Cable News Ratings for Monday, December 10, 2012

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December 11th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 10, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,186            247            474
CNN         319             97            138
MSNBC         577            160            256
CNBC         171             49             91
FBN           62             16             32
HLN         197             85            113
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,835            302            649
CNN         405            117            165
MSNBC       1,091            291            487
CNBC         205             92             89
FBN           69             27             43
HLN         271             78            124
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,067            288            538
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         202             90            117
MSNBC Morning Joe         454            133            213
CNBC Squawk Box         107             37             66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         231            136            180
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,029            307            745
CNN SITUATION ROOM         401            103            145
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,008            226            425
CNBC FAST MONEY         133             16             65
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         129             43             58
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,991            276            581
CNN SITUATION ROOM         466             98            168
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         866            216            366
CNBC MAD MONEY         158             45             84
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         178             47             90
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,889            356            666
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         373             86            130
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         853            212            348
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         139             23             65
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         295            101            137
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,711            468            903
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         452            110            171
MSNBC ED SHOW         931            220            387
CNBC BIG MAC: INSIDE MCDONALDS         132             58             79
HLN NANCY GRACE         403            107            188
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,580            257            609
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         418            117            170
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,227            350            554
CNBC TRUTH ABOUT SHOPLIFTING         252            115             99
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         211             51             97
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,202            182            434
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         346            124            152
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,115            303            519
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         232            105             88
HLN NANCY GRACE         199             76             87
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,109            249            515
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         260             89            144
MSNBC ED SHOW         593            202            292
CNBC MAD MONEY         118             59             50
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         192             82            101

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.

  • Sam

    If Ezra can beat Hannity , for sure Maddow will bury him.

    In the effort to clean up the image of the republican party, Fox will slowly separate itself from the Talk Radio craziness. A first step will be to fire Hannity and send him where he belongs, the Talk Radio mental hospital.

  • Mark2


    FOX NEWS, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, Karl Rove, D/ick Morris, Matt Drudge, and every other Conservative radio talk show host FAILED in getting a Republican elected into the White House.

    MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell, etc, succeeded in getting a Democrat elected into the White House.

  • usa8888

    Fox “News” cable ratings for their personalities are really tanking and MSNBC’s ratings are on fire. You can bet that Rupert and Roger are NOT happy. But it is true that right wing lunatics like Beck and Limbaugh can continue to make loads of money off the suckers to whom they appeal………..

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?


    Are you DB Cooper? If so; please share the money with me. I won’t tell anyone.

  • BevAG


    FOX NEWS, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, Karl Rove, D/ick Morris, Matt Drudge, and every other Conservative radio talk show host FAILED in getting a Republican elected into the White House.

    MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell, etc, succeeded in getting a Democrat elected into the White House.


    That still does not negate the fact that RedBarSoup was touting a study which turned out to be a hoax that he bought hook, line and sinker which said that Fox News watchers were not intelligent. In fact, it shows the opposite of that study, that people who watch MSNBC, like RedBarSoup, are not the intelligent ones……and we didn’t even need a study for that.

  • BevAG

    After Watergate there were lots of regulations put in place on how much money people can contribute to politicians. It got real restricted. Limits were put in place. Every politician since Watergate, Rep and Dem, adhered to those restrictions until Obama’s first run for Presidency in ’08.

    Obama sideswiped ALL the regulations put in place since Watergate so that he had no limits to the amount of money that could run through his campaign. As a result, he opened the floodgates again on how much money goes into campaigns. Everyone likes to act like it’s the Reps who did that, but it was Obama.

    In the ’08 campaign, Obama sideswiping restrictions raised around 160 million and McCain raised around 68 million because he stayed within the regulations set up after Watergate. (I can’t remember the exact numbers. It’s been so long ago. But it’s way out of line what Obama did).

    When you hear Rachael Maddow on an MSNBC commercial say, “A few years ago the limits were raised on how much money can be spent on elections,” she purposely leaves out the fact that Obama’s actions raised that limit. She leaves listeners, people like RedBarSoup, to think it was the Republicans who raised that ceiling.

    Just another comment on an MSNBC watcher’s intellect.

  • BevAG

    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 because of.

    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.

  • DB

    Mark2 or should we call you Mr. Science, your comparison of one day’s ratings from last year to one day’s ratings this year is meaningless and has no basis for determining anything about trends in ratings. You can pretend it does so you can think you are a scientist but you would be wrong.

    The second to last step in a losing argument– false equivalency (union thugs are the same as the Tea Party). The last step of course as all you libs know is to call someone a racist.

    Redbardope, any chance you are going to man up and admit you made a mistake on the Fox viewers study??

  • TheBoss1

    Let’s face it. It’s now a consistent trend. When Rachel is hosting, she beats Hannity in the key demo. That’s the new normal. The same with Lawrence.

    I know you Foxies cannot accept this fact, but it’s reality. Get over it.

  • cathy


    We Republicans believe in math and science. We just do not believe in lib math and their junk science.
    Here is the truth. Figures do not lie but Lairs do figure. I really don’t care what the ratings of Fox news or MSNBC news was last year at this time or is this year at this time. I’ve worked in Marketing for years and we never looked at December ratings.

  • RedBarSoup

    study, that people who watch MSNBC, like RedBarSoup

    This is news to me! I watch MSNBC!?!?! WAOH!!! Shocker!!!

  • DB

    Ratboy, you are right as usual. There are just too many loons on this site now. I guess that is why the number of comments has decreased to such a great extent. The lies and anger of the far left loons just are as much fun as those who either don’t post much here anymore or have left altogether. No more good discussions and no more fun. Just angry libs. Got to find something better than this.

  • DB

    aren’t as much fun

  • DB

    Still waiting Redbardope!! I have some beach front property I will sell to you cheap. Obama used to live there.

  • DB

    Redbardope, did I mention the property is in Montana?

  • RedBarSoup

    DB, didn’t you make a bet with Jeff that is Romney lost you would stop posting on the site?

  • RedBarSoup


  • DB

    Redbardope, you just keep showing your ignorance. If you had paid attention you would remember I made an offer to Jeffie (several times) but he was too much of a coward to take me up on it. Try to pay attention and speaking of cowards you dodged admitting how gullible you are. Grow a pair and come clean on your massive screw up.

    BTW, nice example of the third to last step in making a losing argument–change the subject.

    Lastly, Romney didn’t lose, the country did.

  • DB

    Redbardope, I have an offer for you!! Admit you were taken in by the Fox viewer study hoax or you stop posting on this site. One less loon might be of some help.

  • TheBoss1

    @DB … Romney lost. Period. Denial is not a healthy thing.

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