Cable News Ratings for Thursday, October 11, 2012

Categories: '

Written By

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.

  • DB

    Jeffie, so Romney campaign is a joke? I got a feeling you don’t really believe that or you would have taken me up on my offer. Obama wins–I leave the site, Romney wins you leave the site( and go back to your inflatable pool). This offer won’t be good forever so either turn it down or back up your “malarkey” and take me up on it. I am starting to hear chicken sounds coming from France!!!

  • Mark2

    Hey USNRetired and Ratboy,

    You need to go back and take a history class. You and Ratboy are getting confused with the terms Republican and Conservative. Back then, Democrats were Conservatives and many Republicans were Liberals/Progressives, including Lincoln. Throughout the years, things started shifting and eventually the Republican Party pushed the Liberals/Progressives out and the Democratic Party pushed the Conservatives out, one can say they flip-flopped. You’ll still find some Blue Dogs in the Democratic Party but you won’t find any Liberals in the Republican Party. There are still some old people today that vote Democratic because they think it’s the Conservative Party from the past.

    And let’s not forget about the Civil War and the Southerners (Conservatives) who opposed ending slavery. Yes, they were Democrats but again the title can be confusing to those who don’t read history. Again, most Democrats were Conservative, just the opposite from today. That’s why I laugh at my Conservative friends from the South who think they were always the Republican Party. And then they defend Lincoln because he was a Republican, forgetting completely about the fact that their Southern heroes hated Lincoln and went to War against Lincoln and that their Conservative heroes opposed ending slavery. It just blows my mind how ignorant people are when it comes to their own history. It’s like I wish I could sit them down in front of a history teacher so they could actually be more informed.

  • Doug Z

    DB and Jeff

    Both of you should leave no matter who wins————LOL

  • Doug Z


    You know that it was drawn on line of N, S, E ,W . the South was Demo and Conservative, but racist. The NE was Both Republican and Demo, but Lib.Mid-part of country were republican, but Mi, Oh Pa Il. they were lib Demo

  • Doug Z

    Mark2 A Republican could not get elected in the racist South, ever. Party of Lincoln .

  • DB

    Dougz, care to explain your post or are you going to pull a Biden and just lol??

  • Coffee Steve

    Poll Shows Akin Leading McCaskill Outside Margin Of Error

    When it was published about Clair’s husband getting that 40 million dollars from the Fed, the polls started rolling for Akin. A few pollsters said the numbers started changing overnight.

    They may not like Akin, but Clair won’t win any popularity contest either. And now even Connie Mack has pulled even. The Senate race are starting to turn as well, maybe that’s why Handsome Harry The Mouth Reid has shut up.

  • Coffee Steve

    The SCOTUS will hear Arizona’s appeal and the SCOUTS may also re-open the Health Care Debate soon. Go figure..

    But the SCOTUS did say they could re-visit the case when they gave the decision.

  • Jeff

    A Breitbart.com blogger attacked the Cleveland Plain Dealer for daring to criticize the reappearance of a common tactic used to suppress minority votes.

    Several billboards warning of the consequences of voter fraud began appearing around predominantly black and poor neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio and other cities. The billboards read: “Voter Fraud Is A Felony! Up to 3 1/2 Yrs & $10,000 Fine.” The billboard space was purchased anonymously from Clear Channel, which regrets that it granted the buyers anonymity but will not take down the signs.

  • Jeff

    Fox News belittled the plight of North Koreans in its attack of the New York Times for not publishing a front-page story on the conspiracy theories about the Obama administration’s response to the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

    Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy criticized the Times for not publishing a story about the bogus hearing regarding the right-wing consulate security myth on today’s front-page. According to Doocy, the Times decided an article about “women in North Korea getting shorter skirts” was more important than an article about a right-wing conspiracy theory. Doocy’s criticism comes several days after the public editor of the Times called out the paper for not publishing a front-page story about the hearing the day after it happened.

    But The Wall Street Journal — owned by Fox News’ parent company, News Corp. — and the Washington Post did not place stories about the week-old, GOP-led hearing on page one either. In fact, today’s page one of the Journal included a story about the connection between hospital payments and patient happiness.

    Today’s Times front-page article discussed the plight of the average North Korean under the country’s new leader Kim Jong Un, a story that contrary to Doocy’s claim, is about more than just mini-skirts. North Koreans interviewed for the story said “their lives have gotten harder, despite Mr. Kim’s tantalizing pronouncements about boosting people’s livelihoods that have fueled outside hopes that the nuclear-armed nation might ease its economically ruinous obsession with military hardware and dabble in Chinese-style market reforms.”

    As noted by the Times, these individuals took a risk by talking to the media because “the gulag awaits those who speak to journalists or Christian missionaries.” Apparently, their courage means little to Fox’s definition of “newsworthy.”

  • 1966

    @for you mark2

  • DB

    Unless you are committing voter fraud those signs should have no impact on you but if you are considering voter fraud, it seems a nice way to save someone some jail time. What’s the problem??

  • Jeff

    If Reagan’s attached, it must be true!


    David Stockman, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan and largely crafted Reagan’s fiscal policy, published a column in the Daily Beast excoriating Mitt Romney’s claim that being a private equity executive makes one a job creator and, thus, qualified to be president. Stockman wrote:
    Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way—out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn “roll-ups,” and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale—the faster the better. […]

  • Coffee Steve

    *Attempt To Indict Candy Crowley For Bias Before Debate Is Unnecessary, Groundless

    I agree with this headline. At some point both sides on here will be upset with her, but until or unless she does different, I have faith that Candy will be stern on both sides. But she will be fair and attack both if she thinks they are BS’ing everybody.

    She has been and always was respected by the reporter pool and journalist everywhere.

    GO CANDY!!!

  • DB

    Wow Jeffie you sure know how to take full advantage of a trip to France–read left wing blogs the whole time you are there!! Of course where you really are, maybe there is nothing else to do!!! tick tock, tick tock

  • Coffee Steve


    Going for a walk on this fine day

  • Jeff

    NEW MEXICO ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE VOTER SUPPRESSION | New Mexico Attorney General Gary K. King (D) announced Tuesday that he will launch an investigation into efforts by a local Republican party committee to train “poll challengers” to suppress the vote. The non-profit ProgressNow New Mexico caught Pat Morlen, vice chair of the Sandoval County Republican Party, making several claims that directly contradict New Mexico law and instructing volunteer “poll challengers” to demand photo ID and force legal voters to use provisional ballots. “I will not tolerate voter suppression efforts by anyone, period,” King said in a statement, adding, “we have received a number of complaints since last Friday that there seems to be a concerted effort afoot to discourage some New Mexicans from exercising their right to vote this November. My office is committed to helping ensure fair elections by working to put an immediate stop to such misinformation and publicly correcting what has already been disseminated.”

  • Jeff

    Doesn’t he believe that his magic underwear will protect him???

    Mitt Romney has canceled his appearance on “The View,” set for Thursday, co-host Barbara Walters said during today’s show. He was scheduled to appear with his wife Ann, who will still go on the show.

    Romney campaign press secretary Andrea Saul told TPM: “It was no longer going to work in the campaign schedule but Mrs. Romney is very excited to join the ladies of ‘The View’.”

    During Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments, the GOP presidential candidate also called the daytime talk show “high-risk, because, of the five women on it, only one is conservative, and four are sharp-tongued and not conservative.”

  • Ratboy

    Now how did I know to go to Mediamatters for this story??

    Posted October 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    Fox News belittled the plight of North Koreans in its attack of the New York

  • Ratboy

    And I do beleive this one would be from Thinkprogress :lol: :lol:

    Posted October 15, 2012 at 11:09 AM

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures