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.

  • DB

    suiko, were you dropped on your head when you were young? Too late to go to anyone for that, the damage is permanent.

  • suikostinger

    Pretty original.

  • Jack

    Hey Suckitstinger maybe if you’re really nice to Queen Nancy she’ll let you play with her blow up Cenk doll.Damn, your post shows just how ignorant you really are.Suckitstinger is it true your mommy is also your aunt?Suckitstinger tell the truth now, is Nancy your aunt/mommy ? I’d bet that she is because she’s as ignorant as you are.

  • DB

    suiko, I got it from your Aunt, no wait your Mom–oh I forgot they are the same person. BTW we try to keep folks who are obviously intelligence challenged like you out of NC. Ever since John Edwards sneaked in from SC we are very vigilant.

  • DB

    suiko, have you ever thought that if you didn’t say stupid things like people in a state being allowed to marry their cousins you wouldn’t get so much crap.

  • suikostinger


    “suiko, have you ever thought that if you didn’t say stupid things like people in a state being allowed to marry their cousins you wouldn’t get so much crap.”

    Uhhhh what? Cousins can marry each other in NC, it just can’t be a “double cousin” marriage. Yet they won’t let gays get married. I see that you totally missed my point….good job….

  • Rick

    DB & Jack
    How can your mother be your aunt?
    I do not think it is possible. Please enlighten me.

    Before you write something you should probably think about whether it really makes sense because it does reflect on you.

    It would be nice if the three of you would just ignore each other for a while it is not like you have to live with each other and you don’t have to participate on this blog.

  • Rick

    Why is there this B.S. going back and forth with DB and Jack?

    I don’t always agree with you and some time you sound angry and other times you sound cynical. I thought the comment about NC was more cynical and out of jest then really serious. I have freinds that live in KY and they just laugh off such banter because it was in jest.

    Ignore DB & Jack, they don’t make sense to me half time. It just seem they want to be rude.

  • Suikostinger

    It was in jest but it was based on facts. It’s sad that NC allows you to marry your cousin but won’t let gays marry. Too bad DB is just too ignorant to understand what was said….he also doesn’t know what the words sarcasm or cynical means. But don’t worry I’ve come to grips that all DB can do is call people names do I don’t take him serious at all anymore. Noticed how he went all quiet now when I showed how ignorant he was with my NC “joke”.

  • Mark

    I posted this last thread and nobody commented I will post this here


    They have the electoral votes going

    Likely Obama – 161
    Leans Obama – 92
    Toss Up – 115
    Leans Romney – 39
    Likely Romney – 131

    If the leans and likely stay as is all Obama needs(253) is Ohio to win. All that being said I think Nevada(6) and New Mexico(6) aren’t sure bets despite being “leans Obama”. Romney might want to get a VP to help win Pennsylvania, I am pretty sure that state will stay Dem but it might be stealable with the right VP

  • steve perry

    President Obama will get another 4 years…mainly because of Women and Hispanic voters.

  • Mark

    @Steve Perry

    I think Obama will win because the Republicans are swinging so far to the right they are fearing people into voting their only other choice. In all reality if the Republicans as a whole were more Moderate, they would have clobbered Obama

  • UpAndOver


    How can your mother be your aunt?
    I do not think it is possible. Please enlighten me.

    If your mother married your fathers’ brother, she would also be your aunt….

  • hockey4um

    Hey Obama and team …. I heard that when Mit was 3 he watched another kid Pea ……… have far back are you trying to go to find your smut ………. you are pathetic Obama … you kill yourself looking for dirt and you are trying to use something that happened 40+ years ago on a school yard … Obama and Lovers …” You are Pathetic !!! “

  • hockey4um

    MSNBC could increase there numbers by mearly allowing a different perspective other than 24hrs of hate , I actually try watching to get a different perspective and all they do is hate on anyone who is not a dem ???? if you had someone to counter the hatred being spewed it would be interesting and I would watch , but as long as you have one sided commentary it is strickly a network of angry bashers !!! Seen Ed or that whack Job Lawrence lately ??????? I have to keep my kids away from the tv when they are on !

  • lbsles

    Our Composite President

    Obama’s carefully cultivated image is coming undone

    The presidential race recently took a turn for the humorous when the Obama campaign revealed its latest ridiculous microsite: ‘The Life of Julia.’ Visitors were treated to a web-based slideshow that follows an imaginary woman—Julia—as she benefits from Obama’s unsustainable government largesse throughout her nonexistent life. This revealing and creepy fictional illustration of dependency soon became the butt of well-deserved ridicule, especially since its debut coincided with a reminder that Obama’s girlfriend in his first memoir was a “composite.”

    As funny as the ‘Julia’ parodies and imaginary girlfriend jokes may have been, however, they skirted a larger issue: President Obama is a composite, too, and his carefully crafted political identity is coming apart.

    The incumbent has been given more leeway and control over his life story than any other president in memory. Most of the details of his early life come directly from his own pen. The media did not scrutinize him. His pre-political years and associations were given nowhere near the attention that media outlets have paid to those of Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney. Only now, with the impending arrival of David Maraniss’ biography, will Obama’s early life be the subject of fair-minded but scrupulous inquiry.

    Not until three and a half years into his presidency will readers discover that, according to his college friends and acquaintances, Obama made a decision in early adulthood to identify as “American” and not Kenyan and “black” and not white or biracial. Talk about presidential firsts: One friend told Maraniss that Obama was “the most deliberate person I ever met in terms of constructing his own identity.” The objective, said the friend, was political power. Obama’s autobiography should be viewed as part of this composite-building project.


  • lbsles
  • usnretirex2

    Good Morning ALL :!:


  • usnretirex2


    “I posted this last thread and nobody commented I will post this here”

    I will comment.

    Way to soon bubba. Obama can stub his toe and this changes as well as the polls.

    The swing states are all still in the air and the wind is in both directions. :twisted:

  • lbsles
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