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


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

    Well goodnight all have a great evening

    Always remember

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.


  • Gabriel

    Coffee Steve
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    REPORT: US could destroy Iran military in 3 weeks…


    Former Israeli security chief slams handling of Iran.

    Israel’s former security chief is slamming the country’s prime minister and defense minister for their handling of Iran, saying neither one inspires confidence.

    “I don’t trust a leadership that relies on messianic leadership,” said Yuval Diskin, the former head of the Shin Bet, the country’s internal security service, at a public conference Friday night in Israel.

    “Our two messiahs from Caesaria and from the Akiorv Towers are not fit to stand at the helm of the government,” Diskin said, referring to the respective residences of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

    Seems like we’ve already located the anti-Christ, and there’s two of them. Hahaha.

  • suikostinger


    “suiko school of “the sky is falling” issues like muffins.”

    ahahaha. Talk about broken record! Also bringing something that never happened up again for the 3rd time. This is hilarious.

  • Grant

    Bin laden is dead general motors is alive, the dow was at 6000, now its at 13,000, equal pay for women, the economy is turning around, repeal dont ask dont tell, passed healthcare bill (like it or not) and 4,000,000 jobs created. This president has done more in 4 years, than most presidents do in 8. Right wingers better come up with somthing better than name calling, or your gonna be looking at obama for 4 more years!

  • Gabriel

    “Israeli general: ‘Rational’ Iranian leaders not pushing nuclear bomb.”

    Israel’s top general said Iran is led by “very rational people” and doesn’t appear poised to build a nuclear bomb that would threaten his nation.

    Iran “is going step by step to the place where it will be able to decide whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb,” Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told Israel’s Haaretz newspaper in Wednesday editions. “It hasn’t yet decided whether to go the extra mile.”

  • Coffee Steve


    One last thing before I get off here, I almost forgot

    Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?


    Night All

  • suikostinger


    He said “BELIEVE ME”

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 1, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    He said “BELIEVE ME”


    Anybody can type those letters and hit the submit button. That’s the magic of the internet. It doesn’t become true just because it is a submitted TVBN comment. Where are all my capitalist friends? Where’s the vermin Ratboy, the man who consistently brags about simultaneously launching a thousand ongoing capitalist projects but yet still finds the time to comment at regular two minute intervals 365 days of the year? Where’s the Kirk Lazarus character from Tropic Thunder?

  • Nick Czar


    Yeah, Fox is so biased to the right that it has libs Shep Smith, Greta and Geraldo hosting programs. It has Juan Williams, Mara Liasson, Bob Beckel, Kirsten Powers, Judi Muller, Lamont Hill, Tamara Holder, and many other libs on as “regulars”.

    Yeah, that’s it: biased to the right.

    Whereas CNN has conservatives such as……………….


  • club

    Hey, I heard a good joke…… MSNBC….. ha, ha, ha, good one…

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 1:29 PM
    so why is she set to serve 20 years in jail?

    Where is Al? Where is NOW?


    Good questions. I can’t really comment on why she is getting 20 years. The only info i know is from the article. Not enough to go on based on the article. Al & NOW both should be checking into this. Heck all who reported on Trayvon/Zimmerman should be checking into it. Hopefully she gets her retrial.

  • Hillbilly

    Erin Burnett barely scratched in the demo at 7pm. She went from a powerhouse to an outhouse. :lol: Sorry couldn’t resist.

    Shep’s numbers have been sliding lately. Folks must be __________ put your Fan Excuse Bingo in the blank.

  • Hillbilly

    Posted May 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM
    EVERYBODY IS DOWN!! Matthews gets almost the same numbers as Schultz!! Not a good sign for Shultz.


    Fridays & Mondays have been lower lately. I have no idea why. I blame GW & Applestinx. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman who cashed a $1 million lottery ticket may have to give up the winnings to a woman who threw away the ticket after she bought it, according to a judge’s ruling Tuesday.

    Interesting case. She threw it in the trash, now wants it back. Read more here.


    (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc agreed to pay $4.8 million in back wages and damages to thousands of employees for unpaid overtime after a probe by the U.S. Department of Labor found that the retailer had violated a federal law governing overtime pay.

  • Hillbilly

    Twitter is breaking news. :lol:

    The first to tweet was the Afghanistan news site TOLOnews which reported: “United States President Barack Obama has arrived in Kabul to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai.”

    A political reporter for BuzzFeed, a website that combines original reporting with trend spotting on the internet, picked up the TOLOnews report, tweeted it and noted that no other U.S. media was reporting it. Shortly, the New York Post placed the TOLOnews report on its website.


    SP With Bret Baier didn’t have no coverage. It musta been a fire cracker instead of a grenade.

    The Occupy movement targeted May Day as the day “the people of the planet will take to the streets.” Crowds formed in many major cities, joining protesters worldwide on International Workers Day to demand economic equality. But the day remained mostly peaceful. Promised stoppages of mass transportation and commerce by the Occupy movement largely fizzled across the country.

    For some pictures & stories of folks being ornery go here.

  • Hillbilly

    But does she have a birth certificate? ;)

    Since kindergarten, 17-year-old high-school senior Ciara Cetraro hasn’t missed a day of school. That’s more than 2,000 days of showing up for every day of school. And perhaps most impressive of all: She did it living in Hawaii, which is known for its “epidemic” of chronic absenteeism.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone
    Shep’s numbers have been sliding lately. Folks must be

    Sheps numbers have dropped since the first day of the Martin-Zimmerman story, Shep from day one Shep started the Zimmerman is guilty stuff and with his lawyer buddies on the show it’s not a good show to watch anymore.

    No one wants to sit around with 2 lawyers yacking. I think it’s time John Roberts took over.

    Speaking of John Roberts who used to be on CNN, we all should have known something about CNN when they allowed people like Roberts and Ed Henry & others to skip out. That, to me, shows CNN at some point made a decsion to either give up or move left. Roberts and Henry both are left leaning, but they never leaned to far left.

    Unless CNN wakes up, they will never regain their stature.

  • Coffee Steve

    The Media has Failed
    *Blogger offers $10,000 bounty for Obama college transcripts

    The owner of a website that promised on Tuesday to pay $10,000 to anyone who can provide an authentic copy of President Barack Obama’s course transcripts from his days at Occidental College, Harvard University or Columbia University.

    Although its one-page website is presented anonymously, conservative blogger Brooks Bayne is the blogger in question.

    A group of 8 people are coordinating the effort to make Obama’s college transcripts public

    “We are doing this because we are tired of the media not doing their job,” he said. ”We are tired of the PR propaganda coming out of places like Media Matters, and we are tired of this administration stonewalling over things like Fast and Furious.”

    The $10,000 reward, he explained, is “absolutely” real and will be paid to anyone who can provide any verifiable college transcripts belonging to Obama.

    “No one has ever seen a real document from this part of his life, yet with other past Presidents of both parties we have seen the media report items such as their first dogs names to their grades and courses, why haven’t we seen his?”

  • usnretirex2

    Good morning all

  • Coffee Steve

    Morning Navy Dude

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