Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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November 14th, 2012

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Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for November 13, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,439            323            604
CNN         453            138            208
MSNBC         712            227            368
CNBC         181             49             90
FBN           69             16             31
HLN         152             66             83
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,543            465            907
CNN         713            203            328
MSNBC       1,417            420            693
CNBC         253            101            133
FBN           41             15             25
HLN         238             91            132
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,236            292            605
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         308            135            181
MSNBC Morning Joe         575            181            310
CNBC Squawk Box         117             27             62
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         226            136            169
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,210            364            918
CNN SITUATION ROOM         700            162            283
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,267            336            600
CNBC FAST MONEY         168             19             62
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           92             31             25
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,422            385            964
CNN SITUATION ROOM         579            158            255
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,017            326            508
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             17             92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         127             45             24
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,036            444            819
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         624            170            252
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         944            321            510
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         135             36             62
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         244             58             79
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,142            566         1,110
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         693            180            291
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,301            403            613
CNBC MOB MONEY: MRDRS & ACQSTN         164             88            105
HLN NANCY GRACE         272            126            173
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,408            437            869
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         797            239            386
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,585            459            770
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         311            115            163
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         232             98            139
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,049            389            735
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         646            191            303
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,363            397            696
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         284            101            132
HLN NANCY GRACE         211             50             85
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,354            479            759
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         395            133            204
MSNBC ED SHOW         704            235            373
CNBC MAD MONEY         195             70             81
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         157             74             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.

  • Mark2

    MSNBC, still on FIRE!!!

    -Rachel beats Hannity again in the key Demo.

    -Lawrence beats Greta again in the key Demo.

  • marvin

    I have to admit that Erin Burnett is doing a lot better.

    Maybe CNN will keep her.

  • Laurence Glavin

    No one-million-total viewers for the 7:00 pm Eastern tIme showing of “Hardball”. That’s when I watch it. Hey Nielsen: send me a ratings diary or meter, please? Gotta boost Chris. BTW, some researchers think humans are DEvolving, that is getting less intelligent. I don’t know…Nancy Grace’s numbers have been in the dumpster for a while now. I wonder if some of her former viewers are watching MSNBC for coverage of The Unfaithful Generals and their galpals.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Mark2, just a final follow up to the last page and your delusional way of thinking

    Posted November 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM
    @ Mark2
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    The CIA and Petraeus screwed the pooch on Benghazi. That coupled with his sex scandal, is why Petraeus got fired. He literally screwed the pooch in both matters.

    Yep and Obama gets to play dumb again! OH WAIT, doesnt Petreius take his orders from OBAMA??????!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    No comment on Oreily’s numbers today I see! And is matthews and Sharpon still on fire????
    Jus askin :twisted:

  • MathMan

    The effects of our third world education system have come to light. Giving kids a passing grade and promoting them when they have learned nothing from teachers who have gone through the same type of educational system has dumbed down our younger generation.
    When having congress and the president pass Obamacare without reading it and continuing to increase the national debt are thought to be good things then it’s time to give up because the majority of people now controlling the vote can be controlled by what George Orwell refered to as “newspeak”.

  • Doug

    Rumors are that MSNBC is thinking about giving Ezra Klein an 8pm show, which leaves Ed…? I think that Klein/Maddow/O’Donnell would flow much better – Ed is sort of the odd many out in that package. Ed to 7pm?

  • Ratboy

    Liar liar pants on fire!! He just cant resist telling a good lie!!! The evidence is there Your Magesty that you knew EXACTLY what happened but you STILL choose to lie!

    Obama: I Made Susan Rice Talk to the American People About Benghazi

    President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.

    “As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her,” Obama said at the press conference, defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the Benghazi attack.

    Rice has been widely criticized for giving misleading statements about Benghazi. She maintained that the killing of four Americans stemmed for a spontaneous protest that got violent.

    Later evidence, however, revealed that U.S. officials had real-time updates from Americans on the ground in Benghazi, and that terrorists were immediately suspected.

  • Ralph Hahn

    MSNBC only led Fox News last night in the 25/54 demo between 9-11pm.

    Yesterday, I stated that Greta’s lead over O’Donnell could return if some format changes are made. a) Dump Trump, and b) Dump Limbaugh’s streamed comments. Enough people already listen to Rush. IF he were to appear LIVE on Greta, than he is a good ‘get’.

    While “Hannity” retains more total viewers, MADison Avenue is just concerned with the 25-54 demo in news. I like Sean, but I caught him calling Karl Rove “The Architect” again last night. Sean needs to tone it down just a little. Some of these paid contributors f’ed up when it came to the election predictions. Why idolize them now?

    If Greta doesn’t change and relies on the same fallback Trump (phoner) and Limbaugh (recorded streaming), the 10pm slot should go to Megyn Kelly. She would bring those 10pm demo numbers up.

    However, Fox remains at the top. Why throw out the baby with the bath water?

    I like and admire Sarah Palin. But, she should be on either the NY or Washington set, not Alaska, via satellite.

  • Hal Barbera

    The people that say that MSNBC is on fire have fire up their ass!

  • Ratboy

    @ Hal Barbera
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM
    The people that say that MSNBC is on fire

    Now let’s be fair! The lousy numbers that they are posting are still “on fire” compared the the MISERABLE number that they normaly have! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Hey Dare Ralphie Boy!!!!!!!!!
    How goes it???? :lol:

  • Joe


    You like and admire Sarah Palin lol? That says it all. MSNBC led in the demo. That’s all that matters. This is coming from the guy who said Romney would definitely win. The person who thinks because Fox does well in the ratings, that the Republicans will win every election. How’s that working out for you? And MSNBC is doing better and better in ratings as the network continues to grow. Maybe Fox’s viewers finally realize that the network completely lied to them about the election for months and so did the conservative polls. They were supposed to win easily if you go by these people and they lost easily. Facts and numbers do mean something. Just not to Fox.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: Hey, old buddy. How’s Coffee? Haven’t seen his name in a while. Usually, when I post, Steve’s off for some reason. Some “viewers” here may think that Coffee and me are one in the same. lol

    BTW: I’m not responding to The Moron Joe just below your post. With his first lines to me >>> You like and admire Sarah Palin lol? That says it all. <<< Why respond to negative s–t like that? He criticizes Fox viewers for loyalty and yet he blows his horn (or something) for MSNBC. What hypocracy.

    Carry on, Rats.

  • 1966

    maybe joe and mark2 are the same?

  • Mt Rick

    I wonder if the reason Madison Ave has been mainly interested in the 25-54 demo group because it has been the group that contained the Baby Boom generation. The Baby Boom generation is the largest generation group and right now they are the ones that are financial most established. They may shift to the 35 to 64 demo group becauses they are still watching and they have money.
    I know a lot of people in the 25 to 35 year old group that don’t have cable. They watch free commercial TV and use the internet, Hulu and Netflix.

  • James

    Once again rachel edges hannity in the key demo same for lawrence with greta

  • Sicilian Papa


    Mark 2

    If the K.C. Chiefs win another game this year Mark 2 will say they are on fire. MSNBC is slowly sinking back to normal.

    Check your pants Mark 2 they are getting a little warm.

    O. went on record as saying he did all he could to save those people in Libya. All he has to do is produce the written order and he is in the clear!

    Mark 2 don’t blame Petruas he is not the guy calling the shots. O. froze under the pressure. He’s good at making decisions when he has time to sit at his desk and think about it but like weakling he is he can’t perform when the heat is on.

  • Mt Rick

    The pecentage of Viewership for MSNBC primetime is between 23 and 30% of the audience, down from the mid 30% last week. FCN is between 45% and 56% of the audience up from the mid and low 40s. Anderson Cooper hit 12% of the audience at 8:00 last night as a group they were between 12 and 16% so their drift down is slowing down.

    I typically pay attention to overall audience that reflects total people that are interested. I really don’t care what important to Madison Ave, That like worrying about what is important to Wall St and Washington.

  • Sicilian Papa



    What do you mean people aren’t getting dumber. You watch Tingles at 7pm don’t you?

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