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.

  • AppleStinx

    I had an amazing composite girlfriend once. It didn’t work out.

  • Ratboy

    Wacko wacko wacko alert!!

    Rachel Maddow On Conservative Media Model: “Everybody Else Is Out To Get You”

    At a Commonwealth Club event in April, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow discussed why conservative media outlets are so much more successful than its liberal competitors.

    Unlike her conservative competitors, Maddow explains, “I try not to imagine my audience being people who already agree with me. I, in fact, try to imagine a Republican audience.”

    Ah! That explains why some people think she comes off as smug. Because she’s imagining us all to be Republicans! But, no, really, Maddow is a thoughtful liberal. And her thoughts on why conservative media outlets are so successful is interesting:

    “I think the conservative media model involves this one really important step that liberals don’t use, which is, ‘listen to me, I am the light and the truth and the way, you have to believe what I say and everybody else is out to get you and you can’t listen to anybody else, don’t change the channel, they’re trying to kill you.’ Liberals don’t say that. Conservatives tell their audience that.”

    Maddow definitely doesn’t use the “looking out for you” tone of, say, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity, but she overlooks the combative, “they’re all wrong” rhetoric occasionally employed by her liberal counterparts like Ed Schultz.

    There’s definitely an element of “you can only trust us” in the conservative media, but here’s a possible reason why: for half-a-century, conservative audiences had no choice but to watch/listen to media outlets that presented the news in a generally liberal fashion. The conservative media phenomenon is most likely a reaction to that.

    Maddow continued to say, “that sense of an embattled community that needs to protect itself from someone who is trying to victimize them is not part of a way liberals talk in the media.”

    Really? You mean left-leaning media outlets don’t often talk about how Fox News misleads? And how the network allegedly wages a war on this, and a war on that?

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM
    I had an amazing composite girlfriend once. It didn’t work out.

    So did Coffe Steve but she sprung a leak! :lol: pffffffffffffffffffffffffft all around the room!

  • dana

    typical of an elite liberal…doesnt think we can see both the conservative view and the liberal one and actually understand that for the most part based on history and common sense that conservative talk shows are more of a reality that makes sense to us..i do not take anyones spin for granted but when held up to the principles of economics, lessons of history, human motivation, the conservative answers make more sense…

  • AppleStinx

    Ratboy wrote: “So did Coffe Steve but she sprung a leak! pffffffffffffffffffffffffft all around the room!”

    It makes sense now, I could never understand what the refrain was about in that 1980s song “Harden My Heart” by Quarter Flash:
    “I’m gonna harden my heart, swallow my tears, and turn as leaky you could hear…”

  • Coffee Steve


    Which one of her personalities did you like the most? :-)

    I had no idea Fox was doing so well in daytime numbers, check the other page out guys, Fox is rockin even in daytime numbers


    With as much Coffee I drink, I can’t believe I’m not using those adult diapers yet :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve

    NFL Great Junior Seau
    Found Dead in Home

    Suspected suicide

    Wheres d.d. at?

  • Ratboy

    @ Wheres d.d. at?

    I think she had “stuff” to do

  • Ratboy

    Source Says Documents Reveal “Something Big Is About to Happen” With Apple
    Posted by Michael Nace on Wednesday May 2, 2012 Under Apple Rumors, iPhone 5 Rumor

    An administrative assistant at a top U.S. brokerage firm that handles Intel and Apple’s ocean/air accounts has informed the iPhone 5 News Blog that “something big is about to happen.” The source provided me with the address and telephone number of where she works, and I was able to call and verify her employment at the brokerage firm.

    “Recently my team and I have been getting A LOT of protocol from Apple lately, and I can tell you there is something big getting ready to happen. Whether or not it’s the iPhone I’m not at liberty to say, but the paperwork has definately beefed up, and I’m positive it’s not MacBooks or iPads. Nothing has been flown out, but they are definately getting everything in order for customs and the FCC, I can tell you that.”

  • Coffee Steve

    Professor Coffee has to shower for class and church tonight but in the meantime always remember

    Crowded elevators smell different to midgets.



    Speaking of voices in our heads?

    The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

  • Ratboy

    I think the vet should be able to use what he learned and the tools he was given fighting for our country against the homeowners association!!!!!!!!

    Homeowner’s Association Sues Returning Army Vet Over Backyard Swing Set

    MINEOLA, Texas (CBS Houston) — A homeowner’s association is suing a returning Army veteran for having a swing set for his kids in his backyard.

    The Spring Lake Homeowner’s Association has filed a lawsuit against Bill Fry, an Army National Guard captain who just recently returned from Afghanistan after serving overseas for a year, and his wife, Candi Fry, for not getting approval to put up the swing set.

    “The way the homeowner’s association has treated us and portrayed us to our neighbors, it has caused a fairly sizable rift,” Capt. Fry told WFAA-TV.

    Candi Fry says they got permission to build the $1,200 swing set for their children in their backyard last year, but the homeowner’s association claims that is not true.

    “They’re in the wrong only because they declined to make the proper application and submit the drawings,” homeowner’s association chairman Harold Lemmon told KLTV.

    The lawsuit states that the swing set is “not in harmony with the design and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography,” according to The Mineola Monitor.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve asked: “Which one of her personalities did you like the most?”

    Do you mean of my composite ex-girlfriend? Any of the male ones was helpful with fixing the car and other stuff. :grin:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    Professor Coffee has to shower for class and church tonight but in the meantime always remember

    Crowded elevators smell different to midgets.

    With you around, we dont have to be midgets!!!!! :lol:

  • d.d.

    Hi, Guys !

    I’ve been gone all day , & , tomorrow I have Grand Jury duty again.


    I just came across this story:

    Illegal Immigrants Getting Bigger Tax Refunds

    INDIANAPOLIS) – Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you.

    Bob Segall, of WTHI reports finding a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it.



    Operation Fast and Furious

    In addition to Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death & 200 Mexican citizens murders linked to Fast & Furious guns…. there’s this.

    Now another murder connected to Operation Fast and Furious has surfaced. According to a congressional report released, Mario González Rodríguez, brother of the state attorney general of Chihuahua at the time, was also murdered by guns traced back to Operation Fast and Furious. The U.S. withheld this information from Mexican authorities for eight months.

    Then, Mexican federal authorities, following a shootout with drug cartel suspects, seized 16 weapons and arrested eight men in connection with Mario González Rodríguez’s murder.

    Mexican officials submitted information about the weapons to the ATF’s e-trace system, and the ATF traced two AK-47s to Operation Fast and Furious.


    Dem Gov of WV Won’t Back Obama

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) has announced that he will not endorse Barack Obama for re-election, stating, “[the president] has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.”

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM
    Hi, Guys !

    Hey girlie girl!!! It is never the same around here without you!! :)

  • Coffee Steve

    @d.d. HI D.D.
    I’ve been gone all day , & , tomorrow I have Grand Jury duty again.

    RATBOY did it I saw him he is GUILTY!!!

    BBL tonight, have a great evening everyone


  • RealityChick

    I used to tune into CNN all the time because of the bias of the other two options. Perhaps if they went back to presenting both sides they would do much better, but they are trying to emulate and mold themselves part ABC, part MSNBC and also be credible as a world news outlet. People like the smirking Gloria Berger and Piers Morgan and the bubble head Erin are unwatchable. Go back to center, CNN. Leave the opinion journalism to “Tingles” and Hannity. Leave the hate to the Reverend and the pure monotonous non-stop babble to Rachel Mad-Cow. Wolf Blitzer is a better journalist than they let him to be on his show.

  • Peabody Sheman

    I hear the Obama’s have made a mess out of the White House. Chewed up chicken wings have been found behind a chair and under a bed.

  • Jimbo

    The reason why CNN ratings are so low is simple: TOO MANY COMMERCIALS! They should be called Commercial Nauseum Network.

  • Hillbilly

    test Why are my some of my comments being deleted?

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