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

    Fact Checking Obama’s ‘Fair Share’ Ad


  • Jeff

    Socialist President Hollande jokes about backing Mitt Romney
    French President François Hollande, who has a reputation for making witty one-liners, has joked that he “should endorse” Mitt Romney, while admitting that support for any US presidential candidate from a leading Socialist would be less than helpful.

    Too funny!

  • lbsles

    5 Ways Obama Disappointed at the United Nations

    He actually scrapped his original speech outline to focus on the controversial YouTube video that many have suggested sparked recent anti-American attacks in the Middle East, including one in Libya that killed a U.S. Ambassador and other Americans. Making this video the focus of his speech was inappropriate. He should have used the international platform to make an unapologetic case for freedom. The President failed the American people—and America’s allies—in five major ways.

    1. He failed to give a robust defense of free speech.

    2. He tiptoed around Iran.

    3. He failed to give Israel strong backing.

    4. He did not promote economic freedom.

    5. He failed to project American strength.

    “No American should speak apologetically about America. Especially not the President.”


  • Ratboy

    Enen when we proved to jeffie that the entire stench story was be he STILL trys to make it real
    Can’t fix stupid

  • Doug Z


    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.

    they do not give a Reb a fair chance. I would not go on Hanity if I was a Demo. Greta is a Demo.

  • Jeff

    Enen when we proved
    entire stench story was be he
    STILL trys to make it real
    Can’t fix stupid

    Uh huh!! :lol:

  • mattfitz

    @RalphHahn Fox and the rightwing cheerleaders who watch are not Fair and Balanced they are Sad and Delusional. BTW whats your excuse when Obama has a landslide? the polls are a generally good indicator and these are no longer EARLY polls.Voting starts next week in some places

  • Jeff

    Ryan calls Romney “The Stench”


    Who would of thought this garbage website for mentally challenged neo cons would come in handy?


  • lbsles

    Obamacare Concerns for Veterans

  • Jeff

    RCP Average 9/12 – 9/25 — — 48.9 44.9 Obama +4
    Bloomberg 9/21 – 9/24 789 LV 3.5 49 43 Obama +6
    Gallup Tracking 9/19 – 9/25 3050 RV 2.0 50 44 Obama +6
    Politico/GWU/Battleground 1000 LV 3.1 50 47 Obama +3
    National Journal 1055 LV 3.0 50 43 Obama +7
    Associated Press/GfK 807 LV 4.3 47 46 Obama +1
    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 736 LV 3.6 50 45 Obama +5

    The Q poll has President Obama up by 10
    CBS has President Obama up by 8

    This must be why the RePubs aren’t posting any polls lately.

  • DB

    Jeffie fell for it, just like O’donnel and Krugmann. Like you said, can’t fix stupid.

    Edith Wilson is the sockpuppet for Edith Bunker!!

  • Bobbyv

    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.


    Fair point, but do you now see why conservatives get so annoyed when abc/CBS/NBC/etc. deny their bias? I see their denials as their way of saying they are “fair”. They may not have it in their slogan but that is what they think.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?


    There is no way that you can change the loyal FOX fan. They believe FOX is correct and that’s that. Each day the Fox fan is presented with FACTS such as Presidents BO’s poll numbers, evidence that the president is an American, the president has saved America after cleaning up the Bush White House. None of this will matter to the fair and balanced crowd. If you should insult Hannity, you had better have a good place to hide.

    Good luck.

  • Jeff

    Oh lordy DB you are so fkn boring!!

    Ryan calls Romney “The Stench”

    Everytime I post that, It certainly has you two idiots carrying in about it! It’s almost as good as calling you two four letters words……almost!
    Seeing how ratturd posted it first “before Jeffie does” I’d rethink that who got fooled remark, because as usual you two end up with egg all over your faces.

  • Bobbyv

    There is no way that you can change the loyal FOX fan. They believe FOX is correct and that’s that. Each day the Fox fan is presented with FACTS such as Presidents BO’s poll numbers, evidence that the president is an American, the president has saved America after cleaning up the Bush White House. None of this will matter to the fair and balanced crowd. If you should insult Hannity, you had better have a good place to hide.


    People on both sides can be very sensitive about their opinion. I remember watching Hannity and Colmes a long time ago. I mentioned watching it to a friend, and his response was “Why do you watch, nobody ever changes their mind”. There are some pretty rigid opinions on both sides here (and everywhere else) so when you insult people who people agree with it is like you are insulting them. As I have mentioned a few times, neither side has a monopoly on the truth. I think most people can find good ideas on both sides of the aisle.

  • Coffee Steve

    Hi I am Coffee Steve in Kentucky, is it OK if I make comments too? I need to say something bad about that Rat guy

  • Coffee Steve

    He is a Rat :-)

  • Joe

    Oh Ralph gives me a great laugh lol. He’s so desperate lol. Can you try to be neutral? You’re so biased, it’s scary. Whenever you’re losing, all you say, is the liberal media is to blame. How is Romney going to kill Obama in the debates? Fox can win in the ratings as long as Obama wins the election. Now your next excuse is blaming the moderators in the debate? I would love to hear plans on how Romney is going to save the economy. You want plans and so do I. I haven’t heard any detailed plan from Romney on how he is going to save the economy. Cut taxes? Same old, same old.

  • Joe

    “When people start throwing the word “racist” around all the time, specifically when it comes to Republicans and conservatives, have absolitely no idea what’s going on. Fox discussion shows lean conservative but they are in no way Totally Liberal as MSNBC. The Fox newscasts ARE “Fair and Balanced” but that’s from 9AM-5PM, and 6-8PM. “O’Reilly,” “Hannity,” Greta, they make no bones about their program leaning right, but at least they have credible Democrats on to debate the issue. Fox probably employs more Democrat contributors than MSNBC does.”

    That’s Ralph’s quote. You are so hilarious. Lean conservative? They work for the Republican Party. They are so far right and all they do is lie. They don’t ever use facts. Fair and balanced? You’re delusional. I admit that MBNBC is a complete liberal network unlike some delusional person. Who takes this Ralph guys seriously? At least MSNBC uses facts to back up their liberal views. If you want neutral news, you watch PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC or CNN.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Fed ‘Virtually Funding the Entire US Deficit’…

    The latest round of extraordinary Federal Reserve stimulus is risky and leaves little room to maneuver should another crisis hit, economist Lawrence Lindsey told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday.

    Lindsey said that with the Fed purchasing at least $40 billion a month in mortgage debt through QE3, “they are buying the entire deficit.” (Read more: Fed Pulls Trigger, to Buy Mortgages in Effort to Lower Rates.)

    “I have no problem doing extraordinary things in extraordinary times,” said Lindsey, a former White House economic advisor under former president George W. Bush who now runs his own consulting firm.


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