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.

  • lbsles

    obumbles put out a 22 page pamphlet outlining his plan for the next four years. What’s in it? Just a rehash of what he has done to screw the country the past four years.

    Even morning Joe is making fun of it.

    I believe most, even dumbocrats will see this as trying to pull a fast one on the voters.

    Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice then I deserve to get screwed.

  • lbsles

    From d.d.

    “Emails Show Obama Knew Islamic Group Took Credit for Benghazi Slaughter 2 HOURS INTO ATTACK”

    Do we smell executive privilege /coverer-up next. Or should that be continuing.

    And can you see the fires burning when obumbles is not reelected from all the documents they will destroy in trying to erase any and all evidence of their wrong doing.

    And the AG’s building will just go up in smoke with all the cover-ups that that tool has done.

  • Letmethink

    Morning all,
    Libya is a disgrace but sadly is going no where. The Obama administration is stone walling. The MSM is barely reporting. The left deflects and brings up Iran Contra—etc. This president seems to be Teflon. Ibsles, I do hope the people in Ohio are waking up.

  • d.d

    Emails detail unfolding Benghazi attack on Sept. 11

    CBS News , Telegraph U.K. ABC News , et. al.

    Now, CBS News has obtained email alerts that were put out by the State Department as the attack unfolded. Four Americans were killed in the attack, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

    … and the story continues to unravel. A cover up is never accectable to us.

  • lbsles

    This from our most transparent president.

    President Obama Gives “Off-the-Record” Phone Call to Des Moines Register but Won’t Allow Paper to Print His Comments

    Why would “Mr. Transparency” not want his comments revealed? Wanna bet it was due to Obama begging and/or intimidating the newspaper for an endorsement?

    The Des Moines Register’s publisher and I spoke with President Barack Obama this morning — but we can’t tell you what he said.

    Just four days before the Register’s presidential endorsement is released, Laura Hollingsworth and I received a phone call from the president. He was calling from Florida, on the heels of a morning campaign appearance and about 14 hours after his debate with GOP nominee Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

    The conference call lasted nearly 30 minutes and was an incredibly informative exchange of questions, answers and an insightful glimpse into the president’s vision for a second term. He made a genuine and passionate case for our endorsement and for reelection.

    Just two weeks before Election Day, the discussion, I believe, would have been valuable to all voters, but especially those in Iowa and around the country who have yet to decide between the incumbent Democrat and his Republican opponent.


    Unfortunately, what we discussed was off-the-record. It was a condition, we were told, set by the White House.

    Yet, it also speaks to the transparency all voters should demand from the candidates. They want more than just repetitive sound bites on the campaign trail or rehearsed one-liners from debate stages.

    Our expectation is that the answer to one of the most important questions the Register ever can ask a politician –- “Why should you be our president?” –- deserves to be shared with voters.

    It’s unfortunate that did not happen today.

    Look for the Register’s endorsement to appear here on DesMoinesRegister.com at 7 p.m. Saturday and in our Sunday print edition.

    http://blogs dot desmoinesregister dot com/dmr/index.php/2012/10/23/register-editor-obama-off-the-record-comments-deserve-to-be-shared-with-voters/article

  • Jeff

    GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Calls Rape Pregnancies A ‘Gift From GOD

    Senate candidate Richard Mourdock claimed that raped women should be forced to carry their rapist’s baby to term because their forced pregnancy is a “gift from God”:
    I believe life begins at conception. The only exception I have for to have an @bortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with myself for a long time but I came to realize life is that gift from God, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape. It is something that God intended to happen.

    More radical stupid Tea Party talk.

  • Letmethink

    @dd I hope it unravels. It is discouraging to see so many on the left totally dismissing it. The average person on the street doesn’t even know about it. So far, this president is getting away with it.
    Did you guys see all the vile death threats on twitter aimed at Romney should he win? I do hope the FBI is investigating them.

  • lbsles

    Romney Wins CBS’s Focus Group

  • lbsles

    Bayonet Company Rips Obama’s Stupid Bayonet Comment from Last Night’s Debate…Tells Obama to “Get Educated”

    Obama is a know-nothing. Last night Monday nite) at the debate, Obama thought he had found a witty zinger to attack Mitt Romney, when he mocked the use of bayonets and horses. The idiot-in-chief doesn’t know that the Marines still use bayonets on their rifles. Now a bayonet company is ripping Obama for his idiocy.

    According to the official U.S. Marine Corps website, every Marine is STILL required to complete a bayonet training program … because “the weapon becomes just as effective [as a rifle] in close combat situations.”

  • lbsles

    Fact-check: Woodward wrote that Obama administration proposed sequester

    During Monday evening’s final presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, the president said he and his administration didn’t offer the so-called budget “sequester” as a tool to cut the military budget, despite reports alleging he did.

    “The sequester is not something that I proposed,” Obama said during the debate in Boca Raton, Fla. “It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen.”

    That directly contradicts a 2012 book from investigative journalist Bob Woodward — the Washington Post editor who, with Carl Bernstein, took down President Richard Nixon over the 1970s-era Watergate scandal.

    “Then-OMB Director Jack Lew, now the White House chief of staff, and White House Legislative Affairs Director Rob Nabors pitched the idea to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Woodward writes,” according to a Sept. 7 story appearing on the Politico website.


  • lbsles

    Obama’s Own Words Prove Romney Was Right about Obama’s Apology Tour

    stupid is as stupid does.

  • usnretiredx2

    Good morning all

    Got a story for you d.d.

    I will post next.

  • usnretiredx2

    There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Political Zone.

    We open today, September 1st, 2012, with the National Security Advisor, Thomas E Donilon walking into the Oval Office.

    Donilon – Mr President, with September 11th approaching and with the reports in the latest threat assessment messages I recommend that we increase our current condition to the next higher level.

    Obama – I understand your concerns Tom and as well as the history of this event. However I think the annual threat increase is a tradition that has out lived its usefulness.

    Donilon – But Mr President, there are still threat around the world and to increase the condition would not impact any daily operations.

    Obama – Tom it may not, but I think the Romney team could use the change in status to their advantage. Do we have any specific threats that we know of right now?

    Donilon – No sir, there is chatter, but there is always chatter.

    Obama – Without any true known threats I am not going to raise the condition at this time. I will not give that SOB one more thing to use against me.

    Tom – Yes sir.

    Tom walks out of the Oval office

    Thomas E Donilon, age in his 50s. Occupation: advisor. Formerly Vice President for Law and Policy at Fannie Mae, formerly partner in the law firm O’Melveny & Myers, formerly assistant secretary of state for public affairs. But throughout his life, a man beloved by the children, and therefore a most important man. Couldn’t happen, you say? Probably not in most places – but it did happen in the Political Zone

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning all!



  • tony

    Breaking News Rasmussen:R 48 O 48////I kinda like that!

  • Ratboy

    @ tony
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 5:51 AM
    Breaking News Rasmussen:R 48 O 48////I kinda like that!

    Please note that that is on OHIO not the nation!!! Romney is ahead nationwide by at least 5

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    More on the Libya Emails later…

    Had great visits with my friends this week, Monday I got to visit the RNC guys and this morning the DNC folks. I already told you about the Monday visit. Now the DNC visit. I had breakfast there and we just talked and reviewed some info on what they could talk about. Of course they didn’t have a lot of the National Internal polling being a local HQ, but did have some.

    First the good news for our Democratic friends. You can rest assured you have some wonderful dedicated people working hard for you and are not giving up and think they still have a shot. And they are good people who love their jobs. You’d be amazed how hard both parties are working now.

    Now the bad news, the trending meter is going for Romney big time at this point. And the DNC guys are expressing a major concern on the email blockbuster release that showed the WH knew about the Libya attack within 2 hours and the fact that President Obama may have been notified about it. CBS is digging hard and deep now and is supposed to have a big story on it tonight.

    The DNC people think they can overcome it, but it is a concern. As for Trumps announcement today? And Gloria Allred’s announcement? This kind of stuff is a laughing stock type thing that gets a lot of laughs. We all talked about the shock factor in them and the most these things have ever done is 1-2 points’ difference, and sometimes they even backfire and hurt the one that it was supposed to help.

    So all of you on BOTH sides don’t panic, in a couple of days it goes away and gets back to normal.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Mark 2 guarantees 50 State sweep for Obama. Now that’s got to hurt!

  • Coffee Steve

    Now more on the Libya emails

    CBS is working on a story about President Obama personally being notified about the attack within a few hours. One angle is they covered it up so the fundraising trip to Vegas would not look so bad.

    I guess maybe Chicago didn’t feel like the adoring media would pursue this.

    To our friends on the left, I said from the beginning this could be something that ends this White Houses chances for re-election, this story is like a cancer that will only grow and have a domino effect. And just note, it will affect the House and Senate races in time as well.

    They cannot run nor hide from this any longer, and some in the MSM are going to demand a full blown Libya only press conference as early as today.

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 6:07 AM


    Mark 2 guarantees 50 State sweep for Obama. Now that’s got to hurt!

    SURE NOW you show up!! Where were you last night???? :lol: :lol:

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