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

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.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    For one day! Apple your the king! LOL

  • Sicilian Papa

    you’re the King-not your the King. Either way you are the King.

  • Sicilian Papa



    They can’t even keep their lies straight anymore. Romney needs to hammer him in the foreign policy debate Monday. This cover up is a stain on the Presidency.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mitt Romney

    One question Monday night: Who sent Susan Rice on those Sunday shows five days after the attack to blame the video.

    Obama will answer James Clapper’s best intell. told us it was a spontaneous attack.

    Mr. President you said you called it a terror attack the next day?

    Didn’t you give that memo to the UN Ambassador. Did you ask her to go on those shows?

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Papa: There’s an article on the Fox News website about a couple who wrote a book about Obama, if he wins a 2nd term, will allow the U.N. to take a portion of OUR taxes for so-called “undeveloped nations.” The book says both Obama and Hillary are in on it for a whole master “Wealth distribution” plan for the world. Northern hemisphere nations around the world to give the southern hemisphere nations to level the playing field, which Obama speaks of many, many times. If this book is credible, maybe Romney should hit O with this Monday night. I’ll get the link.

  • Sicilian Papa


  • Matthew

    Agreed, hitting Obama with speculation from a book is a great debate strategy for a major presidential candidate. There is literally no way that can go wrong

  • Ratboy

    Hey all you MSDNC fans……………….THE NEW YOUK YANKEES ARE ON FIRE!!!!!! THEY ONLY LOST GAME 3 OF THE PLAYOFFS ON TUESDAY 2 – 1!!!!!!!! ON FIRE I TELL YA ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Matthew

    The key to implementing your True, For Reals Plans is not to strike while the iron is hot, while you have a majority in the Congress, but to wait until your second term, when you’re less popular, you’ve spent all of your political capital, and you have a Congress that doesn’t want to work with you

  • Matthew

    Hahaha, no no no Hillary, just wait, just wait another four years, until I’m the president, again. I know I’m president now, but the time just isn’t right to bring our plan to fruition

  • Ratboy

    Uncle Joe Doofus comes through again! But this tim Harry Reid is right there with his hand in the air!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Biden: ‘How Many of You Know Someone who Served in Iraq or Iran?’

    Vice President Joe Biden asked supporters Thursday at a Nevada campaign event, “How many of you know someone who served in Iraq or Iran?”

    Biden was joined at the event by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and embattled Senate candidate Rep. Shelley Berkley. At Biden’s question, Reid raised his hand.

    At the event, Biden also said that when it comes to the Young Guns – a group of younger Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan — the “bullets are aimed at you.”

  • Ratboy

    FNC’s ‘The Five’ is Number 1 Cable Program at 5PM & ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ Beats NBC Comedies in Total Viewers

  • Sicilian Papa



    The Yankees are down 6-0 in the sixth of game four. They are smokin hot!!!!

  • d.d

    Fox Business Turns Five

    It’s grown from 30 million to 60 million homes & is now in the black.
    – –
    Fox has also hired Peter J. Boyer as the network’s editor-at-large. Boyer, most recently a senior correspondent at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, will contribute to editorial content across all Fox News’ platforms.


    Guys, Interesting reading in last room on energy.


    This is almost a shock for this part of TN.

    The Tennessean Endorses Romney

    To say this endorsement by The Tennessean is an eyebrow raiser is an understatement. This is the same newspaper where former Vice President Al Gore got his start in journalism, that endorsed Obama in 2008. Of course, the paper endorsed Gore in 2000. In 2004, the paper endorsed Democrat John Kerry over President Bush. Also, Middle Tennessee is a traditional Democratic stronghold.”

    Early voting in Tennessee started yesterday.

    All Obama Counties in Tennessee

    2008: 36,144

    2012: 25,317

    Change: -30%

    All McCain Counties in Tennessee (except Henry which has not reported 2012EV totals):

    2008: 71,846

    2012: 94,588

    Change: +31.7%

    voter turnout statewide on day one of early voting was up about 10 percent compared to four years ago, but voter turnout increased 31 percent in McCain counties while it dropped 30 percent in Obama counties.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Don’t they have an attic in the White House where they can keep Crazy Joe until Nov. 7th

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM


    The Yankees are down 6-0 in the sixth of game four. They are smokin hot!!!!


  • Ratboy

    MSNBC fans reporting on the playoffs


    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • usnretiredx2

    Evening all. I was stuck in Tuesday for the last 2 hours. Matthew closed the door and put a chair in front of it.

    I opened the door and could not figure out how to get around the chair. :twisted:

  • Ratboy



  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM
    Evening all. I was stuck in Tuesday for the last 2 hours. Matthew closed the door and put a chair in front of it.

    I opened the door and could not figure out how to get around the chair.

    Been there done that!! :shock:

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