Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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October 25th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,767        409         803
CNN      375        123         181
MSNBC      726        242         363
CNBC      167         49           84
FBN        76         18           34
HLN      223         82         107
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    3,587        809       1,476
CNN      535        160         257
MSNBC    1,656        587         854
CNBC      172         71           83
FBN        73         25           40
HLN      358        100         183
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,578        384         810
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      281        119         149
MSNBC Morning Joe      502        183         276
CNBC Squawk Box      164         45           70
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      254        154         186
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,396        434         978
CNN SITUATION ROOM      578        130         241
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,160        251         518
CNBC FAST MONEY      132         32           67
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      136         45           60
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,678        562       1,083
CNN SITUATION ROOM      505        157         233
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,116        353         566
CNBC MAD MONEY      172         42           74
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      163         53           67
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,293        541       1,075
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      525        165         273
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,279        441         634
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      196         27           83
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      276        102         114
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    4,147        883       1,658
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      559        133         235
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,562        522         805
CNBC PIXAR STORY      203         83           93
HLN NANCY GRACE      475        119         203
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    3,535        864       1,436
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      565        177         271
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,719        617         884
CNBC PIXAR STORY      161         67           74
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL      329         94         183
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    3,054        680       1,333
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      480        170         265
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,686        622         872
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      152         64           83
HLN NANCY GRACE      270         86         165
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,684        498         957
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      389        149         204
MSNBC ED SHOW      814        276         392
CNBC MAD MONEY        93         49           61
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      211         96         125

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.

  • KC

    First in! Oh, so is FOX NEWS!! :-)

  • Mordgrippe

    Will Fox numbers stay so high when Romney takes office in January?

  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC did good across the board even Tingles and Rev. Al the rev. without a church.

    FOX is on fire!!!

  • Rod D

    @ Mordgrippe

    Don’t get your hopes up. Obama’s still doing well in Ohio and in many of the swing states.

    Romney will need a lot of luck to win the election.

  • Mark2

    No SP,

    Rachel is on FIRE!!!

  • Mark2

    If Romney wins, then MSNBC will win for the next 4 years. If Obama wins, then Fox News will win for th next 4 years.

  • Tomas

    Memo to lib-tards: I’m sorry, bad news……

    The UNSKEWED Projection of the 2012 Presidential Race

    The QStarNews projection of the 2012 presidential race sees Mitt Romney being elected the next president of the United States with 53.63 percent of the popular vote and 359 electoral votes to President Obama’s 45.92 percent and 179 electoral votes.

    QStarNews predicts the turnout nationally will includes 34.8 percent Republicans, 35.2 percent Democrats, and 30.0 percent independents. QStarNews predicts turnout will rise by about four percent, or a total of about 130,955,000 voters including about 600,000 for third party candidates and the rest going to Romney and Obama.


  • Mark2

    Both Jon Stewart and Colbert make the Top 20 Cable shows for Wednesday. While O’Reilly and Hannity don’t even make the top 40 list.

    Ouch, that’s gotta hurt!!!

  • Matthew

    “Don’t get your hopes up. Obama’s still doing well in Ohio and in many of the swing states.

    Romney will need a lot of luck to win the election.”

    Yep. Some of the more politically emotional posters here have a bad habit of coming to conclusions based on individual polls, rather than looking at averages and trends; particularly, the trends that have been happening in out-of-contention states, and the noise it’s creating in national polls.

    State polls have been much more steady, as you mentioned, with even Romney’s huge first debate bounce not being enough to move the margins in his favor, and the impact of that bounce declining in some states (but staying steady in Florida, which is at least one thing they can feel good about). The electoral math is still unfavorable for him, and I can’t see how he closes the deal unless Libya moves the needle, which it very well might. Ground game alone isn’t going to close most of these margins.

  • Matthew

    Bad news, libtards! Unscientific Internet polls, hosted by a conservative site, with a largely conservative visitor base, project a landslide for Romney!

  • Sicilian Papa


    Merk 2

    Obama is on fire. Well…his pants are.

    That’s gotta hurt!

  • Tony

    Rachel Maddow is on fire!!

  • culmat

    is mslsd the womans issues network. that all they seem to speak of. if not that they say white people are racist. if a conser. host said thing about people of color that the host and guest say on mslsd they would be drub out of business. i am speaking of chris matthews, racist rev. al micheal e. dyson. melissa perry, karen finney is the worse. but i have 1 ? if you support a cand. because of color does that make you a racist.
    racist rev. al said iowa was not a good representive of amer over being first cacaus, yet the pundints on mslsd are either they seem to lean more to color.

  • Pete S.

    Posted October 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM
    No SP, Rachel is on FIRE!!!


    if rachel is on fire with 1.7 mil, what would that make hannity w/over 3.5 mil? or even greta an hour later for that matter, pulling in over 3 mil? maybe you were referring to the kind of fire that burns. yeah, rachel got burned.

  • Sicilian Papa

    All the polls have Romney up 1-3.

    Oh…that’s gotta hurt!

    Don’t look at polls it is fools gold!

    Tingles needs to be watched. Word has it that he may do something really strange in the next two weeks.

  • Matthew

    “All the polls have Romney up 1-3.”

    Look at state polls. Look at the RCP average without toss-ups. Look at the RCP average with toss-ups (and the movement that’s happened). Look at the averages in states that matter – In the four days following the first debate, O’s average was +1.6 in Ohio (Romney’s best margins there), the average of polls there after the third was O +2.3, and a spread of all the data is at O +2.1. That is the exact opposite of momentum. It’s even worse for Romney in Nevada and Wisconsin. Libya is his only hope.

  • Tomas

    THE OREILLY FACTOR 8pm/11pm time slots (six million combined)!!!!!

  • Tomas

    Perhaps some of the most surprising states to some will be the following:

    Colorado: 54-45 Romney — a suprise for many still expecting Obama to carry Colorado

    Connecticut: 51-47 Obama — closer than expected, and probably an indication that Linda McMahon wins the state’s U.S. Senate seat

    Florida: 54-46 Romney

    Iowa: 54-46 Romney — many don’t expect this

    Maine: 49-49 Obama — much closer than expected

    Michigan: 51-48 Romney — the surprise of the night, Romney’s home state ties are more key than Obama’s claims to have “saved” the domestic auto industry

    Nevada: 52-47 Romney — this will surprise many

    Minnesota: 51-47 Romney — this will surprise many

    New Hampshire: 53-46 Romney

    New Jersey: 50-49 Obama — much much closer than expected, the Romney campaign will re-allocate resources to New Jersey if they believe this number

    New Mexico: 53-46 Romney — most don’t expect Romney to win New Mexico

    Ohio: 54-46 Romney — Late momentum and great ground game win the Buckeye state for Romney

    Oregon: 52-46 Romney — major surprise

    Pennsylvania: 53-47 Romney — big time upset

    Washington: 51-49 Obama — closer than expected

  • betty

    If O’Reilly and Hannity are not among the Top 40 Cable shows….where does
    that leave the Wannabee’s from MsNBC ? (I can’t hear youuuuuu.)

  • d.d

    For Keith fans:

    Keith Olbermann Casts A Wide Net In Job Search



    Data from Gallup and the Public Religion Research Institute indicate that fewer young people plan to vote in the upcoming election. Gallup found that just 58 percent of young voters say they will “definitely vote” this fall, down from 81 percent in October 2004 and 78 percent in October 2008.


    I just lstened to Charles Woods, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi . He is a reasoned person , a retired lawyer & judge. Mr. Woods went to meet the flag draped casket of his son. The President , V.P. , & Hillary spend a small amount of time with the families. He said Obama mumbled that he was sorry & wouldn’t look him in the eye, & Biden asked him if his son’s balls were as big as cue balls ? It was a question not a statement . Odd, I think. Hillary told Mr Woods that they were going to arrest & prosecute the film maker. While they watched in real time , they knew it was a terrorist attack not the film that was responsible.

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