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.

  • AppleStinx

    …especially if without teeth. :grin:

  • Coffee Steve

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

    I’ll have that song in head all night now LOL

    “Evil Doers”

    Its all those mean nasty rich people :-)

    We just landed a fleet of Jets right next door to Iran (Stealth) included. I rekon thats Obama’s way of saying “Go Ahead Punks, Make My Day”

  • d.d.

    Can’t chat online now , but, this is for you, Coffee & our thread’s Catholics. It’s quite a tongue lashing, but, unfortunately ,Gowdy’s time ran out.

    2012 04-26 Gowdy questions Sebelius about Mandate.wmv

  • Jeff

    Fox’s Hannity Denies That Women Face Discrimination From Insurers In The Absence Of Health Care Reform

  • Jeff

    When Will Rasmussen Ask If Voters Want Pet Unicorns?
    2 hours and 55 minutes ago by Jeremy Holden
    Coming soon from Rasmussen: a majority of children would rather slide down a rainbow than clean their rooms.

    No less magical is the latest Rasmussen poll measuring support for the government’s role facilitating GM’s bankruptcy:

  • serg

    Rachel has more viewers than Piers and Drew combined. CNBC is on fire with the NHL playoffs and Costco. btw Comcast touched a 52 week high today. CMCSA

  • marvin

    Jane Velez Mitchell (HLN) beat Erin Burnett in the same time slot!

    How much more time does Ms. Burnett have at CNN?

    How much do those of you who know the biz think it would cost CNN to terminate her contract early?

  • Jeff

    Omg make him stop this stupidity!!!

    Hannity: “I’ve Been To The South Bronx” And “The Majority Of Even The Poorest Homes In America” Have Modern Amenities

    Omg they have a DVD player!! Seriously?

  • Coffee Steve


    Mr. Gowdy had her backtracking from the beginning, I saved this video, this one one of the best lines of questioning I have ever seen. Very Telling. Thank You, and I’m glad you guys are ok after those storms last night, I was kinda worried they got you guys.

  • Coffee Steve

    All of you have a great evening, its movie time here


  • Jeff

    Hannity: “This Idea That Americans Are Going To Bed Hungry” Is Not True — “You Can Survive Off” Rice And Beans



    Hannity: “Poor In America Is Not Poor Like Around The Rest Of The World”

    Sean Hannity Says He “Would Never Want To Be Dependent On Food Stamps,” Unlike Those With An “Entitlement Mindset”

    Right-Wing Media Use Poverty Increase To Renew Charge That Poor Don’t Have It So Bad


  • Andies

    Too bad all those Fox News viewers will not be enough to get Romeny into the White House… Keep being happy about Fox News ratings being good because that is all you will have..

  • Jeff

    I am forced to concur with Andies.


    Thanks for the Hillary posts DB, yes the primary was tough and i was not thrilled with Matthews turn on the Clinton’s. But the level the of GOP attacks on Democratic First ladies is ridiculous and out of control. I see no sign of it stopping.
    Plus remember during that period you mentioned she was a Senator running for Pres. A bit different from being a sitting First Lady where GOP leaders called her a b -word and so many other horrible things. She will be running in 2016. So I am sure it’s not over on the name calling for Hillary.

  • DB

    Jeff, again we see things differently. The discussions of first ladies should not get personal or include name calling but both Hillary and Michele have invited more comment because they have been much more vocal and more involved in policy than say Laura Bush was. This invites more scrutiny and more comment. Laura Bush never tried to get a health care bill passed as did Hillary and Laura Bush never stuck her nose into the eating habits of the citizens as has Michele. They can’t be off limits if they are involved in playing the game.

  • DB

    Wow Andies what crystal ball are you using?? Are you the fortune teller they had at the GSA conference?? What do you base your statement on? Love to hear the in depth analysis you did to come to this conclusion.

  • Joan

    Thank you I really enjoyed that. I wish he would have had more time.

  • Coffee Steve

    Coffee and Popcorn together, eh…not good :oops:

    Night everyone

  • Hillbilly

    The Five made the list Thursday. 1.92 million viewers might be a record for them.

    They had pictures of The Five (actually The 7, they had Juan & Kimblery who wasn’t there Thursday) when they were 5 years old. Guess what Bob Beckel said he did at age 5 or 7? (He used both ages when telling the story) Burned down his neighbors garage. :???: Long story short her garbage smelled bad so Bob & his brother set fire to it. It got to the garage some how.

  • Hillbilly

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


    Is your memory as long as Coffee Steve’s male part? :lol: I’m on the record as saying before the R nominee is chosen. Technically he/she ain’t chosen until the R convention. So i got a few months before i can take Applestinx’s Bentley. He tricked me when i won his Rolls Royce. He gave me the one his dog uses. :mad: I’m wise to his ways now. I’m gonna pick the one i want this time.

  • Hillbilly

    Rick – Maybe softball season is cutting into ratings?


    That’s one to add to Fan Excuse Bingo. :lol:

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