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.

  • Coffee Steve

    ^the doctor is scared to death at this point he would survive it. But, he 100% won’t survive without it.

    Not survive the surgery

  • lbsles

    Late morning to all.

    Another busy day with too much to do and work to get done.


    If the Turks have not modernized their fighting forces they could be in serious trouble in a real war starts.

    Spent a year with them once, working with their Army. Super national pride but very outdated equipment.

    Allahaismarladik arkada?

  • lbsles

    Pew survey finds 1 in 5 Americans, mostly Democrats, have no religion

    The match for the religious right is rising: the non-religious left.

    According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, one in five Americans – the largest percentage in history — have no religious affiliation, and 63 percent of those people are registered Democrats. Pew’s data represent a trend from the last five years.

    “This study has huge political meaning,” said Daniel Cox, senior researcher at the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).


  • Coffee Steve

    Morning lbsles

    @lbsles & USN

    Lets forget about Turkey, they are for the birds :mrgreen:

    Old, stale but always works

  • usnretiredx2


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    We should know within a few days if they will do the triple bypass, the doctor is scared to death at this point he would survive it. But, he 100% won’t survive without it.

    My dad was in that boat I think 4 times! He needed surary but they said he wouldnt make it. 4 for 4 he beat em all! I asked him after the third one, “Do you have that strong of will to live?” he said “No, I just want to prove to them smart a$$ doctors that they are not as smart as this dumb ole farmer!”

    When he did pass he went in his sleep!

  • Ratboy


    President Obama thinks Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey can sort out ‘Idol’ feud

    The President of the United States has weighed in on the greatest feud of our time. And by that we mean yes, Barack Obama has commented on the on-set tensions between “American Idol” hosts Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

    If you recall, during a recent taping of the show Minaj unleashed a slew of not-safe-for-primetime words at Carey; Carey later countered with claims that Minaj threatened to “shoot” her (a claim Minaj has denied).

    Naturally, a feud of such magnitude was top of mind when the president called in to radio host Michael Yo’s “The Yo Show,” and in a display of diplomacy we’ve come to know well from Obama, the president does not take a clear side on the feud, but he’s optimistic everything will be OK in the end.

    “Can you repair the relationship with Mariah Carey and Nikki Minaj on ‘American Idol’?” Yo asked.

    “I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident,” the president reassured. “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”

    Not letting the president get off too easily, Yo asked Obama the hard-hitting question about whether he has a favorite between the two. “Mariah, she’s actually done some events for us. I’ve gotten to know her and Nick (Cannon), she’s a wonderful lady. Nicki I don’t know, but I’ve got her on my iPod.”

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    Lets forget about Turkey, they are for the birds

    Old, stale but always works

  • Coffee Steve


    Sounds like my Brother. He is like that as well. He also stepped once on a land mine in Nam, it was a dud, one of his buds told me my Brother didn’t flinch, he dug the thing out once it didn’t go off, and wanted to keep it LOL.. and NO he didn’t get to keep it.

    He’s been through alot, but what will be will be.

  • lbsles

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  • Coffee Steve


    Big Bird

    Now THATS what I’m talking about :twisted:

  • Ratboy

    Coal miners ask Obama to stop ‘absolute lies’

    BEALLSVILLE – Coal miners at the American Energy Corp. Century Mine said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term the war on coal – and to stop spreading mistruths about them.

    Miners gathered Friday afternoon to express their opposition to Obamas energy and environmental policies, which they believe threaten their jobs. Miner Mitch Miracle read aloud a letter the miners mailed to Obama that outlines some of their concerns.

  • Coffee Steve


    Big Blue Marble

    Your a Meanie today :P

  • usnretiredx2


    2016 is on Directv too.

  • Coffee Steve


    Have to finsih up school

  • lbsles

    Who here knows who said this and in what year?

    “This administration pledged itself last summer to an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes to be enacted and become effective in 1xxx. I am not talking about a quickie or a temporary tax cut which would be more appropriate if a recession were imminent. Nor am I talking about giving the economy a mere shot in the arm to ease some temporary complaint. The federal government’s most useful role is not to rush into a program of excessive increases in public expenditures, but to expand the incentives and opportunities of private expenditures.”

    “When consumers purchase more goods, plants use more of their capacity, men are hired instead of laid off, investment increases, and profits are high. Corporate tax rates must also be cut to increase incentives and the availability of investment capital. The government has already taken major steps this year to reduce business tax liability and to stimulate the modernization, replacement, and expansion of our productive plant and equipment.”

    “Our true choice is not between tax reduction on the one hand and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget, just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits. Surely the lesson of the last decade is that budget deficits are not caused by wild-eyed spenders, but by slow economic growth and periodic recessions, and any new recession would break all deficit records. In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low. And the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”

    Bonus points for the person who can also give the date.

  • Letmethink

    Coffee thanks for the update on your brother.

    A List of Republican Budget Cuts Notice Soc.Sec. and the military are NOT on this list.
    These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end.

    * Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings.
    * Save America’s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
    * International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings.
    * Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings.
    * National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
    * National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings.
    * Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
    * Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
    * Eliminate duplicating education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
    * U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings.
    * Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy — $20 million annual savings.
    * Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47 million annual savings.
    * John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
    * Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
    * Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings.
    * Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
    * Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
    * Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings.
    * Technology Innovation Program — $70 million annual savings.
    * Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program — $125 million annual savings..
    * Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization — $530 million annual savings.
    * Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings.
    * New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings.
    * Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading *Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings.
    * Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants — $2.5 billion annual savings.
    * Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
    * Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings.
    * Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings.
    * Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion annual savings.
    * Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings.
    * Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings.
    * Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
    *Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
    * U.S.Agency for International Development — $1.39 billion annual savings.
    * General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings.
    * Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150 million annual savings.
    *Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years.
    * No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual savings.
    * End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
    * Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually.
    * IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget — $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
    *Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings.
    * Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees — $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
    * Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of — $15 billion total savings.
    *Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. WHAT???
    * Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings.
    *Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — $12.5 million annual savings. WELL, ISN’T THAT SPECIAL?
    * Eliminate Market Access Program — $200 million annual savings.
    * USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings.
    * Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — $93 million annual savings.
    * Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program — $56.2 million annual savings.
    *Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs– $900 million savings.
    * Ready to Learn TV Program — $27 million savings.
    * HUD Ph.D. Program.
    * Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.

    *TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

    My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?
    Maybe this is why the Democrats are attacking Paul Ryan.

  • dana

    Why is it that unions can educate workers of which candidate is best for them and their families but owners that employ them cannot?? Many employees do not know that certain policies may effect their companies adversely and management is telling them so what? As long as the employees are not threatened who to vote for, which couldnt be verified anyway then i say it is fair game….

  • Suikostinger

    Ahhh look. The Koch brothers are intimidating their workers to vote for Romney just like the New Black Panther party was doing.

  • d.d

    I’m just getting online . Hi, all



    I want a few slivers of your wild boar … I ‘ll barter you for some of my apple strudel.



    You’ve been here all this time & I could have been picking your brain on education. So, I’ll catch up now. Have you been on the Chicago International (charter school )website? What about the
    Illinois Policy blog I posted with it’s myths one of which Faith keeps doubling down on …. charter schools cherry picking of students when they are picked by lottery. I also gave an apple to apple comparison link. I’ve choose to limit what I have been following over the years to just Illinois so I know the slice is smaller than the whole pie.

    I agree money doesn’t solve our problem with education . American education is the second-highest of any country with only Switzerland spending more, &, we continue to produce merely mediocre scores on internationally comparable tests. John Hopkins has done quite a few studies on the American Education system over the years (Alliance for Excellent Education) , as well as does the Hoover Institution Stanford University. I also saved this: http://reason.com/archives/2011/02/22/losing-the-brains-race

    I think everything in education starts locally . Some of our volunteers go to the school & eat lunch with underperforming students. Many of these elementary students don’t know anything about social interaction . They have been parked in front of TV’s & video games. If you don’t ask questions or understand language , how are you EVER going to learn in school ? These kids are being challenged by the adult they are eating lunch with. When you get down to it, they are starved for attention , which also causes behavior problems. How is this working ? It’s in it’s third year & seems to be helping , but, there is so much else that needs to be done , besides sending home meals, mentoring etc. I get the parents part, but, there are others involved in this whole process & it steams me that a bad teacher can be around up to 5 years because of due process. Who’s working for whom?

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