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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 13, 2012

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December 14th, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, December 13, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,281            256            536
CNN         343             86            133
MSNBC         559            162            263
CNBC         186             51            102
FBN           67             15             34
HLN         179             83            103
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,069            298            756
CNN         490            114            177
MSNBC       1,160            329            557
CNBC         260            115            135
FBN           72             10             35
HLN         247            122            133
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,297            299            593
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         210            102            131
MSNBC Morning Joe         500            171            260
CNBC Squawk Box         134             37             90
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         275            155            221
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,172            384            890
CNN Situation Room         561             99            190
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         973            191            381
CNBC FAST MONEY         156             15             74
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           79             21             24
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,178            355            813
CNN Situation Room         423             91            165
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         754            180            302
CNBC Mad Money         143             50             74
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           82             16             37
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,738            320            723
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         418             80            156
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         859            229            367
CNBC Kudlow Report         182             41             66
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         183             56             82
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,794            364            970
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         551            111            199
MSNBC Ed Show       1,200            326            566
CNBC HOTEL: BEHIND MARRIOTT         167             62             71
HLN Nancy Grace         260             87            109
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       1,855            266            721
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         519            115            196
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show       1,313            390            658
CNBC CRUISE INC.         330            129            172
HLN What Would You Do         208             98            114
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,536            256            569
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         401            117            136
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         967            272            446
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         281            156            162
HLN What Would You Do         272            182            175
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,074            274            489
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         256             75             73
MSNBC Ed Show         494            183            264
CNBC Mad Money         108             51             67
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         199            130            143

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P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+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 HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • b

    AP Newswire: December 14, 2012 NEW YORK, NY: Low-rent advertisers, in exploring the second-tier more reasonable networks to showcase their products and services, are aggressively switching to CNN from MSNBC since the recent hiring of Jeff Zucker. MSNBC, a magnet for advertisers seeking rock bottom prices for advertising, seem to have read the tea leaves since indications have already proven lousy return-of-investment, and will step-up to the better “bargain” over at the CNN Network.

  • Tama

    Prayers to all those families in Newtown. What a horrible day in America.

  • Ratboy

    @ b
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM
    AP Newswire: December 14, 2012 NEW YORK, NY: Low-rent advertisers, in exploring the second-tier more reasonable networks to showcase their products and services, are aggressively switching to CNN from MSNBC since the recent hiring of Jeff Zucker. MSNBC, a magnet for advertisers seeking rock bottom prices for advertising, seem to have read the tea leaves since indications have already proven lousy return-of-investment, and will step-up to the better “bargain” over at the CNN Network.

    But….But….. with all these “wins” in the key demo MESSDNC should be able to get top dollar and high end advertisers……………………..right?? :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Tony

    Rachel Maddow destroys Hannity!

  • Sam

    Obviously a tragic day in this nations history. I’m not a parent, but you don’t need to be one to know the horror of losing a child.

    unfortunately, we experienced the same tragedy over and over in the past from Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tuscon, Aurora, Wisconsin, Oregon and hundreds of other shootings every year. It became accepted as a part of a violent American culture.

    And like every one of them ( I don’t mean to be pessimistic here ), the media will hover over the story, psychiatrists will evaluate mental health issues, democrats will ask for gun control, republicans and NRA will lobby and scare gun owners and at the end… nothing will happen and the countdown clock will start for the next coming shooting.

    Crazy people are scary , crazy people with guns are dreadful.
    The 2nd amendment is a backward law that doesn’t belong to the 21st century, no other country in the civilized world is obsessed with guns such as the US.

    +10,000 die every year from gun violence in the US. Guns are lethal weapons not pets … and shouldn’t be owned by citizens.

  • Kendall

    I know I speak for everyone on here when I say that our hearts are broken. And, I know that every American is saddened by the tragic events of today, and wish the best for the parents of the victims.

  • BevAG

    Sam, Germany has much stricter gun laws than American and in 2009 someone went into a German school and shot it up and killed 16 students.

    I wish that principal had a gun or some adult at the school had a gun that could have taken down this young man before he was able to kill as many as he did.

    It’s a sad day for Connecticut and the nation. I just am beside myself with the sadness of this.

  • RedBarSoup

    Why do you wish the principal or teacher had a gun? If guns were allowed to be concealed by them how many of the teachers and staff do you think would actually bring one to school? 1 or 2 out of 20? THEN you gotta imagine how crappy their shooting would be,as can be shown by police officers who are actually trained in shooting who hit bystanders all the time. THEN you gotta imagine how many of those staffers would actually be in the right place at the right time to stop the man. What if 2 teachers DID have guns but where down the hall 100 yards away. Do you REALLY think they would have come out of their classroom and shot at him? I would say maybe 50% maybe less….so that makes ONE teacher firing back? That’s NOT including that this shooter seemed like he ran into the classroom and just let loose, so by the time that the teacher down the hall got out and starting shooting at him, he would have already killed those poor children….see the fallacies in your whole “let everyone bring guns to school!!!”

  • BevAG

    No, I don’t see the fallacy at all. No matter what scenario it could have been less than dead than there is now.

    Any responsible person who carries a gun goes to the range and shoots. I would assume the teacher or one of the other adults carrying the gun would have done the same thing.

    At least if someone had a gun, they could have got up behind the guy and shot him in the head since he was wearing gear. At least it’s better than NO ONE having a gun except the shooter as in this case.

  • Matthew

    “I wish that principal had a gun or some adult at the school had a gun that could have taken down this young man before he was able to kill as many as he did.”
    ______________

    Maybe, maybe not. This is the sort of scenario that’s much more applicable to a home invasion than a rampage killing. It’s always easy to look at things from the outside and have fantasies of vigilantism without any appreciation for how surreal it must be to actually find yourself in such a tragedy.

    Someone opens fire, how quickly does your brain react, process the reality of what’s happening? How quickly do you draw and aim? With a tremendous amount of adrenaline flowing by this point (which, amongst other things, causes tremors and undermines your cognitive skills) how confident are you that your bullet finds the right target? Rampage killers are generally going in with something resembling a plan, and they’re fully counting on panic, plus human shields, to accomplish what they want.

    I’m not saying that an armed adult COULDN’T have helped to stop this sooner, but that’s easier said than done, especially when we don’t have all of the facts.

  • beedavisjr

    As sickening as this crisis is; the pro-gun crowd wont change. they’ll use this as “see see, we need guns everywhere”. The anti/ more restriction-gun crowd will say “see see, we need stricter gun laws”. Nothing will change, & we’ll all be back NEXT time, sending our prayers to more victims.

  • Matthew

    “…they could have got up behind the guy and shot him in the head since he was wearing gear.”
    _________________

    Could they? Again, this is requiring some degree of assumption on your part, and it also presumes that your average person, just because they know how to shoot, would be capable of such level-headed planning in a scenario that would send most people, armed or not, into a state of overwhelming panic. Your average gun owner might go to the gun range, but that doesn’t mean they’re trained to adequately deal with a rampage scenario, and unless one of your teachers happens to be ex-military or ex-police, I wouldn’t count on things going so smoothly.

  • RedBarSoup

    At least if someone had a gun, they could have got up behind the guy and shot him in the head since he was wearing gear. At least it’s better than NO ONE having a gun except the shooter as in this case.

    Dude, usually the massacre has already happened before anyone gets clear headed and reacts. Just look at the guy that was just walking around in the mall with his gun in plain sight. This guy might have been unstable or just went into a rampage, if there were stricter laws on assault rifles and heavy gunnery (I’m not counting pistols) maybe he wouldn’t have went on this tirade and able to buy a gun if it was so easy to buy heavy weaponry. That’s what most people mean when they are asking for stricter gun laws, not that people can’t have guns like pistols just that when someone buys an assault rifle or shotgun that there needs to be stricter laws or atleast a FREAKING background check.

  • ninja

    Just the idea that teachers are allowed to carry guns could be enough to deter such a situation like this.

  • BevAG

    Matt: All of what you are saying is correct. Those are all maybes. But any of those things would be SO MUCH better than what we had today with the ONLY person have a gun being a sick person who can create and did create as much carnage as his energy allowed. There was no one to stop him. At least if someone else was carrying, possibly he could have harmed less people.

    And as we saw in Norway and we saw in Germany, countries with much more stringent gun laws than America, both of those countries have had their gun tragedies as well.

    I agree with beedavisjr. Nothing will change. I will ALWAYS want to carry and advocate any responsible person to carry. I hate no-gun zones that are publicized because than every nutcase with a gun knows where the fish in the bowl are so they can feel safe to wreak havoc. I will always fight for less gun control and more stringent requirements for people to get guns and more stringent laws for those who illegally carry.

    The gun control people will still always believe that if we take away guns that somehow criminals are going to listen to that law and not shoot people. Gun control advocates will ignore the fact that people will shoot others and create these tragedies whether guns are illegal or not.

  • BevAG

    ninja, I wholeheartedly agree.

  • BevAG

    RedBarSoup:

    An assault rifle that is fully automatic is already illegal in this country. Bad people still have them and use them. Legal or not legal, to them it makes no difference.

  • Kendall

    @BevAG

    “…they could have got up behind the guy and shot him in the head…”

    While I can’t argue with your logic, I must shiver at your cold-blooded description of what someone at the school might have done.

    I’m a Navy veteran who has been trained (extensively) in the use of multiple firearms. And, though I imagine that I would have taken action against the gunman had I been there at that time, I do NOT think that it would be nearly as easy as you describe…at least, not for me.

    Shooting another human being should never be represented as an easy thing to do. I worry about those who give that impression. Having said that…obviously, more needs to be done to prevent the execution of children including exploring the idea of arming or disarming more people.

  • BevAG

    Kendall:

    I never said any of this is easy.

    The only thing that’s easy in this type of discussion is for something to think that just because we have stricter gun laws that things like this won’t happen. That’s the ONLY thing that’s easy about any of this.

  • RedBarSoup

    They are not illegal, just tightly regulated.

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