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 agree about KR, to me most of the time he seems to at least try to give a non-biased analysis but when the heat is on his true colors came out.

  • Jeff

    @SP, very happy Chris Matthews apologized for his stupid statement about the hurricane. His apology if you missed it, is worth trying to google. I’m still mad he said it in the first place, it was dumb and irresponsible. But, i accept his explanation and apology. Ya know its like 99.9% of what Hannity says on his program dumb and irresponsible. ;)

  • Sicilian Papa



    Karl didn’t want to lose. I didn’t either, I had one eye closed and I perked up to listen to him.

    It is a couple of days later and I am cool. Time to move on.

    My goal now is to see the Propaganda wing of the progressive movement brought to it’s knees. I have a good friend of a friend who is in the know about a forth broadcast network. It will give us on the right something to do if it happens.

    And I will shut up!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    An honest moment, you can’t unring the bell! Tingles, he’s the man.

  • Jeff

    Sorry not the first time Rove made a dumb choice and miscalculation. 2000 spent campaign money and sending Bush to California,trying to get Gore to spend time and money in California too, huge mistake. Gore didn’t take the bait, Gore beat Bush in California by almost 20 points. Seems Rove is only good at slinging filth and attacking military heroes like John McCain & John Kerry who served.

    Roves boys:
    Bush AWOL and shady military record
    Cheney 5 deferments
    Romney dodged the draft while campaigning for the Vietnam War
    Ryan never served in the armed forces

    Rove is a pig!

  • Jeff

    @SP btw the polls didn’t change in favor of Obama during or after the storm. Not sure what a news anchor has to do with the situation.

  • Jeff

    Lawrence O Donnell just did the funniest little Briton Dick Morris!!!!!

    Who saw it? ROTFLMFAO!! :lol:

  • PaulG


    I believe the stocks are taking this tumble because they have doubts, and NO confidence in the leadership of John Boehner being able to have any control of his party and his radical teaparty loons.

    I had to scramble Wed pre-market to unload all my Romney stocks that ran-up for the past few weeks,,coal stocks,,energy stocks,,financials etc…Sell off has little to do with congress and in the long run Pres Obama should be good for stocks as the easy money policies under Chairman Bernanke will continue..Weaker Dollar equals higher stock prices,,until the $h!t hits the fan..Don’t really think it helped any financial stocks with Elizabeth Warren being elected to the Senate as she will probably be browbeating them from the Finance Committee…

  • PaulG

    Interesting article

    First, Barack Obama’s re-election showing was actually pretty unimpressive for a guy whose philosophies voters have supposedly adopted. As of this writing on Wednesday, Obama’s vote total stood at an unimpressive 60,119,958. That’s about what John Kerry got in 2004 (59,028,444). President George W. Bush actually did far better than Obama in his 2004 reelection quest, posting a vote total that was about 2 million higher (62,040,610) than what Obama got on Tuesday. That’s hardly a remarkable finish in a country with a population that has increased. In fact, it’s a decline of 9 million votes from Obama’s 2008 total.

    Had Romney (57,425,441) done as well as McCain did in 2008 (59,934,814), he and Obama would have run neck and neck, virtually matching each other’s vote totals. That’s hardly the stuff of demographic ruin.

    The question Republicans and conservatives need to ask is not why voters showed up for Obama, whose turnout wasn’t exactly extraordinary, but why millions of their own voters, people who had pulled the lever for Bush and McCain, didn’t do the same for Romney or simply stayed home.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/what_major_demographic_shift.html#ixzz2Bh9DD1x6

  • AppleStinx

    TheBoss1 wrote: “…go to the first page and watch from the 12:52 mark until the end…”

    I watched it. Is her laudry list supposed to be what a conservative believes in, including conspiracies et al? She would be good at writing those chain emails where reality and prank are mixed together so that a casual listener thinks they are all for real. And she goes from eloquently stating that ours is a 2-party system where both sides are supposed to come up with ideas and choose the best to basically saying that her side owns those good ideas (while the other is in a bubble).

  • Mark

    @Paul G

    I love the right’s talking points about the votes Obama and Romney got compared to other people, and how that somehow solidifies the right’s position. Simple fact is we still have many states that haven’t counted all the votes(such as California which is stuck at 70% or roughly 3.5-4M votes). We basically have 7-10 million more votes to be counted(many in heavily democrat areas)

    When all is said and done Obama will probably increase his vote total 4-7M and Romney has a chance to get more votes then George Bush in 2004(due to increasing population) so trying to analyze numbers till they are all in is idiotic, but hey saying Obama got wayyyyy less votes then last time tells us how Obama values don’t resonate with people, while Romney couldn’t even beat McCain says we need a more conservative person, sounds good to the audience those kind of articles they are pandering to

  • 1966

    ellen douglas dead at 91 rip
    goodnite everybody.

  • PaulG


    Politico has California at 100% Obama 5.6 mil,,Romney 3.6 mil..


  • Mark

    By the way here is the voting results


    If you scroll down you can see the percentage of people counted. Some notables that stand out

    California – 70% (or 3.8-3M more votes)
    Washington – 55% (or 1.5-1.8M more votes)
    New York – 86% (or 900k more votes)
    Arizona – 71% (or 650k more votes)
    Oregon – 75% (or 500k more votes)
    Michigan – 91% (or 400k more votes)
    Ohio – 90% (or 500k more votes)
    Texas – 96% (or 300k more votes)
    Florida – 97% (or 250k more votes)
    Colorado – 90% (or 250k more votes)

    So before anybody reads an article trying to interpret the numbers of voters, wait till they are all counted

  • Mark

    Politico is wrong, in 2008 California had more then 13M voters, now maybe we can expect a drop but 4M?

    Look at Florida on politco, they have it at 100%, I know for a fact we are stuck at 97%

  • PaulG


    Ok,,your numbers debunk the article’s premise,,Obama should get 67 mil and Romney 63 mil with 100% reporting..

  • Sia

    Don’t worry MSNBC will go back to being the losers they are ! LIBERALS KEEP CELEBRATING AND THEN WHEN OBAMACARE HITS US AND WE CONTINUE TO LOSE JOBS well be the ones laughing at your stupidity and what you’ve done !

  • Mark

    @Paul G

    It’s hard to guess how the votes will be split since I don’t know which counties have to put the totals in but both guys stand to gain some votes since every state is not at 100%

    Good chance Romney beats Bush’s totals though from 2004(mainly due to increase in population more then anything) or at worst comes relatively close

  • Mark

    All that being said I don’t see Obama getting close to 69.5M, as you said probably 67M at best

  • PaulG


    Should be a 3% margin of victory,,quite a bit less than the 7% margin in 2008…

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