Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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December 5th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 4, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,225        249         504
CNN           320        103         161
MSNBC           624        182         280
CNBC           165         45           91
FBN             58         13           28
HLN           160         52           82
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,182        346         747
CNN           470        123         196
MSNBC        1,266        330         560
CNBC           248         77         122
FBN             51         17           35
HLN           236         43         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        2,052        428         866
CNN SITUATION ROOM           543        141         219
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,001        168         364
CNBC FAST MONEY           153         19           86
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           118         35           69
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,054        395         819
CNN SITUATION ROOM           416        122         198
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           885        196         368
CNBC MAD MONEY           155         49           86
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           166         40           72
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,914        404         752
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           371        100         193
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           925        213         381
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           183         25           68
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           204         80         102
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,116        506       1,069
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           501        143         236
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,182        294         497
CNBC COCA-COLA: THE REAL STORY           181         43           87
HLN NANCY GRACE           253         44           97
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,868        285         617
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           556        122         197
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,379        388         638
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           322        101         166
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           246         28         106
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           352        105         154
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,222        309         545
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           242         87         113
HLN NANCY GRACE           208         58         103
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,013        282         482
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           243        107         125
MSNBC ED SHOW           624        207         279
CNBC MAD MONEY           151         53           88
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           165         38           75

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 viewingPrime Time = 8-11pmLIVE+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 HHsCNBC: 97.497 million HHsFNC: 97.981 million HHsMSNBC: 95.526 million HHsFox Business: 68.407 million HHsNielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Ratboy

    Sharpton is ON FIRE!!!!! :lol: :lol:

  • marvin

    The 6-9 am numbers are identical to yesterday’s for each show. Obviously an error.

  • Doug

    Hannity and Granny Van Susteren continue to plummet in the ratings. If Fox didn’t have BOR, they’d be a clear 2nd in primetime.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Oh I long for a night when Rachel beats Cement-head in the total viewers category, not just the demo and 35-64. If that happens, then like that lady in Arizona, brain fluids will emanate from Cement-head’s nasal passages!

  • Tony

    Rachel Maddow is still on fire!

  • Tama

    Hannity and Greta have taken a hit since post election while Maddow and Lawrence have seen viewership increases in the key demo. Ed is the one keeping msnbc from winning the overall primetime key demo here.

  • Lance


    Ed also has the most uphill battle of the 3 because BillO has been the #1 cable news show for 14 years now. Hannity & Greta have just been riding his coattails for years.

  • Ratboy

    Go Figure!
    MSNBC’s Matthews Obsesses Over 25% of Republicans Favoring Secession; Omits that 29% of Young Voters, 27% of Hispanics Do Too

    Chris Matthews is not one to let a pesky thing like facts get in the way of a favored liberal narrative. That’s why, for example, on the Oct. 22 edition of Hardball he insisted the 9/11 assault on the Benghazi compound was “all about” the YouTube video “Innocence of Muslims,” when by that time it was most clearly established that it was a premeditated terrorist strike.

    Well, yesterday, Matthews’s obsession with painting a significant minority of Republicans as loony secessionists colored his cherry-picking of a Public Policy Polling survey. The Hardball host glommed onto a statistic in a December 4-released PPP poll that found some 25 percent of Republican respondents said they favored their state seceding in light of President Obama’s reelection. “What do you want to bet these are the same people who say that President Obama is a Muslim?” huffed Matthews in a tease for a segment entitled “If at First You Don’t Secede.” But a look at the cross tabs in the poll shows that 27 percent of Hispanics, 29 percent of voters aged 18-29, and even 12 percent of African-Americans favor secession. Those demographics, of course, are all ones which the president handily won. At no point in his segment on the poll, however, did any of these facts come up.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2012/12/05/msnbcs-matthews-obsesses-over-25-republicans-favoring-secession-omits-#ixzz2EDcEYBIA

  • AppleStinx

    RIP Dave Brubeck

  • Diamond Dave

    Maddow is doing great, that’s for sure. Hannity is still doing great as well, he’s certainly got competition now. I’m an FNC guy, but I gotta give credit where credit is due. Congrats MSNBCers. But we’re not gonna stop fighting anytime soon.

  • AppleStinx
  • Diamond Dave

    Nice job, Ratboy. You’re a warrior for sure.

  • Diamond Dave

    Mattfitz—Ed Show only wins on days when O’Reilly is a clip show. People don’t watch clip shows.

  • Laurence Glavin

    “Take 5″ was a big hit on conventional radio, not just the artsy stations about 50 years ago. So to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, National Public Radio ran a story on how it captured the imagination of the public despite being strictly instrumental in an age when just about all the hits were vocals (it was the era of The Beatles and Elvis Presley, plus some crooners like Johnny Mathis and Andy Williams). The title meant that each bar had 5 beats which made it sound a little “off” and the jazz orientation was a bit advanced for the pop music of its time. (Beethoven composed a “jazzy” variation in his 32nd piano sonata that MAY have had 5 beats way back in the 1820s; French composer Berlioz definitely DID write 5- and even 7- beats to the measure music later in the 1800s) Fast-forward to today when ALL rock, pop and C&W are vocals with limited vocabulary and predictable lyrics on top of that, plus limited note-spans (if it weren’t for auto-tune, some releases would have no intervals at all) so that a piece of detritus like “We’re Never,ever going to get together ever again and have I mentioned lately don’t even THINK of getting together ever again but I repeat myself” could be a hit.

  • Sam

    The Kim Kardashian of cable news , BillO the clown was successful to hike his ratings by making a fool of himself saying “Christianity is not a religion, it’s a philosophy”

    Too bad he can’t pass some his viewers to the fraud Hannity after the circus is done.

  • Letmethink

    Agree Marvin—think there may be a problem with numbers. Seems strange that Early Start/Starting Point has the exact number from yesterday.
    1966–you have me going on songs—here is Pappa’s new theme song-

  • Hal Barbera

    Sharpton on fire, we can only hope!!

  • Mark2

    Hannity must be going crazy knowing that Rachel Maddow is crushing him.

    Poor Greta, she’s done!

    Oh yeah, “Rachel is on FIRE!!!

  • Mark2

    I’m just glad to see that MSNBC is still doing so well.

    Maddow has made Hannity her little BYOTCH, lol.

  • Party2nite

    Morning Joe is like this close to beating Fox and Friends key demo.. everyime.. He is so close.. will it ever happen? Glad Hannity is getting crushed.. He will find himself on the umemployment line with Glenn Beck soon ahahhah…

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