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.

  • TZCA


    Also, you already know my position on social safety nets. I don’t intend to beat that one again so soon.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Raise taxes! Go ahead see if it helps. I hope the GOP folds. We have to see if this approach works. I will be the first one here to praise tax increases if they solve the budget and we have 5% unemployment.

    It will be another Obama economic disaster!

    I say raise them 800 billion a year but that still leaves O. 4-6 hundred billion short annually.

    Watch your wallet middle class you are next. Many of you voted for this and Jeff is right the left has a mandate.

  • Jeff

    @Keynes, I wouldn’t be surprised. The last election demonstrated how low and desperate they will go for a election win.

  • Jeff

    Sorry for the long post but this is a great read:

    After Election Losses, Media Agree That Fox News Has Damaged The GOP

    The end of the 2012 election has raised questions about media’s impact on results. As candidates and their campaigns celebrate wins or mourn defeats, observers in the media argue that Fox News’ political activism has damaged the Republican Party in light of its losses.

    Over the past four years, Fox News employees have aggressively campaigned for Republican candidates. A Media Matters report found that leading up to the 2012 presidential election, over 32 Fox hosts and contributors campaigned for GOP candidates in more than 300 instances, nationally and in more than 40 states. Among them was Fox contributor Karl Rove, whose American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS promised to spend $300 million on ads for conservative candidates.

    The same report revealed that five Fox figures advised Mitt Romney’s campaign, and nine — including John Bolton and Mike Huckabee — “played key roles” at Romney events.

    During the 2010 election cycle, more than 30 Fox hosts and contributors endorsed, fundraised, or campaigned for Republican candidates. According to a Media Matters report, those candidates often highlighted the support they had received from Fox.

    Romney, the largest beneficiary of Fox News campaigning, was often advised by Fox’s on-air personalities about what he should do. For instance, Bill O’Reilly said that Romney should “keep pounding” the message that Obama “doesn’t like this capitalistic system.” Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson said that Romney could create a “pretty compelling campaign ad” by juxtaposing Obama saying he had three years to fix the economy with him saying he needs another four years.

    Fox also aggressively counseled elected Republicans not to cooperate with Democrats. Sean Hannity, for example, told Congressman Paul Ryan in April 2011 not to vote to raise the debt ceiling, and the co-hosts of Fox & Friends urged House Republicans to repeal light bulb efficiency standards.

    In light of the Republican Party’s 2012 election losses, many in the media have argued that this political activism by Fox has hurt rather than helped the GOP.

    The American Prospect’s Paul Waldman wrote that Fox and other conservative media are effective at “whipping up stories out of nothing and forcing the mainstream media to pay attention, capable of keeping their troops in line and bucking up their morale, capable of quickly disseminating messages far and wide, creating new stars and enforcing discipline.” But, he added, the success of this misinformation resulted in the “single most damaging moment for Mitt Romney in this election, the 47 percent tape.” Waldman further wrote that Fox and other conservative media may be “the right’s Achilles’ Heel.”

    Salon’s Alex Pareene suggested that Fox “knows it’s constantly lying to its audience” and that it discovered “constant lying isn’t [a] consistently effective electoral strategy.” Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic likewise argued that misinformation from Fox and conservative media cost Romney the election and wrote that “right-leaning outlets like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh’s show are far more intellectually closed than CNN or public radio. If you’re a rank-and-file conservative, you’re probably ready to acknowledge that ideologically friendly media didn’t accurately inform you about Election 2012.”

    And The Telegraph’s Dan Hodes, in a column headlined “Fox News is killing the Republican party,” even posited that “Fox News, widely perceived to be one of the Republican party’s greatest assets, has actually become a liability to it”:

    [W]atching Rove vainly raging against the dying of the light cemented for me a view that’s been forming throughout this campaign. Fox News, widely perceived to be one of the Republican party’s greatest assets, has actually become a liability to it.

    To describe Fox as a polarising broadcaster would be to give understatement a manly bear-hug. For Democrats and the liberal Left it is effectively an extension of the GOP press office, prosecuting a vicious and biased campaign against their candidates and values. For Republicans and the Right it provides a vital balance against the liberal prejudices of the Main Stream Media. But whatever the perceptions, Fox — to my mind — proved to be an albatross around the neck of Mitt Romney throughout this campaign.

  • Sicilian Papa

    4-6 hundred billion short and that is without Obamacare! That is with raising taxes 800 billion a year on the rich.

  • Jeff

    Facebook: Romney/Ryan Facebook account on Saturday was losing 593 friends per hour………..ouch!

  • Jeff

    Fox Hosts Advised Romney About What He Should Do …

    O’Reilly: Romney Should “Fluster” Obama. In a discussion with Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, Bill O’Reilly said that Romney “hasn’t been forceful enough,” and encouraged Romney to “fluster” Obama during the debates. He also encouraged Romney to convince Americans he can “fix” the economy by saying, “Hey, I’m your handy man here. I can fix it.” [Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, 10/1/12,

    Bolling: “Mitt, Get Back To The Economy.” Addressing Romney on The Five, co-host Eric Bolling told the candidate: “Mitt, get back to the economy. That’s how you’re going to win. It’s not going to be these other games.” [Fox News, The Five, 8/10/12,

    O’Reilly To Romney: Say That Obama “Doesn’t Like This Capitalistic System.” On his Fox News program, O’Reilly said that if he were Romney, he would “keep pounding” the message that Obama “doesn’t like this capitalistic system.” [Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, 5/23/12]

    Gretchen Carlson Gave Romney Advice For A “Pretty Compelling Campaign Ad.” Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson said that Romney could create a “pretty compelling campaign ad” by juxtaposing Obama saying he had three years to fix the economy with him saying he needs another four years. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 1/4/12]

  • Jeff

    I’m loving the civil war growing within the Republican Party, throwing Rush and Rove under the bus.

    The common theme: “CONSERVATIVE MEDIA LIED TO US”

  • Ratboy

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Jeffie is reading Mediamatters again!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Jeff

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Jeffie is reading Mediamatters again!

    That makes two of us Turd Blossom!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Mark2


    Fox News and their agenda failed miserably! When they failed in 2008, it wasn’t so bad because it helped their ratings for the next 4 years. But this year is different because this time they lost of a lot of credibility in the eyes of their own viewers. Their brand name has taken a huge hit and they know it.

    They’ll be back but it will never be the same for them again. Their fans are going to be a lot more cautious before drinking their kool-aid again.

  • TZCA

    @Sicilian Papa
    The machine of the democratic party will have to raise taxes across the board if there is no interest in reducing spending.

    Earlier Sam mentioned the lobbying for a ‘tax holiday’ by corporations over $1 trillion in assets held in foreign accounts. I say let that money be taxed at the appropriate rate. However, that alone it will not do much to the debt.

    0.3 * $1 trillion = $300 million

    $16.25 trillion – $300 million = $15.95 trillion, a 1.8% reduction.

    If we taxed the wealthiest 1% (holding 35% of national wealth) at 100% of their earnings, we’d cover government spending for roughly 40 days. If we taxed them at 900% we might cover a year’s worth of spending. This would allow traditional revenue from tax payers like you and me to pay down the debt at $1.5 trillion a year, reducing the debt to near zero in ten years.

    This is the fantasy of the liberal. Heck, we get the added bonus that corporations will have to borrow to pay 9 times their earnings in taxes, and this borrowing will stimulate banks to lend even more due to the guranteed revenue from low risk interest coming from A+ rated corporations. Then we’ll have a very sustainable borrowing cycle all over again. But we can’t increase government spending for this to work. Nope. No more spending increases. Can we do it? Probably not.

  • Ratboy

    @ That makes two of us Turd Blossom!!
    I just google the headline and bingo! I certainly dont read it!

  • Mark2

    @SP “Raise taxes! Go ahead see if it helps.”

    In addition to raising taxes, they need to cut the tax loopholes and cut spending. We will most like see a cut in Food Stamps, Corporate Welfare, Social Security, and Defense.

  • Jayson

    @Sicilian Papa

    “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.”

    I’m curious…what would constitute “fair media”? Is FNC, MSNBC, or CNN a fair media outlet? Is it even possible to have an unbiased media? In order for that to happen, we would have to first figure out how to create unbiased people. It is people who gather and report the news, not impartial robots.

    Instead of an unbiased news outlet, perhaps you simply want NBC, ABC, and CBS to be right-leaning. Aren’t people on the right only really upset that they don’t have as many propaganda outlets as the left, and if tables were turned, would find no fault in the nation’s big three networks and newspapers, if they leaned conservative? That’s what I’m curious about.

  • Jeff

    Perhaps if Ratboy didn’t only read Drudge, Breitbart and Foxnews and other looney tune righty websites he would not not had predicted Romney winning over 300 electoral votes,
    OR winning the popular vote
    OR winning Michigan as you suggested many many times
    OR GOP winning the Senate
    OR GOP picking up seats in the House
    AND many many many more….


  • Keynes

    @Ratboy While Media Matters has an undeniable liberal slant, I do find their research (and that of the Media Research Center) useful. I would not necessarily dismiss partisan researchers on the sole basis of their partisanship.

  • TZCA

    ^ and so I give myself another chuckle at Mark2 saying someone like me just doesn’t understand basic math.

  • Mark2


    What’s your Federal Budget Plan?

  • Keynes

    The military constitutes almost 25% percent of the federal budget. We spend more on the US miliatry than the rest of the world combined. Military spending as a percentage of GDP has increased to a point higher than during the cold war. There is plenty to cut here.

    Saving social security is easy. Instead of just taxing the first $100,000.00 of income, we should tax the first $250,000.00 of income. This is exactly what Regan did in the 80’s.

    You cannot control medicaid or medicare expenditures without finding some way to control medical costs. The medical care crisis exists only in the US. Other nations do a much better job of controlling costs by having universal health care. Obamacare is the US’s first shot at controlling costs. It might work or it might not, but at least it attempts to fix the problem. Slashing medicaid and medicare does nothing because it does not address the underlying problem.

    Those 4 items constitute 90% of the federal budget. Control those and thereby get the deficit under control.

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