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.

  • lbsles

    For those that do not know why the dumbocrats on here are so stupid:

    Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading

    In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading.

    Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading, according to the Department of Education. While only 7 percent scored highly enough on the department’s National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2011 to be rated “proficient” or better in reading, only 4 percent scored highly enough to be rated “proficient” or better in math.

    Statewide in Michigan, only 32 percent of public-school eighth graders scored grade-level proficient or better in reading, and only 31 percent scored grade-level proficient or better in math.

    68 percent of Michigan public-school eighth graders are not proficient in reading and 69 percent are not proficient in math.

    Same can be said nation wide.

    http://cnsnews dot com/news/article/only-7-detroit-public-school-8th-graders-proficient-reading

  • lbsles

    Michigan legislature approves ‘right-to-work’ law in 58-51 vote

  • sunshine


    Hugs may work better than chiropractic care… Hopefully you’ll see a live Christmas tree prancing around with hanging ornaments from your window this season.

    How about the one in my gravatar apple :mrgreen:

  • lbsles

    President Obama Eyes Banks to Cover His FHA Mess

    Subprime Scandal: Now that the president’s mismanagement of FHA has led to its insolvency, how will he avoid the embarrassment of a bailout? By squeezing banks, how else?

    Under Obama, the Federal Housing Administration has increasingly backed new home loans to so-called rebound borrowers who recently defaulted on past mortgages. The agency is allowing lower-income borrowers to get loans just three years after foreclosure with as little as 3% down and lousy credit scores. In fact, a whopping 40% of newer FHA-backed loans are subprime.

    The risky lending has led to higher delinquencies. In fact, at 17%, delinquencies on FHA loans are now so high the administration has extended the grace period for repayments on troubled loans to a full year.

    Stories of FHA sweetheart loans to repeat defaulters are legion. Take Hermes Maldonado. The Honduras immigrant recently qualified for an FHA loan for a home in the Los Angeles area — despite two prior foreclosures and two bankruptcies.

    “After everything that happened, thank God I was able to buy another house,” Maldonado last week told the Los Angeles Times in Spanish.

    HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who as a Clinton HUD official helped ease agency underwriting standards before the subprime crisis, calls such easy lending the “democratization of credit.”


    The administration has already pressured five major banks — Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Ally Financial, and Citigroup — to pump at least $500 million into the FHA’s capital reserve fund to settle alleged mortgage fraud and foreclosure claims. In a separate shakedown, it forced Bank of America to inject another $500 million into the agency to settle claims against BofA’s mortgage unit, Countrywide Financial.

    http://news dot investors dot com/ibd-editorials/112012-634212-obama-leveraging-banks-to-cover-fha-losses.htm

  • lbsles

    Got to love a plan that Pelosi did not see the need to read.

    Obamacare Fee of $63 Per Person to Begin in 2014

    Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Obama’s health care overhaul.

    The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers.

    Employee benefits lawyer Chantel Sheaks calls it a “sleeper issue” with significant financial consequences, particularly for large employers.

    “Especially at a time when we are facing economic uncertainty, [companies will] be hit with a multimillion-dollar assessment without getting anything back for it,” said Mr. Sheaks, a principal at Buck Consultants, a Xerox subsidiary.

    Based on figures provided in the regulation, employer and individual health plans covering an estimated 190 million Americans could owe the per-person fee.


  • lbsles

    Lefties Upset that Bin Laden “Zero Dark Thirty” Film Accurately Depicts How Effective “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” Worked

    The Preemptive Strike
    on ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
    Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal under fire from progressives outraged by film’s accurate depiction of enhanced interrogation techniques.

    Left-wing commentators are outraged by the accurate portrayal of enhanced interrogation techniques in the upcoming film from the Oscar-winning creators of The Hurt Locker.

    New York magazine’s David Edelstein named Zero Dark Thirty as the best he had seen this year, though he added a caveat: “It also borders on the politically and morally reprehensible. By showing these excellent results—and by silencing the cries of the innocents held at Abu Ghraib, Bagram, and other ‘black sites’—it makes a case for the efficacy of torture.”

    But at least Edelstein has seen the movie. Other, more ignorant critics have expressed their outrage despite not having seen the film in question. For example:


  • lbsles

    Tweet of Yesterday

    HowardKurtz: “Chris Matthews interviewing Charlie Crist. One way to get on MSNBC: Become a Democrat!”

  • AppleStinx

    sunshine wrote: “How about the one in my gravatar apple :mrgreen:

    It looks great! I can see Hillbilly stealing it for his own use – Hillbilly, the Master Gravatar Misappropriator. :grin:

  • Ratboy

    Twas the month before Christmas
    When all through our land,
    Not a Christian was praying
    Nor taking a stand.

    Why the PC Police had taken away
    The reason for Christmas – no one could say.

    The children were told by their schools not to sing
    About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
    It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say
    December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday ‘.

    Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
    Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
    CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod
    Something was changing, something quite odd!

    Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
    In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

    As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
    At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was no where to be found.

    At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
    You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.

    Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty
    Are words that were used to intimidate me.

    Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
    On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

    At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
    To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

    And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
    Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
    The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
    The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

    So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’
    Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
    Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
    not Happy Holiday !

    Please, all Christians join together and
    wish everyone you meet


  • Ratboy

    Thanks for the hugz Sunny!! I feel much better already! :)
    As for the tree, I have not put one up for a few years now since i go to my kids for Christmas. Having it in the house at times just makes it more lonely! I used to go all out and the inside of the house was just as lively as the outside but when it is down to just me and the dogs it aint the same!

  • Ratboy

    I got an idea as to WHO we should push off the cliff!!!!

    75 Percent of Obama’s Proposed Tax Hikes to Go Toward New Spending

    According to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, $1.2 trillion of the proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes would go toward new spending, while only $400 billion would go toward deficit reduction.

    “The [president’s] plan called for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, twice what the president asked for in the campaign. He asked for $800 billion during the campaign. Now he wants $1.6 trillion in new taxes,” said Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, last week on the floor.

    “Spending under that plan would increase $1 trillion above the levels agreed to in the Budget Control Act, as signed into law. We agreed to the Budget Control Act 16 months ago, in August 2011, and we raised the debt ceiling and agreed to reduce spending. We raised the debt ceiling $2.1 trillion and agreed to reduce spending $2.1 trillion. The President’s plan would take out over $1.1 trillion of those spending limitations that are in current law. I repeat, spending will increase more than $1 trillion above the already projected growth in spending,” Sessions added.

  • Hillbilly
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  • Hillbilly

    Cables top (non sporting) show Duck Dynasty – 6452.

    Using Steve Perry logic cable TV is dead. :grin:

    *No cable news shows in the top 25. I’m on fire with my predictions. :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – It looks great! I can see Hillbilly stealing it for his own use – Hillbilly, the Master Gravatar Misappropriator. :grin:


    I used yours once. My computer said “picture error 12009988.” I looked up what that meant. It said “On the FBI most wanted list.” :shock:

  • Hillbilly

    Heard Rudy G say something like – the R’s should give Nobama his tax rate increase. The deal would be they take effect after the spending cuts are done. Sounds like a plan to me. Spending cuts always seem to be in the out years. Let them be first for once.


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