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.

  • Coffee Steve


    Nice one on the hair plugs LOL

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Do you think MSNBC has put an extra clean up crew near Matthews in case Biden tanks? Cuz you know his head will explode and his legs will melt like the witch in the wizard of oz

  • Sam

    @ 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.”

    I don’t think that Republicans even trust him, they are just voting for him because he is not Obama.

    This guy will say whatever it gets him ahead even if he said the totally opposite thing a minute before.Everyday for him is April’s fools day.

    How would republicans know, maybe Romney is a closet communist and once he takes office he’ll reveal his “real” agenda. I mean by watching the last debate, this guy is becoming more and more of socialist !

  • Mark


    I think the most annoying thing I see Romney do is say something in an interview that sounds nice then a couple hours later his Andrea Saul runs in and makes a press release(oh no Romney doesn’t believe that). If it happens once or twice fine, but it seems to be a common pattern(much like we say a couple days ago when Romney answered a question about ab0rtions). I honestly don’t think Romney is that stupid that he doesn’t know his stances it’s purposeful to look good when most people are viewing but appease the base who closely watch him by retracting it

  • Coffee Steve


    After the first 30 minutes if Ryan is holding his own, or seems to be getting the better of the debate and putting forth the campaigns message in a believable manner, Matthews may resign and walk out.

    Rats? I don’t look for it to happen this way, but if Ryan even comes close to Romney’s performance it really could be trouble for the left, if it appears to the public (Independents) that both Ryan and Romney are professionals and can get the economy going, you could see a 4-5 point addition to the ticket.

    Because as I have been saying since May, the bottom line is, people will vote with their wallets and purses.

  • Mark


    fair enough but I think n order to push a war with Iran, we are going to need a legit reason(as i said a physical attack on Israel) to do it not just hearsay(ie WMD)

  • Coffee Steve



    I’m telling you something, I covered the hosue of Reps many Times, and heard and saw Ryan on the floor debating, this guy is fantastic with numbers and getting his point across, he’s not going to just lay down Rats, he is a pitbull.

    And It could trun out that with 6 days of them preparing Joe, he may have so many facts floating in his head, he possiblly may mess iup a few times. If he does, you heard it here firest.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I think I answered your question. I believe the Chicago Outfit is capable of almost anything if they think they are going to lose. As long as they are ahead they will behave reasonably. Read my post form the previous page. I directed it to mark 2. So confusing Mark 1, Mark 2.

    Ya lefties, Tingles found a lady that said Obama was a commie. Just like Tingles to pick on a weak minded lady. I am sure she is a decent enough person in her daily life. Tingles looked like a bully.

    WE GOT OUR KNIVES OUT ON THIS NETWORK!!!! What a weenie!!!!

  • Coffee Steve


    All of us hope no war ever happens with Iran, but if one does braak out it more than likely will be because Iran was dumb enough to give everyone a reason to have one.

    In essence they will do it to themselves.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    If Ryan does to Biden what Romney did to Obama (and I don’t think it will happen either) then this will be the first VP debate to win the election!
    I do think if Ryan stays even with Biden then the Romney momentum will continue to build slightly into the next debate IMO

  • Mark

    Ya lefties, Tingles found a lady that said Obama was a commie. Just like Tingles to pick on a weak minded lady. I am sure she is a decent enough person in her daily life. Tingles looked like a bully.
    Simple fact is if you are going to make such an outlandish statement have facts to back it up. I saw the show she yelled it out to him wanting the attention so he gave her a chance to speak.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Hey lefties, I thought money in politics was evil. Obama raises a billion to attack his opponent and it’s no big deal. I don’t have a problem with money in politics but I thought the left and the corrupt lib. media were against it.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    I believe the Chicago Outfit is capable of almost anything

    They are I agree, but when it come to military action, They better be able to bypass the pentagon first, or there will be so many leaks and mutiny it would not be a good thing.

    If they in Chicago ever did any kind of war action for a political reason, you would see some at the top resign and go to the press the next morning and impeachment hearings starting.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I saw it live too. I would have ignored her.


  • Coffee Steve


    The worse Ryan will do is a draw, IMO I look for Ryan to win in a slight advantage, he has the facts and a horrible economy to talk about and then theres this little thing called the Libya cover-up that will come up alot.

  • Ratboy

    Killing Kennedy(14) will be # 1 this weekend!!! Another winner from Bill O

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    Attacking Iran is out there but if they fall behind look for some interesting things to happen. They are tied or slightly behind and we are seeing some weird things. If Ryan does well and I do mean if they will be in big trouble.

  • Coffee Steve


    It is a well deserved number 1 too. Killing Lincoln (15)was sold at the local Kroger store, the manager said he has never seen 4 cases of books sold within 1 day

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa

    If Ryan wins and it appears Romney has a good shot at winning it, BiBi wouldn’t do anything till after the election, so Chicago would have to start one themselves.

    Yep, they will try something thats for sure, but they had better be darn good at it, people have caught on.

  • Coffee Steve


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