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.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Mika Brzezinski: Why Can’t Romney Transfer Debate Performance Onto Campaign Trail?

    Maybe because the MSM doesn’t report fairly and you never see it Mika?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Paul, Coffee Steve

    Al Gore is a class A, number one, boob.



    I didn’t pay much attention to the moderator. Maybe he was helping Romney but I didn’t see it. I thought he was a non-factor.

  • Paul

    @ Coffee Steve


    { know 1 debate isn’t a guarantee of victory but Romney did land more punches giving Romney the edge for round 2. If Paul Ryan can land just as many next Thursday against Biden then Obama will be on the ropes.

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall if Pelosi and Reid had a phone chat or coffee this morning.

    I guess Debbie Wasserman Schultz is MIA since the Dem Convention.

  • Paul

    @ Sicilian Papa

    Funny, the altitude wasn’t an issue when Obamna won the nomination lol

  • Doug Z

    RatbYou are a neocon.admit it.

  • Doug Z

    Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Higher

  • DB

    I love the liberal spin on BO getting his you know what kicked. The libs picked their own referee( moderator) and picked not only someone from their own conference but from their own team. They get beat anyway and blame the referee– pathetic. And Jeffie and the others have only Big Bird to hang on too!!! Very sad.

    Thanks Al Gore—the altitude must be the reason or maybe climate change that only impacts black people.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I have to admit I am enjoying watching the corrupt so-called objective media stump for the President. Big Bird, Romney was being mean, Romney is lying, a guilty pleasure.

  • Coffee Steve

    know 1 debate isn’t a guarantee of victory but Romney did land more punches giving Romney the edge for round 2

    Next Presidential Debate,

    President Obama had better do better because If President Obama is considered to have lost the next debate as well, By the “Independents” this election will in fact be over. All Romney has to do now is get a draw. The left will always vote for Obama as the right will always vote for Romney.

    But those who can be swayed either way sees the President lose or simply just break even with Romney at the next one, Romney will win this election.

    @Sicilian Papa
    Al Gore is a class A, number one, boob

    The scary thing is? I voted for that boob against Bush. Gore had it all, he followed Clinton (Whom I voted for as well) and the economy was doing well, no big wars, Employment was good etc. And the man just simply flat blew it.

    He has turned into a hot air machine. I honestly think Gore in unstable

  • Coffee Steve


    I’m taking Killing Kennedy (7) to the lake this weekend. I can’t wait to set back and read it

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    4 out 5 Psychiatrists say hot air syndrome is closely related to excessive massages.

  • Suikostinger


    I went on tuesday, 100 pre orders gone and 50 shelf copies GONE! I stopped yesterday late, 80 more shelf copies GONE! I

    Yeah, isn’t it a shame? Historians, teachers etc etc have found PLENTY of “factual” evidence in the book to be completely wrong. No surprise though. It’s saddening to know that people will be reading this book and will think that they are actually getting facts. No wonder it has 3 stars on Amazon.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    I’m taking Killing Kennedy (7) to the lake this weekend. I can’t wait to set back and read it

    Maybe I should come to the lake this weekend and you could read Killing Kennedy (8) tooooooo meeeee! :)

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “I’m guessing 80 Million tuned in [for the debate], you?”

    I’ll go for a more modest 62.5 million. And that FNC won among cable news networks. :lol:

  • Paul

    @ coffee steve

    I have a question Aside from county results are election results broken down by zip code?

  • Ratboy

    I just got this email from Carville :lol: :lol: :lol:
    This is the Subject line
    “splash of water in the face”

    Maybe I’m just getting too old for this, but I’ve had just about enough of Romney’s shenanigans.

    Every day is just another assault on the middle class, while he’s protecting every Tom, Dick and Harry Millionaire’s right to not pay one more red cent in taxes!

    My friends at the DCCC are trying to put up a big number tonight to show how hard we’re gonna fight back against the Republicans.

    Donate $3 or whatever you can muster to help give President Obama the Democratic majority he deserves

    Come on now!


  • Sicilian Papa



    You can’t sell this any other way. The President is exposed. He may be able to come back but it won’t be easy.

    The best line of the night. I’m sitting on the couch listening to Obama make a point and thinking where is he going with this. The moderator goes back to Romney.

    Romney: Mr. President I’ve been in business for twenty-five years and I have no idea what you are talking about.

  • Doug Z

    Coffee , you voted for Gore?

  • Coffee Steve

    I have a question Aside from county results are election results broken down by zip code?

    Not as much as by congressional districts. The parties make adjustments by the zone rather than zip codes. That’s why they know in advance in some cases, that even though a certain person is leading, but the opposite sides strong district hasn’t bene counted yet, that they will in fact lose.

    I’ve seen races called while the other person was say leading 52-49% but wound up losing 55-45% when all the votes come in.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Doug Z

    Yes :-( I voted for Gore. I was young, and stupid :-)


    I’m reading it to my bear skinned rug :mrgreen:

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