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.

  • Sam

    Ryan should stop raising his eyebrows, he is a young man that’ll only makes him look older.

    I gotta be honest, Biden is doing fine so far but I’m kinda worried he is gonna say something stupid soon.

  • Matthew

    I’ve only recently started watching the debate, (like, within the last 8 minutes), and so far I’m not seeing the ‘wonkery’ that Ryan is supposed to be known for, to his detriment imho. He’s dropping an awful lot of weak platitudes, the sort of stuff that the conservative base eats up, but everyone else just rolls their eyes at. Biden, on the other hand, might be laying it on a little too thick, and come off as being too smug and disrespectful. Of course, smug and disrespectful might be the kind of horses**t that the American voter eats up.

  • Letmethink

    Is it just me or is Biden coming across as a smart aleck?

  • Coffee Steve

    I gotta be honest, Biden is doing fine so far but I’m kinda worried he is gonna say something stupid soon

    Nah.. He’s just Joe :-) They both are doing fine and Joe will too. They are just pitching the party line for the leader they follow

  • Matthew

    Of course, lack of substance in debates is to be expected; Despite whatever BS the media uses to hype them up, they are NOT a good format for laying out specifics, or even explaining a policy platform. They are, however, a great format for giving a series of 2-minute prepared mini-speeches, that the media can loop endlessly the next day. Anyone who’s still an undecided voter at this point is an actual, literal moron

  • Matthew

    Welp, that’s just how I feel

  • Suikostinger

    Biden is holding it down! Doing 10 times better than Obama.

  • Coffee Steve

    Is it just me or is Biden coming across as a smart aleck?

    For whatever reason, that’s what whoever prepped him to do, he’s doing, maybe to test the waters for next weeks debate

  • Letmethink

    Why doesn’t she stop Biden from constantly interrupting?

  • Coffee Steve

    Anyone who’s still an undecided voter at this point is an actual, literal moron

    I’m just not sure yet Matthew :lol:

  • Rick in MT

    Biden is also kind of wordy and is constantly interupting. He is definately on the ofensive. The questionis whether is is too ofensive.

  • Matthew

    “He is definately on the ofensive. The questionis whether is is too ofensive.”

    Frankly, Biden’s performance is probably exactly what most of the Democrats were hoping for. It’s important to keep in mind that most voters, especially high-information voters, have already made their minds up about who they’re voting for at this point. What really matters is firing people up and making sure they’re gonna volunteer, go out and register people, knock on doors, and show up on election day.

    Obama’s dismal performance last week sent a clear message to all of the volunteers – “If I’m not gonna put in the effort, or try to look like I give a s**t at this debate, why should YOU bother to put in the effort?” It’s the sort of thing that really damages enthusiasm and turn-out. What Biden is attempting to do is act as a sort of firebrand, and show that someone is willing to defend this administration on a national stage, and do it with conviction. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but he definitely couldn’t go in and softball it tonight.

  • Letmethink

    Looks like this is turning into 2 against one.

  • Mark2

    Biden is on Fire.

  • Coffee Steve

    Looks like this is turning into 2 against one.

    It sure does seem she is only challenging Ryan doesn’t it?

  • Letmethink

    @coffee. It does seem that way right now.

  • Matthew

    We are never, ever going to cut our stupid defense budget. And if we ever do, the Congress will always hit the troops first and hardest; after all, it takes parts from quite a few districts to build an F-35, but only one district to produce a soldier, so it’s obvious where you put your money if you’re looking for some of that sweet, sweet lobby money. Let’s just grow the D.O.D. forever and forever

  • Suikostinger

    She did go off a little, but she’s challenging Biden also, I’m already seeing it. If Biden wins this debate, they will blame the moderator…..:)

  • Coffee Steve

    coffee. It does seem that way right now.

    That could play in the publics (undecided) eyes in Ryans favor, shes not allowing a smooth flow now, and thats not right for Joe or Ryan

  • Letmethink

    Hubby just brought me in a new iPad. Not
    Sure how to refresh the page–anyone know?

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