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Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, August 19

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August 20th, 2008

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 19 2008

Note, the Obama/McCain documentaries that aired on Monday & Tuesday night (data below) in O’Reilly’s 8pm timeslot were the two highest rated documentaries this year on FNC.

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,045,000 viewers
CNN – 516,000 viewers
MSNBC – 568,000 viewers
CNBC – 298,000 viewers
HLN – 259,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,022,000 viewers
CNN –943,000 viewers
MSNBC- 761,000 viewers
CNBC – 124,000 viewers
HLN – 548,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC – 237,000 viewers
CNN –167,000 viewers
MSNBC – 218,000 viewers
CNBC – 128,000 viewers
HLN- 111,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 469,000 viewers
CNN – 299,000 viewers
MSNBC – 277,000 viewers
CNBC – 70,000 viewers
HLN – 217,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 445,000 viewers
CNN – 238,000 viewers
MSNBC – 269,000 viewers
CNBC – 166,000 viewers
HLN – 140,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 765,000 viewers
CNN – 420,000 viewers
MSNBC – 406,000 viewers
CNBC – 67,000 viewers
HLN – 267,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends – 848,000 viewers (215,000) (477,000)
American Morning- 368,000 viewers (121,000) (186,000)
Morning Joe- 254,000 viewers (146,000) (121,000)
Squawk Box- 190,000 viewers (90,000) (135,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 303,000 viewers (155,000) (184,000)

6PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report with Brit Hume – 1,593,000 viewers (356,000) (674,000)
Situation Room- 680,000 viewers (183,000) (300,000)
MSNBC Olympics Update- 847,000 viewers (317,000) (404,000)
**S OLY 1**(5PM-8PM)– 487,000 viewers (229,000) (270,000)
Prime News- 170,000 viewers (a scratch w/50,000) (77,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith – 1,735,000 viewers (422,000) (720,000)
Lou Dobbs – 735,000 viewers (229,000) (333,000)
Hardball w. Chris Matthews – 959,000 viewers (222,000) (416,000)
Glenn Beck – 393,000 viewers (164,000) (217,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Character & Conduct: McCain- 2,608,000 viewers (569,000) (922,000)
CNN Election Center– 499,000 viewers (178,000) (223,000)
Countdown w. Olbermann – 1,271,000 viewers (436,000) (621,000)
On the Money -176,000 viewers (96,000) (92,000)
Nancy Grace –893,000 viewers (346,000) (426,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity & Colmes – 2,066,000 viewers (470,000) (767,000)
Larry King Live – 1,506,000 viewers (445,000) (629,000)
Verdict w/ Dan Abrams– 527,000 viewers (199,000) (300,000)
Fast Money-a scratch w/ 100,000 viewers (52,000) (65,000)
Glenn Beck- 416,000 viewers (136,000) (188,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
On the Record – 1,393,000 viewers (368,000) (605,000)
Anderson Cooper- 822,000 viewers (273,000) (409,000)
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann– 486,000 viewers (196,000) (298,000)
Big Idea w/ Deutsch –a scratch w/ 96,000 viewers (64,000) (a scratch w/ 44,000)
Nancy Grace – 378,000 viewers (183,000) (210,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Character & Conduct: McCain – 869,000 viewers (232,000) (376,000)
Anderson Cooper – 455,000 viewers (223,000) (242,000)
MSNBC Investigates–303,000 viewers (144,000) (125,000)
Mad Money--171,000 viewers (102,000) (117,000)
Showbiz Tonight– 305,000 viewers (124,000) (141,000)

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 TV Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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