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.

  • Mark2

    One thing I didn’t mention was that Romney was sweating like a Pig. And the fact that he kept looking down at his notes.

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a good night everyone, have to get up real early and visit the DNC with a buddy and see what I can sneak out, I mean check out, I mean hehehehehe

    Peace & Grace

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa from mark2
    One thing I didn’t mention was that Romney was sweating like a Pig. And the fact that he kept looking down at his notes.

    Try this one, well Obama had his hidden telepromter :-)

    Come’on Mike dude he’s killin ya so far LOL

    Night All

  • Ratboy

    Hey Coffee, I was gonna tell ya. I smoked the wild boar for my buddy and I got a call from a local smoke shop owner that is a friend of my buddy asking for my injection recipe. He tasted it and was impressed. I was pretty flattered

  • Adam

    I was watching local news a few nights ago. They had a story on a black bear running through a neighborhood. After about an hour, Animal Control arrived and tranquilized the bear with a tranquilizer gun. Watching MSNBC post debate with Matthews, Schulz, and Al – I thought of that tranquilizer gun and smiled. What a waste to have used it on the bear.

  • ninja

    Pig don’t sweat.

  • Ratboy

    @ ninja
    Good point on sweating pigs but I like the part about looking at his notes. He took notes throughout and Obama took notes too so “looking at notes” was more taking notes and then glancing to referance those notes taken. Can’t fi…:.:…nah I won’t say it :lol:

  • ninja

    Rats____If you could get a hold of those notes, I would love to read them.( if that’s not to much to ask) lol

  • Mark2

    Not looking good for Romney:

    PPP’s post debate poll in the swing states, conducted on behalf of Americans United for Change, finds that Barack Obama was the big winner in tonight’s face off. 53% of those surveyed in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin think Obama was the winner to 42% who pick Romney.

    Obama’s winning margin among critical independent voters was even larger than his overall win, with 55% of them picking him as the winner to 40% for Romney. The sense that Obama was the winner is pretty universal across different demographics groups- women (57/39), men (48/45), Hispanics (69/29), African Americans (87/13), whites (49/45), young voters (55/40), and seniors (53/43) all think Obama came out ahead tonight.

    Maybe even more important than the sentiment on who won the debate is who folks in these swing states are planning to vote for now: 51% of them say they’re going to support Obama to 45% who stand with Romney. That includes a 46/36 advantage for Obama with independents, and Obama also seems to have made a lot of progress with groups he was previously down by wide margins with. Among men (50/47) and whites (50/46) he is trailing only slightly and with seniors he’s actually ahead 52/47.

  • ninja

    Mark2 —–Why are you such a party poopper?

  • Ratboy

    I gotta go to bed because if I don’t I might get stupid by association

    Papa wheeeeeeeere are you?

    Good night

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    A poll of people that visit this site. Is Mark 2 hurting Mark 1’s creditability.

    99.9 YES 00.1 NO That’s gotta hurt! Guess who voted no!

  • Bsotgnw

    Mark2: How is life in your alternate universe.
    Real Clear Politics
    Gallup R 51 O 46
    Rassmussen R 51 O 46
    ABC Wash Post R 50 )46
    Arg R 49 O 47

  • Mark2


    Who died and made you God? LOL


    Those are nationwide polls…meaningless in the Electoral votes of Swing States. Yes, Romney will most likely win the popular vote but Obama will win the Electoral vote.

    Obama = 271 (Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada)
    Romney = 267 (Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Iowa)

  • RedBarSoup

    Either way, this election is going to be closeee!!!

  • Doug Z

    Desperation is in the air, and The Chicago Machine’s ugliness is just starting to get ginned up. They’ve already all but accused Romney of being a “felon” and of murdering Joe Soptic’s wife, but now that the polls are moving against Obama – and the President’s closing argument has been reduced to Big Bird, binders, and bayonets – President Obama’s about launch his own personal freak show starring Jeremiah Wright, Gloria Allred, and Andrew Sullivan.

  • AppleStinx

    Ratings for post-debate analysis (10:30pm):

    P2+ (000):
    FNC 9,595
    NBC 9,330
    ABC 8,050
    CBS 6,170
    CNN 5,663
    MSNBC 4,046

  • Doug Z

    If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote. But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.

  • Doug Z

    Today, things got improbably worse when the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, who has reportedly been a guest of Obama’s at the White House, launched into a punishingly long, bigoted, desperate anti-Mormon tirade against Romney that burns a warehouse full of strawmen and employs enough guilt-by-association to choke the ghost of Joe McCarthy:

  • Doug Z

    Obama’s infamous Trifecta of Freak-dom ended today with none other than — you knew this was coming — Gloria Allred:

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