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.

  • Sam


    “I think the jobs numbers on Friday could have a big impact. If the rate goes above 8 I think it will allow Romney to turn everything back to the economy.”

    Yes I agree with you here. If that happens I’ll ask Fox News “hey what’s the update on Libya and Obama ?” and all what I’m gonna hear is crickets because Fox staff will be busy popping the champgane and partying over the 8% unemployment.

  • Letmethink
  • Bobbyv


    I don’t post often but I think you know I’m pretty middle-of-the-road guy. I agree that Republicans will be happy if the job market is bad but to be honest the same could’ve been said about the Democrats when Iraq was going bad. People on both sides are out for their own best interests.

  • Ratboy

    yep the Liar in Chief looking Presidential!!

    As Biden Attacks Romney, White House Says It’s “Not A Time For Politics”

    As President Barack Obama flew into Atlantic City Wednesday to survey storm damage, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declared, when asked about Mitt Romney’s comments on FEMA funding, that “it’s not a time for politics.”

    “This is a time to focus on what was a devastating storm and the terrible aftermath of that storm,” Carney said. “New Jersey was by many measures the hardest hit state, I believe that’s correct. It is entirely appropriate for the president to visit New Jersey and receive updates on the efforts there to recover and to view first hand the damage inflicted by Sandy. This is not a time for politics.”

    Just as Carney was speaking those words, Vice President Joe Biden was in Florida and seemingly missed the memo, returning to a campaign schedule and vigorously attacking the Romney-Ryan ticket.

    Biden prefaced his remarks saying that he was going to give voters “the whole load,” because he was angry with the Republicans’ statements over the past few days.

  • Ratboy

    OOOOPSY someone didnt get the memo!

    Denver Mayor Hancock in Wisconsin says Obama getting beat in early voting

    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock stumps in Milwaukee on Sunday. Shown here with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa

    Hancock even broke news on that Wisconsin trip, telling voters if the election were to be held right now the president would lose Wisconsin and its coveted 10 electoral votes.

    Hancock told the crowd that the state could be lost if Dems didn’t get out the early vote. Early voting started in Wisconsin on Oct. 22.

    “We have not turned out the vote early,” Hancock told the newspaper. “The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. We’ve got to get our people to go vote.”

    The Wisconsin Democratic Party had to scale back Hancock’s statements, telling the Washington Examiner that while it appreciated Hancock’s efforts, his facts were off.

  • d.d

    Father of Benghazi Victim Learned of Son’s Death on CNN… Before Being Contacted by State Dept.

    Last month, Ray Smith was hoping to get together with his son, Sean, whom he had not seen for 15 years. But, it became devastatingly apparent, after seeing a story on CNN about the four Americans killed in Libya, that he would never see his son alive again. “I seen all these coffins come off the plane,” Smith recalled. “Four of them. Then I saw his picture in the corner. They mentioned Sean Smith was one of those killed.”

    Smith received this gut-wrenching news via television, prior to receiving a call, a form letter and a flag from Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy

    This story keeps getting worse.

  • Jeff

    @USN, you are wrong, every vote counts!!!
    @Rattoy, cooking the books?? Based on what?? Your insider info?? Nope, Doubt it seriously!! What’s clear is you do not know what you are talking about on this matter.
    Stick to cooking ribs! :lol:

    Where the heck has Suiko been these days?

  • Jeff

    Breaking news!!!! Flip Flop again!!!!

    Romney says he now support FEMA, when asked by reporters. This will be 3 weeks since he has answered a question by the media.

  • Jeff

    @ d.d., Father of Benghazi Victim Learned of Son’s Death on CNN… Before Being Contacted by……….

    il est si vous lisez ces sites stupides ordures conservateurs

    Tisk! Tisk! Tisk!

  • usnretiredx2

    Another food for thought on Benghazi

    The below are on every US Naval Ship, Sub and at the ready for aircraft and can be launched when given the word within 2-3 minutes.

    Today’s Tomahawk Block IV can circle for hours, shift course instantly on command and beam a picture of its target to controllers halfway around the world. Controllers can plan missions in an hour, which is a huge improvement over the 80 hours needed when the weapon first debuted in combat.

    Tomahawks can fly into heavily defended airspace and precisely strike high-value targets with minimal collateral damage.

    During the NATO-led effort against the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, the Tomahawk played an instrumental role in the operation. One submarine fired more than 90 missiles at a variety of targets,

  • Sam

    Right now the swing states are narrowed down to :


    It’s starting to look bad righties !

  • Ratboy

    @ Sam
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM
    Right now the swing states are narrowed down to :


    It’s starting to look bad righties !

    I guess you have not heard……..Clinton was in Mn yesterday because the race had tightened, Obama in Wisc tomorrow because the race has tightened (they had not planned on going to either place) Mi is a dead heat which they figured to win hands down, Co has moved toward Romney and Pa is losing ground for Obama too. and Ohio is a dead heat if not leaning to Romney.

    We will try to keep you up to date, stand by.

  • Sam

    @ Ratboy,

    Here are the latest numbers :


    Obama 50% vs 43%

    Wisc :

    Obama 51% vs 43%

    Mich :

    Obama 48% vs 45%

    Penn :

    Obama 49% vs 45%


    Obama 50% vs 45%

  • Ratboy

    @ Here are the latest numbers

    where the hell are those numbers from?? If those were right Obama would not be wasting his time in wisc tomorrow and Clinton would not have been in Mn yesterday!

    step away from the bong!

  • 1966

    Ilive in mn. and it’s alot closer than that obama is only up by 3

  • d.d

    il est si vous lisez ces sites stupides ordures conservateurs

    You slaughtered that Sir Jeff.

    Libye – Les mensonges de Barack Obama. Enquête mène à des découvertes inquiétantes.

    Despite Media Blackout, Obama Sits at 51% Disapproval On Libya

    Libya won’t be the decisive issue for the vast majority of voters, but it has cast Obama’s foreign policy leadership in a negative light.


    My computer is acting hinky. Going to shut it down.

  • Ratboy

    @ My computer is acting hinky. Going to shut it down.

    Is it a HP Hinky? :lol:

  • Sam

    @ Ratboy,


    Source: Marquette University

    Method: Phone

    Date: 10/25/2012 – 10/28/2012

    Voters: 1,243 (Likely voters)

    Margin of Error: 2.8 %

    Full Result:

    Obama 51%
    Romney 43%

  • Ratboy

    Yea lets go with that poll!!!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Most of the polls are weighted +8 Dems. They are sticking with the 2008 model for party ID. We will see if they are right.

    Other polls are saying the party ID should be +2 or so Dems.

    The polls that are closest to the right party ID will be right on election day.

    The new national poll has O. +5 50-45 is weighted Dems. Plus +8 in party ID.

    Fools gold! My opinion, dishonest with a purpose. To make O. look unbeatable.

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