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.

  • Bobbyv

    No problem AP

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    1986 (and 1993) is calling, it wants to say hello :-)

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    “Reagen would have taken Obama apart. Reagen could cut through the corrupt media when there was no FOX News. Obama if he didn’t have his free propaganda machine he would not have won last night.”

    Don’t let your party catch you spelling Ronald ReagAn’s name wrong. He is their golden g-d.

  • Sam

    @ Bobbyv,

    The country Reagan ran in is different than the one today. Last night there was CLEAR rejection to Republican principles and CLEAR support for progressive principles. Just look at the Senate races and the number of progressive propositions that passed last night. I would say though, Reagan would have done a little better than Romney !

  • AppleStinx

    Fantastic ratings for Fox News and CNN. Any guesses for ratings the day after on all the big 3 in primetime? :smile:

  • Matthew

    “Look at the polls at Real Clear the Sunday and Monday of the Storm. Throw out Rass. and you see a picture of a guy gaining.”

    Not in Ohio. Not in Wisconsin. Not in Nevada. Not in Wisconsin. Not in Pennsylvania. Not in Iowa. Assuming Romney had any ‘momentum’ at that point at all, he might have carried Colorado and Florida without Sandy.

  • Redneck Ninja

    I hace a feeling 40-50 years from now their look at Oboma as the biggest part of americans downfall and how the media helped. I hope i’m wrong but that is how I feel at this moment.

  • Mark2

    @SP “Reagen was a conservative then and he would a conservative now.”

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard in a while.

    1. Reagan taxed the Rich at a 50% rate for 5 years and at a higher average than Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

    2. After 2 yrs in office, Unemployment rate was at 10.8%.

    3. Reagan Tripled the National Debt…worst percentage in history, even higher than Obama.

    4. Reagan raised taxes 11 times including our Social Security Payroll Tax.

    5. Reagan passed Amnesty for 2 to 3 Million Illegals.

    6. Reagan negotiated with Terrorists by funneling weapons to IRAN.

    7. Reagan funded and helped the Taliban in Afghanistan for years and brought Osama Bin Laden to power.

    8. Reagan grew the Government and gave the Veteran’s Administration cabinet-level status which is now the 2nd biggest department in government.

    9. Reagan cut and ran from Lebanon because of the terrorist act on the Marine barracks, in which 241 American servicemen were killed, only two weeks after promising that we would stay.

    10. Reagan saved Social Security and Medicare after promising Conservatives that he would get rid of it or at least privatize it.

    Reagan would be considered a Liberal, Communist, and a Socialist by today’s Republican Party.

  • Bobbyv


    I remember 2 years ago the D’s were very upset with the midterms. You are right, there were some progressive ideas that passed, such as the med marijuana, but I think if unemployment was still above 8 things may have been different. Point is, I do not think it would take that much for elections to swing the other way.

  • Redneck Ninja

    At my age and the small community i’m from it might not be as bad for me than others.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    Fox ratings will be very high tonight.

  • Matthew

    The terrible unemployment under Reagan is no more his doing than the economic recovery. The Fed pumped interest rates up to 20% to bring down inflation, which created a temporary global recession; Just take a gander at what happened to Russian GDP while The Fed had interest rates through the roof, as well as the effect on oil demand. As soon as inflation was under control, The Fed brought interest back down, and the economy sprang back.

    Reagan gets as much undeserved credit for being the knucklehead in office as Clinton gets for farting around in the Oval Office while the tech boom just happened to be kicking off… or as much undeserved blame as Bush gets for being the guy in office when the tech bubble burst. Presidents are not the King of the Economy.

  • Lance

    Reagan – still the GOP’s God. The man who raised the debt ceiling 8 times to stimulate the economy from a recession that happened on his watch. The same man that was still blaming Carter for said recession as late as the fall of 1983 – almost 3 years after Carter left office. A recession that was nowhere near as bad as the worldwide economic collapse that was handed to Obama in 2008. Yet Obama can’t blame W for the worst recession since the Great depression 4 years later, oh no! That’s so wrong! How hypocritical. Maybe Republicans have selective memory.

    The main problem with the GOP is Reagan was 30 years ago. Let it go already. The democratic candidates in the 1992 primaries didn’t spend their entire debates that year trying to define themselves as the “next” Kennedy. Yet, here we are in 2012 and every republican tries to claim they are Reagan’s true successor. Many voters now weren’t even born when Reagan left the WH. Those who choose to live in the past soon find themselves to be irrelevant. Move on, guys.

  • Matthew

    Actually, I might have to redact what I said – IIRC, Clinton actually did do things to help the tech boom along, like tax holidays for the electronics industry. I was an Actual, Literal Child when he was office and haven’t actually researched his time in office enough at an academic level to correctly assess his impact on the economy. Perhaps a bit of, a bit of, the old foot in the mouth there,

  • Bobbyv


    You can blame the previous admin only so much. The President knew the conditions when he came into office and said he would bring the unemployment rate way down and cut the deficit in half. Those were his words, criticizing him for not meeting them is fair.

  • Mark2


    As you can see, Reagan would not be considered a Conservaive in today’s Republican Party. In fact, most Republicans back then wouldn’t recognize today’s Republican Party.

  • Bobbyv


    Did not the bubble burst while he was in office and we were technically in a recession when GWB took over? I thought so but not sure.

  • Matthew

    Today’s Republican Party doesn’t recognize Today’s Republican Party. Mitt Romney was running on a Keynesian stimulus plan for the defense industry, while simultaneously running as a deficit hawk. What the H!

  • Matthew

    “Did not the bubble burst while he was in office and we were technically in a recession when GWB took over? I thought so but not sure.”

    Possibly. Either way, Clinton rarely gets the blame for that happening. Democrats also don’t give him (and Larry Summers) enough blame for the 2008 economic crash.

  • Mark2

    This is too everyone, especially SP. I just found this video and I was blown away by it. It’ll show you just how far right the Republican Party has gone.

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