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.

  • 1966

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    Whoops! Forgot. :twisted:

  • dana

    coffee steve:: prepare yourself…you havent seen anything yet…when they run out of the 2%s money and the entitlements are not sustainable then all those that voted for the obama ticket because they didnt want their goodies to lessen….will end up paying for them…but by then obama will be getting 200 thousand a speech talking to Harvard Alumnis…

  • usa8888

    Or..it could be that Cathy’s figure on Costco are bogus. Let’s have the Costco personnel manager weigh in……………

  • usa8888

    Hey, did you see where the right wing radicals in the House have prevented the Violence Against Women Act to come up for a vote, in spite of the fact that many moderate Repubs tried to get a vote on it and were in favor of it???? There is a battle brewing between the right wing kooks in the House and the level headed moderate GOP….

  • usnretiredx2


    That is only if the do not change the 2 term limit in the next 4 years

  • Letmethink


    that is a scary thought—but on the other hand he is already acting like a dictator and pushing through all his socialist agendas

  • dana

    usnretiredx2:: yes, obama is the perfect rationization for term limits that i have ever seen…he has the whole country picking at the scraps and blaming it on those that grow the country…ask waiters, realtors, car salesman, restaurant owners,charities, social security retirees,etc where they would be without the 2% in this country…at some point we all could take the Denise Rich route to other lands of opportunity and leave the entitlements and the entitled to feast upon the next in line like the next 4% to fund them…and so on, and so on…..

  • AppleStinx

    d.d. wrote: “…I expected the medical device tax to be baked into the price of medical devices. This seems separate …”

    Snopes has that a True and offers an explanation.

  • Raz

    I’m really going to hate to see my pay stub next week. How much is going to be taken out in taxes to cover the entitlements for people who never worked a lick in their lives yet feel entitled to every darn thing.

  • usa8888

    Dana–you are pushing water uphill AGAIN. You should know that the wealthy have not created jobs for almost a decade and have the lowest tax rates in 60 years. Further, in a bad recession or depression, the wealthy hide their money (like Robme) and do not invest in new plants and equipment and labor—why?–Because there is no product demand, which is key to plant and labor expansion. That’s why it’s so necessary to get money in the economy (to the middle class) so it can be spent immediately, thus creating even more jobs. But the uneducated right wing has done everything possible to KILL our economy because of their intense hatred of one of the smartest and most progressive presidents we have had in decades–Obama.

  • AppleStinx

    1966 played: “Make Me Smile”

    Smile a Little Smile for Me

  • AppleStinx

    Smile Dammit :grin:

  • cathy

    usnretiredx2, I couldn’t image a retail worker not complaining about their job daily. One A@@ can make your day bad and I’m sure more than one A@@ walks into a retail store daily.

    My husband’s laughs every time I post something about Walmart. Just a minute ago he said, “You hate shopping at Walmart. Every time I take you to Walmart you make me put back half of my items.”
    Truth is I don’t shop at Walmart that much. I’m a loss leader, clearance and coupon shopper. No loss leaders at Walmart, Sam Club or even Costco. I go into most retail stores monthly to check prices.
    BTW: Did you know that it’s against all retailers policies to take photos of they prices and/or write down the items price? It was explained to me in detail at Kmart once. The manager was silly enough to tell me when I had a cart full of frozen food. She explained the policy and said I need to check out and leave. She was so surprised that I just walked away from my cart.

  • Gabriel

    Posted January 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    ask waiters, realtors, car salesman, restaurant owners,charities, social security retirees,etc where they would be without the 2% in this country


    I would argue that wealth would be difficult to attain without schoolteachers, realtors, waiters, and shelf stockers. Although they command a smaller paycheck than their CEO buddies, these guys are invaluable because they EXIST. Indeed, there would be no such thing as rich if poor people simply killed themselves. Who’ll clean up aisle 17? Do the Koch brothers know how to grow their own food? You’re seeing only a small part of a very large picture.

  • cathy

    Good afternoon everyone…..

    Coffee and everyone. I’ll be doing cold med shopping this afternoon so I’ll let you know what I find. I’m a big price shopper so I’ll be able to tell you if the increase cost is added into the base price or if it’s a separate tax.
    We may not see anything for a month of two.

    Of course the media isn’t going to tell us that taxes are going up. I’m starting to think that’s why the Republicans let the bill pass. The news media is saying Obama saved the middle class from tax increase. So, now when all the new Obama care taxes hit Obama can’t blame the Republicans for the increase.

  • 1966

  • cathy

    new numbers are up.

  • Matthew

    I would argue that wealth would be difficult to attain without schoolteachers, realtors, waiters, and shelf stockers.

    Exactly – a CEO with no employees, a small business owner with no customers, or a skilled laborer with no employer, all of these things are useless on their own, and economic success does not exist in isolation. Everyone in an economy is a ‘job creator,’ by virtue of their participation, it just so happens that some segments of an economy are easier to replace than others.

    Having said that, even executives are easily replaced in 20-freaking-12; for every one executive intoxicating himself with the vanity of ‘going Galt,’ there’s 100 qualified people who can barely wait to move up the ladder, and they’re sure as hell not going to be dissuaded by a 4.5% tax increase. For the Lincoln Club types, and people like the Friess family, this whole politics thing is just a game (anyone with some time on their hands should read the leaked e-mails exchanged between the Friess family, James O’Keefe, and John Fund); if you get what you want, great, if you don’t get what you want… well, you’re still a billionaire. Even when you lose, you win.

  • d.d.

    Shucks, I posted on Sat/Sun by mistake.

    usnretired I left you a video there.


    Just saw where Macy’s is closing 6 more stores.



    If you are lurking , here is another video.

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