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.

  • MattFitz

    You know what u say and if u dont then u are more pathetic then I realized .As always u deny your contemptuous remarks.Im not in need to sight your repeated mocking of MSNBC Rachel or Especially Our Commander In Chief.Anyone who paruses this sight with frequency and who hasnt drunk the KoolAid (That was one of Yours I believe)know that several of the Righties that post have said deeply offensive or veiled insults to people that dont agree with u.That being said this lefty is gonna call it like I see it and if u dont like it tough crap.I am proud that I stand for something beyond paying low taxes me first fu and endless war and that my motivations for voting arent that I hate someone just because he is who he is.But this wont even put a dent in your cast iron bubbles so I can only speak to the ones who dont live in that bubble and occasionally mock your bs

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM
    Obama has made plenty of changes.

    Yep he has! And here in lies the problem!!! :shock:

  • Sicilian Papa


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 3:53 PM
    You still haven’t sited any examples of my hate speech.

    You called me dumb once

    I was just reading it from the bathroom wall!!!!!!!! (did you know that Sicilian Papa paid a dime and only farted??}

  • Kromoz

    @Ralph Hann who said …
    “Oh…if anyone here wants to “challenge” or mock me, you won’t be getting any responses from me today. I will communicate with only the regulars for whom I have come to respect.”

    So just like a Republican who will only talk to Fox!

    News channels MSNBC and Fox compete for viewers as much as the Golf Channel competes with Fox Soccer.
    Both channels have their die-hard fans who would watch partisan news editorial content in the evenings, rather than the prime time content on the broadcast and cable nets, and there is going to be next to none movement of audience between the two.
    The total viewership of both channels is so small compared to the total electorate, and added to that if you are watching either one of the channels, you are probably a die-hard follower of either party already.

    The only time I see Fox News is via Comedy Central, and short of hiring Keith Olbermann, there is nothing they can do to lure me over. I am sure my counterparts on the other side feel exactly the same way.

    They do not compete for the same audience.

  • Mark2

    @DB Where on this thread has someone posted the 50 to 47 Obama lead?

    @Ratboy Hey, he promised changed and delivered.

  • Coffee Steve


    A Dime? Heck I do it for free ALL the time…see I told ya :P

  • Sicilian Papa



    Now you see, some of what you said is political discourse. You defended the Presidents record. Prepare yourself to be enraged if you come on the site because I’m not going anywhere.

    I criticize Rachel for her views on the unborn. That is my right but I do not disparage her appearance. I did say something unflattering about her once and I apologized on the site. Never did it again!

  • Coffee Steve


    You getting any of this rain? Been a ton here coming from your area

  • Kromoz

    AND seriously … this is a site about TV ratings. I wish the moderators would warn and remove posts about anything else. Take the political debate to Mediaite.

  • Mark2


    Rachel is probably the most informed person on News TV.

  • Coffee Steve


    I wish the moderators would warn and remove posts about anything else. Take the political debate to Mediaite.

    hmmm…Really? Seems to me this stuff is covered on cable news. Right?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    I did but it may have been Thursday Page. I think someone else posted the number today but I’m not sure.

  • Mark2

    Hey DB, I’m waiting….

  • Mark2

    Nope, I checked today’s thread and nobody mentioned it…thank you very much

  • Coffee Steve


    Dude, you feel those earthquakes down in Texas?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve, Ratboy

    We must be doing something right. Now they want to censor us?

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM
    Hey DB, I’m waiting….

    Foot tapping…..tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap…… :lol:

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    We must be doing something right. Now they want to censor us

    My wife wants to do the same to me :-)

  • Ratboy

    beam me up Scotty!!!!!!! :shock:

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