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.

  • Rick in Mt

    Ratboy- Obama could go to Seseme Street to prep for the debate. Big Bird and Company probably can come up with a better debate strategy than Axilrod and Company. But that would go with the Chicago Way of doing things.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The corrupt lib. media and the Obama people will do all they can to bury the cover on Embassy Gate. Now they are going to kill some people in Libya with a drone. It won’t matter if they get the right people Obama and the lib. media will say they did.

    Embassy Gate chapter two coming live via satellite from a U.S. Drone.

  • moncon

    MSNBC still looking up to FOX News. When will they learn we want to hear from all sides of an issue not just theirs. Sharpton takes a whole segment just to bash on Republicans and then goes to commercial. He keeps lumping himself in with the middle class when he has a net worth over $5million. I wonder how much he donates to charity? Nothing worse than a hypocrite.

  • Larry

    My personal favorite was watching Staphanie Cutter on Erin Burnett after the first debate,at first she looked like she was crying the whole night through! Then as she was exchanging with Erin,she looked like she was breaking out in hives!!
    Curse that CNN in hd! You can’t hide your emotions!

  • Sicilian Papa

    The right Reverend Al doesn’t have a church. He never did a days work in his life.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ratboy & Rick in MT
    I am not sure what is going on but somebody on the left knows something

    I can tell you what’s going on, it goes with the numbers my friend told me about and the maps I viewed today. Basically the Obama campaign is in real trouble, they have lost points to Hispanics, now they are even tied with Romney on the women voters.

    Ohio is trending to Romney, Florida is about gone for Obama, Michigan, and NH are now toss ups and Obama has a lock on only 4 states now.

    Remember me saying that as the election gets closer you can throw out just about all what the media says and does, thus the Destroy Romney quick memo from the DNC a few months ago.

    How many times have I said, in ALL elections if its close, the challenger gets the votes? Obama is a known factor; he’s been around for 4 years now.

    All people were waiting on is to see if they thought a new guy could do the job. Romney proved to them in the debate he in fact could.

    Reminds me of the Carter/Reagan election as it gets closer.

    Is it over? Not by any stretch, but with only 21 days to go folks, there’s not much time to turn it around should Romney keep trending up.

  • Coffee Steve

    Obama is a known factor; he’s been around for 4 years now.

    What I mean is, If people don’t know by now if they will vote for the guy in office, then the guy in office will not get there vote.

  • Babygate

    Looks like all the networks got a little post-debate bump.

  • Mark


    I think Ohio will be what does in the Romney campaign. outsourcing jobs to china and saying the auto bailout was bad might not have that big a effect in Florida or Virginia, but to a bunch of blue collar workers in Ohio it means a hell of alot

    I also don’t think Michigan(16) or Pennsylvania(20) will go Republican(unless the Obama campaign completely fizzles out in the next 3 weeks, which would mean Romney wins in a landslide and those electoral votes are meaningless)

  • Coffee Steve


    You may be right on Ohio, but if the trend continues, Romney has a shot, also they described on Special Report where Joe Trippi and Karl Rove agreed, even without Ohio Romney is shooting for a 3-2-1 strategy which both agreed seems to be working, that would mean Romney simply needs only 1 of the remaining 7 swings states if he gets Florida. They had the chart on the show, and I honestly at this time can’t remember all the swing ones they had up.

    I do not intend to say, it’s over Mark, but the numbers are coming into play now, and they are trending for Romney big time now.

    And very good points on your (I also don’t think Michigan(16) or Pennsylvania(20) will go Republican(unless the Obama campaign completely fizzles out in the next 3 weeks, which would mean Romney wins in a landslide and those electoral votes are meaningless) Statement

    I don;t think it will be a landslide though, demographics have changed so much across the nation mark, I doubt if we’ll ever see another landslide in our lifetimes.

  • 1966
  • Coffee Steve

    PS @ Mark

    Tell you what also Mark, if the GOP doesn’t change on softening its views and stance on the Hispanic & African-American votes within the next 4 years, they may never be able to regain power, fully.

    Hispanics are here to stay and they have an influence on policy now, and some in the GOP simply can’t understand that

  • Coffee Steve


    I hope so, I sure hope so LOL

  • Coffee Steve


    20 minutes on the treadmill to work off supper :-)

  • Ralph Hahn

    “The Funniest Quote Today,” goes to Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief-of Staff Rahm Emanuel. This appear in Todd Starnes column on the Fox News webpage:

    “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. “They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents.”

    Emanuel was vowing his support for Alderman Proco Moreno’s announcement that he would block construction of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in his district.

    NOT CHICAGO VALUES??? ROFLMAO: “I think even Al Capone is spinning in his grave laughing like he11 when he first heard this one.”

  • suikostinger

    You are correlating Chicago values to a GANGSTER that has been dead since 1947?

  • bishop

    I can see Obama interrupting prime time on Nov 5th saying “folks I got them”. Referring to the Lybian terrorists.

  • Ratboy

    Breaking!!! Hillary Clinton taking the blame for Bengazi! The bus has pulled up and she is under it!!

  • Letmethink

    If she accepts the blame then she should resign–

  • Ratboy

    @ Letmethink
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 4:47 PM
    If she accepts the blame then she should resign–

    I cant disagree with you but I am sure Obumbles made a deal that she takes the fall, asks for forgiveness, he grants it, and on we go.

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