Cable News Ratings for Wednesday May 9, 2012

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May 10th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 9, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,251        324         561
CNN      310         87         119
MSNBC      454        116         197
CNBC      149         41           84
FBN        61         11           28
HLN      190         71         122
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,460        526         998
CNN      455        140         183
MSNBC      887        205         366
CNBC      155         65           78
FBN        28           6           17
HLN      273         98         185
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      980        295         485
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      193         68           88
MSNBC Morning Joe      403        134         202
CNBC Squawk Box      128         35           82
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      245        106         163
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,800        375         766
CNN SITUATION ROOM      419         75         124
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      729        150         273
CNBC FAST MONEY      248         37         119
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      197         53         120
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,857        392         718
CNN JOHN KING USA      375         94         156
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      702        139         270
CNBC MAD MONEY      192         34         103
HLN PRIME NEWS      209         45         115
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,708        397         749
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      303         89         108
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      725        133         330
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      185         49           94
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      252         65         158
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,217        582       1,186
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      405         96         118
MSNBC ED SHOW      804        149         342
CNBC MARIJUANA USA      170         60           80
HLN NANCY GRACE      394        136         262
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,318        516         928
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      465        115         171
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      961        222         389
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      104         45           55
CNBC DR. DREW      200         82         147
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      177         73         133
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,826        479         879
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      494        209         261
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      895        245         366
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      192         92         100
HLN NANCY GRACE      239         77         155
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,471        536         803
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      298        107         178
MSNBC ED SHOW      564        178         241
CNBC MAD MONEY      118         73           77
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      190         53         107

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.

  • Dave


    All the hoopla over Obama’s flip flop on homosexual marriage and CNN/MSNBC still had lousy ratings.

  • Ratboy

    HOLY COW!!! OREILLY AND HANNITY AND GRETA SOARED!!!!!! eddie and rachel and lawrence didnt!

  • Ratboy

    @ Dave
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    All the hoopla over Obama’s flip flop on homosexual marriage and CNN/MSNBC still had lousy ratings.

    You woulda thought Rachel would have 3 million plus just by all her buds watching! :twisted: my bad!!!!! sooooory

  • Mark


    In general Fox gets better ratings when the Democrats in the spotlight, MSNBC gets better ratings when the Republicans are(see Rushgate a couple months back when MSNBC was getting it’s highest ratings in years)

    I would expect MSNBC to do better with a big Romney story over a big Obama one

  • Ratboy

    Come on in, Omar… your driver’s license is ready!

    President Obama’s deportation-dodging uncle can legally walk into a Registry of Motor Vehicles office tomorrow and walk out with a driver’s license — even though he isn’t here legally — 45 days after copping a plea in the drunken-driving bust that exposed him as a 20-year fugitive from federal immigration authorities.

    Onyango Obama, 67, has completed the month-and-a-half suspension a judge slapped on him in late March, when he admitted that Framingham cops had enough evidence to convict him for an OUI bust in August.

  • DieDixie

    As usual, American mouthbreathers prefer the Fiction Noise channel to facts. And why not. Everybody loves a good yarn.

  • Patrick W.

    Msnbc stinks!!! NBC “news” was CAUGHT doctoring the Zimmerman 911 tape. Where’s the outrage? Boycott the Liberal Media. Stop buying newspapers! I did.

  • Rick

    Patrick W.
    Newspapers may be more reliable the TV news.

  • suikostinger

    Msnbc stinks!!! NBC “news” was CAUGHT doctoring the Zimmerman 911 tape. Where’s the outrage? Boycott the Liberal Media. Stop buying newspapers! I did.

    They both edit. Fox News and MSNBC does. Just look up Hannity and Oreilly and Fox and Friends. They edit crap all the time to make Democrats look bad just like how MSNBC does the same towards Republicans….

  • betty

    FOX Rules……end of story.

  • Scottish Terrier

    Odumbo is back in LA to suck up to his liberal Hollywood sycophants. Remember that the next time you drop 20 bucks to see one of these idiots on the big screen your contributing to his re-election.

  • HRJ

    can’t we all just get along?

    Now that Pres. Obama has made histooric news regarding same-sex marriage I wonder if Liz Cheney will approve. I hope the subjeect comes up this Sunday on Fox news Sunday I also hope that Liz Cheney will be a part of the Sunday panel. Her comments are welcome.

    I believe that there are moree gay sympathizers than gay haters and that Pres. Obaama has made a calculated positive campaign move. He has boxed Mitt Romney into a place where he cannot flip-flop. If Mitt flip flops on this issuue the race will be over.

  • Mike

    I am not condoning Romney if this story is true. I do think we need to keep it in perspective – most high school kids do engage in some form of bullying. I think back to some of my ‘pranks’ in high school and I’m mortiied at how I could have hurt fellow classmates. It’s an unfortunate part of growing up. I do think that BO’s announcement was carefully coordinated with the release of this story which, frankly, is a bad reflection on the state of our nation’s so-called impartial ‘Fourth Estate’. Just shows you how many journalists are in the ‘tank’ with various campaigns. Again, this is nothing new in American history – it just seems so much more obvious in the past decade.

  • MathMan

    There are many terrible lies out there about Obama, the bad part is many of them are true. (para. Churchill)

  • suikostinger

    North Carolina: Where you can marry your cousin, but not your gay cousin.

  • Peggy

    I think I just found Peggy from USA Prime Credit. I looked a picture of Rachels girlfriend. Naughy girls, you no pay bill. WOW…what a beauty.

  • btone31

    Bit surprised MSNBC didn’t score higher ratings last night after the President’s endorsement for gay marriage.

  • DB

    suiko– the man whose IQ indicates his father married his sister.

  • Love Potion 9

    It continues long past due for Erin Burnett to take her clothes off. Please Master Ray Maddow continue to keep yours on.

  • suikostinger


    awwww, were you molested when you were young? Might want to go to a shrink for that. :)

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