Cable News Ratings for Monday, October 15, 2012

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October 16th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 15, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,528            326            686
CNN         336            108            140
MSNBC         627            207            291
CNBC         145             35             75
FBN           63             16             28
HLN         193             79            116
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,966            612         1,234
CNN         440            138            185
MSNBC       1,250            432            605
CNBC         139             46             71
FBN           58             21             26
HLN         270            104            155
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,331            264            633
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         182             73             95
MSNBC Morning Joe         408            157            203
CNBC Squawk Box         110             16             46
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         210            105            159
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,301            425            963
CNN SITUATION ROOM         533            130            144
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,191            313            500
CNBC FAST MONEY         185             45            101
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           83             20             27
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,506            466         1,083
CNN SITUATION ROOM         465            124            169
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,112            345            509
CNBC MAD MONEY         178             58            110
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         119             35             42
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,167            437            980
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         451            157            222
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,056            342            509
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         172             37             75
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         236             76             95
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,662            695         1,412
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         432            143            192
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,151            330            566
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         129             40             57
HLN NANCY GRACE         307            121            170
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,778            623         1,186
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         397            107            146
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,351            524            654
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         120             46             68
HLN DR. DREW         269            109            144
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,436            517         1,097
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         490            164            215
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,248            440            594
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         169             52             89
HLN NANCY GRACE         233             83            152
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,368            369            743
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         312            125            158
MSNBC ED SHOW         698            249            332
CNBC MAD MONEY         100             38             67
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         185            100            143

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

    I’m first, I will post what I posted on the other page.

    Looks like c. matthews is having a meltdown over this election. He is calling Undecided Voters Boneheads and wants to know what their problem is.

    I am not sure what he thinks the purpose of having debates is. I always thought that they were intended to influence undecided or to convince those that are leaning one way to either move to a definite or more the other way.

    People don’t have to commit one way or the other until election day and it appears that quite a few women are leaning the other way.

    He might be the biggest Bonehead on air.

  • usnretiredx2


  • Laurence Glavin

    Ed Schultz is going to devote one of his shows this week, Friday I believe, to the selling out of the workers at Bain-owned Sensata technologies in Freeport, IL. He spent about ten minutes on the subject Monday night. It should be headlining the traditional news channels as well. The Company pulled down the American flag before telling workers they THEY would have to train the Chinese employess who would be taking away their jobs.

  • Babygate

    @Laurence Glavin

    Interesting. Will this be before or after he reports on the failures of Solyndra and cronyism in the White House? BTW, Ed does know that Romney doesn’t work for Bain anymore, doesn’t he? Yeah. He probably knows but doesn’t care because right now they are just desperate to throw anything to the wall and see what sticks.

  • Jeff

    Lol! US SUPREME COURT tells GOP voter suppression obsessed jerks to bugger off!

    When the High Court leans right, and they won’t even listen to their ridiculous cases, It says something about what’s wrong with their parties agendas.

    On the wrong side of the constitution, again!

  • Babygate

    The Five is a beast! A little over a year on the air and they beat every show on every other news cable station. And Fox as a whole beats all other news cable networks combined as well.

  • ed brown


  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    I have been having IP address problems with the wifi, sorry I am late in saying this but our thoughts are with you and your family. Just remember he is now pounding the clouds with fellow Marines because once a Marine always a Marine.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    Attention :!:

    Hand Salute :!:


    Ready Too :!:

  • progressive Slayer

    the TRUE obama is really showing poeple how pathetic he is, and unable to lead the most prosperous nation in the world with his semi socalist policies designed redistribute wealth to his voters and cronie friends… Its funny to hear MSNBC IS INVESTIGATING INDIVIDUAL COMPANIES THAT BANE OWNED FOR SHIPPING 1 JOB OVERSEAS… at the same time they ignore a coverup, and lies to the american people about MOB ACTION(with RPGs) that killed a us ambassador and then riots that escallated for days to over 30 DIFFERNT EMBASSYS from MORROCCO to PAKISTAN, burning american property, because of OBAMAS WEAK RESPONSE, TO OUR PEOPLE BEING KILLED…. they saw obama blame a video….. THIS VERIFYS IN THE ARAB WORLD THAT THE VIDEO THAT HAD 400 HITS ON YOU TUBE BEFORE IT WAS IDENTIFIED BY THE WHITE HOUSE FOR 2 WEEKS AS THE CULPRIT FOR THE VIOLENCE…

    how 1 person can still be thinking this is not a cover up is beyond me

  • Bobbyv

    Steve, very sorry to hear about your brother.

  • todd


    I’ll call your voter supression and raise you forced voter intimidation. State socail workers and private sector union employees loading up in vans and mini buses bring people who collect government assistance to the polls by the millions forcing people to vote in the inner city for liberal candidates. This has been an unreported scamm thats been going on but increasing since the 70’s.

  • Ratboy

    MSNBC Edits Obama Dodging Question ‘Is Hillary to Blame for Benghazi?’

    Just how desperately is MSNBC trying to shelter viewers from the ever-changing story coming out of the White House concerning the four Americans killed at our consulate in Libya?

    The network on Tuesday edited a reporter asking the President, “Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?”

    REUTERS: How are you feeling about tonight?

    OBAMA (smiling): I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day.

    NBC: Are you aware Michelle voted for you yesterday?

    OBAMA (turning to yell back): Thank goodness!

    POLITICO: Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?

    OBAMA: (Silence. Kept walking.)
    As you can see from the transcript provided by Free Beacon and the clip from CNN, Obama answered the first two questions but ignored the one about Benghazi.

    Yet when MSNBC played this sequence for viewers at 12:01 PM Tuesday, the clip ended with Obama’s answer about Michelle voting for him.

    And MSNBC has the nerve to call itself a “news network.”

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/16/msnbc-edits-obama-dodging-question-hillary-blame-benghazi#ixzz29VLlOCmh

  • Coffee Steve

    @USN & Bobbyv

    Thanks Guys.

    & USN? You’d be happy knowing he was one Marine that liked the Navy, he better have, My Dad and Younger Brother were Navy Guys. :-)

    Dad Served during WWII, and My younger Brother during Desert Storm, he worked on the Fighter Jets.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    One last one but this is to your brother from an crusty old Master Chief Boatswains Mate

  • betty

    Granted….”Mourning Joe” is an Early Morning show, but so is FOX & FRIENDS
    and they always get ONE MILLION PLUS,yet “JOE” can never get a mere 500 K.

  • Ratboy

    Journalism at its BEST!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

    Chris Matthews On Debate: If Obama Doesn’t Fiercely Defend Record, ‘Something Historic Will Begin To Die’

    Chris Matthews: If Obama’s ‘Getting Beaten Again’ in Debate, People Will Switch to Yankees Game

  • Robbie

    I do not post often here, but I just read that Coffee Steve’s brother passed. I am so sorry to hear this and you will have my prayers for you and your family!

  • MattFitz

    A point of concession to you righties,Chris Matthews is an idiot,He is not fit for his job if he freaks out over a story hes covering,I say retire him and let one of there younger calmer rising stars reinvigorate that time frame hes a drain on the numbers in my opinion and is just a plain bonehead like when he says the docs He made are the greatest things ever jeez what a jerk

  • REM

    I watch FOX as does every other patriotic American but I will watch msnbc after Mitt wins the election just to see the look on Ed’s face………………………..priceless

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