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.

  • RedBarSoup


    I might be right but people watch all those shows for their news. Most of the people I know treat Colbert and Stewarts show purely on how it’s meant to be watched, as entertainment while most of the people I know that watch Oreilly and Hannity watch it to get their “news” and go parading around thinking like they actually know the news (like the fake story and misconstrued Obamaphone that those two were touting around.)

  • Hillbilly

    Posted December 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    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.


    I “point out” when cable news (*not comedy central) shows make the list. I even post when on rare occasions MSNBC is the only cable news show on the list.

    *I point out when The Daily Show goes over 2 million P2+ viewers.

    Haven’t found a reason to post Colbert’s numbers. He has the same numbers he’s always had.

  • AppleStinx

  • Hillbilly

    ApplesStinx – 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:


    I was to good & they wouldn’t let me be a contestant. As for the norm on cable news not making the list…that’s why I been getting the top 25 prediction right lately. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    Posted December 1, 2012 at 9:23 PM
    what’s wrong with you hillbilly don’t you know mark2 is right LOL


    Yea i know. ;) :roll:

    He thinks it’s a great accomplish for The Daily Show & Colbert Report to beat cable news shows in the 18-49 demo too. :lol: :roll: :lol:

  • Hillbilly


    Hiya stuck-up. :mad:

    BTW Your alimony & child support checks haven’t arrived yet..whats up with that? Don’t tell me their in the mail. You keep misbehaving & I won’t take you to 1966’s mansion.

  • Hillbilly

    My date to 1966’s mansion. :grin:

  • Bobbyv


    Was thinking more about your post – not sure if you were just referring to social issues or all issues. That writer I posted mentions he is a D but definitely takes an anti-D view. I am not sure if his facts are wrong, I did look up Sen Sargeant, he was a R but could not find if he was conservative as writer says. I do not want to take his word as gospel.

  • lbsles
  • AppleStinx


    Your URL has an extra ‘http//’ (the second).

  • 1966

    thats ok I have sara and amanda as my date.
    @red bar soup
    I know there are people on this board that take hannity and bill o as news.

  • BevAG

    I’ve made three posts that don’t get put on this board. I don’t use profanity. What’s that story?

  • BevAG

    My one-liner last post I made got put on this board. but I did three other posts and they didn’t get put up. Interesting. This board might have the same policy as MSNBC, which is you can’t say anything negative against the government.

  • AppleStinx


    I’ve never seen that kind of censorship here. Change the wording or post in installments to see where it’s getting caught by the filter.

  • Hillbilly

    How the demos are counted.

    People 2+ – 1.0 = 2.894

    Adults 18-49 – 1.0 rating = 1.265 million

    Adults 25-54 – 1.0 rating – 1.187 million

    Might help Jayson figure out who is watching & their age. With the overlap of 18-49 & 25-54 its probably hard to get solid results.

    The highest (non debate non election coverage) 18-49 I’ve saw in the daily cable ratings for a cable news show is .05. That means around 632,000.

  • Hillbilly

    Need your Poll fix? Go here & take the poles. For those not familiar with the shows copy Nick’s picks. ;)

    AppleStinx tries to beat me, but just never seems to be able to. :cool:

  • Hillbilly


    Bill Gorman

    Posted November 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM
    “WTF Sara are you censoring me? I posted two comments that were not posted.”

    “There is certain words that get censored. I know for instance if I spell ab0rtion correctly my post doesn’t get posted. I also find my post getting deleted when i post certain websites(legit news ones like NBC, CBC, ABC, Fox)”

    To clarify, the spam filter traps certain words automatically. Mostly obscenities, but not exclusively.

    It also traps comments with more than 1 URL every single time. Multiple URLs being highly correlated with spam.

    It also traps comments it *thinks* are spam. Some single URL comments trapped are likely in this category. Perhaps certain word combinations, likely very lengthly comments. It’s sort of a black box, mostly out of our control.

    It’s all “automatic”, we get thousands of comments a day and don’t have remotely enough time to do anything manually.

    From Wednesday’s ratings.

  • AppleStinx


    I thought that your oft-wrong predictions were automatically trapped by the filter under “obscenity”. :smile:

  • Mark2


    “Prior to the formation of the conservative coalition, which helped realign the Democratic and Republican party ideologies in the mid-1960s, the Republican party historically advocated classical liberalism, paleoconservatism, and progressivism.”

    The civil rights act was the major turning point. This is the period when the Parties basically switched sides. The Democratic Party would now become the Liberal Party and the Republican Party would now become the Conservative Party.

  • Bobbyv


    Good discussion, thanks for the info

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