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.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    What are you talking about? You comparing people that lived a 150 years ago to people that are in the conservative movement today.

    That was like your statement that conservatives were against the Revolutionary War.

  • Ratboy

    She must think she will be too busy packing to get out to vote! :lol: :lol:

    Michelle Obama Votes

    “Obama for America announced today that President Obama will vote early in Chicago on October 25th, and that First Lady Michelle Obama cast her Illinois asentee ballot by mail this morning

  • d.d

    Libya: Pants On Fire

    Forbes contributor, Larry Bell, released an article late last night entitled, “Pants On Fire: Obama Administration Scrambles for Cover as Benghazi Lie Explodes.”


    Yesterday, the NYT’s had an article trying to puzzle their way through the Obama Administration’s lies & changing stories on the Libya debacle. After depicting several reasons , the author came up with the most plausible explanation.

    “Perhaps, then, the real explanation for the White House’s anxiety about calling the embassy attack an act of terror has less to do with the “who” than with the “where.” This wasn’t Al Qaeda striking just anywhere: it was Al Qaeda striking in Libya, a country where the Obama White House launched a not-precisely-constitutional military intervention with a not-precisely-clear connection to the national interest.”

    Attentive readers remember the Administration’s “Doctrine to Protect,”which drew us into Libya(but not Syria where many more have been slaughtered). Our Country has the ‘War Powers Act’ which says says that the president must obtain congressional authorization for a military action within 60 days (extendable to 90) Obama ignored two of his staff attorney’s recommendations , attorney shopped, until he found one who said this was unnecessary, because we didn’t have boots on the ground. Instead the administration described it as “time-limited, scope-limited, kinetic military activity” This is what the NYT’s author is referring to.

    The Times then zings both Romney & Obama. “If the Republican nominee were less reflexively hawkish, the White House might be facing the more comprehensive critique THAT IT DESERVES — and the story wouldn’t be about just the specifics of Benghazi, but also the possibility that Obama’s entire policy in the region has put American interests and lives at risk. ”

    Looking at it this way , the few guards around the consulate perimeter were not allowed to be armed, repeated requests for additional help was denied ,


    MARK 1 & MARK 2 ,

    Obama Regime Had $2 Billion In Unused Money For Consulate Security At Time Of Benghazi Attack…

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Mark 2

    What are you talking about?

    Papa, we all need to help Mark2 come back to reality so have patience. Just keep reminding him to look away from the light! :lol: :lol:

  • Mark2

    Oh SP, you need to go back and take a history class before any more of your feathers get ruffled.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    My criticism of modern day liberalism is based on what liberalism is doing today. I know you think I am being bigoted and stereotypical but that is too bad. I have seen the things I listed first hand and I stand by them.

  • Jeff

    President Barack Obama holds small leads among likely voters nationwide, according to two polls released Monday morning, although Mitt Romney remains in striking distance.

    One poll, from ABC News and the Washington Post, shows Obama leading Romney 49 percent to 46 percent, little change from their survey in late September that showed Obama up by 2 points. Thirty-seven percent of likely voters have a more favorable view of Romney following his performance in the first debate in Denver, compared with a mere 8 percent who now have a more positive impression of the president. But 72 percent said the debate did not change how they view Obama, and 47 percent indicated that their views of Romney were unchanged.

    Remember back when the GOP denied the polls, called them rigged, then it’s the jobs numbers. Well chew on this. ;)

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Michelle Obama: ‘We Are in the Midst of a Huge Recovery’

    First Lady Michelle Obama said in a radio interview on Friday that the United States is in the “midst of a huge recovery” because of what “this president has done.”

    Pablo Sato, co-host of Pablo & Free on WPGC 95.5, a Washington, D.C.-area hip-hop radio station, asked the first lady: “Mrs. Obama, you know what, in your words, tell us what you think the state of the union is in right now?”

    Mrs. Obama said, “I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a huge recovery. Right? Because of what this president has done.”

    Free: “Yes.”

    Obama: “Pulled this economy from the brink of collapse when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. Now were gaining every — throughout most of his presidency, we’ve been adding jobs to this economy because of what he’s been doing. The stock market has doubled. Housing prices are rising. Foreclosure rates are lowering. But in the face of that, you still have people trying to convince us that things aren’t better.”

    Free: “Uh huh.”

    Obama: “And that just doesn’t make sense. Now, Barack of all people knows that we still have a long way to go to completely rebuild the economy. But we’re headed in the right direction. And when you see all of that truth, it’s hard to understand why are people blocking this? Why are people talking about not raising taxes on wealthy people? Why is it that people don’t want to fight to make sure that veterans have job opportunities?”

    Free: “They just like to talk, Mrs. Obama.”

    Obama: “Yeah. Yeah.”

    According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.3 percent in the second quarter of 2012, down from 2.0 percent from first quarter 2012.

    The BEA data also show GDP growth of (negative) – 3.1 percent in 2009; 2.4 percent in 2010; and 1.8 percent in 2011.

    In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the national unemployment rate is 7.8 percent, the same rate as when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president in January 2009.

  • Jeff

    God!! Who are these Fox News hacks on my TV? Talking bout Libya with Megan Kelly, ah nobodies!

    They have no shame!
    The father of former U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, who was killed in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya last month, said that it would be “abhorrent” to politicize his son’s death in the presidential campaign.
    The Romney campaign has tried to politize the incident in an effort to try to chip away at one of President Obama’s strengths: foreign policy. Romney himself has repeatedly attacked Obama and his administration’s response to the Sept. 11 Libya attacks. But Jan Stevens, Chris Stevens’ father, criticized using the issue for political gain and urged patience for full investigation to complete, Bloomberg news reports:
    “It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,” Jan Stevens, 77, said in a telephone interview from his home in Loomis, California, as he prepares for a memorial service for his son next week. […]
    The ambassador’s father, a lawyer, said politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments.
    “The security matters are being adequately investigated,” Stevens said. “We don’t pretend to be experts in security. It has to be objectively examined. That’s where it belongs. It does not belong in the campaign arena.” Stevens said he has been getting briefings from the State Department on the progress of the investigation.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Conservatives were against the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Washington, were liberals? They were slave owners weren’t they? So liberals advocated slavery during the Revolutionary War because conservatives were against the war. The conservatives must have been the consensus objectors and abolitionists.

  • Mark2

    The republican Party continues to go further and further right. What ever happened to guys like Reagan? Oh that’s right, you pushed guys like him and his way of thinking out of your party as well. If he were around today preaching what he preached back then, you guys would call him a liberal, a socialist, and made even a communist.

  • Ratboy

    HMMMMMMMM maybe Jeffie and Mark2 are using the same computer in 2 different places! Thanks for the video from Thinkprogress Mark2.

  • Ratboy

    Well this WOULD explain it!!!!! :lol: :lol:

    Ed Schultz Takes Credit as ‘Coach’ for Biden’s Debate Clown Act

  • PaulG

    Voter suppression or voter fraud aren’t very consequential when you consider,,that although illegals living in this country aren’t allowed to vote in the presidential election,,their impact on the outcome of the electoral college could determine the outcome…All individuals are counted in the census,,whether here legally or not and a state like California is given 5 additional electoral votes,,conversely a state like Montana with only 3 electoral college votes actually loses 1 vote..Totally stinks….

  • d.d

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

    C’est quelque chose de pourri-à-dire ! Vous avez été de mieux en mieux.

    Gee, Jeff , when even the NYT’s chimes in as my c/p & paraphrased tome stated , Libya’s problems ,with 4 Americans dead, is more than political . It boils down to our whole foreign policy decisions. It would be noteworthy if you watch the whole Congressional hearing on Libya before c/ping . I’m sure you can find it on C-span.


    With Gas Prices at Record Levels Obama Cuts Off Drilling in Half of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve

    President Obama is campaigning as a champion of the oil and gas boom he’s had nothing to do with, and even as his regulators try to stifle it. The latest example is the Interior Department’s little-noticed August decision to close off from drilling nearly half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

    Map & Graph


  • Sicilian Papa



    No, we have a right to ask questions about the attack and the cover up. The family has a right to not have their sons name dragged around but at the same time we have a right to the truth.

    We should ask for the truth. This is cover for Obama so he doesn’t get asked about Embassy Gate at the debate. The left knows it will seal his fate.

  • Coffee Steve

    Came back from my walk, put on some coked cabbage, with bacon, potatos and a half stick of butter with sea salt YUMMMMY!! It smells GREAT!

    What did I miss? :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    This one is really starting to Tick me off

    *Jurisdictions in Vermont, Michigan, Mississippi and Wisconsin have failed to mail absentee ballots to military members by the Sept. 22, 2012, deadline established by the MOVE Act. That was 45 days before the November 6 elections, which was what was required.

    Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Rep. Daniel E. Lungren, R-Calif., chairman of the House Administration Committee; and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to the Defense and Justice departments reading:

    “We are concerned that, absent prompt and effective remedial action, some men and women in uniform will be deprived of the 45-day window to vote guaranteed by the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.”

    My Nephew thanks heavens will (should) be home to cast his vote this time, he got screwed 4 years ago while in Iraq.

  • Jeff

    @rattoy, ask Bill Goram I’m sure he would be most happy to weed me out for you, since you are so deeply distressed and have such an interest. I suppose from your perspective repeating the whole sock puppet remark, makes you feel that somehow it helps your claims comments and views. Hope all is good back home for you, especially while I catch up on my sites and while you cruise your wacky looney right wing sites. But that’s just from my perspective.

  • Coffee Steve

    I hate to get people upset and I hate to scare anyone but eh.. Well… uh… I been going over some electoral maps? And Uh…

    If the charts stay the same boys and girls, Romney NOR Obama will get enough electoral votes and the House of Reps will pick…

    Now that would be fun huh?

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