Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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December 12th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 11, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,255            285            540
CNN         376            117            163
MSNBC         522            138            231
CNBC         189             49             97
FBN           54             13             23
HLN         176             82             98
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,232            372            834
CNN         693            204            282
MSNBC         838            250            418
CNBC         296            101            127
FBN           62             22             29
HLN         236             72            115
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,125            305            555
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         216             96            129
MSNBC Morning Joe         455            131            196
CNBC Squawk Box         124             34             83
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         212            122            146
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,147            388            861
CNN SITUATION ROOM         562            107            201
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         947            159            371
CNBC FAST MONEY         117             26             52
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         130             70             66
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,200            393            873
CNN SITUATION ROOM         432            149            166
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         849            192            359
CNBC MAD MONEY         138             74             87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         106             45             45
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,905            398            808
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         414            163            169
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         747            179            321
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         125             35             44
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         246            120            123
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,876            441         1,031
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         818            262            361
MSNBC MSNBC BREAKING NEWS         747            190            331
CNBC SUPERMARKETS INC         233            115            105
HLN NANCY GRACE         215             75            109
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,145            377            840
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         708            190            236
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         896            277            457
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         344             67            139
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         249             80            125
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,653            299            629
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         553            160            248
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         870            285            466
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         309            122            138
HLN NANCY GRACE         243             62            112
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,204            353            614
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         328            139            146
MSNBC ED SHOW         611            200            324
CNBC MAD MONEY         132             43             64
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         165             55             81

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 viewingPrime Time = 8-11pmLIVE+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 HHsCNBC: 97.497 million HHsFNC: 97.981 million HHsMSNBC: 95.526 million HHsFox Business: 68.407 million HHsNielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • RedBarSoup


    Your watching a News channel if it’s interrupted by a news story why would you turn it off? Oh wait,,,, Are you saying they turned off Ed on MSNBC to Turn on Fox to watch the Oregon story?

    You mean the same reason people turn off Fox and turn to CNN when something like that happens? It floats both ways, and until you realize that you will be called out on it. MSNBC and Fox News is no longer about news, it’s entertainment propaganda for their side.

  • BevAG

    Letmethink and 1966, thanks for that great Texas music you put out there in yesterday’s posts. Oh, Willie Nelson makes me want to waltz with anyone, even someone that doesn’t know how to waltz!!

    Letmethink, we have six extended families here in California. All of us are doing the scouting. We want to live amongst people who don’t need the government as a nanny. We want to be around independent people who help each other be successful.

    California is beautiful. But it really is difficult to go to grocery stores watching people after people paying with food stamps and then they get into huge big $40,000 gas guzzling SUVs. You know they’re working and telling the government they’re not.

    Most in California have learned how to game the system and they teach their young how to game the system. They collect and they work under the radar. And the rest of us pay for that. It really makes your stomach turn.

    IZCA, from your map, Oklahoma is all red. I love it. So is Nebraska and Kansas. Texas has character, so does Tennessee. We’re moving out of the blue state into a red state and it can’t be fast enough. I just can’t wait to watch those 47 percent who pay no taxes figure out how they’re going to pay for each others’ entitlements.

  • RedBarSoup

    I just can’t wait to watch those 47 percent who pay no taxes figure out how they’re going to pay for each others’ entitlements.

    I can’t wait till you are one of the 47%ers and realize that the people that was lumped into the 47% that Romney was talking about were retired people that, you know, are retired and that’s why they pay no income taxes……

  • BevAG

    I love it when Fox beats MSNBC. It’s really a joyous occasion. :) And I love it even more when Fox beats MSNBC in that “demo” thing I keep hearing about that is supposed to be so great that the Democrats/Liberals/Socialists talk about all the time.

  • Diamond Dave


    NEW—A Pew Research study released on November 12, 2012, revealed the following:

    “MSNBC’s coverage of Romney during the final week (68% negative with no positive stories in the sample), was far more negative than the overall press, and even more negative than it had been during October 1 to 28 when 5% was positive and 57% was negative.

    For Obama, meanwhile, the coverage improved in the last week. From October 1 to 28, 33% was positive and 13% negative. During the campaign’s final week, fully 51% of MSNBC’s stories were positive while there were no negative stories at all in the sample.”

    I’ll allow you to judge if that means MSNBC is a propaganda channel for the Obama administration.

    PS–I can provide links for all my information if necessary. And none of it that fake stuff that some commenters like to cling to ;)

  • cathy

    ABOUT MATH!!!!

    I did use the republican math line because Obama, libs, dems and alike use it all the time.

    I learned ten years ago that people seem to all have a different understanding of Math. And having a BS in Math and Computer Science that surprised me. I know what Math is and I know how it works. But most people don’t, so they are fooled by the lying accountants (political figures) time and time again.
    I also learned that when you prove to people by doing the math that you are right and they are wrong, they stop using the word equal and start using the word FAIR. Equal is a math term and Fair isn’t.

    I have to laugh every time Obama says that the republican math does not work. Obama, who told Jay Leno, he can’t help she’s ninth grade daughter with her math homework because he was good with Math after seventh grade. Forest Grump’s voice always plays in my head, “I’m not very good with math but I know that the republican math does not work.”

  • TZCA


    I had thought about Oklahoma, Nebraska, or Kansas as well. If I was born/raised there, or had connections, I’d consider it more seriously. Otherwise, the integration factor would be difficult (middle aged single guy in a small farm town? uhm…). Tornadoes are a something to take seriously, too.

  • RedBarSoup

    In the final week of the campaign, both Fox News and MSNBC became even more extreme in how they differed from the rest of the press in coverage of the two candidates. On Fox News, the amount of negative coverage of Obama increased-from 47% in the first four weeks of October to 56% the final week. Meanwhile, positive discussion of Romney grew, from 34% of segments to 42%. On MSNBC, the positive coverage of Obama increased from 33% during most of October to 51% during the last week, while Romney’s negative coverage increased from 57% to 68%.

    Seems to me like they both are propaganda. :)

  • BevAG

    RedBarSoup, I will always pay taxes. That’s how my life is.

    I don’t mind pay taxes as long as it’s reasonable and as long as the government spends it properly and efficiently, which it doesn’t. When the government controls fraud, when the governmental entities that cost the taxpayers billions of dollars to operate like the SEC ACTUALLY do what they’re supposed to and regulate what they’re supposed to so that the Bernie Madoffs of the country can’t get away with what he did for decades, then I won’t mind paying higher taxes. Until that point I will fight tooth and nail not to pay any more than is necessary.

    Until then I’m going to enjoy watching the 47 percent in California that don’t pay taxes that just voted THEMSELVES higher taxes at the cash register where they do pay taxes — idiots. I’m going to enjoy watching California figure out how they’re going to pay for all these entitlement programs they’ve been promising everyone for decades.

  • cathy


    I told you before. I know that Fox, MSNBC, CNN and every other news channel are only giving me there view of the news.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I don’t post as much as I did before because I look at the same losers using their phony names or under a phonier name, and I say “why bother?”

    Let anyone calling ME a “coward” come forward with their REAL name, first and last, as I have always done.

  • 1966
  • BevAG

    Remember when Sarah Palin was chastised by the Left for using the word “cross hairs”? The Left said that because Sarah Palin used that phrase she’s a hater, she wants violence. Today the Union is saying there’s going to be a “civil war” if they don’t get their way.

    Here’s another poll:

    Which words say “hate” and “violence” more in your mind:

    1. ______ cross hairs
    2. ______ civil war

    This is a poll, so MSNBC watchers you can only choose one. I know Fox News watchers don’t need to be instructed.

  • 1966

    don’t move to minn. either.
    we got a dem. govener. and a dem. house and senate. and there talking about raising our taxes next year.

  • usa8888

    Fox “News”, the right wing GOP propaganda network, refuses to admit that all polls show that Obama’s plan for the fiscal cliff is preferred by a two-to-one margin. Even Republicans support higher tax rates for the rich. But the GOP is being held hostage by Norquist and a few right wing radical congresssmen.

  • Mark2

    @ Republicans “Poor Richard Maddow, destroyed by Hannity”

    Not really, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell were off last night…they both had replacements.

    By now you should know that Hnnity can’t beat Rachel and Greta can’t beat O’Donnell.

  • BevAG

    MSNBC, the White House propaganda network, is covering up President Obama’s mishandling of Fast and Furious and our Ambassador and three other Americans that were killed in Benghazi. (This is in response to usa8888’s post).

  • Diamond Dave


    Don’t forget: “There will be blood, there will be repercussions,” State Democratic Rep. Douglas Geiss, speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, warned ahead of the votes.

  • RedBarSoup

    Everyone remember when that Republican filibustered his own bill, remember when even after that, people are still blaming the Democrats for holding us hostage over the fiscal cliff?

  • Bobbyv

    If anyone has HBO (and other channels), concert for Sandy is on. Boss1, hope you are not missing The Boss

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