Cable News Ratings for Monday, September 24, 2012

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September 25th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 24, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,288        305         585
CNN      372        116         173
MSNBC      682        212         317
CNBC      148         43           78
FBN        56         11           22
HLN      202         91         113
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,312        498         988
CNN      573        185         280
MSNBC    1,356        383         628
CNBC      124         47           77
FBN        52         15           25
HLN      223         81           93
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,206        338         633
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      200         58         107
MSNBC Morning Joe      596        249         339
CNBC Squawk Box      123         28           71
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      291        187         207
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,890        395         785
CNN SITUATION ROOM      514        131         196
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,207        304         555
CNBC FAST MONEY      180         21         104
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      137         47           75
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,164        410         845
CNN SITUATION ROOM      515        178         224
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,045        286         453
CNBC MAD MONEY      140         34           50
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        98         47           59
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,113        418         907
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      536        186         263
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,197        338         566
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      126         25           42
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      226         95         112
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,221        633       1,297
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      529        171         269
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,252        307         553
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES      140         38           87
HLN NANCY GRACE      329         94         113
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,032        488         908
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      614        200         296
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,465        429         721
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS      101         36           61
HLN DR. DREW      168         67           66
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,654        372         749
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      576        186         274
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,349        412         608
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      131         67           83
HLN NANCY GRACE      171         84         101
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,157        322         609
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      271        114         128
MSNBC ED SHOW      765        242         355
CNBC MAD MONEY        75         34           56
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      184        105         106

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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Well, ‘normal’ has returned to cable news. Greta off a little in the demo. But, as few have said here, FNC’s complete dominance will continue after the Election.

  • Marco

    If by normal, you mean continued increased numbers by MSNBC and static ones by FNC, you are correct! Beating someone 1400 to 1100, btw, isn’t domination. MSNBC is hot on their tail.

  • Babygate

    You can tell is election season when ratings go up for MSNBC. Rachel is gaining on Hannity in viewers. She’s the most likable of all MSNBC hosts. Good for her. Don’t like how they completely neglect anything that is negative for Obama like say, foreign policy, unemployment and the deficit but hey, at least she’s fun to watch.

  • Tony

    O’Donnell beats Greta again.

  • moncon

    O’Reilly killed it! Looks like typical ratings.

    Martin Bashir is pretty funny. “Mitt Romney looks disheveled speaking to the crowd” Well yeah, it’s windy outside you dumb a$$. Looks like he is trying to make it look like nobody showed up. I guess trying to deflect the fact that Obama’s attendance is not what it was 4 years ago. He is blatanly in the bag for this President and it is a shame he cannot report fairly.

    There are fair questions MSNBC should be asking of the White House that they just flat out won’t address. Instead it is a 24/7 slamfest on Romney. Even their commercials are all geared to the Obama agenda. Shameful. You don’t see that on Fox.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point at 200. Any bets as to how much longer CNN lets this terrible program stay on the air?

  • Hillbilly

    FNC 2, MSNBC 1.

    Bill O number 2 (non sports show) total viewers – 3221.

    WWE number 1 (non sports show) total viewers – 3.990

  • Sicilian Papa



    FNC ate MSNBC for lunch on Monday. They win if you add CNN and MSNBC numbers combined against FOX.

  • Former CNN Fan

    I ask myself that about most of their primetime lineup, and yet its still there. The only ones surprised by their bad ratings is CNN. Poor folks don’t have a clue.

  • moncon

    @ babygate
    She does get a glow in her eyes and very excitable when she feels like she is really sticking it to the Republicans. It is fun to watch.

  • Hello

    actually Erin’s demos is getting higher lately, but overall CNN still sucks overall.

  • Cindy

    The question is “how long will CNN be in existence?”

    MSNBC will do well until after the elections. As a conservative, I watch all 3 cable networks. During the regular season, it’s FOX by a bit more, but now I try to view them equally as often as possible.

  • Coffee Steve

    She does get a glow in her eyes and very excitable when she feels like she is really sticking it to the Republicans

    That’s her secret, she does it in fun, and non hatefully. Even I can stand watching that gal at times. I don’t mind the biased if it’s done in a way that’s fun. Its even funny at times.

  • Mark

    Just say this on Matthews

    POLL: Most Republicans Still Believe That Iraq Had WMD

    A new poll conducted by Dartmouth government professor Benjamin Valentino found that 63 percent of Republican respondents still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded in 2003
    I am not sure what’s scarier, 63% of republicans feel that way or 15% of Democrats believe it as well. lol

  • Mark2

    Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell are on FIRE!!!

  • Mark2

    Hey Hillbilly, total viewers don’t mean as much as the Demos.

  • Ratboy

    I will re-post this. I posted it on yesterdays board. All the yee ha’s and yahooo’s cant override the reality.

    Fox News Ranks Behind Only ESPN And USA In Primetime Total Viewers Last Week

    During last week’s primetime (8-11 p.m.) programming, Fox News ranked third among all cable channels, only behind ESPN and USA Network. Despite several losses to MSNBC in the primetime demo during several hours last week, Fox still topped its cable news competitors overall for the week. Competitor MSNBC came in 11th place among all cable channels and CNN ranked 31st behind networks like Hallmark, HGTV, and the Food Network. This is the second consecutive week that CNN has been beaten by Hallmark in primetime viewership. In total daytime viewership, Fox placed 4th behind Nickelodeon, ESPN, and USA Network. MSNBC ranked 14th in daytime viewership, and CNN remained in 31st

  • Laurence Glavin

    Whazzup at Current TV now? My cable provider has a guide for all channels extending for about two weeks. It showed Vanguard documentaries in the time slots for Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Joy Behar and Jennifer Granholm. There’s a sliding schedule at current.com, and now it shows that these shows are still supposed to be on on Monday, October 1st. I wonder if they send a schedule to the cable providers based on revenue from their advertisers that have submitted checks that clear. Shortly after Keith Olbermann’s show started, and even before the Young Turks, the “quality” of Current TV advertisers shot up: auto manufacturers, insurance companies, Northland Fruit Juices, etc, just like on the other cable news channels and the Faux Right-Wing Propaganda Network.

  • UpAndOver

    Greta is the only ‘Fair and Balanced Liberal’ on cable…

  • Ratboy

    And the spin goes on and on and on and on and on……………………

    WaPo’s Kessler Assigns Three ‘Pinocchios’ to True Claim Obama Missing Nearly Half His Intel Briefings

    Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler publisheda column yesterday attempting to debunk the claim in an American Crossroads television spot that President Obama skipped almost half of his intelligence briefings. Kessler assigned the assertion a 3 out of 4 possible Pinocchios. No matter how Kessler spins it, however, the fact remains that President Obama failed to receive in-person intelligence briefings in the days leading up to the September 11 assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens.


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