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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.

 
  • Coffee Steve

    @Joan

    I kinda think of myself looking like Kermit the Frog :-)

  • Joan

    That’s great what did your daughter do. How did she control herself?

  • Coffee Steve

    @Joan

    It’s happened before, my daughter has seen it a couple of times, so she was used to it, But I never did get used to it, I think I’ll shave my beard and mustache soon LOL

  • Joan

    Well coffee the Frog turned out to be a Prince :)

  • Coffee Steve

    @Joan
    Well coffee the Frog turned out to be a Prince

    Nah..trust me Kermit is better looking

  • Joan

    lol

  • Gabriel

    Dana
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:01 PM
    Gabriel:: my definition of double taxation is getting a pay check, paying the 30 per cent ordinary tax rate, managing to save a few bucks and investing in general electric stock, getting a dividend and being hit with another tax at the same rate as the first time even if the value of the stock went down…why would anyone invest their money under such a scenario…Obama calls this fair, I call it stupid and bad economics..

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    Let me remind you about your original statement because it appears you have a bit of the Romnies:

    Dana
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM
    To put fairness and the buffet rule in perspective….double taxing capital gains on millionaires would bring in 47 billion over ten

    Two problems. First, you’re referring to dividends now, before you were referring to capital gains. Secondly, this statement of yours makes no sense:

    getting a dividend and being hit with another tax at the same rate as the first time even if the value of the stock went down

    Everybody is taxed on new money according to his or her income bracket. Your insistence that dividends shouldn’t be taxed because the money used to earn them was already taxed is the biggest load of dump I’ve seen in a while. If that argument was valid, then why does the fed tax every paycheck of mine considering that I’m using my previously post-tax income to pay for gas to get to work, as well as sustain myself until the next paycheck? In other words, I shouldn’t be getting taxed on my next paycheck at the exact same rate at which I was on my last one, because I used part of my last paycheck to earn the next one. Get it? There is one legitimate argument against increasing the tax rate on dividends, and it has to do with the idea that dividends are already taxed at the corporate level as profits. Taxing them after the corporation has cut out their shareholders’ checks from those profits is in fact a form of double taxation. Capital gains though are not double taxed and every new dollar should be taxed at the rate of your bracket regardless of how you earned it. This notion of elevating one specific way of earning a living over another way is garbage. The only reason it exists is because the folks who earn a living through investments have traditionally ALWAYS had a disproportionate amount of access to Congress and top level lobbyists, while there aren’t really lobbyists for income earners as a group. Period. Maybe you’ll address how capital gains are being double taxed in your next response, instead of trying to deceive me by slipping in dividends as a settlement topic.

  • Joan

    Personally I think Kermit is cute especially when he sings

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a good night all, it’s family movie time

    Peace

  • Rick

    Outfront with Erin Burnett?

    With those ratings, how about showing her the front door?

    Looks like she’s polling the CNN numbers down not up. The shows numbers where up last week and she was on vacation. Hey the CNN show listing says “She is smart, entertaining and outfront …”.

    I think that CNN needs to focus more on content than Babe watch.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    Romney on Keystone: ‘I will build that pipeline if I have to myself’
    Mitt Romney drew a line in the oil sands on Friday, focusing on the controversial Keystone pipeline project opposed by the White House and saying, “I will build that pipeline if I have to myself.”

  • lbsles

    Morning Coffeee Steve

    How’s it going with you?

    No fishing this weekend?

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning lbsles

    No fishing, we’ll be heading to the riverfront for Thunder Over Louisville later on, it’s alittle cold today, but the show is worth it.

  • lbsles

    @ Coffeee Steve

    Forgot about the great show to be put on in Louisville.

    Something my daughters Dentist told us about yesterday. HC daughter had her teeth cleaned and two wisdom teeth removed. Bled for three hours.

    If you have not heard about this, it just might help with your diabetes.

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    As a medicine, xylitol is used to prevent middle ear infections (otitis media) in young children, and as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes.

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    How does it work?
    Xylitol tastes sweet but, unlike sugar, it is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay. It reduces levels of decay-causing bacteria in saliva and also acts against some bacteria that cause ear infections.

  • RealityChick

    Gabriel:

    Are you high? Ok..Let’s just play along for a minute. The big boys with deep pockets decide to invest in a company like GE or the big “3″. They make a killing. They invest more. They start other businesses. They buy things.Their employees buy things. It’s like an assembly line. Now the irresponsible government wants to tax the investment, so they say, forget it. It’s not worth it. They pull out. Now pay attention..here is where you liberals don’t get the other half of robbing Peter to give to Paul. The money man finds some where else to put his money..typically overseas, Bejing, Tokyo, New Delhi. The companies that depended on these investments can’t borrow money to expand. Their capital flow is now supporting some one else’s economy. A competitor comes in from China or India that is now using money from the guy that was being taxed to death in the US and sells the same thing for 1/2 and the US company goes out of business. Understand now? No will invest if they know they will lose on their investments. In simpler terms. You have a dollar. You pool it together with friends to back up an idea and make another dollar. Now, out of that dollar you originally had you paid your tax, the one you made you paid another tax. SO, instead of now having $2 you have about $1.30. Then you watch TV and see guy in a hot tub spending the money you just paid. OR an illegal just have another hospital bill paid for with your money. OR a private screening of a movie in the WH. Would make you not want to invest YOUR money.

  • Coffee Steve

    @lbsles

    Thank you for that information, I will check into it, as for my dog, she only eats dog food, my wife isn’t big on feeding doggies table scraps :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    I like this one :-)

    Have a great day everyone, we are OUTTA here for today

    Peace

    “Technology was made for man, not man for technology.”

    —Thomas Merton

  • AppleStinx

    I was watching Gloria Steinem on CNN and closed my eyes. I could feel myself transported to an airport lounge waiting for an early morning flight. I’m able to rest and not be overly annoyed by the blah-blah-blah from the monitor. I can even fall asleep… This is one of CNN’s dilemmas: if its programming is made any less monotonic, it may be better for Nielsen ratings but it won’t be suitable for airport viewing. Yeah, make it as boring as possible.

  • Gabriel

    RealityChick
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 5:17 AM
    Gabriel:

    Are you high? Ok..Let’s just play along for a minute. The big boys with deep pockets decide to invest in a company like GE or the big “3?. They make a killing. They invest more. They start other businesses. They buy things.Their employees buy things. It’s like an assembly line. Now the irresponsible government wants to tax the investment, so they say, forget it. It’s not worth it. They pull out. Now pay attention..here is where you liberals don’t get the other half of robbing Peter to give to Paul. The money man finds some where else to put his money..typically overseas, Bejing, Tokyo, New Delhi. The companies that depended on these investments can’t borrow money to expand. Their capital flow is now supporting some one else’s economy. A competitor comes in from China or India that is now using money from the guy that was being taxed to death in the US and sells the same thing for 1/2 and the US company goes out of business. Understand now? No will invest if they know they will lose on their investments. In simpler terms. You have a dollar. You pool it together with friends to back up an idea and make another dollar. Now, out of that dollar you originally had you paid your tax, the one you made you paid another tax. SO, instead of now having $2 you have about $1.30. Then you watch TV and see guy in a hot tub spending the money you just paid. OR an illegal just have another hospital bill paid for with your money. OR a private screening of a movie in the WH. Would make you not want to invest YOUR money.

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    Trying to confuse me with babble? Hahaha. I hereby respectfully refuse to communicate with you on the topic of capital gains and dividends. I’d much rather talk to you about the Kardashians or Jersey Shore, even though I watch neither.

  • AppleStinx

    The many uses for CNN. This I heard from an acquaintance who I have not seen in a couple of years and who is a real sleazeball: if you’re making out in a motel say, like one of those along Van Ness in San Francisco where street noise is reasonably low, move the bed away from the wall and turn the TV on to CNN with medium-high volume. Nobody has ever complained when his CNN is a little too loud. He never stays in the city 2 days in a row, anyway.

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