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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, February 16, 2012

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February 17th, 2012

Note: The original total day and primetime averages were incorrect because of my error. They are now fixed.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for February 16, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC  1,150  295  500
CNN  366  127  167
MSNBC  522  142  229
CNBC  166  59  101
FBN  64  9  28
HLN  279  108  149
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC  2,124  449  825
CNN  517  205  248
MSNBC  1,203  317  534
CNBC  153  73  99
FBN  66  20  25
HLN  530  170  278
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends  1,096  361  575
CNN Early Start/Starting Point  246  111  120
MSNBC Morning Joe  426  132  194
CNBC Squawk Box  138  68  97
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade  274  145  192
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE  1,666  401  677
CNN Situation Room  624  135  208
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  825  180  324
CNBC FAST MONEY  172  50  99
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT  161  38  84
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER  1,757  416  745
CNN John King USA  371  82  117
MSNBC POLITICS NATION  703  183  268
CNBC Mad Money  252  66  169
HLN Prime News  224  51  99
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH  1,865  488  821
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT  364  120  199
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS  704  186  336
CNBC Kudlow Report  181  66  118
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL  353  96  161
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR  2,915  632  1,194
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  490  179  243
MSNBC Ed Show  1,108  267  451
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION  129  59  79
HLN Nancy Grace  599  163  269
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity  1,926  378  737
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight  580  239  280
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show  1,283  345  589
CNBC FAST BUCKS: PORSCHE BLNS  146  50  88
CNBC SELLING CARS IN AMERICA  187  88  113
HLN Dr. Drew  587  183  291
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA  1,520  336  541
CNN Anderson Cooper 360  480  196  220
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL  1,189  338  562
CNBC SELLING CARS IN AMERICA  227  128  157
CNBC UPS/FEDEX: PACKAGE WARS  101  55  77
HLN Nancy Grace  422  166  276
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR  1,138  362  510
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT  295  147  152
MSNBC Ed Show  646  192  293
CNBC Mad Money  91  60  75
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT  376  170  208

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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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