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.

  • Jeff

    I am sure that Jeffie or someone will post the “stench” story later so lets end it before they start it

    Politico’s Paul Ryan Satire: The Joke’s on Them

    Saw this story on Lawrence O Donnell last night, great piece and funny how Paul Ryan is reacting to Gov. Romney’s communications. The story must of compelled you a lot more than it did me. It a good read folks, check it out!
    @ S.Papa and “Lamestream” media whiners, if blaming and attacking the Mainstream media was effective or remotely true, your nominee would be Newt Gingrich. So I’d find another reason other than blaming the media for the GOP’s struggles.

  • Doug Z

    Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Hey John, you have to look at the overall picture. Only 2 million Americans out of 300 Million tune in to watch him. That’s like a half of 1%.

    what % watches MSNBC then.

  • Coffee Steve

    Well this bigot, redneck, and self-serving individual with illusions of superiority over anyone that disagrees with them has got to go to class and Church tonight so I can spew hate and throw darts at my Presidential dart board so I’ll catch you guys later :twisted:

    BBL..bout 9PM or so


  • Ratboy

    @ Saw this story on Lawrence O Donnell last night, great piece and funny how Paul Ryan is reacting to Gov. Romney’s communications. The story must of compelled you a lot more than it did me. It a good read folks, check it out!

    Once again Jeffie missed the point! Larry O’s story was BS!!!!!! NOT REAL!!!!! CRAP!!!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    I believe they skew because there are simply more Democrats than Republicans.

    I have no doubt on that Mark, but there will simply not ba as big as a Democrat turnout this year. I’m not saying BTW that Obama doesn’t have a lead, he may very well have one, but it’s not as big as some in the media would like for you to believe, they did the same thing in 1979 Carter-Reagan, then as the election got closer they balanced the Dem-Rep average and Bingo! Reagan was actually up 5 points.

    You guys have a great evening


  • Letmethink

    Just got in and checking in to see what has been happening all day. I have one burning question??? John are you related to Wanda? We have been trying to find her.
    Seriously, glad you showed up here where you are free to express your feelings. I like Hannity. He is trying to get information out about obama that the MSM will not. Sure you don’t agree but you are free to have your opinion and I will have my opinion.

  • Mark2

    The latest Gallup Party Affiliation listed the following

    Independents = 36
    Democrats = 35
    Republicans = 27

    When ‘leaners’ taken into account:

    Democrats = 51
    Republicans = 42

    -We just happen to have a Nation that has more Americans that lean towards the Democratic Party. That’s why they have to skew the percentage of people who they call.


  • Ralph Hahn

    @d.d. Hey, here’s a clue! If we wanted to read all that cr@p, we would look it up ourselves. What’s so hard of posting a link? In essence, you’re posting someone else’s words, not your own. I don’t see asking for brevity of someone else’s words be linked a problem, do you? Secondly, I’m not telling others what they can or cannot do. The only way I could do that is if I had the power to enforce my “demands.” Sometimes, I get a little long-winded, but they are MY WORDS. Do c/p people think that the more words they post, the more intelligence other posters would think you possess? I mentioned yesterday that the day’s long post I was referring to was from someone else, so you just assumed I was talking about you. I did kind of apologize to you because two other posts, including yours, got printed before I was finished writing. Yet, you tell others that I make you cranky.
    Get over yourself. It’s not just you that I’m talking about. But, there are intelligent folks on here who can think for themselves. They don’t need to see pasted blogs from people with an agenda to do the thinking for them. I came in in a good mood today. But, YOUR rant about me pissed me off.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @TheBoss1: >>> My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones (Steve, Papa, Letmethink). While we may disagree about our politics, we are all connected by our humanity, by our love for our parents, by our love of other family members, by our care and concern for our friends, and by our love for this great country. <<<

    I couldn't have said it better, Boss man.

  • Ratboy

    Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    The latest Gallup Party Affiliation listed the following

    So you look below and you get different numbers so who do you beleive. This go around the polls are so false it is beyond belief! We will know who the most reliable pollsters are AFTER the election NOT before!

    Rasmussen shows the current party affiliation as 37.6% Republicans, 33.3% Democrats and 29.2% Independents.

  • Mark2


    O’Reilly even admitted the other night that Brian Williams is No.1 in evening news. I tend to agree with O’Reilly I read somewhere that more Americans actully watch ABC, NBC, and CBS than Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN unless it’s an election night.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Sicilian Papa: >>> I had the best bookie operation in the history of the third grade. My cousin and me got busted when one of the kids mother’s complained about her son losing his lunch money to us. <<<

    HA HA HA HA HA! I'm half-Ukranian and equal parts of Irish and German. But, based on the food that I love and the neighborhood people I grew up with in North Jersey, I always felt that I must have some Italian blood flowing through me. It would be my pleasure to sit across from you and enjoy a nice anisette with you.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Boss!, I dont agree with much of what you say or how you say it but my thoughts and prayers DO go out for you, your mom, and your family! Never easy, never fair, but always a part of life that we all have to deal with at one time or another! Hang in there man!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> are morons part of the elite too? <<< Yes. Some. lol

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy wrote: “…Larry O’s story was BS!!!!!! NOT REAL!!!!! CRAP!!!!!”

    Oh no! Whoever said “Lawrence O’Donnell is on fire” last night must have seen his pants. :grin: Will he do a ‘Fox & Friends’ and apologize to his audience?

  • Ratboy

    Yep they all piled on but who will admit they were wrong! that is the question! (I am betting NOT MANY!)

    Sorry, But Mitt Romney’s Nickname Is Not “The Stench”

    Not everyone grasped that Paul Ryan isn’t really going around referring to Mitt Romney as “Stench,” as a Politico satire suggested. “Yes, the Stench!” exclaims O’Donnell. posted Sep 26, 2012 11:55am EDT

    When Roger Simon wrote in Politico Wednesday that Paul Ryan’s new nickname for Mitt Romney is “Stench,” a number of news outlets — from MSNBC to Mediaite — took it seriously.

    Simon told BuzzFeed: “Some people always don’t get something, but I figured describing PowerPoint as having been invented to euthanize cattle would make the satire clear. I guess people hate PowerPoint more than I thought.”


  • Hillbilly

    CNN is number 1. FNC & MSNBC can go fly a kite. :lol:

  • Mark2


    Yeah but I think Rasmussen has a tendency to lean to the Right themselves and I’m sure they included some of those Republican leaners from the Independent category as Republicans because in every survey I’ve ever seen the Independents category is always the highest%. Yet, Rasmussen has them as the lowest %…that’s just doesn’t look right.

  • Hillbilly

    Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM
    Hey Hillbilly, total viewers don’t mean as much as the Demos.


    I’m aware of that. Your point?

  • d.d.


    Take a chill pill. As a R.N., I’m concerned about your B.P., plus, I think you have anger issues. Have you thought about counseling ?



    I have had you on my mind quite a bit lately. You have to be a strong, caring, person , in addition to being a good son . Please know others are thinking of you.

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