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.

  • Mark2


    Yeah the ending is my favorite as well

  • Mark2

    @Letmethink “Mark, here I go being nosey again. But you work nights and post all day. How do you do it? You don’t have to answer–I know I am being nosey—- but seriously how in the heck do you do it???”

    No, I’m retired. Also, there are two Marks that post on this site – Mark and Mark2. I’m Mark2.

  • Laurence Glavin

    From time to time, I’ve considered posting video from Rachel’s opening monologue to show people what they’re missing. Let me inform you that last night was TYPICAL of the offerings of Dr. Maddow. A bit exceptional considering the impetus behind it, but just about any weeknight at 9:00, you can expect this level of excellence on MSNBC (Ezra Klein and Chris Hayes are no slouches either). Oh, kudos to Lawrence O’Donnell for playing Beethoven’s exuberant Seventh Symphony during the first minutes of HIS show. Classy…literally.

  • Mark2

    In case you didn’t see my post yesterday about the poll accuracies, here it is:

    Most Accurate Polls (this doesn’t inlude Prediction Models like Nate Silver and RCP which were even more accurate)

    1. PPP (D)
    1. Daily Kos
    3. YouGov
    4. Ipsos/Reuters*
    5. Purple Strategies
    6. NBC/WSJ
    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
    24. Gallup
    26. NPR
    27. National Journal*
    28. AP/GfK

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

    -Rasmussen only got 2 out of 8 swing states correct.

    -Gallup had Romney up by 7 at one point…way off.

    -AP was the same poll that said Romney had pulled even with Obama with the Women vote. Boy, wre they wrong.

  • Mt Rick

    It will be interesting to see where the rating numbers go back down to. Fiscal Cliff may help keep the ratings up. It was nice of the Greeks to behave themselve during the weeks up to the elections but now it apears they would like some attention.

    Weather on the east coast may stay in the News since most of the News outlets are in NYC but that may get stale. I hope that those of you on the east coast are getting the things you need. Looks like there are areas that are in real bad shape.

    Earnings have been on the decline that may be confirming.
    New jobless claims came in at 355,000 which was below the 370,000 est. some good news but not good enough to keep the market from falling. Next weeks numbers may be up because of the weather on the east coast.

    The St Louis Fed has a report that indicates that there may be a recession on the horizon.

  • Mark2

    @Laurence Glavin

    I totally agree with you. I was able to change the minds of my sister and one of my brothers to voting Democrat by sending them Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart clips. It took over a year but it was well worth it.

  • Laurence Glavin

    There’s a saying about the effects of Congressional redistricting post-Census: people USED to elect their Representatives; now their Representatives select THEIR voters.

  • James

    Msnbc smashed fox in the key demo day and night..i loved rachels opening commetary .lawrence crushed poor greta in the key demo and overall veiwership..

  • Stan T

    Posted November 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM
    Why would anyone with a brain watch FOX?They are not a news network.They are a comedy show.They and the GOP are finished.

    You have that backwards….Fox has TWO…count them TWO commentators…Bill O’reilly and Hannity…MSNBC is ALL commentators…there is no REAL news on MSNBC only opinionated hosts, who 99% of the time get it wrong…

  • James

    I think msnbc is gonna have a big bounce in 2013

  • Stan T

    the lefties are crowing….for now…but keep in mind…now that Obumbles has been re-elected, he can’t blame Bush anymore…he can’t blame anyone for his failures but himself…lol….and get used to 12% unemployment for the next four years…remember, Obumbles modelled his green energy policies on Spain, and they run 25% unemployment….

  • Mark2

    @Sam “My favorite part is from 12:52, there is a lot of wisdom in what she says.”

    That’s my favorite part as well. Of course I also like when she talks about polls and math at 8:25.

  • Letmethink

    @Mark2 No, I’m retired. Also, there are two Marks that post on this site – Mark and Mark2. I’m Mark2.
    Yes, I thought you had said that you were retired. Mark has been on here most of the day.

  • Mark


    I work a job that is shift work I sometimes can get break to type stuff like now. Currently I am on a evening shift

  • Mark

    In general if you get shorter posts from me chances are I am working, since I don’t have much time to write long posts. Long posts mean I am at home or on midnight shift

  • James

    Stan t…by the end of obamas presidendy..he will be the ,F,D,R of the 21 century…one one of the greatest democrat presidents ever…now put down the crying towl.and..get with the program.america made its statement clear

  • Mark2

    @Stan “Fox has TWO…count them TWO commentators…Bill O’reilly and Hannity”

    Really, I mean really??? How about the 4 Conservative commentators that spew their hate on ‘The Five’, how about the 3 knucklehead conservatives who try and dumb down America on the Fox & Friends, how about Megyn Kelly who always takes the side of Republicans, how about Greta who pushes the Fox News propaganda, how about conservative Mike Huckabee who pushes his personal religious agenda and the Fox propaganda, how about conservative Neil Cavuto who pushes his personal opinions as a commentator?

  • James

    Btw stan..all the name calling is so elementry..grow up already

  • Letmethink

    @Mark–you are so nice to respond–really it is none of my business.

  • Ratboy

    MSNBC up the last two days, the stock market DOWN over 430 points the last two days! Great trade off dont ya think????? :shock:

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