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.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    @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.

    Hey guys, He won, and he won by a lot, soooooooo how about we deal with the real issue and that is how he is going to do or not do his job going forward. So far it has been very uneventful. Wed off/travel day, thursday off (as he said on friday, chance to get some sleep to Joe Biden) Friday, meeting with Joe and Hillary and a comment session to a bunch of cheerleaders for the party, Sat Golf, holiday today so not much going on for gov employees, will he hit it hard tomorrow???

    Lets see, no comment on Petreius, no comment on the Iran shots at our drone, certainly no comments on Bengazi, and not a word uttered about what is going on in the aftermath of SANDY. Ok, we will see.

  • TZCA


    Stating a fact is simply that: stating a fact. However, when you state a fact and link that fact to a previous claim, then you are making a solid ’cause-effect’ statement. In this case, the fact is still a fact, and your claim is your opinion, and the link between the two is now what is in question. If agree with your fact, but I don’t share your opinion, then the link connecting the two is not mutually understood. This then becomes anecdotal in nature. Just because your statements were in most part generalized, and mine were in most part personal, the anecdotal quality is still there in both cases.

  • TZCA

    I am now having horrible flashbacks from ‘Classical Argumentation 101.’

    Calgon take me away!

  • Mark2


    Eric Cantor knew about Petraus back in October. I wonder why he kept it a secret? What else does Cantor know about? Cantor could be in lots of trouble.

  • Faith3

    Example would be nice. I’ll wait.

  • 1966
  • TZCA


    Eric Cantor is an elitist who should be punished if he hid information.

    Though Faith3 wants to believe that I am a die-hard republican, I am not. I am a conservative independent whose values are too far removed from the Democratic Party to be a democrat, and therefore I default to the Republican party. That said, Eric Cantor being a Republican means nothing to me. Any elitist who plays childish games like I’ve seen Cantor do should be called out on it.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Eric Cantor knew about Petraus back in October. I wonder why he kept it a secret? What else does Cantor know about? Cantor could be in lots of trouble.

    You guys are a trip! If Cantor new then Obama should have known so why didnt Obama the LEADER do something? Does the left EVER take ANY responsability for ANYTHING?? It is always point and blame, blame and point.

    So if Cantor ” could be in lots of trouble” then I woudl assume that Obama “could be in lots of trouble” RIGHT?

  • Mark2


    Again, Food Stamps are actually good for the economy. Food stamps are considered the best fiscal multiplier. And yes, economists used MATH to figure this out.

  • Mark2


    Why didn’t Cantor tell the President? Why was he keeping it a secret?

  • Mark2

    Why is it that all these Military Generals are always getting in trouble?

  • Ratboy

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Why didn’t Cantor tell the President? Why was he keeping it a secret?

    Geez man! Why didnt the FBI tell the president? Why is it that this president does not have to know about jack sh#$ ? He didnt know about Bengazi, he didnt know about fast and furious, he didnt know about the Iranians firing on a drone, WHAT THE HELL DOES HE KNOW???

  • TZCA


    You’ll be waiting a very long time. I’m not going back through old posts to try to pick through and show this. But, one area that I didn’t want to sidetrack on during our earlier conversation was your mention of Latin America a couple of times and how you linked Latin America’s turmoil be a sole consequence of austerity. Fact: several Latin American countries have transitioned from relative peace to downright social chaos over the last thirty years. Opinion: These transitions are a direct consequence of austerity. This generalized statement, and the link which is not mutally agreed, is the other numerous factors, such as perpetual civil war and blood lusts during which perceived peace was short lived, as one possible factor.

  • Letmethink

    In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
    Paul Eldridge
    @Mark2 Why didn’t Cantor tell the President? Why was he keeping it a secret?
    What a hoot—got a snort and a guffaw from me and I’m not in that great a mood today–

  • Faith3

    What!? Excuse me but never once did I mention austerity.

  • Mark2

    U.S. to become biggest oil producer by 2017.

    “LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s top oil producer by 2017, the West’s energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency.”

    Ouch!!! That’s gotta Hurt! I guess President Obama was right and the Republicans were wrong!!!

  • dana

    I Dont Get IT ::: MSNBC must never give their potential talk show hosts any screen tests…these people they hire are so hard to understand…Millisa Perry has a lisp, now they are rumored to be given Ezra Klein a show with his very prominant lisp, Chris Mathews who is constantly spilling saliva and drooling, and lets talk about the Rev. Jackson, who yells every sentence as if your deaf or as if he is on the podium sermonizing his flock not to mention his grammar that comes out of the pages of Gone With THe Wind…its tough man, its tough

  • TZCA


    Statistics is not arithmetic, as Bill Clinton wants us all to believe.

    The USDA calculations of $5 in new benefits will result in $9.20 of new community spending (or more specifically community economic activity) are based upon statistical probabilities that assume

    (1) The $5 in benefits can be supported by $5 of revenue, or that the bond issued to support it will not drive the US Debt larger than the GDP it anticipates to stimulate

    (2) The $5 in benefit spent by the user of the benefit will be received by the store, paid to the store employees in wages and in turn respent, that the produce received by the user of the benefit will be replaced by the store, thus requiring new produce to be grown/manufactured, and money will need to be spent on fuel in so doing (and this is the reason so many agricultural lobbyist support it…money in their pockets).

    This sounds a whole lot like a ‘trickling’ effect that liberals denounce with such regularity. It also requires alot of faith that it will actually work. Kind of like right-wingers have faith that without so much regulation, ‘trickle-down’ would actually work.

    Arithmetic, Statistics, and down right having faith are significantly different, man. This is why your repetition of Bill Clintons “basic arithmetic” is funny.

  • ninja

    I’m all for helping the economie, tomorrow file for food stamps, tell everyone you know. Thanks Mark2 it will keep me from feeling guilty.

  • Mark2

    And to think that the Republican Party was considering Petraus for their VP pick.

    I think Cantor didn’t tell anybody because he’s involved.

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