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.

  • Ralph Hahn

    >>>What do you want him to do? All he can do is listen to 4 people agree with each other and when he says something they yell over him and argue…<<<

    I'm talking about television practices, not anyone's politics.

    When I was a campaign advisor, I would tell the candidates to face the reporter when he's asking and when you're answering the question. If you're making an opening or closing statement, FACE the camera and not be "shifty-eyed."

    Beckel just can't face the person who has the floor on a discussion, without missing the red light of the camera which is on him.

    You can tell that most of the regulars like Bob. He has the most fun with

    Now, no soup for you!

  • Bu

    CNN needs to bring Larry King back. I know that the young ppl think he is too old, but he had ratings!

  • AppleStinx


    Which area of MA are you from? I hope you’re not from the western side.

  • Hillbilly

    Don’t know what breed of cows these were. Cows are usually able to handle the cold pretty good. Must of been really cold or they got sick…maybe old?

    DENVER – It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn’t get out.

    The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren’t smart enough to find their way out.


    A diverse group of academic research scientists from across the U.S. have written a policy paper which has been published in the journal Science, suggesting that the time has come for all science journals to begin requiring computer source code be made available as a condition of publication. Currently, they say, only three of the top twenty journals do so.

    Read more here.

    The team acknowledges that many researchers are clearly reticent to reveal code that they feel is amateurish due to computer programming not being their profession and that some code may have commercial value, but suggest that such reasons should no longer be considered sufficient for withholding such code. They suggest that forcing researchers to reveal their code would likely result in cleaner more portable code and that open-source licensing could be made available for proprietary code.

  • Hillbilly

    TheBoss1 – @hillbilly … Pres. Bush inherited a budget surplus (that was his rationale for the tax cuts … govt took in more money than it needed, so let’s gove it bac to the American people). Problem with that argument was thatvwecwere in $5 trillion worth of debt at the time. The Bush tax cuts should have never happened and we should have used the budget surplus to help pay down the debt.


    Bush DID NOT inherit a surplus. During the debates Newt kept saying he helped balance the budget 4 years in a row. (Something along them lines) FNC & others fact checked him & found it not to be true. Ron Paul even called him on it during one of the debates. The link below has the hyperlinks to the govt sites to show there was NO surplus. The surplus touted by BOTH parties was smoke & mirrors.


  • Hillbilly

    Dan – Beckel did a fantastic job on Hannity last night


    Beckel has a swear jar on The Five. At the end of the show he was dumping pennies in by the hand full for his Boo Boo on Hannity. :lol: I guess he uses pennies so he don’t go broke.

  • Dreamer

    I have to apologise upfront but, I have to say that as a lurker for several years I lost alot of respect for some of you. The outright statements that some make are not acceptable. Even the rats “goodtime” references were in bad taste. I agree with Gabriel that I think dana is a fraud. At first (he,she) said that they were a woman, now a man. A place that I once enjoyed gone, sad.

  • Hillbilly

    Here is another on with a chart. Clinton came close in 2000, but no “cigar.” :lol: Pun intended. Hyper links to govt sites on here too.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “WHY in the world does TVByTheNumbers combines CNN & HLN? That skewers the true numbers of each.
    If I added Fox News & Fox Business, I will get with these 2 sets:

    CNN/HLN: 101.12 million HHs

    FNC/FB: 215.45 million HHs

    Does TVByTheNumbers do it so Fox News won’t be #1??
    Be honest – each channel/network SEPARATELY.”

    You are very confused.

    CNN & HLN are *each* are available in 101.12 million HHs. That’s not a combined number.

    I guess they could be listed as:

    CNN: 101.12 million HHs
    HLN: 101.12 million HHs

    But I didn’t think it required the extra line.

  • Hillbilly

    OK last one. It’s from wikianswers & agrees with the other two that 2000 was close. Bold added by me.

    Clinton did not have a surplus of $230B in the year 2000 because he had to borrow $246.5 From numerous other off budget funds. Clinton NEVER ran a surplus during his 8 years in office, he just borrowed yearly from different budgets, (primarily the SS budget) (Ron Paul called Newt on that & Newt didn’t deny it) to offset the general fund losses. In 2000 the following funds were borrowed which resulted in a $16.5 deficit.

    $152.3B from Social Security
    $30.9B from Civil Service Retirement Fund
    $18.5B from Federal Supplementary Medical insurance Trust Fund
    $15.0B from Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund
    $9.0B from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund
    $8.2B from Military Retirement Fund
    $3.8B from Transportation Trust Funds
    $1.8B from Employee Life Insurance & Retirement fund
    $7.0B from others

    Total borrowed from off budget funds $246.5B, meaning that his $230B surplus is actually a $16.5B deficit.

    ($246.5B borrowed – $230B claimed surplus = $16.5B actual deficit).

  • Hillbilly

    I wonder if they investigated Richard Trumka?

    The U.S. Secret Service is looking into a violent rant by “Catch Scratch Fever” rocker Ted Nugent in which he denounced President Barack Obama and his top advisers as “ev*l” and urged National Rifle Association members to help “chop their heads off in November.”

    “I’ll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said. “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?”

  • Hillbilly

    I hope Faith3 don’t see this. :???: Before she asks. NO! I don’t think this is a good thing.

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action.

  • Hillbilly

    Be careful what you wish for Mrs Obama. With the way your hubby skirts the constituion & bad mouths the SCOTUS voters don’t need reminded.

    First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama’s argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans’ security, freedoms and whether they can “love whomever we choose” — a reference to the fight over gay and lesb*an rights.

    “This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light,” she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. “I hope you all are fired up and ready to go.”

    So we was in the dark before Nobama was elected. :roll:

  • Hillbilly

    The filter don’t like “lesb*an” spelled correctly. It’s a sexist filter. :lol:

  • Dreamer

    Hillbilly, The first lady’s staements about gay rights is the same as the President complaining about the Supreme Courts decision on healthcare? Do not see the connection.

  • Dreamer

    Smiley and all.

  • Hillbilly

    Dreamer – Hillbilly, The first lady’s staements about gay rights is the same as the President complaining about the Supreme Courts decision on healthcare? Do not see the connection.


    To be honest no i don’t. The article does go on to say the first lady wasn’t supporting gay marriage. I wonder if that has to do with every time it has been put to a vote by the people (Maybe one state voted yes) it’s lost? Even Cali voters voted no on gay marriage.

  • Dreamer

    My point is how do you tie this into Pres. Obama and his own statements? Are they not seperate people?

  • Dreamer

    Seperate events even.

  • AppleStinx

    Bill Gorman wrote: “…You (HarryFromMA) are very confused….”

    Yep, as confused as a troll wants to be in impersonating a Fox News “fan”, one who is either extremely dumb or one who does fuzzy math to advance an agenda (another commenter just happened to accuse FNC of doing that in Friday’s thread).
    The troll doubled FB’s HH penetration and added to FNC’s; a merely confused person would not do that.

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