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Cable News Ratings for Friday, December 28, 2012

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December 31st, 2012

 

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, December 28, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC        1,044        202         405
CNN           351        100         155
MSNBC           532        159         218
CNBC           178         63           92
FBN             44         13           24
HLN           185         79         106
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC        1,532        333         532
CNN           416        115         190
MSNBC           956        253         377
CNBC           213        110         108
FBN             55         16           24
HLN           303        103         145
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends        1,028        214         478
CNN Early Start/Starting Point           217         99         128
MSNBC Morning Joe           487        170         266
CNBC Squawk Box           114         30           66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade           185        106         136
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE        2,050        332         738
CNN Situation Room           685        162         287
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           968        241         322
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION           209         65           92
HLN OPTIONS ACTION           175         55           62
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER        2,055        335         669
CNN Situation Room           414        114         173
MSNBC POLITICS NATION           908        250         336
CNBC Mad Money           130         34           68
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           119         67           75
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH        1,596        313         547
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           375         90         134
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS           856        228         327
CNBC Kudlow Report           110         33           55
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL           232         75         102
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR        2,156        454         733
CNN Anderson Cooper 360           449        145         233
MSNBC Ed Show           979        273         377
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS           157         61           64
HLN Nancy Grace MYSTERIES           273         81         142
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity        1,442        342         543
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight           446         95         173
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show           946        242         361
CNBC CRIME INC: WAR CNTRFT GDS           199        105         108
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES           336        103         147
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 984 203 320
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 354 104 165
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 944 244 391
CNBC AMERICAN GREED 282 163 152
HLN WEEKEND MYSTERIES 301 126 146
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR           681        188         269
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT           290         91         126
MSNBC Ed Show           414        115         179
CNBC Mad Money             85         40           57
HLN Nancy Grace MYSTERIES           312        156         173

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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.

 
  • lbsles

    Obama’s Labor Department Spends $40 Mil on Foreign Labor Causes in Final Days of 2012

    Let’s create a bigger debt/credit hole.

    With 12 million Americans out of work the government agency responsible for advancing opportunities for profitable employment has gone on a frantic year-end spending spree, doling out tens of millions of dollars to foreign causes that won’t put a dent in the nation’s unemployment crisis.

    In the last few weeks of 2012, the Obama Department of Labor (DOL) generously dedicated nearly $40 million to global initiatives unlikely to help workers in this country. The money will go to efforts that strengthen unions and help combat child labor in African, central and South American countries. This includes $10 million to combat the prevalence of child labor in agriculture and domestic service in Tanzania and $5 million to battle it in Burkina Faso’s cotton production and gold mining industries

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/01/u-s-spends-40-mil-on-foreign-labor-causes-in-final-days-of-2012/

  • lbsles

    Obama’s Labor Department Spends $40 Mil on Foreign Labor Causes in Final Days of 2012

    Let’s create a bigger debt/credit hole.

    With 12 million Americans out of work the government agency responsible for advancing opportunities for profitable employment has gone on a frantic year-end spending spree, doling out tens of millions of dollars to foreign causes that won’t put a dent in the nation’s unemployment crisis.

    In the last few weeks of 2012, the Obama Department of Labor (DOL) generously dedicated nearly $40 million to global initiatives unlikely to help workers in this country. The money will go to efforts that strengthen unions and help combat child labor in African, central and South American countries. This includes $10 million to combat the prevalence of child labor in agriculture and domestic service in Tanzania and $5 million to battle it in Burkina Faso’s cotton production and gold mining industries

    http://www.judicialwatch dot org/blog/2013/01/u-s-spends-40-mil-on-foreign-labor-causes-in-final-days-of-2012/

  • lbsles

    Obama’s Labor Department Spends $40 Mil on Foreign Labor Causes in Final Days of 2012

    Let’s create a bigger debt/credit hole.

    With 12 million Americans out of work the government agency responsible for advancing opportunities for profitable employment has gone on a frantic year-end spending spree, doling out tens of millions of dollars to foreign causes that won’t put a dent in the nation’s unemployment crisis.

    In the last few weeks of 2012, the Obama Department of Labor (DOL) generously dedicated nearly $40 million to global initiatives unlikely to help workers in this country. The money will go to efforts that strengthen unions and help combat child labor in African, central and South American countries. This includes $10 million to combat the prevalence of child labor in agriculture and domestic service in Tanzania and $5 million to battle it in Burkina Faso’s cotton production and gold mining industries

    http://www dot judicialwatch dot org/blog/2013/01/u-s-spends-40-mil-on-foreign-labor-causes-in-final-days-of-2012/

  • lbsles

    FBI: Gun Purchases in December Set New Record, thanks to obumbles and dumbocrats.

    The number of FBI background checks required for Americans buying guns set a record in December, as the Connecticut school massacre stirred interest in self-defense and prompted renewed talk of limits on firearms, according to FBI data.

    The FBI said it recorded 2.8 million background checks during the month, surpassing the mark set in November of 2 million checks. The number was up 49 percent over December 2011, when the FBI performed a then-record 1.9 million checks.

    Consumer demand for guns appears to have accounted for the uptick in activity. There were no changes in FBI background check procedures that would have affected the December numbers, FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said.

    However, December is typically the busiest month of the year for checks, due in part to Christmas gift sales.

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    The figures do not represent the number of firearms sold, a statistic the government does not track. They also do not reflect activity between private parties, such as family members or collectors, because federal law requires background checks only for sales from commercial vendors with a federal license.
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/02/us-usa-guns-record-idUSBRE9010H020130102

  • d.d

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF !

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    Did Al Jazeera Pay $0 for Current TV?

    Reuters reported that the price paid in the transaction was $500 million. That almost certainly is not true. During its most highly rated hours, Current TV is lucky to have 20,000 or 30,000 viewers.

    The article goes on to say, that cable TV networks use a trick when promoting themselves …….. Bill or Robert , can you confirm this ?

    Read more: Did Al Jazeera Pay $0 for Current TV? – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2013/01/03/did-al-jazeera-pay-0-for-current-tv/#ixzz2GuyArUnw

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    lbsles ,

    If you just read the article in ‘Zero Hedge ,’America’s Other “Cliff” Remains Untouched, you haven’t gone far enough.

    This is chock full of information. ‘Zero Hedge’ included their graph in the article.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    It’s evening for me, after Louisville beat Florida in the Sugar Bowl last night I forgot I had the bug and we stayed up all night to celebrate :-)

    Now the bug has reminded me that I still have it LOL…

    Big game for my Cards last night, and talk is they will be a top 5 team in pre-season polls and Teddy Bridgewater (QB) will be the front runner for the Heisman

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning d.d., Lbsles and

    yep

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeff

    Sad thing is I’m still older

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted January 3, 2013 at 5:20 AM
    Good Morning Everyone

    It’s evening for me, after Louisville beat Florida in the Sugar Bowl last night I forgot I had the bug and we stayed up all night to celebrate

    Now the bug has reminded me that I still have it LOL…

    Trust me my friend, if you push it this bug will just keep coming back and reminding you it aint done! Then when it gets your resistance nice and low it will let a head and chest cold sneek in to slap you around a little more!

  • lbsles

    Loke he’ll listen !

    Moody’s: Obama Needs to Reduce His Deficits to Save U.S. Credit Rating

    The downgrading of America is the new norm under Obama.

    The United States must do more than the recently passed “fiscal cliff” measures if the country is to rescue its sovereign rating from its current negative outlook, rating agency Moody’s Investors Service said on Wednesday.

    The budget deal, meant to avert potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts, clarifies the medium-term deficit and debt trajectory of the federal government, Moody’s said in a statement.

    “It does not, however, provide a basis for a meaningful improvement in the government’s debt ratios over the medium term,” Moody’s said.

    Moody’s said it expects more budget measures in coming months “that would result in lower future budget deficits, which are necessary if the negative outlook on the government’s bond rating is to be returned to stable. On the other hand, lack of further deficit reduction measures could affect the rating negatively.”

    Obama has no deficit reduction plans so we can expect another credit downgrade under President Downgrade.

    Moody’s rates the United States Aaa with a negative outlook

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ratboy

    I sure agree with you on this bug, been the weirdest one I have had, I’m not real sick, but sick enough to know its around.

    Good thing is my Daughter and wife seem to be 100% over it and thats good.

  • lbsles

    UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

    In the week ending December 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 372,000,

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    an increase of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 362,000.
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    The 4-week moving average was 360,000, an increase of 250 from the previous week’s revised average of 359,750.

    The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent for the week ending December 22, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending December 22 was 3,245,000, an increase of 44,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,201,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,224,250, an increase of 6,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,217,750.

    UNADJUSTED DATA

    The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 495,588 in the week ending December 29, an increase of 40,459 from the previous week. There were 540,057 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

    The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent during the week ending December 22, a increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,293,218, an increase of 43,722 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 3.0 percent and the volume was 3,779,025.

    The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending December 15 was 5,402,987, a decrease of 68,727 from the previous week. There were 7,223,309 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2011.

    Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending December 15.

    Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,732 in the week ending December 22, an increase of 52 from the prior week. There were 2,575 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 1 from the preceding week.

    There were 22,220 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending December 15, an increase of 1,125 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 39,789, a decrease of 772 from the prior week.

    States reported 2,065,706 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending December 15, a decrease of 30,537 from the prior week. There were 2,932,561 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2011. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

    The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending December 15 were in Alaska (6.6), Puerto Rico (3.9), New Jersey (3.8), Pennsylvania (3.8), Montana (3.6), California (3.4), Nevada (3.4), Oregon (3.4), Connecticut (3.3), and Wisconsin (3.3).

    The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending December 22 were in Ohio (+8,795), Michigan (+6,641), Pennsylvania (+5,530), Kentucky (+4,745), and Massachusetts (+4,330), while the largest decreases were in California (-11,789), West Virginia (-473), Florida (-450), Arizona (-192) and South Dakota (-186).

  • lbsles

    Fiscal Cliff Deal Repeals a Part of ObamaCare

    Tucked inside the “fiscal cliff” deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama’s health care law.

    The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled.

    Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn’t find a way to make it cost-effective. But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it rather than kill it.

    But he did an about-face this week, accepting repeal in exchange for raising tax rates on the wealthiest.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jan/1/fiscal-cliff-deal-repeals-part-obamacare/

  • d.d

    Morning guys !

    Coffee & Rats, sorry you’ve both been sick for so long. I haven’t seen much of that virus around me & would like to keep it that way.

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    Matthew won’t read BevAG because she focuses somewhat on California. I happen to like her , &, realize it isn’t just the rest of the states talking about Californa, it’s other countries as well. The German online paper ,Spiegel, has this article today:

    Golden Arches and Broken Dreams American Cities Drown in Debt

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/debts-trigger-rapid-decline-of-american-cities-a-875468.html

  • d.d

    Can someone explain this to me ???

    I expected the medical device tax to be baked into the price of medical devices. This seems separate .

    Medical Excise Tax for Free Healthcare

    http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=163531

  • Letmethink

    @Matthew @dd Matthew won’t read BevAG because she focuses somewhat on California. I happen to like her , &, realize it isn’t just the rest of the states talking about Californa, it’s other countries as well. The German online paper ,Spiegel, has this article today:

    Just catching up a bit–interesting posts. I totally agree with Matthew about usa–read him twice and after that totally skip over his posts–just anger and hate–no substance. I also disagree with Matthew on BevAg. She is living the CA downfall and posts factual info that can be debated. Matthew is so good at debating. I am surprised that he does not read and debate BevAg.

  • Letmethink

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/tim-carney-how-corporate-tax-credits-got-in-the-cliff-deal/article/2517397#.UOWgWrQlYTO

    Looks like those evil corporations that don’t pay their fair share will still not pay their fair share—tax breaks for corporations built into cliff bill–sickening

  • usnretiredx2

    Good morning all

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2

    NAVY DUDE!!!!!!!! Where the heeeeell have you been??? I hope you had good holidays!

  • d.d

    I know ,Letmethink , & there is much, much, more pork than that in that deal. My senators & rep. are so sick of hearing from me with each pork sandwich they put forth. I’m told that I don’t understand Washington , & , I answer, I understand it too well.

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    There is a lot of buzz about Glenn Beck inquiring about Current TV’s sale prior Al Jazeera acquiring the network. Yes, that happened , but, it was shot down in 15 minutes by Al Gore, who wanted to leave the network with an owner that supported his principles. Yeah, right. Rather than be owned by a different political party than his, but, an American who believes in the US & its principles, he sells Current to Al Jazeera which is owned by owned by the government of Qatar who makes its money on the oil & gas industry. What about their carbon footprint, Mr. Gore ?

    After the deal was announced late Wednesday, Time Warner Cable said that it was dumping Current TV, and would not do business with it as Al Jazeera America. “Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service. We are removing the service as quickly as possible,” Time Warner, the second largest cable company in the U.S., said in a statement.

    I happen to read Al Jazeera English & I think it gets a bad wrap from conservatives. Abstracts also show the English version parallels the Arabic one, but, will I watch Al Jazeera on TV ? I highly doubt it.

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    BBL, but hope someone can answer me on the medical device excise tax. I didn’t expect to see it show up on cash register receipts.

  • Ratboy

    I would like at LEAST ONE THING from the left! How about a “Thank You” to the top 2% for kicking in the extra? Just a thank you for helping our country for the 6 of 7 days of spending that will be covered!

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