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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Not a word from ABC, NBC or CBS about the scandal in Libya. Although Scott Pelley did do a story blaming the 1.3 GDP number on the drought.

    The lib. media never disappoints.

    Some would like me to shut up about the most corrupt organization in America the Lib. media.

    Not a chance!!!!!!!

  • James

    Another great night for msnbc. Poor Al fell below a million but still good numbers

  • Jeff


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

    Attended a tea party rally ever??? I saw one going on outside of Boston, Not much difference!
    The hate, the signs, the silly costumes, the bigotry are paralleled. After this election the the tea party will be seen as an albatross for the GOP.

  • Gene

    I bet every member of the KKK is a Republican.Remember, Sean Hanity supported David Duke,the grand dragon of the KKK,when he ran for the U.S. Senate.
    Rush Limbaugh,a known drug addict, and a loudmouth Republican is know for his racist views.

  • DB

    Wow, this site had its problems but I think some of the Daily Kos crowd has invaded us. Comments here may have a short life span, they did away with them once before.

    Has anyone else noticed how Jeffie is now back to the really creepy, vile Jeffie that initially began posting here. Thats why I never accepted his apology, I knew the real Jeffie would return. You would think someone who knows Wink Martindale and says he once had his picture taken with Zsa Zsa Gabor would have more class, not really. Someone keep track and see who uses the F word the most and calls people names the most. I am sure Jeffie would win hands down. As far as the wackos who have invaded us, I am sure they are drawn by the “stench” of Jeffie’s posts ( still think that is a true story Jeffie? )

  • Letmethink

    Hi Pappa, Jeff, think you guys are the only ones on that I know. Hope you had a good day. Will ck back again in the AM
    Oh, by the way, Early Start/Starting Point is still in the low 200’s. I know I say that every time a new days ratings appear. I think they are the worst programming on cable–MHOO- and I keep thinking that surely CNN will do something. Any ideas as to why they don’t?

  • Letmethink

    Hi, DB. I am fairly new here also but have just recently seen the increased numbers of hit and run angry posters. Ck with you guys tomorrow.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Hannity supported David Duke? Where did here that Bigot TV?

    I know that is not true. I heard Hannity at the time renounce Duke.

  • Coffee Steve

    Not a word from ABC, NBC or CBS about the scandal in Libya

    They have crossed the point of no return Mike. There is no longer anything as an objective press anymore. The republic is in trouble.

    I know you’re excited, but the TP and the three letters you referenced and I won’t even dignify by typing them to ghive them any notice, is a little over the top. I am TP, and attened rallys here and nothing of the nature ever occured.

    If fact a large number of our group was non white.

    The preceeding was NOT a paid political statement :-)

  • ughh

    Wow MSNBC is pick up steam. I would laugh if they every beat fox LMAO

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    I met some of those tea party people at a party. A bunch of middle age people worried about the debt, jobs and the future of the nation. Nice folks they invited me to a rally.

  • AppleStinx

    Gene wrote: “…Remember, Sean Hanity supported David Duke … when he ran for the U.S. Senate.”

    David Duke ran for Senate in 1990. Fox News Channel and ‘Hannity & Colmes’ were launched in 1996. Hannity’s radio program was launched in 2001.

  • Coffee Steve


    I was the ugliest and meanest one in the Louisville branch :-)

  • DB

    Coffee Steve, I think of all the stuff going on in the world today, the thing that saddens and scares me the most is that we now have a State run media. The first step towards our demise. The Libya story is the biggest scandal since Watergate and maybe ever in our history and only Fox is covering it. I feel we may be doomed and I fear for my kids and grandkids. I am with Glenn Beck, we need to pray, however we have tried to separate our country so much from God that I also fear he may have had it with us. I will keep praying and hopefully he will give us one more chance. He is the only one who can overcome our corrupt media. It is a very sad day.

  • DB

    Apple, we could spend all of our waking hours debunking the junk spouted by the far left wackos on this site. Poor Gene probably dreamed this or saw it on MSNBC or the Daily Kos.

  • Coffee Steve


    I’m not so sure its state run as much as the WH just takes advantage of them. They hire anyone now with no experience in news anymore, they hire former lawyers, writers and people who just pitch crap in the wind to get notice.

  • DB

    One last thing on our corrupt media, one of these days if things continue as they are even the lefties will feel the pain of this media and the country it will create. It won’t just be us Repubs living in a fascist state. Hope you enjoy it. I would say you can come to this site and apologize when that happens but sites like this will not exist. Enjoy what you are supporting.

  • Sicilian Papa



    If Obama wins the tea party will grow stronger. I took down a tea party members number and I have a dozen or so friends that would like to attend the next rally. There will be rallies all over the country if the Dems. take total control.

    I talked to a tea party member about adding protests against the corrupt lib. media. We would go to 30 rock and protest in huge numbers. I wonder if NBC will cover the protest.

  • DB

    Coffee, if it is not state run it soon will be, we are on the slippery slope. My Dad was an executive for the AP(now retired) and he is ashamed for the lack of quality reporting and the bias that now exists in this organization.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I used to get Hannity local in New York before he went national. I heard him on a number occasions renounce David Duke.

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