Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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November 8th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, November 7, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,749        475         745
CNN        1,177        531         583
MSNBC        1,401        494         700
CNBC           207         50         100
FBN             70         18           32
HLN           208         75         104
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        3,081        683       1,082
CNN        1,129        465         593
MSNBC        2,286        765       1,173
CNBC           191        102         113
FBN             33           8           13
HLN           301         94         164
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        2,099        673       1,051
CNN Early Start/Starting Point        1,470        783         743
MSNBC Morning Joe        1,401        549         765
CNBC Squawk Box           198         58         101
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           255        148         168
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,297        536       1,006
CNN SITUATION ROOM        1,310        428         633
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        2,028        561         935
CNBC FAST MONEY           204         25           87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           132         46           39
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,595        579         997
CNN SITUATION ROOM        1,234        480         622
MSNBC POLITICS NATION        1,679        584         874
CNBC MAD MONEY           161         34           92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           123         34           38
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,226        565         890
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT        1,061        443         523
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,786        687       1,022
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           227         44         132
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           278         90         145
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        4,069        859       1,363
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360        1,176        492         612
MSNBC ED SHOW        2,042        611         977
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE           172         87         112
HLN NANCY GRACE           317         86         145
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        3,006        723       1,090
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT        1,120        403         568
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        2,636        918       1,383
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR           201        123         113
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           349         99         192
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        2,138        466         791
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360        1,092        501         601
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        2,176        762       1,157
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           200         96         113
HLN NANCY GRACE           238         96         156
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,452        456         723
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           697        349         402
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,167        445         610
CNBC MAD MONEY           110         27           47
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           206         95         144

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.

  • lbsles

    @ Mark2
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    “Isn’t it ironic that most of those people getting laid-off voted for Romney”

    Your comment only proves how stupid you really are, as you have no earthly idea who these companies supported.

    I would suggest that you remove your pea-brain from your anal orifice.

    Or are you really jeffiee “kaka” poo pooo pants?

  • Matthew

    “Go suck a lemon . You are a hypocrite. ”

    This presumes that, somehow, I take issue with people being insulting, aggressive, vulgar, nasty, or vile. I do not. I only take issue with racism, religious intolerance, and sexism. You can’t even pretend this isn’t true, since you yourself noted that I called out Mark2 for his anti-Mormon nonsense. I’m just annoyed by the constant conservative victim mode, ie: “Why does the left have to be so nasty :cry:.” I don’t care if you call me names, I care that some people here in the echo chamber are so cliquey and petty to outsiders that disagree with them, yet feign outrage when they get the same treatment in kind. Not you, in particular.

    As for the rest, cry me a river. The pervasive ugliness, the Southern Strategy, prominent conservatives demanding that the first black president ‘show his papers;’ that’s some repugnant, unforgivable s***. I’m not calling you out in particular, I’m casting that net broadly. Broadly, I think the GOP has operated in a disingenuous, awful sort of way for the last few years, and I don’t regret my rancor toward the right. I’m not going to be scolded, or reeled in.

  • AppleStinx

    Sicilian Papa wrote: “…Come on lefties FOX will rule the cable air waves until the 2525 if man is still alive.”

    You won’t find a thing to chew, nobody is gonna look at you. :grin:

  • Ratboy

    Gee I dont see any of the guys on the left jumping in and cheering about the great revelation of the latest speech that just ended by our president and his great new approach to fixing the problem!!

    He just said I am willing to compromise but I wont compromise.

  • Mark

    Obama will say that he is ready to compromise accept that he will NOT comprimise! he will invite both sides to the White House next week to stat but Obama will not extend the “Bush” tax cuts and the $250k and over will have tax increases.
    Obama clearly states that he will be more then willing to keep the Bush tax cuts for the first 250k for everybody. Isn’t a tax cut a good thing for Republicans? Will the Republicans hold 98% of the people hostage to serve their masters?

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol: like I said………”Stuff” Rodney Booker said, “I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”

    Some In Line For City Job Fair Upset There’s No Hiring On The Spot

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday morning at Kennedy-King College, to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago, but many of those people left upset, when they found out the job fair wasn’t quite what they were expecting.

    WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports the line for the job fair went down 63rd Street, around the corner, and about a half block north on Halsted Street, and many of the people in line said they were expecting to be interviewed for jobs with the city and its sister agencies, not simply find out how to apply.

    Those waiting in line were hungry for jobs, and had brought along résumés, hoping to make an impression, even if it meant arriving at 3 a.m.

    But some booths weren’t even taking résumés, and officials were not conducting job interviews or hiring anyone on the spot. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports the event was more about networking and learning about available positions with the city and its sister agencies

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark

    Did you listen to the President just now?

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2, Matthew

    Time will tell, only time will tell.

    Liberalism has failed every time it has been tried and it will fail this time.

    See you don’t have to want O. to fail it is going to happen whether you want it or not.

  • Matthew

    “I think the poor are poorer not because of salaries but because of policies by the government that cause the cost of everything to increase. The more the government interferes the more things cost. Raising salaries only increases the cost of products.”

    This is simply not true. We can track real wage growth pre-80s and post-80s, and there is a distinct difference. Real GDP has grown, and real upper income has grown, it’s the trickle down that’s been non-existent. Real income WAS growing prior to the 80s, even at the bottom. The only area where cost growth has been entirely out of control is Health Care, and that isn’t a result of monetary policy.

    My problem with this entire argument is that it’s all based on the idea that the GOP is a legitimate alternative to Democratic policy, and in that regard, I do not agree. The GOP has no integrity when it comes to either debt or the size of government, or even civil liberties.

    It should be obvious by now that if we look purely at recent Republicans in power, we can say that they’ve both expanded the size of government (including the creation of an entire agency that skirts due process to spy on citizens), and the debt. That is a matter of fact.

    Here is another matter of fact: of the four candidates that remained in the primaries roughly until the end, three were running on a policy platform that, if fully implemented, would have INCREASED our debt over baseline projections. I cannot emphasize this enough: Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich were all running on a platform that would have added more to the debt than the Congress simply doing nothing at all. Only Ron Paul was running on a debt and deficit reduction plan.

    And this is the great lie of the modern Republican party: They’re not running on austerity, they’re running on the worst Keynesian stimulus plans on the face of the Earth. They want to cut all of the programs with the best fiscal multiplies, and increase funding to all of those with the worst. Add in the tax cuts, which are proven to have little correlation to unemployment and GDP growth, and what you get is terrible macroeconomic policy.

    As for the size of government, d.d. has lamented in the past the fact that the government occasionally flies drones over her area. This, of course, derives from the fact that the government can now spy on its citizens in the guise of anti-terrorism; problem is, most citizens don’t seem to appreciate the fact that most terrorist attacks that occur in the U.S. are conducted by environmentalists and separatist militias, not religious fanatics… so who do you suppose the government spends most of its time spying on?

    Again, none of the candidates except Ron Paul were running on a platform that would eliminate DHS, or repeal the Patriot Act. So, when an informed voter looks at this, what are they to conclude? If someone REALLY cares about the debt, what are they to do? The GOP is all rhetoric and no substance.

  • Mark


    Yes and I heard him say taxcuts for the first 250K for everybody :)

  • Matthew

    Reminder – It’s not a choice between Real Liberalism and Real Conservatism, it’s a choice between Moderate, Pandering Cowardice, and Mathematically Impossible Policy Solutions. Cheers.

  • Mark2

    Conservative media failed miserably. Once again, they failed in getting a Republican into the oval office.

  • Matthew

    Well, sure, Gingrich’s plan was actually projected to put debt at 110% of GDP before he’d even left office, but he SAID he believes the debt is a problem! Isn’t that good enough!?!

  • Mark2


    President want to raise taxes on the rich and cut spending. What is wrong with that? What is the Republican’s plan? What would you recommend?

  • Mark

    My problem with this entire argument is that it’s all based on the idea that the GOP is a legitimate alternative to Democratic policy, and in that regard, I do not agree. The GOP has no integrity when it comes to either debt or the size of government, or even civil liberties.

    ….If someone REALLY cares about the debt, what are they to do? The GOP is all rhetoric and no substance.
    I have to agree with this, while the rhetoric the Republicans give sounds nice in theory, the simple fact is since Reagan all the talk about reducing debt or the size of government is a bunch of BS

    As I also point out the amount of money the Republicans want to spend on defense is sickening. Was Romney’s wanting to increase the defense spending by 200M supposed to win me over? I am annoyed enough that the Democrats basically do nothing other then give a very tiny(like 1-2%) meaningless cut to defense when they in power, but the Republicans stance on let’s cut spending but oh no not defense which is the biggest reason we have a 16T dollar debt.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I am happier in defeat than most here are with victory.

    I am passionate but not hateful. I reap scorn on the corrupt media because they are corrupt.

    I can handle the will of the people but I will fight hard to see that they hear the other side of the story.

    If they still choose liberalism than so be it.

    I don’t watch much FOX News. I don’t dislike their programming but I don’t need anyone to reinforce what I already believe.

  • Hoppy

    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Reminder – It’s not a choice between Real Liberalism and Real Conservatism, it’s a choice between Moderate, Pandering Cowardice, and Mathematically Impossible Policy Solutions. Cheers.


    Goodbye, cruel world! LOL

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Yet another Blue State / Red State divide. Could this possibly be a surprise to anyone?

    The 10 Best Educated States all voted for Obama
    1) Massachusetts
    6) New Jersey
    8) New Hampshire
    9)New York
    10) Minnesota

    Nine out of the 10 least educated states voted for Romney
    1)West Virginia
    6) Alabama
    10) Oklahoma

    *Source Fox Business


  • Ratboy

    @ Mark
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Yes and I heard him say taxcuts for the first 250K for everybody

    unfortunatly that is the problem, that is ALL you heard. At one point he said “for now” but that is not the point.

    What you did not seem to hear is how he explained how it would grow jobs. He said that the business sector would see that the people would have more money and then expand but he NEVER touched on the negative impact on the business by increased taxes which leads to higher prices which offsets the “extra” too be spent. So the businesses get a tax hike and the additional costs of Obamacare (we wont even bring up regulation) so now they either raise prices or cut costs. they raise prices and the consumer cant afford it or they cut costs which means job loss and less people working puts a bigger burden on the government. Either way it does not work!

    You have no increase in taxes but you lose your job because your company can not afford the additional burden. Who wins?

  • Jeff

    Seems a series of job cuts are being announced due to the Republicans maintaining control of the House of Representatives.
    The effects on the stock market are due to the GOP threatening to hold the country hostage again over the next fiscal cliff, didn’t they learn on Tuesday??! Guess not!!

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