Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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November 26th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, November 21, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,245            282               550
CNN         381            120               177
MSNBC         586            197               284
CNBC         168             45               101
FBN           73             18                41
HLN         144             59                68
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,986            344               715
CNN         463            112               210
MSNBC       1,052            286               468
CNBC         211             55               134
FBN           66             23                39
HLN         191             52                80
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends           -              -                -
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         251            103               163
MSNBC Morning Joe         532            191               256
CNBC Squawk Box         121             35                69
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         169             93               118
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,089            430               916
CNN SITUATION ROOM         591            156               240
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         896            233               391
CNBC FAST MONEY         186             62               129
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           94             54                58
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,004            389               862
CNN SITUATION ROOM         467            141               200
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         840            240               415
CNBC MAD MONEY         151             29                72
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         163             79                89
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,790            357               758
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         534            138               198
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         850            273               401
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         199             47                92
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         165             67                86
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL       2,703            402               881
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         530            111               198
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,026            258               441
CNBC WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH         171             35               115
HLN NANCY GRACE         197             55                86
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FNR:COUNTDOWN TO DOOMSDAY       1,881            389               739
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         475            126               250
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,161            323               506
CNBC WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH         257             69               158
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         213             59                70
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,357            240               522
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         383             98               182
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         964            276               457
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         204             61               131
HLN NANCY GRACE         164             41                86
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL         834            266               402
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         287             95               124
MSNBC ED SHOW         534            203               291
CNBC MAD MONEY           52             22                31
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         141             55                79

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

    Wow, what the heck has happened to HLN lately…their ratings have just taken a nosedive over the past few months.

  • Raz

    It appears things are sliding back it what the ratings were like in the post election. Either that or folks have gotten tired of watching the hogwresting on MSNBC.

  • Gabriel

    “Fox interview ends after author accused the network of hyping the killing of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and ‘operating as a wing of the Republican Party.’”

    Ricks said he thought the story of the Benghazi attacks was “hyped, by this network especially.”

    Scott asked why Ricks would call it hype when four Americans were killed, including the first U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years.

    Ricks responded that few people knew how many U.S. security contractors were killed in Iraq and compared that to the attention paid to “what was essentially a small firefight” in Libya.

  • Mark

    Ricks has a point

    Look at all the attacks on Diplomatic facilities since 1958


    In terms of death toll Clinton is the worst followed by Reagan. In terms of actual attacks nobody even comes close to Bush 43(so much for keeping us safe). Bush 41 is the gold standard of embassy attacks with 1 attack nobody killed

  • Diamond Dave

    Wow, no one watched Fox and Friends? That’s incredible. Must be because they all switched to MSNBC.

  • Mark

    By the way election update(ie don’t believe those talking points trying to use numbers from 3 weeks ago)


    Obama is at 64.80M(51%) Romney is at 60.44M(47% which is a very ironic number for obvious reasons)

    As for total votes 131.3M showed up in 2008, we are currently at 127.4M, still roughly 2.5-4M votes left to count

  • Coffee Steve

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning :-)

    Looks like the day before T-Day the networks laid an egg yuk yuk

  • Letmethink

    What’s the deal with Fox and Friends?
    Do you think CNN will make any chanes with Early Start/Starting Point?

  • Coffee Steve


    Good Morning

    I think Fox and Friends drew a blank :lol:

  • Coffee Steve

    This is getting to be a big concern overseas


    Vomiting virus sweeps Britain: Hospital wards shut as cases soar 50 per cent to five-year high

    Health Protection Agency report reveals huge increase in confirmed outbreaks in hospitals

    Includes 45 hospitals which have been forced to close off wards while they carry out deep cleans

    Hospital data represents just the tip of the iceberg as many avoid seeking medical help as virus is spread so easily

  • clinging to my god

    CNN will never fire Soledud, she belongs to three groups that gets a free ride in anything…especially a liberal news center she’s Black, Hispanic and a women…a triple whammy..she can get only 12 viewers a day and she’ll still keep her job…if she were a white boy, like John King, she would be GONE….

  • Glenn

    Fox Rules–The Five is a great show.MSNBC,CNN,CURRENT–THEIR rant is over-

  • cathy


    Let’s keep blaming Bush 43 for 9/11. It doesn’t matter that he had only been in office eight months. It doesn’t matter that the Clinton administration was told that an attack was being planned and they decided not to look into it. It doesn’t matter that the planning for the attacks started when Clinton won reelection. It doesn’t matter that the Clinton administration turned a blind eye to terrorist and that is what caused the growth of groups. If Clinton would have dealt with the terrorist problem during his time in office 9/11 would have never happened.

    Let us look at a simple fact. If Clinton would have dealt with terrorist during his time in office. Terrorist group wouldn’t have been big enough and there would be no 9/11. There wouldn’t have been a second gulf war or an Afghan war. But Clinton turned a blind eye and let the terrorist group build up their numbers, money, supplies and strength. Many military leaders in both the U.S. and in foreign countries, see the Clinton administration at fault for the growth (lack of control) of terrorism.

    So, when Bush get into office the terrorist had their hidden caves and bunkers. And had time to freely plan a number of attacks. If we went to talk about one president having to clean up another president’s mess. Let’s talk about Bush cleaning up after Clinton. The only reason we haven’t seen a lot of terrorist attacks under Obama is because Bush 43 had the terrorist on the run. Yes, we got bin Laden under Obama, but that was only because the Seals had been after him for years.

    Keep saying that Libya isn’t a story. That Obama isn’t hiding something. Let’s run away from the truth. And we’ll have terrorist bombing more building in the U.S.

  • AlexInLA

    Cathy, it is time for your meds

  • ed schneider

    No surprises, Fox is kicking butt! But O’ Reilly 700 over the Five? It must be the time slot? Not that the factor is anyone’s red haired step child, number one for 15 years and all, but I suggest a trade, just for a week? Mr. O’s best week, against, The Five for a week at the 8 o’cock hour? I’m layin 5/2 on the Five!

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