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.

  • Sicilian Papa



    If you can stomach it check out the story on FOX on Libya on Sept. 11 2012. I know how you feel about FOX but after seeing the evidence it is undeniable what went on in Libya and the cover up after.

  • Doug Z

    Jeff has different writing style than Sam and Matthew. they will be gone when Obama loses . Dems will quit paying

  • Doug Z

    Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.

  • Doug Z

    We created and posted this meme on Saturday after news broke that Obama had known and denied SEALS the backup they requested.

    Once the meme was up it garnered 30,000 shares, approx. 24,000 likes, and was read by hundreds of thousands of people — all within 24 hrs. On Sunday, I went into the SOS Facebook page to post something else and found a warning from Facebook that we had violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities with our meme. So I copied the warning, put it on the meme as as caption, and re-posted the meme to the Facebook page.

    Along with the re-posted meme, Ward put a link to the Facebook “feedback comment” inbox so visitors to the SOS page could send a message to Facebook if they were as outraged over the meme being jerked down as he was.

  • Doug Z

    Ward said Facebook pulled the re-posted meme down within 7 or 8 hours and suspended the SOS account for 24 hours.

    In other words, Facebook put the Navy SEALS in timeout in order to shield Obama.

    How low can you go?

  • Doug Z

    Try to upload a video with Obama’s name in the title. It won’t happen. I finally changed the title and then changed it back after it was posted. That was the only way FB would accept it.

  • Jeff

    SP, not going anywhere, but you can hope!

    @coffee, Star Wars Returns will be a smash!!! Lets not forget the BEST Star Wars movie was The Empire Strikes Back. It was the only one George Lucas didn’t direct. Not a fan of Disney on any level but give them big credit for being a influential and powerful brand that will probably do great things for the Star Wars franchise.

    Plus Coffee one of my listings in BH that just went into escrow last week was next door to Carrie Fisher’s estate. BTW Princess Leah was never seen :(


  • TheBoss1

    CNN is still the most-trusted cable news station whenever there is big breaking news. Even the mighty Fox News cannot top CNN during such times.

  • TheBoss1

    If Romney wins the presidency, Fox News will become Pravda.

  • Mark2

    CNN is on Fire!!!

    Their 25-54 Demo numbers kicked some major azz.

  • Mark2

    For the 2nd straight night the Sean Hannity Show states that Obama’s Approval rating has never reached above 47% while in office. What a bunch of lying scumbags they are.

  • Mark

    @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.
    NC is to Obama what Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania are to Romney. Basically a longshot and the only way either guys wins any of those states is in a landslide where the electoral votes are meaningless(none of the 4 states mentioned will be the state that puts either guy over the top).

  • Mark2

  • Jsmoothe

    Lawrence just blasted Iowa! I love it. Maddow getting a little twitchy too! So much fun to watch them in a panic. They can’t figure out why people don’t understand their version of the news.

  • 1966

    lol at mark2

  • 1966

    hi doug z

  • RedBarSoup


    If the corrupt partisan media did their job on Libya.

    That line is getting old fast.

  • Sicilian Papa



    You come around these parts you are going to hear it. The corrupt partisan media would love for people like me to shut up. It ain’t gonna happen pal.

    I am looking to bring down their whole corrupt organization down with the truth. For to many years they have gotten away with their lies, half truths and omissions.

    The progressive movement is going to have to stand or fall on their own merit. People like me are going to bring down their propaganda wing. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, NY Times, Time, Newsweek, LA Times.

    I leave out MSNBC because they don’t pretend to be something they are not. They are a liberal network and they yell it from the rooftops. Now that is honest.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I believe in as many voices and point of views as possible. If you want to be a news-person you are obliged to attack both sides not just one. If you want to be an opinion person, have at it the sky is the limit.

  • Sicilian Papa

    If Romney is elected you people on the left will be surprised. I will not defend stupidity and wrong doing.

    If Romney had done what Obama did with Libya I would not show up to vote for him.

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