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.

  • Coffee Steve


    Terrence Jones passed up about a 10 million dollar NBA contact last year to stay at UK, and the rumor is he is wanting all of them to stay this year as well. But Anthony Davis is to be the overall number one pick, but his mom is begging him to stay. I think he will 100% go, but I’m not sure all of them will.


    Thanks for your kind words Bossdude. And Music is the language that binds us all :-)

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve and Ratboy

    Looky what I found, maybe he was still holding it.

    Dec 11, 2011
    Legendary investor George Soros has more than doubled his position in YPF SA, increasing his holdings from 233,400 shares to 544,400. At the moment, his stake in the Argentine oil producer is now worth nearly $18 million.

  • Coffee Steve


    Yep, the electric cars are in deep trouble in another sense, they can’t get anyone to buy stocks into that market, over the past 5 years, investors who took a chance are losing money with the companies either going bankrupt or losing money.


    Getting older doesn’t suck, it’s the pain and stiffness that comes with it :-)

  • suikostinger

    FN is attacking Hilary Rosen again. Why don’t they bring up what Mitt Romney said 3 weeks ago? I thought the 10 AM hour was suppose to be one of the few news hours on Fox News…..

  • Coffee Steve

    George Soros’s Favorite Low PE Stocks: 2 To Buy
    Great link USN

    To be fair to President Obama, Argentina stabbed him in the back with that deal, he expected a very good rate for Oil and instead they gave the rate to China instead. He could pay them back by lifting the Gulf drilling ban though, that would show Argentina we don’t much care for their betrayal

  • Rick

    Political Polls only reflect the current answer that they recieve from the sample of people asked. The only poll that counts will be the one taken in November.

    History shows that all Political Economies and governments fail. Thomas Jeffeson and John Adams predicted that the American Political system will fail in time and it has. The question is whether the government can reconstruct itself or whether there is a revolution that completely changes government.

    The American Political Experiment has had one collapse that revolved around the Political Economics of Slavery. Southern Politicians, including Jefferson, could not resolve thier economic dependence and fears over slavery. The Civil War prevented a complete failure.

    The next near collapse of the American Political Experiment was the Great Depression, which was a collapse in the Flow of Currency due to the inflating of the Flow Rate during the 1920’s that was fueled by the over use of debt and financial instruments to support an ever increasing Currency Flow Rate required to support ever increasing Asset and Labor Dollar value. The Banks and Financial market got the blame because they held the debt and other instruments that fueled the bubble in the Currency Flow Rate.

    Repeat in 2008 except Corporate balance sheets were in good shape because of the collapse of the corporate debt market in the early 1990’s and the equity market in 2001.

    Now we have the problem that Government Debt has been fueling the Currency Flow Rate. Nothing is too Big To Fail even our government. Eventually Government will be unable to borrow to support the Currency Flow Rate. Just like PIIGS.

    The Political Parties are dependant upon government spending to remain in Political Power to repay thier supporters. When Raising Tax Rates reduces the Currency Flow Rate, Reduced Government Borrowing reduces the Currency Flow Rate and Increasing Interest Rates constrains where government can spend money because paying interest on the government debt has priority over all other government spending, Neither Party knows how to handle this problem.

    Can not inflate their way out of it because government costs will go up faster than the economy will expand due to the job distruction that will occur.

    It is the Political Economic Policies that both Parties practice that will cause an economic collapse. Aristol, as well as others since, wrote about
    the same Political Problem of Ancient Greece and Rome, that we still have
    today. Organized Political control of the Currency for the benifit of the Politicians and their friends.

  • Coffee Steve

    Put another Pot of coffee on Rats, my kid is starting Algebra 2 and she has destroyedand blitzed the first level but having alittle problem with the more complicated ones



  • TheBoss1

    @usnretirex2… thanks so much. You conservatives have to stop being so nice; it’s going to have to force me to be nice, too, which is totally out-of-character! :)

    I do have a serious question for all regarding our current health care delivery system. A few days ago I received a statement from the hospital (not a bill) detailing the total expenses. Now, I went into the hospital for a 7:15 am surgery (anterior cervical disectomy with plating). The surgery lasted three hours. I had to stay overnight. I was released at 11:00 am the next day.

    Does anyone care to guess the total hospital expenses? Go ahead and take a guess! How much do you think it cost?

    A prize for the poster who comes the closest to the total amount!

  • suikostinger

    Pretty high. My niece stayed in the hospital she only had one machine hooked up to her to watch her heart nothing else. It cost 14k dollars.

  • Ratboy

    @ A prize for the poster who comes the closest to the total amount!

    I dont have a guess on your procedure (I hope you are recovering without a hitch) but I do know that about 9 years ago I entered the emergency room about 6:30 pm on a Sunday evening with chest pains. I was put on a nitro drip and admitted, had the roto rooter sent up my crotch and through my heart on Monday and left the hospital almost 24 hours to the minute on Monday evening and the bill was just a little over 10 grand!!!

    about 27 years ago I had L4 and L5 discs removed then a fatty tissue implant done with no fusion and I think if I remember the total was a little over 20 grand (but I was in the hospital for 2 weeks)

    All that said………………….survey says……………..$33,682

  • AppleStinx


    Get well. And watch out for your competitors. If I remember correctly, Ratboy is fluent in Russian and French, and Hillbilly speaks, well, the Hillbilly language perfectly. :grin:

  • Ratboy

    @ Ratboy is fluent in Russian and French

    You got it wrong, I used to DRINK white Russians and Eat French bread! I barley get the english language right! :lol: What scares me is I understand the Billhilly perfectly and Coffee Steve’s lingo makes perfect sense TOO! :shock:

  • usnretirex2


    My guess is 48K

    Now, with that fresh in your mind, when you went to the pre-op appointment did you have to answe questions on your end of life choices?

    I ask this because this has been done for everyone one since I can remember but yet this was what Obama said would now be done and we (The Right) called them the death panels. I could not understand why something that has been done since forever and part of the pre-op process be something new.

    PS, we seldom agree, we seldom see eye to eye, but we all feel pain and we all will share that pain when one lets us.

    Look if Jeff and I can be distant friends anyone one can. You all make me smarter. I need this post to get me ready to do battle with my sister. She is left of left and is a school faculty member at Cornell College.

  • AppleStinx

    TheBoss1 asked: “…How much do you think it cost?…”

    d.d. will get it correctly down to the dollar. My guess is 15K for the surgery + 2K for the overnight stay, totaling 17K.

  • Ratboy

    @ I need this post to get me ready to do battle with my sister. She is left of left and is a school faculty member at Cornell College

    suggestion – drink heavly, get some “good stuff” from Gabe, come to your senses, and dont talk to her! :lol: :lol: Oh and one more thing, leave your gun locked up!

  • PaulG


    hhhhh, Boss, you are the best! I was just formulating my answer to Paul’s question, and, by golly, you did it for me and, I might add, in your usual superior manner.

    I have no issue with the content of TheBoss1’s post or reply,,so you can praise all you want someone who posts “EFFIN MORON FOR BELIEVING HIS BANAL TRIPE” while your lamenting “nasty name callers”,,but I won’t reply to TheBoss1 for same reason I won’t reply to Joan,,his racist and anti semitic comments,,but as long as you agree with his politics,,I guess he’s just the “best”…

  • TheBoss1

    Interesting guesses thus far….

    Again … three hour anterior cervical disectomy with plating surgery. One night stay in hospital. Released at 11:00 am next morning.

    I’ll keep the guessing open a little while longer. Stay tuned!

    And again, thanks for the well-wishes. Three weeks post-op tomorrow. I go back to mu neurosurgeon next week for one month follow-up.

  • dana

    the Boss1:: sorry for the delayed reply, have been away…I find it hard to blame the rich for the disparity in income distribution when the rich is responsible for giving 99% of all the charities in the world not just the US their income. How can you justify giving the gvt more of their money when you do not know for sure it will reach its intended target, ala Solyndra, the mideast wars, the gsa parties, the fraud in welfare and medicare,etc? perhaps the answer to the poor and middle class is to get rid of the middle man stealing from them the tax money that is coming into the treasury namely the ability of congress to spend indiscriminately. Also, Mitt Romney’s wife and welfare moms that stay at home to differes in one way, when most of these women had children they were already on the public dole and that public got enhanced by having children, what dignity is there in having children when you know going in you cannot afford to take care of them, to me these are not apples to apples of mothers…

  • usnretirex2


    “leave your gun locked up”

    No way, that sets her on her tantrum right off the bat. Being the older sister, she picked on me during the first 16 years, I now have all the rest and it is fun. I can spin her up faster that you can count to one.

  • d.d.

    I haven’t worked orhtopedics in years, although I do know , a single screw can cost as much as $500. If more than one disc is involved this raises the cost. This is technical surgery requiring either an ortho. doctor or neurosurgeon to perform it, plus, the anaesthetist fee for three hour’s monitoring .

    This was an outpatient clinic’s charges last year, which seem incredibly low to me.


    I had several ortho. shoulder surgeries at the Cleveland Clinic years ago, & my total bill was over $200,000.

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