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.

  • lbsles

    Sticking with Face the Nation, here is John Dickerson. He is the CBS political director, and he and Axelrod ultimately have this little exchange…

    DICKERSON: When Senator Obama in 2008 said, “I’m gonna cut the deficit in half; I’m gonna close Gitmo,” a lot of people said those are unrealistic, but they didn’t say he wasn’t telling the truth.

    AXELROD: Well, uh…

    DICKERSON: There’s a difference, isn’t there?

    AXELROD: No, there — there is — there… The difference is that, ummm, closing Gitmo was an — involved an act of Congress, and he wasn’t able to get Congress, uhhh, to agree with him on that question.

    RUSH: Oh, come on.

    AXELROD: This is basic math.

    RUSH: Come on!

    I told you before he was immaculated that he was not gonna close Gitmo. I told you that he was not gonna purposely lose Iraq. He was not gonna close Gitmo. What “math,” Mr. Axelrod? For two years the Republicans couldn’t stop Barack Obama on anything! The Republicans did not have enough votes in the House to stop Obama doing anything: Illegal immigration. Amnesty. Health care, cap and trade. You name it!

    You could have done anything in those first two years!

    The Republicans couldn’t stop you

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ratboy & S. Papa

    And if Biden starts the you’re lying syndrome? Ryan: How bout the Libya attack Joe? How long did it take your side to tell the truth after you knew about it after 24 hours and for days and days lied about that video causing it.

    Trust me Ryan isn’t going to sit down on anything. Yep Joes pretty good at debates, but Ryan has alot of ammo to come back with.

  • lbsles

  • Sicilian Papa

    Someone needs to get the net out for the knife wielding Tingles. He is going wild with off the wall attacks.

  • lbsles

    See, I Told You So: Regime Manipulates the Jobless Number Below 8% by Election Day

    RUSH: There you have it, folks. The economy’s back. The stimulus worked. The job council’s programs all worked. Obamacare worked. Look at all the jobs, 114,000 new jobs created, and as I told you last December, this would happen. The unemployment rate under 8%. It’s 7.9, but it doesn’t matter, 7.8, 7.9, whatever’s after the decimal point doesn’t matter. It’s the seven that matters, and the reason it does is that no incumbent president has ever been reelected with the unemployment rate over 8%. It’s that simple.

    And right here they are. First, December 20th of 2011, this is how the program started:

    Let me tell you something. The Washington Post, ABC — I think it’s them — they had a poll out today that shows Obama’s approval numbers are coming back. And I want to remind you that I have warned you this kind of thing is going to happen. The unemployment number is going to precipitously drop and it’s going to get close to 8% by next November. Just mark my words. That’s in the can. It’s in the cards. Also, Obama’s approval number now is up five points over the last three months or some such thing. Not sure of the time frame, but it’s up the highest since last summer, and this is being heralded.


  • Coffee Steve


    *MILITARY TIMES POLL: R 66% O 26%…

    The professional core of the U.S. military overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over President Obama in the upcoming election — but not because of any particular military issues, according to a new poll of more than 3,100 active and reserve troops.


  • Coffee Steve

    Lara Logan

    Have you noticed CBS has started to go all out on the Libya story? And it’s about time they started backing Logan as well. That woman went through pure hell, and NO ONE in the WH, Comgress on either side has tried to do anything for her.

  • lbsles

    F. Chuck Todd Feels October Chill, Admits GOP Enthusiasm is a Big Problem for Dems
    October 08, 2012
    All Audio & Video »

    RUSH: F. Chuck Todd, audio sound bites six and seven here, Mike, as I’m changing the order on the fly. F. Chuck Todd, NBC News. Republican enthusiasm is a huge problem for Democrats. This is during the Meet the Press roundtable yesterday.


  • lbsles
  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM
    Someone needs to get the net out for the knife wielding Tingles. He is going wild with off the wall attacks.

    I want to thank you for watching Tingles for us. I used to watch the MESS and report back here. I even watched MSDNC and FOX at the same time on two seperate TV’s from 6 – 9 and gave play by play right here. But I couldnt and cant do it anymore! More than a snipit of Mattews or Schultz and I start to shake and get sick to my stomach and at the same time I get thoughts of tearing the heads off of innocent birds.

    So thank you my friend but remember if it starts getting weird CHANGE THE CHANNEL before it is too late!

  • lbsles

    OH SNAP: Mary Matalin Tells Krugman ‘You’re Hardly Credible on Calling Somebody Else a Liar’

    MARY MATALIN: “Professor, can I ask you? You have mischaracterized and you have lied about every position and every particular of the Ryan plan on Medicare, from the efficiency of Medicare administration to calling it a voucher plan. So you’re hardly credible on calling somebody else a liar.”

    For video : http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/07/mary-matalin-blasts-paul-krugman-youre-hardly-credible-calling-somebo#ixzz28kjZEKtm

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m getting the invalid data page alot now, I know I’m invalid but honestly :-)

    Have a good evening folks, see you later tonight or in the AM

  • Gabriel

    Posted October 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    CBS’ Lara Logan: Obama Is Lying To The American People, Jihadists Are Stronger Than Ever And They Are Coming After Us…


    The fundamental problem here is Faith not jihad. Jihad is a loaded term used by people to divert attention away from the faith issue. Yes, the action itself is despicable and cowardly. Anyone who blows up a school filled with children is a coward. But what we need is to have a standard for what can be held as a faith, and it should be grounded in reality. As long as evangelical preachers continue to stand in front of other human beings and claim authority from an invisible celestial being, without being asked to provide evidence for their claims, expect other humans in faraway parts of the globe to make “different” claims about their own invisible celestial beings and the orders they receive from them. Address the issue of invisible celestial beings head-on, and jihad disappears.

  • lbsles

    @ Coffee Steve

    Lara Logan

    Have you noticed CBS has started to go all out on the Libya story? And it’s about time they started backing Logan as well. That woman went through pure hell, and NO ONE in the WH, Comgress on either side has tried to do anything for her.

    Two pure and simple reasons.

    1) Too come out in support of her would say that the folks that “hurt her” were criminals or terrorists.

    2) They knew that she would not run cover-up stories for them.

  • lbsles

    @ Coffee Steve

    Nice to see that I’m not the only one who listens to Rush Limbaugh.

    What is it ? He’s 99.7% right/correct in what he says.

    Look out! Here come the dumbocrats that do listen to him saying he does nothing but lie and make up stories.

    If the dumbocrats would look at his web page they would see that he posts the sources for his musings.

  • Ratboy


    Romney’s strong debate helps him close gap with Obama in Michigan, poll shows

    LANSING — Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s strong performance in his first debate with President Barack Obama helped him trim Obama’s lead in Michigan to three percentage points, a poll released today to the Free Press shows.

    Obama’s 10 percentage point lead (47%-37%) in a poll conducted last month by EPIC-MRA of Lansing dropped to 3 points (48% to 45%), according to the poll of 600 likely voters conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing. The gap between Romney and Obama was within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

    Undecided voters shrank from the September survey’s 16% to just 7%.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I have a long standing dislike for Tingles. Watching him destroy himself does give me some satisfaction. He is now a joke and looked at as a loon after his knives comment. That is justice.

  • Jeff

    Fair And Balanced? Fox News’ Hour-Long Attack On Obama’s “Green Agenda”

    A Fox News special on President Obama’s “green agenda” presented a one-sided discussion of Environmental Protection
    I don’t have any expectation for DB to understand this post, nor believe science. Since science and math are the NEW enemy of the Republican Party.

    Fox Airs One-Sided Discussion Of EPA Rules

    Fox’s hour-long special painted a one-sided picture of environmental regulations, featuring 18 critics and only 1 supporter of EPA clean air and water rules. Fox interviewed three Republican politicians, an industry executive, a radio host, and five coal miners, but not a single scientist, Democratic member of Congress, or environmental group to discuss the threats of air pollution and global warming.

    Fox Links EPA To “Radical” Agenda

    Fox focused the first segment of its special on former regional EPA administrator Al Armendariz, who resigned after a political firestorm erupted over an analogy he made in 2010 comparing his environmental enforcement strategy to Roman crucifixion. Although he clearly stated that he was referring only to companies that were “not compliant with the law,” Fox once again took his comments out of context to suggest that the EPA targets oil and gas companies unnecessarily.

    While Fox suggested that Armendariz’s comments revealed the EPA’s “radical” intentions, many in the industry have praised the EPA under the Obama administration for its restraint and recognized that the agency is legally required to implement many overdue rules.

    Fox Questions Whether Climate Change Is “A Real Problem”

    In a segment on the EPA’s supposed “mission creep,” the host of the special, Bret Baier, questioned whether global warming is a “real problem”:

    [A]n all-out effort to lower the temperature of the planet, assuming global warming is a real problem that humans can reverse, would surely be the most complicated and expensive undertaking in human history.

    He went on to quote people with no scientific expertise to cast doubt on the threat of climate change. Radio host Mark Levin denied that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that should be regulated, saying: “Carbon dioxide is what we exhale. Carbon dioxide is necessary for plants.” Coal miner Buz Hilberry later echoed this, saying: “I’m no scientist but CO’s what make plant grows and what make you breathe, so they’re trying to choke us all out by stopping the burning of coal.”

    But Fox did not consult a single climate scientist, the vast majority of which agree that human activity is changing our climate.

    Fox Portrays Sustainability As “Quasi-Marxist”

    After explaining that sustainability is when “healthy environments,” “strong economies” and “social justice” intersect, Fox News reporter Gregg Jarett said in an ominous voiceover, “in other words, sustainability is about a lot more than the environment.” After exposing that sustainability encompasses “strong economies” and equal rights, Fox linked the EPA to the sustainability bogeyman. Fox did not mention that News Corp., Fox’s parent company, also encourages “sustainability.”

    Fox Ignores Health Impacts Of Coal

    Fox devoted a large portion of its special to the impact of EPA rules on coal miners. But while it linked the EPA regulations to efforts to combat global warming, it failed to mention that the majority of the regulations are actually designed to limit the health risks from coal. In a 2011 summary report commissioned by the American Lung Association, scientists concluded that “hazardous air pollutants emitted to the atmosphere by coal-fired power plants cause a wide range of adverse health effects including damage to eyes, skin, and breathing passages; negative effects on the kidneys, lungs, and nervous system; increasing the risk of cancer; impairment of neurological function and ability to learn; and pulmonary and cardiovascular disease.” And according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are “disproportionally impacted by air pollution.”

    Fox also failed to mention that competition with cheap natural gas is one of the primary reasons that coal generation is declining.

  • Jeff

    Here’s the breakdown of the Fox News hour long dump of propaganda. Since science math and facts are big problems for Republicans these days, I don’t expect this to have any impact on them.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Listening to Joan Walsh talk about Biden like he’s Clarence Darrow is laughable. Tingles is eating up. His nickname in the Senate was “Slow Joe.”

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