Cable News Ratings for Friday, December 14, 2012

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December 17th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, December 14, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,796            475            821
CNN       1,286            521            635
MSNBC         669            221            321
CNBC         152             45             79
FBN           50             10             24
HLN         368            157            196
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,651            636         1,156
CNN       2,293            952         1,226
MSNBC         949            302            494
CNBC         200            115            115
FBN           37             12             20
HLN         560            170            264
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,139            304            533
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         186             81            120
MSNBC Morning Joe         464            137            209
CNBC Squawk Box           98             46             62
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         242            148            180
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/CONNECTICUT SHOOTING       2,940            686         1,342
CNN SITUATION ROOM       2,966         1,226         1,405
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,326            390            660
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         130             12             34
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         166             35             89
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         601            251            289
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       3,157            835         1,425
CNN SITUATION ROOM       2,837         1,091         1,371
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         875            312            425
CNBC MAD MONEY         134             34             64
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         551            228            267
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       2,811            780         1,295
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       2,269            837         1,025
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         761            258            406
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         189             38            101
HLN TRADING THE GLOBE         108               6             53
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,396            804         1,396
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       2,659         1,016         1,331
MSNBC ED SHOW         858            254            447
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS         144             71             73
HLN NANCY GRACE         695            220            375
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,525            601         1,099
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT       2,255            926         1,237
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,214            377            622
CNBC CRIME INC: A DEADLY HIGH         213            127            129
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         595            180            259
HLN NANCY GRACE         752            219            306
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,018            503            971
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,963            914         1,108
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         773            275            413
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         243            146            142
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         312             91            133
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,507            510            856
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       1,489            706            842
MSNBC ED SHOW         559            233            337
CNBC MAD MONEY           65             35             47
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES         245             84            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.

  • Letmethink

    @Matthe werrr, what? Total population size is not at all relevant when you’re looking at the per-capita probability of an event occurring. For example, you’re 131 times more likely to die of gun-related violence in America than you are in Japan, despite similar population sizes.

    Matthew love your posts although I hardly ever agree with you. I have noticed lately that you are using data that I can’t find when I try to ck your posts. More often than not you don’t source what you are posting. As a teacher once told me–“I might accept that from other students, but I expect more from you–insert friendly smile

  • Faith3

    You’re argument is what if a person has a more deadlier weapon?

    Well Gabe, that depends if you want to live in a place like Columbia where the citizens must protect themselves with heavy artillery for the purpose of protection or living in a more civilized place. If people want to buy deadlier weapons for the purpose of protection, you have just created what you wished for….not a safer place btw and very much less civil.

  • Letmethink

    @Matthew–maybe you have a blue state browser–when I put my curser over it I get 10.5

  • Matthew

    “Matthew love your posts although I hardly ever agree with you. I have noticed lately that you are using data that I can’t find when I try to ck your posts. More often than not you don’t source what you are posting.”

    Per-capita firearm related deaths, by country, most of the data coming from WHO and a rather out-of-date paper by EG Krug.

    My food stamp numbers came directly from the USDA.

  • Letmethink

    @Matthew–I will eat humble pie–I was putting my “red state cursor over Kansas. I will use a leftist argument to cover my embarrassment—It could be worse—those 16% are obama supporters—they are everywhere—-on that note–I will say good night–

  • Matthew

    “State: Oklahoma
    Percent of population on food stamps: 16.6%
    Annual change: 2%”

    That is the exact information that website is giving me.

  • Matthew

    Ah! Ah. Ah. :!:

  • Letmethink

    Per-capita firearm related deaths, by country, most of the data coming from WHO and a rather out-of-date paper by EG Krug.

    I take nothing seriously that comes from the WHO–a socialist far left wing organization with less credibility than the UN–
    Good Night Matthew–we will always disagree-

  • Party2nite

    This pretty much proves when breaking news happens. CNN is the place to go. Too bad they can’t get this type of viewership on a daily basis…

  • Just Desserts

    Look at the ratings. CNN must be happy… Oh, wait! :P

  • cathy

    @Dennis, stop lying about Canada not having Fox news. It’s an internet urban legend you fool.

  • Mark2

    @LetmeThink “Oklahoma 10.5 food stamps–among the lowest on food stamps”

    Wrong!!! Oklahoma had the 20th highest percentage in 2011 with a 14.3% rate. Currently they are at a 16.6% rate an still climbing. That’s a Red State for you.

    In fact they just broke their own State record for people on Food Stamps.


  • Dave

    Diamond Dave,you are so wrong about FOX.Most everyone on FOX said it would be a landslide.4 of the 5 on the Five said it would be a landslide.All 3 stooges on FOX and friends said landslide.Most all the pin up girls that pretend to be FOX anchors said”landslide”.
    P.S. the folks in Oklahoma that aren’t on food stamps think God is going to bring them food.They live in the dummy belt of this country.

  • Mark2

    @DiamondDave “O’Reilly is an Independent”

    O’Reily is a Conservative on a Conservative Cable News program.

  • Eggmanbill

    O’Reilly and Hannity have lost their juice, no one will go on their shows, they have the same mutants on every show. They will both end up on GBTV!!!!!

  • Mark2

    Even Bernie Goldberg admitted that people on the Right were politicizing the Shootings for their own agenda.

    O’Reilly asked who on the Right was doing that…Bernie specifically said “Fox News”.

    Ouch!!! That had to hurt!

  • ninja

    I know how to solve this problem:…Pass laws against stealing guns, breaking in schools, and killing kids, problem solved. And drugs and alcohol, speeding, drinking and driving.

  • 1966

    LOL at eggmanbill

  • Bobbyv


    And that is why I respect his show, people will provide other viewpoints

  • cathy

    @Dave, stop lying about Fox news. There were only two people who thought it would be a landslide. And after Sandy hit most Fox news people where saying it was over for Romney. That the storm gave Obama the lime light.
    So just stop lying….

    About food stamps and red states being some of the highest using them. Maybe if the government hadn’t been taxing us for so many years, people would have money in savings and not need the food stamps.
    Food stamps programs are run differently in every state. For years Michigan give food stamps to college students who were not even Michigan residents.

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