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.

  • lbsles

  • lbsles

    Stupid Liberals: Cook County Wants a “Violence Tax” on Guns & Ammo to Stop the Killings in Chicago

    Well, liberals attempted to ban guns withing the city and that didn’t curb the violence so now libs are going to tax violence away. Yes they are that stupid.

    How in the he11 does this idiot think you can tax guns that aren’t registered by the criminals who commit the violence??? I can see it now, all those gangbangers lining up to pay their taxes on those illegal, unregistered, stolen guns and ammo. Again, this stupid tax, like most stupid gun laws, only affects the law-abiding citizens of society.


  • lbsles

    What Did Obama Know About Benghazi Attack and When Did He Know It?

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    The Count: Since Presidential Debate, Obama Has Mentioned Big Bird 8 Times, Elmo 5 Times but Failed to Mention Libya & The Economy


  • Mark


    At least Kerry was honest about it. lol

    Speaking of flip flops


    Mitt Romney Ab0rtion Stance Changes, As Candidate Says He Won’t Push To Restrict Access

    Mitt Romney said Tuesday he has no plans to push for legislation limiting ab0rtion, a softer stance from a candidate who has said he would “get rid of” funding for Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

    “There’s no legislation with regards to ab0rtion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” the Republican presidential nominee told The Des Moines Register in an interview.

    The Romney campaign walked back the remark within two hours of the Register posting its story. Spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the National Review Online’s Katrina Trinko that Romney “would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life.”

  • lbsles

    Another Obama Green Energy Dud: Plant That Received $150 Million to Make Volt Battery is Now Furloughing Workers

    This is the pattern for Obama. His administration rushed out to give campaign bundlers hundreds of millions, despite known risks, and then the opposite of what was promised happens. Compact Power received $150 million to build batteries and hasn’t produced a single battery, much like Solyndra, who received $459 million and didn’t produce a single solar panel.

  • Mark

    I notice the Romney campaign does this alot. Romney will say something that will appeal to moderates in an interview then somebody from his campaign comes and retracts the comment a couple hours later

  • lbsles

    Polls Put Liberals on Suicide Watch

    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if you live in a liberal city, I think you should avoid walking under tall buildings where liberals live. They’re jumping out the windows today like crazy. If you happen to know where Andrew Sullivan lives, don’t get anywhere near. I mean, it is really getting dangerous out there. There’s a new Pew poll out that suddenly shows Romney is up by four percentage points over Obama. Rasmussen now says that Romney’s two points ahead of Obama in 11 swing states. Now, for the record, Obama won those 11 swing states 53-46 back in 2008, and that was identical to his national margin, and he’s down two in those swing states.

    You have these guys out in Colorado, we talked about ’em yesterday, that have not been wrong since 1980, and they put together their projection based solely on economic data. They don’t poll people, they don’t go out and sample the opinion; they just look at the economic data. They haven’t been wrong since 1980. They say Obama is gonna lose Pennsylvania. Romney’s gonna win Pennsylvania. They’ve got Romney at 330 electoral votes. And these guys haven’t been wrong. See, we’re watching an utter panic on the left because these polls are the Bible to them. It’s their polls. It obviously makes sense. They own ’em. They run ’em. And they report them. I have to tell you, I watch this with utter amazed fascination. We’ve got sound bites of the Drive-By Media in utter panic, and it is all centered around the debate, and they can’t believe that it happened.

  • lbsles

    I look at everything happening out there, and it all adds up to a Romney win, and I’m not looking at one poll to tell me that. I’m looking at other things. In no way can anybody say that the Obama campaign is doing anything positive. It isn’t surging. There’s nothing positive about it. There’s nothing infectious about the Obama campaign. There’s nothing inspiring or enthusiastic. You don’t see a bunch of Obama posters or signs out there.

    The bloom is off the rose.

    The thrill is gone or what have you.

    We have a country in the tank! We have a country going down the tubes. We have a president who cannot cite one thing from his previous 3-1/2 years and say, “You want more of this? Vote for me!” Just the opposite. Nobody wants any more of this. Well, 30 or 40% do, but I’m speaking in a majority sense. All of the commonsense data that you can see by watching and reading and listening is pretty indicative to me. Rush Limbaugh

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    I want to go to the audio sound bites just to illustrate for the fun of it the panic over the polls taking place in the Drive-Bys. Here is a montage, last night and this morning.

    DAVID “RODHAM” GERGEN: The polls are really hard to understand right now. We had one of the strangest days in polling.

    JOHN HARWOOD: It’s a mixed verdict.

    GLORIA BORGER: I look at the numbers where the gender gap is even, and I’m scratching my head about that.

    CORNELL BELCHER It is as much an art as it is a science.

    MARIA CARDONA: A poll is just a snapshot of the moment. In this very close election, polls will be volatile.

    MARJORIE CLIFTON: These national polls don’t really matter at this stage in the game.

    PIERS MORGAN: The polls are quite shocking today.

    RYAN LIZZA: Don’t get too wound up in one or two polls. Wait for a week’s worth.

    RUSH: That’s Ryan Lizza wrapping up. These people live and die by these polls, except now, “You know, it’s hard to explain. A lot happened. It’s really, really more complicated than you can understand. Only us professionals, we professionals can make sense of this. Just wait for a full week of this and it will be better.” Wolf Blitzer in crisis over the Pew poll. Wolf Blitzer and Gloria Borger are still in the loop they were thrown in.

    BLITZER: This just coming in: A major shakeup in the polls. Only 29 days before the presidential election, Mitt Romney clearly riding very high since his strong showing in the first presidential debate, and now he has taken the lead in a closely watched and highly respected poll. Take a look at these numbers just released by the Pew Research Center. Mitt Romney now four points ahead of President Obama among likely voters nationwide, erasing the president’s eight-point lead before the first debate.

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    RUSH: Oh, no. And Gloria Borger is just as upset as could be, that damn debate gave Romney all that he wanted.

    BORGER: Yeah, I don’t think the Romney campaign could have wanted to do any more with this debate than they did. If you look across the board at these numbers, Wolf, Romney has made gains in almost every area, including somebody who’s better able to improve the job situation. He leads — Romney leads Obama by eight points on that. So whether it’s on the economy, whether it’s on leadership, he’s now tied with the president, as far as leadership ability is concerned. So I think Romney got everything out of that debate and more.

    RUSH: You hear how surprised she is that Romney is now polling as better able to improve the job situation? Why is she shocked at that? What has Obama shown in terms of his ability to deal with the job situation? Nothing. All he’s done is made it worse. Where is the thinking, the evidence that Obama’s the guy to fix the job situation? Obama’s the guy that caused it. It’s an example of the bubble that these people live in. They are beside themselves over this. Romney leading on jobs? That’s the common-sense reaction. And you don’t need a debate, Gloria, for people to understand that Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing on jobs. All you need is real life. He’s an absolute failure and buffoon when it comes to the economy. And people are living it. They don’t have to see it in a debate.

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    RUSH: I tell you what, Wolf Blitzer is gonna be interviewing Romney sometime today. He’s been promoing it on CNN. I guarantee you — I guarantee you — the left is hoping that Blitzer doesn’t let Romney get away with all of his “lies.” That’s exactly what they want. They’re sitting out there hoping. The bed wetters at Democrat Underground and the Daily Kos and over at MSNBC, they’re all totally invested in Wolf.

    Wolf doesn’t even have the slightest idea the expectations he labors under today. The pressure that is on Wolf Blitzer is huge. Because Obama didn’t do it, it’s up now to Blitzer to expose Romney’s lies. The only problem is, Romney isn’t lying. The big problem for them is: Romney isn’t lying; they are. So Blitzer’s got this big challenge to not let Romney get away with his lies. Ha-ha-ha-ha!

    The question, by the way, that they were asked was, “What’s the role of government?” The proper role of government. Obama said, “Well, uhhhh, I’d hire 400 more teachers, Jim.” And Romney turned around and pointed to the words of the Declaration and Constitution behind him on that wall and gave a brilliant answer to the question: “What’s the role of government in our society?”

  • lbsles

    If Romney Wins, the Economic Uptick Will be Quick and Dramatic

    RUSH: “US small business sentiment weakened in September for the fourth time in five months as fewer owners expected to add staff and make capital investments.” Now, wait a minute. We just had the unemployment rate drop, 7.8%. We’re coming back. We’re rolling now. Obama fixed it just in time for the election. Wait a second. Small businesses, “Nope, nope.”

    “The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday its optimism index fell 0.1 point to 92.8 last month. The drop is a sign the US economy is taking a hit from uncertainty over the possibility of tax hikes and government spending cuts next year, said William Dunkelberg, chief economist at the NFIB. ‘Owners are in maintenance mode — spending only where necessary and not hiring, expanding or ordering more inventories until the future becomes more certain,’ Dunkelberg said.” What that means is until after the election.

    I’ll make a prediction to you. If Romney wins this, we are going to see signs of an economic uptick very quickly. If Romney wins this, that will equate to confidence, more certainty in terms of what the economy is going to be vis-a-vis government policy, taxes and Obamacare. It’s gonna be practically immediate. It’s gonna be amazing. If Romney wins this and pulls this out, you watch. There won’t be a whole lot of hesitation. There might be some. Depends on what happens in the Senate. What would be really ideal is if Romney wins this thing and we send Harry Reid packing as well, Senate majority leader.

    http://www dot cbsnews dot com/8301-505143_162-57528501/survey-small-biz-owners-growing-more-pessimistic/

  • lbsles

    “The Obama people are showing themselves to be bigger sore losers than Algore was in 2000, and all they’ve lost is one debate. I can’t wait to see how they act when they lose the election. It’ll be fascinating.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “Romney showed that it’s possible to go toe-to-toe with liberalism and win — and, in fact, that it’s amazingly easy. What was illustrated was that Obama doesn’t have any ideas.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • Phil

    What planet are you guys living in ? Nate Silver has 70/30 odds on Obama and Vegas is right there with him. These are two sources that are pretty good at what they do Silver got 49/50 states during the last election. Vegas well that’s Vegas but yeah well let some Monday Morning QB’s who quote Rush and Hannity tell us the tide is turning on a message board. I like this message board, its a numbers message board. Which a side note trips me out about Paul Ryan what qualifies this guys to be a “Numbers Wonk” ? This dude is not exactly a PHD from MIT so forgive me for not being impressed. The Bar to become a politician on the RNC seems to start and end with Koch Brother endorsement.

  • Phil

    By the way I know my stance seems left but I’m not liberal, I’ve voted for more republicans than democrats. I am independent and I have no reason to lie on a message board but I’m pragmatic. I am not buying what Romney selling I’m upper middle class and his policies hurt my tax bracket. I don’t want my deductions taken away, I have no use for removing the estate tax, No details on his plans. The obstruction on the RNC I have no use for that, if Romney wins I would support him. He is my president bottom line but I don’t like how he is running and his lack of information. The truth is I’m not a kool air drinker but the RNC has moved so far right, all the filibusters. I’m done with the RNC until they take positions that fit what i want.

    Then you got these kool aid drinkers who keep making this socialist claim, look i’ve worked on projects all over the world. The left wing of the democratic party would be Extreme right anywhere else in the world. So relax and stop sounding stupid, get a plane and get a sense of what Liberal is like in the rest of the world and see how far away we are from that as a country.

  • Mark

    By the way I know my stance seems left but I’m not liberal, I’ve voted for more republicans than democrats. I am independent and I have no reason to lie on a message board but I’m pragmatic. I am not buying what Romney selling I’m upper middle class and his policies hurt my tax bracket. I don’t want my deductions taken away, I have no use for removing the estate tax, No details on his plans. The obstruction on the RNC I have no use for that, if Romney wins I would support him. He is my president bottom line but I don’t like how he is running and his lack of information. The truth is I’m not a kool air drinker but the RNC has moved so far right, all the filibusters. I’m done with the RNC until they take positions that fit what i want.
    I personally hate the republican party myself. I am democrat by lack of a better option. I have voted though a few times for the Libertarian party just out of spite(I like the fact they cut no bones about cutting defense spending and legalizing weed)

  • Mark

    I know when the Dems have any talk about defense spending of legalization of marijuana it’s just lip service that nothing will get done about. Speaking of weed should be interesting to see how the legalization of weed question effects Colorado. I am guessing alot of Dems and Libertarians who otherwise wouldn’t vote might show up for that

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