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.

  • Mark

    @Doug Z

    The US made the mistake of taking Mohammad Mosaddegh out of power in Iran during the 50s. That guy was a secular leader who was popular and probably would have leaded Iran to a more moderate stance in the middle east. All that being said he committed the error of telling Oil Companies to screw off he is keeping 75% of the oil production for the country so the US and Britain basically backed more extremist leaders to get their hands back on the Oil in that country

    it sort of reminds me of the way the US treats Venezuela now. Why do the US have sanctions on them? Because Hugo Chavez feels the need to cut out the middle man(ie Big Oil) and take charge of Oil Production of his country for itself. I am fairly certain he would be more then happy selling Oil to the US to increase revenue for his country, but people whose interst lies in Oil manufacturing won’t allow it.

  • Mark

    I should also add, you are assuming America is a christian Country. While it is the dominate religion here, we theoretically don’t live by the bible although some people in this country want us to live under our own form of Sharia Law(based on the bible)

    Simple fact is I believe that 99.9% of the population of the earth don’t want war, whether they are christian, muslim, American or Iranianm, etc. War is propagated by people who have political interests beyond the well being of everybody and they generally use fear of the other guy to lead us into it.

  • Faith3

    Excellent point Mark!

  • AppleStinx

    Post-debate analysis (10:30-11pm, P2+ in millions):

    FNC – 8.549
    NBC – 6.7
    ABC – 6.06
    CBS – 5.93
    CNN – 4.351
    MSNBC – 4.315

  • Mick Hannigan

    Was the Number One Doofus at a comedy club? He was enjoying the jokes about Obama no doubt. As my Irish mother would say, Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Pray that God let’s bin Obama live through his next few months of presidency so that nothing happens to him and – GASP! – this unadulterated nitwit doesn’t become President!

  • Mick Hannigan

    Mark @ 12.09p;
    So, bin Obama was “handed a terrible situation?” Hmmm. I know for a fact that Romney has vowed to NOT blame bin Obama for the terrible mess he is going to inherit come January 20.

    Also, while you’re at it:
    #1 – You didn’t clarify if Mitt Romney was Gay or if he has hemorrhoids or has a rubber ducky in his bath tub. Please clarify, and,
    #2 – You may want to go to Google and type in, “US deficit tops $1 trillion for fourth year.” Surprise! It begins with the fiscal year July 1, 2001 and stops at this current year (2012).

    That da** George Bush! His 8-year TOTAL DEFICITS add up to $2,005.7 Trillion in red ink! Boy, the “Anointed One” (bin Obama) in FOUR YEARS has run up a deficit tab of: $5,093 TRILLION. If that isn’t a reason to give him “Fo’ Mo'” I can’t think of a better one!
    By the way, the U. S. Treasury Dept. has confirmed these figures. they weren’t dreamed up by those nasty billionaire Republicans!

  • Mick Hannigan

    Mark: My mistake…this was in reference to you posting of 11.55a in which you listed more lies about Romney than the law has allowed.

  • lbsles

    More Appeasement: Obama Campaign to Hold Muslim Outreach Event

    Appeasing muslims is obumbles full-time job.

    The Obama campaign is hosting an outreach event for Virginia-area Muslim Americans on Sunday, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO.

    Brian Moran, the chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, will represent the Obama campaign as a surrogate at an event in Sterling, Va. at a local community center

    It’s one of the first real outreach events this cycle by the Obama campaign to a community that is largely overlooked — and sometimes demonized — by both sides of the aisle.

    There are more than 2 million Muslim-Americans in the United States, most of Arab, South-Asian and African-American decent.

    That’s less than 1 percent of the US population, but Muslim voters are concentrated in a number of states and major metropolitan areas — including the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C.

    According to research by Pew, Virginia is among the ten states with the highest number of Muslim Americans — and the only real contested swing state on that list aside from Ohio.

    Those pockets of voters — by all indications, likely to vote for Obama — could play a role in a close state like Virginia. President Obama leads among Arab Muslim-Americans in a recent poll by a whopping 75 to 8 percent.


  • lbsles

    Despite Promise at DNC, Obama Will Not Return to Charlotte

    Typical bumbles. Smiles and makes promises only to never fulfill them.

    By Scott Wickersham

    A spokesman for the Obama campaign told Eyewitness News that as of Friday there are no plans for President Barack Obama to return to Charlotte and honor the promise he made during the Democratic National Convention to return after his speech was moved indoors.


  • lbsles

    Feds Probe ‘Suspicious Activity’ in Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Finances

    The crook doesn’t fall far from the tree. Like his father, Jesse Jackson Jr, is a shake down artist hell-bent on getting power to increase his fame and bottom line. He was guilty in the Rod Blagojevich scandal where Jackson attempted to buy Obama’s Senate seat. Now the Feds are looking into Jackson’s shady finances. This explains his “bipolar” diagnosis.

    The snowballing troubles of Jesse Jackson Jr. took a new turn Friday with the revelation that federal investigators have launched a probe into “suspicious activity” in the South Shore congessman’s finances.

    Focusing on a completely new area of scrutiny for the son of the famed civil rights leader, the investigation is not related to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, a scandal that has ensnared Jackson in the past, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Rather, the probe — based in the Washington, D.C., FBI field office —is focusing on “suspicious activity” involving the congressman’s finances related to his House seat and the possibility of inappropriate expenditures, the sources said.

    The probe was active in the weeks prior to Jackson taking a leave from his U.S. House seat on June 10, a leave his office ultimately attributed to his need for treatment for bipolar disorder, the sources said.


  • lbsles

    Democrats Upset Over Voter Fraud Billboards in Midwestern Cities…Scream Racism

    Democrats love voter fraud and use it often to steal elections. So billboards that discourage criminals from committing voter fraud has Dems really upset and pulling out the over-used race card because they think only minorities commit fraud. Typical racial stereotypes from Democrats.

    Kim Palmer


    7:17 p.m. CDT, October 12, 2012

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers and activists nationwide are angry about a crop of billboard signs posted in early October in the Cleveland and Milwaukee areas that warn of stiff penalties for voter fraud.

    The roughly 33 signs warn that “Voter Fraud is a Felony” punishable by up to 3-1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, wording flanked by a large picture of a judge’s gavel.

    The signs will be up through the November 6 election day in the Cleveland and Milwaukee areas and were paid for by an anonymous “Family Foundation,” according to a spokesman for Clear Channel Outdoor, which owns the billboards and placed the signs.


  • lbsles

    Biden – Boxer – Reid Connected to Billions Lost on Corrupt Green Energy Scandals

  • Mark2

    Hey Mick, I don’t know where you’re getting your numbers from but Bush increased the National Debt by 4.9 Trillion.

  • lbsles

    Treasury Secretary Who Has Presided Over Biggest Jump in National Debt Defends Obama After 4th Straight $1 Trillion Deficit…Blames Congress For Obama’s Spending Spree

    A failure defended a failure and using the blame game to boot.

    In a joint statement with acting Budget Director Jeff Zients, Geithner sought to blame Congress for the deficit.

    “The president has put forward a balanced proposal to further strengthen the economy and reduce the country’s future deficits,” he said. “It is time for Congress to act on these necessary steps that will help create sustainable economic growth for years to come.”


  • lbsles

    Joe Biden Says What He Means

  • lbsles

    SNL Spoofs MSNBC’s Reaction to the Debate — Including S.E. Cupp!

    Posted on October 7, 2012 at 7:52am by Madeleine Morgenste

    With Video.


  • Mark2

    It doesn’t matter who gets elected. The following things will still happen:
    1. The Rich will get richer
    2. The Poor will get poorer
    3. The middle class will continue to disappear
    4. Our National Deficit will increase by another 4 Trillion by 2016
    5. Hillary will be elected in 2016

  • Debsafan

    Who does America trust. Must be Fox News. Sure wasn’t the other channels.

  • Mark2

    If Romney wins, the very Rich donors are going to be rejoicing in their cigar smoke-filled rooms laughing at the middle-class and poor people who actually voted to give them even bigger tax breaks.

  • Mark2

    Hey Debsafan,

    Then why did only 1 out of 5 Americans who watched the VP Debate tune in to watch it on Fox News? That means 80% of those Americans didn’t watch Fox News.

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