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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Doug Z >>> I would tell the world no debates on the Alphabet News net works next time. Only on Fox. <<<

    Well, there's not a snowball's chance in hell of that happening. However, of the current three debates for President, a Fox News host should at least moderate one of them.

    I was pleasantly surprised by Bob Schieffer. There may be hope for him yet before he retires.

  • lbsles

    Obama: After Cliff, Immigration is Highest Priority

    By Fawn Johnson
    The National Journal, October 24, 2012

    Here is the news that President Obama made on immigration in his interview with the Des Moines Register: he cited immigration reform as his biggest “long-term” priority for a second term if he wins re-election And he plans to tackle it after working to reach a grand bargain on deficit reduction, which he hopes could be accomplished in the first six months of 2013.

    Here is the president’s quote in its entirety:

    “The second thing I’m confident we’ll get done next year is immigration reform. And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt. Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community. And this is a relatively new phenomenon. George Bush and Karl Rove were smart enough to understand the changing nature of America. And so I am fairly confident that they’re going to have a deep interest in getting that done. And I want to get it done because it’s the right thing to do and I’ve cared about this ever since I ran back in 2008.”

    Boom. There it is. It is the answer to Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s oft-repeated question, “Where is that immigration bill that Obama promised back in 2008?” It is a heartfelt statement to the Hispanic community that Obama still cares deeply about the issue, even though he has hit roadblocks at almost every attempt to change the current Byzantine system. It is a mildly snarky reminder to Republicans that at least two-thirds of the Latino vote is locked in for Democrats, and is likely to remain so if Republicans cry “amnesty” at every immigration proposal.

    The backstory to the Des Moines Register interview is also interesting. The discussion was originally off the record. Obama was angling for an endorsement, but in typical White House fashion, the actual live quotes he used to make his case couldn’t be published. After a public protest from the paper’s editor Rick Green, the Obama campaign relented and released the interview.

    Why would Obama want to keep this off the record? Romney has been pushing hard on Obama on immigration, running ads in Spanish that criticize the president for doing nothing and promising “soluciones” for undocumented youth and work visas. Never mind that Romney’s only pathway to citizenship for the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States as kids is through the military.

    Romney is doing a good job lobbying for the few Hispanic votes that could swing his way in crucial states like Florida and Nevada. He obviously is paying attention to statements from Republican gurus like anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, who said last week that immigration is “the most important thing to focus on if you’re concerned with the future of the country, both as an economic power and as the serious a leader of the free world.”

    Obama needs those Hispanic votes badly, and he needs to reassure the Latino community that he cares just as much as he always has about immigration. It helps to show a little emotion, indicating that he is just as frustrated with the lack of progress as they are.

    Even if this started out off the record–perhaps even more important because it started out off the record–it is significant that Obama has placed immigration at the top, the very top, of his domestic policy agenda for a second term. That is something Romney has not promised, for all his criticism of Obama on the issue.


  • Doug Z

    Ralph Hahn
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    @Doug Z >>> I would tell the world no debates on the Alphabet News net works next time. Only on Fox. <<<

    I would put this in the State of the Union Address on the first day. That would give them something to talk about. If you were winning at reelection you would be better off anyway than to deal with Alphabet News Networks

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Doug Z: >>> …the Romney Familes plans to have Big Bird for Thanksgiving, and I mean REALLY have Big Bird for dinner <<<

    I prefer The Count Burger…bloody as hell. lol

  • Doug Z

    Ralph Hahn

    I prefer The Count Burger.
    What is that.

  • Doug Z


    Why do you not write a book. Summarize it. I am to old to read all of that and the Libs, Demos do not like you anyway

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Doug Z (and For The Record): I did not pen the second response to Doug’s post about Fox-only debates regarding it being part of the State of the Union Speech.

    Doug, I don’t know why you wrote my name above where YOU responded to a quote of your own..??

  • lbsles

    Tweet of Yesterday –daveweigel: I was going to watch the third party debate, but then I realize that I’ll be dead one day and don’t want to waste my life.

  • Ralph Hahn

    DougZ: “The Count” is the purple Muppet dressed and sounds like Dracula. He’s my fave Muppet. I watched this stuff with my three daughters years ago. 8am: Captain Kangaroo, 9am: Sesame Street, 10a, Mister Rogers and 10:30: The Electric Company. And the Saturday morning cartoons together. I’m surprised that I remember anything. My girls are all in their 30s now.

  • Doug Z

    Ralph Hahn

    I told you I was old

  • Ralph Hahn

    Tuesday’s Open

  • Mick Hannigan

    “Happy Days Are (soon-to-be) Here Again!”

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