Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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November 15th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,519            298            627
CNN         465            138            206
MSNBC         805            228            390
CNBC         171             52             92
FBN           69             14             29
HLN         176             70            101
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,638            399            922
CNN         706            184            293
MSNBC       1,657            416            797
CNBC         208            116            126
FBN           56               9             23
HLN         239             88            134
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,363            336            667
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         310            119            162
MSNBC Morning Joe         574            207            323
CNBC Squawk Box         121             36             65
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         217            122            165
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,433            363            977
CNN SITUATION ROOM         672            177            242
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,353            339            613
CNBC FAST MONEY         234             34            107
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         126             33             38
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,598            378            943
CNN SITUATION ROOM         635            161            268
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,231            336            573
CNBC MAD MONEY         171             35             95
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         178             54             77
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,295            432            887
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         609            198            289
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,172            304            548
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         146             39             78
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         242             72            109
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,426            431         1,126
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         882            248            378
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,455            333            660
CNBC MARIJUANA INC         216            112            127
HLN NANCY GRACE         276            102            151
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,432            366            881
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         675            150            259
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,835            492            881
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION         178            114            116
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         270            114            144
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,035            401            752
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         561            156            243
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,680            423            849
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         231            122            137
HLN NANCY GRACE         170             48            108
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,448            386            719
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         370            140            177
MSNBC ED SHOW         765            198            403
CNBC MAD MONEY         118             87             93
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         132             34             91

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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    No one’s paying me to defend Fox News. It’s just the most more moronic people who post here are outright LYING to convince the other lesser-intelligent forms of life that they;re right. “Figures don’t lie, by liars figure.” “If you can’t Dazzle Them with Briliance, then Baffle them with Bulls–t.” Just like the Spin Rooms at political conventions, you a-holes are interpret for ME and OTHERS, when we can see the truth printed just above these posts. What am I doing? I don’t have time to argue silly s–t with these MSNBC-Bots. Comcast will soon replace the lame-o network with yet another channel teaching you how to operate your remote. LOL.

  • 1966

    I cold put another song on this thread to replace it lol

  • TZCA


    Thanks, but no. I’ve had enough lovin’ for the day :smile:

    Maybe tomorrow.

  • 1966



  • Doug

    Where have all of Fox’s 24-54s gone? While up in viewers, they’re down about 30% in the demo from last year, while MSNBC is up 40%. That’s a huge swing in a very short amount of time.

  • TZCA


    Take it easy.

  • Joe

    @Ralph Hahn

    You’re getting desperate Ralphy. You need to defend Fox’s ratings non stop in your life. You literally can’t stand that MSNBC is winning. You’re so damn conservative. Why don’t you try to be a little neutral in your life. You saw that Fox’s ratings did not mean Romney would win. You were wrong about Romney and you’re wrong about Fox’s ratings. You’re embarrassing yourself already.

  • Lance

    @Ralph Hahn

    “It’s just the most more moronic people … ”

    Intellectually challenged yourself, aren’t you, R.H.? Don’t throw stones at glass houses.

    Personally, I think that it’s a breath of fresh air to come to this thread and not find the same baggers/regulars posting, or in the case of some should I say “pasting”, their beliefs here as if it were their own personal right-wing chatroom.

    ” … to convince the other lesser-intelligent forms of life that they;re right. … ”

    Strange but you don’t seem to have a problem when Rat, Papa and Ibsles come on here every night for years and try to convince everyone that THEY are right over and over and over again …

    I think thou dost protest too much.

  • Jeff

    Ralphie has been playing with the blue water again in the Porta-potty!!! He Has been a regular cheerleader for Fox News everyday, but hates it when others toot their own horns about msnbc kicking Fox booty. Deal with it dummy!!

    The ratings must really bug em, lmao!! :lol:


    What a Republican a$$hole!

    McCain skips Benghazi briefing, gets testy when questioned by CNN
    Posted by
    CNN Senior Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
    (CNN) – Most of the Republican members of a Senate committee investigating the terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, skipped a classified briefing by administration officials on the incident Wednesday, CNN has learned.

    The missing lawmakers included Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who at the time of the top-secret briefing held a press conference in the Capitol to call for the creation of a Watergate-type special Congressional committee to investigate how and why the attack took place.

    – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker

    McCain, who has accused President Barack Obama of not telling the truth about the Benghazi attack, said that even though there are several committees involved in the probe, only a select committee could streamline the information flow and resolve the “many unanswered questions” about the tragedy.

    When CNN approached McCain in a Capitol hallway Thursday morning, the senator refused to comment about why he missed the briefing, which was conducted by top diplomatic, military and counter-terrorism officials. Instead, McCain got testy when pressed to say why he wasn’t there.

    “I have no comment about my schedule and I’m not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media,” McCain said.

    Asked why he wouldn’t comment, McCain grew agitated: “Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?”

    When CNN noted that McCain had missed a key meeting on a subject the senator has been intensely upset about, McCain said, “I’m upset that you keep badgering me.”

    While McCain refused to shed light on why he didn’t show, his spokesman Brian Rogers emailed CNN a short time later with an explanation. He blamed it on a “scheduling error” but wouldn’t provide any more detail.

    He gave us Palin, he has ZERO credibility!!

  • Mark2

    The media has been all over McCain missing the 3-hour Benghazi briefing. I can hardly wait to see Ed, Rachel, and Lawrence slam him.

    “McCain had time to speak on the Senate floor and on television about the lack of information provided to Congress about the attack, he didn’t attend the classified briefing for senators Wednesday given to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, of which he is a member.”

    -Why?, because he was too busy giving a press conference demanding more information and answers…go figure.

    “Committee ranking Republican Susan Collins (R-ME) called out McCain for skipping the briefing and said his call for a special committee to investigate the Benghazi attack was not necessary because the Homeland Security committee could handle it.”

    -Busted by his own Party.

  • betty

    @ You CACKLING GHOULS keep saying that FOX NEWS is losing viewers…..
    Saying it wont make it happen….nor will wishing it…face the Facts
    FOX NEWS is “NUMBER ONE”…has been and will continue to be!
    But if being Delusional keeps you happy, well, be my guest.

  • Jeff

    Poor McCain, not so mavericky anymore :(

    Politico reported that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) did not see the need for a special committee on Benghazi and even seemed to take a shot at McCain for his absence during the briefing:

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins, the top Republican on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, backed up her chairman, Lieberman, and dinged McCain, a member of the panel, for missing Wednesday’s nearly two-hour briefing in the Capitol.
    Both Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, “who was there at briefing, and Sen. McCain, who was not, are members of our committee, and I know they would play very important roles,” Collins told POLITICO after the briefing.

    “I do not see the benefit of creating a brand new committee when we already have the Senate’s chief oversight committee, plus the Intelligence Committee, examining this very important matter.”

  • Lance

    Oh and you can bet Comcast is quite happy with MSNBC since it is one of their most profitable networks.

  • Jeff

    Bill O’Reilly Inadvertently Tells The Truth About Fox News Promoting Ideology

    Last night Bill O’Reilly engaged in a particularly obtuse and angst-ridden defense of himself. His pique was inflamed by critics who brought attention to the commentary he gave on election night when he slammed voters who “want stuff” and seemed nostalgic for a majority white, “traditional America.”

  • Bobbyv

    ….and I thought the vitriol would go down after the election :)

  • Jeff

    Sorry Betty, only desperate person is you….

    As further evidence of the tunnel-vision conservatism of Fox News, the Nielsen ratings for election night show just how intolerant their audience is of any information that is undesirable or contrary to their worldview.

    As the broader television audience peaked into the evening, those watching CNN and MSNBC remained attentive to breaking news and analysis throughout the night. However, those watching Fox News switched off their media feeding tube shortly after the network declared that President Obama had been reelected.

    This chart reveals the precipitous relative decline in viewers that occurred only on Fox News. Some folks may speculate that Fox’s audience simply got tired and went to bed because the network skews older than the other channels and the geezers were sleepy. However, the percent decline for the total audience and the younger 25-54 year old demographic were nearly identical. Others may simply conclude that Fox’s conservative viewers just weren’t interested in anything they might have learned after the race was called. But that’s precisely the point.

    Rather than be subjected to news that they found discomforting, the Fox audience turned away, even from their own partisan choice for what they think is news. The reelection of the President must have come as a something of a shock to Fox viewers because Fox had been relentlessly positive about Mitt Romney’s inevitable success, while portraying Obama as a failure who was destined to be rejected for a second term by a populace who despised him. Fox disparaged any polling that showed Obama ahead as biased and unreliable – even their own.

    By shutting off Fox News early, they missed the spectacle of Fox contributor Karl Rove challenging the election analysis of his colleagues at the network. He insisted that the call on Ohio was premature and that he thought Romney would take the state. This resulted in anchor Megyn Kelly marching down to the newsroom to seek affirmations from the analysis staff of their projections. As it turned out, Rove was wrong, along with most of the partisan pundits that litter the Fox schedule.

    The sharp drop-off in viewership that occurred only on Fox reveals the sensitivity that the Fox viewer has to actual, truthful information. That is something that Fox exploits eagerly as they load up their programming with false and prejudicial stories. And that accounts for why Fox viewers have been shown to be so much less informed than consumers of news from other sources. They have such an aversion to anything other than Fox’s pre-seasoned, right-wing brand of pseudo-knowledge that they won’t even stayed tuned to Fox if there is a chance they might be exposed to raw reality.


  • Jeff

    Fox News Captions Footage Of Illegal Border Crossings With ‘The Hispanic Vote’

    Since Mitt Romney lost the Hispanic vote in record numbers on Election Day, some Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits have openly conceded that the party has a “rhetoric” problem when it comes to the Latino vote and have begun advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.
    However, the GOP’s new-found eagerness to appeal to Latinos took a hit on Thursday afternoon when Fox News ran a segment about “The Hispanic Vote In 2012? and proceeded to show stock footage of people crossing the border illegally:

    The United States has hit net zero on illegal immigration, as fewer people are trying to cross the border illegally. In fact, a recent report found that more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than are leaving Mexico for the U.S.A for the first time since the Great Depression.
    Exit polls show that 71 percent of Latinos voted to re-elect President Obama.

  • Lance


    Funny you can figure out how to use caps when hurling insults but you can’t capitalize the first initial of your own name.

    Fox is losing viewers. Numbers don’t lie. Deal with it and stop acting like a 6 year old.

  • Bobbyv

    You guys just hate Fox. Do you trust MSNBC?

  • Jeff

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is demanding a special select committee to investigate the events leading up to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya and has held around-the-clock television appearances pressing for a complete review of the incident.
    But all of the senator’s media interviews and press availabilities may be interfering with his ability to gather information about the event. On Thursday morning, CNN’s Dana Bash reported that McCain chose to hold a joint press conference with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) rather than attend a closed-door briefing about the attacks:

    “I have to tell you something that just happened on Capitol Hill, and that is our senate producer Ted Barrett just ran into John McCain and asked about something that we’re hearing from Democrats, which is John McCain is calling for more information to Congress, but he had a press conference yesterday instead of going to a closed briefing where administration officials were giving more information. Well, Ted Barrett asked John McCain about that, and it was apparently an intense very angry exchange and McCain simply would not comment on it at all.”

    WOW! McCain has become a Grumpy Nasty Old Ba$tard

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