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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 17, 2012

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May 18th, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 17 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,114            274            505
CNN         288             76            112
MSNBC         419            115            179
CNBC         151             40             74
FBN           51               9             24
HLN         203             76            120
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,995            429            834
CNN         468            147            205
MSNBC         825            241            365
CNBC         140             59             65
FBN           50             12             30
HLN         350            120            181
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,103            305            557
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         200             59             88
MSNBC Morning Joe         372            130            187
CNBC Squawk Box         111             33             68
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         270            119            165
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,213            255            468
CNN Situation Room         417             70            127
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         603             92            215
CNBC FAST MONEY         239             56             97
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         175             50             89
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,551            296            582
CNN John King USA         275             45             90
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         632            115            251
CNBC Mad Money         238             48             99
HLN Prime News         175             50             79
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,584            345            664
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         327            115            157
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         648            111            280
CNBC Kudlow Report         237             53            114
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         250             94            153
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,713            571         1,112
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         431            122            168
MSNBC Ed Show         802            164            339
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE         132             62             62
HLN Nancy Grace         415            159            226
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       1,839            407            794
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         552            175            247
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         774            232            339
CNBC M. ZUCKERBERG: INSIDE FB         138             61             67
HLN Dr. Drew         345            124            152
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,411            309            592
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         421            143            201
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         899            327            416
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC         149             55             67
HLN Nancy Grace         307             85            176
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,181            355            624
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         235             90            118
MSNBC Ed Show         515            213            269
CNBC Mad Money           80             49             50
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         248             69            147

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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.

 
  • andrew

    I wonder if Sean Hannity when he reports on “the real obama” linking him to reverend wright, will do a report on “the real mitt romney” whose mormon grandfather migrated to mexico because he had many wives, and how that must have shaped the thoughts of mr romney,(I wonder how the christian evangelicals think about that fact?) and how mormon teachings tell how minorities, specifically blacks are inferior. Will this be something the fair and balanced news channel report, in the name of proper vetting? LOL

  • Dreamer

    somebody wants to zap this thread, Haaha.

  • suikostinger

    suikostinger,
    I have to say that I think you are one of the more level headed of the people that post. It is funny and sad that neither side can see their own.

    Thanks! The Fox News loving righties own this little “forum”. So by me pointing out the fallacies in the peoples thinking in here, make me seem like a liberal. :(

  • Joshua Zambrano

    Seems like all networks reveal their political biases most during the Primetime viewing slots about 6-9 PM CST. What bugs me is that FOX News gets singled out for being right-wing when the others are left-wing. Look at who CNN and NBC/MSNBC have on at 7-9 PM, the same time O’Reilly, Hannity, and Bret Baier are on. CNN has Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, and Erin Burnett. MSNBC has Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow (and used to have Keith Olbermann until recently). CBS News has Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl (big improvement over Dan Rather). ABC News has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopolous. Comedy Central has Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/05/18/cable-news-ratings-for-thursday-may-17-2012/134932/

    My point is, the other networks slant left as clearly as FOX News does to the right. They run politically opinionated programming like FOX News does, just to the left, not the right (e.g. Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopolous, Stephen Colbert, Keith Olbermann, Dan Rather, and Jon Stewart). The exceptions might be Erin Burnett for CNN and the Kroft/Stahl combination for CBS’s 60 Minutes (which may not be liberal, but they replaced Dan Rather, who DEFINITELY was).

    Until other networks start airing both conservative and liberal commentators instead of just all liberals, it’s hard for me to take seriously the attacks on FOX News as anything other than liberally-motivated propaganda hypocritically ignoring the political motivations of the other news infotainment networks. They all have biases and anyone should be able to recognize pretty clearly where these lie.

  • Joshua Zambrano

    Suikostinger, I honestly prefer FOX News somewhat but their bias annoys me to where I can’t watch them at times too. You seem willing to criticize both sides at least. Seems like there’s no middle ground these days apart from C-Span which doesn’t really report at all, just lets both sides say what they want. Still, what I like about at FOX is at least they have some with liberal leanings, like Alan Colmes and Juan Williams, instead of just giving one side all the time. However, their prime-time opinion shows get singled out, the ones with the most viewers, like Hannity, O’Reilly, and the former Glen Beck. Yet Olbermann, Matthews, Maddow, Cooper, Morgan, Rather, and Schultz get passes from the same critics. I’m fine with criticizing the FOX bias as long as the other networks, especially CNN and MSNBC, are held accountable as well.

  • 1nancy2

    @andrew,
    Andrew, Where have you been all of my life? I’m really starting to enjoy the newbies posting here. Dear, new friend, Andrew, please say you will continue to post here, as a favor to me. Pretty please? Ratboy, don’t get jealous, I’m still coming over for salmon and pulled pork. Great day today, so see you all later.

  • d.d.

    Suik,

    Your comments re: Glenn Beck & the ‘righties’here not being able to read was a put down. I believe in critical thinking, so , first I reviewed all the videos to see if Glenn Beck made a comment that brought forth the blog comments. He didn’t . Then I started to read the thread. I didn’t like it much , so, I conceded your point. There are always crazies on threads , be they , Right or Left. You should read the Occupy Wall Street blogs if you want to call out lunactics.

    You can’t paint all with the same brush. Expand your mind beyond the narrow & look at the whole picture. You’ll learn more.

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 19, 2012 at 5:35 AM
    Joshua Zambrano
    Posted May 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM
    Seems like all networks reveal their political biases most during the Primetime viewing slots about 6-9 PM CST. What bugs me is that FOX News gets singled out for being right-wing when the others are left-wing. Look at who CNN and NBC/MSNBC have on at 7-9 PM, the same time O’Reilly, Hannity, and Bret Baier are on. CNN has Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, and Erin Burnett. MSNBC has Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow (and used to have Keith Olbermann until recently). CBS News has Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl (big improvement over Dan Rather). ABC News has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopolous. Comedy Central has Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

    My point is, the other networks slant left as clearly as FOX News does to the right. They run politically opinionated programming like FOX News does, just to the left, not the right (e.g. Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopolous, Stephen Colbert, Keith Olbermann, Dan Rather, and Jon Stewart). The exceptions might be Erin Burnett for CNN and the Kroft/Stahl combination for CBS’s 60 Minutes (which may not be liberal, but they replaced Dan Rather, who DEFINITELY was).

    Until other networks start airing both conservative and liberal commentators instead of just all liberals, it’s hard for me to take seriously the attacks on FOX News as anything other than liberally-motivated propaganda hypocritically ignoring the political motivations of the other news infotainment networks. They all have biases and anyone should be able to recognize pretty clearly where these lie.

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

    Thing is, I don’t know if these commentators believe what they’re saying or they’re just moving a product. What’s the difference between Hannity and the auto mechanic who raves about the new $9.99 bottle of fuel treatment? Does Hannity really believe what he’s saying or is he simply taking advantage of the predilections of his viewers? If I were Hannity, it wouldn’t matter to me at all. Especially not after having built an empire around this particular product. The thrill of the sale will be my motivator.

  • Faith3

    Morning all!

    I enjoyed the video link with Nick! Thanks, Jeff.

    Sorry d.d but you contradicted yourself.

  • Gabriel

    d.d.
    Posted May 19, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    You should read the Occupy Wall Street blogs if you want to call out lunactics.

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

    Then you ought to show him an example of what you mean. The back and forth does nothing except increase the number of pages in the thread.

  • d.d.

    This is for Gabriel. We first saw this aired on T.V.

    The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1

    ——————

    My exercise bike is slowly biting the dust. I’m off to hit garage sales…
    You all have fun.

  • Jeff

    @Suiko

    You are beyond EVIL, to Republicans The word moderate is a bad now and they campaign against that word or any Republican that has compromised. The programming of brains is insane!

    Liberal is the old term for hating, but still a goodie. Now the new nasty word is moderate. “can you believe that??”

    It’s very sad. But this President and his campaign is going to fight the extremist agenda and make em run for the hill with any slum political trick. The GOP will blame and turn on the yea party eventually….. They love to eat their own.

  • lbsles

    More: CBC Member Emanuel Clever: Blacks are Targeted by House Ethics

    When liberals can’t face facts, they pull the race card.

    Could it be because they did something unethical? Not to a liberal. It has to be due to race even when race isn’t an issue. A crime is a crime no matter who commits it. Not to mention these ethics investigations started in 2009, when Democrats controlled the House and Senate.

  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    House Democrats Push to Make Voting Easier…For the Dead, Illegals and Criminals

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/228231-house-democrats-push-to-make-voting-easier

  • d.d.

    This will probaly bring on the DHS.

    Gabriel, to see sources , you’l need to sign up to chat on OWS

    Who the f*ck said we were a non-violent movement?

    Don’t forget that this movement is for everyone so don’t be the least bit surprised that some of us in the 99% (Which constitutes about 250,000,000 people) are ready to break sh*t.

    Oh go bl*w up a damn bridge already…woops.

    The bank doesnt give a sh*t if you smash its windows or bu*n it to the ground. Theyre a BANK!!!!

    We are commun*sts, and terror*sts, and fagg*ts, and crazy bitche*s, etc etc. get proud, get loud, get viscous. or f*ck off back to the suburbs.

    @”(who says attacking an inhuman, unfeeling object such as a window/building is “viol*nt” anyway?)”

    GO MA*iSTS GO!

    You exist, we we destroy your world = civil w*r. Same as it ever was.

    Not a single f*ckng inch of headway will be given to us. This is apparent.

    No more asking, only acting.

    Yes, Viol*nce is very Revolution*ry!!

    Property D*struction will lead us to a new society, more equal and just!!!

    Peaceful protest stopped working years ago.

    Tired of all the whining over broken windows. Property d*mage trickles up.

    There’s nothing r*volutionary about getting arrested. Br*ak the law and then escape.

    “The first duty of a r*volutionary is to get away with it” –

    All we really want is to spread an*rchy, and live commun*sm.

    You don’t understand M*rx. Pow*r to the people after all.

    ——————

    Now, leaving for the weekend. Catch you Monday.

  • Gabriel

    d.d.
    Posted May 19, 2012 at 8:35 AM
    This will probaly bring on the DHS.

    Gabriel, to see sources , you’l need to sign up to chat on OWS

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

    First, I don’t know if OWS are Obama supporters. They seem to be anarchists and anti-establishment, and Obama is the head of the establishment. But I was hoping to see a source that allows free browsing of comments, without requiring that you first sign up.

  • lbsles

  • Faith3

    Get out that mighty broad brush and just keep using it.

  • gallop

    i watch o’donnell occasionaly because i know one of these days he will “go postal” because of some minor disturbance, and i don’t want to miss it….o’donnell is nuts

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