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.

  • AppleStinx

    It’s Halloween.

  • Sam

    @ Bsotgnw,

    Nice, you got good jokes man. Citing a right wing blog as a legitimate source. Hey you know what Ed Shultz.com said about Romney ?

    @ Papa,

    “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?”

    When you accuse the president of the United States of an act of treason, you bet I’m gonna have a lawyer approach. Unless you have an evidence, it’s bull. It’s like Jack Welsh saying Obama is playing the unemployment numbers, mmmm… proof ? He doesn’t have any because he pulled that straight outta his a$$.

    I can bring up a thousand conspiracy theories about the Bush administration covering up 9/11, Abu Ghuraib prison and so on.

    Here’s a wing-nut speculating without any proof :

    @ Doug Z,
    “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.”

  • Sicilian Papa



    What is this treason talk. I never accused the President of a treasonous act.

    I contend he failed to act. I also contend that he tried to cover up his failure. He choked under pressure and that is something all the public should know. We should know the details of the cover up.

    Sam the reason we don’t know more, and we know a lot, is no one is talking in the White House. Few with the exception of FOX News are even asking any questions.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Just so all of you know the CBS/NY Times/Q swing state polls are all weighted +8 for Dems. Basically phony polls.

    See Obama is winning, it is inevitable that he is going to get re-elected. +8 Dems. in Fla/Ohio/Vir.?????????

  • Jeff

    Gov. Chris Christy slapped the f–k out of the idiots at Fox and Friends yesterday for asking if he knew Mitt was going to come to NJ and take political advantage of the storm damage.

    Mitt refuses to explain why he thinks for GOD & our children’s sake we have to eliminate FEMA. He dodged the question over ten times while loading bottles of water and a “non” (yeah right)political rally.

    Funny how govt. ran FEMA is working just fine and yet Private services, gas, electric,etc. continue to fail.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The corrupt partisan media put out phony polls for him. They cover up his scandals for him. They campaign for him with interviews and storm coverage.

    I guess you can’t blame the corrupt partisan media after all President Obama is their Messiah.

  • Jeff

    EXCLUSIVE: Romney Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Mislead Voters In Wisconsin

    Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights.
    Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, eight such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks and 17 since late September.
    One blatant falsehood occurs on page 5 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any “person [who] has been convicted of treason, a felony, or bribery” isn’t eligible to vote. This is not true. Once a Wisconsin voter who has been convicted of a felony completes his or her sentence, that person is once again eligible to vote.
    The training also encouraged volunteers to deceive election workers and the public about who they were associated with. On page 3 of the packet, Romney poll workers were instructed to hide their affiliation with the campaign and told to sign in at the polls as a “concerned citizen” instead. As Kristina Sesek, Romney’s legal counsel who just graduated from Marquette Law School last year, explained, “We’re going to have you sign in this election cycle as a ‘concerned citizen.’ We’re just trying to alleviate some of the animosity of being a Republican observer up front.”
    This packet could cause major problems if Republican observers across the state try to enforce such wrong and misleading information on Election Day. Even if they simply slow the voting process down, this could discourage voters waiting in line and drive drown turnout.
    Here are four misleading or incorrect pieces of information disbursed by the Romney campaign:

    CLAIM: Any “person [who] has been convicted of treason, a felony, or bribery” isn’t eligible to vote. (Page 5) FACT: Once a person who has been convicted of a felony completes his or her sentence, including probation and fines, that person is eligible to vote.
    CLAIM: Page 8 lists 10 items as “The ONLY Acceptable Forms of “Proof of Residency”. FACT: The list used is incomplete. There are many other documents people can use to prove residency that are not included, such as letters from public schools, student loan papers, correspondence with a Native American tribe in Wisconsin, vehicle registration, and food stamp correspondances. In addition, the list fails to mention that homeless voters may use an affidavit from a public or private social service agency as proof of residency.
    CLAIM: “If a handicapped voter is unable to come into the polls to vote, an assistant can deliver the ballot to the voter if the CEI verifies the elector’s proof of residency.” (Page 10) FACT: Under Wisconsin law, the CEI (Chief Election Inspector) does not have to verify proof of residency so long as the voter is registered.
    CLAIM: “Election Observers should not assist [voters].” (Page 10) FACT: A voter can ask for assistance from anyone, including a poll watcher, so long as the voter initiates the request and does not engage in electioneering.
    Here are the documents in full:

    Romney Volunteer Observer Training

    This post originally stated that it was incorrect for Wisconsin residents to be asked for photo ID at the polls. The state’s photo ID law was indeed struck down and is not in place for this election, but for Wisconsin voters who want to register on Election Day, one of the possible proof of residency documents is an identification card that must have a photo on it. (Non-photo documents are also accepted, such as a bank statement or a pay stub.) We have updated the post to correct the error.

  • Jeff

    @SP the corrupt partisan Fox News refuses to report that Mitt Romney said FEMA should be eliminated. They also refuse to correct his misleading auto commercials about Chrysler and GM.

    Don’t get me started on Fox News levels of corruption in reporting, or lack there of!!

  • Sicilian Papa



    What is FEMA doing? The government needs to write the check and get out of the way. The States will handle the cleanup. You say they are doing a great job. At what, handing out bottles of water.

  • george

    Well said Babygate!!

  • Jeff

    Here are a few major errors and deliberate mistruths:

    -Fox Promotes Generation America, “Conservative Alternative To AARP,” To Attack AARP10.30.2012Fox Hosts Undisclosed Pro-Romney PAC Chair To Attack Obama10.30.2012Amid Sandy Clean-Up, Fox News’ Brit Hume Snipes At “Big Federal Government”10.30.2012

    -Fox Hosts Undisclosed Pro-Romney PAC Chair To Attack Obama

    -Amid Sandy Clean-Up, Fox News’ Brit Hume Snipes At “Big Federal Government”

    -Fox’s Bernard Goldberg Suggests “More Than A Few Reporters” Wish Sandy Had Hit Red States Because It Would Help Obama.

    -Discussing Sandy’s Effect On Election, Tucker Carlson Blames Obama For Not “Lowering The Level Of The Ocean”

    -Fox Obscures Important Facts To Attack Disability Benefits

  • Sicilian Papa



    I actually think Romney is right and he should explain his position. He wants the States to handle disaster relief and let the government write the checks. Probably is not the time to talk about FEMA.

    The corrupt partisan press can find Romney to shout dozens of questions at him about the future of a government agency. They can’t find Susan Rice to ask her about the cover up in Libya.

  • Jeff

    @SP you really must not know anything at all about FEMA. We can’t have this discussion if you don’t know what the organization really does. Handing out bottles of water??? Ridiculous!

  • Jeff

    @SP didn’t you learn for Katrina an now Sandy that States cannot handle major disasters.


    They are on our side buddy!! Lets use em!!

  • Jeff


    Fox News: A Fundamental Threat To American Democracy And The Enemies Of The American People
    On Tuesday’s edition of the Judge Jeanine Pirro show on Fox News, Pirro hosted a discussion with celebrated media analysts Ann Coulter and Pat Caddell. The segment was predictably filled with partisan histrionics and wild-eyed hyperbole aimed at what they perceive to be the “liberal” media. Setting aside the hysterical irony of Fox News pretending […]

    Need more??

  • Jeff

    In The Fox Nation, Hurricane Sandy Is All About Anti-Obama Politics
    In the hours preceding the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, Fox Nation posts as their “Pic of the Day” something they clearly regard as humorous. Their sense of humor, however, is perverse, to say the least. The picture shows somebody’s home about to be flooded. Fox apparently doesn’t care about the welfare of the residents of […]

  • Jeff

    Mitt Romney: Putting This Country Back On The Path To A Zombie Apocalypse
    Joss Whedon’s must-see video explains exactly why American needs Mitt Romney. It’s because Romney is “ready to make the deep rollbacks in health care, education, social services, reproductive rights, that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, over-population, disease, rioting, all crucial elements in creating a nightmare Zombie Wasteland.” They’re out there. And they need brains.

  • Jeff

    Obama SAVED Lives In Benghazi: An Alternative To The Bogus Fox News Narrative
    What happened in Benghazi, Libya, was unarguably tragic. There is no excuse for the sort of violence that took place at an embassy outpost whose purpose is to promote peace and encourage international harmony. Those who lost their lives were sacrificed for a pointless expression of hostility that benefits no one. Sadly, the tragedy has […]

  • Jeff

    Fox Nation’s Phony Outrage: Somebody Think Of The Kids!
    Exploiting children for partisan political purposes is something with which Fox News is well acquainted. They frequently try to corral kids into political controversies for the benefit of a conservative agenda. Sometimes that doesn’t work out so well for them. But they soldier on with overtly biased reporting that exhibits a rampant hypocrisy. Here is […]

  • Jeff

    Fox Nation vs. Reality: Al Gore Going Up The River?
    With the multitude of disreputable sources that Fox News has to chose from, it is still somewhat surprising that they frequently chose to embrace the utterly demented WorldNetDaily as a source for news stories that they republish on Fox Nation. WorldNetDaily is run by the notorious conspiracy monger Joseph Farah. It is the base for […]

    Fox is full of BS!! Creating fake stories and harping on non stories.

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