Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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December 13th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,228            249            483
CNN         334            108            148
MSNBC         515            141            244
CNBC         200             59            103
FBN           61             12             25
HLN         180             64             97
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,159            337            748
CNN         412            134            209
MSNBC         923            258            475
CNBC         276            166            175
FBN           46             18             23
HLN         233             78            131
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,275            298            594
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         244             99            143
MSNBC Morning Joe         518            156            268
CNBC Squawk Box         159             44             92
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         177             99            133
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,874            343            714
CNN SITUATION ROOM         505            120            177
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         958            208            428
CNBC FAST MONEY         164             29             68
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         174             36             66
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,872            337            662
CNN SITUATION ROOM         414            121            192
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         792            188            342
CNBC MAD MONEY         209             67            115
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         123             35             59
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,669            304            619
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         398            136            200
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         800            156            323
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         166             31             69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         255             71            137
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,906            447         1,009
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         472            163            246
MSNBC ED SHOW         984            253            486
CNBC MARIJUANA USA         173             82            115
HLN NANCY GRACE         300            114            164
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,924            292            644
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         455            132            225
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         901            246            481
CNBC HOTEL: BEHIND MARRIOTT         376            230            241
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         218             62            119
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,628            274            583
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         310            107            155
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         883            276            458
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         278            186            168
HLN NANCY GRACE         182             58            111
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,338            305            555
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         267            102            133
MSNBC ED SHOW         448            146            236
CNBC MAD MONEY         101             64             70
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         148             52             83

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.

  • b

    MSNBC is not only plummeting, they will clearly crater to all-time lows….All MSNBC needs to focus on now is since their boy Zucker went to CNN, it’s not a matter of whether MSNBC will be in last place, it’s whether they will survive at all for the balance of Obama’s Term….LOL, what a nightmare they will live until it is pulled…

  • Raz

    Looks like the only demo they won in was against Greta, and it was just one and it wasn’t by much. But overall, she kicked his keester.

  • BevAG

    It looks like FNC is doing just fine. I like when that happens. It really is an indicator that majority of the country is not buying into Obama’s plan. There are other indicators as well, but this is the most obvious.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I left a message on Tuesday page. I have to re-write.

    Mike has a girlfriend and she is quite a handful.

    Nice to see MSNBC in free-fall. Wow are they taking a beating. If a tree falls on Tingles leg and no one sees it. Did the tree really fall?

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

    My girlfriend is a much younger woman, much younger. the other day she says to me,”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

  • moncon

    We are certainly a divided nation. Unfortunately, Dear Leader is able to con a big majority of young voters, women and minorities with bribes, fear and gimme’s. Those of us who are self thinkers and doers will be for the most part fine because that is what we do, deal with adversity and challenges.

  • BevAG

    BigBen, thank you so much for that list of the 55 things negative about California. We are in so much trouble in this state.

    And this is a great indication of what happens when Democrats are in control for too long. We’ve been Democratically controlled now for decades — except for that ignorant stint with Arnie who didn’t do a darn thing except embarrass himself and his family. That was just a big waste of time. During his tenure as Governor he did nada.

    Now we have a Democrat super majority and the State of California is imploding on a daily basis. Illegal immigrants have learned to game this system and the teach each other how to do it. They teach the new ones coming in and they teach their children. They all know how to work under the table and still receive benefits from the State of California and the federal government, and our nanny state thought has no interest in stopping it. All they’re interested in is taxing the rich.

    Well, the rich are figuring out how not to pay for all this.

    It’s a beautiful state. We’ve had a great run with so many positives in so many ways for a long period of time. What a shame.

  • Laurence Glavin

    How many viewers did the “12-12-12-Sandy Show” siphon from the other nets?

  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC the Titanic of news networks!

  • BevAG

    moncon, well said. When all is said and done, I’d rather deal with adversity and challenges rather than have the government directing my life and trying to make it “fair,” good for all 320 million of us. That’s an impossibility even if we wanted that.

    I don’t understand how these Democrats/Liberals/Socialists in America haven’t realized yet that there’s no free lunch anywhere. That is just the make up of life.

  • 1966

    hannity destroys rachel again
    hannity is on fire!!!

  • Hillbilly

    The Five number 2 amongst all shows again. :cool:

    Bill O’s 11pm numbers beat the other networks prime time numbers. :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    No cable news show made the list.

    When is the next time one makes the list?

  • Hillbilly

    Fox News will finish 2012 as the year’s most watched cable news channel. This is the 11th consecutive year that FNC has been the top cable news channel among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54.

    11th consecutive year, FNC is on fire. :cool:

  • Mark2

    Fox News is down drastically from last December.

    MSNBC is up from last December.

  • Hillbilly
  • 1966

    if we play by mark2 rules there will be 2 shows on the list next week.

  • Hillbilly

    Matthew – No, it contributes to a deficit reduction plan


    Yea a whole (depending on how much the economy grows) $70-$100 billion a year. We are running a $1.2 trillion deficit. Take the high end we still have a $1.1 trillion deficit.

    I’m personally tired of hearing this that or the other will hurt the economy. If it does then so be it. Just balance the darn budget & let the chips fall where they fall. I remember hearing all the folks saying if our credit rating is reduced the sky will fall. Well it was & the sky didn’t fall.

    Ron Paul said he could cut $1 trillion in a year maybe 2 i forget. This BS about taking 10 years to solve the problem is crazy. The next 10 years the fed govt will spend $40+ trillion & congress won’t cut $5 trillion from that. :roll:

    IF we are that dependent on govt spending to sustain the economy then IMO the whole deal is broke. Crash & burn, go into a depression, default on our debt, I don’t care. Just do it & start over already.

  • BevAG

    I’m beginning to think there are two or three Lefties on this board that use all sorts of different names to make it look like there’s more Lefties than they’re really are.

    Am I seeing this right?

  • joe88

    oooooooo another win for FOX, another inevitable loss for MSNBC!!!!!!! you MSNBC peeps should realize you dont stand a chance against FOX!!!!!

  • Mark2


    Jon Stewart and Colbert both made the list.

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