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.

  • Letmethink

    Shelia Bair’s new book detailing the bail out should be good. Have it on my list of books to order. She states that the bailout was the most distasteful thing she has ever done in her life. She dislikes Turbo Tax Cheat Geitner VERY much.
    Hello Boss, how is everything?
    Not sure what the problem with Ralph is—I always enjoy his posts.

  • TheBoss1

    Glad to see some righties giving some props to Rachel Maddow. She is my favorite prime time host as well (w/ Lawrence slightly behind). She is very respectful towards the R’s, always calling Romney “Mr. Romney.” She gets in her digs with a wink and a smile. She is very non-threatening in her attacks, and she always does it with wit and intelligence. She is quite a contrast to the grating, harsh, and brash style of Sean Hannity.

  • Letmethink

    Clarification–I don’t think Ralph has a problem–

  • TheBoss1

    @letmethink … Thanks for asking about my mother. The most difficult time of my life. I sit beside my mother’s bed holding her hand most of the day and night. I have been sleeping over at my parents house the past few nights. She is home but under Hospice care. They say she has 5-7 days left. She is heavily medicated with 1.5 ml of morphine every four hours. This cancer has been brutal (it is described as a “mindblowing” cancer by one of her doctors). So, it’s been a very, very difficult time.

    Thanks for your thoughtfulness and I hope all is well with you.

  • Sicilian Papa


    TheBoss 1

    It is always easier to attack than to defend. All Presidents make mistakes. When Bush was in office I would never defend stupidity from him or his surrogates. When Susan Rice went on those morning show and proclaimed the attack in Libya was a protest gone wrong, well that is stupidity.

  • Coffee Steve


    My thoughs are with you and your family Boss as well. We been through that ourselves twice in the past 18 months with family. (Cancer)

  • Letmethink

    This is such a difficult time I am sure. Like my son who took such great care of his dad to the end, I have nothing but admiration for you.
    I’m doing well. My son is getting married in two weeks so we are busy getting things ready. It is sad that his dad won’t be there but he loved my son’s fiancé so he was happy to see our son find a good partner.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Hang in there, I lost my dad four years ago this month to leukemia. The other day I was thinking about his sense of humor and a lot of the humorous quotes I put on the site were his.

    When something happens in my life I often wonder what funny quip he would come up with.

  • Letmethink

    Can someone tell me what catches in the filter to keep posts from posting. Maybe I am doing something wrong as lately I have had a few posts not make it.

  • TheBoss1

    THANKS Steve and Papa (in addition to Letmethink) …

    I guess this is the way it should be …. chiildren should bury their parents, not parents bury their children. Unfortunately, my mom and dad buried their first-born child, my older brother at the age of 48. He had a heart aneurism. That devastated my parents. So, intellectually, I know this is the natural order of things, but, emotionally, this is killing me. I know I have to let go, but it is so hard.

    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.

  • Letmethink

    Well said Boss—agree totally.
    Night all

  • Coffee Steve

    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 as well have dealt with seeing my 19 Year Old Grandaughter pass away this past Feb. Hardest thing I’ver ever dealt with in my life, I cry a little daily about her.

    When these things happen, everything else, means nothing.

    Good Night Everyone see you Wed.


  • Bobbyv

    @Same here, well said Boss, best wishes in a tough time.

  • TheBoss1

    Thanks, Bobbyv. Much appreciated.

    That had to be devastating, Steve. I’m so sorry. Bod bless.

    I’m beat. I have to get to bed. 1:00 am and 5:00 am will come soon enough as I help my father administer the liquid morphine at those times.

    Good night, all.

  • Jeff

    Keep posting d.d.! You drive me nuts sometimes, so you are doing some thing right!! Lol!

    So wonderful to read such supportive posts from people. @TheBoss1 all I can say is from my own experiences with losing loved ones to cancer is that I was able to say good bye, and how much I loved them, and also to be with them at their final moment. So many people do not get that opportunity, I did and thank GOD for that. My Dad in 96, my sister in 97, Mom & favorite Aunt in 2003 (on the same day ironically.) Your mom is blessed to have a great son like you and I certainly hope that you are taking good care of yourself too!

    Glad that during all of the fighting that takes place in here, that there are good moments like these.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @d.d. When I was pasting the Elmer’s glue post, it was directly below an obvious clip job by Doug2. I did not even see YOURS until you and Doug Z posts appeared before mine.

    So, if you’re blaming me for making a wise remark about YOUR post, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Because yours wasn’t there until I hot the submit button.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Sicilian Papa:

    >>> @Ralph

    Harry Reid is the Smothers character in Casino. The Pesci character Anthony Spillotro. One the worst homicidal manics in our history. The DeNiro character is Lefty Rosenthal. He won money as a player, very rare. He revolutionized gaming in Las Vegas. <<<

    Papa, I know all of this. Which makes today's headline about Harry Reid saying Romney is destroying the Mormon faith even funnier. He was Nevada's Gaming Commision chairman during that time. It showed Dickie Smothers being comped a room, cocaine and a much-taller show girl at the Casino. I'm sure Reid was aware of the movie, and if any of it was untrue, he would have sued Scorcese.

    Also in "Casino" in a small role as a "crooked blackjack dealer" was former 4-Season Tommy DeVito, who is a distant relative of mine. Pesci's character in "Goodfellas" was named Tommy DeVito. Tommy's brother was my Uncle Nick DeVito who was an original member of The Seasons' predecessor' group "The Four Lovers." My late dad was road manager for the group when they made their first appearance on "Ed Sullivan" singing their one-hit "You're The Apple of My Eye." Uncle Nicky and my father's sister my Aunt Mitzi DeVito are both gone now and I keep in touch with my cousins in Vegas through Facebook.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Sicilian Papa: I don’t know what the beef about me is. I like DB, Coffee, Ratboy and Hillbilly and others who I haven’t seen tonight. Although I disagree a lot with Suiko and TheBoss1, I respect the gentlemen and I hope the respect is mutual.

    I guess the beef is I got called out for complaining about posters here who mostly do not use their own words. They clip and paste, and to me, it wastes my time and your time. They should just provide a link to the original documents so we don’t have to scroll through 32 pages on a Monday.

    I guess that some believe the more words they post, the more respect will come there way.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Interesting stuff, I really don’t mind the copy and paste as long the information is from reliable source.

    I have an interesting family tree that starts with my Uncle Willie Pep. Guilelmo Papaleo but the sports writers couldn’t spell that, that is how he became Willie Pep.

    Willie was straight arrow. He had some very interesting friends and so did my dad. They were both honest guys but that is the culture I grew up in. 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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I will read the copy and paste material if it comes from a reliable source. Good information is good information, Doug Z has interesting posts. He doesn’t abuse the copy and paste. I have read a lot of his opinions.

    Some people like to share information through sources and that is fine. I’m pretty easy going about the copy and paste. I don’t read them all but I do read a lot from the left and right.

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