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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 3, 2012

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May 4th, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 3, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,162            287            518
CNN         297             80            114
MSNBC         423            125            182
CNBC         167             48             95
FBN           70             20             37
HLN         189             76            112
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,025            407            739
CNN         421            108            166
MSNBC         901            274            382
CNBC         258            132            152
FBN           63             28             35
HLN         250             74            148
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,084            316            561
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         224             60             92
MSNBC Morning Joe         402            141            208
CNBC Squawk Box         144             47            100
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         260            130            183
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,624            330            772
CNN Situation Room         356             77            106
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         626            114            221
CNBC FAST MONEY         202             28             97
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         201             63            109
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,563            299            646
CNN John King USA         234             43             57
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         678            155            261
CNBC Mad Money         176             31             83
HLN Prime News         194             49            101
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,435            280            588
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         272             64             93
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         790            178            329
CNBC Kudlow Report         202             43             97
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         279             81            182
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,829            506         1,029
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         349             98            135
MSNBC Rock Center W/B WILLIAMS         949            224            347
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR         184             85            119
HLN Nancy Grace         311             91            194
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       1,815            391            654
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         576            123            217
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         983            327            462
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS         256            113            138
HLN Dr. Drew         209             67            107
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,412            324            527
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         335            102            146
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         765            269            333
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS         334            199            200
HLN Nancy Grace         241             72            150
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,065            302            508
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         249             73            116
MSNBC Rock Center W/B WILLIAMS         477            185            226
CNBC Mad Money           55             30             21
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         151             57             98

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.

 
  • Hillbilly

    Lets see how the markets deal with this. I’m not sticking my nose in France’s problems. They had an election & the left won. Congrats to them. Now he has to deal with their problems or become the next Greece.

    François Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday, capturing more than 51 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and become France’s new president, according French television.

  • PaulG

    @Jeff

    Conservative French President about to get the big boot!!!
    He rallied against equal rights for citizens and cut popular social programs for the people while protecting the wealthy.

    Sound familiar???

    Forward with 4 more years of continued progress as President Obama has demonstrated with 24 months of job growth, eliminate Bush tax cuts, clean up our environment, tough foreign policy, Strengthen the middle class!!
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    not sure this is great news for Obama as the turmoil in European markets that may unfold especially from the gains by anti-austerity parties of socialists,,communists and neo-n@zis in Greece today,,threaten that countries bailout and possible contagion to weakened economies of Spain Portugal and Italy..The gains in US stocks markets have repaired many 401k’s and that wealth effect has bouyed consumer spending and our nascent recovery..The developments in France and Greece,,while not totally unexpected by markets could dampen expectations for a sustainable economic recovery..

    From Arianna Huffington’s Sunday Roundup: “On this week’s NBC special about the killing of Osama bin Laden, Brian Williams repeatedly held up the famous photo of administration members watching the raid and asked those in the photo, “What does it conjure up inside of you? This week also brought the latest job numbers, which revealed the lowest percentage of adults working or looking for work in 30 years. Maybe Williams should tape a follow-up special where he holds up a copy of the jobs report and asks administration members, “What does it conjure up inside of you?” Contrasting the White House’s relentless focus on the bin Laden operation with its lack of relentless focus on the economy is enough to make one want to scream.”

  • Hillbilly

    Oh boy. I hope they can find a way to fix their problems.

    Greece’s pro-bailout parties take a beating – exit poll
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    Two F-22 pilots say they have stopped flying the US Air Force’s most advanced fighter jet because of safety fears over the aircraft’s oxygen system, according to a CBS television “60 Minutes” report.

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    DALLAS (AP) — An Army nurse showed no alarm or discomfort before suddenly collapsing during a Skype video chat with his wife, who saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him, his family said Sunday.

    Read more here.

  • Gabriel

    Hillbilly
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    @Mark

    You made some good points. I saw a poll on SP with Bret Baier that said the majority of people voting for Willard are doing so in more of against Nobama than for Willard.

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    I saw Avengers on Thursday, stoned to the gills. It was going fine until we started beating up on the alien army AGAIN.

    Regarding the November elections, I don’t see how Romney can pull it off. The map looks impossible to overcome, and every indication points to the unemployment rate dropping under 8% before November. 270towin.com has an interesting map of possible combinations that Romney will need to win and he’s not doing well in those states, even with an 8.1% unemployment rate.

  • Faith3

    According to sourcewatch ThinkProgress is ran by, The Center for American Progress was begun in 2003 with funding from philanthropists Herbert M. Sandler and Marion O. Sandler[1] It is a Washington, DC-based liberal think tank created and led by President and Chief Executive Officer John D. Podesta, the head of Barack Obama’s presidential transition team after the 2008 election and former Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton.

    I’m sure there would be logical fallacies in any partisian blog. You asked why people aren’t bringing forth the same type fallacies being carried out by the likes of Beck? My best guess is because ThinkProgress may have the problem of omission whereas the other outlets like Beck’s is filled with bizarre conspiracy theories catered to the ill informed. Witch hunts and dog whistles will bring about much more attention then your run of the mill pro-Obama propaganda. Stupidity never ceases to amaze but a good hardy laugh is always a click away.

  • PaulG

    @Gabriel

    Regarding the November elections, I don’t see how Romney can pull it off. The map looks impossible to overcome, and every indication points to the unemployment rate dropping under 8% before November. 270towin.com has an interesting map of possible combinations that Romney will need to win and he’s not doing well in those states, even with an 8.1% unemployment rate.
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    You can’t add 120k jobs a month with household formation and population growth requiring 170k just to break even and expect the unemployment rate to continue to decline,,unless 300k to 400k people leave the job market each month..I don’t think the american people are stupid enough to accept that as positive..Maybe lower energy prices can give the economy a boost in the next few months,,that might seal a victory for Obama and give the economy a boost,,but the euro zone looks like a big negitive to me..

  • Hillbilly

    Gabriel – I saw Avengers on Thursday, stoned to the gills. It was going fine until we started beating up on the alien army AGAIN.
    Regarding the November elections, I don’t see how Romney can pull it off. The map looks impossible to overcome, and every indication points to the unemployment rate dropping under 8% before November. 270towin.com has an interesting map of possible combinations that Romney will need to win and he’s not doing well in those states, even with an 8.1% unemployment rate.

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    I say wipe them aliens out.

    To early for me to predict a winner in the race. I posted an article a month or so ago that had some guy who has never been wrong in 50 years on predicting recessions. He predicts another recession this year. Then there’s the Iran problem that could cause who knows what. Now the elections in France & Greece will come into play. While those things are out of Nobama’s control, they can effect his political standing.

    My boy Diaz beat your boy Williams. The ratings were down. Second lowest P+2 viewers (beat a repeat of the Voice) & lost in the demo to 48 Hours. :???: My Fan Excuse Bingo is the Avengers’ & Floyd vs Cotto fight.

  • Faith3

    Ironically, Ryan’s budget is pretty much the same as the Chicago boy experiment played out in countries like Chile. Their program included privatizing welfare and social programs, deregulating the market, liberalizing trade, rolling back trade unions, and rewriting its constitution and laws. It also created massive poverty and economic inequality on scales unmatched. Things have changed since its dictator has died but some things remain the same.

  • Gabriel

    PaulG
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 1:19 PM
    @Gabriel

    Regarding the November elections, I don’t see how Romney can pull it off. The map looks impossible to overcome, and every indication points to the unemployment rate dropping under 8% before November. 270towin.com has an interesting map of possible combinations that Romney will need to win and he’s not doing well in those states, even with an 8.1% unemployment rate.
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    You can’t add 120k jobs a month with household formation and population growth requiring 170k just to break even and expect the unemployment rate to continue to decline,,unless 300k to 400k people leave the job market each month..I don’t think the american people are stupid enough to accept that as positive..Maybe lower energy prices can give the economy a boost in the next few months,,that might seal a victory for Obama and give the economy a boost,,but the euro zone looks like a big negitive to me..

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    I don’t believe those numbers are correct. But they don’t have to be. Perception is reality, and Obama’s base will believe the accuracy of the numbers, even the unemployed ones. And Romney’s path to the Oval Office will become even more difficult if the rates in the swing states drop as well.

  • Hillbilly

    Heres the article. Now lets see if the guy continues to bat a 1,000.

    Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, said on Friday that his research firm is sticking with the forecast it made in September: A new recession is inevitable, despite improvement in high-profile economic indicators, such as job creation and unemployment, and a stock market rally.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/24/news/economy/double_dip_recession/index.htm

    ECRI is one of the more widely respected firms on economic recessions, as it has never been wrong when forecasting that a recession would start, or failed to predict a recession well before it was widely accepted.

    Have a nice day all.

  • Gabriel

    @Hillbilly: I hope you’re not talking about the guy in those commercials. Btw, why is he running commercials anyway? Is he soliciting payment in return for a personalized Nostradamus prophecy?

    I wouldn’t bet against any of the Diaz brothers. They are outspoken advocates for cannabis consumption, and I’m pretty sure that they both swam Alcatraz. Or at least the one who fought last night did. Aren’t there sharks in that water?

  • 1nancy2

    Faith3
    Hello, Faith. Oh, goodie, I just can’t wait for Ryan’s “Let’s stick it to workers, health care, S. Sec. Unions, Medicare, Medicaid” and privatize everything. Yeah, that’s the ticket, Faith. You mentioned when this venue was accomplished in Chile, massive poverty and economic inequality resulted. It appears that the Ryan Plan, should be re-named, “The Ryan-Chile Plan”. Some Dem’s have been bending over and suggesting that tampering with the “Big Three” will be a good thing and why not? Seniors get Ryan’s Coupon, which they wave in their hand, as they go from company to company. “Will you take my coupon, healthcare company, please?” “Ahhhhh, We’ll get back to you and never do”. People who are 80 and 90 will be speed dialing for healthcare companies as their new quest in life, only to be rejected. Here is a good one Faith, if their coupon is accepted, then, they will pull out their check book and write a check for six thousand dollars to the company who so benevolently took their coupon. Ryan’s plan is not fit for human consumption, however, if it passes, let people find out for themselves. Thanks for the post. Later, Faith…

  • Gabriel

    Hillbilly
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    I say wipe them aliens out.

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    I find it amusing that all of these alien invasion movies always start out the same: there are aliens bent on destroying earth and they possess the slickest weapons and tricks available. Only to find out that our one trick pony (nukes) vanquishes them in the end. I would love to watch an alien movie in which the aliens eat nukes for a living. Hahaha. The only alien movie I enjoyed was the first Sigourney Weaver Alien. Those things were sneaky and almost impossible to kill. Then part 2 came along and the producers essentially gave them the IQ of those students who sat there and took a blast of pepper spray to the gills. Even a little girl was a threat to them after that.

  • PaulG

    @Gabriel

    I don’t believe those numbers are correct. But they don’t have to be. Perception is reality, and Obama’s base will believe the accuracy of the numbers, even the unemployed ones. And Romney’s path to the Oval Office will become even more difficult if the rates in the swing states drop as well.
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    If you don’t believe the #’s,,feel free to correct them,,Obama’s base will believe anything their fed,,but they’re are not going to decide the election..GDP,,PMI,,Non-farm Payrolls don’t support an improving outlook for a declining unemployment rate,,unless the # of people leaving the job market stays very elevated..As far as electoral votes and different paths to victory,,I woudn’t really bank on any source at this point in time…

  • JeffT

    “The worst program on CNN is better than Hannity.” Wow. I guess reality is not your forte? Obviously, the viewing audience has a different opinion. I guess it depends on the meaning of the word “better.”

  • Jeff

    @hillbilly

    Better question. What facts and figures doesn’t Fox news edit or alter to mislead their audience??

  • Coffee Steve

    @ Jeff
    Better question. What facts and figures doesn’t Fox news edit or alter to mislead their audience??

    The Weather :-)

    Greetings Earth people..how goes it tonight?

    Just a freindly note: If you have a 401K, keep an eye out on Monday

    http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/futures/

  • Coffee Steve

    *Biden Rebuts Osama bin Laden’s Assessment That He’s ‘Utterly Unprepared’ to be President

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes Osama bin Laden was wrong in his assessment that Biden would not be able to lead the nation if the president was killed.

    Biden says bin Laden was wrong about lots of things.

    It’s an issue raised in some of the documents that were seized in last year’s raid on bin Laden’s Pakistan house and posted online last week by the U.S. Army’s Combating Terrorism Center.

    They show that bin Laden wanted to shoot down President Barack Obama’s plane, reasoning that an assassination would elevate an “utterly unprepared” Biden to the presidency and plunge the U.S. into crisis.

    Biden tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s never been accused of not being able to lead on national security issues.

  • bonnie

    Of course, I agree with HRJ that the worst program on Cnn is better than hannity!. the are a bunch of LIARS! MSNBC gets my vote, they don’t lie! The “righties” don’t know what the truth is because they have been intimidataed into not watching anything else. fact free and biased are FOX

  • bonnie

    does anyone know how they track tv viewing?

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