Cable News Ratings for Thursday, November 29, 2012

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November 30th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, November 29, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,219            237            493
CNN         334             96            144
MSNBC         644            204            303
CNBC         189             50            114
FBN           58             16             31
HLN         167             65             89
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,072            330            672
CNN         516            130            213
MSNBC       1,165            347            530
CNBC         277            126            181
FBN           61             15             31
HLN         242             90            124
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,180            294            591
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         162             72             91
MSNBC Morning Joe         549            214            307
CNBC Squawk Box         133             32             95
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         197            108            140
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,017            313            776
CNN SITUATION ROOM         530             93            183
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,119            250            466
CNBC FAST MONEY         196             26            103
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           87             23             39
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,980            302            708
CNN SITUATION ROOM         448             78            131
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,060            230            412
CNBC MAD MONEY         240             64            123
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         110             41             48
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,820            420            781
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         417            109            166
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         860            240            351
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         183             21             65
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         185             70             87
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,721            440            828
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         523            116            235
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,178            310            515
CNBC NEW AGE OF WAL-MART         167             57            105
HLN NANCY GRACE         280             99            142
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,937            297            601
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         644            175            271
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,225            384            591
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         296            123            182
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         231             85            113
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,533            252            578
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         381             99            134
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,091            345            485
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         369            197            257
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         217             85            116
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,215            305            587
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         264             89            103
MSNBC ED SHOW         619            256            334
CNBC MAD MONEY         103             30             65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         175             42            100

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.

  • Tony

    MSNBC wins the primetime once again.

  • BevAG

    FNC wins total day once again AND also wins in just about every other category as well.

  • Mark2


    MSNBC wins the most important category again…the key demo during Primetime.

    Ouch!!! that’s gotta hurt.

    I almost feel sorry for Fox News that they keep losing that most important category.

  • Joe

    Fox is just going to get older and older in the ratings. They are turning more and more into CBS. They’ll have the total viewers but they are all old people. The demo is only going to get worse. All people who want the country to be like it was in the 1950’s. All power for white people and no one else. It’s 2012. Get over it.

  • 1nancy2

    Mark 2
    I’d never feel sorry for Fox “News”, if that’s what they like to call it. Ever. They fed their people drivel through the vent in the bubble that Mitt was going to win in a landslide and that did not happen on election night. That’s b/cause Anonymous speared Orca and the stealing of a 3rd election did not occur. Boo Hoo, Karl was incredulous about OH on election night. Hey Carl, next time, hire high tech people who know how to steal elections. You have been successful in the past, just go back to the drawing board. With the millions you have, you will succeed. Just try again in ’16 and hope Anonymous is not on to your game. Hi R. Boy,Faith 3 Coffee..Thanks for all of your updates.

  • BevAG

    Nancy, MSNBC fed their listeners a bunch of drivel about how the Republicans were going to steal the election, and that didn’t happen on election night. MSNBC misleads its listeners.

    Mark, it must “hurt” the FNC beats MSNBC and CNN combined in most categories.

  • Raz

    Then Fox will have to do better in that demo, but as important as that demo is, they are winning the night over all. So the question is, do you win the battle or do you win the war?

  • MattFitz

    Rachel Maddows is gonna become the voice for the next generation!She brings many of the elements the greats had,like Cronkite,Brinkley,Murrow.She is the new face of what America is becoming like it or not!I am happy to see the star rising for Rachel.She asks the questions I would ask and her perspectives are well researched.Though I dont always agree with everything she says,even when I disagree I have to admit she makes compelling arguments for her point of view!

  • Fesfes

    raz that doesnt make any sense at all. what could is having viewers when the audience has no purchasing power? these viewers are age 2+…for fox most over 65+. shows need to make money, advertisers look for the demo, not the total amount. you can get millions of views, but if your demo is not gathering enough viewers your show gets canned.

  • 1nancy2

    Check this out. I wouldn’t trust Karl Rove with all the eyes of the world on him. He’s been honing his stealing trade for decades.


  • MattFitz

    347 is larger then 330 Raz lol.Please learn simple arithmetic.MSNBC won the primetime in the demo! thats the money right there.End of story.

  • MattFitz

    Im not an ad executive and dont know much about the inter workings on Madison Avenue,but I do Know that Television networks set their advertisement prices based on promises of how many people in the Demo are watching, this is there primary source of revenues and that particular age bracket is All the Marketing guys care about in general so the only ratings that really matter are Demo ratings,they establish your marketing value!Ratings are all that matter long term in that business.They are profit driven coorporations.They care only about$

  • RedBarSoup

    The Fox News sheeple will NEVER learn that the demo is where it’s at. We go through this 5-6 times EVERY new day.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Rachel; you beat Hannity again. It’s becoming a good habit to see Hannity going down.

  • lbsles

    Obama’s Stimulus Funds African Genital Washing Study

    Need a wash?

    On the heels of a scathing report exposing incessant waste in President Obama’s scandal-plagued economic stimulus, anews agency reveals that nearly $1 million in recovery funds have gone to a genitalia-washing program for uncircumcised African men.

    If this seems like an inconceivable prank, just take a look at the public university study that received $823,200 in stimulus cash to encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling. Specifically, the taxpayer dollars will be used to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex. You can’t make this stuff up.

    The money from the monstrous $787 billion program Obama promised would jumpstart the economy and put Americans back to work was distributed by the National Institutes of Health. The goal is to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa by convincing uncircumcised men to develop an effective after-sex, genitalia-washing regime. The aim, according to the publicly-funded study, is to evaluate the “feasibility and acceptability of a post-coital male genital hygiene procedure” among Africans unwilling to be circumcised.

  • BevAG


    Wednesday night in the younger category MSNBC was higher than Fox at 9, 10 and 11. Last night they were higher only at 9 and 10. But overall FNC doesn’t even fluctuate. FNC outbeats MSNBC day after day. You just keep concentrating on MSNBC’s winning one here and one there.

    MSNBC is nothing but a laughingstock tool of the Whitehouse, and even the young, impressionable folks know it as well.

    Nancy, I wouldn’t trust MSNBC with some of the world’s eyes on it — not most as the ratings show — because they kept on for weeks and weeks about how the Republicans were going to steal the election, and it didn’t happen. They love to lie to you guys, and you love to buy into it.

  • lbsles

    I wonder how many dumbocrats it takes to do this?

    Or how many need it done, with your tax dollars?

    Need a wash?

  • betty

    Nawncy….first you say Karl and then Carl…cant get it straight,hon ?
    You’ll notice that the Number One cable show is called “Fox NEWS” whilst
    MsNBC is not news…nor Cnn….ever notice that, Nawncy?

  • joe88

    wow, i love when these msnbc retards only see a couple demos and start jumping for joy. look at the others dummies. Fox is kicking ass in more demos than you see.

  • Bobbyv

    Posted November 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM
    Moncon and Bobbyv,

    I also agree. However, if things don’t improve, I think the liberals will still blame Bush. I’ve already heard spin that things were so bad under Bush that it will take twenty years of Obama’s ‘rational’ policies to fix things.

    Yes, funny how the goalpost has now changed. If that happens after they give him tax tax increases he wants their response should be “Don’t want to hear it”. At some point he has to own this, good or bad.

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