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.

  • Matthew

    “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.”

    Likely Voters that are also undecided are a very statistically small portion of the electorate, and likely undecided voters that would actually vote against a ticket on the basis of Biden’s demeanor are even smaller. Democrats who were feeling dispirited after last week’s debate, and desperately wanted someone to go on a stage and defend Democratic policy with vigor, on the other hand, are a pretty sizable voting bloc. I would be very surprised if the debate last night somehow ends up being a net negative for the ticket. This is the same reason that Obama got such a big bounce after the convention – It’s not that Clinton won over a whole bunch of voters, it’s that he made Democrats feel good about being Democrats again, which showed itself in likely voter enthusiasm.

  • Hoppy

    Posted October 12, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    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.

    Man! That’s a heluva lot of sand and rocks.

  • AppleStinx

    By the way, Lebanon is smaller than Connecticut. :smile:

  • Mark2

    Why are Republicans complaining about Lybia when the House Republicans cut funding for Embassy Security, which Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged this week.

    This is the problem with the Republican way of thinking. They want to cut, cut, cut, but when something goes wrong they want to complain about why there wasn’t enough security. What a bunch of hypocrites.

  • d.d

    US Catholic Bishops Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate

    With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.”

    This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain “religious employers.” That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to “Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,” or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.


    I am not a Catholic but my next door neighbor is. There much afoot with the Church regarding voting. This isn’t only Catholics , but, evangelical churches as well . I won’t out any church here, but, there is strong ‘”nudging” of who to vote for going on from these church pulpits.


    The Columbus Dispatch is one of the bigger papers in Ohio. Their editorial board had an article:

    Preventable tragedy

    Obama administration can’t spin its way out of blame for Benghazi


    86 arrested in US consulate attack in Chennai: Police

    South Asia Mail

    Chennai: Eighty-six people were arrested on Friday after a group of several hundred Muslim protesters threw stones and smashed windows at the US consulate in the Indian city of Chennai, police said

  • Coffee Steve

    *White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says Vice President Biden was speaking ‘directly for himself and for the president’ when he said ‘we weren’t told’ of requests for more diplomatic security in Libya at last night’s debate.

    So if a document or email is discovered that shows the WH was made aware of it can we all agree this thing may be over?

    I’m having my Daughter read Apples post for her Geography lesson :P

    Watch clips from the VERY heated Press Conference, it was kinda steamy

  • Raz

    What came out of last night, was that VP Biden had to outshine his boss. Not something you hope your vice president will do but in this case he had to. What Paul Ryan had to do was complient his boss, which he did also. Joe Biden had too many moments when his pants should have been on fire; really tossing the intelligence community and state dept under on the bus on Libya? But par for the course in this administration.

  • Raz

    Oops, that under the bus

  • Coffee Steve

    I Posted Rass earlier here is Gallup’s

    Likely Voters

    Romney 49% +1

    Obama 47%-

    7-day rolling average

  • Ratboy


    CBS 10.4 MILLION


  • Ratboy

    I knew this was BS as soon as he said it!

    Biden claims he voted AGAINST two wars he voted FOR…

  • Ratboy

    Secret Service Agent Detained After Being Found Passed Out On Miami Sidewalk…

    ‘Drunk hours after Obama left town’…

  • Ratboy

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

  • Mark2

    Hey Coffee and Ratboy, what do you guys think of House Republicans supporting legislation that cut funding for embassy security and then complaining that there needs to be more security?

  • Sicilian Papa

    Real Clear numbers in swing states are brutal for Obama-Biden. Biden had a chance to stem the bleeding last night. He came off as one of the biggest jerks in the history of jerks. He has no class.

  • AppleStinx

    @Coffee Steve

    Your daughter may have fun with stuff like this:

  • Coffee Steve

    Hey Coffee and Ratboy, what do you guys think of House Republicans supporting legislation that cut funding for embassy security and then complaining that there needs to be more security?

    Fair enough Question Mark2

    I think 4 people are dead on another 911 attack and I think the administration is lying through their teeth, and the buck stops with the President and he needs to stop blaming and lead for a change.

    Cuts or no cuts, there were enough funds to provide extra security for an embassy that had been attacked numerious times and had warnings even as close as 48 hours an attack was coming.

  • Coffee Steve

    Thank You Apple, she loves it

  • Coffee Steve


    PS: The money they spent on that Shrimp on a treadmill study for Global Warming would have provided security for 5 embassies

  • Mark2

    Hey Steve, here’s the proof:

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