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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning…

    When I was a part of the Louisville Tea Party Chapter our sole goal was Fiscal, and as for State Rights, the Chapter stated that States should maintain the ability to pass laws that matched the wishes of the people of that State, in the 2 year period I was in it, nothing outside of Fiscal issues were ever discussed.

    Most Tea Parties never get involved in rights issues at all, the Tea Parties I know of, (In This Area) were 100% about the National Debt and Tax issues. We had nothing to do with any national Tea Party organization. And the only issue on the Health Care Law we were involved in dealt with the adding to the deficit question.

  • usnretirex2

    Is today Monday?

    A typo and a Double negative.
    If fact no TP has not endorsed Ron = In fact no TP has endorsed Ron

  • Coffee Steve


    I’m going over the market data (Globally) this morning, I’m seeing all kinds of weird stuff from China and the Asian markets, plus Greece will be getting kicked out of the EU before long and Spain’s debt will start dragging down the global market any day now.

    I’m not the brightest star in the Universe, but I’m telling you brother, this signs are getting just a wee bit disturbing, in all my years I have never seen it so un-predictable, and the potential for Market Collaspe.

  • usnretirex2


    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.

    I will agree with you on this just so I can use it later.

    The later will be when someone shows the Obama record on this issue and they say we cannot use the entire time in office because he inherited it and it took time to get the changes passed and working.

    PS I am not picking on you. Ask Jeff, (who is the left side of my brain but not my sock puppet). :twisted:

  • Mark


    March 2011 would be at least 2 months of Walker in office. From my memory he came in and started passing stuff fast and furious in feb. Most his job loses are in the public sector, so you can directly blame him for those with his policies.

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    “I’m going over the market data (Globally) this morning”

    We had a couple of 401k’s that we had started when we retired out of the military. Not a lot in them but about a month ago when they recovered what we had invested and a little more we closed them and put into a savings for now. Will take a hit next Apr but figured with my loss of employment we should still break even. Do not have a good feeling about the markets right now. Same feeling I had during the Tech days when I pulled everything and then the bottom dropped out.

  • Mark

    It should be noted that while most the job loses are in the Public sector(ie directly tied to Government), Private sector jobs are also negative(these generally take awhile to recover after a policy passes, so you probably could start counting this more starting in Aug/Sept’ish)

  • Coffee Steve

    @Mark & USN

    Both of you have hit it on the head…

    Everyone needs to study and research the records and the failures and accomplishments of those in office and running for office. Forget the talking points and vote according to the actual records.

    Going into almost 4 full years Pres Obama has had, Judge him on the results of his polices that effect American’s pockets and quality of life, also check into Romney’s past record on his economic record, did Mass do better under him? Was he able to work well with the other side even though he was out numbered greatly in Mass.

    There are many ways to do research on anyone in office or running for office.

  • Coffee Steve

    TheBoss1 I think is in Wisc. He could tell us more about Walkers record and if he looks like he’ll stay in office. I know Boss leans way left, but hes honest enough to tell us if he thinks Walker has a chance to stay in or not.

    The people of Wisc have a total right to change if thats what they really want, but this trend of if someone is elected and they do something a special intrest group doesn’t like they simply re-call has to stop IMO.

    I didn’t even like it when Arnold won in a recall over Gray in California years ago. If someone is elected? Let then serve their FULL term and then either Vote them out or back in.

  • usnretirex2


    Not disagreeing, just noting. I do not know enough about the walker issue to debate with you. You would kick my backside on the issue.

  • Coffee Steve

    LOL check this one out


    Texas INMATE gets 40 per cent of votes against Obama in West Virginia primaryInmate Keith Judd got 40% of vote in West Virginia to Obama’s 60%
    Got on ballot by paying $2,500 fee and filing forms

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2141657/Texas-INMATE-gets-40-cent-votes-Obama-West-Virginia-primary.html#ixzz1uNBr8Shx

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve

    “Everyone needs to study and research the records and the failures and accomplishments of those in office and running for office.”

    Yep :!:

  • Coffee Steve

    When I awoke this morning, a few markets were positive, now they are “ALL” tanking again..could be another rough day on the ole market


  • Coffee Steve

    When the news is all gloomy
    And the future looks so dark
    Its time to take serious action
    And make a new start

    So with that in mind
    And whats in my heart
    I’ll pick up the pieaces

    And GO FISHING…. :lol:

    BBL… Weather is to good not to fish, be back in a couple of hours

  • usnretirex2

    @Coffee Steve


    Too funny

    It looks that with 40% of the registered Dem wanting someone other than Obama, WV will stay a red state. Dem better hope that does not spread to OH, PA, and VA.

  • Ratboy

    Goooood Morning from Beautiful, sunny, SW Michigan!!

  • usnretirex2

    Morning Rat

    Coffee has gone fishing and I am off to my morning meetings.

    Hold down the fort. :twisted:

  • Ratboy

    Why dont we create some jobs here and build them here?? OOOOOOOOOOOOR, get the hell out and let them get their own friggin helicopters, or maybe Obama can just give em all of ours and worry about us later!

    Pentagon Defends Buying From Russia Trader Aiding Assad

    The Pentagon says it’s in a bind, with nowhere to turn for helicopters needed by Afghanistan’s air force except Russia, a top arms supplier to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.

    The U.S. Army has a $375 million contract to buy 21 Russian-made MI-17 helicopters for the Afghans from Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state-run arms trader, Pentagon Undersecretary for Policy James Miller said in a previously undisclosed March 30 letter to a lawmaker opposed to the deal.

    A Mi-17 helicopter stands ready for testing at the JSC Kazan Helicopters factory, operated by JSC “Russian Helicopters,” in Kazan, Russia. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
    “The MI-17 acquisition effort is critical to building the capacity of Afghanistan security forces,” Miller wrote. At the same time, he acknowledged “that Rosoboronexport continues to supply weapons and ammunition to the Assad regime” and “there is evidence that some of these arms are being used by Syrian forces against Syria’s civilian population.”

    The helicopter purchases undercut U.S. efforts at the United Nations to persuade Russia to stop supplying arms to the Assad regime, said Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, a nonpartisan research group in Washington.

    “It is an embarrassing dilemma,” Kimball said yesterday in an interview. The U.S. should push for a UN arms embargo on Syria, he said.


  • Ratboy

    @ usnretirex2
    Posted May 9, 2012 at 5:22 AM
    Morning Rat

    Coffee has gone fishing and I am off to my morning meetings.

    Hold down the fort

    Eye Eye Matey! 10-4 good buddy! I will hold the bulk head and shiver me timbers! I will swab the port side and scuttle the bow!

  • Mark

    @Coffee Steve

    The people of Wisc have a total right to change if thats what they really want, but this trend of if someone is elected and they do something a special intrest group doesn’t like they simply re-call has to stop IMO.

    I think the problem with Walker is he came into office and went right after the Unions. Now if he campaigned on going after Unions that is one thing, but in his election campaign he mentioned nothing about trying to curb union rights. While I don’t think a recall should be the norm, if somebody comes in and starts doing things he didn’t campaign on I do think people who actually did vote for him have the right to want one due to false advertising(The 2010 election was fairly close that I think if Walker stated he wanted to go after Unions that might have made a difference in enough voters to change the results)

    Should be an interesting election. Walker has a lot of “Big Business” money(which is ironic when he complains how the Dems will get alot of cash from out of state) while the Dems will get a decent(but not to the degree of the Republicans) amount of union cash coupled with alot of feet on the ground. My guess when all is said and Done is the Koch Brothers(ie Walker) wins out over foot power, but the Dems take over the Senate(there is 2 recalls on Senate seats and the Dems just need 1)

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