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

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.

  • twins fan

    should be gibb not gibbs

  • Anybody But Obama

    Jeff save your babble, Obama is going down. Get used to it or move to Cuba,

    or Canada.

  • Jeff

    Poor MWA :(

    Number one, I apologized for previous posts and accepted the kind responses as they came. I hope my apologies are accepted, if not, i cant and wont do more than that.

    You are a little too obsessed with what who and where i am. It is easy for you to sit at your keyboard and claim things i share are false. Which i certainly cannot prove otherwise on here. Nor do i have to to someone that can merely sit at his computer and makes up fantasies as well.(gotcha)

    No one here answers to you so you can wait on that blinking cursor all you want. It wont change the fact that you are an a$$hole and that you proved without a shadow of a doubt.
    Make your hypocritical comments regarding me all you wish, I could careless YOU do not exsist anymore!

    Take care ;)

  • Gibson


  • MWA

    @ Jeffy
    You’re so stupid Jeffy you don’t even know you’re stupid!

  • PaulG


    Posted May 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Careful. You’re beginning to sound like a liberal, and I don’t want to see a fatwa issued against you for blasphemy.

    Following this forum for awhile I’ve not noticed the right leaning posters here are not blindly supporting rapacious capitalism,,as some left leaning posters like to insinuate,,nor do they foolishly believe that laissez-faire free market capitalism is without serious flaws…Still what makes us different from the rest of the world is a 28 year old college dropout who started a business in his dorm room,,became a billionaire(19 freakin billion) on friday and all the jobs and wealth his idea created will do more to reduce the budget deficit in Cali than any politicans promises..

  • Jeff

    Mitt Romney’s great-great-grandfather was Parley Pratt, a Mormon apostle who had twelve wives. His great-grandparents were polygamous Mormons who moved to Mexico because of U.S. anti-polygamy laws. Miles Park Romney had five wives—including one taken in 1897, more than six years after the “Manifesto” supposedly announcing a ban on plural marriage in the LDS Church.[1] The historical evidence shows clearly that Miles was not an anomaly. LDS Church founder Joseph Smith had himself secretly practiced polygamy, and his successor Brigham Young led the way in making it a common practice in territorial Utah. Many Mormons, including Wilford Woodruff, the LDS Church President who issued the Manifesto, continued to take additional wives years after the Manifesto. Romney’s father, George Romney, was born in 1907 in Chihuahua, Mexico, to monogamous parents, and moved with them to the United States in 1912. George went on to become governor of Michigan (1963-69) and the head of HUD under Richard Nixon (1969-73). During his retirement years, George Romney held the offices of patriarch and regional representative of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church.

    Many sites carry info regarding Mitts family and the polygamy intertwined in it……To say it didn’t happen seems a bit silly when there is so much evidence and no denial by Mitt. He must not become president for many reason…. This certainly is not one of them.

  • bourbon 101

    @MWA 10:17am. appreciate your post. melancholy aside with mr. jeff the last 8 weeks there is once again more than meets the eye. need to call in a handwriting expert because the jeff of the last 12 months, (ewwww…, gross.., lots of expletives, hate, his words), is not the new and kinder/gentler jeff. either after getting spanked hard by this threads manager or missing us he has someone else typing for him or is one of 3 different people in the same room bored. anyways mr. jeff if you have a minute why not go ahead and research barry soetoros father for a little conspiracy theory? 7 children and 4 wives.? this is all distraction but do appreciate many for their research here, db, coffee bean, and ratman..thanks

  • Jeff


    Are you for real? Nobody cares about that crap you typed. Very bizarre!!

    Anyway did google and read up on barry soetorros

    Result, just as ridiculous as your comments about me. That’s my opinion.

    Now please find better things to do with your valuable time than wasting it on typing silly posts about me…..No body really cares.

    Thank you for the suggestion but it is limited and unsubstantiated.

  • bourbon 101

    finally touched a nerve.. you have finally given me a very good guttural laugh this pre-morning hour.. am giving you extra dots.. thank you.. my time is salary and i have missed you more than life itself.. appreciated your please in 4th. line.. you are definitely a changed gentleman..thank you and good night.. . . .. . ….

  • lbsles

    Morning all you sleepy heads.

    Hopefully Jeffie poop-pile is gone for a while.

    Cannot believe the pile goes after Romney about his ancestors many wives but does not want to discuss the folly we currently have as a president and his fathers past. Do we even know who his real father and mother are?

  • lbsles

    Who is Barry Soetoro?
    by The Govenor Posted April 13, 2011

    Donald Trump is correct, Barry Soetoro, AKA Obama is hiding something in his past that is very bad and it may not be just his citizenship, it may well be a criminal past. (Trump would not say this if he did not know something and he has the money to get the dirt.)

    Barry, AKA Obama, was lawfully adopted by a foreign national, Lolo Soetoro, and Barry’s name was legally changed to “Barry Soetoro” (Barry’s own admission). Barry Soetoro was also made an official legal Indonesian citizen (again Barry’s own admission). The adoption would be noted in Barry’s vital statistics record in Hawaii on his original birth certificate OR Lolo Soetoro may have always been Barry’s legal birth father.

    Barry was raised as a Muslim in Indonesia and attended a Catholic funded school that permitted all faiths to attend. Barry’s mother dropped him as a dependent for some reason, maybe when Barry was adopted by Lolo Soetoro.

    His mother’s passport records dropped Barry as a dependent indicating Barry was no longer a legal dependent of his mother. (The passport records of his mother have been produced showing Barry was no longer a dependent when Barry was permanently residing in Indonesia.) Barry went to Hawaii to live with his alleged grandparents after Lolo Soetoro and Barry’s mother divorced.

    There is no evidence Barry Soetoro ever lawfully changed his name to “Barrack Hussein Obama”. There is no proof Barry Soetoro was born with the name “Barrack Hussein Obama”. I’m willing to bet the name “Barrack Hussein Obama” is not present on the real birth certificate as Barry’s birth name or as Barry’s birth father.

    The public knows Barry Soetoro finished high school in Hawaii as Barry Soetoro and attended Occidental as Barry Soetoro where he did drugs and flunked out of school. After dropping out of Occidental, Barry showed up in New York, homeless and on drugs. (Barry’s own admission.) Barry then hooked up with a Pakistani man to live with and traveled back to Indonesia on his new boyfriend’s dime to renew his Indonesian passport and traveled to Pakistan with him.

    Ask any law enforcement officer in a large city or detective and they will tell you homeless young men on drugs in large cities usually end up as male prostitutes. Barry ended up as a world traveler with a degree… (Not likely.)

    Barry Soetoro returned to New York from Pakistan and began using the fictitious name “Obama” for some reason (again Barry Soetoro’s own admission). One could only suspect that a person addicted to drugs returning from Pakistan to New York (the main route for Afghan heroin into the U.S.), had a reason to start using a new name.

  • lbsles

    More of “Who is Barry Soetoro?”

    “After spending some time in New York allegedly working under the name “Obama”, It appears Barry used the fictitious name “Barrack Hussein Obama” for the first time to file his federal taxes in Connecticut at a Post Office Box for the purpose of evading paying taxes in New York and/or to establish a new identity. (This is a felony with no statute of limitation.)

    When the IRS received Barry Soetoro’s federal tax filing, the IRS could not attach the name Barrack Hussein Obama to the SSI number provided or the address provided.
    So the IRS assigned the fictitious name “Barrack Hussein Obama” a tax ID number for a person from Connecticut (where Barry unlawfully filed a federal tax form using a false name). Barry Soetoro began using the tax ID number as his SSI number when using the fictitious name Barrack Obama. This is why Barry Soetoro has a Connecticut SSI number.

    When I worked for the IRS, I saw this occur more than once and yes, it is a felony to knowingly file a fraudulent federal tax forms. Most of the politicians that cheat on their taxes claim it was an accident. That is how they get away with their tax cheat crimes. Using a fake name is no accident.”

  • lbsles

    The unraveling of Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama II
    – Doug Hagmann & Joseph Hagmann Friday, April 8, 2011

    “But the scam goes much deeper. Reviewing only the admissions of Barack Obama, we are told that Obama was born to U.S. citizen Stanley Ann Dunham, legally adopted by a foreign national named Lolo Soetoro, had taken the name Barry SOETORO, and was given Indonesian citizenship. He was raised as a Muslim in Indonesia, and attended a school there that accepted all faiths. At one point, Barry SOETORO moved to Hawaii to reside with his grandparents after Lolo SOETORO and Stanley Ann DUNHAM divorced. Obama completed high school as Barry SOETORO Much is missing from his early years, including a legal name change from Barry SOETORO to Barack Hussein Obama II. Absent of any document to show the legal process of a name change within the U.S., it is likely that the man sitting in the Oval Office is, in fact, Barry SOETORO.

    The above would also serve to explain the discrepancies with his social security number and region of issuance, a matter we are very familiar with in our capacity as licensed investigators. The reasons we have seen published concerning the allegations of the association of multiple social security numbers with Barry SOETORO and Barack Hussein OBAMA has always bothered us, but not necessarily for the reasons often published. After careful and extensive analysis, it appears that many of the numbers and name variations associated with Obama are what we would describe as “database chaff.” It is not uncommon for database repositories to erroneously associate different numbers, addresses and sometimes names to an individual. The reasons for this are many and beyond the scope of this article, but it happens.”

  • lbsles

    “As we have been investigating this matter for some time (see our investigative report 1 and report 2 in PDF format for important background information), it has become apparent that at some point, the individual known as Barry SOETORO began using the name Barack Hussein Obama II. Based on our investigative findings, it was at about this same time period that the Connecticut issuance of the social security number appeared and became “attached” to the name Barack Hussein Obama. It can then be reasonably reconciled that Barry SOETORO became Barack Hussein Obama while he was a young man in New York following his mysterious trip to Pakistan on a passport that was likely not issued by the U.S.”

  • lbsles

    “What it all means

    Based on investigative findings that are not discussed in the media, it would appear that the selection and election of Barack Hussein Obama was indeed the greatest scam ever pulled off against the American people. The above provides just a small portion of the critical issues surrounding Obama’s eligibility, identity and his place in U.S. and world history. The story is much larger than a single piece of paper, but that paper, if properly authenticated, will serve as the thread that will unravel the larger tangled web of the Obama legend.

    To those who have just awakened to the constitutional crisis we are facing at the hands of this president, we’d like to say once again, “welcome to the party, pal.”

  • lbsles

    Obama administration officials may have pressured government contractors to change job loss estimates associated with coal regulations, audio recordings reveal.

    The tapes show that unnamed officials with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) asked government contractors to change their calculations of job losses associated with the Stream Protection Rule.

  • lbsles

    Elizabeth Hasselbeck had an impolite question for President Obama on Monday when he visited with the ladies of The View: “How do you grade yourself, honestly, in terms of how you’ve done in terms of economics for this country?” When a more congenial interviewer asked him the same thing in 2009, Obama awarded himself “a good, solid, B-plus.” But here, too, Obama has evolved. Responding to Hasselbeck, he said, “I won’t give us a letter grade. I think it’s still incomplete.”

    Obama’s answer is technically correct: His current term has eight months and two days left to run (and let us mark every day). But he is wrong to suggest that it is too soon to grade his presidency. No serious legislative business will be conducted before Election Day. The outcome of that election will decide the fate of current tax rates, the next increase in the debt ceiling, and the looming sequester. Obama’s freedom of action has been restricted since Republicans gained a 41st Senator in 2010 and control of the House in 2011. His term effectively has been over for months. Its last gasp was the fight over the Budget Control Act in 2011. One reason the president has poured so much energy into scaring client groups for his reelection campaign is that he has nothing else, really, to do. We can therefore award him the grade he deserves: D Plus.

  • lbsles

    GM’s Bailout Bucks
    Automaker gave seven figures to Dem lobbyists after bailout

  • usnretirex2

    Good Morning all

    Been packing all weekend so I have several pages to catch up on.

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