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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I read a lot of lefty friend regulars last night but boy the loons are out in force on the site. Yes, they come to rub our faces in defeat with their obnoxious rhetoric.

    I am not talking about Boss, Jeff, Mark, Anthony P. or even the prickly Mark 2. You could probably take two ways but knowing me you know how I meant it.

    I am talking about the underbelly of the left, have invaded our little site. Hey dumbbells the election is over and you won. Now put down the bong and the Jack Daniels and tell us how you are going to govern.

    Share for us your insight know how to fix the debt, unemployment, health care costs (don’t say Obamacare wait til you see the bill for that), The growing tide of terrorists in newly freed Islamic countries, high energy prices, declining income just to name a few.

    Otherwise go back to media matters and tell them you can’t play here they have grown up people on that site.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Just what Colorado needs more lazy dope smokers. It is ideas like legal dope smoking that will make this country great again. I am glad to see the left has hit the street running trying to solve our big problems.

  • d.d.

    Good weekend morning.


    I try to separate TVBTN’s from my ‘real world ,’ & leave my musings & yours behind when I’m not here. The last few days ,I’ve not been able to do that. We have a huge divide in America , &, it’s on more than political lines… that’s just what is visible here at the moment.

    The idiom, “Talk is Cheap,” has been around forever for a reason. It happens to be true. Anyone can have an unreasoned or a cerebral discussion about what is wrong in America , be it, politics , haves vs. have nots , religion or lack of it , racism , immigration ….. you name it. Anyone can yak, yak, yak. I challenge everyone here to ask themselves what are they really doing besides talking. Right now, my husband is cooking a community breakfast . We plan to help serve 500 Thanksgiving meals. Sure we would rather be with our group of friends getting together ; we’re ringing the bell again this year for the Salvation Army , too. We walk the walk, with local & state politics , get involved in the schools , & many , many other things. This isn’t meant to be smug or back patting, more to point out that anyone that takes the time to post here has time to re-enforce their beliefs in areas that would help the USA. I don’t care if they my beliefs or not, as long as they are positive. If even one gets up from their chair, it’s a start.

    I’ve got to take a break from here , so , I can remain focused & positive. Promise to be back.

  • Jeff

    Wow!! Romney lost the Catholic vote AND the Mormon vote to President Obama!!

    Rejected by his own, WOW!

  • Jeff

    We ate a lot of crow meat after 2010 and Wisconsin SP. As you well know the shoe can always be on the other foot given the circumstances………..but not today! ;)

  • TZCA

    Posted November 9, 2012 at 8:46 PM
    HeHeHe wrote: “Republicans listen to Fox News. Democrats listen to FACTS.”

    The imaginary channel FACTS, I see.

    LOL, that was good.

  • tony

    @Jeff–Romney lost the Mormon vote?

  • Letmethink

    Good post dd. I do hope you will be back as I always am informed by your posts and admire the person I know you to be by your posts. In regard to how this board has devolved, I agree. Although I read and follow many sites, this is the only place I post. When I first started following it, it was mostly civil and more intellectual than others that I read. It has changed but is still better than most and I can compartmentalize–have always been able to do so–a curse or a blessing–I don’t know. When I find certain posters that are mean spirited with nothing to offer I scroll on by. That being said–I am also what I believe to be fatalistic/realistic about many things. I have come to grips with the fact that the demographics have changed and conservatism is a thing of the past. I don’t believe that any Republican candidate could have won the last election as the majority of the population wants liberalism. The GOP will remain and they will be strong in places if they become democrat light politicians. The Republican party will now need to promise people things, demonize the other party and lie to get elected. They already do a lot of this just not as much or as effectively as the dems. I don’t see the demographics doing anything but continuing to grow in favor of the liberals. Their constituency will always vote for others to foot the bill and for them to get the handouts. So be it–I know that my family and I are strong, self reliant people and we will learn to survive. We will continue to believe that a small, limited and fiscally responsible government is the way to go–but we are now in the ever shrinking minority. Our family is community minded. We have always donated to and worked with groups that help those that are trying to help themselves. We will continue to do so. My hope is that obama will push through everything he has in mind—do it quickly and don’t drag it out— cap and trade—electric rates will soar: stop drilling on all federal lands–gas prices will soar–businesses will be crippled; — take over health care and the banks–health care cost will increase and the quality of care will decrease–banks will get even bigger and more likely to fail. Open the border and let everyone across–hello terrorist–got a dirty bomb with you??? and Hispanics–the Mexico you fled— well—welcome to the US–we will become what you fled. Push through card check— punish right to work states–the price of everything will soar and businesses will close infinitum. Punish, demonize and make fun of Christians–our faith will strengthen. My husband said even if the dems get everything the want and the economy crashes, they will still blame the republicans —They will say, “It is the GOP’s fault. They knew these policies would fail and they didn’t stop us– lol
    Have a good one and all–out to work in the yard and enjoy the day!!

  • Ratboy

    Goooooood Morning Fans, time to take a look at the scoreboard!!!

    After an impressive win by Team Obama on tuesday lets look at some tof the games that surrounded it.
    First Bengazi, the Obama defense and even coach Obama lied about the attack despite a few fumbles by the offence revealing that it really was a terrorist attack but Coach Obama ran out the clock by repeating “investigation” over and over. By the way it is noted the the referees in the game were MSNBC,NBC,and ABC.
    Now lets move on to about a week before the election when the Iranians fired on one of our unarmed drones. In a miraculous play it became declasified the day after the election but up until that point it was “classified” and that is why it was not mentioned.
    And in a game just yeaterday, Gen Petraeus resigns over having and affair. Team FBI know about this affair for some time as it was discovered while they were investigating another issue but it was not a “serious breach of security” until a couple of days after the election.

    Now to the injury report, The trainers at the White House say that Gen Retraeus will NOT testify at next week Bengazi hearings as planned because of his affair resignation even though there is nor reason why he couldnt or shouldnt.

    We should also note that it looks like Eric Holder will not be back next season. He has received many thumpings during the last season and may be afraid that the next big hit could put him away and out of commision for a long time. Also Hillary might also leave the team when her contract expires. It is speculated that she may go back to Team Clinton and start training for the 1016 Super Bowl. She does have to finish this season without injury though and that could be hard as she has been thrown under the bus a few times by Coach Obama already.

    And now back to the game!!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    General Petraeus won’t testify? Now why is that? I thought that whole thing yesterday sounded a little phony.

    The good thing about the Repubs. controlling the House is they can compel him to testify. If the General does not testify that will look really bad. I suspect O. talked with him on Sept. 11, 2012 and O. desperately wants to keep those conversations quiet.

    Can anyone say worse than Watergate if the General does not testify.

    Conspiracy theory du jour: O. and his people were blackmailing the General with his affair so he would help them with the cover up.

    If this is true yes you can use the I word. Poetic Justice.

    Simple answer, have the General testify under oath. If there is nothing to hide things may be a little embarrassing but not serious.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The Military answers yesterday are not adding up either. They said there was no Military assets close enough to help.

    Panetta said days after the attack that you don’t send in the Military unless you know the threat.

    Oh what a scandal, again if they are telling the truth about the Military they are in the clear.

    These sticky situations are when it is nice to own the corrupt media.

    Boy it sure would be nice to have that forth broadcast network news show now to blare this scandal out to the American people.

  • 1nancy2

    Hello All,
    I’m not one to talk about Stats here, but, oh, boy, MSNBC won, big time in the Demo, day and night. Could it be that M. Kelly’s walk down the hallway to the men who called the vote and she just had to ascertain that the Pres won OH? It could be that that craziness woke up some of the Fox lover’s? Check out Bill Maher’s ‘bubble’ and the bubble was burst, loud and clear across the country, election night. Of course, Dear Mitch M. still thinks he is in charge. Dream on, Mitch. BBL

  • Mark

    @Jeff–Romney lost the Mormon vote?
    Romney won the % of Mormon vote handedly, but I think what Jeff was trying to point out was that Bush had a better percentage of Mormon votes compared to Obama(Bush 80%, Romney 78%)

  • 1966

    @1 nancy2
    how did those rommney voting machines work out for him in ohio?

  • Mark

    The GOP will remain and they will be strong in places if they become democrat light politicians.
    I personally think what the GOP has to do is give politicians in areas that are more liberal freedom to have opposing views and vote against the party. Voting as a block the past couple years really hurt the Republican brand in areas that don’t agree with some of their view points

    I know alot of bleeding heart liberals hate those Blue Dog Democrats who vote against the party at times but simple fact is you don’t win Senate seats in Indiana, Montana or Missouri if you run candidates who vote by a rigid Democrat idiology.

    Look what happened to Olympia Snowe, she was basically run out of Maine because people there thought she was to Moderate and basically the Republicans lost 1 Senate seat(one that she most likely could have won if she ran again)

  • ninja

    @ Mark that makes sense to me.

  • Ratboy

    It is good to see that he is bringing that change to the next term! ………………………or not! DAMN I am glad he won!!!

    Obama Plays Golf

    President Barack Obama is spending his first Saturday after winning reelection on the golf course. Today’s outing is to the course on Andrews Air Force Base.

    “Motorcade arrived at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:01 am after an uneventful ride,” the pool report reads. “President Obama is playing golf with three White House aides: Eugene Kang, Joe Paulson and trip director Marvin Nicholson, according to a White House official. Pool is holding at the Andrews fast food court for the next few hours.”

    Toward the end of the campaign, Obama seemed to have eased off his golf game. He did, however, play on August 4, his 51 birthday, which was his 104 round of golf as president of the United States

  • Ratboy

    Didnt he just WIN re-election last Tuesday??? :shock:

    Exclusive: Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Includes Resignation, Pleading Guilty To Misuse Of Funds…

    The tentative deal includes:

    –Jackson resigning for health reasons.

    –His pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds.

    –The congressman’s repayment of any contributions that were converted to personal use, such as home furnishings, improper travel or gifts.

    At least some jail time would appear to be inevitable for Jackson, the son of civil-rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and spouse of Chicago 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson.

  • 1966

    4.3 earthquake hits eastern kentucky I wonder if coffee steve felt it?

  • Ratboy

    @ 1966
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM
    4.3 earthquake hits eastern kentucky I wonder if coffee steve felt it?

    FELT IT? He probably CAUSED it!!! :lol: :lol: :shock:


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