Cable News Ratings for Thursday, October 25, 2012

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October 26th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, October 25, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,739        397         768
CNN      356        111         152
MSNBC      769        270         393
CNBC      178         53           88
FBN        63         14           27
HLN      222         79         100
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    3,302        697       1,375
CNN      464        178         212
MSNBC    1,470        519         758
CNBC      192         90         106
FBN        67         21           32
HLN      366        121         159
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,553        406         798
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      222         87         103
MSNBC Morning Joe      598        217         338
CNBC Squawk Box      112         38           51
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      232        124         161
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    2,368        438         973
CNN SITUATION ROOM      596        128         208
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,202        348         573
CNBC FAST MONEY      220         26         118
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      144         41           48
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,651        468       1,011
CNN SITUATION ROOM      470        146         228
MSNBC POLITICS NATION    1,141        332         541
CNBC MAD MONEY      163         32           86
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      215         52           80
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,401        489       1,045
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      533        172         226
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS    1,198        375         673
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      216         12           76
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      359        102         121
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,935        755       1,614
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      500        183         216
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,370        441         686
CNBC BILLIONS BEHIND BARS      143         57           73
HLN NANCY GRACE      452        135         189
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    3,080        683       1,287
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      503        181         221
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,589        595         831
CNBC CRIME INC: COUNTERFEIT      190         96         120
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO      282         77         118
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,867        654       1,219
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      389        169         199
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,448        520         755
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      244        117         124
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO      363        152         170
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,907        575         985
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      303        164         163
MSNBC ED SHOW      832        313         404
CNBC MAD MONEY      171         83           74
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      223         66         100

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.

  • Mark2

    Rachel is still on FIRE!!!

  • UpAndOver

    Is it true ?

    MSNBC pays $25.00 a month to 25-35 to watch and blog their ‘talking points’…


  • Mark2

    Brand New CNN Poll for Ohio:

    Obama = 50%
    Romney = 46%

    Game Over

  • b

    Hey Mark2….are you seriously that much of an idiot?

  • Mark

    Swing state polls out today


    CNN/Opinion Research Obama 50, Romney 46
    ARG Obama 49, Romney 47
    Purple Strategies Obama 46, Romney 44

    Purple Strategies Romney 47, Obama 47

    Purple Strategies Obama 47, Romney 46

    Rasmussen Reports Obama 49, Romney 49

    Sunshine State News/VSS Romney 51, Obama 46
    Rasmussen Reports Romney 50, Obama 48

    Gravis Marketing Obama 50, Romney 46

    New Hampshire:
    New England College Obama 49, Romney 46

    Gravis Marketing Obama 50, Romney 49

    North Carolina:
    Civitas (R) Romney 48, Obama 47
    Gravis Marketing Romney 53, Obama 45

  • Coffee Steve

    The day after the election it’s going to be funny seeing the decline in all of them, day by day each will lose some and then? Back to normal

    But for now, great numbers, seems alot of interest has developed.

  • Mark2

    Hey b,

    Go away!

  • Jeff

    Geraldo Pleads With Fox News: ‘Stop This Politicizing’ Of Libya
    By Hayes Brown on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:03 am
    An impassioned plea to halt the politicization of the attack in Benghazi came from surprising quarters this morning. Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera, appearing on Fox and Friends, rattled through several right-wing talking points about what the Obama administration could have and didn’t do during the Sept. 11 assault, debunking each of them.
    Rivera was primarily responding to statements just minutes before by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), who sits on the House Government and Oversight Committee. In his remarks, Kelly claimed that the Pentagon was unable or unwilling to respond to the attack, which wound up killing four Americans, despite “real-time” information coming in. Rivera pushed back on Kelly’s claims and the idea that military assets could have made it to Libya in time:
    RIVERA: I think we need to stop this politicizing, we’re getting away from the real issue, which is why wasn’t there security before it happened. But these preposterous allegations, reckless allegations, that somebody — They paint a picture of some fat bureaucrat watching TV. You heard him describe it, Congressman Kelly. I think that’s really beyond the pale.
    Watch it:

    “In terms of the military, stop these politicians” from telling the military what they could have done, Rivera went on. Kelly’s claims centered around a recent idea that the U.S. could have launched a military assault from a base in Europe to counter the attack. Rivera pointed to statements from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that indicated that information on the ground was not clear enough to warrant sending U.S. forces into harms way.
    Rivera also took flack for agreeing with various Republican Senators that the current political climate was not conducive to holding an investigation into Libya. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has instead scheduled hearings into possible intelligence failures prior to and during the attack for after the election.
    The hosts of Fox and Friends were not as willing to acknowledge these facts as Rivera, repeatedly attempting to bring him back on the narrative.

    Looks like the GOP have been lead like sheep again by Fox Noise. The cookie is beginning to crumble.

  • Mark2

    Hey Mark,

    If Obama wins Virginia, then it’s really over. I still think Romney will win Virginia but Obama will win the election by winning Ohio.

  • Letmethink

    Two days in a row Early Start/Starting Point back in the 200’s. Terrible numbers–

  • Coffee Steve


    Keith Olbermann to sign with FOX News Developing…

  • Coffee Steve

    Not really about Keith Just wanted to breakup the heated election stuff :twisted:

  • Jeff

    Somebody stick a pin in this windbag!!

    – Obama is foreign. Obama doesn’t understand the “American system” because “he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S. he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure.” [Fox News, 7/17/2012]
    – Obama doesn’t know how to be an American. During a conference call, Sununu claimed, “The men and women all over America who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses, from the ground up is how our economy became the envy of the world. It is the American way. And I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” [Conference call, 7/17/2012]
    – Obama is a lazy idiot. Sununu described Obama’s debate performance as “babbling,” “lazy,” and “disengaged,” and dismissed the possibility that he could do better in the future. “When you’re not that bright you can’t get better prepared.” [Fox News, 10/4/2012]
    – Obama has no class, just wants to be cool. “That moment of using the B.S. word was kind of a self-defining moment for the president,” he told Sean Hannity. “No class, wants to be cool. Sacrifices the dignity of the presidency for appearing cool to a magazine that works for some of his base.” [Fox News, 10/25/2012]

    Funny how upset when the GOP ppl get Obama called Romney a bull$hitter (truth) but find it acceptable when they have this jerk running around.

  • Coffee Steve

    Senator Harry Reid is in stable condition after the car accident

    God Speed Harry, hope to have you bugging us soon again

  • Mark2

    @Jeff – Benghazi

    Everytime I tune in to watch Fox News, that’s all they’re ever talking about. They have so many conspiracy theories about the Benghazi attacks, it’s ridiculous. If this had happened under Bush, Fox News would’ve talked about it one day and moved on. And of course, Hannity and Rush would’ve called anyone questioning the President a Traitor.

  • Mark


    If Obama loses Ohio he basically has to win either Colorado and New Hamsphire or Virginia(assuming he wins Nevada, Iowa and Wisconsin)

  • AppleStinx

    “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (and Barack Obama) ended up having 3.72 million viewers, losing to “The O’Reilly Factor”, which had 3.935 million. :wink:

  • Mark

    In the case of Romney he has to figure a way to pull one of Wisconsin or Ohio from Obama else he is toast(and if he pulls Wisconsin he would have to win one of NH, Nevada or Iowa as well)

    As it stands I think Nevada is probably the most likely of all swing states to go to Obama, I probably would rate Iowa #2(but i still consider it a swing state as opposed to a swing state in appearance only(say like North Carolina which most likely will go Red))

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  • Tony

    Rachel Maddow is on fire!!

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