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Arizona GOP Debate Paces CNN in Primetime - Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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February 23rd, 2012

The Arizona GOP debate wasn't CNN's best debate of the season, but it was more than enough to pace CNN to a primetime win with adults 25-54 and total viewers. Note: there were  5 minutes of Anderson Cooper 360 (from 9:55p-10p) that are not included in the numbers below, but in those 5 minutes it averaged 4.746 million viewers and 1.4 million adults 25-54.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,047            257            467
CNN         840            270            373
MSNBC         495            152            219
CNBC         163             47             93
FBN           71             18             32
HLN         219             95            126
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,685            370            698
CNN       3,873         1,156         1,708
MSNBC         905            187            352
CNBC         169             93            104
FBN           38             13             17
HLN         366            138            205
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,097            363            713
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         352            116            155
MSNBC Morning Joe         536            195            320
CNBC Squawk Box         184             71            131
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         286            118            127
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,467            288            559
CNN Situation Room         508            139            173
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         829            175            246
CNBC FAST MONEY         212             46            132
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         134             28             60
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,561            241            603
CNN John King USA         416            128            143
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         735            187            302
CNBC Mad Money         200             64            116
HLN Prime News         234             37             95
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,728            275            686
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         563            166            205
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         826            236            434
CNBC Kudlow Report         191             56            113
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         268             85            153
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,267            456            879
CNN ARIZONA GOP PRES DEBATE       4,200         1,133         1,802
MSNBC Ed Show         753            162            346
CNBC APOCALYPSE 2012         206             96            132
HLN Nancy Grace         515            193            286
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity SPECIAL       1,208            306            527
CNN ARIZONA GOP PRES DEBATE       5,316         1,603         2,369
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         925            186            364
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           95             47             55
HLN Dr. Drew         284            100            146
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,577            344            686
CNN Anderson Cooper 360       2,134            740            974
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL       1,036            213            345
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         207            137            124
HLN Nancy Grace         319            125            195
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,204            401            652
CNN ARIZONA GOP PRES DEBATE         985            454            554
MSNBC Ed Show         619            157            244
CNBC Mad Money           81             60             61
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         292            131            163

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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

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