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.

  • Mark2

    @lbsles, don’t forget that the Republicans voted against funding for Embassy Security upgrades. Even Ryan voted against it along with his Republican buddies. What a bunch of Traitors!

  • Ratboy

    @ thing I can’t figure is what Ratboy could possibly contribute to the conversation

    Duh I aint got no book lerning so me dont no much!

    But I do know that Detroit is not my team! But is they go against the Srd then I will have to lean their way. I am a die hard Cubs fan win lose or draw! The Bears ar my boy on the gridiron!

  • Ratboy

    the cards

  • lbsles

    Obama-Backed Battery Plant Furloughing Workers

    Two years after a groundbreaking ceremony attended by President Obama, a Michigan plant built with $150 million in taxpayer funds to make batteries for hybrid vehicles is putting workers on furlough — before a single battery has been produced.

    Employees at the Compact Power manufacturing plant in Holland, Mich., are working only three weeks a month due to a lack of demand for lithium-ion cells.

    The plant — run by LG Chem, a South Korean company — was opened in July 2010 to make batteries for the Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid vehicle built by GM. But the car has seen sluggish sales, despite a $7,500 federal tax credit for each vehicle, and fewer than 25,000 Volts had been sold by September. Production of the car has been plagued by several plant shutdowns.

    “Considering the lack of demand for electric vehicles, despite billions of dollars from the Obama administration that were supposed to stimulate it, it’s not surprising what has happened with LG Chem,” Paul Chesser, an associate fellow with the National Legal and Policy Center, told Fox News.

    “Just because a ton of money is poured into a product does not mean that people will buy it.”

    And Kelsey Knight, a spokeswoman for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign in Michigan, said in a statement reported by the Holland Sentinel that “a factory that produces nothing and furloughs workers is a symbol of where American is going under [Obama’s] failed policies.”

    Footnote: An LG Chem spokesman said workers who are on furloughs one week a month are eligible to collect unemployment benefits for that week.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2

    Is it that you cant read or you dont want to? It was posted that they (the R’s)voted for a lesser CUT than what Obama wanted!! Obama wanted to CUT over 300 million and the R’s reduced the amount of CUT that Obama wanted.

  • Mark

    Wow Newt Gingrich is now spewing the Fox News talking point, now we must believe it’s true because we all know newt has absolutely no political agenda

  • lbsles

    Most in Higher Tax Bracket for 2013 if Bush Cuts Expire

    The expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts would have a significant effect on taxpayers at all income levels — including the lowest-earning Americans.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its August 2012 consumer price index figure, typically the final piece of information required to determine next year’s federal income tax brackets, the Tax Foundation explained.

    With the Bush cuts in place, lower-income married joint filers pay a rate of 10 percent up to earnings of $17,900. But if the cuts expire, they would be boosted into the 15 percent bracket, which extends all the way to earnings of $60,550.

    Taxpayers earning from $72,500 to $146,400 currently pay at a rate of 25 percent. Without the Bush cuts, earnings up to $146,400 will be taxed at the rate of 28 percent.

    The 28 percent bracket currently covers married joint filers earning from $146,400 to $223,050. Without the cuts, their rate will rise to 31 percent.

    Similarly, the current 33 percent bracket will increase to 36 percent without the Bush cuts, and the top bracket, 35 percent, will rise to 39.6 percent for those earning $398,350 or more.

  • lbsles

    Immigrant Population at an All-Time High

    The number of immigrants both legal and illegal in the United States hit a new record of 40 million in 2010, a 28 percent increase from 2000, a wide-ranging new report reveals.

    And the number of immigrants plus their children born in this country now stands at around 50 million, accounting for about one-sixth of the U.S. population, according to Steven A. Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies. His report — “Immigrants in the United States, 2010: A Profile of America’s Foreign-Born Population” — is based on U.S. Census Bureau data from 2010 and 2011.

    “One of the most important findings is that immigration has dramatically increased the size of the nation’s low-income population,” Camarota writes, adding that even immigrants who have been in the country for 20 years are much more likely to live in poverty, lack health insurance, and take advantage of welfare benefits than are native-born Americans.

    The all-time high of 40 million immigrants is up sharply from 9.6 million in 1970, although the immigrant share of the population, 12.9 percent, is lower than it was in 1910 — 14.7 percent.

    New immigration both legal and illegal plus births to immigrants added 22.5 million residents over the last decade, accounting for 80 percent of the total U.S. population growth.

    The Center estimates that 28 percent of immigrants are in the country illegally.

    Immigrants account for 27.2 percent of the population in California, 22.2 percent in New York, and 21 percent in New Jersey, but just 1.2 percent in West Virginia.

    The state showing the largest increase in immigrant population from 2000 to 2010 was Alabama, up 92.1 percent, followed by South Carolina (88.4 percent), and Tennessee (81.8 percent). New York was lowest (11.1 percent). Remarkably, the immigrant population in North Carolina rose a whopping 524 percent from 1990 to 2010.

  • Mark


    That article about the Bush tax cuts is misleading. While I would like it to expire for everybody(unlike some most politicians on both sides I do feel we need to start paying the dept and increasing taxes on everybody is a starting point, cutting Defense would be my second starting point)

    Obama’s plan is to keep the cuts for everybody under 250K, which means for only money above 250K would taxes increase. Basically the idea is let the taxes expire then vote on keeping the tax cuts for people making less then 250k(which will force the Republicans either to vote against that since they want it for everybody or to accept that)

  • lbsles

    1,035,000 Construction Jobs Lost Under Obama

    President Barack Obama vowed in February 2009 that the economic stimulus legislation he was signing would create construction jobs for 400,000 people building and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.

    But despite a price tag now estimated at $833 billion, there are 925,000 fewer construction jobs in the United States than in February 2009, and 1,035,000 fewer than when Obama was inaugurated, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    And there are even 484,000 fewer jobs than when the last recession officially ended in June 2009.

    “Because we know we can’t build our economic future on the transportation and information networks of the past, we are remaking the American landscape with the largest new investment in our nation’s infrastructure since Eisenhower built an Interstate Highway System in the 1950s.

    “Because of this investment, nearly 400,000 men and women will go to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our faulty dams and levees, bringing critical broadband connections to businesses and homes in nearly every community in America, upgrading mass transit, building high-speed rail lines that will improve travel and commerce throughout our nation.”

    But in September 2012, according to the BLS, 5,523,000 Americans had jobs in the construction industry, down from 6,558,000 in January 2009, when Obama took office, and down from 6,448,000 in February 2009, when Obama signed the stimulus.

    It is also down from 5,564,000 in January of this year, when Obama started the fourth year of his term.

    Construction jobs in the United States peaked at 7,726,000 in April 2006.

  • lbsles

    Chinese Billionaire to Scoop Up Failing Car Battery Maker That Got $240M from Obama Administration

    Another Obama dud that cost the taxpayers million with no return.

    http://www dotfoxnews dot com/us/2012/10/11/chinese-billionaire-to-scoop-up-failing-car-battery-maker-that-got-250m-from/

  • lbsles

    A Heartbeat Away – Joe Biden’s Greatest Hits!

    What village is missing their idiot?

  • Mark


    It should be pointed out that Obama proposed a small tax increase of half of 1 percent(0.005%) on every dollar made above a million(basically 5k for every million) that would have created 1 million construction jobs, but the do nothing Republican congress found it to extreme and taxing on the “job creators”. Once again another win for Grover Nordquist who many int he Republican party signed a pack with the not to increase tax 1 cent

  • lbsles

    CNN Poll: Ryan Wins But Blitzer Calls it a Tie.

    And people wonder why CNN is the crapper.

    Paul Ryan narrowly won the vice presidential debate, according to a CNN poll taken immediately after it ended.

    The challenger won 48 percent of the vote to incumbent Joe Biden¹s 44 percent, the network said. He also bested Biden in virtually every other category.

    But host Wolf Blitzer insisted the decision actually was a draw as the margin of error on the poll was 5 percent, He said both parties should be pleased with their man’s performance.

    The poll also said that 51 percent thought Ryan did better than expected, with 19 percent saying he did worse than expected. When the same question was asked about Biden, 55 percent said he did better and 26 percent said he did worse.


  • Mark

    To this day i would love to see a Republican explain to me why that jobs bill wasn’t passed(ie 0.005% tax increase on any money over 1M)? It was so simple and the first sign for me at least that I could see the Republicans doing everything in their power to try screw over Obama. I know at the heart of it was a cynical ploy by Obama just to show how useless the Republican house was and they wouldn’t pass anything, but it proved to me what a cancer they were.

  • lbsles

    Unable to Run On Record, Wasserman Schultz Exploits Breast Cancer

    Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s re-election campaign now appears to be in desperation mode, as her campaign has disseminated a campaign mailer reminding prospective voters that she’s been a a breast cancer survivor on three separate occasions.

    Not that this fact is in any way a pre-requisite for public office, Wasserman Schultz’s Republican opponent Karen Harrington is also a three time cancer survivor. As Harrington has referenced her past bouts with cancer on her website, it’s really a tasteless move to use a paid campaign advertisement that plays on the sympathy of voters in such a manner. Debbie’s mailer not only shamelessly exploits her own past health issues, it also takes a needless cheap shot at the same insurance companies and their employees who no doubt facilitated Debbie’s own treatment and recovery.


  • lbsles

    Rick Santelli goes off on unemployment numbers

    Here is the prediction Santelli made about what was going to happen with the jobs numbers weeks ago:

    “I want to make a prediction for the Friday before the election for the unemployment number right now — right now! 7.9%.”

    Yesterday, when it came up again, this is what happened:

    Joe Kernen: “Rick, let me ask: What are you saying today? The BLS, where do they — they get numbers from somewhere, right?”

    Steve Leisman: “Why would you ask Rick that question?“

    “Listen to that,” Glenn interjected. “‘Why would you even ask him about that?’ Discredit. Discredit and isolate.”

    You need to listen to the videos on the link and read the text on the link also.


  • Mark2

    Hey lbsles, we are all immigrants.

  • Coffee Steve

    No we’re not, Elizabeth Warren is a native American right :-)


    Please don’t talk about the NFL, we just got back and I seen my Bengals got spanked :-(

    Had a great time today even with the hurricane force winds, I needed a day like today

    Wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz up Boys and Girls?

  • Coffee Steve


    *USA Today Shocker: ‘Obama, Romney Nearly Tied in Electoral College’

    Obama leads in states with 201 electoral votes, according to state polling averages compiled by the RealClearPolitics website. Romney leads in states with 191 electoral votes. […]

    After accurately depicting Ohio is now a tossup again, author David Jackson said the reason was the debate.

    “Romney’s strong performance in the Oct. 3 debate, and Obama’s relatively poor one, enabled the Republican challenger to close margins in a variety of national and state polls,” wrote Jackson.

    “In terms of popular vote, Romney is ahead of Obama, according to the RealClearPolitics average of national polls,” he continued. “Romney averages 47.3%, while Obama is at 45.9%.”

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