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.

  • BevAG

    I love hearing Democrats/Liberals/Socialists talk about the Fox Viewers “dying off.”

    By the time we’re dead, you’re going to be older ones just like you say we are, and the younger generation is going to have a whole different philosophy than you do, and they’ll be thinking that you’ll soon be dead and they’ll institute this whole new Utopian way of thinking than you have. They’re going to look at what you now think of as innovative as old school and be looking for you to “die off.”

    jcrevolver: That thinking has been going on since the beginning of man. There’s nothing new there. Every younger generation thinks they have new answers and they think they’re waiting for the older ones to “die off.”

  • cathy

    Wouldn’t it be great if the U.S. could just landed planes in all the Middle East States and be able to tell the peaceful people from the radicals. If we could tell who was who we could take the peaceful people to a safe country and let the radicals and terrorist kill each other.

  • BevAG


    Oh, thank you for telling me that. I’m going to have to do some more research on this.

    One of things I like about Texas is that they have their own electric grid. The country is divided into three electric grids: The east, the west and Texas. I liked that independence of Texas being on its own grid.

    I knew that Austin was blue, but that’s all. I didn’t think the rest of Texas was that blue. I’ll being done more research now. After the New Year I’m flying to both Texas and Tennessee to scope out. That’s when I’ll be doing the demographic scoping.

    I’m really disappointed that Texas will turn blue, though.

  • Doug Z

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.

  • Doug Z

    Authorities in Hudson County notified ICE agents in early October that they suspected Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender and who may be eligible to be deported. ICE agents in New Jersey notified superiors at the Homeland Security Department because they considered it a potentially high profile arrest, and DHS instructed them not to arrest Sanchez until after the November election

  • Doug Z

    SHOCK: Democratic senator employed illegal immigrant who was registered sex offender…

  • TZCA


    There’s no guaranty to Texas turning Blue, just trending indicators. The blue would be around Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, the southern border, and possibly Dallas/Fort Worth; the population centers.

  • cathy

    @jcrevolver who wins in 2014 is all going to depend on these things.
    1) The state of the economy.
    2) How is the affordable health care plan working. (Obamacare)
    3) Has terrorism returned to the U.S.
    4) What’s happening in the middle east
    5) Can the democrats once again blame all the countries ills on the Republicans again.

    Approval polls of congress aren’t a factor. There are 535 members of congress. Rating them as a group tells us nothing. They were at an all time low before the last election and most members kept their seat. Congresses approval has only been about 50% two times. It was 57% in ’98 and 87% in 2002. And guess what? At both times congress, the senate and the house was controlled by Republicans.

    The same can be said for 2016. If the economy is in the same or a worse state then it is today. I can’t see a democrat winning. I don’t think American will continue to believe it’s Bush’s fault or that it’s congress’s fault.

  • TZCA


    Check out 2012 Presidential Election Popular Vote by County

    Where you see the blue now, more blue is possible.

    It’s unfortunate, but it is what it is.

  • Letmethink

    BevAg–love your spirit and you share the same conservative values that many Texas share. Sadly many liberals are moving to Texas because they have destroyed their states. They are bringing the same liberal ideology with them and will eventually destroy Texas if they ever outnumber us. We need more people like you here. The Piney woods are wonderful–not too far from me. Come on down y’all

  • Letmethink

    BevAg, Houston, South Texas, Dallas and especially Austin, San Antonio are very blue. The rural areas are very red. East Texas is very Red with friendly, self reliant people. Real estate is very reasonable in East Texas.and They get more rain than most of the state–good acid soils that grow lots of beautiful plants. Now, I can’t say that it is prettier than CA–it isn’t but we haven’t gone as far off the tracks as CA. If enough good conservatives move here, we have a fighting chance. I know lots of hispanics who are conservative but they vote on one issue—immigration. If that is ever settled I don’t think they will be so prone to vote for dems. Most are talented and hard working people.

  • 1966
  • Letmethink

    Thanks 1966–back at you with one of my favorites

  • Ideation20

    Are these National numbers, EST?
    In other words do MADDOW and Lo’D play again after 11 EST or is there a Pacific Feed?

  • Letmethink

    @1966–another favorite
    You really got me going on Texas favorites

  • TZCA

    It’s good to see you poking around again, Letmethink.

  • Ideation20

    Wow. Things sure got political today….
    I will offer something factual, without prejudice, Texas will not be any redder than it is today and it will less Redder everyday for the foreseeable future.
    This is a media site, the one thing we should argue is demographic Facts, Texas cannot, will not, is not going to get more Conservative than today.

  • Letmethink

    one more for you 1966 and then I will quit
    Hello TZCA–peep in from time to time—enjoy your posts

  • 1966

    thank you for the songs letme think. here’s one more for you. and dd this is for you to.

  • cathy

    Texas will not go blue if the Republican party listens to Bush (43). We need to show sympathy to the Hispanic people. Crime is horrible in Mexico. These people are not coming over the border to get on our federal programs. We can’t save them all and we do need to close our borders but we have to come up with a way to make things fair. Maybe something like if you are illegal but have legal family in the U.S. your family has to sponsor and support you and you have to wait in line to become a U.S. citizen. If you are illegal and have no family members that our citizens, you can get a friend to sponsor and support you. If you can’t find a sponsor back to Mexico you go.
    There is a line of Mexican people wanting to come to the United States. My sons’ housemate is one of those Mexicans. Their 24 year old housemate is on a research fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is trying to find drugs to prevent and cure different heart diseases. He is here on a one year Visa because that is all he can get. This young man would be a great asset to our country but because of the number of illegals in this country our government is letting a small number of Mexicans into our country.

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