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

    lol at ratboy

  • ninja

    It’ hard to change your core believes to get a vote. But that’s what politicians are doing to win, both sides see it, but only complain when the opposite side does it. Its when your own candidate is guilty of it, its for the better good.

  • ninja

    Ratboy………does that mean his seat in the senate for sale again?

  • Mark


    Florida election results were still not fully tabulated as of 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, despite the fact that Mitt Romney conceded the race on Thursday afternoon. Palm Beach County did its part to help state officials finish the job. At 4:45 a.m. on Saturday Palm Beach County election officials completed the process of going through thousands of absentee and provisional ballots.

    On Friday afternoon, Barack Obama only had a small lead over Mitt Romney by about 60,000 votes out of 8.4 million cast in Florida. The margin is so slim that state officials decided they will not officially announce a winner until Nov. 20, which only caused more frustration among residents who feel like they’ve becoming the running joke as the only state in the nation that hasn’t yet declared a winner in the presidential race.

  • Letmethink

    Nancy—yes MSNBC has certainly seen a bump. I am not as concerned about the Carl Rove/Megan Kelly incident as the left. It is without precedent for a president to be re-elected with the economy we continue have. Some believe it is getting better. I do not–each to his own opinion. They also did not believe he would have the support he did in 2008 and thought the Republicans would come out in greater numbers. They were pretty much wrong on both counts. Maybe it was a lot of wishful thinking on their part and mine. That being said, I am a staunch conservative as you probably know. FOX is the only conservative game in town. I haven’t been watching much lately as I am mostly politicked out but when I tune in again, it will be FOX. I am glad that Bill Maher’s bubble has burst–MHOO–he has every right to say or think whatever and each must judge whether they want to watch him. I find him objectionable and would never watch him. As for Mitch McConnell, it won’t break my heart to see him go. He has been there too long. He is a politician and not a true conservative.

  • ninja

    I hope fore Coffee Steves sake the fishing is good, Louisville is behind 14 points. Hate to see his heart broken twice in one week.

  • Mark

    They also did not believe he would have the support he did in 2008 and thought the Republicans would come out in greater numbers.
    I pointed this out a couple days ago but when all the votes are counted(and we have at least 8M more to go(if not closer to 10M) their is a chance that Romney can have more votes then Bush did in 2004, which would be the highest vote total for a Republican ever. This of coarse is mainly due to an increasing population but all this talk that Romney couldn’t match McCain is a bunch of BS.

  • Letmethink

    @Mark “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 have heard that argument a lot and perhaps it makes sense to some but not to me. I am a conservative who will only vote Republican as maybe just maybe they will be a wee bit conservative–I know there is no hope that the dems will ever push a conservative agenda. MHOO I would rather have a dem in the office voting as a liberal than a republican who is not a reliable conservative vote. I say good riddance to Olympia Snow and Scott Brown.

  • Letmethink

    @Mark “This of coarse is mainly due to an increasing population but all this talk that Romney couldn’t match McCain is a bunch of BS.”
    That may be Mark. That was not my argument. My point was that the demographics have changed and no matter how many votes Romney got, the dems will get more.
    A very interesting article in The Fort Worth Star Telegram this morning about the changing demographics in Texas. I have no doubt we will be blue within 5 years. Not only because of the hispanic growth but the number of liberals moving here from red states when they can no longer find a job or afford to live. The problem is that they are bringing their liberal agenda and vote with them.

  • Mark


    If everything stays the same I think Texas will be purple not blue in 10 years(not 5 years). The states I see turning swing States in the near future are Arizona and Georgia with an outside shot of Montana. I actually think if the Democrats wanted they could have really put Arizona this election in play(but I understand they why they wouldn’t want to put alot of time and money there when all the other states were so close)

  • Letmethink

    Well time will tell but living here I see it changing more rapidly than that.
    Out for the day
    Have a good one

  • ninja

    As a conservative I don’t know if its better for the houe to give Obama whatever he wants, that way if the country gets worse he owns it. If they make a deal and it goes bad, they blame the republicans. What do you do?

  • Mark


    You probably have a better grasp on that then I so if it’s sooner rather then later, great. lol

    As I said though Arizona is a state I think will become the next swing state. Just look at the southwest(besides California) in general. New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada are all slowly becoming leaning Blue states and I see the same for Arizona moving in that direction. I do think it’s a shame the Democrats didn’t make a play for Arizona because even if they didn’t win(but lost by a smaller but close margin) it would shove it in the face Jan Brewer and get that base ready for future elections(it might also have helped them win another Senate seat)

    I also think Georgia would be good to invest cash into because it would lose the stigma of the Democrats being a Northeast, MidWest and West Coast party. I am guessing if Clinton gets nominated in 2016 there is alot of non traditional states that I mentioned(including Montana) can be in play

  • Mark2

    @ Mark

    Florida was called for Obama today, so it’s official.

    Obama = 332
    Romney = 206

  • wallaby2012

    I think many conservatives are shutting things out for awhile, they will be back to Fox in droves. Many are burned out from all of the negativity and lying that was spewed from the progressives.

  • Mark2

    @ Wally

    No, they are burned out from being lied to by Karl Rove, O’Reilly, Morris, Rasmussen, Rush, Hannity, etc. They assured them that Romney was going to win in a landslide. Their Election night debacle was just icing on the cake. A large protion of their fans will never trust Fox News again.

  • ninja

    Wallaby……. you read my mind, where else will the go? CNN might have had a chance.

  • Mark


    I am not sure what I find more surprising from the results Tuesday. Of all the swing states I thought Florida was going to go to Romney(even by a small margin) of the fact Colorado was won by 4%(I predicted both Colorado and Virginia to be within 1% either way, I also had more faith in Virginia(3%) then Colorado)

  • 1966

    lol at mark2

  • Mark2

    It also looks like Allen West lost.

    That would make it 14 out of the 18 Tea Party candidates that LOST on election night.

    I think our Country might be moving Center-Left.

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