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.

  • Jeff

    So I am sure we ALL can agree both candidates are off topic…

    Gov. Romney cant blame everything on President Obama nor lay out his own agenda(still)

    President Obama can’t still take some heat for a lack of growth.

    Let’s get out of bedrooms, pets, and high schools and back to wallets!!

    But I’m sure the entries media has to get it out of their systems all day Saturday and Sunday. Ugh!

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning All!! Rainy day here but I am going out to show houses to a family new to Michigan. I hope we find em a good one (and I hope it is reeeeal expensive so there is a biiiiiiig commision!! :twisted: ) Just kidding! I never look at the price other than to make sure it is in the buyers price range and I never look at the commision offered until after the deal is done cuz it is what it is and if the people are happy I am happy.

    Have a great day all and I will check in later!

  • 1nancy2

    Good morning and back ‘atcha’, RBoy. “If the people are happy, I’m happy”…I like that, Ratboy. My friend in MO has a house, eight years old, that looks brand new: She’s a fanatic on keeping it squeaky clean, not one mark on any wall, really outstanding; soooo, the first couple who came to see it, put an offer down, which she accepted and she went off and put a bid on a condo in K.C. She will be moving out of her house into the condo next month. Please keep me posted on what you are cooking in your smoker. Between you and Coffee, I’m getting many helpful hints on making my own cleaning products and cooking. What great guys! Current T.V. is nowhere to be found. I guess Al Gore’s station will go the way of Air Am. Radio or he’s happy with hour four viewers. Can’t watch, if the station is not available. What a loser. Later.

  • d.d.

    Good Saturday Morning.

    I heard about this story , but, I feel everyone should read this ,especially union supporters.

    Midnight Was Movie Hour, Nap Time in New York Air Tower


    Nearly 200,000 Florida Voters May Not Be Citizens

    Tens of thousands of voters could be dropped from the rolls this election year
    NBC Miami

    Nah, there is no voter fraud.


    Genealogist for Elizabeth Warren 1/32 Cherokee claim goes silent, source document shown false

    Legal Insurrection

    Why this is important……. character, character , character. Warren used folk lore minority status to plump up her resume.

    Harvard Law School had previously touted Warren as a minority hire, and she had been listed as a minority in a law school directory between 1986 and 1995, according to the Boston Herald.

    Elizabeth Warren also was listed as minority at U Penn & received an award as a minority teacher. In a way, this is minority theft.

    I just went past our county fairgrounds. Many Indian tribes are having a week end Pow Wow , with tee pees & tents set up … pretyy festive looking.

  • d.d.

    Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Website Hacked, Vandalized

    Huff Po.

    Well hackers , while you’re high fiving each other, realize that your content was just plain disgusting.

    TechEye reports that the website at one point “flashed a vertical row of animated gifs of an animal appearing to rub its gen*tals, before redirecting to a Facebook user called ‘Dillon Tilly.'” According to the New Times Broward-Palm Beach, the hackers also posted rac*st and anti-semit*c messages, as well as chi*d pornogr*phy for a period of time.

  • suikostinger

    Sold out in 2 day………

    A shooting range target of a person in a hoodie with cross hairs on the chest, a bag of Skittles tucked in a pocket and a hand holding a can resembling iced tea was pulled from an online sales site, a Florida TV news station reports, but not before raising concerns of its connection with teen shooting victim Trayvon Martin.

    Martin was wearing a hoodie and had just purchased Skittles and iced tea when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, according to police reports.

    WKMG Local 6’s story said in an email exchange with reporter Mike DeForest that the unidentified seller wrote, “My main motivation was to make money off the controversy.” The seller did not disclose how many paper targets were made, but said in an email, “The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days.”

  • tony

    Material found at the Bin Laden compound suggested that Osama Bin Laden was a fan of Kieth Olbermann and MSNBC–what a comfort it is for you viewers of that network!Its such a complement to know he wrote that he found them objective,whereas he found FOX news prejudicial toward al-q’da.You know your a great network when Bin Laden endorses you!

  • suikostinger

    I would love a link to prove that Bin Laden was a fan of Keith O and MSNBC. I haven’t found any, and I’ve looked, yet people seem to keep spewing it….

  • Jeff

    It seems that the GOP brought the whole prep school situation of Gov. Romney on themselves. Seems after all the attacks on Barack Obama when he was 7 triggered a retaliation of what Mitt did as a young man.

    Fair game?? I suppose it is…… Since Karl Rove, Hannity, & Limbaugh won’t stop their usual games, now they have Democrats that won’t take it lying down. Maybe they will think twice??? Doubt it seriously!!

    I’d prefer to stay focused on the economy and jobs, but I suppose this will be the start of an ugly campaign.

  • tony

    @suikostinger–the ones spewing it is the Huffington Post.

  • d.d.


    Obama’s Aunt Complains of Abuse in Autobiography

    President Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango has recently published a memoir of her time in America. The book is titled Tears of Abuse. It alleges that her time in this country has been nothing but torment.

    Residing in the United States illegally from 2002 until she was granted asylum by the Obama Administration in 2010, Zeituni’s book complains of the “shabby accommodations” and “meager sustenance” she was forced to suffer through while on public assistance during that period. “I had to live in public housing amidst an agglomeration of the common riffraff,” Zeituni wrote. “There was no one to prepare my meals. I was given food stamps and told I had to fetch my own food and cook my own meals. I felt humiliated.”


    California Deficit Has Soared To $16 Billion, Gov. Jerry Brown Says

    LATimes | May 12, 2012

    California Deficit Has Soared To $16 Billion, Gov. Jerry Brown Says May 12, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown announced on Saturday that the state’s deficit has ballooned to $16 billion, a huge increase over his $9.2-billion estimate in January.

    Another Hmmmm………. Plus , across the state Saturday, an estimated 93,000 Californians will join thousands of others whose unemployment benefits have run out.

  • Anybody But Obama

    Scott Walker is up by 5 points in the polls

    Romney is up 8 points in the polls

    life is good

  • Jeff


    Your polls are just as worthless as my polls….

    Since you are a Scott Walker fan I certainly hope you enjoy the unemployment lines.

    I hope he gets recalled…. The GOP agenda needs a reality check….. Again!!

    When will they learn?? Probably never.

  • Mark


    Walker did get recalled, I believe the election is in less then a month. it should be pointed out at this point Walker has already spent like 14M on advertising since Jan. before he actually got a candidate to go against him a few days ago

    Should be interesting in seeing what happens because the campaign will be Walker Big Business money vs feet on the ground for the Dems

  • Mark

    Here is Reason #1 Obama won’t win Nebraska

  • PaulG


    California elected a career politican over a sharp business woman,,using the typical democrat bogus smear campaign,,but Brown and your legislature have it all figured out,,they’ll just raise taxes on the rich and the sales tax…..Again!! Fire up the Uhaul’s,,everyone will be headin east…..Again!!

    “When will they learn?? Probably never.”


  • Mark

    Simple solution for California to get their money. Legalize weed, not only do you make money taxing the hell out of weed, think of all the cash you save not throwing weed users in jail. win win

  • suikostinger

    Blame prop 13, the 2/3 tax vote (both of which happened in the late 1970s) and politicians bickering on California’s downfall.

    Just follow Ronald Regan’s legacy as California governor and raise them taxes!!!!! (SARCASM!!! I think from now on, I have to say that.)

  • Jeff

    If fat Eddie’s(or whatever he calls himself) ratings keep tanking
    he’ll find himself over at current fighting for the 5 veiwers Bill Press has.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning and HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the great Mothers out there.

    Were back for Church and Mothers day today but may be heading back to the Cabin, just wanted to say Howdy and to all the Moms.


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