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.

  • Ratboy

    It ain’t your birthday yet!!!!!

  • sunshine

    ***Happy Thanksgiving*** :mrgreen:

  • RedBarSoup

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

    With that out of the way. I overheard my family talking about the Obamaphone and I have never heard of it before. They were talking about how he won the election by giving out money like “Obamaphone” and such, I heard this and was curious. So glad that I researched it and found out that it was crap. How can the media (both sides) get away with misleading the public so much like this? I had 4 people at Thanksgiving thinking Obama was just giving out free phones to the blacks/unwealthy. People should research things before they go out thinking crazy stuff like that…just get educated. Google searching “snopes Obamaphone” is not hard to learn the truth.

  • Coffee Steve

    I seem to have mis-placed my clown suit :mrgreen:

    and HAPPY (PRE) Birthday to 1966 :-)

  • 1966

    @coffee steve
    ratboy is giving me a mansion( which I will invite hillbilly over for a one nite stay for a small fee)what are you getting me? of course hillbilly you may bring a guest. and your invited to coffee steve.

  • 1966

    @coffee steve
    there will be plenty of FREE COFFEE to.

  • Pete S.

    RBS posted… …“Obamaphone” and such, I heard this and was curious. So glad that I researched it and found out that it was crap. How can the media (both sides) get away with misleading the public so much like this?
    What’s crap?? My wife & i stood in a line tonight in walmart for 4 hours waiting to buy our $40 droid phones (early black friday). We were 3rd in line. 1st in line was a woman who at one point speaking to someone else, pulled out her phone and clearly referred to it as her “obama phone” followed by a chuckle from her. My wife and i quietly joked that it must be a pretty crappy phone for her to be replacing it. And it actually didn’t look like too bad of a phone from what i could briefly see.
    What would you guess she meant by “obama phone”? And why would she call it that?

  • AlexInLA

    There is one problem with the Obama Phone: It doesn’t exist.

    Since 2009, there has been an urban myth that Obama created a program to provide free phones to low-income Americans at taxpayer expense. There is, in fact, a government program that will provide low-income people with a free or low cost cell phone. It was started in 2008 under George W. Bush.

    The idea of providing low-income individuals with subsidized phone service was originated in the Reagan administration following the break-up of AT&T in 1984. (It was expanded and formalized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an independent non-profit, not through tax revenue

  • Justin

    Ratboy. the articles you cited are absolutely false. Andrea Mitchell Reports is not afraid to criticize the president and their morning show (Morning Joe) is lead by a conservative, Joe Scarborough.

    Name me a single liberal on Fox News with a show since Alan Colmes was fired? And send me a link to pro-Obama reporting on Fox News. IT just doesn’t happen. Nice try. Keep living in the bubble.

  • RedBarSoup

    Alex you are actually incorrect to…sort of….

    Get educated Pete S.

    Since Snopes is going to say the same thing I will say I’ll just copy and paste it from there….

    How would you contact emergency services if there was a fire or a serious injury? How would you contact a potential new employer, or keep in touch with a current one? How would you contact your utility company about a power outage, or a doctor about your sick child?

    Those types of questions prompted the Federal Communication Commission to implement the Lifeline benefit program for income-eligible consumers in 1984. That program had two parts: Lifeline Assistance, which provided discounts on basic monthly landline telephone service at the primary residence of qualified telephone subscribers, and Lifeline Link-Up, which provided discounts on the initial installation fee for landline telephone service at the primary residence of qualified telephone subscribers.

    primary residence of qualified telephone subscribers, and Lifeline Link-Up, which provided discounts on the initial installation fee for landline telephone service at the primary residence of qualified telephone subscribers.

    As cell phone usage has increased and cell phone service fees have dropped, the Lifeline program has been expanded to include wireless technology. Prepaid cell phone companies have spun off government-approved subsidiaries (such as Safelink Wireless, Assurance Wireless, and Reachout Wireless) to specialize in providing Lifelife-covered telephone services to qualifying participants.

    From that basic framework, rumors like the ones encapsulated in the Examples cited above have circulated, claiming that “the Obama administration created a program to give free cell phones paid for by taxpayer money to welfare recipients.” All the elements of such statements are erroneous or exaggerated:

    • The Lifeline program originated in 1984, during the administration of Ronald Reagan; it was expanded in 1996, during the administration of Bill Clinton; and its first cellular provider service (SafeLink Wireless) was launched by TracFone in 2008, during the administration of George W. Bush. All of these milestones were passed prior to the advent of the Obama administration.
    • The Lifeline program only covers monthly discounts on landline or wireless telephone service for eligible consumers. It does not pay cellular companies to provide free cell phones to consumers, although some cellular service providers choose to offer that benefit to their Lifeline customers.
    • Lifeline discounts are not available only to “welfare recipients” — these programs are implemented at both the state and federal levels, so qualification criteria can vary from state to state, but in general participants must have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines, or take part in at least one of the following federal assistance programs: ……..

  • RedBarSoup

    So guys, guess what. You on the right, blame your precious savior Reagan for starting that one. :)

  • Jeff D.

    Ed is rumored to be replaced but with who or what? Can’t be any worst.
    After all Ed is just a script reader that says whatever the unions
    tells him to say.
    Did you know he failed sa a conservative radio talker?

  • Jeff

    @politically weary, actually it’s Pollyanna types like you that sit in criticism of others that real just irrelevant and not too bright. I could be off on my assessment based on your posts but either way I could care less about what you think about me or my opinions.

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning!!
    hey CoffeeDude, I think your clown suit may still be at the cleaners. Navy Dude used it to wipe off his bike after the rain storm! :shock:

    1966, I may have to scale back a little because when I scaned it and tried to send it it sait that the file was to big! Boy and it was a nice one too!!!!!!!

    Waiting for the stove repairman this morning. I found out that 2 hours and 45 minutes to cook a pizza is NOT normal! :lol: Hey, I do low and slow cooking so I thought………….well you know!

  • Raz

    Justin, liberals on Fox…..Bob Beckels, Juan Williams and Alan Colmes just to name a few. If Mr Colmes was truly fired, he would never be able to be invited back on Fox…which you always see him on one show or another to provide the liberal point of view. Could say Mr Oberman do that on MSNBC? I think not.

  • Pete S.

    RBS, my somewhat long post just disappeared. not typing it again. nothing to get “educated” about. just wondered what you thought she meant.

  • Mark


    MSNBC(like Fox) has few opposing viewpoints on the payroll. Besides Scarborough, probably Steve Schmidt and Michael Steele would be the most notable names but they also have SE Cupp and Ron Christie(work on Cheney’s staff). Beyond that they have many recurring guests who are Conservative/Republicans(Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins, Republican Strategist John Feehary, Matt Kibbe president of Freedom Works among a few others)

    I know conservatives will say well those guys don’t count because we don’t like them, but many liberals would say the same about the lefties Fox has on.

  • Mark

    I pointed this out many times before lefties on Fox and righties on MSNBC basically fill the same purpose. They sort of give the “other sides” POV without really calling the host out on all the BS they spew and it gets annoying when you watch the network saying you could do a much better job calling the people out who oppose your views then the guy they use to speak for the “other side”. It also seems like the lefties on Fox and righties on MSNBC seem to be more moderate then the hosts(who generally shift tot he extreme view of the parties the station panders to)

  • Mark

    @Pete S.
    RBS, my somewhat long post just disappeared. not typing it again. nothing to get “educated” about. just wondered what you thought she meant.
    Usually some words trigger posts not to be posted, ab0rtion(spelled correctly with a “o” instead of the “0”) for instance spelled correctly seems to do that to me. I also find alot of times links to certain websites cause deletion as well. In general when it happens to me I just hit the “back button” on my browser and the post will re-appear in the “leave a reply” box and I go in and try find the word/words that cause the problem

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Day Everyone, been shopping all morning, and man do I feel old :-)

    @Ratboy & 1966

    Mansion? Free Coffee? On my way…..

    Its the heating element dude, 20 bucks easy to install and a lot cheaper than those repair dudes :-)

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