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.

  • Ratboy

    Mitt Romney Just Hammered Obama On Libya In A Big, Wide-Ranging Foreign Policy Speech

    Brett LoGiurato|Oct. 8, 2012, 11:59 AM|41,300|59




    Courtesy of CNN

    Republican nominee Mitt Romney is giving a highly pumped-up foreign policy speech hammering President Barack Obama on the recent attacks in Libya.

    Here’s the full text of Romney’s speech

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-foreign-policy-speech-vmi-obama-virginia-military-institute-libya-2012-10#ixzz28jGi1WFe

  • Sicilian Papa

    If the Gallup number holds CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN are going to run out to do polls. Did you notice these corrupt organizations didn’t produce any swing state or national polls after the debate. If it appears the President is doing better they will poll to confirm. Corrupt!

  • d.d

    For those that are curious:

    2012 Early Voting Statistics

    Oct. 8, 2012



    Top Clinton Aide Told Lawmakers DAY AFTER Deadly Assault On Benghazi Consulate It Was A “Coordinated” Terrorist Attack…

    – –
    Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy — who exercises responsibility for all department personnel, facilities, and operations, and who is one of the department’s most respected civil servants, having served in his position under both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations — delivered the assessment in an unclassified, half-hour conference call with staff aides to House and Senate lawmakers from relevant committees, and leadership offices, on the evening of Sept. 12.

    Ah, the lies that have been told …………………….


    Another Obama green-subsidy recipient under criminal investigation

    – –
    A bankrupt Longmont-based company that received $68 million in stimulus money is under investigation by the Weld County district attorney’s office

    That’s not the only investigation for the defunct solar maker. Apparently, even after getting $68 million from the Obama administration for its poor-quality solar panels, they couldn’t pay their local property tax bill, either.


    Got to get a casserole thrown together.

  • Coffee Steve

    May be a one day anomaly or

    Hold yer horses Mike, Gallup does it different, they do a 3 day rolling average, the post debate numbers won’t start showing up till tuesday. These newest numbers 47% each won’t even be factored in till Tuesdays release.

    Rass is almost the same, but they have some of the post debate data factored in, but not fully until Tuesday. Its not un-common that all of them don’t do this.

  • Coffee Steve

    Top Clinton Aide Told Lawmakers DAY AFTER Deadly Assault On Benghazi Consulate It Was A “Coordinated” Terrorist Attack…

    CBS, & ABC are now covering this and digging deeper too

  • Coffee Steve

    *Dana Perino: Next Thing You Know, Dems Going To Call Paul Ryan ‘Ugly’ And Say His ‘Mama Wears Combat Boots’

    *NBC’s Chuck Todd: Republican Enthusiasm A ‘Huge Problem’ For Democrats
    (You cannot state how important this factor is)

    *NBC: Romney Debate Performance ‘Completely Overshadowed’ When He ‘Attacked’ Big Bird

    Are they drinking Happy Juice?

  • Jeff

    @PaulG, maybe you take things too personal, your original message was filled with immense speculation. So based on your comments and excuses, you lead me to believe you never ran a small business. It sounds more like you had a low level position at a small business. Using your style of analysis it appears that I am spot on.

  • Ratboy

    Really?? REALLY????? No Reeeeeeally??????

    NBC: Romney Debate Performance ‘Completely Overshadowed’ When He ‘Attacked’ Big Bird

    During the Week in Buzz segment on Sunday’s NBC Today, Ericka Souter, editor of the celebrity gossip blog The Stir, trashed Mitt Romney for announcing plans to cut federal funding of PBS, including Sesame Street, ranting: “Everything else Romney said was completely overshadowed by the fact that Big Bird felt attacked or people felt Big Bird was attacked, and he’s like an icon to millions of moms and kids.”

  • bishop

    Do some research before getting dentures from a dentist. My ststes has denturitst

  • Jeff

    RCP Average 9/26 – 10/7 48.3 47.2 Obama +1.1
    Rasmussen Tracking- 10/7 48 48 Tie
    Gallup Tracking* 10/6 47 47 Tie

    Dizzy yet…..

  • bishop

    My state has denturists. Less than half the orice

  • Coffee Steve


    Thanks for the info, theres a place around here called sure fit. My brothers highly recommend them, so I will check em out


    Gas shot up here 45 cents, well over 4 bucks in many areas now, and people are getting ticked at the lack of media coverage, the station I worked at the last time is getting hammered by calls about it

  • Coffee Steve

    Dizzy yet…..


    We all follow the polls but down deep we all know this on will be close, just depends on who has the most excited people to get out and vote.

    I just wish it was Today we voted, I’m sure wewre all sick of it all by now

  • 1966

    gas is down to 3.66 here.

  • usnretiredx2

    Senator Feinstein is calling for a Fed investigation on CA Gas prices.

    Like they have ever found any wrong other than a few mom and pop stations price gouging. How many times have they investigated, I lost count after 5?

    She may want to find out how many independent refineries have closed up shop in CA due to not being able to meet, 1 CA EPA requirements, and 2 being able to afford the equipment to make ethanol blends.

    Maybe she should call for an investigation on how much money we have printed in the last 3.5 years which has increase the cost of gas amd gold.

    Jeff, she be one of yours……… :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m on this stupid little mini laptop, so sorry for the errors. I didn’t get those pain killers the dentist prescribed or I doubt I would even be awake now :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    People had better soon get used to 6 bucks as the norm for gas, and thats without any wars or events.

    I guess its as KIA says in its ad’s “This is the new economy”

  • Ratboy

    here are some classy people!! (Jeff, are you gonna follow her on twitter too?)

    Twitter Explodes After Black Actress Endorses Romney as the ‘Only Choice for Your Future’

    Actress Stacey Dash, who has starred in everything from the 90?s hit Clueless to CSI, prompted a firestorm on Twitter after publicly endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and then standing by her opinion.

    “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney,” Dash wrote on her official Twitter page, accompanied by a photo of herself with an American flag.

    Not long after, presumed Obama supporters began insulting Dash for her opinion, saying she isn’t “black” enough, several even asking if the actress would just “kill herself.”

    One man wrote: “This hurts but you a Romney lover and you slutting yourself to the white man only proves why no black man married u

  • Coffee Steve

    We already bought our T-Day turkey and my kid says Thats a big bird dad, and I told here she could thank Mitt Romney for that :-)

  • Coffee Steve


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