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.

  • DB

    Coffee, pls tell me you are kidding about what the CNN contributor said!!

  • Coffee Steve


    I wish I was kidding, but nope, it was actually said on CNN. Theres video on mediaite

  • Coffee Steve


    Is it any wonder why CNN is in last place?

  • suikostinger

    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.

    uhhh, you mean when people on FN and everywhere were complaining about 16 dollar muffins which was wrong…the muffins weren’t 16 dollars yet people kept saying they were? People in here bring up insignificant topics like they always do, same with the muffins I guess…..however I don’t ever remember talking to anyone in here about muffins.

    Get through a post without using the F word? I’ve only used it twice since I’ve started posting here which has been awhile now…so don’t even exaggerate. But keep going around calling people idiots and dumb without actually USING the words…..

  • Coffee Steve

    Just seen on a local station here, a small Occupy Louisville group are walking around with signs, If the GSA can afford all that stuff, then they can afford to pay us :-)

    Night Everyone


  • REM

    I recently asked my neighbors’ little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, are liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?’

    She replied, ‘I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.’

    Her parents beamed with pride.

    ’Wow…what a worthy goal.’ I told her, ‘But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that! You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.‘

    She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, ’ Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50? ‘

    I said, ‘Welcome to Conservatism.’

  • Matthew

    Oh, by all means, lets have people with untreated schizophrenia come into the gated communities of America so they can pull weeds and mow lawns. Feel free to visit your local underpass and make the offer yourself.

  • suikostinger

    lets have people with untreated schizophrenia come into the gated communities of America so they can pull weeds and mow lawns.

    Talk about being followed with a gun……Zimmerman case all over again…I kid I kid. That was just for you DB. :)

  • usnretirex2

    Good Moring all

    Got on the bike and was just enjoying the ride and was heading home and all of a sudden I could not see.

  • usnretirex2

    Could not see going home right then on a good riding day. :twisted:

  • Rick

    Does anybody take CNN news seriously?
    Then again does anybody take any of the News stations seriously?

    Just about all of the talk that I have heard on CNN, has been a current event that everybody reports with a bunch of trivia that may or may not be accurate because they are talking to someone that has know idea what they are talking about or speculating on something that they really do not have enough information on to make an educated guess. Their research seams to be shallow. Or maybe it is their anchors that are shallow and can’t comprehend the good research from the trivial BS.

    Fox and MSNBC at least do a little better job of researching. The problem with fox and MSNBC is that they think they are in debate class and the information is always slanted toward their opinion on the debate. Which has a definite slant.

  • Coffee Steve

    Goooooooooood Morning Everyone


    STOP IT!!! Ya scared the bee jeebers out of me :-)

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning!!
    navydude, you suck! You scared me too, but…………….I may get even!

  • Coffee Steve

    Jobless claims up again :-(

    But there is some good news, manufacturing looks stronger this month, not as many layoff’s as expected due to gas prices.

  • Coffee Steve

    Hey Rats?

    Our gas is back over $4.00 what’s it like there?

  • Jeff

    Vetting Hannity would provide many new jobs….he’s such a fool! Besides who cares what he says?? I certainly do not.

    Gavin Newsome will be next Governor of Cali and will eventually run for the White House. He is truly a great leader with compassion and courage, GOP fear this guy.

    Ted Nugent….sadly we lived in the same small town. He opened a gun hunting shop in the 90’s….went belly up….quick! Its common knowledge in our town that he was a reclusive a$$hole that no one really liked…..Jackson Michigan is the birth place of the GOP and they can’t stand him.

    Better “story”
    I asked my neighbors child who’s parents are extremely conservative and bible thumpers “what would you like to be when you grow up?”

    “Definitely not a Republican!!” She said “Republicans side with big business, greedy banks, oil companies, and do not tale care of the Earth GOD gave us

    Then her parents went immediately to register as Democrats.

    Good Morning usnretired!!! Mr. Coffee!!! D.D. Suiko!

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Jeff, hope your morning is off to a good one

  • Coffee Steve


    I’m going over the latest credit report on my paid part of Moody’s. Dude, they are starting to scare me, you don’t want to know what they are saying about the housing market. But I’ll tell ya anyway :-)

    *New US RMBS Deal Lacks Process for Resolving Repurchase Conflicts
    As the mortgage crisis has shown, having clear mechanisms for resolving disputes between investors and providers of representations and warranties (R&W) is critical for any US RMBS transaction. Given this, the lack of these key procedures is a credit negative for such deals. Industry commentators have noted that a recently launched deal from CSFB, CSFB Mortgage Securities Corp. 2012-CIM1, seems to fall into this category, as it did not include procedures for conflicts resolution over repurchases of defective loans for 82% of the pool…

    And boys and girls? 3 years without a budget and the White House yesterday telling Paul Ryan if he doesn’t stop it with the cuts, they won’t sign any spending bills has Moody’s in a bad mood. We do NOT want Moody’s cutting the rating, if they do, the market will explode.

    This could come to a head by Mid-June.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:47 AM
    Hey Rats?

    Our gas is back over $4.00 what’s it like there?

    it has been ping ponging back and forth. It had dropped way down but then we got a 25 cent hit all at once. then it triclkled downd then up then down. We are at $3.98 this morning but I am betting that a Thursday will bring an increase going into the weekend.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve

    I dont know what the heck is going on with the housing market!! By all indications it looks like the forclosures could in fact explode and flood the market but when I talk to the asset companies they dont have the green light to take it to the next level. The ones that are out there are becoming more difficult to close. I have one that is a cash deal and the bank just asked for a 60 day extension to close. We should be able to do it in weeks with cash not months!! On regular deals I have had numerous deals this year alone come within days of closing and at the 11th hour the lender say “nope, cant do it”! I have been having trouble with appraisers under valuing homes and killing deals! I have appealled 3 appraisals this year! Tha tis 3 more than I have appealled in over 8 years! Buyers are trying to buy but no one is making it easy! 780 credit score, 20% down, and a lender pulled the plug on the loan because there was a bounced check a year and a half ago that was the banks fault!! and this is using the same bank for the loan!

    it is not fun anymore!

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