Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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April 25th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 24, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,164        276         497
CNN      284         86         110
MSNBC      447        120         184
CNBC      151         34           80
FBN        71         15           34
HLN      226         76         119
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,261        441         863
CNN      376        110         148
MSNBC      882        210         352
CNBC      145         56           69
FBN        46         16           29
HLN      318         89         149
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,108        294         541
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      177         75           77
MSNBC Morning Joe      436        149         211
CNBC Squawk Box        99         29           66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      276        133         165
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,649        355         708
CNN SITUATION ROOM      457        115         177
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      741        119         249
CNBC FAST MONEY      226         23           99
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      167         29           63
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,703        343         665
CNN JOHN KING USA      312         60           78
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      716        130         246
CNBC MAD MONEY      227         44         120
HLN PRIME NEWS      184         35           89
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,740        381         724
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      352        122         135
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      691        118         243
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      202         37           90
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      284        114         161
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,915        524       1,138
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      376         93         116
MSNBC ED SHOW      948        199         375
CNBC TARGET: INSIDE BULLSEYE        82         36           39
HLN NANCY GRACE      436        136         228
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,150        442         819
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      402        104         167
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      860        221         347
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      210         77           99
HLN DR. DREW      260         57         100
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,706        357         632
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      351        134         160
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      838        211         333
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      145         56           70
HLN NANCY GRACE      272         77         126
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,120        307         534
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      243        109         150
MSNBC ED SHOW      475        149         191
CNBC MAD MONEY        90         41           52
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      211         50         108

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.

  • twins fan

    @ coffee steve my wife was from virginia and every time i took her home to see her parents we go through louisville on interstate 64 and when we came back we would head north on interstate 65

  • Hillbilly


    ^^^^4 smiley’s in one post. Just for you. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    Applestinx – Those 16K in the primetime demo must have been a relief to FBN. They’ve been challenging CurrentTV for the bottom spot among cable channels.


    FBN was on the rise. Don’t know what happen to them. Current TV has a lineup of some sort now. With them not being in many HHs & being liberal don’t know if the lineup will help. They need something to set them apart from MSBNC to get a foothold to take off. JMO.

  • Hillbilly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery.

    They can’t pass a budget. Who thinks they’ll cut postal services in an election year? Sounds like their other solutions…just kick the can down the road. :???:

    The mail agency, however, criticized the measure, saying it fell far short in stemming financial losses. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said if the bill became law, he would have to return to Congress in a few years to get emergency help.

  • Hillbilly

    The article said it was found after they got rid of gynecologist Applestinx. :lol: His repeated failures to find it was slowing down the other gynecologist. They found it in a 83 year old dead women? Insert your own joke here _____________!

    A US gynecologist claims to have found the G-spot, a supposed pleasure center on the front interior wall of the vagina, but some critics say not so fast.

    In a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine on Wednesday, Adam Ostrzenski said he has confirmed the presence of the G-spot after extracting a tiny “well-delineated sac structure” from inside an 83-year-old cadaver.


    More from the new farm regs.

    The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course.

    Well the govt is trying to regulate your HC why not your children too.

    “And in my view, if the federal government can regulate the kind of relationship between parents and their children on their own family’s farm, there is almost nothing off-limits in which we see the federal government intruding in a way of life.”

  • Hillbilly

    Colbert Raises More Than PAC Backing Ron Paul


    Obama picture with student at Colorado bar goes viral

    See it here. The picture after that is better. :lol:


    He’s a bigtime hawk. I give him credit for not hiding it. Imo it’s not good to be “Hawkish” at this time.

    In the running mate spotlight, Marco Rubio shows off foreign policy chops


    Rick Perry, the current Texas governor and former Republican presidential candidate, is endorsing Mitt Romney for president, Fox News and ABC News are reporting.

  • Hillbilly

    Looks like my post on Erin Burnett got deleted. No need to look for it d.d. You can ignore the 4 smileys just for you post.

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “A US gynecologist claims to have found the G-spot…”

    I guess I’m a typical male who didn’t even know it was missing. :grin:

  • Derrick

    The republicans posting on this are just laughable. For years we have heard from them that Dems shouldn’t put things up for vote when they know they aren’t going to pass. But now that logic has changed for some odd reason, even though in reality, the have submitted a budget every year. There is a vote before the official vote. If the budget doesn’t pass that vote then it never gets an official vote. That is what has happened for the last 3 years. Why should we waste tIme on voting on things we know republicans are going to vote down, why waste time ?

  • Derrick

    Wow, the republicans posting on this article are dumb. No one is asking rich people to pay anything other than what normal people pay, which Is close to 25% when it comes to taxes where as they only pay close to 15% now. I doubt anyone paying 25% on 30,000 a year would be pissed if they won the mega millions and had to pay 25% on 200 million. I don’t see how you republicans could even bring yourself to post something so stupid.

  • Hillbilly

    I’ll see if this one gets deleted.

    Erin Burnett’s 7pm show the only CNN show to place 2nd in the demo. Allot of you want her fired. The woman is a power house at 7pm. ;)

    Sound familar? :lol:

    Rick no need to apologize. I personally welcome differing views. From what i’ve read of your posts you don’t get in the gutter with name calling & cussing folks who don’t agree with you.

    BTW Yea i was being being sarcastic. Poor Erin don’t have many viewers or fans on this site. When she does have a good night (I had to work hard to spin it as good) i figure might as well give her some love. :) I don’t watch her show or know much about her. Just what i read here. I’m thinking Ratboy has his eye on her. :grin:

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    *EPA official apologizes for ‘crucify’ the oil and gas producers comments –

    Agency official who explained that the agency uses a “crucify them” enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies apologized for his comments on Wednesday night.

    “It was an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nation’s environmental laws. I am and have always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws. ”

    Translation: Raise gas prices to the point no one can afford it, Freeze during the winter, basiclly as Nancy Says, “We HAVE to save the planet” and we don’t care how many humans die to do it.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Jeff (Just for fun)

    Actual California Laws

    *Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
    *Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
    *Bathhouses are against the law.
    *It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
    *Women may not drive in a house coat.
    (And Now My Favs)
    *No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
    *You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
    *It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.

    To check your state for “dumb Laws”


  • RealityChick

    Posted April 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Wow, the republicans posting on this article are dumb. No one is asking rich people to pay anything other than what normal people pay.

    Derrick, do you have a car dealership in your neighborhood? How many people work there? How about a day care center? Or your Dr’s pratice? Do you have a company that collects your trash? Look around your neighborhood at every “small business”, start mentally counting how many people they employ. If Obama and the democrats up the tax on people making over $250k these businesses and the people they employ will no longer have a job. They will be forced to give the employees cadillac health care plans in addition to taxing them personally at 25%. Instead of taxing people of their hard earned money, why not get rid of the people receiving the tax? That is why the republicans want entitlement reforms. Now do you understand? It’s not robbing the rich to give to the poor, it’s taking money from people who earned it to give to people who are too lazy to get off their couch. I would gladly pay more in taxes if I thought the government would actually do something constructive with the money, not give it to some agency to blow in Vegas or illegals to get free medical/education for their kids or to be earmarked for some knuckleheaded eco project that fails.

  • lbsles

    Morning all

    Hot and humid here in the Dallas area yesterday and today, should cool off by this weekend.

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  • Coffee Steve

    Interesting Story from Reuters
    This New Timeline Could Change the Perception (and the Case)

    *Reuters has put together a detailed profile of Zimmerman that seems to suggest he was a concerned citizen that was trying to help fix his community and those in it reeling from recent crime.


  • Coffee Steve

    Gooooood Morning lbsles

    Rainy and warm here, we need the rain though.

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