Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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November 7th, 2012

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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.

  • Moncon

    My hope is the President stops dividing and finger pointing. Instead of wasting time on negativity towards what he calls rich people (small business owners included) he needs to pull people together. ALL people, (not just women and minorities). Isn’t there a leadership class he can take? Campaign is over he has the time now for some training. I as a business owner cannot pit one employee against another. My job is to create a hospitable work environment.

    Just watching a guy in NY saying FEMA is telling them to check the Internet for updates. What Internet?!?

  • Ratboy

    @ Raz
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 7:01 AM
    Was watching the news about the snow down in nyc……where is the up roar? People are in twenty degree temps with no heat, lights or power with no idea of how long is is going to last. It’s easy to say something when the shoe is on the other foot, but now…….not. so. much.

    I may be WAAAAY off base but I thought maybe a visit from the President would have been a good thing since the campaign is over and has been won.

  • Letmethink

    @Jeff–I agree. My other thought is why did the network allow her to be a part of the election coverage under the circumstances? It is an embarrassment for her and for the network. You are probably too young to remember Jessica Savitch/Savage–not sure now what her last name was. She was a contemporary of Diane Sawyer. She was an addict and her life ended miserably. I hope DS will get help and that the network will not enable her.

  • Letmethink

    BTW, I just looked her up and it is Savitch. Her career consisted of alcohol abuse, drugs–specifically cocaine, and on air slurring incoherent speech. She was replaced by Connie Chung. She and a friend went to dinner and drove into a river where they both died. No signs or alcohol or drugs at that time.

  • dana

    AS A BLACK MAN::My fellow black citizens still cannot recover from the past prejudices of America since the Civil War..to be honest , since Martin Luther King, blacks havent had good leadership that has their best interests at heart. It was the Republicans by the way who freed the blacks, but the time has come for blacks to start identifying themselves as parents first and Americans second and being black third…its ok to be proud of having a black president, but my children come first! Even a black president shouldnt be given blind loyalty when the black community has 16% unemployment under his watch..Whats best for my children are whats best for all American children, education and jobs and stable home lifes for them…This Tuesday, the blacks put Obamas success ahead of their childrens and that will set the blacks in thiscountry back more than anything else!!!

  • Letmethink

    Hello Dana, I think about this problem a lot. Before obama became president I thought race relations were getting better year by year. At school I would see all children playing together and race didn’t make a difference to them. By nature, I like to smile and say hello to people when I am out. I often strike up a conversation with people by me in check out lines. I have noticed a palpable difference in the way I am treated/ignored by many backs since the election. The first time I saw Reverend J Wright, I was astonished. I had no idea this much animosity/hate existed. I can understand bitterness as blacks have endured unspeakable injustices. The Al Sharptons and Solidad Obrien race baiters have made it so much worse. I hope at some time we can get on a road back to civility. I fear that with the constant race baiting and blaming everything on racism, there will be a back lash against blacks. I hope I am wrong. I am so glad that you post here Dana.

  • RedBarSoup

    Wasn’t the right so up in arms about people tweeting that they were going to riot if Obama wasn’t elected? Well well well, look at what happened.


  • dana

    Letmethink:: I agree that the black leaders of today make race relations worse instead of better. Again, this is not the best senario for the new black generations coming up..the black leaders today offer no diplomacy toward their plight only vengence against whites who hire blacks, whites who work for black bosses, etc..of course there are still challenges but the first thing yesterday was for the president of Israel to congratulate president Obama ,regardless of the tensions btw the countries, because he loves his children of Israel more than the pettiness of politics…The black votes are taken for granted and being used by their leadership so that the Sharptons of the world remain powerful and relevant…

  • Sicilian Papa


    Dana, LetMeThink

    A lot of the hype about conservative hostility towards black people is political. When a group votes 90 to 95% for the Dems in a 50-50 country they cannot afford any defectors.

    O. got roughly 10 million less votes than last time. Romney drew less support than McCain by roughly 3 million. So much for lefties lecturing us on nominating another Northeast liberal candidate.

    Christe is finished, bank on it!

    I believe O. would have drawn 15 million less voters if he didn’t have the propaganda wing of the progressive movement in his pocket.

    So much for your changing country lefties. If we had nominated a real conservative we would have drawn at least as much support as Bush received.

    The field had baggage or was weak this time. Next time we will have Nikki Haley, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and host of other fresh faces. You can run Hillary. After eight years of O. good luck.

  • Mark

    It was the Republicans by the way who freed the blacks
    This is the dumbest argument why Blacks should be for the Republicans now(in 2012). Sure up until 1966 the Republicans where the probably the better party for black rights, but because they were better from Lincoln till the Civil Rights act doesn’t speak about how the party is in 2012

    I could make the argument that the Republicans were the better pro union party from 1900-1960, does that mean if somebody is looking out for union interests they should vote for them now?

  • Sicilian Papa


    The lefties

    Just eight years ago Bush received more voted than Obama did this time.

    We have to nominate more Northeast liberals the lefties on the site say.

    Stop believing all the things you read on those left wing web sites.

    Demographic shift. I can’t express to you how condescending I am as I write that.

    Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!




  • dana

    Mark::I threw in a little bit of history, the gyst of the argument you obviously missed…

  • Letmethink

    Well headed out to treat myself to an afternoon of pampering at the day spa.
    Before I go I want to leave you with a quote my mother always said to me when I made unkind comments or thought I knew better than someone else how they should live their life or what they should think. It always comes to my mind when someone posts such things here or when I am tempted to respond to such a post in an unkind or arrogant manner. My mom was a Scot so she always said it in the Scot language:
    O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!
    Oh would some Power the giftie give us to see ourselves as others see us.
    Have a great one all!!!

  • Sicilian Papa


    O. got 10 milion less votes than last time. Romney drew 3 million less than McCain. McCain is a nice guys and a hero but he was a total stiff as a candidate. Romney at his core is a Northeast Liberal. I thought he would have made a good President but he is no conservative.

    You run a conservative and you will get the votes. Bank on it!

  • Letmethink

    SP—agree. I was not initially on board with Romney but I grew to like him more as the campaign continued. I think he is not a real conservative and did do a lot of flip flopping as all politicians do. There will never be perfect candidate but a true conservative would do much better.

  • Mark

    @Letmethink & SP

    I am waiting for a “true” conservative who doesn’t feel the need to drive up the defense budget that we didn’t have since Eisenhower. I am sorry I am all for being fiscally responsible but starting at Reagan and ever since, the Republicans haven’t been that party.

    I think the main problem Romney had was he had to go so far to the right in the Primaries that when he tried to go to the middle in the general election he had to say something that completely went against what he said 6 months previously and it made many people have no clue what he stood for

    While I do think a fiscally conservative candidate has a shot, they also have to cut down on the rhetoric on social issues, and stop finding ways to attack minorities and single women

  • Moncon

    Maybe MSNBC will start asking some serious questions of OUR President. Libya, Disaster response, bipartisanship, fiscal cliff…

  • Sicilian Papa



    Oh yeah, 400 students chanting campaign rhetoric. Quite a dangerous gathering.

    I read blogs from black people saying they where going to riot, loot and commit violent acts against whites.

    The propaganda wing of the progressive movement will have quite a different spin on it I am sure!

  • Moncon

    And Democrats have been soooo fiscally responsible? We went from being embarrassed about receiving welfare/ food stamps to bragging about how you can get one over on the government. People are delusional if they think all welfare recipients should be getting benefits. The slackers take away from those truly needing our help. The rampant waste, fraud and abuse in our “safety net” needs to be addressed along with everything else.

  • Matthew


    You have said absolutely nothing to dissuade me from that conclusion. Your ramblings are increasingly taking on fever dream quality. You clearly didn’t learn your lesson from your anti-polling tirades, so what should compel me to argue with a dogmatic thinker? I’m not especially bothered – the attitude you’ve adopted is in my long term self-interest. Good luck.

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