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Fox News Viewership > CNN+MSNBC During Budget Showdown; Cable News Ratings for Friday, April 8, 2011

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April 11th, 2011

Fox News topped CNN and MSNBC viewerships in Primetime and Total Day viewership during Friday's "budget showdown" (and nearly did so in the 25-54 demo).

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 8, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 1,377 368 657
CNN 658 244 312
MSNBC 568 165 258
CNBC 207 77 113
FBN 61 12 40
HLN 201 90 124
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 2,568 614 1,138
CNN 1,072 366 526
MSNBC 1,153 320 524
CNBC 303 154 162
FBN 42 13 25
HLN 297 96 159
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends 1,151 412 692
CNN American Morning 343 169 198
MSNBC Morning Joe 476 127 218
CNBC Squawk Box 224 102 155
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade 283 170 209
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 1,658 374 722
CNN Situation Room 849 312 400
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 841 192 307
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION 112 33 82
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION 123 24 61
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 188 69 125
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 1,936 475 808
CNN Situation Room 782 283 399
MSNBC MSNBC LIVE 692 178 301
CNBC Mad Money 170 71 112
HLN Prime News 200 69 159
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 1,716 441 824
CNN John King USA 763 278 350
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 713 212 388
CNBC Kudlow Report 102 21 35
HLN ISSUES 284 100 191
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 3,219 684 1,389
CNN In The Arena 955 264 459
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 1,195 283 545
CNBC The Apprentice 303 169 144
HLN Nancy Grace 494 150 265
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity 2,347 562 1,021
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight 1,071 356 529
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 1,245 331 583
CNBC The Apprentice 396 182 203
HLN Dr. Drew 243 90 130
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 2,134 595 1,005
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1,193 479 592
MSNBC Ed Show 1,014 345 440
CNBC AMER NXT GRT RESTAURANT 209 110 137
HLN Joy Behar 184 59 102
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL 1,915 633 929
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1,276 497 658
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 929 363 437
CNBC Mad Money 109 67 84
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 154 62 98

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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, 2010)

CNN/HLN: 100.88 million HHs

CNBC: 98.38 million HHs

FNC: 99.06  million HHs

MSNBC: 95.41 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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