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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

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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.

 
  • Coffee Steve

    When you wake up it will only be 199 days until election day :-)

    Night Everyone

    @Hillbilly

    Since you’ll be holding the fort overnight, be careful Ratboy got excited and put a puddle in the floor, don’t slip and fall bro :mrgreen:

  • AppleStinx

    @Hillbilly

    Hold off that corn mash celebration! ‘Rock Center’ has been adjusted down to 2,550K P2+ viewers.

  • Nothiga

    I heard Hannity’s rating improved since he started “vetting” all incumbent presidents beginning with Obama.

  • Nothiga

    I hope Hannity does not commit suicide after Obama’s re-election in November.

  • Hillbilly

    Applestinx – Hold off that corn mash celebration! ‘Rock Center’ has been adjusted down to 2,550K P2+ viewers.

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    I already has this ready.

    Rock Center adjusted down. 2.55 P+2 viewers.

    Bill O – 2.75

    Rock Center – 2.55

    Hannity – 1.85

    I was half right. I guess thats better than being all wrong.

  • Hillbilly

    Erin Burnett’s 11pm repeat beat her 7pm show AGAIN. Fox & Friends morning show & Bill O’s 11pm repeat beat MSNBC & CNN’S prime time lineups. :???: I guess folks have been sleeping in. The first week or 2 of Fox’s new 5am (If that was causing the drop)show had F & F below 1 million. They been above 1 million lately.

  • Hillbilly

    Ratboy – the Five got pretty good numbers. Must be all the people going to hear Beckel swear

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    They do pretty good Tues, Wens, & Thursday. Don’t know what happens to them on Monday & Friday. I saw a headline on the “Beckel Swear Jar.” You can watch him putting money in it here. I saw him putting the money in when it aired. I didn’t know why until i came to TVBTN. Imo without Beckel the show wouldn’t be as good.

  • Hillbilly

    For those who say The Five is 4 against 1 (which is almost true. Gutfeld is more libertarian than conservative) watch this. Around the 1:15 mark Gutfeld says Bob gets to talk more than anybody else. ;) Yes i know that doesn’t equal the time out.

  • Hillbilly

    For those who say The Five is 4 against 1 (which is almost true. Gutfeld is more libetarian than consevitive) watch this. Around the 1:15 mark Gutfeld says Bob gets to talk more than anybody else. ;) Yes i know that doesn’t equal the time out.

    Oooops!

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve – @Hillbilly

    Since you’ll be holding the fort overnight, be careful Ratboy got excited and put a puddle in the floor, don’t slip and fall bro

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    I thought sunshine potty trained him. :lol:

  • Steve Perry

    @Hillbilly Bob Thornton…lol, jk

    Don’t forget to count the 9.5 Million viewers Brian Williams got earlier in the evening…bringing his total to over 12 Million viewers for the day.

  • Hillbilly

    Isn’t it nice they can decline to tell us what we are paying for. :roll: How bout we decline to pay taxes until they do.

    Obama himself recently weighed in on the issue. The controversy centers on the arcane process by which taxpayers pick up the tab for “official” trips while his reelection campaign or the Democratic National Committee pays for “political” travel. When a presidential foray includes both kinds of events, the cost is divided according to a formula that presidents have declined to make public.

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    Delta Flight 1063 was forced to make an emergency landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after its right engine reportedly experienced a bird strike shortly after takeoff this afternoon.

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    If China is helping them their looking bad. I would think if China wanted to, they could help them with a successful launch tomorrow.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has provided some assistance to North Korea’s missile program, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, a week after the hermit state’s failed missile launch triggered broad international condemnation.

  • Hillbilly

    A death bed confession coming soon?

    Chuck Colson, an aide to President Richard Nixon who was convicted in the Watergate scandal, is near death after having surgery more than two weeks ago, according to a statement from the Christian ministry he founded.

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    Jiroemon Kimura Ratboy of Kyoto, Japan, the world’s oldest living man, celebrated his 115th birthday on Thursday.

    According to the Gerontology Research Group (GRG), an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, he is not only the world’s oldest living man, but is the third-oldest man in recorded history.

    However, Kimura is not technically the world’s oldest living person. That distinction belongs to Georgia resident Besse Cooper, Applestinx who was born on August 26, 1896.

  • usnretirex2

    Good Morning all!

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    Great breakfast this morn, but while talking politics with my buddies, it sure makes it harder to keep the coffee warm. :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    *The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.

    *Reid Halts Chairman Kent Conrad’s (D-ND) Budget Process; No Vote Likely Until After Nov. Election
    1,087th day without a Budget.

    *Chairman Kent Conrad’s a Democrat had drawn up a budget proposal
    Specifically, the Democrats’ plan included:

    •$2.6 trillion in tax hikes
    •Spending that would grow at twice the rate of inflation
    •Debt increases by more than $8 trillion that would make the U.S. total debt $23 trillion by the end of 2022
    •Mandatory spending growth at 3 times the rate of inflation
    *The United States is facing an unprecedented $15+ trillion debt.

    “The decision to kill the mark-up came as a total surprise,” said one Budget Committee staffer in an interview with Big Government.

    Sen. Reid made his last-minute decision to stop the budgetary mark-up because the process would have forced Senate Democrats in tight races to make difficult political choices that might undermine their chances at reelection.

    (The Hill & CNBC)

  • Paul

    Chris Wallace on FnF How dumb is it for a Secret Service agent to post pix of him and Sarah Palin 4 years ago on his FaceBook account?

    I agree, I don’t have a FB account, I know many who do and they post all kinds of comments and photos. IMO Facebook is a worldwide database where users freely post personal info about themselves without giving it much thought.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Paul

    Good Morning.

    The station I worked at had me get a Twitter account so our viewers could tweet me stuff and read some of my promo’s to tease about stories I was reporting on, it got to be crazy.

    Most were polite and really intellegent tweets, but some of them were beyond weird :-)

  • Paul

    @ Coffee Steve
    Good morning
    Most were polite and really intellegent tweets, but some of them were beyond weird

    That’s a twitter account for business, and I’m sure you got some lunatics falling from the cracks. You mean you didn’t have an assistant to answer your tweets lol

    I have a question? Do you think if Reagan hadn’t made the statement “Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall” we would have more goods (and jobs) made here in the USA? I think that is what opened up the floodgates to worldwide free trade agreements.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Paul
    I think that is what opened up the floodgates to worldwide free trade agreements.

    It sure helped it along, and yes, that assisted in the global trade market which hurt our exports. It also helped Germany’s economy explode in a good way (for them). But with the bad, I think that the end of Russia’s party was a good thing. But the problem with us is we have had leaders who gave up too much in agreements to try and expand democracy without understanding that those Governments would not play fair and take advantage of our generosity.

    Reagan was even guilty of this, and for all the good Bill Clinton did, and I did like him as President, he helped throw American Businesses under the bus, and Bush didn’t do anything to help either. George Bush Senior actually before NAFTA started did sign some agreements which protected us. How do I know this? That is the time, I made the most in the markets and it was all American Companies I bought stock in.

    Ross Perot was screaming about what was happining, but no one listened. Paul? Our economy thanks to all those aggreements and the global market now, will never be the same or as good as it was once. And to me, IMO, hurts the global economy because we had people who really knew how to keep an economy growing, but no longer, thats for sure.

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