Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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October 24th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 23, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,835        436         812
CNN      478        181         243
MSNBC      865        287         430
CNBC      167         45           87
FBN        81         16           34
HLN      189         78         109
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    3,550        745       1,476
CNN      696        259         353
MSNBC    1,664        550         830
CNBC      194         76         115
FBN        74         24           37
HLN      363        156         216
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,779        480         908
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      426        153         232
MSNBC Morning Joe      849        327         484
CNBC Squawk Box        99         31           54
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      224        124         157
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,540        531       1,132
CNN SITUATION ROOM      596        174         269
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,330        299         547
CNBC FAST MONEY      187         34           72
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      123         34           55
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,741        480       1,099
CNN SITUATION ROOM      668        229         281
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,125        274         468
CNBC MAD MONEY      192         50         103
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      116         30           34
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,573        548       1,122
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      592        244         269
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,238        386         554
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      165         18           85
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      252         91         110
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    4,067        776       1,617
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      630        247         279
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,408        443         647
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION      140         68           81
HLN NANCY GRACE      427        166         219
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    3,716        828       1,622
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      753        248         375
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,840        598         947
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      181         52         109
HLN DR. DREW      376        191         249
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,834        628       1,179
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      705        281         406
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,731        596         883
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      261        107         155
HLN NANCY GRACE      285        110         181
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,841        579       1,013
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      514        213         276
MSNBC ED SHOW      979        392         515
CNBC MAD MONEY      133         68           74
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      226         82         130

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.

  • Keynes

    Mark2 is actually right – Hannity beat O’Reilly in the demo, which is the number that matters. I did not read anything in Mark2’s mild observation that it appears the crown of cable news once held by O’Reilly is now up for grabs to warrant the invective spewed by some posters (idiot, stupid, substance abuse, etc.). I do think it might be a perfectly plausible theory that FOX viewers might favor Hannity over O’Reilly if Bill has moved to a more moderate position. What is with all anger and derision?

  • Babygate

    I’ll take your ‘sleazy’ Hannity and raise you a delusional, hatemongering Chris Matthews.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Keynes: >>> Mark2 is actually right – <<<

    Any post that begins with "that," I give it zero credibility right from the start.

    I say Ignoring him is the best policy. But, this is a free country, man. Do what you want to do.

  • Mary Cook

    Speaking of sleazy and hatemongering I thought you were talking about Rachel Maddow!

  • MathMan

    Take look at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/dutchimage/4303052099/
    Even you, will get a chuckle.

  • Keynes

    @Keynes: >>> Mark2 is actually right – <<<

    Any post that begins with "that," I give it zero credibility right from the start.

    I say Ignoring him is the best policy. But, this is a free country, man. Do what you want to do.

    He is right – Hannity did beat O'Reilly in the demo (which are the only numbers that matter in tv). You might not like Mark2's speculation, but it is a perfectly reasonable line of inquiry. I myself wondered if Hannity could unseat O'Reilly when I saw the numbers, and, given the very public reports concerning Hannity and O'Reilly's well documented dislike for one another,it is an interesting thing to speculate about. You might disagree, but I would argue that the reaction to Mark2's post was eyebrow raising to say the least.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: >>> Yea but you were a lot nicer than me! <<<

    Next time, we can play "Good Cop, Bad Cop'. ;-)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Keynes: In my opinion, it’s an unfair comparison, like apples and oranges. I don’t dislike either Bill or Sean, but they are obviously playing against different competition…and not just among cable news outlets. I can’t say where those other viewers came from or left to.

    Sean has been getting THE A-list guests among other A-list guests. Obviously, it’s because of Maddow coming close to SEan, but aside from the difference in the set, the “Hannity” show is formatted a bit differently from the old format. But, whether or not it’s comparisons with other networks and other FNC hosts, it’s hard comparing hosts on at different time slots because the numbers above don’t say exactly where Sean got those additional viewers.

    CNN…maybe? THey certainly sleazed back into the septic tank again. Or, it could be some sitcoms on the alphabet networks that drew away news viewers at the 8pm hour. The only way that you can prove whether it’s people loving Hannity more than O’Reilly is to swap their time slots and then see what happens.

  • Tony

    Rachel Maddow is on fire!!!

  • Hunts88

    I never thought so many people would get turned on by ratings. It’s almost sick. Have you people thought of getting help?

  • Dave

    What a bunch of sheep on this board.You applaud the most corrupt network.
    I have a news flash for you people with the low IQ.Obama wins and easy.
    Now go back to FOX and find out what was posted on facebook about Libya.
    DO you agree with the guy who will lose the Indiana Senate race that God approves of rape, if so,you are the sickest of the sick.GOP is the party of the scum.

  • Tony

    ” And Rachel has gained around 500k in the heat of an election and Hannity has DOUBLED and she is on fire????? ”

    Rachel has doubled her audience. She has gone from an average of 900K to 1.8M viewers

  • Matthew

    “I never thought so many people would get turned on by ratings. It’s almost sick. Have you people thought of getting help?”

    The success of the shows I choose to watch says a lot about me as a human being. There’s nothing pathetic about taking vicarious pride in the success of a media network. I’ve really got a lot going on

    right now


    several irons in the fire

  • Matthew

    Our ‘team’ won! Take that, other team!

  • Ratboy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican candidate Mitt Romney was 1 percentage point ahead of President Barack Obama in Wednesday’s Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll in a presidential race that is effectively a dead heat less than two weeks before the November 6 election.

    In a reversal of Tuesday’s results, Romney led Obama among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant margin, in the four-day online tracking poll.
    Mitt Romney has advanced to a slight lead over Barack Obama in trust to handle the economy, and Obama has slipped beneath a clear majority in who better nderstands the public’s economic problems – two key metrics of the 2012 presidential race.

    These trends in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll aren’t strong enough to change current preferences, nor is the 2-1 view that Obama won Monday night’s final debate. But they’re among the underlying dynamics making the race seem closer now than a month ago.

    See PDF with full results and charts here.

    The candidates remain essentially tied, with 49 percent of likely voters for Romney, 48 percent for Obama in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. That includes vast and sharpening gaps among some groups, with highs for both candidates among core supporters.
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 46%. Two percent (2%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
    Gallup R 50% O 47%…

  • Sam

    @ Babygate,

    “I’ll take your ‘sleazy’ Hannity and raise you a delusional, hatemongering Chris Matthews”

    Hate-mongering ?

    You mean when he stands up for women rights ? gay rights ? and against the racist bigotry from the right against the president ?

  • Jeff

    I believe what Mourdock said in Indiana is a great thing for the Romney campaign. Lol! To make that stupid remark during a debate shows how these stupid tea party politicians think.

    Jerks like Akin, Paul Ryan, Mourdock having these insane beliefs that they want to enforce on women
    Trumps ” big surprise ” is a joke.
    Palin posting racist text on her Facebook “shuk, jive” against the President
    Sinunun calls the President “Lazy”
    Ann Coulter calls the President a “retard”

    Seems like the Romey “myth” of a surge is beginning to deflate before our eyes.

  • Sam

    ” Are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as envy though ? ” Matt Lauer asked ,

    In Response :

    ” you know I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms ”

    – Mitt Romney –

  • Ratboy

    Hey Jeffie, still waiting for you to weigh in on the REAL issues like the lies from Oboma and his band of liars about what and when they knew about the Bengazi attack. And please dont insult out intelligence and say they didnt know.

  • Jeff

    Romney fizzling~~~~~~~~~

    Gallup Polls that the GOP have been dancing about everyday. At this rate Romney will continue to loose his lead in the polls
    10/17-23/2012 47% 50%
    10/16-22/2012 46% 51%
    10/15-21/2012 45% 51%
    10/14-20/2012 45% 52%
    10/13-19/2012 45% 51%
    10/12-18/2012 45% 51%
    10/11-17/2012 45% 52%
    10/10-16/2012 45% 51%
    10/9-15/2012 46% 50%
    10/8-14/2012 47% 49%

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