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.

  • Sam

    @ Sicilian ,

    “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…”

    Look… just because Dick Cheney said it was a cover up it doesn’t mean that it was a cover up !
    The truth is that there was a demonstration in front of the embassy as a response to the YouTube video, that is a fact !

    The terrorist attack coincided with that and yes the administration received threats prior that time. But any reasonable person will be confused whether the attack was from the protesters or a separate terrorist attack. It wasn’t clear until the Libyan officials confirmed that it was an act of terror from Al Qaeda. Now Susan Rice missed up and I admit that but there is no evidence whatsoever that Obama covered the attack. I think its a loser card for Romney to play.

    “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.”

    Thanks man XD

  • Mark2

    Typical Conservative

  • Mark2

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) criticizes the handling of Libyan consulate security despite voting to cut embassy funding, what a bunch of hypocrites.

    Soledad O’Brien made himn look stupid today:

  • Coffee Steve


    When it comes to politics, all of us have a bark worse than our bites. I’m going through it again with my Brother, who at 4am in the morning (Thursday) will try to be waked up after he is completely warmed up.

    They can’t even run a scope to see how much damage the latest heart attack he suffered caused yet. He had the last one in the hospital waiting for a triple bypass and to repair two heart valves.

    While they got to him within 20 seconds and provided CPR it still took around 7 minutes and three shocks to get him back. They are not optimistic he will even wake up at all. Although he did respond somewhat to some touching today while I was there.

    Thursday will be a big deciding day for us and his wife. So my friend, we all know and can understand what you and your family is going through. In the past 18 months, between my wife and my family we have lost 11 people.

    Trust me, the pain will of course hit, but then the memories start flowing of days gone by, and as with my Grand Daughter, you will remember things and times you thought were long forgotten but will cherish for the rest of your life.

    Thoughts and Prayers from all of us.

    Night Everyone


  • Sam

    @ Mark ,

    hahaha I totally posted that on my FB and wrote the same comment. My conservative friends are now pissed .

  • AppleStinx


    Very sad to read about your mom. Hang in there.

  • Mark


    Glen from the Christmas party that Romney seemed to have a deep connection with?

  • 1966
  • Bsotgnw

    Mark. Ast Sec of State said funding had nothing to do with lack of security in Lybia. I know the Hamptons are a tough neighborhood but why does BHO WH chief of staff Valery Jarid have a larger security detail than the Ambasador in Lybia? Funding does not seem to be a problem when the prez want to take a multi million dollar vacation and fly seperately from his wife.

  • redellis1

    When are MSNBC and CNN going to learn? When you report the truth (Libya Lies and Coverups) AKA… the truth, facts, and news….then they can have awesome ratings too!

  • Mark2

    I just ran through the electoral numbers and realized that Obama can lose in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, and New Hampshire and still win with 271 Electoral votes.

  • Jeff

    Former President Bill Clinton was on the stump for President Obama yesterday, and continued the Obama campaign’s “Wish I’d Said That Wednesday Night” Tour™ by tearing into Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney like he was a plate of molasses-glazed baby-back ribs. Clinton attacked the candidate’s debate makeover with humor, asking “Old Moderate Mitt, where ya been, boy? I missed you all these last few years.”

    Read more at mediate.com if ya wish.

  • Hillbilly
  • Hillbilly

    FNC 5 & MSNBC 1.

    Sons Of Anarchy number 1 show. 4,339 viewers & 2.3 in the demo. :cool:

    The Daily Show over 2 million – 2,210.

    :oops: Sorry about the post above. :oops:

    I know how to type in all blue letters now.

  • Hillbilly

    FNC’s daytime 35-64 viewers higher than CNN’s & MSNBC’s P2+ viewers. :razz:

    FNC’s prime time 35-64 beat CNN’s P2+ viewers & almost beat MSNBC’s. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – He had Bob Woodward (he’s been on Hannity a couple of times already lately) and who else?


    I find it curious Bob is appearing on FNC more often. Trying to sell books? See’s the writing on the wall? Things that make me say hmmm.

  • Hillbilly

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


    I predict he will say – “He can’t comment on an ongoing investigation.” Maybe it will be – “For national security reasons I can’t say more.”

  • Hillbilly

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


    What was wrong with what Ryan did in that video? Somebody off camera ended the interview. Ryan said “Those are your words not mine.” The off camera person ended the interview. Then while removing his mic asked the guy why he tried to put words in his mouth? You BMAC about Nobama not being more aggressive in the debate, but think Ryan should cower to a reporter? :roll:

    Beside the marines mom said that she doesn’t trust Mitt Romney and he should not use her son to motivate his political agenda.

    Hannity had on a mother of a Navy Seal who’s in an ad saying something like Nobama put a bullseye on him & her.

  • Jeff

    Yesterday was 10.10.

    John 10:10 is a interesting read for me it’s about Life’s abundances for some and spiritual abundances for others. I was made aware of a man I knew for 5 years that was a brilliant divorce lawyer who represented some of the highest profile divorce (Cruise vs Kidman) cases in Hollywood died yesterday. I remember him really tearing into me at our first encounter at a Seafood restaurant near the ocean in front of several people for believing that a guy was crucified for my sins and thinking how silly I was for having faith in my beliefs. He was overall a very nice guy, but a serious alcoholic.

    He lost his job, his beautiful home, all his cars, and his partner of many years, then yesterday on 10.10 his life. Police say natural causes. I hope his spiritual abundances are vast.

    Enjoying coffee here in the lounge. Heading out for a series of museum tours on a gray chilly morning.
    Positive thoughts to you and your Mom TheBoss1, and you and your brother Coffee Steve, I will tell the Mona Lisa you said hi! :)

  • Letmethink

    Morning All,
    Boss, have had you on my mind lately. I haven’t been on here much with the wedding activities taking most of my time. Jeff’s post above was touching and I just know that unlike the lawyer, your mom has and will have all the spiritual abundances–not to mention a loving and caring son by her side.
    The hearings yesterday were interesting. It looks like a cover up for inadequate protection of our ambassador. It should be a big issue but it looks like it will fade away like so many other issues that should have doomed this presidency–so sad when ideology trumps common sense.
    Looking forward to the debate tonight. Sure do hope the partisan moderator won’t be a problem. Don’t you know the obama group is scared to death as to what might come out of Biden’s mouth—

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