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.

  • RedBarSoup

    @Pete S

    “2 years ago, on this site, i pointed out that this site TVByTheNumbers clearly stated that total viewer numbers were the most important. soon after i pointed this out, this site erased that claim from their “numbers 101? section. wonder what ever changed that.”

    Is your mind making up delusions so that your fictional world can exist in the real world?

  • Frank

    FOX beat MSNBC is every time slot. What is all of the celebrating about?
    Is it because your person did not get beat as bad as normal ? No need to celebrate that, wait until you win to celebrate. Gee

  • Frank

    Wow I can not believe that you will not post my comment because you do not agree with it. Gee

  • RedBarSoup

    Looks like another crazy person has found the website!!!

  • 1966

  • Pete S.

    Anthony P. (AP076), no offense buddy, but you’re 100% wrong. what i said a few pages back was completely accurate. under the name “c2believe” i had a short back n forth with Bill (could’ve been Robert but i believe it was Bill) over 2 years ago about the claim stated in numbers 101 (total viewers being the most important) and i was told something along the lines of it being incorrect and it would be changed. it was. W(hy)TF would i make that up? HOPEFULLY BILL GORMAN OR ROBERT WHATSHISNAME SEES THIS AND VERIFIES THAT NUMBERS 101 ON THIS SITE DID MAKE THE CLAIM WHICH WAS CHANGED.

    only reason why i brought it back up anyway is because everyone on here that brags about demo numbers seems to be the advertisers themselves. why else would they be bragging about demo #s anyway? i’m kinda being sarcastic but also making a petty point. gotta nephew to bring home…bbl. good talking anthony. i do have much respect for you.

    RedBS…..you’re full of it.

  • RobGranier

    Does the miniscule number of viewers of CNBC programming constitute a cult following? LOL

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    Pete now that I think of it I can almost remember a discussion of updating something stated in ratings 101 but again Robert or Bill wold have to clarify and they rarely dip their toes in the murky waters here.

    I suppose it is possible it once gave more focus to total viewers but I really thought the importance of demo viewing was a founding principle for this site and obviously now part of secret of success in how this site predicts renewals and cancellations (of scripted shows).

    I always thought the chest thumping by either side over ratings was a bit too much. Simple observations of what is up or down and speculation of why (Apple does this best) is often what my eyes focus on. The world of cable news is hardly the spot for frequent cancellations based on ratings successes or failures so really why brag at all. Fox is obviously at the top of the heap with some recent weakening, MSNBC is consistently second and in no danger of going anywhere despite the righties on this site claiming it would for years.

    Alas CNN is a bit of a ratings disaster. I enjoy it most for news coverage and breaking news coverage and thought they had the best and most balanced election night coverage. That having been said 3 hours of Wolfe daily, that Piers even has his own show, and that they repeat Anderson’s show twice nightly are sufficient reasons to limit my viewing hours there.

  • Pete S.

    Posted November 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM
    @Pete S

    Is your mind making up delusions so that your fictional world can exist in the real world?


    dude, are you fuggin stoopid?? answer, FugYes! just my opinion anyway.

  • RedBarSoup

    dude, are you fuggin stoopid?? answer, FugYes! just my opinion anyway.

    lol. Why do you ask? Are you mad?

  • Pete S.

    i’m not mad. i was just giving my dumb response to your dumb question aimed @ me.

  • Hillbilly

    FNC 4 shows & MSNBC 2.

    Bill O number 1 (non sporting) in P2+ viewers – 3523.

    Greg Gutfeld subbed for Bill O Friday. Be interesting to see the numbers. :)

  • Hillbilly


    Good news & bad news. Good news POI wasn’t adjusted down. Bad news Grey’s Anatomy was adjusted up. :mad:

    Grey’s Anatomy – 3.2

    Person Of Interest – 3.1

  • Hillbilly

    Posted November 16, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    link to Hillbilly Heaven

    for you hillbilly lol


    :roll: ;)

  • Hillbilly


    Those states choosing not to set up the exchanges are not giving up their rights. In fact its just the opposite. Their using their right not to set them up. It takes money to set the exchange up & keep it running. I’ll bet some states that choose to set them up will end up losing money.

    If they let the Fed govt set them up & run them, then its the Fed govt place to pay for it & deal with any unhappy customers. Look at Fed govt health care programs today. States took those programs & it costs them money. Why get involved in another one?

  • Hillbilly

    What do most reasonable folks say is bankrupting America? Entitlement spending. So what was Nobama’s idea to solve the problem? Create another Entitlement. :roll:

    As Ratboy says..You can’t fix stupid.

    Watch in coming years (when obamacare is in full effect) how the young folks will vote for anybody who will repeal the law. They (well some) think its a free deal. Wait until they file their taxes & find out their refund if $750 short. They can’t get a 40 hour a week job (Maybe 30 depending on what the law considers a full time worker) & have to get by on 29 to 38 hours a week. If their return don’t cover the fine the govt will find another way to take their money.

    Those who do have 40 hour a week jobs will see their taxes go up to pay for Obamacare. Maybe they will finally learn nothing is free.


  • Ratboy

    Good Morning All!!
    Yet another cold but sunny morning! Could get to 55 today so maybe I will b=put up a few (very few as I am scaling waaaaaay back! Gave my big stuff to my son) Christmas lights! Bought a couple boxes of some kind of dripping icicles. Looke pretty cool and only 40 bucks a piece so I will give them a shot! If they look good I will give them to my son NEXT year! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Yea that FOX just aint a news station are they? If you want the info go to MSNBC!

    Fox News Only Cable Net To Cover President Obama’s Remarks On Israel At Thailand Presser

    On Saturday morning, President Obama held a joint news conference with Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, at which both heads of state answered the familiar pattern of two questions each from the U.S. media and the local press. MSNBC and CNN each carried the opening remarks from President Obama and the Prime Minister, but they each dipped out of the coverage only part of the way through the questions and answers. Only Fox News stuck around to hear the President address the violence in Gaza that has been brought on by intense missile attacks on Israel.

  • 1966
  • Hillbilly

    Posted November 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Link to Cat Scratch Fever

    for you hillbilly


    You da man. :cool:

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