Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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September 26th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 25, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,309        293         580
CNN      413        121         189
MSNBC      673        210         318
CNBC      144         39           77
FBN        61         13           26
HLN      166         68           92
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,428        531       1,024
CNN      705        203         343
MSNBC    1,362        410         606
CNBC      124         54           75
FBN        61         24           36
HLN      220         83         115
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,041        234         513
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      200         62           86
MSNBC Morning Joe      582        208         314
CNBC Squawk Box      110         29           57
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      192        100         143
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,101        408         868
CNN SITUATION ROOM      630        146         286
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,100        252         467
CNBC FAST MONEY      151         23           54
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      114         33           60
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,282        453         973
CNN SITUATION ROOM      553        111         214
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,002        310         411
CNBC MAD MONEY        95         29           52
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      130         19           44
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,128        493         982
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      484        124         199
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,119        350         480
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      124         32           58
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      224         67           87
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,205        705       1,340
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      519        150         263
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,265        394         550
CNBC J CREW & MAN DRSSD AMER        35         18           18
HLN NANCY GRACE      306        121         151
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,183        482         947
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      906        209         393
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,422        454         650
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      134         36           74
HLN DR. DREW      158         56           78
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,864        396         771
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      687        249         370
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,399        382         616
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      203        106         132
HLN NANCY GRACE      197         72         114
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,239        375         649
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      422        146         252
MSNBC ED SHOW      694        223         348
CNBC MAD MONEY        99         46           48
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      178         65           85

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.

  • lbsles

    @Doug Z

    Posted September 26, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    @ lbsles, when you post I think I am at an intelligent briefing.

    Well then that makes you one up on obumbles.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Not bad, that rates on the comedy meter. lol

  • Mark

    @Doug Z
    Mark I never see Michael Steele anymore . He did kick A. MSNBC Does not have any conservatives on. Repubs do not count.
    As I said I seen many conservatives Republicans who are regulars on MSNBC. Maybe you don’t like then because like the lefties on Fox they get despined but the fact is both networks have guys on the other side to make a counter viewpoint

    One guy that comes to mind who I see on alot of MSNBC shows is the guy who is the leader of the Family and Research Council, now if that isn’t a conservative at his core I don’t know who is(although eh is not a pundit for MSNBC he is on alot when it comes to social issues)

    The also have Ron Christie who used to work with Dick Chenney. Michael Medved who is a conservative radio host among a host of others.

    To act like Fox is the only news network that has token people from the other side and that somehow makes them “fair and balanced” is ridiculous

  • Sicilian Papa



    I guess if you pay people money they will do just about anything. That goes for libs. on FOX and conservatives on MSNBC.

  • lbsles

    9th Circuit denies bid to block part of Ariz. law

    The Associated Press, September 25, 2012

  • Sicilian Papa



    I would rather have an ice pick in my eye than sit down and talk to Tingles.

  • lbsles

    An NBC Latino/IBOPE Zogby survey asked Hispanics whether they would vote for a presidential candidate with a different immigration stance than their own. Of those surveyed, 42 percent say they would, 37 percent say they will not, and another 21 percent say they are not sure if they would vote for someone with a different stance on immigration.

    What issues worry Latinos the most? The economy is by far the top issue – 60 percent of Latinos in the survey say the economy is their biggest worry, and 20 percent say personal finances. Nine percent of Latinos say health is their biggest worry, 5 percent say immigration, and 3 percent terrorism. Three percent are not sure.


  • Sicilian Papa



    I pretty old like Matthews, I would love to get him in the ring and have him answer for rooting for our troops to die in the Iraq. The memory of him smiling while announcing US deaths still haunts me.

  • Mark

    @Sicilian Papa
    I guess if you pay people money they will do just about anything. That goes for libs. on FOX and conservatives on MSNBC.
    I think when you know where the paycheck is coming from you sort of hold back when it comes to attacking the network bias. I know whenever I watch Fox I just want to scream at the so call libs they have for giving the hosts a free pass when I could easily come up with an easy counter argument, same deal I assume with righties who watch the republicans/Conservative on MSNBC and see how much they let easy arguments go or refuse to stand up to the host and call them out on things.

  • Mark

    Ironically the lefties on Fox and Righties on MSNBC probably come off the most sane on both networks. lol

  • Mark2

    Hey Doug, the difference is that MSNBC doesn’t go around saying that they are “Fair & Balanced” that way Fox News does. I mean seriously, everybody and their mother knows that Fox News is a Conservative News station that pushes the Right-Wing agenda. And guess what, there’s nothing wrong with that. Just don’t go around saying that you’re “Fair & Balanced” when you’re not.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I don’t have a problem with either network. The only one I truly dislike is Matthews. Rachel, Ed, Lawerence O. or even the gas bag of all gas bags Keith, more power to them. Liberals had no where to go before MSNBC put them on the air.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark and Mark2

    If you watch the news reports with Brett Bair and Shep Smith they aren’t bad. They do a better job than the lib. media networks at putting out fair news.

  • Mark

    I would consider Bair and Shep both right leaning moderates. Sure they not as biased as some but they do tend to lean to the right at times. Once again I don’t consider that “fair and balanced”.

    As for your other statement, I honestly don’t get why the right hates Maddow so much. I think the fact she is a lsbian is enough reason for some. In terms of how she reports stuff I find that she has a much more lighter tone then most the others on both networks(although I guess some might find her trying to add a touch of humor condescending)

  • Mark

    it should be pointed out the word “le$bian” is blocked so i had to take out the “e” to post it

  • Ratboy

    Shep does not lean right by any means

  • Rich

    Problem with MSNBC is that when the election is over, their ratings will fall, FOx News will stay the same!

  • Jeff

    -Rep. Paul Ryan,

    Reportedly, he has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, “If Stench calls, take a message” and “Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.”

    He did a PowerPoint presentation for the crowd… The Romney campaign was furious. But Ryan reportedly said, “Let Ryan be Ryan and let the Stench be the Stench.”

    Can you blame Paul Ryan?


  • Jeff

    Another great observation from a conservative. Chew on this….

    Kristol: Republicans Could Lose the House

    Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, who last week was in despair over Mitt Romney’s campaign, now says control of the House is within reach for the Democrats.
    Kristol, writing in his magazine, cited a new Politico/George Washington University/Battleground poll that shows Democrats up 1 percentage point on a generic House ballot. He called the result consistent with previous polling and said it should be considered credible.
    In previous election cycles, split popular votes and votes with small Republican margins have led to slim Republican majorities in the House. Kristol said that if President Obama’s national lead holds in the presidential election, the Republican grip on the House is not safe.
    “I don’t think one can say that it’s now out of the question that we could wake up on the morning of November 7 to the prospect of … Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” the conservative pundit wrote. He said it’s time for the GOP to “start panicking.”
    A rounding error suggests the situation may be worse than Kristol thinks. The poll actually shows Democrats leading the generic House ballot by 2 points.

  • lbsles

    CNBC poll: Americans think:

    a) they’re worse off and
    b) Obama is better for the economy.

    … Wait, what?

    CNBC Poll: Economy’s Worse, but Obama Favored to Fix It


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