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Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, 2011

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August 23rd, 2011

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 2011

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC     842              230     434
CNN     434              132     192
MSNBC     314              142     168
CNBC     179                71     103
FBN      33                  8      16
HLN     311              114     172
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  1,156              194     383
CNN     521              154     204
MSNBC     462              226     259
CNBC     238                97     151
FBN      70                17      29
HLN     507              169     255
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC     786              196     389
CNN     477              161     238
MSNBC     298              139     164
CNBC     164                67      90
FBN      28                  5      12
HLN     281              109     161
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC     958              200     401
CNN     734              254     337
MSNBC     265                98     146
CNBC     182                86      96
FBN      51                  8      19
HLN     313              101     131

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Note that MSNBC weekend programming after noon isn't live news like their weekday programming. It's specials and documentaries.
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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 July, 2011)

CNN/HLN: 101.12 million HHs

CNBC: 98.62 million HHs

FNC: 99.15 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.72 million HHs

Fox Business: 58.15 million HHs
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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