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.

  • Mark


    it’s sad that foreign policy is one of my top issues when i vote and the fact that the Democrats is the 5 pound bag of poop is a big reason I pull for them(ie it’s much better then the 10 pound bag of poop)

  • Coffee Steve


    YO and a GREAT good morning to ya

    Coffee Steve, they are not misrepresenting the fact that Rosen in his own paper stated loss of deductions

    I just know this Rosen is very upset.


    *REPORT: Ambassador Stevens Wanted Security Team to Stay in Libya Past August…

    The hearing this week should be fun huh?

  • Doug Z


    The news is the media and cover up Mother Jones , MSNBC and their boy David Corn. David corn should be fire from MSNBC, but he is considered great for this.I just want equal press coverage.On everything

  • Faith3


    He’s probably ticked because he’s been called into question about the revenue neutral part of his paper.

  • Doug Z

    ’60 Minutes’ Report: Chinese Firm Huawei Could Threaten U.S. Security

  • Doug Z

    On Sunday, a 60 Minutes investigation into the Chinese telecommunications and technology company Huawei revealed how the Chinese government could exploit the company’s increasing presence in the United States to spy on U.S. businesses and intelligence networks. The report noted the U.S. government was asleep at the wheel by not protecting a telecommunications industry it used to dominate.

    What jobs did BHO save

  • Mark

    @Doug Z

    what do you honestly think could be said in the 2 lost minutes that could counteract calling 47% of the people lazy victims who have no drive?

    On a personal note, more then the actual comments, what struck me about that tape was it confirmed my opinion of Romney as a guy who basically will say or do anything to close the deal, even if he most likely doesn’t believe it.

  • Doug Z


    Obama said
    In fact, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein and Princeton economist Harvey Rosen both concede that paying for Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000.”

    But that’s not true. Princeton professor Harvey Rosen tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email that the Obama campaign is misrepresenting his paper on Romney’s tax plan:

    Again spin

  • Doug Z

    Posted October 8, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    @Doug Z

    what do you honestly think could be said in the 2 lost minutes that could counteract calling 47% of the people lazy victims who have no drive?

    th question is why did they cut it and why can we not hear it now.

    things that make you go Huuuummmmmmmmm

  • Suikostinger


    Dana if you are still here!
    I asked Sharon the other night this same question so now I ask you with all due respect.

    As a black pewrson do you find it offensive that the president changed (and changes) his delivery, cadance, and accent when he spoke to the black group in 2007 and still does to a certain extent but not to that extreme.

    I know I was offended when Hillary did it and others and I have worked with some that did it depending on who they were with and what setiing they were in.

    Just curious.

    You mean when Romney did the same exact thing with black people? John Stewart showed a video clip of Romney doing the same thing. Talking to black people about bling bling.

  • Coffee Steve

    the revenue neutral part of his paper

    With the undersatnding I knew just a little about Mr Rosen, the revenue neutal things the GOP & the DNC are putting forth are numbers that anyone can fudge with.

    Problem is Faith all the so-called savings the WH has been putting out have been totally destroyed by the new CBO estimates. There is no trillions in savings from Obama care, in fact its going to cost trillions more than thay stated.

    Rosen is a well respected economist on both sides. And if he says they are mis using him, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, not any of th campaigns.

    We’re out for lunch, be back soon, who wants Subway?

  • Doug Z


    Of course it confirmed you opinion you want.

    what about the cover up by the media.

    Of course you do not care when it goes for a Dem, Lib.

    You just do not like it when it goes against your boys

  • usnretiredx2


    The lowest point I can find in

    2009…Dec …. 9.9% …. 137,968,000 …. 17.1% …. 83,833,000


    2012 …. Sep …. 7.8% …. 142,974,000 …. 14.7% …. 88,710,000

    a net gain of 5,016,000 job but with 4,877,000.

    Now it is because the 4+ million baby boomer retired is why the large number of people are no longer looking for work or they just no longer can get GOV payments. If it is the latter then agree 5 million jobs were created. But how, Obama keeps stating the GOP has been stopping all his plans. But if Obama had made 5 million jobs then why did that number also increase 4+ million.

  • Faith3

    Did you read his paper? It states right in his paper how much households in the $100,000 range will get back due to a marginal decrease and then states how much they will lose on deductions. Then he adds the two figures together and shows a net increase in taxes. The only spin I see is in that article unless Rosen is now refuting his paper.

  • Doug Z

    Peter Schweizer and Stephen K. Bannon of the Government Accountability Institute appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss the findings of a recent study of potential fraudulent activity related to online campaign fundraising.

    Of course the Libs, Demos here will say it came from Fox.It can not be true.

    Where is the alphabet media.

  • Doug Z


    Rosin is a Demo, Lib. Why does he not know what he wrote. Dems, Libs, Mainstream media will cover.

  • Faith3

    Hi Coffee,

    Get me a turkey sub. As far as Rosen, of course his paper can declare it’s plausible for the revenue to be tax neutral but one of the ways he states in his paper is through the loss of deductions for those making over $100,000 but does state if you make over $200,000, your taxes will come down even with loss of deductions.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM
    Coffee Steve

    Why didn’t Hannity ask Romney about the tape?

    HE DID!! he asked him and Romney said it was just plain wrong to say and he cares about everyone.

  • usnretiredx2


  • Faith3


    I never said he doesn’t know what he wrote. Any person can read it online. It’s pretty evident what he wrote.

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