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.

  • lbsles

    @ Coffee Steve

    More insight on the oil found in Utah and other states in the region.

    cnsnews dot com


  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    With this “Report says 230,000 unemployed losing benefits over weekend” we should see the unemployed rate sink to below 8.0 %.

  • lbsles
  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning lbsles

    58 here but Hot the rest of the week, were doing fine on Rain thank goodness.
    On the Oil story, isn’t it amazing how the media has all but blacked out this story?

    *The Green River Formation, a largely vacant area of mostly federal land that covers the territory where Colorado, Utah and Wyoming come together, contains about as much recoverable oil as all the rest the world’s proven reserves combined, an auditor from the Government Accountability Office told Congress on Thursday.

    (With this “Report says 230,000 unemployed losing benefits over weekend” we should see the unemployed rate sink to below 8.0 %.)

    Yep, but we will hear the “Job are being created BS all over again”

    25 Million are un-employed now.

  • Coffee Steve

    ^Story on Oil was from May 11th, 2012

  • Ratboy

    Good Mornng all!

    The next two days will be spent with conference calls, skypes, web conferances. Due to the recent changes to the international instability we are now taking a look at yet another set of contingency plans going forward with one of my corporate clients.

    On another note, there is a major medical manufacturer in the area that is working 7 days a week paying overtime because……………..are you ready…………….wait for it………….they cant hire enough people!!!! The employees start out as temps for about 9 months with decent pay and then can get hired on full time with full benefits. There is huge possability for moving up and making it a career. Now get this, the temps dont show up, are late, leave early, turn down overtime etc. Many have been tracked to stay long enough to qualify for unemployment then leave and collect. I am not talking one or two positions. I am talking 50 or 60 positions!!

    Later guys!!

  • Coffee Steve


    Good luck with the meetings dude

    (Due to the recent changes to the international instability we are now taking a look at yet another set of contingency plans )

    contingency plans ?
    I have one, stick your head between your legs and kiss all your money good-bye

  • Coffee Steve

    I have to go awhile myself

    Today is the Language Arts Final



  • d.d.

    Good Morning, Crew

    @@ d.d.I read the fifty reasons not to reelect BO. I must say that you have perhaps had a bad weekend.

    Mother’s Day made it an especially nice weekend…. lots of funny stories from the kids, &, enjoyment talking to the grand kids & my Mom. Me thinks a little projection might be at play.


    Smack Down: District Court Strikes Down NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule…

    Another one

    WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Monday struck down a rule designed to make it easier for unions to hold organizing elections on the grounds that the National Labor Relations Board lacked a quorum when it passed the measure last year


    Report: Obama friend who allegedly tried to bribe Rev. Wright is same crony who just got $5.9 million HHS contract

    Audio will be available today . . . identified as Dr. Eric Whitaker & he’s a member of Obama’s very tight inner circle. Whitaker had offered Wright $150,000 “if he would shut-up until after the 2008 election.

    Whitaker is, also, the same guy who was hired by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to be the state’s Public Health Director, via recommendations from Tony Rezko & based on the initial request of Obama. Rezko and Blagojevich are currently doing time in federal prison.

    As most know, Chicago is the most corrupt city in US, according to the University of Illinois report in 2012.

    Remember, Illinois has sent 4 governors to prison since the 70’s

  • Mark Lang

    Is that Vasoline in Madcow’s hair ??

  • d.d.

    lbsles ,
    Was writing Whitaker story when you were posting it.


    @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”

    Not worth it.

    Let’s count the ways

    1. Cancers

    2. Heart attacks and stroke

    3. In some cases , amputations

    4. Emphysema

    5. The effects of second hand smokeon those around you

    6. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)is greater among smoking Moms

    7. High BP & kidney failure with some smokers

    8. Macular degeneration

    9. Increases your risk of periodontal disease

    10. JUST FOR YOU GUYS For men in their 30s and 40s, smoking increases the risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) by about 50 per cent.

    There are lots of other reasons, but, you can see smoking is not worth it.

  • 1nancy2

    Thanks. I have a friend who has Crhon’s disease and she smokes like, well, chain smokes and she does not have much money. I don’t get it, then again, we all choose our own poison. I love to cook and love good food, but am forced to eat like a bird b/cause I don’t want to get fat. My friend is 5 one and blew up to 400 lbs, in a wheelchair and on oxygen. Said to the Dr. “I’m afraid I will die if I get on that table, and he said, “you will die if you don’t get on the table”, so she had the stomach routine and is now ‘down’ to 210 and has 60 more to go. I hope you had a happy Mother’s Day, d.d.

  • lbsles

    @ d.d.

    Better to have a story double covered that impacts us then no one covering it.

    Keep up the good work.

    As for the numbskull that suggested you had a bad weekend, I’d bet he’s the one who suffered a let down.

  • lbsles

    New CBS poll 14 May 2012

    Poll: One in four less likely to back Obama over same-sex marriage. Let us hope that that remains true.

  • lbsles

    Got to be watched to believe this dumbo !
    I now believe Glenn Beck is almost 100% right on this fool.

  • lbsles

    Gallup Poll asks “Do you think the United States benefits from having a class of rich people, or not?”: 63% said benefits, 34% said does not benefit, while 3% were unsure.

  • lbsles

    Just for suklow

    In less than a week, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s “Rush Babes for America” Facebook page has accumulated more “likes” than the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America’s (MMFA) Facebook page has accumulated in just under four years.

    MMFA is currently waging a campaign to get Rush Limbaugh off the air for his comments pertaining to contraception activist Sandra Fluke. On Monday evening, MMFA’s Facebook had 57,687 “likes,” accumulated since the organization launched its Facebook page on August 8, 2008.

    Also on Monday evening, Limbaugh’s jab at those who have demonized his rhetorical treatment of women — his “Rush Babes for America” Facebook page — had topped 60,483 “likes.” Limbaugh’s group was open for public viewing just prior to the beginning of his radio program on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

    In addition to the $100,000 MMFA has spent on anti-Limbaugh radio ads, the group has teamed up with the National Organization for Women to campaign, protest and convince local advertisers and Limbaugh affiliates to drop the show.

  • lbsles

    Muchelle Obama vs. Oprah: A weighty matter

    A report that Michelle Obama said that Oprah’s “huge girth” makes her a terrible role model for kids is just one of the weighty issues that form the center an excerpt from bestselling author Ed Klein’s new book, “The Amateur,” published Monday in the New York Post.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/14/michelle-obama-vs-oprah-a-weighty-matter/#ixzz1uwkLeiFg

  • Anybody But Obama

    MSNBC is so pathetic. Their ticker at the bottom of the screen on mornin Joe

    said cbs ny times poll has Obama and Romney in a statistical tie. They

    could not bring themselves to say Romney is AHEAD 46 to 43. margin of error

    is 2.8 so they even lied. MSNBC is so pathetic. when you give the challenger

    80% of the undecided vote(wich they always get,win or lose) , Romney is up

    54% to 46. It is going to be a lanslide . Be scared liberals,be scared

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