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.

  • RedBarSoup

    USA just Fing DESTROYED you.

  • BevAG

    Bev <—-proud Right Wing T-bagger fiscal Conservative watching Democrat-only controlled California fall off the fiscal cliff with Democrat voodoo economics.

    You all have a Merry Christmas. :)

  • Party2nite

    Who cares if Fox is winning the cable rating?.. Barack Obama is still our President.. so chump on that weenie conservatives..

    Merry Christmas folks :)

  • ninja

    Merry Christmas Everyone!……….been sipping on some moonshine I stole from Hillbilly ( please don’t tell him ) he has so much of it he’ll probably won’t notice it gone anyway. I sugest usa888 stay away from it.

  • usa8888

    Bev–what goes on in California has NOTHING to do with the US fiscal cliff………but the right wingers causing the fiscal cliff for the whole country WILL negatively affect California. Bev–can you please talk some sense in to the t-bags in the House???????

  • 1966

    jack klugman

  • 1966

    to much eggnog red bar soup?

  • 1966

    soulsister #1

  • BevAG

    usa, the t-baggers in Washington are doing exactly what they should be doing.

    Yes, what the Democrat voodoo economics is doing in California does effect the rest of the US. It shows us exactly what to expect. What to expect is when we follow Democrat voodoo economics it takes you over the fiscal cliff. The t-baggers are at least pushing against Democrat voodoo economics. The Republicans never did that. The Republicans were doing the same voodoo economics as the Democrats.

    It’s about time some faction stood up to allowing all this spending beyond our means.

  • AppleStinx

    Q: Whatever happened to the folks who used to scream that “MSNBC loses in the primetime demo on Fridays because their viewers have a life”?
    A: They must have gone to the far away place of their dreams. :grin:

  • none

    i hope yall democrats marry a conservative and vice versa and bicker all day

    merry holidays people

  • Letmethink

    Merry Christmas one and all. Hug your loved ones and have a wonderful day. Love Josh Groban. Thanks for posting 66.

  • Bobbyv

    I was going to suggest we all be nice today but too late :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all, seems like a lot of bad news lately, hopefully better in 2013

  • 1nancy2

    Hey, Party, I like your style. Come back real soon and stay here with Dem’s, Libs., Progressives. We need you, Party.
    “Who cares if Fox is winning the cable rating?.. Barack Obama is still our President.. so chump on that weenie conservatives..” Merry Christmas to you too.

  • BevAG

    Merry Christmas to everyone. I wish for you all a wonderful day with family and friends!!!

  • 1966

    merry christmas everybody.

  • 1966

  • UpAndOver

    Piers Morgan: Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport CNN host…

  • d.d


    I agree that today should be a day of political truce.

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

    Boris if you are lurking, hope you found work. Coffee may your day be full of the joy of Christmas. Ratboy now is the time to find a gal pal . Boss, sorry this is your first Christmas without your Mom & TZCA , accidents happen but your life is more valuable. Hoppy, nice seeing you pop in, I wish Shorty, Pippa, were back & where’s Snap Tie? usnretiredx2 , we miss your “BITE ME.” Doug Z , keep your dragon under control . Sicilian Papa , glad you have a G.F. Gabriel, you gone from an angry to a reasoned poster . DB & Jeff continue their feud. Hope you aren’t hit too badly by the California high earners tax Jeff. You want to keep your Bentley. 1966, what happened to “twins fan ?” Apple is the wise one ; Matthew , Mr. Logic, & Sunshine, our American friend living in Canada. Stan T & BevAG , share California with Jeff. Letmethink ,gardens with her gun & cathy, is a strong supporter of them. Moncon , hope your home building is picking up ; H.B. you need to do better with your predictions. Suik has disappeared , but, we still have 1nancy2 & Faith3 helping to hold up the Leftist’s fort along with 2 Marks & a few others.. lbsles ,take care of those Schnauzers; Up & Over, dana , Paul G , Raz, &, all that I’ve forgotten , may your day be great !

    To our web monitors , Robert & Bill , our redhead Amanda , & to Sarah have a Merry Christmas , too !

  • AppleStinx

    QISmaS botIvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ botIvjaj, from the Stinx family to your families. :grin:

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