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


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

    I lived it you did not. That is the point.

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

  • Faith3

    Yes, and I’m waiting for the point. TIA

  • Doug Z

    rich white people just do not get it.

  • Faith3

    I agree Doug looking at the policies being pushed through.

  • Doug Z

    You have to get rid of people that do not want to learn and send them to Faith.

    That is the point rich white people do not understand.

  • Doug Z

    I am sorry I am getting mean.

  • Faith3

    Oh, is that the new policies being pushed through Doug:-0

  • Doug Z

    You have never been there. That is the point. why does the big cities send all the money on Per student base and fail. Why does my child get the shaft. Rich white people that know nothing of the bad big city school. But rich white people think they do.

    Send your kids and learn what I know. I have been there when you rich white kids grow up knowing everything.

  • Faith3

    Well since people are dodging the point-

    It isn’t fair to assess schools the same that are mandated to take every single student that walks through the door. Public schools cannot cherry pick to ensure school standardized testing will show results. I rest my case.

  • Doug Z

    These same rich white people take all my money for Football, Baseball Hockey, But can not fix their own school,.

  • Hoppy

    If you don’t get the point, Faith, you must have been educated in the public schools. LOL

  • Doug Z

    these big city rich white people also give money to condos , hotels, apartment , convention centers. But want me to pay for their schools . they can pay their own way or quit sending for rich white people toys. they have all the money. they spend it on their toys .

  • Faith3

    I stated the point Hoppy. Public schools are mandated to take all students and are being compared to schools who can cherry pick. How can anyone say this is unfair?

  • Doug Z


    I went to one of these schools and I do not feel sorry for them. Like rich white Lib, Demos do. Because faith and her rich white lib , Demos think they know.They do not It is about parents an nothing else.

  • Faith3

    Interesting you know my income and heritage Doug. Wow, can you say generalization?

  • Doug Z


    What would be fair is for you to send your kids there and be a true Demo, Lib. They will be educated.

  • Doug Z

    Faith, where do your kids go to school. I worked hard so my children would not go though what I went though. Your kids and you go and went to the same kind of schooling I sent my kids to.

  • Faith3

    Why Doug?

  • Faith3

    Who do you think is for busing kids to different communities away from their own schools instead of properly funding those schools?

  • Letmethink

    Hello All,
    Here is my two cents as one who spent 30 years in the public schools. When I first started I taught in a school like Doug described. I was trying to teach debate to juniors who could not read. Unless a student was a physical threat—don’t call the office. I stayed one year. I was 20 years old and did not have the experience,skills or desire to spend another year in such a school. Yes, I felt so sad for children who wanted to do better and were stuck in that school. Then I saw busing which was to solve that problem. It was a colossal failure. I don’t know what the answer is for education as it is today. I agree with Doug—money is not the answer. I also agree with Faith that standardized teacher evaluation is not the answer. One more issue–emotionally disturbed and disruptive students pose a huge problem. They totally disrupt the class when they are integrated into regular classes. They often have a full time aid with them and what an expense that is for a school district. We have students with unmeasurable IQs in hospital beds on a respirator integrated into regular classes with a full time nurse. I have seen ED students totally destroy computers in a computer lab. Teachers may not restrain. They must call the office. Then the office calls campus police.The damage is done before they arrive. Because of their handicapped status the student can not be expelled from school. When these students are placed in a special ED classroom with a teacher and several aides, it is even worse. Generally they are just warehoused in these classes as the teachers and aides spend their time just trying to control the behaviors. I have also seen inadequate teachers keep their jobs because it cost so much money and time for a school district to fight law suits from teachers organizations. The other argement is for the need for these organizations. Throughout my years in education, I have seen administation not support teachers when they deserved support. One prime example was that of a male teacher in my school who was accused of fondling a student. The school district threw him under the even though it was very clear that he didn’t do it. His reputation and career was destroyed. Much later the student admitted that she lied. I don’t know what the answers are but IMHO it is not money or more federal requirements. One thing i do know for sure is that happy, healthy children who come from supportive and loving homes geneally fare much better.

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