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.

  • Ratboy

    Coffee Steve
    If Bill Clinton gets REAL pi$$ed he WILL bury Obama’s election chances and he will do it “for the good of the party and America” and then use that to set u the Hillary run! Remember, Billy aint all that enthused with Obamas record or plans as he has spoke out 180 degrees on them in the past.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    Chicago politics is exposed for the nation to see

    BINGO.. you just hit it, it may not be so Much president Obama as his handlers, those that run for office usually put their full trust in those running the campaign.

    And in this old Journalist eyes, his campaign is still running on the 2008 theme, problem is, Mickey Mouse would have beat the GOP in 2008. Market Crash, Recession, Bailouts, 2 wars etc.

    McCain never had a chance in 2008.

  • Suikostinger

    Joe, sharpton, Matthews, Schultz and replace them with REAL journalists

    I don’t see them any different than The Five, Oreilly and ESPECIALLY Hannity….

  • Sicilian Papa



    My sister is a lib. and see used to watch MSNBC. She calls the network weird. She’s a lib. and she was getting tired of Ed but she liked Rachel and Larry. Tingles turned her off for life.

    Hey, from my point of view I hope they keep Tingles he is the rights secret weapon.

  • Coffee Steve


    Every single beat reporter has known for years, Bill had it with Obama ever since they played the Race Card on Bill in 2008.

    They do not like each other, they don’t care about one another and Bill Clinton was a fiscally responsable President, Obama is not.

  • Ratboy

    @ I don’t see them any different than The Five, Oreilly and ESPECIALLY Hannity….

    You want to see the difference??????????? :shock:

    FIVE, THE 2,137
    Hannity 4,650

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Every single beat reporter has known for years, Bill had it with Obama ever since they played the Race Card on Bill in 2008.

    They do not like each other, they don’t care about one another and Bill Clinton was a fiscally responsable President, Obama is not.

    Id say Clinton would have Obama bumped off but EVEN he cant imaging Joey the Clown running the show!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

  • Hoppy

    Obama screwed up the Clintons in their bid to make history with a husband-wife Clinton dynasty and the deal to make Hillary Secretary of State might have been enough if the consulate debacle hadn’t happened. After all, there was still 2016 to think about. But if Hillary winds up as the goat in this thing, Obama will pay a price.

    If the administration was reluctant to speculate about the cause of the consulate attack, as some of their spokesmen have suggested, why did they immediately attribute it to the moronic film clip?

  • Ratboy

    WOW the AP is reporting this!

    As Election Day nears, Romney crowds are surging

    Associated Press
    SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs.

  • Coffee Steve


    You can always tell when the crowds are huge at a GOP event, it’s not reported by the MSM, and you can tell when the Obama crowds are not big, it’s also not reported by the MSM

    You know, d.d. had the best post on the Hillary under the bus story, she will leak things out

  • Ratboy

    Classy Huh??

    ATF Whistleblower Fired in Denny’s Parking Lot For Exposing Corruption

    Special Agent Vince Cefalu has worked for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for more than 25 years. On top of successfully placing dozens of hard criminals behind bars throughout his career, Cefalu has received promotions and consistently positive evaluations. When he started raising his voice about ATF corruption and illegal wiretapping in 2005, things changed. Tuesday evening, Cefalu was asked to meet Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Field Division Joseph Riehl at a Denny’s Restaurant near Lake Tahoe. When he arrived, he was served termination papers in the parking lot. Classy move. The exchange was secretly recorded by a confidential source

  • Coffee Steve

    As Election Day nears, Romney crowds are surging

    Now we know why the Obama campaign wanted to destroy Romney early, they knew as the election gets closer the un-decider’s decide and as history as always shown, they always break for the challenger

  • nimeinenumer

    If the polls continue to trend towards Romney it will be a landslide victory and that means the end of liberalism for awhile, just like what happened after Carter.

  • Sam

    @ Sicilian ,

    “I know you are a Matthews fan but I think he is hurting their brand. Olbermann, Rachel, Ed and Larry worked hard to give liberals a place to call their own. He makes these ridiculous statements and becomes fodder for the comics. “We’ve got our knives out on this network” sounds bad and turns people off. My sister is a liberal and will not watch MSNBC anymore because she thinks Matthews is a hateful clown. She watches CNN. She hates FOX.”

    Matthews is an old fashion Irish guy, so he lives by his own rules.

    I have a love/hate relation with Matthews. I like the fact that he explains things like a regular Joe from down the street. I can’t stand people like Chris Hayes because you need a translator after them to explain what they just said. However, on cable TV you gotta be careful talking like you came from down the street and Matthews can’t control that.

    I grew up in tough Irish/Italian neighborhoods in Boston so Matthews talk like the people I grew up with.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    I was just on Facebook. I have family and friends and then their familys and friend. There are a lot of liberals and some far left in the bunch as well as a good amount of conservitives. Then there are a lot of those that are not really engaged in the process. All that said, the brunt of the postings from the full range is not debate contant related. Yep you guessed it, the chatter is about “laughing Joe” “Beevis the Veep” “Obamas court Jester”.

    At the end of the day they mostly walked away with a negative impression.

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol:

    Colbert Ponders Obama II: ‘I Hope He Keeps Some of the Promises He Didn’t Keep the First Time’

  • DB

    I repeat from wed ratings–please tell me that Mark2 and suiko are sockpuppets. There cannot be two people with this lack of intellectual capacity and honesty. Actually , Mark2 is making suiko look good or at least less bad.

  • Ratboy

    @ nimeinenumer
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM
    If the polls continue to trend towards Romney it will be a landslide victory

    I am not going to predict a landslide but I think if I was Obama i would give Jimmy Carter a call and ask for some advise as to what to drink on election night!!!! :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    @ DB
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM
    I repeat from wed ratings–please tell me that Mark2 and suiko are sockpuppets

    I will answer that the same way Mark2 would………..”George Bush had a sockpuppet! Cheney was at least more bad than the other guy that time. Reagan didnt have any capacity to be George Bush OR Dick Cheney. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • d.d

    As we heard yesterday:

    US embassy security chief killed in Yemen

    A security investigator and liaison who had worked at the embassy for 11 years died in an attack that security sources said bore the hallmarks of Al Qaeda’s regional franchise.

    Mr Aqlan was responsible for co-ordinating security information between the embassy and Yemeni authorities. He was also involved in an investigation into an attack on the embassy last month.

    Then today:

    Rival rallies turn bloody in Cairo chaos

    CAIRO — Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egypt’s new Islamist president clashed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, hurling stones and concrete and swinging sticks at each other in the first such violence since Mohammed Morsi took office more than three months ago.

    Once fighting began, the activists unleashed their anger against the Brotherhood, accusing it of taking over the country through Morsi, dominating the writing of the next constitution and failing to bring about the democratic change or economic reform called for in last year’s uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

    This churning of anger & plotting in the Middle East & Africa will continue.

    There are such things as real terrorists. Are you aware that the Fort Hood defendant is still not called a terrorist ? His actions are still called workplace violence, plus, he’s still being paid .

    During the Congressional Libya hearings, Charlene Lamb Refuses to Call Libya Attackers ‘Terrorists’ The Obama Administration has a very hard time saying the word.


    State Dept: We’re Too ‘Dumb’ To Understand Obama’s Libya Explanation

    In a disastrous question-answer session at the State Department yesterday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland first tried to claim that the murder of our ambassador to Libya may have been touched off by a demonstration about the YouTube video after all. Then she claimed that even though the State Department had no reports of any demonstration, the intelligence community may have told them that a demonstration happened. Then when Nuland was questioned on that astonishing assessment, she literally said she was too “dumb” to understand the Administration’s position.

    ***Libya embassy officials asked for additional help 12-13 times according to the diplomatic cables. They were denied each time.


    Going to leave politics to the rest of you tonight. I’ve had my fill.

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