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.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa

    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.

    Yep, but only time will tell if its truly news worthy. The Libya story is starting to take effect somewhat, but this may throw another stick on it. The tape I want to see is the one that the LA Times won’t publish

  • Coffee Steve

    Alot more details about the tape on Drudge now

  • Sicilian Papa



    I know people aren’t talking about this Holder story and the connection to the President but it is a blockbuster. The President’s personal friend and Attorney General involved in an armed terrorist attack on an American University. Obama knew Holder at the time and even hung out in the building under it’s new name The Malcolm X center.

    Were was the corrupt lib. media in 2007? They must have been fainting at Obama rallies. They really are shameful bunch!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    Looks like the tape is talking about the 53% that Romney wasn’t :-)

  • Sicilian Papa

    Did the President know how the building got it’s new name The Malcolm X Center when he was hanging out there after the armed take over by Holder and friends?

  • DB

    I believe you can see the tape on The Blaze or at least about 9 minutes of his fake accent. He refers to “the babi”– means baby. I will have to say this does show Obama’s racism but was that not known already?? Not sure if this is really a big deal, if the tape on the Blaze is what Hannity is showing. We will see– if it is a big deal and bad for Obama, we won’t see it on MSNBC or any of the major networks.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    The real story if all this is true, is the corruption and cover up in the corrupt lib. media over the last five years. The country should be outraged at them!

  • Sunshine

    Didn’t I post about this on Thursdays thread? (Holder’s activism)

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    The country should be outraged at them!

    Agreed. I think the Libya story and Fast & Furious should be the headlines.

  • Ratboy

    Is This Obama’s ‘Other Race Speech’ That Drudge And Fox News Are Teasing?


  • Ratboy

    Keep this in mind. Hannity was not taken seriously in 2007 and 2008 when he tried to show some of what Obama was. Many of the things he uncovered but was brushed away has come to be more reality than BS. So……….Hannity has vowed to VET the president like the media wouldnt during the last go around. He has made it very clear that he is not only out for the truth about the president but he wants everyone to see how the media covered up by not reporting.

    This could be very interesting!

  • Coffee Steve


    I think the full tape has a lot more on it. Drudge overstates a lot of things at times, but I’ve never seen him put such importance on a story as this one.

    Some of the text looks bad but if shown in full context it may or may not be so damning. Just have to wait I guess.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I agree, there had better be a lot more than that. I watched the nine minutes and it sounds like a standard Obama speech. Oh, no I hope we aren’t opening Al Capone secret vault!!!!

  • Sicilian Papa



    That is what got me interested in the story.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa

    Agreed. It sounded fairly normal to me

  • AppleStinx

    bishop wrote: “Jeff//keep in touch while in France. Somebody here will miss you…”

    We should run a poll to determine who will miss Jeff the most around here. :grin:
    He will be ok; I don’t believe he’s one of those who think that “faux” rhymes with “fox”.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    Afghanistan needs to be on the table. There is talk of an early exit. The Taliban sees victory in sight and does not want to negotiate. Did the Presidents surge strategy work? The President gets to walk away from a policy that was a loser. If you are not going to fight a war all out than you are defeated before you start. He had the option of ending the war in his first year but choose the surge. He also announced his retreat at the same time he order the troops in.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    Did the Presidents surge strategy work?

    It failed the minute he gave a timeline. If we were at war with each other and you told me when you were going to leave? I’m not giving up anything.

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 4:29 PM
    bishop wrote: “Jeff//keep in touch while in France. Somebody here will miss you…”

    We should run a poll to determine who will miss Jeff the most around here.

    Ya think maybe he is going to Paris Missouri and thinks he is going to France? Maybe he will run into Billhilly! :shock:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 4:38 PM
    @S. Papa
    Did the Presidents surge strategy work?

    It failed the minute he gave a timeline.

    Hey Coffee! I am going to put 10 guys around your house looking for your stash of coffee and we will not stop until we find it but………………….we are going to stop next Tuesday, SO BEWARE!!!!!!!!

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