Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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October 11th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,701        378         760
CNN      328         99         150
MSNBC      617        201         297
CNBC      177         44           95
FBN        62         12           25
HLN      190         72           99
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    3,542        759       1,430
CNN      486        119         204
MSNBC    1,369        384         648
CNBC      265         93         135
FBN        70         14           22
HLN      257         74         133
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,409        378         732
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      261         98         134
MSNBC Morning Joe      427        180         228
CNBC Squawk Box      138         25           79
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      246        130         183
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,454        504       1,055
CNN SITUATION ROOM      386         78         128
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      986        216         398
CNBC FAST MONEY      164         28           79
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      152         26           32
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,556        514       1,125
CNN SITUATION ROOM      461         98         203
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      921        241         371
CNBC MAD MONEY      114         34           64
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      186         44           57
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,319        497       1,084
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      507        152         227
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      955        258         406
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      168         25           72
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      280         74           92
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    4,185        812       1,650
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      583        143         260
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,349        364         628
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR      222        100         114
HLN NANCY GRACE      373        109         173
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    3,488        838       1,439
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      478        115         183
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,498        420         695
CNBC MOB MONEY: MRDRS & ACQSTN      200         51           88
HLN DR. DREW      240         72         138
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,904        625       1,197
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      399        100         168
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,259        368         621
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      375        129         202
HLN NANCY GRACE      157         41           88
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,763        509         912
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      243        103         142
MSNBC ED SHOW      767        285         440
CNBC MAD MONEY      113         21           83
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      137         35           64

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.

  • Ratboy

    Billy O WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hannity WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Greta WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Five WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Matthews :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • AppleStinx

    MSNBC took a homeric beating.

  • Dave

    Whoah. 4+ million for O’Reilly? Dude…

  • Keynes

    When you give conservatives bad polling news, they want to kill you (and make up conspiracies). When you give liberals bad polling news, they want to kill themselves. Looks like Fox in benefitting from conservative enthusiasim of Romney’s big post debate bounce.

  • Letmethink

    WOW is right–what happened? Glad to see the numbers up–but why the sudden jump?
    Early Start/Start Point close to 300 again but still horrible numbers. Get rid of Solidad Obrien and Ashley Banfield and see the numbers jump.

  • Larry

    It must really suck, always having to look at the other cars taillights in the race!

  • moncon

    It is pretty much known that MSNBC carries the load for Obama and I think people want to see both sides of the argument and so they tune into Fox. It’s OK to question your President MSDNC. Maybe you should be concentrating on his big Libya flip flop instead of Romney’s hair color or Paul Ryan’s workout photo shoot. I watch them and it’s as if they think we Americans have no brains.

  • moncon

    And if they want to go on about the war on women, let’s compare Sandra Fluke’s need for government paid birth control to Malala Yousufzai the 14 year old girl shot by the taliban for wanting education for females. Fluke can afford a cell phone plan but not her own birth control. Let her go over and fight a real war on women.

  • UpAndOver

    Will Biden be touting the FREE stuff tonight….

    Free: PBS/NPR – Big Bird for the Children…..

    Free: Obamacare ‘Flukeing Devices’ for all the ‘ladies’…..

  • AppleStinx

    The audience for ‘Hardball’ is (used to be) 19% conservative, 25% moderate. Chris Matthews’ meltdown for Obama didn’t help MSNBC be where they were supposed to be in the ratings at this time. It must have been contagious. Overall, MSNBC’s audience is 32% conservative, 23% moderate.

  • Mark

    It is pretty much known that MSNBC carries the load for Obama and I think people want to see both sides of the argument and so they tune into Fox.
    I always get a chuckle when people think that Fox news isn’t biased like MSNBC. I think the difference between the people who watch both networks is people who watch MSNBC know it has a liberal bias, people who watch Fox live in a bubble and think that Fox isn’t.

    This idea that Fox is somehow legit because they report more on certain stories that MSNBC doesn’t completely ignores the fact they ignore many stories that don’t suit their agenda.

  • REM

    maybe when msnbc reports the news of the day people will watch. they never even mention the word lybia. Ed Rachel and larry are pathetic

  • Ratboy

    Just a thought and I am serious. The ratings on MSNBC could very well be a direct indicator as to the faltering enthusiasm for the Obama camp. With MSNBC being the biggest and loudest cheerleader for Obama and attack monger against Romney, at this poit if the left was enthused I would thingkk they would be tuning in in huge numbers!! …………………………but the numbers are pretty dismal considering that we are weeks away from the election and in the midst of the debates. This could be a better indicator than all the polls1 Just a thought.

  • Letmethink

    @Keynes–respectfully–I am a conservative and I have never had the thought of killing anyone or my self.

  • bill

    I mentioned this yesterday – I definitely think the good press and fun at the Jon Stewart debate have raised O’Reilly’s numbers. A few converts plus the VP debate leadup = RATINGS GOLD!

  • Mark


    going by MSNBC ratings say 2 Months ago

    ED gets roughly 800k-1M
    Maddow is usually 900k-1.1M
    O’Donnell isi usually 800k-1M

    So all three prime time shows still have a large bump from “normal” ratings

  • Mark2

  • Mark2

    ^And they have the nerve to complain about why there’s not enough security at our Embassies. What a bunch of hypocrites.

  • Coffee Steve

    Back home now

    The only good thing about all this with my Brother, since he can’t talk with all the meds and tubes, I got to do ALL the talking and he had to shut up :P

    He was in and out, and very weak of course, nest step is to see if he can handle his bypass surgery rescheduled for next week. They are cooncerned of course and he is High Risk to not make it through the surgery, BUT it’s not up to them, Thankfully

    Wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Up boys and girls?

  • Mark


    I saw that yesterday and had a good chuckle. I love how the Republican guy(Jason Chaffetz) tried to act clueless about what she was saying(or at least I assume he was acting)

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