Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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October 4th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       2,362            642         1,069
CNN       1,125            418            501
MSNBC       1,134            407            540
CNBC         198             66            103
FBN           79             22             40
HLN         152             60             77
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       8,199         2,160         3,573
CNN       4,786         1,855         2,095
MSNBC       3,926         1,488         1,836
CNBC         474            229            244
FBN         184             59             95
HLN         183             75            106
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,190            355            661
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         223             91            118
MSNBC Morning Joe         592            246            328
CNBC Squawk Box         113             26             56
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         211            119            158
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,912            454            764
CNN SITUATION ROOM         535            143            257
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,133            237            486
CNBC FAST MONEY         219             44            115
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           73             37             46
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,051            512            836
CNN SITUATION ROOM         693            230            280
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,037            292            492
CNBC MAD MONEY         149             33             83
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         155             65             65
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,228            546            937
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA       1,118            372            483
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,299            410            657
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         147             26             76
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         239             89            105
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,383            771         1,713
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA       2,287            796            949
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW       2,278            749         1,013
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         279            105            130
HLN NANCY GRACE         284            108            148
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE     10,305         2,841         4,585
CNN 1ST PRES DEBATE 2012       5,935         2,303         2,591
MSNBC DEBATE       4,671         1,873         2,205
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         592            292            305
HLN DR. DREW         135             55             76
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE     10,675         3,128         4,741
CNN 1ST PRES DEBATE 2012       6,268         2,502         2,786
MSNBC DEBATE       4,835         1,835         2,204
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         551            289            299
HLN NANCY GRACE         130             63             95
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       5,425         1,547         2,714
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA       3,198         1,290         1,577
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS       2,479            939         1,203
CNBC MAD MONEY         122             81             74
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         118             37             65

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.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    The corrupt lib. media will sell it. I don’t by it. Like my father would always say “if it looks to good be true it ain’t.” I actually wasn’t surprised I thought they might pull something like this. The man in the empty suit is running around telling every one that this is a vindication of his policies.

  • Ratboy

    Romney gets post-debate bounce in Fla., Ohio, Va.

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s widely-acknowledged victory in Wednesday’s presidential debate has helped him to draw even or slightly ahead in several key swing states, according to polls released Friday.

    A poll by We Ask America found Mr. Romney leading President Obama by 3 percentage points in Florida and Virginia and by 1 point in Ohio, after polls have consistently shown the president leading over the past month.

    The firm conducted a previous poll two weeks ago that showed Mr. Obama with 3-point leads in Florida and Virginia.

    A poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports also shows the president clinging to a 1-point lead in Ohio, but that Mr. Romney has overtaken him by 1 point in Virginia.

    Rasmussen’s previous polls in the state were conducted in mid-September and showed the president leading by a percentage point in Ohio and Virginia

  • Coffee Steve

    @S Papa & Ratboy

    Ok, I moved some figures around, re-tabulated, adjusted for infaltion from 1965, added some fun things, so now instead of 17,458.89 in my rainy day fund I no can report to my wife, $24,675.75

    Then again, she is smart enough to know you must use the correct numbers and not fudge them, so I will show her but still get slapped. And rightly so. Notice to NBC, CBS, & ABC. Would it even matter to you anymore if the public would slap you?

  • Coffee Steve


  • Sicilian Papa

    Politics Chicago Style! If Obama gets re-elected his house of cards will crumble. The only problem is it is going to fall on us.

  • Ratboy

    Lets see a couple days a go or was it YESTERDAY one poll had Obama up by 8 in Ohio! Plus we wont really know the true effect until Sunday or Monday.

    Polls, about as reliable as the unemployment numbers! :shock: :twisted:

    Ohio poll: Romney leads 51-48 among those certain to vote

    The first post-presidential debate poll in critical Ohio shows that Mitt Romney blunted President Obama’s momentum with his winning performance and is now leading the president among Ohioans who say that they are “certain” to vote.

    Overall, the race is deadlocked with Obama over Romney 50 percent to 49 percent, according a new Rasmussen Reports poll taken Thursday night.

    But among the stunning 92 percent of likely voters in the state who say that they are certain to go to the polls on Election Day, Romney leads 51 percent to 48 percent. And among the 83 percent who have already made up their minds how they will vote, Romney is ahead of Obama 52 percent to 48 percent.

    The president, however, has a two-to-one lead among the 17 percent “who could still change their minds between now and Election Day,” said Rasmussen.

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    Politics Chicago Style! If Obama gets re-elected his house of cards will crumble. The only problem is it is going to fall on us.

    I disagree. His house of cards will be cemented for the next 4 years and a pension for the rest of his life after that (remember Bill clinton got rich AFTER he was out of office)

    The house of cards that will fall is the one you and I live in. Obama has an end gain planned for him but I am not sure what it is yet.

  • Ratboy

    They are talking about California gas jumping 20 or 30 cents overnight, here in Michigan it just went up 20 cents in 2 hours!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    In spots its jumped to $4.02 here Rats

  • Sicilian Papa

    Never has a men who has accomplished so little received so much. Justice would be for him to lose in November. Sometimes the bad guys win.

    I know our friends on the left consider him the good guy. We all have our own perception of reality.


    Mitt Romney

    Be prepared, this election is in reach. Take it to the President in the next debate. Keep fighting man, you are doing a great job.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM
    In spots its jumped to $4.02 here Rats

    Must be all them new people in the workforce driving the price up! :twisted:

  • DB

    Economists are baffled by the unemployment number. They say our economy would have to be growing at a 4 to 5 percent rate to get a .4 percent drop in the unemployment rate. Nobody except obama worshipers believe the numbers. I hope they are brought up at the next debates, Romney and Ryan will have a field day ripping them apart. Solis should be fired but she was only following orders. This is typical of this administration. My contacts at the EPA( and I have many) are embarrassed to be working there. They tell me the involvement by the white house in requesting that numbers be recalculated or being told what a number should be before calculation is unprecedented and most of my contacts have been there thru several Repub and Dem administrations. This is the most corrupt bunch in history. Too bad they are dems, the msm would have had a ball exposing them.

  • Coffee Steve

    *JoeTrippi- 20 minutes into debate GOP online voter registration doubled above normal & still at that pace – Dem. source who monitors online.



    The high prices sure have helped with the traffic jams :-)

    But it is killing the applebees, red lobsters and Texas Roadhouses.

  • Coffee Steve

    I wonder how Chicago or even the State of Illinois has survived all these years

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    I wonder how Chicago or even the State of Illinois has survived all these years

    Trickle down, chicago gets it from the state, Illinois gets it from the feds, the feds get it from China! Dont you know nuttin????????

  • tony

    Old Owebama couldnt wait to tout the huge jump of 800,000 jobs–a joke– with only 1.3% growth in GDP,out of nowhere these clowns grabbed these job #s economists said there was going to be a spike up,all of a sudden out of nowhere they change the definition of a job.Chitown chiseling.

  • Ratboy

    Look at all them jobs…………………………..going away!

    October 5 , 2012

    CCS Medical Tampa Bay Area FL – 82

    Louisiana State Uni. Health System – 1,500 Layoffs Possible

    Anglo American Platinum – Dismisses 12,000 Workers

    Update: Idaho Molybdenum Mine – 100+

    Credit Suisse Group NY – Plans 78 Layoffs

    Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. in Montvale – 40

    Sinful Colors – 117

    Mercy Regional Medical Center – 20

    Cardinal Health Albuquerque NM – 150

    ShoeDazzle – Small Number of Layoffs


    October 4 , 2012

    Motorola Mobility unit – More Layoffs Possible

    BASF – 400 at Chemical Unit

    Companies w Illinois Operations – Planning 1,700 Layoffs

    First Niagara Financial Group – 180

    Dollarway School District AR. – Layoffs Likely in 2013

    City of Atwater CA. – 38 Layoff Notices

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – 100 Positions

    Idaho Molybdenum Mine – 100


    October 3 , 2012

    Applied Materials – 900 to 1,300 Jobs

    Moss Regional Hospital in Lake Charles La. – 11+

    City of Tacoma Wash. – 200+ Layoffs Possible

    UCOR – 21 Subcontractors

    East Feliciana Parish School La. – Considers Layoffs

    Clark Nexsen – Some Layoffs, No Number

    ProMOS Technologies ( International ) – 1,360

    Ricoh Glastonbury Office – 57

    Update: The Post-Standard – 115

    Com Dev International – 31

    Aetna – 160

    Update: Kodak – 1,000

    Air National Guard at Stewart Airport – 71

    Alliant Techsystems – Sees More Layoffs in 2013


    October 2 , 2012

    Peekskill NY – Proposes 31 Layoffs

    Liquid Manufacturing LLC – 63 Temp. Layoffs

    The North County Times – 1/3 of Staff

    Conservation Services Group – Some Layoffs Expected

    The Commercial Appeal – 8

    Regional Elite Airline Services at Outagamie Airport – 38

    Magyar Telekom – 500

    Universal Technical Institute, Inc. – Recently 50 Layoffs

    Greenwood County Hospital – 16

    E.J. Noble Hospital – up to 70 Layoffs Possible

    The Patriot-News – Begins Staff Recductions

    Mitchell College – 7

    Hamtramck’s firefighters Michigan – 12


    October 1 , 2012

    The R.S. Bacon Veneer Co. – 50


    September 30 , 2012

    Energy group MOL Nyrt. ( International ) – 700

    Syracuse Post-Standard – Layoffs will be Announced Mon.

    Rice Lake Wisconsin – Layoffs Possible


    September 29 , 2012

    Rockwell Collins – Warns of up to 1,000 Job Cuts

    Catskill Regional Medical Center – 25

    Eby-Browns – Warns of 112 Layoffs

    United Space Alliance – 157

    Fort Valley State University – Layoffs Possible

    Bath Iron Works – 38 More Layoffs

    Syndicate Systems in Middlebury Ind. – 100

    Kodak – 200+ More Job Cuts Coming


    September 28 , 2012

    Mohegan Sun – 300+

    Englewood Hospital / Medical Center -< 70

    Juniper Networks – 500

    – See more at: http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/#sthash.l9QKucBl.dpuf

  • Coffee Steve

    Dont you know nuttin????????

    Nope :P

    Well myself, my kid, my wife and my dog and my Killing Kennedy (8) book are on the way to the lake. I’m putting 3 logs in the fireplace for the cold weather, getting my coffee beside my recliner, and I’m going to shut politics, TV, Computers and the world out for 2 full days.

    Rats? Keep everyone calm and non-combative, k? :-)

    See you guys Sunday or Monday

    Jeff? Please don’t try and open the door on the plane, k? :wink:

    Have a GREAT weekend everyone

    If you get on this weekend TheBoss1, just know many are thinking and praying for you.

    Peace and Grace to all

    Later Gators

  • tony

    Isnt it amazing how this White House group defines jobs…its laughable–especially”GREEN JOBS”–if you sweep floors in a solar plant,thats a green job,if you work in a antique or resale-green job.They probably count anything they can including their favorite”snow job”.

  • Coffee Steve

    One last quick thing, its breaking now that some at the BLS are donors to Obama

    At least two economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) have contributed to President Barack Obama’s campaign. Harley Frazis of Bethesda, MD, has contributed at least $2,000 to Obama and $9,000 to the Democratic National Convention over the last three election cycles. During his time at BLS, Harley has published a number of papers including his most recent, “How to Think About Time-Use Data: What Inferences Can We Make About Long- and Short-Run Time Use from Time Diaries?”

    Now I am out of here

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