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Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22, 2012

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April 24th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 2012

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         812            216            342
CNN         338            103            137
MSNBC         290            127            140
CNBC           64             29             36
FBN           26               9             14
HLN         282             97            161
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         984            199            282
CNN         370             83            131
MSNBC         414            210            216
CNBC         282            145            151
FBN           25             10             10
HLN         354             80            166
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         868            223            375
CNN         360             97            140
MSNBC         325            147            170
CNBC           73             41             42
FBN           29             11             13
HLN         370            145            223
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,062            209            418
CNN         431             89            143
MSNBC         395            208            234
CNBC         223            132            135
FBN           67             22             24
HLN         435            142            265

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Note that MSNBC weekend programming after noon isn't live news like their weekday programming. It's specials and documentaries.

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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

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Ralph Hahn

    And….FOX News tops MSNBC in the 25-54 by a hair on Sunday night by a nose hair.

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