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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    To prove that I’m not a TOTAL shill for Fox News, lol, O’Reilly and Hannity ought to bury whatever hatchet. It would help Sean if Bill plugged what’s coming up on “Hannity” as Sean does for Greta. O’Reilly need not have Sean on camera, but he could do a “Stay tuned for Hannity. Tonight, PBS debate moderator Jim Lehrer joins Sean.”

    It would help out that crucial 9pm hour.

  • Ratboy

    @ Ralph Hahn
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    @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.

    Does it make the flowers grow and the grass green??? :lol:

  • Ralph Hahn

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

    Once again, Papa, you hit the head on the nail. 65-million people watched the debate on all of the networks. As an ex-broadcast journalist, I despise spin-doctors telling me something different right after I watched the program.

  • Suikostinger

    Lying about the whole situation yet again DB. We have already been through this like 10 times. Just be a big man and end it already.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Does it make the flowers grow and the grass green??? <<<

    No. But if it looks like B.S., smells like B.S., it must be B.S. lol

  • Ratboy

    Ya Think??????

    Romney hits Obama on Big Bird focus

    Mitt Romney, speaking to a crowd of about 1,200 on a farm here in Van Meter, Iowa, criticized President Obama’s recent focus on Big Bird on the campaign trail.

    “You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird,” he said. “I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs.”

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Everyone: I haven’t read the prior pages, but has anyone heard from TheBoss1???

  • Ratboy

    no not for a while

  • Ratboy

    MESSDNC, they can take a promising journalist and turn him/her into a slimey person in front of a camera!

    NBC’s Todd Dismisses Big Bird Ad as Bait for Media Attention…MSNBC Runs it 10 Times

    Appearing on Tuesday’s MSNBC Morning Joe, NBC political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd discounted a new satirical ad from the Obama campaign mocking Mitt Romney for mentioning Big Bird in the debate: “…this is clearly a, as I was told, ‘national cable,’ which seems like code for, ‘We put it out there hoping a lot of people will play it over and over because we think it’s a good snarky conversation.'”

    However, only moments earlier, the full ad played on the MSNBC morning show, as well as during the 6 a.m. ET hour. In fact, the ad ran in full on every MSNBC show between the 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET hours on Tuesday, for a total of ten times. That included on Todd’s own 9 a.m. ET show, The Daily Rundown.

  • Doug Z

    My Senator Dem Air Claire

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office, though it appears only fraction of that has

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> NBC’s Todd Dismisses Big Bird Ad as Bait for Media Attention…MSNBC Runs it 10 Times <<<

    The FCC or whomever should investigate if the Obama campaign PAID for the ads and they're not just freebies.

    Memo To Fox News: Hire Lara Logan!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>>…Todd’s own 9 a.m. ET show, The Daily Rundown <<<

    MSNBC gets "rundown" "daily" when the Cable News ratings are released. lol

  • Hillbilly

    Broadcast’s lowest show in the top 25 had 8949.

  • Hillbilly

    Cable’s top show (non sporting – non POTUS debate) in the top 25 had 5020.

    Using Steve Perry logic cable TV is dying. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    FNC had 5 shows in cables top 25. I knew the MLB playoffs were gonna screw me. :mad:

    CNN had 2 shows & MSNBC had 1.

    No congrats to AppleStinx. He didn’t tell me the MLB playoffs would be on. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    FNC number two in Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week Ending October 7, 2012, number 12 in (first time I’ve saw them in the demo list) Prime-time Adults 18-49 (Live+SD) & number 3 in Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD).

    MSNBC number 7 & CNN number 21 in Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week Ending October 7, 2012.

    CNN number 23 & MSNBC 24 in(first time I’ve saw them in the demo list) Prime-time Adults 18-49 (Live+SD).

    MSNBC number 16 in Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week Ending October 7, 2012.

  • Ratboy

    How blatent can they get and STILL get away with it???

    No White House Press Briefing in Last 15 Days

    The White House has not held a press briefing in the last 15 days, according to records on the White House’s website. The last one was held on September 24, 2012, by White House press secretary Jay Carney.

    However, in that 15 day time period, and including today, there have been 11 press gaggles. Nine have been conducted by Carney, while 2 have been held by principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. Campaign surrogates David Axelrod and traveling press secretary Jen Psaki have participated in the gaggles.

    But there’s a big difference between a gaggle and a press briefing. Gaggles are limited only to those members of the press who are traveling with the president of the United States and are not video taped. Press briefings, on the other hand, are open to credentialed media (who obtain White House approval) and are on camera.

    Gaggles tend to by shorter in length than a normal press briefing, usually being held for approximately 10-15 minutes at a time. And are these days very often held aboard Air Force One to accommodate the frequent campaign stops by across the country by President Obama

  • Hillbilly

    Suikostinger – Yeah I’m sooo afraid to post a link to the fact site. Oh wait, I’ve done that many a times when a fact site rates something mostly false, even half true. Stop grasping for straws.


    No link this time i see.

    because we have to take what Romney said by the way he MEANT it and HIS interpretation! HOLY SMOKES! This is a new one! Romney knows and so do you that there are no “death panels”. He LIED! BED TIME!

    Should we take your interpretation of what he said over his? I would say NO! He never said there is death panels. Who’s lying now?

    Don’t worry, Hillbilly is too scared to touch the unemployed one. Probably any of the others also.

    Who’s interpretation we using Willard’s or yours? I “touched” the medicare & TwlightZone did the 5 trillion tax cut. That leaves unemployment. This depends on what govt stats one uses. Your own fact check source told you how he arrived at the 23 million number. He said it more than once.

    He got the figure closer to right earlier in the debate, leaving out only the part-timers when he said the U.S. has “23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work.”

    Is that why you didn’t post your link?

  • moncon

    @ Ralph Hahn
    I agree once Romney was able to speak without having to slog through edited BS that is constantly thrown out about him did have a positive affect. I really thought that the debate was going to be a waste of my time but when he began articulating his position and didn’t have to waste our time on all the side show stuff he came across prepared, confident and in charge. Obama looked small, defenseless and weak. I want a President who will go toe to toe with anyone at anytime. Obama is like a telephone tough guy, big and tough behind your back but face to face he shirks away. If he truly believed in his position and policies and Romney was lying he should have manned up and fought for it. That leads me to believe he really has no clue on his policies since he handed those chores off to Reid/Pelosi which is pretty shameful.

  • Hillbilly

    @Sicilian Papa

    I can’t believe your leaving me at the mercy of AppleStinx. Wait until you need help with the Gotti family. I’ll turn my back on you. :razz:


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