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.

  • TheBoss1

    What a sad, pathetic fall from grace for the person known as John McCain. He is an attention-slut who has lost his gravitas as a serious politician. He has devolved into a cheap political hack. Very sad and tragic.

  • TheBoss1

    Fox News pundits and analyists were wrong on all of their election predictions. You cannot be THAT wrong and hold onto viewers. You cannot dismiss all the polls as being wrong (except the one poll you liked because it had your guy winning). At some point, viewers wise up. I guess that point is upon us.

  • 1966

    thankyou mark2

  • TheBoss1

    Good on Bobby Jindall (sp?). I was very impressed with his comments at the Republican Governors association. He told the truth and is absolutely correct, too. The Republican party has to stop dividing America. I’ve known for years the GOP’s divide-and-conquer campaign strategy. But to hear a prominent Republican call out his own party for it was refreshing.

    I’ll have to give Jindall a close look when decides to throw his hat into the ring.

  • 1966

    for you letmethink enjoy this is my favorite song by patsy cline

  • RedBarSoup

    Where are all the copy and pasting righties like Ratboy?

  • Charles G. Ferrell, Beaumont, CA

    I thought the shows with the highest ratings were the winners. I also think this only counts when numbers of shows in the same time slot are compared. By looking at these numbers, FOX still clearly dominates. MSNBC does have higher numbers. Apparently the euphoria liberals/progressives are feeling since the Presidential Election hasn’t returned to normal, yet. As the bad economic news, the scandals that permeate the Obama Administration and the Obama Administration’s foreign affairs blunders and failures continue to mount, the nastiness on the part of the MSNBC on air “personalities” will soon once again grate even on those who share their political ideology. Conservatives took a body blow on Nov. 6. But then, so did the nation. Conservatives feel the impact today; the rest of America will feel it tomorrow and the next day and for the days, months and years ahead. Obamacare has not yet begun to raise its ugly head as far as it will, once the non-Conservatives in America come to realize the damage it will be doing.

  • Lance


    The only numbers advertisers look at are the 25-54 demo. We can argue over whether that is right or fair until we are blue in the face but, in the end, those are and still will be the facts. Total demos and more importantly primetime demos are really all that matters. Total viewers are only good for bragging rights perhaps but, in the long run, not much else.

  • RedBarSoup

    It seems the right always forget how this whole thing works when MSNBC starts beating Fox News. They always try to say the TOTAL AUDIENCE is the only one that matters when MSNBC starts to beat them in the demo……

  • Rob

    Fox News might have to consider replacing Greta and Hannity if it continues to go this way. I think Greta will be gone soon, regardless.

  • AppleStinx

    FNC had a “normal” day with averages above 2 million for each hour from 5-11pm.

  • ThePlanisWorking

    Oh how rich and wonderful. Facts and reality win the day
    Fox is revealed for what it is. A republican fantasy channel
    Yes it still has better ratings but who cares?
    Msnbc may be a left wing cheerleader but at least
    They base their reporting on fact based journalism
    Fox just makes stuff up which must be ever so painful
    When reality intrudes on their make believe rushbo fantasy
    Land. As far as Benghazi is concerned it is a tragedy
    And there may be some malfeasance but seriously the party
    That lied us into the Iraq war?! 10 years and over
    4000 American lives now seeks impeachment over a
    Manufactured conspiracy? You hypocritical
    Self deceiving deluded fools. You’ve earned the harsh
    Cold reality of this ass kicking you just received
    And if you want to keep going with the lies and
    Delusions of your rich old white guy party go right ahead
    You’ll even lose your gerrymandered congress with
    Your detached from reality offensive hateful platform.
    Keep on talking to yourselves in your little bubble. You may have
    A whole bunch of old white hateful greedy billionaires
    But guess what. Good prevails over evil most of the time
    As evidenced by this last election

  • AppleStinx

    The site must have received a link from the likes of “Daily Koos” today. :lol:

  • AppleStinx

    You lefties need to do better than this. Only 5 pages of comments? :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    MSNBC 1 show. No other cable news show made the list. :shock:

    My kin folk, Duck Dynasty was the number 1 show. :grin: They had 16 of the 100 slots.

    The Daily Show almost got 2 million – 1939.

  • Hillbilly

    Posted November 15, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Link to song Kiss you all over

    for you tzca lol


    I use to sing that to Faith3 when she put me in the dog house. ;)

  • ninja

    @ Hillbilly …….LMAO so hard the wife woke up. Still laughing.

  • Stan T

    Posted November 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    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.

    Yes, Lance, numbers don’t lie….Those are the same numbers for Fox News as they’ve been since I’ve been coming here…They’re only dropping in your dreams…

  • Stan T

    Posted November 15, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Dude, stop drinking the kool aid and pay attention….ALL of MSNBC’s hosts are COMMENTATORS….that means opinion shows…they don’t tell the truth, because they aren’t required to tell the truth, because they are not NEWS….Fox has 2 commentators too, O’Reilly and Hannity…but MSNBC is ALL commentators…so MSNBC is a opinion network, not a NEWS network….

  • Hillbilly

    Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM
    @ Hillbilly …….LMAO so hard the wife woke up. Still laughing.


    My apologies to your wife. I hope Faith3 don’t mind me sharing our private moments. ;)

    BTW this is comment 100. :cool:

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