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.

  • Coffee Steve


    Have some fun stuff with my kid to do :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    LOL yep, rip :lol:

  • Sicilian Papa



    Stop the presses, Mark 2 says based on the encouraging numbers, for the Prez., from Gallup he has declared the election over. That’s gotta hurt!

  • AppleStinx

    Matthew wrote: “Why do you keep posting this speculation as though it’s a proven fact?”

    I trust that Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., wouldn’t make that up about his friend Obama.

  • d.d

    Congressman Jim Moran’s Son/Field Agent Caught Teaching How To Commit Voter Fraud

    Patrick Moran, is the son of Congressman James Moran, discusses forging utility bills and impersonating pollsters, all for the goal of circumventing voter ID laws in Virginia and casting ballots for unsuspecting inactive voters within the state for Barack Obama. Patrick Moran holds the salaried title of Field Director for his father’s congressional campaign, and assures our reporter that “committee” lawyers will defend his fraud if the forged documents “look good”.


    (must weigh the source)


    A list of old and failed ideas placed into a shiny new binder is what Barack Obama is now declaring a “plan” for the next four years. CNN rips it apart in just a few minutes…

    CNN Video available:

    Not Only Is Obama’s Plan Old, but, It Doesn’t Add Up

  • d.d

    Touche,’ Apple. You’re a quick one.

  • Matthew

    “I trust that Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., wouldn’t make that up about his friend Obama.”

    Suggesting that AA could have contributed to his entrance is a world apart from having specific knowledge. It’s a matter of whether or not Obama was a wholly unqualified applicant who was given preferential treatment, or a candidate who was roughly as qualified as other candidates, but given preferential treatment over white applicants with similar qualification.

  • Matthew

    For clarity – Postulating aloud that ‘affirmative action is a good thing, because without it Obama would not have gotten into college’ could be interpreted several ways. It could be a broad statement, that suggests “this is a policy that paved the way, so it’s a policy worth defending,” as opposed to “Obama ONLY got into college because of affirmative action.” One is a policy defense without specific knowledge, the other specifically implies that AA was the biggest factor, and that Obama himself was unqualified.

  • bishop

    Go Giants! !!
    For all you hungry fans, Taco Bell is offering one free taco tomorrow if a base is stolen in tonights game.
    no BS

  • d.d

    Benghazi will end up to be a gun walking scandal, IMHO.

    Libya had two huge warehouses of weapons. Stevens ,and others, it has been reported, were in Benghazi to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.”The problem is , according to the New York Times on October 14, 2012 article that, “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster.”

    Some of the arms are getting to the Syrian rebels, though, & Russia isn’t happy about it.

    Report: Syrian Rebels Have US-Made Stinger Missiles…

    Russian chief of staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov said the missiles were a “serious matter,”

  • Coffee Steve

    From the “Off The Record” interview, now released

    President Obama
    “We can easily meet — ‘easily’ is the wrong word — we can credibly meet the target that the Bowles-Simpson Commission established of $4 trillion in deficit reduction, and even more in the out-years, and we can stabilize our deficit-to-GDP ratio in a way that is really going to be a good foundation for long-term growth,” Mr. Obama said. “Now, once we get that done, that takes a huge piece of business off the table.”

    ***Meet the target that the Bowles-Simpson Commission established? Hmmmm..so the cuts to medicare & Social Security and tax increases on the middle class are in fact still on the table huh?


  • Coffee Steve

    *City of Springfield gives up hope for getting paid by campaign…

    Springfield’s budget director says the city is out of options to be reimbursed for expenses associated with hosting then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign stop in the fall of 2008.

    “Short of suing the campaign, which isn’t really going to do anything — it would drag on forever — there’s really nothing we can do,” said Bill McCarty. “We’ve tried.”

    Obama introduced his running mate, Joe Biden, at the Old State Capitol in August 2008. About 160 police officers and nine civilians helped provide protection for Obama’s visit, according to an invoice from the city.

    Obama’s presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139, but still owes $55,457.

    The city has tried for years to collect.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    “Obama’s presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139, but still owes $55,457″

    He thought he got the Union rate. :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve


    He did but at the last moment the Union wanted more money :-)

    Rats? You and USN can make fun of me for awhile, were out for the evening.

    Take care everyone, and remember “Use The Force”


  • usnretiredx2

    Hillary Quote of the day.

    “Don’t jump to any conclusions”

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    Have fun.

    Glad you lost the Invalid Data thing.

    Using the short SCID would not go well

    Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency

  • usnretiredx2



  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    **UPDATE** At 2:30 p.m. EDT, MSNBC mentioned the damaging emails for the first time, coupling it with breaking news of an arrest in the attack on our Libyan consulate.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Matthew: >>> …the other specifically implies that AA was the biggest factor, and that Obama himself was unqualified. <<<

    Until Obama gives the order to reveal his "secret" college grades and transcripts, we'll never find out, will we???

  • Ratboy

    Hey there everybody!
    here is the question of the day.
    If the Bengazi story would have been with Bush in office and lets say the media let it get to this point.
    What would the media be doing right now with 2 weeks left in a tight race???? Do you think that EVERYONE would be surrounding him for answers??? Do you think he would have a snowballs chance in hell of holding a campaign event without have 90% of the US media on him like a hobo on a ham sandwich??

    Jus askin

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