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Cable News Ratings for Wednesday May 16, 2012

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May 17th, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 16, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,159            325            557
CNN         274             70            103
MSNBC         412            111            180
CNBC         152             41             86
FBN           56             10             25
HLN         194             66            109
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,155            486            905
CNN         423            121            171
MSNBC         844            226            388
CNBC         103             39             56
FBN           34             13             19
HLN         275             83            128
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,127            350            555
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         165             62             78
MSNBC Morning Joe         340            118            183
CNBC Squawk Box         151             52             95
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         278            142            212
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,546            395            658
CNN Situation Room         430             64            130
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         720            111            262
CNBC FAST MONEY         199             33            106
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         170             49             80
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,732            450            712
CNN John King USA         316             52             87
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         641            108            245
CNBC Mad Money         249             78            162
HLN Prime News         217             37             92
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,490            437            728
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         297             79            122
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         610            111            273
CNBC Kudlow Report         171             45             88
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         172             42             71
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,905            618         1,167
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         379            103            137
MSNBC Ed Show         774            162            369
CNBC TRASH INC: GARBAGE           70             28             44
HLN Nancy Grace         394            112            173
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       2,038            426            883
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         417            103            167
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         923            265            430
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         106             46             67
HLN Dr. Drew         236             73            119
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,507            412            665
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         473            157            209
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         834            252            366
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         133             42             58
HLN Nancy Grace         208             66             96
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,201            430            684
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         171             55             57
MSNBC Ed Show         518            170            197
CNBC Mad Money           99             37             65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         264             59            122

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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

    @ Rod D
    Maddow didn’t even know that the Constitution of the United States has a preamble. Hell a 5th grader should know that.

  • Coffee Steve

    I feel bad for CNN, but they are a victim of themselves, They hire Piers to replace an Icon, who while he wasn’t getting the numbers at the level they needed, they get rid of him and hire and English guy to talk about American Politics? They knew Bloody well (pun intended) he wouldn’t work.

  • Gabriel

    Coffee Steve
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM
    I feel bad for CNN, but they are a victim of themselves, They hire Piers to replace an Icon, who while he wasn’t getting the numbers at the level they needed, they get rid of him and hire and English guy to talk about American Politics? They knew Bloody well (pun intended) he wouldn’t work.

    ==============================

    Doesn’t Fox have a British guy commenting on American business?

  • Ralph Hahn

    Rod D.: In my above post, I did NOT call Maddow an idiot.

    I only answered your comment to Patrick W. When you wrote (in so many words) that with her college and post-graduate education, Maddow couldn’t possibly be an idiot.

    Now, you mention that Rachel “definitely” has a higher IQ “than you all.”

    Now, who’s made an idiotic statement? And, “book smart” doesn’t cut it.

    I can count on two hands and one foot the number of well-educated people who I had interviewed for a job and some were simply incapable of possessing any people skills or common sense.

    Stop taking our comments and twisting them to coincide with whatever god-awful point you’re trying to make.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Gabriel
    Doesn’t Fox have a British guy commenting on American business?

    Good Point…send him back too :-)

  • usnretiredx2

    @lbsles

    “Ventura is the wrong word to use when ships are refueling.
    Correct spellimg is Venturi.”

    You are right, did not notice spell check had changed it.

    Thanks

  • Coffee Steve

    @usnretiredx2

    The US has announced its plan to attack Iran is ready

    1. Wait till December :-)

  • usnretiredx2

    @Gabriel

    Saw the clip. Too funny. The wife and I are not that bad. We do not discuss so we would not argue. Going on 13 years and have not argued about anything yet, discuss yes, argue no, nothing is worth it. We both always give in. Politics is truly not something to argue about. She in an Independent and I am a rep.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    “The US has announced its plan to attack Iran is ready”

    Yea, The American ambassador to Israel said that earlier this week.

    I bet the Israelis feel so much safer now. :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    @usnretiredx2

    On the serious side of the Iran story, Buzz behind the un-piblished scenes are that when they meet for the talks next week, the USA will confort Iran with some new Sat photos and on the ground intell photos, and if Iran continues it’s denying policy the US will bring it to the UN.

    Ohhhhhhh The UN, I bet Iran is shaking about that one :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve

    Have a GREAT evening all..got some things to do

    Peace

  • Marcusillinois

    Um, Rod D. As I recall, you were the same person who said this yesterday:
    In the key demo:
    Rachel: 315k
    Hannity: 334k
    You’re going down, Hannity!

    Was it today that Hannity was going down? Surely you did not mean the key demo from today, right?
    Hannity 426
    RMS 265

    How can this be, Rod?
    Every time she gets close, you fans always want to spark up a fatty and pretend she will give you something, anything, to cheer about. Well, at least you still have your weed.

  • Gabriel

    usnretiredx2
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM
    @Gabriel

    Saw the clip. Too funny. The wife and I are not that bad.

    ==============================

    I never meant to insinuate that you were arguing over it, just that it was a culturally thing to not disclose your voting preference. Obviously that isn’t the case here, but that’s probably because of the anonymity of this arena.

  • Thinkaboutit

    Oh my god!!! Stop the presses break into regular programming!!! Hannity is amazing!!!! Some guy is talking about another guy who might have offered a Christian minister some money for something. And this on the heels of Obama hugging his professor at college. I am stunned. Stunned I tell you. Shocked and outrage!!! Why is the socialist lame stream media not reporting this. Conspiracy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Stop saying bad things about MSNBC and ED. Ed anyday or anytime vs. Hannity. CNN had its day and maybe they can come back. FOX gives false hope too those who are looking for days gone by. Those good old days will never return.

  • DB

    thinkaboutit, because the lame stream media is spending all its time making up stories about Romney in high school, 40 years ago. BTW, Wright is more than a “Christian Minister”, he is an America hating marxist that preaches little christianity and according to Obama was his mentor. But hey, you try to minimize the story all you want.

  • Thinkaboutit

    I have no problem with a republican tv station. It is not however a “news” channel. A person should get information from multiple sources. Just because every republican politician and fox news say the same thing over and over that doesn’t make it true. Not to paint with a broad brush suffice to say there is a LOT of disinformation There is bias in liberal media as well. Msnbc is an opinion station as well.

  • Gabriel

    ^cultural.

  • Joan

    @Patrick W

    You are correct about A Cooper. In New Orleans during the oil spill he reported almost everything even when local politicians were ranting and raving about obama! Now that took guts for a CNN guy because there honest down there lol!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Thinkaboutit: >>> Just because every republican politician and fox news say the same thing over and over that doesn’t make it true. <<<

    But at least Fox News usually has a Democrat or a liberal on the set to offer the countering view. Fox News IS "Fair and Balanced." The opposition may not get the same number of words in as the conservative guest, but lib-Dems have a voice on FNC.

    You won't find THAT on MSNBC.

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