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.

  • sicilian papa

    Obama still has a good chance to win. He needs to perform tonight. The corrupt lib. media will say he won even if throws up on Candy Crowley.

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol: :lol: didnt Doofus Joe point and pound his fist last week saying that the troops are home in 2014 PERIOD!!!! :lol:

    State Department official: Negotiations to extend U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan starting soon

    Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday.

  • Doug Z


    I was wrong it is almost 12 times bigger, this Obamaphone.

  • Ratboy

    @ Doug Z
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    I was wrong it is almost 12 times bigger, this Obamaphone

    Maybe Jeffie can call us from France on his!!!!!! :shock:

  • sicilian papa



    I love it that everything Axelrod, Gibbs and that other guy I can’t remember his name do turns to s#it. Like sending Biden out in front 50 million people to act like a jerk.

  • Doug Z


    He posted in the morning and said he wanted proof .

  • Ratboy

    @ sicilian papa
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM


    I love it that everything Axelrod, Gibbs and that other guy I can’t remember his name do turns to s#it. Like sending Biden out in front 50 million people to act like a jerk.

    Who said he was acting???? :shock:

  • Ratboy

    @ Doug Z
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    He posted in the morning and said he wanted proof

    No No NO!! You got it wrong! He wanted proof that he was RIGHT!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

  • sicilian papa

    Missing words today, at an undisclosed location. Good luck tonight Willard…ah Mitt…Well, give the Prez. H#LL.

  • lbsles

    @ Doug Z

    Pics and jpegs wil not show up as videos do.

    I doubt if jeffie is smart enough to click th link to see the chart.

  • AppleStinx

    President Obama having a President Ford moment. The Obama moment went on to become an equally memorable joke in the media, not! :grin:
    Will questions tonight trip Obama, figuratively speaking?

  • Ratboy

    is this guy washing the boss’s car??

    Chris Matthews Goes Off On ‘Bonehead’ Undecided Voters: ‘What’s Your Problem?’

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews went off on the independent and undecided voter in a pre-debate appearance with MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall on Tuesday. After saying what he felt President Barack Obama should say in his upcoming debate against Mitt Romney which could secure his position with voters in swing states like Ohio, Matthews went off on undecided voters calling them “boneheads.” He concluded by saying that if these people were still confused about the choice in this election, they should just not vote at all.

    Hall asked Matthews for his opinion on polls that show Romney gaining slightly on President Obama in the crucial battleground state of Ohio. Matthews offered his insight on how the president should move to secure that lead in tonight’s debate, but quickly pivoted to revealing his thoughts about voters who may still be undecided.

    “People say, ‘this election’s hard for me to decide.’ You’d have to be a bonehead not to be able to decide between these two guys,” said Matthews to the cheers of the crowd flanking him. “It is so easy.”

    “Do you want to have an auto industry or do you want it to go bankrupt,” Matthews asked. “Do you want to have the government tell you what to do with your body if you’re a woman or do you want to leave it up to the person? These are huge differences.”

    “This is not complicated,” Matthews continued. “People are still scratching their heads trying to decide what’s – well, gee, just don’t vote. Don’t bother if you have to think at this point. What’s your problem?”

  • AppleStinx
  • Mark2
  • 1nancy2

    sicilian papa
    Re: Pres “The corrupt lib. media will say he won even if throws up on Candy Crowley.” Oh, come on now, CP, you can do better than this, really. MSNBC went ballistic after the last debate, obliterating O’s performance. Liberal Media? I love that one..just not true. Fox will defend each and every error from R and R and spin bad into good. I will be turning off my TV after tonight, if Mitt wins b/cause he will be the next pres. and with that, it will be a return to when W. left office. First line of business? Privatize M M and S. Sec., first mo. in office. Count on it and make sure you have lots of $ to support the ultra rich. Why, it’s the American way.

  • ninja

    & Mark2_____Why do you believe mormonism is a cult?

  • Sunshine


    I just flipped to that channel and saw Hillary in 2008 campaigning that when she is elected president the buck will only stop in one place……….The Oval Office!
    It seems to be a conservative channel and expands outside the Canadian borders. Suits me fine as Canada is way to liberal for me.

  • usnretiredx2

    Hello all, have not readtodays posts yet. I have been having IP address issues.

    PS Monday is open

  • Robbie

    Suikostinger: I agree with you 100%!

  • Bsotgnw


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