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.

  • PaulG


    I thought we had to read the Obamacare Bill to appreciate it,,according to you we need to get laid off as well,,who knew…

  • Doug Z

    The good news in today’s ARG poll of Ohio is not that Romney’s leading 48-47%, it’s that the party ID breakdown doesn’t reflect anything nearing reality. There’s just no way Democrats will enjoy a nine-point turnout advantage over Romney in Ohio. But in order to believe Romney’s only up by one, that’s exactly what you have to assume. Here’s the ARG sample:

    Democrats (42%)

    Republicans (33%)

    Independents (25%)

  • Ratboy

    Do you think Phill is filling in for Jeffie while he is gone? :shock:

  • Ratboy

    @ Doug Z
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    The good news in today’s ARG poll of Ohio is not that Romney’s leading 48-47%, it’s that the party ID breakdown doesn’t reflect anything nearing reality. There’s just no way Democrats will enjoy a nine-point turnout advantage over Romney in Ohio. But in order to believe Romney’s only up by one, that’s exactly what you have to assume. Here’s the ARG sample:

    Democrats (42%)

    Republicans (33%)

    Independents (25%)

    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Another Ouch!

    Obama loses ?lead on key ?voter issues: economy, national security

    Voters now give Mitt Romney the nod when it comes to handling national security, and he has recaptured a lead over President Obama when voters are asked who will do a better job on the economy — findings that spell bad news for the incumbent.

    Little more than a week ago, heading into the first debate of the campaign season, Mr. Obama led on the economy and national security, as well as handling of energy, immigration and foreign affairs. In each of those categories he either topped or was just below the magic number of 50 percent support.

    But that changed in the latest The Washington Times/Zogby Poll conducted by Zogby Analytics, released Monday, which gave Mr. Romney a 48 percent to 45 percent advantage on national security and a 50 percent to 44 percent advantage on jobs and the economy

  • sunshine

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Yesterday was the Canadian Thanksgiving.
    We had ham and sweet potatos and Big Bird and pumpkin pie.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Just a thought, maybe the Obama personal attacks are having less effect after people got to hear Gov. Romney speak for himself.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Sunny D!!!!
    I had to order yet a bigger smoker to squeeze that 8 footer into! I called Joe Biden and asked how I can secure the bird in the mean time. He said………………………Puuuuuuut em BAAAACK in chaaaains! :shock: :twisted:

  • Sicilian Papa



    Tingles will be on the attack today. I know, it’s like watching a train wreck, you feel guilty but you watch anyway. He is going to explode today after reading the latest polls.

  • sunshine

    It’s On: Sesame Workshop tells Obama campaign to take down Big Bird ad!

    I couldn’t get the link past the filter.

    Big Bird will not be anyone’s political puppet.

    Sesame Workshop has asked the Obama campaign to take down a new TV ad that prominently features the famous talking bird, in a satirical spot mocking Mitt Romney for calling for an end to PBS subsidies.

    “Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down,” Sesame Workshop said in a statement.

    An Obama campaign official said it has received the request and “will review their concerns.”

    The statement follows a week of Big Bird saturation in the media and on the campaign trail.

    Romney touched off the frenzy when he said at last week’s debate he wants to “stop the subsidy to PBS” even though “I like Big Bird.”

    The line took off on Twitter. “Saturday Night Live” included a Big Bird bit. Obama has repeatedly mocked Romney for the line in his post-debate stump speeches. And the Obama campaign ad released Monday featured a menacing voiceover warning of Romney’s anti-Big Bird agenda.

    “Big, yellow, a menace to our economy. Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about, it’s Sesame Street,” the voiceover says. “Mitt Romney, taking on our enemies no matter where they nest.”

    The Romney campaign said its rivals were distracting from bigger issues.

    “Four years ago, President Obama said that if you don’t have a record to run on, ‘you make a big election about small things.’ With 23 million people struggling for work, incomes falling, and gas prices soaring, Americans deserve more from their president,” spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said.

  • Ratboy

    Obama: I’m Only Going To Win If ‘Everybody Is Almost Obsessive’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Exactly one month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both declaring they will win a race for the White House that remains anything but clear. Their trails are crossing again in Ohio, the state that could decide the election, and signs of urgency are emerging from each campaign.

    “I very much intend to win this election,” Obama told donors in San Francisco Monday night. “But we’re only going to do it if everybody is almost obsessive for the next 29 days.”

    Romney stood in a driving rain in Newport News, Va., his wet hair sticking to the side of his face, to join the kinds of die-hard supporters he needs for victory. “People wonder why it is I’m so confident we’re going to win,” he told them. “I’m confident because I see you here on a day like this. This is unbelievable.”

  • Sicilian Papa

    Andrea Mitchell is blaming Chris Stevens for not being careful enough. Look for this to be the new line defense. Stevens had unrealistic goals about Libya’s future and took too many chances.

    Mitchell just said this and brushed aside the cover up.

  • AppleStinx

  • AppleStinx

    Sookie, Sookie

  • DB

    suiko, fine, however you want to do it. One last thing, I never”begged” for your forgiveness. I also never called you any vile names. I said I was sorry I came down on you so hard and that I couldn’t put my finger on why I reacted that way towards you. Then you didn’t accept my apology and over the next weeks of your disingenuous posts, your name calling and your denial of things you had said and your inability to have a rational discussion, your inability to give any point of view other than your own any credibility, I remembered why I have deep doubts about your intellectual talents.

  • Raz

    Andrea Mitchell is now blaming the victem? Now that a new high in low.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Happy Tuesday, everybody! I’m NOT reading through 11 pages of posts, but I noticed some changes FNC has made to “Hannity.” (Relatively)New set, new graphics, great A-list guests..and Sean seems more lively.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Raz: Andrea Mitchell is the perfect example of a totally-biased reporter. She’s even being used in the new Obama ad, to lend, ahem, ‘credibility’ to the latest Romney Lied propaganda b.s. Mrs. Greenspan ought to interview her husband, who f’ed up the Fed when he was in charge.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @sunshine: That’s the ONLY thing Obama has to fire a missle at the Romney camp. Obama and Biden need to be put on the defensive the next three debates to explain why things got worse under their watch.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Do you think Phill is filling in for Jeffie while he is gone? <<<

    Who cares? My advice is to ignore the Obamabot aka Fertilizer Man, because all he does is spread b.s.

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