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.

  • d.d


    I watched the Diane Sawyer clip you mentioned , &, yes she did seem tipsy.


    No one has mentioned this yet.

    Puerto Rico voted yesterday to become the 51st state.

    Almost 80% of the island’s electorate took part in the referendum, the fourth in the past 45 years.

    With almost all the votes counted, almost 54% voted to change the island’s relationship with the US.

    And in reply to a second question on what future they favoured, nearly two-thirds wanted full statehood…

    Barack Obama said he would honor their vote.

    Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state.

    Puerto Rico is beautiful , but, it so abjectly poor. Many homes are nothing more than tin roof shacks , & ,apartment buildings are piled on top of one another & shabby.

    P.R has “a per capita income of $15,203 & and the official unemployment rate is 15.5 percent. Forty-five percent of Puerto Ricans live below the poverty line, and 20 percent of personal income in the commonwealth comes from federal or Puerto Rican public funds.”

    The last referendum I think was in the late 90’s & went down to defeat, but, P.R. is struggling, so they see statehood as a positive now.

  • Mark2

    @SP “I rest my case!”

    What case? That wasn’t a case. Obama won because of the changing landscape of demographics and the GOP’s move to the Far Right.

  • Sicilian Papa

    They did one story on Friday. Criticism was mounting and the corrupt media did a story about supplies reaching people on Staten Island. They failed to mention if you went in any other direction a few miles no supplies were reaching victims of the storm.

    The story ended with a woman shouting, “Thank you FEMA.”

    Disgraceful! Corrupt! Dishonest! Propaganda!

    I have friends in New York and they have told me they felt forgotten. I told them they have to protect O. there is an election in a few days.

  • Mark2

    Hispanic Vote Trend:

    Bush 2004 = 44%

    McCain 2008 = 31%

    Romney 2012 = 27%

    Ouch!!! It’ll be worse in 2016 if Republicans don’t wake up and smell the coffee.

  • UpAndOver

    CA now has ‘top’ income tax in nation….

    And who supported this….

    Supporters included:

    Jerry Brown
    League of Women Voters of California[11]
    California Democratic Party[12]
    California Teachers Association (CTA)
    California State Council of Service Employees (SEIU)
    California School Employees Association (CSEA)
    American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
    California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

    Also the ‘I want, gimme crow’ helped pass the prop 30…

    When you have more ‘I want’ voters than you have ‘I make’ voters you are in trouble…

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    I did see CNN stories showing the victims even screaming for more help.

  • RedBarSoup


    “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. ”


    Maybe because they aren’t like fox and hand pick what stories they want to talk about. CNN covered both sides, the negatives and positives from FEMA on Sandy unlike Fox News who just hand picked the negatives. Get your head out of the Fox News bubble and maybe you might learn something SP.

  • Keynes

    @ Sicilian Papa

    I cannot find anything anywhere about people freezing or starving as a result of Sandy. If you are referring to News Reports about frustration with electricity returning and long lines for gas, that is a bit different. I also think it would be beneficial if you looked up how FEMA actually works – I don’t think that it works quite the way you seem to think it does. FEMA has actually performed its duties related to immediate emergency assistance very well. So I actually take issue with your basic premise that people are starving and freezing while FEMA does nothing – it is just not factually accurate.

  • Pete S.

    Posted November 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM
    The government did its job unlike when it didn’t during Katrina.
    Really?? Were you living on the gulf coast when katrina hit? I was slammed directly in the face by katrina and lost alot of stuff including the roof on the house i was renting. FEMA did an excellent job helping as well as red cross and the military & others. Guess sometimes you have to experience things first hand for some real truth. But yeah, it was fema under bush so, Bad fema ’05, Bad!

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Chris Matthews apologized for his terrible comments last night about Hurricane Sandy and voting.

  • Matthew

    “Tingles admitted the storm helped Obama.

    Matthew, RedBarSoup,

    I rest my case.”

    No, you don’t. This implies that I somehow place any value upon pundit commentary – I do not. Liberal and conservative pundits alike decided to jump on Nate Silver for giving Obama a 70% chance to win weeks ago, and 90% days before the election. Matthews is among the group of morons who think talking about their “gut” and “momentum” is a valid substitute for data. The data showed, and continued to show, an Obama electoral college victory.

    He was NEVER behind in the average of polls for Ohio, Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, or Colorado. Never. Not even after the first debate – at worst he’d get a single poll here or there where he tied, or with Romney ahead, but the average was always +O. The storm certainly helped Obama, but he was on his way to winning anyway. Romney never had the numbers he needed.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    I think the time for a serious discussion about Puerto Rican statehood has come. The President has stated he would only support the idea if it was the will of the PR people. I don’t know if that vote margin meets the threshold of a strong will.

    The economic condition of the island strikes me as not a consideration.

  • Bobbyv


    Do not always agree but I like your reasoned posts

  • Sicilian Papa



    FEMA wins praise is in the headline. They are mildly critical but overall they praise their efforts which is fine. They can’t do everything and that is not what I am arguing. The people that work for FEMA are good souls trying to help.

    The corrupt media would have used people starving and freezing as a hammer against a Republican President the weekend before an election. I know people there and in places there was no FEMA help. The media would have highlighted those places.

    I don’t watch much FOX News. I tune into the corrupt media and watch their broadcast so I can talk about it here. I will continue to report.

  • Matthew

    Characterizing everyone who doesn’t like the present Republican platform as people that ‘want free stuff’ is a great way to win elections – the electorate likes being insulted, right? Th…that plays well, right? Last I checked, we don’t have a 50% unemployment rate, so apparently your message isn’t connecting with a whole lot of people who work for a living, and many of those working age adults that aren’t employed are the 65+ crowd, AKA the group that Republicans consistently win.

  • Matthew

    Run Chris Christie in 2016. If Hillary doesn’t run, he literally cannot lose. I’m trying to help you. :twisted:

  • Bobbyv


    CC will have problems if he runs, the media will have field day with his “abrupt” approach.

  • Lance

    I have no doubt plenty of MSNBC viewers watched NBC’s primetime tv coverage instead, just as some FNC viewers watched the Fox Network’s primetime tv coverage last night. Add up MSNBC & NBC’s viewers and FNC & FOX’s viewers and they are just about even (around 16-17 million total each). Either way, Comcast & NewsCorp I’m sure were both pleased with the totals (NBC #1 in total viewers for broadcast networks, FNC #1 for cable networks). Anyway, it is good news for CNN though, which they surely need at this point.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Look at the polls on Sunday and Monday the week of the storm they have Romney moving up. He even has small leads in places. Throw Rasmussen out the window. His models where way off. I believe a few of them have leading in Colorado and Ohio. That is called momentum and he lost it all with Hurricane Sandy and the man-love kiss from Christe.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Christe please another moderate! McCain, Romney wasn’t enough now the left wants us to run another northeast moderate.

    List for me all the great moderate Republicans that have won the White House in the last forty years?

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