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.

  • usnretiredx2

    Good Morning all,hope everyone had a good weekend.

  • usnretiredx2


    “Conservatives opposed freeing the slaves”

    Give me some facts on this one please. You might want to looking into this.

  • Ratboy

    Gooood Morning All

    Navy Dude, you could spent the rest of your lifetime showing Mark2 how wrong his posts are!! :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy


    Stephen Colbert: ‘I Just Say the Opposite of Whatever Rachel Maddow Says’

    For some peculiar reason, NBC’s Meet the Press spent precious air time Sunday just weeks before a presidential election on an interview with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert.

    By far his best line was, “I don’t really watch the news so much. I come in around 6:30 and I just say the opposite of whatever Rachel Maddow says the night before, and I’m usually good”

  • usnretiredx2

    “Conservatives opposed the Civil Right’s Act”

    Get your fact right bubba, stop reading just left wing and open your mind if you can.
    The Civil Rights Act of 1866, 14 Stat. 27, enacted April 9, 1866, is a federal law in the United States that was mainly intended to protect the civil rights of African-Americans, in the wake of the American Civil War. The Act was enacted by Congress in 1865 but vetoed by President Andrew Johnson. In April 1866 Congress again passed the bill. Although Johnson again vetoed it, a two-thirds majority in each house overcame the veto and the bill became law.

    1866 Congress
    Most of the congressmen from the former Confederate states were either prevented from leaving the state or were arrested on the way to the capital. A Congress consisting of mostly Radical Republicans sat early in the Capitol and aside from the delegation from Tennessee who were allowed in, the few Southern Congressmen who arrived were not seated.

    President Johnson
    When Tennessee seceded from the Union in 1861, Johnson was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Tennessee and was dedicated to Jacksonian Democracy, nationalism and limited government. A Unionist, he was a slaveholder and was pro-slavery.

    Johnson was nominated as the vice presidential candidate in 1864 on the National Union Party ticket. He and Lincoln were elected in 1864, inaugurated in early 1865 and a month later Johnson assumed the presidency upon Lincoln’s assassination.

    The National Union Party was the name used by the Republican Party for the national ticket in the 1864 presidential election, held during the Civil War. State Republican parties did not usually change their name.
    The temporary name was used to attract War Democrats who would not vote for the Republican Party. The party nominated incumbent President Abraham Lincoln and former Democrat Andrew Johnson, who were elected in a landslide.

  • usnretiredx2


    Mark2 never seems to address my corrections on his posts. But I can see why when you do not know the facts and I love facts.

  • Letmethink

    Hello Faith, Thank you for the article. It looks like DC schools have some big operational expenses. I have yet to find a breakdown that compares their operational/building spending to other schools. I did find this interesting article that reveals that DC spent much more than $18,000 per student–closer to $27,000. That is almost what one spends attending Harvard. I am going to continue to look for a breakdown but when I see that Utah spends $6,000 per student and is among the highest performing and DC spend near $30,000 and they are last, I am left to conclude that it is not more spending that will solve the problem. As I posted last night, I have no answers but know that we have a big, big problem. I found another article about a CA school that had spent additional millions to include all the bells and whistles to try to ameliorate the problems we discussed. In spite of the money and special resources, they saw no improvement. I will try to find that article and post it. I hope that you understand that I am not saying we shouldn’t try to find answers but IMHO the knee jerk answer seems to always be more spending. I am unconvinced that is the answer.

    When the U.S. Census Bureau released a report last week breaking down per pupil spending across the United States by school district, the spending figure for DCPS (the nation-leading over $18,000 per pupil per year) grabbed headlines both inside and outside the Beltway. Tipped off by a blog post by Andrew Coulson at the Cato Institute, I went digging through the report and similarly found that even the $18,000 figure was a huge under-reporting of the total spending per pupil in DCPS.

    Table 15 (on pg. 31) in the report lists both the enrollment and the total expenditure of DCPS. The district enrolled 43,866 students at a total cost of $1.196 billion. Simply dividing one by the other yielded a true per pupil expenditure of $27,263.

    Interestingly, Appendix B of the report (the “notes relating to finance data”) included this note in the entry for DCPS, clearly recognizing that there has been something fishy in past calculations of expenditures:

    For FY 2010, the District of Columbia made significant changes to its financial reporting methodology to improve the accuracy and quality of their data… These fac­tors contributed to a significant increase in local revenue, expenditure, and per pupil current spending in the District of Columbia from FY 2009 to FY 2010.

    Obfuscation notwithstanding, I decided to try to put this huge figure in perspective by searching out a couple of cities similar to DC to see if their spending was anywhere near $27,000. It was not.

    Atlanta and Cleveland (see Table 1) are of similar size, have similar numbers of students from low-income families, and perform about the same on the NAEP test. However, both of those cities spend significantly smaller amounts of money to educate their students. How is this happening?

    Table 1: Descriptive Information on DC, Atlanta, and Cleveland
    The factors are complicated, but a first glance at staffing patterns tells some of the story (Table 2). Per student, DC has the most teachers, the most instructional aides, the most instructional coordinators, the second most administrators, and the second most administrative support staff.

    Table 2: Staff to Student Ratios in DC, Atlanta, and Cleveland
    DC also pays their teachers more, with a starting salary for a first year teacher with a bachelor’s degree set at $51,539 a year and a teacher with a Master’s degree and 21 years of experience earning $100,839 per year. In Atlanta (according to the district’s website), it’s $44,312 and $69,856; in Cleveland (according to its union contract) it’s $36,322 and $70,916. Note: all of these figures are simply salary, these do not include benefits.
    Now, it is absolutely fair to say that the cost of living, and the cost of doing business, is greater in DC than it is in either of these cities. And, if these spending figures were only a couple thousand dollars off, I think we could easily chalk up the gaps to that factor. However, Atlanta gets slightly better test scores with slightly poorer students at 60 percent of the cost of DCPS and Cleveland does about the same with slightly less poor students at 68 percent of the cost.

    DCPS has made several significant positive strides in recent years. But until it gets its spending under control, all of these positive developments are going to get lost in its perception as a bloated, ineffective bureaucracy.
    Michael Q. McShane is an education policy research fellow at American Enterprise Institute.

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    Mark2 never seems to address my corrections on his posts. But I can see why when you do not know the facts and I love facts.

    I know, there still is the challange to him (and others ont the left) to explain the who what where and whys of why Obama did and is fibbin about the Bengazi attack WITHOUT using the names of Bush, cheney, Romney, santa Clause, the easter Bunny, etc.
    They alway go for blaming someone else rather than addressing the question :shock:

  • usnretiredx2


    “Conservatives opposed women’s suffrage”

    On 18 February 1920 the Woman’s Suffrage Act was presented and referred to the Senate. Ironically, a week earlier, the General Assembly had rejected the “proposed [nineteenth] amendment to the Constitution of the United States on woman suffrage.” Other southern states, including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina also fought to keep women away from the polls.

    With the founding of the Equal Suffrage League (ESL) of Virginia in 1909, a state-based group affiliated with the National American Woman Suffrage Association, women in the commonwealth began lobbying for the vote. Lila Meade Valentine served as the ESL’s first president. The group worked tirelessly for a decade, struggling to debunk the argument made by anti-suffragists of the inevitability of “negro rule” that would result from women’s suffrage. Those opposed to females gaining the vote feared that a combination of African American men, who gained the franchise through the Fifteenth Amendment, along with African American women voters would doom white supremacy. Valentine argued that white women were committed to maintaining the racial order, and, in reality, strict Jim Crow laws already kept many blacks away from the polls.

    Virginia refused to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Despite this denial, the measure passed in thirty-six other states, legally giving Virginia women the right to vote. In 1952 the General Assembly officially adopted the amendment.

    So let us look at the timeline

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement.


    Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives Champ Clark maintained his position, after the some of Progressive Party members of the US House of Representatives agreed to caucus with the Democrats; Clark would maintain his position as United States Speaker of the House until 1919.

    So who killed it on the 19th amendment “DEMOCRAT”

    Next point, what was the parties in control of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina “DEMOCRAT”

  • usnretiredx2


    I used a phrase “Jim Crow Laws”

    Where did that come from?

    Origins of Jim Crow laws
    During the Reconstruction period of 1865–1877, federal law provided civil rights protection in the U.S. South for freedmen – the African Americans who had formerly been slaves. In the 1870s, Democrats gradually regained power in the Southern legislatures, sometimes as a result of elections in which paramilitary groups intimidated opponents, attacking blacks or preventing them from voting. Gubernatorial elections were close and disputed in Louisiana for years, with extreme violence unleashed during the campaigns. In 1877, a national compromise to gain Southern support in the presidential election resulted in the last of the federal troops being withdrawn from the South. White Democrats had regained political power in every Southern state. These conservative, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, segregating black people from the white population.
    Blacks were still elected to local offices in the 1880s, but the establishment Democrats were passing laws to make voter registration and electoral rules more restrictive, with the result that political participation by most blacks and many poor whites began to decrease. Between 1890 and 1910, ten of the eleven former Confederate states, starting with Mississippi, passed new constitutions or amendments that effectively disfranchised most blacks and tens of thousands of poor whites through a combination of poll taxes, literacy and comprehension tests, and residency and record-keeping requirements.

    What is the key word “Democrats” :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve


    Been busy this AM
    Good morning USN, Rats & d.d.

    *Feds have 1,900 open cases on waste, fraud of taxpayer stimulus cash…

    Wonder if they will ever be checked?

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning LetMeThink

  • Letmethink

    Good Morning Coffee, it is a beautiful day here in Texas. Hope it is the same in your beautiful state of Kentucky.
    Good morning Rats, DD unretired

  • Mark

    Other southern states, including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina also fought to keep women away from the polls.
    Instead of blaming liberals or conservative, Republicans or Democrats can’t we just blame the south? They always seem to be on the wrong side of everything. lol

  • Coffee Steve


    Fantastic here today after a very windy Sunday and rain, high today 74 and sunny skies, and light winds.

    Anyone else getting that Invalid Data: please try again thingy?

  • usnretiredx2

    “Conservatives opposed the Social Security Act”

    I am not going to fill the post with info. Read and learn. It had its problems from both sides and was put to law from both sides.


  • Coffee Steve

    *Rasmussen Reports

    Romney 49%

    Obama 48%

    This thing is going down to the wire, and when its close, history shows the challenger gets a huge majority of the un-decided vote

    Swing State Tracking: Romney 49%, Obama 47% (Un-Changed)

  • usnretiredx2


    “They always seem to be on the wrong side of everything. lol”

    Heck no, I am living in the south now. :lol:

  • Mark


    Stephen Colbert: ‘I Just Say the Opposite of Whatever Rachel Maddow Says’
    You do realize Colbert satirizes your typical right wing pundit that you would find on Fox News through the use of humor right. Given that he on purpose makes idiotic comments about the right wing POV, I am fairly certain that is a compliment to Maddow ;)

  • Letmethink

    Coffee article on global warming was very interesting. I do believe that the carbon tax agenda was just a way for some to profit while offering no valid solutions. Glad to see global warming stopped 16 years ago. Guess that is why they are changing the name to “climate change”.

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