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.

  • DB

    Like all the other left wing nuts, Redbardope has proven his lack of character. He is totally driven by ideology and will not let facts get in the way of his bizarre views or false studies deter his beliefs. I can’t wait all nite for him to grow up. Maybe he has taken me up on my offer and has left. I can dream can’t I!!!

    Rat, Coffee (congratulations on getting the most important job next to being a nurse), Applestinx, Hillbilly and several others–keep fighting the good fight.

    Boss, there is losing an election and then there is losing a country. One doesn’t compare to the other. Electing an incompetent, America hating, socialist president who also happens to be a egomaniac is not a healthy thing. Having a country so uninformed that it elects said president twice is a death sentence.

  • RedBarSoup

    I was wrong on the NEW study, still doesn’t change the fact that three people in here couldn’t find the hoax website even AFTER I posted it word by word and WHERE it was (USnews). Second, there has already been a study to prove that Fox News watchers are the most uninformed all the way from university studies to polls. There doesn’t even have to be a study for it. The most uninformed people are Fox News watchers and MSNBC watchers, that’s coming from everyday life, listening to people talk.

  • RedBarSoup


    You seem VERY angry and mad are you having a bad day?

  • Mark


    I looked up Fox news least informed hoax and all I see is they say that an article that Fox viewers have an IQ of 80 on average is a hoax, nothing about the study that says Fox news viewers were the least informed when it comes to current news. It seems like a strawman argument that if one study is wrong then they all wrong by proxy(which is a false argument).

    It should be pointed out NPR seem to have the best grasp of news according to the study that rated Fox the worst.

  • TheBoss1

    @DB … haha. This is much too easy. Your statement “Electing an incompetent, America hating, socialist president who also happens to be a egomaniac” just illustrates why the Right is so out-of-touch with mainstream America. You are on the fringe. The only people who believe your B.S. are extreme right-wing talk radio Rush-Limbaugh-wannabees and the Eric-Erickson-wacko-right-wing bloggers.

    You right-wing wackos have consigned the Republican party to permanent irrelevance. William F. Buckley, Jr is turning over in his grave that the great conservative movement has retrograded to parady and caricature. Shame on you and your mindless epithets.

  • RedBarSoup


    The university that did the study, people in here just call it a liberal university, that’s always the go to line that proves them wrong.

  • TheBoss1

    @DB … this is too good to be true. Your statement “Having a country so uninformed that it elects said president twice is a death sentence” smacks of arrogance and elitism. Because the country did not agree with your point-of-view, they are “uniformed.” The implication of your statement is that you, on the other hand, are “informed.” Yet, in the preceding sentence you claimed the president to be an “egomaniac.” Haha. The hypocrisy here is stunning.

  • TheBoss1

    @RedBarSoup … just like the “liberal” media and the “liberal” pollsters who were all wrong in their election predictions. That’s how the Right denies the truth. IT’S A LIBERAL CONSPIRACY!!!!


  • 1966

  • Mark2

    @Cathy “We Republicans believe in math and science. We just do not believe in lib math and their junk science”

    Yes of course, just like you believed in Karl Rove’s and D/ick Morris’s Math and laughed at the liberal math of Nate Silver.

    Hey, how did those Republican UnSkewed polls work out for you? LOL.

    Nate Silver used REAL math to destroy your Republican Math.

  • Hillbilly

    No cable news shows again.

    Cable news is dying. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    Mark – As for the comment this never happens at a tea party just go to youtube and type tea Party violence you can find many examples of random idiots doing stupid things

    here is a random example of such thing.


    No mention of the tea party in that clip you posted. A bunch of comments blaming the TP, but not in the news clip. If that’s the worse case you could find then your argument is not very good.

  • Letmethink

    Morning—anyone home?

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly drove by as usual. Other than 1966, DB and TheBoss1, I haven’t seen anyone come and go. (I’m only patrolling the grounds)

  • AppleStinx

    Let me try to wake them up with some good music

  • Ratboy

    Gooood Morning!!
    A little late but have been busy! Today is the day i cook for te office, the tenents of the office, and my suppliers and contractors! smoked a turkey last night and will deep fry one out front and then have all kinds of other good stuff to say “Thank You and Merry CHRISTMAS!!!”

    Taking a little longer this year since I am still hobbling around. If any of you wanna stop buy feel free!!! I will buy you a glass of champagne!! :) :) :)

  • Ratboy

    Forgot to mention that I only ask that they bring a toy for Toys For Tots! They already picked up one overflowing box and we expect to have at least one more from today!

  • Letmethink

    Sounds like a fun day and so good about the Toys for Tots. Don’t overdo Ratboy.
    Thanks for the wakeup Apple.

  • Big Ben

    Like music ?

    * This is worth a 2 minute look and listen.



    “Soooooo if they are paid less and they dont get ratings they still get to stay?????? ”

    If you’re getting better ratings in key demos and getting paid less than your competitor, your competitor has a problem.

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