Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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April 12th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,223            305            543
CNN         517            176            224
MSNBC         532            148            236
CNBC         191             63             98
FBN           68             13             37
HLN         294            104            161
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,210            491            867
CNN         723            283            315
MSNBC       1,026            285            435
CNBC         325            192            178
FBN           64             19             34
HLN         502            188            284
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,179            322            624
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         288            108            126
MSNBC Morning Joe         463            163            234
CNBC Squawk Box         197             60            107
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         300            120            190
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,600            269            666
CNN SITUATION ROOM         865            227            365
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         794            164            284
CNBC FAST MONEY         191             41            122
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         335             74            169
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,834            332            637
CNN JOHN KING USA       1,110            323            463
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,150            270            457
CNBC MAD MONEY         225             51            134
HLN PRIME NEWS         591            166            302
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,680            375            730
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         679            248            269
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,015            231            453
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         214             42             97
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         442            148            254
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,128            606         1,157
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         705            284            287
MSNBC ED SHOW         987            263            432
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         282            140            149
HLN NANCY GRACE         581            221            342
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,926            444            747
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         698            228            299
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,158            340            477
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         337            197            178
HLN DR. DREW         442            162            253
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,560            422            694
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         765            337            358
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         928            252            391
CNBC NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS         218            120            102
HLN NANCY GRACE         492            183            263
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,096            402            606
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         545            245            268
MSNBC ED SHOW         567            163            255
CNBC MAD MONEY           98             59             63
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         271             94            157


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.

  • Gabriel

    Ralph Hahn
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM
    @Keynes: Go to billoreilly.com. Mr. O has a poll going that shows, overwhelmingly, that participants have no problem with Romney being a Mormon.


    Bill O’reilly’s polls are unscientific. The stormfront crowd proved that in 2003 when they methodically trolled it.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: The obvious truth is…no Republican or conservative wants to tell everybody that Rush is full of it. Go to bernardgoldberg.com. Bernie calls Limbaugh out in one of his latest columns.

    Must be last week sometime that I brought Bill Maher up. Maybe, you’re confusing me with someone else? Because I failed to mention that Maher is a scumbag this week, doesn’t mean that I changed my mind.

    But, ask any woman, whether or not she’s a public figure: If you were called a “slut,” “prostitute,” or the ‘c’ word by a man, which word would likely be responsbible for putting your fist into that man’s face?

    Case closed.

  • lbsles

    @ suklow

    If you know it came from those people/post then you read them.

  • Snap Tie

    @ eggmanbill: The list from the Socialist Party of America’s website.. http://www.commieblaster.com/progressives/index.html?v=zCaJ8uYEY1U Click the links in this article and see for yourself they are aligned..

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Gabriel: I don’t know if Keith Olbermann solicits opinions from his website readers or not for any polls, but if he were to ask who they would likely vote for, you KNOW it’s going to be Obama, by a wide margin.

    So, if you’re going to call a spade a spade (NO RACIAL SLUR INTENDED!), you might as well say the same thing about Olbermann’s polls as you would about O’Reilly’s polls.

  • Joan

    @ eggmanbill

    My favorite person Allen West, love him and he speaks truth!

    Now I had my say so I’ll put you on my list with the rest of the Demoncrats and trolls on this site like Suik, Matthew, Mark and the other freaks. I don’t read a thing they furiously write ROFLMBO! :)

  • lbsles

    href=”http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/04/12/cnn_spins_the_rosen_problem”>Could this be the factor helping CCN, in third place, rushing to be fourth?

  • Mark

    @Ralph Hahn

    We had this discussion over and over on this board about Rush vs Maher. In the case of Rush he is viewed to some degree being a leading voice for the Republican party. On the flip side Maher is a comedian who is on the very far fringe of being a voice for the Democrats

    A bunch of House members 10 years ago made Rush an honorary congressman, I don’t remember the Democrats doing that for Maher.

  • Matthew

    Reminder for 4/12/2012: Joan used the term explicitly racist term “Osambo” in reference to the President of the United States, and to do anything other than shun her is to give her permission to be human garbage.

  • Gabriel

    Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    As for Rush not being the spokesman for the Right, tell that to the guy who keeps posting Rush quotes or stuff from Rush’s website. Am I to assume those quotes are ment as comedy like Bill Maher who you keep on bringing up?


    Forget about the nonentity, or Nemo (as they say in Latin) who goes by lbles. Fox News regularly highlights snippets of Limbaugh’s show daily now. Fox and Friends, the show after them, Megyn Kelly, and Greta have all been publicizing Limbaugh and even bringing on pundits to dissect his critical analysis on a daily basis.

  • lbsles

  • Gabriel

    Ralph Hahn
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM
    @Gabriel: I don’t know if Keith Olbermann solicits opinions from his website readers or not for any polls, but if he were to ask who they would likely vote for, you KNOW it’s going to be Obama, by a wide margin.

    So, if you’re going to call a spade a spade (NO RACIAL SLUR INTENDED!), you might as well say the same thing about Olbermann’s polls as you would about O’Reilly’s polls.


    Of course it is. Why do I need to say it? I only mentioned O’reilly’s polls because you were attempting to use them to reach a conclusion. Oh, and why would anyone assume that spade is a racial slur?

  • lbsles
  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    From yesterdays messnbc morning Coffee Joe

  • lbsles
  • Joan

    Shoot, I hate when my kids are out. I get distracted , I guess I cnt keep them home in my sight all the time! I love my kids and grandkids :)

    TWO Hillary Rosen’s …… Jay is entertaining LOL

  • Gabriel

    Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM
    If you don’t read my wall of text, the ghost of Reagan will haunt your kitchen and mess up your pots and pans


    Reagan was on my side on the capital gains vs. income debate. Is that Charlie Rangel on the far left?

  • Coffee Steve

    Catholics are Christians dude.

    Yep, I spent 2 years in a Catholic Church before entering the Baptist Church. I was afraid I’d get addicted to the wine at the Catholic Church :-)

    PS: When we visit Michigan and my wifes brother, we go with them to service at his Catholic Church, and I’m telling everyone here, At his church, I cannot tell a difference between his and a good old fashion Baptist sermon at ours.

    The Catholic Church has sure changed since I attended one. Pssst….all Christians are Christians, I never did go for the we’re right and their not junk. I’ll fish and eat and play basketball with Catholics and all Christians in Heaven, and (GULP) I’ll even share my coffee with Jesus and everyone too :lol:

  • lbsles

    Holder’s Corrupt Opposition to Voter ID Laws

    Can anyone think of an innocuous reason that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder oppose state voter ID laws?

    Obama and Holder appear to view almost everything through the prism of race or, at the very least, use race as an excuse to justify otherwise very dubious policies, from immigration enforcement to voter intimidation actions to strong-arming banks to make loans via allegations of racism.

    In December, along these lines, Holder criticized redistricting maps that had been drawn by the Texas Legislature and used the opportunity to call for an aggressive federal review of voter identification laws in not just Texas but other states.

    But what does all this have to do with voter ID laws? Well, Republicans have been engaged in lobbying for state voter ID laws throughout the nation as an effort to enhance fair and lawful elections and prevent voter fraud. These laws are simple and transparent; they would require voters to present a government-issued form of identification as a condition to voting.

    Predictably, Democrats — led by Obama and Holder — claim that the move is a GOP ruse to suppress minority voting. Holder called on the parties “to resist the temptation to suppress certain votes in the hope of attaining electoral success and, instead, achieve success by appealing to more voters.”
    Notice the automatic assumption and, in turn, barely veiled accusation of GOP racism. Notice further how utterly patronizing Holder’s attitude is to minorities.

    Is Holder’s position that minorities are incapable of or ill-equipped at obtaining identification to vote? Why shouldn’t people be required to prove they are who they say they are in order to participate in the electoral process?

    I would think minorities would be offended at the suggestion that laws requiring them to prove their identity as a prerequisite to voting would somehow disadvantage them. I would think they would have every bit as much interest in ensuring fair, fraud-free elections as non-minorities.

    It is sheer common sense that our election authorities should demand proof of the identity of all voters before allowing them to cast votes that will ultimately determine critical decisions affecting the future of their state and nation. I don’t remember ever being allowed to vote, by the way, without presenting an ID, even though the precinct workers know me and I know them. This isn’t the least bit offensive, but even if it were, it wouldn’t justify jeopardizing the integrity of elections.

    Political correctness causes people to adopt absurd and indefensible positions, which is precisely how we should characterize efforts to resist voter ID laws.

    Obama, Holder and the Democratic Party establishment don’t even bother to counter the irrefutable argument that proof of ID is essential to reduce voter fraud. Instead, they just throw out the slanderous allegation that the GOP is trying to suppress the minority vote, which itself is born of the same type of categorical judgment about groups of people that lies at the heart of the sin of racism.

    I am not a big fan of so-called bipartisanship, because I think it’s a one-way street for Democrats, who only demand it when they want Republicans to cater to their demands, and not the other way around. I’m also realistic enough to recognize that today the parties are so far apart in their goals for the nation and the means to achieve them that we’re just better off presenting our alternative cases to the people and letting them decide. But if there were ever an issue that screams out for bipartisanship, ensuring fair elections by verifying the identity of voters would have to be at the top of the list.

    The administration’s cavalier dismissiveness about the need for voter identification to improve ballot security has been exposed as the cynical fraud it is with the recent release of a video from filmmaker James O’Keefe. The video showed how easy it was for O’Keefe’s associate to check in as Eric Holder in Holder’s polling. The video showed how easy it was for an associate of O’Keefe’s to check in as Eric Holder in Holder’s polling place without presenting identification, though he neither signed the poll book nor proceeded to cast a ballot. The poll worker, who obviously didn’t know O’Keefe, much less Eric Holder, didn’t even want to be bothered with the presentation of an ID. “As long as you’re in here and you’re on our list and that’s who you say you are, we’re OK,” he said.

    It’s outrageous that Holder is accusing Republicans of wanting to suppress the minority vote through these laws. But it’s not outrageous to suggest that Holder and his party, through their specious invocation of the race card to oppose these laws, have no legitimate basis to oppose them and indeed must have an ulterior reason for doing so — one that involves rigging the election process in their favor.

    Posted by David Limbaugh on April 9, 2012 05:53 PM to David Limbaugh

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