Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 19, 2012

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April 20th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 19, 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    1,238       296            533
CNN       302         87            114
MSNBC       457       134            206
CNBC       173         57             97
FBN         67         16             30
HLN       196         83            117
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,256       449            848
CNN       500       107            173
MSNBC       989       237            400
CNBC       375       196            195
FBN         56         19             27
HLN       262       108            143
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,076       273            550
CNN Early Start/Starting Point       203         85             93
MSNBC Morning Joe       443       181            229
CNBC Squawk Box       140         36             85
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade       242       131            168
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,750       393            750
CNN SITUATION ROOM       480         97            145
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       587       141            254
CNBC FAST MONEY       186         16            102
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       222         57            102
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Net 6PM
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,782       362            694
CNN JOHN KING USA       355         83            114
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       686       168            291
CNBC MAD MONEY       214         44            118
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       206         53            116
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,801       373            759
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       296         67            101
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       788       175            316
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT       181         27             78
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL       222         55            122
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,916       519         1,031
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       442         62            147
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,006       230            426
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       232       105            118
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION       290       120            139
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,132       457            856
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT       569       108            169
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,065       269            416
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       376       184            185
HLN DR. DREW       223         98            102
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,712       372            657
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       489       152            203
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       896       210            355
CNBC NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS       261       144            147
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L       555       323            302
HLN NANCY GRACE       260       118            168
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,364       452            700
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT       313         93            133
MSNBC ED SHOW       434         95            153
CNBC MAD MONEY         83         45             53
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT       193         84            139

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.

    E-gad , Steve. One minute 30 seconds was my limit on XP , but, I’m glad you like it.


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  • Coffee Steve

    i really feel that this country is so dumbed down that there is no hope…

    Problem is if the nation allows itself to be dumbed down, we are the ones to blame. We can lsiten to any network, and any person, but it’s up to us to sort out all the bull and use our own brains.

    I still feel that the fact that Romney is even at this point is close is a sign, things may go for him as time goes along. The “BIG” unknown though is how will this total dis-like from everybody for the Congress play into it?

  • Jeff

    The neo-con wack jobs are playing victim in here taking pages out of the current GOP play book. Boo Whoo media bias is a crock find a better excuse for lack of evidence or maybe it just more FOX fiction.

    What’s extremely funny to me and so consistent with the GOP is that you have NO message other than President Obama is bad…what about Mitt?? I know you all are gonna hold your nose and vote for the crazy ba$tard …he’s your nominee and you have nothing good to say about Mr. Etch a sketch…. Only bad about President Obama. Good luck winning a general election and convincing your independent friends to vote with no plans for the future.

    Cutting govt spending and cutting senior and low income assistance is not a policy that will get ya the White House.

  • Hillbilly

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    Richard Grenell’s Twitter feed was recently rife with snide remarks about various female political figures, from Michelle Obama to Hillary Clinton and Callista Gingrich.

    He’s reportedly scrubbed more than 800 tweets in recent days, but they live on after being unearthed and archived by news outlets shortly after Romney announced his appointment.


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  • dana

    ratboy:: except that romney doesnt know ted nugent, who i believe was backing someone else in the primary, and romney didnt sit in his concerts for 20 years while ted sang hateful american songs. this is what they tried to do with the arizona nut case that shot the congress woman, saying that he was a right winger when he was really a democrat..you cannot win the logic war with guys like ed schmuck, they prey on the ignorance and hate of those same 700m people that watch him…

  • AppleStinx

    dana wrote: “…how in the worls can a know nothing that never accomplished anything, have gotten this far…”

    Affirmative Action. It’s deja vu worth repeating. :smile:

  • Coffee Steve

    It’s deja vu worth repeating

    It’s like deja vu all over again yuk yuk

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a good evening everyone, duty calls once again


  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted April 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM
    It’s deja vu worth repeating

    It’s like deja vu all over again yuk yuk


  • dana

    apple stinx:: the problem with affirmative action,just to name one, is that it boosts the self ego to where the student actually thinks he or she is up to the task that they have no ability to do..thats what happens when you lower standards..a non affirmative action student wouldnt have the embarrassing moment of telling the nation that the supreme court has no tradition overturning laws that they find unconstitutional…

  • denny frazier

    Wing nuts need affirmation of their outlandish bs.. that’s why their(Fox) programs are rated so high….Liberals do not need to do so

  • dana

    denny frazier:: so if you add up nbc,cbs,abc,pbs,npr,msnbc, current tv , you dont get fox numbers?? maybe perhaps fox viewers only have fox…

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy wrote: “CS, GO TO YOUR ROOM!”

    Wrong place to send him to, methinks. He clearly said “duty calls once again”. :wink:

  • d.d.

    @denny frazier
    Wing nuts need affirmation

    Need affirmation? Not as much as Liberals

    Pew’s new study echoes the results of many other reports and studies that show GOP supporters are better educated, more empathetic and more open to criticism than Democrats.

    A March 12 Pew study showed that Democrats are far more likely that conservatives to disconnect from people who disagree with them

  • Ratboy

    Once again you ARE correct sir!! My Bad!!

  • dana

    fridays open…gabriel you stay here!!

  • 1nancy2

    You lost me with with the solid caps and “PIG FRIENDS”. You must try harder in developing your written language skills, particularly semantics/vocabulary. Did it ever occur to you that people enjoy Bill Press and S. Miller? Guess not.

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