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Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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October 18th, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
      3,833            740         1,514
        748            258            352
      1,817            614            954
        176             74            112
          78             17             37
        294             85            152
Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FOX & Friends       1,788            497            944
Early Start/Starting Point         471            197            244
Morning Joe         849            321            463
Squawk Box         122             43             89
Morning Express w/ Meade         213            138            162
5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FIVE, THE       2,490            525         1,099
Situation Room         615            151            237
Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,346            353            618
FAST MONEY         159             19             79
EVENING EXPRESS           75             26             37
6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,739            592         1,181
Situation Room         571            164            235
POLITICS NATION       1,315            399            638
Mad Money         125             29             59
EVENING EXPRESS         112             57             61
7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       2,533            504         1,046
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         714            244            380
Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,326            410            612
Kudlow Report         150             26             60
JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         306             76            105
8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,411            813         1,676
Anderson Cooper 360         813            251            389
Ed Show       1,649            542            802
WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH         207             67            126
Nancy Grace         370            103            185
9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Hannity       3,928            741         1,494
Piers Morgan Tonight         749            246            337
Rachel Maddow Show       2,003            690         1,082
WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH         202             81            126
Dr. Drew         267             93            142
10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       3,130            659         1,363
Anderson Cooper 360         673            271            324
Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL       1,799            611            976
AMERICAN GREED         120             73             85
Nancy Grace         245             60            129
11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,813            595            963
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         392            133            150
Ed Show       1,068            374            571
Mad Money           74             49             37
SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         194             55            101

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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.

 
  • Cbear

    Wow for Bill O’Reilly. I only catch parts of his show a few days a week but he’s a monster in the ratings numbers!

  • Ratboy

    Holy Crap!!!!! Hannity, ALMOST 4 MILLION!!!!!

  • Former CNN Fan

    Big night for everyone. Even poor little Crappy News Network (CNN) got a little boost.

  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC did okay. Rachel broke 2 MIL.

    Even Tingles did some numbers. I tuned in to see his head explode!!!!!

    FOX is smoking hot!

  • Laurence Glavin

    The two showings of “Hardball” raked in two-point-six million total viewers. And Rachel drew two-million for the 9:00 pm Eastern time showing (there’s a repeat after midnight not shown above). On Charlie Pierce’s political blog at Esquire.com, I predicted that Rachel would do a job on Politifact and she did. So I’m going to make another prediction while I’m on a roll..Josh Romney won’t beat up anyone, not even Honey-boo-boo.

  • Cbear

    Is the reason for O’Reilly’s appeal because he’s more neutral? One of my co-workers who is more left leaning told me he will occasionally watch O’Reilly because he is more fair than Hannity or Gretta.

  • Sicilian Papa

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    Laurence

    Some of us conservatives tune into Tingles because we like a good freak show!

  • Ralph Hahn

    The two showings of “The O’Reilly Factor” raked in more than six-point-two million viewers, as opposed to two-point-six for “Hardball.” . (THere’s a Factor airing at 4:00am not shown above). I predicted that today would be Thursday, and it is! lol

  • Mark2

    I’m just amazed at the 25-54 Demo numbers for MSNBC, they’re right behind Fox News.

    Rachel is on Fire!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Sicilian Papa: I tuned in Messnbc to catch a little of their post-debate dribble and couldn’t stay tuned for a minute. Just the sight of Matthews’ face made me so uncomfortable and depressed, I went searching the streets for Prozac or something. ;-)

  • Sicilian Papa

    @

    Hi Ya der Ralphe boy

    Did here that the Prez. knew about Libya the day after it happened. But who sent Susan Rice out to say it was the video that caused the attack.

    It is comical watching the Obama people try to keep their lies straight.

  • Sicilian Papa

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    Mark 2

    MSNBC did good for one day. They had been slumping a bit lately.

  • Mark2

    (Bleed over from Tuesday thread)

    Famous Republican Lawyer and Chris Wallace Debate Gay Marriage, very interesting.

  • Ralph Hahn

    >>> …MSNBC, they’re right behind Fox News. <<<

    They will always be behind Fox News! Rachel…"on fire?" Yeah, but she's #2 behind Hannity, who beat her on the demo as well as having twice as many viewers in the cume.

  • Ralph Hahn

    If Rachel is on fire, than Sean Hannity is a nuclear mushroom cloud.

  • Mark2

    Where can I find ratings for NBC Nightly News and other Broadcast News shows?

  • AppleStinx

    Mark2 wrote: “Rachel is on Fire!”

    Hurry! Get the fire extinguisher! Aim at her pants! :grin:

  • Sicilian Papa

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    Mark 2

    Ralph is the man for that.

  • Mark2

    Hey Ralph, 25-54 Demo is the only thing that matters in the ratings business. And Rachel was right up there with him.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Papa: Obama lied. I heard he gave Hillary an odd birthday present. A wooden nameplate for her desk at the State Dept. that reads “The Buck Stops HERE.” :)

    How pompous at the debate was he when a questioner brought up responsibility for the Libyan tragedy/fiasco when he said “I’m untimately reponsible. (A few nice words for Hillary…then) She works for me!” And, I thought that Clinton worked for US the American people. Biggest ego in the White House since LBJ.

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