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.

  • larrywitness

    @dOUGZ Its already been announced he wont testify.

  • AppleStinx

    RedBarSoup wrote: “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’m still here. I haven’t stopped posting after the election. But why jump in the pond while a feeding frenzy by sharp little teeth is going on? :grin: It’s fun just to watch.

  • larrywitness

    Karl Rove was on his way to being the biggest loser on Tues night Election night coverage. Until Chris Matthews made his stupid comment about he was glad Sandy hit the east coast. I think Maddow was about to slap him for saying that.

  • Mark2


    Keep in mind that those Billionaire Casino owners run the Vegas Mafia, so I think it would be more like the scene from Casino where they take Pesci and his brother out to the desert. One thing is for sure, they are pissed – as is the millions of Americans who donated to the Republican Party.

  • Doug Z

    While Obama notes domestic oil-and-gas production has increased during his administration, Republicans contend that it is activity on private and state land that is driving the boost. They point to this year’s dip in oil-and-gas production on federal land

  • Doug Z

    This is another step in the wrong direction that limits development and investment in one of the nation’s most energy-rich areas and goes against a prior government decision that would allow for research and development over a much wider geographical area. Just days after the election this decision by the administration sends negative signals to industry and capital markets at a time when we need to encourage growth and innovation in the U.S.,” Porter said in a statement to The Hill.

  • grets

    Ed didnt beat O’Reilly at 8p.m. but he did beat him at the 11 p.m. repeat in the 25-54 and 35-64 demo. I cant ever recall when Ed’s repeat beat O’Reilly’s repeat.

  • Mark2

    Hey Larry,

    Nice try but Karl Rove, Dick Morris, Rasmussen and Fox News were by far the biggest losers of the election. That’s all the internet and TV have been showing and talking about since Tuesday night.

  • larrywitness

    @Mark2 nice try but Matthews caught so much heat he had to say he was sorry for over 2 mins the next night. Chris was feeling the heat and knew he was in trouble.

  • MattFitz

    as is comeon Mark your opening up yourself for the grammar police lol.Rove still out did Matthews in idiocy .Matthews AtLEAST admitted he was wrong and apologized Rove is still trying to justify all his failures and news of his meltdown is not stopping,Scarcely a word on the news about Matthews admitadely awful remarks and I wish he would get fired hes a drag on the whole lineup now Still the future for Rachel looks very bright ,where are all the scoffers? I made the point she was rising a cpl months ago and they all had various FOX bubble excuses now 2 days after election FOX sliiped on whole days demo I dont remember that happening in like-EVER

  • larrywitness

    Maybe Greta will realize that having Trump on every other night is not going to help her.

  • AppleStinx

    Oh no! MSNBC beat FNC several times in the 35-64 demo while having fewer total viewers. Is MSNBC now old people’s preferred home? :lol:

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM
    Oh no! MSNBC beat FNC several times in the 35-64 demo while having fewer total viewers. Is MSNBC now old people’s preferred home?

    STOP IT!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Hey Apple, did you notice, Coffee Steve goes fishin and the FOX ratings turn to crap!! :shock: :lol:

  • Stan T

    Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM
    Hey Larry,

    Nice try but Karl Rove, Dick Morris, Rasmussen and Fox News were by far the biggest losers of the election. That’s all the internet and TV have been showing and talking about since Tuesday night.


    Actually, it’s the american people who are the biggest losers…and I love how Obama is claiming he’s going to cut the deficit…AGAIN…last time he said he was going to cut it in half, then added $6 Trillion…this time it’s probably gonna be about $10 Trillion….


    Damn…the Fox viewers woke up and finally discovered they’ve been conned all these years

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy wrote: “Hey Apple, did you notice, Coffee Steve goes fishin and the FOX ratings turn to crap!!”

    Son of Coffee must have gone fishing too… :grin: Speaking of some other irregulars and regulars… what happened to Hillbilly and Suikostinger?

  • James

    Its just a horrible time to be a republican…i still cant get over the beating they took tuesday…humiliating defeat.but the

  • C Bailey

    you people are so immature and misinformed. Next week MSNBC will be back down in the crapper….O Reilly was not even on last night, he had the night off idiot!
    Maybe you Obama sheep should spend more time educating yourselves on the REAL economy, the REAL Obama, and the REAL truth on issues and the shape of this country. Be sure to be ready…just today he banned oil production on federal lands in the West. Seems his brilliant “all of the above” approach was just BS, as with many, many other lies. You all will feel the reality of the new norm this guy has created, and you all voted for. Thanks so much for that. Oh and thanks to the conservatives that stayed home…good job!
    Now Patreas out and we learn of Iran shooting at our drone…both revealed after the election.
    Now turn off the TV and read or study or anything to broaden your horizons.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    I wonder if Reince Pribus is still wearing that smartaleck smirk on his face. You know; the smirk he had on all of the cable and news talk shows when explaining how Romney would win.

    Mr. Pribus, you will soon join Michael Steele. The republicans theme “What have you done for me lately.”

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