Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 4, 2012

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Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 4, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,079            280            473
CNN         280             80            102
MSNBC         383            127            165
CNBC         144             39             80
FBN           55             13             27
HLN         199             82            112
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,803            390            726
CNN         396            134            149
MSNBC         555            157            228
CNBC         228            105            126
FBN           30             10             14
HLN         281             75            123
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         999            292            512
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         184             70             74
MSNBC Morning Joe         410            153            197
CNBC Squawk Box         155             51            103
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         210            110            144
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,611            328            663
CNN SITUATION ROOM         390             80            111
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         564            102            178
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         125             26             71
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         141             30             77
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         157             51             75
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,574            351            579
CNN JOHN KING USA         393             86            120
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         528            106            205
CNBC MAD MONEY         161             39             84
HLN PRIME NEWS         189             31             60
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,570            397            704
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         295             76             92
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         613            131            258
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         159             47             73
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         259             56            104
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,349            501            941
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         393            152            165
MSNBC ED SHOW         634            132            236
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         160             71             99
HLN NANCY GRACE         395            100            142
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,754            436            755
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         511            155            173
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         723            209            309
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         291            142            181
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         254             69            113
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,281            227            474
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         285             96            109
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         308            130            139
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         231            101             98
HLN NANCY GRACE         213             62            122
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         887            239            401
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         266             71             98
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         391            239            183
CNBC MAD MONEY         110             44             56
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         241             93            117



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Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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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