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.

  • Mark2

    This is how far off Rasmussen was:

    Prediction========Actual Results=====Accuracy of Rasmussen

    Colo: Romney by 3, Obama won by 4.7…Rasmussen was off by 7.7

    Wisc : Predicted Tie, Obama won by 6.7…Rasmussen was off by 6.7

    Iowa: Romney by 1, Obama won by 5.6…Rasmussen was off by 6.6

    V.A. : Romney by 2, Obama won by 3.0…Rasmussen was off by 5.0

    Neva: Obama by 2, Obama won by 6.6…Rasmussen was off by 4.6

    N.C. : Romney by 6, Romney won by 2.2…Rasmussen was off by 3.8

    Flor: Romney by 2, Obama winning by 0.6…Rasmussen was off by 2.6

    Ohio: Predicted Tie, Obama won by 1.9…Rasmussen was off by 1.9

    U.S.: Romney by 1, Obama won by 2.3…Rasmussen was off by 3.3

    Rasmussen has a lot of explaining to do.

  • Keynes

    @Mark2 – Surely nobody will take Rasmussen, Gravis, or Sufolk seriously anymore. Gallup has a lot to think about as well. PPP appears to have been the most accurate.

  • RedBarSoup

    What you guys are not seeing is that Obama did not win his re-election, his campaign did! If fact he didnt do himself any favors along the way and lets start with the first debate. He did not have any earth shatterng speeches and come ou with world stopping solutions. His campaign ran a better campaign than the other side, they looked at EVERYTHING and responded with all they had, and they had a couple lucky breaks along the way too. But all in all they did a better job!

    This is what Ratboy said…..what a delusional spinner.

  • Mark2

    ^Rasmussen has failed for 2 elections (2010 and 2012) in a row now. He just lost what little credibility he had left.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Yes, another classy fellow. You learned at a young age how to have humility in victory and grace in defeat.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I think two losers of the night were Paul Ryan and Hillary Clinton.

    -In Ryan’s case it will be an uphill battle for Presidential aspirations as no loosing Vice Presidential candidate has in subsequent years won the Presidency. (Mondale did win his party’s nomination though).

    -The realities for Hillary. 8 years of Clinton then a party change to 8 years of Bush. 8 years of Bush then a party change to 8 years of Clinton. You would have to go back to Reagan/Bush (1981-1993) for a 12 year party run on the Presidency by a party.

    -Also the presidency is a YOUNG MAN’s game. By the time 2016 rolls around the county will have a quarter century of Presidents who were first elected at the ages of 48-54. She would be 69 and is no Ronald Reagan.

  • Bobbyv

    Keynes, he did clarify but it was still incredibly insensitive even if it turns out the storm did help the President. I don’t have a problem with Rove or Joe Trippi or other D’s/R’s on the networks, you know where they are coming from. I always find the hypocrisy amusing that people are calling out Rove but quiet on CM, who in my opinion does not deserve the benefit of the doubt, not because he is a Democrat but because of what he says.

  • Mark2


    Yeah, they’re done for now. Nate Silver and RCP were the best Prediction Models and the PPP destroyed Rasmussen.

  • Sicilian Papa

    You guys are being to hard on old Karl. He didn’t want to give up the battle. People get passionate about elections and no one like s to lose.

    Tingles admitted the storm helped Obama.

    Matthew, RedBarSoup,

    I rest my case.

    It would have destroyed Obama if he was a Republican. The site of all those freezing and starving people with no FEMA in sight over the weekend. The media would have had a feeding frenzy and it would have hurt him bad in the polls.

    Propaganda is very powerful tool.

  • RedBarSoup

    SP with the media thing again.

  • Mark2

    Wolf Blitzer just aired a segment on how the Republicans pundits and strategists got it wrong with the Polls. He actually showed clips of Dick Morris, Karl Rove, and a couple of other delusional Republicans.

  • Keynes

    @Sicilian Papa – I am not being hard on Karl. Several of his clients – people who paid him a salary to work for him – went down in flames last night. I fully expected him to be distraught. But this goes to my point that he should not have been doing commentary last night when he had so much invested in the outcome. Fox News did not do him or itself any favors. Chris Matthews is undoubtedly liberal and unquestionally rooting for Obama. However, he was not overseeing a billion dollar political machine and he has not worked on a political campaign for more than 20 years – certainly no one in office today. There is a big difference. I am not particularly offended by partisans, but I am leary of people with a fiscal interest in the game they are calling.

  • Joe

    Where is Ralph and the other nuts. The nuts who thinks because Fox wins in the ratings, the country will vote for a Republican. Like I said four years ago. Fox can win the ratings everyday as long as a Democrat wins the election. It’s 2012. Not 1955. It’s not just a country for white people. It’s not just a country for rich people.

  • Sam

    @ Papa,

    “It would have destroyed Obama if he was a Republican. The site of all those freezing and starving people with no FEMA in sight over the weekend.”

    Richmond county (Staten Island ) is usually republican but actually voted for Obama this cycle. The federal government job is to send the state the relief they ask for and they did, it was Mayor Bloomberg’s failure that he responded late to Staten Island. The government did its job unlike when it didn’t during Katrina.

  • Sam

  • Sicilian Papa



    Propaganda is very powerful tool.

    Could you imagine if the media showed Obama giving a campaign speech on split screen while on the other side people were starving and freezing with no FEMA in sight.

  • Mark2

    My favorite comment about Karl Rove from another Conservative:

    “Karl, we gave you a 1 Billion dollars and you didn’t deliver. Get in the car Karl. The Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, and Steve Wynn would like to take you for a ride.”

  • Sicilian Papa

    In exit polling 42% of respondents said their vote was influenced by President Obama’s response to hurricane Sandy. A whopping 70% of people polled approved of President Obama’s handling of the storm.

    I rest my case!

  • Mark2

    Thanks for the video, classic!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Prove me wrong and I will shut up!

    Tell me you saw reports over the weekend on any of the corrupt lib. media broadcasts asking where FEMA was. Did they ask those poor people that where starving and freezing how much help they where getting from FEMA.

    I know the answer.

    Propaganda is very powerful tool.

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