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


    Wow, I couldn’t stop laughing at Letterman busted Trump like that. The look of Trump says it all. Republicans are such big hypocrites. Not all, but most.

  • Mark2


    Like I said before if this happened under Bush, Fox News would’ve stopped talking about it after one day and then guys like Rush, Hannity, and O’Reilly would’ve called people Traitors for attacking the President. Come on, we know how that works and how that worked when the Left questioned the whereabouts of the WMDs.

  • Sicilian Papa

    NBC, Chris Matthew ah, oh I mean Brian Williams did some campaigning for O. on his nightly news broadcast tonight. I watched the the big three tonight and they totally ignored the new information about scandal in Libya.

    The corrupt lib. media can’t find Susan Rice to ask her who sent her out there to lie. Where is she?

    With a fair media O. would be finished and the so-called, objective, corrupt, lib. media knows it.

    This thing in Libya stinks and it is being covered up by the most corrupt organization in this country. The only chance O. and his allies in the so-called, objective, corrupt lib. media in this election is to cheat.

  • Sicilian Papa


  • Sam

    @ Mark2,

    It was so painful to me to watch that even though i’m the least Trump fan. It’s so funny how deep he stuck his foot into his mouth.

  • Mark2


    Are you serious, Bush was defended by Fox News and was even re-elected in 2004.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The media attacked Bush everyday for eight years. Yes, he had it coming at least some of the time. The so-called, objective, corrupt, lib. media never shyed away from attacking Bush. They would have had a field day with this one.

    Bush survived without being impeached but the so-called, objective, corrupt lib. media destroyed any credibility he had. He was ruined and he made many mistakes.

    What so-called, objective, corrupt, lib. media is doing with Libya scandal is journalistic malpractice. They know if they report this O. would be finished.

  • Coffee Steve


    There will be better days ahead. Never, ever, give up!

  • Mark2


    I still remember when the Liberals used to go after and bash the Government and the President, the Right Wingers like Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, and Rush used to call them Traitors, Unpatriotic, and accuse them of wanting the Country to fail.

    Yet, for the last 4 years when the Tea Party went after and bashed the Government and our current President, the same Right Wingers like Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, and Rush called them Patriotic and defenders of Freedom.

    Do you see how hypocritical you and your wingnut buddies are?

  • cathy


    In the past 30 years Gallup has been the most accurate for projecting the Presidential races. So, let’s through out 2010 because it wasn’t a presidential race. And Gallup always had Obama ahead in the polls.

  • Coffee Steve

    Louisville is behind at halftime 17-14 :-(

  • Sicilian Papa

    O. the great leader froze and let those people die and then he directed people to lie to cover up his failure.

    Wow, if the American People gets a full viewing of this scandal O. will be finished. He will lose this election by 10%.

    Watching Brian Williams attack Romney tonight all could think was man, you have a huge scandal going on and you are making snarky remarks about Romney.


  • Robbie

    First off, the people with the ‘conspiracies’ are the guests on the show, NOT the FOX hosts. Second, if FOX News was not covering this issue no one would. The network news devoted a total of five minutes on this issue between the three of them. That is insane. Granted, they only have a half hour, but five minutes between the three shows amounts to almost nothing!

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    Right wing talk show hosts are not journalists. I don’t expect Ed, Tingles, Sharpy, Rachel or Larry to cover the Libya scandal

  • Coffee Steve

    There will be a new more extensive poll released from Ohio Sat or Monday, it will be a big sample of “Likely” voters

    Also one just released in Ohio today had the question

    Who would handle the economy better Romney won that one 51-44%

    Just for your Info

  • Mark2

    @Cathy “So, let’s through out 2010 because it wasn’t a presidential race”

    LOL, you can’t just throw it out. That’s the most recent elections that take into account more cell phone usage, different demographics, etc. Rasmuseen and Gallup didn’t even make the Top 10 list of most accurate pollsters in 2010. Why, because they didn’t adapt to the changing times we live in.

  • Mark2


    It’s been covered by all of them. You guys are the only ones who keep covering news that took place 6 weeks ago. Yes, I said 6 weeks ago. It’s no longer news. Your guys (Fox News) attempt to keep it alive by conspiracy theories, is ridiculous.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Did they ever interview Susan Rice? Did they ever ask Obama who sent her out there with talking points to blame the video? Did they ever air what the families said about their meeting with the President? Did they ever ask the President if watched the attack in real time?

    I have many more questions that the corrupt lib. media has failed to ask.

  • Coffee Steve

    Back to the game, night everyone

    Peace & Grace

  • Sicilian Papa

    Those questions are the tip of the iceberg!!!!

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