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.

  • Doug Z


    You know nothing of race wars aimed at you. You grew up in a white school or small town.

  • Mark2

    Hey lbsles, the reason polls are skewed is because there are more Democrats than Republicans and there are more people who now identify themselves as Independents.
    Here’s the latest Party Affiliation numbers from Gallup:

    Independents = 38%
    Democrats = 32%
    Republicans = 28%
    No ID = 2%

    Democrat = 50%
    Republican = 43%
    No Lean = 7%


  • Doug Z


    If you have not lived it , You have no right to make other good kids live it.

  • Faith3

    So Doug,

    Your going to continue to dodge the question which is the essences of the discussion?

  • Doug Z


    You are dodging it. I lived it. You have no right. You send you kids to a war zone. I was there.

    You would not, you are to good for that. You sent the money to live where you live. Move there and help these kids. Do not worry about the damage you would cause you kids. I lived it.

  • Doug Z

    Faith3 I was there you were not. Move there and see

  • Doug Z

    Faith3 this makes me mad, as you see. I made it anyway.Your kids might not. I did not want my kids killed 3 under 18 died last night. In St Louis, They were not your kids. I saw it. I have dead friends , you do not.

    I can not talk of this any more and you will never understand in your wonderful life.

    I will be nice and drop this now. You need to see your fri8end that are dead. It could have been me.

  • Doug Z

    Sorry about my writing I was mad and did not check it.

  • Faith3

    The topic is not whether public schools should educate all children because that is a mandate. The question and the topic is is it fair to judge a school and its teachers of schools that are filled with specific issues on the bases of a standardized test? I’m sure it must have registered how assinine such a policy is for both schools and teachers. Also, the irony is these schools filled with major issues which need the most resources are getting stripped of those resources.

  • Doug Z


    It is about dead people . I can not go on with this. You do well and have never seen. You have not right to talk of this with me.

    I have to move on now. This makes me to mad when white rich people tell others how to live.

  • Doug Z


    I am sorry. You hit a sore spot in my life. It came out well , but it was hard.

  • Doug Z


    St Louis city schools get all the money.

    Washington DC is where the highest per student cast are , in the world!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Faith3


    If it makes you feel any better I agree with your point, “it makes me mad when white rich people tell others how to live their lives” not everyone has worn another’s shoes.

  • d.d


    Andrew Sullivan had an article in the Chicago Trib.

    Firing Teachers with Due Process

    It can take 2-5 years.


    As far as Chicago charter schools, I find it interesting but not surprising your article didn’t mention the high levels of students that leave the charters.
    – –

    I know there is a large turnover of teachers (Charters in Chicago have a longer day, more days, & less pay) , &, an analysis completed by the Illinois Policy Institute in 2010 showed that the percentage of students who transfer out of charter schools is roughly half that of the neighborhood public schools charter students would likely otherwise attend.

    2012 was a year of significant progress for CICS, with 91% of our high school graduates accepted to college.

    *You might like the Chicago International (charter school )website

    Apples to apples : Compared test scores of the lowest income charter students with the lowest income traditional public school students



    There is also a Chicago Virtual Charter School, a hybrid of distance learning, homeschooling, and traditional classroom education. The three-year-old school has a detailed online curriculum and strict requirements for being logged in for five hours of instruction five days a week.

    Traditional ways of attending school are decreasing , not only in Chicago but everywhere.


    Heading out . BBT

  • Ratboy

    Gallup and Rassmusen

    R 49% O 47%
    R 49% O 47%

  • Ratboy

    Arlen Specter dies…

    Rest in peace and thank you for your service liked or disliked.

  • Faith3

    Hi d.d,

    I’ve no doubt it takes time to go through due process procedures. No one every said due process is suppose to be easy. After all, why bother having due process at all? Imagine a world with no courts or hearings? Anyway, there are reasons for those state laws. If people think due process is a waste then so be it. I say why bother living in a democratic society?

    As far as Chicago charters, it is great to celebrate but equally great to bring up the point they have gotten rid of a lot of those who tend to bring down test scores. Just the facts that shouldn’t be forgotten when discussing the big picture.

  • Hoppy

    “As far as Chicago charters, it is great to celebrate but equally great to bring up the point they have gotten rid of a lot of those who tend to bring down test scores. Just the facts that shouldn’t be forgotten when discussing the big picture.”


    Don’t you mean that they have gotten rid of those who don’t want to learn?

  • Faith3

    Sure but what exactly is your point?

  • Doug Z


    Don’t you mean that they have gotten rid of those who don’t want to learn?

    Hoppy made the point——-Don’t you mean that they have gotten rid of those who don’t want to learn?

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