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.

  • 1966

    lol at eggmanbill

  • BevAG

    TZCA, oh, that’s another HUGE issue!!!

    But no it wasn’t that project. Thankfully everyone (not many) who say they’re going to do that project wind up not having the financial backing they say they have. At least we find that out BEFORE the California taxpayers get stuck with that tab.

    This project I’m talking about is an overpass over the freeway project.

    I hadn’t thought about being a terrorist for giving the kids hamburgers and hot dogs!! This was before Michelle Obama. Just think if I did it now I’d be on Homeland Security’s hit list!! lol

  • TZCA

    :smile: 1966.

    I’d be surprised if you’re not perpetually lol’ing at home with the stuff being said here at TVBTN.

  • TZCA

    lol at Homeland Security hit list. And if DHS couldn’t get ya, then DHHS would take a crack.

  • Kendall

    These numbers get stranger and stranger by the day.

    Looks like CNN is coming back…with a vengeance. Good call on getting Tapper. He appears to be a reasonable guy…we’ll see.

    I see a couple of the conservative commentators on here are adopting Tapper. I think they might be in for rude awakening. I think he’s a moderate/independent, and will hold ALL parties accountable. Good for him!!!

  • BevAG

    TZCA, I do get amused, yes. :) But I enjoy it, otherwise I wouldn’t be here.

    Just to let you know, I wasn’t stopping that project. The project was actually a plus for the city.

    I was just appalled that after ten years of planning they left some very important aspects of it that would benefit the people of the city. They were hoping that none of us noticed. At a town hall meeting two months before the project someone innocently brought up the question and the city engineer said, “Oh, we’re not doing that.”

    I shot up immediately and said, “What do you mean? A 6.5 million dollar project and you’re not putting in a safety issue,” blah, blah, blah.

    He does the regular government pass the buck thing, “Well, I can’t change it.”

    I said, “Who can?

    He says, “City council only.

    I say, “When is the next CC meeting?

    He says, “Two weeks.”

    Two weeks later CC was filled with thousands of people with the help of the high school kids. It was a great learning experience for them to be part of this whole process. The project was temporarily stopped. City council had special town hall meetings with all of us citizens. Three months later the safety issues were addressed and put in as part of the project.

    I just loved that the kids stayed involved and saw that, “You can fight city hall and win.” We won!!!! ::::: doing a happy citizen dance :::::

  • BevAG

    @ Kendall, I see a couple of the conservative commentators on here are adopting Tapper. I think they might be in for rude awakening. I think he’s a moderate/independent, and will hold ALL parties accountable. Good for him!!!


    Kendall, holding “all” parties accountable would be a breath of fresh air in the journalist world.

  • 1966

    I hate to break this to you but obama has not been on vacation more than any other president.

  • TZCA


    $6.5 million and 10 years for an overpass project. I can only guess where most of that money went, and I’d bet it wasn’t steel, concrete, asphalt, DG fill, and labor.

  • Matthew

    Obesity and type 2 diabetes are hilarious, and totally not a national problem. On a completely unrelated note, what’s up with my health insurance premiums???

  • BevAG


    Actually most of the holdup was with CalTrans. CalTrans doesn’t like overpasses that are less than a mile apart except, of course, in cities like Los Angeles, etcetera.

    Yes, government projects are rich with graft and regulation, especially in California. We taxpayers get to pay for a whole lot of stuff we shouldn’t have to.

  • Mark2

    @BevAG “Mark, my source is the fact that the Left wing websites are no longer saying that Bush took more vacations than Obama has. The Left wing sites are staying VERY far from statistics that show how many vacations Obama has taken because Left wing sites don’t want to say anything negative about Obama.”

    That’s YOUR source????????????? That’s NOT a source you silly. When you find an actual source that shows that Obama has taken more vacation days than any other President in History then post it. Until then, stop making upand spreading LIES!!!

  • BevAG

    1966, do you know which president has had more vacations than President Obama?

  • TZCA


    Sounds like you did a good thing. What were the safety measures?

  • BevAG

    Mark, if Obama has taken less vacations than any other president, Left websites would have those statistics ALL over the place like they did in 2010 when Fox was talking all about Obama’s constant vacations.

    The Left websites are saying nothing. So I take from that that Obama has had the most vacations like Fox News say he has because no Left website is contradicting Fox on that anymore.

  • 1966

    g w bush had 225 vac days in 8 years.

  • 1966
  • BevAG

    1996, and how many has Obama had in five years?

  • BevAG

    Oh, 1966, I just love Connie Francis!!! Thank you so much!!! I’m dancing at home all alone to Connie Francis. Where do you find this stuff? lol I love it.

    TCZA: It’s a long complicated issue for this forum. I’m purposely avoiding the question. I don’t mean to be rude, though. We can discuss it over a glass of wine sometime, though. :)

  • Matthew
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