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)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 354 104 165
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

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.

  • Gabriel

    Ralph Hahn
    Posted January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Because he’s an atheist, he’ll do anything fearing no consequences to pay at the end. That’s my opinion.


    The corollary to this opinion says that Christians are horrible people who only pretend to act good because they’re threatened with eternal fire. Otherwise, they’ll be out raping young boys and murdering people.

  • usnretiredx2


    Sure did. Toy runs all over the place. Put some sod and rocks down on the lot. Cleaned the bikes, car, truck, trailer and guns. Just me and the better half. So peaceful. Weather has been great can not ask for anything better than stitig outside in a t-shirt on New Years day

  • dana

    ratboy:: thank you to the 2%?? the 98% is entitled to the money being kicked in by the 2%…where have you been? why thank the 2% when they were talking about confiscating it from them…and….they are not finished with the 2% yet…wait til they take their deductions away in the next stage of this and the effective tax increase will in doubt be much, much more and the bar will go down to 200,000 dollars…thank you? not likely….

  • Gabriel

    Posted January 3, 2013 at 7:31 AM
    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!


    What makes you think that the left and the 2% are discrete groups? This deal was pushed not only by Obama but also by Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein and other 2% leftists.

  • cathy

    @red – Walmart tells people from the start when they are hiring you for a part time or full time position. So if your cousins took a part time job why are they upset that Walmart is giving them part time hours. My niece was SMART enough to make sure to get a full time job when she want to Walmart.
    Only 20% of Costco workers are full time, which is less than the 28% of Walmart workers that are full time.
    If you compare Costco employees to Sam Club employees (not the whole of Walmart) non-management Costco employees only make 50 cents an hour more than Sam Club. However, Sam Club employs 5% more full time employees. So, what’s better $11 an hour for 29 hours or $10.50 for 40 hours. As for Management Employees Sam Club managers are paid 8% more then their Costco counter parts.
    Costco does have a better health care plan, however the monthly co-pay is 30% higher than the co-pay Sam Club workers pay. If you are a part-time employee at Costco you can’t afford to pay the co-pay.

    Basically people get your heads out of the sand and look at the facts. Walmart has the same hiring, firing and employee pay policies as 95% of all retail employers. In my area Walmart pays more than Meijer (which is a Union store). So if you are going to bash Walmart you need to bash all low paying retailers.

    So, why when Walmart is using the same policies as every other retailer, is the finger only being pointed at Walmart? Why when the pay difference between Costco and Sam Club employees is only .045%, is Costco the poster child from high paid retailer?

    Could it have to do with 18% of Costco stores being unionized, so the unions aren’t going to attack Costco? Could it be that Costco leadership supports democrats?

  • Coffee Steve

    The corollary to this opinion says that Christians are horrible people who only pretend to act good because they’re threatened with eternal fire. Otherwise, they’ll be out raping young boys and murdering people

    And a very Happy New Year to you too Gabe :lol:

    This bug only hit me around Tuesday Morning, it’s weird, it’s off and on, most time I feel ok, then for a couple of hours I feel like doo doo

    Since you been away for a spell, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and may I be the first to wish you a Happy Easter :mrgreen:

  • usnretiredx2



  • Raz

    Quite the dust up over at Sirus XM1, they dropped Fox talk radio. Guess they didn’t figure it would make people as mad as it did.

  • Coffee Steve

    The wife does not make anyehere near the supposed 250,000 cut off but the hospital gave her a paper notice explaining the 2.3% tax increase. People forget, many of the tax cuts passed for some stimulas have now expired and are back in place.

    Hmmm..did the media happen to mention that?

  • usnretiredx2


    PS my daughter inlaw has worked for Wal-Mart for 12 years, complained everyday but as she says who doesn’t complain about their job.

  • usnretiredx2

    Howdy Coffee

  • Coffee Steve


    I only been on very little myself, how do you like the room changes LOL

    New Paint, and RAT Room built, but I did notice the coffee pot was still the old one, sad huh?

  • usnretiredx2

    The left side of the room seems to be getting bigger (twisted)

  • cathy

    D.D. I think that receipt was faked. Not sure. But the cost of band-aids will likely go up. The list of what is medical supply equipment is outrageous and only someone whose brain dead would believe that companies aren’t going to pass their tax increase on to the consumer.

  • usnretiredx2

    Did not work, dang. (Twisted)

  • Coffee Steve

    @Cathy & d.d.

    There is a new fee attached to almost all over the counter meds now and some Prescriptions too. But the propaganda networks won’t report on that too much, may cause alittle anger I guess

  • Coffee Steve


    ya have to use the : input :

  • usnretiredx2

    Can not get my smilies to work with my Note.

  • Coffee Steve

    Can not get my smilies to work with my Note

    Dude? We told you that Whiskey on New Years Eve was awesome :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    Well I haven’t been asleep for bout 36 hours and the wife is making me lie down now, I just hope when I wake up the Louisville bashing of Florida was real and not a dream.

    The Cards dominated ther Gators boys and girls, Coffee Steve likes that :-)

    BBL..going to dreamland for a few

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