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.

  • AppleStinx

    Ralph Hahn wrote: “…I do detest her [Rachel Maddow’s] fans here who place her on top of the mountain peak and mock everyone else, particularly from Fox, as the Queen of The Airwaves.”

    It is very perplexing to me that, in the 21st Century, people still seem to worship PhDs and feel the need to subserviently call them “doctors”. I’m not saying that it is wrong, only that it’s so not up with the times. When I finished graduate school, a lot of the friends who went on for a PhD did so because continuing with whatever scholarship they had was less intimidating than venturing out in the real world for a job.

  • Mark2

    Yep…DB was full of shyte.

  • Coffee Steve

    beam me up Scotty!!!!!!!

    Its the same everywhere Rats…Trust me when I was on those meds the other day, I visted every planet in the cosmo’s. It all the smae. Weird huh? whoaaa

    There is a full moon ya know

  • Ratboy

    Hey Papa, why dont you come on over? I making some spagetti gravy. Come over and we will have a little pasta and sawseeech I get a little bread and some olive oil for dipping.

    I already ate as the gravy simmers but you come for a sit down and I may eat again!! :)

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Okay maybe Rachel is a political genius. Talented beyond all our comprehension.

    The way she talks about the unborn is chilling. All the adjectives I used in my earlier post.

  • Coffee Steve


    I love using Olive oil, but it always gives me the runs

    But I have to use it making my bread

  • Sicilian Papa



    I’m having Chinese.

  • Coffee Steve

    I had chicken in italian dressing sauce GOOOOOOOOOOOD

  • Ratboy

    So Rachel is a PHD but she is hosting a show on MSNBC………………….cant she get a job in her field EITHER???????? :shock:

  • MattFitz

    We don’t have enough water pressure, so the two will have to burn. lol(ralph talking about MSNBC stars)papa u compared Sen Reid to the psycho from goodfellows a murderer and terrible person Rat and Hillbilly constantly use cutesy names like dumbocrats mr Maddow mock phds which are hard earned and cite these unfactusal hate smears from right wing blogsites that have no real credentials and dont have to print facts.the News media are not a propoganda machine of vile vermin incompetent? sometimes factually correct? usually eventually Liberal? hell no not if u refering to the networks Diane Sawyer was a Republican Speechwriter, Greggory lets the Republicans on his show spout off and cuts off the rebuttals they are center right at best

  • Letmethink

    Welcome back Coffee–we were getting worried about you. Haven’t seen Boss posting lately. Hope all is OK with him.
    Hmmmm layoff from sequestration not going out for Lockheed Martin. Gov assured them that taxpayers will foot the bill for them breaking the law. How very generous of the government.

  • Coffee Steve

    You spiked the water again didn’t you Rats?

  • Letmethink

    layoff^layoff notices

  • Sicilian Papa



    No, Senator Reid really was the character played by one of the Smothers brothers. The corrupt politician. The writer wrote the character based on him.

  • Coffee Steve


    Thank you, good to be back, I just got to doing things and we went car hunting, but decided just to keep what we have.

  • lbsles

    Complete List of President Obama’s Historic Firsts

    • First President to Violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally Executing American Military Operations in Libya Without Informing Congress In the Required Time Period – Source: Huffington Post)

    • First President to Triple the Number of Warrantless Wiretaps of U.S. Citizens (Source: ACLU)

    • First President to Sign into Law a Bill That Permits the Government to “Hold Anyone Suspected of Being Associated With Terrorism Indefinitely, Without Any Form of Due Process. No Indictment. No Judge or Jury. No Evidence. No Trial. Just an Indefinite Jail Sentence” (NDAA Bill – Source: Business Insider)

    • First President to Have His Attorney General Held in Criminal Contempt of Congress For His Efforts to Cover Up Operation Fast and Furious, That Killed Over 300 Individuals (Source: Politico)

    • First President to claim Executive Privilege to shield a sitting Attorney General from a Contempt of Congress finding for perjury and withholding evidence from lawful subpoenas (Source: Business Insider)

    • First President to Issue Unlawful “Recess-Appointments” Over a Long Weekend — While the U.S. Senate Remained in Session (against the advice of his own Justice Department – Source: Heritage Foundation)

    • First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case (Source: Gawker)

    • First President to “Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions” (Source: DHS documents uncovered by Judicial Watch)

    • First President to Sue States for Enforcing Voter ID Requirements, Which Were Previously Ruled Legal by the U.S. Supreme Court (Source: CNN)

    And that’s just part of the Law and Justice section.

    www dot libertynews dot com/2012/10/01/complete-list-of-president-obamas-historic-firsts/

  • Letmethink

    @Steve Did you buy a car? a Chevy Volt—:)

  • Coffee Steve

    Got my broadband cable 20 meg service back today too, windstream DSL stunk/

  • Letmethink

    oops just noticed your last line. Sometimes I am very slow on the uptake.

  • Coffee Steve


    They were out of Volts, they all blew up on the lot :P

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