Cable News Ratings for Monday, May 14, 2012

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May 15th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 14, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,111            247            477
CNN         271             71            107
MSNBC         448            129            198
CNBC         147             40             83
FBN           66             10             27
HLN         226             84            133
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,082            350            751
CNN         321            103            141
MSNBC         835            217            360
CNBC         153             68             87
FBN           38               8             15
HLN         314             89            170
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         992            275            513
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         165             53             67
MSNBC Morning Joe         400            149            222
CNBC Squawk Box         143             33             74
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         195            115            139
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,519            323            641
CNN SITUATION ROOM         475             85            162
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         742            159            262
CNBC FAST MONEY         188             23            103
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         227             73            145
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,654            290            572
CNN JOHN KING USA         374             96            146
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         697            160            247
CNBC MAD MONEY         196             31             76
HLN PRIME NEWS         291             92            175
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,495            319            618
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         313             59            106
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         807            175            371
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         145             24             46
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         314             72            184
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,724            472            963
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         295             67             88
MSNBC ED SHOW         744            152            326
CNBC M. ZUCKERBERG: INSIDE FB         147             56             65
HLN NANCY GRACE         401            129            230
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,940            300            694
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         316            116            140
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         874            251            398
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS         144             65             77
HLN DR. DREW         291             64            139
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,573            277            595
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         352            125            195
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         888            249            356
CNBC BIO: COLONEL SANDERS         169             81            119
HLN NANCY GRACE         268             79            148
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,157            347            610
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         345            127            193
MSNBC ED SHOW         512            158            208
CNBC MAD MONEY           53             24             37
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         256            121            182


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.

  • Mike

    Ed Schultz is going full-blast on the Wisconsin recall . Laurence, Big Ed(I guess he still calls himself Big Ed ,like he did in his WDAY day’s)is a walking “clown.”Laurence, Ed was once a loud mouth conservative talk show host and once stated that he “love’s Republicans because they are anti-tax.”Ed once thought about running on the Republican ticket in N D and changed his mind as he also did when thinking about a run for the N D Governorship as a Dem and the “Real” reason he didn’t run was because he wasn’t polling very high after he made the announcement that he may run for the U S House and decide against a run and this is the same reason with the run for Governor when he dropped the ideal.
    Laurence, Ed don’t give a “DAMN” about anybody but himself and how fat his bank roll is and will step on anyone who get’s in his way. Laurence, Ed could careless about the Re-call ,he’s looking for rating and with rating come’s money and that’s what Ed wants. Laurence if Ed is so much “pro-union”then why is E. A .Schultz a non-union company?I’ll tell you why ,”Ed stated that he didn’t want a damn union in his company”and that right from Ed’s mouth. What still has Ed p*ssed is that he didn’t get the Minnesota Vikings play- by -play job back in the early 2000’s.Ed would walk in to the lounge that he hung out in and say “I’ll be the next play-by play announcer for the Vik’s”. When he lost out to Stembridge it really burnt his a$$.
    Ed is a “clown” but I got to give him credit for making it as far as he has.Personally from the first time I met him in Fargo I didn’t like him, because of his mouth and ego.Hell, I didn’t even know he does his show from New York until a year ago.

  • Jeff

    Sounds like many Republicans are only hoping for bad news. Too bad you missed this…

    U.S. logs first monthly budget surplus in 42 months.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States posted a budget surplus for the first time in 42 months in April on a rise in tax receipts and a drop in government spending, although it partly reflected a shifting of some payments to other months.

    The government notched a larger-than-expected $59.12 billion surplus last month, compared with a $40.39 billion deficit in April 2011, the Treasury Department said on Thursday. The last time the government logged a surplus in any month was September 2008, when the worst of the financial crisis began to rock Wall Street.

    Analysts surveyed by Reuters had forecast a $30 billion surplus for April, although the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday it expected a surplus of $58 billion.

  • Coffee Steve

    Sounds like many Republicans are only hoping for bad news. Too bad you missed this…

    U.S. logs first monthly budget surplus in 42 months

    Isn’t that just disgusting news Jeff :lol:

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a GREAT evening everyone


  • Steve Perry


    While the CBS/Times poll has Romney leading Obama with women voters by 3 points (which is a virtual tie in polling numbers), the Gallup poll has Obama leading Romney by 9 points with women voters.

  • Hillbilly

    DC Power player results from Jeopardy Tuesday night.

    Dana Perino 3rd, Kareem 2nd, some guy from CNBC Squawk Box won. :mad: That CNBC guy crushed the other two. Wednesday Chris Wallace is on.

  • Hillbilly

    I’m betting Gred Gutfeld will torment Dana big-time on The Five Wednesday. :)

  • Hillbilly

    Posted May 15, 2012 at 1:53 PM
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that daughters Malia and Sasha can use their cell phones only on weekends, are banned from Facebook, can’t watch TV and are only allowed on the computer during the week when they have to do their homework.


    They’ll grow up to be freaks, just like the children of preachers. That’s no way for teenagers to live.


    While i agree with you i won’t give Nobama advice on how to raise his kids. IMO you gotta let kids be kids. That doesn’t mean you let them run wild, but no phone during the week, no TV, no computer time for fun, etc is way to strict. JMO

  • Hillbilly

    Another incumbent bites the dust. Her opponet – former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.

    State Sen. Deb Fischer won the Republican nomination in Nebraska’s Senate race Tuesday, beating odds-on favorite Jon Bruning in a surprise upset.


    They both owe the govt money. Might as well buy their stock. ;) Nobama will bail his boy Warren out if GM fails.

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took a new 10-million share stake in General Motors Co. in the first quarter. The investment comes as the Detroit automaker continues to rebound from bankruptcy three years ago. Fueled by U.S. vehicle sales, it posted first-quarter net income of $1 billion.


    ABC News Exclusive: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations After Trayvon Martin Shooting


    Ratboy their running tests on your kinfolk. :lol: Applestinx put that candy bar down. :lol:

    Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats’ memories.

    Off to see who won the “battle of the abs” between Shaq & Charles Barkley.

  • Coffe Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    beating odds-on favorite Jon Bruning in a surprise upset.

    There are going to be alot of surprises this November, the media won’t say much, but the public has had it. The mood hasn’t changed since the mid-terms, it’s just not being reported.

    *Vietnam War Hero to Receive Medal of Honor

    Spc. Leslie H. Sabo Jr., who died saving the lives of fellow troops, will receive posthumous Medal of Honor

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 15, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    While i agree with you i won’t give Nobama advice on how to raise his kids. IMO you gotta let kids be kids. That doesn’t mean you let them run wild, but no phone during the week, no TV, no computer time for fun, etc is way to strict. JMO

    It is excessive and I don’t think he is. He’s hardly home, so how would he know if his wife isn’t letting them behind his back? Yes, they MUST attend Ivy League schools but having an ex president, or current president, for a dad usually does the trick.

  • Gabriel

    You’ve got to love capitalism, or the myth of capitalism. Here’s some background info on JPM:

    Went completely insolvent in the 1980s
    and again in 2007 ( and was saved both times by the government at taxpayer expense).

    Essentially wrote the faux “reform” legislation for derivatives, which did nothing to decrease risk, and killed any chance of real reform.

    Has replaced the chief investment officer who made the risky bets with a trader who worked at Long Term Capital Management … which committed suicide by making risky bets

    [Jamie Dimon] is a Class A Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which is the chief bank regulator for Wall Street (including JPM). Indeed, Dimon served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at the same time that his bank received emergency loans from the Fed and was used by the Fed as a clearing bank for the Fed’s emergency lending programs. In 2008, the Fed provided JP Morgan Chase with $29 billion in financing to acquire Bear Stearns. At the time, Dimon persuaded the Fed to provide JP Morgan Chase with an 18-month exemption from risk-based leverage and capital requirements. He also convinced the Fed to take risky mortgage-related assets off of Bear Stearns balance sheet before JP Morgan Chase acquired this troubled investment bank

  • d.d.

    Hi, & , bye.


    Wisconsin: Union-Backed Opponents Of Gov. Scott Walker Burning His Campaign Signs In Supporters Yards…

    Things are heating up in Wisconsin, as campaign signs for Gov. Scott Walker reportedly have been burned in two towns according to WTMJ-TV and WTMJ-AM.

    No surprise.



    You are correct about the U.S.’s $59 B April surplus. What you failed to mention , was the $110 Billion April Rise in National Debt.



    CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield Tears Into Obama Campaign Spokesperson Over Bain Ad

    Thanks for the link. That’s the old CNN fairness in reporting.


    While Josh Kraushaar, of the National Journal is reporting that the “Tea Party Rises Again,” those of us who are members will attest it has never been gone, just working a little more quietly behind the scenes.


    I’d like to take time to chat & read the news, but, have to get dressed & vamoose( sorry Elizabeth Warren for co-opting an Indian word. I guess it’s better than pretending to have Indian blood & using it to your advantage) I’ll catch you later if I can.

  • Ratboy

    I like d.d. must say Good Morning and then I will scram for a while. I am off to be skypinated again!

    coffee Dude Pleeeeease keep the stock market in check today!!! I leave it in your hands to make it all better!! :shock:

  • Coffe Steve


    Seems Walker is so far gaining in the latest polling up there, But hopefully TheBoss1 will post and tell us what is going on up there.

    Full day of finals today so I won’t be posting much (STOP the applause please). If she completes them today I will be vacationing A LOT!!!


  • Coffe Steve

    coffee Dude Pleeeeease keep the stock market in check today!!! I leave it in your hands to make it all better!!

    LOL..Even Coffee Steve can’t help that one, we may see a one day rally today BUT, its because the big guns are trying to make their own stocks stable, but with the 700 Million Euro bank runs in greece and now Spains goings nuts, it will be short lived.

    Later gators

  • UpAndOver

    Morning Joe: (Joe is now a card carrying liberal)

    Scarborough said, unless you watch us everyday you might be swayed to vote republican….

  • dana

    Mort Zuckerman, the liberal owner of the Daily News, said this morning that although he supported Obama in 08, he no longer does and considers him to be a terrible leader of the congress on the financial front…the tide of intelligent liberal Obama-ites are starting to flee the Hope and Change ship…he stating to be called more and more a liar..which is what he is…

  • Raz

    Barney Frank as a commentator on finacial issues? Trust MSNBC to do something like that. It’s kind of like getting Gen Custer to discuss military tactics.

  • Anybody But Obama

    So Romney is up in N. Carolina 51% to 43% and last month they were tied.

    Split the undecided to the challenger and the real # is M 55% O 45%

    Oh yeah Wisconsin just reported adding 23,000 jobs in 2011.

    Scott Walker is up in those polls by 8

    Have a nice day Liberals.

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