Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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November 1st, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,913            452            834
CNN         719            227            346
MSNBC         884            294            464
CNBC         190             47             94
FBN           63             14             29
HLN         237             81            126
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,910            853         1,642
CNN       1,213            383            632
MSNBC       1,823            597            981
CNBC         222             91            115
FBN           70             20             39
HLN         324            104            165
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,676            479            894
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         444            176            243
MSNBC Morning Joe         560            216            340
CNBC Squawk Box         130             24             65
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         216            119            153
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,660            601         1,037
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,019            271            363
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,466            364            706
CNBC FAST MONEY         199             22            115
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         309            102            161
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,951            643         1,184
CNN SITUATION ROOM         765            278            364
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,293            362            570
CNBC MAD MONEY         147             31             73
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         217            107            123
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,660            622         1,133
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         728            235            366
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,305            439            638
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         200             32             77
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         198             70            115
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,469            875         1,783
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,097            350            614
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,788            541            953
CNBC S JOBS BLLN DOLLAR HIPPIE         219             99            120
HLN NANCY GRACE         296            107            152
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,981            954         1,723
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT       1,327            355            648
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,891            630            983
CNBC M. ZUCKERBERG: INSIDE FB         229             89            122
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         333            105            169
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       3,257            730         1,413
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,212            444            633
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,790            621         1,006
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         219             84            102
HLN SUPERSTORM SANDY         342            101            176
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,891            572         1,002
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         733            261            382
MSNBC ED SHOW         953            385            551
CNBC MAD MONEY           89             38             50
HLN SUPERSTORM SANDY         165             54             98

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

    @ 7 weeks now and they’re still reporting it as news.

    Guess what you friggin idiot? 7 weeks and the 4 Americans are STILL DEAD!! And the families still do not know why? And the American people still has heard from our “Commander in Chief” What went on but he sure didnt waste any time putting out a picture of him in the “situation room” during Sandy!! We got a picture of him in there while they got bin Laden too but NO picture of that room during the Bengazi attack!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT MAKES IT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    Just closing the deal! From today till Monday Obama to Iowa 2 times Wisc 3 times and Ohio 6 stops!! Yep backs up them Mark2 polls PERFECTLY!!!

    You do realize win those 3 states, win the election for Obama. 300 or 271 still has the same results

  • Mark2


    Like I’ve said before, You know when Big Oil Executives, Money Managers, the Filthy Rich, Wall Street Big-Wigs, the KKK, and Insurance Company CEOs, want Romney to win, that you’re on the wrong side of history.

  • Ratboy

    And by the way everybody…yep I called Mark2 a name!!!

  • Matthew

    “Just closing the deal! From today till Monday Obama to Iowa 2 times Wisc 3 times and Ohio 6 stops!! Yep backs up them Mark2 polls PERFECTLY!!!”

    And? Why do you continue to make an obviously terrible argument? Why do you not consider that your same logic can be applied to Romney’s campaign stops? Why is Romney spending an entire day in Virginia, one of the few battlegrounds where he’s consistently been up in the polls? There is no better way for Obama to end this campaign then to spend his time in those three states, the winning of which is enough for 270. He’s still making five stops in Florida as well, which is hardly the act of someone who’s worried about their firewall.

  • Ratboy

    Just got an Obama robo call and the caller id said “cellular call” They are trying everything!

  • RedBarSoup

    This Ratboy guy is a total “idiot!”

  • moncon

    @ Mark2
    It is news to alot of people. And it is looking worse and worse for this administration. I thnk they should have to explain what happened before the election. We are reconsidering this yahoo for another term and how he handles a foreign policy crisis is pretty important. Anyone could have sat in his seat and gave the OK for the seals to kill Bin Laden. But it appears he had a case of cold feet on this one. We need a leader not a pleaser.

  • Mark2

    @Ratboy “Guess what you friggin idiot? 7 weeks and the 4 Americans are STILL DEAD!!”

    Well, guess what you Freakin’ IDIOT?! 3,000 Americans are still dead because you Republicans failed to act. And another 6,500+ Americans are dead because of the 2 Republican Wars. By the way, have you guys found those WMDs yet? That’s what I thought, so shut your freakin’ pie hole.

  • Coffee Steve

    *’Gas Can Man’ pays for Ohioans at the pump

    Obama is a pain in my Gas

    Organizations campaign in Ohio for energy independence

    A coalition of pro-energy independence groups continued their “Gas Can Man” campaign yesterday in Ohio, offering gas for $1.84 a gallon, the same cost as when Obama took office.

    The New American Energy Opportunity Foundation (NAEOF) and Morning in America, Inc. kicked off the campaign in Cincinnati and have planned stops in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Akron, Toledo,

  • d.d

    Hand Up

    Please consider making a donation to any relief fund. Mercury One is who I donated to because 100% of the donations are going to Sandy victims with emphasis on Coney Island residents. Beck is paying out of his pocket all of the expenses associated with the relief efforts.

    Despair sets in for some Coney Island residents as living conditions deteriorate rapidly in Sandy’s wake

    At a 12-unit apartment building at West 23rd near Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, several tenants are huddled together in one room where human waste is spilling out of the toilet. They need help, and are at a loss explaining why assistance is getting to them faster.

    “We have no food or water. Why isn’t anyone helping us,” asked tenant Aeising Cancel.

    “We are scavenging for food like animals,” said another tenant Jeffery Francis. “We are in a crisis and no one will help us. Look at us. We are misery.

    There is a great deal of looting that is not being reported. There are roving gangs, the citizens are calling them “wolfpacks” They’re terrorizing the neighborhood.”

    Nobody is telling their story. The Red Cross hasn’t come. FEMA hasn’t come. Nobody is coming. And this is one of the hardest hit places in the Tri-State area.


    Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive

    Homes and businesses in the Lower East Side and East Village are still without power and under water. Residents began dumpster diving outside a Key Food supermarket Thursday, looking for whatever food they can take. Jonathan Vigliotti reports


  • Coffee Steve

    This Ratboy guy is a total “idiot!”

    No he’s not, I am

  • Coffee Steve

    Please consider making a donation to any relief fund.

    Already done.

  • Mark2

    Hey Moncon, Conpiracy Theories and Speculation is NOT News. By the way, the majority of Americans still give the edge to Obama when it comes to Foreign Policy, so all the Fox News conspiracy theories aren’t working.

  • moncon

    Mark 2
    You better lump Clinton in on the blame game. He had Bin Laden in his sights, but he was too busy getting busy with Lewinsky to do anything about it.

  • Matthew

    Remember when Clinton was up for impeachment, and he did that whole ‘Wag the Dog’ strategy of firing missiles at caves that supposedly had terrorists? Hahahaha, good times. Whatever happened to that bin Laden guy anyway?

  • Matthew

    Let’s compare every foreign policy failure ever and determine which party is more terrible, even though it doesn’t matter at all and you’re all going to vote for the major party candidate that’s closest to you anyway

  • Mark


    Just did a little research. looks like the “New American Energy Opportunity Foundation” is funded by big oil, hell Sheldon Adelson gave them a little cash. Here is an idea if they want cheaper gas why not reduce their multi billion dollar quarterly profits and reduce the price of gas

  • moncon

    Seal Team Six is what happened to Bin Laden. I thank them for their heroics.

  • Coffee Steve

    It’s official

    I conducted a Coffee Steve Coffee Bean Poll. I threw a number of coffee beans in the air.

    On the left of me was Obama’s can

    On the Right, Romney’s

    I threw 30 beans in the air, the results

    Obama- 7 beans
    Floor- 9 beans
    Romney 14 beans

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