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.

  • Mark

    There is a good chance if my upper estimate is correct of 10M more votes coming in that Romney gets more votes that Bush did in 2004, I would love to see Rush try and spin that

  • Sicilian Papa

    Those are in liberal western States if there is. 10 million out he will beat McCain but he won’t beat Bush.

    The voting age population has increased 9 million in the last 8 years which makes it a little confusing as to how many votes Bush could get today.

    The point I am making is conservatives win elections and the corrupt media and the left know it. Moderate Republican are the biggest losers on the planet. We are having a down time but we will be back. Only an idiot would throw in the towel and turn to weak a#s moderates like Christe to save the day.

    We have beat this dead horse and it is time to move on.

    I will still be all over the corrupt media but we on the right will clean our own house. We need to win the propaganda war. You can turn people to your side but we must defeat the corrupt media. The best idea I have heard so far is a forth broadcast network. Just like FOX on cable it will destroy NBC, CBS and ABC. The Dems propaganda wing will be severely weakened.

    Nominate more moderates, please, the dumbest idea I ever heard.

  • Mark

    @Sicilian Papa
    Those are in liberal western States if there is. 10 million out he will beat McCain but he won’t beat Bush.
    As I said it depends what districts the votes are from. It should also be pointed out Arizona only has 71% counted which means we can expect about 650K voters their who are more likely to go Romney.

    Here is the list each state and percentage reporting


    (just scroll down to State Results)

    I do agree he most likely won’t catch Bush and the fact that population has increased(hence more pople voting will increase that total), but my main point of trying to spin the votes in all sort of ways(Obama got X amount less then last time, Romney can’t beat McCain, etc) when we haven’t got the final results yet has it’s flaws

    The only numbers you could use at this point to make comparison would be percentages of vote in any category(which Romney gained 2% on McCain if you looking at total popular vote currently)

  • Ratboy

    I will withold my comment

    BAD SIGN: FEMA office on Staten Island closes ‘due to weather’

    Looks as if FEMA is just a fair- weather friend.

    Yesterday’s nor’easter proved too much for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s aid location in Tottenville, SI — which hung a sign reading “Closed due to weather” as the wintery storm blew into town.

  • UpAndOver


    There are more food stamps and welfare recipients in Chicago, LA and NYC than most red states have population…

  • UpAndOver

    P.S. Mark

    82% of all welfare in Georgia is given out in the Atlanta Metro (Atlanta-Fulton County).

    Red State, Democrat ‘urban’ center….

  • UpAndOver

    P.S. Mark

    79% of all welfare in Alabama is given out in the Birmingham Metro (Birmingham-Jefferson County).

    Red State, Democrat ‘urban’ center….

  • Mark


    I am taking about ALL federal money that goes into a state, that help job creation or people in general such as welfare, money to weapon manufactures to have planets their, etc

    In general most the Blue States get less Federal money from the Government then they give(ie the givers) and Red States are the takers(who get more then they give)

  • Reality

    Like many of you, I tuned into Fox News on election night and the night after.

    Not for the “fair and balanced” content. But for the utter ignorance and outrage.

    Needless to say, I was pleased and throughly amused. Continue to brag about those ratings, Bill O’Reilly.

    Too bad the majority of us are just watching you making a fool out of yourself.

  • Mark

    If somebody lives in a Red State that gets more money from the Government then they give in Federal Taxes and hates Big Government spending, may I suggest calling your state Government and tell them to refuse any of the cash the Federal Government doles out to your state and give it back to the states that actually pay more then they give.

    It just amazes me that for the most part it’s people who live in states that benefit from “Big Government” spending in all forms that bitch about it the most. if you want to live in a States rights country then maybe Federal Government should not tax so much then the red states will have to fend for themselves.

  • Gabriel

    Posted November 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    It’s a 50-50 nation, give or take….

    50% giving and 50% taking !

    According to the results of exit polls, 44% of voters earning $100K and above, and almost half of the $50K and above crowd (45%) voted for Obama. Quite a lot of middle class takers.

  • Mark


    I think this stupid “takers” narrative from the right is idiotic. it’s not a case for them that people who make a decent living just might like the Democratic ones or do not like the policies of the Republicans , it’s a case that every single person that somehow votes Obama only does because they are a taker and it’s us against them

    I am guessing many people who buy into that BS don’t realize that going by FOX news standards they would be classified a taker

  • Mark

    Deomocratic ones = I mean like Democratic policies

  • Mark

    Another funny thing about Fox’s news givers vs takers, aren’t they the ones bitching about Obama’s “class warfare”

  • Ratboy

    Here we go again! More of the same BS! We just wont tell the American people and then it just didnt happen!

    FIRST ON CNN: Iranian jets fire on U.S. drone

    By Barbara Starr

    Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.

    The incident raises fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.

    The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance.

    Although the drone was not hit, the Pentagon is concerned.

    Two U.S. officials explained the jets were part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps force, which has been more confrontational than regular Iranian military forces.

    The Obama administration did not disclose the incident, which occurred just days before the presidential election on November 1, but three senior officials confirmed the details to CNN.

  • MattFitz

    Okay you righties need to stfu about the response to Sandy I have first hand knoweledge of the response as my sister is an operations manager for The Red Cross stationed in NJ as we speak.She has been doing this since Katrina and says the command and controll at Fema and particularly the coordination with thRC has been dramatically improved.This storma was masssive and hit very large population centers en asse ,Katrina nailed the poor sections of NO and mostly bombarded smaller populated rural communities and the infrastructure was far less congested.In a massive storm like this some people may get missed if they are not proactively making outreach to the local governments,An able bodied person waiting in a cold dark home with no phone or power or heat is not making a very sound decision,there were litteraly millions affected it may take longer then we like to get to every door but they are doing the best that is possible under a massive obstacle and I applaud them all.If anything the media under reports the day to day sacrafices these Amercans aremaking to help out their fellow citizens during a massive dister.Many will miss Thanksgiving with there families ,my sister has been deployed 4 times already to relef ops this year,I take great offense to you idiots saying the relief efforts are some political publicity stunt.You are the unamerican unpatriotic ones if you do this!

  • MattFitz

    pardon my typos I didnt check b4 i sent.I was getting p o ‘d at these ignorant people

  • Gabriel

    Posted November 8, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    I think this stupid “takers” narrative from the right is idiotic.


    It works when a prime time commentator says it to 4 million viewers.

  • Sicilian Papa

    We on the right need to look a number of issues going forward. We will NOT become Democrat light. If people choose progressive policies for the future than so be it.

    In that case we will be here if you need us America.

    One thing we on the right need to take a hard look at is mostly Latino illegals. We need to draw the line on closing the border in a meaningful way. In return we grant amnesty. All that path to citizenship is all bull and will never be enforced.

    When I hear conservatives worry about that many Latino’s being naturalized I think they worry they will all become Democrats. Others make the legitimate point that they came illegally and how about all the people waiting in line legally to get in. They are right.

    I don’t care if O. gets the credit we need to solve the problem.

    Reagen regretted granting amnesty because everything the left promised him was bogus. Twenty-five years later the problem is worse. That is because the border was never meaningfully closed.

  • Sicilian Papa

    As far as people being conservative or liberal Latino’s will break down the same as the other ethnic groups.

    Black people are wed to the Democrats and for whatever reason always will be.

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