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.

  • cathy

    What a news day yesterday!

    1) Michigan becomes a right to work state. Stop blaming Republicans for passing this against the voters wishes. Inside Michigan Politics survey in Michigan showed that 58 percent of likely voters support right-to-work. Opposition among Michigan voters participating in the survey was at 37 percent. Even in the Leaning Forward ABC poll of Nov 29th shows 54% majority said they generally favor right-to-work laws, with 40% opposed. But asked how they feel about Michigan becoming a right-to-work state, opinions were almost evenly split, with 47% saying they were in favor and 46% opposed. In Nov 6th, voters turned down prop 2 58 percent to 42 percent.

    2) North Korea launches a long range rocket successfully. The following song was heard coming from the North Korean’s leaders palace and many military bases:
    “California, here I come
    Right back where I started from
    Where bowers of flowers
    Bloom in the spring
    Each morning, at dawning
    Birdies sing and everything
    A sun-kissed miss said, “Don’t be late”
    That’s why I can hardly wait
    Open up that Golden Gate
    California, here I come”
    OK, I lied about the singing.

    3) A madman shots up a mall in Portland. Wow, this man walked through the mall with his gun out for all to see and no one did anything. Of course gun control supporters are saying more laws are needed. However having a loaded gun in a public place is already illegal. Maybe if citizens were allowed to be armed in Portland, someone would have stopped this man before he started to shoot.

  • BevAG


    Great post!!

    If I was in that mall and saw that man with a gun, I would have immediately called 911 while I was following him because anyone carrying a gun for all to see is up to no good unless they’re at a firing range. The second he started to lift to shoot, I would have shot him.

    I’m sure the families of those victims and the others who were shot wished someone had been there to take this lunatic out before he could hurt someone.

  • Moncon

    @ Cathy
    Goes to show those who wish to do harm will do so with or without gun laws. They talk gun culture in this country but only in a Urban sense. Come to Alaska and the gun culture involves subsistence and family bonding. My husband took our son on his first moose hunt this year. They did not get anything but my son talked to me about how his Dad and him had nice conversations and he learned how proud his Dad is of him. No phones, no technology. 2 of my kids took the hunter certification course with their Dad. We participate in community hunts too. Our freezer is full of moose, salmon & halibut. No mention of that gun culture anywhere.

  • cathy

    Way to go MSNBC!!!!!!!! They just used a NEA Union study to prove that Right to Work is bad for workers. Is MSNBC really that silly to think that a study done by a Union isn’t bias? Why not use these facts,
    1)According to Michigan’s Mackinac Center, using data taken from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics, private-sector, inflation-adjusted employee compensation in right-to-work states increased by 12% between 2001 and 2011 compared with just 3% over the same period in forced-unionization states.
    2)According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, right-to-work states (excluding Indiana, which passed a RTW law in early 2012) “were responsible for 72% of all net household job growth across the U.S. from June 2009 through September 2012.”

  • AppleStinx


    I’ve never eaten moose meat (or seen it in ‘Chopped’ on Food Network, where I often see “unusual” stuff). What does it taste like?

  • 1966

    good morning
    happy 12-12-12 to everyboy.

  • moncon

    Just kidding, not to gamey pretty mild in taste. The hamburger has no difference in taste than beef. The grind makes a big difference. I use the stew meat for minestrone and beef stew and the steaks are good too. The roast I tend to overcook, not alot of fat. Of the game I have tried, (caribou and sheep are the other) moose is the most “beef like”. You can tell with a steak just how much preservatives are in beef. The moose steak is rich in color.

  • 1966


  • RedBarSoup

    So now we find out that the workers pensions from the Hostess company was used towards everyday operations. Just a few years back 6 of the CEOs got a HUGE pay increase, one got a 300% increase, so essentially, the workers pensions went to the huge pay increase that the CEOs got.


    Despite considerable evidence to the contrary, the unions-killed-the-Twinkie trope is still very much alive.

    Never mind that Hostess completely failed to adapt to changing tastes or update its brand, that it went through seven CEOs in a decade, that it had already obtained deep concessions from workers while its top executives received pay increases and bonuses, and so on. If only the union workers hadn’t selfishly refused to agree to draconian pay and benefit cuts, the company would still be afloat.

    Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported on yet another example of Hostess workers’ shameless greed: they expected the money they had contributed to their pensions to actually go to their pensions. (h/t Dallas Business Journal via CultureMap)

    That didn’t happen. Hostess’ $125,000-per-month CEO Gregory Rayburn, who wasn’t around at the time, admitted to the Journal that the snack maker had taken pension contributions — those deducted from Bakery & Confectionary Union & Industry International workers’ wages, not added by the company as matching funds — and used them to fund day-to-day operations as the company slid into bankruptcy.

    “I think it’s like a lot of things in this case,” Rayburn told the paper. “It’s not a good situation to have.”

    The workers with the Bakery & Confectionary Union & Industry International would surely agree.

  • Raz

    Since when is having a choise of belonging or not belonging to a union is a bad thing? The one and only union I belonged to (Coleco back in 1981) was a joke, they took our money and did nothing.

    Unions at one time were needed, to keep the owners from abusing the workers. Now it’s the other way around, unions have because the very bad thing they were fighting against.

  • AppleStinx


    Thanks. That led me to think of what might have been the most unusual thing I ever ate. I’m drawing a blank, the stuff that stayed in my head was a snake soup a friend ordered for himself in Los Angeles; he said it tasted like chicken and I even saw it looked like diced chicken white meat. Maybe that is what it was and he was pulling my leg (we were in a fine Chinese restaurant and the menu was all in characters).

  • cathy

    @The Boss,

    People who voted for Obama were informed?! Really?! Obama told us that Al Qaeda was defeat. Obama declared that “al Qaeda has been decimated.” on Nov 1st of 2012. He said this was one of his major accomplishments. He said that he saved the U.S. auto industry. But he didn’t give Ford anything and Ford is doing the best. Chrysler is owned by Fiat, so it’s foreign owned now. And GM has let go of over 6000 HP contractors. That’s 6000 Americans that lost they’re jobs. Plus GM is close to going bankruptcy again. And they were losing market share in October and November.
    Obama knew as he was telling everyone that he decimated Al Qaeda, that it was Al Qaeda that lead the attack in Benghazi. We all know now that Al Qaeda is on the ground in Syria and in Egypt causing problems, that Al Qaeda is in North Africa taking over a number of cities. Al Qaeda is pretty active for being defeated.
    Just these limited facts make me believe that clearly Obama voters weren’t not informed.
    It appears that Obama voters believe what ever Obama told them.

  • BevAG

    RedBarSoup: And to just think that all happened EVEN with a Union. So obviously the Unions can’t protect their workers. Those people were paying Union dues all those years expecting their pensions to be there and it’s not. That’s even more reason why the Unions really aren’t worth it.

    This reminds me of Social Security. When SS first started it was in its own fund, which is the way it SHOULD have stayed. President Lyndon B. Johnson, Democrat, put all that SS money into the general federal fund so he could fund the Vietnam War. THAT’S the beginning of the problems in Social Security.

    SS should have stayed its own fund just like pensions should stay its own fund. I don’t know why pension funds aren’t. You would have thought with all the regulation-promoting that President Obama did when he first ran for president and when the Democrats had total control of the House and Senate they didn’t make a regulation stating that all pensions would be their own fund.

    The Unions were in bed with the Obama even at that time. The Unions, if they REALLY cared about the people who pay Union dues, should have pushed for the Obama Administration to put regulation in that stopped companies from using pension funds. But they didn’t.

    I wouldn’t pay Union dues anywhere now after your post RedBarSoup. It’s real obvious the Union can’t even protect my pension fund. What good are they?

  • RedBarSoup

    Yeah, imagine, all that happened even WITH a union, imagine what Hostess would have done if it DIDN’T have a union. I would expect minimum wage, no pensions, hard working conditions, THEN going bankrupt.

  • RedBarSoup

    bama told us that Al Qaeda was defeat. Obama declared that “al Qaeda has been decimated.” on Nov 1st of 2012.

    He said that they are on the PATH of being defeated and who’s to say that Al Qaeda isn’t “decimated” Bush and Obama has done a GREAT job at killing al Qaedas leaders. From Bush putting troops in Afghanistan to Obama using Drone attacks to kill it’s leaders. The word decimated means only 1 out of ten AKA 10%.

    To select by lot and kill one in every ten of.

  • BevAG

    RedBarSoap: The Union got these people no pensions anyway.

    They paid all that Union dues over those years, decades, and now they have no pensions. If I were those Union workers, I’d be at the house of those Union reps and at the Whitehouse screaming for why they didn’t protect pensions.

    The Whitehouse “regulation” mantra is all talk and no action. The Union thugs are all about Union dues and no action.

  • cathy


    LOL, Obama said “Al Qaeda is defeat.” in his Toledo speech in Nov. He didn’t say “on the path of being”.
    But let’s look at the word decimated. You used the second less common use of the definition of the word. The most common use of the word decimated means: to destroy a great number or proportion of, not the 1 in 10, you use. Did Obama pick this word hoping that everyone would use the most common meaning but like you state he was using the second definition if questioned later? Either way, I’d say he was misleading the American people.
    You need to answer the fact that while Obama was saying that “Al Qaeda was on the run” to the American people. Obama knew that Al Qaeda was behind the 9/11 attack in Libya.
    I will agree that the Drone attacks have gotten a large number of Al Qaeda leaders. I give Obama credit for keeping up the Drone attacks.

  • AppleStinx

    @Big Ben

    That is a nice video of what resourceful people can do. It’s amazing that the orchestra can even pull off performaces of Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons and Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, although the string section sounds a bit too metallic for my ears.

  • RedBarSoup



    That’s the video I keep finding about Obama saying that “Al Qaeda is defeat”…he says in the video ON THE PATH…..

  • Big Ben

    Michigan union thug , Chris Opalewski, , cross dresser, violence proponent , & property destroyer identified. Lipstick & drag help his looks…. quite the bugger

    Huh ? He’s not in the 1%.

    Clint Tarver was recently profiled by a local news station:


    Michigan: Union Thugs Yell “N**ger Uncle Tom” As They Demolish Iconic Hot Dog Cart – Update: Conservatives Raise Over $9,000 To Help Man Rebuild Business…

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