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.

  • Matthew

    Of course liberals, Democrats all support Islam the religion of peace. If you look at all regions of the world that are suffering great atrocities and war. It all has to do with Islam.

    No, it does not ‘all’ have to do with Islam. Do you think in the absence of Islam that the horn of Africa would be a bastion of peace? This is not a defense of Islam, it’s a statement against the idea that faith in a greater power alone can make a person good, and your jibber-jabber (besides being your usual uninformed nonsense) fails to account for all of the Christian-on-Christian violence that also occurs in Africa.

    Why, for example, does the LRA help with the cleansing of the Birka people? Simple: faith in Jesus alone is not enough. Why does Laurent Nkunda (an ordained minister) commit war crimes on behalf of the Tutsi (who are largely Christian these days) against the Hutu (Who are also largely Christian). The situation is so much more complex, so old, has so many factors (colonialism! diaspora! ethnicity! religion! food!) that for you to try to sum it up as “ISLAM DID IT” is uninformed, childish, and offensive. Stop your nonsense, Douglas.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Hit#er, Stal#n, Mussol#ni, Pol P#t, Sadam Hussi#n, all secular mass murders. I am sure there are many more secular mass murders not included in this list.

    Doug Z. you are wrong the Roman empire was in steep decline before Christians came along.

    Nero one of the last Ceasers Burned Christians at the stake and feed them to lions. He blamed them for the burning of Rome.

    The pagan Romans became soft and addicted to their decadence long before the Christians came along. By the time of Nero they had a hard time raising an army. They relied more and more on mercenaries. Their people were soft and most were no longer willing and able to fight.

    Sound familiar?

  • Doug Z

    Sicilian Papa

    Rome was not in decline when Nero was Emperor. The decline of Rome did not happen for at least 150 more years almost longer than the United States has been a country. After the death of Nero Rome continued gaining in wealth and power.

  • Doug Z


    I believe you will enjoy your life under Islam. I know that you want to own a woman and Islam will give you that. I don’t know understand any reason a liberal or a Democrat that believes in women’s rights could anyway support Islam.

    I was just joking about you owning a woman. But we are having fun here

  • cathy

    While training our search and rescue German Shepherd this weekend, the members of our group started talking about the school shooting.

    As we talked about ways to make the schools safer, by having a policeman at the school, an armed guard, armed teacher and/or metal detectors. Some one said what are trained dogs.

    Trained dogs could be an answer. Two or three per school, one for the front door and one roaming the grounds. A current school worker could be trained to handle them. Most children love them. Would be views by the children as a friend and school mascot. They can be trained to smell gun powder, explosives, drugs and to find a child that get lost.
    Yes, in this case. The shooter may have just killed the first dog but that would start the alert. Giving everyone more time, and the shooter would have to be on the look out for the second dog.

    Just a thought and an option to look into.

  • Matthew

    “I believe you will enjoy your life under Islam. I know that you want to own a woman and Islam will give you that. I don’t know understand any reason a liberal or a Democrat that believes in women’s rights could anyway support Islam.”

    Right. Are you going to keep BSing, or will you acknowledge that you kind of don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to Africa? Come on, just a little contrition. The bottom line is that history is replete with genocides and atrocities of all variety: ethnic, religious, secular, and people with an agenda will always cherry-pick specific incidents to come to exactly the wrong conclusion.

    My point isn’t “Islam isn’t bad” or “Christianity is as bad as Islam” or anything of that nature, my point is that everyone is trying to find a sensible context for things that have NO sense. You want to be able to say “if only we would ban guns” or “if only there were Christians,” you’re trying to apply meaning where there’s none to be found. Some people are just rotten.

    USE YOUR NOGGIN. There are millions of gun owners, Christians, atheists, Muslims, white people, black people, poor people, and rich people in the United States who manage to make it through everyday of their lives without murdering their neighbors, going on rampages, or harming their fellow men.

    To try to extrapolate the crazies onto the whole is not only foolish, it’s counterproductive. By this very rhetoric, you only contribute to the ‘Othering’ of those that are not like you, you create unnecessary social barriers and disconnection, the exact sort of things that contribute to an environment where resentment and violence can foster.

  • cathy

    @DougZ, most people do not know the difference between semi-automatic, automatic and automatic loading weapons. For everyone information here. Semi-automatic, three bullets per trigger pull. Automatic just think of a machine gun. Now, I have been told that semi-automatic weapons are legal to own now. I know the last time a bought a rifle in 2001, automatic loading weapons – you don’t have to load the rifle after each trigger pull but only one bullet per trigger pull. Where legal but not semi-automatic.

  • AppleStinx

    1966 wrote: “…the partys friday nite so hurry and send me your money and I will tell you how to get here.lol”

    I finally have enough for a plane ticket, but after that I’m afraid I can only watch you eat, my nose pressed against the window pane. :sad:

  • dana

    No weapon by the citizenry should be more powerful than the standards of the USA police departments, otherwise , even our law enforcement agencies cannot protect us…since the 1996 ban on assault weapons expired in the early 2000’s, the police have been over matched in armory…their most powerful rifle is maybe a shot gun…AND…we do not want our police walking around with military type weapons like it was a third world nation,,,

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – Chile was just one example I mentioned because it was the first experiment not because it was the only country it failed in. Pointing out an exception to the rule proves nothing as in your example.

    O I C! It only applies when it favors your point of view. :roll:

  • Hillbilly

    usa8888 – These weapons should be heavily regulated.


    What regulations do you suggest that we don’t already have?

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – giving easy access to guns makes no sense whatsoever. None.


    Have you tried to buy a gun legally? Nothing easy about it.

  • Hillbilly

    Posted December 17, 2012 at 8:44 AM
    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..


    I was thinking the same thing. I understand the media has to cover it, but IMO their over doing it.

  • Hillbilly

    Why aren’t the usual suspects who attack Huckabee & other FNC folks for talking about religion in the context of this latest school shooting not attacking Nobama? The man quoted scripture doing his speech.

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – I finally have enough for a plane ticket, but after that I’m afraid I can only watch you eat, my nose pressed against the window pane. :(


    Want some cheese with that? :lol: If i had your money i would burn mine. :razz:


  • Ratboy

    @ Want some cheese with that? If i had your money i would burn mine

    billhilly, if you burned all your money THEN we would have some global warming!!!

  • Sicilian Papa



    It ain’t Evangelical Christians running around killing people in public places. It is mostly godless murderers in mostly blue states.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Now those are facts!

  • Ratboy

    Instead of starting with banning guns why dont we start with banning all the grapic video games, graphic violence in the movies, and ban parents from being “best friends” with their kids instead of parents!! Then lets ban the news media from covering a tragedy like the school shooting as a ratings getter and sensationalizing it and make them report it then move on. Guess what, I watched one coverage of it, found out what happened and changed the channel. But the media wants to play it over and over and tell how it was done and what came fist second and third and educates the next wacko that wants to make a name or make a statement.

  • Ratboy

    hey Papa, you still gettin your freak on with your new woman??

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