Cable News Ratings for Thursday, October 11, 2012

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October 12th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, October 11, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC      2,391        644       1,123
CNN        852        299         379
MSNBC      1,031        348         499
CNBC        214         62         111
FBN          87         22           37
HLN        205         82         114
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC      8,067     2,286       3,665
CNN      3,269     1,167       1,433
MSNBC      3,535     1,276       1,771
CNBC        406        144         190
FBN        212         72           87
HLN        359        118         173
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      1,329        347         668
CNN Early Start/Starting Point        236         81         125
MSNBC Morning Joe        497        171         237
CNBC Squawk Box        141         40           81
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade        225        143         152
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE      2,137        425         907
CNN SITUATION ROOM        469        126         154
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        992        207         392
CNBC FAST MONEY        192         26           89
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        179         68           85
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER      2,462        427       1,027
CNN SITUATION ROOM        501        135         157
MSNBC POLITICS NATION        979        221         429
CNBC MAD MONEY        166         72           87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        214         73           89
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH      2,439        496       1,165
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA        817        211         281
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      1,244        329         573
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT        187         42           71
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL        399        105         146
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR      4,622        937       1,878
FNC VP DEBATE CVG      6,615     1,640       2,768
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA      1,402        390         548
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW      1,820        549         904
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE        116         12           51
HLN NANCY GRACE        585        189         282
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC VP DEBATE    10,115     3,048       4,695
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA      3,068     1,013       1,427
CNN VP DEBATE 2012      4,096     1,480       1,818
MSNBC DEBATE      4,359     1,597       2,166
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW      3,515     1,236       1,773
CNBC VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE        535        192         253
HLN DR. DREW        242         81         130
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA      8,549     2,492       4,000
FNC VP DEBATE      9,830     3,066       4,604
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA      4,351     1,628       1,996
CNN VP DEBATE 2012      4,318     1,646       1,899
MSNBC DEBATE      4,468     1,687       2,239
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS      4,315     1,700       2,254
CNBC VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE        666        277         292
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE        441        169         227
HLN NANCY GRACE        250         84         107
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY      4,650     1,374       2,327
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA      5,889     1,619       2,785
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA      2,381        863       1,093
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS      2,342        930       1,274
CNBC MAD MONEY        118         43           63
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT        203         67           98

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.

  • Ratboy

    Just did some sampling on some of the belly meat and “scrap ribs” WOW good stuff!

    @ Faith3
    Posted October 14, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    A union can’t make those kind of decisions.

    they most certainly do EVERY DAY! Labor levels are set in the contract and even if economic conditions change the unions hold management to those levels. In many instances labor levels are a bargaining chip that management give into to get some other consessions.

    In your community have you sat at meetings and determained the staffing levels for police, fire, roads, etc? More than likely not. Budgets are written with propsed levels and the budget is what is approved. You are already at the mercy of “bureaucracy of sorts which includes politicians and other such authority” and those same politician still make the desicions on your behalf when outsourcing services.

    I would think your community would be more outraged if your elected officials were not doing everything possible to spend wisely as opposed to just sitting back and doing “what has alway been done” Why would there be outrage is they freed up or saved more money and got better service?

  • Ratboy

    @ They are being returned back to the public schools because of discipline problems, tardiness, absenteeism, lack of homework assignments being turned in, as well as being charged for poor grades which parents can’t afford to pay etc…..talk about schools being able to cherry pick.

    Good Grief!! You DO realize that this would not happen if the child took responsability and more importantly the PARENT took responsability!! They get kicked back and do the same exact thing in the lesser school, NOTHING! But now they get to sit in a classroom where there is a “teacher” who does not teach because “they just wont learn because they are poor or lazy or blah blah blah” so now that $80k babysitter has no incentive. Even in the best private schools some kids are sent and refuse to learn or try or fit in and they too get “sent down” Quit making excuses for lazy kids or parents.


  • Doug Z

    Unlike the Nixon administration the Obama crowd has an adoring press that won’t press for honest answers and dig for the truth. Nixon had to gather his team of conspirators and get their story straight. Obama doesn’t have to bother. No one except that pesky FoxNews, Drudge and Breitbart will challenge them. No voters they really care about pay attention to those news outlets anyway. Besides they believe they can come up with enough votes to win even if it takes a couple days of counting.

  • Doug Z

    I would argue there’s a more salient difference between the Nixon administration and Obama administration. Nixon’s debacle didn’t cost anyone their life.

  • Doug Z

    Jesse Jackson, Jr. Under Investigation for ‘Suspicious Activity’
    Federal authorities are investigating Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) for “suspicious activity” involving allowance money his House office receives to operate offices in Washington, D.C. and Illinois.

    Oh Chicago and the Democrats. Poor Jesse , he has mental illness

  • Doug Z

    This investigation was launched before Jackson stopped working and took a leave of absence due to exhaustion on June 10. He has since been treated for bi-polar disorder and has yet to return to Congress.

  • Doug Z

    The Sun-Times also noted the investigation has nothing to do with the alleged pay-to-play agreement Jackson had with former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich regarding President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, which prompted a House Ethics Committee investigation.

  • Doug Z

    You just don’t become Bi-Polar folks, this is all BS. This moron is about to be indited and is setting himself up so he will not go into a cell. He was never qualified to be a Congressman in the first place and Jessie managed to get stupid in office.

  • Faith3

    What!? A union cannot dictate number of personal! Towns and cities lay off public servants all the time because of lack of funds. Our own town is holding some meetings to determine if they are willing to pay additional funds. I also know that in a small number of communities that right has been taken away. Someone else is making the decisions who is not necessarily representative of that community and its needs. In my opinion, it should be up to those who live in the community and not some outside entity that doesn’t have to live with the consequences.

  • Ratboy

    Do you think the MSM will put this in there headlines…………….or anywhere??????

    Social Security increase for 2013 could be lowest since 1975

    Social Security recipients shouldn’t expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January.

    Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost will be between 1 percent and 2 percent, which would be among the lowest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.

    Monthly benefits for retired workers now average $1,237, meaning the typical retiree can expect a raise of between $12 and $24 a month.

    The size of the increase will be made official Tuesday, when the government releases inflation figures for September. The announcement is unlikely to please a big block of voters — 56 million people get benefits — just three weeks before elections for president and Congress.

    The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is tied to a government measure of inflation adopted by Congress in the 1970s. It shows that consumer prices have gone up by less than 2 percent in the past year.

    “Basically, for the past 12 months, prices did not go up as rapidly as they did the year before,” said Polina Vlasenko, an economist at the American Institute for Economic Research, based in Great Barrington, Mass.

    The typical retiree can expect a raise of between $12 and $24 a month.
    This year, Social Security recipients received a 3.6 percent increase in benefits after getting no increase the previous two years

  • Faith3


    You seemed to have missed the entire point. It is the charter schools who don’t want to take on the responsibility of the “undesirables” which quite frankly are those that they deem will bring down test scores. Public schools don’t turn kids away. Perhaps, a large reason it is hard to retain teachers in certain schools is because of lack of resources for both the teacher and the student to handle big problems. Also, to say those teachers that stay are just babysitters is nothing but willful ignorance. When I stated sent, I meant sent back to public schools which I’m sure private schools do too. This topic has less to do with lazy kids or parents and more to do with how schools are being evaluated for funding and also how teachers are being evaluated on effectiveness.

  • Faith3

    There was a proposal of indexing SS to the consumer index but it seems the gang of six and their CPI plan won some applause from those concerned about the looming deficit. Imagine what could happen to seniors with poorly thought out policies.

  • Doug Z


    I know those undesirables and I do not want them in my school . You should take them. Your children will do better for it. They can learn about drugs, steeling, gangs and fighting.

  • Suikostinger

    They can learn about drugs, steeling, gangs and fighting.

    You are correct sir. To be involved in all that they WOULD have to STEEL their body.

  • Faith3


    I really don’t care if you want them in your school or not. At some point we have to admit if we don’t try and get them proper resources when they are young we will pay on the back end to hold them in cells.

  • Doug Z

    Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM


    I really don’t care if you want them in your school or not. At some point we have to admit if we don’t try and get them proper resources when they are young we will pay on the back end to hold them in cells.

    Filled with hate are we. You do not care . You need to take them. I paid big money fro my small house to get away. I do not want to be beat up or my children.

    You should take them.You like them you take them. Take responsibility, You want them.

  • Faith3


    First, your filled with hate comment is quite ironic.

    Second, the subject is should schools and teachers who are filled with these so called “undesirables” be assessed for funding and effectiveness based on standardized testing? People are dodging around this question. For those schools that are mandated to take them in, isn’t it reasonable to get them proper resources to deal with those specific issues?

  • Doug Z


    I went to a bad school until 6th grade . It cost my parents for tutoring to get me back to the education level of the others.

    You have not lived it. You are and always have been middle class. I was not.

    I now am college educated and doing well.

    Not as good as Jeff. He and you came from a great family too.

    You know not.

    Demo , Libs have not lived it.

  • Doug Z


    You fix them. I was there. I learned to fight not read , write and arithmetic.

  • Doug Z


    My kids did not have to go though this. I am mad about libs that have never been there.

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