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.

  • Sam

  • usa8888

    Bev–I think your story is admirable but I don’t follow what you said about lefties pretending that evil doesn’t exist. There are good people, be they left or right or center…..

  • bishop

    Even if you banned guns tomorrow their are still 300 mil floating around out there.

  • BevAG

    usa, most of the people who hurl insults are usually Lefties.

    Lefties for some reason think they can legislate out evil. They can’t.

  • BevAG

    bishop, and that’s ANOTHER good point. And then there would be the entire underground of guns being bought and sold just like the drug world is now.

    You all have a good day. I have to go the range. Yesterday’s events have made me more aware than ever of the evil amongst us.

    Tonight in Newtown they’re having all types of religious services. They’re having a recreation of the Baby Jesus being born and the nativity scene. They are not laughing at or dismissing spiritualism. They are going to do their best to come to terms with the evil that was brought upon them.

  • Big Ben

    Look no further than our own government for flooding our population with high-powered assault weapons.

    In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard’s Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door. This gun seller was just one of many to be given this instruction. These guns included AR-15s, semi-automatic AK-pattern rifles, and Colt .38s

    A cache of assault weapons lost in the ATF’s gun-trafficking surveillance operation in Phoenix turned up in El Paso, where it was being stored for shipment to Mexico, according to new internal agency emails and federal court records.

    Fast & Furious resulted in the deaths of at least 200 Mexicans including the use of AK-47s linked to Mexican attorney’s slaying plus F & F guns linked to at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S plus two deaths.

    The program intentionally funneled firearms into the hands of straw purchasers, and the operation’s architects made no apparent attempt to track the weapons. Officials still can’t account for more than 1,000 weapons.

  • Hoppy

    I haven’t trusted the ATF since I saw videos of one of their agents, who was wearing a mask for some reason, pointing one of the “assault” weapons everyone seems so exercised about at then 5 or 6 year old Elian Gonzalez and taking him into custody to be deported to Cuba.

  • Gabriel

    If anyone out there is considering a copycat move, the media bliss alone should push them over that boundary.

  • Doug Z

    Freedom—-the liberal way

    In a secret government agreement granted without approval or debate from lawmakers, the U.S. attorney general recently gave the National Counterterrorism Center sweeping new powers to store dossiers on U.S. citizens, even if they are not suspected of a crime, according to a news report.

    Earlier this year, Attorney General Eric Holder granted the center the ability to copy entire government databases holding information on flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and other data, and to store it for up to five years, even without suspicion that someone in the database has committed a crime, according to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the story.

  • Mark2

    The examiner said that the wounds he examined were from the Bushmaster Assault Rifle.
    So apparently it wasn’t left in the car.
    -Again, we need to ban all assault weapons.

  • Doug Z


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

    Everybody remember politicians love unarmed peasants

  • Hillbilly


    Person Of Interest tied Grey’s Anatomy in the final ratings. :)

  • Hillbilly
  • Doug Z

    Whereas previously the law prohibited the center from storing data compilations on U.S. citizens unless they were suspected of terrorist activity or were relevant to an ongoing terrorism investigation, the new powers give the center the ability to not only collect and store vast databases of information but also to trawl through and analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior in order to uncover activity that could launch an investigation.

    The changes granted by Holder would also allow databases containing information about U.S. citizens to be shared with foreign governments for their own analysis.

    A former senior White House official told the Journal that the new changes were “breathtaking in scope.”

  • Hillbilly

    The Five number 2 to amongst all cable news shows again. :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    Mark2 – Current deficit every year = 1.3 Trillion x 5 years = 6.5 Trillion
    Your plan produces annually = 1.1 Trillion x 5 years = 5.5 Trillion


    Not exactly. I cut $100 billion a year so its not 1.3 x 5.

    1.2 + 1.1 + 1 + .9 + .8 = $5 trillion

    1.1 x 5 = $5.5 trillion.

    So I end up with a $500 billion surplus after 5 years. :) More on the budget later tonight.

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – 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 same reason the general public can by a car with 300+ HP. You want those cars banned too?


  • usa8888

    Fox News ratings are collapsing and MSNBC’s are on fire.The Koch Bros strategy for 2014 and 2016 is to continue to suppress the vote and gerrymander the districts to prevent democrats from voting. This is the only sure way to try to win an election because the right knows it can’t win on its platform because the majority of American disagree with the right wing agenda.

  • Doug Z

    Posted December 15, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    MSNBC ratings are collapsing and Fox are on fire.The Geo Soros strategy for 2014 and 2016 is to continue to suppress the vote and gerrymander the districts to prevent democrats from voting. This is the only sure way to try to win an election because the Left knows it can’t win on its platform because the majority of American disagree with the Left wing agenda.

  • RedBarSoup


    that commercial was dumb…. sorry. lol

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