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.

  • Jeff

    GOP Senate Candidate Akin: ‘Free Enterprise’ Means Being Allowed To Deny Equal Pay To Women


  • Jeff
  • Mark

    Capitalism VS Socialism

    You have a choice, cast your ballot…

    Corporatism vs Socialism, and the true blood capitalists suffer

  • Mark

    Republican Party Paid $3.1 Million To Firm Under Investigation For Voter Registration Fraud

    I would give the Republicans a pass on this if it wasn’t for the fact the firm they hired had a history of voter fraud(in 2004 they basically signed people up and trashed any registrations that the person checked Democrat)

  • Mike Adams

    What is that “thing” on Madcows neck ????

  • Jeff

    Sen. Claire McKaskill: “Todd Akin makes Michelle Bachman look like a hippy.”
    Love it!!!!

  • Jeff

    @Mark, this election will leave a horrible scar on the Republican Party for decades, and be remembered in history for their efforts to suppress voters, their war on Women, Hispanics, Gays, and blatant attempts to raid seniors and the poor and middle class. I could go on, but you get he point…….

  • AppleStinx

    Jeff wrote about: {Sen. Claire McKaskill: “Todd Akin makes Michelle Bachman look like a hippy.”}

    What does “looking like a hippie” is supposed to mean? This type of statement has the potential of backfiring big time. If I were a hippie and thinking like a hippie, I would not appreciate being in the company of Bachman, however the context. I like Bachman, by the way, and I’m not a hippie. Now playing: an endless loop of ‘In-a-Gadda-da-Vida’, full version.

  • Mark


    I think “hippie” is slang for somebody who is far to the left, so saying Akin makes Bachmann look like a hippie means as far right as Bachmann is, she even looks to the extreme left compared to Akin

    It’s a basic debating tactic if you want to point out how extreme somebody is, you find somebody else who is considered extreme the same way and say they make them look normal in comparison

  • Jeff

    hip·pie? ?[hip-ee]
    a person, especially of the late 1960s, who rejected established institutions and values and sought spontaneity, direct personal relations expressing love, and expanded consciousness, often expressed externally in the wearing of casual, folksy clothing and of beads, headbands, used garments, etc.

    Bachman in a nutshell:

    2.2 Religion extremist
    3 Early political activism
    4.1 Same-sex marriage constitutional amendment
    5.1.1 Iraq War troop surge Member of Congressional delegation
    5.1.2 Opposition to higher education finance bill
    5.1.3 Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act
    5.1.5 Domestic oil and gas production
    5.1.6 Global warming skepticism
    5.1.7 Opposition to financial sector bailout
    5.1.8 Accusations of Barack Obama having anti-American views
    5.2.1 Global currency
    5.2.3 Cap and Trade legislation
    5.2.5 Health care
    5.2.6 Criticism of President Obama’s visit to Asia
    5.3.3 Repeal of Dodd-Frank reform
    5.3.4 State of the Union response
    5.3.5 Repeal of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    5.3.6 Letter on Muslim Brotherhood influence
    5.4 Committee assignments
    6 Political positions
    6.1 Education policy
    6.2 Fiscal policy
    6.3 Environmental policy
    6.4 Social Security and Medicare phaseout
    6.5 Foreign policy
    6.6 Global economy
    6.7 Immigration policy
    6.8 Social issues
    6.8.1 Same-sex marriage constitutional amendment
    6.8.2 Pro-life position
    6.9 Federal-backed home loans
    6.10 Support of President Obama on birth certificate issue

    Yeah she is like able alright! But the “hippie” thing, you claim is gonna back fire???………think about it!

  • 1966
  • Jeff

    @1966, NIIIIIIICE!! :)

  • 1966

    the bass player in 1995 called from a cell phone from lax airport and said he was going to kill himself. they think they found him 4years later dead. google iron butterfly to find out more.

  • 1966

    he called the police from lax and said he was going to kill himself. some of his relatives think it was murder.

  • Jeff

    @1966, checked it out, Wow lots of conflicting stories on his death. What do you think? Reading the family statements and other factors, suicide is hard to 100% swallow. Calling 911to say you are gonna kill yourself is F’ed up!

  • sharon

    Dave I don’t believe you said you know a lot of Republicans that are racist and no Democrats that are. I don’t know where you live or what TV channels you watch, but every democrat that i know are racist, and every one on the liberal media is. Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donald, Anderson Cooper, David Gregory, Al Sharpton, want me to go on. See i am black I recognized these racist wolves in sheep clothing. They are the first to cry out that something is racist, that’s quite insulting to me.

  • AppleStinx


    I actually used to loop the 17 min version on some long trips (car trips). That self-induced semi-catatonic state while still 100% aware worked wonders toward reducing fatigue and stress; no accidents ever. :grin:

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:05 PM
    I know a lot of Republicans and a lot of them are not racist,but a lot of them are.I don’t know any Democrats who are racist.
    Nathan Bedford Forrest began the KKK.Forrest was maybe the best general in the Confederate army.He ask the KKK to disband after they became violent.General Forrest is part of my heritage and he was a racist.See the battle at Fort Pillows.
    The former Southern Dem’s. who were racist became Republicans in the 1960s.

    Are you kidding? Democrats are the ones who are all upset if you say the word WELFARE, because democrats ASSUME you have to be black to be on welfare…Republicans KNOW many more whites are on welfare than blacks…when a republican talks about someone, he talks about the person. When a democrat talks about someone, he talks about what race he is.

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM
    A few notes ago Bill-O said he had like 5 million viewers, anyone know how he found that did he combine the 8&11 o clock views or include radio listeners?

    No idea…I heard him say it, but I was busy and didn’t get the explanation…the only time I saw his tv show get 5 million was during the RNC convention; however, i do not believe he was talking about that…I could be wrong…

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    As a percentage of their audience 18 and older (2012)

    CNN: 54%
    FNC: 46%
    MSNBC: 41%

    MSNBC: 57%
    FNC: 53%
    CNN: 43%

    (A18-49 + A50+ may not add up to 100% due to rounding in the subsets)

    57% of MSNBC’s audience is over 50? so that’s where all the southern democrats go to die?

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