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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    OH NO, no Joy bay-har. Does Joy play Howards’ mother on that show with four nerds and the babe. I can never remember the name.

  • Joe

    Ralph says the same thing everyday of his life. It’s getting embarrassing already.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Ralph is no ordinary Joe. He’s as cool as they come.

  • Chriscee


    Alot of democrats also believed WMD’s in Iraq….one of them was Bill Clinton. Pelosi, Gore, Kerry, Albright, and scores of democrats also thought Saddam had WMD’s.

    Must be the 47% of Obama moochers who are watching Madcow O’donnell the loser. It’s about the only viewing audience that MSNBC can muster up.

    CNN came out against Obama today. As well as Andrea Mitchell.

    CNN: Obama looked a little foolish by appearing on The View


  • Coffee Steve

    *Iran unveils long-range drone…
    Israel quiet on Ahmadinejad as Yom Kippur descends…

    (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveiled a home-built long-range drone capable of reaching most of the Middle East, including the Islamic state’s arch-foe Israel, state television reported on Tuesday.

    The reconnaissance drone named Shahed 129 has a range of 2,000 km (1,240 miles) and is capable of carrying bombs and missiles, state television said. It gave no further details.

  • Mark

    Alot of democrats also believed WMD’s in Iraq….one of them was Bill Clinton. Pelosi, Gore, Kerry, Albright, and scores of democrats also thought Saddam had WMD’s.
    It’s one thing to believe it when we first went to war that the President wouldn’t lie to us, it’s another to believe it in 2012. For argument sake I called BS from the get go, I just knew Bush wanted to go to war with Iraq and would come up with any excuse to do it. It also made absolutely no sense going to war with a guy might be a huge butthole but was an enemy of Al Qaeda and it just felt like the rhetoric Bush used to talk down Saddam Hussein was playing on peoples stupidity not knowing that Iraq was at odds with AL Qaeda, instead trying to paint them as allies.

  • Mark2

    Hey guys, I need your help with a Budget plan that I’m coming up with for one of my college ccourses. Feel free to troubleshoot the numbers and tell me what you think and what else I can cut to balance the budget. I’m 41 Billion short right now.

    After analyzing the Federal Budget spending charts for the last couple of days, this is the plan I’ve come up with to balance the budget…which includes cuts and tax increases. I know people on the far left and people on the far right are not going to like this but both sides have to give. Based on FY2011 numbers:

    Pensions – 775 Billion cut by 10% = savings of 77.5 Billion
    Healthcare – 858 Billion cut by 10% = savings of 85.8 Billion
    Education – 113 Billion cut by 10% = savings of 11.3 Billion
    Defense – 878 Billion cut by 30% = savings of 263.4 Billion
    Welfare – 472 Billion cut by 20% = savings of 94.4 Billion
    Protection – 56 Billion cut by 10% = savings of 5.6 Billion
    Transportation – 93 Billion cut by 10% = savings of 9.3 Billion
    General Govt – 29 Billion cut by 10% = savings of 2.9 Billion
    Other Spending – 96 Billion cut by 10% = savings of 9.6 Billion
    Interest – 230 Million (remains the same for now)
    *In addition, cut the 100 Billion to Corporate Welfare.

    -Tax rates returned to the Clinton years: 39.6% for Top bracket and 29% for long-term capital gains = increases revenues by 100 Billion.

    -Current Loopholes – 1 Trillion cut by 50% = increases revenues by 500 Billion

    —Current Spending = 3.6 Trillion
    —Current Revenues = 2.3 Trillion
    —CURRENT DEFICIT = 1.3 Trillion

    Savings from Cuts to Spending = 659 Billion
    Increases to Revenues = 600 Billion

    —Adjusted current Spending = 2.941 Trillion
    —Adjusted Revenues = 2.9 Trillion
    —Adjusted Deficit = 41 Billion

    Thanks for your help

  • Coffee Steve


    You left out 1.2 Million for the shrimp on a tredmill Globa Warming Study and the 1.1 Million to study why some frogs are gay :-)

  • Mark

    By the way you wonder my biggest beef against Romney it’s that he has 17 of Bush 24 foreign policy “experts” on his team. Basically the same group of people(ie people who bow down to the military industrial complex) who lied their way into Iraq on the basis of WMD have wanted to attack Iran for years, and with Romney at the helm I think the likelyhood of us getting the “evidence” needed to attack Iran will increase and we will go to another useless war.

  • Chriscee

    30 Stupid Things The Government Is Spending Money On

    #1 The U.S. government is spending $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

    #2 The Obama administration plans to spend between 16 and 20 million dollars helping students from Indonesia get master’s degrees.

    #3 If you can believe it, the U.S. government has spent $175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”.

    #4 The U.S. government spent $200,000 on “a tattoo removal program” in Mission Hills, California.

    etc etc etc


  • Coffee Steve


    *REPORT: Players Consider Strike, Taking Knee On Every Play…

    On the flight back for the Green Bay Packers following the team’s 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, players debated going on strike or taking a knee on every play in upcoming games if the replacement referee issue isn’t solved.

  • Coffee Steve

    Later Gators BBL…

  • Mark

    Chriscee….does the Iraq War appear on that list? As the old saying goes penny wise, pound foolish(ie why complain about small stupid things while ignoring big stupid things)

  • Mark2


    LOL. But my favorite was bill to combat Mormon Crickets in Utah that cost $1,049,000 and was sponsored by (R) Bob Bennett.

  • Coffee Steve

    LOL. But my favorite was bill to combat Mormon Crickets in Utah that cost $1,049,000

    Man, I could have saved them a bundle I get 2 dozen for 3 Bucks, But I’m sure if their Mormon or not :-)

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Cut welfare 250 billion.

    How many people are going to be added to medicaid with Obamacare?

    Find a way to grow the economy. 2.3 trillion is roughly the amount we were bringing in, in 2008. Instead of raising taxes promote business growth.

    Some of the other cuts I would go along with except help for seniors.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark2: >>> Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell are on FIRE!!! <<<

    We don't have enough water pressure, so the two will have to burn. lol

  • Coffee Steve

    What the media did not report today

    *Dow drops 100 after Fed official’s warning…

    NEW YORK (AP) — A quiet day on Wall Street turned into the worst sell-off in three months after a Federal Reserve official said he doubted the bank’s effort to boost economic growth would work.

    Charles Plosser, president of the Fed’s Philadelphia branch, told an audience Tuesday that the Fed’s effort to support the economy would likely fall short of its goals.

    The speech probably startled some investors who had faith in the Fed’s latest plan, said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer Harris Private Bank. The plan includes buying $40 billion in mortgage bonds each month until the economy improves.

    “So many investors have bought into the illusion,” he said. “And it was like Plosser pulled up the curtain on the Wizard of Oz.”

    The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 15.30 points, its fourth straight decline, to close at 1,441.59. The 1.05 percent drop was the worst for the S&P since June 25.

    The Dow Jones industrial average lost 101.37 points to close at 13,457.55.

    **One too many QE’s boys and girls. You can’t print fake money forever and get by with it. Our economy is being run on Dream Money. Stay Tuned…

  • RealityChick

    @Mark & @Mark2 How about the millions of dollars the government spends on educating the children of illegal immigrants? How about millions of dollars spent on their healthcare, subsidized housing, and food stamps?
    Taxing investment income at 39% is economic suicide. Why would anyone risk and invest their income in a corporation only to have it taxed into oblivion. What is your return on the investment is only around 15%, would you risk millions of dollars to make 1%. NO WAY. You would take your money and go some where you can make money, like China. Economics 101. Obamabots don’t understand since 47% of them don’t invest money they only take money from those who earn it and invest it.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    I got a couple of million Lira I mean greenbacks in my draw.

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