Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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April 26th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,233        298         515
CNN      294         88         118
MSNBC      469        126         196
CNBC      161         47           83
FBN        64         13           26
HLN      224         86         130
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,275        415         843
CNN      411        119         186
MSNBC      995        239         382
CNBC      146         56           67
FBN        49         19           32
HLN      342        103         201
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,186        298         553
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      203         77           81
MSNBC Morning Joe      395        158         208
CNBC Squawk Box      139         37           80
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      267        121         163
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,505        348         602
CNN SITUATION ROOM      495        114         172
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      747        139         252
CNBC FAST MONEY      203         48           98
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      190         52         104
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,683        318         568
CNN JOHN KING USA      320        101         122
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      718        134         282
CNBC MAD MONEY      247         83         123
HLN PRIME NEWS      268         68         123
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,644        328         687
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      272         84         108
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      763        167         338
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      186         64           83
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      429        128         216
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,060        495       1,109
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      395        108         174
MSNBC ED SHOW      896        187         355
CNBC NEW AGE OF WAL-MART        95         22           32
HLN NANCY GRACE      472        143         257
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,079        406         763
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      482        144         209
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,118        267         407
CNBC MOB MONEY: MRDRS & ACQSTN      161         63           70
HLN DR. DREW      232         68         148
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,665        344         657
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      358        107         175
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      967        261         379
CNBC MADOFF BEHIND BARS      179         80           94
HLN NANCY GRACE      338        100         204
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,237        353         605
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      222         90         129
MSNBC ED SHOW      554        145         219
CNBC MAD MONEY      126         61           80
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      289        107         169


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.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Get back to me when Lawrence Kudlow is on top of Erin Burnett.

  • rpm

    Mush mouth Al Not-so-Sharp is dieing a slow rating death .He’s a freaking ‘clown.’

  • 1nancy2

    The two of them need to go and pronto. I can’t decide which one is worse and it may be a tie. From her first night on my T.V., I watched Erin and promptly changed the channel. No talent, nasty and shrill; At least that is my opinion, however, I’m happy that other people here enjoy her show. Cheers!

  • Andies

    Low rating for Al Sharpton.. what kool aid you are drinking?.. that is pretty darn good for 6pm.. he is consistant… try again

  • suikostinger


    To Fox News watchers, msnbc haters, if you are lower than Fox News then you are a drooler. “Fox News rules, MSNBC drools”. Someone actually said that in here a couple weeks back. Just as bad as msnbc watchers that complain that fox news is unfair and biased. If you watch one or the other, you can’t call the other one names…..they both are about on par…

  • rpm

    I’m not drinking the ‘Raceist hating kool-aid ‘ that Al spits out of his mush month.Watching Al is like watching the Three Stooges, Benny Hill and Looney tunes all together,funny as hell.

  • rpm

    racist not raceist typo …better correct the typo before Suik points it out.

  • Andies

    Fox news has more viewers..so what… who gives a rats butt?.. More viewers does not = quality.. Just means conservatives need their ideas spoon fed to them by hannity and such.. We liberals are outside enjoying life, not sitting by the tube hanging on every word some person says. And eveytime this news rating its posted.. you guys are like “woooooo Fox news rules, we win again”.. Sorry but you look idiotic eveytime.. Do you get a prize if Fox News on top…? Get a life…

  • no blather


    Sounds like sour grapes from a loser lover. I can understand why you’d rather be outside than watching your progressive icon msnbc, nobody wants to watch it. Same reason why only 5% of talkradio shows are progressive. Even progressives would rather listen to conservative talkradio.

  • suikostinger

    racist not raceist typo …better correct the typo before Suik points it out.

    So why do you have so many names? This is obviously someone using a sock puppet. If you say that, then I’ve obviously called one of your other names out on being unable to spell. I only call it out when it’s CLEARLY someone who is unable to spell, not a typo like raceist and racist. More along the lines to someone who comes in here and types looser instead of loser on MULTIPLE occasions.

  • Patrick W.

    Andies is a Sharpton fan! Dumb dumb dumb Liberal.

  • suikostinger

    No blather.

    Yet another sock puppet?

    “Sounds like sour grapes from a loser lover.”

    Did you really just say that? You buddy need to step back and realize how childish you sound….

  • Jeff

    Rev. Al had Rep. Alan Grayson on his program. I love Grayson!!!

    ” we do not need another man running for President to one up his daddy”
    “we do not need someone that wants to BE something ….we need someone that wants to DO something”

    Sharpton is great. Deal with it :)

  • Jeff

    @andies….. Quality not quantity….. Fox is entertainment and that tends to attract people that turn the tv on to be entertained…..real news and facts tend to not be as dramatic or as laughable….but as most folks know that embrace truth and facts know that Fox News is Bull$hit. That’s why they call us the elite. Since when was seeking truth and being informed accurately a bad thing?

  • betty

    Mourning Joe gets consistently LOW ratings, how long will he last?
    WHO CARES that FOX gets HIGHEST RATINGS??? Go ask the Suits who cry in their
    beer as they try to figger how THEY could get HIGH RATINGS! (yuk yuk)
    Al Sharpie’s numbers are FALLING and he can’t get ’em up! ba-bye, Al.

  • Jeff

    Tea party a-hole just keeps it coming…

    Allen West’s ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ Remarks Backfire Bigtime

    Yesterday on the House floor, Whackadoodle Poster Boy Allen West added to his treasure trove of inanities. The man who brought us gems like “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party,” and “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party,” now adds this soon-to-be classic:

  • UpAndOver

    “Under my administration …
    we’ve added enough oil and gas pipeline to circle the Earth and then some.”
    Barack Obama
    How accurate is this statement?

    Four Pinocchios

  • Jeff

    @d.d. ;)

    BEWARE: Glenn Beck’s Web Site TheBlaze Hosts Computer Virus
    Anyone foolish enough to visit a web site run by Glenn Beck now has something additional to worry about. Norton’s Internet Security software is warning that Beck’s TheBlaze “news” site is host to a computer virus that it describes as “a serious security threat.” Perhaps this is related to the threat that Beck has been […]

  • Jeff

    Hey Betty

    CNBC SPANKS FBN…..guess that’s something to really celebrate…eh?

  • d.d.

    Hi, Jeff. Hope your listings are doing well.


    IL Governor Quinn: “Our Rendezvous With Reality Has Arrived”

    Boston H.

    “Governor Pat Quinn just announced that Illinois’ day of reckoning is here. In spite of raising corporate taxes by 30% and personal income taxes by 67%, Illinois’ unemployment rate increased faster than any other state last year and their pension fund remains the most underfunded, sending the state spiraling toward deeper and irreparable insolvency.

    Quinn raised personal income taxes 67 percent (from 3 percent to 5 percent), adding about $1,040 to the tax burden of a family of four earning $60,000.Illinois’ unemployment rate increased faster than any other state’s in 2011. Its pension system is the nation’s most underfunded, and the state has floated bond issues to finance pension contributions

    The Illinois Policy Institute, a limited-government think tank, in a report cheekily titled “Another $54 Billion!?” argues that in addition to the $83 billion in pension underfunding the state acknowledges, there is $54 billion in unfunded retiree health liabilities over the next 30 years. Illinois, a stronghold of public employees unions, “is on pace to spend nearly $1 billion on retiree health care benefits in fiscal year 2013, more than double what it spent in 2003. Worse yet, these liabilities are growing more than twice as fast as tax revenues.”

    Does anyone want to guess how Illinois got into this mess & have a solution of how they can dig themselves out?

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