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

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 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.

  • Faith3

    You don’t need high powered weapons to kill a burglar. It’s over the top.

  • Faith3

    Assuming that is why people wanted bigger and better to blow a person to pieces.

  • Jeff

    It must have driven lefties up a wall that Hannity didn’t make any comments when he showed Obama’s speech on Friday.

    Nope! Don’t watch that trash, seems he let you down again though.

  • Bobbyv


    Good posts, BBL

  • KJL

    cathy: Keep in mind we brought a disproportionate amount of hardware to bear on both Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the end our best tools turned out to be foot patrols, drones and lightly armed special forces units. These types of conflicts remain our most immediate threats, throughout Africa, the Middle East, and many parts of Asia, where F-22s are irrelevant because there are no opposing air forces to speak of.

    It’s important to keep things in perspective. China is just beginning to build advanced fighter aircraft and naval units – JUST beginning. So far, they have prototypes. It will be a decade or more before they’ll have stable, final builds of many of these things. Meanwhile, we’ll continue spending several times as much every single year. One mustn’t forget the very vast arsenal we already have at our disposal, including thousands of aircraft, and yes, 187 F-22s. Even if China can match the F-22 within the next decade, given the program and unit costs of our own F-22 how long would it be before they could field them in quantity?

  • Gabriel

    Posted December 17, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    You don’t need high powered weapons to kill a burglar.

    You’re probably right. A .22 caliber weapon could put down a burglar the size of Shaq if you hit him in the right spot. But what happens when that burglar is armed with an AK47 and all you have is a revolver? Can you then sue the government for disarming you? And why do the police need assault rifles if pistols make such excellent weapons?

  • Letmethink

    @Gabriel- But what happens when that burglar is armed with an AK47 and all you have is a revolver? Can you then sue the government for disarming you? And why do the police need assault rifles if pistols make such excellent weapons?

    Agree totally

  • 1966

    good morning

  • AppleStinx

    Jeff wrote: “…seems he let you down again though.”

    Of course he didn’t let me down. He’s a class act. :wink:

  • AppleStinx


    How are preparations for the $25K/head party going?

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning all!
    Well it looks like we will not have a white Christmas here this year sooooooo…..I say we just go right back to summer!!!

    After reading many of the weekend posts it looks like the lefties want to get rid of guns and gut the defense budget. Sounds like a plan! That way the government can take care of us all and not worry about running out of money in the process and can borrow all they want with no worries cuz when all the haters of the USA blow us off the map all the debt wont matter! :shock:

  • Doug Z

    House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end “fiscal cliff

    Their is no hope, we are Greece.

  • PaulG

    All politics aside,,one of my greatest fear from this tragedy is terrorists will see our very justifiable reaction and generate plans to target our schools..

  • 1966

    @apple stinx
    it’s going fine. I got ratboys mansion and your bently and hillbily’s rolls. the partys friday nite so hurry and send me your money and I will tell you how to get here.lol

  • Doug Z

    t is ironic that Boehner and Obama are actually bringing down all the barriers that were built in the Constitution to prevent America from going over the cliff. Neither has the character and principled defense of our freedom and liberty as a concern.

  • Sicilian Papa

    How inept is the corrupt media?

    The mother was a teacher at the school. WRONG!

    The father was killed in the home. The father is alive and well. WRONG!

    The 24 year old brother was the shooter. WRONG!

    Where the parents godless. You will never now.

    The mother was an avid gun collector. Yes you will here that many times over.

  • cathy

    1) Do you people really think that China is telling the world what their are spending on their military? We are the only country that openly talk about our military spending.
    2) Our researcher and scientist make four times the money than China pays their people so it cost them a lot less to build they military?
    3) It’s better to have a strong military and not need it. Then to have a weak military and need a strong one.
    4) We need to learn from our past mistakes. In the late 30’s FDR was successful at convincing the congress to decrease military spending despite the problems in Europe and the war between China and Japan. The American people supported this move and even supported decrease military spending when the war started in Europe and Germany and Japan joined forces. The U.S. people stood fast on not increasing military spending and staying out of the war. It was only by luck (or the hand of God) that a storm delayed our aircraft carriers return to Pearl Harbor. If they would have been in the Harbor at the time of the attack, the U.S. would have lost the war before even entering it. The U.S. and its allies were losing WW2 until D-day. Mainly because it took the U.S. two and a half years to built our military.
    5) The U.S. military spending employs millions of Americans. It is estimate that 22% of American jobs are related to military spending. Cuts to military spending is a cut to jobs.
    6) The U.S. military provides a college education to thousands of Americans who couldn’t go to college without these programs.
    7) Thousands of troubled young man and woman use the U.S. military to get their lives together.
    8) Thousands of unemployed , unskilled people use the U.S. military to get training for jobs outside of the military.
    9) The U.S. military feeds, houses and cloths close to two million U.S. families, while providing a needed service to every U.S. family. Is there any other government agency that does that?
    Why is this program always the first that people cry to cut? Instead of cutting the spending here why not change some if it’s programs. Instead of giving billions to private companies to research green energy, let the military have this money to research green energy. The military already has researches and scientist studying green energy.
    Give the stimulus to the military not to Obama’s business friends. Military spending stimulates the economy.

  • Doug Z

    Social security and medicare have their own revenue source in payroll taxes – they are fully funded, with economists arguing if there might not be a problem in 2030 or 2040, as the demographics of the country change…

    Military spending, meanwhile, depends on individual and corporate income tax – and the high-income individuals and corporations have been gaming the system for decades, bribing Congress to slash their percentage of Federal Revenue – hence the heavy borrowing since the Reagan days, the huge National Debt, and the funding crisis for military spending next year.

  • cathy

    @Doug Z, we are not Greece. WE ARE ROMAN and we are falling.

  • Ratboy

    @ cathy
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 9:05 AM
    @Doug Z, we are not Greece. WE ARE ROMAN and we are falling

    How about we just simplify it……………..WE ARE SCREWED!!!!!!!

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