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

    “Now those are facts!”

    No, those aren’t facts, they’re your opinion. If you want to call something a fact, go research every rampage killing in global history, determine the denomination of each killer, and then tell me you’re reciting facts.

    Worse, you’re falling into the tired fallacy of extrapolating extraordinary circumstances onto entire groups of people, which is highly prejudiced on your part. On December 14th, ONE MAN walked into a classroom and committed a heinous act. On that same day, 100 MILLION United States gun owners shot nobody, harmed nobody, did nothing but go about their lives. On that same day, 34 MILLION United States atheists mowed their lawns, went on dates with their girlfriends, donated to the Red Cross, flipped burgers at their minimum wage jobs, and engaged in the various mundane minutiae that most people engage in on a Friday.

    For anyone to try to generalize onto a population of 310 million individuals the actions of one man in Newton, is simply repugnant. You are being a scumbag, SP.

  • cathy

    I wish the new media would wait until they get the facts from the police before reporting. I hope the brother sues every news company that stated he was the shooter. I also hope he sues the police that handcuffed him. They knew he was in NJ at the time of the shooting and he agreed to go with them. They did not need to handcuff him and do a Perp walk.

  • Jeff

    Posted December 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM
    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.


  • Ralph Hahn

    STILL no Friday and Saturday-Sunday numbers?

  • Ralph Hahn

    Friday’s open!

  • Letmethink

    @Matthew 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.
    Who is Douglas?

  • cathy

    @Ratboy = I don’t think its the graphic video games, graphic violence in movies. I do agree that to many parents are not parenting their children and the media is nuts on their coverage.
    We have many different problems and society will always have problems.

    When I look at my children’s school days, my youngest is still in high school. I can point to many things that leads to children having feeling of hopelessness and despair. And could lead to violence.
    My public schools have gotten an “A” grade for the last 12 years and is in the top 10% state wide so it’s a very good school. However I see teachers that favored the popular kids and the popular parents and turn their backs on bullying when done by the in-crowd. And then we have the Eddie Haskell type bullies. Great children in front of parents and teachers but nasty brats when adults are gone. Now, being bullied is nothing new but what makes it unbearable for some children today is the schools stating they have anti-bullying programs and Zero tolerance rules.
    Administrators and teachers talk about how great these programs are and how there is not bullying at their schools. The children they select to give anti-bullying speeches are the Eddie Haskells. So children are not only being bullied by their classmates but are being bullied by Adults with these anti-bullying programs.

    On top of this we have the laws that protect children with disabilities, which include emotional, mental and even anger management problems. A child with a disabilities can not be held accountable for actions caused by their disorder. So, they are free to bite, kick, punch and spit at other children. My middle son had a boy who was labeled emotionally violent in the third grade. This boy kicked or punched other children daily to get the book or chair his wanted. The teacher told us that she couldn’t do anything about it because this was part of his condition. After other boys stopped giving out they items even after being punched or kicked this problemed boy started saying, “Give my the book or I’ll kill you with a knife.” According to my son, he said this to numerous children for week. Before he said it to my son.
    Being the simple person, I am. The next day, I took my son to the superintendent to tell the story. I then informed him, he could make use of the Zero tolerance policy right now, or I go to the police to file a complain, my lawyer to sue for my child’s right to be safe in school, and lastly I would call the local news stations and tell them the school. Wouldn’t you know he decide expel the boy.

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