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.

  • Letmethink

    Coffee, thoughts and prayers with your and your family also. You have certainly had your share of sadness this past year. Hope all goes well for your brother today.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone
    No change on my Brother Yet, heading back up there soon.

    Thank You for the song brought a smile to this man’s face.

    I will tell the Mona Lisa you said hi!

    If you hear her talking then that coffee you’re drinking may be just a wee bit too strong. Enjoy yourself, outstanding place to be.

    Thank you for your thoughts. Yes we have been through way too much, but as seen with others on here, when it comes to life, we truly are all in the family of humankind.

    The things that bind us together are far more than the things that separate us. Hurt knows no color, no race, no sex, no political sides, it attacks us all equally.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Masked gunmen kill U.S. embassy employee in Yemen…
    Expect more of these attacks.

    *Polling shows that Gary Johnson pulls more support away from the president than from Mitt Romney
    (In some key States Johnson is pulling up to 3-5%)

    *Jay Carney: It’s an ‘editorial judgment’ to say administration was ‘wrong’ on Libya attack Video
    (A message to our liberals friends on here, you need to write or email all your reps on this one and tell them and the WH, they better quickly change this and have them just admit this was wrong to do, if they keep up the game about the video, it will be in the headlines every single day and just keep growing, and growing and growing)

    *Just for fun, Hey it’s pick your poll day :-)

    Un-Skewed Polling results now have a 52-45% lead for Romney/Ryan and the Presidents dis-approval number at 54%

    QStarNews Daily Tracking Poll

    178 likely voters surveyed October 10, 2012

    Choice of tickets for president/vice president:

    Obama/Biden 45.22 percent
    Romney/Ryan 52.09 percent
    Johnson/Gray 0.00 percent

    Approval and Disapproval of Barack Obama’s performance as president

    Strongly Approve 18.86 percent
    Somewhat Approve 20.91 percent
    Somewhat Disapprove 7.58 percent
    Strongly Disapprove 46.20 percent

    Total approval and disaproval:

    Approve 39.77 precent
    Disapprove 53.78 percent

    Now Its time for the Coffee Steve Poll, this one by far is the best one LOL

    Romney 51
    Obama 49

  • Sicilian Papa

    Is it true that Obama sent out form letters to families of soldiers that died in Afghanistan? Now maybe Bush did the same thing, I don’t know. I remember “news” stories about how Obama took the loses hard and he wrote letters to the families. What was that more corrupt lib. media bull.

    You know my friends on the left Obama ordered more troops into Afghanistan when he could have gone withdrawn them. He ordered a surge that accomplished nothing because he was never committed to it. I believe he doesn’t give a wit about what is happening over there.

    A good line for Ryan tonight when slow Joe talks money. Biden called Corzine the man to go to about money matters. Corzine who bankrupted the State of NJ and lost billions on a bad business deal for his private company.

    Thank God for debates or we would have no chance.

  • tony

    @Steve-prayers for you’re family,good friend to all on this site.

  • d.d

    Good Morning,


    I worked for two hospices , & , although , we attempted to do all we could to ease the pain of those in our care , it was never enough. Families….real people ,are left to carry on that pain in another form, grief. I’m sorry.

    The same goes for you Coffee. Your FAITH & FAMILY will be your solace & if you have friends, they are an additional blessing.


    IRS says ‘tax avoidance’ at heart of Solyndra bankruptcy plan

    The Internal Revenue Service urged a bankruptcy judge to reject solar panel maker Solyndra LLC’s bankruptcy plan Wednesday, saying it amounts to little more than an avenue for owners of an empty corporate shell to avoid paying taxes.

    What’s more, government attorneys said that as far back as 2010, owners had “planned meticulously” to be able to use Solyndra’s net operating losses to offset future tax liabilities.

    “The only reason for the shell corporation to exist post-confirmation is to enable its owners to exploit these tax attributes, which would be lost in liquidation,” the IRS argued in court papers.


    S&P downgrades Spain’s credit rating

    The downgrade to BBB- from BBB+ late on Wednesday leaves Spain one notch above “junk” status. S&P also attached a “negative outlook”, which warns of a possible downgrade in the medium term.


    I waited to walk the dog until 6:30 ,yet, brrrr….it didn’t help. It’s in the 30’s this morning here in TN..

  • Sicilian Papa

    One more thing before I go. Obama is running hundreds of million of dollars in negative ads. For thirty years we have been lectured by the left and the corrupt lib. media about the evils of money in politics.

    I guess it’s okay as long as their Messiah is the one raising a billion dollars. Another hypocrite Hollywood fundraiser anyone?

  • sunshine

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

    Shades of Cindy Sheehan?


    My prayers go out to Boss also. Tough time to get through.

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning!!
    Hang in there Coffee dude!!!!!!!

    I prefer to use sirloin for my jerky. I have also had good luck with english pot roast. If you are using a dehydrator the round is good but I find that with a smoker a little more marble helps it from drying too much and turning into charcoal. Another cut is flank. A coulpe of tips. put the meat in the freezer to firm it up then slice it. You will get more even slices and it will make for better jerky. Second is the marinade. I have a couple favorites. First is Mrs. Butterworth. It is a 12 hour marinade.
    1 tsp liquid garlic
    2 qt water
    1 cup salt (I use less)
    2 cups Mrs Butterworth syrup
    4 taplespoon pepper (I miz black and white for a little more kick)

    You can also add a few drops of tabasco or use some cayanne pepper depending on the heat you want

    Second one is a 6 hour
    2 tbs soy sauce
    1 tbs ginger
    1/4 tsp black pepper (or white)
    1/4 cup lime juice
    2 tbs worshteshire
    1 tbs crushed red pepper

    this is a mixture for about 1.5 lbs of meat

  • Coffee Steve

    @Tony and d.d., S.Papa & Sunshine, Good Morning

    Thank you guys, it is much appreciated

  • Coffee Steve

    Coffee Steve’s interesting Fact of the day

    Today is


    Don’t see that happen much

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Rats

    I’m hangin in their brother, and my brother wouldn’t want any sad eyes, he’s like me, and all he would say is, “That’s Life, it stinks, but it is what it is” :-)

  • Ratboy

    IBD/TIPP 2012 Presidential Election
    Daily Tracking Poll

    Day 2: Oct. 10, 2012

    Romney: +5.0
    •Romney’s lead widened to 5 points from 2 points on Tuesday, as he continues to chip away at key Obama support.
    •Romney’s edge among independents widened to 20 points from 18 just a day before.
    •Obama’s lead among women narrowed from 10 points to 8 points.
    •Romney also continues to make inroads among middle-class voters, moving from a 6-point lead against Obama with this group to a 10-point lead.
    •The current data include only polls taken after Romney’s resounding debate win over Obama on Oct. 3.

  • sunshine

    @ Steve


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 5:31 AM
    Morning Rats

    I’m hangin in their brother, and my brother wouldn’t want any sad eyes, he’s like me, and all he would say is, “That’s Life, it stinks, but it is what it is

    when my brother was laying there in a coma I just stayed and talked to him and told him some jokes (we were a team of joke machine)because if i did anything different I know he would have been very unhappy! When I said my good by I told him to kiss my a$$ like I always did but that time I did not hear “no kiss my a$$” come back. As crazy as it sounds, thats the void I feel, he should have had the last word!

  • Ratboy

    He wont win California but this is HUGE!!!!
    CBS 5 Poll: Romney Gains 8 Points On Faltering Obama In California

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — The effects of President Barack Obama’s falter in the first debate with Mitt Romney are not just being felt in battleground states, according to KPIX-TV CBS 5?s latest tracking poll of California which shows Romney slicing eight points off Obama’s lead.

    Obama had led by 22 points in the CBS 5 tracking poll released four weeks ago. Obama now leads by only 14 points

  • Ratboy

    Can we wave a magic wand and make this woman go away????!!!!

    Wasserman Schultz: Wrong Statements About Libya Doesn’t Mean They Were False

    Piers Morgan, CNN: The really important horse that should be flogged is the behavior and the statements of those who are in positions of responsibility and we would assume knowledge. And it’s pretty unAmerican, pretty unAmerican to be putting up completely false statements before you know the facts, isn’t it?

    Debbie Wasseerman Schultz, DNC chair: Piers, it is not okay for you to be saying that the administration was putting out completely false statements. They put out information that they had at the time based on the intelligence that they were given —

    Piers Morgan: That turned out to be completely wrong.

    Wasserman Schultz: Well that doesn’t mean it was false. It doesn’t mean that it was deliberate. It means that.

    Morgan: What?! Now wait a minute. If you put out a false statement, then it’s false, it’s wrong. It’s both of those things.

    Wasserman Schultz: But you’re suggesting that it’s … Piers, what you’re suggesting is that it was somehow deliberate. It was not deliberate. What they did was it was important to get information out that they had at the time. And they did that. And as they learned more information, they corrected the original information that they put out. But there was nothing sinister here. This was simply the president of the United States and the administration making sure that we did a careful investigation, gave the American people the information that they needed at the time that we had based on our best intelligence and then as more intelligence was gathered we gave the updated information. There is nothing sinister about that.

    What’s terrible unfortunate though, is that you do — there’s no around these investigations that Republicans in Congress and Mitt Romney have left to go after the administration questioning whether or not there was any deliberate attempt to mislead. We should be closing ranks, working together to prevent this from happening again.

    Morgan: Well the answer to that Debbie, is — the answer to that is to make sure that the original statements that were made are accurate.

  • Ratboy

    Thats the media for ya

    MSNBC’s ‘Now’ Doesn’t Bother to Mention Congressional Hearing on Benghazi Fiasco While it’s in Progress

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform convened for a hearing on Wednesday at 12 p.m. EDT to delve into the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Detailed accounts were heard, revelatory statements were made, but MSNBC’s noon time program Now with Alex Wagner was too busy criticizing everything Mitt Romney has said over the last few years to even acknowledge what was transpiring, much less dip in to cover the hearing itself.

  • Paul

    Good morning all,

    @Coffee Steve your brother is in my prayers

    North Carolina Govenor race

    Pat McCrory )R) 33pts ahead of Walter Dalton (D)

    North Carolina Presidential
    Romney 9pts ahead of Obama

    Wasserman Schultz: Wrong Statements About Libya Doesn’t Mean They Were False

    So, Debbie, that statement means you just vindicated George Bush with WMD.


  • Ratboy

    thats the media for ya

    Sawyer Spends 4 Minutes Channeling Liberal Angst Over Obama’s Debate Performance; 20 Seconds on Libya Dissembling

    ABC’s Diane Sawyer spent a solid four minutes of her interview with President Barack Obama, as excerpted at the top of Wednesday’s World News, channeling liberal angst over Obama’s debate performance – and that’s before she allocated more than a minute to cuing up Obama to denounce a Mitt Romney comment on aburtion. She prompted Obama with a harsh assessment of Romney: “Is it a lie?”

    “Libya” was not even uttered in the Sawyer-Obama segment. Viewers had to wait until the next story, by Jake Tapper, on the House hearing which laid out the administration’s dissembling on what happened in Libya when Ambassador Chris Stevens was murdered. Then viewers got 20 seconds — more than half of that consumed by Obama’s defense and assurance he’ll “fix” anything that wasn’t done properly.

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