history of the U.S. income tax (which dates back to the passage of the Revenue Act of 1862) that the top rate was reduced and the bottom rate increased concomitantly. In addition, capital gains faced the same tax rate as ordinary income. Some sources claim the loopholes and tax expenditures after lobbying, but others argue the rise in corporate taxes offset any benefit.[4][5]

    The rate structure also maintained a novel “bubble rate.” The rates were not 15%/28%, as widely reported. Rather, the rates were 15%/28%/33%/28%. The “bubble rate” of 33% simply elevated the 15% rate to 28% for higher-income taxpayers. As a result, for taxpayers after a certain income level, TRA86 provided a flat tax of 28%. This was jettisoned in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, otherwise known as the “Bush tax increase”, which violated his Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

  • Ratboy

    after just watching Jaun Williams on Brett Bair, he has lost ALL credability and belongsd sitting on a Chris Matthews panel! The way he just tried to defend what Obama said and how he is ignoring meetings and going on the view instead is embarrassing, and just plain stupid!

  • Letmethink

    Saw that Ratboy. Krauthamer didn’t let him get away with it.

  • James

    Msnbc has burst that bubble fox news and you fox sheep have been in. Rachel crushed hannity in the key demo a few times this week and also oreilly. Meanwhile cnn is irrelevant

  • eliz

    Stephanie Miller and Bill Press are still on Current. They were on this morning.

  • Coffee Steve

    Juan Williams

    Some time ago there was some Buzz that Juan was agreeing a little to much with the rest of them and since he was hired to give the liberal view it was kinda suggested he appreared to be more liberal. I’m beginning to think it was true.


    Nawww he doesn’t mean it does he? He’s a reasonable man and we should just talk to him, right?

    May A Desert Camel mistake Ahmadinejad’s mouth for a place to lay camel dung!

  • Coffee Steve

    Heres a little news for ya

    Romney’s is now going to Shift Campaign Strategy: What Will Next Four Years Look Like?

    I have thought all along that should have been the Strategy, maybe they read my emails after all :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    *Chevy Volt Battery Plant Floundering Despite $151M from Obama

    *New Poll From The Miami Herald: Obama 48 Romney 47

    The presidential race in Florida remains a tight contest, according to The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll.


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    First, welcome back to planet Earth!
    I dont think that Williams is just following orders. I think he like many of the other libs are getting scared and desperate! Remember he came out with the shot on Romneys wife after she spoke at the RNC and that spashed all over the place. He has said some really stupid stuff on Hannity latley too. He is gone extreme. All that said I think it is a good thing that FOX lets him go and rant as it shows that they really do hear both sides. Michael Steele was put on the bench by MSNBC some months back and given a time out for being too right. That was around the same time they dumped Pat Buchanan.

  • Coffee Steve

    I think he like many of the other libs are getting scared and desperate!

    They do seem to have taken a throw anything out there approach. May also explain President Obama’s skipping meetings and meeting with world leaders and so many appearences on some talk shows. I’m not joking Rats all indications are the internal pollings are showing something different that whats being reported.

    Even at last nights emmy’s when Kimmel ask the audience who was voting for Romney, he almost fainted when many in the crowd cheered.

    And Did you see Axelrod go balsitic when someone at MSNBC ask him a question on Soc. Sec.? He really lost it, it even threw the host off guard.

  • Letmethink

    Coffee, Rats just heard on Lou Dobbs that movie revenue is down 25% from last year. Could be just the economy. Or it could be that you don’t insult half of the population and expect them to pay money to see your movies.

  • Coffee Steve

    First, welcome back to planet Earth!

    The doctor gave me some pain pills for my back that I threw out, I’m not taking anymore, about 20 minutes I was seeing UFO’s In my living room, Trees walking and I could have swore my pet turtles were talking :lol:

    Think I’ll just deal with the pain

    I’ll be back around 9pm

  • Coffee Steve


    Just saw your post

    Movie revenues are way down, and so are the movie studios stockes as well

  • Coffee Steve


  • 1966

    here’s a song for your pain coffee steve it was popular in 1969.

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