Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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May 3rd, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,212        304         525
CNN      308         90         122
MSNBC      413        112         172
CNBC      156         52           90
FBN        74         11           28
HLN        -          -           -
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,117        404         776
CNN      387        115         161
MSNBC      830        249         357
CNBC      198        125         114
FBN        58           7           20
HLN      215         79         122
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,153        333         602
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      201         74         100
MSNBC Morning Joe      399        133         208
CNBC Squawk Box      167         41           96
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      262        116         151
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,751        411         760
CNN SITUATION ROOM      497         96         121
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      718         97         214
CNBC FAST MONEY      198         28           92
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      149         35           68
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,707        348         633
CNN JOHN KING USA      452         82         112
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      658        145         229
CNBC MAD MONEY      158         32           91
HLN PRIME NEWS      271         56         131
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,548        342         626
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      323        104         119
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      697        192         292
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      147         26           80
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      332        119         200
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,922        563       1,122
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      413        162         209
MSNBC ED SHOW      821        227         388
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      130         66           84
HLN NANCY GRACE      411        121         248
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,838        360         681
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      369         95         129
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      869        271         370
CNBC NHL SEMI FINALS L      253        174         154
HLN DR. DREW      299         84         169
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,575        290         524
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      379         87         145
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      799        249         313
CNBC NHL SEMI FINALS L      210        133         104
HLN NANCY GRACE      259         91         156
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,297        401         618
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      271         95         163
MSNBC ED SHOW      495        186         232
CNBC NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS      128         92           75
HLN NHL SEMI FINALS L      229        160         111


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

    @Ralph Hahn
    I get a little ornery and high-handed. lol

    LOL..we all do and this little Christian guy fails more than I’d like as well Ralph. Thats why we needed a Savior :-)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Muhamed: Please permit this “bully and a coward” to “blabber” just a little in response to your post of today, because I believed that at day’s end yesterday, we did the “Peace thing.”

    Just two points:

    “PEOPLE,” not only you, frequently cite Fox News numbers against their former ratings, and don’t bring up what Fox is doing against CNN, MSNBC & the others. THAT is the b.s. that I believe that (most) posters here view as B.S. I did say that you were contributing to that B.S., but it’s been a daily occurance here.

    Secondly, your assertion that you don’t like Shepard Smith because you think he’s liberal, is your opinion. I gave my opinion, and never write that you were not entitled to yours.

    What riled me up were your allegations that Shep is a liberal who frequently goes against the grain at Fox. Again, your opinion. I don’t see that and I was just giving my opinion.

    Let’s just drop this thing and co-exist peacefully.

  • Coffee Steve

    On the previous post

    *MSNBC’s Finney: Romney-Ryan Plan Would Kill Women By Their Mid-30s

    Miss Finney?



    And maybe you should read and watch Logans Run, it was based on liberal Idea that no one should live past 32 :mrgreen:

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: >>> Thats why we needed a Savior <<<

    THe views expressed here by CS & I (HEY, "CSI") are not "religious views," nor are we comdemning others who don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the heart & soul of our Faith.

    I do not consider myself "religious," as in belonging to a particular denomination or church. I just admit that I'm a sinner and ask Jesus for forgiveness and He delivers.

    SO many people confuse "religious" and "faith" and the same. Reigious is following Church Law, a person with strong Faith puts his/her eggs in the basket of God's Laws, aka The Bible.

  • Suikostinger

    I love how people don’t like a host on Fox News because they lean a little to the left like Shep Smith, yet they tolerate EVERYONE that leans right on Fox News….which is 90% of the hosts on there. I just don’t understand the concept. I guess if you only want to hear what you want to hear and ignore the other side just so you can come up with your own “facts” based on one side of the story, then that works….I suppose. Just like people who watch MSNBC and only MSNBC, I will never understand that….

  • Ralph Hahn

    @twins fan: >>> a better song than ohio is by the beach boys called student demonstation time. it talks about kent state I was 16 when it happened. <<<

    Hmm. Never heard of The Boys of Summer" version. Was it ever released as a single? Again, Neil Young's version was built for speed, not TOO much time for a long reflection. "Ohio" was: 1st verse…chorus…repeat 1st verse." Oh, and plenty of electric guitars.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Suikostinger: >>> I love how people don’t like a host on Fox News because they lean a little to the left like Shep Smith, yet they tolerate EVERYONE that leans right on Fox News…. <<<

    Beside Kent State, another day will go down in history. We are actually on the same page on this! Although, I still maintain Shep is "Fair & Balanced" and not a raging liberal.

    Back during the '60s and '70s, CBS viewers would think Walter Cronkite was expressing a viewpoint on a story he was reading if he had arched an eyebrow.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @twins fan: ME: >>> “Ohio” was: 1st verse…chorus…repeat 1st verse.”

    OOPS. I meant to write: 1st verse, BRIDGE, repeat 1st verse.

    My middle school music teacher will track me down and b—h slap me.

  • Coffee Steve

    Thursday is Open

    I’ll hold the door open for the ladies, and put Oil on the floor for the guys

  • twins fan

    @ralph hahn it’s on the album surfs up it was never released as a single

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