Cable News Ratings for Friday, December 21, 2012

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December 24th, 2012

Today, we only have Total Day and Primetime data.  If we receive program data later , we’ll add it. Apologies & Happy Holidays!


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, December 21, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,162            225            456
CNN         485            150            230
MSNBC         639            193            295
CNBC         180             42             86
FBN           58             12             22
HLN         243            106            137
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,654            237            602
CNN         575            182            264
MSNBC         965            247            439
CNBC         235             72            102
FBN           73             19             29
HLN         377            107            177

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.

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  • Coffee Steve


  • d.d.

    Hi, everyone !

    Coffe, how are you handling home school now that you are working again ?


    CNBC ran this video the other day.

    Obamacare Could Double Health Care Premiums: Aetna CEO

    …” it won’t be cheaper”


    Their website also had this article:

    Obamacare Tax Hikes May Just Be Getting Started

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    Let’s not forget this either.

    Social Security Ran $47.8B Deficit in FY 2012; Disabled Workers Hit New Record in December: 8,827,795

  • cathy

    Ratboy, Hope you are feeling better.
    I waited until 8pm to drive home from my sons in Ann Arbor. I thought that Washtenaw and Wayne Countries would have I-94 plowed and salted by then but no, not one truck for over 50 miles. And like you said people on the road who forgot how to drive in snow. My father taught me one simple rule about driving on the interstate. “If you can’t drive or don’t feel safe driving at least 30 mph on the interstate get off at the next exit.” I wish others would do that. The roads weren’t that bad. But there were numerous people driving 15 mph on I-94.

    Micheal Moore is a lying profiteer. He does have a brain because it takes one to spin the truth the way he does. He is a tier 3 college drop out. (He want to U of M Flint which is a tier 3 school. He didn’t attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor which is a tier 1 school.) Moore is a master of creating propaganda films and having them classified as documentaries. He was wise to pick the Flint, MI GM’s in Roger and Me. For the Flint plants and the reason GM closed them is very embarrassing to the company. Where Moore paints the GM CEO as the evil man who killed Flint’s economy. The truth is very different. For years Flint plants produced the lowest quality and lowest production numbers. GM management had made more announced trips to the plants and can’t find any reasons.
    After the Detroit News ran a story with photos of make-shift living room with auto workers sitting in lazyboy’s watching TV’s on the plant floor, GM management did a surprise visit to the plants and found most workers were not working. The problems were in both Union and management employees.
    GM plays down the stories because it was a management problem but it is also a union workers problem. So, it was Flint workers that caused the closing of the Flint GM plants.

  • Ratboy

    Coffee Steve
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM
    New Folgers Coconut Cream Coffee


    You big Girlie Girl!! HOT BLACK AND STRONG!!1 theat is the way real men drink it! (but we do like a nice little cracker with some marmalade or maybe a finger sandwich/no crust to go with it! :shock: ) :lol:

  • Raz

    Coffee, there are some right interesting yet dangerous places in this world. So, that means you’re going to Vegas right?

  • Ratboy

    @ After the Detroit News ran a story with photos of make-shift living room with auto workers sitting in lazyboy’s watching TV’s on the plant floor

    This is no lie. AC Rochester plant Rochester New York. I was consulting there and onsite for a little longer than a year. I was considered part of senior management so I went on all in plant tours. We went to an elevated walkway with some storage areas, mechanical rooms, etc. One of the superindents leaned against the wall and it moved a little. After messing around we got the “magic door” to open. Inside was a lounge area complete with couches chairs and a bar. TVs that were wired into the plant dish and refrigerators yes more than one forll of adult beverage. Through another door was numerous cots and single beds. The plant put it under surveliance and found that third shift used it for their lounge comple with local female talant (hence the cots and beds) and by the way some of the “talent” were also employees!! 28 employees were fired!! All but two (females performing the extra duty) were brought back thanks to the UAW!! The only reason the females were not is because they had them on tape taking money for their service!!

  • cathy

    So, it’s business as usually back in D.C. Senate runs back to work so they can pass more spending bills. They have to buy votes for the next election you know. I’m speaking of both parties.

  • Coffee Steve


    YO! Good to hear from ya again d.d. The new job hasn’t affected the schooling at all, my preparation for my sermons only take a few hours each week. In fact my daughter even takes time to help me prepare. She’s learning quick and I am re-discovering many things I forgot years ago.

    Hi Cathy

    Trust me even with the CoConut Cream Coffee as strong as I made it my in-laws almost passed out :-)

    Vegas maybe more dangerious LOL. But the gig were going to take is in Asia.

  • AppleStinx

  • d.d.

    Gee, Rats, what a way to work, doing the horizontal boogie !

    cathy ,

    Reid is lecturing the House for ‘watching movies’ while Senate is working.

    This from the chamber that couldn’t get a budget passed in four years. My senator, Bob Corker , though, has been very active. He has put forth detailed entitlement reform, an amendment, the FHA Stabilization and Reform Amendment , for home mortgage reform, & he’s recently been to Libya & has been active in finding the truth in the Benghazi debacle.

    Reading the final Benghazi report gave me additional info. A” set of surveillance cameras “remained in boxes uninstalled” and a camera in the guard booth at the main gate “was inoperable on the day of the attacks, a repair which also awaited the arrival of a technical team.” The report also faulted failure to anticipate the risk of smoke & fire among the numerous things we’ve all been talking about since 9-11.


    Going to make some cookies . May BBL.

  • cathy

    Ratboy, great story.

    The Unions, UAW being the biggest one, is why so many problem in Michigan are for Right to Work. Unions have gone from protecting the hard working person to protecting the lazy workers.

    But then again many workers rights laws protect the lazy and unemployable. In 1994, I was laid off after I used the Family and Medical Leave Act. I went to a government lawyer and was told to come back in two months if I can’t find a new job. The unemployment office denied my unemployment because I had been on an unpaid leave before I was laid-off. (I protested and got unemployment.
    I had a new job in two weeks but I still didn’t think it was right what the company did to me. So, I went to a private lawyer and was told, “You already have a new job. You can only sue for damages. You only lost two weeks of pay. Yes, your lay off was in valuation of the Family Leave Act but no one is going to take your case. We only help people who can’t find another job.”
    Isn’t it nice to know that the government creates all of these laws but they only make companies follow them from people who can’t find jobs at other companies. So, it’s O.K. to break the law and fire or layoff someone who is employable.

  • Ratboy

    And people here cheer because MSNBC is “on fire”! We are sooooooooo screwed!

    Al Sharpton Promotes His Own Upcoming Anti-NRA Political Rally… On MSNBC

    MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton appeared with anchor Thomas Roberts on Thursday to promote his upcoming political rally in opposition to the National Rifle Association. This is not the first time that Sharpton has deliberately blurred the lines between a news anchor and a political activist, and for all the pronouncements that his hiring at MSNBC signaled a cultural shift — with straight broadcast anchors increasingly indulging in evangelism for political causes — Sharpton remains the only news anchor to headline explicitly political rallies.

  • Coffee Steve

    Soooooooo No Deal and we are going over the cliff huh?

    Like any of us expected that the taxes wasn’t going up anyway LOL…

    I see the Dems want to pass a bill fingerprinting all gun owners, that will go over nice in the Hatfield’s part of the mountains in Eastern Kentucky I’m sure, I wonder though? If that includes all the homemade rifles many in Kentucky grew up knowing how to build? Just Curious…

    My Dad actually built 2 Civil War type Muskets, great guns and accurate for muskets.

    I wonder though, since many are killed by cars, drunk drivers and all, are we going to fingerprint all car owners and people who drink too? Just wondering


  • Ratboy

    @ coffee dude

    I wonder though, since many are killed by cars, drunk drivers and all, are we going to fingerprint all car owners and people who drink too? Just wondering

    I think guns, cars, trucks, trains, knives, forks, chainsaws, spears, motorcycles, rope, pork, beef, sugar, beer, wine, booze, cigarettes, cigars, (not pot though cuz…well it seems to be ok to many)farm implements, and God should all be made illegal to save us from ourselves!!! :shock: and oh yea, along with God goes Christmas without saying! :twisted:

  • Matthew

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Winter Solstice for atheists, & Happy Holiday to all postes here.

    I realize I’m pedantically responding to a semi-joking post from a billion pages ago, but I’m pretty sure that most atheists celebrate Christmas (sans Nativity story).

  • Ratboy

    @ Matthew
    In the famous words of the dad on Duck Dynasty……………..HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY :lol:

  • d.d.

    I realize I’m pedantically responding to a semi-joking post from a billion pages ago, but I’m pretty sure that most atheists celebrate Christmas (sans Nativity story).

    It’s Not Just “Christmas” – Winter Solstice Celebrations a Growing Tradition


    Why would I jest ?

  • Coffee Steve

    @ Winter Solstice Celebrations a Growing Tradition

    Why would anyone celebrate colder weather, snow, blizzards, 300 dollar electric bills, flu’s, colds, darker and cloudy days full of cold and damp gloom? :mrgreen:

    Now the Spring Equinox is a different story :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    By the way 2, yes I said 2 major comets will be around for 2013 and the one coming in November is supposed to be brighter than a full moon for awhile COOL HUH!!!

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