Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 13, 2012

Categories: '

Written By

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.

  • RedBarSoup

    The other thing that’s easy is for someone to think that if one other person than the shooter has a gun, it could stop it…..

  • Matthew

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

    Again, this makes more sense for home invasion than a rampage killing. Fear of getting shot is a deterrent for burglars and muggers, but most of these killing sprees end with the gunman either taking their own life, or committing suicide-by-cop. Fear isn’t a deterrent for insane people.

  • BevAG


    I may sound “cold-blooded” right now because I am. I’m incredibly emotional over this tragedy. I’m angry and I’m sad and today I’m unreasonable.

    All I can think about is the idea that some young man walked into a kindergarten of 5-year-olds and wiped out the entire class of children and scarred all the other children in that school.

    Yes, I feel cold-blooded right now because I am.

  • BevAG

    @ ReadBarSoup: The other thing that’s easy is for someone to think that if one other person than the shooter has a gun, it could stop it…..

    That’s not easy. That’s a possibility. At least the possibility of it is better than what we had today. If you were the parent of a dead child, you’d have yearned for that “possibility.” I know I would.

  • Bobbyv

    I would love to think I would be able to stop someone like that but to be honest I have no idea how I would react to someone doing what this guy did

  • ninja

    Mattew…………..You could compare someone like this guy to a suicide bomber, I don’t know what the answer is.

  • BevAG

    Bobby: None of us do. All we can do is go to the range, get comfortable with your gun, and hope that if the day comes when you’re in this situation you can be level-headed enough to stop mayhem and destruction however you can.

    The idea of letting criminals know that they’re the only ones carrying a weapon just doesn’t work.

  • Bobbyv


    I wish I had an answer. I would imagine some nuts would get off if they knew others had a gun in the anticipation of some Dirty Harry shootout

  • BATT

    Since no one will say it-MSNBC KICKS ASS AGAIN!

  • Matthew

    I think people should avoid the temptation to take situations like this and try to correlate it into some general statement about society, and guns; this doesn’t mean that we need gun control ‘more than ever,’ nor does it mean that we’re somehow in a moral decline. This is an aberration, an insane person, and this is a reflection of their insanity, not of the society they’re living in.

    For perspective, the per capita homicide rate in 2011 was at the lowest level it’s been at since 1963, and that’s following a downward trend that’s been going on for more than a decade. You have to go all the way back to 1900 – 1909 to find a decade with a lower average per-capita intentional homicide rate than we had in the 2000s. I’m not saying we’re in a utopia, but clearly violent crime is trending in the right direction.

  • ninja

    If the people in Syria could watch our news today, what would they be thinking ?

  • BevAG

    Thank you, Matthew. That at least is SOME positive news.

  • BevAG

    Bobby, I guess that can be a scenario.

    I know a lot of Texans carry guns. I don’t hear about “Dirty Harry” type shootouts. And criminals know Texans carry guns. I just don’t hear of that scenario coming out of Texas.

    The scenarios seem more to be where someone goes into a closed area where people are stuck and they seem to have free reign and they know it going in: Schools, theater, Virginia Tech. I’m know there’s more. But it appears they went in with the mindset that they will have total control and will keep going until they are shot, they shoot themselves or lose energy. They don’t seem to go in looking for a Dirty Harry shootout.

    But anything’s possible.

  • Bobbyv

    True, I am just saying you never know how people like this will act.

  • Eggmanbill

    Not to worry, Billy O’Reilly has solve the Newtown CT. mass murders. “It was evil and insanity that did it and their really isn’t anything we can do about it”,yes Billy’O we all know that. But you forgot one thing evil and insanity could not have done this without semi-automatic weapons of war. Billy O wake up, do you really fear the NRA that much, you had the nerve to criticize Bob Costas because he made his opinion know on the gun culture in the NFL, you Billy O have to explain why gun violence never entered into your bloviation. It has to be easier to eliminate semi-automatic weapons of war from our society than to identify evil and insanity before it rears its ugly head. Yes Americans have the right to bare arms but not to bare these weapons of war, their should be no need to have these weapons in this Great Country!!! Billy O you avoided the gun issue your entire BS show, never saw you look so weak and fearful, sleep well tonight Big Billy o your a real tough guy, the NRA still loves you and Murdoch does too!!!

  • Bobbyv

    Can’t we let the partisan hatred go for one night?

  • BevAG

    Bill O’Reilly’s show tonight was sad and informative. Bill Hammer said it right, “Evil came to Newtown today.”

    Yes, Bobby, reasonable people can let partisan hatred go for one night, as we should.

  • RedBarSoup

    UGH, Huckabee is blaming the shooting on “removing God from school”. Talk about trying to spin a horrible incident to meet your political/ethical standing.

  • Bobbyv

    I believe in God but admit I am not overly religious. I can’t help but think maybe He should have left mankind baking in the oven another hour, maybe we would have come out a bit better.

  • cathy

    We need to hear more. Those teachers had to be torn. Do you leave your students to help or do you stay and protect them.
    But I do have an idea. I believe there have been another times when a son of a teacher killed one or both parents then went to the school their parent taught at and killed students.
    Why don’t we start requiring yearly psych testing for public school workers and their families.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures