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.

  • usnretiredx2


    “Rasmussen is a conservative poll”

    And yet they called the 2008 election for Obama almost to the precent.

  • Mark

    Is there any polls that go by state?

    Let’s be honest here who somebody in Texas or California is going to vote for has minimal impact who wins.

    Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, Ohio, Florida, New Hamphire, North Carolina are the ones most likely to decide who wins

    You can probably add Pennsylvania(D), Wisconsin(D), Michigan(D), Minnesota(D), Arizona(R), Virigina(R), Missouri(R), Georgia(R) as states that potentially could go the either way(where they more likely to go in brackets)

  • Matthew

    Rasmussen was the most accurate in 2008, and will likely remain one of the more accurate, because they poll likely voters, rather than just registered voters. RV can tend to overcompensate for the Democrats, because the Democratic party has been notoriously bad at actually whipping up voter enthusiasm, and it’s been that way for a couple decades. Even in 2008, if you look at Gallup voter enthusiasm polls, Democrats were only 3 points more enthusiastic for the ‘charismatic’ Obama than they were for the ‘wooden’ John Kerry; Republicans, on the other hand, were almost 20 points less enthusiastic than they were in 2004. Democrats only win national elections when Republicans f*ck up catastrophically, like Bush did, because Democrats (even now) fail to understand the so-called “Kansas mystery.”

  • suikostinger

    Rasmuessen himself seems to lean more right than center. Just look at the 5-6 so books he wrote….

  • steve

    Yeah but Fox also quotes their own polls….lol

  • usnretiredx2


    “No news organization ever quotes rasmussen except fox news.”

    Come on, and you don’t know why? They sure all were calling up Rasmussen poll numbers in the 2008 elections


    Scott Rasmussen is a conservative, and the reason he called the election down to the percent because HE HAD TO. But this early on he is lean the polls in romney’s favor to hype support.

  • usnretiredx2


    “Is there any polls that go by state?”

    Most do, when it get a little closer to Nov. They are just all getting ready to start the big show. The best ones for the State issue are the top 5 and what ever pollster is home based in that state. The do not messup polls in their home state.


    I meant to say leaning, you know what i mean.

  • usnretiredx2

    Ok Grant, go with that.

    You bounce from pollster to pollster and I will stick with one.

  • usnretiredx2

    I will not bust your chops for spelling. I think I am the worst one here.

    Well you all have a good night, it is bed time for bonzo.

  • steve

    But let’s not forget that Rasmussen polls had Hermain Cain winning the GOP nomination and the Presidency at one point…lol

    Also, here’s one of my favorite clips of FOX and Rasmussen polls…they can’t even add correctly.

  • Joan

    I keep up with Rasmussen, so what if it is called conservative, they get it right, after all they are # 1 AT GETTING IT RIGHT.


    “Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life” – Hillary Rosen Is she not telling the truth?

  • Mark

    I never get this


    Why is the States that seem to vote Republican and complain how they want government out of there business, seem to benefit most from Government programs?

  • steve

    Rasmussen poll from Sep 5th, 2008

    McCain – 48.8%

    Obama – 45.7%

    Others/Not sure – 5.5%

    Once time ran out, they had to change their tune to look good…go figure


    @Mark Because they only support government programs if they’re party is in charge, if the democrats are in charge, government programs are an abomination.

  • Matthew

    “Once time ran out, they had to change their tune to look good…go figure”

    That’s not how polling works. Polling can certainly be skewed in certain ways, particularly by the fact that so many still get their data primarily from landlines, and by asking leading questions, but it’s not like Rasmussen is just personally pulling phony numbers out of his arse.


    People seem to keep forgetting that Hillary Rosen is a women too! is she not an american citizen?

  • Matthew

    *^—- Clarification: I mean the fact that so many pollsters still poll over landlines skews the demographics, even if they work hard to catch a wide range of ages.

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