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


  • Ratboy

    @ usa8888

    Pot, pain killers, coke, booze, or just out of touch? Which one is it???

  • 1966
  • 1966

    you can’t fix stupid.

  • Doug Z


    Most people don’t know anything about how European countries operated before World War I. In all of Europe and I include Russia there were no rights to own land for the common person. The aristocracies, land barons owned all the land. The aristocracies could not even sell the land amongst themselves. It was long that all land would be transferred to the oldest son only. The house of commons was trying to change this. But the House of Lords Blocking. It took World War I to in this practice for all of Europe.

    I’m sure as you know I’m a true capitalist which there is none of in the world. If you look at the situation in Europe at the time of Karl Marx. He had a better idea than what was being practiced at the time. Right-wingers always say that Karl Marx was going to steal people’s land and destroy property rights. But there were no property rights for the common person.

    People want to go back to before World War I history and use it for propaganda. It was a different time with a different thought . Thought process that cannot be compared to today.

    It was an awful time for common people.

  • Doug Z

    what is wrong with America is he American people. Our leaders have lost their national pride and is George Bush put it want to create a new world order. All countries need to look out for themselves for no one else will. If you do not believe me take your $500 bicycle parked it in front of your house and see how long it takes for someone to steal it. You think that other countries are honest?

  • Doug Z

    I just read my post, all of them and my English is terrible. I am using dragging speaking naturally this morning and it does not always print when I say. I use it on trained because I pray it about four times and it crashes. I had given up training it and I’m too lazy to proofread my posts.

    This is a place to have fun anyway

  • Doug Z

    NY Paper to Publish Additional Gun Owners’ Names, Addresses

  • Doug Z

    Publish the names of every person who works for every paper owned by the parent company with names, address’s and every other bit of info they can find. Then wait and see how many people show up outside their door step and let them “know” how it feels.

    Liberal Progressives are indeed very sick people…

  • Doug Z

    The Illinois Police was able to discern that Law-ABIDING [Innocent] Citizens were being targeted. ~~WHY????~~ is it so difficult for New York to understand that Law Abiding Citizens are ALREADY UNDER ATTACK by the criminal element…the Journal News has just joined ranks with the CRIMINAL ELEMENT IN ATTACKING INNOCENT CITIZENS.

    Shame on the “sham” called “journalism”……………this is an attack on American LAW ABIDING Citizenry!

  • BevAG

    Doug, I agree with you most of the time and I love your historical knowledge. I appreciate when you post. I learn a lot from your posts.

    Are you using the latest version of Dragon, 11? I’ve heard it’s wonderful. I haven’t done it myself. I trained on Dragon many years ago when it still was a relatively new product and had lots of imperfections. I hear 11, though, has really come a long way.

    I hope someone does a cease and desist order on that Putnam County Clerk’s Office so they can’t give the names and addresses to The Journal News of registered gun owners. Gannett is the parent company. I hope the people in New York put The Journal News out of business. Cyndee Royale and Dwight Worley have gone underground. They’re getting so much hate mail. Everyone is investigating everything on them and putting it all over the place.

    Dwight Worley from The Journal News is the one who put out the map with all the registered gun owners but left his name off the map even though he is a registered gun owner.

  • Doug Z


    I am using dragging speaking naturally 11. The new version is 11.5. I believe that the problem is still a Microsoft, Windows problem. You have to read stories to the program that take about 30 min. to train. There are probably about 12 of them. When I first got it, I read everyone. Then it crashed. I believe that the problem is still the computer of today. I think dragging speaking naturally is a great program. Of course the new computers with which those programs has a speech to type program. It is not worth a crap.

    At this moment I am talking to Dragon speaking naturally pretty much on train. So it really does a pretty good job. I do not even bother to proofread what I said. Although sometimes that makes me look very educated.

  • Doug Z

    I meant to say I had not trained Dragon speaking naturally. See what happens when you do not proofread. Of course I catch the big problems by looking at the screen while I talk.

  • Hillbilly

    Their going to publish more names. :roll:

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals.


    The next batch of names will be permit holders in suburban Putnam County, New York, where the county clerk told the newspaper it is still compiling information.

  • Hillbilly

    Yep more gun laws will stop the killing.

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has logged its 500th homicide of 2012.

    The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008, when the year ended with 512 killings. Last year, city records show Chicago had 435 homicides.


  • cathy

    I live just 15 miles down the river from Detroit. I agree that there are some people trying to make the city better. I think if the city council would have let Bing do his job things would have gotten better. Corruption has always been high in Detroit and Wayne County. They do need to do something about it. But it’s not their biggest problem. Most people don’t want to go downtown. One of my current neighbors used to be a Detroit city council member in the late 80’s. He is an African-American and his belief is Coleman Young started the little talked about dirty secret of Detroit. Cities can live through corruption, Chicago is proof of that. What a city can not live through is racial hatred and/or one culture.
    Coleman Young once said, ‘We don’t need whitey in our city. We are building a city for us blacks to call our own.’ Racial hatred attracts the wrong type of people and causes many to flew. Large cities need money from visitors when the leader of a city is telling the majority of people they aren’t welcome in his city no one is going to visit. When a city is based on one culture how many people are going to visit.
    Dennis Archer pushed to bring people to the city. He took steps to make people of all races feel welcome in the city of Detroit. Detroit did have a recovery in the Archer years. He kept the Tigers in the city. He brought the Lions back to the city. He brought Compuware a billion dollar company into the city. Ever through Archer put Detroit back on a track for success, Cole Young supporters and the political machine in Detroit attacked Archer repeatedly saying Archer was controlled by the white business owners and he was selling out his black brothers to advance whites. The personal attacks are Dennis Archer were so strong that he decided not to run in 2001.
    Detroit elected Kwame Kilpatrick, not only was he a thief but he brought back the racial hatred.

  • Hillbilly

    Sure raise taxes, but delay the spending cuts. :mad: I hope it fails.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders rushed to assemble a last-ditch agreement to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly delay steep spending cuts in an urgent attempt to find common ground after weeks of post-election gridlock.


    We spend $3.8 trillion a year & can’t cut $100 billion? My theory is Nobama wants to delay the cuts so it won’t pass the house.

  • cathy

    LOL again usa8888 look up the word “WHOLE” it means everyone. No one will believe you until you can back up your statements with links to proof.

  • Doug Z


    The common people do not understand deficits and printing money. I argue all the time with liberals that think we should keep spending and running deficits. They have no fear of inflation whatsoever. I hope that we go over the fiscal cliff. That is the only way the common people are going to feel the pain of big deficits and printing money today. If we wait for inflation to hit, so that the common people will understand it will be too late.

    I watch Bloomberg business and Fox business and they are all rich people that do not want to increase in capital gains tax. It is time for these people to contribute to the tea party. Let them all pay. If they contribute to the Democrat or Republican parties and not the tea parties, they’re getting what they paid for. Let’s all hold hands and go over the cliff together

  • cathy

    THanks 1966, I never heard that one.

    On a side note, we went to the “Light before Christmas” at the Toledo Zoo last night. It’s a family tradition and even through my kids are 21 – 16 they still enjoy it. We did decide that you need to adopt a 3 – 5 year old for the trop next year. We did look funny playing on the slides, riding the train and riding the giant rocking horse without one.

  • Doug Z

    this is what liberals do.

    New York state has spent nearly $6 million over the past three years on subsidies for a two-century-old upstate factory that makes firearms including semiautomatic rifles used by the military and police and like those used in the recent mass killings in Connecticut and Webster, N.Y….

    In 2010, Empire State Development, the agency that works with private companies to attract and retain jobs, announced $2.5 million in grants and subsidies to help Remington bring its Marlin lever-action gun production from Connecticut to Ilion and add 100 jobs. That followed two grants in 2009 worth $3 million for renovations and machinery.

    The state of New York is much like Lynchburg, Tennessee, where they make Jack Daniels whiskey. It is illegal to sell Jack Daniels whiskey in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The state of New York wants to manufacturer firearms but make them illegal in their state

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