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


  • BevAG

    beached, “who cares what your thoughts are.”

  • beached

    last I looked, California is not declaring bankruptcy.

  • beached

    and Bev…”who cares what your thoughts are” they’re comical.

  • BevAG

    The State isn’t yet, bleached. But three cities so far have.

    And even with the new taxes that we’re going to get starting in three days, apparently Governor Brown and his cohorts miscalculated and our shortfall is going to be a few billion more than they realized.

  • BevAG

    @beached Thank you for the compliment. :)

  • beached

    If California is such a bad place to live, why do more people live here than anywhere else?

  • beached

    Bev…You are so dumb you wouldn’t know a compliment if it hit you in the face.

  • BevAG

    The following is a quote that I copied and pasted from a comment on an article in The Guardian. I thought this was interesting what this person said. I’d like to hear anyone thoughts on it if you feel like reading and responding. If not, it’s no big deal. I just found this person’s thoughts thought-provoking.

    Here it is:

    The truth is that the whole political establishment in the West is still constructed around the false cleavage of left/right, “the destitute worker” vs “the plutocratic capitalists.”

    The fact is this is a load of guff left over from the 19th/20th Century that bears no resemblance to the problems faced by most of us today and holds absolutely no significance for those of us who grew up post-Cold War.

    This is why there is political malaise. We have two parties that represent two sides of a “battle” that no longer exists. Sure, there are one or two super-rich guys and one or two incredibly poor people in Western nations, but the real 99% are the people who sit in the middle and don’t particularly identify with either camp.

    So every time we hear some right-winger banging on about “lefties” or “socialists,” we just sigh. Likewise, when the Guardian and Occupy and other leftist organizations try and construe the political situation as this Dickensian dystopia where the poor are enslaved and oppressed by a class of cackling fatcats and paint everything private in a negative light, we sigh.

    It’s all a load of redundant crap that means nothing to the majority of the current generation perpetuated only because interests like our political parties and newspapers depend on its continued existence. Without “evil capitalists” to complain about where would the Guardian be? Well, the answer lies in its declining sales… nowhere.

    There is no class war anymore in the West. You will never change things pretending there is. People were angry about the banking crisis not because they felt part of some class struggle against the capitalist bankers but because they felt ripped off. The two are not the same, and that’s why nobody liked Occupy and their pious Cold War hogwash about 99% vs 1%, trying to place the events within the context of some wider struggle vs the rich.

  • beached

    Blah..blah …blah..blah…

  • BevAG

    @ bleachedIf California is such a bad place to live, why do more people live here than anywhere else?


    Because California USED to be the land of opportunity, even GREATER than the rest of the United States until 40 years of majority Democrat rule ruined it. It used to be tons of people coming INTO CA and very few, if any, leaving every month. Those tables have now turned. It’s the opposite.

    We have had Republican Governors, but for the past 40 years we’ve had a majority of Democrats in the Senate and the House except for one year. The voodoo Democrat fiscal policies have ruined this great state just like the voodoo Democrat fiscal policies are trying to ruin the United States. Thankfully, there are LOTS of people standing in the way of that happening.

  • Letmethink

    @BevAg—we will spend New Years in a manner that pleases us best–at home with our dogs. We plan to watch the Fox New Year’s Eve also.
    We are doing great. Had a wonderful Christmas with family. We have been taking Christmas down. That always inspires us to re-arrange, clean and change up a few things. Listening to Sirius XM Pops and just enjoying the day. Popped in today to hear about the Faith/Hillbilly dysfunctional relationship–lol and got a big laugh–love this site—where else can people who live in alternate universes have such fun?
    My fear about CA is that the rest of us are going to be picking up their tab—

  • Letmethink

    @ beached–in the sage words of 1966—lol

  • BevAG

    @ bleached Bev…You are so dumb you wouldn’t know a compliment if it hit you in the face.


    And how is this talking about your own dictate that you want this site to only talk about TV ratings?

    So your position is that ONLY others have to talk about TV ratings, but you can talk about anything you wish?

  • BevAG

    Letmethink, what kind of dogs do you have? We have an English Bulldog. I just love him. He’s the apple of our eye here.

    We’ll be doing that as well. You take down the Christmas decorations and give the house a good cleaning. I’ll be doing that some Monday and Tuesday and it will be all finished by Wednesday. It’s fun though. Gets everything in order.

    That was fun about Faith and Hillbilly. I’m so glad she “made him so tired.” lol ::: grin ::: Way to go, Faith. :)

    I’m in fear also that the government is going to be bailing out CA, and unfortunately the government’s going to do it. With the Democrats and their voodoo economics they’ll print more money and give CA whatever it needs to just keep spending and spending unwisely, and they’ll still want to raise our taxes.

  • Bobbyv

    Checking in to wish everyone a happy new year

  • beached

    Thanks for all the comic relief Bev. Funnier than Fox Comedy News.

  • BevAG

    okay, beached. Whatever.

    Thank you, Bobbyv. Happy New Year to you as well. :)

  • Bobbyv

    Thanks Bev, I am sending a fruit basket to you and beached :)

  • BevAG

    lol Thank you, Bobby!!! lol Oh, you just made me laugh. That’s funny.

    Could you put the crummy fruits on beached side, just for effect!!! lol

  • 1966

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