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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    CORRECTION >>> I swear the Dems think we’re all stupid, including their own party members, to believe that ROMNEY is saying something else. <<<

  • Mark

    Is this what Paul (Lie)yan will do tomorrow in the debate with Biden ?
    Funny note about that interview, he went completely against the NRA fear tactic of Obama is going to go after you guns without realizing it. I wonder if that what got his press secretary up in arms more then the actual question .lol

  • Sicilian Papa


    Sam, Mark

    Ryan was just being HONEST when making his comment about Obama and guns.

    After listening to Obama and his people talk about the Libya scandal you guys may not be used to honesty.

  • Mark

    @Ralph Hahn
    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.
    Yesterday I gave you a video from Daily KOs that took video footage of Romney saying the exact opposite thing from the debate in 3 instances, but you refused to watch it. Video footage of a guy talking doesn’t lie


    I think more then taking completely flips on positions(which he has done in a few cases) it’s a case he is cleverly wording stuff to sound different, although technically he is pushing the same issue(using his quotes don’t worry it will magically work out or denying fact checkers are wrong). The guy sounds like a used cars salesman

  • Mark


    Tell that to the NRA


    I don’t understand how allowing people to conceal guns in national parks is “chipping away at 2nd amendment rights” given that was Obama’s only law he passed linked to guns during the first 3 1/2 years

  • Sicilian Papa


    The lefties

    I am not hearing any comment about the lies and cover up in Libya.

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

  • Sicilian Papa


    Whatever Romney is this is far worse.

  • lbsles

    @ Sam
    Good job of reposting a post from Mondays ratings, October 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM

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

  • Sicilian Papa

    The buck stops with Hillary and she ain’t taking the blame.

    Obama hides and says nothing. You guys on the left call Romney a liar but what Obama is doing is corruption.

    He knew from day one but he tried to lie and cover up his failure. Ask yourself this, who sent Susan Rice out on those Sunday shows? Did the President know she was going on those shows? Did President Obama personally approve Rice going on those shows and lying to protect him.

    You attack Romney as a liar. This is your guy?

  • AppleStinx

    @Sicilian Papa

    They don’t learn. Keep shielding President Obama from tough questioning and then again watch him dangle by his bits at the next debate.

  • Sam

    Sicilian Papa,

    “The lefties

    I am not hearing any comment about the lies and cover up in Libya.

    What did the President know and when did he know it.”

    Really ! Do you want to hear how many times and how many documents warned the republicans and Bush about 9/11 and was ignored ?

  • Sicilian Papa



    The third debate will be foreign policy. If they don’t stack the second one with lefties someone is going to ask him at the town hall.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Do you think Obama and his people tried to cover up a terror attack on 9/11 for political reasons? Obama is out running around beating his chest about killing Bin Laden. He is doing celeb. interviews but he doesn’t have time to take care of business in Libya.

    Your analogy doesn’t work. You are talking about a pre 9/11 world. President Clinton had a chance to kill and arrest Bin Laden and he didn’t. Pre 9/11 world, not his fault.

  • lbsles


    Turkey intercepts a Syrian airliner and forces it to land in Turkey. Plane flying from Russia to Syria.

    Turkey calls the cargo “non-civilian material”.

  • Sicilian Papa



    No one is perfect, it wasn’t the attack it was the cover up that was corrupt.

    High crimes and misdemeanors, maybe. What did the President know and when did he know it?

  • Mark

    @Sicilian Papa

    Just out of curiosity where does it line up with Reagan lying about selling arms to Iran? Or Clinton lieing about getting a hummer in the white house? Or Bush Jr lieing about Weapons of Mass Destruction to get us into a useless war in Iraq?

    Basically what you have their sounds like a Fox news talking point. In Watergate Nixon knowingly spied on people talking infringing on their rights and breaking the law within the borders of the country. In the case of Libya I don’t see anybody’s rights being infringed on. Is the way we are getting info being mishandled, yes but this idea it’s worse then Watergate makes a joke about the situation and loses the whoever says that any credibility about the issue of access to information has been mishandled from the Obama team.

  • lbsles

    Let’s see, Bush lied about WMD. Bad, very bad so say the dumbocrats.

    obumbles and his administration lie and cover up the attack in Libya.

    Well that’s just hunkie dokie as all dumbocrats lie and do not research to obtain the truth.

  • Sicilian Papa



    If the President knowingly approved a cover up that reaches level of High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

  • lbsles

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    @ Sam
    No one is perfect, it wasn’t the attack it was the cover up that was corrupt.

    High crimes and misdemeanors, maybe. What did the President know and when did he know it?

    He will not face any charges as he has yet to receive a daily Intel report from his lame staff. So dumb is as dumb does or recieve, not yet.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark, Sam

    Let’s here what the President has to say. If he didn’t approve a cover up then he is in the clear.

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