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.

  • Suikostinger


    “For you yahoos who say the only reason “Hannity” showed this tape was for ratings, then MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” did it for the same reason, as I had complimented MSNBC for doing so, fairly, later in Monday’s cable news ratings report. A-holes who cry that “Hannity” needed a gimmick to regain his normal superior ratings”

    Maybe because the video clip has already been played by many different sources years ago? He just brought up something that was already brought up and saying no one has seen or brought it up. Apples and oranges…..

  • Ratboy

    I love it! I guess every leftie here has taken lessons from MSNBC and the MSM on how to respond……………….only report what is damaging and you will be a star.

    Yes it was covered in 07 and yes it was even covered by Carlson BUT…………….the transcrip released by the campaign only covered just und 10 minutes of the almost 40 minutes of the speech. And yes it has beeen on the web ever since……………………….in the 10 minute format NOT the entire speech. OOOOOPS! forgot that part!

  • Jeff

    DEAL WITH IT: Seems Sean Insannity needs a gimmick to beat Rachel Maddow this week. That’s pretty clear as of late,
    If that makes me triple a-hole in ppl’s eyes that’s just fine. I don’t really care.

  • Dave

    Twilight Zone,Old Ben Franklin,who you seem to love had lower morals than Newt.Ben died of Syphilis.Our founding fathers believed in slavery,That women shouldn’t have the right to vote.They didn’t even allow non land owning white males to vote.
    I am sure a lot of you right wingers agree with our founding fathers 100%.

  • Chriscee

    “I don’t know if you’ve noticed,” Obama says in the video, shot on Jan. 21, 2002 at the University of Chicago, “but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want. They want to make sure folks don’t take their stuff.”

    January 21 was Martin Luther King Jr. Day that year.

    Clearly, Barack Hussein Obama is a very sick individual.

  • Ratboy

    @ Dave
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM
    What a bunch of bull on this board.Ask FOX to play the whole speech ,not just bits and pieces.We heard all of Romney’s hate tape.

    NOPE!!!! SORRY!!!! There seems to be 2 minutes of the Romney speech missing, edited out, HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. And the entire Obama speech IS acvailable on the Daily caller. The whole thing uncut unedited complete!

    Another OOOOOPS!

  • UpAndOver


    My reader has been trying to visualize all his answers on my screen…

    I wonder if he has the questions ?

  • Dave

    Rat,Why doesn’t FOX play the whole tape?Because it would ruin the lies they are telling.
    Obama will make Romney look like the dishonest fool he is tonight.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    Surely the Romeny campaign would be happy to give us the text of the “missing two minutes” have they? I seriously don’t know the answer, they could have?

  • Sicilian Papa



    I find you post highly objectionable. When I figure out what you are trying to say I’m going to be really mad.

  • Ratboy

    @ Dave
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:22 PM
    Rat,Why doesn’t FOX play the whole tape?Because it would ruin the lies they are telling.
    Obama will make Romney look like the dishonest fool he is tonight.

    Dave, please step away from the punch. It is 40 minutes long and no station would play the entire thing. It is readily available (even to you since you have a computer with internet otherwise you could not post here) to watch in it’s complete unedited version. It is hard to call what FOX played as lies since it was Obama on tape in his, er…uh…. ONE OF HIS voices.

  • d.d.

    Obama Voted Against Money for Katrina


    What a hypocrite !


    Speaking of voting ………….


    In fact, our representatives in the U.S. government has become so brazen, that they commit fraud in plain view, on a daily basis, while at the same time trying to pass laws that would further restrict and criminalize the public for doing the same

    You’ve got to watch the video . It’s almost unbelievable.


  • Ratboy

    @ Anthony Parello (AP076)
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Surely the Romeny campaign would be happy to give us the text of the “missing two minutes” have they? I seriously don’t know the answer, they could have?

    I do not know if it was a scripted speech with a text version. I think it was a video taken by an “unofficial” camera. It is a good question though that i have not heard anyone from either party ask.

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:29 PM
    Obama Voted Against Money for Katrina


    What a hypocrite !

    SUPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like I said last night, maybe the Obama supporters will catch on that they have been HAD!

  • Sicilian Papa


    All lefties

    The tape exposed Obama as a pandering bigot. Will it change the race? No, but if a Republican said those kinds of things the corrupt lib. media would play that tape a million times in a week.

    “Where is your Stafford Act waiver, where is your dollar.” Paraphrasing here, if you were white like the people in New York(9/11) or people in Florida(hurricane Andrew) Bush and the evil Republican party would have helped you.

    I love the accent. Never heard it before.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    I just watched a video of L. Kudlow debating the two minutes and the timing of the video release with the Editor Corn of Mother Jones.

    The editor reasonably explained that the person recording missed two minutes according to his estimates due to technical difficulties. The point was made that since the Romney campaign nor anybody in attendance (all but one apparently Romney supporters) disputes the content of the video or refutes it based on the missing two minutes or is able to fill in the blanks or tried to, the two minutes were inconsequential.

    To assume anything else would seem to be silly conspiracy theories.

  • Sasha

    Anyone disillusioned with Obama and thinking about voting for him again should remember the old saying. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  • Sicilian Papa

    It seems President Obama refused to waive the Stafford Act after the tornado in Joplin Mo. To many white people!!!!!!

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    Obviously he was pandering. Did what he said rise to the level of bigotry or racism? I hardly think so. Fair on not a lot of people in the African American community felt that the reaction of the government at various stages was lacking (unarguable) but were they racially motivated (debatable, but it matters little since many in the community believe it).

    “Panderer” yes.
    Bigot no

  • Ratboy

    @ Anthony Parello (AP076)

    You DO realize that Korn is a paid employee of NBC right? So a conversation between two NBC guys about missing tape may not be the best final source.

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