Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 5, 2012

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October 8th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 5, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,341            299            578
CNN         408            134            198
MSNBC         629            207            289
CNBC         166             40             80
FBN           53             15             24
HLN         170             73            102
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,640            490         1,052
CNN         558            158            238
MSNBC       1,163            338            516
CNBC         191             88             80
FBN           56             13             19
HLN         195             81             96
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,294            330            669
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         233            100            132
MSNBC Morning Joe         527            200            263
CNBC Squawk Box         142             23             63
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         278            156            206
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,856            359            860
CNN SITUATION ROOM         739            214            326
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         976            249            392
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         100             11             33
HLN OPTIONS ACTION         121             20             50
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,915            314            700
CNN SITUATION ROOM         569            145            230
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         930            271            417
CNBC MAD MONEY         137             22             56
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           97             31             57
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,610            327            634
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         361             95            148
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,018            308            415
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         175             29             69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         162             39             53
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,172            584         1,303
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         492            156            238
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,149            325            500
CNBC BILLIONS BEHIND BARS         124             46             41
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         261            103            124
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,716            481         1,075
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         607            157            239
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,364            400            628
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         168             69             81
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         180             86             84
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,014            405            775
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         573            161            236
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         976            289            420
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         281            148            119
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         144             55             79
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,193            291            552
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         398            131            210
MSNBC ED SHOW         649            283            369
CNBC MAD MONEY         148             57             58
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         113             51             58

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

    Lawrence ODonnel did say sometime last year that this is the end of his run not the beginning. That is why I pointed out that he might be gone after the elections not by design but by his own desire

  • DB

    suiko, I never said you disagreed with those topics. I didn’t know your feelings which is why I asked. If you agree with those topics then how can you say the report was biased–my questions covered about 90 percent of the report. My point which maybe I didn’t make very well is don’t listen to a left wing blog about the bias of a show, watch it and then decide if it is biased. Also maybe try to get input from sources that actually are expert on EPA. I can tell you right now the report was very accurate and EPA could have come on and tried to debunk what was said but as I said to SP, EPA does not have the facts on their side. I will drop this unless you want to discuss it some more.

    Pls note on this entire subject I have not insulted you , told you go to sleep, called you any names. Tried to have respectful disagreement on a topic and tried to educate you on the one topic I know more about than anyone on this site. If you don’t want to listen that is your choice.

  • Doug Z


    Joe Biden will do well. He does not use a teleprompter for everyday speaking.

  • Ratboy

    POLL: Romney leads in 11 swing states…
    Takes lead in Ohio…
    PA now in play?

  • Ratboy

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

    Romney’s support is a bit more solid than the president’s at this point in time. Forty-five percent (45%) of voters are certain they will vote for Romney and not change their minds. Forty-one percent (41%) are certain they will vote for Obama.

  • dana

    Doug Z:: Biden cannot match up to the facts and figures that only Paul Ryan can and will have at his disposal…i admit his rhetoric is good but it will seem old and pathetic next to this fresh, crisp, competant congreessman…

  • Doug Z


    In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 49% support to Obama’s 47%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

    This is the first time Romney has led the daily Swing State Survey since September 19. Until today, the president had led for 17 of the previous 19 days, and the candidates had been tied twice. This survey is based on findings from the previous seven days, with most of the responses now coming since Romney’s debate win last Wednesday night.

  • Doug Z

    In 2008, Obama won these states by a combined margin of 53% to 46%, virtually identical to his national margin.

  • Ratboy

    Gee I wonder if decisions like this come from planning meetings where they come up with plans and maybe even based on the ….well…..lets say outcome of an election? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    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.

    Darden said the test is taking place in “a select number” of restaurants in four markets, including Central Florida, but would not give details. The company said there has been no decision made about expanding it.

    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. There are still many unanswered questions regarding the health care regulations and we simply do not have enough information to make any decisions at this time.”

  • Suikostinger

    Pls note on this entire subject I have not insulted you , told you go to sleep, called you any names. Tried to have respectful disagreement on a “topic and tried to educate you on the one topic I know more about than anyone on this site. If you don’t want to listen that is your choice.”

    Civility is over between you and me, you chopped that off at the head a LONG time ago you even admitted it by BEGGING for my forgiveness after calling me names over and over again a long time ago. Remember what I said, bias and lying are two different things.

    “If you don’t want to listen that is your choice.”

    No, you are incorrect. You badger me over and over again until I answer your little dumb questions, calling me out, when I’ve TRIED over and over again to ignore you because like I said, civility between you and me ended a long time ago yet you act like a teenager, and BEGGED for my forgiveness for saying vile things THEN continued saying such vile things.

  • Suikostinger

    chopped should = lopped. :)

  • Doug Z

    Jeff Waiting for Obama to use Bert and Ernie to go after the gay marriage vote.

  • Doug Z

    Yet Andrea Mitchell of NBC is now in Obama campaign ads. That is blatantly over the line. Mitchell should either be fired or resign. If she wants to work for Obama, then do so, but not while she is attempting to be a journalist.

  • d.d.

    Tsk…. tsk

    First, MSNBC asks Obama to remove the Andrea Mitchell ad .

    (NBC News Calls Obama’s Big Bird Ad “Absurd”…)

    Now this:

    Sesame Street asks Obama camp to take down Big Bird attack ad


    Not only does Sesame Street make money in endorsement products, Big Bird makes more money than Mitt Romney

    “Shows like Sesame Street are multi-million dollar enterprises capable of thriving in the private market. According to the 990 tax form all nonprofits are required to file, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 — nearly a million dollars — in compensation in 2008. And, from 2003 to 2006, “Sesame Street” made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales”


    Truth: U.S. Taxpayers Do Subsidize Sesame Street . . . In Pakistan…

    Of course, we’re talking about the U.S. version of Sesame Street. The Pakistani version of Sesame Street received $7 million from the U.S. State Department, before “credible allegations of fraud and abuse” surfaced and Foggy Bottom canceled the remaining $13 million on the contract.

  • Phil

    Wow!! you water Carriers are so funny, Debates don’t change election dynamics. We would be calling John Kerry president if they did, he took Dubs to the wood shed. Take it easy, Romney lied and lied and the president opted not to call him out on his lies and instead present his case. The one undeniable thing that came out of the debate is that Romney is a liar. There are still two debates and your boy is a choke artist, he is the guy who throws interceptions with the game on the line. The Tony Romo of Presidential candidates.

    SO yes Dems got a taste of what you guys have had in your mouth for the last three months for one day. Celebrate and Enjoy it but bank on this, your guy is a loser and its a good thing for you guys because most of you don’t have the bank account or salary to really benefit from Mitts policies. Regardless of what you say on this message board, you need the tax deductions he wants to limit and you don’t have any plans to reap in the estate tax he is working so hard to get rid of. Your pay check is more and taxes are lower than they have ever been under this president. Then when you get laid off which you will its just a way of life in Corporate America there will be better options than Cobra for you and your kids. So that Obama Care you hated so much it will come in Handy. Your 401k and Stock portfolios have done pretty nicely under the socialist president lol. Obamas good for you guys but i get it you hate him and his polcies. There is not left wing media except for MSNBC, they just report news which may not sound good all the time. No one is in the tank for Obama but this much is clear. Fox and the RNC merged when Tony Snow went to the White house. Unapoligetically, Fox hosts sat on Bush’s lap and interviewed him and sharpened daggers when Obama took office. Enjoy this short term belief your back in it because it will be short lived fellas but rest in knowing that we will save you from your selves

  • Sicilian Papa



    The Fed is printing trillions to prop up the market. Fuel, food, and electric bills are steadily rising. The bubble will burst when the money runs out. Unless you want to try QE 4,5, and 6. A loaf of bread will cost 20 bucks so what good is your 401K.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Incomes are down 4 to 5 thousand over the last four years for middle class income earners.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Phil you can’t just stand there like a big empty suit at a Presidential debate. People will think you are a big empty suit.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The corrupt lib. media is the propaganda wing of the progressive movement. They are being dragged kicking and screaming just to do an occasional fair story.

    If Bush covered up Libya the way Obama and his people did they would saying is this worse than Watergate and would be doing stories around the clock.

  • AppleStinx

    Phil wrote: “…Debates don’t change election dynamics…”

    Right… They should cancel the last 2 debates.

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