Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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December 19th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,189        245         490
CNN           497        179         250
MSNBC           571        157         259
CNBC           187         55           92
FBN             60         17           32
HLN           202         78           96
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,055        335         731
CNN           776        262         427
MSNBC           996        230         459
CNBC           224        101         130
FBN             37           8           16
HLN           299         92         135
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,080        271         533
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           313        132         157
MSNBC Morning Joe           581        205         317
CNBC Squawk Box           158         53           81
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           239        137         175
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,035        355         849
CNN SITUATION ROOM           641        201         269
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           977        218         366
CNBC FAST MONEY           139         28           39
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           168         58           67
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,995        318         687
CNN SITUATION ROOM           520        155         232
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           743        143         253
CNBC MAD MONEY           154         63           88
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           173         48           61
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,809        318         745
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           629        189         326
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           763        165         324
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           162         37           61
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           212         52           63
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,874        428         944
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           794        223         389
MSNBC ED SHOW           907        181         378
CNBC MOB MONEY           211        105         143
HLN NANCY GRACE           358        114         146
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,771        316         635
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           823        280         455
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,058        266         491
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC           200         90         114
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           238         59         100
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           710        284         436
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,025        243         507
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           262        109         134
HLN NANCY GRACE           302        105         159
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,089        264         488
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           600        262         366
MSNBC ED SHOW           552        161         275
CNBC MAD MONEY           149         46           66
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           240        111         114

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 viewingPrime Time = 8-11pmLIVE+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 HHsCNBC: 97.497 million HHsFNC: 97.981 million HHsMSNBC: 95.526 million HHsFox Business: 68.407 million HHsNielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • 1966

    hannity destroys rachel again!!!

  • Larry

    Ouch, that’s gotta hurt!


    Wow, CNN still getting a bounce from a tragedy. Lasted longer than I expected. I give ’em ’til the end of the week to hit bottom again.

  • BevAG

    Yep!! We Republicans are waking up again. A little reprieve and self-evaluation is good for the soul so that we can come back roaring. :)

  • Laurence Glavin

    TODAY is Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. These figures are for YESTERDAY: Tuesday, December 18th. Oops.

  • Ratboy

    OMG!!!! Rachel got smoked by Hannity!!! What will the left do now???? Does that mean Hannity will keep his job??? The loons here said he is on the way OUT!! (maybe Shultz or Sharpton can beat their competition and push them out instead!!!! :shock: )

    WOW that REALLY gotta hurt!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Tama

    Ratings look like there going back to normal

  • Ratboy

    And they used to give Bush a hard time for his stays at the crawford ranch!!!

    NBC Fawns Over ‘White House Christmas,’ But Ignores Cost of Obama Vacation to Taxpayers

    Missing from NBC’s rosy Wednesday interview of Michelle Obama is her family vacation’s cost to taxpayers. Reports are that the taxpayer bill for the Hawaii vacation will top $4 million.

    “Come Christmas the First Family, Bo included, will head some 5,000 miles away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Today contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager said during NBC’s “A White House Christmas” segment. “After an exciting but exhausting election season, the Obamas are happy to take this time to be together and enjoy the simple pleasures of family.”

    Hager asked the First Lady about the family’s “talent show” and the Christmas meal, but made no mention of the Hawaii trip’s cost to taxpayers.

    The Hawaii Reporter estimated the cost of a 20 day round-trip vacation to be over $4 million. Travel alone would be over $3.6 million, with additional costs for security.

    “While the President and his friends pay for their own rental homes, taxpayers pick up the cost of security and waterfront housing for the Secret Service, Navy Seals and Coast Guard as well as staff accommodations at a plush beachfront Waikiki hotel,” the Reporter added.

  • cathy

    @ratboy, are the putting up shark nets to keep them out?

  • Ratboy

    @ cathy
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM
    @ratboy, are the putting up shark nets to keep them out?

    and who said you could never ruin the paradise of Hawaii?? :lol: :lol:

  • JED

    It’s amusing to see the right wing hail their Fox “friends” as being successful over MSNBC. It’s (Fox) for old, paranoid and uneducated people … aka adult children who will believe in anything they are told to believe, in spite of the facts (aka MSNBC). Looking at the gestation of the last months it is clear the false armour that is the FOX phenomena is cracking quicker than Spring ice. People have/are seeing what they are, and changing the channel – at a slow but steady pace. Laugh all you want, the demographics in America will end with Fox being irrelevant. Give it time, and enjoy the process.

  • Tama

    Jed, please post a factual segment or commentary from MSNBC. This network is nothing more then opinion from the left with misleading or missing factual information.

  • BevAG

    JED, by the time the, as you say, “old, paranoid and uneducated people” die off, you’ll then be considered the “old, paranoid and uneducated person” by the ones younger than you and they’ll be looking forward to your demise. That is the same old generational story. Nothing new there.

    As far as the “adult children who will believe in anything they are told to believe in,” that’s the MSNBC story. Remember how the Left were told by MSNBC that the rich, the Koch brothers and Mitt Romney were going to buy and steal the election and you all bought into that?

    People — Left, Right and Center — all know that MSNBC is the arm of the White House and they don’t want to be fed that pablum. MSNBC is going to find themselves more and more dismissed as people wise up.

  • betty

    When MsNBC got a little bump in Ratings….Cackling Ghouls crawled out from
    under a rock, all Slap-Happy and Hysterical….”XXX is on fire”! and “Ouch,
    that gotta hurt!” Now that the Ratings have gone back to where they right-fully belong, Those same Cackling Ghouls are Hiding!
    Well! FOX NEWS absolutely Slays MsNBC and that’s as it should be! LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!

  • Bobbyv

    I appreciate your attempt at civility, and I get where you’re coming from, but you fail to understand what these forums are all about.

    Theses forums are a cathartic method to speak our opinions, release our rage, say things we normally would never say to an actual flesh and blood human being, all under the privilege of anonymity and without the fear of being punched in the face. This is a blessing, of sorts. It allows us to get it out of our systems here, without consequence or harm to anyone, and then get on with our lives without the burden of hatred hanging on our shoulders.

    I welcome it. I think it’s healthy. Better here than to take it out on your family or friends.

    I agree to a point – part of my catharsis is calling out hypocrisy on both sides, though believe me I know my own conduct is not always above reproach. I find it amusing and sad that people scream about hatred as they are calling others idiots and stupid. It is easy to be tough behind a keyboard, but it is there where true feelings come out. We talk about a lack of civility, I think there is plenty of proof.

  • Diamond Dave


    Jeb….that’s awesome!! Are you saying that with a straight face? You’re a dream come true: all conjecture, no reality!! Keep up the good work. You are a shining example for liberals.


  • Diamond Dave


    “I agree to a point – part of my catharsis is calling out hypocrisy on both sides, though believe me I know my own conduct is not always above reproach. I find it amusing and sad that people scream about hatred as they are calling others idiots and stupid. It is easy to be tough behind a keyboard, but it is there where true feelings come out. We talk about a lack of civility, I think there is plenty of proof.”

    Yes, but like I said, that’s the point. We can do that here if we chose, then we don’t have to take it out on the actual people in our lives. It’s harmless. If you don’t like what others are saying, you have the choice to go to another site that’s re closely resembles your sensibilities. We’re rarely given that kind of choice in real life. This is supposed to be fun. That’s why the same people come back day after day, and go through the same points again and again. We know we’re not changing anyone’s opinions, but it’s fun to try.

  • Sam

    While CNN & MSNBC split liberal viewers due to the tragedy, Fox noise seems to win but nevertheless its numbers are still pathetic.

    Looks like the righties are still in their post-elections depression, next week when Maddow wins they’ll probably up their dosage of Prozac.

    Anyway I don’t mind watching CNN if Piers is gonna say it like it’s :

  • Mark2

    I’ve still been watching CNN because they’re covering details of the shooting.

    Last night’s Piers Morgan show was a really good one. Especially when he called Gun Advocate Larry Pratt a Gun Advocate “Unbelievably Stupid”, “Dangerous”, and an “Idiot”. It was the best show of the night.

    However, I’ll be back to watching MSNBC by the end of the week.

  • Bobbyv

    Diamond Dave,

    You are right, especially about the changing opinions. I have learned a few things from this board, that is one reason I come back.

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