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.

  • Mark
  • TZCA

    “Gee Thanks for bringing it up again, I was just about over it!”

    :twisted: Here’s another for you:

    Last winter, I’m thinking February, I stopped by Wal-Mart to pick something up on my way into the night-shift on a Friday night. I was so angry afterwards I remember it as clearly as I sit here now.

    There were two women and three kids in the line in front of me. The kids were normally dressed, the women dressed nicely with lots of white gold bling.

    Lady 1: “Hey sweetie, whatcha got going on tonight. I’ve got some friends comin’ over and you should swing by. [Some guy’s name] is gonna be there and he’d sure like to hit you up, ya know what I’m sayin’?”

    Lady 2: “Ah girlfriend, you know I’ve got things to do. I’ve been struggling filling out some forms to get that paper from my babies’ daddy. It needs to be done by Monday morning.” [paper = money if you didn’t know]

    Lady 1: “What? You ain’t seen your babies’ daddy in years.”

    Lady 2: Laughs. “Sweetheart, I’m talkin’ about Obama. I call him my babies’ daddy. I get more from him than that [explicative] Bush.”

    I wouldn’t be surprised if I was steaming from the ears after that, though it was good to hear she at least prioritized her paperwork over partying. I see it all too often now that I’m numb to it.

    I know some liberal in here will say that it’s just a soundbite or an anecdote or a red-herring. There sure are alot of red-herrings and anecdotes out there right now.


    “Did I mention EX wife”

    I have an ex, but she works hard and understands fiscal responsibility. I’m grateful for that. The separation and divorce process was financially painful but I’m stronger now from it.

  • Coffee Steve

    DING!!! School is out

    I’m warning them: “if anything happens to the Sphinx or the pyramids, we’re coming after you.”


    Romney Got ZERO Votes In 59 Precincts in Philly, and 9 Precincts in Ohio as well

    It’s one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

    Hmmm..There wasn’t one Morman is Ohio or Philly? :-)

  • TZCA

    Howdy Coffee Steve

    Did you catch anything. Any fibs, uhm, I mean excellent tales of fishing gallantry to share?

  • Coffee Steve

    Is it too early to start talking about Rubio/Jindal ticket yet? Hehehehehe

  • culmat

    did mslsd violate election laws with the ads racist rev al made talking about repubs wanting tax breaks for welthy on backs of poor. i guess we will never know i just wonder

  • TZCA


    A beacon of light in the darkness that will be the next four years? It’s never too early. :grin:

  • Coffee Steve



    Bout 200 crappie, 8 Bass (Keepers not huge)

    2 Books, about 25 logs on the fire, 4 steaks, 4 naps, 10 nice walks and a TON of just relaxing on the porch and listening to the air whistle through the tress. :-)

  • TZCA

    @Coffee Steve

    Sounds great.

  • Coffee Steve

    Have some catch up shopping to get done, BBL…

  • TZCA


    I wouldn’t say that Rev Al’s ads are in violation of any election laws, but I do think the ads and other mischaracterizations say alot about the condition of MSNBC (and to some extent CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS) and the condition of the general voting population.

  • Faith3

    Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to all that have sacrificed plenty!


    Interesting how you spin my post and ironically claim I spun yours. Suddenly, I’m conveying a message that the financial collaspe is due to “not giving enough money to the poor”….really, that is what you derived from my post??? Sad, but I believe you already had a strawman no matter what I had to say because you simply are not listening.

    First, I don’t really care about people’s opinions because opinions are simply how you feel about a topic. I’ve no interest in debating them nor your past history/experiences. Everyone has there own story and/or experiences.

    What I find deliciously ironic is your philosophy of welfare and your choice for party/policy. This makes one wonder if you even know your own party’s policy. The flat tax so desperately wanting to get pushed through coupled with a thing called negative income tax tells me you don’t.

    One question before I leave is who wants to grow the welfare state? One of Milton Friedman’s ideas was to have tax payers pick up the tab for low income workers so business can make larger profits by undercutting their work force. Talk about the Walmart Model! Again, deliciously ironic! No government red tape needed;-)

  • TZCA

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    The ironic laying claim to irony. This is deliciously ironic. You as well simply do not listen. You claim you don’t want to argue opinions or history/experiences while presenting ideology shrouded in opinion and your own perception of historical context.

    Yours is one of those responses deserving a valley girl’s “what-ever!”

  • Mark2

    @Coffee Steve “Wow! my daughter is in the 7th grade, and she is doing this stuff already that I didn’t get to until the late 8th grade. In mathematics, in the context of polynomials, the word monomial can have one of two different meanings:…”

    Well maybe somebody will finally teach the Republican Party about a little thing called Arithmetic.

  • TZCA

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    Well maybe somebody will finally teach the Republican Party about a little thing called Arithmetic.

    Excellent take from Bill Clinton. It’s funnier each time you use it.

  • Faith3


    Historical events and facts are not the same as anecdotal.

  • TZCA

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM
    Historical events and facts are not the same as anecdotal.

    Agreed. But the manner in which those facts are presented can be.

  • TZCA

    ^I should use ‘context’ instead of ‘manner’ as the word ‘manner’ implies a behavior or attitude, and this is not what I meant to imply.

  • Faith3

    Facts are facts rather I agree with the outcome or not is opinion.

  • Mark2

    @Tony “The 50-48 victory by Obama…”

    By the way, it’s now 51% to 48% and Obama has now passed the 62 Million mark.

    Also, keep in mind that there are still millions of votes to be counted and Obama has a real chance to pass the 65 Million mark.

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