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.

  • ninja

    Ibsles, I enjoy them myself.

  • Letmethink

    Uh oh—70% of trading is high frequency traders associated with the exchange. Suspect economic numbers—- Gallup admitted to changing methodically with 4 weeks to election day. Who can you trust?

  • Mark

    So is anybody going to defend Rush’s comment that declaring war with Iran is somehow going to be a winning issue for Obama. lol

  • Mark2

    Romney and Medicare Fraud

  • Bsotgnw

    Coal: Anyone living in a coal state is well aware of the administratios anti coal stance. Those adds just damage the credibility of the campaign.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    I wouldn’t be surprised by anything the Chicago outfit does. They covered up a terror attack. They put out jobless claims with something missing. We got a huge drop in unemployment. The word is that people are working out of their basement. Well, maybe but 800,000 in one month.

    If they think they are going to lose they are capable of anything. They are behaving like a criminal gang. Geez, they are tied or maybe a tiny bit behind and they behave like gangsters. Chicago politics were all that matters is hanging on to power. They can taste a majority of liberals on the Supreme court. They won’t have to win another election for decades.

    Mark for many of us on the right put our faith in God. For many zealots on the left the government power is God. Elections are not as important to us. We serve a higher power.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: While I agree with a lot of what Rush says, I do not listen to his radio program. As with most talk show hosts, he may say something outrageous just to get a rise out of callers.

    As for declaring war on Iran, the US has not declared war on any other nation since FDR did in 1941. WE should get OUT of Afghanistan, our nation’s longest war (11 years and counting). If I was POTUS, our troops would have been home by now after Afghans starting executing American soldiers who were training THEM to protect themselves. And, suspect EVERYTHING with Pakistan, the nation who protected Osama bin Laden while taking Billions of our tax dollars each year.

  • Ralph Hahn

    not ‘suspect’ but SUSPEND EVERYTHING with Pakistan.

  • Mark

    Here is a funny clip from Chris Matthews today.


    This lady kept saying Obama is a communist, but when Matthews pushed her for a reason why she really couldn’t come up with anything other then “All you have to do is study it out”. My guess is her studying including big heeping of Glen Beck(I won’t even blame Fox News because in their eyes he is only a socialist)

  • Mark


    Your ignoring my question though and getting into schematics(about the term declaring war) to avoid answering the question do you honestly believe what Rush said about Obama? That he would agree “to a joint operation with Israel into Iran” to try win the election?

  • Mark

    I just want somebody who actually agrees with that statement as something to be fearful of to explain to me how that would be a potential winning campaign issue for Obama(given that a majority of his base probably would hate it).

  • Coffee Steve


    Mute Button-Check (In Case Joe does his Big F’n deal routine again :P

  • Coffee Steve


    Obama and Coal are Oxymorons

  • Sam

  • Coffee Steve


    There will be no attack on Iran, but the logic behind the helping thing is the Nation always rallys behind any President when military action is done

    Bush 1 when the Iraq war broke out went up to an un-heard of 84% approval within 2 weeks and lasted for many weeks

  • Mark


    Can’t believe it but I have to agree with Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick Parry and Mike Huckabee. Mitt Romney is a liar who will say anything.

  • AppleStinx

    Mr. Hair Plugs vs Wolverine’s Son.

  • Mark


    Fair enough but given how going to war polls with dems, independents and hell even Republicans it’s not a winning issue(unless you have a neocon or want armageddon to happen and feel a war with Iran is 1 step closer to that)

  • Mark


  • Coffee Steve


    In the short term even most dems would support, it’s that little old patriot that just seems to flow out when it happens, it fades after a few weeks, but it’s always happened.

    If at the start and if things went well, even the left would be up for it as long as it was quick and no long term involvement.

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