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.

  • Doug Z

    Posted December 21, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    @Ratboy, Have you seen any of the libs today?

    Cathy haven’t you noticed our lives on this website do not get up before noon. In some of our Liberals are from California. And you know the time zone there

  • BevAG

    I was waiting for the end of the world. I thought it was 9:00 a.m. California time. Then I read that the end of the world was supposed to be at midnight. We’re all still here! I even did my nails for it….just in case. :)

  • BevAG

    @ cathy I also find out that the main reason the U.S. debt is not a problem right now and hasn’t been in the past is that most of the U.S. debt is held by the U.S. government. The U.S. is taking in much more Social Security money than they are paying out. They used the additional Social Security money to buy treasury bonds. I’ve always heard the government used SS to run the country but this is the first time I really read the details.


    Social Security was its own fund up until President Lyndon Johnson. He move SS from its own fund into the general fund to pay for the Vietnam War. THAT’s when the politicians started playing with SS. He should have never been allowed to do it.

  • cathy


    My oldest son (home from college) comes downstairs and say,

    “Darn, the world is still here. I guess I should have studied more for my finals.”

  • Doug Z

    Posted December 21, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    @ cathy I also find out that the main reason the U.S. debt is not a problem right now and hasn’t been in the past is that most of the U.S. debt is held by the U.S. government

    That makes it OK to go on like Greece. It is going to get us.

  • Matthew

    Okay, who forgot to turn off the Earth last night

  • Matthew

    What am I going to do with all of these pallets of canned sardines I bought at Costco. dang mayans

  • BevAG


    It’s not OK for me. I am a very PROUD t-bagger as they call it around here. (Yes, I do know that t-bagging is a sexual act and Libs think they have some kind of inside joke on it). T-bagging to me is Taxed Enough Already. I’m a fiscal conservative.

    I don’t want any taxes raised until government spending is way more efficient than it is now. I want the govt to have safeguards in place to prevent fraud, abuse and misuse, something they don’t seem to care about.

    I don’t want taxes going up until politicians have the same retirement package as the rest of us and the same health care plan (Obamacare) as the rest of us.

  • Doug Z

    Generation Y professionals entering the workforce are finding careers that once were gateways to high pay and upwardly mobile lives turning into detours and dead ends. Average incomes for individuals ages 25 to 34 have fallen 8 percent, double the adult population’s total drop, since the recession began in December 2007. Their unemployment rate remains stuck one-half to 1 percentage point above the national figure.

  • Doug Z

    Three and a half years after the worst recession since the Great Depression, the earnings and employment gap between those in the under-35 population and their parents and grandparents threatens to unravel the American dream of each generation doing better than the last. The nation’s younger workers have benefited least from an economic recovery that has been the most uneven in recent history.

  • cathy

    Doug Z

    It’s not OK. We will crash sometime around 2028 -2030. So, we need to act now.

  • Gabriel

    Posted December 21, 2012 at 9:37 AM
    What am I going to do with all of these pallets of canned sardines I bought at Costco. dang mayans


    I suggest that you keep them. Jesus, who already came back from the dead once, is also rumored to be reappearing shortly, apparently to tour the scene of the dreadful crime which ended his last stay here. Coupled with the imminent arrival of the 12th Imam, you may end up needing your canned sardines sooner than you think.

  • Letmethink

    Afternoon all— 66–you got something started–

  • Hillbilly
  • Hillbilly

    Around $500 billion in deficit reduction in year one if we go over the fiscal cliff according to the source below.


  • Raz

    Matthew, looks like you got enough cat food for a few years. But then again…my cats turn their noses up at sardines.

  • Nina

    Somebody watch or not Watch ,always keep Open TV… That’s why Fox Channel get Most of the Ratings…

  • d.d.


    Matthew has a dog. Mine wouldn’t eat a sardine.

    This is my favorite Bing Crosby Christmas song. The original version is scratchy , but, this version is fine & since I love to ice skate, it isn’t boring to me, plus, I’m a better skater than they are.

  • 1966

  • 1966

    @ dd
    this is my favorite bing croby christmas song.

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