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.

  • AppleStinx

    d.d. wrote about: [Biden “Syria Is Five Times Bigger Than Libya”
    Libya Is 679,362 Square Miles, Syria Only 71,500…
    Huh? Libya is close to the size of Alaska . 9 x bigger than Syria.]

    I always loved Geography. Another way to visualize it: ‘5 x Libya’ is an area equivalent to the contiguous (all lower 48) United States plus another Texas. Imagine that next to Lebanon.

  • Coffee Steve


    I say go back to the Lincoln/Douglas style debates. The 2 men go on stage and have at it.

    It’s like Golf, You drive for show, but putt for the dough

  • DB

    I am going to post something in a few seconds but I wanted to warn everyone to sit down and take your blood pressure medicine. You are going to be shocked!! This will be the most surprising thing you have read in a long time. Get ready

  • DB

    Ok here goes–Chris Matthews says the debate was a “clear victory for Biden”. All this time I thought Chris was a close minded ideologue who only saw one side of any argument. My bad!! :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    WOW!!!!! :P

  • Coffee Steve

    Did anyone else notice?

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the DNC Chair person, they bring her out for one day and POOF! Shes vanished again

  • DB

    FHA Jeffie, still waiting. Not going to stand up for your guy or are you a lead from behind kind of guy just like him. Come on Jeffie, grow some.

  • d.d

    I tend to agree with you Matthew about each side solidifying its base. Much off it is money, but, also for enthusiasm & workers.

    Where I disagree with you, is I believe most of undecided women who I think will vote …. I know a few personally, were totally turned off by Biden …. the one word my gut keeps telling me is he wasn’t ….. genuine.
    This is one of the few VP debates that could matter. Now, Obama may round them back up with contr*ception & ab*rtion. I don’t know how it’ll play out.

    Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security

    Foreign Policy

    White House Tries To Clean Up Biden’s Debate Mess: Claims Only He And Obama Weren’t Told About Requests For Additional Security In Libya…

    The truthfulness of that statements depends on what Biden meant when he said “we” — State Department officials admitted in recent congressional hearings that requests were received from the Libyan missions for additional security resources in advance of the attack that killed four Americans


    Biden Claims He Voted Against Afghanistan, Iraq Wars Even Though He Voted For Both Of Them…


    Apple, leave it to you, to give us that visual.

  • DB

    Nancy Pelosi, Stephanie Cutter, Debbie Wasserman-shultz– the dems are so lucky!! Coffee, note Pelosi and Reid have been kinda quiet too. In NC the campaign ads have been linking dem candidates to Pelosi and Reid and the dem candidates have been putting out counter ads running from those two as quick as they can.

  • Coffee Steve



    Via Drudge


    Obama 201


    Romney 181

    With 156 toss-ups now

  • Ralph Hahn

    @DB: >>> Chris Matthews says the debate was a “clear victory for Biden <<<

    To quote Lewis Black: "Where can one find a drug that would make one so delusional?"

    I've read somewhere where a pundit described the outcome of last night's debate another Kennedy-Nixon debate. "If you listened to the radio, Biden won. If you saw it on television, Ryan won."

    I guess radio listeners couldn't visualize the laughing hyena known as the Vice President of the United States.

  • Coffee Steve

    Debbie Wasserman-Shultz

    People on here will verify that many months ago, I told them that Debbie Wasserman-Shultz was being set up as the scapegoat, when it was known the economy wasn’t doing well, and wouldn’t show hardly any improvement by Election Day. I will stand by that statement.

    Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are embarrassments to the Democrats, All they do is distract with really stupid statements and make the left look silly. I honestly think President Obama would do himself a favor by ordering them to go away and hide somewhere.

  • DB

    Ralph, I believe Charles Krauthammer said that.

    Coffee, maybe Obama already has told them to go hide– I haven’t seen either one lately. Reid is probably at the expensive hotel he lives in while in DC working on his taxes so he can release them.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Doug Z: >>> Please watch what you post on <<<

    Fertilizer Boy's long and boring diatribe today is clearly a liberal blogger's (a dumb one at that) article that he clipped and pasted here. I'll bet it's from someone whose words he steals from often explaining why he probably didn't read the entire article.

  • Coffee Steve


    Reid and Pelosi both years ago were very good and they actually had some very good points.


    Boys and Girls, these polls are shocking and they are from local stations as well.


    FLORIDA: R 51% 0 44%… VIRGINIA: R 51% O 44%…


  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve >>> Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are embarrassments to the Democrats, <<<

    Both Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill are spinning in their graves.

    By the way, prayers still going out for your brother.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ralph Hahn

    Thank You. He is very slowly coming back, but the process is driving us all nuts. I will be heading there this evening

  • Coffee Steve


    Have to finish some school

  • AppleStinx

    It looks like the VP debate may draw something around 50 million viewers.

  • Ratboy

    Hey there Hi there Ho there!! Better late than never! I had an interesting morning. Went to the board of Realtors meeting and then decided to go with one of the guests at the meeting to a place where the local DNC was haveing a breakfast meeting. My host was allowed to sit in the back of the room (he is a local figure) so he got me a chair too.
    We only stayed for a little while but I will tell you this.
    Coffee Steve was pretty close to the goal of Biden last night as they talked about it. Get Ryan riled and jump on his lack of exposure to this type of forum. Result (in the assesment of the local DNC guys) didnt come close to working. But what they were really upset about is the negative press that he has now drawn and the attention to his actions and disrespect. One guy said that if Ryan would have done that they could have used it and won the election but now they have to struggle to deflect. another guy said it make the party look like a bunch of bufoons. On woman said (and she is a member of the DNC) “We better hope nothing EVER hapens to the president because Biden is just plain scary”
    But finally they were extrewmly pleased that he got all the points in, the 47 !/2, the 30% takers etc. They were also extremly happy that Biden was allowed to interupt at some very key moments. The group consensus was a Dem victory with some very heavy injurys and a huge battle scar (Bidens actions) that will follow them into the booth.

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