Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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April 19th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, April 18, 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    1,258        317         561
CNN      309         99         133
MSNBC      493        137         213
CNBC      176         61           96
FBN        63         12           33
HLN      204         79         106
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,085        425         826
CNN      473        142         209
MSNBC      954        236         388
CNBC      415        186         178
FBN        47           6           21
HLN      280        100         135
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,173        328         633
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      172         69           93
MSNBC Morning Joe      487        191         271
CNBC Squawk Box      120         30           81
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      247        106         145
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,707        418         723
CNN SITUATION ROOM      479        113         163
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      778        145         240
CNBC FAST MONEY      202         40         100
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      278         76         105
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,970        336         714
CNN JOHN KING USA      402         88         133
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      723        150         226
CNBC MAD MONEY      201         64         130
HLN PRIME NEWS      294        100         138
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,825        416         786
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      317         90         141
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      877        182         325
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      201         54         109
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L      218         91         103
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      316        103         154
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,756        519       1,050
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      436        123         212
MSNBC ED SHOW      869        177         376
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L      314        117         117
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      244        132         132
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,851        432         762
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      534        172         227
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      970        262         411
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L      507        224         217
HLN DR. DREW      207         82           99
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,632        323         666
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      451        132         186
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,023        269         377
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      173         99           83
CNBC NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS      311        136         128
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L      605        306         285
HLN NANCY GRACE      283         90         149
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,214        364         613
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      342        107         158
MSNBC ED SHOW      587        156         253
CNBC MAD MONEY        99         79           56
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      207         69         121


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.

  • Joan

    LOL @ coffee

  • Joan

    I get so nervoud listening to Harry Reid I want to jump through the TV and pull the friggin words out :{

  • Coffee Steve

    For Joan LOL

  • Coffee Steve


    Nancy Pelosi Wants to Change First Amendment to Allow Regulation of Corporate Speech

    The bill in question is called the “Peoples’ Rights Amendment,” and its goal is to explicitly allow Congress to regulate corporate speech however it wants:

    Rep. Donna Edwards (D.-Md.) explained the basic principle this move to amend the Constitution is advancing.

    “In Citizens United, what the court said is that Congress has no authority to regulate this kind of political speech,” said Edwards. “And so all of these constitutional amendments go to this question of giving Congress the authority that the Supreme Court, I think wrongly, decided isn‘t within Congress’s constitutional–our constitutional purview.”

  • Ralph Hahn

    Harry Reid is THE ORIGINAL “Grumpy Old Man.” Not just content to scream at his neighbors’ kids to “get off my lawn,” he’d likely sue the parents as well.

    It’s funny that Dickie Smothers played Reid in “Casino.” Before becoming a U.S. Senator, Reid was head of the Nevada Gaming Commission, which approves or rejects casino operations in Lost Wages. He turned down “Sam Rothstein’s” (played by DeNiro) application for a license in the film.

    Earlier in the film, you see Smothers (supposedly as Reid) escort a long-legged showgirl to a comped room with cocaine.

    As Tommy Smothers always said to his younger brother Dickie: “Mom always like you best!” lol

  • Coffee Steve


    They are drawing up plans for Syria dude

  • Snap Tie

    Read it and weep:


    Obama will be so close to being the 6 trillion dollar man by November,

  • Snap Tie

    @ Ralph Hahn: Forget things like bingo and early bird specials. What seniors really want. We Need To Pass Post Office Reform Bill Because “Seniors really Love Getting Junk Mail”… Dingy is losing it. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/04/18/reid_defends_junk_mail_seniors_love_getting_junk_mail.html

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffe Steve
    Who is drawing

  • Coffee Steve


    Today at the hearing

    Leon Panetta: US military planning for greater role in Syria conflict

    The Pentagon is “reviewing and planning for a range of additional measures that may be necessary to protect the Syrian people,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday, with top US military planners using the recent US intervention in Libya as a potential template for action.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a congressional panel on Thursday that the Pentagon is providing “nonlethal aid” to the civilian-led opposition in Syria and that it is preparing additional measures if it becomes necessary to help protect the Syrian people.

    Key word “nonlethal aid”. He stressed that point.

    Russia may allow something done with IRAN but no way with Syria. That is their main foot hold in the region.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    The best write up I cn fing on this



    Had to break apart so it did not get filtered.

  • usnretiredx2

    I feel like used coffee grounds. Filtered :oops:

  • Coffee Steve


    Good link, and while I don’t think ground troops will be used anytme soon, I bet ya Russia and Iran tries to expand this, guess we have a new chess match coming.

  • marvin

    How long do you guys think Erin Burnett has before CNN cans her?

    Are we in the final days?

    What would CNN have to pay to buyout/terminate her contract?

  • Coffee Steve


    Problem is CNN’s entire lineup has been stagnate for months, it’s not just her, Frankly I am puzzled by CNN’s downfall and cannot understand how the exec’s there keep allowing a once great powerhouse to remain below average.

    I hope someday they get their glory back, it would be nice to have all 3 get back to more news oriented

  • Mark

    Funny how the Republicans are selective when it comes to the Catholic Church stances on issues


    Top US Republican rejects criticism by Catholic bishops

  • Snap Tie

    Obama’s new favorite food = blue dog democrats.

  • usnretiredx2

    Well, it is that time again

  • Coffee Steve


    Bonzo was cool!!

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