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[10/04/12 - 03:32 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Presidential Debate Sparks Fox News, CNN & MSNBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, october 3, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 31 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Presidential Debate - FNC
10.436 million viewers, #1; 2.397 million adults 18-49 (1.9 rating), #2

Presidential Debate Analysis - FNC
8.108 million viewers, #2; 1.909 million adults 18-49 (1.5 rating), #4

Presidential Debate - CNN
6.051 million viewers, #3; 2.599 million adults 18-49 (2.1 rating), #1

Presidential Debate Analysis - CNN
5.838 million viewers, #4; 2.377 million adults 18-49 (1.9 rating), #3

Presidential Debate - MSNBC
4.731 million viewers, #5; 1.676 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #5

Presidential Debate Analysis - MSNBC
2.387 million viewers, #6; 0.911 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #7

Dragons: Riders of Berk (8:00) - Cartoon
2.115 million viewers, #7; 0.490 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #20

American Restoration (9:30) - History
1.933 million viewers, #8; 0.660 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #13

South Park - Comedy Central
1.690 million viewers, #9; 1.266 million adults 18-49 (1.0 rating), #6

Cajun Pawn Stars (10:00) - History
1.541 million viewers, #10; 0.556 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #17

Ghost Hunters - Syfy
1.539 million viewers, #11; 0.672 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #11

American Hoggers (10:30) - A&E
1.478 million viewers, #12; 0.665 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #12

Sons of Guns - Discovery
1.351 million viewers, #13; 0.826 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #9

Restaurant: Impossible (9:00) - Food
1.275 million viewers, #14; 0.633 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #15

American Hoggers (10:00) - A&E
1.257 million viewers, #15; 0.528 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #19

Paranormal Witness (10:00, 90 Minutes) - Syfy
1.167 million viewers, #16; 0.566 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #16

South Beach Tow (9:30) - truTV
1.113 million viewers, #17; 0.634 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #14

The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons - MTV
1.106 million viewers, #18; 0.859 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #8

Key & Peele - Comedy Central
1.078 million viewers, #19; 0.749 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #10

Operation Repo (10:00) - truTV
1.034 million viewers, #20; 0.542 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #18

MLB Baseball (7:00) - ESPN
0.917 million viewers, #21; 0.420 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #22

Cracking Addiction - TLC
0.775 million viewers, #22; 0.446 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #21

How Booze Built America - Discovery
0.623 million viewers, #23; 0.401 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #23

Life After Top Chef - Bravo
0.620 million viewers, #24; 0.313 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #27

Couples Therapy - VH1
0.548 million viewers, #25; 0.397 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #24

Rehab with Dr. Drew (9:00) - VH1
0.514 million viewers, #26; 0.346 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #25

The Soup - E!
0.479 million viewers, #27; 0.324 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #26

A Football Life - NFLN
0.361 million viewers, #28; 0.230 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #28

MLB Baseball (7:00) - ESPN2
0.262 million viewers, #29; 0.094 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #29

Inside the NFL - Showtime
0.116 million viewers, #30; 0.079 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #30

Inside NASCAR - Showtime
0.049 million viewers, #31; 0.031 million adults 18-49 (0.0 rating), #31

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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