Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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October 3rd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 2, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,365            338            615
CNN         378            124            179
MSNBC         712            219            341
CNBC         150             43             74
FBN           57             14             29
HLN         173             71            101
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,733            653         1,164
CNN         591            185            297
MSNBC       1,425            422            670
CNBC         190            103            121
FBN           45             11             16
HLN         201             78            101
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,251            354            664
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         210            100            139
MSNBC Morning Joe         530            209            308
CNBC Squawk Box         135             39             53
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         202            111            159
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,216            394            863
CNN SITUATION ROOM         576            131            209
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,245            278            526
CNBC FAST MONEY         119             25             60
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         109             35             40
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,060            376            791
CNN SITUATION ROOM         587            207            277
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,034            273            465
CNBC MAD MONEY         145             30             49
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         161             36             69
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,821            388            785
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         498            146            234
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,161            326            572
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         157             21             54
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         212             58             89
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,182            634         1,276
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         554            184            290
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,382            376            636
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE         115             60             62
HLN NANCY GRACE         225             73             82
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,047            817         1,368
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         664            192            307
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,625            480            754
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         222            131            155
HLN DR. DREW         202            106            114
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,939            502            832
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         555            179            294
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,265            411            618
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         234            118            146
HLN NANCY GRACE         177             55            109
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,241            443            696
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         374            118            188
MSNBC ED SHOW         748            269            343
CNBC MAD MONEY           71             53             59
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         197             85            137

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.

  • Jo

    Think that was what the lame video exclusive was all about, ratings, of course it was. They have no shame.

  • Chriscee

    Awwwww Jo…..are you mad?? The “lame” video as you say…..told the absolute TRUTH about Obama.

    WOW!!! just WOW!!! FOX SMOKED THEM ALL!!!!

  • don

    what was on hannity big numbers

  • Hillbilly

    FNC 3 shows & MSNBC 1.

    Hannity 0.5 in the demo.

    Daily show over 2 million again – 2050.

  • Ranger1989

    It’s all over for Obama after tonight

  • Ratboy

    Yea Jo it was just about ratings! Nothing to do with the MSM hiding what was really said or Obama changing how he talks to pander to the black audiance or telling lies about how Louisiana was treated after Katrina or sucking up to the same guy he denounced a few months earlier. Juuuuuuust ratings!

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point still in the 200’s—not good!!

  • AppleStinx

    Should I waste time to check whether Jo wrote similar stuff about MSNBC and the Romney tape? :cool:

  • moncon

    A win all around for Fox News.

    @ Ratboy
    I saw the Sharpton response. And for any liberal/democrat who does not think that there is a percentage of Americans happy to be on the dole then they are lying to themselves. Again, during my travels from poverty to where I am today I have seen scores of able bodied people capable of working but liked sleeping in until noon and video-gaming all night. Not 47% but there are those taking away valuable resources for others that really need help. Generational welfare is a problem in this country. Social Security Disability is another area where there are those who can work but know how to game the system.
    Home for lunch, now back to work. Hope I don’t waste 90 minutes of my time on this debate tonight!

  • TwilightZone

    I wouldn’t argue against Hannity using the video for ratings. Hannity saw the video as yet another bit of proof that Obama is a manipulator and that the video will be ignored by the Alphabet soup media which worships Obama. By airing it as he should have, he knew it would be a rating boost. Double whammy for Hannity. Good for him.

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM
    Should I waste time to check whether Jo wrote similar stuff about MSNBC and the Romney tape?

    but….but…..but…..thaaaaats different! :shock:

  • Ratboy

    @ TwilightZone
    yep! gotta beleive that the Romney 47 tape helped the MESSDNC ratings climb like thay have

  • Laurence Glavin

    “Alphabet soup media”? Hmmm…the letters ‘f’, ‘o’ and ‘x’ are letters in the alphabet used in English-speaking countries as well as much of Yurp (Greece and Russia do things a little bit differently). Maybe Fox should just substitute a picture of a fox the way men’s rooms and ladies’ rooms have pictures of humanoids wearing appropriate dress for those who can’t read…their prime audience?

  • Keynes

    It does not bother anyone else that the tape in question came from a 2007 speech by Obama at Hampton University, a historically black college in Virginia. The five-year-old speech had already been reported on extensively before last night by, among many others, Brit Hume of Fox News and by Tucker Carlson himself, on his ill-fated MSNBC show. As Dylan Byers reports at Politico, “The speech was also covered by CNN, NBC News, ABC News, The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times, among others. Big deal?

  • PreciousCat

    Fox News: Look we found a tape of Obama…… talking jive. Exclusive. Fox News has no shame lol. They are desperate..

  • Mark2

    I just heard a conservative pundit state on CNN that Obama has increased our National Debt more than all the other Presidents combined and not a single person corrected her. That just goes to show you the lack of knowledge CNN anchors have.

  • TwilightZone

    “the letters ‘f’, ‘o’ and ‘x’ are letters in the alphabet…”

    Hmmmmm…..like most English-speaking countries as well as Yurp (Europe?), FOX can be annunciated into a word. But agreed it is spelled with letters from the English alphabet, much like ‘worshipers of Obama’ are spelled with letters from the English alphabet. Seems to me to be an effort to distract from the the reality that Obama is an actor, and the video brought forth again by the Daily Caller (as all reporting on it in 2007 was from the pre-speech notes provided by the Obama team) and promoted by Hannity is one more bit of evidence in a cornucopia of evidence that CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, et al will ignore, or spend minimal time on it… nothing like the 8 days for Romney’s 47% remarks from an edited video.

  • Mark2

    It’s funny that Fox has to air something that was already aired 5 years ago

  • TwilightZone

    “yep! gotta beleive that the Romney 47 tape helped the MESSDNC ratings climb like thay have”


  • Chriscee

    It wasn’t aired 5 years ago…CNN states “they had the tape”–they failed to air it…..and the MAIN STREAM MEDIA FAILED TO DO THEIR JOB!! The lame stream media..never ever vetted Obama…like they do Romney.

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