Cable News Ratings for Friday, September 28, 2012

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October 1st, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 28, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,272            298            563
CNN         336             96            142
MSNBC         651            202            298
CNBC         163             52             88
FBN           47               9             20
HLN         196             82            113
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,219            388            823
CNN         491            108            198
MSNBC       1,179            324            524
CNBC         243            110            176
FBN           46             12             16
HLN         245             80            119
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,125            306            567
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         247             82            114
MSNBC Morning Joe         573            210            310
CNBC Squawk Box         152             52             84
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         245            125            192
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,846            368            774
CNN SITUATION ROOM         453            108            164
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,077            270            514
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         119             25             48
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         121             65             62
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,976            325            813
CNN SITUATION ROOM         377            113            159
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         858            247            427
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             30             54
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         124             72             80
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,699            356            788
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         442             99            160
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,023            259            469
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         107             18             23
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         275            129            139
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,814            486         1,070
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         472             95            180
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,236            312            546
CNBC MARIJUANA INC         187             94            137
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         224            106            131
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,125            350            779
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         580            127            229
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,451            437            670
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         313            128            230
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         257             85            118
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC STOSSEL       1,705            326            619
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         421            101            187
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         849            222            354
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         229            106            160
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         254             50            108
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,295            404            659
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         334             91            159
MSNBC ED SHOW         644            239            312
CNBC MAD MONEY           74             37             57
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         187             54            100

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.

  • Ratboy

    This guy just says it like he feels it!!!!

    Sununu Dismisses NH Poll Showing 15-Point Deficit For Romney: ‘You Know It’s A Piece Of Garbage’

    Later, Todd asked Sununu about a new New Hampshire poll showing a 15-point deficit for Mitt Romney. “I’m guessing you’ll argue with some parts,” said the host.

    “I’m not going to argue with it at all,” said Sununu before asking, “Chuck, do you really believe it’s right? Let me test your political wisdom. Do you think it’s possible for that to be right? No, you know it’s a piece of garbage.” Mitt Romney will win New Hampshire by “two to three points,” he insisted

  • Ratboy

    Take one down and pass it around! OOOPS none left for us!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama Increased Foreign Aid 80%; Spent 76% More on Foreign Aid Than Border Security

    From fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2011, according to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government increased spending on foreign aid by 80 percent and, in fiscal 2011, spent 76 percent more on foreign aid than it did securing the borders of the United States.

    In fiscal 2008, the government spent a total of $11.427 billion in international assistance programs, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. In fiscal 2011, according to the statement, it spent $20.599 billion—an increase of $9.172 billion, or 80 percent, from 2008.

    Prior to President Obama taking office, international assistance spending had been trending down for three years, according to the Treasury. In fiscal 2005, it was $14.787 billion. In fiscal 2006, it dropped to $13.914 billion. In fiscal 2007, it dropped again to $12.764 billion. And, in fiscal 2008, it dropped yet again to $11.427 billion.

  • bishop

    Jeff// Do you know any of the realtors that have a show on TV? Are they real?

  • Coffee Steve



    Coffee Steve’s Southwest Grilled Chicken with tossed salad, and buttered corn on the cob 99% approve 1% dis-approve

    My Daughter ate a bite of the chicken and went straight for the water :twisted:

    Everybody else loved it Hehehehe

  • Ratboy

    must have been a left handed chicken!!!! :shock:

  • Raz

    Larry, you picked my favorite play in all the world, Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrano fought for honor, France, Roxanne and of course the grand gesture. You are right, simple name calling is not enough when you are up against someone with a reasonable vocabulary and enough wit to cross swords with some of the best minds out there….when she can get them. Sadly the good Lady Maddow rarily gets draws her blade against a worthy foe, as she prefers the role of lacky hiding in the shadows with a log.

  • Coffee Steve

    Dag Nab It!

    Just found out I don’t get to attend the VP debate in Danville, KY. Was it my breath?

    The ticket had to go to a newspaper guy there. What a bummer :-(

  • Coffee Steve

    must have been a left handed chicken!!!!

    Don’t know but judging by the steam coming out of her nose and mouth I may have over spiced it just a bit :mrgreen:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    must have been a left handed chicken!!!!

    Don’t know but judging by the steam coming out of her nose and mouth I may have over spiced it just a bit

    and THAT is why you did not get the ticket to the debate!!!! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    MSNBC Tops Fox News In 10PM Demo In September


    For the first time in more than a decade, MSNBC beat out Fox News at 10 p.m. in the key 25-54 demo for the month.

    For the month of September 2012, MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell beat out Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren in the key demo, racking up 444k demo viewers versus Van Susteren’s 441k.

    This marks the first time since 2001 that MSNBC has topped Fox in 10 p.m. demo for a month.

    It is also the first time that O’Donnell’s show has ever topped its Fox News counterpart in monthly demo ratings.

  • Coffee Steve

    and THAT is why you did not get the ticket to the debate!!!!


  • Coffee Steve

    2 more lessons and I shall return


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:46 AM
    2 more lessons and I shall return

    You havent learned your lesson YET!!!!???? :twisted:

  • Jeff

    @bishop, one of the million dollar listing guys works in my office. Lets just say one of his “home Rental clients” that needed a home to lease in a matter of days, is currently living in a home I represented the home owner in their lease, and my clients home was not the home shown in the program. Also I had no idea until I watched the program and realized who she was.

    BRAVO is pretty much staged, I can remember one of the other guys from another agency asking fellow agents to barrow Gucci shoes belts etc so he could look like a player. One thing for sure is that it does generate a lot of attention to these folks and they do get REAL business from the program. Plus they are not the ego maniacs they portrait on TV. They are very nice guys.

    When they are shooting they do request homes for filming content…..but usually not the real story.

    As far as the house hunters program which I enjoy, seems real, but who knows?

    The program “million dollar rooms” is 100% real, WHY? Because they don’t have to lie. It’s indulgence at its apex. One of the designers is a friend, and he is a brilliant man with other people’s money, not so good with his own. He has shown off three of his jobs on different episodes. One in particular in Malibu is mind blowing. The Multi millionaire became stinking rich off of those knock-off perfumes you can buy in Malls…..wow!

  • bishop

    Thx jeff

  • Coffee Steve

    Even you guys on the left have to admit, this is becoming a problem now. Guys its now known that they even made threats on facebook “before the attack”

    I honestly believe those on the left even see this as stupidity on for whatever reason covering up the news aboput the attack. It is becoming a story weither people think it is or not, and it was not a good way for the WH, or the State Dept. to handle all this.

    ‘Attacked and threatened 13 times’…

    ABC News

    White House Has No Comment on House GOPers’ Assertions that Libyan Mission Requested Security Prior to 9/11/12 Attack

    ‘Attacked and threatened 13 times’…


  • Coffee Steve

    Hey Rats?

    GM is not doing well dude, they may need another bailout soon. What’s going on with that company man?

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM
    Hey Rats?

    GM is not doing well dude, they may need another bailout soon. What’s going on with that company man?

    DONT get me started!!! The loons on the left can say all they want about GM is alive, BS!!!!!

    The best thing that could have happened for the long term health would have been a bankruptcy WITHOUT the government and the stimulis. the only thing that did was leep the UAW deep into the equation and with them that deep it will not get better! Obama did not save GM and did not save “the” jobs, he saved the UAW jobs at out expense. See how Fiat bought Chrysler? The same would have happened to GM and the jobs would still be here and probobly in bigger numbers right now. Without the Government Saturn would still be here owned by Roger Penske and all those jobsw would have ben saved as would the dealerships and mechanics jobs. Obama saved GM MY A$$!!! He just funneled money and stock to GM and cost us taxpayers $30+ billion!

  • bishop

    Obama now claims he hasn’t had enough time to prepare for debate. Polls suddenly skewed in Obamas favor by 9 points. Obama claims Mit is a better debater. Curious politics

  • Coffee Steve


    I seen on a trading site and Fox, they may need another bailout soon, that better not happen again man or I’m going to start running for office myself.

    Fire the exec’s anything but stop throwing our money away.

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