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.

  • Ratboy

    Hey coffee…shhhhhh …….I think papa pooped in the water in Connecticut……shhhhhhhhbhbb

  • Coffee Steve

    I think papa pooped in the water in Connecticut

    I’m telling Al Gore :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve

    I like reading a number of different newspapers and web sites, I like keepng my buds informed on news thet our “press” used to do. How many of you knew that a attack on Iran has been pushed back for months?

    *Iran quietly chose recently to use more than a third of its medium-enriched uranium for civilian purposes, thus delaying their ability to make a nuclear bomb, said Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

    The move “allows contemplating delaying the moment of truth by eight to 10 months,” Barak said.

    CBS News Via The Telegraph

  • Rob

    I’m with you Coffee Steve, cool to have another Star Wars to look forward to! Second, this to Sam, there are A LOT of other shows on FOX other than Hannity!

  • Ratboy

    @ Rob
    You noticed that Hannity still has his show and just signed a new long term contract and Olhberman lost his job at MSDNC AND Current and is still unemployed. :lol: :lol:

  • AppleStinx

    Didn’t President Obama appear on ‘Morning Joe’ on Monday, and that was supposed to be the biggest coup in the program’s history?? Awful ratings, they lost to ‘Early Start/Starting Poing’ in the demo.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Survey USA Obama 48% Romney 45% Dems +6

    The last Survey USA had the same number except Dems +3

  • Ratboy

    Hey apple, you forgot one thing………………….D’OH!!!! :lol:

  • Coffee Steve


    I noticed that as well. Sure is different than 2008 isn’t it?

  • Sicilian Papa

    They polled more Dems with the same result.

  • Coffee Steve

    @S. Papa
    They polled more Dems with the same result.

    That is what always has bothered me about some of the polling companies, they do what they can to get the result they want.

  • Coffee Steve

    Well I’m sticking right now with my prediction of Romney winning by a count of 277-295 to 261 For Obama.

    Yes, anything can happen, but unless it does, thats my pick.

    Night Everyone

    Peace & Grace

  • Sam

    @ Papa,

    “Who sent Susan Rice on all those Sunday shows to blame the video 5 days after the attack? The President is last word on whether to send in troops in a crisis situation.”

    Again your answer fails to answer the 2 essential points to prove beyond doubt that the government was intentionally negligent and therefore your “Susan Rice” analogy falls into either “speculation” or “witch hunting”. You are a nice guy, I’ll say you’re just speculating which is totally fine but when it turns into questioning the president’s leadership, it’s wrong because of the absence of evidence .

    “Just because the corrupt partisan media does not investigate does not mean people can’t draw reasonable conclusions about what happened. When they are given the proper information.”

    The media doesn’t have the obligation to investigate when they don’t have the efficient resources to do so otherwise it’ll turn into worthless speculation. In order to investigate something like this you need investigators both in Libya and within the administration pulling out facts. No one has such resources except the state department and federal bureau of investigation, and they have not conclude their investigation yet.

    Lying and covering up is like when Romney says Jeep will close their factories in America and ship them to China. Because we have an evidence and proof from Chrysler’s CEO that Romney was wrong, either Romney is lying or misinformed. If the latter was correct, he didn’t come out to apologize and correct himself which suggest that he is lying intentionally .

  • Sam

  • UpAndOver

    CNN needs a storm every day…..

  • Sam

    In fact Chrysler been investing and supporting Ohio since the recovery, Mitt Romney’s lies don’t even make sense :

  • Bsotgnw

    Sam: Id be careful about calling Romney a liar when we just bailed out China Motors at the expence of the US tax payer. oh did I say China motors I ment Government Motors (just not our Government)

  • Sicilian Papa


    We disagree. You can’t find out anything if you don’t ask QUESTIONS. Someone sent Susan Rice out there with those talking points. The corrupt partisan media needs to ask her who. What, they can’t find her? She is the UN Ambassador!

    Calling it speculation is lawyer speak. Do you think the corrupt partisan media would be able to find her and ask her questions if she were a Republican?

    Susan Rice is the tip of the iceberg. I can think of ten questions that are relevant and haven’t even been asked!!!!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    If the corrupt partisan media did their job on Libya O. would be destroyed and they know it.

  • Doug Z

    Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Libyia witch hunt???? Four dead and a paper trail a mile long and testimony before congress and loons on the left are calling it a witch hunt to protect their liar in chief!

    I know now Sam is Matthew. They can not be of a low IQ for their writing is to good.They work for the Democratic party.

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