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

    Posted October 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    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.

    Paul how could you deceive Jeff

  • DB

    suiko, after implying that Bret Baier was not a reporter because he was doing a special on Obama’s green agenda I am sure you watched it so you could see the bias. So what did you think of the segment on Cap and Trade? He was rather kind I think since the program has been an unmitigated disaster. Also curious on your take on Times Beach, did EPA over reach there?? Your thoughts on EPA’s mission creep,was Brett fair on that? I was interested in former Assistant Administrator for Air Jeff Holmstead’s description of the relationship between EPA and environmental groups. Do you think it was a fair and accurate description? If you could point out the areas of bias if any, that would be very informative. Thanks.

  • Ratboy

    after all the Hugomeister DID endorse Obama!!

    U.S. ‘Congratulates’ Venezuela on Election

    Yesterday, Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez “won” reelection. Today, the White House is congratulating Venezuela on that out come.

    From the pool report, which details a gaggle held by White House spokesman Jay Carney:

    -Carney said US congratulates Venezuelan people on its election, while noting the US has its differences with Chavez.

  • DB

    Coffee, good one on the big bird!! :-)

    Jeff, just keep putting everyone down and try to build yourself up. Everyone knows the true you.

    Paul G, be careful, remember Jeffie knows (sort of) Wink Martindale.

  • Doug Z


    I am from St Louis and times Beach was a federal Gov land grab.

  • Ratboy

    Obama Jokes About Debate: I Can’t “Perform Flawlessly, Night After Night”

    Attending a star-studded concert that included the likes of Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder where money was raised money for his campaign, President Obama said “everybody here is incredible professionals, they’re such great friends and they just perform flawlessly, night after night.”

    “I can’t always say the same,” the President said to laughter from the crowd at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

  • DB

    Rat, did Carney point out that the election outcome has differences with what actually happened??

  • DB

    Doug Z, exactly. It is now a State Park and the man who called for the evacuation has admitted he over reacted. I worked for the EPA and this is only one example of the over reach in many areas. It continues today!!

  • Ratboy

    @ DB
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM
    Rat, did Carney point out that the election outcome has differences with what actually happened??

    Carney cant point in the same direction the wind is blowing!! :lol:

  • Doug Z

    An incredulous George Stephanopoulos of ABC News in an Oct. 18, 2004 interview asking President George W. Bush about his charge that Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s plan to withdraw from Iraq was “surrender.”

    After President Obama’s sour showing in last week’s debate, he and his team adopted a curious seeming response.

    Team Obama said Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a man Democrats (and Republicans) have long been saying is a stiff, awkward, un-relatable bore, was a slick and artful politician.

  • DB

    Rat, oh yeah I forgot!!

  • d.d

    Darden tests limiting worker hours as health-care changes loom

    In an experiment apparently aimed at keeping down the cost of health-care reform, Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has stopped offering full-time schedules to many hourly workers in at least a few Olive Gardens, Red Lobsters and LongHorn Steakhouses.

    In an emailed statement, Darden said staffing changes are “just one of the many things we are evaluating to help us address the cost implications health care reform will have on our business

    Analysts say many other companies, including the White Castle hamburger chain, are considering employing fewer full-timers because of key features of the Affordable Care Act scheduled to go into effect in 2014.
    Under the system Darden is testing, employees are to be scheduled for no more than 28 hours each week. They can run over that if things get busy, but Darden acknowledged they are not supposed to exceed 30 hours.

    At a new Olive Garden in Stillwater, Okla., former busboy Keaton Hasty said employees were routinely limited to 29 1/2 hours.

    This is happening sooner than I expected but we’ll see more of this in the future.


    ObamaCare( may ) be headed back to Supreme Court

    Why ?

    Monday, the first day of the new term, the Supreme Court ordered the Department of Justice to respond to Liberty University’s suit.

    In deciding which cases will be heard by the Supreme Court, the “Rule of Four” applies. That is, if 4 justices agree a case should be heard, a writ of certiorari will be issued to the petitioner and the case will be placed on the court’s docket. It would not be surprising that 4 would call ObamaCare back before the Court during the new term. The Court’s demand that the DOJ respond to Liberty’s accusations is a vitally important first step. We all know what Libery’s & multiple other companies & colleges refer to.

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy wrote: {Obama Jokes About Debate: I Can’t “Perform Flawlessly, Night After Night”}

    Night after night after night for 4 straight years (and this is no joke). :wink:

  • dana

    Tired of the NOT BLACK ENOUGH crap coming out of the Sharpton minions….14% of very black people are unemployed under this president…

  • Ratboy

    @ dana
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    Tired of the NOT BLACK ENOUGH crap

    but you know….that’s what we have always said about you my friend! Come on dude, BLACKEN UP ALREADY!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • usnretiredx2
  • Jeff

    @DB, again you admit that I make you feel very inferior. Thats not my problem. Seems that’s pretty easy for any man woman or child to make you feel inferior given your low level of intelligence that is demonstrated in here with every comment you post.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff————- Reagan would say, there you go again

  • 1966

    @doug z

  • Jeff

    @here are some classy people!! (Jeff, are you gonna follow her on twitter too?)
    Stacy Dash has 274k followers
    Snoop Dog has over 10 million followers.

    275k followers is still impressive for followers. She was a very attractive girl in the 90’s Clueless movie.
    Seems Clueless might also be the name of her current life story given her political choices.

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