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

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

    Jayson? 25-54 is da money demo :mrgreen:

  • dave

    Only morons watch a cable news channel from 8-11 PM. It looks like FOX has twice as many morons as MSNBC.

  • Coffee Steve


    He’s just mad some of us have lived to be old, hopefully he’ll ne old someday too

  • Coffee Steve


    Hi Dave this is Moron Coffee dude, hows it going?

  • Sicilian Papa


    They Knew!!! It seems Obama and his people knew before the attacks in Libya that there could be trouble on 9/11.

    What a scandal!!!!!

    So they were lying from day one.

    Not to worry the corrupt vermin in the lib. media will cover it up.

    After all they took a sacred oath to protect the political career of Barrack Obama.

  • Coffee Steve

    Is there a full moon tonight?

  • dave

    Not bad Coffee, how’s going with ya’ll

  • Sicilian Papa

    Too bad Steve Kroft didn’t ask a number of probing questions of the President, about the Libya attacks, on Sixty Minutes. I am sure Kroft is just sick about it from journalistic point of view. Boy CBS could have hammered the President on the 6:30 broadcast tonight.

  • Sicilian Papa

    As public service I will watch the network news to see if they report any of this.

  • Mark

    Looks like Mother Jones is at it again. Not as terrible as the 47% video but it sort of rehashes on how Romney’s main goal was never really helping people out.


    NEW ROMNEY VIDEO: In 1985, He Said Bain Would “Harvest” Companies for Profits

    This clip shows the young CEO focusing on businesses as targets for his investors, not as job creators or community stakeholders.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Joe you say the same thing about Ralph every night.

  • Gabriel

    Sicilian Papa
    Posted September 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    They Knew!!! It seems Obama and his people knew before the attacks in Libya that there could be trouble on 9/11.


    Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.

  • Sicilian Papa



    A twenty seven year old video? So everything Obama said in his life is fair game. If they put this on the nightly news I would expect Obama’s socialist rantings to be played right along side.

  • mattfitz

    Rat just like the righties deny the polls u deny one major Fact Larry O has beaten Greta with some regularity in the Demos and a few times in total viewrs recently Dr Maddow is doing quite well as well against Slsnt head Hannity, she beat him two times last week alone and won the Demo overall last Tuesday, So the comparison was stupid you cant deny MSNBC has gained alot of the demo and are running tight every night. BTW the advertisers ONLY care about demo as any honest broker on this site knows.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I am off to watch the nightly news. If I don’t make it back tell my family I never really liked them.

  • dave

    How on God’s green earth did you righties get stuck with Romney, seriously. Toughest gun laws in America under Gov. Romney, Obamacare under Gov. Romney, just those two items could qualify him to be Obama’s VP. What’s with Romney apologizing about paying low taxes, I thought this guy was for low taxes. What a wimp.

  • d.d.


    Campbell soup closing means loss of jobs to 700 full-time workers.


    Breaking: US State Department Is Removing Staff From Tripoli, Libya

    US State Department Is Removing Staff From Tripoli, Libya

    Also–After 16 days, the FBI has still not been able to investigate the terror scene in Benghazi!…… the crime still hasn’t been secured.

  • Mark


    I think the video just puts Bain capital in proper perspective if Romney tries pass himself of as a “job creator”. He basically was a “wealth creator” not a “job creator”(not that their is anything wrong with that but it’s basically don’t try act you know some special secret to creating jobs due to your work experience)

  • d.d.

    oops crime scene

  • dave

    The repub’s had no problem going back over 30 years on Bill Clinton or John Kerry.

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