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



    MSNBC is successful. There I said it, it wasn’t easy. Liberals didn’t do well in talk radio and everyone said they would fail on TV. More power to them, good job.

  • Mark

    Here is a question why doesn’t Drudge show it on his website if it’s so bad(then they can discuss it on the talking head shows later). As a journalist wouldn’t he want to take proper credit for breaking the story

  • Sicilian Papa



    Put “journalist” in quotes when talking about Matt Drudge.

  • Coffee Steve


    Hannity may have the rightrs to show it first, exclusive rightrs prevents anyone from showing it until the original rights owner shows it. If FOX won’t allow Hannity to air it, then Hannity can allow others to.

    The tape will come out, just depends on who shows it

  • Sicilian Papa



    Hannity will pull some numbers tonight.

  • mlong5000

    Nobody is losing any sleep at FOX MSNBC scores some victories in the demo but FOX wins the totals and dominates the demo the majority of the time..when MSNBC starts winning the demos all the time or takes over in totals then MSNBC has something to brag about.

  • MattFitz

    OMG Papa did u forget to take your meds lol u musta had to barf that out.I in turn can admit that fox has had a firm grip in the ratings the psst few years I never liked that but always admitted it however Im glad to see that u at least see u got some real competition starting as Rachel Maddow whether u love her or hate her has done way more for them then Keith and his Blowhard antics ever did

  • Coffee Steve

    I won’t post anymore updates about the tape, but Drudge is lettin g some bits and pieces come out..visit Drudge for updates

    OK, lets continue our chess game now :-)

  • d.d.

    first Paris for a few days, then the South of France. Château de Balleroy
    – –

    My French is rusty . I had to use Google’s translator to be able to read every word.


    No matter whether it is Republican or Democratic voter fraud, it needs to be investigated , & , if appropriate prosecuted.

    CO: Voter group that registers the dead, pets, kids, says efforts have been applauded
    ….“To help you out I have enclosed an application, which I already filled in with most of the basic information. All you need to do is look over the form to make sure it is correct, make any changes as necessary and complete the form. Then sign it and drop it in the mail. It is really that easy”


    More illegal double votes found in Ohio, New York, and Rhode Island

    True the Vote reported on Tuesday that they found 34 new double voters in Ohio, 32 in New York, and two in Rhode Island since their last update. The New York double votes were discovered using a sample of less than one percent of upstate voters.


    VA: Controversial group pours more voter forms into Virginia

    FREDERICKSBURG — A group that has sent registration forms to deceased individuals and family pets continues to sign up voters in Virginia, but says it’s doing so legally.


    As Watchdog has reported this week, the VPC is a Washington D.C.-based non-profit that has solicited pets, dead people and children in its quest to register as many voters as possible for the general election. Its target is women and minorities, the strongest voting bloc for Barack Obama.

    To date, the VPC has sent out more than 10 million pieces of mail across half of the nation.

    IA: Suspicious ballots bring out criminal investigators

    Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, recently hired a DCI investigator to look into potential cases of fraud among non-citizens
    A voter registration group accused of registering corpses, children and family pets says it has made changes that would steer it clear of fraud, yet last month it mailed a solicitation condemned by the Louisiana secretary of state in July.


    9/30/12: MARYLAND: deceased voting


    9/28/12: NEW JERSEY: John Fernandez: absentee ballot fraud

    “John Fernandez, 61, of Belleville, was found guilty of election fraud following a two-week trial. The jury found Fernandez guilty of charges of conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree).”

  • MattFitz

    smacks of desperation from Hannity if u ask me some bogus shocker tape just as He finds himself getting beat like a drum in the demos recently but no one at fox sweats the ratings Im sure this is just a coincidence lol

  • Sicilian Papa



    I will give the gas bag of all gas bags credit for this, he brought the network out of the weeds. You are right he is the Rush Limbaugh of the left.

  • Coffee Steve

    Got some real good popcorn for the debate Wed night. I may even drink a soft drink instead of coffee for it yuk yuk


    You get any of thast rain the past few days?

  • MattFitz

    Rachel Maddow is not a he u seem to be talking about Ed he is the lefts version of Limbaugh I agree she is nothing like either of those excitable blow hards sh is calm cool proffesional and funny as hell to boot

  • bishop

    keep in touch while in France. Somebody here will miss you. I spent a year in france beautiful country.

  • Sicilian Papa



    No, I’m talking about Keith. Love him or hate him he put MSNBC on the map.

  • MattFitz

    True the vote u gotta be kidding me thats a fake grassroots org funded by Karl Rove they are the modern version of Nixons dirty tricks campaighn so if u wanna submitt your fake claims using a shadowy group with ties to billionaires go ahead but your argument gets a false equivalence as your source is bogus

  • Sicilian Papa



    Olbermann designed that show and it brought in an audience when MSNBC was a joke. I wanted to throw a shoe at the TV but I did tune in from time to time.

  • Coffee Steve


    They don’t have Earth Quakes there :-) Just DON’T drink the water dude

  • MattFitz

    Also I predict True The Vote will get in far more and seriously inditable trouble after this election they are already making false challenges to legitimate voters across the US and come election day they will find out that voter intimidation comes with a criminal penalty Wait and see.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    I haven’t been to Drudge in a while. Geez, the kitchen sink is being thrown at Obama. Libya, race tape, Afghanistan in retreat, the economy.

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