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.

  • RedBarSoup

    Maybe if we all carried a bazooka around with us we would all be safe….

  • Sam

    @ Sunshine ,

    “If a teacher could have pulled a gun out of her locked desk drawer yesterday maybe 10 children would have died, not 20?”

    Can you imagine if every 5 years old kid had come to school with a gun ? We would have had ZERO fatalities !!

  • Faith3

    There is no reason for the general population to have access to military style weapons made for the purpose to shot at close range and to kill as many targets as possible. It’s mind boggling.

  • Sam

    Comparison between US and Japan, I’ll leave it here. I think the point is made and clear :

  • sunshine


    Your ridiculous and you must know it !

  • Faith3

    A hand gun is not the same thing as a military style weapon.

  • BevAG


    The Japanese are such a different culture than the rest of the world. Even during their tsunami, they stood in line for food graciously and when they were told there wasn’t anything, they left graciously. All the way around, the Japanese are a very behaved culture.

    If you talk to US cops who have ever stopped a Japanese person just for speeding, they get out of their car and get on their knees and ask for forgiveness. That is their culture. I don’t think there’s another culture like it.

    Their suicide rate is high, though. But they’re a culture that would kill themselves but they don’t feel the need to take out others with them.

    I noticed you left out the Norway shooting in your position. Norway’s a country that doesn’t allow their citizens to have guns, but he got a gun anyway and he did mayhem.

    As far as saying if every five-year-old had a gun, that just made your argument so foolish.

  • RedBarSoup

    No Sunshine I think YOU are full of it and know it with this sentence….

    So much for banning prayer in schools. Maybe if it had never been banned this would not have happened.

  • BevAG

    There was just a psychologist on TV who I think he said he was from Newtown — I’m not sure. But apparently he’s studied the other mass mayhem defendants/shooters from the Aurora shooting, Virginia Tech, Gabby Giffords/Columbine.

    You could see he was emotional and he’s angry. But his whole discussion was about the mentally ill. He discussed the signs that all of these defendants/shooters had. There are many similarities. And he’s talking about how it needs to be identified, which in those cases it was, and then action needs to be taken to help them and to provide for them if they can’t be helped.

    That is the discussion that needs to be had. It’s the discussion that needs to really advance in how we deal with the mentally ill. The discussion can’t just stop in a month when all this coverage stops. It’s the discussion we need to have at length and then action taken.

  • AppleStinx

    People bent on killing other people will do so, period. The number of guns in private hands in Russia is ~12.7 million (US: ~280 million), but the homicide rate in Russia, at 11.2 per 100,000 people, is over twice than that in the US.

  • usa8888

    There should be heavy regulation and backgroud checks on all military style type sutomatic weapons. And there should be laws that require psychologists, doctors, etc to report/treat troubled individuals who threaten to kill people. There must be something done about this increasingly frequent mass murder phenomenon. No one suggests that guns be banned–they just need to be controlled a lot better. The NRA needs to bend some.

  • BevAG

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

    The pleasure of owning a gun — and the ONLY reason I own a gun — is to protect myself and those around me if and when something like yesterday ever happens in my presence.

  • usa8888

    Apple–give me the data on TYPE of guns in Russia. It’s essential that automatic military style guns be heavily regulated.

  • usa8888

    On another topic, did you see where the Fox propaganda network this morning is supporting right wingers who think the government’s regulation of soot is a bad thing–saying it may hurt oil companies’ profits. Of course, doctors support regulation on these noxious vapors but the petroleum lobby does not…..

  • RedBarSoup

    People seem not to be able to get it through their think skull that there is a difference between a small firearm and automatic and sub automatic guns.

  • usa8888

    Bev–are you going to carry a gun with you everywhere you go? And how are you going to deal with the fact that these insane murderers use military style body armor. Bev–your gun–unless it’s a machine gun–would be of little effect……….

  • Faith3

    Yes RedBarSoup,

    I noticed that too. No one has addressed the reason we should make military style weapons legal for the general public to use. I’ve never heard of a good argument yet.

  • AppleStinx

    usa8888 wrote: “Apple–give me the data on TYPE of guns in Russia. It’s essential that automatic military style guns be heavily regulated.”

    What does it have to do with what I wrote?
    If you want to prove that certain types of weapons are involved in most of the homicides in either country, be my guest.

  • usa8888

    The NRA needs to bend some and recognize that military style automatic weapons should be heavily regulated. But, unfortunately, the NRA takes the position there shold be a gun (of any kind)in every pocket. Correct me if I am wrong.

  • usa8888

    Apple–you miss the central issue–I am not taling about homocides in general, I am talking about heinous mass murders committed by deranged people with MILITARY STYLE weapons.

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