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.

  • Coffee Steve


    Chicago Plane in quarantined at Chicago airport

  • Coffee Steve


    I ran a virus check at Blaze, it came up “AntiLiberalBug” yuk yuk

    He surely can whip a mocha mass into a frothy frenzy. If he promises you free coffee, do like everybody else does: vote for him.

    You my man ARE TVBN at it’s finest :-)

    If it wasn’t for CNN International, they may have been cancled by now

  • Dick

    Al Sharpton and Jessy Jackson are Pimp’s for Racist.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Another Company to leave California to Louisville

    FoodCalc, a San Francisco technology company focused on delivering nutritional information, is considering moving to Louisville, a move that would bring 50 jobs to the city.

    The jobs would pay an average hourly wage of $55 — including the value of employee benefits. That’s $114,400 a year.

    FoodCalc was approved for up to $885,000 in tax incentives from the state and Louisville Metro government on Thursday, which the company will get over 10 years if it follows through with the relocation.

  • marvin

    L. Glavin — I see you too noticed immediately that Kudlow nearly beat Erin Burnett!!!

    Must be quite a humiliation since Erin left CNBC to get a much larger MSM-news audience (expecting CNN’s to be a substantial multiple of any CNBC evening viewership)!

    When does CNN can her?

    I don’t think her supporters can blame this on King’s poor lead-in. I’m sure Cooper’s supporters similarly blame her. Viewers decide each show on its own merits!

  • Karla

    If you don’t care what the ratings are or who has more viewers why bother commenting when someone talks about them? I mean you are visiting a site called TVbythenumbers so it would seem correct that some come here to talk about the numbers………………….:-)

  • DB

    MSNBC’s highest rated show, Rachel Maddow, was beaten in total audience and the demo by every Fox show listed by TVBTN. That is quite a beat down. As said before as long as MSNBC does nothing on it shows but mock Romney and state obvious falsehoods about him like he wants to take health care from women they will never be taken seriously except for the far left libs who will believe anything as long as it is anti-republican and pro-obama.

  • CNN fan

    @ Lawrence Glavin
    “Get back to me when Lawrence Kudlow is on top of Erin Burnett.”

    What a God awful visual that is. :)

  • CNN fan


    I finally think her days are numbered. There is no way CNN can tolerate those kind of numbers. Geez, she couldn’t even break 300k in total viewership. What an epic crash and burn.

  • d.d.

    I’d like to see a TOTAL revamp at CNN.

    Fox News Channel was the number four ad-supported cable network in primetime last week, placing behind only USA Network, History and TNT.

    MSNBC placed 27th in primetime and 30th in total day with 752,000 and 417,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 35th in primetime and 34th in total day


    Voter Fraud Waiting To Happen

    According to a new report by the Pew Center on the States, more than 1.8 million dead people are still registered to vote, and 24 million registered voters are either invalid or inaccurate, NPR reported.

    The Pew study also found that almost 3 million people are registered to vote in more than one state, the report said

    Did you know that a busload of volunteers with a list of names disenfranchises you more than anything else, and makes a mockery of our system.” Last April a jury found Lessadolla Sowers, who have been identified as a member of the executive committee of the county’s NAACP chapter, guilty of 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots in the name of others. Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the ten counts—for a total of 50 years– but will be allowed to serve those terms concurrently, meaning at the same time.

    A comprehensive study by the Milwaukee Police Department found a strong possibility existed that there was “an illegal organized attempt to influence the outcome” through voter fraud of the 2004 elections in Wisconsin. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office determined that nearly 5,000 people who were not United States citizens—and therefore according to the law, ineligible to vote—voted in the 2010 U.S. Senate race. And there are plenty of other examples in the modern era including one other recent U.S. Senate race and a gubernatorial election whose outcomes were determined as a direct result of voter fraud.”

    Look at the state of Indiana in the 2008 Presidential election. Indianapolis Voter Registration was 105%. Former ACORN illegally registers over 1000 voters in Indiana & 2000 people were found to be ineligible in one Indiana county . Indiana Democratic party chairman, Butch Morgan, resigned over 2008 voter fraud & on April 3rd 2012 former St. Joe County he and the three other suspects accused of forging signatures for the 2008 Democratic Primary were in court on felonies.

    On 4/24/12 the Washington Post reported:

    Dozens charged with election fraud in Va. in connection with the 2008 election

    In 2010 , fifteen Missouri counties had more voters than population & more states reported voter fraud in…… TX, AZ, PA, IL, NJ, NY, NC

    Get involved. I am .


  • Coffee Steve

    @CNN Fan

    CNN is going to have to revamp, they need to do what Fox did, when Fox hired Hume and Wallace, that set there future in stone. CNN is going to have to sign a highly respected couple of anchors and re-do their entire format, or they will remain near the bottom.

  • Coffee Steve

    d.d. and I have twin brains :-)

  • DB

    Coffee, I don’t think they will do it but MSNBC needs to do the same thing. Most of their opinion people are not highly respected( some are even laughed at–Sharpton and Shultz) and their “news” people have no name recognition beyond the few thousand who watch MSNBC. That is why the big names at NBC will generally have nothing to do with MSNBC. Like I said they have determined the nitch they want and will stick with the far left junk.

  • DB

    Coffee, that is an insult to d.d. but at least your sights are set high. :-)

  • Rod D

    I’d love to see CNN go right-wing and eat away at the Fox News ratings.

    CNN should hire Glen Beck and put him against Hannity.

    And hire O’Reilly away from Fox News.

  • Coffee Steve


    If MSNBC ever did go back to the days they had Williams, Brokaw, etc. and at least have some credible news programming, I’d watch it again. I stopped watching it when they became a bashathin newtork, although like TheBoss1 I do watch Morning Joe on occasion, at times they have a very good panel discussion and at least have some big GOP people on as well.

    I know this, I miss the CNN glory days, they at one time, did news right.

  • Coffee Steve

    ^Bash a Thon

  • Coffee Steve


    Coffee, that is an insult to d.d. but at least your sights are set high.

    LOL…After I read that I thought I should post a IM sorry to her

  • CNN fan

    Coffee Steve

    Agreed, they need to revamp. Get back to their glory days of top notch journalism! They get farther from it each day.

  • Paul

    Unless you live in the area, you may have missed this

    Report: DNC Committee asks for donations from labor unions
    CHARLOTTE — The Democratic National Convention Committee may be having trouble raising cash for the convention. Bloomberg reports President Barack Obama’s political advisers are asking labor unions to contribute to the September convention, which will be held in Charlotte.

    Committee members said they would not take corporate donations to fund the convention. Bloomberg says the host committee is about halfway to its $36 million goal.

    The Republican National Committee did not impose a ban on corporate donations. Their goal is to raise $55 million for their convention in Tampa.


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