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.

  • Bsotgnw

    Key demo may matter to advertisers. But I’ll bet the 35 to 64;s have a highter voter turn out percentage. So who are you trying to sell your “message” too. In the silly season the key demo maters less to politico’s than likely voters.

  • Ratboy

    PAPA!!!!!!!!! Your up dude! Come on!! I cant take it any more!!!! PAPA!!!!! Wheeeeere are you????????????? Turn of the Tingles cartoon show and get in here!!! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Atta Boy Joe! You were about due! :lol:

    GO, JOE! In Ohio, Biden Talks About All the Ads Being Run ‘Here in Iowa’…

  • d.d

    Here you go usnavyretired:

    Benghazi killers among terrorists poised to strike US targets, Israel and Egypt

    The terror alert level was just raised.

    The counterterrorism forces of Israel, the US, Egypt and Jordan have gone on elevated terror alert ahead of the three-day Muslim festival of Eid al Adha starting Thursday night, Oct. 25. They are acting on word received in the last ten days of preparations by Salafi and al Qaeda cells in Egyptian Sinai to unleash coordinated terrorist attacks on US and Egyptian targets in Sinai and across the border in Israel.


    Letterman: Disappointed Obama ‘Not Telling The Truth’ About Romney’s Position On Auto Bailout

    “Now, I don’t care whether you’re Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth; you want the contender to be lying,” Letterman said. “And so what we found out today or soon thereafter that, in fact, the President Obama was not telling the truth about what was excerpted from that op-ed piece. I felt discouraged.”


    Tomorrow is another day.

  • Jeff

    Hi Ratty, it is not as big of an issue at my dinner table as it is at yours. I do not watch Fox, so I am not having skewed information driven into my head every 10 minutes as you and many people are on this issue.

    Am I suprised that a group of crazy radical muslim extremist attacked and killed Americans? No!

    Do I wish if it could of been prevented given any warnings? Certainly!

    Will it effect my vote for President Obama? Hell No!

    Do I believe we are safer under this President given the Republican track record with national security, and their records on running two horrible wars. Yes we are much safer!

    Romney proved in the national security debate that he didn’t have BINDERS NATIONAL SECURITY.

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM
    Hi Ratty, it is not as big of an issue at my dinner table as it is at yours.

    All those words and you missed the main part of the topic! What about the lies, the cover up, and President Obama continuing to lie to the American people??

  • Ratboy

    By the way I amn sure the families of the 4 killed are comforted knowing that people like you dont consider it a big deal and just move on to protect and re-elect Obama!


  • Greta

    According to the Tuesday Cable Ratings, O’Donnell beat Greta in the 18-49 demo by 0.1 of a point. She beat O’Donnell in every other demo though.

  • Matthew

    “Letterman: Disappointed Obama ‘Not Telling The Truth’ About Romney’s Position On Auto Bailout”

    If Obama is painting Romney’s own position in the worst light possible by over-emphasizing the meaning behind the Op-Ed’s title, then Romney is also trying to paint too rosy a picture of his own stance. He was firmly against federal DIP financing, yet there was no private DIP financing to be had that time, so for him to pretend that he was not against the core ideological dispute of the bailout is misleading.

  • Bsotgnw

    Jeff: If you do not watch FOX how do you know kind of skewed information is being driven. Just asking

  • Letmethink

    Matthew, just curious–did you graduate from Columbia?

  • Matthew

    Edit – Actually, egg on my face, d.d. I’ll admit it, I jumped the gun when I said Romney was ‘firmly against’ federal DIP financing. He was against the bailout the big three requested before Congress, which could be interpreted several ways. And although he said he favored federal guarantees, yet nothing about federal DIP financing, I can’t instantly assume that he would have been against such federal financing, even if his anti-bailout stance seems an implicit suggestion that he does not favor it. I am 100% in the wrong.


    can’t help but feel like if GM sales were way down right now he’d be saying “See! I warned you guys this wasn’t gonna work!”

    The advantages of being just a little vague.

  • Matthew

    “Matthew, just curious–did you graduate from Columbia?”

    I didn’t graduate from anywhere, I’m still in college.

  • Letmethink

    You just seem very bright. For some reason when I read your posts you remind me of a friend who graduated from Columbia.

  • Sicilian Papa


    The Lefties

    I see O. got a bump in the polls. It is nice to have you back.

    Tingles looked…well…thrilled tonight!

  • Sicilian Papa



    I graduated from Whatsamatta U.

  • Letmethink

    @SP—I thought so–you seem very bright also.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Tingles hates people like me. Does that make him a bigot or righteous?

  • Sicilian Papa




  • Ratboy

    Papa it’s. About time you got here! But I think the loons have left already!

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