Cable News Ratings for Friday, November 9, 2012

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November 12th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for November 9, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,337            284            538
CNN         493            166            230
MSNBC         864            271            419
CNBC         171             43             91
FBN           63             17             32
HLN         206             81            110
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,138            386            707
CNN         683            168            296
MSNBC       1,445            417            707
CNBC         204             92            130
FBN           52             13             23
HLN         376            152            211
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,373            324            648
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         337            173            206
MSNBC Morning Joe         737            242            376
CNBC Squawk Box         117             28             56
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         191            109            130
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,267            436            900
CNN SITUATION ROOM         654            214            269
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,345            319            591
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         150             12             57
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           86             22             30
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,367            462            873
CNN SITUATION ROOM         619            195            267
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,242            372            595
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             45             78
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           98             26             27
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,923            413            705
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         568            202            284
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,211            385            621
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         168             43             81
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         144             50             53
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,469            489            849
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         739            194            354
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,533            422            755
CNBC BUSINESS NATION         183             70            124
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         351            115            171
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,042            334            632
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         745            132            275
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,612            468            769
CNBC CRIME INC: COUNTERFEIT         205             81            120
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         368            152            207
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,884            332            638
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         564            178            261
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,185            357            594
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         222            125            148
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         411            187            255
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,122            261            486
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         450            137            240
MSNBC ED SHOW         784            286            370
CNBC MAD MONEY         156             88            118
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         382            175            258

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.

  • Mark2

    Best and Worst Fiscal Multipliers:

    Temporarily Increase Food Stamps = 1.73
    Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits = 1.64
    Increase Infrastructure Spending = 1.59
    Issue General Aid to State Governments = 1.36
    Temporary Payroll Tax Holiday = 1.29
    Refundable Lump-Sum Tax Rebate = 1.26

    Extend Alternative Minimum Tax Patch = 0.48
    Make Dividend and Capital Gains Tax Cuts Permanent = 0.37
    Cut Corporate Tax Rate = 0.30
    Make Bush Income Tax Cuts Permanent = 0.29
    Temporary Accelerated Depreciation = 0.27

    And all this came from one Moody’s Chief Economist for Moody’s Economy . com and a former adviser to John McCain.

  • Sam
  • Mark2

    Wow, Ben Stein finally speaks the Truth

  • TZCA

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM
    I don’t see any of those Fox News lovers when they lose in the ratings or when their candidate loses the election. Just shows those people are cowards. Only show up when they are doing well in the ratings.

    Appears Joe hasn’t been around for the last few days. Just shows that liberals flap their lips and shoot from the hip.

  • Sam

    American corporations have a mountain of wealth estimated at over 1 trillion dollars in overseas accounts. They are lobbying to get a “tax holiday” to bring their mountain of cash back to the US without being taxed. If they would pay their fair share of 30% , we would secure an enormous amount of the debt.

  • Mark2


    And they’re supposed to be paying 35%, but that never happens because of all the loopholes.

  • lbsles

    To educate the left nuts here.

    The term **Neoliberalism** is most commonly used to refer to economic liberalizations, free trade and open markets, privatization, deregulation, and enhancing the role of the private sector in modern society.

    Today the term is mostly used as a general condemnation of economic liberalization policies and its advocates (re. bastardize the term).

    The term was introduced in the late thirties by European liberal intellectuals to promote a new form of liberalism after interest in classical liberalism had declined in Europe. In the decades that followed, neoliberal theory tended to be at variance with the more laissez-faire doctrine of classical liberalism and promoted instead a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the social market economy. In the sixties, usage of the term “neoliberal” heavily declined. When the term was reintroduced in the following decades, the meaning had shifted. The term neoliberal is now normally associated with laissez-faire economic policies, and is used mainly by those who are critical of market reform.

  • lbsles

    The main points of neo-liberalism include:

    THE RULE OF THE MARKET. Liberating “free” enterprise or private enterprise from any bonds imposed by the government (the state) no matter how much social damage this causes. Greater openness to international trade and investment, as in NAFTA. Reduce wages by de-unionizing workers and eliminating workers’ rights that had been won over many years of struggle. No more price controls. All in all, total freedom of movement for capital, goods and services. To convince us this is good for us, they say “an unregulated market is the best way to increase economic growth, which will ultimately benefit everyone.” It’s like Reagan’s “supply-side” and “trickle-down” economics — but somehow the wealth didn’t trickle down very much.

    CUTTING PUBLIC EXPENDITURE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES like education and health care. REDUCING THE SAFETY-NET FOR THE POOR, and even maintenance of roads, bridges, water supply — again in the name of reducing government’s role. Of course, they don’t oppose government subsidies and tax benefits for business.

    DEREGULATION. Reduce government regulation of everything that could diminsh profits, including protecting the environmentand safety on the job.

    PRIVATIZATION. Sell state-owned enterprises, goods and services to private investors. This includes banks, key industries, railroads, toll highways, electricity, schools, hospitals and even fresh water. Although usually done in the name of greater efficiency, which is often needed, privatization has mainly had the effect of concentrating wealth even more in a few hands and making the public pay even more for its needs.

    ELIMINATING THE CONCEPT OF “THE PUBLIC GOOD” or “COMMUNITY” and replacing it with “individual responsibility.” Pressuring the poorest people in a society to find solutions to their lack of health care, education and social security all by themselves — then blaming them, if they fail, as “lazy.”

    Around the world, neo-liberalism has been imposed by powerful financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. It is raging all over Latin America. The first clear example of neo-liberalism at work came in Chile (with thanks to University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman), after the CIA-supported coup against the popularly elected Allende regime in 1973. Other countries followed, with some of the worst effects in Mexico where wages declined 40 to 50% in the first year of NAFTA while the cost of living rose by 80%. Over 20,000 small and medium businesses have failed and more than 1,000 state-owned enterprises have been privatized in Mexico. As one scholar said, “Neoliberalism means the neo-colonization of Latin America.”

  • Sicilian Papa

    Food stamps are boom to the economy!

    Mark 2 you are delusional.

    Government does not create wealth it takes it. Government does not create anything but debt.

    22.5 trillion in 2016. Bank on it!

  • lbsles


    is a right-wing branch of American liberalism that espouse political individualism and a qualified endorsement of free markets..[1] It has also been described as an variant of conservatism which advocates the assertive promotion of democracy and United States national interest in international affairs including through military means.[2][3] Neoconservatism (or new conservatism) is rooted in a group of former liberals, who in the late 1960s, began to embrace nationalism and interventionism in opposition to the rise of the USSR and moved significantly to the right of the spectrum.[4][5] The term “neoconservative” (sometimes shortened to “neocon”) was initially used in the 1930s, to describe American liberals who criticized communists for following a path closer to Soviet communism.[5]

  • Sicilian Papa


    Wait until you see the bill for Obamacare. They said when they passed the bill it would save money. Now they are saying it will cost hundreds of billions.

    Come on lefties…we are probably looking at 2 trillion.

    Of course Ben Stein says we need to raise taxes. We have no choice but it will not save us from Obama. We are sinking and we will never get up.

  • Ralph Hahn

    The world is almost back on its axis. The MSNBC FLUKE is almost over!!!

  • Mark2

    @SP “Mark 2 you are delusional”

    I didn’t come up with those numbers. That was one of Moody’s Chief Economists who came up with the Fiscal Multiplier numbers. He even testified before Congress in 2008 on this matter. So if you have a problem with his numbers, write him a letter and tell him he’s delusional.

    Again, the Loons on the Right are so afraid of Math.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Alan West is getting bamboozled down in Florida. The way Coleman got robbed in Minnesota. Frankin is how we got Obamacare

    Democrats get to cheat and their corrupt media propaganda wing looks the other way. If a fair media put a spotlight on these things the cheaters would back down.

    Here is hoping the right goes through with the forth broadcast network. The left will not get away with these things if you do.

  • Jeff

    The GOP is collapsing on Taxes. Grover Norquist is on TV using childish angry tones to describe his frustration that he is loosing his strangle hold over the GOP.

    LOVE IT!!

    The Obama mandate is forcing Republicans to talk of compromise, for the moment.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    You are taking money from one person to give to another. You can argue it is the right thing to do but it does not create wealth it redistributes it.

  • Keynes


    Sadly, I think that Republicans will not actually compromise with the president. Like David Frum says, conservatives have been and are being lied to by conservative media/entertainment. So long as people in that industry insist on publishing and perpetuating dramatic, apocolyptic nonsense to drive up ratings, the American political system will be broken.

  • Mark2


    It’s meant to stimulate the economy.

  • TZCA


    Thanks for those postings. It is a Cliff’s notes to the bigger topic and good start for me. This is why I don’t like titles. If a liberal uses neoliberalism, it is intended to convey a sense of insult.

    @Faith3, if you read this, I am in favor of controlled neoliberalism. I do not want all regulations eliminated. Corporations not held in check can result in the horrible working and polluting conditions of the late nineteenth century (Carnegie, Rockefeller, JP Morgan). However, I firmly believe the regulatory environment now is destructive to business and the ambition that drives it. So, in a nutshell, I’d like to see reasonable labor and environmental laws set forth that punish those who violate them (individual or corporate), and the only cost for a business to startup is the cost to build, cost to license, and the cost for zoning review. Simple. It’s that simple in communist China, why not in a free society like the US is suppose to be?

  • Jayson

    @Ralph Hahn

    “The world is almost back on its axis. The MSNBC FLUKE is almost over!!!”

    I’m generally NOT in the business of defending MSNBC (they’re just a partisan as FNC), but they appear to have increased their audience and continue to capture more viewers (in the 25-54 demographic) than FNC in primetime.

    There are a number of people on this sight who cheer FNC no matter what. I guess I’ll count you among them.

    As for the ratings…

    It seems that about 300k more viewers have been added to FNC, CNN, and MSNBC, lately. It’s getting colder in most places which is keeping more people indoors in front of the TV, I suppose.

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