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Cable News Ratings for Monday, April 30, 2012

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May 1st, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 30, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,108            273            488
CNN         302             84            120
MSNBC         421            118            182
CNBC         232             89            128
FBN           66             15             29
HLN         213             78            112
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,979            426            780
CNN         449            144            192
MSNBC         821            243            363
CNBC         475            256            238
FBN           60             16             30
HLN         279            106            162
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,061            294            541
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         207             81             85
MSNBC Morning Joe         347            121            183
CNBC Squawk Box         165             53            103
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         273            115            153
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,504            267            613
CNN Situation Room         518             78            183
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         762            153            247
CNBC FAST MONEY         199             26            103
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         199             52             83
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,639            296            597
CNN John King USA         402             80            135
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         635            146            265
CNBC Mad Money         156             34             79
HLN Prime News         230             75            106
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,325            260            533
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         348             67            117
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         704            183            330
CNBC Kudlow Report         163             42             79
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         284             80            122
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,684            539         1,017
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         506            144            187
MSNBC Ed Show         740            187            341
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         173             64             91
HLN Nancy Grace         361            120            205
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       1,776            407            697
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         375            133            175
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         958            303            436
CNBC NHL SEMI FINALS L         594            298            279
HLN Dr. Drew         202             74            123
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,462            332            622
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         465            156            213
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         766            238            312
CNBC NHL SEMI FINALS L         657            406            344
HLN Nancy Grace         291            131            171
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,090            357            575
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         236             92            125
MSNBC Ed Show         468            147            167
CNBC NHL SEMI FINALS L         665            429            349
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         230             72            107

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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.

 
  • Ratboy

    EVERYBODY IS DOWN!! Matthews gets almost the same numbers as Schultz!! Not a good sign for Shultz.

  • Laurence Glavin

    I guess many MSNBC viewers were watching the Prokofiev and Vivaldi performances on “Dancing With The Stars”. (I viewed segments on YouTube). Give ABC credit, they hired a legitimate medium-sized orchestra, and the Prokofiev duet music was well-done. What Joshua Bell must have done was to play his solo part in as driven a manner as possible, contrary to Vivaldi’s actual style. Jackie Evancho turned twelve a few weeks ago but sounds the same as she did when she came on the scene. The show had a below-average “demo” rating, but the highest total audience of the night…must have been MSNBC viewers. The President is supposed to be on tonight. CNN often gets a boost for such things. So it may not be until Wednesday that Ed, Rachel and Lawrence will get their one-million or nearly one-million total viewers in the first airing.

  • Coffee Steve

    Seems like a Black Monday Crash ratings wise except for Greta and Special Report

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Laurence Glavin: >>> The President is supposed to be on tonight <<< The DNC should PAY for the airtime, since it will be 90% political. <<<

    I was speaking to an elderly person today who isn't exactly a BIG Obama fan but she said that she'll probably vote for B.O. in November.

    She says you never hear anything from Romney! While she has cable, she still gets her news from NBC or CBS. And, I'm sure THAT's also true with a lot of people of all ages. They hear all the negative stuff about the Republicans and rarely give Romney equal airtime unless one of the GOP goofs up.

    The nation already has a gaffe-prone fall guy. VP Joe Biden.
    While the major broadcast networks were busy collecting dirt on Sarah Palin (which they never found), Biden was campaigning in 2008, messing up a lot.
    Of course, you never saw Biden's "Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders" on your broadcast network news.

    Well, you DID see Biden's "bleeps" when Obamacare was signed into law.

  • b

    Hey Ralph- That dumb old bag you spoke to today is either lying, ….or YOU ARE. Believe me, NO ONE (94%+) over the age 55 is voting for this idiot Obama in November. BELIEVE ME

  • nimeinenumer

    I love every show on fox!!!!

  • Nick Czar

    CNN is in the dumper !

    MSNBC IS IN THE TOILET !

    CNBC is down the drain !

    After all isn’t that where defecatorial programming would be?

  • Ralph Hahn

    @b: >>> That dumb old bag you spoke to today is either lying… <<<

    That "dumb old bag" happens to be someone who's very near and dear to me who happened to lose her husband back in January.

    The point was the she, like others, only get their news from the broadcast news outlets, and they only paint Obama is a positive light and the GOP as pure evil.

    I'll take for granted that if you knew my relationship with this "dumb old bag," you wouldn't have resorted to the sinful way that you had described her.

  • Tony

    ” EVERYBODY IS DOWN!! Matthews gets almost the same numbers as Schultz!! Not a good sign for Shultz. ”

    Not everybody. Compared to last Monday, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews are both up +9,6%.

  • Joan

    I can’t post from my computer? Same name same email address ? Each time I try it says Invalid Data:Please go back and try again? Yet I am posting from my iphone? Help someone this phone is small and I am old?

  • Rick

    Looks like CNBC scored nicely in that later part of the evening. The NHL playoff games are popular.

    Percentage wise Fox had a big hit. Fox dropped more than the others.

  • Joey

    Mitt Romey to reporter..”of course I’ll make that call..even Jimmy Carter will do the same”..that’s right he will but Bill Clinton won’t

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Joey: >>> Mitt Romey to reporter..”of course I’ll make that call..even Jimmy Carter will do the same”..that’s right he will but Bill Clinton won’t <<<

    Do you think if Clinton responds to Romney, will he use measured words, like: "I…did not have…sex..with that woman….Ms. Lewinsky." ;-)

  • Joan

    Obama is a disgrace! Is there anything he won’t do to get his way? Narsicist=Barak Obama . USA= In the pits with him in the WH . Americans= Not stupid Barry!

  • DB

    REV AL, spent at least 7 minutes of his show on the very important Seamus controversy. Is it any wonder this clown can’t break a million or even 800k most of the time. He gets his issues from the suiko school of “the sky is falling” issues like muffins. As the election gets closer it will be harder and harder for MSNBC to hide the issues that will bring Obama down.

  • Gabriel

    Joan
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM
    Obama is a disgrace! Is there anything he won’t do to get his way? Narsicist=Barak Obama . USA= In the pits with him in the WH . Americans= Not stupid Barry!

    ================================

    In which part of America is this style of writing considered chic?

  • Gabriel

    b
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 3:18 PM
    NO ONE (94%+) over the age 55 is voting for this idiot Obama in November. BELIEVE ME

    ==============================

    Source or F off.

  • Coffee Steve

    REPORT: US could destroy Iran military in 3 weeks…

    Pentagon is planning ‘contingency’ for Iran and North Korea

    The U.S. military is discussing significant changes in its war plans to adhere to President Obama’s new strategic guidance that downplays preparing for conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and counts on allies to provide additional troops.

    War planning for Iran is now the most pressing scenario, or what the Pentagon calls a contingency.

    U.S. Central Command believes it can destroy or significantly degrade Iran’s conventional armed forces in about three weeks using air and sea strikes, according to a defense source familiar with the discussions.

    (Washington Times)

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ratboy

    I’m ordering a Dell Studio XP 3TB hard drive and a processor thats faster than me drinking coffee (trust me thats fast) It has 2 Blu-ray rewrite drives, TV tuner, one year free service to netflix and various other services and with the discount and no interest added I will soon have 4 screens to do my stuff on the web.

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gabriel

    An old but good one:

    “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science
    How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.”

    “Head-on attempts to persuade can sometimes trigger a backfire effect, where people not only fail to change their minds when confronted with the facts—they may hold their wrong views more tenaciously than ever.”

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