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


  • Hillbilly

    Matthew – The Abridged Version: In a nation with an annual GDP in excess of $16 trillion, we should be perfectly capable of paying a full time worker, even in the very lowliest of positions, a wage that allows them to make their family secure; not just a wage and benefits to meet their basic needs, but a wage and benefits that gives you a hedge against disaster, should the worst happen. Few working class families today feel such security.


    Who determines what wage is a decent/secure living?

    These upcoming numbers are for visual reasons only.

    I could live on $8 an hour in Hillbilly Holler, but not the upper East side in NY City. Should pay be based on family size? That $8 an hour could support me & my wife nicely. Then if you have a family of four, that same $8 an hour wouldn’t cut it.

    Let’s say we both work at Burger King. We have the same job. (making french fries) I’m married with 3 kids, you are single. Should i be paid more?

    Now us evolved apes on this spinning rock (Gabriel speak ;) ) don’t all behave the same or have the same morals. A decent wage ($8 per hour) might be OK for say a preacher’s life style, but not a construction worker’s life style. IMO the “decent wage” is to subjective for anybody to decide. Is having a widget a basic need? Some would say yes, others would say no.

    Lastly let’s say Faith3 get’s to decide what the wage is. Does this wage cause the cost of a service or product to go up? If yes, then who pays for the increase? The provider/producer? Pass it on to the customer? Split the difference? I can understand a minimum wage, but don’t see how you have a “decent living” wage & benefits standard.


  • usa8888

    Fox Cable ratings continue to slide and MSNBC’s are rising steadily. Msnbc nows owns the demo and beats Hannity and Van Sustern. Billo hangs on with a very old audience….

    This just in: Right wingers in the House reject fiscal cliff agreement that moderate Repubs and Dems support. So the right wingers will be given the chance to vote against the middle class tax cuts after the new year, thus increasing their chances of losing even more right wing seats in the House than they lost this year.

    One right winger who was defeated this November said a few minutes ago on CNN that he wants to roll back all the government programs created in the 30’s and 50’s (Social Sevurity and Medicare)–this guy is too dumb to relize that is why he was was not re-elceted. People love these programs and they are working very well–have for decades, but the radical right wing has no compassion for common people and no knowledge of economics, and doesn’t get it…….

  • Faith3

    Well we are almost into a new year. Thank you for the well wishes PaulG and wishing well to you too. Hillbilly, have you ever heard of the dangers of a four hour thing when taking those drugs? Get yourself to the nearest ER. Nancy, I keep missing you. I’m enjoying Apple and 1966’s videos. I hope everyone left, right and center has a Happy New Year!

    I can’t stay long today but for Cathy,
    the share of US GDP going to wages and salaries has fallen to about 43% since 1970, the slice going to companies in after tax profits surged doubling to 12% since 2005 is a fact. How it is perceived is entirely up to each individual person. If you want to say it is due to workers being less skilled only tells me this is not how CEOs are supposed to be compensated. Supposedly, we’ve been lead to believe that they are compensated largely due to making their work force better trained, more innovative and more skilled/valuable but I can agree that is NOT necessarily happening. Those statistics I gave tell a different story. Instead, some are getting compensated by laying off workers, offshoring, lowing wages and other tactics that really aren’t good for the American work force or the future of the workers in this country. Our economic growth is largely due to the financialization of the economic system. I have often wondered if the US hadn’t been compensated by easy credit before the market meltdown, would economic growth have halted much earlier? I believe the only thing that held up the economy in 40 years of stagnated wage growth is the easy availability of credit in a whole new economic system which changed after the Bretton Wood System was fully dismantled in the early 70s. Like I made mention, we can either justify our current system, modify it or go toward a paradigm shift. Those are the choices. If you want to know where I personally stand it is with the last two and not at all with the first one.

  • usnretiredx2

    Test. :twisted:

  • d.d.


    Ask Apple for help on BevAg. She had one long last post…I can’t find anything after the end of December , for, nobody know this site like Apple.

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