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.

  • James

    @ Doug Z people like sharon are so brainwashed by this trickle down economics lie they vote against thier own interest. Even after mitt romney was caught on tape dimissing half the country as bums and victims people like sharon will still belive he cares for them its sad

  • Doug Z

    Cash-strapped state governments and the federal government added thousands of jobs in July, August and September, boosting overall jobs numbers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced today that it had revised jobs numbers for July and August upwards, with revised gains coming from public sector jobs.

  • Doug Z


    Mit Romney tape was edited. It is a lie to use anything that is edited.That is not a good example of anything but propaganda.

    Obama cares, I do not feel his love.

  • ninja

    James reading what you have had to say is sad.

  • Bsotgnw

    Question… If someone retires and you hire a replacement is that a job added in the Obama Bazaro world? Just asking.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The government is printing money by the trillions QE 1-2-3

    Incomes are down under Obama

    6 Trillion in debt added

    Less people working than four years ago

    Umemployment at 7.8

    Gas at 4 dollars a gallon

    The Middle East in flames.

    Afghanistan a failure.

    But hey why nit pick.

  • Sharon

    James don’t insult my intelligence I am an independent woman who can take care of myself so don’t patronize me. Brainwashed what are you talking about Mitt Romney is right . there is a certain segment of this country that are bums and will never vote for anyone that is talking jobs. That does not interest them. Look I am an independent thinker , know that if you are dependent on government you are obligated. So the 47% of the people who are dependent on government are now obligated to vote for the hand out government

  • Sharon

    James how many food stamps and well fare checks did you cash to buy that mustang.

  • DB

    Mystery solved–Jeffie and James are same. Only two on here who make up cars they drive to try and impress. Ignore both.

  • DB

    Next James will tell us all about his job and that he is a rich and powerful business man in California who kinda knows d-list celebs and has a blow up pool that he holds catered parties around but won’t be able to post becaue he is going to Madrid. Blah blah blah. What a tool.

  • ninja

    Good for you sharon. People now days think the gov owes them. I bought my first car at 15, because I had a job. And that was the only way.

  • Gabriel

    Posted October 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM
    Q: what is the key difference between Obama supporters and Romney supporters?

    A: Romney supporters sign their checks on the front and Obama supporters sign theirs on the back!


    Stupidest comment you’ve ever posted. There’s no sense in it.

  • ninja

    Where is my prison shows MSNBC? That’s about the only time I watch.

  • James

    @ Sharon if u missed it mitt told hannity on fox that he was completely wrong about what he said about the 47 percent even though that was B.S comin out his mouth but anyway you do know that veterens medicare recipients..social security benefiters and low income workers are in that 47 percent .

  • James

    Btw sharon i have a good job and my 2011 mustang gt was because of my exellent credit and fat paychecks

  • James

    And i own a nice house btw. But i believe in the teachings of liberalism. Fairness.liberty.equality courtesy.etc

  • Larry in Phoenix

    Rachael Maddow, in her desperation for a “good” story to counter the Romney victory, said on her program this Friday night, the reason Romney was able to win with dead on facts is that Romney had illegally written notes on his handkerchief which he was using to blow his nose while reading !
    HONEST ! This is not a joke. As incredable as Obama being effected by the altitude in Denver (which did not seem to be a factor for Obama back in 2004) which some how slowed Obama’s wit and mental agility and/or made him sleep and not as rested for the debate.

  • ninja

    James_____Do you have any proof that was B.S? Two can play that game.

  • Larry in Phoenix

    Sorry ..my bad . I meant to say when Obama was in Denver 2008 not 2004 bad typo. Thank you.

  • Suikostinger

    was able to win with dead on facts

    uh what? They both lied. Romney lied a lot and so did Obama. The only difference is that Romney called out Obama when he lied, Obama did NOT call out Romney on his lies. He was wrong about Obamas medicare plan and Obama didn’t even look up at him….that’s the sad part.

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