Cable News Ratings for Monday, October 1, 2012

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October 2nd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 1, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,312            295            585
CNN         293             93            132
MSNBC         671            203            315
CNBC         152             43             82
FBN           59             13             27
HLN         176             70            108
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,222            421            908
CNN         359            127            171
MSNBC       1,339            395            635
CNBC         146             78             92
FBN           48             17             26
HLN         214             68            118
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,279            325            671
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         178             80            118
MSNBC Morning Joe         461            182            265
CNBC Squawk Box         123             31             63
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         198            120            147
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,105            404            867
CNN SITUATION ROOM         439             93            119
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,185            258            479
CNBC FAST MONEY         189             45             95
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         108             53             66
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,921            320            797
CNN SITUATION ROOM         377             83            119
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,102            301            498
CNBC MAD MONEY         142             58             91
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         174             60            100
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,831            398            821
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         407            138            206
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,224            294            562
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         133             42             69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         228             66            103
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,883            522         1,177
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         376            131            191
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,274            316            582
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         166             79             86
HLN NANCY GRACE         298             97            150
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,008            381            845
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         373            131            158
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,465            476            703
CNBC DIAMOND RUSH         115             49             83
HLN DR. DREW         160             59            105
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,755            360            697
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         328            118            164
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,279            393            620
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         166            108            113
HLN NANCY GRACE         186             48             99
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,226            393            589
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         220             77            110
MSNBC ED SHOW         737            247            344
CNBC MAD MONEY         119             56             98
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         181             54            119

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.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Biden, telling the cheerleaders “What you do on the hard wood is totally amazing to me.”

  • Sicilian Papa

    Biden, I’m sorry lefties…If a bird had his brain it would fly backwards.

  • Raz

    Now they are finding out there was a problem with the security companys guarding our ambassidor in Libya. There was a contract dispute, so basicly, the US cheaped out on security resulting in the embassy being burned and our ambassidor tortured and killed. Do you see the lame stream media reporting this? NO! So far out of the administration….”we will look into this further later next month.” Sorry the poor guy died and loused up your election.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Raz, Good Morning Raz, Rats, and Mike

    In relation to your post Raz

    Something else the MSM was failing to report on

    *White House widening covert war in North Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers’ mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.

    But the teams had yet to do much counterterrorism work in Libya, though the White House signed off a year ago on the plan to build the new military task force in the region and the advance teams had been there for six months, according to three U.S. counterterror officials and a former intelligence official. All spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the strategy publicly.

    The counterterror effort indicates that the administration has been worried for some time about a growing threat posed by al-Qaida and its offshoots in North Africa. But officials say the military organization was too new to respond to the attack in Benghazi, where the administration now believes armed al-Qaida-linked militants surrounded the lightly guarded U.S. compound, set it on fire and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

    Story at the AP

  • Jeff

    It’s funny on the righty talk radio programs this morning.

    “Why is Obama talkin like a black guy?

    Oh Lordy!! Silly programs with stupid callers. Makes my morning commute so much more entertaining.

    Wonder if this sludge drudge will boost Sean Insanitty’s ratings for yesterday seeing how desperate the righty is for a video of their own against Obama since the “i dont care about 47% of Americans video is destroying Willard and now the only 30% want the american dream Paul Ryan video is taking off.

  • tj

    I think Hannity must be getting a little worried. He had to get with Drudge to tweet about a bombshell video that was covered in 2007 by Fox on the day it occurred.

  • Moncon

    Is the Daily Rundown supposed to be a news program? I don’t think Chuck knows anything else but reporting on Romney & Obama & the election.

  • Sicilian Papa



    You got that backwards, 30% want the welfare state is what Ryan says and come on that is pretty accurate.

  • Mark

    DB you were right as far as the speech cadence and accent, totally phony.
    I seem many politicians adopt an accent when talking to a specific group of people. I remember Hillary Clinton once had this terrible southern drawl in one of her speeches during the primaries in 2008, Bush Jr was another known to adopt a drawl when he was talking in certain places in the south

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Moncon, Jeff, & TJ

    They are expecting close to 100 Million to view tonights debate.


  • Coffee Steve

    Morning to you too Mark

    Everyone got their popcorn ready for tonight? I have class and Church but will be back in time for the debate

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “…I can’t believe some can’t hear the race baiting in his speech…”

    Those some probably believe that Obama walks on water. His stale farts are to them “breaths of fresh air”. :wink:

  • Sicilian Papa



    The things he says about the Stafford Act are untrue and as a sitting Senator he knows it’s untrue. He is saying white Republicans are bigoted and they treat you differently because of the color of your skin. He is using a lie to push that narrative. The government forked over tens of billions of dollars to help rebuild in New Orleans.

    He says it in a way I have never heard him speak before. The word phony comes to mind.

  • Moncon

    @ Steve
    That’s what I mean, why isn’t Chuck Todd asking those questions to his panel? It deserves to be asked by everyone, irregardless of your position.

    I did Bing Stafford Waivers for Katrina and found a CRS report stating a number of Federal Agencies did waive regulatory requirements or extended deadlines for victims of Katrina. So I take it as him misleading people and playing the race card to do it. Shameful!

  • Ratboy

    It’s funny on the righty talk radio programs this morning.

    “Why is Obama talkin like a black guy?

    I just want to know which way he DOES talk? That’s all very simple, which is the REAL way he talks?? I dont care which one it is I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE REAL ONE!

  • Ratboy

    Leno on Biden: ‘Which Candidate Is He Campaigning For? I’m Confused!’

    Jay Leno again waded deeply into presidential politics on Tuesday evening.

    Commenting on Vice President Joe Biden’s “middle class has been buried” gaffe, the NBC Tonight Show host said during his opening monologue, “I’m sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? I’m confused”

  • Coffee Steve

    @AppleStinx, Rats, and Moncon

    The problem with the entire concept is in relationship to his 2008 speech

    “We are not a White America, or a Black America, We are THE United States of America”

    And that context my friends, that video last night shot that speech to kingdom come.

    And anyone can check, the Stafford Act was issued for New Orleans and has been issued for all major disasters since it’s conception. And as a Senator in 2007 he had to know that fact. That is dividing people.

  • Coffee Steve

    Rass this morning

    Obama 49%

    Romney 47%

    Swing States 50-45% President Obama

  • Coffee Steve


    BBL… I forgot to print up her Science lesson

  • d.d.

    Good Morning.

    I’m not a Hannity fan , & , I haven’t watched the video yet, but, I ‘ve read all your comments.

    I ‘m going to type about something I do know & watch the video later.

    – –

    Journolist Exposed: Documents

    I remember this story very well. It was called ‘agenda journalism’. I’m more apt to call it , pure & simple, propaganda.

    One of the Liberal media’s goals on ‘JournoList’ was they plotted to bury the Jeremiah Wright Story in 2008. This gem stuck in my mind at the time. Spencer Ackerman of The Washington Independent, stated “If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares – and call them racists”. Another comment…. he fantasized about putting conservatives through plate-glass windows. Another Journolist member ,Jonathan Strong , talked about wanting the federal government to shut down Fox News.

    Similarly, the controversy over the now-defunct list serve of several hundred liberal journalists, activists and academics Journolist group does not cloud the fact that a number of its members were clearly playing partisan politics, attacking Republicans and suppressing unsavory facts about Obama.

    Journolist’s founder, the Washington Post’s, Ezra Klein, freely admits it was intended to be a gathering place for lefty journalists and their like-minded allies in universities and think tanks. Washington Post management has control of the archive, so, it is really unavailable to us, but, many of the Jounolist names are already known , as well as some of their emails.

    This was journalist corruption , & , I have no doubt it is still going on today. Why ?

    The known members of JournoList, a conspiracy to manipulate media coverage to favor leftist positions, now number 151. Which means that about 2/3 of the list remain covert operatives, still functioning without public knowledge of their membership.

    Among those taking part in JournoList was Jared Bernstein, an adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008 who today works as the top economic aide to Vice President Joe Biden

    Known Journolisters


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