Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 21, 2011

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I haven’t yet seen data from our normal source, so no adults 35-64 or CNBC data today.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 21, 2011

Primetime Average 8-11p P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC 2,177 516
CNN 622 136
MSNBC 945 291
HLN 347 125
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
Morning 6a-9a
FNC 834 288
CNN 238 84
MSNBC 429 141
HLN 255 135
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 1,672 392
CNN SITUATION ROOM 568 147
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS 789 182
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 121 68
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 1,743 378
CNN SITUATION ROOM 535 149
MSNBC MSNBC LIVE 673 179
HLN PRIME NEWS 201 75
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH 1,469 314
CNN JOHN KING USA 432 135
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS 733 219
HLN ISSUES 234 75
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 2,768 680
CNN IN THE ARENA 421 93
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ O’DONNELL 1,009 280
HLN NANCY GRACE 458 159
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC HANNITY 1,954 457
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT 869 149
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1,064 343
HLN DR. DREW 271 102
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,791 410
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 570 166
MSNBC ED SHOW 761 250
HLN JOY BEHAR 332 119
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 1,272 375
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360 387 127
MSNBC LAST WORD W/O’DONNELL 512 181
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 183 85


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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

Fox Business (FBN): 57.136 million HHs

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

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