Cable News Ratings for Monday, April 16, 2012

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April 17th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 16, 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    1,558       256            579
CNN SITUATION ROOM       485       135            175
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       764       175            282
CNBC FAST MONEY       222         40            115
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       188         48             89
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,632       254            604
CNN JOHN KING USA       404         85            108
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       741       195            301
CNBC MAD MONEY       253         80            128
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,597       369            708
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       334       104            135
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       845       203            378
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT       210         41             70
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       245       115            115
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL       305       128            194
 Net  8PM  P2+ (000s)  25-54 (000s)  35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,826       549         1,093
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       517       176            234
MSNBC ED SHOW       880       220            377
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       418       242            234
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       230         80            120
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,061       435            820
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT       442       130            212
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       897       232            398
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       441       234            205
HLN DR. DREW       196         76            112
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,820       357            748
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       457       179            249
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       859       249            320
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         63         33             22
HLN NANCY GRACE       262       115            165
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,300       471            727
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       214         85            128
MSNBC ED SHOW       518       202            208
CNBC MAD MONEY         81         54             47
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT       163         66            102


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.

  • Mark

    Wow…what a drop from last Monday.

  • Snap Tie

    Plenty of Hookers for everyone…. Twenty or 21 women were brought back to the hotel in Colombia by U.S. Secret Service and military personnel. 11 agents – 5 servicemen.. Classic big government spending, plenty of unnecessary spares.

  • Coffee Steve

    Monday night blues, numbers are down

  • Joan

    O’Reilly and Hannity are good
    Greta higher than usual

    #2 and # 3 not good at all…

  • XYZ

    The top part of this chart seems to be the same as Friday…?

  • Coffee Steve

    *NBC is reporting that the agents in Columbia had in fact Presidents Schedule in the rooms.

    If that’s true guys, that’s scary stuff and put him in real danger. This story is about to get alot bigger. And it should, we can’t have him in that kind of danger.

  • Dan

    Beckel did a fantastic job on Hannity last night…….http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/17/video-beckel-did-a-bad-bad-thing/

    Beckel, you are too funny.

  • Joan

    @ coffee
    Woah! they could and should face criminal charges for that!

  • CNN fan

    Actually, I think those are decent demo numbers for MSNBC, especially in earlier primetime. CNN is another story. They can’t be happy with numbers like these and this isn’t an anomoly. Not only do they need to revamp their talent, they need a revamped executive team. The current lineup of “suits” has failed and they should be fired.

  • Raz

    What bothers me the most about the whole Columbian ‘Ho scandal, is the dude who refused to come up with 42 extra bucks for ‘extras’. What a ‘cheap charle’. Had he coughed up the 42 bucks, everyone would have gone home happy and none the wiser.

  • Coffee Steve


    My guess is if that story turns out to be true, they will face charges. And should. That is so absurd to put our President in that kind of harms way, and if they have done this in the past, we are all very lucky nothing happened.

  • Joan

    What has happened to people in important places in out Country? God help us all!

  • Coffee Steve

    Chicken is DONE!!!! 24 pieces, I’ll fax all of you some :-)


  • Joan

    Please do I hate to cook!

  • One

    Watch DOVN. It’s the wave of the future.

  • 1nancy2

    Hi Coffee,
    Whew! You are a patient person, but I bet that chix is wonderful. Now, if I can assemble all of those ingredients, I may try to make some. R-Boy, Oh, come on, you know that you are neck and neck with Boss, however, The Boss leans more to my favored left side, but, don’t fret, you are still way up on my like list. USNRx2 guy: I’m not angry at you. In fact, I enjoy your commentary. It’s just that I am ‘busy’ with my other friends, who keep me on my toes. Later.

  • Coffee Steve

    Whew! You are a patient person

    Right now I am one huge stuffed person. Top the chicken with my Homemade white sauce, and green beans and you have the makings for a heavenly meal. No dessert for this ole diabetic though, but to be honest I don’t have room for it anyway :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    Heres one for ya d.d.

    *More U.S. cities set to enter default danger zone

    (Reuters) – America’s swelling ranks of fallen municipal borrowers have been blamed in the past year on ‘what-were-they-thinking’ causes, be it a Taj Mahal sewer system in Alabama or an overpriced trash incinerator in Pennsylvania’s capital city of Harrisburg.

    But the next series of major cities and counties in danger of defaulting on their debt can hardly point to one single decision for their malaise. Whether it be Detroit, Miami or Providence, Rhode Island, their problems have a lot more to do with financial policies that put them on course to live well beyond their means.


  • Paul

    If anyone from MSNBC or Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” show reads this board give your viewers more credit for intelligence. At 6:20pm on tonight’s broadcast while talking about Romney, the caption at the bottom of the screen read “47% of Americans find Romney Unfavorable”. Doesn’t that mean 53% are Favorable?

  • Coffee Steve

    Well all 5 under classmen at Kentucky are leaving for the draft, but pre-season ranking still have Kentucky at #1, Louisville #2 and Indiana #3

    Should be another fun year next year

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