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

    And let’s give an honorary freak show tip of the hat to Salon’s Joan Walsh, who wrote a piece about Romney titled: “The man without a soul.”

    This is all the man who ran on hope and change has left: to dogwhistle the dregs of the left-wing fever swamp to spew desperate venom on his behalf.

  • bishop

    Today he sweats and looks at notes. Last week magic underware. The week before mormonism is a cult. Kinda says a lot about your character. If you don’t like his politics debate it.

  • Doug Z

    Mr. Romney is doing fine on his own, and BO is ‘hopeless’ to ‘change’ his record. Mr. Trump should butt out. I have complete confidence in Allred, Sullivan and Wright to make asses of themselves.

  • Bsotgnw

    @Mark2: Realclear Politics R 206, O 201. Leaning R 29, leaning O 17, the rest is up for grabs. Toss up 131, only takes 270 to win. Not God just facts! Try it some time.

  • Doug Z

    How the mighty have fallen!
    A man who he tried to shut up with a 6-figure bribe is now the best he can do for a flack?
    Gloria Allred? My lord! She hasn’t the brains to pour pi$$ out of a boot with instructions on the heel.
    Andrew Sullivan? That is just plain creepy…

  • Doug Z

    lets see beer, popcorn, easychair. Sit back and watch the fun.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Mark 2, yes you are a bit crazy but you do have sense of humor.

    I guess the same could be said about me.

  • ninja

    PS_______You have got to be going a little crazy when you want OB to win but at the same time, your money is on Mitt.

  • ninja

    Sorry SP not PS

  • Mark2


    -Yes, I’ve been told I’m a bit crazy but aren’t we all, lol.


    -I voted for Obama, but my Intrade money is still on Romney.


    -That’s why I keep saying that Obama’s route to victory is with Ohio, Wisconsin, and Nevada and currently he’s leading in those states, that would be 271.

    -I’ll bite. Yes, Mitt Romney is a Mormon and I believe Mormonism is a cult.

  • Stan T

    Even FactCheck.Org is calling out Obama’s lies…

    Obama ad claims he created 5.2 million jobs. Of course, the numbers only count March 2010 to current, leaving out the 4.3 million jobs lost during his first 13 months in office…according to FactCheck.Org, Obama created 325,000 jobs in 4 years…if he’s lying about the jobs numbers, what else is he lying about?


  • Mark2

    Hey Stan,

    But those jobs were lost due to the Crash. It had nothing to do with Obama or his policies.

  • Mark

    Recently I joked that Romney was trying to sell people a return to Mayberry(especially at the RNC)

    well no joke here but


    Political ad TV party: Obama loves ‘2 Broke Girls.’ Romney? ‘Andy Griffith.’

    Mitt Romney may or may not secure the presidency of the United States, but he appears to be in an optimal position to win Mayberry.

    “The Andy Griffith Show” is the second-most Republican-leaning program in the country, as measured by the partisanship of the political ads that run during its episodes. Only the Olympics saw a higher percentage of Republican ads, according to a Yahoo News analysis of the filings reported to the Federal Communications Commission by the TV stations in the top 50 media markets.

  • Mark


    Poll finds 20 of 21 countries strongly prefer Obama (exception: Pakistan)

    At least we who wants Romney to win in this world. lol

  • RealityChick

    No matter how they try to spin job numbers I can tell how bad the economy is by counting the “For Lease/Available” signs on my way to work. Shuttered businesses. Car dealerships, beauty salons, clothing stores, bakeries, plumbing supplies, dry cleaners, ice cream shop, card and gift stores, luncheonettes….places that used to employ people. Small family owned operations. Gone. These are the people getting crushed by this economy.Not the uber wealthy and not the welfare addicts. The super rich will do ok no matter who is elected, the welfare addicts are actually making out really well with Obama and crew, hence their undying adoration of him. For me, this election is about being tired of working and doing without to give to those who think I owe it to them. The entitlement madness needs to stop.

  • RealityChick

    Obama says he wants to grow the economy from the middle class out. Looks like a good plan in a glossy brochure, except small business taxes and the new health care law makes it impossible for a new business to start up. Try to borrow the money. Hah!! It takes capital. How many of us, even if we had it, would in this economy risk $50k or more after looking at how many business owners closed up shop. Also, you need customers. Besides food, shelter and the means to get to and from your job (if you still have one) the folks don’t have too much left over for anything else. The big boys are sitting on record profits..hoarding capital. WHY? No way are they gonna invest in an Obama economy. Watch the business channel. They are saying, if O is elected go conservative, if Romney, the markets will rally.

  • RealityChick

    Why does Obama change his demeanor? Watching him at a rally he is distinctly different than when he is giving one of his speeches. Can you imagine if he slipped into the angry preacher indignant activist role in front of the dignitaries at the UN or around the world? Reminds me of some one whose personality is altered when they drink. You like them when they are sober, but if they get a few drinks in them…..hmmm

  • RealityChick

    Its dangerous being a friend of Obama…thought he “had our backs”. Tell that to the border agent killed. No justice there. Too worried about his boy in the justice department. How about the poor Dr. that helped us get Bin Laden. Sucks for him. Now the Americans killed in Libya. We now know they watched this take place in real time, got cables and emails. No intervention. Left to die. Disgraceful.

  • lbsles

    Good Morning RealityChick and anyone else that might have signed on

    Rasmussen was just on FNC with the latest poll taken last night.

    obumbles was ahead in Ohio before the third debate but is now tied at 48 t0 48%.

    Says a lot about the Ohio voters knowing what is going on with all the lies.

  • d.d

    Let the day began


    Emails Show Obama Knew Islamic Group Took Credit for Benghazi Slaughter 2 HOURS INTO ATTACK
    – –
    EMAIL TO WHITE HOUSE at 6:07 PM on 9-11: “Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack”
    – –

    This was at least the third email sent to the White House the evening of 9-11 on the Benghazi attack.

    Barack Obama was meeting with his security team in the Oval Office that evening.

    The email clearly blamed Al-Qaeda linked group Ansar al-Sharia for the attack on the US consulate.

    The Obama Administration knew an Al-Qaeda linked terror group took credit for the Benghazi attack before the ambassador’s body was even discovered!
    The State Department watched the attack in real time.

    The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.


    Drip! Drip ! Drip !

    Liars, Liars, Pants on Fire !

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