Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 4, 2012

Categories: '

Written By

May 7th, 2012


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


For other days cable news ratings click here.
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.

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Since your here overnight, make sure you put REAL WET paint in Ratboys seat and top it with Superglue


    He might pull a dinosaur & blow his way out. The earth will warm 10 degrees in one day. :???:

  • Hillbilly

    EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning in the backyard of America’s auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves “a lot of credit” for the recent successes of the nation’s largest car companies.


    Greece faced the prospect of repeat elections after an anti-austerity protest vote in weekend elections fragmented the country’s political scene, leaving no single group strong enough to take power.

    The Leftist parties have said they will try to form their own coalition, after an electorate fed up with two years of tough austerity measures boosted their parliamentary presence.

    Syriza will get his chance to form a government at 2:00 pm (0800 GMT) on Tuesday, state television NET reported. He will be summoned by Papoulias and given three days to form a government


    We could get more folks interested in the debates with her moderating. :)

    Julia Orayen, former Playboy Playmate, steals the show at Mexican debate

    Watch it here.


    @SenJohnMcCain tweeted, “Dear Charles Barkley, ‘don’t take it personally, you seem like a nice guy,’ but you’re clueless – @MittRomney wins. Wanna bet?”

  • Hillbilly

    Nobama will order the Navy to sink it. ;)

    That’s the lesson of Blueseed, a brave new utopia for startups that will be anchored in international waters, 12 miles off the coast of the San Francisco peninsula — aka Silicon Valley — sometime in the second half of 2013. The company calls its floating campus the “Googleplex of the sea.”

    “Sea” pics here. Well worth the look.

    Blueseed is funded by Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook. Famous for his libertarian views, Thiel is eager to create more havens for startups that are free from all government regulation — indeed, from all laws. (To that end, he has also pledged $1.25 million to the Seasteading Institute.)


    Your First Amendment rights are probably the last thing you think about when you click the Like button on Facebook.

    But just in case you were wondering, that innocent little blue thumbs-up logo is not constitutionally protected free speech. At least, not according to a district court judge in Virginia, who was the first to decide such a question in federal court.

  • usnretirex2

    Good morning all

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve
    “How many days left USN? Bet your getting excited”

    I have 15 working days and 21 calendar days. Between packing, working 10 hour days and the Wife in Montana I haven’t had much time to post.
    I think my boss is hoping I change my mind, I have a butt ton of stuff to turn over and he hasn’t found a replacement. I have all the company history and statists for the last 7 years. There is only 6 of us left from the original staff that started this company. Oh, well.

    But in 23 calendar days I can live on the post, stand by y’all, the twisted will over come. :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone and to you as well USN

    Refusing FOIA requests

    Bingo!!! That’s one of the main reasons that I have a hard time with any of their figures, about 6 years ago I was in Florida working with a guy on a story about the effects of Global Warming on the Ocean beaches and the sea life there.

    The lead reporter tried everything he could (Keep in mind at the time he and I both were firm believers in GW) Tried to get some memo’s and research papers on the subject from NASA and Florida University.

    The Station he worked for tried to file a FOIA and they (ABC Station) were basically laughed at. The network even got involved and still it was stone walled, they told an editor at the ABC network, he probably couldn’t understand the data anyway. When the guy told them he was a Professor of the studies and had worked for NASA, they still stonewalled.

    After 11 months, the reporter called me and said they received 300 pages of data only supporting the theory and none of the papers against the theory.

    If everyone knew the cover-up of Data and the manipulation of some of the Data, they’d be skeptical as well. Again, Yes I believe Global Warming is in fact happening, but to try and get the data about the real cause & wither it’s man-made or Natural or a combination of the two, is nearly impossible to this day.

    As a reporter you develope a BS meter, and when it comes to GW and some of the departments that study it, the BS meter jumps off the grid.

  • Coffee Steve

    I think my boss is hoping I change my mind

    Mine is as well, I get a weekly email from him asking if I’m ready to come back, he tells me stuff like, all sides enjoyed and respected my fairness in reporting and not playing stories up. I did have a great relationship with both the DNC and GOP.

    I do miss it, but with all thats happened with the loss of my Granddaughter and the time it was taking me away from Carolyn and homeschooling, I didn’t feel right leaving all the time.

    I may still do the conventions for the station, my replacment has his hands full and could use the help. He’s a great political reporter, better than myself IMO, so I may help him during those events. I’m going to decide soon. It would only be a 3-4 week venture.

  • RealityChick

    Global warming aside, I do believe us dumping toxic chemicals in our water is just plain wrong. If we can actually cut the amount of air pollution, that’s a good thing, too. But if the government wants to really get serious about “creating a better world” they need to have the auto industry sell their eco-cars a little cheaper than what it cost for my first house. Remember the VW Bug? Made, marketed and sold with the intention of the average person in mind. Watched part of Hannity last night with the author of SCREWED.Really scary stuff. If our government is really doing what is stated in this book, it’s alarming and needs to be exposed. Anyone else tune in?

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    “I may still do the conventions for the station”

    If you do the Tampa thing you better let me know. We can meet at Star Bucks and talk about Ratboy.

  • Coffee Steve


    If I do the conventions, I assure you the starbucks thing will happen :-)

    But if we do meet for coffee do we HAVE to bring up Rats? LOL

  • Coffee Steve

    If we can actually cut the amount of air pollution, that’s a good thing, too. But if the government wants to really get serious about “creating a better world” they need to have the auto industry

    The only thing I liked about Jimmy Carter was when he was President, he gave a energy address to the nation, and even as a young man back then I remember him saying he had signed an order that “ALL” home were to be built with Solar Panels by the year 2000. All cars were to get 40 MPG, and all effort was to be put forth to develope all energy sources that would reduce our dependency on Oil.

    Of course a executive order is not binding law wise, but we all seen how that order worked out. We all want cleaner sources, but until the figure out, its not going to happen overnight and do it over a few decades, it ain’t gonna happen.

  • Coffee Steve

    ^but until the figure out

    Until THEY figure out it ain’t gonna happen overnight

  • usnretirex2

    If you think the general public has a hard time with the GW issue, when I was in Antarctica I would watch the Paleoclimatologists and Climatologists go round and round on the subject.

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve.

    “The only thing I liked about Jimmy Carter was”

    The said the one thing she like about Carter was he was a Ex Navy Nuke Officer. The point was he no loger could do any more damage. He was a Nuke Officer that could not lead a group out of a paper bag. Admiral Rickover chewed him up and spit him out.

  • usnretirex2

    Sorry, do not know what happened there.

    The one thing my wife said she liked about Carter was he was a Ex Navy Nuke Officer. The point was he no loger could do any more damage. He was a Nuke Officer that could not lead a group out of a paper bag. Admiral Rickover chewed him up and spit him out.

  • Coffee Steve

    One of my favorite people I ever worked with was at an Independent station in Louisville, he was in a group that worked in the Military Nuclear Program, He was the Chief Engineer at the station when I was there. I was a MCO (Master Control Operator) at the time and he came in handy during the EAS meetings and our Bio Chemical manual meetings. We have these manuals on what to do during an emergency broadcast and had meetings from time to time. I still have my Bio Chemical manual.

    On the things he “could” talk about, it was enough to scare the beejeebers out of anyone. He didn’t like Carter much at all. And even dis-liked John Kerry even more, although he never went into much detail on why he dis-liked Kerry so much. This guy was 79 and still working and climbing our transmitter tower until he had a major heart attack, he’s now retired and living in Bowling Green KY. He’s 86 now and still kicking.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted May 8, 2012 at 4:10 AM

    If I do the conventions, I assure you the starbucks thing will happen

    But if we do meet for coffee do we HAVE to bring up Rats? LOL


  • Ratboy

    Maybe they were confused, I think they were crying about seeing Coffee’s underware!! :twisted: Pretty pitiful reporting by the main stream!

    ‘Underwear Bomber’ Less Newsworthy Than People Crying Over Michelle Obama?

    The news Monday of a thwarted al-Qaeda plot to place another explosive device modeled on the “underwear bomb” that failed on Christmas Day 2009 might make a news consumer wonder: What ever happened to that terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab? On February 16, he was sentenced to life in prison for his attempt at mass murder. Did you miss it? The networks weren’t very interested. Only ABC’s World News filed a full evening-news report by legal reporter Pierre Thomas, but even that left out Team Obama — especially Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claiming “the system worked” when it obviously didn’t. Citizens foiled the attack over Detroit, not the government.

    NBC never covered the life sentence in the evening. One 67-word brief by Amy Robach on “Today” was all they did. CBS Evening News mentioned it briefly, but here’s one full Obama report they did instead, correspondent Norah O’Donnell explaining how White House tourists were “overcome with emotion” when Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/05/08/underwear-bomber-less-newsworthy-people-crying-over-michelle-obama#ixzz1uHOt4XSe

  • Coffee Steve


    Hello, I’m Coffee Steve, and you are? :mrgreen:

  • Ratboy

    Them 1% er’s must of sent in their NOT fair share!!

    Deficit streak ends: Obama sees first monthly surplus

    The federal government broke its record deficit streak in April, notching its first monthly surplus since the end of the Bush administration, according to preliminary estimates released Monday.

    The numbers, compiled by the Congressional Budget Office, mark the first monthly surplus under President Obama, who when he took office in January 2009 began a program of boosted spending and continued tax cuts to try to bolster the foundering economy, but saw those efforts splash red ink across the federal budget.

    Boosted by better tax collections and slightly slower spending, the government recorded a $58 billion surplus in April. That’s nearly a $100 billion turnaround from April 2011, when the government ran a $40 billion deficit.

    The numbers suggest that the government’s short-term fiscal picture has improved slightly since the deepest days of the recession, when stimulus spending and tax cuts spilled red ink over the federal budget.

    “Because of the large inflows of tax revenues, the federal government usually runs a budget surplus in April — though that did not occur in 2009, 2010 and 2011,” CBO said.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures