Cable News Ratings for Monday, April 23, 2012

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April 24th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 23, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,179        285         507
CNN      354         96         136
MSNBC      430        123         185
CNBC      224         86         117
FBN        65         11           27
HLN      264         99         144
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,143        454         886
CNN      488        150         223
MSNBC      847        253         377
CNBC      463        249         240
FBN        49           9           29
HLN      330        127         213
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,083        292         512
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      256         94         113
MSNBC Morning Joe      373        170         206
CNBC Squawk Box      127         41           85
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      263        121         168
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,719        325         720
CNN SITUATION ROOM      609        124         178
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      695         97         210
CNBC FAST MONEY      163         23           91
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      283         82         107
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,679        363         674
CNN JOHN KING USA      460         91         147
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      640        126         247
CNBC MAD MONEY      255         44         121
HLN PRIME NEWS      283         84         155
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,567        326         705
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      392         92         174
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      786        158         338
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      266         36         112
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      339         98         180
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,912        529       1,119
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      496        117         210
MSNBC ED SHOW      806        203         359
CNBC MARIJUANA INC      265        107         142
HLN NANCY GRACE      446        145         272
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,987        472         877
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      446        130         185
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      874        292         405
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L      325        193         180
HLN DR. DREW      278        103         181
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,513        360         661
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      523        205         273
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      856        262         365
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L      796        447         399
HLN NANCY GRACE      283        135         192
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,060        327         545
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      307        124         167
MSNBC ED SHOW      589        186         280
CNBC NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS      276        192         119
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L      791        516         382
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      223         95         142


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.

  • Ratboy

    Bill O’Reilly Re-Signs Multi-Year Deal With Fox News

    Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has made it official. Today, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes announced that O’Reilly has re-signed a multi-year deal with Fox News.

    According to a press release sent out by the network, O’Reilly is looking ahead to giving viewers more of his often confrontational, always provocative reporting and opinion coverage:

    It’s been great fun in challenging the establishment and exposing the corruption across the nation. The Factor takes pride in holding people accountable and I especially look forward to the exciting news cycle ahead. FOX News has become the primary force in television news under Roger’s leadership and I’m delighted to continue there for years to come.

    O’Reilly has been with Fox News since 1996, moving to primetime in 1998. Recently, The O’Reilly Factor has been number one in its time slot for 136 consecutive months and has been the most-watched cable news show for 125 consecutive months.

  • Coffee Steve


    I’d say he has earned the new contract, and Hannity will be signing a new contract at Fox, any time now.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted April 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    I’d say he has earned the new contract,

    Yep and Sharpton, Matthews, and Schultz should thank him and Hannity too! If they were not so good and unbeatable, MSNBC might go out and hire REAL talent and try to beat them!!! Since they know they cant they keep the looney tunes! :shock: :lol:

  • Coffee Steve


  • Ratboy

    The Dalai Lama Tells Shocked Piers Morgan ‘I Love President Bush’

    The Dalai Lama said something Tuesday guaranteed to make liberal heads explode.

    Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the Dalai Lama told his very shocked host, “I love President Bush”

    During an interview to be aired Tuesday evening, Morgan asked his honored guest, “Which people that you’ve ever met have really impressed you?”

    “I think Nelson Mandela,” responded the Dalai Lama. “Of course as individual, individual person, I love President Bush.”

    “Which one?” asked Morgan.

    “The younger one,” said the Dalai Lama

    Morgan incredulously responded, “Really?”

    “Really,” he clarified. “As a human being. Not as a president of America. Sometimes his policy may not be very, very successful. But as a person, as a human being, very nice person. I love him.”

    Still seemingly mystified by this, Morgan pressed, “But how did you feel that President Bush went to war so much and was responsible for so many deaths if you’re a man of peace?”

    “After he sort of start the Iraq sort of crisis then my other occasion meeting with him,” the Dalai Lama replied, “then I expressed to him, ‘I love you, but your policies concerned, I have some reservations’ I told him.”

    Makes you wonder how many CNN viewers Tuesday evening will be wondering if they accidentally turned on Fox News

  • Coffee Steve

    Romney is about to give his Kick Off the general election speech 8:52 PM

  • Coffee Steve


    I notice MSNBC is the only one not covering Romney’s speech

  • al

    it’s nice msnbc have a democratic leaning shows. they reall suck at it. Ed has a anger problem. rachel rambles and odonell just makes things up

  • Coffee Steve

    Mitt Romney:


    My wife looks at me, and says, It’s a good thing he doesn’t know you Steven :shock:

  • Coffee Steve

    Good night boys and girls


  • Charles G. Ferrell, Beaumont, CA

    The “other” networks that did not broadcast the Romney speech Tuesday really missed out. So sad. On another note, the radio station near me in Southern California — KTIE 590 — has dropped the Glen Beck radio show. I have sent an email to the sales department — brad@ktie590.com — expressing my disappointment.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Rod D & Coffee Steve: >>> You have a wife named “Aunt”??? <<< ROFLMBO!

    And, when Coffee Steve is feeling a little frisky at home, he twists her leg until she cries "uncle."

  • elanga

    I am watching cable news tv from abroad and would like the competition between the 3 to be more balanced.Fox news is too dominant for me.I am dreaming of a debate for example on cnn between the liberal olbermann and the conservative Beck at 8pm ET to challenge O’reilly too high in the ratings.Unfortunately it is only a dream

  • Coffee Steve

    Gooooooooooooooooood Morning Americaaaaaaaaa….

    @Ralph Hahn
    And, when Coffee Steve is feeling a little frisky at home, he twists her leg until she cries “uncle.”

    There’s nothing wrong with playing a little tag match with the wife before the lights go out :mrgreen:

    *Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning chores on the farm
    Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”

    “Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”

    *Hmmmm..lets eee now…My Dad paid me good money for working on our farm, I got to spend time with him growing up, learned allot about earning my own way, I loved helping our family, and learned nothing is for free so you have to go out and get er done to make it…OH that’s why they want to make this rule?

  • usnretirex2

    Good morning In the Garage and all the rest

  • eggmanbill

    Come on Fox how about some coverage of The Murdoch Mafia exposed in the UK, stop the spin!

  • Coffee Steve

    Good morning In the Garage and all the rest

    LOL..I’m back in this morning


    “The Truth Lives Here”

    Fox reported that story a few times yesterday and even Shep did a piece on it.

  • usnretirex2


    “coverage of The Murdoch Mafia exposed in the UK”

    I am not sure they can legally can, or if they did it could be said they are trying to sway the court. Kind of like when someone is on trial the only one talking is the lawyers.

  • Coffee Steve


    Yesterday Fox ran some segments of the hearing.

  • Coffee Steve


    Are ya happay that the War on Terrorism is over? :-)

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