Cable News Ratings for Thursday, November 8, 2012

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November 9th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, November 8, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,318        300         529
CNN           518        163         237
MSNBC           949        316         477
CNBC           175         44           98
FBN             76         18           35
HLN           195         78         106
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,026        418         775
CNN           766        244         375
MSNBC        1,701        514         832
CNBC           193         80         113
FBN             86         14           32
HLN           276         99         132
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,317        304         601
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           365        151         206
MSNBC Morning Joe           847        331         467
CNBC Squawk Box           142         31           90
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           208        124         157
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,153        458         788
CNN SITUATION ROOM           632        162         221
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,520        388         684
CNBC FAST MONEY           241         32         133
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           155         41           84
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,395        334         740
CNN SITUATION ROOM           676        224         282
MSNBC POLITICS NATION        1,399        445         680
CNBC MAD MONEY           167         67         101
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           210         59         101
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,015        388         727
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           680        204         337
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,380        453         677
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           166         45           75
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           259         96         103
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,494        553         915
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           805        240         373
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,736        476         794
CNBC MADOFF BEHIND BARS           204         72         102
HLN NANCY GRACE           281         91         129
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,836        325         664
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           870        247         419
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,809        568         924
CNBC UNRAVELED           188         83         122
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           319        117         159
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        1,729        377         744
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           624        246         332
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,558        499         778
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           162         72           93
CNBC UNRAVELED           211         96         140
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           226         89         106
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,158        348         562
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           394        124         197
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,045        357         568
CNBC MAD MONEY           125         75           96
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           139         55           75

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.

  • Jeff

    Hey AP, Christmas only comes once a year lol, dummies like Ralphie come on only to crow for Fox and dump on CNN & msnbc. I’m enjoying the moment!!

    Their silly daily celebrations get very lame, ” wow Bill Sux he only got 3 million ” he! he!he,he!……..d’OH!!

    As I say about Republicans when their foolery gets out of control and elections put them in their place, KICK EM while they are down. :lol:

  • Jeff

    Anyone see Karl Rove talk about the Obama campaign “won because theymsuppressed the vote”. Does anyone believe this lying piece of sh-t anymore?

    Voter suppression was the Republicans over whelming strategy. Rove is a certifiably idiot! Seems he and Limbaugh are the root of the Republican news bubble. I bet they have each other on speed dial. Also hang out at the same buffet. :lol:

  • Sam

    lol the righties are still depressed

  • James

    Hahaha i guess fox viewers were disenchanted..still depressed..about losing ..for the second straight day. Msnbc destroy fox news in the key demo…karl roves meltdown..didnt do the network any favors

  • James

    Wow eds repeat stumped o reilly in the key demo.that has to hurt

  • Mark

    From my understanding O’Reilly had a guest host

  • Sam

    This is what Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brother will do to Karl Rove. Hahaha I love how scared Karl Rove is on TV giving lame excuses for why after + $400 million dollars , he still didn’t deliver :

  • Mt Rick

    Looks to me like CNNs election high is wearing off fairly fast. Their viewership is falling quickly. CNN is down to about 15% of the viewers before the election they were around 11%. MSNBC fokes are still celabrating, they were around 25% of the audience before the election and they have about 35%. FCN was around 50% and they are down to about 40%.

    Next week we will see whether FCN recovers or whether it was a perminant drop. I think people get tired of hearing about beating a dead horse. They need to stop talking about the Republican loss it’s history.

  • RedBarSoup

    Awwww. Msnbc kicks fox’s butt and the poor righties are nowhere to be found. They are always in here all happy, copying and pasting msnbcs crazy headlines, which they are, while being oblivious that Fox News does the same. Where oh where are your?????? I do however expect fix to be back kicking msnbcs butt in the next week or so. Maybe even today. Because people like ratboy are still and will always be drinking that Fox News koolaid.

  • RedBarSoup

    Your= you

    Stupid iPhone autocorrect.

  • Tony

    Interesting how MSNBC is still pulling so many viewers. FN and CNN have both already lost their additional viewers who were into politics because of the election season.

  • Tim

    I don’t get it. Why is credit not given where credit is due?

    MSNBC has been exponentially growing viewers since 2009 and this isn’t due to any trend.

    Before people were saying the ratings MSNBC was getting was because of the election and as soon as the election was over they would go back to their regular numbers.

    Well, the election is over and Rachel Maddow was consistently getting 1.5 – 1.7 m viewers during the last 2 months of the election cycle. Before labor day, she was getting around 1.3 m. I don’t think Maddow will go back under 1.5 m and will probably peak at 2 m until the inauguration.

  • larrywitness

    Bring back Keith Olberman. Ed Shultz is a joke and cant beat O Reilly. Of course Lawrence O Donnel got his butt beat by O Reilly also, but his move to 10:00 helped him. There is no help for ED

  • Mark2

    I know this is just temporary high for MSNBC but the drastic drop in Fox News viewers is alarming.

    I think their viewers feel betrayed by all the lies many of their hosts spewed throughout the election cycle. Especially, with all the guaranteed victory predictions and Rove’s meltdown.

    Hopefully this will wake them up and they will finally step out of their Bubble into the real world.

    And yes, Rachel is on Fire! She totally destroyed Hannity in the Demos.

    MSNBC wins the Primetime demos again.

  • Jeff

    I think Megan Kelly has to be. Democrat in Republican make-up. She has been having a lot of fun taunting Karl Rove and making news at making him look like a jack ass. I think she should get an interview with Rush Limbaugh.

  • Jeff

    You are right Mark2, but when the smell of a fart wakes the wacky right GOP up, to the tune of any scandal, they will kill a puppy to get the Fox News angle of the story.

  • Doug Z

    Petraeus has dirt on Zero over who really dropped the ball in telling the SEALs to stand down. Axelrod’s cronies dug up dirt on his affair and threatened him with exposure if he didn’t tow the party line on Benghazi. Petraeus, being a man with at least some honor and dignity, told Axelrod to shove it, told the truth about his affair, and resigned.

    If he is still slated to testify, watch for him to commit a Vince Foster in the next few weeks. If he refuses to testify, forensic accounting of his financials would likely reveal a seven or eight figure increase sometime soon.

  • UpAndOver


    I wonder how long, if at all, MSNBC can keep their additional audience?

    Dems will now have a free T.V. and free cable so it may pick up…..LOL…

  • Doug Z

    Obama will save us

    The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.

    The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation.

  • Jeff

    @Doug Z, wow man, you are great! You say the funniest things! It’s good to have you around! ;)

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