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.

  • Sharon

    James glad to see you we’re watching fox. Keep watching fox with an open mind and you will be further educated. I knew the minute I heard the tape that he numbers were not exactly 47%, and I do know that it include all the groups you just named. Still does not take away from the fact that Obama and the democratic party goes after the uninformed, the dependent and the dummies. I know that the smart people in the groups you mention know Romney cares about them. Check out Romneys life story about caring and I would think it is pretty impressive. How Obama shows he cares is to take away from the achievers and give it to the bums. It is much easier to give away other people’s money.

  • Doug Z

    Sesame Street is a multi-million dollar international brand and, as the Whoopie Goldberg voiceovers tell us when the show first comes on, it is shown in over 140 countries. The kiddie T.V. juggernaut’s 2009 990 tax forms show it rakes in over $140 million in revenues a year. Even without government funding, Sesame Street has as much a chance of dying out as Coca Cola does.

  • Doug Z

    I wish I had fat pay checks

  • ninja

    James as a republican___Everything that Obama says about helping the poor is B.S. He is just wants them to vote for him.

  • Sharon

    James I too live in a nice little house, have a very high credit rating and drive a comfortable little car. I do own my house and owe very little on it. I work my ass off to get what I have. I believe in the conservative values. Self reliance and equal opportunity not guaranteed equal outcome. To a lot lot of people you are the 1% . Do you feel guilty, and are you willing to share your niceties wit the 99%. And I bet you are benefiting from the Bush tax cut and taking advantage of all the loopholes. Mitt Romney is out there fighting to keep Obama from cutting into your bottom line yet he is the bad guy. How ungrateful

  • mlong5000

    Another great night for FOX as always…as for the bogus jobs numbers what’s not mention are the massive layoffs in the Defense industry that Obama won’t allow to be announced until after Nov..so those jobs which are already on the chopping block were counted..also most of the”new job” created are part time…so people who has full time good paying jobs before Obama now have low paying part time jobs now.

  • Doug Z

    FOXNEWS O’REILLY 4,280,000
    FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,908,000
    FOXNEWS GRETA 3,248,000
    FOXNEWS BAIER 2,243,000
    FOXNEWS THE FIVE 2,310,000
    FOXNEWS SHEP 2,243,000
    CMDY DAILY SHOW 1,841,000
    CMDY COLBERT 1,456,000
    MSNBC MADDOW 1,286,000
    MSNBC O’DONNELL 1,193,000
    MSNBC HARDBALL 1,109,000
    MSNBC SHARPTON 1,044,000
    CNN COOPER 645,000
    CNN BLITZER 624,000
    CNN PIERS 598,000

  • James

    Well sharon if your a christian like most conservatives you would be shocked to learn that jesus christ preached liberal socialism..just read the gospels..he said therich should give what they have to the poor. He preached about sharing and helping the least among you
    He said it would be hard for a rich man to come into the kingdom of god .he told a wealthy young man that if he wished to be perfect then he should give everything he has to the poor..now im not a christian. Just givin you somethin to think about

  • James

    Oh and another thing sweetie just because i have a good paying job .own a nice house and nice ride doesnt mean im part of the “1” percent and should vote republican…even if i were a millionaire. Id vote against my best interest for the good the nation..thats true patriotism.and being a real american

  • Sicilian Papa



    James the liberal preacher. Jesus said to give your own money away. He didn’t say have Barrack Obama take it away and redistribute it as he sees fit.

    I don’t have much but if I did I would give much of it away. More to teach people to fish than to give them the fish.

    I also believe in freedom. Just because I would give much doesn’t mean I would force my neighbor to. He or she work hard for their bounty and will redistribute it as he or she sees fit not how Barrack Obama sees fit.

  • Ratboy

    Good morning
    I see jeffim or is it jimeffe or jimmyjeff Had some fun last night. I think DB called that one right. Bentley, mustang whatever.
    It is a shame in my opinion when you have to use multiple names to try to spread your beliefs or maybe it is trying to justify your beliefs. I am sure that the weekenders will be out in force so have fun but how about just being straight up

    Busy morning bbl

  • lbsles

    When the BLS talks about “Jobs Created” and the “Unemployment rate” they are talking about apples vs. oranges.

    The “Jobs Created” is based upon the BLS talking to businesses. The real insight on the new employed number.

    The “Unemployment rate” is based solely on talking to 50,000 to 60,000 households and asking one question. “Does someone in this household work?”. If the answer is yes then a one is counted towards the total number of working Americans.

    Of those 50,000 to 60,000 households contacted the number of workers counted is then extrapolated across the total number of working age Americans. What is the number counted from those households contacted, they are not saying nor are they saying what might be the extrapolation % is. Was it 10 x 100 or 1x 2?

    We do know that the new number of workers from this household survey was reported as 417,000. With this number added to past new workers, that sum is then figured against the total number of working age Americans.

    The result is an unemployment rate. Which has nothing at all to do with real job growth.

    In the military we call that math a SWAG, or for those not having experience with the military it is:

    Scientific Wild A$$ Guess.


  • Jeff

    Must be beer:30 for ratturd & DB they seem to loose their manners closer to the weekends. F–king Idiots!! Give it a rest ya!
    Stick to the issues and TRY to defend your silly misinformation as facts, like a dog chasing its own tail. Try to sell your Right wing fiction without your usual attempts at insulting people or trying to catch sock puppets which is not within your power. Lol! Similar to the unemployment numbers, unless you have proof they are lies, just SHUT UP!

    Just curious, Do they allow DB to teach children in his Sunday Bible school class to use anger and hate to get his useless points across as he always does in here? Go read some versus and leave me out of your stupid remarks. You might learn something…….doubt it though! As I doubt you are a “teacher” in any situation, maybe janitor, but thats probably way above your abilities as well.

  • d.d.

    Geez, I start a weekend in a good mood , &. you guys are at it already. Good morning.


    @d.d. lol Bush created a total of 1 millon jobs in his full eight years in office ..WOW
    Obama created created 5.2 million jobs in just 3 and a half years of his first term
    – –

    Some people need to read things twice to comprehend them, & , some never do.

    FactCheck :

    I’s a false claim that 8 million jobs were lost during the Bush administration. To the contrary, there was a net gain of 1 million jobs under President George W. Bush

    FactCheck :

    If one looks at all jobs (including government jobs) over the entirety of Obama’s time in office — as the Obama campaign does when it looks at Romney’s record as governor — there has been a net loss of jobs.

    – –

    I hesitate to use FactCheck , but, I did it anyway , twice.


    Obama’s Re-Election Case Rests On 5 Phony Claims




    31% Of Americans Without Health Insurance Live In Households Making More Than $50,000/Year

    This is newly published data from the US Census about health insurance in America.

    You can purchase high-deductible basic health insurance coverage through BlueCross BlueShield of Texas for as low as $80 per month for a 30-year male and for $102 per month for a 30-year female, which is about the same as the monthly cost of a cell phone or cable TV plan.”

    The problem is the number of people who consider a cell phone plan, or cable television, more important than health insurance.

    We don’t consider it a tragedy when somebody is bankrupted because they drove without car insurance and got into an accident, but for some reason people who don’t buy health insurance before they’re in need of health care are a tragedy that necessitates expensive government solutions.

  • Jeff

    Republicans loose another round in Ohio on their attempts to prevent people(mainly minorities & Democrats) from voting in the Nov. Election. Judges keep tossing their “religious dictator” style polices out one after another. UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!
    You want fixed elections? Move to Iran!

    One of the Fox News master minds was on Bill Maher last night, interesting how he admits to using words only his less informed and easily manipulated audience takes into their brains and runs with.
    Rich people = job creators
    Middle class = Middle income tax payer
    There were more terms and he smiled at his handy work. Sheep!

  • TheBoss1

    @ Larry in Phoenix … you wrote “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.”

    Larry in Phoenix, you are a know-nothing ignoramus. If you had a modicum of intelligence, (did you actually listen to what she said), you would know that Ms. Maddow was ridiculing the idea that Romney had pulled out secret notes from his pocket. She was calling out those on the left for their crazy theories like she calls out those on the right for their crazy conspiracy theories, too.

    Larry in Phoenix and the people on the Right live in their own bubble, in their own alternate universe that they have created for themselves through their blogs, their talk radio, and their Fox News.

    Actually, it is the textbook definition of monomania … what is true is true simply because you think it is true. And, damn any facts that get in the way of their truth…. The president is not legitimate because he was not born in this country. The president is actually a Muslim. Barrack HUSSEIN Obama is “foreign” who doesn’t understand what it means to be an American. The president is a racist who hates white people and wants to divide America. If a poll has President Obama leading, it is simply a conspiracy by the liberal media to try to dissuade Republicans from voting on election day. If the unemployment rate is down, the crooks from Chicago have obviously strong-armed the Department of Labor to change the numbers.

    The Right’s hatred of this man is staggering.

    It is sad. It is shameful. It is embarrassing. It is pathetic.

    The Right’s hatred of this man

  • DB

    Jeffie, calm down now! Go out to the inflatable pool(try to pick a time when the train is running behind the house so you will have some peace) and day dream about really knowing some of the d-listers you pretend to kinda know. Day dream about really going to Europe or better yet go to Paris Mississippi-could do you some good to get out of that little neighborhood. Take your sockpuppet James with you, he needs to chill too.

    Suiko, as usual you libs call someone a liar but don’t tell what the lie is or back it up with facts. Please this is getting old.

  • DB

    Sorry Jeffie, I meant pick a time when the train is not running behind the house.

  • Gabriel

    Posted October 5, 2012 at 7:10 PM
    Question… If someone retires and you hire a replacement is that a job added in the Obama Bazaro world? Just asking.


    How would you describe it in your world?

  • 1nancy2

    Boss, Faith3, James, Jeff,
    Good a.m. and are we having fun yet?

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