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

    New Bumper Sticker

    Obama got Bin Laden, Romney will get Big Bird


    BBL…one more big test to give

  • Sicilian Papa


    The lefties

    Maybe Obama should have done some hard interviews instead of ET, The View, and Leatherman. The entertainment President crashed and burned last night.

    The corrupt so-called objective media did their Messiah no favor by never asking him a hard question. You have to love the irony in that.

  • Doug Z


    49% will vote for BHO no mater what he does. I do not think the numbers are as strong for M.R. .

  • doomsayer2012

    Maybe if the media would report news that the people wanted to see & hear they would be getting better ratings.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states…

    Washington Post

    Maybe if the media would report news that the people wanted to see & hear they would be getting better ratings.

    Isn’t that the truth

  • PaulG

    After all the bashing in the MSM and jokes from the entertainment elites,,it looks like ole Clint may get the last laugh,,cause one of the chairs sure seemed pretty empty last night…

  • Coffee Steve


    They need an ad showing Romney debating an empty chair :-)

  • usnretiredx2

    :oops: :wink: :roll: :wink: :lol: :cool: :shock: :twisted:

  • bishop

    MSNBC’s Dyson on why Obama didn’t go after Romney. Because he is a black man.

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2


  • Doug Z

    In private, many EU diplomats have no qualms about saying they want Obama re-elected; it is no secret that many European countries, whether led by centre-left or centre-right governments, are more broadly aligned with the Democrats when it comes to social and tax policy, the environment and a range of foreign-affairs issues.

  • Coffee Steve


    DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought you re-enlisted and they shipped ya to Iran :lol: WELCOME BACK

  • usnretiredx2

    Been on a walk about. Wife had me in TN, AR, MS, KS, AL, and all the roads in between. Her work laptop died on the trip and had to use her personnel one which is the one I use too since my laptop keeps over heating and freezing up. So I had a choice, when she was done I could use it or we could get out on the bikes and do some riding. I went with the riding.

  • usnretiredx2

    I forgot GA too.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Choice USN, but good to see ya Bro

    *PANIC: Obama Camp ask Media for Help
    *Top Obama aide says performing in debates is ‘not the President’s strong suit’ and asks for media’s help against Mitt Romney


  • Ratboy


    Top Obama aide says performing in debates is ‘not the President’s strong suit’ and asks for media’s help against Mitt Romney

    David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s top strategist, has said that the campaign will take a ‘hard look’ at how to approach future debates and admitted that ‘I’m sure that we will make adjustments’.

    All but stating that Mitt Romney had won the Denver debate, Axelrod conceded that the performance aspect was ‘not the President’s strong suit in these events’ but insisted that ‘I don’t see us adding huge amounts of additional prep time’.

    Axelrod, speaking on a campaign conference call, made an appeal to reporters to make the points that Obama himself had failed to make in the debate

    ‘All of you who travel on the road with Governor Romney know that he just few weeks ago stood up and said we didn’t need any more teachers,’ he said. ‘Last night he couldn’t be more enthusiastic about teachers and more teachers.’

    Romney had delivered ‘a very vigorous performance but one that was devoid of honesty’, Axelrod said.

    ‘And so today, as the day after, I think the question for you [the media], for the American people is really one of character and whether or not a candidacy that’s so fundamentally rooted in hiding the truth and the facts from the American people and deception is the basis of trust on which you assign the presidency to a person.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2212961/Top-Obama-aide-say-debate-performance-Presidents-strong-suit-asks-medias-help-Mitt-Romney.html#ixzz28Lw4LBeI

  • Ratboy

    Geez man you are just too quick for me Coffee Dude :lol:

  • Ratboy

    The Smirk: RNC plays up Obama’s body language

    That didn’t take long. Exactly 12 hours after the first presidential debate ended, the Republican National Committee has released a new web video that zooms in on what pundits are calling his “smirk” at many of challenger Mitt Romney’s lines Wednesday night.

    From the RNC: “Good morning, we’re out with a new video ‘Smirk’ highlighting the president’s debate performance where he was visibly uncomfortable as he struggled to give Americans answers on how he’ll turn our country around with another four years. As Morning Joe said this morning – it appeared as if Obama thought debating was beneath him.”

  • Coffee Steve

    Geez man you are just too quick for me Coffee Dude

    I cheat I have this News Feed alert from 30 services on my cell phone :mrgreen:

    I usually get the news alert 5 minutes before its published, but in this case I just saw it and posted

  • Coffee Steve

    BBL..going for a walk with my kid before winter sets in Friday night

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