Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8, 2011

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, May 7-8, 2011

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 898 213
CNN 680 236
MSNBC 382 163
HLN 230 92
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC 1,112 228
CNN 727 220
MSNBC 350 174
HLN 330 123
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 896 237
CNN 570 186
MSNBC 358 164
HLN 162 70
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC 1,133 343
CNN 618 204
MSNBC 504 227
HLN 137 55


Note that MSNBC weekend programming after noon isn’t live news like their weekday programming. It’s specials and documentaries.

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, 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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