Cable News Ratings for Friday, April 13, 2012

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April 16th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 13, 2012

Note: CNBC showed live coverage of the NHL quarter-finals instead of some of its usual programming.

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,225            305            552
CNN         351            107            133
MSNBC         511            149            224
CNBC         156             49             84
FBN           68             14             36
HLN         212             76            116
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,137            436            825
CNN         530            152            200
MSNBC         851            214            378
CNBC         228            116            113
FBN           38             13             25
HLN         316             99            163
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,101            325            618
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         236             92            100
MSNBC Morning Joe         447            167            245
CNBC Squawk Box         146             38             86
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         304            105            186
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,591            338            671
CNN SITUATION ROOM         567            112            195
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         704            167            247
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         129             12             70
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         160             27             77
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         260             88             81
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,817            403            726
CNN JOHN KING USA         388            108            127
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         843            219            365
CNBC MAD MONEY         199             55            108
HLN PRIME NEWS         326             97            147
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,807            369            727
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         385             93            106
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         850            175            401
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         148             26             44
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         308             98            147
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,784            538         1,052
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         426            145            180
MSNBC ED SHOW         975            214            413
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         194            118             98
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION         318             73            151
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,765            380            732
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         639            171            255
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,120            249            480
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         272            148            150
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         287             70            127
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC PAYING AT THE PUMP       1,840            390            685
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         526            142            166
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         458            179            239
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         120             53             55
HLN NANCY GRACE         262            107            169
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,222            361            577
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         312             99            111
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         392            179            169
CNBC MAD MONEY           41             23             26
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         217             85            133


For other days cable news ratings click here.
Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

  • Snap Tie

    Fifth amendment pleader and soon to be Ex GSA official Jeffrey Neely, Hot tubing, drinking wine during one of his eight scouting and off-site pre-conference meetings to prepare for the October 2010 GSA conference. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20122/04/cheers-photos-show-embattled-gsa-official-enjoying-wine-and-soak-in-spa-tub

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    If you pop in later.

    “You need to get one of those “STOP IT” emocons thingies”

    Working it now, tried using :mrgreen: and it was too hard to work with but I haen’t given up yet.

    PS Killing Lincoln did not work, to long and to hard to read in 2 lines.

  • lbsles
  • usnretiredx2

    but I haen’t = but I haven’t

  • lbsles
  • lbsles
  • Matthew

    ‘“Do you know what the real threat of stay-at-home moms is to leftists? They don’t need government! They are the essence of individuality. Stay-at-home moms are the essence of rugged individualism, and they don’t need the state.” -Rush’

    Hahahahah, ah, yes. Patriarchy is the ‘essence of individuality.’ As long as, you know, you’re a man.

  • suikostinger


    Still quoting rush. You do realize the Mitt Romney said a worse thing about stay at home moms than Rosen did and I don’t see you or anyone else talking about it….

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    I am back. It has been almost two weeks since my windows Vista went down. I took a chance on Staples Tech Service and they did a good job.

    I do not see Mitt beating BO, it is not in the cards. Mitt puts his foot in his mouth each time he speaks. Mitt is going to need a team of debate coaches
    to keep up with BO.

    Do we really want to count chickens this early?

  • steve

    Yeah, those mama grizzlies really helped put Sarah Palin in the White House….NOT!!! The fact is the next President will be determined by who wins the Independent voters…and that has more to do with indepedent working women…not stay-at-home moms.

  • Matthew

    “Study Confirms Undeniable Truth of Life #24″

    BTW, I’d love to know what some of the female posters think about the argument being made in this article. It’s essentially saying (admitting) that prior to the feminist movement, being a female meant you DIDN’T live in a meritocracy, and that your place in the hierarchy was determined by your physical attractiveness, rather than your intelligence and talent. I’m sure just as many beautiful women support the elimination of such a system as ugly women, because intelligent and talented women that are beautiful want just as much agency as anyone else; Nothing is more insufferable for people with talent than to have to live under the tyranny of those less competent than they are, people who are only in their positions through an accident of birth. Rush seems to long for the ‘good old days’ when people fit in their ‘traditional roles’ and ‘knew their place.’

  • DB

    I would love for Bill Maher to run into Todd Palin someday on the street!! :-)

  • steve

    After 16 years of being the No.#1 morning news show, NBC’s Today show has been dethroned by ABC’s Good Morning America. I called this one last week. This is what NBC gets for hiring Sarah Palin…serves them right.

  • REM

    Steve go to Gallup .Romney is wining the independent vote by 6 you got it backwards

  • REM

    Why Obama will lose and is the worst president in US history

    Operation Fast & Furious
    Obamacare (now costing TWICE AS MUCH)
    $5 TRILLION in DEBT first term of 0bama
    $500 Billion CUT from Medicare
    Failures of Solyndra, NextEra, Light Squared, Ener1, Solar Trust and others
    Failure to enforce Federal immigration laws
    Failure to approve Trans-Canada Keystone Pipeline
    Failure to accept reforms from Simpson-Bowels (his own commission)
    14.9% U-6 Real Unemployment
    Skirting Congress with unelected ‘czars’ to protect his donors
    America’s Credit Downgrade causes OUR investments to tank
    30% loss in value of OUR homes
    20 years of Rev. Wright’s racism
    Bailing out GM & Chrysler unions’ pensions with OUR taxes
    Highest Food Stamp usage in history
    Out-of-control NLRB giving unions more power so their donations grow
    Suing AZ, Al, SC, Boeing and Apple while ignoring the NB Panthers
    $800B for ‘shovel-ready’ Stimulus jobs that produced NO JOBS
    Dept. of Energy under contempt of court and over 100 investigations
    N0 Energy Policy…Oil, Natural Gas & Coal production anemic
    N0 Foreign Policy other than alienate and isolate our allies (Israel)
    Apologizing to Muslims and enemies of the USA
    Acorn / Union cronyism paybacks with OUR Taxes
    1200 0bamaCare waivers to Democrat donators
    Showing complete weakness to our enemies with NO CLUE


  • Jeff

    REM’s polling data is BS. Not true as usual. But I think we all know that by now. Perhaps the polling data he read and got so excited over was from Arizona or Alabama polls…..who cares either way eh?

    Mitt Romney thinks an at home mom is a REAL JOB unless she is poor and on some form of aid….oooops.

    Oppps again, Mitt and Ann Romney busted on tape making comments about being happy that Hillary Rosen made the comments an it being a gift.

    Mitt also busted on tape with thoughts on Latino voters and many government agencies he would cut. He has some splaining to dooooooo! :)

  • Matthew

    The guy that had OBL and al-Awlaki assassinated, and continues to ignore sovereignty and murder people with robot death planes is ‘soft on our enemies.’ Lets elect the guy that dodged the draft so he could fart around in France, he strikes me as a guy who knows foreign policy

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    @ REM

    Please find another dealer. Your current dealer knows that you are not playing with a full deck. You are being cheated.

  • REM

    Gallup new daily tracking, Jeff thats Gallup.com

    all registered voters Obama45 Romney47
    republicans Obama 6 Romney90
    democrats Obama 90 Romney6
    Independents Obama 39 Romney45

    Jeffy boy read em and weep and it will only get worse for Obama

    Going to party like the GSA in November.

  • steve

    Here’s the link showing that ABC’s GMA with Katie Couric has dethroned NBC’ Today show with Sarah Palin. This is the first time in 16 years that NBC will not finish in 1st. They should’ve never tried to fix something that wasn’t broke and they should’ve never hired Sarah Palin.


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