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.

  • Ratboy

    This jerk has NO SHAME!
    MONEY’S NO OBJECT: Obama heads back to Hawaii — at taxpayer cost of $7 million…

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Rats

    I’m still hungover, someone had to put Dr. Pepper in my coffee New Years Night :twisted:

  • Letmethink


  • Letmethink

    Just read about Anderson C and Kathy G News year Eve. Do most people like or approve of that behavior? I don’t understand why CNN keeps bringing her back. Will be interesting to see if any changes will be made at CNN.

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning LetMeThink,

    As long as people continue to tune into CNN even with her on, nothing will change

  • Coffee Steve

    By the way?

    Is there anyone that has not been hit with a bug yet? My kid has it bad, I have it slightly, and everyone in our family and in-laws has it or has had it. I feel like a truck smacked me since yesterday afternoon…

  • Letmethink

    So far we have escaped the bug but nearly everyone we know has had it.
    Have any of you seen info as to what deductions were cut in this fiasco that just passed?

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted January 2, 2013 at 6:11 AM
    By the way?

    Is there anyone that has not been hit with a bug yet? My kid has it bad,

    I got it Christmas Morning and have not felt 100% since. Then on New Years Eve started sneezing which went to a head cold and now has moved to my chest. Yep, I spent another holiday in bed!!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ratboy & LetMeThink

    They said this bug is a Norovirus and it amoung the most infectious viruses known to mankind. I believe it, I feel like sleeping all day today and may just do that. The paper here said its setting records at Emergency rooms around here by the numbers they are seeing.

    On the Taxes..all I know is despite what the press is telling you all our taxes at just about every level will see an increase and the amount of refunds thia year will be smaller, in addition, many common items like asprins, cold syrups etc, will have a small tax fee added to pay for Obamacare along with new higher taxes on any medical equipment you rent or buy.

    Honestly you two, I kid you not, I have niot watched Fox or any national news since the election and won’t any longerm its all BS and is designed to get you tio think what they want you to think anymore. There is no truth in reporting anymore, the reporters simply relay the wishes of the Corp they work for now.

    One think on the buzzline was Jake tapper of ABC was highly upset when he did all that work on the Libya story and the HQ edited out about 90% of what he found out and he left for CNN because of it. Don’t know how much truth there is about that, (If Any) but it is in the background buzz of many reporters.

    Nap Time, I am sooooooooo tired right now.

  • Coffee Steve

    Sorry for the many spelling errors :-)

  • Moncon

    How does giving Hollywood $250,000,000.00, Giving Puerto Rico, $ to make rum and money to grow algae help the middle class? None of those will help create jobs, protect wages or improve anything for the middle class. And they walk around patting themselves on the back like they saved us all from Fiscal calamity.

    This government is disgusting and I am offended as a small business owner that they are so irresponsible with our money!

    Side note, why can’t Hilary Clinton give testimony from wherever she is? She seems to have something come up every time a date approaches. We are a sophisticated society, can’t they accommodate her so she can get this testimony out of the way and move onto her Presidential run?

  • dana

    The Clintons are tephlon…she never technically had a blood clot, ask any doctor, it was never in her brain as advertised, and now the media’s hearts are bleeding for her…she will never testify!! she couldnt without hurting either obama whom she will need 1n 21016, or her brand which she will also need in 2016…the clintons know that with each passing day everything in politics is forgotten…remember the fast and furious scandle…no one else in the masses do………….

  • 1966

  • Letmethink

    @Coffee–As long as people continue to tune into CNN even with her on, nothing will change
    I guess that is my question–Why do people enjoy this depraved, low class, vile attempt at humor? As the old saying goes–Some like chocolate and some like vanilla. I just don’t get why some/many find this enjoyable. Will be interesting to see what kind of ratings they get.
    dana–agree. Most politicians are devious and corrupt. The Clintons more so that most. Remember the Whitewater papers they couldn’t find and then suddenly when it no longer mattered, they discovered them under their bed at the White House? It is hard to ask people to trust you when you have been deceitful most of your life. If she is truly ill, I wish her the best but like you I don’t believe she will ever testify–how convenient.

  • DB

    USA8888, I guess since you spend most of your miserable life blaming the right wing nut t-bags for not avoiding the fiscal cliff that since the bill passed to avoid the cliff ( for now) the right wingers get all the credit. I await your post applauding the right wingers.

  • Doug Z

    Senate-Passed Deal Means Higher Tax on 77% of Households

  • Doug Z

    The CBO determined Tuesday that the package, hammered out late Monday evening by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), would — over the next decade — come with a $3.9 trillion price tag.

  • Doug Z

    The CBO says the budget agreement will lead to an overall increase in spending of about $330 billion over 10 years.

  • RedBarSoup


    New York and New Jersey lawmakers are reeling this morning after taking a heavy blow last night when a Hurricane Sandy relief bill they’d expected to be voted on was tabled without explanation. The bill called for a much-needed $60 billion in aid to be provided to the ravaged Northeast to help in the massive relief efforts still under way following the superstorm.

    On the House floor on Tuesday, an outraged Rep. Peter King spoke out about his shock and utter disappointment. “Everybody play by the rules … except for tonight, when the rug is pulled out from under us,” he said. “It’s absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible; we have a moral obligation to hold this vote.”

    Peter goes on to say, “Anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their minds!”

  • Doug Z

    The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous

    Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.

    A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack

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