Cable News Ratings for Monday, October 29, 2012

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October 30th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for October 29, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,997            474            895
CNN       1,233            486            600
MSNBC         699            236            362
CNBC         132             39             67
FBN           59             18             31
HLN           -              -              -
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,545            875         1,607
CNN       2,344         1,008         1,267
MSNBC       1,406            477            733
CNBC         198             98            125
FBN         112             37             64
HLN           -              -              -
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,517            346            716
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         403            186            226
MSNBC Morning Joe         462            171            272
CNBC Squawk Box           92             21             45
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         213            126            158
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,984            557         1,244
CNN SITUATION ROOM       2,074            618            857
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,189            320            590
CNBC FAST MONEY         120             28             73
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         417            139            200
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       3,286            664         1,458
CNN SITUATION ROOM       2,055            770            977
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,103            285            573
CNBC MAD MONEY         115             29             56
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         512            163            208
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       3,876            924         1,710
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,962            765            980
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,234            376            631
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         193             55             94
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         467            129            222
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       3,940            905         1,741
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       2,356         1,020         1,228
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,285            393            650
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         194             68            103
HLN NANCY GRACE         529            185            280
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,581            885         1,584
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT       2,424         1,043         1,311
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,689            611            928
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         204            104            142
HLN NANCY GRACE         424            165            240
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       3,096            835         1,493
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       2,252            960         1,262
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,244            427            620
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT         196            122            131
HLN HLN BREAKING NEWS         354            157            211
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,233            678         1,128
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,500            725            880
MSNBC MSNBC LIVE         669            243            346
CNBC MAD MONEY           66             30             49
HLN HLN BREAKING NEWS         227            107            134

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.

  • doug

    Clean sweep for CNN!

  • Ratboy

    almost 3 million for The Five!!!!!!!

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Let us not forget our fellow bloggers who live on the east coast in the eye of Sandy. Let us say a pray for them and hope that they can through this storm OK.

  • Carmen

    It’s the usual thing.

    Whenever there is real news. . no one watches MSNBC.

    CNN benefits the most when there is an actual news event. They have the name recognition with the casual viewers.

  • b


    …there was supposed to be several thousand Democrats killed; so I think they got away with one. America can’t wait for San Francisco’s turn, they’re way over due…

  • Babygate

    Interesting. CNN only gets a bump in numbers when it comes to crisis reporting and MSNBC only gets decent number during political seasons. So, CNN has little credibility to the general audience when it comes to politics and MSNBC appeals only to libs who apparently don’t care or don’t trust their own brand for anything other than politics. FOX always rises to the top, regardless what the news are.

  • Ratboy

    MSNBC Ridicules Romney for Collecting Food and Supplies for Sandy Victims

    This one is really hard to believe, even for the most biased so-called “news network” in the nation.

    MSNBC on Tuesday totally trashed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for collecting food and supplies at a storm rally event in Ohio to be sent to victims of Hurricane Sandy

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/30/msnbc-trashes-romney-collecting-food-and-supplies-sandy-victims#ixzz2Ap8VjF6c

  • Sicilian Papa

    CNN Destroys MSNBC.

    Erin clocks Tingles and it is not even close.

    People aren’t thrilled with Tingles feeling about the storm.

    Tingles attack Romney in his storm coverage.

    Tingles blames global warming as viewers cool their heals at CNN.

    Tingles one of worst people on the planet.

  • Ratboy


    POLL: Obama dominates Romney — in Russia…

  • Ratboy

    Some see GOP voting tsunami coming

    Voters wait in line despite rains from Hurricane Sandy to vote on the last early voting Sunday before election day, in New Bern, N.C., on Oct. 28, 2012. Early voting ends in Craven County on November 3. ((Byron Holland, New Bern Sun Journal/AP Photo)
    Democrats more than Republicans are getting their most loyal supporters to vote early, but with polls showing a close race among those who have voted so far, concerns are being raised about a GOP tsunami on the actual Election Day, next Tuesday.

    According to a GOP analysis of early voting and absentee ballot requests provided to Secrets, the Democrats are turning out their most reliable, or so-called “high propensity voters” than Republicans, leaving fewer for Election Day. The GOP is pushing weaker supporters to vote early, expecting high enthusiasm to drive their regular supporters to the polls next week.

    “Democrats are cannibalizing their high-propensity voters in advance of election day to get stories that they are winning,” said a GOP analyst. “But in effect they are stealing from Peter, or Election Day, to pay Paul, or early voting.”

    For example, in Ohio, the Democrats have turned out 43 percent of the most loyal supporters to vote, compared to just 27 percent of the GOP. In Iowa, the difference is 43 percent to 29 percent.

    “Republicans will have more reliable voters available on Election Day and are spending our efforts turning out low propensity voters in the absentee and early voting periods,” added the analysis.

    Even with the difference in turnout of loyal supporters, Gallup finds that among early voters, Romney is beating Obama 52 percent to 45 percent, though some state totals show an Obama advantage. Plus in states like North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, the GOP has seen huge requests for last-minute absentee ballots this month.

  • Sam

    one of Hannity ‘s greatest hits, and the lies continue on daily basis :

  • Matthew

    “Democrats are cannibalizing their high-propensity voters in advance of election day to get stories that they are winning,” said a GOP analyst. “But in effect they are stealing from Peter, or Election Day, to pay Paul, or early voting.”

    This is a terrible, nonsensical analogy. Election Day votes are Peter. Early Votes are Peter. The human being that said those words should be ashamed, of his profession, his existence, and the words that he forms with his face

  • Matthew

    Some people might say that a GotV campaign that’s gotten almost half of it’s loyal voters out before it’s even election day is indicative of a solid ground game; Not me, though, because I’m a paid liar, an idiot, a professional imbecile. Well thanks for putting me on the air, Wolf

  • Bsotgnw

    Sam open your ears “They don’t do it because they are bad people” Thet do it for othe reasons.(implied) Is not “they are not bad people” Is english your first language?

  • Coffee Steve

    Some see GOP voting tsunami coming

    I’ve seen this before, Romney now is putting money into MN, & Michigan and Iowa, he has money to burn and it taking a shot at those states just in case. He also started shoring up North Carolina where he actually was fading a bit,

  • Sicilian Papa



    You really are hitting the archives with big head Countdown. Ah, the good old days.

  • Sam

    @ Bsotgnw,

    “Sam open your ears “They don’t do it because they are bad people” Thet do it for othe reasons.(implied) Is not “they are not bad people” Is english your first language?”

    Spare me the linguistics lecture, the man is liar period. luckily he has large number of viewers who have no regard for the truth whatsoever. No wonder Fox News viewers are the most misinformed of all.

  • Sicilian Papa



    There is some truth to that. Republicans are getting their weakest voters to the polls early. My cousin and me are a lock to vote on election day.

    I don’t know about the other part of the story. It seems Dems would be trying to get poorer folks to the polls earlier. They tend to not vote if it is held on just one day.

  • Coffee Steve

    By the way Kudo’s to Matthew and Mark, I said last week Norht Carolina was totally gone for Obama, But Obama made a small increase there and reversed the trend, so Romney is putting cash back in their to shore it up again.

    This is going to be a very interesting week.

  • Coffee Steve


    *’STAR WARS’ Returns — ‘Episode 7′ Slated For 2015… :P

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