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.

  • Hal

    The minds of liberal MSNBC viewers are a horrible thing to waste?

  • mattfitz

    dave one thing DVR you can watch when u want lol

  • Mark

    Ironically Romney’s wealth creating experience would make him a great candidate for a Socialist party that it’s job is to run the country in an efficient manner, having business ventures support the government payroll

  • mattfitz

    the lack of minds from Fox news viewers is a terrible thing to watch lol

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m doing good thanks.

    @d.d. & S.Papa
    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.

    This one should be a cover up scandle, but you can be sure 50% of the nation will never hear of it. Another terrorist attack on another 911, and over 2 weeks of lying by many and POOF…Hardly a word about it.

    Now in a Dart Vader Voice

    Our journey into a police state is almost complete

    REPORT: Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Arrested, Set For Court… DEVELOPING…

  • Gabriel

    Sicilian Papa
    Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM


    A twenty seven year old video?


    I agree, only 6 years older than the 1991 video of Professor Derrick Bell and Obama hugging. You remember the one that made Sean Hannity shoot his load on live TV? Btw, in this video, Romney is seen presenting a concise summary of what Bain Capital job was at the time. If you believe that Romney’s mission statement wouldn’t be applicable today, then state your case. An appeal to the age of the tape doesn’t work in all circumstances.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “Is there a full moon tonight?”

    Wait a second… I’ll try to reach Sunshine, maybe she can see something from her window. :grin:

  • Coffee Steve

    Another Engery tax payer scandle


  • Coffee Steve

    Wait a second… I’ll try to reach Sunshine, maybe she can see something from her window


  • Mark


    Like I said I don’t see any problem with what Mitt did during his run as the CEO of Bain(and their are ways he can use it positively in his campaign), but that being said don’t act like you have some special in·sight to how job creating works when that never was part of your business model(unless like you say somehow the company changed it’s business model since 1985)

  • Coffee Steve

    I agree, only 6 years older than the 1991 video of Professor Derrick Bell and Obama hugging.

    It should have been a huge scandal Gabe; I mean it did seem to be a very passionate hug :-)

  • Gene

    I have some very bad news for the KKK/GOP party.Romney doesn’t have a chance to win.He and the GOP/KKK are on their last legs and will no longer exists is a short while.FOX is losing it’s share of viewers and the trend is against them.For you people that don’t watch the news,only FOX,President Obama said the day after the attack in Libya ,it was a “Terror attack”.You morons just keep repeating the lies on FOX.
    Why isn’t Bush in prison for committing genocide in Iraq?
    P.S. Bush is giving a keynote speech in the Cayman Islands on off shore investments.Yes,it’s true.

  • Gabriel

    Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM
    How on God’s green earth did you righties get stuck with Romney, seriously.


    He was the best out of the whole lot. That says more about the GOP than it does about Romney. After one look at Herman Cain, Pillsbury Doughboy, and Governor N*gger Rock, the bewildered delegates panicked and picked the Mormon minister.

  • Coffee Steve

    Wow another one, Must be a Blue Full Moon tonight

  • Coffee Steve

    We’re out for awhile.


  • dave

    Have they even finished investigating Bush and Cheney’s involvement in the 9/11 Pentagon attack? I don’t trust Eric Holder previously to being the AG he was the Attorney for the NFL owners and was appointed a Federal Judge by President Reagan.

  • Bobbyv

    Not that I have been posting long but a lot of new name callers on lately

  • betty

    To “Gabbriel” aka “Moron Gabbriel”…..why you constantly repeat every blog from everyone here. like a Moron ? Ohhhh, thanks for repeating “My Blog”….
    saves me the troulble, “Moron”.

  • Gabriel

    Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM
    I have some very bad news for the KKK/GOP party.


    The GOP is not the KKK dude. That’s too much of a distortion.

  • Gabriel

    Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM
    To “Gabbriel” aka “Moron Gabbriel”…..why you constantly repeat every blog from everyone here. like a Moron ? Ohhhh, thanks for repeating “My Blog”….
    saves me the troulble, “Moron”.


    You sound like you are struggling with weight issues. A lot of people are. Don’t take it out on me. You ate those Twinkies all by yourself.

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