Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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October 10th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 9, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,573        364         693
CNN      371        119         165
MSNBC      614        212         282
CNBC      166         42           83
FBN        68         19           31
HLN      198         73         104
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    3,074        699       1,208
CNN      488        170         259
MSNBC    1,255        422         596
CNBC      191         72         110
FBN        79         21           29
HLN      302        125         178
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,277        310         685
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      277        102         136
MSNBC Morning Joe      454        191         218
CNBC Squawk Box      140         39           71
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      196        110         142
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,390        455       1,006
CNN SITUATION ROOM      548        176         216
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,018        250         396
CNBC FAST MONEY      237         28           77
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      195         58           88
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,500        450         976
CNN SITUATION ROOM      459        185         204
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,012        280         426
CNBC MAD MONEY      183         66           91
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      172         67           87
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,095        538         922
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      457        152         196
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,128        384         544
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      182         21           67
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      291         97         140
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,782        783       1,443
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      519        174         290
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,237        416         609
CNBC HEALTHCARE HUSTLE      120         36           69
HLN NANCY GRACE      340        116         175
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    3,039        747       1,237
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      559        198         283
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,325        488         670
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      216         89         135
HLN DR. DREW      301        134         187
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,377        567         945
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      385        138         205
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,203        361         507
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      239         91         125
HLN NANCY GRACE      264        124         172
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,506        505         810
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      327        107         141
MSNBC ED SHOW      542        190         278
CNBC MAD MONEY      113         25           51
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      161         48           99

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.

  • Former CNN Fan

    When will CNN realize that making a Cooper/Morgan/Cooper primetime lineup is really just a sh1t sandwich?!

  • Sam

    OK what the Obama campaign is doing right now is VERY embarrassing. I mean I’m a hardcore democrat but if Obama and his campaign don’t seem serious to win then we might as well just let Romney win.

    I can’t believe that Obama’s campaign is letting Two Face get away with all the lies ! on top they come out with that cheesy Big Bird ad.

    Where is the FDR warning in the dems ads ? Why don’t they point out Romney’s hypocritical positions by his own words flip flopping from one position to another? where is the hit on the 47% comment ? where is the hit on the “behind closed doors” comment ? where is the hit on the ” let Detroit go bankrupt” comment and where is the hit on the “Anglo Saxon” comment ?

    I mean tic toc what is it now, 27 days to elections ?

  • Coffee Steve

    Good numbers. Fox seems to have picked up a few viewers from the debate and are hanging on to them.

  • Jeff

    Thanks so much d.d.
    @coffee Steve. They need bigger coffee cups, I had forgotten how much I hate these shot glasses for coffee cups they roll with here.

    Food portions are low and prices are high, club sandwich, soup, coffee, 100£ around $130.00. Yikes!
    Explains why people are so thin here.


    @applestinx. You talking about perhaps why at the Four Seasons Hotel there is over 40 Middle East channels and only 11 US/UK channels. Something like that? There are movements within London and Paris to preserve there iconic and historic qualities and not allow the influence of $$$$$$$$ of the ME to have negative impacts on tourism and culture. Ask Ratboy about Dearborn Michigan, from the 1980?s to what it looks like now.

  • bill

    @ Coffee Steve

    I agree. I wonder if O’Reilly got a few converts from the Jon Stewart “debate”. His numbers seem unusually high. Are his 25-54 #’s any better?

  • moncon

    Looks like MSNBC is back to eating Fox’s dust. Their immature behavior is hard to watch/take. Just caught Bashir accusing Romney’s kids of calling Obama a child, which the video he supplied had not one word of it. They need to stick to the facts no matter how ugly it looks for their candidate. You definitely do not see this childish behavior on Fox. Ryan should be questioning Sheriff Joe on the whole Benghazi incident. Joe has so much Foreign Policy experience he should be able to explain what the heck happened.

  • AppleStinx

    I was expecting higher numbers for FNC in primetime compared to Monday when football was on, but 3million+ for Hannity on a uneventful day is not normal. He had Bob Woodward (he’s been on Hannity a couple of times already lately) and who else?

  • Coffee Steve


    They are up from the pre-election cycle, about 2 months ago he started rising, and I think he may have got a from from the Steward debate

  • Coffee Steve

    They need bigger coffee cups

    ALWAYS agree with that :P

  • Coffee Steve

    ^think he may have got a from

    A Few from the debate I meant

  • Coffee Steve

    Out for dinner and church



  • Jeff

    More offensive then mentioning Big Bird, ya think?

    On Tuesday, Romney spoke to supporters in Iowa, recalling a chance encounter with a former Navy SEAL while mistakenly attending a Christmas party in San Diego a few years ago.
    “I met some remarkable people, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL,” Romney said. “I just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi. It broke my heart.”
    Romney didn’t directly provide Doherty’s name, but his campaign later confirmed his identity. He was one of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, killed during a violent assault on the consulate in Benghazi last month.
    Boston’s WHDH later reached out to Doherty’s mother, Barbara, to get her reaction to Romney’s campaign trail anecdote.
    “I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda,” she told WHDH. “It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.”
    Doherty similarly decried the politicization of her son’s death in an interview with the Boston Herald last month.
    Glen Doherty’s friend, Elf Ellefsen, also spoke with Seattle’s KIRO, expressing similar disagreement with Romney’s mention of his friend’s death.
    According to Ellefsen, Doherty found his exchange with Romney to be “insincere and stale.”
    “Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image,” Ellefsen told KIRO. “He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line … [Doherty] said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glen’s face.”
    Romney had again made mention of his meeting with Doherty in the wake of these reports on Wednesday during a town hall event in Ohio.

  • Ratboy

    DEEEEEEE..AAAAM!! Hannity and OReilly are burning them up!!!!

    As this Bengazi thing gains steam so will they even more! The Five is for REAL and here to STAY!! Incredible numbers!
    Put a fork in Matthews hes done! by this stage of the election he should have a lot bigger numbers!! but I think the way MSDNC handled the first debate showed all just what they are and it has REALLY hurt them because they shoul all have a lot bigger numbers this close to the election!

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh brother!!!!!!!!

    Why MSNBC’s The Cycle Will Shape The Future Of Cable News

    by Noah Rothman | October 10th, 2012

    When MSNBC launched The Cycle in June, there was a dearth evidence that a roundtable program with several consistent hosts could be successful. That The Cycle seemed to be attempting to introduce more cerebral topics into their program – interviewing various authors and experts to discuss issues that may be worlds away from the topic gripping the news cycle at that particular moment — made it appear even more unlikely that this show was destined for the cable news hall of fame. My reservations have proven unfounded. The Cycle has, in short order, shown itself to be an informative, entertaining and provocative program that will reshape how future news network executives will program their channels.

  • James

    Good numbers for msnbc again ..cant wait for tommorows debate when biden takes that little boy to the wood shed

  • Sicilian Papa

    Tingles: We got our knives out.” Dee Dee Myers jabbed him about his reaction to the debate. Tingles did not look amused. What a weenie!

    Watched Carney con Blarney and the gang at the State Department lie threw their collective teeth today. Romney is a liar?

    What did the President know and when did he know it?

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point numbers up–close to 300—still terrible numbers.

  • Hal Barbera

    FNC is smoking hot, CNN is on life support, and MSNBC s**ks!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    * Too Many sheep have wandered away from the shepherd *

    Attn: Democrat Kool-Aid Drinkers:

    Mitt Romney is not a flip-flopper. He is not trying to put something over us.

    Mitt Romney is saying the same things now as he did during the Primary season. Here’s the big difference: You were hearing outright lies about what Romney stands for and his record from the Administration. NOW, that 65-million potential voters have heard Romney for themselves last week, the only thing the Obama Team could throw against the wall is that Romney lied and he’s done a ‘180’. It’s not what was said by Romney before that differs. It’s the lies the Dems put out by Obama that is in contrast to what Romney promised during the debate.

    I swear the Dems think we’re all stupid, including their own party members, to believe that Obama is saying something else. Don’t forget: During the GOP primary season, there were many candidates saying a lot of different things and on the other side, was Obama. Now, that the score has finally be evened-up, people are getting to see more of Romney than they mostly ‘heard of’ by the MSM.

    Now, Romney’s poll numbers are up and climbing. Tomorrow night, Ryan will crush Biden like a bug, Joe will be mumbling his words as he exits the podium and debate stage.

  • Sam

    Is this what Paul (Lie)yan will do tomorrow in the debate with Biden ?

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