Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 20, 2012

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December 21st, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, December 20, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,269        227         504
CNN           433        150         203
MSNBC           574        158         268
CNBC           174         50           87
FBN             54         13           24
HLN           211         83           98
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        2,178        342         779
CNN           675        208         306
MSNBC        1,189        309         531
CNBC           207         73         116
FBN             68         17           21
HLN           264        120         144
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,028        214         478
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           217         99         128
MSNBC Morning Joe           487        170         266
CNBC Squawk Box           114         30           66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           185        106         136
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,155        309         834
CNN SITUATION ROOM           625        200         270
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           883        199         377
CNBC FAST MONEY           156         42           96
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           141         29           43
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,144        333         955
CNN SITUATION ROOM           397        107         159
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           775        167         372
CNBC MAD MONEY           156         52           79
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           206         45           69
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH        2,024        325         861
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           569        185         250
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS           839        208         365
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           141         27           54
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           210         83         102
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        3,055        404       1,046
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           631        206         288
MSNBC ED SHOW        1,174        270         541
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT           110         28           50
HLN NANCY GRACE MYSTERIES           296        100         159
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY        1,929        337         723
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT           776        224         361
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW        1,298        370         605
CNBC APOCALYPSE 2012           262         84         151
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           258        131         135
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360           616        195         270
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL        1,094        285         447
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           248        107         146
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO           238        127         139
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        1,119        315         541
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           405        170         227
MSNBC ED SHOW           631        190         329
CNBC MAD MONEY           119         30           64
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT           121         36           50

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 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+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 HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • AppleStinx

  • BevAG

    usa, companies aren’t moving into California. They’re move out of California. Chambers of Commerce from Nevada and Texas are luring businesses every day out of CA pointing out all the taxes that the businesses will be paying in California and won’t be paying in Nevada or Texas.

    California has a Democrat super majority. We’re going to watch how all this voodoo Democrat economics works when the 47 percent of people in California who pay no taxes voted in higher taxes have to pay for their own entitlement programs. I’m moving out of California. I’ll be watching from afar.

    As for NRA’s position, I totally agree with it. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

  • Sal

    Good to see FNC doing so well!! Great to see all the squawking, kinda the way the other networks broadcast. Whine, whine, whine..

  • BevAG

    Apple, I love Sarah McLachlan. Thank you for that Noel. :)

  • d.d

    Good Sunday Morning


    Is this the usual government incompetence , or, is the site overloaded ?

    Benefits dot gov debuts on YouTube


    This is a new site debuting this month. I took the tutorial , & , lo & behold , I could go no farther, even with Goggling other words. As you can see by other posted videos, several have been able to f/u & determine their freebies

    Benefits dot gov even toots “ Free Money ,” but they do add, “Not all assistance programs provide cash payments.”

    Anyone that can take the test , post results on TVBTN’s. I know of one person that is allowed over $700/m . She is single & makes $53,000/year

  • AppleStinx


    You’re welcome. Here’s ‘River’ also from ‘Wintersong’, a favourite from that album.

  • Moncon

    Hi d.d.
    We tied it too and could not through. The line is long when you put out there get your share.

  • usa8888

    Fox “News” is pushing the absurd AGAIN–they support the NRA in putting a deputy in every school. Of course, anyone with half a brain (that leaves out Wayne La Pierre of the NRA) knows this won’t work (and didn’t at Columbine). Chris Christie (pretty level headed) said that you’d have to have a heavily armed swat officer in EVERY classroom for every school, which would cost hundreds of billions and that may not even work. And wold we even want that??? The answer is, of course, very simple: BAN all assault type weapons,as well as large magazines, and all tumbling and fragmenting bullets. And, of course, ban all video games that make killing people the main objective. And focus on mental health and the prevention of borderline mentally dangerous people….

  • BevAG

    Apple, how beautiful!!! Reminds me of being a young girl in New Jersey. We skated on Milton Lake. :)

  • d.d

    Hi Moncon !

    I think of ‘Tired of It’ often . I ‘ve always been impressed by her . No one here had an inkling that her posts came from a teen age girl.


    I love ice skating videos . Although I can no longer do a cartwheel on ice , I still can do a spread eagle, a drunken sailor,arabesques,cherry-flips &, camel spins.

  • BevAG

    usa, all guns are banned in Norway and that Norwegian killed like 89 people with a semi-automatic.

    Like Wayne LaPierre said, and I agree with him: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” whether that be a police officer of a citizne.

  • BevAG

    d.d., I’m impressed that you can still do the things you can on ice.

    I can skate. That’s about it. I just go around the rink. I love it. In California we don’t have the frozen-over lakes like we had in NJ. I loved lake skating.

  • usa8888

    Wayne the stone LaPierre wants to raise everyone’s taxes: he will propose putting armed guards in 100,000 schools at a cost of ??? billions. But as we know, this would only ramp up violence..so we may see gunmen coming to schools in groups, heavily armed (like the taliban), and using all of the NRA’s military style weaponry and body armor. In truth, Wayne agrues the absurd…he wants to protect that huge salary he’s drawing. And everyone knows the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with anything because no heavily armed individual with a military style assault rifle would stand a chance against the US military. So the right wingers’ arguments go on…ad absurdum.

  • BevAG

    “of a citizne” should be or a citizen.

  • usa8888

    Bev–you argue the absurd, like Wayne. All countries which have gun restrictions have VERY low incidence of gun crimes. Only the right wingers–way out ringht wingers–agree with you , Bev…………

  • usa8888

    Let me give you an analogy: if you have a room in which an air conditioner and heater are running simultaneouly and you want to COOL the room, you turn off the air conditioner. Similarly, you turn off the gun (military style)supply (as in Japan, for example), and you eliminate MOST gun problems. It’s that simple……

  • d.d

    d.d., I’m impressed that you can still do the things you can on ice.

    I should have qualified my statement. I could still do that 2-3 years ago. TN is too warm for lake skating. I have to wait until I go North to Ohio or Wisconsin to skate, & , we haven’t been there in winter for awhile .
    Soooooo maybe I’m getting too old for the fancy stuff. I’ve done quite a bit of indoor skating in the past , but, much prefer being outside.



    Before criticizing others, I suggest you go back & read the Fox/California article you mentioned yesterday. Mistakes happen, but, own up to them.

  • Bobbyv


    I think you would have more luck banning assault weapons than you would messing with people’s video games (and movies if you wanted to go that far). That would be an interesting debate because you would have Left vs Left.

  • usa8888

    The funny thing is that it’s not OK to have sex in movies or video games, but you can show movies/games with people getting their throats slit, etc….and that’s OK for just about any age. I understand they even have viideo games that give you points for the number of people you’ve killed. Say what??? Combine this with assault weapons and loony people..and you have a problem.. We should adopt Europe’s standards on thi this type of thing.

  • 1966

    good afternoon

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