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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Anyone noticed a lot of new let’s say hyper Critical posters have arrived? Hmmm.. and a few seem to post very similar as well.

    Take Care Ralph, have a good one bud

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM
    Anyone noticed a lot of new let’s say hyper Critical posters have arrived? Hmmm.. and a few seem to post very similar as well.

    Take Care Ralph, have a good one bud

    I WAS going to mention that someone’s sock drawer might be REAL empty!!! :shock:

  • dave

    I’m glad you all love me. I feel all warm and fuzzy.

  • Ratboy

    Ralphie Boy, you chase em, catch em, make em smile! If it works for you maybe I will think about givin it a try……………..NAAAAAAH I will just leave it up to you! :)

  • Coffee Steve

    I WAS going to mention that someone’s sock drawer might be REAL empty!!!

    Maybe a college quiz? Or at Frat house group? Or the pot was grown in a pile of cow poop?

    Enquiring minds want to know :P

  • Coffee Steve

    Hey Rats

    A growing number of Dems are joining republicans is going after the WH on the Libya cover-up. The guy who took my place said the Dem list is growing realizing this one could get to Watergate cover-up level. But as Ole Huck said today, no one died at Watergate.

  • Doug Z

    Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 9:40 PM

    Barack Obama blew off Netanyahu this week. He refused to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister while he’s visiting the US. He said he was too busy but took the afternoon off on Thursday according to his schedule. He’s going to call Netanyahu between campaign stops today.

    Meanwhile… Obama’s ambassador to the UN Susan Rice also blew off Netanyahu’s speech.
    She went to lunch with Hillary and some other officials instead.

  • Gabriel

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    She’ll be hard to challenge Megyn was a Corporate Attorney.


    You haven’t watched the video.

  • Coffee Steve

    I will not tax the Middle Class uh..huh

    Top Five Worst Obamacare Taxes Coming in 2013…

    *The Obamacare Medical Device Tax – a $20 billion tax increase:

    *The Obamacare “Special Needs Kids Tax” – a $13 billion tax increase:
    (Why is the WH waging war on special needs kids)?

    *The Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income – a $123 billion tax increase:

    *The Obamacare “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deductions – a $15.2 billion tax increase

    *The Obamacare Medicare Payroll Tax Hike — an $86.8 billion tax increase:
    Going from 2.9 to 3.8&

    But I guess it’s only a tax if the MSM reports it huh?

    BB after Dinner

  • Ralph Hahn

    @dave: >>> Let give you a little advice about God, he is to be called upon only to help others that can’t help themselves and only then, not to banish me from the internet. It appears you don’t like to be challenged that’s why your fragile little button was easy to push. <<<

    I just had to listen to this one because you're accusing me of using God's name to verbally castrate you. Show me WHERE I said that I would banish you from the internet and how I'm also speaking for God against you.

    Secondly, your "little advice" about God? You're all wrong. Having a relationship with God is to constantly have a daily dialog with him and you don't have to be on your knees to do so.

    I speak up for MY faith. I don't condemn any other faith, nor do I feel that I'm 'holier than thou'. I just don't like when my faith is attacked. And, I'm not saying that you or anyone else should convert to my faith. Any faith or religion that's centered around Christ is what I follow.

    Do you want to legitimately want to debate me, or just make up lies like God and I wanting you banished from the internet? I'll give $100 to the first person who finds any such statement you are alleging of what I said.

    Take you head out of your ass and start contributing something positive instead of making up lies about others.

    That's it. Like Pilate, I wash my hands of you.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    The Libya scandal stinks. If there was some credible evidence of an attack before hand O is in a lot of trouble. He missis intell. briefings and spent his time during that time frame doing celeb. interviews.

    The public will turn on him quick. Will the corrupt lib. media report it?

  • Gabriel

    Sicilian Papa
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    They have to make Romney look like a selfish, greedy moron

    Romney did that all by himself. Have you not seen the tape of him calling one half of the United States guttersnipes? Hahaha. Boy, you guys sure know how to pick ’em.

  • Mark2

    I just tried watching the Five and couldn’t stomach it for more than five minutes. All they do is yell and scream on that show.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I didn’t support Romney before. When I heard about all the charitable things he has done in his life I started to warm to him. He gave up his inheritance because he wanted to make it on his own.

    Don’t believe the media hype this is a good and decent man. You wouldn’t look to good if you had huge corporations like CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN attacking you day and night to protect the power of their Messiah Barrack Obama.

  • Matthew

    “If there was some credible evidence of an attack before hand O is in a lot of trouble.”

    Really? Because the last time a sitting president ignored credible evidence and briefings that warned of an impending attack, he still managed to get re-elected. Blah blah blah.

  • Mark2

    I remember when you guys and Republican leaders and talk show hosts said that the fast and furious scandal was also worse than Watergate. According to you guys everything was worse than Watergate.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Pre 9/11 world Matthew. I waltzed through an airport security check to go retrieve a camera before 9/11. I would be taken down if I tryed the same thing after 9/11.

  • Coffee Steve

    Keep an eye on the news this weekend guys, starting to see on my news feeds that theres a growing concern about Syria, Seems they are making preparations of their Chemical Weapons Stockpiles.

    Leon P. said earlier, he admitted some have been moved and they have lost track of some, and cannot state where they are.

    These little alerts flashes just started a few minutes ago.

  • Coffee Steve


    Is there any reason why fast & furious shouldn’t have been a major story? Like and United States AG lying under oath? Is it OK a US agent was killed and no one takes responsibility for it? Or acts like they know nothing about it?

    Are you saying those repsonsible for the death and screwed up program should just be let go and nothing down? Really?

  • Sicilian Papa



    Any President after 9/11 has to be keenly aware of the dangers at all times after 9/11. Maybe the Prez. should have thought twice about running around bragging, I killed Bin Laden…I killed Bin Laden. In Cairo they were yelling we are all Bin Laden’s now.

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