Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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April 18th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 17, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,211       309            539
CNN       357       108            144
MSNBC       452       126            186
CNBC       185         74            104
FBN         47         12             25
HLN       231         82            124
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,211       473            880
CNN       562       149            201
MSNBC       969       252            386
CNBC       267       148            145
FBN         33         10             21
HLN       421       160            232
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,082       285            546
CNN Early Start/Starting Point       206         78             96
MSNBC Morning Joe       371       159            206
CNBC Squawk Box       114         40             75
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade       243       113            135
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,721       368            700
CNN SITUATION ROOM       611       132            204
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       657       122            179
CNBC FAST MONEY       177         34             97
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       144         37             61
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Net 6PM
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,753       323            673
CNN JOHN KING USA       414       104            140
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       630       133            216
CNBC MAD MONEY       174         61            111
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       248         59            112
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,612       377            717
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       344         94            119
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       645       130            273
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT       128         33             55
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL       363       118            195
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,831       555         1,076
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       464       105            160
MSNBC ED SHOW       861       182            360
CNBC SUPERMARKETS INC       140         55             90
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       550       200            253
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,042       481            834
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT       657       147            191
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,034       285            425
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       259       133            147
HLN DR. DREW       357       153            221
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,738       382            722
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       554       195            240
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,012       288            372
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       404       256            198
HLN NANCY GRACE       295         86            188
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,369       413            684
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       232       107            117
MSNBC ED SHOW       540       157            228
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       556       401            313
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT       193         69            112

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.

  • suikostinger

    President Bush was very-very well-vetted

    I don’t remember FN calling him a terrorist just because if you turn his logo upside it looks like a logo from the MB. I never heard Bush being implied and a few times out right called a muslim by FN….. MSNBC probably did it, but their slogan isn’t fair and balanced, and no one in here (except maye Jeff) actually thinks MSNBC is reliable on anything other than lieing….

  • Matthew

    “The headlines help spread the BS. Tell me, how can Senate Republicans hold up or kill a Bill when the Democrats CONTROL the Senate? They have more than half of theirs on the Senate floor. Yet, Democrats are voting AGAINST Obama bills. The same people who could have tilted the vote to their side of the aisle.”

    Are you serious? They hold up and kill bills because if you want to pass anything remotely divisive or political, you now need 60 votes to break a Republican filibuster. The Buffet Rule had 51 votes IN FAVOR and 45 votes AGAINST. So did the Jobs Bill, and a bunch of other failed legislation; Senate Republicans are being accused of holding up and killing bills because they’re holding up and killing bills. This isn’t the Democrats voting against legislation, it’s the Democrats not having the 60 senator super majority they need to invoke cloture, and actually pass Democratic legislation.

  • DB

    suiko, “If knew anything about reading comprehension you would be able to tell what I was getting at by doing that with what I typed…” I guess my reading comprehension is down because this sentence( I guess it is a sentence) made no sense to me.

    Show me one example where I have called someone an idiot or a retard. I have alluded to your lack of brain power but don’t think I have called you or anyone else an idiot and I know I have never called anyone a retard. But hey don’t let the facts get in the way of your rants.

    I have called Nancy a hypocrite but only because she is one!!

  • eggmanbill

    Tired of hearing the Fair and Balanced Foxes crying that the main stream media is in the tank for President Obama. Like the Fox No-News media outlet is not in the tank for Romney and the Republican Party. That moron Eric Bolling of The Five (GOP Romper Room)said today that President Obama was left of Chavez, I know why Fox hires all these castaways from the main stream media. Murdoch No-News Corp. is Anti-American and they know if they hire these castaways, it’s their last stop, so they have no choice but to spread Murdoch’s crazy right wing agenda. I will continue to monitor the train until it wrecks.

  • suikostinger

    Also DB. I agree I sometimes do go off topic on stupid tangents like the zimmerman case and others but it’s rare but people in here are in here alll day everyday…do you EVER get tired about talking about the dumbest crap EVER? People in here pick up on the dumbest things EVER “OMG OBAMA ATE A DOG WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A COUNTRY WHERE IT’S A CUISINE” ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Watch out guys, Obama is a Muslim because….well, the only thing I got going for me with that, is because he’s brown. Let’s not forget the “FN rules, MSNBC drools” You do realize I used to say that when I was 8……..lol. Attack Obama, the Democrats and Republicans on things that need to be brought up like the healthcare bill or something. People in here bring up that Rosen woman EVERY day in here without EVER EVER reading what she actually said and just listening to FN and letting them take it out of context for them so they can get angry over nothing……

  • suikostinger

    lack of brain power

    Yeah, because that’s not pretty much calling someone an idiot…..does that help you sleep at night? lol

  • DB

    Mathew, there is no reason the Dems can’t at least bring a budget to vote. This is something they are required by law to do and they haven’t done it for three years. Their reasons for not putting forth a budget is because they don’t want to stand beside a budget that increases the debt. The Dems are just as guilty of holding up bills as the repubs.

  • Paul

    @ Laurence Glavin
    The TV quiz show that must always be identified in the form of a question: what is “Jeopardy!?” (and yes, just like Yahoo!, an exclamation mark MUST always follow the noun) has announced the roster of “Power Players” who will appear on the show next month.

    What! No Bob Beckel? I would love to hear him give the answer only to have Alex Trebeck say “Oh! Sorry Bob but you didn’t answer in the form of a question” and to hear Beckel reply “WTF” lol

  • DB

    suiko, I didn’t think you could give me examples. Also I knew you wouldn’t comment on your nonsensical sentence.

    A while back I posted you needed to get off the muffin issue and talk about our 15 trillion dollar debt. You spent innumerable posts telling me how important the muffins were. I don’t think the dog eating, or the dog on the roof or your muffins are important. You are just the last person to tell others to talk about important things. You are making my argument about the muffins– you have flip flopped.

  • Matthew


    I never denied that the Democrats are stalling the legislative process also, they’re just doing it in a different way. It’s completely fair to say that Senate Republicans are killing legislation, because they’ve created an environment where a simple majority is no longer enough to get anything done; The other side of it is Harry Reid refusing to introduce anything that’s Republican leaning. We have a legislative branch that is completely useless, and will remain useless without super majorities on one side or the other. It’s a side effect of politicians now living under the 24/7 microscope, and needing to weigh how every word uttered, every vote, and every debate will be portrayed in the Bullsh*tosphere of MSNBC/Fox/CNN/Talk Radio/Blogs etc. Being a politician is now more of an acting/campaigning gig than a governing job.

  • DB

    Mathew, I agree.

  • DB

    Matthew, I have misspelled your name twice now–sorry about that.

  • Joan

    @ Betty
    you are hysterical LMAO

  • eggmanbill

    Billy O did it again he blew Bob Beckel in for an open mike incident on Hannity, like it was a joke, he knew he could have gotten Beckel fired. Tonight he questions the LA Times for printing the pictures with the American Soldiers with the body of suicide bomber then shows the picture twice. Then he goes on describing other incidents with our Soldiers. Billy O is a phony no good BS artist,he will end up with his buddy GB on the internet.

  • Michelle

    “The Buffet Rule had 51 votes IN FAVOR and 45 votes AGAINST. So did the Jobs Bill, and a bunch of other failed legislation; Senate Republicans are being accused of holding up and killing bills because they’re holding up and killing bills.”

    Senate Democrats can pass the “Buffet Rule” by…..Reconciliation, remember?

    Don’t count on it though as everybody knows it’s a gimmick.

  • AppleStinx

    Paul wrote: “What! No Bob Beckel?”

    Every time Bob swears, money goes to the other contestants’ charities. :smile: Left and Right coming together for some good. I don’t know what makes people go off on a tangent about right-wingers being “ignorant” relative to a show where good memory is also of value. Sadly, I won’t be around to watch it. It should be good.

  • Matthew

    “Senate Democrats can pass the “Buffet Rule” by…..Reconciliation, remember?”

    An operating Senate shouldn’t have to pass everything through Reconciliation, and the Buffett Rule is just a simple example of an endemic problem. Look at a chart for cloture voting by year and then try to make the case that the filibuster hasn’t been a big part of the legislature the last ~5 years. The only sh*t getting passed is earmark garbage and stuff that’s such a no-brainer that it has near universal support. This is no way for an entire branch of the government to function. And all of the proposed budgets except for Simpson-Bowles are gimmicks. You can’t solve long-term debt without Social Security and Medicare reform, and you can’t solve short-term debt without tax increases and decreasing the size of our foreign empire and D.O.D. funding. In other words, you can’t solve any debt whatsoever without doing the things that neither party will ever, ever, ever, ever, ever vote for.

  • suikostinger

    A while back I posted you needed to get off the muffin issue and talk about our 15 trillion dollar debt.

    WTF are you talking about? What muffins……LOL

  • Coffee Steve

    Greetings TV ratings people

    *New Pipeline Proposal Could Reignite Battle With Obama Administration

    TransCanada submits new Keystone XL pipeline proposal to Nebraska officials, possibly jumpstarting the project after an earlier plan was blocked by the Obama administration.

    *Sad times of change: Bake Sales, Car Washes Hosted to Help NASA Out With Budget Cuts

    *This actually was really said on CNN :roll:

    CNN Contributor On Suicide Bombers: ‘You’ve Got To Hold These Bad Guys With The Respect That They Deserve’

  • DB

    suiko, you make it very hard not to comment on your IQ but I won’t. Also, try to get through a post without using the F word either in full or abbreviated. Again goes to your IQ.

    $17 muffins at a government conference. Strain your brain, you can remember. This does show it was an insignificant issue, even to you.

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