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


    For the people in my world of influence, paper securities are only serving a small percentage of their total portfolio (30% max). The rest is futures and physical assets. There isn’t much confidence in 401K/IRAs right now. At least not among those I interact with.

  • TZCA


    I hope the AMT is addressed as well. And you and I will have to agree to disagree about the impact of people with earnings marginal to $250K/$200K level. I can see your point for drastic increases of income over these marginal earnings. If I don’t respond before you leave, take care.

  • Matthew

    Okay, okay, okay, okay, just one more, I promise

    “Well, since I see it regularly, people regulating their hours to keep below threshold levels, and I know these same people are now discussing what they need to do to keep their joint filing below $200K per person, I know it will happen, and the government will not see all of that glorious revenue. I know people are currently cashing dividends to avoid a hike from 15% to 20% (or as high as ordinary income under Simpson-Bowles) and moving funds to Cayman or Swiss holdings.”

    The problem with this as an argument is that anecdotes are not a substitute for macroeconomic trends. Sure, people will do things like that to avoid taxes, but many who are so inclined ALREADY engage in such activity to avoid taxation, and to argue that this will happen on a significant scale requires a lot of presumption.

    By that same token, any spending with a fiscal multiplier thats >1 that we cut is going to, in a roundabout way, reduce result in fewer taxable dollars. This why austerity has largely been unsuccessful in Europe – depending on how you engage in said austerity, if your cuts slow growth significantly enough, there’s less revenue, and a greater proportion of people falling below the poverty level, which can increase spending in some programs, even as you cut others.

    Does that mean it isn’t worth cutting spending? Of course not, just like it’s worth raising taxes. All of Washington is guilty of some degree of BSing on this issue, and I’m just really tired of excuses for why we can’t do certain things.

    IF we conclude that the debt is pressing issue, then we must practice austerity, which means EVERYTHING should be on the table. If we preface everything with “But that’ll just hurt growth,” or “they’ll just hide their money,” or “this group is really gonna suffer,” then it begs the question, do we really want austerity at this point in time?

    For the record, I’m fine with either scenario: either continue stimulus, or go off the fiscal cliff completely. I’m tired of this middle-ground bulls***, because all it’s resulting in is a bunch of ‘worst of both worlds’ proposals.

  • dannynathan10

    MSNBC not propaganda???…OMG…they blackout whole news stories…they don’t report the news!!…RED CHINA ring a bell!

  • usa8888

    Fox “News” is leading with a story that says cuts must be part of the fiscal cliff solution. Everone agrees with that. What the right doesn’t want to do is cave on taxes because that would get Norquist and the Koch bros after them. The right refuses to listen to the American people (democrats, Repubs, and indeps) who say that tax rates should be raised for the rich. The rich’s rates are at 60 year lows and they have not created jobs in a decade. Further, economists conlcude that raising taxes on the rich would have no effect on job creation. It is the middle class, especially in a recession, that immediately get all their money into the economy and thus spur job creation. Further, the tax increase on the rich is not meant to solve our debt problem–other things need to be done, too, like cutting the defense budget, etc.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: Congrats my friend. I really wasn’t going to post again on this Tuesday board, but I read of your success with Toys For Tots and I just want to say. “Thank you, sir. God bless you, sir.”

    Now…on with the countdown.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Hey you guys Mike got a girlfriend and she is a handful.

    Glad to see Tingles, Sharpe, Rachel, Larry O. take a nose dive. Everything is right in the world.

    I will be back in force after the new year to attack to attack the corrupt, left wing, so-called, objective media. You can bank on it.

    You know my girlfriend is a much younger woman, much younger. The other day she says, “you know if we ever have kids.”

    I looked at her, “kids…us…by the time we get them out of diapers you’ll be puttin me in’em.

    I think I used that one before but for all the new people I hope you got a good laugh.

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