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.

  • lbsles

    Mother of American Slain in Benghazi Tells CNN How the Obama Regime Lied to Her

    RUSH: Folks, this is very hard to listen to. It’s tear-jerking. It’s also gonna make you mad. It’s going to infuriate you. This is last night on Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN. He interviewed Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, computer specialist killed at the US consulate in Benghazi. Anderson Cooper said, “Who told you that they would give you information about Sean’s death?”


    SMITH: Obama told me. Hillary promised me. They promised me. I told them, “Please, tell me what happened, just tell me what happened.” I told them, “Please, don’t give me any baloney that comes through with this political stuff.” And I still don’t know. In fact, today I just heard something more that he died of smoke inhalation. I look at TV and I see bloody handprints on walls thinking, my God, is that my son’s? They haven’t told me anything. They’re still studying it, and the things that they are telling me are just outright lies. That Susan Rice, she talked to me personally, and she said, “This is the way it was, it was because of this film that came out.”

    Anderson Cooper then said, “Susan Rice told you personally she thought it was the result of the video, of the protest?”

    SMITH: Oh, absolutely. In fact, all of them did. All of them did. Leon Panetta actually took my face in his hands like this, and he says, “Trust me, I will tell you what happened,” and so far he’s told me nothing, nothing at all. And I want to know. I cried on Obama’s shoulder, and then he kind of looked off into the distance, so that was worthless to me. I want to know, for God’s sakes, or for Allah’s sake or whoever’s sake is there.

  • lbsles

    Jake Tapper, seemingly the only journalist not afraid of the Obama administration in the mainstream media, has pulled through again.

    Jay Carney emerged Wednesday for a press briefing and was quickly met with some questions that many have been waiting for the answers to for weeks. ABC’s Jake Tapper confronted the Press Secretary on the Obama administration’s inconsistent account of the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Tapper explained that President Barack Obama initially accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of “shooting first and aiming later” after he criticized an apologetic statement released by a U.S. Embassy, which falls under the Obama administration. Today, it is clear that the attack had nothing to do with any anti-Muslim YouTube video as the White House initially claimed. In fact, the State Department announced on Tuesday that there weren’t even protests outside the Libya compound before the attack.

    This explanation led to Tapper’s question: “Didn’t President Obama shoot first and aim later?”

    It went downhill quickly for Carney from there

  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    After Axelrod’s Complaints and DOJ Investigation, Gallup “Tweaks” it’s Polling Methodology to Keep Obama’s Approval Ratings Higher

    Chicago fraud, plain and simple.

    Earlier this month, the trend line moved in favor of the president, and on Thursday it sat at 53 percent positive and 42 negative — a greater job approval rating than Obama enjoyed after the assassination of Osama bin Laden.

    However, this movement may have been provoked by a change in the pollster’s methodology, without which the president may have seen no change in job approval.

    “As we began this election tracking program on Oct.1, our methodologists also recommended modifying and updating several procedures,” Gallup CEO Frank Newport wrote on Wednesday.

    Gallup increased the proportion of cellphones in its tracking survey from 40 percent, and now splits its calls to cellphones and land lines evenly. Newport defended the switch, saying it was an attempt to “stay consistent with changes in the communication behavior and habits of those we are interviewing.”

    “Gallup switched primarily to telephone interviewing a few decades ago based on the increased penetration of phones in American households and the increased costs of going into Americans’ homes for in-person interviewing,” Newport wrote. “Now we know, based on government statistics (and what we observe around us), that Americans are shifting rapidly from reliance on landline phones to mobile devices.”


  • Mark

    “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
    Yeah because their is nothing more that bleeding heart liberals love then useless wars, that would really drive out the base. lol

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Apple Stinx: >>> Overall, MSNBC’s audience is 32% conservative, 23% moderate. <<<

    People like watching a train wreck, I guess.

  • Mark

    It just makes me laugh that lbsles constantly uses Rush Limbaugh quotes as if they actually have any use in a debate about politics. Let’s be honest Rush is an entertainer first and foremost who panders to a far right base.

  • Sam

    @ Mark,

    Bravo for soledad obrien asking the tough question and cornering that hypocrite. She is probably the only persona on CNN who asks meaningful questions.

    Darrel Issa is a two faced as well, he is the one who voted to cut embassies funding and now he is leading a witch-hunt against the Obama administration for his own decisions !

  • Sam

    I think Obama should emphasize on gaining more younger women votes. The silent majority in this election are women especially younger ones. I never seen them more motivated to vote especially when they know what the Republicans (men specifically) think of them and how they want to make decisions on their behalf. Obama should definitely bring up the women issue in the next debate.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: >>> Let’s be honest Rush is an entertainer first and foremost who panders to a far right base. <<<

    Hmmm. Sounds a lot like when Al Franklin was on the failed "Air America" network, which pandered to the far LEFT base.

  • Bsotgnw

    Mark: 100k for a charging station and volts in Geneva and I know the Hamptons is a tough neighbor hood but why does the WH chief of staff have a larger security detail than the Ambasador in Lybia on 9-11. Can you say prioritization?

  • Mark

    @ Ralph Hahn
    Hmmm. Sounds a lot like when Al Franklin was on the failed “Air America” network, which pandered to the far LEFT base.
    Let’s be honest here does Rush honestly believe that declaring war for the sake of declaring war is a winning issue for Obama, who needs to do everything possible to drive out his base? I can guarentee you this unless their is a valid reason(ie Israel gets bombed) declaring war with Iran would lose Obama the elction for the simple fact that the base would just get demoralized and not show up.

    I don’t think Rush is that stupid to believe what he says, he just is trying to push his own far right agenda that everybody loves war and somehow it’s a winning issue.

  • Coffee Steve

    “Would anybody be surprised if Obama agreed to a joint operation with Israel into Iran in the next couple weeks?

    Nope, won’t happen The Israel PM has called for early elections, he will not act until he enacts a coalition and gets a consensus on an attack. This will take a couple of months.

  • Mark


    Even more reasont o laugh at the Rush statement. I just don’t get why lbsles posts Rush quotes like that add to the argument. I generally do a quick skim but ignore most his posts(suince I feel he is a spammer) but I just burst out laughing when I saw that one.

  • Coffee Steve

    A Little Note about Danville

    If you own any Phillips products, right over a small bridge where the debate is a huge Phillips Factory right beside a large train substation. Danville is also 9 minutes from Perryville.

    They have a once a year Civil War re-enactment of the battle of Perryville. We lived 18 months in Danville, it’s where my Daughter who still lives with us, was born as well. It’s a great little town and is as diverse as any city in the United States.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: Whatever you feel about Rush Limbaugh posted here on this page is just your opinion vs. the poster who posted Limbaugh’s comments. I’m not debating the topic itself. I was just responding to your comments about Limbaugh pandering to the right, by reminding you of the failed Air America network and how Franken and others pandered to the left. Air America is no more while Limbaugh still reigns high on 600 American radio stations.

    We are all free to post comments here at the will of the moderators. But, I don’t have to explain that old adage about people who live in glass houses. Not speaks for the mods or insinuating in any way that I have any control here, I would think that if you wanted to quote someone who shares your viewpoints, you are welcome to do so as does lbsles does.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Oops. Typos. sorry

  • Mark

    No argument about Air America vs Rush, but even you have to admit how incredibly ridiculous Rush’s statement is, to the point of laughable. As I said it’s pandering to a the warhawk mentality of the far right that somehow declaring war is a winning issue.

  • Letmethink

    Ibsles, keep posting Rush. He is right more often than he is wrong. I don’t get to listen to him so appreciate your posts.

  • d.d

    Thanks, lbsles . I hadn’t seen the second half.


    What a hypocrite Obama is !

    Environmental Group Demands Obama Pull Pro-Coal Obama Ad Spot

    Running in two big coal states, the ad claims Romney is not a friend of coal country. Obama’s allies in the environmental movement erupt.

    An environmental advocacy group, Forecast the Facts, has launched a petition against President Obama’s pro-coal television ad. Launched last month, the ad is running in big coal states — and swing states — Ohio and Virginia.


    BBT Enjoy your night.

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