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.

  • BevAG

    usa: Yes, I carry it everywhere.

    All I’m looking to do is get the shot in the heart or in the head if they’re wearing gear.

    You’re right, against a semi automatic my gun is nothing. Since the only reason I have a gun is for protection, then all I want to be able to do is stop the shooter and possibly save my life and the lives of others.

    I go to the range every month for that purpose. I want to be a good shot. And also at the range you spend an hour or two just TRYING to imagine that I can be level headed and clear headed in the midst of chaos and not panic and do what needs to be done. These are certainly no guarantees.

    And, of course, if there’s two of them, then I can only hope there’s someone else of my mind frame there as well.

  • BevAG

    usa, how do you answer the fact that Norway has a ban an all semiautomatic weapons to all citizens but yet the shooter who killed all those people in Norway used a semi automatic?

    The philosophy that if semi automatics are illegal to citizens that’s going to save them is certainly not correct when you look at the Norway massacre.

    Just because something is outlawed, no one can be naive enough to think they’re not going to be used.

    Let’s just say for some fairytale reason that did happen. The US outlaws all semi autos and the criminals, mentally ill ACTUALLY follow the law. I would say this mentally ill young man yesterday would have built a bomb and blew up the school just like the Aurora shooter also built a bomb to blow up his neighborhood. Now if the Aurora shooter didn’t shoot up the theater which lead the police to his apartment, his bombs would have blew up the neighborhood. Either way the Aurora guy was hell bent on creating mayhem. It was going to happen, gun control or not.

  • usa8888

    Have you heard about Huckabee’s latest absurd statement. Huck is a Fox personality who suggests that the school shooting is a result of there being no religion in schools…..say what???????

  • Faith3

    Right the motive was to create mayhem and the question still hasn’t been answered why we should make it legal for the general population to be able to have military style weapons. One less thing to cause mayhem and there is no good reason to allow access of these weapons to the general public.

  • Gabriel

    Posted December 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM
    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.


    The round from an assault rifle typically does more damage than a regular handgun, and it allows you to deliver it from a longer distance. In other words, you defend yourself better against a criminal carrying a .357 Magnum when you have an M16 in your hand.

  • usa8888

    Bev–here’s the point. If one does NOTHING about the gun situation, it will continue to occur and at an increasing fequency as we have seen. If you heavily regulate military style weapons, there is a good chance that the deadliness of deranged shooters’ activities will be decreased. Of course, Al Capone types will continue to get lethal weapons.

    Further, you mentioned that you would shoot the guy in the heart–not if he has body armor. And to try to shoot someone in the head when they have an automatic weapon firing at you …good luck!

  • BevAG

    Faith: Norway has a ban on all semi automatic weapons to all its citizens. Yet the Norway shooter use a semi automatic weapon to kill all those people in Norway.

  • BevAG

    usa, I said also if he was wearing gear I would be shooting in the head.

    My hope would be that I could hear the gunfire and I could get behind him. Certainly if I’m in his sights, I’m a dead person, so I can offer no help. But if I’m not in his sights, I’m going to hope that I can do whatever I can so me and others aren’t sitting ducks like they were yesterday in that school or on that island in Norway or in that theater in Aurora.

  • Faith3

    Ah yes Gabe! That IS a good reason for every citizen to carry a military style weapon. Not sure why it took so long for someone to hit that point. Snipper guns would be great for the average citizen to hide behind bushes to target potential risks. How about hand held surface to air missiles? That would allow the ultimate in protection.

  • Faith3

    So BevAG, that is your good reason to make military type weapons available for the general public?

  • RedBarSoup

    I tell you what. This Bevag guy is just HOPING some MFer does something around him!

  • BevAG

    RedBarSoup, I’m a woman, not a guy. I’m protecting myself so that if some MFer does something around me I can protect myself and others so we’re not sitting ducks like, again, they were yesterday, like they were in Norway, like they were in Aurora.

    I’ve lived 55 years. I’ve owned a gun since I was 18. I have never had an incident. Now, if I was HOPING, as you say, to have an incident, it would have happened in the 36 years I’ve owned a gun.

    Faith, you must acknowledge that because semi automatics are outlawed doesn’t mean people aren’t going to use semis to kill people, right? You do acknowledge that Norway outlaws all semis to its citizens and the Norway shooter killed all those people with a semi. You do acknowledge that what you’re promoting doesn’t stop violence, I hope.

  • Doug Z

    Posted December 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    usa, I said also if he was wearing gear I would be shooting in the head

    G Gordon Liddy stated that the common person should shoot them in the balls. He said that if you were at least close. You would take them out. G Gordon Liddy is a former special forces. Highly decorated military officer. He also was in charge of the Watergate break-ins. I agree with him totally. Because I may not hit them between the eyes. He said that the impact of even being close around your balls will take you down.

  • Faith3

    Really? So, you’re saying that because outlawing these military type weapons hasn’t stopped some of the most horrific crimes from happening it makes it acceptable to allow them to be legal to the general population? Have you heard of a thing called logical fallacy?

  • Doug Z

    The Europeans outlawed weapons about 750 A.D. for the common man. It was easier for royalty to control the general population. Just remember the military were all royalty.

    Politicians love unarmed peasants!

  • bishop

    I heard these murders were carried out with two handguns and the rifle was left.in his car. But he had to be carrying a bunch of clips.

  • Faith3

    Right, so the public so be armed like a militia.

  • Doug Z

    The United States is unlike Europe allows weapons because they were not controlled by the royalty or the feudal system.This whole system was devised to control the peasants. The United States population likes to think of themselves as not being peasants.

  • Faith3


  • Doug Z

    This is a great opportunity for the government to take away all weapon.

    Everybody remember politicians love unarmed peasants

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