Cable News Ratings for Thursday, November 15, 2012

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November 16th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, November 15, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,533            334            630
CNN         483            153            219
MSNBC         772            243            384
CNBC         165             48             90
FBN           76             21             32
HLN         175             77             90
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,753            503            970
CNN         710            218            329
MSNBC       1,561            464            800
CNBC         217            128            140
FBN           64             20             33
HLN         252            109            121
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,417            345            677
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         324            102            151
MSNBC Morning Joe         620            248            334
CNBC Squawk Box           90             27             49
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         212            108            136
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,236            440            912
CNN SITUATION ROOM         886            222            334
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,236            293            563
CNBC FAST MONEY         179             21             70
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           82             15             21
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,500            449            904
CNN SITUATION ROOM         751            208            293
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,088            337            555
CNBC MAD MONEY         159             46             78
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           97             24             36
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,347            398            836
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         669            214            332
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,173            371            618
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         185             35             88
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         190             60             72
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,523            625         1,186
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         778            257            365
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,408            429            695
CNBC TRASH INC: GARBAGE         217            115            139
HLN NANCY GRACE         279             86            133
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,551            498            918
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         801            204            346
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,745            534            943
CNBC CRIME INC: A DEADLY HIGH         230            158            149
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         222            102            114
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,168            387            802
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         551            191            277
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,521            430            752
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         204            111            133
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         256            138            117
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,398            321            635
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         397            165            205
MSNBC ED SHOW         767            270            438
CNBC MAD MONEY           92             44             68
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         238             94            145

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.

  • Mark

    @Ralph Hahn
    Stewart and Colbert are comedians. They’ll be the first to tell you. Stewart has more writers on his show that could fill the studio audience if no one showed up at the door.
    I never said they are journalists, I said they are as much of a journalist(or a legitimate source of news) then anybody who has a show on MSNBC or Fox, their is a difference. ;)

  • 1nancy2

    Michael Giondomenico
    People that watch anything on MSNBC must be using it as a night light…Mindless…They Don’t report the facts and truth…Its the Obama Network..for the libs..MG, I take it you have a problem with that? Well, we Libs. don’t. You have your Fox and its night light…Mindless…Don’t report the facts and the truth “Was” …The R and R duo Network. As we were told in 2000 and ’04, “Deal with it”, MG, just “Deal with it.”

  • TZCA

    Posted November 16, 2012 at 8:05 PM
    66er’s link to ‘I Think I Love You’ by the Partridge Family
    this board needs some love.@tzca don’t click on this song you won’t be able to get it out of your head. lol


    :lol: Sorry man, I listened anyway. It didn’t take the place of ‘I Wanna Kiss You All Over’.

    It’s the chorus. I can’t explain it. I think it’s the transition into the chorus that seems like its shifting key, so it sticks in the head, kinda like the Smurf’s tune. :razz:

  • TZCA

    Posted November 17, 2012 at 6:20 AM
    So lay off of them already!


    Are you serious Rats? Talk about taking the fun out of life. :sad:

  • Gabriel

    Posted November 17, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    You and your leftwing rags are a*ses.

    Name calling is the last refuge of the scoundrel. It usually indicates the inability to defend a position.

  • 1966

    good afternoon everybody

  • Bobbyv

    I am quoting you from now on Gabe :)

  • Ratboy

    @ TZCA

  • TZCA

    Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM
    I am quoting you from now on Gabe


    In so doing, just be warned his quotes might be derived from 18th century British folk expressing adamant opposition to American Independence (and the Patriotism therein). In simpler terms, replace ‘Name calling’ with ‘Patriotism’.

  • Bobbyv


    I am keeping it simple, next time someone calls me a right wing idiot I am quoting Gabe. I disagree with him like Mark and some others but he makes his good points.

  • TZCA



    A while back I enjoyed a generic conversation with Gabriel (I think it was Gabriel) and Matthew about our current fiscal policies and it involved references to the thunderdome and the french revolution. Though I don’t agree with either of them in principle, the conversation was fun and they both made good points.

  • TZCA

    On the topic of ideological idiots, I just spent a few hours reading posts on some liberal sites, including but limited to Media Matters. The vitriol from the left is no less than they claim comes from the right. They just tend to mask it with fancy words to appear more educated, and then use this elevated sense of intellect over the perceived neanderthals on the right to validate their vitriol as educated fact. Once you get past the entertainment value of their silliness, it’s actually quite sad. A case study for Dunning-Kruger theory.

  • TZCA

    ^not limited to Media Matters

  • Bobbyv


    That is my biggest frustration, each side thinks only the other side does the bad stuff. I find it funny that people continue to criticize Fox when they have most of the media on their side. Not that Fox is above being criticized, but you cannot complain about media bias while ignoring the bias that is overwhelmingly in your favor.

  • Bobbyv

    I should add, you CAN complain about anything, it’s a free country, meaning I can complain about the complainers. Clear as mud?

  • TZCA


    Absolutely. Both sides are at fault for bias, as well as misrepresenting information. Both sides have been caught red handed editing videos. One side seems to apologize, the other side seems to pretend to apologize.

  • TZCA

    Posted November 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM
    Clear as mud?


    Yup, with only a few small pebbles.

  • Bobbyv

    I am a broken record with this but Phil highlighted it yesterday (I think it was Phil) with his criticism of Condi Rice. When an African American woman on the Republican side is criticized it’s a policy thing, but criticism of Susan Rice is immediately a racist thing, at least according to some. Time for us all to have the same standard.

  • TZCA


    You’re not the broken record. Those who want to make every topic an issue of racism are the broken records. It’s getting old. And yes, it is time for us all to have the same standard.

  • Jeff

    RED STATE GOVERNORS (Jindal, Perry, Kashich) ARE EMBRACING OBAMACARE, seems the idiots at Papa Johns and other cheap-o CEO’s are going to fold eventually as well, like a cheap suit.


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