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Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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February 16th, 2012

Recalling my earlier "cable beats broadcast" post, NBC's Rock Center With Brian Williams on Wednesday night just barely edged Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor 2.993 million viewers to 2.934 million.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, February 15, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  1,175  284  503
CNN  398  131  176
MSNBC  478  120  192
CNBC  165  55  99
FBN  66  8  24
HLN  288  110  162
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  2,238  489  882
CNN  713  268  344
MSNBC  913  228  388
CNBC  242  117  151
FBN  50  13  20
HLN  580  192  327
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends  1,098  369  620
CNN Early Start/Starting Point  218  95  101
MSNBC Morning Joe  421  136  187
CNBC Squawk Box  129  56  89
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade  267  145  199
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE  1,546  309  597
CNN Situation Room  634  180  246
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  870  160  301
CNBC FAST MONEY  168  29  89
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT  237  77  104
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER  1,744  344  654
CNN John King USA  463  103  151
MSNBC POLITICS NATION  840  201  326
CNBC Mad Money  208  68  110
HLN Prime News  303  79  160
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH  1,706  340  705
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT  460  140  218
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  626  171  318
CNBC Kudlow Report  129  32  70
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL  447  148  253
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR  2,934  574  1,098
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  647  227  308
MSNBC Ed Show  860  193  325
CNBC MOB MONEY  231  116  154
HLN Nancy Grace  706  237  390
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity  2,101  498  864
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight  725  252  316
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show  1,004  278  454
CNBC AMERICAN GREED  219  83  140
HLN Dr. Drew  584  169  323
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA  1,646  364  652
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  766  325  408
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL  871  214  383
CNBC AMERICAN GREED  276  150  158
HLN Nancy Grace  467  180  278
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR  1,254  346  549
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT  384  199  219
MSNBC Ed Show  495  149  231
CNBC Mad Money  167  92  97
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT  504  178  267

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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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