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

  • BevAG

    Pete, also, those that watch network news, like your parents, are generally more interested in local news in their area rather than political news.

    I generally watch network news, local news, at least one hour at day, and I’m a political news junky. FNC is not going to have any of the news stories happening around my area unless it’s something REAL big.

  • 1966

    you need a white chirstmas!

  • Pete S.

    and most ordinary people don’t think of cnn as “liberal” news. its more of a familiar household name due to the age of that network. been around for forever.

  • BevAG

    1966, where do you find these great videos, or whatever they’re called???? It just absolutely makes my day.

    What fond memories I get from these. WOW!! I love being reminded of the great times in my life when I was young. It’s so wonderful to go back there in mind through your posts.

    I hope the young people on this board, Dems or Reps, are filling their lives with great memories so you can look back on them with fondness like I do when I listen to 1966’s music picks!!

  • Ratboy

    @ 1966
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 7:37 AM
    you need a white chirstmas!

    In the famous words of Navy Dude………………….BITE ME!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • cathy

    @ratboy. rain then snow….. equals very bad roads. You better do your shopping now.
    As for network watchers. No, the libs can’t see that because it doesn’t support their view of the world.

    @mark2 – Spin spin spin….. Election do not prove what the countries core beliefs are. 1) Sadly, for the country. Most voters, vote based on likability. 2) They only prove who was better at getting their message out or as in the last election how well you can make Americans believe the other party is evil.

    But, I’ll play. Now the point here is to use past elections (the popular vote) to prove that a majority of Americans are lib/progressive thinking. Now a majority means more than 50% of the popular vote. (According to Websters dictionary a majority is more than 50%.)
    But lets take it back 7.
    1988 – G.H. Bush 53.37% of the popular vote conserv 1 – lib 0
    1992 – Bill Clinton 43.01% (Clinton ran against two conservative. The total conservatives votes were 56.21%) conserv 2 – lib 0
    1996 – Bill Clinton 49.23% conserv 2 – lib 0 no majority 1
    2000 – W. Bush 47.87% Al Gore 48.38% conserv 2 – lib 0 no majority 2
    2004 – W. Bush 50.73% conserv 3 – lib 0 – no majority 2
    2008 – Obama 52.87% conserv 3 – lib 1 – no majority 2
    2012 – Obama 50.97% conserv 3 – lib 2 – no majority 2

    What does this show us? Our country is not a majority of conservatives or Lib/progressives. No party is has been a long term winner. Neither party is dying. We flip back and other all the time. Truly, what Americans want is a middle ground government.

  • 1966

    here’s another one for you bevAG from 1966.

  • usa8888

    I suggest hillbilly get out of the hills and enroll in the University of Tennessee’s graduate economics program so he can gain some understanding of economics during a bad recession or depression. What you DON’T do is what the right wingers suggest–nothing…because that will result in the economy collapsing. Spending is absolutely essential and the infrastructure program will create millions of jobs, help our infrastructure and do so when interest rates are near zero. The QE1, etc. helped but is not enough given the severity of the recession. You don’t manage a government’s economy like that of your checkbook–it’s completely different, as economists know. Now, we need the right wingers with their extreme backward thinking to stop obstructing Obama and the economy will begin a strong recovery.

  • Ratboy

    @ cathy
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:13 AM
    @ratboy. rain then snow….. equals very bad roads. You better do your shopping now.

    Shopping is done and has been for a while but it is gonna be a little bit tricky tonight as I fire up the smokers in the snowstorm!! Smoking whitefish and salmon and pot roast, pork, and a chicken tonight and then a couple of ducks and a couple more pot roasts and maybe a brisket on Saturday!

  • Ratboy

    @ The QE1, etc. helped but is not enough given the severity of the recession.

    Someone is NOT sharing their drugs!!! The QE1 did nothing! Some of that stimulis money has not even been spent yet and most of the “projects” were bogus or already approved but placed under the stimulus. (interstate 94 bridge construction and widening at Portage/Kalamazoo as just one example)

    The loons are back on the lake!!!!

  • moncon

    Anyone see any coverage on MSNBC on the plight of the parents trying to get their son out of a Mexican Prison? I consider that a news worthy story, alot of Americans go to Mexico. I hear crickets. Depends on who you are is what kind of help you get I guess.

  • moncon

    Because if the President were on top of it we would be hearing him crow from his podium of what a great job he is doing.

  • cathy

    @hillybilly Don’t listen to usa8888. This person posts and posts but never provides links to support anything he/she says.

    What usa8888 and Obama’s plan of tax increases and increase spending is what caused the Great Depression. I have listed a number of links to economic papers that prove Obama’s plan will cause another Great Depression.

  • Jeff

    @Does any of the loons on the left realize that many of the network watchers are not watching as a conservitive or a libera….

    Problem with your statement is that you fail to “as usual” include the right wing whack balloons in your attempt to make a really good point. I agree with the statement but you again you fail include the more extreme vile brainwashed right wing Fox News bubble dwellers. Lol! Ya know I just had to clear that up.

    Oh! and I know many lefties that should not buy things hook line and sinker as well, but they won’t find accuracy on Fox

  • TZCA

    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:42 AM
    Anyone see any coverage on MSNBC on the plight of the parents trying to get their son out of a Mexican Prison? I consider that a news worthy story, alot of Americans go to Mexico. I hear crickets. Depends on who you are is what kind of help you get I guess.

    moncon, you and all of the other right-wing t-baggers are making a big story out of nothing. Typical of ignorant faux news sheep, brainwashed by the propaganda as set forth by Murdoch’s marching orders. The goon in a mexican prison isn’t a big deal. The fool shouldn’t have tried to bring a gun into Mexico. The idiot shouldn’t have owned a gun to begin with.

    ^ Very twisted sarcasm.

    It doesn’t surprise me at all to see the silence on this issue. After all, it involves a caucasian male and a gun. It will end up on a few networks in a few weeks as Big O and others keep up the rant, kind of like the crickets surrounding Benghazi.

  • Jeff

    @I have listed a number of links to economic papers that prove Obama’s plan will cause another Great Depression.

    Tick tock tick tock…..

    You are Waiting/hoping for to happen. All signs show the opposite of your “stories”

  • usa8888

    Cathy obviously has no economics education nor any experience with econometric modeling or she would know that her solutions of cutting spending during a depression make no sense. The economics papers she referenced above were written by right wing “economists” whose views are completely opposite from those of the vast majority of economists from reputable universities. These economists views are analogous to the warped views of creationists (i.e., rick Perry, etc.). To say that spending caused the Great Depression indicates a complete lack of understanding of the era and its economics.

  • Mikey O


    If goverment spending works so great then we should have been boomimg with low unemployment, spending over 850 billion on Stimlus. We were promised unemployment wouldnlt get over 8 % and now should be under 6% by now. What happen to all those shovel ready jobs ?? Now they use the buzz words investments, Like the goverment invested in solar engery and selling GM stock for a loss. Goverment needs to stop spending so much and get the heck out of the way with all these rules and new requirements. First place to start is the EPA.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mikey O
    What happen to all those shovel ready jobs

    Yep, like I metioned in an earlier post, In SW Michigan I94 runs through Kalamazoo/ Portage and the road widening and bridge replacement was to be done in phases over a few years since they had to rip out and widen 3 or 4 bridges in the area. The project was approved and it was started and the schedule of what was going to be done and when was published. Then came the great Obama Stimulus. All of a sudden signs went up that the project was a result of the stimulus!!! That was joke number one. The here comes crazy Joe Biden for the “ground breaking” of a project already over a year in progress! That was joke number two. Then came the change in contractors no longer using “local labor” but out of town union guys! That was joke number three!
    That area can send out a great big thank you to King Obama for the great stimulus and what it did for the area and the local construction workers who got to sit and watch out of towners do their jobs!

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