Cable News Ratings for Monday, May 7, 2012

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May 8th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 7, 2012

Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,079        384         804
CNN      367        133         179
MSNBC      791        236         353
CNBC      141         34           65
FBN        39         15           26
HLN      311        102         183
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      977        305         475
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      188         75         105
MSNBC Morning Joe      330        136         173
CNBC Squawk Box      164         58           93
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      316        165         177
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,684        340         752
CNN SITUATION ROOM      573        133         166
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      722        113         236
CNBC FAST MONEY      209         48         144
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      182         60           95
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,591        248         564
CNN JOHN KING USA      376         70           91
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      718        142         244
CNBC MAD MONEY      250         45         162
HLN PRIME NEWS      187         50           79
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,632        264         659
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      287         76         117
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      712        154         324
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      186         55         109
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      296         75         149
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,770        476       1,023
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      377        147         188
MSNBC ED SHOW      818        210         348
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      175         31           86
HLN NANCY GRACE      436        120         223
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,998        410         825
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      317        117         149
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      787        238         365
CNBC AMERICAS OIL RUSH        98         33           64
CNBC STAY TUNED: FUTURE OF TV      110         27           46
HLN DR. DREW      240         90         173
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,442        267         558
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      407        136         199
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      766        259         347
CNBC CNBC TITANS: T. TURNER      144         31           46
CNBC NHL SEMI FINALS BONUS L      137         82           85
HLN NANCY GRACE      280        102         166
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,114        369         602
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      197         95         122
MSNBC ED SHOW      448        136         215
CNBC MAD MONEY        96         52           64
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      213         91         139


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.

  • Jeff

    A Majority forcing their views on a minority is never a good thing in a free country REM. Move to China or North Korea…. Soon!

    I’m sure this amendment will end up in the courts due to its unconstitutional nature. more BS from radical neo-con right wing extremist focused on anything but jobs and prosperity……Just religious dominion as usual.

    Shame on NC!

  • Jeff


    Did Chris Matthews really say Ford??? I heard GM and Chrysler but not Ford……but I was cooking at the same time too… If he did then he was wrong. The loans went to GM & Chrysler only…. With interest. Thank GOD President Obama saved GM & Chrysler, millions of jobs would of been lost if we followed Romneys advice.

  • Suikostinger

    Equal rights for everyone…..except gays…..

  • Joan

    @ Coffee Steve. Thanks

    @ Anthony M
    It’s not to gloat cough cough !

  • AppleStinx

    Jeff wrote: “A Majority forcing their views on a minority is never a good thing in a free country…”

    Is a minority forcing their views on a majority the way to go?

  • Joan

    I think you’re right they need to revamp maybe have funnier guest, I loved the segment he used to do with his mother did you happen to hear why they stopped it? They could have a call to a relative or friend or something similar I think!

  • AppleStinx

    Suikostinger wrote: “Equal rights for everyone…..except gays…..”

    What rights?

  • UpAndOver

    FOX # 1

    Some Anchors stabilize the ship….

    Other Anchors drag the ship under…

  • Wesley

    As aconservative, I try to watch MSNBC and CNN but it is difficult. They don’t try to be open minded. Most of the guest guest on MSNBC are loyal Dems and Libs. and when a concervative is on either of the two stations, the dems show no repect and cought them off without giving them a chance to fininsh. While the repub. treat them as professional and allow them to say what they want. This is why I dislike Sean H. He appears to cut the libs off and wants to impress people with his knowledge. Let the guess talk as long as they make sense. Joe S. in the morning wants to be liked by the dems so he won’t say to much against the libs. even though there is much he can say.

  • Joan

    Ole Jeff ain’t too bright!
    The magic words in the Cumulus Media report is, everything will be back to normal by June.
    It seems it takes a little time (very little time in this case) for the sponsors to drop under pressure from goons and then beg their way back in.
    Just think of all the new happy advertisers that have been on the waiting list for years. Cumulus Media and their 38 stations are happy as pigs in crap! Rush listeners are way up :)

  • Mark

    I wonder where all the “we want big government out of our life and liberties” tea party members were in the case of NC gay referendum

  • usnretirex2

    Good Morning All

  • usnretirex2


    “A Majority forcing their views on a minority is never a good thing in a free country”

    I have read this a number of times. I am at a loss as to what the issue is. Is this not how the States are made to elect their laws. If one does not like the laws of their state they need to change the opinion of the majority or move to another state.

    Now if this was done as a nation I would question it unless the laws were within the responsibilities of the Fed per the U. S. Constitution. I know the law they are trying to pass in NC is based on their belief that affect someone’s presumed rights, but in truth, the right of a gay-marriage is to someone’s belief.

    Outside of that, howdy Left Coastie from Right Coastie.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone, hope your morning is going well

  • UpAndOver

    What the FALK, unions didn’t win in WI ! ! ! !

    Wisconsin Unemployment under Walker:

    7.7 % .January 2011

    6.5 % May 2012

  • usnretirex2

    “I wonder where all the “we want big government out of our life and liberties” tea party members were in the case of NC gay referendum”

    Most likely right there. Big Government = Federal Government. The U. S. Constitution is based that the States elect laws within themselves and the Fed play a very limited role in their management of their state. This is to a Tea Party platform topic in which we need to follow the Constitution. Let that Health Care if a state wants to provide HC as one state has then so be it. That is their choice and they voted on it. It is also their choice to try in changing that law with in their state or to move out. If they did move out they would still be a US citizen. Now when the Fed mandated it the choice is the same but the movement is not available to the same extent. That is big government part one. Part two is the scope of regulations, departments, forms, taxes, and rules.

  • usnretirex2

    Decoder ring time again

    Let that Health Care = Let’s take Health Care

  • Mark


    Still, I thought the Tea Party was against government at all levels taking away peoples freedoms and liberties.

  • Mark



    Partial Truth: “Since the start of the year, Wisconsin has added thousands of new jobs.” – Gov. Scott Walker in a TV ad.

    What’s Left Out: In addition to being governor of Wisconsin this year, Walker was also governor last year. It’s true that Wisconsin has added several thousand net jobs in the first few months of this year. But when you look at Walker’s entire time in office, including last year, Wisconsin has lost 14,200 jobs, and ranks dead last among the states in job creation.

  • usnretirex2


    That is Ron Paul concept, not the TP. If fact no TP has not endorsed Ron. That is Libertarianism. The Tea Party is at the basic “Taxed Enough Already”. They do believe in Government but in the role that it was originally laid out in the U. S. Constitution

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