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Cable News TV Ratings for Friday, May 15

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May 18th, 2009

Anderson Cooper had his worst program in total viewers on Friday, 5/15 since inauguration (he was anchoring that evening).

Rachel Maddow had her worst program ever at MSNBC in BOTH total viewers and in the 25-54 demo on Friday (she, too, was in anchoring)


5/15/09
Live+SD
HH A25-54 A35-64
Network Time Days AA (000) AA (000) AA (000)
FOXN 06:00A -09:00A ____F__ 924 293 583
CNN 06:00A -09:00A ____F__ 324 145 235
MSNB 06:00A -09:00A ____F__ 320 142 186
CNBC 06:00A -09:00A ____F__ 180 45 91
HLN 06:00A -09:00A ____F__ 240 189 206
HH HH P 2+ P 2+ P 25-54 P 25-54 P 35-64 P 35-64
Network Program Time Days AA% AA (000) AA% AA (000) AA% AA (000) AA% AA (000)
FOXN GLENN BECK 05:00P -06:00P ____F__ 1.6 1545 0.7 1813 0.3 336 0.7 711
CNN Situation Room 05:00P -06:00P ____F__ 0.4 416 0.2 479 0.1 105 0.2 203
MSNB Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 05:00P -06:00P ____F__ 0.4 339 0.2 376 0.1 115 0.2 154
CNBC FAST MONEY 05:00P -06:00P ____F__ 0.2 157 0.1 182 0.1 56 0.1 85
HLN Prime News 05:00P -06:00P ____F__ 0.2 158 0.1 159 0 33 0 52
FOXN SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 06:00P -07:00P ____F__ 1.5 1423 0.7 1689 0.3 268 0.7 706
CNN Situation Room 06:00P -07:00P ____F__ 0.4 439 0.2 466 0.1 155 0.2 216
MSNB Ed Show 06:00P -07:00P ____F__ 0.3 268 0.1 333 0.1 102 0.2 177
CNBC Mad Money 06:00P -07:00P ____F__ 0.1 136 0.1 136 0.1 70 0.1 95
HLN Prime News 06:00P -07:00P ____F__ 0.2 179 0.1 171 0.1 70 0.1 97
FOXN The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 07:00P -08:00P ____F__ 1.2 1121 0.6 1354 0.2 258 0.5 541
CNN LOU DOBBS TONIGHT 07:00P -08:00P ____F__ 0.5 473 0.2 542 0.1 136 0.2 226
MSNB Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 07:00P -08:00P ____F__ 0.4 374 0.2 479 0.1 123 0.3 255
CNBC Kudlow Report 07:00P -08:00P ____F__ 0.1 107 0 105 0.1 65 0.1 76
HLN ISSUES 07:00P -08:00P ____F__ 0.3 287 0.1 330 0.1 135 0.2 189
FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR 08:00P -09:00P ____F__ 2.1 2056 1.1 2572 0.5 504 1 1030
CNN CAMPBELL BROWN 08:00P -09:00P ____F__ 0.4 386 0.2 464 0.1 118 0.2 185
MSNB COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN 08:00P -09:00P ____F__ 0.8 697 0.4 906 0.2 249 0.5 509
CNBC CNBC REPORTS 08:00P -09:00P ____F__ 0.1 106 0 101 0 47 0 45
HLN Nancy Grace 08:00P -09:00P ____F__ 0.7 685 0.3 879 0.3 323 0.4 456
FOXN Hannity 09:00P -10:00P ____F__ 1.8 1701 0.9 2157 0.5 493 0.8 849
CNN Larry King Live 09:00P -10:00P ____F__ 0.5 530 0.3 645 0.2 187 0.3 304
MSNB Rachel Maddow Show 09:00P -10:00P ____F__ 0.6 565 0.3 763 0.2 163 0.4 372
CNBC DEAL OR NO DEAL 09:00P -10:00P ____F__ 0.2 199 0.1 231 0.1 59 0.1 71
HLN LOU DOBBS TONIGHT 09:00P -10:00P ____F__ 0.3 327 0.2 407 0.1 124 0.2 175
FOXN ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 10:00P -11:00P ____F__ 1.6 1541 0.8 1975 0.4 438 0.8 867
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 10:00P -11:00P ____F__ 0.4 407 0.2 499 0.2 168 0.2 247
MSNB COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN 10:00P -11:00P ____F__ 0.4 331 0.2 431 0.1 99 0.2 192
CNBC ON THE MONEY 10:00P -11:00P ____F__ 0.1 125 0.1 139 0.1 74 0.1 72
HLN Nancy Grace 10:00P -11:00P ____F__ 0.4 404 0.2 504 0.1 151 0.2 257
FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR 11:00P -12:00A ____F__ 1.3 1268 0.6 1551 0.5 537 0.8 830
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 11:00P -12:00A ____F__ 0.3 322 0.1 365 0.1 131 0.1 150
MSNB Rachel Maddow Show 11:00P -12:00A ____F__ 0.3 286 0.1 349 0.1 124 0.2 174
CNBC FAST MONEY 11:00P -12:00A ____F__ 0.1 100 0 97 0.1 56 0.1 60
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION 11:00P -12:00A ____F__ 0.1 69 0 55 0 36 0 30
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 11:00P -12:00A ____F__ 0.3 289 0.1 326 0.1 150 0.2 201

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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 October, 2008)

CNN/HLN: 98.63 million HHs

CNBC: 97.13 million HHs

FNC: 94.82 million HHs

MSNBC: 93.00 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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