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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Oh Joy!

    Last week @ Kroger Milk 2.99 Now 3.29

    Bacon per pound last week 3.29 now 4.59 (going up)

    This economy will not have any kind of recovery until Gas gets below 2.49 and stays there, it’s causing everything to rise, including my very well controled temper.

  • Coffee Steve

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

    Owach!!! LOL

  • Doug Z

    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:21 PM

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

    Black people that are repulician are clueless

  • Doug Z


    with gas prices what they are I will have to ride my Honda VTX300

  • Doug Z

    Jeff all winter

  • Doug Z

    Jeff the dems, blacks are showing their hate for Stacy Dash. Just like the hateful Demo, Libs.

  • Ratboy

    @ blacks are showing their hate for Stacy Dash. Just like the hateful Demo, Libs

    Day need to be litnen to Da Snoop Dawg for da real 411!!! That is how Obama would put it! :shock:

  • Doug Z

    ‘Clueless’ Actress Stacey Dash Endorses Mitt Romney, Critics Bring Race Into The Issue

  • Coffee Steve
  • dana

    usretiredx2:: so where are the black leaders keeping obamas feet to the fire? if a white president was in power my fellow blacks would be demonstrating in the hoods lead by the huckster Sharpton….these blacks are more loyal to obama then obama is to them…he has them all PICKING AT THE SCRAPS

  • Hillbilly

    Posted October 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Romney lied about Obamas medicaid plan on stage at the debate. I already said this, DB just fails to acknowledge it.


    He as do i want to know Willard lied about. I can say Suikostinger lied…what does that prove? If you give no details how can anybody know if he did or didn’t lie? You gonna start your posting something & not backing it up again? Tell folks its out there go look it up yourself?

  • Coffee Steve

    *Romney Leads Obama in Absentee Votes in FL;

    Absentee Ballot Requests:

    REP 855,344 (43.40%, +4.43)

    DEM 767,968 (38.97%)

    The votes don’t count until you return the ballot, and Romney has an even wider lead there:

    Absentee Ballot Returns:

    REP 12,323 (45.54%, +7.51)

    DEM 10,289 (38.03%)

  • dana

    ratboy:: I like to think of myself as more black than the blacks that are allowing Obama to take advantage of them and hand them the bull he is dishing out…the only way to climb out of the hood, to all those black parents that care about their kids future, is to be loyal to no one politician but to those that give us results meaning jobs and properity!!

  • Sicilian Papa


    Stacy Dash

    I don’t know who you are but stick to your guns. Don’t let ugly bigots intimidate you.

    My God is this actually coming from the left who school us regularly about bigotry on our side.

  • dana

    RATBOY:: STACY DASH is my new pin up !!!

  • Hillbilly

    Mark – Republicans constantly bitch about the debt(which I believe is a fair argument), do they realize over half of it(and probably closer to 10T) was spent on military/defense spending over the past 35 years?


    How can you say defense spending (half to 10T) caused the debt? Defense is NOT the only thing we spent money on over the last 35 years. We are 16T in debt & between 8-10 of that is defense spending? :???: We’re spending more on pensions, healthcare & remainder than defense. Eduction & defense 14% & welfare 12%.

    What does your chart prove? Ask any reasonable economists or representative what’s going to bankrupt America & see how many say defense spending. :roll:

  • Hillbilly

    I’m guessing they don’t have many folks (like anchors, actors, “reality stars”..etc) under contract. So they can produce a show cheaper than most other networks. My point being if a network can survive with 226,000 P2+ viewers CNN ain’t in much financial trouble. I’m guessing CNN’s payroll/overhead is higher than Fuel TV’s, but so is CNN’s viewers.

    Fuel TV is bragging about 226,000 viewers in prime time.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I just switched on MSNBC and the channel is blank. Have they given up and gone off the air for good?


    Coffee Steve

    I didn’t get it with the Gallup Poll. I still don’t understand it but okay.

    The Pew Poll is good news. I know they had Romney down 10 at one point.

  • PaulG


    @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.

    Again,,you’ve already indicated that my analysis of your comment is flawed,,as apparently are my analytical business skills,,so why not humor me and explain your assertion that foregoing any essential business plan,,you would “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 expense projections and market conditions,,in a so-called business meeting..Unless of course,, that meeting was in the corner of a used car lot and you’re discussing who was going to sell that 1992 Subaru first…

  • sharon

    Hay Dana. Finally another black person who see through the Democrat wanting to take care of poor people by keeping them poor. Who is at the receiving end of this? Black people. The democrats have not done anything to help black people, and blacks people, and they don’t have to because they know black people are not going anywhere.

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