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)
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

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 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM
    @let me think
    -32 is a normal winters night in international falls mn.
    we have another storm coming this weekend hopefully you will get it to

    AHHHHHH goose down quilt, and a warm body next to you and 32…………………………………NAH STILL SUCKS!!!! :lol:

    Our 10 day shows as high as 45 on Friday with the coldest being 35 during the day and no real threat of storms!

  • Ratboy

    -32 not 32

  • 1966

    do you live close to battle creek mi.

  • Ratboy

    @ 1966
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM
    do you live close to battle creek mi

    Not very far from there.

  • 1966

    or are you closer to benton harber?

  • cathy

    Good Morning everyone. I had a wonderful weekend and I hope everyone else did.

    On my way up to visit my son, I saw Santa doing his part to help the U.S. auto companies. GM to be in fact. I ever got a photo to prove it. Instead of using his reindeer and sleigh to get around. Santa bought himself a GMC Sierra 1500. I saw him driving down the highway myself. Sadly for the libs and dems on this site, I have to tell you it wasn’t the new HYBRID. But then again when Santa has his sleigh when he wants to be GREEN.

    @ratboy, The wealthy Asians and Arabs(no all Arabs live in Asia, some are in North Africa) have done their part to help the housing market in the U.S. recover. For many years they have even made the prices very high in many areas. I saw on a NY million dollar listing show where wealthy Asians where buying 5 million dollar apartments in NY city for their children going to college in NY.
    I know that in Ann Arbor, MI, home of The University of Michigan. That many (if not most) of the downtown apartments and condos are owned by wealthy Asian and Arab parents. And they have driven the prices outrageously high. The cheapest is $115,000, plus $350 monthly fees for a studio. A one bedroom apartment is $280,000 to buy and also have a $500 a month fee. A two bedroom in luxury building is $1 milllion plus $600 monthly fee.
    Compared to a large city, you may think that is normal. But Ann Arbor is not a big city, the average 3 bedroom house only cost $250,000.
    It is amazing how many Asians and Arabs come to our schools especially for graduate school. When you look at the over all number for U of M, you think it isn’t that high. But when you look at it by programs its very high. My son is in Aerospace and the American students are out-numbered by the Asian. It’s the same at MIT and Georgia Tech. The top three universities in the U.S.A. when it comes to Aerospace engineering (ROCKET SPACE and fighter jets), train more Asians and Arabs then Americans.
    Now, there is something to think about. What is the most common thing to do with rockets and fighter jets. Obama is cutting our militarily and spending on militarily research. While Asians and Arabs are sending their children over here to learn how to create these items.

  • cathy

    I do have a question on the gay marriage topic. Is the push just to have the states and federal government to say it’s legal in the eyes of the government or is the push also to force churches to marry same sex couples?

    I never really followed this.

  • Hillbilly

    RedBarSoup – Really? You don’t comprehend anything I’ve said……? I’ve said…oh, only like 50 times now that it’s Oreilly thinking Psys song didn’t have any words he could understand and that the song “has no words” because Oreilly couldn’t hear/understand any….what he failed to realize was that IT’S A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE. That’s the type of in depth researching you should expect from Oreilly. lol


    Honest I’m not trying to be ornery. How can you hear his thinking? I watched the clip you posted again & I didn’t hear Bill O say anything about the words. He said something about the way Psy was dancing. If you can tell me where to start listening maybe I’ll hear him ranting about the words.

  • Hillbilly

    Posted December 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    I do have a question on the gay marriage topic. Is the push just to have the states and federal government to say it’s legal in the eyes of the government or is the push also to force churches to marry same sex couples?

    I never really followed this.


    To have govt (fed & state) to say it’s legal. If the SCOTUS decides the govt has to recognize gay marriage, then down the road some may sue a church who won’t marry them. To my knowledge their not having trouble finding a church to marry them…at least not on a large scale. Maybe a few isolated places/cases.

  • AppleStinx


    At least O’Reilly didn’t go to Austria and tell the audience that its language is ‘Austrian’. :grin:

  • Matthew

    I do have a question on the gay marriage topic. Is the push just to have the states and federal government to say it’s legal in the eyes of the government or is the push also to force churches to marry same sex couples?

    I never really followed this.”

    There were already churches performing same-sex marriages, it’s just that many of them were invalidated by the law. I’m pretty sure individual churches can refuse to perform marriages for any reason that they choose. Obviously, it might be bad press for your church if you’re refusing to perform interracial marriages, or if you mandate that only Catholics may marry other Catholics, or say that blue-eyed women are forbidden from being married at your church, but all of these discriminations are protected by the First Amendment.

  • Hillbilly

    AFI Announces Its 2012 TV Programs of The Year

    FNC has 5 of the top 10. ;) :razz:


  • TZCA

    Testing on Dead Thread:

    Twisted :twisted:

    Mr Green :mrgreen:

    LOL :lol:

    oopsie :oops:

    confused :???:

    question :?:

    this is a blockquote

  • TZCA

    razz :razz:

    grin :grin:

    smile :smile:

    sad :sad:

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