Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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November 29th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,257            249            492
CNN         374            117            163
MSNBC         617            213            298
CNBC         174             55             95
FBN           64             18             31
HLN         198             92            116
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,311            336            761
CNN         505            122            213
MSNBC       1,270            395            618
CNBC         183             85            111
FBN           55             23             25
HLN         275            102            155
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,184            264            500
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         229             96            114
MSNBC Morning Joe         501            226            285
CNBC Squawk Box         121             50             79
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         242            149            177
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,171            387            895
CNN SITUATION ROOM         642            155            241
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         930            228            382
CNBC FAST MONEY         223             52             92
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         120             56             68
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,111            313            692
CNN SITUATION ROOM         504            128            186
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         886            305            459
CNBC MAD MONEY         177             51             79
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         148             60             84
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,772            295            589
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         482            159            222
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         930            287            470
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         222             63            100
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         172             60            100
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,203            460            993
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         464            125            199
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,187            338            584
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE         154             56             78
HLN NANCY GRACE         367            125            162
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,075            339            719
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         605            132            240
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,377            434            669
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         173             81            105
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         221             86            138
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,618            208            563
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         445            108            199
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,244            415            600
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         221            118            149
HLN NANCY GRACE         239             93            164
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,004            212            474
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         260             89            141
MSNBC ED SHOW         670            266            336
CNBC MAD MONEY         115             61             88
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         220             92            150

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.

  • Mark2

    Rachel and Lawrence are on FIRE!!!

    -Rachel destroys Hannity in the key demo.

    -Lawrence annihilates Greta in the key demo.

    -Ed beats O’Reilly again in the 11PM key demo slot

    -MSNBC dominates the Primetime key demo again.

    This is getting to be the norm nowadays.

  • Joe

    MSNBC is doing terrific. Ed even beat Billo in the repeat. I think when conservatives saw how much Fox was lying to them after the election, some of them stopped watching the network. It was even obvious to die hard conservatives. When you have the network and their conservative polls saying they will win easily and then they get destroyed on election day, it looks bad. MSNBC is a liberal network but they don’t lie to support they views. Fox makes things up.

  • RedBarSoup

    Hannity can barely break 2 million viewers…..he was over 3 million not too long ago. Do I smell another Glenn Beck? Meh, not really, Glenn Beck lost his job because he was starting to get under 1 million AND was losing ads.

  • Laurence Glavin

    At another site, possibly Mediaite, they made fun of the Faux Right-Wing Propaganda Networks new “Breaking News” video and sounder. It appeared to startle Megyn Kelly, who described it as “scary”. I commented that the powers-that-be at the FRWPN are perhaps beginning to get the shakes while they observe how MSNBC is encroaching on their ratings. (Not million-plus total viewers for either showiing of “Hardball”. Pourquoi?)

  • Mark

    In terms of Fox vs MSNBC

    Fox ratings seemed to level off where they were pre election

    Bill O ~ 2.8-3.1M
    Hannity ~ 1.7-2M
    Greta ~ 1.6-1.9

    On the flip side MSNBC seems to have a slight post election bump

    Ed ~ 800k-1M
    Rachel 900k-1.1M
    Larry 800k-1M

  • Mark

    Personally I would love to see the ratings for people aged 18-25 and 65+ for both networks

  • Jayson

    It seems that FNC is shedding younger viewers. I haven’t tuned in lately…end of the semester finals for me. Has anything significant happened?

    Jeff Zucker, former NBC Chief is taking over for CNN. I wonder if he will make them partisan like MSNBC and FNC. Any thoughts?

  • Mark2

    What’s even more amazing is that The Ed show is actually closing the key demo gap with O’Reilly in the 8PM slot.

  • Jayson

    @Sara Bibel

    Are stats available for 18-29, 18-34, or 18-39. Also, do you keep stats for 65+. Mark has made me curious.


  • DPM

    MSNBC will dominate forever now……the country has changed and the things the MSNBC host talk about and the views they have are agreed with the large majority of Americans. FNC is pretty much done due to the partisan positions…..while MSNBC soars with a diversity of view points…..

  • Lance

    Mark, spin it all you want. It’s time to face the facts. The gap between FNC and MSNBC in total viewers and in the all-important demos in particular (which are what ad rates are based upon) have narrowed considerably over the past few months. This trend started long before Election night.

    Fox’s credibility (or lack thereof) has definitely had a negative impact on their ratings, no doubt about it.

  • Jeff

    WOW! msnbc has consistenly beaten Fox News since the election in key demo, Fox is tanking still! The usual rePUBS aren’t here to give their spin and stir of conspiracy theories. Seems the Fox lies have really deflated the whack balloons on the right.

    Morning Joe, Rev. Al, has them in their sites, even Big Ed has gained on Bill-O, Rachel & Lawrence are kicking AZZ!

  • Mark


    I am not spinning things, I am just saying Fox ratings are basically on par with what they were from Jan-Aug, while MSNBC’s have a slight bump. Will things stay that way? time will tell but to say Fox has lost viewership compared to how they were pre-election(Sept-Nov) time is false

    I am no fan of Fox or a Fox apologist, I am just calling it as I see it. Simple fact is as long as Fox is the only station that provides a right wing point of view it will most likely continue to have the highest ratings amongst all cable networks. At it’s best they get 3M viewer(O Reilly) and that is less then 1% of the US population, simple fact is their will always be somebody who will subscribe to that kind of news

    If somebody wants to see Fox News viewership take a hit we need another right wing slanted network to eat into some of it’s viewership

  • grets

    Even Al Sharpton’s show has closed the gap significantly in the 25-54 demo. I think he won once in the past week but to be within a striking distance consistently, says a lot of how much stronger MSNBC has become and to a lesser extent a weaker FOX line up.

  • don

    msnbc is all takers and fox is makers. fox viewers have jobs. demos prove it the kids are staying up late while there parents go to bed so they can wake up and go to work.

  • Jeff

    LONDON — Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers and other British media were reckless in the pursuit of sensational stories “almost irrespective of the harm” caused, according to a major report on Britain’s phone-hacking scandal.
    The findings of the year-long Leveson Inquiry criticized a “failure of systems of management and compliance” at Murdoch’s News of the World (NoTW) tabloid, which was closed down as the full extent of their illegal actions became clear.
    Lord Justice Leveson said if Murdoch and his son James did not know about the extent of phone-hacking at the paper, then there had been a “determined cover-up” by unidentified staff.
    And if they had known then the Murdochs should have done something about it, he said. However, the judge added there was no evidence from which he could “safely infer” that Rupert Murdoch was aware of a wider problem.
    The report is being watched by American lawmakers amid concerns that U.S. laws may have been broken.

    Now it’s time to focus on Fox News and their similar illegal practices of hacking (every definition of hacking that is) hack reporters hack stories, lol! going on over at NewsCorp.

  • don

    25 to 35 watch msnbc because they hate the rich and dont want to work EVER

  • club

    The war against intelligence continues with the dim, dems…. They proved, in the last election, that campaigning to THE STUPID works…. Who would have thought that Ms Fluck, and Julia would be anything except laughing matters, but the women proved they can lead THE STUPID PARADE…. Repubs are against women and birth control so vote for the dim, dems…..

  • MattFitz

    WTF Sara are you censoring me? I posted two comments that were not posted.Ill try again Mark you are delusional MSNBC is steadily uptickin Fox is on downward trnd these ARE FACTS! something you bubble dwellers dont like.Don you are a bigger idiot Fox main demo is retired old er and they are taking Social Sercurity Medicare.The income per msnbc verses Fox viewers Id presume to say is a landslide for MSNBC.Young urban proffesionals,union workers an the like are the core viewers Im sure they rake in more then the monthly ss checkks from the scared sad old foggies watching Faux news

  • Sam

    Hannity continues to collapse… this is gotta be crushing !

    Maddow exposed by evidence why the righties are witch hunting against rice, that’s why Maddow is the best.

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