Cable News Ratings for Thursday, September 27, 2012

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September 28th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, September 27, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,361        331         612
CNN      373        109         168
MSNBC      685        214         327
CNBC      155         47           86
FBN        54         12           22
HLN      173         78         107
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,483        469         934
CNN      517        123         200
MSNBC    1,243        372         609
CNBC      160         78           91
FBN        54         17           21
HLN      270         97         144
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,149        374         609
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      218         86         116
MSNBC Morning Joe      552        198         267
CNBC Squawk Box      131         42           79
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      225        119         164
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,960        395         754
CNN SITUATION ROOM      541        109         233
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,110        269         461
CNBC FAST MONEY      216         49         106
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      108         50           68
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,185        443         914
CNN SITUATION ROOM      521        150         261
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,034        277         435
CNBC MAD MONEY      190         62           96
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      154         65         108
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,857        407         813
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      549        160         274
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,071        288         493
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      200         46           75
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      205         80           98
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,841        556       1,049
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      477        116         236
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,235        302         570
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE      107         57           61
HLN NANCY GRACE      350        131         186
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,511        488         971
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      670        128         205
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,284        405         630
CNBC CRIME INC: MED INS FRAUD      134         54           67
HLN DR. DREW      236         82         132
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,080        362         778
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      405        124         160
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,204        410         622
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      240        123         145
HLN NANCY GRACE      223         77         116
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,283        368         643
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      271         88         119
MSNBC ED SHOW      707        243         373
CNBC MAD MONEY      103         45           81
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      147         70           91

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.

  • Mark2

  • Mark2

  • Mark2

    Poor Mitt, he’s a bigger Flip-Flopper than John Kerry and John McCain combined.

  • Sicilian Papa

    That ad is not bad. President Kardasian is the eye candy on The View. I’m voting for the President, he’s got swag.

    I hear next week he is going to the Playboy Mansion. President Kaedasian is going to dance with the playmates while Michelle chats with Hef.

    That one is a repeat but we have a lot of new people coming to the site. Hopefully some young people.

  • Mark2

    I just like the fact that we have 2 Liberals (Obama & Romney) fighting for the White House.
    1. Both graduated from Harvard
    2. Both are Rich
    3. Both aren’t considered real Christians by the Evangelicals.
    4. Both have backed Women’s Right to Chose
    5. Both backed the bailouts
    6. Both have backed Universal Healthcare
    7. Both have backed minimum wage
    8. Both have backed assault rifle bans
    9. Both have backed a path to Citizenship
    10. Both have backed Stem Cell research

    Of course, Mitt changed his stances during the Republican primaries but we know where he really stands.

  • Ann Keenan

    Those that watch FOX Cable News persistently disagree with those who claim that FNC viewers are the least informed of all the news stations. What boggles my mind is that these FNC viewers never bother to check whether Bill, O’Reilly, Sean Hannity are telling the truth. Those uninformed new watchers call other news stations “the lamestream media.”

    Here is what I know about these FNC viewers: they do NOT check facts, ever. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity broadcast the most outlandish statements about certain political personalities and about world events, and not one person looks up this information for primary documentation. Primary documentation means that you can prove that a specific statement was made (or not made), and it can only be done if you go back to gthe actual words or writings of the person who is alleged to have said/wrote these words. For instance, do any of you check the National Archives;or locate the Federal Register; Congressional Quarterly?Do you access sites, such as POPVOX that shows you all the Bills in Congress, and any non-profit organizations by state and nation? You can also use POPVOX to access any political figures you wish, in order to voice your opinion on any issue.

    Do you watch C-SPAN to learn what is going on every day in our Nation’s Capitol? Have you ever actually read the EPA Strategic Information Plan?
    Have you ever checked facts from these U.S. Government and other Public Agencies:

    Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis within the Department of Commerce? These are but a few Departments available to aid you in your search for the truth. Additionally, here is a Website that lists all Federal Agencies and you a free to search for truth: http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml

  • Ratboy

    @ Here is what I know about these FNC viewers: they do NOT check facts, ever. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity

    They are fact checked on a regular basis!! In fact MediaMatters only exsistance is to fact check them (but unfortunatly they make more stuff up in the fact check and selective editing than the origional fact to be checked)

    And on a personal level, i read more different sources than most people know exsist to see who is spreading truth and who is spreading BS.

    You are kinda going off the deep end with your accusations and over gereralizations. Many times the news covered by Shep is then discussed by OReily, Hannity, and Greta. But you will have to admit that many things covered by the news DONT make it to the MSM for discussion. Case in point, the Libyia coover up, not a huge coverage by many in the MSM

  • Ratboy

    @ Ann Keenan
    One more thing, with all the BS being spread around by this administration, I am not sure a US government site is the place to go for the truth these days!

  • Letmethink

    Hi Ann, I watch FOX news and love to research. In fact the name you used Ann Keenan was Mitt Romney’s relative who died from a botched ab#$%tion. Salon, a very far left site harps on this constantly.
    I had to do that crazy spelling as my posts keep getting caught in the filter.

  • Ratboy

    Politifact has the following fact checks
    Oreilly – 10 total with one pants on fire
    hannity 7 total with most true
    Ed Schultz 5 with most pants on fire
    matthews only 2 with on true and one false.

    That being said it looks like Hannity and OReilly get fact checked MORE than some of the rest!

  • Sunshine


    Thanks, thats it :)

  • Ratboy

    WE watch FOX why???????

    ABC, CBS & NBC Blackout Major New Findings in Fast & Furious Scandal

    Over the weekend the Univision network broke major news in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal. They found 57 previously unreported guns used in crimes by Mexican cartels, but ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to report the Spanish-language network’s findings. There were zero mentions on Sunday night’s ABC’s World News and CBS’s Evening News (NBC’s Nightly News was pre-empted by Ryder Cup coverage) or on any of Monday’s morning shows. The blackout on ABC’s broadcasts is particularly confounding since they have an excerpt from Univision’s September 30 report on ABC’s official Web site.

  • d.d.

    Where’s Coffee ???


    Rick Sanchez Returns… On Fox News Latino


    It’s a shame to have to read the foreign papers to see what should be in the US news. The info in America has been quite superficial.

    On Sept. 14th, a team of fewer than two dozen Taliban fighters attacked the USMC’s massive Camp Bastion base , Afghanistan , killing two US Marines & destroying or permanently disabling eight of the ten top-of-the-line harrier AV-8B attack aircraft .These aircraft can never be replaced. The cost ,*** besides the loss of two Marines , was*** $200 million dollars.

    The pro-Obama mainstream media has hardly mentioned any of this.

    *** “The U.S. Marine Corps has suffered its worst air squadron catastrophe since Vietnam, and its prized VMA-211 squadron has taken its worst hit since its defense of Wake Island in World War II.”***

    While the Taliban claimed the attack was in response to the anti-Prophet movie , this is in doubt, since the attack was quite sophisticated and probably there had been preparations and training for weeks in advance

    The NATO coalition has already confirmed the attackers wore American uniform and split into three teams which appeared “well equipped, trained and rehearsed”.

    The Taliban published a video they say shows insurgents preparing for the brazen attack on a major NATO base earlier this month.


    FBI Directive: Membership in a Known Terrorist Group Is Irrelevant

    Since March of this year, FBI agents have been directed not to treat individuals associated with terrorist groups as potential threats to the nation.

    The fact that a terrorism suspect is associated with a terrorist group means nothing, according to the FBI document, “Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.” The “touchstone” document, dated March of this year, is available online but hasn’t been reported on by major media outlets.


  • Ratboy

    @ Sunshine
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Thanks, thats it

    Pretty sad that a hillbilly made it work and we couldnt! Maybe our TEETH got in the way!! :twisted:
    (Luv ya billhilly!! honest!)

  • Ratboy

    Cooooooffeeeee Cooooooffeee Steeeve……………Wheeeere Aaaaaaaare youuuuu?? Yooooooooo Hooooooooooo Coooooofffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • DB

    Ann, we have way too many lib kool aid drinkers coming to this site already, spreading false generalizations and stating their opinion like it was fact. Please go to a site that needs another leftie wacko, we have enough here already. Thanks.

  • Jeff

    Ann, you can ignore DB and not allow a “person” like him to try to bully you around. He attempts to do this all the time to any one he does not agree with. He also uses various screen names so dont be fooled. He clearly has his head up is own a$$.

    He claims to be a Sunday school teacher, but if you review his post attacking other people in here you would be mortified at the thought. I am no saint with my comments against jerks like this guy, but I certainly know how to defend myself serve em right back with their attacks. Cant think if anyone knew how vile and disgusting DB is they certainly would NOT want young children around garbage like DB.

    Comeback and Comment more often Ann!!

  • wanda

    Foxs RACIST NEWS is going to lose their viewers they will go down in ratings after the next election

  • 1966

    lol at wanda

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