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.

  • Jeff

    This idiot is a regular star on Fox News!!

    Donald Trump’s Major Announcement: I’m Still America’s Premiere Idiot
    OK, this just needs to be seen to be believed… There is so much wrong in this statement aside from the utter idiocy of Donald Trump’s hyperbolic promotion of it as “very big news” about President Obama that could significantly alter the race for the White House. First, there is nothing about this that can […]

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Jeff & S. Papa and Everyone

    Princess Leah was never seen

    She ran off with Han silly :P

    On the Libya story, anyone else see David Gregory on meet the press Sunday? I saw the clip and show via streaming video.

    Sorry guys, however you feel about the Libya story, Gregory should be fired over this…

    Businesswoman Carly Fiorina slammed Obama’s Libya response: “That attack went on for seven hours…[with the] Secretary of Defense saying he denied requests for help over that seven hours.” Gregory cut her off: “We’ll get to Libya a little bit later.” Surprise: It never came up again.

    Just my opinion, but as for NBC News in any capacity is is my feeling you will not only be misinformed, but be mislead and ran only in the direction the management at NBC wants you to go.

    I consider myself a fair man who was and always will be a professional when it comes to what the press is supposed to be, and IMHO NBC news is now nothing more than a propaganda network. And Yes, I have wrote them many times about this, and I am not the only one.

    Thank You, we now return to normal blogging programming. :-)

  • Jeff

    The Fox News Confessional: Dinesh D’Souza Begs Forgiveness

    Most news editorial pages are devoted to expressing opinions on issues of significance to the public. However, as with everything else related to journalistic ethics, Fox News has different perspective.
    Dinesh D’Souza, the director of the widely debunked crocumentary, “2016: Obama’s America,” was recently accused of having an extra-marital affair and brandishing his new, young, blonde, fiance in public. D’Souza, it should also be noted, is the president of King’s College, a Christian institution on Manhattan. [Update: The King’s College board announced this morning that D’Souza has resigned amid allegations of infidelity] The charges against D’Souza swirled around conservative circles due to the sensitive nature of a devout, right-wing, demagogue being caught with his pants down (again).
    Of course, this is far from a unique occurrence in the hypocritical world of sanctimonious piety peddlers. Preachers like Jimmy Swaggart and Ted Haggard have been been embroiled in sex scandals. Politicians like Larry Craig, Mark Sanford, and David Vitter, have had to explain their adulteries and (hor) mongering. And Fox News was always there to defend them. In the case of thrice-wed Catholic Newt Gingrich, Fox’s own psycho analyst, Keith Ablow, actually wrote a column arguing that America would be stronger under Gingrich precisely because of his multiple sins.
    What’s interesting about this, however, is that Fox News has given D’Souza a platform to press his case for absolution. Posted as an “opinion” column, the headline declared “’2016: Obama’s America’ filmmaker — I am not having an affair.”

    Well then, that’s a relief. Apparently D’Souza was separated from his wife while he was prancing around with his new squeeze. And he was unaware that getting engaged while still married was verboten in the Jesus-sphere. [Update: D’Souza’s mistress was also married] D’Souza’s article is nothing more than a rebuttal of personal allegations of infidelity. Why is that a subject for an editorial published by a so-called “news” enterprise?
    This is further evidence that the word “news” has no business being associated with anything Fox does. They have a mission that is in stark contrast to what the rest of the world calls journalism. Now it’s not enough that Fox is a blatantly biased mouthpiece for hardcore, right-wingism, but it is also assuming the role of confessor, where wayward Republicans can be redeemed by its magic glow.

  • Coffee Steve

    Outrage anyone? Left or Right?

    *At Alan Grayson’s Hollywood fundraiser, rape jokes abound

    OS ANGELES — At a fundraiser in Hollywood Sunday night, former Democratic Florida Rep. Alan Grayson used rape jokes to raise money for his congressional campaign.

    Grayson, an acerbically partisan one-term congressman who is hoping to return to the House two years after being voted out of office, was in attendance at his fundraiser at the Hollywood Improv, where comedians, including Sarah Silverman, spat out jokes in support of Grayson’s campaign.

    I am not posting the jokes. But lets see if anyone in the MSM reports this, if this had been a former GOP Congressmen it would be on the front page and the headliner story on all 3 networks until next Tuesday.

    Can we all say Double Standard?

  • Jeff

    G-Morn! Coffee Steve!

    Out at my morning pre-gym coffee shop. Tonight West Hollywood has the biggest Halloween party in the WORLD. I plan on being in a sea of costumed humanity of about 500,000+ people in just a few square blocks. It’s freaking so much fun!!

    Last year I pulled off a WWF Pro wrestler that went over great, this year Im Doing Superman costume, hey if ya got the body……show it!!

    One guy in our group is on the sit-com Big Bang Theory, and he went as himself dressed on the program, and to see the reaction of many people to him was hilarious, as he told them, “I’m not him, I just look like him.” Truly a blast to watch!

  • Coffee Steve

    hey if ya got the body……show it!!

    That gave me an Idea, I’m going to get a photo of my body from 15 years ago, and have a costume made from that then :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve


    I heard Rats is dressing as a Rat :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve


    Hurricane Sandy ‘engineered’ to affect election

    Here come the conspiracy theorists.

    “Is Hurricane Sandy a ‘Mitt Romney’ Enginereed Storm?” That’s a question asked, straight-faced, in the title of one video uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 30.

    Christopher Greene, a conspiracy-minded “alternative” radio host, argued during his Tuesday broadcast that the storm is “perfect timing” for Romney’s campaign. “In fact,” he said, “this is kinda like winning the lottery for Mitt Romney.”

    Hmmm.. wait a minute if Romney is that good? Why should he not be elected.. :-)

  • Jeff

    LMAO! Coffee Steve!

    Happy Halloween!

  • Coffee Steve


    Happy Halloween to you as well.

    We have a thing at Church tonight for the kids, I’m leaving soon to help build the booths and candy tubs. I’m in the play tonight and they have me playing God, so I asked the Preacher last night, If I’m God why so I have to work?

    He said “Well your playing the flesh part of God and Christ did work”

    I hate it when my preachers are as nuts as me.. :P

  • Coffee Steve

    ^why so I have to work

    Do I have to work

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a great morning everyone, have to work awhile this morning, see ya around noonish

    Peace & Grace

  • d.d

    Good morning TVBTN’s group. Heading out after this post. Keep them coming. I read most.


    This is a thought I’ve had in the back of my mind before I read this.

    Are We Looking at an Undertow Election?



    Bangladeshi terror suspect in US on student visa

    Washington: A Bangladeshi man with alleged links to al-Qaeda, arrested in New York on terror charges, was in the US on a student visa to attend a legitimate academic programme, an American official said on Friday.

    Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was arrested after an FBI undercover operation foiled his plot to detonate a 1,000 pound bomb and blow up the city’s Federal Reserve Building.

    Noting that visa decisions are made in accordance with applicable law and regulations of the State Department, Nuland said each case is looked at on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all of the information contained in the US Government databases, and in consultation with other government agencies.

    HUH !

  • usnretiredx2

    Good morning all

  • Mark

    @Coffee Steve

    Doing a quick search about the rape jokes, it was a fundraiser held at a comedy club with comedians who seemed to be mocking the stupidity of some republicans views on rape

  • Ratboy

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

    THINKPROGRESS!!! :lol:

  • Mark

    I do believe context and who says it does matter(in this case Sarah Silverman can get away with it, while I don’t think somebody say like Andrew Dice Clay could)

  • usnretiredx2


    You tell that person that is on the Big Bang that is one of 4 shows the wife and I watch on TV.

    The main reason is it is really true to life. A few years back my better half was the Electro Mechanical Coordinator for Laser research and development working on the largest tunable laser in the world.

    She was working with nothing but people with PHD’s and Doctorates’. Her job was to get them working towards the same goal. Her words were “Just like herding cats”. The things that they would do with the laser would be really out there.

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol:
    Fox Promotes Generation America, “Conservative Alternative To AARP

    MEDIAMATTERS!!!! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol:
    A Fundamental Threat To American Democracy And The Enemies Of The American People

    Are you ready for this one…….MOONBATTERY!!!!

    :lol: :lol:

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