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.

  • DB

    SP, you will notice that suiko has not responded to my posts about the Brett Baier special. I asked specific questions in a respectful way but got no answer. This is typical of suiko–can’t back up the accusations he makes. He often denies he said things that are in his posts. There is no discussing with suiko or jeffie. It is agree with them or get cussed out.

    BTW SP the special was not one sided. I worked for EPA for 32 years. I have a degree in chemical engineering and have written more air standards than anyone who has worked at EPA. I have dealt with industries and environmental groups and have seen how they operate. I have been there thru dems and repubs. Neither is perfect but the dems are the ones who ignore science and economics if the answer doesn’t fit their political agenda. Repubs have done this to but not nearly to the extent that the dems have. The enforcement offices are the main offices under control of the environmental groups, both the enforement office in DC and the regional enforcement groups. I get a kick out of people like Jeffie saying repubs don’t believe in science. If the dems relied on science rather than their wacky political policies things like Times Beach would never have happened. Staff engineers were unanimous in recommendations not to evacuate Times Beach. The levels of dioxin were never at dangerous levels. Jeffie and whoever’s blog he relied on don’t know beans(that as nice as I can put it). This topic for me is like Coffee and the MSM, he knows how it works and knows what the MSM has become. I know EPA and know how they work. Bret’s report was spot on especially about the EPA’s mission creep. It did alot of good work in the first 15 years and still does good work but now it is more a political based agency than science based. BTW, what the heck does Jeffie know about science, air pollution, hazardous air pollutants, solid waste, water runoff and climate change. He knows nothing except what he gets from his far left wacky web sites.

    One last thing, I don’t want to sound like Jeffie, the elitist but I want to mention some of my experience since it is pertinent to the discussion.(Kind of knowing Wink Martindale is not pertinent to anything). I have written, proposed and promulgated stds for internal combustion engines( stationary not mobile), gas turbines, chemical storage tanks(focused mainly on Benzene), chemical industry(both vents and equipment leaks), coke ovens(part of steel industry), copper smelters, lead smelters, stone crushing and many more. This topic I know and won’t waste my time arguing with someone as ignorant on the topic as Jeffie. I gave suiko a chance to have a discussion but he decided to disappear. Thanks for listening SP.

  • Doug Z

    The Pew poll is devastating, just devastating. Before the debate, Obama had a 51 – 43 lead; now, Romney has a 49 – 45 lead. That’s a simply unprecedented reversal for a candidate in October. Before Obama had leads on every policy issue and personal characteristic; now Romney leads in almost all of them. Obama’s performance gave Romney a 12 point swing! I repeat: a 12 point swing.

  • Doug Z


    Time Beach was a land grab . I live in St Louis Mo Area, Kirkwood

  • DB

    Doug, I think I agreed with your assessment earlier. This was a politically based decision having nothing to do with science or keeping people safe. The State has a nice park now that apparently all the dioxin (that wasn’t there to begin with) has disappeared.

  • Doug Z

    The Gov now owns the whole river. the Goal was to take the river . It has worked.

  • Suikostinger


    All I said was…..

    I thought Bret Baier was suppose to be the news guy that was fair and balanced over at Fox News, until I read the upcoming show he’s going to have…..

    Preview Bret Baier’s Fox News Reporting Special – ‘Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’

    Does Obama have radical “green” roots? Bret Baier travels across America, revealing rogue regulators, tracing the truth about the president’s environmental agenda and exposing programs that could devastate our economy!

    I might actually watch this. How dare we try to save our environment!

    I said this before the program aired. The title of the headline proves itself. We all know that you have to be all over me in here, so I’ll just let it continue, I’m flattered as always. Even SP disagrees with you, no I will say yet again, go back to your little hole.

  • Suikostinger


    Go back to calling people, their girlfriends and their businesses names. That’s all you are good at. :)

  • Jeff

    It’s science DB, it hurts your brain. So this biased Fox report that you simply claim is FOR REAL according to you. But seen by many experts as mostly false, that it lacks factual reporting on so many levels. S.Papa watched it and clearly seems to have a much higher IQ than you, and far more integrity to be able to admit it seemed to be a stretch.

    This is not your made up “Sunday school class room.” Where you think people have to believe you.

    This is not the oil change shop you got fired from. Where you think you are all-knowing.

    When are you going to learn? Leave me out of your remarks, and spill your filth to those that will tolerate you. But if you so choose to take your jabs I will call you out on your lies and ignorance.

  • Suikostinger

    I wonder when DB will BEG for my forgiveness again for saying vile things. He’s already acknowledged how vile he is for asking for it once….

  • Suikostinger

    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 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.

    Do I need to copy and paste more DB so I can shut you up, or are you going to keep blabbering that fat mouth of yours?

  • Doug Z

    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%),

  • Doug Z

    I see hate and disrespect on both sides here. I think both side are being childish. Is this what happens when I leave. I am going to have to take all of you to the woodshed.

    Come on people now . Love one another right now.

  • Suikostinger


    Funny how every time it happens it’s when DB chimes in…..things that make you go HMMMMMMMMMM!!!

  • Jeff

    @doug Z you are a good guy, stop saying its on both sides. It’s clearly not!

  • Doug Z


    turn the other cheek

    I am not the moderator . I come in everybody is fighting.

    My mom use to say . I am not looking for justice. I want peace now!

  • Doug Z

    Guys and girls I am going to bed. Goodnight. Do not kill each other.

  • Hillbilly

    Mark – Republicans constantly bitch about the debt(which I believe is a fair argument), do they realize over half of it(and probably closer to 10T) was spent on military/defense spending over the past 35 years?


    How can you say defense spending caused the debt? Defense is NOT the only thing we spent money on over the last 35 years. We are 16T in debt & between 8-10 of that is defense spending? We’re spending more on pensions 17%, healthcare 18% & remainder 25% than defense. Eduction 14%, defense 14% & welfare 12%.

    What does your chart prove? (on Thursday’s page) Ask any reasonable economists or representative what’s going to bankrupt America & see how many say defense spending. :roll:

  • Hillbilly

    Posted October 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Romney lied about Obamas medicaid plan on stage at the debate. I already said this, DB just fails to acknowledge it.


    He (DB) as do i want to know what Willard lied about. I can say Suikostinger lied…what does that prove? If you give no details how can anybody know if he did or didn’t lie? You gonna start your posting something & not backing it up again? Tell folks its out there go look it up yourself?

  • Hillbilly

    Erin Burnett’s 11pm show beat her 7pm show. :???:

  • Hillbilly

    @ Sicilian Papa

    AppleStinx is picking on me. Can you send a couple of your “friends” over to his house?

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