Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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September 27th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,337        318         585
CNN      381        122         181
MSNBC      712        210         334
CNBC      161         47           80
FBN        61           9           25
HLN      225         84         120
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,748        568       1,057
CNN      602        213         317
MSNBC    1,521        438         700
CNBC      213        102         104
FBN        42         14           21
HLN      343        110         161
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,119        314         604
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      219         86         129
MSNBC Morning Joe      503        189         287
CNBC Squawk Box      129         35           67
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      279        150         202
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,852        429         745
CNN SITUATION ROOM      557        105         211
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,206        237         505
CNBC FAST MONEY      188         24           67
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        92         34           43
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,017        386         847
CNN SITUATION ROOM      531        122         197
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      984        308         433
CNBC MAD MONEY      202         36           93
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      158         55           65
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,860        372         746
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      630        180         314
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,053        354         487
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      145         28           67
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      323        101         119
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,471        726       1,310
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      702        218         390
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,336        371         623
CNBC ULTIMATE FIGHTING:FISTFUL      114         55           76
HLN NANCY GRACE      447        137         214
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,528        530       1,017
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      627        240         317
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,672        504         748
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES      315        162         127
HLN DR. DREW      299         85         135
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,214        445         832
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      477        180         244
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,553        439         726
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      209         88         110
HLN NANCY GRACE      282        107         135
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,511        442         855
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      366        136         201
MSNBC ED SHOW      824        266         392
CNBC MAD MONEY      120         76           94
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      293         96         149

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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    FNC still #1 in the demo. Total Day & Prime Time.

  • Kevin in NC

    Rachel Maddow beat Greta again in the demo. Go MSNBC! Hannity is next.

  • Ratboy

    One more time…………… Racheal is not up against Greta. Also note how much that demo FELL when Larry O came on, 65k!!!! Apples, Oranges.

  • Ratboy

    WOW Jennifer! You might get a little slappin around for this one! :lol:

    Current TV’s Jennifer Granholm Predicts President Obama Will Lose First Debate

    Next Wednesday’s first presidential debate marks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s best, if not last, chance to get back into a presidential race that’s slipping away from him like a 2-hour-and-change Paul Ryan marathon. While both sides are doing their best at managing expectations, former Michigan Governor and current Current TV host Jennifer Granholm predicts that President Obama will straight-up lose that first debate. While this is no time to go all Joe Namath on Romney, however, the President has advantages that no amount of debate prep can buy.

    Gov. Granholm threw a big wet blanket on the recent good polling news for the President, explaining, “Here is why we cannot celebrate. The President is going to lose the first debate next week. He will lose it. Mark my words.”

  • Joe

    Ralph repeats the same thing for the millionth straight time in his life. Luckily the country doesn’t agree with Fox News lies. The polls show that. The network is just for the die hard conservatives.

  • Raz

    Good numbers for MSNBC, but not good enough. And for those who say….but they’re close….close only counts in horse shoes, handgranades, nukes and freshman chemistry. Just like normal is just a setting on a dryer.

  • betty

    Bret Baier should seriously ” watch his back”….I hope he has Body Guards.
    Bret Baier came out with some Very incriminating info that would make OBlamer a One-Term-er. Bret Baier looked Very Scared today….It ain’t easy
    (or safe ) being a Journalist. (amen)

  • no blather

    @Kevin in NC

    “Rachel beat Greta”? Amazing, didn’t even know they were competing. McDonalds beats toadstools every time. Three cheers for McDonalds.

  • Gabriel

    What I don’t yet understand is how the GOP/Fox News can continue to blame the liberal media for Romney’s woes and yet expect him to pull out a squeaker in a few weeks. Is the liberal media going on a vacation for the remainder of the campaign? Will Americans get smarter in 6 weeks? Will Romney release his old income tax returns showing he paid at least 15% or more at some point in the last 30 years?

  • Gabriel

    Posted September 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM
    Bret Baier should seriously ” watch his back”….I hope he has Body Guards.
    Bret Baier came out with some Very incriminating info that would make OBlamer a One-Term-er. Bret Baier looked Very Scared today….

    It ain’t easy (or safe ) being a Journalist. (amen)


    This statement is true regardless of the gibberish and nonsense that preceded it.

  • Coffee Steve

    Not a bad night for the networks.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Jay Carney Defends White House’s Changing Narrative About Libya Attack

    He can try all he wishes, they lied, if this had been any other President they would be sceraming impeachement every single day on every single network.

    Its now been confirmed they knew within 24 hours the video had nothing to do with the 4 deaths, and it was an attack.

  • Jayson

    WOW!!! A lot of old people watch Fox News. How else can they have such a big lead in total viewership, and such a small lead in the demo? I thought they might be a hit with younger (18-34) audiences, but that wasn’t the case. It seems that MSNBC has that demo locked up. Check it out. I guess that’s why FNC maintains such a loyal viewership…their viewers are mostly retired and sit at home all day. Anybody heard something different? I can’t think of another explanation.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Piers Morgan Says Ahmadinejad UN Speech ‘for Him’ ‘Almost Reasonable’

    I’ll let this comment stand on it’s own merits

  • Coffee Steve

    Hi Jayson, Bye Jayson

  • Mark

    Now this is funny, this happens a few days before the election

    George W. Bush To Keynote Cayman Islands Investment Conference

    Former President George W. Bush is set to deliver the keynote address at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Grand Cayman just a few days before the election.

    The conference will feature Bush as the keynote speaker on the first night, and British billionaire Sir Richard Branson on the second night.

    “Institutional investors, private investors, asset allocators, fund managers, service providers, academics and regulators will benefit from this discussion on the future of the industry,” reads to the FAQ section of the website.

    The timing of the conference could land awkwardly during an election season that’s been marked by speculation about Mitt Romney’s finances, particularly his offshore investments in tax havens like the Cayman Islands.
    Nice of Bush JR to remind the public just before they vote of the Cayman Islands, I have a feeling we will hear alot of jokes made about this just before it happens. lol

  • Coffee Steve

    *Campbell Soup Leaving California

    “We recognize this is difficult news for employees in Sacramento and South Plainfield. Campbell is committed to helping them work through this transition. We expect the steps we’re announcing today to improve our competitiveness and performance by increasing our asset utilization, lowering our total delivered costs and enhancing the flexibility of our manufacturing network. These actions also will eliminate the capital investments needed to maintain the Sacramento plant.”

    Ummmm Ummmmm Bad…

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Kevin NC: WOW! Bill O’Reilly crushed Maddow in the demo. Go FOx News!.

    (NOW, do you see how your Greta/Maddow comparisons are so silly?)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Joe: >>> Luckily the country doesn’t agree with Fox News lies <<<

    Everyone had heard of Joe The Plumber. Meet Joe The Dumber.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: >>> Hi Jayson, Bye Jayson <<<

    Someone tell this guy that 25-54 IS the money demo in news, please.

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