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Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 21, 2010

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May 24th, 2010

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 21, 2010

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,110,000 viewers
CNN – 394,000 viewers
MSNBC – 430,000 viewers
CNBC - 254,000 viewers
HLN - 268,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 1,848,000 viewers
CNN – 530,000 viewers
MSNBC –754,000 viewers
CNBC – 224,000 viewers
HLN –391,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC –304,000 viewers
CNN –118,000 viewers
MSNBC –149,000 viewers
CNBC – 85,000 viewers
HLN - 121,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC – 466,000 viewers
CNN – 121,000 viewers
MSNBC –223,000 viewers
CNBC – 104,000 viewers
HLN – 142,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC – 516,000 viewers
CNN – 165,000 viewers
MSNBC 213,000 viewers
CNBC – 135,000 viewers
HLN - 149,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC –788,000 viewers
CNN – 209,000 viewers
MSNBC –373,000 viewers
CNBC – 117,000 viewers
HLN –179,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends- 1,073,000 viewers (347,000) (603,000)
American Morning- 331,000 viewers (121,000) (159,000)
Morning Joe- 402,000 viewers (127,000) (195,000)
Squawk Box- 223,000 viewers (87,000) (136,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 352,000 viewers (194,000) (220,000)

5PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,096,000 viewers (553,000) (987,000)
Situation Room—530,000 viewers (159,000) (206,000)
Hardball w/ C. Matthews – 592,000 viewers (151,000) (289,000)
Fast Money(5:00 – 5:30pm) – 252,000 viewers (86,000) (158,000)
Options Action (5:30 – 6:00pm) – 204,000 viewers (77,000) (143,000)
Showbiz Tonight —188,000 viewers (57,000) (127,000)

6PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report w/ Bret Baier – 1,779,000 viewers (300,000) (717,000)
Situation Room—486,000 viewers (155,000) (187,000)
Ed Show —609,000 viewers (147,000) (334,000)
Mad Money —149,000 viewers (56,000) (81,000)
Prime News – 188,000 viewers (111,000) (131,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The Fox Report w/ Shep – 1,423,000 viewers (350,000) (559,000)
John King USA – 419,000 viewers (123,000) (155,000)
Hardball w/ C. Matthews – 665,000 viewers (183,000) (375,000)
Kudlow Report – a scratch w/115,000 viewers (a scratch w/50,000) (60,000)
Issues - 215,000 viewers (90,000) (97,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor – 2,614,000 viewers (648,000) (1,088,000)
Campbell Brown – 380,000 viewers (106,000) (157,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 1,057,000 viewers (254,000) (513,000)
The Apprentice – 272,000 viewers (100,000) (157,000)
Nancy Grace – 526,000 viewers (186,000) (242,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FNR: American Terrorist – 1,472,000 viewers (372,000) (641,000)
Larry King Live —651,000 viewers (119,000) (249,000)
Rachel Maddow Show —828,000 viewers (217,000) (408,000)
The Apprentice — 293,000 viewers (133,000) (126,000)
Joy Behar – 425,000 viewers (148,000) (185,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
On the Record w/ Greta—1,439,000 viewers (379,000) (634,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 — 559,000 viewers (137,000) (221,000)
MSNBC Investigates – 378,000 viewers (196,000) (198,000)
Til Debt Do Us Part – 167,000 viewers (80,000) (69,000)
Nancy Grace –243,000 viewers (102,000) (126,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor - 1,275,000 viewers (333,000) (670,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 – 343,000 viewers (86,000) (155,000)
MSNBC Investigates —453,000 viewers (233,000) (238,000)
Mad Money – a scratch w/100,000 viewers (a scratch w/48,000) (a scratch w/37,000)
Showbiz Tonight-- 300,000 viewers (117,000) (153,000)
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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 December, 2009)

CNN/HLN: 100.22 million HHs

CNBC: 97.59 million HHs

FNC: 98.04  million HHs

MSNBC: 93.0 million HHs

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

 
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