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.

  • Bobbyv


    I have to ask, respectfully: You think many on the right, all who watch Fox, the Tea Party, etc. are radical. Whom do you think is radical on the Left?

  • 1966

    yay I nailed it. I said 2 weeks ago that the election would be called by 10 pm it was called at 1008 pm. coffee steve you owe me one million dollars. lol

  • Bobbyv


    I was partly asking because I am curious what your definition of success is. I am being honest when I say that I am not really sure how to measure it, that is why I kept harping on the president’s own words.

  • 1966

    the last time we had 2 democrat presedents back to back was kennedy and lbj. so odds are pretty good the next pres. is going to have an R next to his name unless rommney gets the nomingnation again lol

  • Jeff


    Barbara Boxer, Dennis Kucinich(not in office) Gavin Newsome,Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Barney Frank. All very radical lefties.

  • Bobbyv

    Thanks Jeff. Gavin N. I remember from his time in SF, I thought he was a bit more moderate now. Elizabeth W. I only know from her race against Brown, do not know her views that well.

  • Justin

    I wonder if that disaster of election night of Fox News, where they catered and bowed down to Rove in the middle of coverage — hurt their credibility as Fair and Balanced, when you call out and attack your own professionals, who happened to be right, its obvious the talking heads on-air aren’t fair and balanced at all. People now wondering if they’ve been mislead all along for everything to have been so wrong come election night. So now people are trying out other sources of information.

  • Bobbyv

    Bernie Sanders I think we all know. Give him credit, his beliefs are not popular in the US but he is proud of them.

  • Jeff

    @1996, Gore not using Clinton in 2000 election was a huge mistake. I think Bush being totally invisible was also a mistake for Republicans, a lot of people voted for the man twice so it all can’t be that bad…..or can it?

    Clinton certainly helped Obama for this election, and Obama will help the next nominee, given the economy is in better shape…..if not then the GOP deserve another shot for the WH, if they can get a better nominee and a honest message.

  • Jeff

    Gavin Newsome is the current Lieutenant Governor of the State of CA. To be the Mayor of SF, one has to be a radical Leftie…..the extreme crappy laws they pass up there make me look conservative.

  • Bobbyv


    I respect Karl Rove’s opinion but you have to know what you are getting with him. You know his background and the fact that he sees things from a Right point of view is no surprise. I personally am more surprised that anyone listens to Dick Morris. When was the last time he was right?

  • Raz

    You know what Jeff, this reminds me a lot of what happened back in 1972 (yeah, mature person here) Nixon got elected by a landslide even with that pesky Watergate thing-who cared-it was only a little break in.

    Benghazi is 10 times worse then Watergate. Who knows what will happen in the next few months, considering how many of the rats are jumping ship and leaving before someone gets accused of negligence and wrongful deaths-we shall see what happens next.

  • Bobbyv

    Jeff, wow, make you look conservative??? Those must be impressive laws – do they also bend time? :)

  • Jeff

    Rachel Maddow had a great piece on the changes in State Houses and Senate. The GOP really gained in 2010, but an amazing change reversing over 10 state house and senate controls back to democrats. In addition the GOP lost a few super majorities in Texas and Arizona, THANK GOD, maybe no more silly immigration laws. California and Illinois now have democratic super majorities in their states.

    Check it out!

  • Mark


    I think it depends on the situation given. I don’t think you can just say that you need to achieve certain numbers else you are a failure.

    I think for instance 7.8% unemployment is not a success if you look at the actual number, but it seems a whole lot better when you consider when he was coming in office the entire economy was crashing and we were looking close to 800k jobs a month.

    In the case of Obamacare we really can’t determine what a success it is for 25-30 years

    In terms of the next 4 years what I expect(assuming nothing tragic happens and we have a willing congress and senate) is a reduction in the unemployment rate due to policies created to at least under 6%, no useless wars, less them 3T in deficit(I actually think we need another stimulus jobs package plus the fact interest on debt will be close to 1T)

    All that being said not one person can guarantee that it’s all 3 branches of government and more then anything I fear the house screwing that up(I have high expectations for the Senate working together to agree on stuff and get 60+ votes)

  • 1966

    lbj never should have been presedent imo. if kennedy hadn’t gotten killed he never would have. at least I ot to shake kennedys hand in 1960 when he came to our town to campaign. I was only 6 yrs old at the time I didnt care who kennedy was my first grade teacher made our class go watch him in a parade.

  • Mark

    I respect Karl Rove’s opinion but you have to know what you are getting with him. You know his background and the fact that he sees things from a Right point of view is no surprise. I personally am more surprised that anyone listens to Dick Morris. When was the last time he was right?
    The thing that surprised me about Rove is he seems like a very intelligent guy who has a good grasp of what is going on(I give him tons of credit for getting Bush elected, especially in 2004)

  • Sicilian Papa

    I an sorry lefties but Tingles let the cat out of the bag. Didn’t he know that was a secret about Sandy being one h#ll of a campaign commercial.

    Meanwhile people were starving and freezing over the last weekend before the election with FEMA scarcely in sight. Where were the cameras?

    Propaganda is a very powerful tool.

    The good new is the right finally woke up. There is serious talk about a forth broadcast network by righties. They would do real news and go up against CBS, ABC, and NBC,

    They would expose Akin, Murdoch’s views and heavily cover the 47% comments by Romney. They would give people like Akin a chance to explain. He would have to make his case and the people will decide.

    They would also cover Libya and the bungled response to hurricane Sandy. Big stories that the would have really hurt O. O. and his people would have a chance to explain and the people will decide.

    I predict if they do it they will draw 25 million viewers a night. They will decimate the 1%er liberals working at CBS, NBC, and ABC.

    It’s going to be a different playing field. Hit and run leftest journalism will be a thing of the past. Can’t wait and I will shut up!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    All that being said I will give Rove a free pass last night. He basically used 400M dollars of other peoples money and lost big time, I am guessing he knows he has alot of spaining to do

    To be perfectly honest I would expect him to be the “voice of reason” to say what the party has to do in the next few weeks/months.

    Sort of Ironic that when billionaires back you, you lose(see all the money pumped in to Kerry’s campaign by Soros)

  • Bobbyv


    Thanks. I think those are fair goals, 6% might be a little aggressive but we will see.

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