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.

  • D-Bob

    You are not too sharp, are you, Sam?

  • DB

    Boss1, I can only imagine what you are going thru now. You are right that real life hardships like the one you are suffering thru make all the junk on politics etc seem very small. If it is time for your Mom, I pray she goes peacefully and that you can move on with only great memories of her life. I think we are all praying for you. Forget the silly high horse post above–so unimportant.

  • Mark

    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.
    I know this sounds easy but I just wish a president would go out of their way to go to all government funded programs(including defense) and find ways to cut wasteful spending. I am guessing most government spending could be cut 10-15% just by finding wasteful spending and still operate on par with what we do now

    One huge reason I find it hard to take Romney seriously when he says he wants to reduce government spending is he constantly talks how he needs to increase defense spending. You think a true fiscal conservative would find ways to cut everything and not as you said use peter pays paul methods to do stuff.(ie if we going to waste money I much rather have it on programs I at least agree with then even more defense spending)

  • Ratboy

    Bossman, I am praying for you and your family!!!!!!

  • Sam

    @ Sicilian ,

    The reason I bring up Bush and 9/11 is that his administration had clear threats they should have taken seriously, in fact if they have taken the threats seriously 9/11 would have never happened.

    Saudi intelligence informed the government that a group of its wanted youths were found to meet with senior Al Qaeda members in Malaysia, the Bush administration totally ignored that.

    Beside that one of the perpetrators Khalid al Mehdar was wanted by the US in Yemen but somehow he was able to obtain a visa and enter the country on July 4th !!

    Now I understand that the administration get 100’s if not 1000’s of threats daily and they don’t have the resources to check each one of them, so I’m not blaming Bush nor should you blame Obama.

    If Romney wants to play the Libya card he’ll be shooting himself in the foot, because it was Republicans who cut off funding to our embassies and Hilary Clinton specifically warned against that. Beside the marines mom said that she doesn’t trust Mitt Romney and he should not use her son to motivate his political agenda.

  • DB

    D-bob, I don’t agree with much of what Sam posts but actually he is pretty sharp and a nice guy.

  • Sicilian Papa



    After you have had time to heal, I’ll get out poker table, we’ll have a few beers, a cigar and watch some football. All our thoughts are with you. Your moms suffering will soon be over. Rest and have peace in your life.

  • tony

    @Boss-Also thinking of your mom.

  • DB

    Mark, I am with you on the waste issue. It makes me sick to think of the wasteful spending in the government.

  • Bobbyv


    I agree. I have no children. It have no problem paying for education (I live in NJ so you can bet my taxes are up there. College costs are ridiculous, not sure how to lower them. I am a bit older than you and went to a private school, but still paid nowhere near what it costs now. We were both lucky.

  • Sam

    @ CyberWizard,

    Calling me names will not make you smarter btw. You can instead discuss and counter the issues you don’t like such as other civil people are doing here.

  • Sam

    @ Boss,

    Keeping you and your mom in my prayers.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I don’t blame Obama for the attack but I do blame him for the cover up. Having your people go out and lie about a terror attack and at the same time calling your opponent a liar takes big brass…

  • Jackie

    I will say this…FNC is kicking everyone’s butt. They just keep getting more and more viewers. More people are starting to see the other channels as a tool for Democrats/Liberals. Yes, FNC is more conservative but at least they have both sides of the debate. And honestly the only commentator that professes to be conservative is Hannity. The news coverage during the day is really fair with both sides being able to express their opinion. Fox Report with Shep Smith is very fair, O’Reilly is very independant and so is Greta. You can switch to MSNBC and CNN and see the bias, it’s very evident especially on MSNBC which I think is a joke. CNN doesn’t know what they are doing, they are being left in the dust. Erin Burnett, Blitzer, Cooper and Morgan are terrible commentators. No wonder people switch to FNC. Not sure why people watch MSNBC. This channel is most one-sided so called news channel I have ever seen. It’s disgusting!

  • Jackie

    One more thing, FNC is even doing better among younger people! Thank goodness they are finally seeing through the BS!

  • Bsotgnw

    Mark; they can start with “Green GAS” that they force the military to buy at $50 a gallon.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Sam is cool and he’s pretty sharp. I am trying to convert him over to our side of the aisle. I see we have some new people on tonight. Great, welcome we try not to get personal here. We are all neighbors. We do welcome humor, entertaining posts mixed in with hardball politics. Stick around we are fun bunch to hang out with.

  • Mark

    I generally hate when candidates talk about “billy bob in timbuktoo who they met and give a little story about him” because it seems so phony, but it’s funny as hell as when people get caught.


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    Imagine his astonishment when Romney got “choked up” talking about one of his best friends.

    According to Ellefsen’s interview with My North West journalist Libby Denkmann, Doherty once described the meeting with Romney as “Pathetic and comical.”

    From Ellefsen:

    “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.”

  • Bsotgnw

    Mark; Sorry my bad just looked up Green Gas $26 not $50

  • Mark

    Mark; they can start with “Green GAS” that they force the military to buy at $50 a gallon.
    My first choice would be the $100 dollar a load of laundry contract Halliburton(as in the place former Vice President Dick Cheney’s place of work) has with the US Government, that they force the soldiers to use although the clothes come out starchy and many just go rewash them after themselves.

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