Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Note:  Due to the presidential address, the source data was a little wonky for our regular format so the address itself on CNN and MSNBC is not included in the table below. On CNN the address coverage ran with a duration of 11 minutes and averaged 727,000 viewers and 190,000 viewers adults 25-54. On MSNBC the address coverage was 18 minutes and averaged 930,000 viewers and 165,00 adults 25-54.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 1, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,190            305            522
CNN         327            100            135
MSNBC         467            122            202
CNBC         159             43             89
FBN           61             10             24
HLN         213             78            119
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,004            413            762
CNN         496            167            238
MSNBC         963            260            381
CNBC         168             59             81
FBN           42               8             20
HLN         347             99            176
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,157            336            567
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         231            101            124
MSNBC Morning Joe         378            150            215
CNBC Squawk Box         129             40             82
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         225            105            139
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,946            362            696
CNN SITUATION ROOM         428             92            140
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         692            124            249
CNBC FAST MONEY         252             15            116
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         196             57            105
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,769            323            631
CNN CNN SPECIAL REPORT         393             90            134
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         714            137            248
CNBC MAD MONEY         220             46            105
HLN PRIME NEWS         190             59            105
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,494            329            624
CNN CNN SPECIAL REPORT         517            115            208
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         930            165            347
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         170             41             66
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         342            109            200
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,472            486            898
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         557            169            267
MSNBC ED SHOW         965            179            347
CNBC CRIME INC: COUNTERFEIT         107             41             33
HLN NANCY GRACE         494            121            246
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,902            411            743
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         450            138            209
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,100            333            436
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         155             52             89
HLN DR. DREW         304             93            162
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,620            344            643
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         480            194            240
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         821            265            357
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         242             84            122
HLN NANCY GRACE         260             90            135
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,196            390            628
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         267             84            125
MSNBC ED SHOW         435            153            203
CNBC MAD MONEY           89             51             57
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         209             60            113


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.

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