Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 26, 2012

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October 29th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 26, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,748            383            761
CNN         390            137            183
MSNBC         758            246            386
CNBC         179             49             97
FBN           52             14             28
HLN         219             88            117
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,226            665         1,300
CNN         579            197            289
MSNBC       1,587            487            759
CNBC         148             60             92
FBN           63             10             25
HLN         355            134            193
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,508            376            777
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         271            138            190
MSNBC Morning Joe         586            210            340
CNBC Squawk Box         188             62            116
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         212            144            153
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,495            458         1,043
CNN SITUATION ROOM         524            131            164
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,161            262            564
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         210             21             56
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         125             40             45
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,663            455         1,062
CNN SITUATION ROOM         512            138            148
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,178            301            579
CNBC MAD MONEY         172             35             73
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         111             26             34
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,454            528            939
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         537            178            222
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,275            381            607
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         166             16             48
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         249             75            101
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,104            799         1,543
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         595            205            301
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,591            438            752
CNBC ULTIMATE FIGHTING:FISTFUL           85             30             52
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         411            160            197
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,071            627         1,236
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         715            236            321
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,769            588            895
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         210             86            144
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         306            124            164
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,481            569         1,112
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         428            150            246
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,396            435            628
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         150             64             81
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         346            118            218
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,800            499            943
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         439            169            269
MSNBC ED SHOW         668            280            354
CNBC MAD MONEY           61             14             33
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         358            130            191

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.

  • Coffee Steve

    O’Reilly, Hannity and Greta are DA BOMB Man!

  • Coffee Steve

    I Love the smell of a new room (Until rats shows Up) Heheheeh

  • usnretiredx2

  • Coffee Steve



  • Larry Russ

    Do any of us out there find it the least bit surprising that CNN, as well as all of the other liberal shows are down in the ratings, given their extreme left wing bias. Don’t be surprised if they don’t eventually go the way of Anderson Pooper. The country is sick of the likes of Rachel Madcow, Ed (the head) Shultz, and the most dispicable lib of all, Chris (the Punk)
    Mathews. CNN’s (Communist News Network) undying support for President Baraque Obummer is going to end up costing them. I would personally LOVE to see everyone at CNN and MSLSD on the unemployment line for what they’ve done to this country.

  • Coffee Steve

    Gallup has suspended Daily Tracking until further notice

  • Ratboy

    These are amazing numbers for a Friday!! although Matthews and Ed’s numbers are not very good by the % of increase

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    Gallup has suspended Daily Tracking until further notice

    LET THE SPIN BEGIN!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    “Gallup has suspended Daily Tracking until further notice”

    Must have been the storm

    Guess they will not be in the 10 ten for 2012 polls :twisted:

  • Doug Z

    The bipartisan Battleground Poll, in its “vote election model,” is projecting that Mitt Romney will defeat President Obama 52 percent to 47 percent. The poll also found that Romney has an even greater advantage among middle class voters, 52 percent to 45 percent.

    The Battleground Poll is conducted by Goeas of the Tarrance Group and Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners. Goeas is a Republican, Lake a Democrat. The survey is affiliated with Politico and George Washington University.

  • Doug Z

    Politico reports on the poll’s top-line: Obama 49, Romney 48 percent. But it is the noteworthy last paragraph from Goeas’s memo that we’re referring to: “In sum, this data indicates this election remains very close on the surface, but the political environment and the composition of the likely electorate favor Governor Romney. These factors come into play with our “vote election model” – which takes into account variables like vote intensity, voters who say they are definite in their vote, and demographics like age and education. In that snapshot of today’s vote model, Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by five-points – 52% to 47%. While that gap can certainly be closed by the ground game of the Democrats, reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case, and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory.”

  • Coffee Steve

    @USN & Ratdude

    Yep, its because of Sandy, Gallup cannot get a good read on the hit area’s, It’s understandable. By the way I predicted the other day, I’ll repeat the short version

    Swing States
    Romney Wins
    Colorado (9)

    Florida (29)

    Iowa (6)

    Florida (29)

    Iowa (6)

    New Hampshire (4)

    North Carolina (15)

    Virginia (13)

    Wisconsin (10)

    For 277

    Obama Wins


    “IF” there is a steam roller affect, Romney may approach 290, if he in fact does win Ohio, it will be a landslide. If Romney wins NH early, look out…

  • d.d

    FEMA, W.H. send storm victims to Internet


    When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.

    None of the major cable or local news channels put emergency phone numbers or key radio station frequencies on their screens. The only phone-related instructions on the homepage of ready.gov is how to get monthly disaster-prep text messages.

    DUH !

    We had a huge tornado about this time in 2001. We didn’t have electricity for a week after it , but, we knew where to go on the radio for updates & shelters. FEMA was here practically forever. If they accomplished much, I don’t know.

    Right now, my son & daughter & their families in Ohio have no power.


    Pew has quite a bit of info here.

    Presidential Race Dead Even; Romney Maintains Turnout Edge

    Obama 47%-Romney 47%


  • Ratboy

    @ Doug Z
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM
    Politico reports on the poll’s top-line

    Look OUT!! Heeeeere comes Mark2!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Doug Z

    Election 2012: Ohio President
    Ohio: Romney 50%, Obama 48%

    The race for Ohio’s Electoral College votes remains very close, but now Mitt Romney now has a two-point advantage.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports

  • bishop

    Bill O gets 6 m for the day and it’s a Friday. Snow reported in coffees state.

  • Doug Z

    Mark2—– Rev Al beats Chris Matthew

    they are racist are they not

  • Ratboy

    @ bishop
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    Bill O gets 6 m for the day and it’s a Friday. Snow reported in coffees state.

    Fl….fl……fl……I cant get it out, FL…..flurries here in SW MI!

  • Coffee Steve

    Yep, snow in east KY and flurries here mixed with rain


    Pew is a good polling company, but here is the catch, check out their GOP Likely voter chart on the same page, but here is the link directly to that page. The Democrats will not get the same turnout ratio they had in 2008, in fact as it has been discovered on Gallup, Romney overall is leading the early vote count.


  • Coffee Steve


    GOP more likely to vote 76 to Dem 63

    That is HUGE

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