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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.

 
  • RedBarSoup

    Why don’t we start requiring yearly psych testing for public school workers and their families.

    What!?

  • cathy

    People get annual health check-ups for their bodies. Why not get one for your mental health? People seem not to have a problem removing every one in the U.S.’s right to bare arms. So, why would they have a problem with mental health check-ups for school employees and their family.
    If you want to change laws or write new ones, start at the heart of the problem, and the problem is mental illness.

    Heck, have you applied for a job online? McDonalds, Wendys, Walmart and others have questions that help them see if the applicant is mentally stable.

  • RedBarSoup

    removing every one in the U.S.’s right to bare arms.

    Please tell me who’s trying to do that. There’s a difference between that and putting stricter laws on auto and semi-auto rifles…..

    and no, “people do not get annual health check-ups” SOME do, the people that don’t have enough money to do so, don’t. A deranged psychopath that goes out to murder someone can easily pass a simple online job application from Mcdonalds, Wendys, Walmart. Also, you don’t have to have a mental illness to go out and kill people, did the Columbine guys have any mental illnesses?

    What needs to be done is for people that are buying a semi-auto, automatic rifle, is to take a mental illness….AKA stricter gun laws….so yes Cathy you are correct! We need tests, but only when people actually go out and buy the guns.

  • Billy Brown 66

    A few years ago, I wanted to purchase a handgun for my own home defense. The neighborhood I live in is becoming increasingly more dangerous. I went to a local gun store to do some shopping, mostly just doing research for a later purchase.

    I am a white Caucasian male.

    I was completely ignored by all the store clerks. Instead, they were giving very studious attention to the African-American customers. At first I thought it was my imagination, but after spending 15 minutes in the store and not getting the slightest attention, I thought it was unusual. Even when I was taking particular effort to look at specific guns.

    Out of curiosity, I eavesdropped in on a conversation. An African-American gentleman was looking at several guns options and the clerk was very eager to help him. Then I overheard this said:

    “So…how much time do I have left on my probation?”

    “At least a couple more weeks.”

    “Damn. Well, let me know as soon as I can buy again.”

    What’s the point I’m trying to make? I’m not too sure myself. I am a Conservative and support gun ownership rights. I would love to own one myself, if I could get the attention of the salespersons. But this single incident was a little shocking to me. And it’s this:

    The people who sell guns are not concerned with the people they are selling guns to. They could care less. They are interested in making a buck. They could care less if their clients have records. If they are restricted from purchasing guns, until a ban is lifted. It’s the almighty dollar that speaks loudly. They ignored me because they didn’t see a potential high-dollar client. Instead they spent their time on the ones they felt were repeat and high-dollar customers.

    I am not a racist. I am the farthest thing from it. If you knew me, you would know. I’m stating this as a commentary on the state of gun sales in this country.

  • Sam

    @ BevAG,

    I don’t believe guns belong in our society not to mention our schools. Having more guns doesn’t mean increased safety rather than increased risk. Kids are supposed to learn in schools not see their principle hanging a gun on their wall.

    As to the Germany example, the number of people killed by guns in that country is 953 people.

    The number of people killed by guns in America : 27,949 people.

    Enough said…

  • Sam

    *BTW those are death caused by guns numbers per year !

  • Eggmanbill

    10.8 million guns sold in the US in 2011 and you ask what’s the PROBLEM, it’s all about GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Faith3

    This was a very sad tragedy. It certainly sheds light on the question about assault weapons being available to the general public. Why oh why is this necessary? A swat team had to be called in against such weapons not your local police force. That should alone speak volumes about the danger and destruction assault weapons cause and those up against them including trained police force who have handguns. Assault weapons need to be banned!

  • sunshine

    @Eggmanbill

    10.8 million guns sold in the US in 2011 and you ask what’s the PROBLEM, it’s all about GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its the cars when the drunk drives too right? BAN THE CARS!!!!!!!!!

    I came here today just to post that yesterday prayer returned to the schools. That school especially. In the closets , in locked rooms and in everyone with terror in there hearts. So much for banning prayer in schools. Maybe if it had never been banned this would not have happened. However I think it’s time to re-evaluate.

    I will not respond to argument today, I just wanted to state an opinion.

  • Big Ben

    @Sam
    As to the Germany example, the number of people killed by guns in that country is 953 people.

    The number of people killed by guns in America : 27,949 people.

    Enough said…

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    Not quite.

    Population of Germany 81,726,000 Number of people killed by guns in that country is 953 people

    Population of USA 311,591,917 Number of people killed by guns in America : 27,949 people.

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    Data out from the UK, where guns are banned, shows gun crime has soared by 89 percent in the past decade.

    The Government’s latest crime figures were condemned as “truly terrible” by the Tories .

    “The only word for this is failure.” In the United States, as more and more people own guns, the rate of violent crime has gone down.

    Violent crime in the United States fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 with murder, rape and robbery all going down, although crime remains a serious problem in many urban areas, the FBI said .

    Among violent incidents reported to police, murders were down about 0.7 percent, robberies dropped 4 percent, aggravated assaults declined 3.9 percent, and forcible rapes were down 2.5 percent. On top of these figures, the notoriously violent city of Washington D.C. just saw its murder rate fall below triple digits for the first time since 1963 and just four years after the Supreme Court overturned the city’s handgun ban in District of Columbia v. Heller.

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    In the USA , more children are killed by playing football then by guns.

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    Isn’t a single cable news viewer going to voice being upset at how INACCURATE all the news on this tradegy has been ? What a joke news reporters have become.

  • Sam
  • BevAG

    @ BevAG,

    I don’t believe guns belong in our society not to mention our schools. Having more guns doesn’t mean increased safety rather than increased risk. Kids are supposed to learn in schools not see their principle hanging a gun on their wall.

    As to the Germany example, the number of people killed by guns in that country is 953 people.

    The number of people killed by guns in America : 27,949 people.

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    Sam:

    Estimated population of Germany: 81 million
    Population of USA: 320 million.

    I believe every citizen has the right to bear arms legally. Having less guns doesn’t mean increased safety. There’s other ways that people can kill others. It happens every day.

    As long as when something like this happens we all discuss gun control and the 2dn Amendment, we’ll not be discussing the real problem: That of mental illness.

  • Sam

    @ Big Ben,

    So did we become as a society emotionally unattached enough to accept +27,000 people to die from gun violence every year ?

    Are guns that holy that we can’t even discuss any changes on the current firearms policies ?

    And more importantly, Is preserving guns in our society more important that preserving human lives ??

    Guns kill people no doubt about it, the evidence was yesterday 22 kids were stabbed in china The result of that mass stabbing, NO FATALITIES.

    At the same day, a mass shooting took place in the US… 20 kids were KILLED!

    Do you see the difference ?

  • BevAG

    Thank you, Big Ben, for your post.

    I’m not going to post anymore about the gun control argument after this post. All I know is that, thankfully, most Americans believe in the right to bear arms, even if they don’t own a gun.

    Norway has/had very strict gun laws, and that man went and killed all those people on that island with a gun. What was it? 89 of them. I can’t remember those horrible details.

    Germany has stricter gun laws than the US. Someone went in and shot up one of their schools and killed something like 16 children.

    Stricter gun laws don’t protect people.

  • Sam

    @ BevAG,

    “As long as when something like this happens we all discuss gun control and the 2dn Amendment, we’ll not be discussing the real problem: That of mental illness.”

    There are many problems with our society regarding violence. We rank very high in gun violence , rape and robbery among developed countries globally.

    Mental illness is a problem but as I said before. Crazy people are scary, crazy people with guns are dreadful.

    And remind me again what’s the pleasure of owning guns ? and why does it deserve more defense from citizens than our own children ?

  • Matthew

    “Maybe if it had never been banned this would not have happened. However I think it’s time to re-evaluate.”
    __________________

    Why? Because if you can’t pray in school, you can’t pray anywhere? People who would be inclined to pray in school are already faithful anyway. People who aren’t inclined to pray in school aren’t going to pray anyway. Prayer certainly isn’t stopping murder in the Middle East, nor was it stopping rampage killings in America’s past. There is no golden age, either in America or in the world, where there wasn’t senseless violence.

  • Big Ben

    @Sam
    @ Big Ben,

    So did we become as a society emotionally unattached enough to accept +27,000 people to die from gun violence every year ?
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    I have a gun now , but, did not have one until I was a victim of a violent crime. I was more aligned with you Sam until that happened. I wasn’t hurt but my girlriend was stabbed in the neck in the home invasion.

  • Matthew

    “Germany has stricter gun laws than the US. Someone went in and shot up one of their schools and killed something like 16 children.

    Stricter gun laws don’t protect people”
    ________________

    This is using an extraordinary circumstance as a narrative for general trends, and it is not accurate – per capita gun violence in most of the developed world is far, far, far lower than it is here, even with the occasional incident like what happened in Germany. Clearly, in countries where these laws were enforceable they have significantly lowered rates.

    All of that is moot, however, for the simple reason that gun laws are untenable in the United States. Gun culture is so thoroughly ingrained that we wouldn’t accept such laws the way that, say, the Japanese people did, and realistic enforcement is nearly impossible. Gun laws will fail here for the same reason that prohibition failed. Social shifts and how we treat mental illness will be have a more profound effect in the United States than trying to change the law.

  • Sam

    @ Big Ben,

    “I have a gun now , but, did not have one until I was a victim of a violent crime. I was more aligned with you Sam until that happened. I wasn’t hurt but my girlriend was stabbed in the neck in the home invasion.”

    I’m very sorry about your tragedy…

    With that being said and I don’t know all the details, but if that person had a gun you might not be alive today.

  • sunshine

    Your either a victim and sitting duck or you can set yourself up to protect yourself.
    If a teacher could have pulled a gun out of her locked desk drawer yesterday maybe 10 children would have died, not 20?
    I think the scales should be weighed for protection .
    I read some people in that theater in Colorado say they wish they had been able to stop the shooter rather than cower on the floor and hear their screams and be helpless.

    There is something to be said also that if the shooter expects someone may shoot back it may be a deterrent.

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