Cable News Ratings for Thursday, October 4, 2012

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October 5th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, October 4, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,819            454            816
CNN         472            161            220
MSNBC         644            224            307
CNBC         166             41             88
FBN           80             18             40
HLN         167             62             83
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,823            830         1,603
CNN         625            206            290
MSNBC       1,206            421            613
CNBC         171             61            102
FBN         119             43             76
HLN         247             78            102
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,741            488            880
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         429            151            192
MSNBC Morning Joe         576            244            320
CNBC Squawk Box         135             26             69
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         235            117            137
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,310            538            987
CNN SITUATION ROOM         624            181            233
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,075            323            424
CNBC FAST MONEY         164             21             79
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         119             50             54
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,590            537         1,081
CNN SITUATION ROOM         482            141            193
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,044            306            469
CNBC MAD MONEY         164             44             81
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         135             47             66
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,243            492            943
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         500            191            262
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,109            335            514
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         216             31             72
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         224             78             86
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,280            911         1,737
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         645            223            279
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,135            354            566
CNBC MOB MONEY         144             49             88
HLN NANCY GRACE         308             78            119
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,908            851         1,633
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         598            165            246
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,286            518            682
CNBC CRIME INC: ART FOR TAKING         162             44             82
HLN DR. DREW         266             90            115
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       3,248            723         1,432
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         631            229            345
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,193            389            589
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         207             90            136
HLN NANCY GRACE         168             65             71
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,756            496            885
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         376            150            199
MSNBC ED SHOW         683            253            310
CNBC MAD MONEY         126             73             90
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         180             44             87

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.

  • Doug Z

    Sicilian Papa

    Uncle Hugo Chavez to double production , But Obama can not.

  • Doug Z

    McCain was Bob Dole II… Not a chance in heck…The two lamest presidential candidates in my lifetime…

  • Doug Z

    The Dead always turn out big for Democrats.
    The Brain Dead as well as the Temporally Living Dead.

    Just how many millions are waiting patiently in Cemeteries across the Nation to vote for Obama on Election Day?

  • Mark

    @Sicilian Papa
    It is not a matter of blaming green energy. The production of oil and gas is up on private land and way down on public land. The President and his hard left wackos in the EPA have been trying to limit production for four years. That is why gas is stuck at 4 bucks a gallon. Every time the economy starts to grow high fuel prices stunts it. The President and his people are directly responsible for this because they are committed solely to green energy. 90 billion in subsides for what? So his buddies in the green energy business can go belly up and steal taxpayer money. Another government run disaster.
    It should be pointed out of the 90B Green Energy subsidies government handed out, it’s been spread throughout a large amount of time. Currrently we are at 30B of those 90B being dished out(ie roughly 10B a year). When Mitt Romney claimed half the companies went belly up what he failed to mention, that half to him means 3 companies out of 32(got to love Republican Math).

    Our defense budget is close to 800B when you factor in wars, we dish out close to an equal amount of Big Oil substities that we do to Green Energy ones(because we know they are starving for the cash) but heaven forbid Obama tries to invest a little cash in a industry that will be be a big industry sooner or later, it’s a reason to bitch

  • Mark

    Complaining about Green Energy Substities, much like complaining about Big Bird to me seems like a case of Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

  • Coffee Steve

    I go away a couple of days and O is in the lead, I come back Romney is ahead, should I stay away awhile? :-)

    Wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Up!

  • Coffee Steve


    Killing Kennedy (9) is AWESOME!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Killing Kennedy (9) is AWESOME!!!!!

    I am into it and it is hard to put down! It is a real shame that some (I will not mention any names) wont even gove the books a chance but then give it rotten reviews and comments. Killing Kennedy(10) is waiting for me as soon as I check in on the world and the local Sunday paper (it only takes about 8 minutes to get through now days! :lol: )

    I said it before and I will say it again CANT FIX STUPID!

  • d.d

    Wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Up!

    – –

    Not much. My husband is in a golf tournament, so, I’m reading, too, but, about Andrew Jackson . One thing I never knew was that Jackson’s popularity was due in a large part to his policy of ethnic cleansing of the Native American Indians. The Civil War was not our country’s greatest class warfare struggle.


    Biden Takes 6 Days Off Campaign Trail to practice & Obama is going to debate camp.

    Coffee, are you going to Danville for the Vice presidential debate? I know you didn’t get a ticket in the lottery, but, didn’t know if you were going to hang around the edges.

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted October 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    @suiko, can you imagine sitting in a business meeting with a intelligent business men and women, and carry on about how the upcoming presidential election is going to change the daily operation, the market, and bottom line immediately. I’d fire the idiot, or expect to be fired if I talked like that in such a setting. It’s proof that either not much swings his way, or they were imaginary people.

    I am now convinced that you are not a Realtor. As a Realtor you are a self employed small business. This entails planning, stratagizing, looking at impact from local, state, and federal goings on.

    For yo to make this post you have now proved to all with the smallest brain how idiotic you really are! I really hate to brak this to you but depending on the outcome of this election businesses all over America will be pulling the trigger on there business plan the day after we have the decision. These plans are basded on meeting after meeting planning and planning.

    Cant fix stupid!

  • Doug Z

    Coffee Steve
    Posted October 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM


    Killing Kennedy (9) is AWESOME!!!!!

    Jeff said it was full of propaganda. Is it about his life.

  • Suikostinger

    I thought Bret Baier was suppose to be the news guy that was fair and balanced over at Fox News, until I read the upcoming show he’s going to have…..

    Preview Bret Baier’s Fox News Reporting Special – ‘Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’

    Does Obama have radical “green” roots? Bret Baier travels across America, revealing rogue regulators, tracing the truth about the president’s environmental agenda and exposing programs that could devastate our economy!

    I might actually watch this. How dare we try to save our environment!

  • Suikostinger


    Killing Kennedy (9) is AWESOME!!!!!

    Jeff said it was full of propaganda. Is it about his life.

    I hope you are kidding? It’s already been torn apart for all the errors and fallacies that it has. It should only be taken as an entertaining, good read. Not history or facts.

  • Suikostinger

    Oh I forgot, all the book “haters” that are showing the fallacies are just liberal scums…my bad.

  • Sicilian Papa


    The lefties

    Saving the planet, come n’ man, global warming…I’m sorry I don’t buy it. Not the man made global warming the left fears more than anything on earth. If things are bad as Al Gore says we can’t do anything about it anyway.

    Follow the money and the politics on this one. This sounds like a con from the word go.

    I support green energy because oil is dirty to burn. Clean energy would be healthier for all of us. It is still unclear if we can make it affordable.

    I don’t support the government handing out billions when we are swimming in debt. Especially for cronies of the President. It doesn’t get any more corrupt than that. Only a Democrat could get away with this level of corruption. The corrupt lib. media is a nice poodle to own.

    The good news is Romney blew the doors off this corruption in one sentence to the American people. The Chicago machine and the corrupt lib. media must hate the debates. Look for the left to do away with them.

    Keep telling the public what the corrupt lib. media will not Mitt, two more debates

  • Coffee Steve

    Coffee, are you going to Danville for the Vice presidential debate? I know you didn’t get a ticket in the lottery, but, didn’t know if you were going to hang around the edges.

    I’m still calling people and things but at this point doesn’t look like I have much of a chance to get in. My wife hs family up there so I may hang out and see what happens. We are leaving next Friday evening so it’s possible we may just stay home and relax too.

  • Coffee Steve

    We’re watching movies so I’ll be on and off

    On the book, I thought everything was well documented myself, and the writing was excellent, it’s VERY hard to put down. (Unless the potty calls) :-)

  • Sicilian Papa

    The next debate will feature the town hall meeting. Remember the guy in the ponytail. It went something like this, We need a father to lead us, will you be our father. The guy in the ponytail was an undecided voter?

    This thing will be loaded with lefty questioners. They will try to make Romney look like Scrooge. Romney needs to answer with this, We are broke and it is not the roll of the government to buy your dog a cell phone.

    The left will look to this debate to avenge President empty suits browbeating in the first one. Loading the audience with lefties fits perfectly.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Okay…the guy with the ponytail. He looked like a flash back to Woodstock.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa

    Candy Crowley may lean left, and she does, but when it comes to these things, she can be a pit bull to both sides. She does take her job seriously. Now as for the questions, if she does the pickin, she will balance them out, but if she has help? Thats another dog to bark at.

    Just remember folks, Obama may come out swingin, but Romney wants this job bad, he’s not exactly going to sit down and cry wolf. And now it’s not a question of Romney winning anymore, he already has, he just has to break even.

    The champ is the one with pressure to succeed, not the challenger.


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