Cable News Ratings for Monday, October 22, 2012

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October 23rd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 22, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        2,639        714       1,213
CNN        1,068        437         505
MSNBC        1,052        406         579
CNBC          181         55           87
FBN            95         24           46
HLN          204         73         107
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        9,093     2,593       4,166
CNN        4,376     1,834       1,964
MSNBC        3,303     1,349       1,833
CNBC          365        144         153
FBN          166         59           85
HLN          177         61         100
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,319        356         678
CNN Early Start/Starting Point          198         90           95
MSNBC Morning Joe          453        173         243
CNBC Squawk Box          105         29           48
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade          215        117         132
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,313        486         960
CNN SITUATION ROOM          509        123         219
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,215        285         561
CNBC FAST MONEY          109         19           46
HLN EVENING EXPRESS          167         48           81
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,678        488       1,000
CNN SITUATION ROOM          575        172         270
MSNBC POLITICS NATION        1,132        331         527
CNBC MAD MONEY          107         31           63
HLN EVENING EXPRESS          165         47           68
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,609        572       1,059
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA          892        313         372
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,403        506         745
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT          169         33           80
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL          331         92         154
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CVG        7,308     1,954       3,360
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        4,647     1,037       1,912
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA        1,556        528         595
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW        1,762        643         965
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE          137         33           62
HLN NANCY GRACE          313        109         176
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE      11,516     3,442       5,408
CNN 3RD PRES DEABTE 2012        5,716     2,392       2,520
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA        4,059     1,499       1,637
MSNBC DEBATE        4,035     1,707       2,257
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE PREVIEW        3,228     1,265       1,763
CNBC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE          453        179         184
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL          105         39           54
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA      10,066     2,928       4,655
FNC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE      11,396     3,415       5,333
CNN 3RD PRES DEABTE 2012        6,095     2,711       2,864
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA        5,663     2,479       2,728
MSNBC DEBATE        4,168     1,716       2,277
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS        4,046     1,681       2,262
CNBC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE          578        252         217
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE          381        146         173
HLN NANCY GRACE          114         34           69
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        5,684     1,622       2,737
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        7,150     2,001       3,364
CNN DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA        3,646     1,597       1,857
MSNBC MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS        2,741     1,108       1,587
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE          226         77         102
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT          147         47           81

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.

  • Doug Z

    Coffee Steve Invallid Data:
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM


    Moodys and Fitch are to make major announcments Nov 7th now, maybe about Europe or the US.

    Only 3 people here know what that means. None are Demos, Libs.

  • Matthew

    “Make plenty of coffee, Coffee on election night we are going to need it.”

    I would actually be willing to predict it for Romney if it weren’t for the fact that Obama has a few things going for him in Ohio – He still polls closely with Romney in terms of who they trust on economy and the debt, the auto bailout has a high favorable rating, Ohio’s economy is doing better than the nation as a whole, and the GOP doesn’t really have a Bill Clinton-like figure on it’s side to help pitch Romney. It’s the nature of the 2012 electoral map; Romney has to run an excellent campaign to reach 270, while Obama has a lot more room for error.

  • Matthew

    Also Obama is getting 58% of the early voters, which dampens some of the Libya impact.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve Invallid Data: wrote: “Trump is trying to get Obama’s application released is all he wants. If it is as reported, Obama may have applied as a foreign student,…”

    Obama was admitted to Columbia and Harvard through affirmative action. I don’t think that foreign students can qualify for that, but I could be wrong.

  • Coffee Steve Invallid Data:

    @Doug Z
    Only 3 people here know what that means. None are Demos, Libs.

    As many know the Governments fiscal year begins in Oct each year, Fitch and Moody’s can either simply give an outlook reports or upgrade or downgrade issue. This usually happens each November.

    Hopefully it would be a upgrade for us (Doubt It) or a major warning about about the EU (Likely)

  • usnretiredx2

    Coffee Steve and d.d.

    I found this, just wish the could have included Lybia.

    Notice the dated

    Sep 10, 2012

    U.S. says Darfur threat level ‘critical’


    The official State Department release dated 07 Sep 2012 can no longer be found. Strange…..

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve & d.d.

    I did find this one though


  • Coffee Steve Invallid Data:

    I don’t think that foreign students can qualify for that, but I could be wrong.

    Actually I think you’re right Apple. Maybe it’s just the place of birth thing. I do know this, Trump needs to just shut up.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Man O. painted himself in a corner. If he and his people lied for this long and there is minimal coverage of the story he may lose this election because of it. 100 Million or so people usually vote. Sometimes slightly more, so 1% is tough to turn around in two weeks. If you lose 1 or 2% because of something like Libya that might spell your defeat.

    O. and his people will be kicking themselves all the way to the unemployment line. All they had to do was admit they made mistakes. We are used to incompetence in government but we don’t like big lies like this.

  • Coffee Steve Invallid Data:


    Me too, and with 2 previous recent attacks in Lybia, I’d like to know why one wasn’t issued.


    Ohio may be the one that takes all night. I agree, it’s going to be close there and can go either way.

  • Coffee Steve Invallid Data:


    Forgot to mention, Romney’s camp are running major ad’s on what he actually said from transcripts about letting the car companies go through bankruptcy and allowing the Government to give guarantees to them.

    Some think that is why Romney is tied in some polls there

  • d.d

    I just watched a Catherine Herridge,who covers intelligence community for Fox News. Appearing before a Congress Committee, Counter terrorism Center Director, Matt Olsen, first openly broke that Libya terrorism story. I saw it. The next day ,the White House agreed. What Herridge reported today is that Olson got a reprimand for divulging … the truth.


    Obama Pays Price for Backpedaling on Libya Attack

    Very good article by Chris Stirewalt/ Fox today. (Copyrighted)

  • Coffee Steve Invallid Data:

    Today my neighbor covered my Romney sign with artificial flowers


  • Coffee Steve Invallid Data:

    Fox is now reporting that ALL departments were notified within 45 minutes that the Libya attack was happining.

    Time for a press conference Mr President

  • usnretiredx2


    AKA Coffee Steve

    “Time for a press conference Mr President”

    Yea, right,like that will happen between now and Nov 7th. Fat chance.

  • Coffee Steve Invallid Data:

    FINALLY some GOOD News

    My Sister went to the hospital last night (Just found out) with severe chest pains, she is 64 and in some ways the same shape my brother was. She also is on dialysis.

    After a series of test, the docs come out to my younger sister and tell he they ran the die test and discovered she has NO clogging of her arteries and except for her diabetic problems is fit as a fiddle, she had a reaction to an anti-biotic she wasn’t supposed to have.

    Praise the Lord. Now I get to RIP my Sisters for not telling me until now

  • Coffee Steve


    He will if his points atart dropping like a rock :-)

  • usnretiredx2


    Remember the other day I told you that I was glad Romney did not attack Obama on Libya because I did not want him to be able to close the books.

    I also said “Me thinks the plot will thicken”


  • Matthew

    “Obama was admitted to Columbia and Harvard through affirmative action.”

    Why do you keep posting this speculation as though it’s a proven fact?

  • usnretiredx2


    That should be rip not RIP,gave me a start

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