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.

  • lbsles

    Black Voters Supported NC’s Amendment One by a 2 to 1 Margin


  • Mike

    Ed Schultz is a joke! I had the ill pleasure of meeting Ed Schultz when I lived in Fargo at a local restaurant/lounge. Schultz is a big mouth with a ego even bigger.Schultz is a person that don’t give a crap about anybody but himself.Schultz thinks everyone should get down on their knee’s and kiss his a$$ when he’s entering a room. I remember Schultz would walk into the lounge and he would expect the “Norm from Cheers” greeting,he wanted every one to yell “Ed.”
    Ratboy,Schultz is down right one of the rudest people I ever met. Schultz has always left a negative impression on my wife and myself. A few years ago my yell at me “you have to come see this ,it’s Ed Schultz on Msnbc he has his own show.”I thought ‘talk about scrapping the bottom of the barrel,what could they be thinking.’After looking at his tv ratings he still a bottom dweller.

  • Ratboy

    @ Mike
    Posted May 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM
    Ed Schultz is a joke! I

    I have no desire to meet him other than telling him to his face what I think of him.
    So lets see, he is “the advocate for organized labor” but he owns a non-union construction company. He is for the American worker but he owns a fishing lodge in Canada (I guess there is no good fishing in the United States) and he is for the “regular Joe” the “Common Worker” but……………he is a 1 percenter! Like I said…………IDIOT!

  • betty

    Ma! the Kennedys and The Mob stole 1960 !

    Yes, son, and they been paying the price ever since…..had you noticed ?

    The Mob put ’em in and The Mob took ’em out. ( Amen.)

    First, was 1960 and then came “Fahrenheit 2000″ and well. never mind !

  • Jaffremans

    yES, GM went through a bankruptcy. And In doing so took $4000 of my retirement funds and gave it to the unions and ceo’s. My stock became worthless, and then the go out and sell new shares.

    How would it be, If I owed 50,000 mortgage on my house. Declared backruptcy, so I owed nothing,
    and then kept the house and sold it for $50,000

  • Rick

    How would it be, If I owed 50,000 mortgage on my house. Declared backruptcy, so I owed nothing,
    and then kept the house and sold it for $50,000

    You can’t do that. You did not contribute to his political campaign. You only count for one may be two votes, that $25,000 per vote. The net cost for the UAW support and UAW member votes was a lot less.

  • Rick

    I think that Erin Burnet Outfront got higher ratings because she had the woman on the cover of Time Magazine on her show last night. The 7:00pm show had higher ratings but the 11:00pm show was lower.

  • marvin

    I think Erin’s better ratings last night resulted from the breaking JPMorgan news. My guess is that many of her former CNBC audience tuned in thinking she would give major time to the story (as I assume she did).

  • Jeff

    Ed Schultz is doing just fine. Only the right wing have ear and nose bleeds from hearing a man on the left speak firm and with conviction about the wrongs and lies and evils of the extreme right wing. I would never put him in league with the lies and hate of Rush GB it Hannity ever.

    Scott Walker is in trouble over his video “divide and conquer” will hopefully cost him his job. Fire his a$$ Wisconsin!

    Suiko and DB hopefully you can find a peaceful dialog soon. I again apologize to you both for all the mean posts and insults from the past and think that you both are intelligent individuals that can perhaps read each others post with less criticism as I do when i read both of yours or when my head is not up my own a$$.
    I hope you both have fantastic weekends planned!! Go to usnretiredx2 pool party and have a beer :)

  • Jeff


    I sometimes wonder if southern states or any state put interracial marriage up for a vote how certain african american folks would feel about that??

    Many examples can be said. But equality means equality!!! Freedom of religion and freedom from religion!!!

  • Rick

    That could also be true. The media is really trying to beat the JPMorgan story to death even though they do not know anything more than what J. Dimon said.
    When they finally figure out what happened at JPM the media probably will not reporting anything.

  • DB

    Jeff, I appreciate the more civilized Jeff. I admit the latest stuff between suiko and I was not pleasant. His implication that in NC we marry our cousins should have been ignored but it was so off topic and added nothing to any argument I kind of went off. I will try to avoid such topics in the future but will not stop letting suiko know how I feel about his posts. Since you and dd asked I will avoid the gross topics. I apologize for going off the deep end on this one.

  • DB

    Jeff, I don’t think most African Americans like their struggle compared to gays. Not the same thing. Not a sin to be African American.

  • Jeff

    @db the gays do not feel that they are a sin either, as do a growing number of people. The fact that a black person couldn’t marry a white person because of skin color is quite simular. Its dumb!! There was a time where being black was a form of a sin(Mormons) or just being black made you some form of a second class citizen. Thank God that has ended, or has it?? Gay people are people that deserve equal rights…. Period!


    @hillbilly. I did research and i read in 1996 comments made by Barack Obama that supports your posts. You are correct!! That would qualify as a flip flop!

  • suikostinger

    His implication that in NC we marry our cousins.

    …………I did not make any such implication. I was stating facts that people in NC CAN marry each other, yet gays can’t….seems kind of ass backwards….please, if you would stop and understand things you would not get into so much trouble…..seriously, not even attacking you. It’s a FACT that people in NC can marry each other, no one has a problem with that in that state, but “we gotta stop them gays from getting married!!!”. You make it seem like I said “well people in NC just up and marry their cousins!!!”…..

  • suikostinger

    It’s a FACT that people in NC can marry each other

    Should be

    It’s a FACT that people in NC can marry their cousin.

  • Hillbilly

    Bill O lost by 584,000 in the P2+ viewers to ALL of CNN’s shows combined. Press release to follow soon. :grin:

    CNN – 3,112 P2+ viewers (All CNN shows on the list)

    Bill O – 2,528 P2+ viewers (8pm only)

    OK I’m burned out on posting these. Just something to keep your eye on. The 5-8pm P2+ viewers down on FNC. (For a Thursday) Folks out celebrating Nobama shooting himself in the foot? :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    @Robert, Bill, Amanda, Sara

    What happen to the Facebook thingy? I’ve noticed other sites are having the same problem. Only 2 people in the square/like box. Maybe it’s my computer. Any body else seeing that?

  • Hillbilly

    Jeff – @hillbilly. I did research and i read in 1996 comments made by Barack Obama that supports your posts. You are correct!! That would qualify as a flip flop!


    Knock me over with a feather. ;) I guess your new tone & civility are for real. Forgive me for doubting you.

  • Jeff

    @hillbilly. Hope u Have an amazing weekend!! The right neo con still sux!!! Lol :)

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