Cable News Ratings for Friday, November 16, 2012

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November 19th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for November 16, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,576            312            677
CNN         484            160            241
MSNBC         751            235            359
CNBC         170             41             82
FBN           56             12             29
HLN         189             74            110
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,488            439            910
CNN         640            162            287
MSNBC       1,310            411            627
CNBC         186             85             98
FBN           66               9             26
HLN         345            100            193
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,532            323            775
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         312            173            193
MSNBC Morning Joe         636            244            366
CNBC Squawk Box         128             33             77
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         159             79            115
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,434            374            996
CNN SITUATION ROOM         675            167            285
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,166            314            547
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         148             12             64
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         177             10             69
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         103             24             33
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,509            395            912
CNN SITUATION ROOM         540            133            258
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,104            310            533
CNBC MAD MONEY         141             27             76
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         125             49             67
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,171            409            869
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         635            195            322
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,223            362            599
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         207             61             98
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         141             49             75
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,191            591         1,192
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         665            183            308
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,416            389            630
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS         139             65             77
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         325             87            183
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,303            398            813
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         672            135            291
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,413            478            721
CNBC CRIME INC: HUMAN TRAFFICK         158             80             90
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         294             87            157
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,948            326            716
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         582            168            263
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,097            365            528
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         262            109            127
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         417            126            240
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,231            338            595
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         481            187            269
MSNBC ED SHOW         750            286            373
CNBC MAD MONEY         139             65             49
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         244             85            160

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.

  • doug

    Another night, another loss by Hannity & Greta.

  • Rabbit

    Wow, O’Donnell swept Greta in the 25-54 demo for the second time this year. First time for a whole week.

  • Tama

    Since this is Thanksgiving week I wonder how the ratings will hold. It may be a very slow news week overall.

  • Raz

    Looks like Hannity and Greta were only beat in one demo, not three like Thursday night. Will be interesting to see what happens next week.

  • Larry

    Holy florkenscmitt !!!!!
    What’s up with Greg Gutffeld? Good numbers in B.O’s time slot!!

  • Mark


    Rep. Allen West loses more ground in Florida recount drama

    Rep. Allen West, who is fighting to retain his Florida congressional seat, may regret his demand for a fuller vote recount after the results found him even farther behind his opponent.
    West has refused to concede the race for Florida’s 18th district, even though voting results have shown Democrat Patrick Murphy, 29, with a small but steady lead.

    Last week, Murphy attended orientation on Capitol Hill for newly elected freshmen. He told the Palm Beach Post he is also looking for a Washington apartment.

    West, meanwhile, insisted on a full recount of all eight days worth of early voting ballots in St. Lucie County, when mistakes were found in a partial recount.

    But that plan backfired when Murphy gained 274 more votes over the fiery Tea Party Republican.

    But because the recount results were not submitted before a noon deadline on Sunday, the previous results – showing Murphy ahead by a smaller margin – are likely to be certified instead.

    Their contest for Florida’s 18th Congressional District was the most expensive House race in the U.S., according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. West’s campaign raised more than $17 million – more than four times the $4 million that Murphy took in. Super PACs added another $6.6 million to spending on the race.

  • dad

    Another beating by Rachel and the crew

  • Jayson

    Hannity’s drop in viewership is almost entirely in the 25-54 demo. I don’t think it was his die-hard fans. I think it may have been the “leans” folks who may now see him as discredited. Same goes goes Greta. I think they both lost the moderates. We’ll see if it holds.

    MSNBC is still performing strong. They’ve picked up a lot of viewers in the 25-54 demo. I’m curious to see what happens after a “grand bargain” is reached, especially if it results in a hiring boom.

    CNN is doing a little better (compared to earlier this year). Their best assets are Ashleigh Banfield (charismatic) and Erin Burnett (as fair as cable news hosts are gonna get).

  • AppleStinx

    FNC still averaging more than 2 million viewers each hour from 5-10pm; on a Friday!

  • AppleStinx

    @Hillbilly: in case you missed the headline, this one should be up your alley:

  • Mt Rick

    Amanda Kondolojy

    Are the number for CNBC and HLN at 9 PM correct? Looks a little strange that the numbers are the same.

  • Jeff

    Wow! The Five is taking a dive!!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Are the number for CNBC and HLN at 9 PM correct? Looks a little strange that the numbers are the same.

    Yep, that’s strange, and an error. Not sure what happened, we’ll get it fixed soon. The HLN numbers are right but left to right CNBC was 158K, 80K and 90K.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    It has been fixed. My bad!

  • Mt Rick

    Looks like Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan are dragging down CNN.Erin Burnett’s numbers are holding up at about 14 15% of the audience.

    Hannity’s and Gretta’s numbers are still weak but O’Rielly’s numbers are e recovering.

    O’Donnel still has about 30% of the audience but everybody else is in the mid 20s and apear to be comtinuing their drift down to the mid and lower 20s where they were several months ago.

    It appears the HLN had a good night between 8 and 11. That’s something different.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Gee, if I were Sean Hannity, I’d rather have 890,000 more total viewers than Maddow, than 80,000 more 25/34’s.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I mean more 25-54’s.

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted November 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM
    Wow! The Five is taking a dive!!

    :shock: What the heck are you talking about? The Five hung around 1.8 as an average then started gaining the closer we got to the election but are now at 2.4 still! They are not taking a dive but in fact holding what was thought to be short term gains!

  • Bretta

    So I guess Lawrence will be on friday nights now at 10 instead of Lock Up Raw.. he is doing great.. MSNBC still doing great 2 weeks after the election.. Nice

  • Jeff

    msnbc still adding more programs to their lineup, despite the chatter from the delusional right wing babble in here. Fox News still struggling across the board for their misleading election coverage and beyond.

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