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.

  • Letmethink

    Happy New Years–will be asleep when it rolls in so here is my thought and wish for you all–

    Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New-Year find you a better Man—(or woman—my edit). ~Quoted in Benjamin Franklin’s 1755 Poor Richard’s Almanac

  • ninja

    @Letmethink……………….thanks for the info. We give our dog two shots a day also. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!

  • C.S.Strowbridge

    Thank you usa8888. You just have to look at the U.K. and most of Europe to see that. The U.S.A. could borrow money and near record low interest and just fix the bridges, highways, ports, etc. and the economy would turn around by the end of the year.

    You need to fix the infrastructure anyway, so you might as well do it when it will cost the least amount of money.

  • 1966


  • 1966

    he died 27 years ago tonite in dekalb texas in a firey plne crash.

  • usa8888

    Exactly right, C. S. Strowbridge. But unfortunately we have people like 1966, Bev, Cathy, Doug who don’t have a clue about economics and, like the right wing t-bags in the House, want to RUIN the US economy by drastically cutting spending in times of bad recessions. If these people had any education at all and if they didn’t hate Obama so much, our country would be in much better shape. Fotunately, the right had big losses last election and will probably suffer the same fate in 2014. On the social front, the incredibly dumb Rick Perry (he almost flunked out of college)is trying to do away with Planned Parenthood in Texas, which is just another example of the right’s WAR ON WOMEN.

  • 1966
  • AppleStinx

    1966 wrote: “he died 27 years ago tonite in dekalb texas in a firey plne crash.”

    Yikes! I completely lost track of time. At first I guessed that “he” would be Buddy Holly!!! :lol: My second guess was Ronnie Van Zant.

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – Let’s go to Hillbilly’s place for the New Year. 1966?s mansion is going to be just too cold today.


    Clothing optional at my place. :cool:

  • Hillbilly

    Between usa8888 & Dave they are a quarter inch from being a girl. :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    Happy New Year 1966 & AppleStinx.

  • Hillbilly

    Happy New Year to the rest of the non music buffs. ;)

  • 1966

  • AppleStinx

    Best wishes for a great New Year to all the regulars, and to Hillbilly’s non-music Buffys and Hildegardes too. :smile:

  • Raz

    Nancy, it just seems a little tooo convenient this information about a blood clot came out. Remember this is the woman who went to a wine tasting in Austraila to escape congressional hearings. This is the person who blamed the ambassidor for his own desmise because he sent her too many emails. And you can bet this clot will magicly disapear when she gets ready to run for the presidency. You forget, she’s married to ‘slick Willie’ and is the brains of that outfit.

    Think beyond your nose.

  • tony

    @1966-Love how Arlene Francis solved the mystery guest!

  • usa8888

    The Senate overwhelmingly passed the faiscal bill, with 40 of 45 Repubs voting for it. The Senate Repubs are encouraging the House Repubs to vote for the bill. The House is dragging its feet in bringing it to a vote and we will see if the right wing t-bags can be brought to their senses by the moderate Repubs and dems in the House. If the t-bags vote no, they will almost certainly be voted out in the next election. And if the they vote for the bill, they will have repudiated the anachronistic thinker Grover Norquist and showed some sense…….

  • AppleStinx

  • Mark

    If the t-bags vote no, they will almost certainly be voted out in the next election. And if the they vote for the bill, they will have repudiated the anachronistic thinker Grover Norquist and showed some sense…….
    House races are different then Senate races. In house races you just have to please a million people in your district. In many districts you can put Mickey Mouse as the candidate for your party and they will win because the district won’t vote the other party

    I don’t see how Grover can be against the bill, simple fact it is a tax decrease because the alternative is that if the deal isn’t passed people under 400k have higher taxes. I think my personal beef with this is it’s idiotic that they wait till the Bush Tax cuts expire on Jan 1 to vote to decrease taxes back to those levels for people making under 400k. Would it make any difference voting for this on like Dec 20 instead of Jan 1(other then the symbolic idea that if they did it on Dec 20th it looks like they are choosing to increase taxes for people over 400k, while if they do it now it’s a tax decrease because taxes went up at midnight)

  • Gabriel

    Posted January 1, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    I don’t see how Grover can be against the bill

    Since taxes have in fact gone up, is it accurate to say that republicans have broken their pledge not to increase taxes?

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