Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 27, 2012

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December 28th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, December 27, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,046            190            421
CNN         350            117            154
MSNBC         509            145            238
CNBC         191             60            105
FBN           42             11             19
HLN         166             72            104
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,681            290            570
CNN         542            150            205
MSNBC         890            253            429
CNBC         220            102            119
FBN           36               9             12
HLN         260            113            167
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         938            169            415
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         186             74            109
MSNBC Morning Joe         431            137            216
CNBC Squawk Box         156             60            113
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         163             84            124
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,973            274            774
CNN SITUATION ROOM         497            191            230
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         883            216            348
CNBC FAST MONEY         181             50            112
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         111             27             37
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,802            296            720
CNN SITUATION ROOM         416            151            195
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         704            201            294
CNBC MAD MONEY         124             33             60
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         141             39             47
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,487            297            595
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         411            155            155
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         693            184            314
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         111             20             27
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         233             92             95
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,212            400            763
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         583            173            218
MSNBC ED SHOW         855            223            427
CNBC TRASH INC: GARBAGE         267            122            121
HLN NANCY GRACE         364            141            216
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,534            268            492
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         563            132            217
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         996            298            487
CNBC M. ZUCKERBERG: INSIDE FB         197            108            132
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         202             82            144
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,282            203            456
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         479            145            178
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         814            238            370
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         195             75            105
HLN WHAT WOULD YOU DO         214            116            141
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         711            172            321
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         306            130            129
MSNBC ED SHOW         423            166            228
CNBC MAD MONEY           73             15             48
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         187             74            129


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


  • Patrick W.

    Foxnews wins the OVERALL ratings race again!!!!!! People are sick of the Sharpton Channel (msnbc).

  • BevAG

    I felt this is important enough to repeat.

    Apparently Cyndee Royal at The Journal News who put an interactive map out there of all registered gun owners in two counties in New York. A lot of the gun owners are cops. They’re totally upset. Usually their addresses go to police agencies. Now this newspaper has given every criminal their names and addresses. It’s not just cops that are ticked off, gun owners and non-gun owners are ticked off in that area as well and so is the rest of the country.

    The non-gun owners in that area are ticked off that now the criminals know which houses don’t have guns.

    Well, a blogger, some guy named Fountain, has a website that people are legally getting EVERY little bit of information on EVERY person who works for The Journal News and Gannett News Corporation. They’ve turned the tables on the Left Wing newspaper, and I am SO glad. The Right is FINALLY playing by the same awful rules the Left has been playing by.

    Anyway, they are posting every little bit of information on these people: Pictures of their homes, outside and inside, their families, any time they’ve been sued, every iota of information that’s out there.

    This is BIG and it’s getting BIGGER every day.

    To make it even MORE disgusting, if that can even happen, the guy that wrote the story, Dwight Worley, has a gun permit and left himself off the map. Can you believe THAT hypocrisy? It’s crazy. So he exposes everyone else who has a LEGAL gun permit, tells the world their name and address and leaves himself off the map. It’s disgusting really how the left operate. It’s becoming a huge story.

    I hope the Left rag loses all circulation and I hope the Gannett news organization is exposed for the Socialist propaganda it is.

  • Snap Tie

    @BevAG:We need a federal assault rifle and high capacity magazine buy back program to get these dangerous weapons off the street. We will put the ATF in charge and call it “Faster and More Furious”. Hey, we are talking about the competence of the federal government. What could possibly go wrong? I have threes words for any future gun control.. “Never Gonna Happen”

  • Kendall


    Yeah…that was a STUPID thing for The Journal News to do!!! I don’t know what they were thinking.

    But, I can’t agree with what “Fountain” decided to do in retaliation. This whole situation could get WAY out of hand if cooler heads don’t prevail.

    Why is information like this publicly available, anyway? Maybe, in this technological age, nothing can be made completely private. I dunno.

    There are too many ideological people in this country. It’s not good.

  • Mark

    I am surprised Lawrence O’Donnell had the worst ratings of the 3(him, ED and Maddow) last night on MSNBC, he was the only one not to have a guest host. If MSNBC ever thought of giving Ezra Klein a show that number should help him(he filled in for Maddow and did pretty well considering it’s a holiday week)

  • Aizen

    Seriously? We’re talking about gun control on a television ratings website?

    The polarization will seemingly never end, I blame the idiotic media for making America so divided.

  • Dave

    I see nothing wrong with what the Journal did.It’s public information folks.The right wing nuts are always in favor of openness even to the point of suing for it.I guess the right only like public information being made public when it suits morons like Bev.
    Bev, you need to get your head out of your FOX and join the real world.I bet you think the world is flat.

  • Dave

    I would like to add that FOX has made public non public information giving out address and phone numbers of judges they didn’t agree with.Where was Bev. then.I bet she was OK with that.If you spend your time watching FOX you are too stupid.

  • Bsotgnw

    Dave; your a little thick. Judges work for us and are in many cases elected. Gun ownership is a right. Gun owners are not elected and do not work for the public. Get the difference? In any case I do not recall FOX giving out addresses only phone numbers.

  • BevAG

    Dave, no, I don’t think the world is flat.

    Since you don’t see anything wrong with The Journal News giving out the names and addresses of the legal registered gun owners, then I’m sure you don’t see anything wrong with what Fountain did by giving out the addresses and phone numbers of the news reporters. I think what Fountain did was excellent.

    Since you think it’s okay for The Journal News to give out the names and addresses of the legal registered gun owners, you would also think it’s okay for The Journal News to give out the names and addresses of those receiving food stamps and government assistance and also getting SSI and you can see who all the mentally ill are in your neighborhood. All of that is public information as well that, thankfully, most news organizations don’t feel the need to put in their newspapers, except for those that are garbage like The Journal News who wanted to sell copy by “politicizing” the horrible Sandy Hook massacre.

    Bsotgnw, I agree. I never heard Fox give out addresses of Judges.

    Dave, I did not get this information about what The Journal News from Fox. Fox was three days behind on that story. I was calling Fox and leaving emails furious that they were not covering this story. I was accusing Fox of protecting other News people and not wanting to do this story because they were hesitant because they didn’t want people giving out the phone numbers of people at Fox.

    I found out from bloggers that Fox is usually about three days behind on news like this that’s all over the internet. MSNBC doesn’t even ever catch up. They have their heads in the clouds and up President Obama’s behind. They can’t find real news because of that.

    Happy New Year, Dave. ::whispering:: to Dave. I can tell you’re a Democrat because you’re so danged upset and angry all the time.

  • BevAG

    Dave, one thing I forgot to ask you.

    Do you have an opinion about the fact that the news reporter so-called, Dwight Worley, is a registered gun owner and left himself off that map? In other words, he felt it necessary that everyone in the community have the names and addresses of registered gun owners except himself. lol They hypocrisy on the Left is so laughable.

    Please tell you think THAT is SO hypocritical.

  • Bsotgnw

    BevAG: I think the best thing you can do is to stop responding to Dave he is obviously a bitter person probably a loner with a short man complex best to be ignored. Lets hope he is not a gun owner!

  • JJA

    Fox news is great!!

    It dominates NOT JUST because it is the only real source of right-leaning commentary, but it has really good hosts and contributors too.

    Even Fox news’ liberal contributors (like Juan Williams, Alan Combs, Tamara Holder, Bob Beckle, etc.) run circles around your typical, mindless CNN drone.

  • BevAG

    BevAG: I think the best thing you can do is to stop responding to Dave he is obviously a bitter person probably a loner with a short man complex best to be ignored. Lets hope he is not a gun owner!


    I’m also thinking he lives in his parents’ basement.

  • BevAG

    JJA, I totally agree with you. In addition to Fox actually telling us what’s going on, it has excellent hosts and contributors, even ones I don’t agree with.

    I just adore Juan Williams and I never agree with anything he says, for the most part. I understand that Juan has two very educated sons who are very Republican and very Conservative. If that’s the case, I’d love to be at THAT dinner conversation!!! lol

    Alan Combs I’ve always liked, even when he was with Hannity, although after awhile I didn’t think the two were a good fit. Hannity really needs his own show. I’m so glad that Fox found a spot for Combs.

    Beckle I think is a crackup. I love how he is so open about his former life when he didn’t have it all together, like most of us didn’t. From what he says, he was an alcoholic, on drugs, etc. I’m so glad he got his life together and overcame all that stuff. I wish he weren’t such a Liberal, though.

    CNN and MSNBC people I can’t even watch for more than ten minutes a pop. Anderson Cooper I can watch if he’s talking about something really good, but other than that I don’t even check to see what CNN and MSNBC are talking about anymore because I’m disgusted that they have ignored the sodomizing and killing of our Ambassador and three other Americans.

  • 1966

    r.i.p. harry carey jr.

  • s

    Fox News had almost all guest hosts filling in. The Five had most of their regular co-hosts missing, Bret Baier wasn’t here, Shepard Smith wasn’t here, Bill O’Reilly wasn’t here, and Greta wasn’t here. That explains the slightly lower numbers. Even with all guest hosts, Fox remains in the lead!

  • 1966

    for you coffee steve
    go ahead make my day.

  • BevAG

    That was fabulous, 1966!!

    I wonder if Senator Feinstein is going to require everyone who goes in the subway now to be fingerprinted. Some lady was in the subway talking to herself, presumably got mad at something she said to herself, got up, walked over and pushed someone waiting for the subway in front of the train. She hasn’t been found yet.

    Now, no gun. Just herself most likely with mental problems.

    So do we fingerprint everyone going into a subway now IN CASE they throw someone in front of a train?

    Another tragic event from someone whose mental issues really should have been addressed. But, no, we’re so hung up on guns.

  • rj

    Every conservative who is a guest on any other network should open with fnc rating numbers.why not start on a positive note.

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