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.

  • d.d.

    Ah…… Coffee is using his picture again.


    I know I posted an article on what federal workers owe the IRS. I’ll add
    this :

    “36 Members Of The Obama Administration Owe $800,000 In Back Taxes

    A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes.

    Nearly one-third of Obama’s aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each. ”


    Photo: Democrats Don’t Show Up For Budget Work

    Not even showing up is like giving us all the finger.



    A very good article ‘ The president’s big greenwash’ is available @ CNN Money / tech fortune

    “Perhaps the Obama administration has set the bar for green success too low. Anything that does not implode or burst into flames qualifies as a success.”


    Hope you all are having a good day. It’s a beautiful one here in TN.

  • Hillbilly

    NBC Rock Center 2.87 P+2 viewers. Now we wait for **Hannity’s numbers.

    **I don’t think Hannity will beat Rock Center. The honorable Applestinx pointed out RC was getting in Hannity’s range & that Bill O was consistently beating RC. Rock Center will beat them both this week. OK I’m on the record & prepared for Applestinx’s wrath of ridicule if Bill O wins. :???:

  • Ralph Hahn

    @REM: >>> I said, ‘Welcome to Conservatism.’ <<<


  • Hillbilly

    A “Daily Show” segment that criticized Fox News for ignoring the GOP’s “war on women” while highlighting the left’s “war on Christmas” has drawn the ire of the Catholic League.

    Cue onscreen photo-illustration of a “vagina manger,” and a pair of statements from Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

    This unprecedented vulgar assault on Christians cannot stand. If Jon Stewart doesn’t apologize, we will mount a boycott of his show’s advertisers. And we will enlist our allies in the Protestant, Jewish, Mormon and Muslim communities…

    Read more here.

  • Milwaukee

    I’m watching Martin Bashir for the entertainment aspect, as I do with most MSNBC programs and what I find particularly annoying is even if a guest explicitly states that they are extremely middle of the road. When re-telling stories they detail the republican f*ck-up and then follow it by a glossed over democrat f*ck-up.

    For instance, this guest said “Romney traveled with a dog on the top of his car X years ago, causing xyz vs. the culinary habits of a kid in Indonesia”.

    Granted, I don’t believe that an Indonesian eating dog in their country if that their thing is particularly wrong but they should be prepared to deal with Americans recoiling at the idea.

    39% – Percentage of US households that own dogs.

  • Joan

    @ Milwaukee

    Let um gloss….people are having way too much fun with this to let it go I have not had as much fun since Michelles 600 dollar shoes :)

  • Ratboy

    gotta love a sense of humor

    John McCain Tweets Picture Of Son’s Dog, Adds ‘Sorry Mr. President, He’s Not On The Menu!’

  • Joan


    Is that a singer from the 60’s?

  • Joan

    What happened to my post?

  • Joan

    @ Ratboy
    That’s great
    I have some great recipies I collected from the blogs to fax to coffee :)

  • Coffee Steve

    Ya gotta love Harry :roll:

    Harry Reid: ‘Seniors Love to Get Junk Mail…Only Way of Communicating or Feeling Like They‘re a Part of the Real World’

    Excuse me for a sec BITE ME HARRY…

    RIP Levon Helms, Da Band

  • Coffee Steve

    John McCain Tweets Picture Of Son’s Dog, Adds ‘Sorry Mr. President, He’s Not On The Menu!’


  • Coffee Steve

    I have some great recipies I collected from the blogs to fax to coffee

    LOL..thank you

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Joan: Helms was a singer and the drummer with The Band. “Up On Cripple Creek?”

  • Joan

    I wonder if Barry ever got his Tiger meat?
    Is there an animal called unmaned drone by any chance? just wondering from which animal the nadless (O’Reilly word of the day) courage comes from :)

  • Ratboy

    FLASH: Black Hawk down in Afghanistan…

    Cannot rule out enemy action…

    Four Americans ‘likely dead’… Developing…

  • Joan

    FLASH: Black Hawk down in Afghanistan…

    Let’s all take a minute and pray for those brave guys

  • Ratboy

    @ nadless

    nadless means something different to me as in “that guy is nadless!” “you nadless chicken” “without my nads I am nadless”……….hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Obama is nadless, just may fit afterall! :shock:

  • Joan

    you got it, you’re good you need to go on the Factor in place of that Russian chick that is so good with English words:)

  • Ratboy

    @ Joan
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    you got it, you’re good

    I calls em as I sees em!

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