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

    Coffee Steve – I’m sorry to hear about your brother passing away. Our prays are with you and your family.

  • Rick in MT

    I am not sure which network I am going to watch but I do not plan to watch the predebate shows nor the post debate shows. Everybody wants to tell their opinion of who won, when they had their minds made upbefore the debate. I will digest what they had to say and their conduct dueing the debate, and make up my own mind. I can tune in to the spin tomorrow night aftercalmer heads had time to think about the debate.

  • Chriscee

    Coffee Steve….

    I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Godspeed to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of mourning.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point ouch 182.

  • Sid Kaminsky

    All anti MSNBCand NBC in general, remember it is owned by Comcast. Choose direcxt tv or Dish. Drop the SOB’s.

  • Glenda

    REM: what are you suggesting? If someone watches MSNBC they are not patriotic? Just because someone does not watch FOX News does not make them less patriotic. This country stands for the ability to have your own opinion and express that opinion. To suggest what you have is actually very unpatriotic.

  • PaulG

    Coffee Steve

    Very sad to hear of your brother’s passing,,it is more than impressive the way you and your family have handled so much tragedy,,again my heart felt condolences…

  • James

    Good numbers for msnbc again..cnn in the abyss as usual..but anyway like i predicted joe biden would destroy ryan last week i predict tonight will be romneys waterloo hes gonna leave the debate his tail tucked between his legs bank on it

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: My deepest condolances, my brother. I can’t even imagine my brother being in that position because he is nine years younger than me.
    I’ll continue to pray for you and your family’s comfort during this sorrowful time. We will all be together again.

    @Glenda: Someone who watches MSNBC isn’t exactly unpatriotic if they’re tuning in for the stupid things like Matthews’ ravings. However, MSNBC may as well be known as State run-Television. Their hosts are so bitter and so angry. They edit clips, run every story on Romney-Ryan only IF they make a gaffe or they happened to make an honest living. And, they edit unflattering Obama clips and simply ignore stories that are unflattering to Obama-Biden. HOW in the world do they get away with all of their lies and cover-ups every day of the week? Watching Fox does not make people more patriotic. It makes them see two sides to a story that you rarely see on MSNB.S.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @James: >>> Good numbers for msnbc again <<<

    No, no, no, James. In many dayparts, FOX still beats CNN and MSNBC combined. MessNBC DOES come close during the 9pm hour, but "Hannity" has been on a tear lately and Maddow rarely comes close anymore.

    While we see thunder, lightning and hailstones, don't try to sell us on blue skies and bright sunshine.

  • usnretiredx2

    I see the writing on the wall.

    Obama can dispute

    Romney gets another question.

    Let see if this pans out…..

  • Jeff

    Romneys blowing it!!!

  • usnretiredx2

    looking like that I am right, Romney has to fight to get his point

  • suikostinger

    @James: >>> Good numbers for msnbc again <<<

    No, no, no, James. In many dayparts, FOX still beats CNN and MSNBC combined. MessNBC DOES come close during the 9pm hour, but "Hannity" has been on a tear lately and Maddow rarely comes close anymore.

    While we see thunder, lightning and hailstones, don't try to sell us on blue skies and bright sunshine.

    Good numbers doesn't mean they have to beat Fox News……

  • usnretiredx2


    Would you like the link to the government web site that shows that the pumping of oil on Government land is down to what Romney said. I know I have posted it before, not hard to find Department Of Energy web site.

  • suikostinger


    He tried to dispute on an Obamas dispute….

  • usnretiredx2


    Kind of hard to win when you are fighting more than one.

  • Letmethink

    I thnk Candy Crowley opened Pandora’s box with her clarification questions.

  • lbsles

    “Folks, if Obama shows up tonight and successfully breathes, he’s going to be declared the winner. He’d have to set his hair on fire to be considered the loser. The media has already written the story: ‘Comeback Kid!’ Just get ready for it.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    Romney has all the stats tonight: Twenty-three million unemployed, 5% loss median family income, 47 million food stamps, one in six in poverty, and the unemployment rate really is 15%. There’s no recovery; there’s no progress. We’re in the middle of a disaster, created and architected by Barack Obama.” -Rush Limbaugh

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