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.

  • Letmethink

    It will be interesting to see if Morning Joe ratings drop with joe scarborough’s latest deceit. I watch them regularly but am tiring of his arrogance and pretending to have the inside scoop with Republicans who talk to him “off the record”. Think I can do without it from now on.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I came to the same conclusion about Morning Joe. They lost me when Mika blamed the Giffords shooting on Sarah Palin. I haven’t been back since.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I just have to make a comment on last week’s “story” about Piers Morgan “banning Kelsey Grammer for life” for abruptly leaving the CNN studios before the Morgan show aired. Kelsey walked out because he happened to see a picture of his white trash REAL wife of Beverly Hills being set up for the program.

    Yeah. Kelsey Grammar needs to be exposed on a program that gets around a half-million P2 viewers a night. ROFLMAO!!!! Not surprisingly, the liberal media ran the Morgan banning. F-Piers. He’ll be the next host bounced from CNN. He would probably be gone anyway unless it would cost CNN too much money to buy out his contract.

  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    But Carr and The New York Times aren’t the only ones getting defensive about the bias accusations.

    Fox News’s Chris Wallace was firing back at critics like Mike Gallagher who wondered if the polls were biased:
    “Let me just say something. This criticism of the polls is craziness. I’ve done some research on this today, which is more than you’ve done. No self-respecting pollster in the country — including Fox, I might add — when they poll, they’re trying to find out things about people and to weigh it, they will weigh how many men, how many women, how many blacks, how many Hispanics, because that is immutable. But to ask someone what your political opinion is do you consider yourself a Republican or a Democrat, that changes all the time. So they don’t weight it to that. And the fact of the matter is, in 2010, when they asked what do you consider yourself, more people said they were Republicans. Now, more people are saying that they’re Democrats.”


  • Letmethink

    Yes, I remember that. She is pretty disgusting at times. Her posturing and squinting her eyes to try to pretend she is thinking or “something”–don’t know what she is trying to do–makes me laugh. As humans many of us (–me, me, me–I admit it) tend to take ourselves too seriously but she is off the rails. I won’t be watching them again. joe scarborough has been proven wrong and he is doubling down.
    If you don’t remember the incident with his aid–google it—very suspicious.

  • lbsles

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s cameraman seeks US asylum after UN General Assembly: lawyer

    By Josh Margolin The New York Post, October 1, 2012

    A cameraman working for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seeking US asylum after courageously slipping away from the bombastic leader’s entourage in New York, the defector’s lawyer said today.

    Hassan Gol Khanban’s bold dash for freedom was coordinated with his wife and two daughters, who fled Tehran, also last week, according to immigration lawyer Paul O’Dwyer.

    “We’re in the process of trying to get them to the US now,” said O’Dwyer, declining to say where exactly Khanban and his family currently are staying.

    Khanban came to New York with Ahmadinejad for the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

    “He seems to have a very strong claim,” O’Dwyer said of his client’s asylum application.

    O’Dwyer declined to reveal any details on how Khanban managed to slip away from Ahmadinejad’s traveling party.

    The cameraman is believed to be in his 40s.

    It’s unknown how long the asylum application will take to be processed by the feds.


  • MattFitz

    Fan Excuse Bingo is starting for the Fox robots lol,Rachel was getting beat everynight in the demos the last cpl years tho she had a steady decent number Last spring a new thing started.10pm started going to MSNBC in the demo frequently.Now since the stasrt of the new fall season Msnbc has closed the gap significantly in demo with ALL there shows and in the last month and a half Rachel Maddows AND LArry O have won several times.Is Hannity on Vacation? LOL get over yourselves u haters of everything FOX viwers.Your grip on the truth left long ago Now America is just wising up

  • lbsles

    Filmmaker addresses illegal immigration for Hobart crowd
    By Lindsay Machak The Hobart News, September 30, 2012

    A burst of laughter came from a crowd of about 100 people Sunday as they watched U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano say the border is “very secure” during an interview included in a documentary.

    The documentary, “They Come to America,” was shown at the Hobart Art Theatre.


  • Ratboy

    @ MattFitz

    You DO realize that even the Chicago Cubs won a few games this season!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Sicilian Papa



    The test for MSNBC is after the election. What is all this haters stuff. I disagree with the progressive agenda as do most righties on this site. How does that make us haters? It is kind of hateful to say such things about us.

  • lbsles

    “Here we are on October 1st, and the incumbent president is at 47% approval. There is no poll that shows Obama at 50% approval. And, folks, that means as much historically as any other poll with any detail.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “The Democrat Party cannot get by without a permanent underclass — in need, incapable of taking care of itself — and the last thing this regime is interested in is self-reliance and rugged individualism. They don’t think people are capable of it.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “My instinct tells me that something’s happening here. I’m not trying to be melodramatic about it. I’m just saying that the Hispanic vote may not end up being as automatic for Obama as the conventional wisdom has it.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    Rush Limbaugh Show comes to WSB

    Rush Limbaugh is coming to News/Talk WSB. The Rush Limbaugh Program, America’s most listened to radio talk show is moving up the radio dial to AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB on Monday, October 1.


  • Sicilian Papa



    I have heard some nasty hate filled speech come from the left over the years. Do ignorant people on the right say hateful things? Well yes but I would argue that they are matched comment for comment by people on the left.

    Matt you had college professors saying it would not be wrong to assassinate Bush. Open up your mind and see both sides of hate.

  • MattFitz

    Let Me see Madcow,Odumbo,Socialist, Links to the Drudge Report, constantly(There is a civil Sight).Birthirism lying about A mans faith lying about things that have been disproven almost universally I might add,All the terrible things Ive seen here by Sicillian Ahole (IM GLAD HES NOT MY PAPA)And the biggest haters Rat and Ibsies so get F e Real these are the most minor printable examples of low discourse and downright hatefulness that permeates the FOX news world

  • Coffee Steve

    @d.d. & Ratboy

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

    We decided to do some new car searching today, and goodness, cars are almost as expensive as bacon now :-)

    BY the way, anyone have an ark they want to sell LOL Been raning moderate all day


  • lbsles

    The election is over.

    David Plouffe tells us the election is over. F. Chuck Todd says the election’s over. David Gregory says the election’s over. I don’t even know why we do the election! But if you dig deep, you find things aren’t necessarily so. For example, Rasmussen yesterday: “43% of voters are certain they will vote for Romney; 42% are certain that they will vote for Obama. The remaining 15% are either uncommitted or remain open to changing their minds.”

    So according Rasmussen, 43% are solid Romney, 42% solid Obama, and 15% yet to be persuaded. There’s something else happening out there, and I don’t want to make too big a deal out of this because I don’t really know. But go back to the Univision appearance that Obama did. We put together that montage of questions from the Univision hosts, and they were the first real questions Obama has faced as president. They were tough. They were questions that bore into his failures, his un-kept promises and so forth.

    One of the big ones was amnesty, illegal immigration. These people bore in. “But you promised!” And Obama did his usual song and dance and tried to blame it on other people and said, “You can’t change Washington from the inside” and he knows that now. I got the impression when we put that montage together, and while watching that show and watching Obama on it, that I don’t think he realized… I think Obama’s ego, narcissism is such that he really believes that there is no problem after he shows up someplace.


  • lbsles

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