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.

  • TheBoss1

    @Mark2 … your posts are always factually based. As John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things.” In fact, your posts echo Joe Friday, “Just the facts, ma’am.”

    As you astutely pointed out, Reagan’s debt was greater than all of the presidents combined, from George Washington to Jimmy Carter. In fact, it was Ronald Reagan who first put us on this course of massive deficits and national debt. Supply economics was a failure in increasing revenues to the federal treasury. The Laffer Curve was indeed a laugher.

  • Bobbyv


    Right, Reagan took the credit…and if Reagan said the economy would improve by X factor and it did he should get some credit, even if it was just dumb luck You did not answer my question on the President’s accountability. I will say it this way: If unenmployment was 6% and the deficit was cut in half who in their right (correct, not political) mind could vote against him on the economy? Again, I am only holding him to his own words and asking for accountability. People crave leadership and are pretty quick to forgive someone if they sincerely admit they were mistaken. Have his words even been mentioned during this campaign?

  • Bobbyv


    Thanks, well said. Same goes for GOP, take accountability and learn from your mistakes.

  • ark

    They call it right: MSLSD instead of MSNBC. A station that is 100 percent pure fascist left wing propaganda. They don’t present opposite views. It is a 24 hour infomercial junk. Their ratings are predictably at the bottom, as compared to other cable networks, but they care less: It is all paid for by a few billionaires like Bill Gates. Shame on MSLCD.

  • TheBoss1

    So, has lbsles been around posting his Rush Limbaugh quotes today? What about betty? Has she been on this site posting her made-up names of MSNBC hosts? What about Doug Z? Is he around to call me a liar and a racist? What about Ralph Hahn (who I actually like because I think he’s a good guy at heart, albeit just misguided)?

  • TheBoss1

    @ark … you simply live in a right-wing bubble (and are indicative of what I typed about earlier). MSNBC is not “predictably at the bottom.” They are the second most watched cable news network.

    You are entitled to your opinion regarding their leftist slant. You are NOT entitled to your own FACTS regarding their nightly standing among cable news networks.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Clint Eastwood had great one-liners in the “Dirty Harry” franchise. “Go ahead, make my day,” “You’re s–t outta luck,” “Swell,” and “A Man Has Got to Know His Limitations.”

    My favorite is “Opinions are like a-holes. Everybody’s got one.”

    That pretty sums up the petty, small-minded (if minded at all) Kool-Aid drinking losers who know NOTHING of what is fair and isn’t fair on cable news coverage. Your candidate wins yet you continue to slam the network that actually called Obama the winner first before anyone. All of you should be transfered to a new column on TV-By-The-Numbers for cartoons. Fox News and Fox Broadcasting essentially used the same field personnel, same graphics, same vote tallies. Only the anchors were different. Brett Baeir and Megyn Kelly on FNC and Shepard Smith handling duties for Fox Broadcast Television, MSNBC was a total embarassment. I tuned in and they had “a former Ohio Secretary of State,” who participated in a RACIAL discussion with Matthews, Maddow and Sharpton. There were no legitimate news people on MSNBC only liberals, who remained hateful and spiteful even when their man won re-election by a small margin. And, Matthews goes ahead and said he was glad Hurricane Sandy came just in time to make Obama look Presidential. And, the bottom line, you all hate Fox News because it is so successful and your hate-filled network, MrSatanNBC, is not. When non-news people tune in for special coverage, they either choose FNC or CNN. MSNBC is left in the dark. As a million people remain without power for over a week and some have lost everything, Chris “Tingles” Matthews is happy for the storm to finally show his Presidential candidate in a Presidential light.

  • Ralph Hahn

    P.S. Thanks, TheBoss 1, for the nice comments. We usually always disagree but we have a mutual respect. I wish there were more people like you in this board than others who swing both ways, so to speak. :)

  • Lance

    Did Bush Jr. take back “Mission Accomplished” even though the situation in Iraq got steadily worse after he said it? No. In fact, he said he had no regrets making that proclamation even though the mission was obviously far from accomplished and thousand of our soldier died because of it. Why are democrats automatically more accountable for their words than Republicans? Is it just assumed Republicans always lie, therefore it’s acceptable?

    Obama got in office and the problem was bigger than anticipated, then one party refused to help him solve it, determined to make him “a one term president”. At least Tip O’Neal and the Dems worked with Reagan to help solve our country’s problems at the time. If only Obama would have had the same cooperation instead of total obstruction.

    Thick as a brick. Bye.

  • TheBoss1

    @Ralph Hahn … hey, Ralph! Good to see you on the board. Hope you are well. We prove that we can disagree without being disagreeable. I do respect you and your right to your opinions.

    I know you must be down regarding the election results. But, I’ll tell you what I told a colleague of mine today, “The devil you know beats the devil you don’t.” You may not like Obama, but you know him. And the United States has not gone down the crapper. We may not being doing as well as you would have liked, but it’s still a great country. The devil I don’t, Romney, would have been a major roll of the dice. I really don’t know what Romney would have become president. The pragmatic, moderate Gov. Romney from Massachusetts or the recently right-of-Rick-Perry Mitt Romney? And, who would have been running the show? He or the extreme righties in the House?

    I prefer the devil I know.

  • Mark

    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.
    Funny thing was the PPP poll was the one I took the least serious because I found it skewed way to much to the Democrats side(even for my pro Dem tastes). lol

  • Mark2

    After listening to some of the righties on Fox News, I can see that they haven’t learned their lesson. It’s like they live in a Bubble and don’t want to hear reality and the facts. I think they’re allergic to Math or something.

  • TheBoss1

    @Ralph Hahn … Chris Matthews apologized whole-heartedly for his remarks that he made very, very early this morning (around 2:00 am, I believe). He was almost in tears on his show tonight in apologizing for his remarks. He did not make excuses for his remarks. He was embarrassed and ashamed. He did not try to explain it away.

    I give him credit for that.

  • TheBoss1

    @Mark2 … you are soooo right. And, the thing is, I knew that the righties on Fox would not have learned the lesson from last night’s election. That’s fine with me. While they will continue to be a powerhouse in cable news ratings, they will continue to marginalize itself with most Americans.

  • Mark

    It would be sweet if Puerto Rico becomes the 51st state, that would be an extra 6-7 electoral points for the Democrats(their population is roughly the same as Oklahoma which has 7 electoral votes). lol

  • Mark2

    Oh yeah, what happened to all those reports of Romney signs and bumper stickers outnumbering Obama 20 to 1?

  • Redneck Ninja

    Why do most sports fans hate the NY Yankees? They pay more to win the world series. Like how Obama gives extra money to people that will likely vote for him. Don’t want to bite the hand that feeds you.

  • Mark2

    Most Accurate Polls (this doesn’t inlude Prediction Models like Nate Silver and RCP)

    1. PPP (D) (A Democratic Pollster got it right)
    1. Daily Kos/SEIU/PPP
    3. YouGov
    4. Ipsos/Reuters*
    5. Purple Strategies
    6. NBC/WSJ (Beats Fox, Rasmussen, Gallup, and AP)
    6. CBS/NYT
    6. YouGov/Economist
    10. IBD/TIPP
    11. Angus-Reid*
    12. ABC/WP*
    13. Pew Research*
    13. Hartford Courant/UConn*
    15. CNN/ORC
    15. Monmouth/SurveyUSA
    15. Politico/GWU/Battleground
    15. FOX News
    15. Washington Times/JZ Analytics
    15. Newsmax/JZ Analytics
    15. American Research Group
    15. Gravis Marketing
    23. Democracy Corps (D)*
    24. Rasmussen (OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    24. Gallup (OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    26. NPR
    27. National Journal*
    28. AP/GfK (OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    Rasmussen, Gallup, and AP have lost all credibility when it comes to polls.

    I’ve got to email this to O’Reilly, lol.

  • Redneck Ninja

    @ mark not sure Puerto Rico go dem, they cut down on lots of regulations and are doing better for it.

  • Bobbyv


    So because GWB was wrong and not accountable that makes ok for BO to do the same? Who is saying they should be held more accountable? The D’s should not be held more accountable, just accountable in general, same as R’s. You did not see me defend GWB, as I have said before someone should have been fired at least for the intelligence failures. People in both parties make decisions that affect people’s lives and, in my opinion, should be held to a higher standard than you and I.

    You want to hold the R’s responsible fine but remember that he had both houses for the first two years and got things done so the R’s did not stop everything. You certainly can argue the R’s were very obstructionist but they are the Opposition party and acted like….the Opposition party (not that it is right, I am with you here, but are you saying BO should have been shocked by this?). If you asked any Dem senator during GWB’s first term do you think any one of them wanted to get him elected for a 2nd term?

    If the problem was bigger than he anticipated, which I have heard people say, why did he not adjust his now not attainable goals? As I said previously, honest people would have understood, though I do realize in this day that is asking a lot.

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