Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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December 20th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,156        226         465
CNN           476        174         233
MSNBC           606        170         269
CNBC           161         50           82
FBN             72         20           31
HLN           175         66           87
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,116        324         725
CNN           820        267         376
MSNBC        1,221        321         560
CNBC           163         79           99
FBN             72         17           46
HLN           244         67         108
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,053        237         493
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           233        127         156
MSNBC Morning Joe           477        175         229
CNBC Squawk Box           151         64           82
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           219        128         169
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        1,905        341         749
CNN SITUATION ROOM           533        130         201
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           991        223         413
CNBC FAST MONEY           115         31           50
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           133         35           62
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        1,815        306         658
CNN SITUATION ROOM           409        129         193
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           739        175         290
CNBC MAD MONEY           129         39           71
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           171         93           79
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        1,533        299         630
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           627        195         316
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           786        216         351
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           101         12           38
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           276         61           89
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,044        537       1,070
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           726        227         352
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,114        275         479
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION           127         89           77
HLN NANCY GRACE           326         78         139
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,861        297         629
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           838        243         351
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,385        394         640
CNBC INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC           143         71           80
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL           206         55           87
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           889        330         425
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,157        293         556
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           219         77         140
HLN NANCY GRACE           201         67           98
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,069        248         578
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           611        231         317
MSNBC ED SHOW           558        169         344
CNBC MAD MONEY             86         34           58
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           138         41           69

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.

  • Ratboy

    OHHHHHH NOOOOOOO!!! Hannity is out of a job again because Maddow beat him in the key demo!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Ratboy

    OHHHH NOOOOOOO!!! Matthews and Sharpton and Schultz STILL have jobs because they got beat in the key demo……………………again……and again……….and again……..and ag….. :lol: :lol:

  • Larry

    See, the Mayans were right! ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

  • magg

    And MSNBC cleans Hannity’s clock and that horse face Greta again!

  • Ratboy

    @ magg
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:52 PM
    And MSNBC cleans Hannity’s clock

    And Hannity takes home a bigger check than all of the MSDNC guys combined!! :shock: so who’s the winner now???? :lol:

  • 1966

    boy hannity got destroyed.i’ll bet fox is making out the pink slip now.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Chris Matthews trounced TWICE in the demo on the same day! OUCH! That’s REALLY gotta hurt.

  • Ratboy


    Tapper to Anchor New Weekday Program Beginning in 2013

    Accomplished Washington journalist Jake Tapper, who has served the last four years as ABC’s senior White House correspondent and is a best-selling author, joins CNN as anchor of a new weekday program and CNN’s chief Washington correspondent, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN/U.S.

  • TZCA

    Wow, Greta took a big beating last night.

  • usa8888

    Fox Cable ratings continue to tank and MSNBC is on fire. Meanwhile, the t-bags in the House try to push Lyan Ryan’s fiscal solution which the American People (includding the Republicans) don’t want. The right wing GOP continues to alienate the middle class, women, gays, blacks, latinos, the young, etc. The right wingers do have the good old boy country club set and the religious fantatics in their camp,…and Norquist…………..

  • Laurence Glavin

    Tapper apparently read the proverbial “handwriting on the wall” (Book of Daniel,5:2ff) after the ABC Broadcast network axed “Nighline” for the variable Jimmy Kimmel. When Kimmel hits the bulls-eye, he’s great, but some of his stuff resembles daytime TV. And his, um, “taste” in “music” is beyond execrable. So Tapper relized that CNN would place more emphasis on NEWS than Entertainment, and made his decision thusly. But I’m dedicated to Rachel Maddow and the guy who spells Laurence incorrectly and WILL NOT BE SWAYED. Good job Wednesday night RM & LO’D!

  • Matthew

    “And Hannity takes home a bigger check than all of the MSDNC guys combined!! so who’s the winner now????”

    Certainly not Rupert Murdoch, since he’s paying Hannity several times more than NBC Universal is paying Maddow, for inferior demo results.

  • Matthew

    Okay boss, I’m losing almost 40% of my lead-in show’s audience, but look at the bright side: you’re paying me a lot of money!

  • BevAG

    Interesting that Jake Tapper joins CNN as anchor. He was the reporter who asked Obama, “Where you been?” Which, of course, we’re not used to reporters challenging the Great Wizard of Oz Obama on anything!! Only Fox News does that, and the Libs do everything they can to minimalize Fox.

    BUT there might be hope for the American people after all with this Jake guy. Maybe this is the turnaround. Maybe CNN wants to really strike ahead in this horse race and purposely NOT be the arm of the White House like MSNBC is. Maybe CNN realized the only way they can stay in this race is if they become real news people and FINALLY make the Obama Administration answer to some of the garbage they’re hiding from the American people.

    If I’m surmizing this correctly, I’m SO happy about that. THAT’S how the American people win.

    I love, love, love Fox News. But if CNN is going to do what all reporters should be doing and making Obama and his administration answer questions, then I’m like, “You go, CNN. This is SO great.”

    What that will do is make all reporters more aggressive towards this Administration, which they always should have been. Fox will even get more aggressive, and MSNBC will be so far behind because CNN and Fox combined will make it SO clear that the only thing the MSNBC watcher gets is what Obama wants them to get.

    And, yeah, for this Jake Trapper. I loved his, “Where you been,” question to the Wizard of Oz Obama. I stood up and applauded right in my own home!!! FINALLY a news reporter other than Fox News who behaved like a journalist.

  • BevAG

    usa, yeah, yeah, yeah. ::::you’re talking to the hand:::::

  • Joe

    Ralphy forgot to mention that Hannity and Greta got destroyed. Two out of the three prime time slots, Fox lost. Prime time is the most important. Who cares about the day time. People are at work. These are just old people who stay at home. Fox News lost two prime time slots Ralphy boy. You should try using facts. I know you’re not used to it because you watch Fox. Obama won Ralphy. Have you accepted that yet? Or are still in your delusional denial?

  • usa8888

    The important point here is that Obama made Tapper look stupid after the question he asked. Make no mistake about it: CNN will never be as backward thinking as FOX, whose ratings are tanking, as MSNBC’s rise…..

  • Laurence Glavin

    Hannity’s radio show absolutely bombed in Boston. The station that carried it cancelled his show and even the right-wing format and switched to all-comedy. Nobody noticed the difference.

  • TZCA

    Hiya BevAG

    lol @ applauding in your own home. I do this too, but I’d never admit it in public….oh wait, I just did. :mrgreen:

  • BevAG

    usa, actually Obama didn’t make Tapper look stupid at all.

    Obama said, “Hey, it’s not like I’ve been on vacation.” That response gave the American people to go over in their minds all the vacations that Obama has had, which is more than any other President in history.

    Obama’s response to Tapper’s excellent question gave everyone the chance to relive all these VERY expensive vacations Obama has taken and his golf games and his basketball playing and his upcoming four-million-dollar taxpayer paid vacation to Hawaii.

    The American people are the winner with a journalist that’s going to ask the Wizard or Oz Obama, “Where you been?”

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