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.

  • Hillbilly AppleStinx’s twin

    :lol: I might be persuaded to change my pic for a small fee. :lol:

    Say $1,000,000,000,000,000,000 :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    Newspaper Posts Gun Owners’ Names

    Hyperlink in article to the map. I bet the criminals won’t be bothering these folks. :)


  • Hillbilly

    Looks like BevAG is right. :lol:

    Every year, 24/7 Wall St. conducts an extensive survey of all fifty states in America. Based on a review of data on financial health, standard of living and government services by state we determine how well each state is managed. For the first time, North Dakota is the best run. California is the worst run for the second year in a row.



  • Letmethink

    Morning all hope everyone had a very merry Christmas. For those who didn’t, 2013 is a new beginning. As long as we are alive there is always hope. Here’s hoping your 2013 will be a good year.
    dd I liked your site. I like to fact ck but am suspicious of many sites. Will definitely use this one. dd I appreciate the info you provided after my mother in laws fall. Just to let you know, she is doing well considering her age. She spent Christmas with us and it was special for the whole family. As for sites I visit—I start my morning reading many sites–mostly political. I do like gardening, cooking and design sites. I have had to abandon many gardening sites as many of the bloggers tend to be pretty left wing and become political. My favorite gardening blog is dirt simple my favorite design/cooking blog is stone gable.
    Off for the day. Have a good one all.

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning and Merry Christmas to all a little late! I guess I am not ment to have holidays. Thanksgiving and my back went out and not for Christmas, 2 am Christmas morning I was visited by the flue fairy! made it through the present opening but then packed up and went home. That drive was one of the longest 3 hours of my life! Got home and climed into bed. Well I guess i cna have Christmas dinner next year!

    I hope everyone heare had a better one that that!!

  • Letmethink

    Morning Ratboy
    As we say here in the south God love you–so sorry about your holiday mishaps. I did get a chuckle out of your dog story. Hope you are feeling better today.

  • Ratboy

    @ letmethink
    Yep I am a barrel of laughs!! I am feeling better and starting to take in some chicken soup and 7-up to refuel the body. I cant be mad at my dogs though. While I was laid up with my back and now with the flu, they never left my side! They are the most loyal friends EVER!! :)

  • Raz

    Hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Got a blender!!!!!! What? I didn’t have one before.

    Was watching Fox yesterday morning. Very Christmasy. Turned over to MSNBC just for manure and giggles, not so Christmasy. It was some special about a religous cult. Or maybe this is Christmasy according to MSNBC.

  • Raz

    Hi Rats,

    When I’m sick, my cats all hang with me. Glad you are feeling better and that you kicked out the flu fairy.

  • Letmethink

    @RatboyThey are the most loyal friends EVER!
    That is absolutely the truth. Our dogs like nothing better than someone who is sick in bed. They will stay with that person until they are well. BTW–did you send us this snow? We have a dusting of snow this morning and it is cold. Yet, our two puppies are out playing in the snow like it is 90 degrees out.

  • Letmethink

    @Raz Fox has had some great music and Christmas programming on.
    I was so pleased to see it. Trying to forget about politics for now and just enjoy the season-

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly AppleStinx’s twin wrote: “… :lol: I might be persuaded to change my pic for a small fee. :lol: …Say $1,000,000,000,000,000,000 :cool:

    Don’t hold your breath. I’ll be happy to let you go off the ransom cliff. :wink:

  • AppleStinx
  • Ratboy

    We have next to no snow here and what we got was not much to begin with! My son however in Lima Ohio had a lot more there and are getting blasted today again! Better him than me!

  • AppleStinx


    Here’s the perfect dish for a sick Ratboy, served with cheese bread:

  • Ratboy

    Here’s something I bet you thought you’d never see at the perilously liberal Huffington Post.

    In a Dean Baker article published Tuesday with the astonishing title “There Is No Santa Claus and Bill Clinton Was Not an Economic Savior,” the second sentence read, “Just as little kids have to come to grips with the fact that there is no Santa Claus, it is necessary for millions of liberals, including many who think of themselves as highly knowledgeable about economic matters, to realize that President Clinton’s policies sent the economy seriously off course.”

    For those unfamiliar with Baker, he is no conservative.

    Far from it, as he is currently co-director of the Center for Economic Policy which even the liberal Wikipedia categorizes as “progressive.”

    It is therefore fascinating to see a liberal economist on Christmas Day go after the saintly Clinton.

    “[T]he point of economic policy is to produce an economy that improves the lives of the people in a sustainable way,” wrote Baker. “Clinton badly flunked this test.”

    Baker then proceeded to speak inconvenient truths that the left and their media minions have ignored for over a decade.

    “The Clinton economy was driven by a stock bubble,” he wrote. “This is not a debatable point. The ratio of market-wide stock prices to corporate earnings was well over 30 to 1 at the peak of the bubble in 2000. This is more than twice the historic average.”

    Baker next described why it was in fact the run-up in stock prices that drove the economy in the ’90s and not the Clinton tax hikes or anything to do with his fiscal policies.

    “[S]ince any good huckster could make millions selling shares in dot.whatever, we had many hucksters starting nutball businesses that never had a prayer of making a profit. This is not much of a long-run economic strategy, but in the short-term it led to an increase in investment.”

    But that’s just the beginning.

    “The other way that the bubble drove the economy is through the wealth effect on consumption. The run-up in stock prices generated roughly $10 trillion in bubble wealth,” Baker confessed. “The wealth effect from stock is usually estimated to be 3-4 cents on the dollar. This would mean that the bubble generated between $300 billion to $400 billion annually in additional consumption. This would have been 3-4 percent of GDP at the time ($480 billion to $560 billion annually in today’s economy).”

    If consumption associated with the stock bubble’s wealth effect was responsible for three to four percent of the GDP, since GDP grew by roughly four percent per year when Clinton was president, that means much of the growth was due to the bubble.

    Of course, this growth was unsustainable because as we know from experience, all bubbles burst. When that happens, a recession occurs.

    Fortunately for Clinton and his fans in the media, his tenure was about to end thereby allowing him to pass the torch on to George W. Bush just as things were collapsing.

    “The S&P 500 was more than 10 percent below its 2000 peak and the NASDAQ was down by more than 40 percent on the day that Bush took office,” Baker acknowledged. “This pretty much guaranteed the recession that began in March of 2001 just as the collapse of the housing bubble placed President Obama in the middle of terrible recession in January of 2009.”

    That’s correct. For the last four years, we’ve been bludgeoned by the left and their media minions about a recession that Obama inherited. What they dishonestly fail to report is that Bush inherited one as well.

    But there was one surprise left from Baker.

    “The 2001 recession was the main reason that the surplus vanished in the 2002 fiscal year.”

    That’s correct. The so-called surpluses vanished because of a recession that was handed to Bush by Clinton and not because of tax cuts.

    Wouldn’t it be glorious if more liberals in the media would be this honest?

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted December 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    Here’s the perfect dish for a sick Ratboy

    You have ALWAYS been known for your caring and commpasionate ways! Thank you my friend! :shock:

  • Faith3

    Nope Hillbilly you are incorrect. SS does not base what you will be getting on the last three years of work. They look at your entire work history.

    Also, agree CA decided to use austerity and it’s not looking so good for them.

  • lbsles

    Morning all

    Now we all can get behind the dumbocrats saying of “Happy Holiday” as Christmas is over and no need to say “Merry Christmas” until next year.

    But what the hell, “Merry Christmas ya’ll.

  • lbsles

    @ Letmethink and all others

    We were not suppose to receive any snow, was suppose to stay north of DFW.

    Stared raining Sunday night, received 2.5 inches before the snow started Christmas day. We accumulated appox. 2 inches with a coat of ice underneath. Low this AM was 23, now 32 @ 10:30 CST.

    So, no yard work today.

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