Cable News Ratings for Friday, November 30, 2012

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December 3rd, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, November 30, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,209            244            497
CNN         313             98            152
MSNBC         591            198            281
CNBC         174             47             95
FBN           43             12             21
HLN         222             92            121
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,996            370            722
CNN         410            121            190
MSNBC       1,069            315            479
CNBC         170             84             96
FBN           57             17             27
HLN         404            167            213
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,157            251            555
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         198             84            118
MSNBC Morning Joe         536            223            294
CNBC Squawk Box         155             31             71
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         193            102            126
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,069            345            838
CNN SITUATION ROOM         468            123            212
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         991            239            421
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION           99             34             53
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         170             38             93
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           92             37             43
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,113            316            740
CNN SITUATION ROOM         382             82            149
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         868            265            450
CNBC MAD MONEY         120             45             64
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         105             37             42
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,798            322            723
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         419            105            184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         822            271            407
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         154             19             66
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         238             67            109
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,824            439            937
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         509            145            261
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,058            264            466
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS           95             35             45
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         354            169            174
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,841            393            692
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         453            110            174
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,174            334            522
CNBC CRIME INC: ILLEGAL GAMBLE         177             92             92
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         388            146            220
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,301            279            531
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         269            108            134
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         970            346            444
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         239            127            152
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         471            187            246
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,073            273            556
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         239             94            149
MSNBC ED SHOW         682            303            353
CNBC MAD MONEY           79             36             47
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         422            172            262

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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Hey everybody, took a little break from news and politics. I fooled around and fell in love. I’m too old to have this happen to me.

    Does anyone here enjoy a good train wreck. I will keep you posted. This story is going to end badly.

  • BevAG

    Matt, you need MANY lessons. You are disgusting.

    Please save all of your ugly adjectives that you’ve labeled for me for MSNBC and CNN and the mainstream media journalists that aren’t trying to find out the humiliation Ambassador Stevens suffered when he was calling those in the Obama Administration and they ignored him except some very brave Navy Seals who disobeyed orders from this Administration and went and tried to help the Ambassador/a fellow American and they lost their lives because of it.

    The only organization trying to get at the whole truth of what happened to Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans is Fox News and they are being mocked for it.

    So please save your indignation, or whatever it is you’re spewing towards me, for the so-called journalists who don’t give one hoot for the horror that our four Americans went through because of the Obama Administration and them trying to “politicize” this whole ordeal.

    The only thing MSNBC and CNN and the main street media journalists are interested in doing is fawning all over this President. And you’re being okay with that is what I consider DISGUSTING.

  • BevAG


    Enjoy it!!! I LOVE falling in love. I haven’t done it in some time because of — I don’t know. Hmm. Interesting. Anyway, your post made me remember how wonderful it is.

    I love that one saying:

    Dance like no one’s watching,
    Work like you don’t need the money,
    Love like you’ve never been hurt.

    I think that’s how it goes.

    I’d say have fun with it and do your best to avoid the “train wreck.” :)

  • 1966

  • Sicilian Papa

    I was waiting for that 66, thanks

  • Jeff

    Congrats S.Papa! Love to read some positive news! Let me know where I can send a bottle of champagne to your next romantic dinner. ;)

  • Sicilian Papa

    Thanks Jeff if things end badly I can always blame Bush!

  • BevAG


    I love that song and video!! What a way to start the day.

  • 1966

    I could not stand that song when it was popular in 1976 it was played so much but it’s the type of song that grows on you.

  • BevAG

    It does grow on you!! lol And it’s so perfect for Papa right now. I’m so excited for him….and giggly. Dang, I haven’t been giggly in about a decade. lol

  • Raz

    Papa, congrats on your new relationship. There is nothing like that feeling, the first rush of love after such a long time.

  • 1966

    s. papa if it doesn’t work out you can blame this.

  • Raz

    It’s like being 14 again, only with out all the bad skin, voice cracks and tripping over your own feet.

  • Ratboy

    Hey Papa, didnt you read that I just made the divorce official with another huge check leaving my hands? There is a moral to the story you know! :lol:
    good luck and be happy!

  • Ratboy

    Transparent my A$$!

    The open-and-shut administration

    The Washington Post Published: December 3
    “My administration,” President Obama wrote on his first day in office, “is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

    Those were strong and hopeful words. Four years later, it is becoming more and more clear that they were just words.

    On Monday afternoon, open-government advocates assembled in a congressional hearing room to ponder what had become of the Obama administration’s lofty vows of transparency.

    “It’s been a really tough slog,” said Anne Weismann of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “The lack of effective leadership in the White House, in the executive branch, has really made it difficult to have more significant progress.”

  • RedBarSoup

    This is so sad!!!! This is what Fox News has turned into? A little bit of racism with no research?

    Ablow then gave his take on the popularity of “Gangnam Style” — “The meaning is it has no meaning” was his exasperated view — apparently missing the fact that the song is actually a bit of social commentary, poking fun at uptight residents of South Korean’s wealthy Gangnam district. But O’Reilly seemed to think it had something to do with the nefarious powers of the Internet.

    Why talk about something with NO research whatsoever? “it has no meaning”? What idiots. Oreilly and his “doctor” friend went on to say the song was “without intelligible words”. Keith Ablow on Oreilly went on and tried to compare Psy’s starting to the movement to Elvis, Bill O’Reilly cut in, saying, “His songs had words“, and added, “This is a little fat guy from Pyongyang or someplace“.

    “has no words” and “without intelligible words?”……uhhhh ,it’s a different language? This sums up the whole FN station, spouting out nonsense with no research at all. Funny stuff.

  • BevAG


    I saw that segment on O’Reilly. I agree with you. He should have done more research. He and Ablow were way off the mark.

    The next day O’Reilly did another segment on Psy and Gangnam style. In that 24-hour period I’m sure he got more information and them again much more reasonably. So I’m figuring he got “educated.”

    I think Psy is totally awesome and I love his video. I’ve even learned the dance because it’s great exercise and fun.

    I’ve seen O’Reilly once in awhile talk about things and he’s wrong. I sit there amazed that someone on his production team isn’t in his ear telling him he’s wrong. Then within the week I’ve seen him correct his position.

    At least I know O’Reilly will listen and allow himself to be corrected if he feels he was wrong — maybe not on that day’s segment but usually within the week you’ll see him correct himself. For that I respect him and watch his show religiously.

  • Hillbilly

    No cable news shows on the list.

    Dog With A Blog number 17. :???:

  • Hillbilly

    FNC top cable news network in Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week Ending December 2, 2012 & Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD).

    FNC is on fire. :)

  • Hillbilly

    Lou Dobbs is on fire. :razz:

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