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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    A lot of Lefties here, screaming: “Why doesn’t Fox play the WHOLE tape?” Last night on Hannity, the show you folks despise yet not pay attention to what was actually said, Tucker Carlson told Sean that he has the entire 40-minute speech available for viewing at his website.

    Fox could lose ALL of its ratings if it showed 40-minutes of Obama speaking in 2007. IT just could put everyone to sleep, yet still outraged by what they aleady saw.

  • Ratboy

    Well once again I must put all my piercings in, dye my hair purple, put on the black lipstick and nail polish so I can get ready to watch and worship OReilly. Then the debate!

    BBL (unless I decide to run out and cast a vote for Obama or………..throw myself off of a bridge, It’s about the same)

  • Sicilian Papa



    It doesn’t get any better than this. Mr. Hope and Change an Al Sharpton type race baiter. Anthony he told those people the Federal Government didn’t do as much to help them because they are black. He used a lie that he knew to be a lie to spark dislike and disdain among the mostly black audience. Call it what you will but it is ugly.

  • Jeff

    @sasha I prefer the George W. Bushy version.

    There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.

  • AppleStinx

    Anthony Parello (AP076) wrote: “…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.”

    Do you really expect any attendee to remember a speech given several months ago, let alone 2 specific minutes of it, and be able to comment about those 2 minutes with any credibility?

  • Suikostinger

    “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.”

    Says the guy that copies and pastes from newsbusters….

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    No Apple but how about the candidate or his speech writers. Do you think these things are written and disposed of.

    The fact is there is no smoking gun about that video even tthe Romney campaign agrees on that.

  • Suikostinger

    I think it’s funny that people think 2 minutes missing after the the whole 5 minutes or so of him talking about 47% will make it null and void. Or that the 2 minutes missing will totally make the 47% conversation turn 180 degrees. Only way that could happen is if Romney said “SIKE!!!”

  • Suikostinger

    UH OH. Oreilly is replaying the tape….the tape that was played 5 years ago already by all the “SO CALLED FAIR AN BALANCED LIBERAL MEDIA!!!”

  • Sicilian Papa

    I always suspected President Obama felt this way. You can’t sit in the right Rev. Wright’s church for twenty-years unless you agreed with him.

  • bishop

    Seems I seen the 47% vidio played every hour on MSNBC explain the difference

  • Suikostinger

    Don’t worry guys, Karl Rove is here to tell you the TRUTH about Obama!!!

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless. It only makes sense if the powerless can be made to recognize themselves in the powerful. You know, the principle of empathy gives broader meaning, by the way, to Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence.

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want. They want to make sure people don’t take their stuff. But the principle of empathy recognizes that there are more subtle forms of violence to which we are answerable. The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of firehoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down.

    I’m not saying that what Enron executives did to their employees is the moral equivalent of what Bull Connor did to black folks, but I’ll tell you what, the employees at Enron feel violated. When a company town sees its plant closing because some distant executives made some decision despite the wage concessions, despite the tax breaks, and they see their entire economy collapsing, they feel violence.”

    Obama 2002 MLK Day

    Problem you decide?
    This is the next one up.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The corrupt so-called objective liberal media played the edited version of the tape and they released the prepared remarks transcript of the speech by then Senator Obama. If they played this in 2007 on the Nightly News for two weeks Obama would have been ruined.

    The corrupt so-called objective liberal media covered for him.

  • Sam

    Hannity should be ashamed of his ” Al Capone’s Vaults ” tactics to get viewers. That video was old, irrelevant and lame. It just shows how desperate the righties are , they started digging 2007 all over again.

    But I guess Hannity,the hooker of Fox News will do anything to get viewers but nothing to present the truth.

  • Mark2

    The reason FOX News didn’t want to air all 40 minutes is because their Kool-Aid drinking viewers would’ve seen Pres. Obama speak about Jesus Christ way too much and that would’ve went against their propaganda machine in making their viewers believe he was a Muslim.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The Prez. in his own words.

  • AppleStinx

    Anthony Parello (AP076) wrote: “No Apple but how about the candidate or his speech writers. Do you think these things are written and disposed of…”

    You are saying that every word he said at the speech was scripted. Can you confirm that?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Apple, Anthony

    Obama himself says he is going off script!

  • Matthew

    “If they played this in 2007 on the Nightly News for two weeks Obama would have been ruined.”


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