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Fox News Tops Caucuses/Primary Coverage, Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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February 8th, 2012

 

FOX News Channel was once again the most-watched news network during last night’s coverage of the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and the Missouri primary.

The main hour of coverage (11PM hour) averaged 1.7 million viewers with P2+ and 487,000 in the demo outpacing CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers, and nearly so with adults 25-54.

America’s Election Headquarter’s 11PM Hour:

FNC: 1,740,000 (P2+), 487,000 (25-54)
CNN: 725,000 (P2+), 293,000 (25-54)
MSNBC: 579,000 (P2+), 206,000 (25-54)

11PM-2AM

FNC: 1,124,000 (P2+), 327,000 (25-54)
CNN: 582,000 (P2+),  210,000 (25-54)
MSNBC: 386,000 (P2+), 143,000 (25-54)

Primetime (8-11PM)

FNC: 2,521,000 (P2+) 582,000 (25-54)
CNN: 857,000 (P2+), 307,000 (25-54)
MSNBC: 1,029,000 (P2+), 279,000 (25-54)

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, February 7, 2012:

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,247            329            568
CNN         431            140            180
MSNBC         478            130            196
CNBC         204             59            121
FBN           68             11             29
HLN         237             86            135
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,521            582         1,066
CNN         857            307            347
MSNBC       1,029            279            415
CNBC         324            118            167
FBN           52             11             17
HLN         404            111            205
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         955            346            563
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         234             95            124
MSNBC Morning Joe         411            133            196
CNBC Squawk Box         162             57            120
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         317            136            215
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,706            466            765
CNN Situation Room         547            127            200
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         782            141            258
CNBC FAST MONEY         216             56            130
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         229             63             91
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,961            402            778
CNN John King USA         507            159            212
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         815            218            295
CNBC Mad Money         236             77            153
HLN Prime News         335             75            145
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,672            370            707
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012         586            187            248
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         691            158            309
CNBC Kudlow Report         147             60             98
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         394            121            226
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,113            694         1,283
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012         748            252            263
MSNBC Ed Show       1,008            250            407
CNBC CRUISE INC.         314            121            160
HLN Nancy Grace         613            167            336
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       2,358            610         1,061
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012         892            315            356
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show       1,132            355            493
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC         324             96            152
HLN Dr. Drew         369             92            152
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,086            442            851
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         932            355            422
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         919            231            345
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC         333            137            188
HLN Nancy Grace         259             83            142
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ: MN, MO, CO PRIMARY       1,740            487            792
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         725            293            335
MSNBC Ed Show         579            206            261
CNBC Mad Money         131             72             95
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         197             82            106

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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: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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