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


    it’s not like pointing out similar things the other side done is a thing the Democrats do.

    Democrat: Romney Lies

    Republican: (without responding to the issue brought up about any particular lie/flop flop/ambiguous statement Romney makes) What about Libya?

  • CyberWizard

    Sam is a “PINHEAD” ! Uninformed & has NO CLUE !! Anyone with a TV, Internet has decisions to make as well as due diligence on all the information available to ANYONE who wants the TRUTH….. I’ve been self employed since I earned my way thru college & now at age 62 I’m raising my 5 & 7 yo grandsons as a single MAN. Not many REAL MEN left in USA just uneducated “Takers” and “complainers” wanting what they are NOT willing to WORK for as Romney/myself and many others have pulled thrmselves up the “Ol fashion” way => WORK !!

  • Mark


    I am single in my 30s and have paid off my house and make a decent wage. Chances are my taxes would be a hell of alot better with Romney(since any loophole he will close doesn’t effect me), so this idea that everybody who supports the democrats is a “taker” is ridiculous. I just believe that the betterment of the country is trying to make the middle class as big and strong as possible not giving rich people who don’t need a break(or even middle class people who don’t need one(such as myself)) all the advantages.

    Also the Republican defense policy of the past 40 years sucks(and while I no fan of the Democrats one it’s a hell of alot better). For all good Republican policies might do for the country their penchant for war just ruins it.

  • d.d


    Do you use strips of round steak to make your jerky ? I’ll catch your answer tomorrow.


    Night all

  • Ratboy

    Thanks Mark! Another dodge from the left!! How about answering even one of the quesstions?

  • Mark2

    I love the fact that we now have 2 Liberals (Romney and Obama) competing for the Presidency.

    Mitt Romney is officially the biggest Flip-Flopper of All-Time. Yes, even bigger than John Kerry and John McCain.

  • Bobbyv


    Agree with you on the “taker” point. I just feel that the President is proud of the fact that so many people rely on the government. We will always have some who will, and that is how it should be, but I think the more self sufficient we all are the better. I think this country was founded more on that point, in my opinion.

  • Mark


    I see the republican argument that you do it for yourself as a bunch of BS. Simple fact my parents are well off(I wouldn’t say rich but they did good for themself). The fact they were at a certain level in life made it much easier for me to be where I am today in my life compared to some people who weren’t so lucky. The idea that we all start off equal and have equal chances to get anywhere is just ridiculous. I just don’t see what’s wrong with trying to give people who had lesser advantages then myself opportunities to lift themselves up through government funded programs(I personally believe for instance a higher education should be as cheap as possible)

  • TheBoss1

    @CyberWizard … You wrote, “…. Not many REAL MEN left in USA just uneducated “Takers” and “complainers” wanting what they are NOT willing to WORK for as Romney/myself and many others have pulled thrmselves up the “Ol fashion” way => WORK !!”

    Ride on your high horse much?

  • TheBoss1

    @Bobbyv … You wrote, Mark, “Agree with you on the “taker” point. I just feel that the President is proud of the fact that so many people rely on the government.”

    With talk like this, I ask which party is more divisive and plays real class warfare?

  • Bobbyv


    I understand your point. I come at it from a different perspective. My parents were not well off but they busted their butts to pay for my college. Hard work (in this case theirs) paid off for me and I have worked hard to have a good life with my wife. My parents had no advantages, and nothing was given to them. I am not going to argue with you because you are right, we do not all start off equal, and there is no way to ever assure that. In my utopian view of things I had always thought that was one of the founding tenets of this country: work hard and you can be anything you want. Is this true? Sad to say there are some who will not, life is not fair. IMO the best way to help people get ahead is via a good education, but how can you make people study?
    Others just do not like school, or just cannot handle the work. What other government programs do you mean?

  • Ratboy

    Bossman, Everyone has been asking and concerned about you! How are you doing and can you update us as there are many here that care!!

  • Bsotgnw

    When you rob Peter to pay Paul you can prety much count on Pauls vote thats why they advertise to the folks to get on food stamps. The fraud is rampant in this program. And all the dems can do is say thats “raceist” even though their are far more “white” people on the program than minoritis.

  • Mark2

    When so many CEOs are frightened of President Obama being re-elected, that’s when you know Obama is doing the right thing.

  • DB

    Mark2, real intelligent point, what does it mean? Are all CEO’s evil? Should CEO’s not be concerned about the effect of Obama’s anitbusiness policies on their companies. A little less nonsense please.

  • DB

    Boss, you accuse Cyberwizard of being on his high horse. I await your calling out of the elitist and rich Jeffie(at least in his mind).

  • TheBoss1

    @Ratboy … Thanks for asking, Ratboy. I’ve gone after you at times, and I regret that now. My mother slipped into a coma earler today. She’s gone from eating just a few teaspoons of pudding the last two weeks to nothing at all the last few days. She is in her final hours, according to the Hospice nurse. It’s the most difficult, gut-wrenching, heart-breaking thing I have eer experienced. And, honestly, I just haven’t had the stomach for partisan politics at the moment. Partisan bickering and political oneupsmanship seems so petty and so small for me right now. So I have been lying low. But I thank you for asking and I hope you and all the guys (and gals) here are doing well.

  • Mark

    What other government programs do you mean?
    Generally I am for all programs that help people under the age of 18 have a better life(that includes eductaion, medical, food programs and even preventative pregnancy programs). Beyond that like i said anything to make college easier for people to pay for. In general it’s my belief if you can help somebody up to the age of 18 then they are old enough to fend for themselves more(save schooling)

    Like you my parents helped pay for schooling, so I do think in both cases that gave us an advantage over alot of other people(although maybe I had even more of an advantage depending on how much money was put into schooling)

  • Bobbyv

    Sorry to hear Boss

  • Rangerralph

    What a joke for CNN who has seen it’s stellar ratings drop dramatically in the past five years! You’d think they’d get it… That their bias is so disturbingly obvious ….. Millions like myself have turned them off and never returned!

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