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.

  • Pundit

    The triumphalism of MSNBC supporters is amusing. Fox News continues to have more viewers than CNN + MSNBC. About the demo — Maddow did not even make the top 50 for the night on cable. She tied “King of Queens” reruns on TV Land. Tell me when MSNBC begins running ProActiv commercials

    But conservatives are pissed at Fox News for its election coverage. Karl Rove, Scott Rasmussen and Dick Morris made it sound like a cakewalk. Instead it was 2004 with Obama as Bush and Romney as Kerry.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Rachel beat Hannity in key demo. Hannity lovers have had enough.

  • Jeff

    Bobbyv I do not hate Fox News, it has become one of the greatest instruments for the Obama 2012 reelection. So I am somewhat grateful for their misleading stories and filling their audience with a strong sense of victory in this past election that it made the defeat so much more painful.

  • Jeff

    But conservatives are pissed at Fox News for its election coverage. Karl Rove, Scott Rasmussen and Dick Morris made it sound like a cakewalk. Instead it was 2004 with Obama as Bush and Romney as Kerry.


    Bush won reelection on Ohio alone with about a 140,000 vote difference over Kerry.

    Obama had a FAR FAR FAR more decisive victory over the Romney and the GOP. Obama won ALL the key swing states. Romney didn’t even obtain the vote count John McCain and Silly Sarah Palin did in 2008.

  • Bobbyv

    Jeff, as I have said before if they mislead they should be called on it, same as everyone else. But don’t you all on the Left see the irony in criticizing the media for bias? It is like the Yankees criticizing another team for having a high payroll (and I am a Yankee fan).

  • Mark2

    @Betty & Bobby

    Fox News lost a lot of credibility after the election results came in on Tuesday. That’s why the gap has been closed by MSNBC. That’s why Rachel Maddow is even beating O’Reilly in the Demo. I’m not saying that it’s going to last but the gap has definitely been closed.

  • Bobbyv


    I agree and found it annoying to hear people like Dick Morris and Krauthammer say the Republicans are going to win easily. Krauthammer gets a pass but Morris seems to be wrong all the time and always in the Republicans’ favor. I watch Bill O and don’t remember him saying it was going to be anything but close.

  • Jayson

    @Laurence Glavin

    “There must be a high number of 65-and-over viewers…”

    I wondered about that, too. I’ve been looking around for current comprehensive stats with respect to the age of CNN, FNC, and MSNBC viewers. No luck. Any suggestions?

    FYI…I’m 28. And, I watch CNN. MSNBC and FNC are a bit too partisan for me, with the exception of Shepard Smith and Rachel Maddow.

  • Jayson

    I agree…2012 was a lot like 2004. Bush swift-boated Kerry. Obama swift-boated (or Bained) Romney.

    I got Deja Vu.

  • ninja

    Looks like s____ going the hit the fan for Obama over Benghazi.

  • RedBarSoup


    Primetime 25-54 (000s)
    FNC 399
    CNN 184
    MSNBC 416
    CNBC 116
    FBN 9
    HLN 88

    NO. MSNBC won 9-11pm. That’s all. The evenings are individual programs, not a three-hour block of one singular program.

    Those are the only numbers that matter. MSNBC won, do you know your numbers?

  • Mark2


    Don’t forget that Karl Rove, Eric Bolling, Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Brit Hume, Newt Gingrich, and the rest of the hacks at Fox News predicted a landslide vidtory for Romney.

  • ninja

    Mark2…… Lou Dobbs and Brit Hume? Do you have proof.

  • Mark2


    Didn’t I already tell you to go away. You’re out of your league.

  • ninja

    And the rest of them, as you say. Lucky if you can find two.

  • Mark2

    John McCain is starting to remind of Clint Eastwood talking to a chair.

  • Bobbyv


    I cannot dispute, though Hume and Dobbs and even Newt to a lesser extent would surprise me. He is a partisan but does not seem incapable of seeing the truth. Did Maddow, Lawrence, Sharpton, et al all call for a Dem victory? I know they turned out to be right but I have a feeling they would call it for the D’s regardless, same as Hannity and Morris for the R’s.

  • Mark

    You guys just hate Fox. Do you trust MSNBC?

    I do when they point out how wrong the republicans are, which is like 90% of it’s coverage. lol

    A little to bias at times for my tastes when it’s pro democrats though

  • ninja

    Mark2 …….Out of your league and lucky for it. LOL………Against free speech are you?

  • ninja

    That had to hurt. LOL

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