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.

  • cathy

    US888 and beedavisjr Money in the hands of the people is always better than money in the hand of the government when it comes to the economy Government spending has only a short term good effect on the economy.
    But think about what you are saying. The government has to keep spending to keep the economy goings?? Taxes on the rich only give us 9 days of spending, so we can spend for nine days. After that the U.S. has to increase it’s debt to spend money. When we increase our debt the value of the dollar goes down. As the dollar goes our economy goes. Increasing our debt hurts are economy.
    I don’t know what economist you are listening to. But it sounds like they slept they way through college and they don’t understand what is good or bad.

  • TZCA

    Mark says: “…making more then 250K(where the increase taxes kick in)”

    Sorry for the delay, had to replace the toilet resevoir stopper.

    In theory, Obama says he doesn’t want an increase in tax rates for individuals earning less than $250K (or joint filers earning less than $200K each).

    His plan did not address an AMT patch. AMT will affect earners of incomes less than $250K. This will affect many people. I want to be proven wrong on this one.

    A multitude of deductions and exemptions are affected.

    Then, add to this increase in Medicare wittholdings by 0.9% as part of Obamacare. I am not remembering what the increase in SS wittholding will be.

  • beedavisjr


    here goes the 8-9 days spending right wing talking points. Fox has taught you well I see. people need to stop watching cable news altogether lol. so many ways to debunk this, sighs. which way to carve this up? Obama is not only proposing Taxes rates to go up, he’s proposed the SAME BOWLES-SIMPSON Plan!!!! YOU CONSERVATIVES WANTED!!! Now all of a sudden, don’t Want. All because the Tea-Party(Norquist) are threatening the speakers authority & to challenge congressman in upcoming races. Smh!

  • TZCA


    Please debunk the 8-9 day spending talking point. Before I ever heard this right-wing talking point, I did some rough number crunching and came up with 30 to 40 days.

  • TZCA

    I’m outta here for the night. Good night everyone.

  • TZCA

    Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM
    …Obama is not only proposing Taxes rates to go up, he’s proposed the SAME BOWLES-SIMPSON Plan!!!! YOU CONSERVATIVES WANTED!!! Now all of a sudden, don’t…


    When I first read this, I thought that maybe I was missing something. I did some digging around and discovered this is false. There are significant differences between the Simpson-Bowles plan and what Obama has been offering. Admittedly, Obama has been proposing lower taxes across the board (even for the top 2%) as compared to Simpson-Bowles, but Obama is also demanding smaller decreases in future spending cuts to support more stimulus spending as compared to the Simpson-Bowles plan (these are cuts to increases in future spending, not cuts to present spending levels). Obama wants this spending to support infrastructure (which I support) and extensions to unemployment compensation (which I don’t).

    This must be an MSNBC talking point that says Obama’s plan and the Simpson-Bowles plan are the SAME so that they can continue to push the ideology that the Republicans are the party of NO: “look, they supported it before but now they don’t just because its now Obama’s plan.”

    I also see that there was no effort to provide one of those MANY ways to debunk the 8-9 day spending talking point. Long before I ever heard this talking point, I did rough caculations to see how many days of government spending can be supported by raising the peak rate to 39.6% for the top 2% (neglecting deductions); I came up with a whopping 30-40 days. That was just based on publicly available numbers, which I tried to validate from multiple sources, and assuming present spending levels.

    I swear, I just need to stop taking the bait of the liberal lunacy.

  • Ratboy

    Gooood Morning!
    Hey Letmethink, remember yesterday when you said not to over do it????? Weeeeeeeeeell :lol: I might have pushed the envelope just a bit much and I am paying the price today BUT………………..had a great day with a lot of Christmas cheer and fun! Glad it is over though cuz it is a lot of work!
    SECOND TOYS FOR TOTS BOX FULL FULL FULL!!! One of the tenants took everyting out of the box and wrote down the price from thepice tags or guesed, it added up to a little over $300.Then he took out his check book and wrot a check for $350, handed it to one of the assistants in the office and told her to go shoppingfor toys and put them in the box!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta LOVE he feeling of Christmas!

  • Big Ben

    Want to un friend California ?

    55 Reasons Why California Is The Worst State In America


  • Mt Rick

    Good morning – We had 8 – 12″ on snow early yesterday morning, so I was on the ski slopes by 9:30 and closed the lifts. The skiing was great.

    Cathy – You are headed in the right direction on your economics. The increase in taxes on the wealthy that they are talking about will reduce the sending and investing of the wealthy but will not be significant enough that Politically anybody can claim it damaged the economy.

    The problem is that the tax revenue will not close the Budget Deficit and government spending will continue going up. Government spending will not be reduced because that will slow the economy activity of the Politically active groups.

    Since the tax increase did not have a significant Political economic impact, government will pursue another tax increase expanding the definition of wealthy. We can see this going on in MD.

    In order for a Political Party to maintain their Popularity to control government they must maintain spending on their targeted political supporters. The Democratic Party needs to maintain their spending and their public opinion in order to get control of the House in 2014. So do not expect spending cuts from Democrats. There is not a Political solution. All Political Solutions result in either Inflation or a Financial Bubble. There are two Political Parties and they only know two solution methods to solve economic problems.

  • Letmethink

    Hey Ratboy–good job on the toys. Sure hope you haven’t done any further damage to your back. It is human nature isn’t it to want to continue to do things even when we are hurt. I certainly have done so and my type A husband is the worlds worst when it comes to taking care of himself when he is hurt.
    Big Ben–I just hope the rest of us don’t end up paying for CA ideology–
    Mt Rick–good summary and right one
    Where is Coffee?

  • TZCA

    Big Ben
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:04 AM
    Want to un friend California ? ….

    The writer of your link has summed it up. California is nuts. Beautitul state, but going down the tubes economically. The writer also rephrased the old addage, “as California goes, so goes the nation”.

    Unfortunately, I think this addage will come true once again.

  • Ratboy

    @ Where is Coffee?

    He might be busy praying for all of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :lol:

  • TZCA

    Mt Rick
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    Well said.

    I would only offer the critique that ‘inflation or financial bubble’ are one in the same.

  • TZCA

    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:00 AM
    @ Where is Coffee?
    He might be busy praying for all of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:shock::lol:

    Yeah, where is he?

    BTW Rats, thanks for doing what you’re doing with Toys for Tots.

  • Ratboy

    @ BTW Rats, thanks for doing what you’re doing with Toys for Tots.

    It is my honor and pleasure to do it! This last summer my sister and brother in laws resort/trailer park had an auction with the 30 recreation trailer owners and I was there and we raised over $4000 bucks in one night so my niece takes the money and uses her Walmart manager discount and bought presents for 68 needy kids! I have been very fortunate in my life so I love giving it away to those who truly deserve it! I also sent my Christmas donation to the Wounded Warriors. That is what Christmas is all about! Happy holiday my a$$, it is Merry Christmas or nothing! :)

  • RedBarSoup

    It’s so hard to say Happy Holidays. :(

  • TZCA

    “That is what Christmas is all about! Happy holiday my a$$, it is Merry Christmas or nothing!”

    I say “Merry Christmas”, and then add “or Happy Holidays if you celebrate something else”.

    Again, thanks. I used to be much more active with projects like what you are involved with through the church or work with shelters. The last few years, I only seem to end up buying a meal for a homeless guy in line at Arbys or buy an extra promo book at Barnes and Nobles or something. I do help people out throughout the year, though. I think after this year, after all my BIG taxes are paid and I’ve finally dumped the baggage from the ex-marriage, I’ll perk back up.

  • Matthew

    “Please debunk the 8-9 day spending talking point. Before I ever heard this right-wing talking point, I did some rough number crunching and came up with 30 to 40 days.”

    8 days, 40 days, 100 days, it’s neither here nor there – I don’t know why conservatives continually act like an upper income tax increase is somehow the be-all, end-all plan. It’s certainly the thing we’ve been talking the most about in the last several months, but that doesn’t mean it’s a stand-alone solution, it means it’s part of solving the ‘problem.’

    Present CBO projections show the impact of allowing the upper income tax cuts to expire will reduce growth by only 0.1% of GDP. Now, that’s not nothing, but it’s also well below the growth reduction that will be suffered from just about any other sort of spending cuts or tax increases. It only makes sense, then, that if we’re going to practice moderate austerity, that a part of that deficit reduction come in the form that will damage the economy the least.

    Conservatives have little room to complain here – Not just because they lost the election, and not just because polling on this issue is against them, but because they’re now getting hit by the double-edged sword of their own sovereign debt doomsaying. If you’re going to spend four years crying “America is getting too fat! America is getting too fat! America is getting too fat!” then you can’t act all indignant when you get served a big plate of broccoli.

  • Doug Z

    Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

  • Doug Z

    I don’t know what state they’re from. I don’t even know how many there are. It doesn’t seem right to me.This is so patently different than any other experience I’ve had. Unfortunately, people have been killed and maimed and in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq and in points beyond. It’s typically been the case that they would release those names but in this case, they won’t. My challenge is to the media. You try and figure it out. They won’t let Congress know. They won’t seem to let the media know either.”

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