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.

  • DB

    suiko, whats the lie and prove it is a lie. Just because you or Mark say it is a lie doesn’t make it one. The tax policy center has given several versions of what the impact of Romney’s tax plan will be as they change their assumptions. The 4.8 trillion has been pretty much put aside by the TPC as they analyzed further. Most of what you libs say are lies are just you taking the lib version of an analysis. A lie is when you say a video caused a death of an Ambassador a week after it happened and then it is shown that it was known within 24 hours that it was a preplanned terrorist attack and not a spontaneous demonstration. Can’t wait til the hearing on wed,– you will get the definition of incompetence at that one.

    Jeffie, seek help!! I am sure you can be made to feel happy with your current circumstances. BTW, I have let you get away with it for quite awhile now but it is time to point out another hunk of baloney you are spouting. No where and at no time did I say I taught sunday school. You must have added that fantasy into your fantasy life.

  • DB

    Now this is scary!! Univ. of Wisconsin students say it was unfair that Obama couldn’t use his teleprompter for the debate!! Raise the voting age for everyone except military. Do these “college kids” know what a debate is?? They are too brainwashed by their lib professors to be allowed to vote. Give them time in the real world and then they will straighten themselves out.

    Appears unemployment for every minority group has gone up under Obama. At least he took care of us white folks!!

  • DB

    suiko, the Killing Kennedy lies or mistakes? You forgot to list them and tell us if they are important to understanding the circumstances of his death. Are they page number mistakes or mistakes of facts. Quit dodging!! Another important question I am sure you will dodge–have you read the book??

  • DB

    Jeffie, one more thing–I don’t have a problem with people discussing their lives on this page. Coffee, SP and Boss among others have bared their souls with us. Their discussions included no pomposity, bragging or touting their supposed superiority to others. Only you have done this. Make a deal with you–if Obama wins I will leave the site and if Romney wins you leave the site. How about it?

  • Suikostinger

    DB, research isn’t hard buddy. Just look at the number one critic of it on Amazon and watch the video. Why can’t you do your own research. Just go back to your hole. That’s not the only one either BTW…

  • Sicilian Papa


    Suiko, Jeff, DB

    For all the combinations of people to be on this page it had to be DB, Jeff and Suiko.

    It couldn’t be coffee, Hillbilly and Jeff or Suiko d.d. and Faith or Mark, DB and me. It had to be you three guys on a slow night.

    Break it up…go to your neutral corner…ring the bell…end this bloodbath.

    You guys have fun I’ll catch up on the action in the morning.

  • Jeff

    Apparently DB I make you feel inferior, sounds like a personal problem.

  • Suikostinger

    @Sicilian Papa

    It’s because it’s all DB does. He’s an old man that teaches Sunday school that has a sh*tty attitude. All he does is go around calling people idiots and attacking their girlfriend, business and intelligence.

  • Mark

    Finally we found somebody who can hold up in a debate to Mitt Romney


    Mitt Romney himself

  • Suikostinger

    Even more Romney lies from the debate. Go figure. I bet even DB could have looked that up. Too bad he obviously doesn’t know how to with the tiny little brain of his.

  • PaulG


    @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.

    Your experience seems to elucidate a low level sales meeting,,rather than a business meeting with executives or small business owners that would actually be making decisions on expanding or hiring..When it’s your name on the bank loan,,lease or contracts and your a$$ on the line,,you carefully consider the impacts of health care and all costs,,taxes and economic conditions,,partisan politics are of very little concern..All successful business people have at least a five year plan and a realistic pro forma whenever considering any expansion,,which would be rather challenging under the current circumstances…

  • Suikostinger

    I still love calling customer support, listening to an automated service while waiting for hours with a company that is getting tax breaks just because they are the “job creators”.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    Won’t be on much today, big dentist day today, HEY? I gatta look pretty ya know :-)

    *As of 8 days ago October 1, 2012 Hospitals who re-admit patients within 30 days after they were discharged will now have to, under an Obamacare provision, pay fines which could force hospitals to slash programs that help the elderly, the poor, and the chronically ill.

    “About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year.”

    This provision was inserted into Obamacare as a cost-cutting measure.

    Nancy Pelosi “We have to pass the bill to see what’s in the Bill”

    *Gas Prices in California? I sure feel for anyone there, it has to hurt.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Police Union Warns ‘War-Like’ Detroit Unsafe For Visitors…
    Hands Out Flyers: ‘ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK’…

    Sad isn’t it?

    **University of Colorado: Updated election forecasting model still points to Romney win…
    (Interesting Read and all computer models can be linked too at the link below)



  • Jeff

    @PaulG, Your comment seems to elucidate a low level of knowledge of what your talking about in this particular situation. Given your over the top and wide ranging broad statement it would indicate you are either are not fully knowledgable of the exchange by not reading the comments, or you have a very vivd imagination with a low sense of knowledge of these situations. You impressed me, for a moment, but then it just became obvious that this is coming from ignorance of any details, so why bother.

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning and Coffee Dude, Good Luck!!! (how a bout giving the denist a little break and hit the mouthwash!!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Get ready for another great spin and attack day from the left!!! Romney will give a foreign policy speech today and you can bet that the left cant wait to spin it like a top!!

  • Letmethink

    Good Morning All,
    Coffee good luck with all your dental work. Hope it goes well and without pain.
    Wedding is over: final guest left last night. Just going to R&R and catch up today. Read a few of the posts to see what has been going on. The re-admittance fine for hospitals is frightening. My ex who just passed was re-admitted a number of times. I don’t know what we would have done had he not been able to be re admitted. I just hope and pray Romney wins and we can get rid of obamacare.

  • PaulG


    In your fictitious meeting to discuss business strategy,,you would fire anyone that opined the outcome of an election,,that could directly impact potential cost and tax structures,,as well as market conditions,,indicates you don’t know what the hell your talking about..

  • Mark

    Get ready for another great spin and attack day from the left!!! Romney will give a foreign policy speech today and you can bet that the left cant wait to spin it like a top!!
    And you can bet the right will spin it like it’s the greatest Foreign Policy speech ever and absolutely nothing is wrong with it. Your point?

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