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.

  • Phil

    President Obama is the sitting president of the USA and Mr. Netanyahu hedged his bets with Mitt Romney and the GOP. This guy overplayed his hand, the guy is appearing on attack ads, hosting Romney for fundraisers, and it goes straight to this leak which a lot of people suspect is coming from his office this is clearly is supposed to undermine the president. There is more, the speech he gave in front of Congress, lecturing him in front of reporters on peace talks, So Kudos to the president , Netanyahu is not the president of the US and he does not get to tell a President what to do.. .err unless his name is Romney. This is not the behavior of an ally it’s the behavior of a Cronie of Romney these two guys have known each other since 1976 when they worked with Boston Consulting Group. Further any voter in this country should be disgusted with outsiders attempting to influence our election, its bad enough the supreme court is quickly turning this country into an Oligarchy with Citizens United. I don’t want to think about other Countries actively campaigning for candidates and plotting against a sitting president it’s a sick strategy. So to answer your question I would of done the same thing if I were in Obama’s shoes and any proud leader of this nation would as well
    NETANYAHU: You know, I’m always pleased and — and happy to have a conversation with President Obama. He’s — I think he’s met me more than any other leader in the world and I — I appreciate that

  • Mark


    I have to agree with Netanyahu trying to force Obama’s hand. It just feels like the guy is trying to use the election to his advantage to try push his agenda. Honestly if he wants to talk to Obama about Iran, why exactly do it 2 months before an election

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone


    You have peaked my curiosity this early morning, in reference from the .pdf you provided, which I am reading it made reference to this statement…

    “Since 1996, JunkScience com has been dedicated to exposing the abuse of science by special interests, including the EPA. Since September 2012, EPAHumanTesting com has focused on exposing EPA’s unlawful and immoral failure to protect human study subjects.”

    If I were still in the business this would be my quest for the next 6 months.

    Is anybody else seeing a dark purple “new” on the Tonight in Prime Time box?
    Stop drinking that cheap beer man :-) Yes It’s purple on mine, now pass the whiskey

    @S. Papa
    Gee, Ted Koppel says FOX news is bad for America
    Bill O called him out on that, Ted said all that stuff but did not know the “News Anchors Names Even”, so he doesn’t watch but yet complains, go figure.

    *Iran official: Boycott the 2013 Oscars’ foreign film category over film made in America

    Oh Darn, I was hoping to meet their President.

  • Coffee Steve

    The propaganda media does it again

    After the MSM reported Romney made a “gaffe” about windows on a plane rolling down, we learn once again, the media is nothing more than a propaganda machine. Romeny said that to reporters in the context of a joke.

    “William Everitt, vice president of Investment Real Estate Associates (IREA), told TheBlaze that he was at the Romney fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Saturday. He said Romney was absolutely joking when he said he doesn‘t know why airplane windows don’t open.”

    “Basically he was retelling the story and when he said ‘I don’t know why they don’t have roll down windows on airplanes,’ he looked at the audience and everyone laughed,” Everitt said. “It was a clearly delivered joke…There were 1,000 people there that will tell you the same thing.”

    IMHO all the media is doing is dying off now, they have zero credibility and are nothing more than a comedy tour which to be honest, isn’t very funny.

    *Jake Tapper Takes On Obama’s ‘Unusual’ Decision To Skip Meeting World Leaders

    I saw the interview, Tapper is a little befuddled by Obama at this point.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Did you get that Jeff, Romney was only kidding about the windows on airplanes. Just a little advice, double check that media matters stuff. We all get em’ wrong sometimes. I have a little egg on my face from the weekend.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    I thought that story was bogus. How many planes do you think Romney has been on in his life?

  • d.d.

    Morning, Guys


    Double-digit premium hikes projected for many Medicare drug plans

    CBS News

    Seniors enrolled in seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will be hit with double-digit premium hikes next year if they don’t shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

    The report Monday by Avalere Health is a reality check on the Obama’s administration’s upbeat pronouncements. Back in August, officials had announced that the average premium for basic prescription drug coverage will stay the same in 2013.

    Medicare spokesman Brian Cook did not dispute the Avalere estimates. “We continue to encourage seniors to shop around and find the plan that works best for them,” he said.

    – –

    Health Premiums Up $3,000; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut

    IBD / Kaiser Family Foundation


    Even War and Rumors of War Can’t Save Chevy Volt

    “Despite the federal government pumping $7.5 billion into the electric vehicle industry in the United States through 2019,” writes the CSMonitor.com, “overall national gasoline consumption is unlikely to be significantly affected, according to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).”

    The CBO says that even if Obama increased the amount of the subsidy, it would make little difference to the gasoline usage or emissions output because automakers would still be required to hit fuel efficiency targets. Instead, the CBO says that either a tax on gasoline or carbon is the only way to increase the attractiveness of electric cars to consumers.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa

    When I first heard that report Mike, I knew it was in the context of a joke.

    I cannot tell you how angry and sickened by the MSM I am right now. They are so bad they are truly embarrassing themselves. They are close to being non-existent.

  • Coffee Steve

    Health Premiums Up $3,000; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut

    2 1/2 years ago we paid around $78 (a paycheck) for our Insurance. Last year $102 and as my wife signs up in a month for next year, we will pay $234.

    President Obama 2008 “Your health care premiums will go down”

    But with no legitimate press, he can say anything he wants and get by with it. I actually don’t blame him for taking advantage of the non-existent media, I think they all would take advantage of it.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The left has to make Romney out to be a greedy, moron. That’s what you have to do when your guy is a complete failure. Oh, but did you hear he killed Bin Laden. Remember what the radicals said while they were rioting “We are all Bin Laden’s now.”

    Maybe all those victory laps were not the most mature and prudent thing to do Mr. President. No matter the corrupt vermin in the lib. media will never mention it. The corrupt vermin in the lib. media are a nice poodle to own.

    The MSM don’t even care they are absolutely giddy over the another four years.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Obama Will Challenge the World to Confront Root Causes of Muslim Rage in U.N. Speech

    Even though it was a terrorist attack in Libya that had nothing to do with any video, that the WH still flip flops and lies about on a daily basis, he will tell us today at the UN how we must give up free speech that was basically the basis for the formation of the United States of America.


  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    The left has to make Romney out to be a greedy, moron

    Here is how naive and gullible the public has become Mike, 2 weeks before Romney became the official nominee, the DNC sent out a memo to its pundits that the economy was not to be talked about; they had to kill and destroy Romney to make him un-acceptable in the public’s eyes.

    And with our new cheerleading media, they in fact have joined this race and become a third entity running for office.

    I’m going later this week to a conference of reporters (No bosses just beat reporters) and you can bet the guys and gals that walk the beat will be discussing this.

  • Ratboy

    Goood Morning
    I heard on the radio yesterday mornng that gas was down and that it was going lower because the “winter mix” is now here……………………………………………..on the way home, GAS UP 15 CENTS!!!!!!!!! :shock:

  • lbsles

    Morning all.

    Just a few posts to start the day off.

    The Wind Lobby and American Domestic Policy.
    Obama champions wind tax credit favored by campaign donors.

    A wind energy tax credit championed by President Barack Obama will benefit financially a group of large American corporations that have donated overwhelmingly to Democratic candidates and committees.

    Last week a group of 19 non-energy sector businesses—including Yahoo!, Starbucks, Symantec, and Sprint—sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a $1 billion tax subsidy for wind energy set to expire at the end of the year.

    “We are concerned that allowing the PTC to expire will immediately raise prices for the renewable electricity we buy today,” the letter states. “…Failure to extend the PTC for wind would tax our companies and thousands of others like us that purchase significant amounts of renewable energy and hurt our bottom lines at a time when the economy is struggling to recovery.”

    A review of the companies’ political contributions reveals a strong preference for Obama and the Democratic Party.


  • lbsles

    Man-Caused Disaster

    Obama reportedly admits Libya attack premeditated; refuses to say ‘terrorism’

    BARBARA WALTERS: Was the Libya attack terrorism?

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: There’s no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action. What’s clear is that, around the world, there are still a lot of threats out there.


  • lbsles

    FLASHBACK: Obama’s 2008 Muslim Outreach Advisers

    In 2008, Obama’s Muslim Outreach Adviser, Mazen Asbahi, resigned following reports that he was linked to an Imam with ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Asbahi sat on the board of an investment fund, Allied Assets Advisors Fund, with Jamal Said, an imam from Illinois who has been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. The government has also investigated Said over fundraising for Hamas.

    After Asbahi resigned, Minha Husaini joined the Obama campaign as liaison to the Muslim community. In September 2008, Husaini attended a discussion with Muslim leaders and community members, including leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The Department of Justice has listed CAIR as an unindicted coconspirator for financing Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Obama campaign responded to criticism, saying Husaini would not have attended the discussion if she had known leaders from CAIR would be present.

    Obama created controversy over the weekend during an interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes. Kroft asked Obama if the recent events in the Middle East, including the mob attacks in Cairo and the terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the murder of four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, had “given you any pause.” Obama responded by calling the terrorist attack and riots “bumps in the road” to a democratic Middle East.


  • lbsles

  • Mark

    @Sicilian Papa
    The corrupt vermin in the lib. media are a nice poodle to own.

    The MSM don’t even care they are absolutely giddy over the another four years.
    Maybe instead of blaming the media for Romney’s failures start blaming Romney and I think even more importantly the Republican party in general that has wandered off so far to the right, it’s hard for Romney to campaign without pissing off the far right or turning off the swing voters by taking a stance on any issue

  • Coffee Steve


    Good morning to you and lbsles

    On Gas, I seen a report at an Oil trading site, gas will not be going down hardly at all this winter, they are having a lot of problems at refineries, shut downs, maintenance etc. Age I guess.

    Gas still is averaging around $3.75 here

  • Coffee Steve

    Republican party in general that has wandered off so far to the right

    And the left hasn’t veered off to the extreme left?

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