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.

  • 1966

    @apple stinx
    I wondered the same thing about suikostinger and hillbilly I even left him a song on yesterdays thread. I think soething happened to suikostinger fox news lower ratings would of been to good for him to pass up.

  • Sam

    @ S Papa,

    “Hey lefties we are hibernating. I have not turned on the news since the election. It is painful for us. All my friends on the conservative side say the same thing. It will be awhile before we get back in the game.”

    Well you guys get to feel how we felt for long time. We got crushed when Gore lost and almost lost hope when Kerry lost. Obama is our comeback kid.

  • Sam

    @Mark 2,

    “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.”

    I would’t be surprised if he whacks Karl Rove. Sheldon Adelson has connections with the Chinese mafia in Macau who helped him intimidate the local government there.

  • Sam

  • AppleStinx

    HeHeHe wrote: “Republicans listen to Fox News. Democrats listen to FACTS.”

    The imaginary channel FACTS, I see. :wink:

  • Redneck Ninja

    I have direct tv what channel is FACTS on?

  • RedBarSoup

    All of the right wingers who say that the election was close, and therefore that diminishes it in someway, I have to wonder. Where were you when Al Gore WON the popular vote, but lost the electoral college?

    Oh right, you only care about these things when it might benefit you personally.

  • ninja


  • ninja

    RBS. Their people on the left that posted here had class until people like you showed up. Now 3 days after the election this, really! You’re bringing everyone down with you………………..Nothing you say is going to change my mind. With that silver tongue of yours you should be on the hill helping reach between the isle, you’re just what the country needs now.

  • RedBarSoup

    Ninja, I’ve watched this little forum for awhile. What I said isn’t anything new what the right say in here on a daily basis, including you. Get over it.

  • ninja

    ‘Surprise’ just what I expected.

  • ninja

    After 3 days you should be over it, don’t you think. What good does it do to rub sand in the wound. Just shows your reel feelings and it’s ugly. But I guess if it makes you feel good?

  • RedBarSoup

    After 3 days!? Fox News is STILL trying to diminish Obamas win because it was a closer race than it was in 2008…..

  • ninja

    So what does that have to do with anything here?

  • ninja

    And good night.

  • Stefwhit

    I think the weekend will kill off some of MSNBC’s momentum. Cable news will likely look more like we’re used to seeing it. MSNBC will have a slight increase- and likewise Fox News will have a lingering slight dip effect because of recent events. Fox has upset their core audience so we really don’t know what the long term effects would be (if any).

    Since advertising rates are set, each day you have a dip hurts big time so Fox News is on top of it and u had best believe they are on high alert. If the trend does continue on into nxt week they will go into crisis mode ASAP. I would get the popcorn ready if I believed the effects would last- but I don’t.

  • Mark

    I give it a couple weeks and we will be back to pre convention like ratings.

    Fox basically is already at it’s normal ratings, CNN has a slight bump and MSNBC gets the post election celebration crowd. I am guessing MSNBC will get another good week of rating(although not as high as the ones above)

  • Mark

    I am guessing come Monday Fox will be back to normal stories as if the election was months ago and probably start heavily featuring the fiscal cliff stories

  • UpAndOver

    One small town is releasing ‘marijuana users’ from jail and giving them a ticket on grayhound to Denver…

    If they come back they have to finish their ‘jail term’….

    If they are gone for five (5) years they will wipe their record clean…

    I love it…

  • Mark


    Sweet more weed users in Denver means Colorado goes from swing state to pure Blue state in 2016. lol

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