Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 26, 2012

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April 27th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 26, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,293        349         581
CNN      330         94         129
MSNBC      493        135         199
CNBC      198         51         100
FBN        74         19           31
HLN      233         87         125
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,116        437         799
CNN      471        130         202
MSNBC    1,000        314         430
CNBC      420        141         173
FBN        69         30           35
HLN      397        122         198
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,173        360         601
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      237        111         122
MSNBC Morning Joe      368        135         178
CNBC Squawk Box      146         43         100
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      321        161         184
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,920        443         797
CNN SITUATION ROOM      530         87         143
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      776        124         244
CNBC FAST MONEY      210         37         120
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      150         44           60
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,065        422         822
CNN JOHN KING USA      385         61         101
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      812        170         301
CNBC MAD MONEY      195         43         107
HLN PRIME NEWS      270         68         130
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,733        374         781
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      302         63           92
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      895        215         334
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      179         26           68
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      300         67         158
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,648        497       1,052
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      398         93         168
MSNBC ED SHOW      945        244         387
CNBC SUPERMARKETS INC      258         55         100
HLN NANCY GRACE      503        135         235
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,031        424         794
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      499        135         214
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,067        368         491
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE      610        177         240
HLN DR. DREW      401        131         205
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,648        390         551
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      515        160         225
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      983        326         406
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE      390        191         179
HLN NANCY GRACE      300        105         162
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,364        427         610
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      295         94         137
MSNBC ED SHOW      611        216         269
CNBC MAD MONEY      125         54           59
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      287         83         135

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.

  • Mark

    Erin Burnett, time to take off your clothes.

    Rachel Maddow, please keep on all your clothes.

  • Nick Czar

    BILL OREILLY appears to be spotlighting COMCAST and it’s continuing
    approval of the radical left programming on MSNBC.

    COMCAST is in financial stress and with an exodus of COMCAST cable
    subscriberss unhappy with MSNBC, It would appear their troubles are
    just beginning.

    Perhaps the best course for COMCAST would be a totally new format
    before the whole failed net ends up on EBAY.

  • Ratboy

    WOW what is the stir that caused the ratings to go up for the 3 stooges on MSNBC? And Hannity is still drawing the good numbers

  • XYZ

    My god, take CNN out of its misery already!

  • Ratboy

    Major Obama ‘bundler’ gets Dutch ambassador’s post

    D.C. lawyer Timothy Broas, who has funneled more money to the political campaigns of President Obama than nearly anyone else, last week was named U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.

    As a campaign “bundler,” Mr. Broas collected more than a half-million dollars for Mr. Obama’s 2012 campaign, raising money from family members, colleagues and other wealthy associates; four years ago, he assisted Mr. Obama’s successful bid for the presidency by raising between $200,000 and $500,000.

    According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Mr. Broas becomes the latest of dozens of Obama “bundlers” who are already serving as ambassadors.

  • AppleStinx

    1,920K P2+ for ‘The Five’. :shock:

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM
    1,920K P2+ for ‘The Five’

    sooooo 2 million when????????

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy asked: “…sooooo 2 million when????????”

    Soon, Ratboy, soon. No exact date, except it won’t be on a Friday… :grin: (crazy predictions are now the property of Hillbilly.)

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM
    Ratboy asked: “…sooooo 2 million when????????”

    Soon, Ratboy, soon. No exact date, except it won’t be on a Friday… (crazy predictions are now the property of Hillbilly.)

    SOOOOOOO BILLHILLY……………….the gauntlet has been thrown down!!!! What say you??????????

  • Birdy

    I highly doubt people are leaving Comcast cable just because they are unhappy with MSNBC. Your statement makes no sense. MSNBC is availble on almost every single cable distribution outlet.

  • CNN fan

    Geez, I think CNN needs to pack it in and just broadcast CNNI.

  • Rick

    Looks like CNN viewers are slowly finding something else to watch or do.
    Does not appear that they are going to Fox. Fox looks like they have been staying steady. MSNBC and HLN has been going up in the past few weeks.

    Maybe softball season is cutting into ratings?

  • Coffee Steve

    The Five will hit 2 Million, as the election cycle gets going, maybe late May

    Special Repost has been growing again and now over 2 million, and when Holder gets the Contempt Charge delieverd SP may go 2.5


    If Applestinx pulls his teeth Faith3 will be left in the dust.

  • Rick

    CNN fan

    Are you really a fan or are you just emjoying the breeze?


    I dropped Time Warmer Cable after I calculated that the rate had gone up on average 11% annually between March 2008 and March 2012. The biggest increase was in March 2012. They must have paid a lot for E.B.

  • Mark

    Sort of funny seeing Rev Al’s ratings. In the past week or so he dropped All Trayvon, All the Time and his numbers are creeping back up.

  • Coffee Steve


    Biden to ‘Dull as Hell’ Crowd at Campaign Fundraiser: ‘Pretend You Like Me’

    *“I guess what I’m trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast – and you all look dull as hell, I might add. The dullest audience I have ever spoken to. Just sitting there, staring at me. Pretend you like me!”

  • Coffee Steve


    *Martin Bashir Tells Two Democrats ‘If There Isn’t a War on Women Most of Us Must Be Ignorant’ :shock:

  • Rick

    If the Obama campaign would send Biden to the Universities to campaign. They could pay the students to come to the rally.

    That way they could show that Biden attacked a crowd and the students could make a payment on their student loan.

  • Rick

    Coffee Steve
    That’s good.

    You also know that if there is a War then they can spend more money to fight the War. They just need to figure out who the “Evil Doers” are.

  • AppleStinx

    Hillbilly wrote: “If Applestinx pulls his teeth Faith3 will be left in the dust.”

    At the sound of “Dueling Banjos” I’ll leave not only Faith3 but also Speedy Gonzalez in the dust.

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