Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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November 21st, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for November 20, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,370        307         586
CNN           433        131         211
MSNBC           650        210         325
CNBC           160         48           88
FBN             63         16           34
HLN           148         53           80
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,272        465         825
CNN           530        148         257
MSNBC        1,171        308         551
CNBC           216        102         128
FBN             33           8           15
HLN           196         76         113
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,408        326         690
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           299        105         153
MSNBC Morning Joe           580        249         344
CNBC Squawk Box             97         40           54
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           197         82         138
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,027        387         798
CNN SITUATION ROOM           590        131         264
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,215        303         509
CNBC FAST MONEY           130         26           75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           104         23           35
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,020        339         730
CNN SITUATION ROOM           600        118         263
MSNBC POLITICS NATION        1,090        290         475
CNBC MAD MONEY           107         32           51
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           160         67           73
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,954        409         739
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           557        159         270
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           996        253         441
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           156         46           64
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           195         68           93
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,835        608         963
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           497        166         261
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,129        251         529
CNBC CRIME INC: HUMAN TRAFFICK           129         66           74
HLN NANCY GRACE           252         90         144
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,063        389         755
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           606        119         255
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,265        366         600
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           219        108         128
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           204         57         103
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        1,886        398         748
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           486        158         254
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,114        308         518
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           300        132         180
HLN NANCY GRACE           131         81           93
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,371        404         704
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           345        123         163
MSNBC ED SHOW           571        234         312
CNBC MAD MONEY           120         51           71
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           115         41           73

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


    Mitt Romney ’47 percent’ watch: 47.53

    When we last checked yesterday, Mitt Romney was at 47.56 percent of the popular vote. The last drama of the 2012 presidential cycle is whether Romney hits 47.49 percent of the total, thus gets rounded down to 47 percent.

    Why does 47 percent matter? It doesn’t, except we’d get one more laugh at the utter irony of it all. And really, who could fault us for wanting one more laugh in a cycle full of them?

    So the latest count, per Dave Wasserman’s county-level tabulations?

    47.53 percent

    The 0.03-point drop since the last update was fueled by returns from Denver, St. Louis, and Thurston County, WA (Olympia).

    It’s hard to say how many votes remain to be counted, but just California and New York have about 2-3 million more votes outstanding. Thus, we’re well on track to get Romney that rounded 47 percent number.

    On the positive side for Romney, he now has more votes then McCain(he is a few thousand under 60M and should climb over that), so you can throw that talking point out of the republicans talking points book

  • Mark

    actually my last statement is wrong, Romney did creep over 60M(wikipedia has him as 59.99M



  • 1966

    enjoy the snow squalls on friday.
    happy thanksgiving everybody.

  • Hillbilly

    FNC 1 show. No other cable news shows made the list. :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    For you 1966. :) Don’t know what month you was born so went with January.

  • Hillbilly


    Thanks for the info on the ratings on Monday’s page. I still can’t find why cable news has the 35-64 demos. I’m guessing somebody wants them. I can’t imagine why Nielsen would count/collect them for nothing.


  • Mark

    Thanks for the info on the ratings on Monday’s page. I still can’t find why cable news has the 35-64 demos. I’m guessing somebody wants them. I can’t imagine why Nielsen would count/collect them for nothing.
    I am taking a guess when the cable news networks sell ads, companies targeting people in that age range are the ones buying(ie viagara, insurance, trips, retirement) hence why that specific demo is collected. In general if you are under 25 watching one of these networks while it might add to the total viewers you don’t really add much to the network generating revenue since people who do buy ads aren’t targeting you. On the flip side that 18-35 group definitely would help somebody say like Jon Stewart or Colbert who will attract advertisers aiming at that demo(generally considered one of the most desired demos)

  • ninja

    Simon & Garfunkel had different barbers, unlike the Beatles.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Susan Rice found her voice?

    We on the right must totally discredit and replace the corrupt media or the Dems. will always get away with scandals that would bring down a Republican President.

    Worse than Watergate? Of course it is.

    There are a number of ways to TOTALLY discredit CBS, NBC, ABC, Sixty Minutes, NY Times and the rest of the corrupt media cabal. We have some time now before they start campaigning for Dems. I am going to lay out a number of strategies soon.

    The media’s focus now is to protect Obama and the progressive movement form criticism and investigation. They are trying to pretend to be news people now because the election is over and they need to keep their 1%er jobs.

  • Pete S.

    Hillbilly, a couple of days ago it was rather silent on this site so i was going to play that same song, different version, but got sidetracked and didn’t.

  • Pete S.

  • Richard

    The motto at MSNBC of ‘all left all the time’ is a financial train wreck. NBC has been trying to rid themselves of this huge financial drain but no one will touch it.

  • Ratboy

    Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Travel safe. Enjoy family. And most of all give thanks to God for all of your blessings!!

  • 1nancy2

    What have you been reading? I read that Comcast is very happy with MSNBC. So? Can you post the link so I can read where you got your info? Thanks in advance and Happy Turkey day to all.

  • Politically Weary

    Don’t call Fox News viewers stupid when you’re the one who cannot spell “secession”.

  • Jeff

    @Politically weary, yeah not too smooth on my part! Oh well! It seems it took you a few minutes to figure it out, so congrats! My point goes far beyond a misspelled word, in a comment section on a website. But if that’s how small you think that’s your problem. My comment must of hit ya close to home, and gathering by your empty point it seems you prove the common conclusion about Fox viewers.

  • Ratboy

    Leno: Obama Is Running Out of Republicans To Blame Fiscal Cliff On

    “President Obama today pardoned the White House turkey,” Leno teased. “And then the turkey forgave him for the bad economy. So it worked out nice. Thought that was nice.”

    “As you may have heard,” he continued, “our economy is headed towards what they call a fiscal cliff unless President Obama and Congress can reach some sort of compromise. And President Obama is in a tough spot. Because the Democrats did so well on Election Day, he’s running out of Republicans he can blame this on.”

  • Jeff

    It seems clear by the blind madness of the Republicans especially the ones that get their information from Fox News are far MORE angry at Obama, than the terrorists that killed the Americans in Benghazi. That’s pretty f–ked up!

  • Kimberly

    Ratboy MSNBC covered all those conspiracy theories. Fast and Furious started under Bush and the conspiracy about creating a gun tragedy to take away all the guns is laughable. There are enough people dying of guns in the US to make a scandal out of it if the OBama administration wanted to.

    Solydra represents 7% of all green energy projects. 93% success rate, and a 7% failure rate, but Fox News makes it looks like it was a 100% disaster.

    It’s obvious who watches Fox News. People who use words like King Obama, or Obummer, or O’blamo, or O’fraudo. People with an axe to grind. You guys wrote this president off before he was even being elected. You started creating counters of how many days left until he was out of office.

    And in the end it was all for nothing :-D You still got your booties handed to you during the last election.

    So keep up the conspiracy theories. Fox News is sinking the REpublican brand.

    Oh and MSNBC is available in 5 million less homes than Fox News, so the fact that it’s so close tells you something right there.

    Enjoy the next four years of coming up with stuff to justify your hatred. Fox News will keep making money off of your ignorance and fear, and you will continue to lose elections because the rest of America thinks your nuts.

  • Politically Weary

    I just started reading these boards, and I don’t watch Fox News. Obama is doing a fine job as president, just some of his followers (YOU) ruin it for the rest of us. One’s preferred news channel does not determine their intelligence level.

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