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

    Faith3 this paper is over 100pages long. Post all of it. No editing which is what the Dems, Libs, alphabet news media does not like when against them. But loves when for them

  • Mark

    So here is my take from Romney’s Foreign Policy briefing

    I’ll take every stance Obama has but I will do it American style as opposed to the way Obama does it, no specifics needed.

  • Doug Z


    Obama the worst President in history
    Bush is the second worst President in history

  • Doug Z

    Mark their is no where to hid for Bush or Obama.

  • C Bailey

    WOW….the leftys are EXCITED that we are exactly right back where we started FOUR years ago with this 7.8%! CONGRATS! GOOD JOB! how embarassing for you people.

  • UpAndOver

    47% of the obama funds may have come from foreign nationals…

    Will obama allow the true source of the donations…

    One click of the server will show the origination of all donations…

    Time to come clean obama…

  • PaulG


    My Fictitious meetings? Again I am afraid you are commenting out of ignorance, and self serving convenience. You are also cherry picking parts of the exchanges that suit your current momentary fixations. Which indicates, your inability to attend such a meeting you proclaim to have such a vast in-depth knowledge of, or what a HIGH LEVEL business meeting SHOULD be about according to the book of PaulG. But, just like a few other man-child individuals that claim to know who and what everyone does and does not do in their personal & professional lives, you loose credibility and your argument. Your claims are invalid on so many levels.

    As always,,you turn to personal attacks to defend your comments,,where did I claim I sat in on “HIGH LEVEL” business meetings??Mine is the perspective of a 53 year old retired small businessman who has been fortunate enough to put his signature on dozens of commercial leases and bank loans and realizes the risks and trepidation in doing so..Your claim that “I’d fire the idiot, or expect to be fired if I talked like that in such a setting” for expressing concern about an upcoming election and it’s impact on expenses and market conditions,,is ridiculous..If you would like to show me where I’m wrong or miscontrued your comment,,without the ad hominem,,have at it..On as many levels as you like..

  • Ratboy

    Thanks Dana. I would guess it would bother most so I am not sure why he (or anyone else is ever called out on it by the group he is addressing.

  • Faith3

    Doug, You should read the entire paper. I’m going to prove to you that he did state revenue will go up $81 billion and I will quote what he says, “That is under these assumptions, taxpayers with incomes of $100,000 or more would pay $81 billion more in taxes. All the math is done as he shows how this will happen and he also goes on to do the math for the $200,000 group whose income, unlike the $100,000 group, will remain around a net zero in gains and losses. He’s also very careful not to put in his own definition of high income vs middle income. He states, “Since who is “high income” is in the eye of the beholder, I again do the analysis twice, once for households with $100,000 or more and once only for households with $200,000 or more.” -www.princeton.edu/ceps/workingpapers/228rosen.pdf

  • Sicilian Papa



    President Obama is speaking today to some “fellas” at the local social club.

    He says he’s gonna give doos guys a couple two tree tings to tink about ha.

    Yous guys gotta start earnin the c-notes. Utterwise I got to go to work. If that happens some of yous is gonna get wacked.

  • Ratboy

    I wanna know how come us R’s cant have a chance to win trips and stuff!!! I get emails from the DNC saying I can win trips and stuff if I donate!!

    Maybe we DO need some entitlements!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Hey Papa, you forgt Badda Bing badda booom!

  • Doug Z


    Why would Rosin, a Demo, Lib, Jew , support the enemy.Romney

  • Letmethink

    The main point from Mr Rosen to be noted explains why he is upset with the obama speech which he says misconstrues what he wrote. I think this quote has been posted before but this is the essence of his paper:

    “The main conclusion of my study is that under plausible assumptions, a proposal along the lines suggested by Governor Romney can both be revenue neutral and keep the net tax burden on taxpayers with incomes above $200,000 about the same. That is, an increase in the tax burden on lower and middle income individuals is not required in order to make the overall plan revenue neutral.”

    Guess everyone will take what they want from this so probably time to agree to disagree and move on.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Up and Over

    There’s that 47% again. If, and I do mean if the corrupt lib. media does report that story it will be an excuse to bring up the 47% fundraising video. The Obama campaigns strategy is 47%. Vote for Obama and become one of the 47%.

  • Coffee Steve

    Get me a turkey sub.

    That’s what I had, had 2 teeth pulled and anything else would have been a challenge to chew. And I just read the story on Rosen. If I get a chance I will read his paper.

    I’ll be back after I get on my new treadmill, got to get back to 170 quickly so I can walk the beach without passing out :-)

    Hey Rats? I got this treadmill that does everytong excpet give you water, the computer on this sucker is more tech than my car LOL, measures EKG, and Pulse and even reads to me :-)

    BBL…. after 4 miles

  • Faith3

    I don’t mind if you want to move on from it because I have no horse in this race but he covered himself by not defining people in the $100,000 household range as middle class so his statement holds true as long as we don’t call that group of people middle income. Really, the bottom line is he does clearly state in his paper that if taxes are increased on this group the revenue will remain tax neutral for those making over $200,000. This cannot be denied.

  • Faith3

    Thanks for the sandwich Coffee! Next lunch on me.

    Doug, I don’t really care who Rosen wants as President.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Hey Rats? I got this treadmill that does everytong excpet give you water

    I want to get one that walks for me too!! I have mine in my downstairs family room, walking shoes right next to it, sweats and a towel hanging over it……………………..I dust it once a week! :shock: :twisted:

  • Sicilian Papa

    Gallup tracking: Obama 50% Romney 45%. Obama 51% approval

    May be a one day anomaly or the unemployment number and calling Romney a liar helped.

    We may need another debate!!!!!

    Also Gallup has the unemployment rate down to 7.5%. At that rate we will be down to 5% by election day.

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