Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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December 7th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,273        272         535
CNN           361        120         171
MSNBC           627        165         272
CNBC           146         44           86
FBN             60         17           32
HLN           179         77         101
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,372        421         925
CNN           555        135         247
MSNBC        1,209        303         568
CNBC           164         73           94
FBN             44         20           24
HLN           257         88         135
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,290        321         572
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           232        114         139
MSNBC Morning Joe           534        173         243
CNBC Squawk Box           115         39           82
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           219        136         167
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,007        381         821
CNN SITUATION ROOM           542        155         193
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS        1,086        215         412
CNBC FAST MONEY           128         23           59
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           123         39           43
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,979        350         792
CNN SITUATION ROOM           466        132         169
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           848        228         354
CNBC MAD MONEY           158         57         103
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           167         61           82
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,812        378         856
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           515        144         220
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           891        273         440
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           124         27           54
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           267        113         136
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,151        499       1,217
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           646        159         283
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,249        321         618
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE           194         56         108
HLN NANCY GRACE           341        127         144
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        2,127        375         807
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           599        117         243
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,339        320         603
CNBC FAKING THE GRADE: CHEATER           115         68           64
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           254         79         144
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           420        129         214
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,036        270         482
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           182         97         110
HLN NANCY GRACE           176         59         116
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,235        429         686
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           309        121         166
MSNBC ED SHOW           575        161         246
CNBC MAD MONEY             76         35           54
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           152         48           90

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.

  • 1966

    hannity wins again he’s on fire
    ouch thats gotta hurt!!!

  • AppleStinx

    FNC will probably be low in the demo again for Thurday. There was a football game on TV in primetime, and that seems to affect them more than it affects the competition.

  • s

    As Always, Fox News Channel beats everyone in EVERYTHING!

    Or as that delusional MSNBC watcher “Mark2″ would say, “Hannity’s on FIRE!!”

    MSNBC’s post election bump is dying down and nobody is watching MSNBC, the most biased news channel.

  • BevAG

    I’m b-a-a-a-a-a-ck!!! I see FNC is doing well. That makes me happy. And my TV wasn’t even on for two days while I was having fun in Vegas.

    A lot of Californians go to Vegas. I was talking to everyone I was playing table games with about how all the Democrats in CA have just voted in TONS of new taxes for Californians, and it’s NOT just for those making over $250,000. I’m looking for property now in Tennessee and/or Texas.

    The 47 percent who pay no taxes in CA and the Unions who want their government workers to have HUGE pension benefit packages in CA voted in all these new taxes. We have a two percent sales tax increase starting January 1. We’ll be paying 9.75 percent at the cash register. Los Angeles will be paying either 10.25 percent or 10.50 percent.

    They’re talking about getting rid of Prop. 13 which capped our property taxes. We’ll now get obscene property taxes like NJ has.

    The Californians I was meeting in Las Vegas are all talking about moving to other states because of what’s going to happen in California. Of course, all the Nevadans were telling us to come to Nevada because their taxes are still reasonable. Their unemployment rate is high, though.

    My point being that those that pay taxes in California are moving out. The wealthy in California will stay but they have houses in other states as well and that’s where they claim residency. They do that so they can avoid paying California property taxes.

    It’s going to get real interesting when the only people left in California are the government workers and those getting a handout from the government. The whole thing will go bust. I’ll be watching from another state when California and its Democrat nanny state philosophy implodes.

  • Raz

    Looks like things are falling back into pre-election numbers. As much as people do not like sore losers, they dislike ingracous winners even more, which MSNBC certain was and is.

  • BevAG

    Well said, Raz. They sure are a nasty lot over there at the White House AND at President Obama’s propaganda machine MSNBC. And wait until everyone’s paying higher taxes all over the place, not just the $250,000 people and above.

    I think then the White House MSNBC propaganda machine is going to take a real licking. One can only hope people start wising up to this huge Democrat/Liberal/Socialist utopian lie.

    OR maybe President Obama will think that the country really can’t afford his five million dollar Christmas vacation. Maybe he’ll decide to stay in D.C., enjoy that beautiful, gorgeous Christmas tree the taxpayers just bought him and his family and tell the powers that be that the five million dollars should stay in the government budget to be used for things that are needed ……. say like helping out those Staten Island victims of Sandy whose homes are gone. Wouldn’t that be a nice, reasonable thing to do?

  • Raz

    Bev, sounds like not only did you have fun, but got an earfull too. I live in NYS, UPSTATE not down in the nanny state of NYC. We’re not as bad as CA but sadly we are a ‘death spiral’ state.

  • Raz

    Bev, the Daily News and the Post are the only newspapers running what is actually happening on Staten and the Rockaways. The NY Times, not as much. In a lot of places, if the homes and businesses were not destroyed by water, they were picked clean by looters. It was a lot worse then what was reported and FEMA is just a joke. Oh where is Kanye?

  • cathy

    Staten Island is too republican to get any help for Obama or for the media. They voted for McCain in 2008 and 48% of them voted for Romney. It should not surprise anyone that Staten Island isn’t getting help. Maybe Fox should look into where the help went first.

    On a different note: More proof that we live in a country of haters of the successful. Obama’s approval rating is at it all time high. I don’t understand this at all. The only thing Obama has done is stand fast on raising taxes on the RICH. I can only conclude that it’s high because Americans want to made the RICH pay more. Come on libs, tell me what else Obama has done in the last month to get his job approval so high. He did go to Asia but what did that help.
    North Korea is still going to test a rocket, (that if it works will enable them to target California with nuclear bombs.) Egypt did get Hama to stop bombing Israel but then Mohamed Morsi takes total power and people protest in the streets. (By the way Morsi only get 51% of the popular vote. Isn’t that close to what Obama got.) In Egypt, Libra and Syria were are hearing about how al-Qaeda fighters are in the center of these uprisings. We have learned that al-Qaeda has a strong hold in North Africa. Shouldn’t learning that al-Qaeda is growing hurt Obama’s approval. Because Obama told us Nov. 5th that al-Qaeda is defeated.
    People in NY and NJ are still homeless and need help. Economic growth is null.

  • 1nancy2

    “all you msners should get a life………” Ditto to Foxer’s too…..
    Cathy? Whaatttttt? I want whatever you are drinking, smoking, doing, so I can be out there just like you. Come on Cathy, fess up. I won’t tell anyone, but will get on whatever you are doing pronto. BBL

  • Doug Z

    The Fed is already buying $40 billion a month in mortgage- backed securities to boost the economy, and policy makers meeting Dec. 11-12 will consider whether to purchase more assets. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, has proposed adding $45 billion of Treasury securities a month.

    The bigger the balance sheet, “the riskier the exit becomes,” Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said during a Nov. 20 speech in New York. “That is something we need to think carefully about.”

    Krishna Memani, director of fixed income at OppenheimerFunds Inc., said a too-rapid sale of assets risks disrupting the $5.2 trillion market for agency mortgage debt.

  • Doug Z

    Democrats have a substantial majority in registration. According to the New York State Board of Elections, as of April 1, 2005, there were 119,601 registered Democrats in Staten Island versus only 82,193 registered Republicans.
    Party affiliation of Staten Island registered voters Party 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
    Democratic (%)44.70 44.76 45.19 45.39 45.63 45.47 45.51 45.60 46.38 46.15
    Republican (%) 30.64 30.47 30.77 30.55 30.68 30.76 31.17 31.60 30.80 31.28
    No affiliation (%) 19.00 19.10 18.46 18.54 18.67 18.84 18.67 18.25 18.43 18.48
    Other (%) 5.66 5.67 5.58 5.52 5.02 4.93 4.65 4.55 4.39 4.09
    Local politics

    Since New York City’s consolidation in 1898, Staten Island has been

  • Doug Z

    Cathy, why do some people not do any home work

  • Kendall

    Why do you conservatives vanish when MSNBC wins the night (in the demo), then pop back up when FNC has a good night? Are you “fair weather” fans? It makes you all look extremely pathetic.

    Here’s something to think about:

    Right now democrats have the advantage in Presidential elections due to demographics. Republicans can still hang in there if they can hold Texas. But, if Democrats flip Texas (which they are projected to do by the 2020 Presidential election), Republicans will very likely never win another Presidential election again.

    While many of you conservatives are fixated on FNC’s ratings (which will inevitably decline due to demographic shifts), I don’t hear anything from you guys and gals in the way of how you plan to survive as a political party in the coming years. I’m all ears.

  • Matthew

    “Republicans will very likely never win another Presidential election again.”

    Naw, they’ll just do what the two parties have been doing for a while, and re-emerge as something else once it becomes clear that their approach is no longer tenable. The two party system will never die. The only reason this isn’t already happening at the GOP establishment level is because of the risk of being primaried, due to how partisan the base has become.

    Winning a Republican primary increasingly requires that candidates say things during the primaries that makes them toxic in a general election. For perspective, imagine how difficult it would be for a Democrat to get elected at the national level if they had to spend an entire primary pretending that they’re to the left of Dennis Kucinich.

    The change will finally come once A.) The present base is so diminished that pandering to them no longer matters or B.) A significant number of base voters realize that present rhetoric and policy is no longer appealing in state and national elections.

  • Michael

    You can always count on 1nancy2 to show how ignorant she really is. Next to Jeff and Mark2 1nancy2 takes the prize as who is more ignorant…
    Jeff and Mark2 are just pretend they’re intelligent

  • BevAG

    Kendall, as a Conservative I don’t vanish when Maddow or O’Donnell gets a small bump over Hannity and/or Greta because I feel that small bump is very insignificant.

    And as far as where you say Republicans will likely never win another Presidential election again, that’s what the Republicans said after Reagan won by a LANDSLIDE, which President Obama did not do. After that everyone, even Democrats said, the Democrats would never again win a Presidential election. Well, we see how that worked out.

    And then as we watch everyone get taxed so badly — not just the rich — all those demographics you talked about might just start rethinking this whole tax-only-the-rich lying rhetoric the Democrats/Liberals/Socialists are trying to sell to the American people.

    Also, the Demographics you’re talking about that are changing, which is mostly the Black population and the Mexican population, are really much more socially conservative than Democrats would like them to be. The more the same-sex laws, the drug laws change and the higher taxes on the middle income that are coming, you’re going to watch that demographic flip….and it’s not going to be to the favor of the Democrats/Liberals/Socialists. Thankfully.

    Blacks and Mexicans, as a culture, really are much smarter than Democrats think they are.

  • Matthew

    “Also, the Demographics you’re talking about that are changing, which is mostly the Black population and the Mexican population, are really much more socially conservative than Democrats would like them to be.”

    Sorry, but a lot of more modern polling shows this to be wishful thinking, especially in regards to the Hispanic population. Pew showed that Hispanics under the age of 30 favor same-sex marriage by 70%, the same rate as white voters in the same age range. Over half of all Hispanic voters also now favor same-sex marriage, a huge shift from where the numbers were even 6 years ago. Across the board, demographics are moving in the wrong direction for Republicans.

  • Hillbilly

    He might win this.

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman sued NBC on Thursday, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his 911 call to police after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to make it sound like he was racist.


    Three employees of the network or its Miami affiliate lost their jobs because of the changes.

  • cathy

    @doug z DO YOUR HOMEWORK! CHeck out the Staten Island, NY page about elections for 2008 and 2012. You showed numbers for 2005 and before. I looked at numbers for 2008 and 2012. I looked at the votes too, not what people are registered to do. I looked at the numbers Staten Island stated not the numbers that the city of New York stated. My numbers are right. How dare you try to use MSNBC spin on me. I check my facts. I don’t talk out of my backside look you!

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