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.

  • TZCA

    Good late morning everyone.

    @Big Ben
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:53 AM
    Like music ?
    * This is worth a 2 minute look and listen.


    Thanks for the link. Very touching what these kids are doing.

  • BevAG


    That was very touching. Those children play beautifully. Thank you for that video.

    How was your eye examination yesterday?

  • BevAG

    Oh, thank you, Big Ben, for that link. I didn’t realize it came from you. I must have missed that post where you sent the link.

    I love all these musical posts. I love the ones that 1966 and Apple send out also. You all have good taste. :)

  • TZCA

    Hiya BevAG :grin:

    Eye exam went good (20/15 left eye, 20/20 to 20/25 right eye, 20/10 to 20/15 both eyes).

    Exam = 3 minutes.
    Discussing our dismay of Nov 6th = 12 minutes.


    How are things for you?

  • BevAG

    Things are going well. I live in California as well, but I’m moving to either Eastern Texas, Piney Woods, or Eastern Tennessee outside Knoxville in 2013. I’m looking at houses now in those areas.

    I made the decision to move out of CA after this past election. In CA they’ve now voted in a two percent sales tax hike at the cash register, so our sales tax is going to be 9.75 percent. LA’s is 10.25.

    With the Democrats holding the Governorship, the Congress and the Senate in CA, they’re already talking about getting rid of Proposition 13. Our property taxes are going to be as obscene as New Jersey’s. We need to pay for all the illegal immigrants and all the entitlement programs that California has instituted over the past few decades.

    As much as I love CA, I’m getting out. I’ve lived here 35 years. I want the 47 percent in CA who don’t pay taxes who voted for all these tax increases (to the middle class) to now figure out how they’re going to pay for their own entitlements. I’m going to watch from afar as CA implodes. And Obama is using CA as the model. lol Can you imagine!!

    Texas doesn’t have a State tax. I love that. Tenn does. I love the idea that Texas wanted to secede after the last election. I don’t want to secede at all. I love America. But I just love being around people who understand that this past election ruined this country.

    You must be Orange County. :) I love Orange County. I’m more north.

  • AppleStinx

    Paraguayan oldie – Mi Noches sin Ti (My Nights without You). No harps in this version.

  • BevAG

    I love the Spanish language…..and Spanish music. It’s just so romantic. :) This Mis Noches Sin Ti is beautiful. Thank you, Apple.

  • TZCA


    Yup, I’m south orange county.

    I hear ya about the lunacy of CA. I was born and raised in Washington State, and I was also making plans to move out of CA, but I’m gonna hold out for awhile, mostly out of convenience. Where I live, we are mostly off the grid and with the way things are going, I like having that sense of stability. I also have some major financial/income tax issues that popped up this year that I need to resolve and I don’t want to complicate things by relocating right now. However, my line of work would allow me to relocate relatively easily, though, and I am considering part time contracting work while maintaining my belongings where I live now. I’ve got my resume out there with a few nibbles, applied for a few jobs (awaiting counter-offer on one of them). I’m just trying to keep the board in the tube right now.

    I know of ALOT of people who are relocating. I’ve got friends from Columbia and they decided to move back. They have invited me to move in with them in Bogota for awhile and given me information about expatriation to Columbia. I’ve considered this as well. I also love the America I grew up in. But things are changing so rapidly, and not for the better IMHO. So, I may ultimately throw up my hands and say, “you can take my $50K+/yr in taxes and shove it [fill in with explicatives of your choice]….”

  • cathy

    I so enjoy watching these union members destroying other peoples’ private property. I think it is very symbolic. What these men didn’t understand was with each cut and tear on the tent, they were tearing down the Unions. U.S. people support protesters until they become violent. Many people look at the Unions as being the big bully on the block and these action support that view.

    On a happy note. Bush (43) is going to be a grandfather. What outstanding news for his family.

  • 1966

  • BevAG

    The IRS and the Census Bureau is no longer keeping statistics on people who move from state to state. The Obama Administration doesn’t want it to be known how many people are moving out of the Democrat tax laden, entitlement ridden states so the country can watch how it all falls.

    Can you imagine the IRS and the Census Bureau not keeping stats on that? lol Well, I’m sure they’re keeping stats on that, but I bet the Obama Administration told them not to give those stats to the public anymore so that the public can see how the Democrat tax-the-rich plan is such a losing proposition for everyone, mostly the middle class.

    Well, it sounds like you have lots of options. I have set up my financial situation so that I can make the move. I still have a few little loose ends that will take about six months to clear up and then I’m going to the land of Republicans were people believe in working and taking care of themselves and their families and not looking for government handouts. It will be a breath of fresh air actually.

    South Orange County? Beautiful. :) The beach area?

  • TZCA

    lol 1966 @ The Beatles – Taxman.

    Thanks man. By they way “good morning everyboy.” :oops:

  • TZCA


    You asked: The beach area?

    Sort of. I live far enough out off the Ortega Hwy (Hwy-74) that we don’t have trash or postal service. So my postal service is in San Juan Capistrano.

  • cathy

    OK everyone if you believe in God please pray for the Syrian people and if you don’t please send them good thoughts. I just saw a tape of bombing in Syrian. There was a little girl running away in terror. How sad to see her face as she turned to look at her parents for help. She was wearing a sponge Bob jacket and that makes you realize that she should be safely watching cartoons.

  • Hillbilly
  • TZCA


    When I was in the 10th grade, the summer following, I was offered a trip to an international youth camp in Virginia (called Legacy International). I got to meet a Lebanese girl who had stories of hiding behind the sofa as bombs dropped outside her front window in Beirut, the glass shattering. She had scars to show for it. The turmoil that faces the people of the middle east for what seems to be never-ending is saddening.

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – Let me try to wake them up with some good music


    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Try again Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


  • BevAG

    San Juan Capistrano where the swallows some every March 19th. What a beautiful town. I went to the Mission there to visit when I first came to California.

    Cathy, my heart bleeds for those people in Syria. It’s unimaginable how brutal those people can be. And that little girl, I just want to take up in my arms and just bring her home and take care of her. I just can’t imagine doing that to your own people. What savages.

  • jcrevolver

    Fox “news” numbers are going down because their audience is literally dying. Also I think many of the “younger” viewers are just sad and disappointed that they were told their guy was going to win.I expect their numbers to go up once we get closer to the 2014 midterm elections and they begin to fire up their base about how “Republicans are going to take the senate” just wait and see.

  • TZCA


    I’m sure you’re doing your research, but Texas may not be a Red state for much longer. Texas is going to be like California, where most of the land mass will be Red, but the population centers will be Blue, putting the state in the bag for the Democratic party. I read that if history is any indicator of changing demographics, it will be Blue by 2020, but possibly as soon as 2016.

    Also, in regards to Texan secession, Texas has had a small population of secessionists ever since its adoption into the Union. It is interesting to note that this population has grown in both numbers and percentage of total population since 2006.

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