Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 19, 2012

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October 22nd, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 19, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,632            383            740
CNN         355            102            151
MSNBC         667            234            338
CNBC         159             45             82
FBN           70             14             33
HLN         175             62            104
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,257            673         1,384
CNN         471            146            212
MSNBC       1,229            405            585
CNBC         162             78             96
FBN           77             13             36
HLN         252             65            119
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,394            349            713
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         199             58             86
MSNBC Morning Joe         550            212            303
CNBC Squawk Box         126             43             76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         218            134            167
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,264            506            958
CNN SITUATION ROOM         511            125            213
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,131            299            529
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION           98             28             48
HLN OPTIONS ACTION         140             40             64
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,659            553         1,070
CNN SITUATION ROOM         604            175            263
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         984            306            473
CNBC MAD MONEY           91             30             46
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         167             35             96
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,256            535            932
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         516            156            188
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         955            291            472
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         148             38             69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         270             57            129
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,664            696         1,403
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         486            150            185
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,163            368            548
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS         160             63             80
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         431            103            203
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,143            661         1,402
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         530            147            238
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,392            501            711
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         199            103            126
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         154             51             69
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPCL REPORT INVESTIGATES       2,933            661         1,345
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         395            141            213
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,130            347            496
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         125             68             84
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         170             41             84
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,695            517            821
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         327             96            152
MSNBC ED SHOW         618            239            310
CNBC MAD MONEY         120             55             82
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         106             27             66

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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    FIRST? Man Fox News killed everyone big time!

  • Babygate

    HLN beat CNN morning programs. That has got to be a low point for Soledad O’Brian…

  • usnretiredx2

    You beat me because I well telling everyone else. :sad:

  • usnretiredx2


    Both Marks very rarely reply back to me when I provide them with data. If they do it will be an obscure comment or very general like Mark did.

    PS, being somewhat new to the Post, most here knows I took a 90K+ pay cut just so I would be well away from that Obama numbers that seems to float around.

    Now that I am no longer employed there I was the Production Manager for GDLS / Force Protection building these


  • Ratboy

    looks like MSDNC experianced the normal Friday drop but FOX didnt get that memo and rung em up!!
    Brett did pretty darn good for a 10 pm Friday special!! and Hannity is still on it BIG time!
    Rachel is the only one on MSDNC that is close to a threat in the key. That poor station is in serious trouble!

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point still under 200.

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Both Marks very rarely reply back to me when I provide them with data

    You noticed that too?? Mark2 is the one, he post some bat crazy stuff and then when his post is shot to heck by me and everyone else he goes mute while he looks for his next bat crazy post! :shock: (he might just be busy crunching the numbers for the electoral map though :twisted: )

  • TZCA


    Very neat :smile: A rep from General Dynamics was one of about thirty in my senior project EE presentation back 2005. I had not dummy proofed the battery connections for my project and hooked up the batteries backwards about 15 minutes before the presentation, frying a few power MOSFETs. My project team mates weren’t too happy :sad: After twenty minutes of slide shows of what we’d done and where we’d failed, the General Dynamics rep said “So, I’ve seen alot of what you didn’t accomplish, what can you tell us about what you did accomplish?”

    I just stood there with my jaw dropped (literally speaking).

  • TZCA

    @usnretiredx2 and @Ratboy

    In reading past posts, it seems to me that Mark (not Mark2) tries to approach certain issues objectively, though he is left-leaning and doesn’t hide it. I was taken aback by the taxes going to city or state comment.

  • Meanie

    FOX News be killing these other news channels. I see the Republicans don’t do anything but watch news all day.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Early start is a non-start. 58K in key demo. Time to cancel and start over. Maybe they could borrow the prison shows from MSNBC.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: Both Sean and Brett’s Friday night programs were excellent.

  • Ratboy

    @ Ralph Hahn
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM
    @Ratboy: Both Sean and Brett’s Friday night programs were excellent.

    I missed both of them but i heard that Brett was good. d.d. said that Brett did a good job but she did not learn any real new info.

  • Ratboy

    WOW! my Bears are playing the Lions tonight at the same time of the debate!
    thank God for smart phones so I can keep track of the game!

  • Sicilian Papa



    I read your post and I found it enlightening. I didn’t understand it but it was fascinating. Know wonder I’m poor.

  • TZCA


    I take that back. I pulled up my electronic records of attendance at the project. The one who remarked was from General Mills (LOL, big difference), though there was a rep from General Dynamics in the group as well (also from competitors Raytheon and Lockheed Martin).

  • Sicilian Papa



    That is a rude thing to say you meanie.

  • Ratboy

    She should go up against Eva Longoria for the classiest woman award!

    Cher: ‘I’m Praying Obama Kicks Mittens Ass 2 the Curb!’

    Cher went on another anti-Mitt Romney Twitter rant Monday hours before the last presidential debate.

    She began, “Tonight is final debate & I’m praying Obama Kicks mittens ass 2 the curb!”

  • Letmethink

    @Early start is a non-start. 58K in key demo. Time to cancel and start over. Maybe they could borrow the prison shows from MSNB
    LOL–I think they would get better numbers. MHOO–if they would get rid of obrien they would see better results. Al Sharpton race baiting seems to work on MSNBC but not on CNN.

  • Ratboy

    @ Meanie
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:45 PM
    FOX News be killing these other news channels. I see the Republicans don’t do anything but watch news all day.

    Then how in the world did they become the mean rich people???

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