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.

  • Mark

    I wouldn’t say it’s “hunkie dokie” that the Obama administration hasn’t been forthright with information but in all honesty what happens in Libya has minimal importance to me. Just like as much as I went after Bush for getting us into a war for stupid reason i never really got on his case for all the embassies that got attacked under his watch(basically when you push yourself into an area where you aren’t welcome it’s part of the casualties of trying to force your influence into those areas).

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark, Sam

    No one is even asking him any questions about it. The President needs to clear this up.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Sam: Jercoff reporter asking a jercoff question. Case closed.

  • Linda


    Mitt is a flip-flopper. There are many videos out there showing him saying one thing early in the campaign and then the exact opposite position during the debate.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark, Sam

    I get your points about other scandals. If a President approves people lying about something as important as a terror attack that is corruption at the highest level.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Romney has to explain his change of positions on issues, no doubt. You all make good points when you criticize him for that.

    By the same token the President needs to be held accountable for his actions regarding Libya.

    We all know he won’t be impeached but he should be held accountable by the voters just like Gov. Romney.

  • Mark


    I will go back to Bush, it’s noted that he had information we were going to be attacked but brushed it off that was brought up during the 2004 election, now if he got re-elected with that information why the hell are the same people who voted for him all up in arms about an incident where 4 people died(in a foreign land as opposed to on home soil) as if it’s the worst thing since watergate?

  • Mark

    Personally I put blame more on Bush for lieing about WMD, then lieing about having intel about 9-11 and doing nothing about it. I think the 9-11 warning that was ignored was more an unfortunate incident that we as a public didn’t need to know all the facts till many years after the fact(and the problem was resolved), much like Libya is now.

  • Bobbyv

    Can I ask why are people so willing to look the other way on Libya? The President should get the benefit of the doubt but he is the President, Romney is not. I have always thought the President should be held to a higher standard.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Pre 9/11 world, the voters knew that and didn’t hold him accountable. Just like President Clinton had a chance to arrest or kill Bin Laden and he didn’t. President Clinton is more popular than ever.

    The cover up in Libya is the issue not the body count. I am sure the families of those killed by incompetence would disagree. Making mistakes is not a crime but lying and covering up might be.

  • Sicilian Papa


    The Lefties

    I am hammering this because the Obama Campaign is running a campaign to destroy Romney as a liar. People that live in glass houses….

  • Sicilian Papa

    Romney and Ryan will face the voters in three more debates. They will have to answer questions about their policies and positions.

    President Obama needs to answer questions about Libya and his plans for the future.

    The voters can make the final call.

  • Mark


    I don’t remember the MSM or even Fox news going on a witch hunt to figure out what exactly happened or what Bush was covering up on Sept 12, 2001, but all of a sudden now the MSM is evil for not covering Libya the way you want? Seems like a double standard to me


    What exactly can Obama tell us about Libya that will make any difference in your life currently. The embassy got attacked(most likely in a terrorist plot), people died, let them clean up the mess first then explain later after the catch the people responsible(much like I gave Bush a chance on 9/11)

  • DB

    Jeffie, was really looking forward to you being gone( where ever you may really be) but since you are going to continue to post I would like a response to the deal I offered you. If Obama wins I will leave this site and if Romney wins you will leave. I am sure you think this is a sucker bet for me because you have said Obama is a for sure winner and the election is over. What about it big man– is it a deal??

  • Bobbyv


    There are a lot of things the government does that do not affect me directly, but if we let them think they can get away with deception how can we trust them with the things that do affect us directly (and that is regardless of party).

  • Sicilian Papa



    Why did they come out and blame the video? Why did they keep blaming the video? Who sent Susan Rice on the Sunday shows 5 days after the attack to blame the video? Did the President know that Susan Rice was going on those shows to blame the video? Did the President tell Carney what to say to the press? He is the Presidents Press Secretary.

    A President covering up a terror attack is a big deal!

  • DB

    Mark, that is the problem, they didn’t clean up first and then try to explain later. They explained first and it now turns out the explanation is a big lie to further the “lead from behind” foreign policy of Obama. Also they have done almost nothing to catch the terrorists. Another problem is that while Bush came on TV to address the 9/11 attacks and went to NYC and ground zero and then to the Pentagon, Obama went to Vegas, Letterman and the View. Can’t compare the two, Obama continues to be the incompetent celebrity in chief.

  • Bobbyv

    I think one of the saddest facts is that we all accept the fact that politicians lie to us…and not the ways your parents did to explain complicated things or just for comfort. Politicians do it because they believe people will not care or are just too stupid to care.

  • d.d

    I’m starting to see articles like this with variations in the US & Europe.

    Obama’s foreign policy narrative unravels

    The failure to tell the truth about what happened in Benghazi is a stain on the President’s record

    Read more: NY Daily News


    We go to a group of Doctors. The walk in clinic just had one of the meningitis deaths from the steroid vials in the news. Of course, the state pulled the vials , but, those that got injections for back pain have that lag time to see if they’ll be all right or not.


    Carlos Slim, World’s Richest Man, Gets Richer Supplying ‘Obamaphones’ to Poor

    A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world’s richest man, and one of President Obama’s top donors are both getting even richer from the U.S. government program that supplies so-called “Obamaphones” to the poor.



    Big Bird A One-Percenter: Actor Who Plays Obama’s Favorite Campaign Prop Makes $314,017 A Year….

  • Ratboy

    QUESTION; Why is it that when ever a leftie is asked about something Obama did or didnt do their answers are always about Bush or Reagan or FDR or Big Bird??? It has been done numerous times here tonight!! the Obama puppets (Alxerod, gibbs, etc.)do the same thing.

    How about answering the question?? Why did Obama lie about Libyia? Why did he allow Hillary to lie about Libyia?? Why did he have or let his Ambassador go on 5 Sunday programs and lie on every one of them? Why was the security so lacking? Can one of you leftie loons answer these questions or at least some of them with out the name Bush or Reagan or Cheney mentioned?

    It is called taking responsability for the present!! Many on the right did on election day 2008 when they cast their vote for Obama!!!!

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