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.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ralph Hahn
    Tell Mrs. Coffee: “HERE! YOU invest the money!” lol

    I may try that LOL

  • muhamed

    Shep Smith is last again amongst the foxnews group….whoo hoo!!!!

  • Rick

    I wish I could pick and choose which network news I had to pay for when I subscribe to cable or satelite TV. There would be quite a few networks that would be cancelled. Since I do not have a joice so I canceled cable. I can get more complete news on the internet.

    I noticed that Shep Smith’s number have been down the the past few weeks. Between 1600 and 1900 six weeks ago and 1400 to 1800 recently.

  • Jeff

    @coffee Steve

    Sorry for delay.

    The 3 major impacts in Cali if the voters do not approve the tax %increase and the tax increase for those earning 250k

    1.education (including 3less weeks of school)
    2. Cuts for courts
    3. Cuts in Public Saftey

    The Republican Govinator did far more damage than Gov.Gray Davis was recalled for by scores.

    The Meg Whitman lovers don’t know what their talking about. Her lack of experience in politics would of extended Arnold’s collision course. Gov. Kerry Brown is going to turn things around, we have no doubts. His bringing issues to the people for a vote is well received far more than the Republican obstruction tactics.

    Hope everyone survived Monday!! It’s stressful here and still trying to figure out why? Time for a cocktail(diet coke) ;)

  • Jeff


    iPhone auto correct. Ugh!

  • Coffee Steve


    Thanks, and I wasn’t a big Arnold fan anyway, I hope you guys get it under control out there, but I’ll be honest, I’m not sure “more” taxes on you guys are the answer, and while it may not be a major thing at this point, the number of businesses leaving Cal, is starting to steamroll.

    I have a paid subscription to a trading site and it’s 100% non political, that shows charts on the past three years there, and I cannot believe the number of businesses that have left.

    I wish you guys good luck.

  • Coffee Steve


    Don’t be stressed my man, life is good, If we get up and don’t fall out of bed, and at my age anyway if I sit up and don’t pull a muscle and notice another first time, unknown pain, I’m FINE!!! :-)

  • Ratboy

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: ‘I Hope You Evolve’

    Hardball anchor Chris Matthews, who routinely smears his political opponents as racist, on Monday lectured an African American minister who opposes gay marriage, “I hope you evolve.” The host patronizingly added, “I’m just teasing.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] How would he (or MSNBC for that matter) react if a conservative said such a thing to a black leader?

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/05/14/msnbcs-chris-matthews-black-pastor-i-hope-you-evolve#ixzz1utjWxZZT

  • Coffee Steve

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: ‘I Hope You Evolve’

    I thought you were joking…

    He needs to be suspended

  • Ratboy

    so if oil prices are going down, why did gas just go up 18 cents?????????

  • Ratboy

    @ He needs to be suspended

    He needs to be institutionalized!!!!

  • Coffee Steve


    Gas is up because some refineries out west are closing down; they cannot keep up and make a profit with the regulations. High gas prices aren’t going anywhere my friend, in fact gas will soon rise again.

    And get this, in Utah they have discovered trillions yes trillions of barrels of Oil, more than the worlds reserves, but seen any media coverage?

  • Coffee Steve

    Goodnight all


  • Joan

    @coffee and all
    On the discovery of oil in Utah, someone like Romney needs to stand up and say we are going to pump everywhere and give incentives to refineries , we are going to create more jobs than we can fill and sell oil to the world. And screw the middle east and the rest of the world.
    Romney would win in a land slide!

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

  • Coffee Steve

    @d.d. – A little medical news
    Tobacco may hold key to cutting risk
    The TMV apparently causes antibodies that “may be protective against Parkinson’s, Diseaase”

    *Researchers at U of L link plant virus to possible breakthrough


  • RealityChick

    Obama is a marketed posted boy for the liberal agenda who doesn’t have an original idea in his head. Even Obamacare is supposedly a mirror of policies by Romney. In addition, health care reform was Ted Kennedy’s life legacy, mot BO’s. Obama played the blame game for three years and not has nonstopped campaigning for over a year. How often is this man in his office? Is it any wonder nothing is getting done? Between all his TV appearances and speeches and fundraising when does he have time to be president? He is reactive only when the situation is SO bad and people demand answers and then he shoots from the hip and we all suffer from his lack of leadership. You want four more years of this? If he becomes president again, save your money, you’r e gonna need it to live on.

  • lbsles

    Morning Coffee Steve

    Another great morning here in Dallas, temp is 66 degrees and will only get to 88 or so. No rain in forecast.

  • Anybody But Obama

    All the polls show Mitt Romney going up and Mr Obama going down.

    ABC poll has Romney up 2 points with women. Game over

    Guess Republicans won the war on women.

    Maybe Obama can get a job on msnbc HA HA HA HA HA

  • lbsles
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