Cable News Ratings for Thursday, April 26, 2012

Categories: '

Written By

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

    Hillbilly wrote: “The Five made the listThursday…”

    Interesting that ‘Hannity’ at 12am had the highest A18-49 rating of all cable news programs, and that would have been something like 345K A18-49 viewers – more young viewers than many programs (e.g. ‘Outfront’) on the other channels had in total viewers. The 12am edition of ‘Hannity’ got 425K A25-54 viewers, higher than any program outside FNC. It also beat the 9pm edition of ‘Hannity’.

  • Hillbilly

    New satellite imagery appears to show a train of mining carts and other preparations under way at North Korea’s nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place.


    BEIJING (Reuters) – Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, one of the China’s most prominent human rights advocates, has escaped from home imprisonment, activists said on Friday, but uncertainty over his whereabouts and fears


    I need to grow some boobs.

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The company that makes “Girls Gone Wild” DVDs is seeking to overturn a verdict awarding nearly $6 million to a St. Louis-area woman who claims her bare breasts were recorded without permission


    No mention of men. I guess there’s no helping us. :(

    Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thinking tests.

  • Hillbilly

    Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, Matt Fiddes, is ready to take legal action to get access to Jackson’s son Prince Michael II, claiming he is the biological father.


    TSA Found ‘Anomaly’ in Jeffrey Goldberg’s Mother-in-Law’s Crotch Area

    The TSA agent said, again, in full voice, “There’s an anomaly in the crotch area.”

    This is, of course, a painful post for me to write. Like most normal American men, I don’t want to see the words “my mother-in-law” and “crotch area” in the same paragraph. But let me go on anyway.


    Ratboy was jury foreman. That’s what Coffee Steve told me. :razz:

    Adult film producer convicted in obscenity trial

    Jurors also were asked to decide whether the videos, some of which depicted fetishes involving feces, violated standards of what is acceptable to the community at large. In all three trials, jurors had to watch a series of explicit videos in entirety.

  • Hillbilly

    6-Year-Old Autistic Boy Is a Piano Rock God

    See him in action here.

    We’ve seen many remarkable kid musicians on YouTube, but Ethan is particularly amazing. According to the description on the videos, he’s playing the songs from memory — in some cases, after only hearing them only once.


    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at an Army post over his comments about President Obama.


    So Nobama can use the same money to pay for his programs of choice, but its wrong in the republicans do. :roll: The dems want higher taxes so they can keep on spending.

    The pitched political battle over student loans isn’t going away. On Friday, the White House threatened to veto a bill to keep interest rates on a popular kind of loan from doubling come July 1 because the Republican-crafted legislation pays for it by tapping a special fund in President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law.

    Obama’s budget, unveiled earlier this year, calls for tapping into the same fund to cover other programs. The Senate’s Democratic majority, which will likely kill the Republican bill, has proposed covering the nearly $6 billion tab for the student loan proposal by raising taxes on wealthy Americans.

  • Hillbilly

    Applestinx – Interesting that ‘Hannity’ at 12am had the highest A18-49 rating of all cable news programs, and that would have been something like 345K A18-49 viewers – more young viewers than many programs (e.g. ‘Outfront’) on the other channels had in total viewers. The 12am edition of ‘Hannity’ got 425K A25-54 viewers, higher than any program outside FNC. It also beat the 9pm edition of ‘Hannity’.

    That is weird. Maybe they was out doing “young people stuff” at 9pm, so they tuned in at 12am.

  • Hillbilly

    So its NOT bullying if you are attacking christians. Got it? If you say this to Muslims its bullying & hate speech. Got it? :mad: I wonder if i called him a f*ggot if he would think that was OK?

    As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused to listen to his rant “pansy asses.”

    The speaker was Dan Savage, founder of the “It Gets Better” project, an anti-bullying campaign that has reached more than 40 million viewers with contributors ranging from President Obama to Hollywood stars. Savage also writes a sex advice column called “Savage Love.”


    Bed bugs was the problem. :lol:

    The biting pests that infest hotels appear to be the source of red marks on a Minnesota woman that prompted health officials to quarantine a jet in Chicago for fear they were dealing with something much more serious: monkeypox.


    40 weird facts about the U.S.

    The highest point in the state of Florida is only 345 feet (115 yards) above sea level.

    The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island is. But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.

    The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year.

  • RawBlues

    Being a baby boomer … and music contunially going through my mind … There is only one thing comes to mind:
    You put your right foot in
    You take your right foot out
    You put your right foot in
    And shake it all about
    … I believe the “right” has shaken about all it can, and doesn’t know in which direction to travel.
    I find the stats here interesting though. Not only does the right not know what way to travel, the left is pretty meek in comparison.

  • Steve Perry

    Wow…Rachel Maddow is closing in on Hannity in the 25-54 demo…I guess hell must be freezing over.

  • Coffee Steve

    Gooooooooooooooood Morning One and ALL

    Is your memory as long as Coffee Steve’s male part?

    No comment :-)

    Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age

    Huh? What? I can’t remember

    Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at an Army post

    There were alot of people at Fort Knox ticked off too

    **Iranian naval admiral: ‘If needed, we can move to within three miles of New York’

    **More than half of congressmen in EPA Region 6 seek removal of ‘crucify’ official

  • Coffee Steve

    *Obama, Donors Block Relief for Families of Beirut Bombing Victims

    A high-powered Wall St. CEO and early, influential Obama supporter, Donald F. Donahue of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), may be using his significant clout on behalf of the Obama administration and a questionable Iranian-linked strategic partner to stand in the way of American military families trying to recover billions of dollars to which they are legally entitled after being victimized by the infamous 1983 Iranian-sponsored bombing of a U.S. Marine Corp barracks in Beirut.

    Since the 1983 bombing, there have been numerous court rulings siding with those victimized by state-sponsored terrorism, allowing them to sue foreign governments for damages. The estates of the Marines killed in Beirut were recently awarded $2.16 billion in damages by a Federal judge. Lawyers have already attached nearly two billion dollars of Iran’s money, which sits frozen at Citibank in New York.

    The key question is, will that money simply flow back to Iran, will it do that as part of an Obama foreign policy initiative, or will it be handed over to the families who have sued and won a right to it being paid out as damages for the terrorism in 1983.

  • lbsles

    Morning all, if anyone is out there.

    This should be required reading for all !

    Expert: obumble care to Herd Disabled Seniors to Bare-Bones Medicaid plans

    Who here does not know that Medicare Advantage is not Medicare. Coverage differs under each insurance companies plan.

    Another new twist: There is considerable confusion about what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or ACA) of 2010 did with respect to Medicare Advantage. As part of a broad set of reforms aimed to control the cost of Medicare, the ACA eliminated subsidies which the federal government first used to establish the Medicare Advantage program. As of 2008, the federal government spent 12 percent more on Medicare Advantage than it did for comparable care under traditional Medicare. These subsidies (which added an additional $14 billion to the Medicare program last year alone) will gradually be reduced until payments to Medicare Advantage are in line with the cost of traditional Medicare.

  • lbsles
  • lbsles
  • Ratboy

    Gooooood Morning! Chilly and rainy this morning so I will put a couple of office hours in befor I move on to the project house.

    Well this is all the Obama campaign has so they are taking it to the MAX!

    Obama talks bin Laden in rare sit room interview

    Brian Williams of NBC News held a rare interview with President Barack Obama about the killing of Osama bin Laden in the White House Situation Room yesterday.

    The interview, which will air on Rock Center with Brian Williams on May 2, comes at the one-year anniversary of bin Laden’s killing, an event the Obama campaign is touting in a new ad that goes after Mitt Romney.

    “One year ago, they brought down Bin Laden. Now, for the first time, the main players are talking — only to Brian Williams,” a 15-second promo of the interview, which aired this morning on the Today show, said. “Exclusive access inside the situation room. Rock Center, Wednesday, 9/8 Central on NBC.”

    White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest resisted questions regarding rumors of the interview this morning, as well as the suggestion that Obama was politicizing Bin Laden’s killing by holding an interview in the Situation Room.

    “What I can tell you is that the President has conducted a couple of interviews over the course of the last year about the successful mission against Osama bin Laden,” Earnest said during a press gaggle on the way to an event in Georgia. “What the President did yesterday and what he has done many times before over the course of the last year is talk about that mission and talk about the success of that mission.”

    White House officials did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

    Of note: In a 2011 interview with Wolf Blizter, host of CNN’s Situation Room, Obama said Blitzer could come to the White House situation room, but couldn’t bring cameras.

    “I hope you’ll be coming and joining me in my Situation Room,” Blitzer said. “And if you invite me to yours, I will be happy to come to yours as well.”

    “Thank you, Wolf. You can visit any time,” the President said. “Just you can’t bring cameras. That’s the only difference.”

    “I will come by myself,” Blitzer replied.

  • Paul

    Good morning all,

    Ok, so Obama took out Bin Laden. There’s no denying this took place on his watch but to raise the open ended question if Romney would have done the same is ridiculous. When Obama got elected he had no foreign policy experience, in fact, maybe with the exception of Dwight Eisenhower, no newly elected President has foreign policy experience.

    Surely, people would have seen it coming that Obama would tout killing Bin Laden was a huge feather in his hat, no matter what he said about no spiking the football.

  • 1nancy2

    @Nick Z
    “BILL OREILLY appears to be spotlighting COMCAST and it’s continuing
    approval of the radical left programming on MSNBC.” Gee Nick, jealous? It looks like MSNBC is improving in the Demo, so I doubt that your wish will be granted. “Radical Left programming?” How about, “Radical Right programming” on that other channel? How about letting people like me know that you are so happy that we finally have a place to go and enjoy our TV shows…for a change. I always say, ‘cheers’ to you and your channel viewership and would not mind a little courtesy in return. Wait, scratch that…it just ‘ain’t gonna happen’. Nick, make me proud/happy. Tell me you are overjoyed that I have my own channel. I’m waiting.

  • Ratboy

    It cant be said much better than this

    McCain Goes Nuclear: “Shame On Barack Obama”

    Republicans amp up attacks on Obama for campaigning on Bin Laden’s slaying. “Shamelessly turning the one decision he got right into a pathetic political act of self-congratulation,” says McCain.

    Here’s the Arizona Senator’s full statement:

    “Shame on Barack Obama for diminishing the memory of September 11th and the killing of Osama bin Laden by turning it into a cheap political attack ad. This is the same President who once criticized Hillary Clinton for invoking bin Laden ‘to score political points.’

    “This is the same President who said, after bin Laden was dead, that we shouldn’t ‘spike the ball’ after the touchdown. And now Barack Obama is not only trying to score political points by invoking Osama bin Laden, he is doing a shameless end-zone dance to help himself get reelected.

    “No one disputes that the President deserves credit for ordering the raid, but to politicize it in this way is the height of hypocrisy.

    “The Obama campaign asks whether Mitt Romney would have made that decision. Of course they want to focus on this one tactical decision because the other decisions this President has made have harmed our national security.

    “He turned his back on the people of Iran when they rose up to end their tyrannical, terrorist-supporting, Holocaust-denying government, giving them no assistance as they were crushed in the streets.

    “He has repeatedly thrown our ally Israel under the bus and jeopardized our shared security interests.

    “He tried to bring Khaled Sheikh Muhammed, the mastermind of 9/11, and other Al-Qaeda terrorists into the middle of New York City to stand trial in a civilian court.

    “He disregarded the advice of his military commanders and pulled all of our troops out of Iraq, and Al-Qaeda is making a comeback there as a result.

    “He disregarded the advice of his military commanders again by telling our enemies that we are leaving Afghanistan and then putting our mission and our troops at risk by short-changing our commanders on the ground.

    “He watches passively while the Assad regime in Syria, Iran’s closest ally, kills thousands of its own people in an unfair fight, and his response to this mass atrocity is to create an ‘Atrocities Prevention Board.’

    “With a record like that on national security, it is no wonder why President Obama is shamelessly turning the one decision he got right into a pathetic political act of self-congratulation.”

  • Rick

    When you start thinking about it, Wolf Blitzer, John King, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan spend 7 hr preparing for a ONE hr show which contains at best 40 minutes of news & BS the rest is commercials.
    You would think that they could put together something a lot better then they produce for the money they are spending.

  • d.d.

    Good Saturday morning.

    Thanks Coffee. While Knoxville had baseball size hail that did damage, the Plateau was spared. It turned out to be a nice day after our little hail storm.


    British Troops Discover Bomb-Making Mosque – Seize 250 Kg of Explosives

    The surprise raid, using Chinook helicopters, forced insurgents to flee before they could arm booby traps surrounding the weapons factory, leaving their freshly-made tea and flip-flops behind.


    Those interested in OWS May plans can follow link.

    The May 2012 Insurrection

    Tactical Briefing #30.

    For thirty-one magical days beginning this Tuesday, May 1, we take the plunge and Strike! We block the Golden Gate Bridge; occupy a Manhattan-bound tunnel; seize the ports. In 115 cities, we march into banks, erect tents and refuse to leave. We disrupt financial institutions forcing thousands to preemptively close



    I’ll add this

    Milwaukee Red Cross Told to Prepare For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit

    CBS Local (video available)

    The Milwaukee Red Cross was told to prepare for a possible evacuation during this summit.

    CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of a Red Cross e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area.

    It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

    According to a chapter spokesperson, the evacuation plan is not theirs alone.

    “Our direction has come from the City of Chicago and the Secret Service,” she said.

    I’m sure it is best to be prepared for anything, but, this seems a little over the top.

  • lbsles

    Voter ID law blocked for Scott Walker recall

    Wisconsin’s new voter ID law won’t apply to the recall election against Gov. Scott Walker, according to two appeals court rulings this week.

    An opinion released Thursday said there was “no realistic possibility” that the legal wrangling over the controversial law would be decided before the June 5 election, reports the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

    Although Walker and Republican legislators passed a law requiring photo identification at the voting booths, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan temporarily blocked the law from taking effect while the court considered legal challenges from the NAACP and the immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera.

    A week later, another judge blocked the law after a separate challenge by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, saying it violated the state constitution.

    Flanagan is only expected to rule after final briefs are filed in the case in mid-June, after the May 8 primary and June 5 general recall elections, reports the Journal Sentinel.

    Proponents of voter identification laws — an issue being debated in state legislatures across the country — argue that they’re necessary to prevent fraud at the ballot box. Opponents contend that the laws create unnecessary barriers to voting, especially for low-income voters and students.

    © 2012 POLITICO LLC

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures