Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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October 17th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 16, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       2,673            739         1,237
CNN       1,086            450            500
MSNBC       1,136            432            572
CNBC         208             70            108
FBN           91             26             50
HLN         168             63             96
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       9,045         2,694         4,031
CNN       4,352         1,902         1,904
MSNBC       3,888         1,491         1,934
CNBC         448            231            247
FBN         186             61            101
HLN         213             72            109
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,297            349            703
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         236             82            133
MSNBC Morning Joe         465            177            230
CNBC Squawk Box         124             22             55
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         216            126            163
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,344            532         1,057
CNN SITUATION ROOM         470            109            166
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         998            267            433
CNBC FAST MONEY         153             43            108
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           93             30             38
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,829            616         1,194
CNN SITUATION ROOM         574            177            231
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         941            298            421
CNBC MAD MONEY         142             51             82
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         127             34             42
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,716            559         1,175
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA         856            315            358
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,198            426            602
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         170             51             78
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         281             73             93
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,775         1,105         1,938
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA       1,583            589            671
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW       1,814            611            911
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         104             37             52
HLN NANCY GRACE         346            110            179
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE     11,042         3,405         4,909
CNN 2ND PRES DEBATE 2012       5,677         2,506         2,435
MSNBC DEBATE       4,823         1,913         2,387
CNBC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE         604            299            317
HLN DR. DREW         177             71             89
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA     10,850         3,440         5,142
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA       5,514         2,364         2,560
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS       5,066         2,014         2,631
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE         356            180            207
HLN NANCY GRACE         116             35             58
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       5,321         1,755         2,706
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA       3,871         1,632         1,925
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS       3,140         1,303         1,720
CNBC MAD MONEY         208            100            102
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         128             31             67

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.

  • DB

    USNretired, Jeffie will take you up on that bet right after he takes me up on my deal. I do think you will win the bet except it might be an extra 10 minutes, in fact I hear the MSM has suggested that Romney not be allowed to speak so we can hear more of the messiah.

  • Mark2

    And he actually had the nerve to say the following: “I’m a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering.” LOL

    He was for the Stimulus before he was against it.
    He was for universal healthcare before he was against it.
    He was against the auto bailout before trying to take credit for their rescue.
    He was for a woman’s right to choose before he was against it.
    He said he never had the desire to serve in Vietnam before saying he longed to be there.
    He was for minimum wage before he was against it.
    He was against returning to the Reagan-Bush era before saying he was for it.
    He was for Stem-Cell research before he was against it.
    He said he didn’t care about the 47% before saying he cared about the 100%.
    He was for the assault rifle ban before saying he was against it.
    He was against signing the Tax pledge before being the first to sign it.
    He said he saw his father march with MLK before admitting he never saw it.
    He was ok with hiring illegals to cut his lawn before he was against it.
    He said he was a big game hunter before he said he wasn’t.
    He said corporations were people before saying they weren’t.
    He was against Obamacare before saying he liked the main parts of it before saying he was against it again.
    He was for a path to citizenship before being against it, before being for it again.
    He was for the TARP before he was against it.
    He was for Roe v Wade before he was against it.
    He was against people going to the Emergency Room before he was all for it.
    He was for Gays being able to serve openly before he was against it.
    He believed in climate changed before he didn’t.
    He said he didn’t ‘line up” with the NRA before saying he was a member.
    He said he owned a gun before admitting it was one of his sons.
    He was against the Bush Tax cuts before he supported them.

    I’m sorry but I just don’t trust Romney.

  • DB

    Mark2, I’m sorry but I don’t trust anything you post. Don’t believe it either!!

    Jeffie, I know you are busy with “French models” in “France” but I still await your response to my offer. Are you standing by your man or just FHA??

  • ninja

    m/?ark2_____you have not yet answer my question; why is mormonism a cult?

  • Glenda

    DB: You are free to be in denial. Its all truth.

  • Graham

    I check in to this site on a daily basis. A registered middle aged Dem I like to see good figures for MSNBC. My take on them losing to CNN is they have the wrong set up during the pre and post debate programs. Maddow just does not cut it for me as the unelected leader of the pack. I would much rather have Chris or Lawrence leading the team with Rachel giving her opinion. When you have older more experienced broadcasters looking uncomfortable round that table it comes over as awkward. Just my opinion. Turned to Fox and was amazed at the reaction to the debate. But. should have known better.

  • Mark2

    Hey DB, watch the video and here it straight from the Horse’s mouth. Nobody made Romney say those things, he said them himself.

  • Ratboy

    How do you think Obama will roll in “saving” GM, adding 5 million jobs, and Romney is to rich for our good in a foreign policy debate?

  • Sam

    Give this guy a little more time and he might as well change his mind and vote for Obama !

  • Mark2

    Fox News Insider Presidential Debate Poll:

    Obama = 66.4%

    Romney = 33.6%

    Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. I’m surprised Fox left that up on their site.


  • usnretiredx2

    @Jeff and Ratboy

    Isn’t it great about the housing market?

    Do you guysthing the fact that the mortgage is the lows it has been in the last 4 years hadanything to do with it?

    Sure glad the Fed is pumping out money, too bad it every thing else cost more.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Man made Global Warming could also be considered a cult.

    Who sent Susan Rice out on all those Sunday shows?

    What did the President know and when did he know it?

  • ninja

    Mark2. Please tell me why U said mormonism is a cult

  • Matthew

    “Man made Global Warming could also be considered a cult.”

    How is scientific fact a ‘cult?’ The fact that GW is occurring continues to be supported by all objective measures, and the rate being of anthropogenic origin is still the most widely accepted (and factually supported) explanation, barring better alternatives, as theories such as cosmic rays have not borne fruit.

  • Mark2

    Hey SP, here’s the portion of the Transcript from the Rose Garden where President Obama mentioned Acts of Terror:

    …It’s especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi. With characteristic skill, courage and resolve he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya.

    When the Gadhafi regime came to an end Chris was there to serve as our ambassador to the new Libya, and he worked tirelessly to support this young democracy. And I think both Secretary Clinton and I have relied deeply on his knowledge of the situation on the ground there.

    He was a role model to all who worked with him and to the young diplomats who aspire to walk in his footsteps. Along with his colleagues, Chris died in a country that is
    still striving to emerge from the recent experience of war. And today the loss of these four Americans is fresh, but ourmemories of them linger on. I have no doubt that their legacy will live on through the work that they did far from our shores and in the hearts of those who loved them back home.

    Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourn with the families who were lost on that day. I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed. And then last night we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

    As Americans let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those, both civilian and military, who represent us around the globe.

    NO ACTS OF TERROR will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.

    Today we mourn for more Americans who represent the very
    best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done….

  • Mark

    Mark2. Please tell me why U said mormonism is a cult
    Even though I am Mark1, I will answer this

    In defense of Mormonism, I think all religions could be considered cults. :)

  • ninja

    Mark2_______how do you expect anybody to believe anything you say when you can’t back it up?

  • Ratboy

    Navy dude don’t get fooled by the housing numbers. Interest rates are lower than they ever have been but it doesn’t mean people are getting loans. Re fis are going well with the low rates but many can’t because they are too deep under water and the appraisals for the ones being done still do Mr reflect true values so those people could be in trouble later. And the new construction surge is very regional and there are still a lot of areas that are still dead. Here there are only r builders doing Lu h. One is a. Discount junk builder and the other 3 do high middle to upper value homes and they are only spec building one at a time

  • DB

    Mark, global warming is not a scientific fact, it is scientific speculation at best. We do not have the models for proving or disproving climate change. That is a fact and a scientific fact at that!!!

  • Ratboy

    4 builders not r builders. And much not lug

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