Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 11, 2012

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May 14th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 11, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,007            243            439
CNN         306             97            123
MSNBC         428            113            185
CNBC         153             46             95
FBN           53             10             24
HLN         202             69            126
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,891            320            653
CNN         419            116            182
MSNBC         704            190            307
CNBC         173             70            117
FBN           23               6               8
HLN         271             78            165
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,009            305            501
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         217             92            115
MSNBC Morning Joe         452            128            220
CNBC Squawk Box         199             65            123
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         229            111            159
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,405            277            614
CNN SITUATION ROOM         405             85            127
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         653            115            231
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         113             24             73
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         172             38             88
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,388            302            579
CNN JOHN KING USA         363             84            116
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         629            107            265
CNBC MAD MONEY         142             29             65
HLN PRIME NEWS         230             53            124
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,262            253            499
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         387             99            158
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         627             98            247
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         206             46             85
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         251             56            144
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,581            370            858
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         390             87            160
MSNBC ED SHOW         745            114            311
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         144             56             99
HLN NANCY GRACE         319             90            199
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,763            325            621
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         406             83            159
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         959            274            433
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         272            116            175
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION         200             55            136
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,315            267            480
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         462            179            226
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         407            182            178
CNBC AROUND WORLD IN 80 PLATES         103             38             77
HLN NANCY GRACE         281             83            157
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,059            334            601
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         245            131            136
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         331            166            135
CNBC MAD MONEY           42             16             36
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         182             47            108


For other days cable news ratings click here.
Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

  • Patrick W.

    Foxnews wins again. Liberals HATE Foxnews because it exposes the stories Liberals don’t want to hear. NBC “news” was CAUGHT doctoring the Zimmerman 911 tapes and Liberals still love them but hate Foxnews for exposing NBC. Liberals hate the term “Liberal Media” because it’s true. You’ll never hear a Liberal bash any news channel except Foxnews. Boycott the Liberal Media. Stop buying newspapers like I did 10 years ago.

  • Patrick W.

    The Liberal Media called Zimmerman WHITE even though he’s only about as white as Obama. The Liberal Media will not report Black on White hate crimes unless they absolutely have to. Google “The Knoxville Horror” and see for yourself. Read “The Race Card” by Collier and Horowitz to see dozens of examples for yourself of the Liberal Media NOT reporting Black on White hate crimes. Google the 2 Virginia Pilot reporters that were assaulted by blacks and their OWN newspaper wouldn’t report it.

  • Patrick W.

    When the Liberal Media found out they were WRONG about Zimmerman being White they called him a WHITE HISPANIC!!!!! Lmfao. I have never heard that term used other than maybe on a census form.

  • Coffee Steve

    Has anybody seen CNN? I’ve lost them and can’t find them anywhere, and it seems no one else can either

  • Coffee Steve

    From 6pm-11pm the total for CNN is for 5 prime time shows



    Is it possible to cancel a cable news network? Who in the world would buy and ad with them?


    I like pie

  • Rod D

    The Ed Show needs to find a better guest host than Michael Eric Dyson.

    I expect even liberals find his long-winded pontificating too much to handle.

  • Anybody But Obama

    Obama suks
    democrats suk
    everyone at msnbc suks

    gee I feel better already

    goodnight everybody

  • Nick Czar

    FOX continues it’s “Take no prisoners” format destroying the

    FOX intros “THE FIVE” and dominates the time slot while MSNBC
    intros the “RACE BAITER” king Al Sharpton and it’s tanking.(as
    in the tank for Obama.)

    Speaking of “Tanks”, is it true that Ed Schultz’s hair dye is
    the cause of his mind numbing commentary ?

  • d.d.

    Is CNN Trying to Poach Jake Tapper From ABC?

    FishbowlDC reported this morning that CNN is actively pursing Jake Tapper, the senior white house correspondent for ABC News. Although Tapper is currently under contract with ABC.

    A spokesperson for CNN declined to comment.


    Falcone’s LightSquared Files for Bankruptcy

    LightSquared Bankruptcy, Another One Bites The Dust

    Remember in September it was reported that White House officials pressured a four-star Air Force General to change testimony to the benefit of a top Democratic donor, Philip Falcone? “LightSquared, the troubled wireless communications venture backed by hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone, today filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code.”



    I wouldn’t recommend this. He’s lucky he didn’t perforate his rectum.

    Alex Boulet Accused Of Hiding Crack, Marijuana, Oxycodone in His Rectum


  • Coffee Steve

    *Alex Boulet Accused Of Hiding Crack, Marijuana, Oxycodone in His Rectum

    Awwwwwwwww Chezzz guys I just ate my supper and its about to come back up YUK!!

  • Coffee Steve


    Wife walks in and says “I remember you saying 2 or 3 years ago, you were going to buy shares in Marvel Studios… The Avengers went over the 1 Billion mark, so did you buy any shares?”


    That Hurts…

  • UpAndOver

    Newsweek calls Obama ‘The First Gay President’ on cover !

    Ole’ tingle legs Chris Matthews, you and obama may yet get it on….

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    President BO is on a roll. Mitt is up against a wall. President BO will be reelected.

  • d.d.

    Here are 79 examples of Barack Obama’s corruption, lying, lawbreaking, and cronyism


    Any one like HRJ want to dispute these ?


    Jerry Brown proposes billions in cuts. Are Californians getting his message?

    With California’s budget shortfall soaring, Gov. Jerry Brown proposes broad, painful cuts for state workers and programs. Without new taxes, he warns voters, the cuts will be even worse.

    The proposals include cuts to state employees’ pay – and workweek – as well as trims in spending on a wide variety of public programs and institutions: state prisons; care for the disabled; $500 millon from the state court system; and a one-year state building freeze.

    They are evenly spread and education at all levels – as well as health and human services and public safety – will be the focal points in this round of cuts.

    People are not taking the news of Brown’s proposals sitting down.

    “The governor is probably hoping that the unpleasant news about looming budget cuts will boost support for tax increases. Maybe, but there is another scenario,” says Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.

    “California voters might decide that sending more tax money to Sacramento is like investing in JP Morgan.”

  • d.d.


    This headline is just crossing the wire: MOODY’S DOWNGRADES ITALIAN BANKS.

    In total, according to Bloomberg, the ratings agency has downgraded 26 banks.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/moodys-downgrades-italian-banks-2012-5#ixzz1utLlkMfU


    BB Tomorrow

  • Coffee Steve


    Along the lines of your post, this Summmer could be a fun one…

    *Euro Weakens on Greek Exit Spec…
    *Big Debt Payment Due Tuesday…
    *Italian banks DOWNGRADED…

    Headlins On Drudge

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    @@ d.d.

    I read the fifty reasons not to reelect BO. I must say that you have perhaps had a bad weekend. I know that you are intelligent therefore this conversation is over.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: >>> …you were going to buy shares in Marvel Studios… The Avengers went over the 1 Billion mark, so did you buy any shares?” <<<

    Tell Mrs. Coffee: "HERE! YOU invest the money!" lol

    I know the true story. YOU thought she said to buy shares in The Marvelettes, who haven't had a hit since 1968's "My Baby Must Be A Magician."


  • Coffee Steve


    I can name ONE reason not to vote for him


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