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.

  • tony

    @nothinga-Yes Obama could come out on top,but I’ll tell you this overall it could be a long election night in Donkeyville if he doesnt win because the Reps will have a stranglehold on the house and the Dems according to reputable polls are destined to lose the Senate.

  • d.d.

    Time to annoy our thread’s posters.

    I know many here like the emoticon, smiley, face. While they can be whimsical & fun, smileys can cause comments lose all seriousness when you overuse them . I don’t think they make peoples comments better or accomplish what some posters think they do. They remind me of preteen girls notes to one another. In other words…. a little goes a long way.


    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Missouri Teacher Forced 6-Year-Old To Sit In Her Diarrhea

    A Missouri mother says her 6-year-old daughter was humiliated after she was denied a bathroom break in her kindergarten class and was forced to sit in her diarrhea during a test session at school.

    “They didn’t even bother trying to clean her up or anything. She still had poop, diarrhea poop, coming out the back, up her front, down her legs,” said the mother While no one helped to clean up her child, a teacher did give the child a trash bag to wrap around herself,

    * * *

    In March, Gonja Wolf, a high school art teacher in San Diego, was placed under investigation after a 14-year-old female student accused her of forcing her to urinate in a bucket inside the classroom instead of taking a bathroom break

    * * *

    In January, a 7th grader at Klein ISD in Houston, Texas, claimed he was forced to urinate in a plastic bottle after his teacher refused to allow him to use the restroom. * * *

    * * *

    Kingsport VA. teacher arrested for lining up his students, firing blank shots from gun

    * * *

    NY – February, 2012: For Fifth Time This Month A NYC Teacher Is Arrested For Alleged Child Sex Abuse

    NY – February, 2012: Outraged parents demand answers over hiring of PS 87 school aide accused of sex abuse

    NY -March, 2012: Queens teacher charged with assaulting 6-year-old

    MO – March, 2012: A Missouri elementary school teacher charged with sexually abusing students is free on $250,000 bond after prosecutors brought new charges.

    NY – March 2012: Yet Another NYC School Teacher Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges

    NY – March, 2012: Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Student

    NC – March, 2012: Sex abuse charges pile up against former Clayton teacher

    CA – March 2012: A Pacoima teacher’s arrest came to light four months after he was arrested on sexual abuse allegations

    TX: March, 2012: Special education teacher in Texas is being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with two underage students.

    NY – April, 2012: Sixteen teachers singled out for sexual misconduct get to keep their jobs in New York City schools

    NY – April, 2012: Six NY Teachers On Desk Duty For Years for perverted acts towards students, But Can’t Be Fired

    NE – April, 2012 Nebraska teacher arrested on sex-abuse allegations

    TN – April, 2012 Mid South teacher charged with rape of student

    OR – April, 2012 Molalla teacher arrested on sex-abuse charges in OC

    NY – April, 2012: Bronx assistant principal arrested for sex abuse

    Most teachers are hard working, good, people , but, they are strong supporters of their unions, which make it almost impossible to weed out the bad teachers without incurring an impossible expense. This expense is money that should be spent on our children’s education.

  • Faith3

    Good morning all and Coffee Steve,

    In response to your post, I liked how Jim McGovern said it
    “It treats corporations, including incorporated unions and nonprofits, in the same way, as entities of the state that we the people, govern, not the other way around.”

  • Paul

    @ Coffee Steve

    I agree, Ross Perot saw what was happening but people just turned a blind eye.

    It’s true, our economy will never be the same because as it turned out we got the short end of the stick.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Faith, very good to see you on here again

    Missouri Teacher Forced 6-Year-Old To Sit In Her Diarrhea

    Between these stories and the ones like where they handcuffed a Kindergarden kid etc. I truly think public schools in may parts of the nation have lost complete control. Not in all of them of course, but in many.

    And you are right, I still and always will repsect good teachers and understand they have one of if not the toughest jobs around.

  • Coffee Steve


    I want to make it known to everyone too, While I am homeschooling my daughter, I have nothing against the public school system here in Bullitt CO. I do it because I wanted too and I have the time and since she will be my last Child I am taking advantage of it and spending every waking moment I can with her.

    Trust me she does get enough social time with friends and in all situations.

  • Gabriel

    Clayton Bigsby skits never get old.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Texting While Flying Is Dangerous Too: Pilot Forgets to Lower Landing Gear

    Now thinking Obamacare will be overturned by SCOTUS, many Democrats speaking against the bill. Maybe they should have read it before passing it?

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    West must lift sanctions against Iran: Ayatollah Jannati

    Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader has lauded the good achievements of the latest round of talks between Iran and the six major world powers (P5+1) in Istanbul and said the West must lift sanctions against the country.

    “The West must lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran so that the Iranian nation believes they (Western powers) do not seek to continue their enmity,” Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said, IRNA reported.

    Highlighting the “good achievements” of the Istanbul talks, the senior cleric said, “They (the West) accepted that uranium enrichment is Iran’s right.”

    This is what I find as food for thought

    The cleric noted that Western powers became confident that Iran is not after a military nuclear program after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a Fatwa (religious decree) clearly stating that the production of nuclear weapons is haram (forbidden by Islam).

    Ayatollah Jannati further called on the West to build confidence with the Iranian nation.

    “If they (Western powers) insist on sanctions [-against Iran] and then say they will negotiate with Iran, it is clear that such negotiations will be called off,” the cleric pointed out.

  • Coffee Steve


    What Iran should have told them was, “we have some good wetlands on the desert of Mars we can sell ya real cheap” :-)

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    Here is another food for the brain

    EU could review Iran oil ban in coming months: official

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union member states may review in the next two months an embargo on Iranian oil imports that is scheduled to take effect from July, a senior EU official said on Friday.

    For now, the official said there was no economic reason to change plans for the ban, which was agreed in January as part of EU efforts to put pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.

    EU member states had agreed to review the embargo plan as soon as this month because of concerns over its potential impact on global crude oil prices and the difficulty countries such as Greece face in finding alternative supplies.

    But they have now postponed that review and will examine the issue during May or June instead.

    Haven’t even started them yet and we the EU is already got this as a talking point.

  • Coffee Steve


    On the serious side of it, I pretty much think the US and the EU will do nothing to stop them, and it will be up to Israel to determine what they will do to Iran. Then the only question is will the US support Israel or allow them to be attacked.

    I think the US has told Israel if Iran does get weapons, we and NATO will come to thier aid, however, at this point I’m not sure Israel believes any of them anymore.

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    The next two I post seem to have a disconnect.

  • usnretirex2

    Experts: N. Korean missile truck likely foreign

    By Peter Enav – The Associated Press
    Posted : Thursday Apr 19, 2012 18:17:38 EDT

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — The enormous, 16-wheel truck that North Korea used to carry a missile during a recent parade likely came from China in a possible violation of UN sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang’s missile program, experts say.

    The carrier, also believed capable of launching missiles, caught the eye of experts during last Sunday’s military show in Pyongyang because it was the biggest carrier yet displayed by North Korea and gives the country— truculently at odds with the U.S., Japan and South Korea — the ability to transport long-range missiles around its territory, making them harder to locate and destroy.

    The large size of the vehicle “represents a quantum leap forward” for the North Koreans, said Wendell Minnick, a reporter on Asian military developments for Defense News, a Washington-based publication.
    Unlikely to have been made by North Korea because of its technical sophistication, experts said the design of the vehicle shows that China is the probable source. Pinning a sanctions-busting charge on Beijing would be difficult, however, because it would be hard to prove that Beijing provided the technology for military purposes or even that it sold the vehicle directly to North Korea, the experts said.

    The vehicle also can be used in other fields, like oil exploration. At the same time North Korea might have gotten it from another country in a re-export deal.

  • usnretirex2

    US takes China ‘at word’ on North Korea sanctions

    The United States said it believed China’s assurances that it is abiding by sanctions on North Korea after charges that Beijing supplied technology for a missile launcher.

    IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly said that UN officials are investigating allegations that China violated sanctions imposed by the Security Council after North Korea unveiled the 16-wheel launcher at a military parade.
    “China has provided repeated assurances that it’s complying fully with both Resolution 1718 as well as 1874. We’re not presently aware of any UN probe into this matter,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
    “I think we take them at their word,” Toner said, adding that he was not aware of specific conversations between the United States and China about the launcher.

    North Korea showed off the launcher, carrying an apparently new medium-range missile, as part of national celebrations on Sunday for the centennial of the birth of the regime’s founder Kim Il-Sung.
    Quoting an unidentified official, IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly said China could be in breach of the two resolutions approved after North Korea’s 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests if it passed along the vehicle since then.
    US Representative Mike Turner, who heads a panel of the House Armed Services Committee, asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and intelligence chief James Clapper to investigate whether China supplied the launcher’s technology.

    In a letter, Turner quoted military specialist Richard Fisher as telling him that the launcher was “very likely based on a Chinese design” and that the technology transfer would have required a green light from Beijing.

  • Coffee Steve


    Also, Iran has already shut down the tracking devices on their Oil ships, which means they have already gone around the UN sanctions and will do so even more if the EU goes through with their ban.

    The behind the public scenes wheeling and dealings have begun. Iran has made an art out of gettng around the sanctions and they don’t care how much their economy or their own people suffer..

  • Coffee Steve

    Experts: N. Korean missile truck likely foreign & US takes China ‘at word’ on North Korea sanctions

    Russia & China are once again expanding their reach. They think at this time, and not just because Obama sits in the White House, but they think at this time we are weak enough that they can do these things.

    And with our weak economy and the world reeling from high energy cost, they can, and will. I’ve always said, the next big war will be for economic power and strategic purposes. Problem is how much will we allow before we wake up and realize all of them want to destroy our economy.

  • Coffee Steve

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    I just thought you guys would want to know, since we’re all paying for this

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    “I think the US has told Israel if Iran does get weapons, we and NATO will come to thier aid, however, at this point I’m not sure Israel believes any of them anymore.”

    What would be the point at that time? If Iran had just five 20+ kt nukes most of Israel would be screwed. Between the blast and fallout it will be a dead zone for years.

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    “And with our weak economy and the world reeling from high energy cost, they can, and will. I’ve always said, the next big war will be for economic power and strategic purposes. Problem is how much will we allow before we wake up and realize all of them want to destroy our economy.”

    I think you will find WII both Japan and Germany were for this same reason. Some say the Unknown depression caused WWI.

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