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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.

 
  • TZCA

    Everyone remember when a Republican drafted a bluff bill thinking that Democrats would not actually be willing to allow the president unlimited borrowing authority, but the Democrats said “sure, we can’t authorize a federal budget, but we’ll give the president unlimited borrowing authority,” and the bill author needed to fillibuster it to avoid it from becoming actual law? Do you remember that one time in band practice when Edward forgot his tuba? That Republican shouldn’t have been playing bluff, but it shows the level to which the Democrats are willing to stoop to give up Constitutional power to the Executive Branch.

  • TZCA

    All Hail Our Dear Leader.

  • TZCA

    Sweet. A dance squad doing some stomp to Another Brick in The Wall on the 12.12.12 concert.

  • usa8888

    Fox, the propaganda network of the far right, has tried desperately to push their phony fast and furious story as well as the Benghazi story —with no success, except to right wingers who watch FOX. Fox should concentrate on doing what the American people want–i.e., get Obama’s fiscal cliff solution passed and stop kissing Norquist’s patooti.

  • Bobbyv

    USA8888,

    I really should not take the bait since I am enjoying the concert but is there any information that could come out of those stories where you would hold the President accountable? I am not saying he has/has not done anything wrong, I am asking you if it would even matter.

  • TZCA

    usa8888 says: “Fox should concentrate on doing what the American people want–i.e., get Obama’s fiscal cliff solution passed and stop kissing Norquist’s patooti.”

    I would have never guessed that Fox News Channel could do much of anything in the United States Congress. I don’t recall casting my vote to elect anyone working at Fox News Channel.

    Now the Republicans that are elected officials accountable to their constituancy can DO something. I say the Republicans should vote present, wash their hands of the whole thing, step back, and watch all of you liberals run around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to figure out what to do next when the whole house of cards collapses around you. The wealthy will stay wealthy and they will find ways to hide their wealth, and soon enough there will be no wealth to redistribute. What next? Raise taxes even more of course.

  • usa8888

    Tz–that’s a good idea–let the GOP do nothing and implicitly endorse tax increases for the middle class. THAT will cook the right wing in the next election. Why doesn’t the GOP do what the people (democrats, independents,and Republicans) want–enact Obama’s fiscal cliff plan? The majority want tax rates raised for the rich ( whose rates are at 60 year lows_)and economists note that this will have no negative effect on job creation!

  • Bobbyv

    US,

    I agree with you, the R’s should compromise on the tax cuts, but should also get a promise from the President that he must do something about the debt. When he does not it will be on him an him alone.

  • TZCA

    I said the Republicans should vote present, thus Obama’s plan will pass by default assuming the Democrats in Congress vote ‘yay’.

    I am amused that you believe that middle taxes are not going to be affected by Obama’s plan. This is where I want to step back, protect my little wealth as much as possible, and watch all of you liberals scratch your head as you go through your paychecks wondering where your money has gone.

    Economists note that there will not be a negative effect on job creation because job creation is so low as it is…and some of those same economists acknowledge that reason job creation is so low now is not because the Bush-era tax cuts are not incentive for growth, but because of burdensome regulations and an overwhelming sense of uncertainty.

  • cathy

    @usa8888

    The reps have said they will increase taxes but they want to see Obama’s cuts. It’s not a taxes usa8888, it’s about spending cuts. Our government has a spending problem……

  • TZCA

    I want to add that I have no problem paying more taxes as a middle class American. But I hate seeing my money being used to subsidize waste and fraud.

  • cathy

    I wouldn’t call Libya one little attack. Because if it was just one little attack, why was it so important for Obama to hide that information for the American people until after the election?

    I’ve never liked Obama’s policies but after the way he dealt with Libya. I don’t trust the man at all.

  • usa8888

    You don’t drastically cut spending in a bad recession–any reputable economist agrees with this. Obama has proposed spending cuts but the right wing want to do away with Medicare and Social Security, which will not happen. All polls show that Republicans, Democrats, and independents want tax rate increases for the rich and want Norquist’s chokehold on the GOP to be broken–so why doesn’t the GOP agree to tax rate increases for the rich?

  • Bobbyv

    US,

    You sound exactly like the R’s who say you should not raise taxes in a bad economy – how much debt is ok? 20 trillion? 25 trillion? You are asking for R’s to go against what they believe, D’s need to do the same or stop lecturing on compromise.

  • BevAG

    You don’t increase taxes in a bad recession – any reputable economist agrees with this. I say raise NO taxes until the waste and fraud and inefficiency is taken out of the government.

  • cathy

    @redbarsoup, Yes, we remember. He thought that the democrats in the Senate would realize that giving the President unlimited spending power wouldn’t be good. But the Democrats surprised him and were going to vote for it.

    They are playing games in Washington. Both sides are. But here is the plan truth, we have to cut spending and we need to make big cuts. The bill will come due one day. Spending is our problem. We have to get control of it. That’s what it all comes down to. And Obama is not offering big cuts. He wants more spending and the ability to spend freely. Oh, he did offer to decrease spending some time in the next 10 years. And he offered the money we will save when the war ends.

  • TZCA

    usa8888 says: “Obama has proposed spending cuts but the right wing want to do away with Medicare and Social Security…”

    The Republicans want to completely, totally, irreparably annihilate Medicare and Social Security? News to me. I thought Republicans want to fix a broken system. Currently Social Security funding subsidizes the General Fund which, for now, limits the amount Congress needs to borrow by issuing Treasury Bonds, the vast majority of which are bought by the Fed to create money. By 2016, Social Security will no longer be an asset which subsidizes the General Fund but will instead become a liability against the General Fund, thus requiring Congressional borrowing to nearly double, and some analysts suggest that this does not even fully predict the impact of Baby-Boomer retirement. Coupled with this, higher interest long-term Treasury Bonds from 10 to 20 years ago will mature, and it is believed that by 2016, if existing revenue is raised by as much as 60% (which taxing the rich will provide nowhere near this kind of revenue), the revenue collected by the Treasury will only pay on 80% of the interest due against outstanding debt. Thus, we will need to borrow even more just to service the debt.

    Medicare is a different issue which I am not fully familiar with, as Part D is convoluded (a big Bush mistake among many others). But again, I don’t think I’ve heard of any Republican wanting to complete annihilate it as a program, but offer ideas to fix it.

    What good are these programs if nothing is done and they collapse under their own weight and fail anyways?

    Since you bring up polls suggesting all these people are in favor taxing the rich, this tells me that the average person does not fully understand the issues we face.

    I agree that we need to raise taxes. But we need to address our spending as well.

  • BevAG

    Cathy: We won’t be saving money when the war ends. We’ve been borrowing to pay for that war. What will happen when the war ends is we will be borrowing less. Thank God!! But it’s not going to give us any additional funds in the general fund.

  • usa8888

    Bev–you are WRONG in that increasing taxes on the rich during a bad recession has NO effect on job creation whereas it DOES have a big effect on job creation if taxes are raised for the middle class and lower income groups because THEY spend their money immeidately. No weatlhy person is going to hire people or build a new plant with a slight tax cut–they will do this ONLY if the public is lining up to buy their products. This has been verified empirically may times and is intuitively obvious. Keep in mind also, Bev, that the tax rates for the wealthy are at the lowest levels in 60 years and they are NOT creating jobs.

  • TZCA

    usa8888 says: “Bev, that the tax rates for the wealthy are at the lowest levels in 60 years and they are NOT creating jobs.”

    And, like a good liberal, you conveniently avoid that we had rapid growth in 2002 – 2005, so much so it became a bubble that collapsed, but also resulted in massive flux of regulation as cities, counties, and states tried to grab a piece of that pie. Now there are so many regulations (financial and legal) and so much uncertainty that even with reduced tax rates, businesses are not willing to hire without being absolutely certain there will be a return on the investment of that new hire.

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