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.

  • Doug Z

    Rather than take the map down following the public uproar, the executive board at the Journal News has decided to “stick to their guns” and double-down on their original decision, as they have said a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County will soon to be posted.

  • Doug Z

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

  • Ratboy

    @ Honestly you two, I kid you not, I have niot watched Fox or any national news since the election

    I now watch Brett at 6 and sometimes OReilly but that is it. When the truth is reported and then nothing done about it there is no sense is looking for the truth. Fast and Furious, and Bengazi are just a couple examples of our leader sweeping things under the rug for his own political gain. I will stick to Duck dynasty, Swamp People, Gold Rush, and Storage Wars. At least those shows give us people working hard to make a living and not looking for hand outs!

  • Ratboy

    @ Doug Z
    Posted January 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM
    MONEY’S NO OBJECT: Obama heads back to Hawaii — at taxpayer cost of $7 million

    At the rate he spends OUR money, we dont have to worry about the 2016 elections because we will be just like his Chrysler stimulus………….someone else will own us and they will be foreign!! :shock:

  • Doug Z

    Left town without signing bill!

  • Doug Z


    republicans voted for this . It is their baby toooooooooooo

  • Ratboy

    He could not even wait to finish the job!!!

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

    Left town without signing bill!

  • Doug Z

    The deficit con: The big daddy. Despite the lawmakers’ claims that the debate has been about closing the federal deficit and reducing the federal debt, none of the negotiating over the past weeks has dealt with those issues. Indeed, the tax and spending package will widen the deficit by some $4 trillion over 10 years, compared with what would happen if the tax increases and spending cuts mandated by existing law were implemented.

  • Doug Z

    The shared sacrifice con: If the goal has been for an approach to deficit cutting balanced among economic strata — and Democrats and Republicans both pay lip service to this notion — then the final deal is a fraud. Every working person earning up to $113,700 in wages this year will shoulder an instant tax increase of 2%. That’s because the payroll tax holiday enacted in 2010 is expiring.

  • Doug Z

    The debt ceiling con: The original of this con is what put us at the fiscal cliff in the first place, for the automated spending cuts being dealt with now were put in place as the GOP’s price to raise the federal debt ceiling and stave off a government default in 2011. The debt ceiling was not designed as a constraint when it was created in 1917 — it was convenient blanket authority for the Treasury to issue debt so that Congress wouldn’t have to vote permission each time a new bond had to be floated.

  • Matthew

    republicans voted for this . It is their baby toooooooooooo

    Not only that, but it’s entirely self-inflicted, which is really quite amazing; I always thought it was the Democrats that are terrible negotiators. The Grand Bargain, amongst other things, included cuts to government retirement plans, cuts to PBGC, cuts to SNAP, cuts to conservation programs, cuts to Fannie/Freddie. If you hold out for 100% of what you want, without the leverage to actually attain 100% of what you want, then you’re bound to end up with nothing.

    I don’t know what it is about everything the modern Congress (both parties) does, where everything has to be some gigantic, idealistic deal, rather than a series of pragmatic solutions, but it’s really freaking ludicrous. We are being governed by children

  • d.d


    Now, now, R.B.S., don’t get your panties in a wad. The House is committed to getting the Sandy relief bill passed this month. FEMA still has roughly $5.4 billion in reserve.

    Where was this money the Senate allocated going besides to Sandy relief ?

    Here’s a sampling .

    1. Community Development Block Grants

    2. Big Business Loans

    3. Emergency Global Warming Mitigation

    4. AMTRAK Pork

    5. Guess Work. Many of the provisions include transfer authority, but the $200 million for the National Institute of Health (NIH)

    6. Feds First. As outlined in the administration’s request, roughly $3 billion would go toward replacing or repairing federal assets

    7. Willful Fiscal Negligence. When you “remove unnecessary items from the Administration’s request, and you’re left with a request of $12.8 billion in supplemental funds

    8. No Spending Offsets. America’s dire fiscal condition necessitates any additional spending be offset with spending reductions

    Everyone agrees Sandy victims need help, but, loading bills with sweeteners slows help down. I wish Congress would put a stop to this practice. My senatators & House rep hear from me each & every time they do this.

  • Raz

    Red soup, had that bill not been such a big pork sandwich, it would have been voted through. But these idiots packed it full and then whined because it didnt get passed. The speaker did the right thing.

  • Bobbyv

    If the bill did not pass the R’s would have gotten the blame, they had no choice but to pass it. If they are smart, and really do not believe it will be good they should frame the discussion that way.

  • Doug Z

    Obama’s Tax Evaders of the Year
    It’s a Golden Pass for liberal millionaires and billionaires who support higher Obama taxes for everyone but themselves. Meet the Democratic tax evaders of the year.

    *GOOGLE. The left-wing Internet giant provided Silicon Valley’s biggest campaign finance boost to Obama, with individual employee donations supporting the tax-hiking candidate by a ratio of more than 31-to-one.
    In December, Google’s Netherlands subsidiary disclosed in a tax filing that it had shifted nearly $10 billion in revenues to a Bermuda shell company. That’s “almost double the total from three years before,” according to Bloomberg News. In response to criticism,

  • usa8888

    Doug Z–yes, the right wing t-bags have finally been put in their place as their backward thinking was overridden by the GOP moderates and the dems. The wealthy will finally be paying a fairer share of taxes as their rates are the lowest in 60 years and they have not created jobs in many years. The right wingers have finally dropped the term “job creators” as it relates to the rich during a bad recession or depression. Anyone with an ounce of economic sense knows the rich don’t create jobs during a bad recession or depression and we have seen this to be empirically true over the past years. The right wing wanted to raise taxes for the middle class, not extend unemployment payments, the child tax credit, and reduce Social Security payments over time…but logic prevailed and the t-bags were defeated. They stand to lose more seats next election. It is sad to watch senators like McCain (who have been moderate throughout their careers)prostitute themselves to right wing philosophies in order to be re-elected. But we can anticipate the uneducated far right to try to give the US economy another debt downgrade soon–their backward thinking never stops….

  • Doug Z

    *The Washington Post. Speaking of media lapdogs, this newspaper sanctimoniously supported Obama for president and singled out his support for “revenue [tax] increases.”

    The privileged wealthy barons at the Washington Post, however, increased that inequality at the end of the year when they joined a growing number of companies who are paying 2013 dividends in 2012 to protect investors from paying higher Obama taxes on dividend income.

  • Doug Z

    Bonus irony: The $70 million year-end dividend payment will be a windfall for other “higher taxes for thee, but not for me” Obama supporters, including donor Warren Buffet’s firm Berkshire Hathaway. According to the Associated Press, “Berkshire is its largest shareholder with an estimated 1.7 million shares, which means it could
    get a roughly $17 million dividend payment.”

  • usa8888

    Doug Z–can you get us a copy of Romney’s last 10 years of tax returns? We want to see how close to zero he has been paying……

  • Doug Z

    Costco. The mega-retailer’s co-founder, Jim Sinegal, is a lifelong Democrat and top Obama fundraiser. He crusaded aggressively for Obamacare and sent out a campaign dispatch defending his candidate from criticism over his “you didn’t build that remarks.”

    Like the Washington Post, the Costco Board of Directors voted to pay special $7 per share year-end dividends to avoid higher taxes. In addition, Costco will borrow $3.5 billion to finance the payout, according to the Wall Street Journal. Higher taxes, more debt. They built that.

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