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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The Romney comment after the embassy attacks was way over blown by the lib. media. They attacked him relentlessly and it hurt him politically.

    The story was the lack of security at the Embassies. The fact that Obama and his people were unprepared. They blamed a video in Libya when all the evidence pointed to terror. They could have come out and said we are investigating.

    Still the lib. media attacked Romney and ignored the story. The game is rigged. The refs are crooked. The corrupt vermin in the lib. media are a nice poodle to own.

  • Matthew

    “The Romney comment after the embassy attacks was way over blown by the lib. media. They attacked him relentlessly and it hurt him politically.”

    He deserved to be attacked relentlessly. To me, the story there wasn’t what Romney said, it’s the expression on his face as he walks away from the podium. Any normal human being, at that moment (mere minutes after the attacks began), should have looked somber, or angry, or stoic, or grieved. Romney, on the other hand, walked away from his press conference looking like this:

    A self-satisfied grin, the look of a man who believes foreign unrest and death may have just given him an opportunity to make political headway. In other words, the expression of a complete sociopath. No amount of criticism can be harsh enough for this scum. And he has nobody but himself to blame; The entire point of a press conference is to make the press pay attention to you, get them talking about you in the news cycles. Mission accomplished.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Coffee: Sorry if I was being overly mean or confrontational

    I never take offense at your post toward me Matthew, As I have told you many times in the past as well, I’ve always enjoyed your post and views. They make me think, and reflect.

  • Sicilian Papa



    That evidence is pretty thin. I can’t read his mind from that picture.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    NBC did a balanced story on Libya tonight. One night doesn’t solve the problem but it is a start. Andrea Mitchell looked pained to say the least when she was reporting the story.

  • Jeff

    Sicilian Papa
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM
    The Romney comment after the embassy attacks was way over blown by the lib. media. They attacked him relentlessly and it hurt him politically.

    (Fist pumping) YESSSS! ;)

  • Jeff

    You have to hear what this GOP POS tell these elderly people……especially at the end of the call about Fox News!


    Report: Clay County Republican phone bank volunteer tells caller Obama is ‘a Muslim’ who will take away Medicare

  • DB

    Ben, he said that he had over 5 million at the 8 and 11 time periods.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    NBC did a balanced story on Libya tonight. One night doesn’t solve the problem but it is a start

    In time they may be figuring out the WH considers the media as baffoons, and I have to say, I don’t blame the WH for doing that, it’s the MSM that has been allowing it, I’m hoping the reporters have been screaming to the execs that they are tired of being used.

    At times Mike so help me it appears that the MSM works as PR people for them. Just report and let US decide. To many of us we just think the man does not deserve another 4 years, he has not done the job, nothing to do with the mans color.

    I like the guy of camera, good father which I respect and admire, good husband, which is a trait all of us would like to be, he just has not done a good job.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Jeff, Matthew

    If Romney said nothing the lib. media would have attacked him for that. I know what you are saying about waiting. I saw the statement and I thought it was pretty tame. He was thinking exactly what I was thinking. Why are we apologizing for their violence.

    Now it comes out that the White House knew within 24 hours of the attack that it was a terror attack. They ran around, including the Prez., blaming the video. That is pretty bad stuff fellas.

  • DB

    Oh my gosh another Kos Kid– Dave. How many mind numbingly dumb people are out there and why all of a sudden are they coming here?

  • Coffee Steve


    I bashed Bush maybe more than Obama, and thats a fact, Bush lost me when gas was 4.51 and was asked about it and the man stood there and said, and I kid you not

    “4 a gallon? nobody told me” He honestly did niot know gas was at 4 pg.

    I’ll say this as I have many times, I told my wife way back in 2006, when gas hit 3.50, were heading for a mini depression because no ones going to have any spending money, and I rest my case :-)

  • Jeff

    @coffee Steve hiya!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Poor silly Ralph H. I hope he doesn’t run into CARmageddon outside of Santa Monica, I-10 runs into the 405….. Ouch!


  • Sicilian Papa



    Where hot, where happening, we are the best game in town.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Even when we fight we are an interesting read!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    @coffee Steve hiya!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    I hope so too, I just hope when I’m speaking I don;t put anyone to sleep :-)

    I like doing these things though, the execs at times do listen to the beat guys.

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m hitting the road at 3am for Indy, I better get a few hours of sleep, you all have a great weekend and I’ll get back late sunday or monday


    Later gators

  • Jeff

    DB wrote:How many mind numbingly dumb people are out there and why all of a sudden are they coming here?

    This douchebag teaches Sunday School children about religion???

    Holy $HIT!

  • Jeff

    @coffee Steve. Drive safe! Good luck!

  • DB

    Jeffie, did the mind numbingly dumb description come to close to home!! BTW, you are leading the four letter word contest–you must be proud!! Have you let the air out of your pool yet or is there a chance you might finally persuade Wink to come for a visit???

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