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.

  • Rick in MT

    The Labor Department came out with Unemployment New Claims numbers today that are now in question. The initial report said nothing about anything unusual. They later came out and said that a large state had unprocessed claims. Between this and the unemployment rate debate, future revision in the numbers from the Labor Department may make them look incompetant.

  • Ratboy

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

    If what they got was a “large bump”??????……………..well lets just say I would close the doors and lock them and throw away the keys!

    FOX guys just got a LARGE BUMP!

  • Coffee Steve

    Fox is on steriods this week.

  • Ratboy

    I posted this disgusting display on yesterdays board and it needs to be posted again! Obama……………..be a leader and tell your idiot mouth pieces to shut the hell up!!

    Cutter: Benghazi Is Only an Issue ‘Because of Romney and Ryan’

    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
    October 11, 2012 2:43 pm

    Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said Thursday that the “entire reason” the terrorist attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans has “become the political topic it is” is because Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan talk about the attack.

    STEPHANIE CUTTER: In terms of the politicization of this — you know, we are here at a debate, and I hope we get to talk about the debate — but the entire reason this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It’s a big part of their stump speech. And it’s reckless and irresponsible what they’re doing.

    BROOKE BALDWIN: But, Stephanie, this is national security. As we witnessed this revolution last year, we covered it–

    CUTTER: It is absolutely national security–

    BALDWIN: –it is absolutely pertinent. People in the American public absolutely have a right to get answers.

  • Sicilian Papa

    WOW!!! We got our knives out on this network. Well Tingles I think you are the reason people stopped tuning in. Ed, Rachel and Larry should be calling for Tingles head. The comics had a field day with Tingles. The other hosts worked hard to build audiences. He acts like a nut one night and drags down everything they built.

    People are really tuning in to FOX. Great job!!!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    CNN sneakpeeks Biden debate prep…
    10-11-12: Ryan readies to take on veep…
    Calls to wish him luck…
    70 million watched VP debate in ’08…
    Commission dismisses Raddatz-Obama connection…
    Hands out booze to reporters…

  • Coffee Steve

    Homemade Pizza tonight :P


  • Rick in MT

    Looks like CNN took the majority of the hit in the ratings and FNC was the primary benificiary. MSNBC held about the same as usual.

    CNBC is a business channel which is primarily nitch news, does anybody now of any reason TWC has HLN? Ratings suck and the channel no long focuses on Headline News so you can get the important information without all the BS.

  • d.d

    Soledad O’Brienis is a simpering lightweight. John H. Sununu absolutely eviscerated her , & her ‘Critical Race Theory’ was embarrassingly lacking.

    At the Congressional hearing yesterday …. I watched the whole 4 hours, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Programs Charlene Lamb, said cost was not a factor in Libya’s lack of personnel. Soledad tends to overplay her hand & end up looking foolish. I totally agree with Jason Chaffetz’s point , as well as did some of the Democrats that voted the same way he did.


    Why did Bill O’ do so well ? I don’t watch him .


    James O’Keefe strikes again.

    OFA Director Fired by DNC After She Is Caught Helping Person Vote in Two States

    The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday fired a Texas Organizing for America director who offered to help someone vote simultaneously in two states in undercover video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe.

  • Hal Barbera

    Go Fox Go!! CNN and MSNBC can also go but to a different place!

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark, mark 2

    The vote to cut the State Department budget was bipartisan with as many Dems as Repubs. voting to cut. Elijah Cummings the partisan hack who made waves by complaining about the cuts at yesterday’s hearing voted for the cuts.

    You can’t make this stuff up. Look it up!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Also the State department seems to be spending a considerable amount of money on green energy.

  • Mark2

    Donald Trump endorses and recommends we vote for Romney, while Bill Clinton endorses and recommends we vote for Obama. Yet another reason, while I’ll be voting for President Obama.

    This is still my favorite video:

  • Rick in MT

    Ratboy – I read that interview also. I am getting the impression that incompetance in the federal government is running rampant. State Department screwed up in Benghazi, possibly in Egypt. Labor Department looks incompetant with the latest reports. You would may get the impression that the person running the government may be incompetant.

    The Obama Campaign and Media keep on complaining about Romney lying about the net cost of his proposed tax rate cuts and elimination of credits and deductions but they never talk about how many lies there are associated with the cost of Obamacare. I guess Liars are good at identifying other liars.

  • d.d

    Yeah , S.P.,

    I posted it earlier. Libya security cut while Vienna embassy gained Chevy Volts

    In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya .

    Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts.


    Speaking of green energy……………….

    Green-jobs subsidies bust: $21 billion, 28,854 jobs

    Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Ira Boudway takes a look at the direct-subsidy program at the Department of Energy, funded with $21 billion in Obama stimulus cash thus far, and the jobs created by the program. After noting the paucity of independent data on this question, Boudway simply indicts the Obama administration with DoE’s own figures:

    Digging into the public records of the $21 billion spent so far through 19 U.S. Department of Energy programs reveals 3,960 projects that employ 28,854 people.

    That’s not 5 million.

    It cost almost $728,000 per job in subsidies at that rate of job creation. That’s an absurd return on investment.

  • Rick in MT

    The incompetance in Congress is well known. I think that they figure with 100 in the Senate and 256 in the house the incompetance will balance out.

    We must also keep in mind that Obama and Biden at one time were in the Senate. The same governmental body that can’t pass a budget. Ryan at least could come up with a budget that passed the House. That fact that they passed his budget shows a little responsibility even though that budget probably is not as responsible as it needs to be.

  • lbsles

    for d.d.

  • lbsles

    “I fully expect Biden to come out and be overwhelmingly gracious and nice and complimentary to Paul Ryan until he digs the knife in. He may now have this image of bumbling old grandfather running around saying inane things, but he has a track record of sleaze.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “I wonder what woulda happened if Obama woulda said in the aftermath of that massacre at The Dark Knight Rises that the movie, that the film and the filmmaker were responsible. That’s the exact case they were trying to make with the filmmaker of this video that supposedly makes fun of the Prophet Mohammed.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “Would anybody be surprised if Obama agreed to a joint operation with Israel into Iran in the next couple weeks? If the poll numbers are that bad and if they get worse, would that surprise you?” -Rush Limbaugh

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