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.

  • Robbie

    Well thank you Joe, doesn’t happen very often, to be called a coward by someone I have NEVER met!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Dems can’t cut spending. They will lose a good chunk of their base! When the checks stop coming they ain’t showing up to vote.

    Bank on it!

  • larrywitness

    Darn chris Matthews is dragging down msnbc lineup. He has taken a major hit with his Hurricane Sandy was a good thing comment. ED show will never compete like OLberman did. Very laughable his only claim to fame is he can win during repeats.

  • Faith3

    The biggest thing causing uncertainty in the business climate is having a consumer base.

  • Mark2


    20% cut in Defense is nowhere enough. Also a max of 25% for income tax is just silly. We’re sucking as it is with a 35% tax rate. We need to return to a period when things actually worked. These last 10 years of Bush tax cuts failed miserably.

    Low tax rates don’t work. Tax rates during the Clinton and Reagan years worked much better.

  • TZCA


    There are many, many issues supporting the prosperity witnessed in the mid 1990’s, one of which was a dot-com bubble that ended up collapsing at the end of Clinton’s term (and I don’t blame Clinton for this, directly).

    I don’t think a 25% maximum rate is silly, but that’s because I believe that in a stable less regulation-heavy environment, ‘trickle-down’ does work.

  • TZCA


    Also, in regards to the 20% cut in Defense, I often erroneously separate ‘Armed Forces’ from ‘Intelligence’ and the ‘Military Complex’ that makes up the Administrative corps of the Pentagon and the ‘Shadow Government.’ I suppose that when all those are coupled together, 30% is reasonable to me.

  • Mark2

    @TZCA “‘trickle-down’ does work.”

    Really??? How has that worked for us in the last 10 years (Bush tax cuts). We’ve had the lowest tax rates in out history for 10 years now and all we have to show for it is another $10 Trillion in debt.

    Again, we’ve done way better with higher tax rates. Low tax rates have FAILED!!!

  • TZCA

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM
    The biggest thing causing uncertainty in the business climate is having a consumer base.

    Agreed. But this is one of those “which came first, the chicken or the egg” arguments.

    I have a friend (more like a close acquaintance) who owns an elective surgery business in California. He is in the final stages of selling his business (eight months in the works) to move out of state. His business was and still is in the black (doing good). The regulatory environment has gotten so bad in the last two to three years (both in the legal form and cost form) that he is burned out, for lack of better choice of words. The buyer of his business has considered maintaining the staff, but has also indicated he may split the business, requiring people to move if they want to keep their job. Now, one could argue that Tom should keep his business for the sake of his employees and sense of patriotism, but then one can argue what incentive is there to run himself ragged, especially with more and larger regulations and cost inhibitors facing him in the future.

  • Mark2

    Bernie Goldberg just stated on O’Reilly that he doesn’t believe we’re a Center-Right country. That’s what I’ve been saying. After looking at Fox News and CNN exit polls, I think we’re now a Center-Left Country.

  • TZCA


    In addition to Bush’s tax cuts, the tax code grew ever more complicated. The regulatory environment became ever more burdensome. We went into two wars that I supported in the beginning but they lasted way toooooooo long, and then the collapse of the Housing Bubble and the underlying Derivates Investments that were too complicated for even the investors to understand. This is not a climate of certainty to gauge the effectiveness of the ‘trickle down’ theory.

    Also, don’t think I’m supporting Bush. I thought Bush was a good hearted person, but he was a giant Donkey in an Elephant suit.

  • tony

    @S.Papa–I’ve been thinking what you wrote–how can the Dems cut anything beside defense?There only way to raise revenue is through raising taxes…um um um!

  • Mark2

    @Tony and SP

    Obama has offered spending cuts several times, as long Republicans are willing to raise revenues. However, when you have loons on the right who are afraid of the biggest loon, Grover Norquist, you’re never going to get anywhere. Obama is willing to put forth a blanced approach but the Republicans are not. This video says it all:

  • Mark2

    No wonder all these Republicans failed in becoming the President.

  • gspot

    How can anyone in their right mind favor cuts to the US military??

    While the US Air Force may have the most aircraft on Earth, second place isn’t all that far behind. Can you guess who is in second place?

    Answer- The US Navy.

    But aside from that, we are only spending more on our military than the next 12 countries combined. I seriously can’t see any justification for trimming the defense budget….can you?

  • ninja

    Mark2_ are you for real?

  • TZCA


    To me, the amount we spend on military compared to another country is irrelevant. ‘Being Nice’ is not a realistic means to a peaceful end. Threat of force, not necessarily the use of force, is a more realistic means to that end as it’s an unfortunate consequence of the human condition.

    What concerns me is that there is an inability of leadership in the party to which I lean (the republicans) to even consider cuts to the military. Military contractors are a big strain on the federal budget. The standing joke of a $150 toilet seat isn’t a far stretch from the truth. Contractor inefficiencies (the ‘military complex’) are a big problem.

    I don’t want to see big cuts to the Armed Forces component of the Defense Budget.

  • Sam

    WOW !

    The righties are actually SCARED that their taxes will be raised !
    Relax taxes will only be raised on the rich, unless all of you are bunch of billionaires !

    The most predominant argument on the right to reason their opposition to Obama is the so called “distribution of wealth”. That a boogeyman is stealing their money and handing it to bunch of lazy bums.

    One of the duties of a government is to run the wale-fare system. Now if you don’t believe in wale-fare, you probably don’t belong to the 21st century.

    If you want to live in the capitalist system, then you have to pay taxes. That’s the deal ! The government then uses the revenue from taxation to fulfill its duties which one of called wale-fare.

    To aid the unable and help those who fell behind until they are able to stand on their feet. You can’t be serious and tell me no let those people suffer and die !

  • Sam

    Or maybe the righties ( Those who call themselves “pro-life” ) actually want people to die !

  • Faith3


    Not buying the “chicken or the egg argument”.

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