Cable News Ratings for Friday, November 23, 2012

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November 27th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, November 23, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         922            177            360
CNN         366             97            144
MSNBC         364            167            184
CNBC         182             70            108
FBN           46             11             22
HLN         233             97            122
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,144            134            360
CNN         448             89            154
MSNBC         397            243            255
CNBC         276            144            179
FBN           69             16             23
HLN         380            116            194

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.

  • 1966

    good morning everybody

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning 1966

  • AppleStinx

    An embarrassment of riches: back-to-back cable news posts by TVbtN. :lol:

  • Coffee Steve



  • Jason

    Wow. MSNBC cleaned up on Friday. :O

  • Diamond Dave

    Jason, how do you see that? They only won in one category, and only because Fox had no counter-programming because if the holidays.

  • BevAG

    How did MSNBC clean up? I see MSNBC only higher in one small category. I wouldn’t consider that a “clean up.”

    I’m beginning to think people who watch MSNBC may not be the brightest of the bunch.

  • RedBarSoup

    I guess you guys will NEVER learn that pretty much the only thing they care about is the Demo, and that’s where MSNBC “Cleaned Up”.

  • Mark


    They cleaned up by having jail(getting rid of all the criminals)

  • BevAG

    RedBarSoap, that is so misleading. Why didn’t Jason say, “Wow. MSNBC cleaned up on Friday in the Demo.”

    And does Jason then also make the proclamation when Fox “cleans up” in the Demo, which is more the norm?

  • 1966

  • Pundit

    Bring back Shindig.

  • RedBarSoup

    I thought only MSNBC did things like this. I don’t care for Huffington Post but….


    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Tom Ricks clashed once again with Fox News (see update below).

    When the network hosted him on Monday for an interview abou this new book “The Generals,” host Jon Scott asked the author to weigh in on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

    Ricks said that he thought the incident had been “generally hyped by [Fox News] especially.” He added, “I think the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox is operating as the wing of the Republican Party.”

    At this point, Scott ended the interview with Ricks after about 90 seconds. Ricks said he thought the interview lasted about half the length as originally planned. He also said that a Fox News staffer called him rude after the segment.

    On Tuesday, Ricks and Fox News were still feuding. Fox News’ executive vp of news editorial Michael Clemente told the Hollywood Reporter that Ricks “apologized in our offices afterward but doesn’t have the strength of character to do that publicly.”

    Ricks denied an apology ever took place. In an email to the Hollywood Reporter, Ricks wrote, “Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I’d be interested to know. Frankly, I don’t remember any such apology.”

    UPDATE: TVNewser spoke with Clemente, who told the site that he would “refresh [Ricks’] memory” on the apology. After the segment, Clemente said that Ricks told Fox News staffers, “Sorry…I’m tired from a non-stop book tour.” Clemente added, “Perhaps now he can finally get some rest.”

  • cathy

    It’s sad that on Friday, so many 25-54 MSNBC views were watching TV instead of spending time with their family like the Fox news viewers.

  • RedBarSoup

    It’s sad that on Friday, so many 25-54 MSNBC views were watching TV instead of spending time with their family like the Fox news viewers.

    ….uhhhh what? Why does THAT matter with that age range? When you are talking about it being sad that people were watching MSNBC rather than spending time with their family, why is that only associated to an age range? 800,000 more people watched Fox News rather than spending family time on Friday…..no age range associated. Only 110k more people under the age of 25 and over the age of 64 watched MSNBC over Fox.

  • Jeff

    Seems during the prime time hours of Friday and Saturday and Sunday, the key demo folks are more interested in “lock up” & “caught on camera” programs than Fox phony News. Maybe the older folks couldn’t remember how to work their remotes to change the 27/7 Benghazi news channel.


  • Jeff

    Looks like I’m gonna need to buy Tom Ricks book. ;)

  • Bsotgnw

    Rice convinced me it was the video. The 155 his it had were just over whelming evidence. The fact that it was 9-11 was just a coinsidence.

  • RedBarSoup

    115 hits? are you nuts? Just the reuploaded video that was uploaded from a different uploader has hit 16 MILLION….what are you smoking?

  • ninja

    @ RedBarSoup………………Are you saying on 9 – 11 – 2012 – ………16 million people had uploaded that site?

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