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


    True. As I believe you alluded, Presidents are like quarterbacks: They get too much credit when things are good and too much blame when they are not.

  • Eggmanbill

    Wow, it’s always amazing that Billy O’Reilly has all the answers the day after, what a joke. I have never enjoyed the Fox No-News cable channel more than I have today. The Five “GOP Romper room” was great today, 4 cry babies Righties and the only one with a brain Bob Beckel. Bob Beckel Revenge!!!!

  • Sam

    @ 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.”

    Usually in congressional election the voter turnout is small and isn’t as diverse.

    Yesterday I saw many young students with “I voted” sticker on the shirts. Many of whom here in California are Latinos who will be the future of this country.

    I swear I’m not making this up but I asked +100 of those who had “I voted” sticker, all of them said Obama.

    Just look at the language Obama uses, a language of unity “we are not red state or blue states, we are the united states of America”. He always mentions ” It doesn’t matter if you are white, black, latino, asian, native american, christian, muslim, jew…”

    While Romney talks about minorities as bums and freeloaders, 47%…

    Now if you are Latino, Black, Asian or woman … who would you choose ?

    It’s not the economy , it’s not the unemployment anymore… It’s the demographics. People are tired of republicans talking S#it about them.

  • Lance


    Here’s a newsflash for you – MOST AMERICANS still blame Bush Jr. for the state of the current economy. Pratcally every poll bears that out.

    If Reagan can publicly blame the last president for a much smaller recession 3 years after Carter left office, why can’t Obama point out that he was handed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression from his predecessor? Again, selective memory seems to be at play here.

    The GOP needs to stop only watching FNC and listening to Rush and find out that the majority of Americans don’t feel the same way they do. If you choose to live in a bubble, then don’t be surprised when you find out the rest of the world has moved on and you were somehow left behind…

  • Lance

    “Practically”, I mean. My bad.

  • Bobbyv


    I agree to a point, the R’s need to adjust their message, but even with all you just said the popular vote was not that much different. I do not doubt what you say but if that situation played out in Texas, for example, you would get different results, although you did say students so I would say they are going to go more Democrat wherever you look.

  • Sam

    And please don’t tell me the “liberal media” made Obama win or blame on the Sandy, this is ridiculous. This man speaks from his heart and know how to connect with ALL Americans. Just listen to this part of his speech, when this part was playing live last night people around me were crying because this man give them hope and inspiration :

  • Redneck Ninja

    @ lance. Reagan fixed it. Let’s see what happens. My guess the blame will stat with the european countries now. By the way the reason the republican part has gone so far right is Obama took the Dems so far left. I think if H Clinton was prez, this wouldn’t have happened.

  • Bobbyv


    So when does it end? In 2015 can we say the responsibility falls with the President? As I said, HE said what he would do when he got in office knowing what the economy was like. I guess I am asking him to be more of a leader and be accountable. If the economy gets better it is because of him, if not it is GWB’s fault. How can he lose? I do not have anywhere near such an important job but they would laugh at me if I blamed a person who was there 6 years ago for something I said I would fix.

  • d.d

    @ Sicilian Papa

    I cannot find anything anywhere about people freezing or starving as a result of Sandy. I also think it would be beneficial if you looked up how FEMA actually works

    Sticking my nose in this , I know how FEMA works. We had major tornado 2001 where I live & FEMA was in our area for months. For sure, they are not a first responder. First responders for us were neighbors & the Mennonites who came put tarps on roofs (2000 needed to be replaced & ours was one of them)

    For days there was looting ,to defecating in apartment building hallways ( Google video… stranded people defecating in hallways)

    Then view:

    Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive


    People are now getting food , but, early , hard hit areas had little to no food. Of course without power, much of their food is cold.

    As of today there are still 270,000 homes and businesses in New York state and around 370,000 in New Jersey were still without electricity., &, with this nor’easter, there are 22,000 additional powerless homes , with more to come. It is supposed dip into the 20’s tonight.

    TEN DAYS WITHOUT HEAT…. “It’s coming up on 10 days with people being freezing in their homes,” said Peter DiPaola, town supervisor of Pelham, north of New York City. (Reuters today)

  • Bobbyv


    He is a good speaker and I think he is a good person, I just disagree with some of his policies, nothing more than that.

  • Sicilian Papa


    The lefties

    I believe we should give amnesty to all illegals except criminals. That whole path to citizenship is all bull S#it and will never be enforced anyway. Ask Reagen, he granted the first amnesty.

    First I want the borders closed and I mean really closed. We should know who and when people are coming here. It is our right as a country.

    I did not agree with Romney’s immigration stance. He took that hard line in the Primary. Many on my side of the aisle say people should not be allowed to stay here if they came here illegally. They are right but you have to start somewhere.

    If we can get the border closed we will be able to absorb the people we have now. With few people being able to game the system in the future we will be Okay. Many ethnic groups have been absorbed into our population.

  • Sam

    @ bobbyv,

    “He is a good speaker and I think he is a good person, I just disagree with some of his policies, nothing more than that.”

    I do too :)

    Now if you would excuse me , the popcorn is ready. Hopefully Hannity won’t be a chicken and host his show !

  • Bobbyv

    Sam, see ya

  • Sicilian Papa



    Thank you d.d.

    I saw the stories on FOX news and I know people in New York. These are good people, Democrats and they are telling me of horrible conditions a week after the storm. Don’t look for it on NBC,CBS,ABC,MSNBC,or CNN.

    The stories on FOX talked to a number of people and it was sad to watch. People that don’t have the money to get out are scared, hungry and cold.

    Well. as long as O. got his campaign commercial and the corrupt media got their guy re-elected all is well.

  • Redneck Ninja

    Hannity will have a segment on the main street media in a few minutes.

  • TheBoss1

    @Bobbyv … you are one of the reasonable ones. I admire that.

    The GOP needs to step up to the plate and accept responsbility. Stop making excuses and stop playing the blame game for your loss, not just in the presidency, but your shellacking in the U.S. Senate (every singe Senate Dem won their race and picked up a couple of seats).

    As has been pointed out, the new demographics have changed the nature of the electorate. The GOP needs to broaden its appeal to minorities, single women, and young people. They cannot be simply a party of mostly angry, white men. The GOP must change the size of its tent. Right now it has shrunk to the size of a teepee.

    The righties have to get out of their bubble. They had to be stunned with the outcome of the election, because their right-wing bubble could not conceive a Romney/Ryan loss. All the polls had to be wrong, because it was obviously a conspiracy by the corrupt, “lamestream” media. The only legitimate poll was the Rasmassen poll. Every single right-wing pundit on Fox News (as well as the conservative economics dude on CNBC) was wrong. And, of course, Dick Morris was egregiously wrong.

    Fox News has Karl Rove, who has his own super pac (that spent millions and millions and millions of money in an attempt to unseat Pres. Obama), as an analyst on their election panel. Talk about conflict of interest.

    My suggestion to your righties is to turn the channel away from Fox News (at least occasionally). Turn off Rush Limbaugh and put in a good rock-n-roll CD. Put down the Wall Street Journal. Ignore the Drudge Report. Unsubscribe to the National Review. Read the Huffington Post and The Nation, at least some. Understand that America does not watch Fox News as much as you guys. In fact, understand that a good portion of the country considers Fox News a joke. Understand that Fox News has a rigid political point of view that it constantly pushes.

    I hope the results in this election gives the GOP and conservatives pause.

  • Lance


    Let’s see … when we were in a deep recession in 1983, it was Carter’s fault according to Reagan. Then, in 1984, the economy improved thanks to raising the debt ceiling and the fed dropping rates and Reagan took all of the credit. Sound familiar?

    Again, selective memory. You silly republicans.

  • Mark2

    @SP “I did not agree with Romney’s immigration stance.”

    Like I said, Reagan would’ve been run out of the Party if he were around today. And that’s just one of the 10 things I mentioned.

    Reagan also Tripled the National Debt. Obama might double the National Debt by the time he leaves but Reagan will still have the highest percentage increase of our National Debt ever!

  • TheBoss1

    See, the Righties continue to delude themselves. The righties on Fox News were wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong. Not to mention wrong. Did I say they were wrong? Yeah, that’s right. Wrong. They were very wrong. And what is their excuse? It’s the mainstream media’s fault.

    As long as the Right continues with this reasoning, they will marginalize themselves to just a fringe of the American electorate. They will become inconsequential in national elections. The GOP presidential candidates have now lost five of the last six popular votes for president. And, it’s only going to get worse if their reason for these losses is the “lamestream” media.

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