Cable News Ratings for Thursday, November 8, 2012

Categories: '

Written By

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.

  • Mark


    From my understanding West is challenging the contest(although he will most likely lose given how many votes he is behind(3000 votes in a race that had ~300k combined))

    I don’t think the country is moving center left, I just think the Republican party has moved so far to the right that the Democrats get more of the center right vote then the Republicans get the center-left

  • Bobbyv

    Afternoon all,

    Quick post, my opinion is that the Republicans should give the president what he wants as far as taxing the 1%. It will piss off a lot of Republicans but then the President will finally have to own the economy. Plus he needs to say what exactly will happen if he gets the tax increase. If these tangible goals are not met he will have no one in the Republican Party to blame. If they do work it will prove once and for all his philosophy is correct. Either way we will have an answer and we can stop all this playground finger-pointing. Just my humble opinion.

  • Mark


    They don’t even have to give Obama what he wants, they can just let the Bush tax cuts end, then create a new tax law for people under a certain amount(250k and under). In this case they don’t have to break their pledge with Grover

  • Bobbyv


    True, I am for that. It almost seems like both side like this gridlock, this way they can both finger-point and not be held directly accountable. Why do that when you can always blame the other guy?

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Florida goes to Obama. Karl Rove, you missed another one.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?


    You should be watching Stanford Vs. Oregon State U. college game of the week.

  • 1966
  • Mark2

    Most surprising results of the 2012 Election:

    1. Obama wins Florida (3 Florida papers had Romney winning by 5 and 6 points).
    2. Obama wins Virginia by getting 49% of the Active Duty & Veteran’s vote.
    3. Obama wins Popular vote by 3.2 Million and still counting.
    4. Over 75% of Tea Pary backed candidates lose.
    5. 65% now believe that Illegals should be offered Legal status
    6. 59% now believe A/bortion should be Always Legal or Mostly Legal

  • ninja

    Texas A&M—Alabama

  • ninja

    Mark2. Where did those numbers come from?

  • Mark

    2. Obama wins Virginia by getting 49% of the Active Duty & Veteran’s vote.
    I am not surprised the Democrats get the Veteran vote. The Democrats seem to generally fight harder for returning veterans policies or veteran benefits in general

  • RedBarSoup

    I am not surprised the Democrats get the Veteran vote. The Democrats seem to generally fight harder for returning veterans policies or veteran benefits in general

    Don’t tell that to the right in here. Two days before the election Ratboy posted a link of veterans that supported Romney and was attacking Obama because of the way he treats the military and veterans. I then posted a link of how veterans and the military also supported Obama back in April and I was attacked saying “ohhh but the Benghzai attack changed it all!!!”.

  • ninja

    RBS……….if you need a friend, lean on me. What’s with all the hate, just tell us we’ll understand.

  • Mark2

    @Ninja “Mark2. Where did those numbers come from?”

    Just by doing a little research. Which numbers were you most interested in?

  • RedBarSoup

    What’s with all the hate,

    What hate? I guess pointing out facts is considered hate now?

  • ninja

    @ mark2 …….never thought to look them up, just interested sorry. I never doubted it.

  • ninja

    RBS……..you sounded bitter. I guess that’s just who you are.

  • RedBarSoup

    Not my fault that’s how you perceived my comment. I was stating facts of what happened and that I was actually right. The right are still missing in here, kinda depressing for them I guess.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Is it ture that Karl Rove is hiding somewhere in PC because rich white men are pissed that he wasted their money?

  • Ratboy

    Obama wont be there, Petreus wont be there, now Clinton wont be there……….we have re-elected the most transparent administration in history!!!! What a JOKE!!!! and over 330 electoral votes fell for it…………………again!

    House asks Clinton to testify on Benghazi, but she declines due to scheduling conflict

    House investigators asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify next week about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, but she declined citing a scheduling conflict.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures