Cable News Ratings for Thursday, November 1, 2012

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November 2nd, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, November 1, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,797            427            775
CNN         566            189            272
MSNBC         880            300            438
CNBC         176             66            105
FBN           83             20             38
HLN         209             93            119
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       3,589            766         1,442
CNN         949            264            473
MSNBC       1,735            612            893
CNBC         202            121            140
FBN         123             19             39
HLN         298            130            174
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,596            401            735
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         353            150            224
MSNBC Morning Joe         702            278            386
CNBC Squawk Box         121             31             64
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         220            133            166
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,516            528         1,043
CNN SITUATION ROOM         751            219            280
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,391            362            595
CNBC FAST MONEY         204             54            116
HLN HLN BREAKING NEWS         145             55             79
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,925            576         1,106
CNN SITUATION ROOM         633            211            256
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,386            395            630
CNBC MAD MONEY         192             67            124
HLN HLN BREAKING NEWS         207             99            118
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,563            539         1,081
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         845            215            364
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,387            484            682
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         150             37             53
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         235            108            126
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       4,042            819         1,503
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,012            288            503
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,698            525            829
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         142             68             81
HLN NANCY GRACE         225             87            130
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       3,684            781         1,501
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         997            246            476
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,865            702            981
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         250            151            180
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         355            188            232
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       3,015            697         1,320
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         837            259            439
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,637            606            862
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         216            143            160
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         313            115            159
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,906            613         1,017
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         621            209            348
MSNBC ED SHOW         968            385            475
CNBC MAD MONEY         129             65             79
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         245             95            109

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



    You got that right. I’m half Polish. Half dumb, half crazy!

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    The home team won the championship but that is without counting the first and second palce teams!!! :lol:

    Thursday Ratings: Maddow Tops All Primetime Cable News In Demo, Save O’Reilly, Hannity

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  • Dirty_D

    @ Sam

    Idk which poll your talking about. I don’t see any favoring Romney. Pretty much all polls use a model favoring democrats. That’s only if the election is the same as 2008. Most experts agree that’s unlikely though. The enthusiasm in 2008 was really high and anyone with common sense knew Obama would win.

  • Jeff

    @Dave, go to Fox News Web Site if you have some time to kill. It says that Mayor of NYC Bloomberg endorsed Romney. It’s hilarious!!!

    Fox News is such a joke!

  • Sicilian Papa


    Dirty D

    Some of the polls are using a closer demo but many are using the 2008 +8 Dems. That gets factored into the average. I haven’t heard of any using a draw in turnout. Republicans will turnout in force. The Gov. holds an edge in Independent voters.

  • Ratboy

    @ go to Fox News Web Site if you have some time to kill. It says that Mayor of NYC Bloomberg endorsed Romney

    I think we need a link to that article.

  • Dirty_D

    @ Sicilian Papa

    Any poll using a +8 Dem is crazy (some as high as +11). I know Obama has a really good shot at winning but it makes no sense to use something that crazy. A lot of polls are financed by the mainstream media to suppress Republican turnout. Doesn’t usually work but they might as well try. All that matters is election day and the one good thing going in Romney’s favor is the independent vote which 9 times out of 10 decides the election.

  • freak

    why is Fox News so OLD!
    It makes no sense why they have 4m for a show that gets statistically tied to another with less than 2m in the only demo that counts…
    Good thing is that all those bozos watching O’reilly, Hannity and their elk will be gone sooner.

  • Dirty_D

    @ freak

    Yeah, who cares about the elderly. Useless in this country aren’t they? Lets just make sure younger people like me get help and not them (Sarcasm BTW). Did you even listen to yourself when you typed that?

    Anyways, do you really think Fox News cares who wins? If Romney wins then that’s great for them personally but if Obama wins that’s awesome for them ratings wise. They pretty much have a win-win situation. Even if Romney wins they’ll still win the total viewers and demo (probably not as much though).

  • Bsotgnw

    If only more people would stop looking for work we could get the unemployment numbers down and make Obama look better. Why wont the guns and bible huggig SOB’s cooperat!

  • Ratboy

    @ Bsotgnw
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM
    If only more people would stop looking for work we could get the unemployment numbers down and make Obama look better. Why wont the guns and bible huggig SOB’s cooperat!

    I think EVERYBOBY should quit working and looking! Then unemployment would be at zero for the first time in history and Obama could have his wish to make everybody lookig to the government to be taken care of!!! WIN WIN :shock: :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    hey grand pa…..whats for supper


    I’m back hide your Money or I’ll act like Obama and TAKE IT!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    *PEW: MSNBC ‘more partisan’ than FOXNEWS… :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    n writing about the Pew study released today, I was struck by the big story of how negative coverage on several levels of presidential politics had become.

    I think this is big trouble for democracy, especially the hostile level of discourse in social media. And that it’s something the media need to address collectively after the election.

    But here’s one of several fascinating smaller findings of the study that are kind of stunning — even if they seem obvious and ho-hum to some of my more jaded, postmodern, aren’t-we-cleverly-ironic colleagues:

    ON MSNBC, the ratio of negative to positive stories on GOP candidate Mitt Romney was 71 to 3.

    That’s not a news channel. That’s a propaganda machine, and owner Comcast should probably change Phil Griffin’s title from president to high minister of information, or something equally befitting the work of a party propaganist hack in a totalitarian regime. You wonder how mainstream news organizations allow their reporters and corrdespondents to appear in such a cauldron of bias.

    I thought show host Sean Hannity of Fox News defined party propagandist. But while his channel was bad, it wasn’t as bad-boy biased as MSNBC.

    Pew (Baltimore Sun)

  • Coffee Steve

    Look Up

    By David Zurawik

    The Baltimore Sun

    He wrote about the Pew study.

  • Mark


    I checked the article Fox had a ratio of negative to positive stories in Fox’s coverage of President Obama was 46 to 6, I wouldn’t call that bipartisan myself

  • Ratboy

    And the robocalls continue!! 3 so far tonight, 1 Romney, one Obama, and one Stabenow

  • Coffee Steve
  • Jeff

    Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Fox Says It’s Romney

    In case you missed it, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama for president yesterday. But FoxNews made a mistake and announced that Bloomberg endorsed Romney. In the immortal words of failed presidential candidate (and Fox fave) Rick Perry, “Oops.”
    Huffington Post’s Sam Stein tweeted the error yesterday.

    This site is blocking me from posting the twitter link for ya after several attempts. You are going to have to google it.

    And more…..

  • Coffee Steve


    never mind I thought you had the MSNBC numbers different, My Bad Bro

  • Jeff

    Negative ads current rates:

    Obama campaign 85% negative
    Romney campaign 99% negative

    This is what Mitt did to win the primaries, so why would he change his routine now!?!

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