Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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November 7th, 2012

For more on yesterday's election coverage, click here, here, or here.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for November 6, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        4,249     1,513       2,067
CNN        3,484     1,696       1,602
MSNBC        2,159        888       1,083
CNBC           231         66         110
FBN           140         55           71
HLN           223         97         122
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       11,477     4,456       5,611
CNN        9,267     4,582       4,191
MSNBC        4,672     1,998       2,298
CNBC           349        152         158
FBN           315        146         167
HLN           266        154         155
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,957        561         980
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           451        193         204
MSNBC Morning Joe           761        292         387
CNBC Squawk Box           132         24           65
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           288        149         212
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        4,402     1,251       2,016
CNN SITUATION ROOM        2,663     1,119       1,224
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        2,027        676       1,022
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           250         29         116
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           250        110         139
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ        5,578     1,763       2,603
CNN SITUATION ROOM        3,682     1,701       1,697
MSNBC MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE        2,466        901       1,176
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           228         38         113
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           308        129         153
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ        8,300     2,833       3,901
CNN ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA        5,864     2,750       2,605
MSNBC MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE        3,242     1,264       1,607
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           336         95         132
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           346        168         199
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ       10,959     4,070       5,279
CNN ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA        8,279     3,873       3,678
MSNBC MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE        3,986     1,584       1,954
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           309        116         118
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           370        202         238
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ       11,792     4,519       5,762
CNN ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA        9,433     4,648       4,260
MSNBC MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE        4,670     2,058       2,357
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           369        160         164
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           229        137         121
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ       11,609     4,765       5,774
CNN ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA       10,043     5,195       4,606
MSNBC MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE        5,343     2,348       2,576
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           369        180         191
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           198        124         108
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ       10,101     4,356       5,104
CNN ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA       10,788     5,313       4,886
MSNBC MSNBC ELECTION COVERAGE        5,536     2,448       2,748
CNBC YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE           335        158         155
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           125         61           73

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.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?


  • Laurence Glavin

    Rachel Maddow on MSNBC made a direct reference to the chaos at the Faux Right-Wing Propaganda Network when Karl Rove went ballistic. I switched to the FRWPN and saw it for myself! As they say in the Master Card commercials: priceless!

  • Mark
  • Jeff D.

    I thought MSNBC was the place for politics?
    My God they got their butts handed to them.

  • Sam

    Congratulations Obama and America for 4 more years
    I hope the coming years will bring the best of prosperity to this country.

    And I hope that the republicans will fix the problem of their party. As many sane conservative said, conservatism is a great governing policy but today it’s defined by the insanity of Fox News and Radio talk.

    The republicans won 60% of the white vote but that wasn’t even close enough to win the elections. They lost +70% of Latinos, +90% of Blacks, +70% of Asians, +50% of women and +60% of young voters.

    Texas, Arizona, Georgia , the Carolinas and many other red state are witnessing major demographic changes, more minorities and at some point near the future they’ll become majority. Not to mention atheism and people identifying themselves as “non religious” is at all time high.

    If the republicans continue at the same way, they’ll even lose Texas,Arizona, Georgia and the Carolinas. That’s about 100 electoral votes, we might not see a republican president for very long time.

    It’s time for the republican party to show the American people that they’re serious about serving this country by working with Obama, cool down their tone on religious and social issues, reach to appeal to more demographics and move away from loons of Fox News and Talk Radio.

  • Mt Rick

    Now you have to think what is better Karl Rove a guest contributor going ballistic or Chris Matthews the show anchor going ballistic?

    Both tend to be high strung to start out with. When the anchor goes ballistic it pretty bad they are the ones that are suppose to keep it together and try to get the guests to loose it.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    While channel turning last night, it was my pleasure to watch LIVE the Carl Rove melt down on FOX. He came apart.

  • don

    fox wins night cnn wins demo & msnbc wins well i cant find anything they won

  • Sam

    The reason why Karl Rove melted is because he and many righties are living in a fantasy world where Fox News brainwash them everyday that the liberal media is lying to them about the poll and everything else. So when they wake up to reality, they just refuse to believe it :

  • freak

    Where’s Scilian Papa, Coffee dude and the rest
    There must have been on suicide watch all night? Hope everyone is still safe and sound-AND WE SHALL GET THROUGH THESE FOUR TOO! Suckers…

  • Mt Rick

    I like CNN Contributor Erick Erickson Shocks Panel By Declaring ‘Voters Want Gridlock’

    “voters want their cake and they want to eat it, too. They want big government and they want small government at the same time. Voters want gridlock.”

    I think that he is a little off the mark. When you have Democrats controling both houses and WH you get Bigger Government and When you have Republicans controling both houses and WH you get Bigger Government. When you have both houses of Congress are controled by different Parties you get Gridlock.
    When you have both houses of Congress controled by one party and the WH controled by the other Party you get comprimise.

    But yes the American electorit did vote conflict and gridlock. They don’t trust either party. I wonder why.

  • Ratboy

    Well if you watch the video and this is a “melt down” and he “came apart”??

    Karl Rove Causes Fox News Chaos By Challenging Obama Victory Projection


  • 1966

    your a moron

  • Robbie

    First off, if Karl Rove had a ‘meltdown’ I would hate to see what you guys call what Chris Matthews does on a regular basis. Karl Rove was questioning why they were calling Ohio so early, I thought Liberals loved it when you question the establishment. Like all things when it comes to Liberalism it depends on whom you question!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    I know it makes your blood boil when I say the only reason you win elections is because of your propaganda wing. I am sorry but it is true. A Republican could never get away with Libya. A Republican would get crushed by hurricane Sandy if people were starving and freezing five days after the storm.

    You get so angry and condescending when I point these things out but you never dispute what I say. So I will ask the question.

    Would a Republican get attacked for Libya and Sandy everyday until election day by the propaganda wing of the progressive movement?

    You know it’s true. If we get a forth network broadcast that attacks our side but also attacks yours you will lose.

    Propaganda is powerful thing and the people in the corrupt media know it.



    You call me sad for simply telling the truth. Right now I can’t watch the media gloat. In time I will be back watching them. I will report bias here on a daily basis. You refute it with facts and prove to me that I am wrong.



    I admitted the polls where right. I won’t admit I’m wrong when I can prove I am right. When it comes to the corrupt media I will prove I am right. Matthew your side can’t win without the corrupt media.

  • Mark2

    CNN is on FIRE!!!

    CNN wins both Total Day Demo and Primetime Demo.

    Ouch!!! That’s gotta hurt.

  • Robbie

    Second, I intercepted this e-mail from the President of the United States:
    From: Barack Obama
    To: Mainstream Media(or NFM for short)
    Subject: Election
    THANK YOU!!!!

  • Keynes

    It would be nice if the liberal posters could keep the schadenfreude to a minimum. I know we liberals are excited, but good people with different, deeply held convinctions do not need to be piled on. I think the election was, for the most part, clear enough.

  • Bobbyv

    What do you think of what Matthews said about the storm and how it helped the President? He tried to clarify but that was worse than anything Rove said

  • Keynes

    @ Bobbyv – I was watching when Chris Matthews said what he said – it was 2 AM and he was clearly tired and he immediately clarified what he meant. I think that this is different from someone who makes a fool of himself on live television at 10 pm. Fox News should not have had a republican campaign operative who was working for serveral republican candidates doing analysis that night.

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