Cable News Ratings for Friday, December 7, 2012

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December 10th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, December 7, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,108            252            451
CNN         302             92            137
MSNBC         578            160            262
CNBC         157             46             85
FBN           44             15             28
HLN         207             80            111
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,597            274            511
CNN         432            115            156
MSNBC         963            243            414
CNBC         165             63             82
FBN           48             23             28
HLN         314             96            155
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,234            314            587
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         232            100            120
MSNBC Morning Joe         587            188            308
CNBC Squawk Box         138             51             76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         184            110            150
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,719            348            713
CNN SITUATION ROOM         438             99            162
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         947            211            382
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         140             40             80
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         100             14             29
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,645            316            571
CNN SITUATION ROOM         379            134            156
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         738            215            348
CNBC MAD MONEY         115             47             75
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         130             37             50
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,586            289            590
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         283             94             99
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         707            192            308
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         101             18             44
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         189             64             93
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,177            360            703
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         368            108            155
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,020            250            396
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS         134             50             59
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         302             89            159
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,438            250            468
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         569            121            163
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,022            269            463
CNBC CRIME INC: DEADLY PRSCRP         192             60             86
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         267             81            132
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,165            213            363
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         360            117            151
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         846            209            383
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         168             77             99
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES         374            118            173
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         896            243            446
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         290            104            186
MSNBC ED SHOW         506            147            198
CNBC MAD MONEY           48             17             39
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         314            126            192

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.

  • AppleStinx

    RedBarSoup wrote: “…When I see a study conducted that already is proven for a fact from me talking to people where I live,…”

    That says more about where you live. You saw the study?? Where is it?

  • BevAG

    RedBarSoup, 90 percent of the people I talk to on a daily basis are Fox News watchers. Majority of my world are Republicans, most fiscal Conservatives, several Libertarians.

    We’re all workers and successful people. We’re are all well informed people. Not only do we all watch Fox News, we also read a lot and we also share with each many sources of information from a lot of arenas. We’re well informed.

    As far as your so-called polls and which university does what, that doesn’t tell me anything except for students have too much time on their hands.

    I’ve done polls before. They are so easy to skew in so many ways. We saw that with this past election.

    You seem so bent on this poll telling you something, that somehow Fox News watchers are not informed. Who cares? I certainly don’t.

    I know you’re ill informed from many of the things you say, so I figure you’re an MSNBC watcher. I’m sure you don’t care what I think. I’m sure you think you’re well informed.

  • BevAG

    Since I don’t really care about or believe what the University of Maryland or Fairleigh Dickinson University say about Fox News watchers, but I really like what Hannity said about President Obama and the situation involving Psy, I’m going to repost my post from page 1.

    Hannity asked a great question tonight.

    Hannity asked if Psy, Gangnam Style, a few years back did a song on stage calling for the killing and torture and slow death of Muslim wives, mothers and daughters instead of doing a song about torturing and killing American wives, mothers and daughters would President Obama have boycotted the Christmas musical that Psy sang at Sunday that President Obama went to where he shook the hand of Psy?

    My thought is that President Obama would have boycotted that event. Just like Obama still has that guy in jail who created that video against Muslims that he and Hillary Clinton were so appalled about that they say the Muslims killed and sodomized our Ambassador over.

    I don’t see the President or Hillary Clinton the least bit appalled over Psy wanting American wives, mothers and daughters slowly tortured and killed. As a matter of fact, President Obama shook Psy’s hand.

  • Diamond Dave

    Oops, here’s that first link again


    Proves the point that Redbarsoup has no idea what he’s talking about and believes everything he reads without question.

  • Diamond Dave

    Just in case my previous post is deleted here’s the HuffPo story.



  • BevAG

    Oh, this is hilarious!!! lol

    Thank you, Dave, for bringing this to light. I read these two stories and I’m cracking up. Liberals, like RedBarSoap, are so danged gullible. They really want that garbage they think is real to BE real. They will believe anything they tell each other. lol

  • Diamond Dave

    I hope he reads it. HAHAHAHA!!!

  • BevAG

    Dave, I bet he reads it and never comes back here as RedBarSoap again. lol

    I’m cracking up because he just kept making a point of this and never even checked his own source. It’s like too funny. Only MSNBC watchers/Liberals can be THIS gullible!!! lol

  • Jeff

    BEVAG is not too bright.

    “I don’t care what a university says, but what Sean Hannity says I buy hook line and sinker”

    Well, good for you!! Then post more lies and mistruths from right wing garbage sites proven wrong on many levels to satisfy a perverse need to be angry and bitter in their little bubble of fantasy. Enjoy!

  • TZCA

    Good morning all.

    LOL at Jeff saying someone else is not too bright. That is entertainment.

  • TZCA

    Even more entertaining…..

    Thank you BevAG, Diamond Dave, AppleStinx, and RedBarSoup for an entertaining discussion of who is and is not ill-informed and which polls say this or that. :mrgreen: Very entertaining. As any ‘informed’ person knows, the poll is only as good as the sample of participants.

    RedBarSoup says he accepts this skewed poll that Fox News viewers are ill-informed as fact based upon everyone he talks to in his world. I could say the same about MSNBC viewers if I based it on that alone. Just the other day I was sitting in a Starbucks and I overheard a couple of well-kept ladies in the line talking about something discussed on the Melissa Harris-Perry show. In their talking, the two ladies were bad-mouthing republicans as the party of ‘No’ over the fiscal cliff debacle, and at the same time saying republicans don’t realize that we have a population of 16 trillion with only a $3 million debt and that raising taxes will easily pay down the debt. It was very hard to not break out in insane laughter. Are all MSNBC viewers this naive? No. But I hear this kind of crap coming more from liberals than fiscal conservatives.

    Similar to BevAG, most of the people in my world of influence are Conservatives or Libertarians, and it seems everyday I meet someone new who is a Conservative or Libertarian. We all do well for ourselves and most of us have post secondary-school education. I interact with so many conservatives/libertarians (Republicans/Ron Paulers) that I am sometimes baffled at how California has so many voters in the bag for the Democratic party. But I also understand that I don’t live in a population center where most of the Democrats are.

    It seems to me that alot of the liberals in here suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect (a false sense of intellectual superiority stemming from a miscalibration of the sense of their own competence relative to the competence others).

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    The qweed is really strong in San Fran :-)

    *Unexplained Light Formation Spotted Above San Francisco…

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – A viewer told CBS 5 about some surprising video captured early Sunday morning in San Francisco’s Mission District.

    In the video, a series of lights fly in formation above the city before appearing to take a diamond shape and eventually disappearing.

    *Serbia’s mystic mountain targeted by apocalypse believers… :shock:

    *’Vulture spying for Israel’ caught in Sudan… (The weed must be strong over there too) :-)

  • TZCA

    Hi Coffee Steve

    You must have just visited the same news site I visited. I recognized all those whacky headings. The spying vulture story gave me a few laughs.

  • Big Ben

    Blimey, a day after the Nov. 6 election, the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation found that two-thirds of the $1.3 billion spent by independent groups on political campaigns had gone for losing causes.

    In most cases, those groups had supported Republican candidates or opposed Democrats . “Using available data, the Sunlight Foundation said of the $103.5 million American Crossroads spent in the general election, 1.29% of it ended in the desired result. None of the candidates American Crossroads supported won, and most of the candidates it opposed were victorious. Crossroads GPS, which does not have to disclose its donors, spent $70 million during the general election with 14.4% of it having the result it wanted, according to Sunlight Foundation’s analysis. None of the candidates GPS supported won.”

    As Andrew Klavan & other conservatives lament “What a waste of money” Conservatives have to start thinking & acting in new ways . Consider ,if you will, channeling this obscene amount of money into the culture rather than to the Republican Party . Conservatives need more of their own conservative writers , blogs , adult, & especially children’s books , & culture representatives. Big conservative investors , what about putting your money into a film studio , & , do some value driven movies. Use Twitter, Facebook and YouTube too, but, reinforce this by physically active in our cities and communities. A conservative narrative needs to start somewhere.

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning TZCA

    Yep, I usually start with Drudge with my morning Coffee :-)

  • TZCA

    Coffee Steve,

    I am so lazy. I told myself last night ‘Ok, no Monster Energy Drink tomorrow; instead I’ll make some coffee.’ I woke up around 3 am (my time) wandered over to the fridge, and grabbed a Monster. :smile:

  • Coffee Steve


    I have actually never tried one of those energy drinks, my wife told me if she ever caught me drinking one she was leaving because I already drive her nuts with my enegry :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    School is now is session..OK Class respond by saying “Present” :-)

  • TZCA

    LOL @ driving momma nuts with energy.

    I never touched energy drinks until I met my ex-wife in 2003. I would regulate the caffeine with two or three cups of coffee throughout the day. She introduced me to Red Bull. I was doing alot of late night driving (working night shift, going to college, and driving 140 miles one way to visit her several times through the week). It tasted like cough syrup but I got the quickest energy-boost I had ever encountered. Then, we started working at the same place and started driving into work together, and Monsters became a morning routine. Now I have to exhaust my will-power to avoid the dang things. They’re too convienent.

  • TZCA

    Coffee Steve,

    Do you homeschool?

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