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.

  • BevAG

    2 of 3 paragraphs.

    Like I know Whitehouse MSNBC never gives news that doesn’t show the Whitehouse, the Democrats or the President in a positive light, so I don’t look at MSNBC as any kind of a credible anything. MSNBC has the same job that Goebbels had during the Hit ler regime.

  • BevAG

    3 of 3 paragraphs. I’m trying to see which words get caught in the trap. The 1 of 3 paragraphs hasn’t shown.

    I prefer news sources that are going to touch on all news. I have seen FNC tell stories that show Republicans in a negative light, so that tells me that FNC is not an arm of the Republican party.

  • BevAG

    1st line of 1st paragraph that’s not going through:

    I get a lot of news from Hannity and O’Reilly. I listen to their take on

  • BevAG

    3rd line of 1st paragraph that’s not going through:

    never take any one news source or internet source as “news.” I know

  • BevAG

    4th line of 1st paragraph that’s not going through:

    they’ve ALL got an agenda and they pick the stories they think are

  • BevAG

    5th line of 1st paragraph that’s not going through:


  • BevAG

    So it looks like the 2nd line of the 1st paragraph is what has kept my posts from going through, and these are the words in the 2nd line. I’m going to camuflage them somehow.

    it and then I go find other sources to see what is going on about it. I

    I put two spaces between each word seeing if I can stop the filter. But I can’t see how any of those words would be stopped by a filter.

  • BevAG

    Sorry about all the posts. I was trying to see if I could find some pattern or reasoning for the filtering system. I can’t find one. But I’m glad to know it doesn’t have anything to do with censuring.

  • AppleStinx


    If I had to guess, I’d say it’s the word ‘source’ used multiple times close to each other. I don’t think that 2 spaces changes anything since several spaces in succession should be treated as one space unless you use non-breaking spaces.       And if you’re concerned about breaking a thread with tests, it’s better to find a dormant thread and clearly indicate that your posts there are tests.

  • BevAG

    Thank you, Apple. You might be right with the use of “sources” several times within two lines. When I did the last post that says, “So it looks like the 2nd line of the 1st paragraph,” yada, yada, yada, I typed two spaces between each word and that allowed the post to go through, but surprisingly the post appeared without the spaces. Just interesting.

    Your last sentence about “breaking a thread with tests,” you suggested finding a dormant thread. By “dormant thread,” are you talking about like previous cable news threads that no one is talking on anymore? Because that’s a good suggestion. I really hate disrupting a thread to do “tests.” Thanks for your input. I appreciate it.

  • AppleStinx


    Yes, I would run a test elsewhere, where there has been no activity (I don’t know whether Bill or Robert would object), although this section has’t exactly been teeming with comments :grin:

  • Letmethink

    Morning All
    Bevag, interesting what filter catches. Learned a lot from your test.
    Raz, yes Savannah is a wonderful place. Hope you get a chance to visit.
    Early Start/Starting Point is back to horrible numbers—not that they have ever been great. Will be interesting to see what Zucker does with it. Was just surfing the other night and saw Ashley Banfield sitting in for Piers Morgan. MHOO, she is just as bad at night.

  • Jeff

    The big righty question today will be……

    Did Fox News line up happen to beat msnbc Lock up or Caught on Camera reruns?


    Anyone enjoying the anxiety panic and spin coming from the GOP on Capitol Hill. The Treasury Sec. is going to make Lindsay Gramham take the form of a big giant horses a$$. Then poor Boehner is acting drunk again in his interviews with staggering phony rage. Again back to Poor Lindsay who is in big primary trouble with the whack balloon tea party setting their sites on him in the primary. Perhaps he needs another photo op at chick Fil a? Hurry!

    Good Morning! Happy Manic Monday!

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    Back just in time to visit the Dentist and get the rest of them pulled this morning, so I may not feel like posting later :-)

    I wish I was going to be sedated but the dentist wants me to do it the manly styleand just numb it..YUK!!!

    Wish me luck

    Peace and Grace

  • Letmethink

    Good luck Coffee–that is a tough way to do it.

  • lbsles

    Taxcheat Timothy Geithner Busted Lying About Mythical “War Savings” in Obama’s Fiscal Plans

    Team Obama continues to lie about these mythical war savings. If Geithner would have tried this on a liberal news channel he would have gotten by with the lie. Thankfully Chris Wallace called out the lying taxcheat.

  • lbsles

    Side Effect of ObamaCare: WalMart to Drop Insurance for New Hires

    But…but..but Obama said if you like your insurance you can keep it. ObamaCare, from day one, was designed to end employer-paid health care benefits….in 10, 15 or 20 years.

    From HuffPo:

    Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post.

    Huffington Post conveniently leaves out that Obamacare redefines full-time work as anything over 30 hours.

    Under the policy, slated to take effect in January, Walmart also reserves the right to eliminate health care coverage for certain workers if their average workweek dips below 30 hours — something that happens with regularity and at the direction of company managers.

    Walmart declined to disclose how many of its roughly 1.4 million U.S. workers are vulnerable to losing medical insurance under its new policy. In an emailed statement, company spokesman David Tovar said Walmart had “made a business decision” not to respond to questions from The Huffington Post and accused the publication of unfair coverage.

  • lbsles

    Will Congress Raid 401(K)’s to Pay for Obama’s Unsustainable Spending?

    Guard your 401(K)s. With 53% of Americans parasites demanding free stuff, the government will have to find more programs to loot. Higher taxes are not going to cover all the entitlement Obama Claus is offering so Democrats in Congress are looking at a new way to fund their unsustainable spending tapping into our 401(K)s.

    From Time:

    […]To maintain this savings incentive the government “spends” $100 billion a year in the form of tax breaks to those who stash money in these kinds of accounts. Now, a new study suggests this tax incentive does little to change saving behavior. Some lawmakers, no doubt, are wondering: Why keep an expensive tax incentive that does not incent?

    The government doesn’t spend when they give tax breaks, they just take less of the $$ you EARN. Funny how so many believe that the government is doing us a favor by not stealing more of OUR $$$.

    The study, reported in The New York Times, comes from Raj Chetty and John N. Friedman of Harvard, Soren Leth-Petersen and Tore Olsen of the University of Copenhagen, and Torben Heien Nielsen of the Danish National Center for Social Research. It looked at data from Denmark, where the pension system is similar to that in the U.S., and found that every dollar that government spent on tax breaks increased total savings by about one penny.

    That’s not much of a payoff. Meanwhile, the Tax Policy Center in Washington has found that about 80% of retirement savings benefits flow to the top 20% of earners. Eliminating the deduction for retirement savings would hit the well-off disproportionately, a condition with a lot of appeal in the current political climate.

    To all the Obama fluffers out there, don’t think this won’t happen. Look at what Democrats have done to Social Security over the decades. None of OUR money is safe with these parasitic leeches.


  • lbsles

    Billions Wasted On Faulty Obamacare Digital Health Record Experiment

    ObamaCare will go down as the worst piece of legislation in US history.

    From Judicial Watch:

    In a classic example of how government blows through your tax dollars, billions have been squandered on a faulty electronic medical records system that operates with no oversight and continues receiving big wads of cash from Uncle Sam.

    It gets better; by the time it’s all said and done—in about four more years according to government estimates—American taxpayers will have been fleeced $6.6 billion! It’s all part of the Obama Administration’s hostile takeover of the nation’s healthcare system. The idea behind this plan is to switch medical records from paper to digital to create a centralized system that supposedly improves the quality of health care.

    The overhaul won’t come cheap and the government is offering hospitals and doctors billions to switch to electronic medical records. The money has come largely from President Obama’s fraud-infested $787 billion stimulus which was supposed to jump start the economy and put Americans back to work. Instead the economy is a disaster as the nation suffers through a staggering $16 trillion (and growing) deficit and unemployment is at record highs.


  • lbsles

    New Obamacare Tax To Help Govt. Ration Healthcare

    In just a few days a new Obamacare tax—that will double the following year—will kick in to fund “comparative effectiveness research” that’s supposed to help the government save money by finding ways to ration healthcare.

    This is crazy; a semi-secret tax so the feds have cash to pay bureaucrats to examine everyone’s health records and, in turn, the government can save money by cutting back on care. The official plan, as noted by a national news wire this week, is to conduct research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. It’s part of a “little-known provision” of the president’s socialist takeover of the nation’s healthcare system.

    Who will conduct this valuable research? A new quasi-governmental agency (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute or PCORI) created by Obamacare to provide information about the “best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions.” PCORI claims its research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available.

    To conduct this valuable work, PCORI needs cash. That’s where the new, little-known tax kicks in. Beginning in 2012, Uncle Sam will charge insurance companies a new fee to fund the PCORI’s research. The tax will be $1 per person in 2012 and will double in 2013 and increase with inflation in the following years. Insurers will soon receive guidance on the new tax from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).


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