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.

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM
    For all you Bill ‘O fans.Should Bill be registerd as a sexual predator after paying his female producer 6 million dollars to keep quiet?

    Do you have any idea how dumb that sounds? He paid her to keep quiet, but everyone knows? Let me guess…MSNBC made the claim…

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM
    GOP Senate Candidate Akin: ‘Free Enterprise’ Means Being Allowed To Deny Equal Pay To Women


    When are you lefties going to stop pushing that FALSE claim? Anyone who has bothered to look, the comparison is not full-time to full-time, it’s total women to total men…and many many women only work part-time. That same report says that women make more money per hour than their male counterpart…

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM
    Republican Party Paid $3.1 Million To Firm Under Investigation For Voter Registration Fraud



    Oh come on…..the left defended ACORN unwaiveringly, claiming there is no such thing as voter registration fraud…now you’re claiming there is…so, where you wrong then, or are you wrong now? Can’t be both….and notice that as soon as they were accused, the GOP dropped them…but the DNC NEVER dropped ACORN…I’d say, even if it turns out the firm is quilty, and the odds are it’s not, atleast the GOP took the high ground…unlike the DNC

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    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)

    WRONG…the firm was ACCUSED of it by the DNC…and there was no evidence found to support the accusation and it was dropped…which probably makes it yet another false charge, like Harry Reid claiming Mitt Romeny hasn’t paid taxes in the last ten years, even though he had already released 2010 and was working on 2011…just another false accusation…

  • Stan T

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM
    @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…….
    You could go on, but you’ve already told enough lies in one post…

  • Hillbilly

    FNC 4 other cable news 0.

    Bill O number 2 (non sporting) show – 2.841

    Sponge Bob number 1 (non sporting) show – 3.045

  • Hillbilly

    IMO a big part of why the fed govt can’t get the budget in order. They base things on 10 year projections. 5 House terms, almost 2 Senate terms, & longer than one person can serve as POTUS. Hard to be held accountable for something that might or might not occur while you are in office.

    Projection Inaccuracy.

  • Hillbilly

    Reporter of the year. She better have her taxes in order. I smell an audit coming soon. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    Meanwhile, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are raising questions about security at the compound in Benghazi. All members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wrote to the State Department on Thursday asking for additional details about security at U.S. diplomatic posts and for a fuller explanation of the attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya, Egypt and Yemen.

    Read more here.

  • Hillbilly


    Have you saw the back and forth between your boys at SKS & Watts? Full throated blog war. :grin: IF (thats a big IF) Watts paper get past peer review all heck will break lose.

  • Hillbilly


    I’m guessing MSNBC’s recent gains has been mostly in the 25-54 group. The reasoning behind that guess is their competing with FNC on a regular basis lately in the 25-54 demo.

    The only source i see for younger than 25 is the daily cable ratings. FNC usually has more shows on the list than MSNBC. Rachel Maddow is the only MSNBC show to make the list on a consistent basis.

    As for how each show breaks down the only person who might know or have a reasonable guess would be AppleStinx. There has been times when Bill O’S 35-64 numbers beat MSNBC’s P2+ numbers.

  • Hillbilly

    A CNN reporter was able to walk in and pick US Ambassador Steven’s diary OFF THE FLOOR at the scene, but the FBI can’t investigate because it’s to dangerous. :roll:

    Saturday, CNN published an un-bylined story online with more details about the journal, saying it was found Sept. 15 “on the floor of the largely unsecured consulate compound where [Stevens] was fatally wounded.”

    Not a very good view from this right-wing source.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I just came on to read some of the posts. I got directed to the sign Barrack and Michelle’s twentieth anniversary card. I think I’ll pass.

    Happy twentieth to the President and First Lady!

  • Sicilian Papa


    Stan T.

    You are right the equal pay thing is a farce. Beside the points that you made many women leave the work force to start a family.



    The whole Libya incident and the way it was handled is scandalous. The point about a CNN reporter walking in and picking up the journal is shocking.

  • Mark

    funny video about voter “fraud”

  • Doug Z

    Member of ‘Obama Boyz’ gang charged in St. Louis shootings. ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the “Obama Boyz” has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.

    I live in St Louis.

    Jeff should be know his main man is in charge.

  • Doug Z


    is this your main man tooooooooooooooooo

  • Doug Z

    Posted September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM
    @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…….

    Member of ‘Obama Boyz’ gang charged in St. Louis shootings. ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the “Obama Boyz” has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.

    I live in St Louis. ‘Obama Boyz’ have already left a horrible scar.

    I know you do not see. You will call them the Bush Boyz.

  • Mark

    Maybe there is no Bush Boyz but their is the Van Buren Boyz

  • d.d.

    When will you stand up for the kids?

    (MI) Union Contract: Teachers Can Be Caught In School Drunk Five Times And On Drugs Three Times Before Being Fired…

    Teachers in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs could be caught three times before they lost their job, and they got five strikes if they were drunk on school grounds before being fired. A school district official said the language in the union contract that protects teachers for those instances “was incorporated into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997.”

    Those protections also were included in the Bay City Education Association teacher’s contract that was agreed to in January in section 16.1300 “Controlled Substances” on page 92. That contract expired June 30 and negotiations on a new contract are ongoing.

    A teacher caught selling drugs IN CLASS would get a 3-day suspension without pay with mandatory counseling.

    Note: This was ruled as unenforceable by Public Act 103 in July 2011. However, the union contract states that if Public Act 103 is struck down, the policy goes back into effect for teachers.

    The union contract states that the provisions remain in “full force and affect” for bargaining unit members not subject to the Teachers Tenure Act, which would include job titles such as librarians, guidance counselors, school psychologists, social workers and school nurses.

    Students are reported to the police on first offense


    The 751 No-Go Zones of France

    What are they? Those places in France that the French state does not control. A more precise name for these zones would be Dar al-Islam, the place where Muslims rule. (November 14, 2006)

    It is isn’t just France, but Brussels, the U.K. , Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden, that are also seeing these enacted changes. We are a nation of immigrants , but, our laws should not be based on multiculturism . It doesn’t work.



    (I love Google’s translator… I use it about every day now.)


    Remember in 2005 when ten captured Al-Qaida terrorists stood trial in Jordan for attempting to explode roughly 20 tons of chemical weapons. Authorities captured the weapons coming into Jordan through Syria. It was the largest WMD cache ever captured for a planned massacre.

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told reporters that they are not sure if the opposition obtained the WMD or how much they may have obtained.

    Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Some Syrian Chemical Weapons

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