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.

  • betty

    Experts…See…Crash…come december.

  • Mt Rick

    I hope everybody is doing well today.
    About 3″ of snow fell today, with the 12″ that fell last Thursday we may be able to have some desent skiing next week. We have a pray for snow party schedualed for Friday.

  • Sicilian Papa

    McCain is going after O.

    The corrupt media is going to attack and destroy another war hero!!!!

  • Dave

    Papa, McCain isn’t a war hero.He could have been if he had know how to fly a plane.He destroyed every plane he ever flew.He even crashed the trainer at Pensacola FL.
    McCain is just a poor loser like most on this MB.You losers need to wise up and get off the FOX lie machine.

  • Mark2

    McCain??? Is he still around? I thought after that whole Sarah Palin as his VP debacle and losing the presidential race by close to 10 million votes he went into hiding. McCain isn’t even relevant anymore. He’s trying to hang onto his last couple of minutes of political fame by attaching himself to these Benghazi conspiracies.

  • Sicilian Papa



    He could have gone home early from Vietnam because his father was a big shot. He chose to stay.

    A war hero in my book!!!!

  • Mark2

    I know Hannity must be really pissed that Rachel Maddow keeps beating him in the key demo.

    MSNBC wins 2 of the 3 prime time slots in the key demo.

  • Sicilian Papa

    As a man McCain is head and shoulders above President Obama.

    Even with his broken body McCain refused early release from horrible captivity.

  • Gabriel

    Sicilian Papa
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM
    McCain is going after O.

    The corrupt media is going to attack and destroy another war hero!!!!

    Fox News is a heavy player in the corrupt media, so your label needs to be more specific. I’m sure its every “liberal news organization,and none of the conservative ones.

  • PaulG


    Papa, McCain isn’t a war hero.

    In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations.

  • Sicilian Papa


    All Lefties

    That stock market keeps tanking people are going to say what in the world did I vote for.

    The unemployment numbers are going to be brutal as employers run and hide from Obamacare.

    The debt won’t be solved by raising taxes on the rich. O. says he can raise 1.6 trillion over ten years. Chicken feed, O. is still 1.2 trillion short annually.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The budget deficit for October is 200 billion dollars!!!!!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Republicans are calling for Watergate style hearings. If O. does not have the right answers he might be Richard Nixon.

    McCain is leading the charge. A war hero, the corrupt media must approach with caution. They will attack to protect Obama but they must do it carefully!!!!

    Boy does that ever drip with irony!!!!

  • Mark2

    @Ratboy “OH WAIT, doesnt Petreius take his orders from OBAMA??????!!!!!”

    Having worked for the Goverment for 21 years, I can tell you that we don’t call the President every time to ask for his permission and await his orders. If that were the case, he would Dion’s phone 24 hours of the day, seven days a week, and still wouldn’t be able to get to everyone. This is why we have thousands and thousands of leaders in key positions all over the world to make those decisions as things are unfolding. Even when Americans die, the president usually doesn’t get briefed in till the following day.

    The president doesn’t make calls on tactical situations on the ground, the ground commander or the highest ranking person in charge makes those calls and decisions as to how they’re going to go about defending their post, base, complex, etc. They don’t just get on the phone and called the president and asked the President what they should do, that’s not the way it works. When you’re on the ground, you don’t have time for that. You make decisions on the ground based on the tactical situation that is in front of you. To be honest with you, even Petraeus wouldn’t be in the mix of making those decisions on the ground. If anything, a General or the highest ranking person in the tactical operations room at the CIA headquarters would make those key decisions and contact generals in charge of that area.

    As leaders, we have SOP’s that we go by. Nowhere in those SOPs did we ever have “call the President” for guidance or permission. In my world, we made decisions based off of previous experience and are SOPs. And yes, even when somebody died, we wouldn’t stop our mission or rescue efforts to notify the President. Now if that person in charge of the CIA’s tactical operation center made some mistakes, then usually that person or the next highest ranking member would take the fall. if the general in charge of that area makes a mistake then he or the next highest ranking member would take the fall. That’s just the way it works.

  • Jeff

    I guess it was okay when Rove said arranged it…..

    Bush Waged Nasty Smear Campaign Against McCain in 2000
    Bush Supporters Called McCain “The Fag Candidate.” In South Carolina, Bush supporters circulated church fliers that labeled McCain “the fag candidate.” Columnist Frank Rich noted that the fliers were distributed “even as Bush subtly reinforced that message by indicating he wouldn’t hire openly gay people for his administration.”

    McCain Slurs Included Illegitimate Children, Homosexuality And A Drug-Addict Wife.
    Among the rumors circulated against McCain in 2000 in South Carolina was that his adopted Bangladeshi daughter was actually black, that McCain was both gay and cheated on his wife, and that his wife Cindy was a drug addict.”

    Bush Campaign Used Code Words to Question McCain’s Temper.
    “A smear campaign of the ugliest sort is now coursing through the contest for the presidency in 2000. Using the code word “temper,” a group of Senate Republicans, and at least some outriders of the George W. Bush campaign, are spreading the word that John McCain is unstable. The subtext, also suggested in this whispering campaign, is that he returned from 5 1/2 years as a POW in North Vietnam with a loose screw. And it is bruited about that he shouldn’t be entrusted with nuclear weapons.”

    Bush Supporters Questioned McCain’s Sanity.
    “Some of George W. Bush’s supporters have questioned Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s fitness for the White House, suggesting that his five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam drove him insane at the time.”

    Bush Supporters Spread Racist Rumors About McCain’s Daughter.
    Bush supporters in South Carolina made race-baiting phone calls saying that McCain had a “black child.” The McCains’ daughter, Bridget, was adopted from Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Bangladesh. In August 2000, columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that the McCains “are still seething about Bush supporters in South Carolina spreading word of their dark-skinned adopted daughter.”

    Rove Suggests Former POW McCain Committed Treason and Fathered Child With Black Prostitute.
    In 2000, McCain operatives in SC accused Rove of spreading rumors against McCain, such as “suggestions that McCain had committed treason while a prisoner of war, and had fathered a child by a black prostitute,” according to the New Yorker.

    After Rove Denied Role In McCain Whisper Campaign, Reporters Concluded He Was Behind It.
    A December 1999 Dallas Morning News linked Rove to a series of campaign dirty tricks, including his College Republican efforts, allegedly starting a whisper campaign about Ann Richard being too gay-friendly, spreading stories about Jim Hightower’s involvement in a kickback scheme and leaking the educational history of Lena Guerrero. The article also outlined current dirty tricks and whisper campaigns against McCain in South Carolina, including that “McCain may be unstable as a result of being tortured while a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.” (DMN, 12/2/99) After the article was published, Rove blasted Slater in the Manchester, NH airport, “nose to nose” according to one witness, with Rove claiming Slater had “harmed his reputation,” Slater later noted. But according to one witness, “What was interesting then is that everyone on the campaign charter concluded that Rove was responsible for rumors about McCain.”

    Rove Was In Close Touch With McConnell, McCain-Feingold’s Chief Opponent.
    Senior White House adviser Karl Rove was in close contact with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during McConnell’s effort to fight the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Bill in the U.S. Senate. According to Newsweek, though Rove and Bush have publicly kept their distance from McConnell on the issue, “sources tell Newsweek that Rove is, in fact, in close touch with McConnell as GOP experts study the bill for hidden land mines.”

    Bush Campaign Accused of Using Push Polls Against McCain.
    College of Charleston student Suzette Latsko said she received a telephone call from a woman who identified herself as an employee of Voter/Consumer Research, and that the caller misrepresented McCain’s positions and asked if Latsko knew McCain had been reprimanded for interfering with federal regulators in the savings and loan scandal. Voter/Consumer Research is listed as a polling contractor on Bush’s Federal Election Commission filings; the Bush campaign has paid Voter/Consumer Research $93,000 through December 31, 1999. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer denied the call was a push poll, but said it was important that the Republican Party remember McCain’s role in the S&L crisis.

    Bush Campaign Acknowledged Making Phone Calls.
    Tucker Eskew, Bush’s South Carolina spokesman, acknowledged the Bush campaign made such calls, but claimed they were not “push polls.” Eskew added, “Show me a baseless comment in those questions.”

    Bush Used Fringe Veterans Group to Attack McCain as “Manchurian Candidate.”
    “In the case of Ted Sampley, the same guy who did Bush’s dirty work in going after Sen. John McCain in the 2000 Republican primaries is doing the job against Kerry this year. Sampley dared compare McCain, who spent five years as a Vietnam POW, with ‘the Manchurian Candidate.’”

    Sampley Called McCain a “Coward” and a Traitor.
    “Sampley… accused McCain of being a weak-minded coward who had escaped death by collaborating with the enemy. Sampley claimed that McCain had first been compromised by the Vietnamese, then recruited by the Soviets.”

  • Mark2

    ^^^Dion = be on
    in til = until

  • Ratboy

    Papa! I JUST figured it out!!
    Obama wants to raise taxes on the wealthy but not the low end because he figures once he gets caught in all the webs he is weaving he will get the boot, lose it all, and then not have to worry about himself paying the higher rate!! By the way, anything that he would have left the wife will get when she gives him the boot!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    @ Mark2
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 3:58 PM
    @Ratboy “OH WAIT, doesnt Petreius take his orders from OBAMA??????!!!!!”

    Having worked for the Goverment for 21 years, I can tell you that we don’t call the President every time to ask for his permission and await his orders

    Geez how the hell do you post lines like this without wetting your pants laughing!! This was a terrorist attack on our embassy and Obama admited today that he gave orders (we just dont know what orders he gave) he even gave orders for the Sandy hurricane! This wasnt “hey Mr President can we order some pencils”


  • Ratboy



  • TZCA

    Posted November 14, 2012 at 4:09 PM


    Answer: NEVER!

    It will forever be Bush’s fault.

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