Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 12, 2012

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October 15th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 12, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,664            398            743
CNN         403            139            191
MSNBC         736            234            359
CNBC         138             37             72
FBN           75             15             34
HLN         187             77            106
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,838            553         1,111
CNN         479            158            229
MSNBC       1,398            429            692
CNBC         154             68             75
FBN           66             21             35
HLN         229             64            123
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,687            511            887
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         377            154            197
MSNBC Morning Joe         685            246            364
CNBC Squawk Box         124             36             66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         262            147            167
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,423            513         1,030
CNN SITUATION ROOM         532            130            232
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,196            311            536
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         100               8             40
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           96             26             37
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,465            504            969
CNN SITUATION ROOM         416            127            194
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,067            289            480
CNBC MAD MONEY           85             21             41
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         156             43             55
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,374            521            951
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         431            158            234
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         907            217            396
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         144             26             57
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         195             62             81
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,338            601         1,213
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         500            177            261
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,254            353            604
CNBC INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC         150             43             55
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         343             79            160
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,957            580         1,184
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         493            139            194
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,690            555            858
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         166             79             92
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         176             34             94
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,191            475            934
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         445            157            233
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,250            379            616
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         145             82             79
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         169             78            115
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,246            325            654
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         323            112            188
MSNBC ED SHOW         769            265            397
CNBC MAD MONEY           70             52             56
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         186             81            115

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.

  • Sunshine

    One quick question

    Has anyone ever heard of a President and First Lady calling in talk shows like these two?

    Even Ryan Seacrest?

  • lbsles

    “If this next debate is do or die — if one debate determines whether or not Obama wins reelection or not — what does that really mean? How far has Obama really fallen?” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “You’ve got party loyalty and whatever percentage of voters who really do think Obama equals a new kitchen or a phone or whatever, but there’s no enthusiasm for this president when it comes to ideas.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    The Left Knows How Far Obama Has Fallen

    RUSH: Well, the Washington Post has a new story on their latest poll, and do you know what’s interesting about this Washington Post story on the latest poll? It’s that you have to read a long way into the story to find out what the poll says, and you can probably ascertain the reason for that. It ain’t good for Obama. The headline in this story from the Washington Post… It’s actually the ABC News/Washington Post poll, so this is actually an ABC story: “Enthusiasm Rises for Romney Ahead of Debate,” by Gary Langer.

    In fact, this ABC article puts up two sets of good numbers for Obama before they even get around to reporting the most important numbers on who’s ahead if the vote were held today. And even then, the horse race number is presented in a highly confusing way. Here’s the deal. This is what I’m paid for. I went through this. I weaved my way through all the BS in this story. Romney is ahead of Obama in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll among likely voters 49 to 46.

    That is a three percentage-point lead. It is even more significant when you see that the poll oversampled Democrats by 9%. Everything I just told you, you have to read at least half of this story to find. And then you have to almost translate it because they present numbers favorable to Obama first. But the bottom line is: In the ABC/Washington Post poll, it is Romney plus three in a Democrat sample of plus nine.

    RUSH: Okay, now I’m a little confused. The Politico is saying Obama’s up three in the Washington Post/ABC poll. Obama 49, Romney 46. The way I looked at it in this story was Romney up 49-46. Anyway, the crazy thing about this Washington Post/ABC poll, they oversample Democrats by nine percent. In their own poll they say that the enthusiasm for Obama is down 8% since 2008. And what they did, they replicated the 2008 turnout in their sample. The 2008 turnout is gonna be nothing like the turnout in 2012. They say that the enthusiasm for Romney is 30% higher than it was for McCain and that the Democrats only had a 7% advantage in 2008, yet they’ve got a 9% advantage in this poll.

    It doesn’t make any sense. And all of this data is buried so deeply in the poll. The headline: “Enthusiasm Rises for Romney Ahead of Debate.” The bottom line is this. Two weeks ago, maybe even not that long, just prior to the last debate, how many polls we shared with you here, how many polling organizations said that the election’s over, that Romney doesn’t have a chance, that he doesn’t have a chance in Ohio or any of the swing states. Doesn’t have a chance. It’s over. I don’t know how many different polling units said this, but it was significant. Was over. Then the debate came, and if we are to believe the media, the debate fired up the Republican base. The debate gave the Republican base confidence. The debate gave the Republican base enthusiasm, and at the same time the debate quelled enthusiasm for Obama.

    So The Politico is right. My first interpretation was wrong. The ABC/Washington Post poll has Obama up three. T hat is how poorly written this thing is. I tell you, you need a PhD in mathematics to translate this story. And even with Obama up three, it’s not demonstrated anywhere in this poll where that makes any sense. It’s a story overall about the enthusiasm that has built up for Romney.

    Now, we move on to USA Today. Shocker. “Obama, Romney Nearly Tied in Electoral College.” Again, last week, two weeks ago, it was over. There wasn’t a way to victory for Romney, particularly he had no prayer in Ohio, and without Ohio, it didn’t matter, nothing else mattered. Now they’re essentially tied in the Electoral College.

    There’s nobody who wants any more of this. I’m talking about majority numbers. I’m sure we’ve got people who think that Obama equals a free phone. Let’s just acknowledge as a given there’s 30% of the people who are either Democrats loyal to the party or who want big government to give ’em stuff, but I think we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. We’re nowhere near that. The majority of the country is nowhere near it.

    I think we’ve learned that to this point. We got a presidential candidate, the incumbent, running for reelection trying to get a majority of the Moron Vote. We have a presidential candidate who ran a campaign that cast aside “white working-class voters” as of last November, and they said so. And since they announced that they were not gonna try to get the votes of white working-class voters — i.e., mine workers — they have been on a mission of depressing those people; suppressing their vote, not just ignoring them

  • lbsles

  • lbsles

  • lbsles

    “Obama hasn’t voiced the second-term agenda. He doesn’t dare. All he can do is try to frighten people away from Romney. That’s all he’s got, folks. ” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

  • lbsles

    Just for good measure: Another green-stimulus recipient lays off workers

    http://hotair dot com/archives/2012/10/15/just-for-good-measure-another-green-stimulus-recipient-lays-off-workers/

  • Laurence Glavin

    Prison documentaries at 10:00 pm Friday nights have been put on hold until the election on MSNBC. This was not heavily promoted by the network, just a mention during the Rachel Maddow show as I recall. Yet this past Friday night, Lawrence O’Donnell did get one-million-plus total viewers, which surprised me. And this time, L O’D did host the program; last week it was Ezra Klein, whom I like also.

  • lbsles

  • Laurence Glavin

    Hey tvbythenumbers: I’m not in favor of “private” censorship, but this ibsles character if ruining the TV Cable News posting with repeating Rush gibberish. You have his or her email address. Just a friendly note to make your own comments about the subject at hand. Many boards and blogs do that.

  • Rick in Mt

    Sunshine – Has anyone ever heard of a President and First Lady calling in talk shows like these two?

    No, I also don’t remember many Presidents and First Lady’s being on TV talk Show as often as BO & MO. The only one that comes cole would be Bill Clinton but i don’t really remember Hillary being on many talk shows.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point at 377. Anyone watch? Why the higher numbers? Still terrible numbers but much better.
    Ibsles–I like your posts.

  • suikostinger

    favor of “private” censorship, but this ibsles character is ruining the TV Cable News posting with repeating Rush gibberish.

    He really is. The right in here attack and frown upon Jeff and others that copy and paste crap “facts” from left leaning websites, yet praise lbsles for quoting Rush Limbaugh. Someone in here, I think it was Ralph (sorry if it wasn’t you) has attacked Jeff in here for posting 4-5 times “left wing crap” yet he never says anything about lbsles. I even brought that up to him and he said “why would I? When I agree with him” (again, sorry, if it wasn’t you Ralph.) This little “board or “forum”, whatever you want to call it, used to be about the ratings, then it turned into a right winged vs left winged cease pool that is 90% right wingers copy and pasting and agreeing with each other in some kind of orgy. Now it’s turned into people just copying and pasting Rush Limbaugh, fake mass emails that are 100% false that demean our president (that he paid millions to seal his school records. among many others) and Republicans, sockpuppets from the right (that were banned, THANK YOU MODS!!) and people like DB that uses innuendo to call you dumb and ignorant, that attack your business, you, and your GF. Then right time you call HIM an idiot he calls foul.

  • Rick in Mt

    lbsles – “Obama hasn’t voiced the second-term agenda. He doesn’t dare. All he can do is try to frighten people away from Romney. That’s all he’s got, folks. ” -Rush Limbaugh

    Obama didn’t say what his first term agenda was. He ran on “Hope and Change”. But I think that he won on Hate and Distain for Bush, even though Bush wasn’t running.
    Oficially Obama is now running on “Forward” but I think that “Fear Romney, Ryan & the Republicans” is what he is relying on to Win.

  • Coffee Steve

    Not bad numbers for a Friday night


    On the other board, I was joking when you typed that french line, when I said I don’t understand in French, I was joking saying I didn’t understand that line in french you typed, sorry if you mis-understood it.

  • Coffee Steve
  • REM

    lbsles keep up the good work

    Romney wins in a landslide

    hey libs what happened to that 18 point lead you had with women


  • Letmethink

    Sunshine–that seems to be all he does. He doesn’t want to be asked any tough questions.

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