Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 10, 2012

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May 11th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 10, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,119        283         492
CNN      294         99         128
MSNBC      434        111         194
CNBC      163         47           89
FBN        68         13           31
HLN      222         84         132
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,056        386         788
CNN      518        178         252
MSNBC      943        247         428
CNBC      196         94           92
FBN        49           9           15
HLN      324        101         192
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,161        336         549
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      193         83           81
MSNBC Morning Joe      389        115         192
CNBC Squawk Box      126         43           77
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      259        119         178
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,549        351         594
CNN SITUATION ROOM      433         92         132
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      626        109         221
CNBC FAST MONEY      199         23         110
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      200         59         104
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,489        325         603
CNN JOHN KING USA      366        105         121
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      721        114         256
CNBC MAD MONEY      235         47         134
HLN PRIME NEWS      256        108         149
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,366        325         656
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      330        136         154
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      761        138         288
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      246         50         119
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      291        101         188
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,528        468       1,042
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      487        190         268
MSNBC ED SHOW      856        165         342
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE      271        113         110
HLN NANCY GRACE      359        105         236
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,910        369         730
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      530        149         210
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,052        317         509
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION      199         99           99
CNBC DR. DREW      243         75         138
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      222         72         135
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,702        321         589
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      536        195         278
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      913        254         427
CNBC SURVIVING A CAR CRASH      117         71           65
HLN NANCY GRACE      384        125         205
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,273        399         687
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      237         88         145
MSNBC ED SHOW      518        140         228
CNBC MAD MONEY      100         46           43
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      266        110         178

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.

  • XYZ

    Looks like CNN (finally) picked up a bit last night.

  • d.d.

    Just ho-hum overall.


    I bet you all will guess .


  • MattD

    Maddow did well.

  • suikostinger


    Rick, suiko said something insulting about NC and people marrying their cousins.

    LOL AT DB!! I didn’t say ANYTHING like that!!! You are so ignorant that you can’t understand such a simple sentence….HOLY CRAP AHAHAHAHA.

    I said…..

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

    Which is 100% correct. In NC you can marry your cousin but gays can’t marry. So…..”In NC, you can marry your cousin but not your gay cousin.”

  • Dave

    What’s worse than having butt sex with your cousin?

    Having butt sex with your male cousin.

  • Dave

    MSNBC and CNN’s ratings are up from Wednesday, but down from the same Thursday last year.

  • Ratboy

    But if two people get divorced in North Carolina, …………………are they still brother and sister?????????

  • Ratboy

    This guy is an IDIOT plus he must think his listners are even bigger idiots than him!!!

    Ed Schultz Insists That GM and Chrysler Never Went Through Bankruptcy

    By Jack Coleman | May 11, 2012 | 16:17


    Change font size: A | A

    Ed Schultz believes you can change history by repeatedly claiming it didn’t happen.

    An example of this derangement could be heard on Schultz’s radio show Wednesday when he insisted that General Motors and Chrysler did not file for bankruptcy. (audio clips after page break)

    Which, come to think of it, is a bankrupt claim in and of itself.

    Schultz made this bizarre assertion in response to Mitt Romney saying President Obama largely followed his advice on rescuing the auto industry (audio) —

    SCHULTZ: He is a flat-out liar!

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2012/05/11/ed-schultz-insists-gm-and-chrysler-never-went-through-bankruptcy#ixzz1ubBKsIp5

  • d.d.

    Suik & DB , can’t you please give it a rest ?


    Trump Refusal to Bargain With Union Upheld by U.S. Court

    Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. won reversal of a National Labor Relations Board decision requiring the company to bargain with a union representing card dealers because of improprieties in the union’s election.

    Decision a smack down of the NLRB’s overreach.


    Fox News Marks A Decade Of Winning Ratings; We Look Back With Clips From O’Reilly, Hannity, and Cavuto’s First Days



    Your Tax Dollars at Work… Canadian Firm Will Receive up to $50 Million Stimulus for Nevada Solar Plant That Employs Two People

    A Canadian firm will receive up to $50 million in Obama Stimulus cash for a Nevada solar plant that hires two people. And, the energy produced at the plant costs three times as much as energy from natural gas.

    The Nevada Journal reported


    Heading out with friends. Have fun !

  • suikostinger

    Suik & DB , can’t you please give it a rest ?

    Might want to tell DB that the next time he posts. He CAN’T stop it. Just look at yesterdays posts. As a matter of fact, just look at ANY of the days I posted ANYTHING, he always has a smart remark towards me. I think he’s 10 years old.

  • suikostinger


    This guy is an IDIOT plus he must think his listners are even bigger idiots than him!!!

    Schultz is just about as bad as GB or Hannity. It’s sickening how they manipulate their viewers and information, or are just plain wrong.

  • lbsles

    ” Mitt Romney was not at Chappaquiddick. Mitt Romney has not been accused of rape. Mitt Romney did not have an affair with a mob babe. He didn’t have an affair with an actress who committed suicide later on. Mitt Romney did not father a child out of wedlock. Mitt Romney did not support the tapping of Martin Luther King’s phone. Mitt Romney was never a member of the Ku Klux Klan.”- Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “Chappaquiddick is Ted Kennedy. Accused of rape is Bill Clinton. Affair with the mob babe and an actress, John Kennedy. Didn’t father a child out of wedlock, that’s John Edwards and Democrats too numerous to mention. Didn’t support the tapping of Martin Luther King’s phone, that’s Robert Kennedy. Never a member of the Ku Klux Klan, that’s Robert Byrd. Didn’t lie about his law school grades, that’s Joe Biden.

    All Democrats, and all of those Democrats did those things well after high
    school. And Obama even wrote in his book Dreams from My Father how he bullied a young girl. And he hasn’t even apologized. Grab audio sound bite number six. The audio book version, Dreams from My Father, originally published in print, by the way, 1995. Then-Senator Barack Obama in his book said this about a time he bullied a young classmate named Coretta.

  • lbsles

    Here’s the lie obumbles said about that : OBAMA: Her name was Coretta, and before my arrival she had been the only black person in our grade. She was plump and dark and didn’t seem to have many friends. I ran up to Coretta and gave her a slight shove. She staggered back and looked up at me, but still said nothing. “Leave me alone,” I shouted again. And suddenly Coretta was running, faster and faster until she disappeared from sight. Appreciative laughs rose around me. For the rest of the afternoon I was haunted by the look on Coretta’s face.

  • lbsles

    RUSH: I discovered it didn’t make any difference. So we have an admitted bully, an admitted user of alcohol and cocaine, and even at that, there has not yet been any energy whatsoever expended to try to find out any more about this. No, what do we have? A practically made-up story about Mitt Romney starting yesterday in the Washington Post, back at the prestigious, distinguished Cranbrook school. Idyllic place.

  • lbsles

    Washington Post Changes Story, Doesn’t Admit Error.

    The original copy:

    “I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and has long been bothered by the Lauber incident. “But I was not the brunt of any of his pranks.”

    The changed copy:

    “I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and said he has been “disturbed” by the Lauber incident since hearing about it several weeks ago, before being contacted by the Washington Post. “But I was not the brunt of any of his pranks.”

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    ABC News Admits Obama Picked Robin Roberts For Gay Marriage Flip-Flop Interview Because She’s Black


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