Cable News Ratings for Monday, December 3, 2012

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December 4th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 3, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,183        249         495
CNN           304        103         148
MSNBC           599        195         282
CNBC           163         44           87
FBN             64         16           29
HLN           175         69         106
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,046        349         772
CNN           395        113         171
MSNBC        1,213        352         603
CNBC           189         86         132
FBN             81         20           36
HLN           242         71         102
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,051        232         443
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           187         88         115
MSNBC Morning Joe           520        207         276
CNBC Squawk Box             96         21           59
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           228        109         173
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,935        356         829
CNN SITUATION ROOM           504        135         226
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,044        284         434
CNBC FAST MONEY           184         22           65
HLN EVENING EXPRESS             71         22           34
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,982        361         770
CNN SITUATION ROOM           467        123         202
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           890        256         416
CNBC MAD MONEY           190         61           97
HLN EVENING EXPRESS             99         32           57
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,859        363         805
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           451        148         236
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           945        257         499
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           144         33           75
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           152         31           66
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,003        497       1,082
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           441        123         222
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,240        344         621
CNBC S JOBS BLLN DOLLAR HIPPIE           186         85         130
HLN NANCY GRACE           284         85         133
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,783        336         731
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           395        101         152
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,261        394         637
CNBC DANGEROUSLY RICH SECURITY           131         54           90
HLN SECRET LIVES: MEGA HOMES           111         67           74
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA        1,328        213         502
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           347        114         140
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,133        316         548
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           260        112         183
HLN NANCY GRACE           171         50           64
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,038        270         497
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           277        107         108
MSNBC ED SHOW           505        159         219
CNBC MAD MONEY           123         42           86
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           135         53           64

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.

  • Mark2

    MSNBC is on Fire!!!

    Rachel crushes Hannity once again.

    Lawrence crushes Greta again.

    MSNBC wins the Primetime key demo again.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Current TV has shaken up its schedule so that Jennifer Granholm is now broadcast at 5:00 pm, not at 10:00 pm. Thus Lawrence O’Donnell has no competition for intelligent, high-information viewers during his 10:00 pm showing. I don’t know how many viewers Jennifer had at ten o’clock, but anyone watching her show yclept “The War Room” and finding it absent from the schedule would almost certainly switch to L O’D.

  • Patrick W.

    Foxnews wins again!!!!!!!! Awesome.

  • Keynes

    What has happened to Greta and Hannity? Have they been on break?

  • Larry

    Let the circular arguments begin !!!

  • AppleStinx
  • Patrick W.

    O’Reilly crushes the Sharpton channel. Again.

  • Ratboy

    @ Larry
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM
    Let the circular arguments begin !!!

    “arguments” or “jerk” :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Lance

    Bill0 @ 3 mil and “Han-Nutty” sheds nearly half of its lead-in audience. Was he off last night or were his viewers all Christmas shopping last night?

  • john

    Looks like fox only has the nursing home demo left. I guess they finally figured out fox has been lying to them after Obama cleaned Romney’s clock while telling their viewers it would be a ROmney landslide.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point still sinking.

  • mattfitz

    Bev f off! I see you have Credible sources A Hamas web sight and Fixed news lol you are truly a tard and I will dish you every day till you are no longer here nut ball hater!

  • BevAG

    Matt, you seem upset. lol

  • BevAG

    Matt, what is a nut ball hater?

  • TZCA


    A Hamas website and Fixed News? Oh pray tell, inform us in real world terms what this ‘Hamas website’ and ‘Fixed News’ is.

    You are the nut ball. You are so enshrined in your own hate for right-wingers that you have no clarity of thought, your posts come across as incoherent ramblings, and you are completely blind to how foolish you look and how ineffective you are at convincing anyone of anything. There are plenty of left-wing blog sites that would enjoy your vitriol and there are plenty of right-wing sites for BevAG to run off to, and in the end, you would have accomplished nothing by running her off.

    But please, continue your nonsense because it really does give me a good laugh every once in awhile, but only at your expense.

  • Mark

    I am not one who thinks Fox is doing bad like others on here but wow is Greta really tanking

  • Jef Falcon

    Why don’t you include CURRENT TV in your cable news rating?

  • Larry

    Wow! Matt. Go sit down, and have a nice long poop!!

  • TZCA

    BevAG, my apologies for referring to you as a ‘she’ if you are not. I had an image of you as female because I read your name BevAG as Beverly.

  • Ratboy

    And you loons look to MSDNC and King Obama as the answer!! :lol: :lol: Looks like Obama was just handing out scripts to me!

    Obama Consults MSNBC’s Maddow, O’Donnell and Sharpton on Tax Rates

    If this don’t beat all.

    On Tuesday, President Obama met with liberals including MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Al Sharpton to “discuss importance of extending the Bush middle-class tax cut.”

    So tweeted the Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendery moments ago:

    WH spox says Obama mtg with Maddow, other progressives to discuss importance of extending the Bush middle-class tax cut.

    This was preceded by:

    WH spox: “This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives….”


    So… in the last hour, I watched Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton and Lawrence O’Donnell all walk into the West Wing. MSNBC love fest?

    So now the shills at the most left-leaning, corrupt, so-called “news network” in the land get the President’s ear on tax policy.

    Exactly how can these folks be trusted to be impartial when reporting on such things?

    Oh. That’s right. They never were.

    Please ignore the previous question.

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