Cable News Ratings for Monday, October 8, 2012

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October 9th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 8, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,395        309         604
CNN      351         99         148
MSNBC      615        189         301
CNBC      157         42           79
FBN        64         16           32
HLN      217         90         128
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,703        520       1,080
CNN      410        100         172
MSNBC    1,221        381         586
CNBC      198         80         100
FBN        67         21           33
HLN      205         80         127
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,176        314         617
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      205         88         116
MSNBC Morning Joe      422        143         239
CNBC Squawk Box      100         18           56
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      233        144         193
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,865        339         753
CNN SITUATION ROOM      425        107         170
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,075        268         452
CNBC FAST MONEY      118         15           65
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      135         41           61
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,165        416         843
CNN SITUATION ROOM      450        111         163
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,085        293         480
CNBC MAD MONEY      169         48           73
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      162         34           60
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,101        422         882
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      456        115         195
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,094        318         512
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      172         31           76
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      217         59         100
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,475        665       1,381
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      518        110         216
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,216        344         554
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES      179         55           92
HLN NANCY GRACE      270        106         163
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,590        508       1,051
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      322         63         128
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,302        433         653
CNBC MARIJUANA USA      223         94         102
HLN DR. DREW      180         74         125
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,019        385         802
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      389        127         171
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,138        360         546
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      194         91         106
HLN NANCY GRACE      164         60           94
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,298        364         684
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      292         99         126
MSNBC ED SHOW      632        236         349
CNBC MAD MONEY      121         52           65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      192         78           97

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

    @Mark: >>> So Rooney basically changing his stances on many things… <<<

    Get a clue! You've got Obama's Kool Aid running through your body via an IV bottle. Most of the 65 million Americans saw what I saw in the Debate last week. Liars? The biggest liars in the campaign are David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs. If you're white, they'll try to convince you that you're black. It's Obama's record on the line, not alleged lies. The lamestream media would have ten-foot headlines if they had caught ANY lies from Romney last week. It IS Romney, btw, not Rooney.

  • Mark

    @Ralph Hahn


    I think that video shows a few of Romneys many flip flops just in this calender year

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: (Reading your other posts): Do you speak to your family and closest friends the Democrat talking points that you’ve been writing here? Haven’t you a mind of your own? Not a single word from that looks like it wasn’t cut and pasted. While you’re correcting other people here, you told Sicilian Papa >>> Good to see your easily swayed <<<. It's you're not your.
    Your is possesive. You're is short for you are.

  • Suikostinger


    Remember the right, which includes Romney, don’t lie. Get it right.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: >>> I think that video shows a few of Romneys many flip flops just in this calender year <<<

    You expect me to watch something put out by the Daily Kos? I'd believe the old Communist manifesto before I'd read Kos, HuffPost and similar $#1T.

  • Ratboy

    Romney is not being specific for two reasons. First he believes it is the legeslative branch that makes those decisionsnot the executive branch and second is political, give just enough but not enough for the MSM to go nuts on and spin.
    Obama also has his reasons for not being specific as to how 4 more years is going to fix us. First, he doesn’t have a working plan just the same nonworking plan that has got us in the mess we are in because he WILL NOT BUDGE and has proved it. Second the political reason, his plan is the same failing plan and the MSM would have no choice but to report it because it can’t be spun into a positive. They have tried but Romney tore that apart at the debate since the MSM could not protect Obama

  • Mark


    I am not even saying Romney lies, I am saying he is being very manipulative with his wording to distort the facts on some issues while doing complete flip flops on stances on some other issues.

    @Ralph Hahn

    I stated many times before my biggest beef when it comes to voting is defense spending, and Mitt Romney’s plan only going make it even worse(many times I have said I don’t like what Obama did with it). What makes it ridiculous is they try somehow tell us we need to increase defense spending and somehow that will magically not hurt our deficit. Sad thing is I think the amount Obama has spent on defense spending would be an easy attack point against him but Romney and the neocons want me to believe he is not strong enough?

    Beyond that I think trickle down economics is a bunch of BS so combine those 2 things I don’t see how I am using talking point

  • AppleStinx

    It’s time to tell our affirmative action president goodbye.

  • Mark

    @Ralph Hahn

    The video shows Romney making statements on issues that counteract eachother(one from the debate, one from something he said in the past year). If you don’t want to watch it fine but please don’t tell me that Romney has done a complete flip on his stance on an issue.

    As for Romney not being specific I do think saying which loopholes he will try to protect or get rid of at least gives us an idea of how the tax plan will work. If he is fearful of people poking holes in it I think that tells us alot about the policy

  • Mark

    Sorry hasn’t(not has) done a complete flip flop on some issues when their is video footage straight from Romney’s mouth of him talking both sides of an issue

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark
    Letsee flip flop Obama…….not red state or blue state just the United stares, most transparent administration, close Gitmo and on and on

  • Mark


    Fair enough that Obama didn’t keep some promises(say like Gitmo) but I never seen a guy who ran for President change his positions on issues before an election to the degree of Romney which almost seems like on a weekly basis or depending what crowd he is talking to.

    Rove/Bush strongly went after Kerry as a flip flopper in 2004(because his stance on Iraq), but Kerry has nothing on Romney when it comes to his changing stances on any particular issue. I am not even talking about Stuff Romney felt 2-20 years ago I am just talking about his changes since the Republican primary or even 2 weeks before the first debate

  • Ratboy

    Romney has not changed since the convention or in the last two weeks. What has changed is the interpitations being put forth by Obama and his campaign and the MSM and it has and is being done out of desperation

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: >>> The video shows Romney making statements on issues that counteract eachother <<>> “Biden is Facing Growing Debate On His Speeches.”

    “Biden was soon found to have earlier that year lifted passages from a 1967 speech by Robert F. Kennedy (for which Biden aides took the blame) and a short phrase from the 1961 inaugural address of John F. Kennedy, and in two prior years to have done the same with a 1976 passage from Hubert H. Humphrey.” <<<

    That's no conservative blogger. That's written by a liberal writer in the liberal New York Times.

    So, you have to ask yourselves after Biden calling Ryan a liar. "Who's the real liar? A guy who has been in Congress since the early 1970s, part of the system that has failed us. Four years ago, Biden was making all kinds of gaffes on the campaign trial, but if Sarah Palin wiped her nose, the lamestream media was all over her.

  • Ratboy

    this old man has to get some sleep! good night!

  • Gabriel

    Posted October 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
    @ Mark
    Letsee flip flop Obama…….not red state or blue state just the United stares

    Jeez. Is this a flip flop too?

  • Ralph Hahn

    With my quote brackets, some pieces are missing from my post above. The “Biden is Facing Growing Debate On His Speeches” was the headline of a September 16, 1987 article written by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times.

    The quotes came from Wikipedia but the cite the source as the Dowd, NYT piece.

  • Ralph Hahn

    G’Nite, Rats. I’m outta here, too.

  • Doug Z

    Laurence Glavin
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    There may be a slight reduction in The Ed Show’s rating. The great Charlie Pierce is slated to be on with Elliott Spitzer on Current TV. I know I’LL be watching

    That figures

  • Doug Z


    \John Kerry made it to easy with, I was for it before I was against it.

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