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


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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.

  • steve

    Polls are like a s s h o l e s, everybody’s got one.

    Oh wait a minute…NEWSFLASH!!! This poll was just released a couple of hourse ago from CNN:

    All Registered voters: Obama 52% – Romney 43%
    Independent voters: Obama 48% – Romney 43%
    Women(w/mama grizzles) Voters: Obama 55% – Romey 39%


    You see what I’m saying REM, never put your money on a single poll. Several polls had McCain winning the election up to one week and one day before President Obama beat him by over 10 Million votes.

  • Mark


    1. Isn’t Rush an “entertainer” per the words of people who were trying to act like what he said about Fluke a month ago, so what is his opinion worth?

    2. Why doesn’t Rush comment on this?


    “I wanted to increase the work requirement,” said Romney. “I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless.’ And I said, ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’”

    Looks like Mitt doesn’t think in some cases being a stay at home mom is work.

  • usnretiredx2

    Where have you been, long time since we last disagreed.

    Welcome back bubba


    If you didnt go door to door, a poll isnt even worth reporting.

  • REM

    CNN are you kidding. they are in the tank for Obama. They polled California and new york to get those results. Not even close.

    resist we much

    November we party like the GSA in Las Vegas

    Romney wins in a landslide


    Mitt romney is a ragtag canidate that conservatives have to settle for, he stutters too much to be believable, and if he doesn’t step up his game the billion dollar obama campaign will take apart him and his wife.

  • steve

    Again you’re sidestepping my point…polls don’t mean squat!!! Several polls, including FOX News, had McCain beating Obama up to a day before the election and President Obama ended up destroying him by over 10 Million votes…it was proof that polls don’t mean SQUAT!!! Keep drinking that FOX Kool-aid buddy…lol.

  • REM

    Gallup has Romney winning
    Rasmussen has Romney winning
    Fox has Romney winning

    and you want to use the biggist hack CNN in the industry

    yea you go with that. Go shine your Obama picture.

    Obama has not been above 50% in years but you go with it, CNN I cant stop laughing

  • suikostinger

    and you want to use the biggist hack CNN in the industry

    uhhhhh You just used Fox, saying they have Romney winning….followed by that sentence….WHAT!!!?!??

  • steve

    REM, like I said polls don’t mean squat!!!

    Several polls, including FOX News, had McCain beating Obama up to a day before the election and President Obama ended up destroying him by over 10 Million votes…it was proof that polls don’t mean SQUAT!!

    How many times do I have to tell you that…proof is in the pudding.

  • steve

    FOX Poll – Conservative leaning
    Rasmussen Poll – Conservative leaning
    Gallup Poll – Had McCain beating Obama up to a month before Obama destroyed McCain.

    In fact, stop drinking the Fox News kool-aid, you’re really losing it.

  • REM

    Rasmussen is the most accurate pollster in the business, they had Obama winning by exactly the margin he won by.

    Obama is the MSNBC of politics. distant second


    I think its gonna be a good one but, mitt romney is just a weak canidate compared the fire throwing campaign I seen from obama and hillary, he has to come with facts intead of one liners “Id tell him to pack” (wife laughs), I know obama is shaking after that one! GARBAGE!

  • usnretiredx2

    Based on 2008 elections the following are the most reliable Pollsters in order from best to worst.

    1T. Rasmussen (11/1-3)**

    1T. Pew (10/29-11/1)**

    3. YouGov/Polimetrix (10/18-11/1)

    4. Harris Interactive (10/20-27)

    5. GWU (Lake/Tarrance) (11/2-3)*

    6T. Diageo/Hotline (10/31-11/2)*

    6T. ARG (10/25-27)*

    8T. CNN (10/30-11/1)

    8T. Ipsos/McClatchy (10/30-11/1)

    10. DailyKos.com (D)/Research 2000 (11/1-3)

    11. AP/Yahoo/KN (10/17-27)

    12. Democracy Corps (D) (10/30-11/2)

    13. FOX (11/1-2)

    14. Economist/YouGov (10/25-27)

    15. IBD/TIPP (11/1-3)

    16. NBC/WSJ (11/1-2)

    17. ABC/Post (10/30-11/2)

    18. Marist College (11/3)

    19. CBS (10/31-11/2)

    20. Gallup (10/31-11/2)

    21. Reuters/ C-SPAN/ Zogby (10/31-11/3)

    22. CBS/Times (10/25-29)

    23. Newsweek (10/22-23)

    On average, the polls slightly overestimated Obama’s strength. The final polls showed the Democratic ahead by an average of 7.52 percentage points — 1.37 percentage points above his current 6.15-point popular vote lead. Seventeen of the 23 surveys overstated Obama’s final victory level, while four underestimated it. Only two — Rasmussen and Pew — were spot on.


    Rasmussen is a conservative poll.

  • steve

    Yep, FOX and Gallup didn’t even make the Top 10 but CNN did…go figure…lol…gotta love it.

  • Joan

    great info to have, thanks!

  • usnretiredx2

    Recommendation, Pick a pollster, stick with that same pollster no matter what they say. If it swings your way, good deal, if it does not, oh well. Do not bounce from pollster to pollster just because today it is in your favor. If you cannot just limit yourself to only one at least pick 2 that are neck and neck.

    Me I will continue to hang with Rasmussen followed by PEW for anything the Rasmussen did not survey.

  • suikostinger


    Newt was attacked and bitten by some pengiuns.

    In related news coming in from Fox News, Pengiuns are liberal loons!


    No news organization ever quotes rasmussen except fox news.

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