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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 6, 2012

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December 7th, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, December 6, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,199        271         532
CNN           388        132         178
MSNBC           624        180         278
CNBC           175         47           97
FBN             59         16           30
HLN           175         72           94
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,056        373         817
CNN           626        162         251
MSNBC        1,188        313         563
CNBC           252         97         160
FBN             57         23           34
HLN           298        144         188
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,137        258         536
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           301        163         174
MSNBC Morning Joe           537        189         241
CNBC Squawk Box           104         29           63
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           218        107         137
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,897        464         877
CNN Situation Room           476        140         223
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,018        223         447
CNBC FAST MONEY           178         20           76
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           102         43           55
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,862        390         788
CNN Situation Room           444        120         206
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           863        215         363
CNBC Mad Money           191         94         117
HLN EVENING EXPRESS             96         24           43
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH        1,728        369         743
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           536        171         227
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           939        245         451
CNBC Kudlow Report           145         25           56
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           237         48         122
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,854        447       1,098
CNN Anderson Cooper 360           636        177         284
MSNBC Ed Show        1,269        283         587
CNBC FILTHY RICH           252         72         149
HLN Nancy Grace           307        114         207
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity        1,845        355         733
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight           755        168         278
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show        1,134        317         546
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES           211         94         134
HLN What Would You Do           245        129         136
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,453 313 616
CNN Anderson Cooper 360           486        140         190
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL        1,160        341         557
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           288        124         190
HLN What Would You Do           343        191         221
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,142        291         570
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           348        116         176
MSNBC Ed Show           653        205         328
CNBC Mad Money           101         46           70
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           214        113         120

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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.

 
  • Ratboy

    @ 1966
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM
    @ratboy
    winter storm here tomorrow night thru sunday nite ir your lucky it will hit you also.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! :shock:

  • Kendall

    @BevAG

    I read your responses from Tuesday’s posts. Thanks for engaging in a real conversation. (I hate it when people throw bombs at one another)

    With regard to unions, this is the problem as I see it:

    Public-sector workers (specifically Teachers, Police, and Fire-Fighters) are under-paid. They perform an extremely important service to our society. And, they are paid peanuts. Why? Because we don’t want to pay more taxes…period. That creates budget shortfalls because the state isn’t getting enough revenue from businesses due to “tax-incentives”. If we all paid more taxes, state budgets would be balanced (assuming the elected individual was not a crook), and there would be no need for people to form unions. But, that’s not our nature (most of us). We want all of the benefits that the public-sector provides, but without having to pay for them.

    “When you tax the rich, they then have less incentive to create more jobs. Most rich know it’s beneficial to create jobs. They want to increase their portfolios. There will always be some that aren’t interested, but at least they’ll be spending. They’ll increase their portfolios in other ways than the obvious creation of jobs.

    Since the rich have extra disposable income, they can spend a lot of money. They create jobs in other ways than the obvious opening a business to create jobs.”

    Your argument sounds reasonable on its face. But, here where I get confused:

    If your argument is true, we should always see the lowest job growth during a period of the highest taxes on the rich. And, we should see the highest job growth during a period of the lowest taxes. If you can’t point to a period in history when that was the case, I would appreciate it. Furthermore, when taxes go up on the rich early next year, we should see little or no job creation until rates are once again reduced (2, 4, 6, 8 years from now…whatever the case may be).

  • Mark2

    @AppleStinx “Read carefully: Only 2 programs from cable news channels on the daily cable list: The Five and O’Reilly Factor.”

    -Read Carefully: The only 2 political news shows to make the Top 50 Cable shows list are Jon Stewart and Colbert.

    -Ouch!!! That’s gonna leave a mark!

  • RedBarSoup

    Yeah, rilly….MsNBC is all News, News, News….yeah, rilly.

    Who in here said it was….? BTW it’s really….no idea what “rilly” means.

    @Applestinx

    You just posted a link with them RANKED in Cable Rankings total for Thursday….yet only mentioned Oreilly and The Five but forgot to mention The Colbert Show and Daily Show. You can’t post a link with them ranked in it and be like “they don’t appear on any cable news program”. They are/were ranked in the very link you posted….yet seemed to ignore them. They are just the same as Oreilly and The Five, entertainment shows that that has a spin on the news. So you are telling me the only difference is that The Five and Oreilly are on a “NEWS” station? That’s stupid.

  • RedBarSoup

    Whenever someone in here tries to point out how bad the Democrats are on anything, ESPECIALLY on the debt ceiling, just tell them about Mitch McConnell filibustering his won bill….HA!

  • Jeff

    Did ya see Sen. Claire McCaskill have a whiplash moment presiding over the Senate as that Idiot Sen McConnell Filibustered his own bill in an instant?

    There was quite a reaction in the Senate as the Minorty leader of the Republicans mad a complete fool out of himself.

  • AppleStinx

    RedBarSoup wrote: “You just posted a link with them RANKED in Cable Rankings total for Thursday….yet only mentioned Oreilly and The Five but forgot to mention The Colbert Show and Daily Show.”

    I originally posted: “Only 2 programs from cable news channels on the daily cable list: The Five and O’Reilly Factor.” Well, are “The Colbert Report” or “Daily Show” on a cable news channel? Yes or No.

  • Jeff

    After Years Of Operating As GOP Communications Arm, Fox Attacks GOP Communications

    For the second day in a row, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson criticized the GOP for failing to effectively communicate its ideas, especially following its defeat in the 2012 presidential election. But while Carlson’s comments were directed at the Republican National Committee, Fox itself has acted as the communications arm of the GOP for years, a practice that has opened the network to heavy criticism, especially following Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent loss.

    On the December 6 edition of Fox & Friends, Carlson claimed that “Republicans actually have a legitimate message” on the issue of raising taxes and cutting entitlements, going so far as to ask if “we need a better mouthpiece for the Republicans to be able to communicate.” On today’s show, Carlson revisited her comments, saying that the RNC should do a better job of getting the message out because there “has been a lot of discussion about the communication of the Republican ideas and the effectiveness of that during the campaign.”

    But no organization has pushed the message of the Republican Party as strongly as Fox News. In fact, the network came under criticism following November’s election that its constant political activism on behalf of the GOP may have harmed the party’s electoral results. The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf noted that Fox chose to push baseless attacks on President Obama instead of informing conservatives about the real state of the election. Salon.com’s Alex Pareene suggested Fox “knows it’s constantly lying to its audience” which is “clearly bad for the [conservative] movement in the long term.”

    Criticism of Fox as a partisan, political outfit as opposed to a news organization reignited recently after Foreign Policy columnist Tom Ricks criticized the network’s attempt to attack Obama over the September 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. Ricks noted that the story “generally was hyped, by this network especially” and accused Fox of “operating as a wing of the Republican Party.”

  • Bobbyv

    Doesn’t it bother anyone that people are so quick to stand on their high horses about media bias only about Fox? When have you seen stories about the bias of the media in the D’s favor, except by someone on the right?

  • Stan T

    Mark2
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM
    @AppleStinx

    Wrong!!!

    Jon Stewart finished in the Top 25 and Colbert finished in the Top 40, while Beckel & the Four and O’Reilly finished 98th and 99th out of 100.

    Ouch!!! That’s gotta hurt!

    ***************************************

    Why? Stewart and Colbert are entertainment shows…you know. While Fox News is a news station. and where did MSNBC show up on the list? What? they didn’t show up at all?

  • RedBarSoup

    Why? Stewart and Colbert are entertainment shows…you know. While Fox News is a news station.

    You are dumb. You just pointed out Stewart and Colbert a individual establishments, calling them entertainment shows, yet when you talk about Oreilly and The Five (which is what we were talking about) you clump them up into Fox News and not individual shows. If you had actually known what you were talking about and knew how to get across a point you would have said Oreilly and The Five are ALSO entertainment shows just like Colbert and Stewart…..but then again, you probably did it that way so it could fit your agenda.

    I originally posted: “Only 2 programs from cable news channels on the daily cable list: The Five and O’Reilly Factor.” Well, are “The Colbert Report” or “Daily Show” on a cable news channel? Yes or No.

    Why does it MATTER if they are on a cable news channel…..? They are entertainment shows just like Colbert and Stewart. OK…..

    OK…I’ll let you have it…..but…

    Two “news” shows that aren’t even on a news channel beat BOTH those shows by TRIPLE the amount in the Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD). “OUCH!!!”

  • AppleStinx

    RedBarSoup wrote: “…Two “news” shows that aren’t even on a news channel beat BOTH those shows by TRIPLE the amount in the Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD).”

    That’s fine. I see nothing wrong with that being written.

  • cathy

    Jon Stewart and Colbert are news shows? Think not, they are – Political Comedy – .

    But then again maybe that’s your joke that all news shows are just comedy.

  • Party2nite

    Oh no.. Fox gaining back some speed and MSNBC kinda losing it… Let’s see what next week brings..

  • cathy

    who cares what the government calls a legal marriage. Heck, my daughter played on a hockey team where the goalie had two mommies. They are nice ladies even though they are Obama supporters.

  • RedBarSoup

    Jon Stewart and Colbert are news shows? Think not, they are – Political Comedy – .

    But then again maybe that’s your joke that all news shows are just comedy.

    OMG OMG OMG. What are people drinking in here? What’s in the water? Who said they are news shows?

  • 1966

    when I was out tonite people were laughing about the world ending on dec 21 .but another person said all the planets would be in perfect alignment on dec21 at 11:11 am . is this true?and that this hasn’t happened for 2000 years.

  • RedBarSoup

    who cares what the government calls a legal marriage.

    Plenty of people do, do you know the some of the privileges that some married couples get?

    Heck, my daughter played on a hockey team where the goalie had two mommies. They are nice ladies even though they are Obama supporters.

    WTF!? WTF does that have to do with ANYTHING? What does that have to do with your first sentence? I’m 100% dumbfounded how that relates to anything you just said.

  • Mark2

    @StanT “Why? Stewart and Colbert are entertainment shows…you know.

    O’Reilly and Hannity are entertainment shows as well, so what’s your point?

    All four of them are entainment shows that cover the news. All four are opinion shows as well. However, Stewart and Colbert actually provide the viewer with more facts than just opinions like that of O’Reilly and Hannity.

  • RedBarSoup

    planets would be in perfect alignment on dec21 at 11:11 am . is this true?and that this hasn’t happened for 2000 years.

    …..Just use Google? But yes. Only scary thing about it is how the Mayans were able to pinpoint it to such accuracy.

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