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.

  • 1966

    good afternoon

  • Bobbyv


    Give me a break with that, I have never disagreed with you that both sides play the same games. I have been talking specifically about the size and mindset on govt. I do not know the specifics on the cases you mentioned but how can someone put slavery in a good light? That is like the old expression “Hit!er built roads too.”

    R’s have talked a better game about limited govt but have not always practiced what they preach. But the President is taking the role of govt to a different place than I have seen in my life, though to be fair I was not always paying that much attention.

  • 1966

    for you apple stinx the poppy familys other hit from september 1970

  • Mark2

    @Diamond Dave

    Nice attempt at spinning the situation. However, the fact remains that Fox News has dropped significantly in the key demo for Primetime while MSNBC has increased exponentially in comparison to one year ago and in comparison to 2008 post-election time frame. I’m sorry to hit you with actual facts but that’s how we do things around here.

  • Mark2

    @Bobby & Big Ben

  • Bobbyv


    What is the point? I am not a Liberal and I agree with womens’ right to vote, ending segregation, etc. Is it possible that other “conservatives” also feel the same? Maybe the term “conservative” is being used in the same pejorative sense as “liberal”.

  • Bobbyv

    And I think you may need to look again at who voted for/against some of those bills, I think they had more Republican support than you may think.

  • Hillbilly

    No cable news shows on the list.

    Using Steve Perry logic cable news is dying. ;)

  • Faith3

    Hi Bobbyv,

    I have to disgree with this point, “I think the deck was stacked more against the workers in the past than it is now” unless you are referring to the Gilded Age. Workers have increased productivity over the past 40 or so years but their wages have stagnated. Also, workers are more insecure with many things that were onced normal standard procedure in the past like having a secure retirement. Over the past 40 years, a slow erosion of a more equal balance in power which allowed them to earn a decent piece of the American pie, has become ancient history. Now income inequality is at its highest with only a very few receiving an enormous piece of the pie and everyone else receiving a sliver to fight over. It is not a good trend at all.

  • Bobbyv

    Hi Faith,

    I threw that comment in and gave no specifics so I fully understand your disagreement. I was referring to the 30’s and 40’s, which in all honesty is really not a good comparison. Over the time period you are citing I agree with you. There used to be more loyalty between a company and its workers. People would stay at the same place for years, now that is much more the exception.

  • TheBoss1

    @Mark2 … Great clip from my all-time favorite television show!

  • Mark2

    @Bobby “And I think you may need to look again at who voted for/against some of those bills, I think they had more Republican support than you may think.”

    Again, you’re getting confused with terms Republican and Conservative. Back then many Republicans were actually Liberals and many Democrats were actually Conservatives. In fact, Republicans used to be a Northern Liberal Party and
    Democrats used to be a Southern Conservative Party.

    That was the purpose of the video. To remind you that Liberals were once in the Republican Party. However, times have changed since then. But one thing has remained throughout the history of our Country…Liberals/Progressives always seem to be on the right side of history regardless what party they have been a part of and Conservatives always seem to be on the wrong side of the history regardless of what party they have been a part of.

    Basically, don’t get confused with the Party name, pay more attention to Conservative vs Liberal mindset.

  • Mark2

    @Hillbilly “No cable news shows on the list.”

    Sure there was – Jon Stewart and Colbert easily made the list. In fact, Jon Stewart consistently makes the Top 25 list on a daily basis.

  • 1966

    what’s wrong with you hillbilly don’t you know mark2 is right LOL

  • 1966

    but then again jon stewart and colbert are not news shows.

  • Bobbyv


    I read your post and it makes sense. Where I think you go wrong is when you say Liberals always are on the right side. I am not a blind partisan and are not a proponent of the “One side all good the other is all bad philosophy”. Are there no issues ever where Democrat policies have not worked? I did a bit of research after reading your post but I was out and it was late so I did not go too far. I found one article, posted below, that somewhat contradicts you (but not completely, nor would I expect it to since as said I do see your points). This guy could be a total nut but what he says seems reasonable. His point is similar to mine: Neither side is all good or all bad.


  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “No cable news shows on the list…”

    It is going to be the norm for a while. So that you stay busy, I found you a job as body-double in ‘Wipeout’. :grin:

  • RedBarSoup

    but then again jon stewart and colbert are not news shows.

    Really? Marks 2’s “joke” went right over your head if you didn’t realize what he was getting at when he pointed that out. Hillbilly always points out when Bill O or Hannitys “news” shows pop up on that list….yet they aren’t “news” shows either. If you are going to point out Hannity’s and Bill O’s entertainment non-news shows when they are on that list, you should point out when The Daily Show and The Colbert Show also pops up on there.

  • AppleStinx

    1966 wrote: “…the poppy familys other hit from september 1970″

    Thanks. Terry Jacks had some interesting songs on his own. I’ll try to find the one about his dog hit by a car.

  • 1966

    your right red bar soup

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