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.

  • usnretirex2

    From what I see from the earlier posts that I missed what the Sunshine, Gibson and bourbon 101 popped back in.

    Sorry I missed you all.

    Now where is boris and TBone?

    Tbone how is the healing going. Haven’t seen you and I am getting worried.

  • usnretirex2


    T-9 Days
    T-6 Work Days

    Just for you Ratboy

  • Coffee Steve

    Goooooooooooooooooooooood MORNING Everyone!!!

    Came back early because I had to get the garbage out :-)


    T- 9 days and counting, let’s just hope your countdown isn’t put into a holding pattern

    Hold the fort on the Big Bang Theory, sometime later this year Scientist will put forth a new one, ya ready? Our Universe was formed in the middle of a Black Hole. It was originally put forth in Theory in 2009, but many in the community is about to say it’s true.

    They had trouble with the big bang because after all these Billions of years the expansion is still accelerating instead of slowing down.

    Here’s an old story on it from 2010, but at the lodge at Rough River where we eat sometimes I seen a story on this on a Science Channel. Interesting Theory to say the least.


  • Coffee Steve

    ^is about, should be are about

  • Coffee Steve

    Some headlines

    *Lockerbie Bomber, Dead
    May Ten camels take a dump on his grave

    *David Axelrod Privately Calls Obama ‘Black Jesus’
    Maybe he can change water into “jobs”? Hehehe I like that one

    *Politico Covered Up Obama Campaign’s Alleged Attempt to Bribe Rev. Wright
    This is no big deal, I’d pay him to to SHUT up!

    Now a serious headline

    *Senator Lieberman White House Close to Using Force in Syria

    The Hill reports that Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), who chairs the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, believes that the White House has despaired of diplomatic options in Syria, and may be close to authorizing the use of force to protect opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad:

  • usnretirex2

    @coffee Steve

    “Senator Lieberman White House Close to Using Force in Syria”

    This would not be good. The way US / Russia relations are would not work for the US.

    Russia will be providing Syria with their latest and greatest tec. The will be able to test what they have against what we have and not lose anything.

  • Coffee Steve


    I agree it would not be good, Russia has ships, troops and Jets in the area as well, and Russia is serious about not using force there. While I hate what’s going on there (Syria) it’s not worth starting something which could escalate quickly into something major.

    Sadly though as History teaches us, common sense is not embedded into many Government’s thinking.

  • Anybody But Obama

    Obama is losing support among democrats and women.

    get ready for the dems to start a riot. thats all they know how to do.

    Walker wins Romney wins means the American people win

    nice try commies

    you can tell republicans are winning when Jeff is getting nervous and posting at an alarming rate. Wish I could see his face when Obama loses

  • d.d.

    Good Morning , Guys.

    What does this mean ??? I know it’s mot me but I don’t understand it.

    – – –

    Help ! My husband can send & receive emails on his computer . His email & password are the same as mine. I can’t do either & “Live Chat’ gave me someone in India who couldn’t correct it. I get a Server Error: 0x800CCC90
    Server Response: -ERR invalid username/password

    I’ve had the same username & password for years. I shut my baby down , restarted & retyped data & keep getting the same message………… my next option is calling & being in queue until I grow old. Any suggestions ?

  • Coffee Steve


    I checked on Microsofts answer page

    “We suggest to reconfigure your email account in Windows Live Mail client”


    Sounds like your POP server info was changed somehow

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning Alll!


  • Ratboy

    53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida

    I have learned that Florida election officials are set to announce that the secretary of state has discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida.

    How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. Florida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which voters should be purged because they have died.

  • Coffee Steve


    Man that is soooooooooooo CRUEL :-)

    BTW..Good Morning to d.d. and The RATMAN

  • Coffee Steve

    Were being invaded :-)

    China firm buys AMC to form world’s largest cinema chain

    (CNN) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced Monday a $2.6 billion deal to take over the U.S. theater group, forming the world’s largest cinema chain, according to a new release on the deal.

    The move is the latest in a raft of deals between U.S. entertainment companies and Chinese firms, linking the world’s largest theater market with the world’s fastest growing.

    “This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner, with theatres and technology that enhance the movie-going experience for audiences in the world’s two largest movie markets,” said Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Wanda.

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    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…

    I don’t know about that. Hillbilly and I spoke about cap gains a while ago, and he came to the same conclusion that I did after checking it out for himself. As far as I know, everybody else disagrees, with the financial analyst Ratboy and movie star Kirk Lazarus leading the charge, armed only with their usual silly platitudes and well-worn adages. Now, if you’re interested in having a customized fatwa issued against you for berating the economic system of Jesus Christ, then I’m sure that the arrangement could be made.

  • Coffee Steve

    *NATO activates missile shield despite Russian anger

    NATO leaders launched Sunday the first phase of a US-led missile shield for Europe, risking the wrath of Russia which has threatened to deploy rockets to EU borders in response.

    A NATO official told AFP that US President Barack Obama and his allies “just decided” at a Chicago summit to put a US warship armed with interceptors in the Mediterranean and a Turkey-based radar system under NATO command in a German base.

    The alliance insists the shield is not aimed at Russia and aims to knock out missiles that could be launched by enemies such as Iran, but Moscow fears that the system will also serve to neutralize its nuclear deterrent.

  • Jeff

    @Anybody but….

    Glad you think my posting in here sets the tone of the 2012 election…..Get a reality check dude!!

    Let’s pretend Gov. Romney wins….. You are gonna be the one filling your drawers along with your tea party extremists, when the Massechusetts MODERATE does not implement your hardline theology. Ciao!

    Happy Monday to all!!

  • usnretirex2

    @Ratboy and Coffee Steve

    Cancelling leave would not stop a thing. Now involuntary extensions are a different story. Which reminds me of two different sea stories.

    Story one is about when I was a DI (Drill Instructor) normal tour is 3 years. That is because it really burns you out. I had 2 involuntary extensions, where I ended up do it for almost 5 years.

    Story two involves the better half. She put in for retirement, this was during the Clinton days. He was on the kick to prove he can put women on any ship. She was already the first female to be station on a Nuke Carrier in a department with 500 males that had never worked with females. When her retirement request hit DC and they saw she was the most senior nuke female in the navy. They tried to extend her and send her to a nuke sub as Chief of the boat (COB). Since she did not have any green card time left (signed contract for enlistment) they had no way to hold her since we were not at war at the time. Her words were “Bite Me”.

  • Ratboy

    Actual AP Headline: ‘Is GOP Trying to Sabotage Economy to Hurt Obama?’

    With less than six months to go before Election Day, the Obama-loving media’s advocacy has passed shameful and is now approaching downright unimaginable.

  • Ratboy

    Hey chris! tell us how you really feel! :lol:

    Christie Bashes Obama For ‘Posing And Preening’

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Kentucky Republicans on Saturday that President Barack Obama was “posing and preening” instead of working to resolve pressing issues facing the country.

    “He is the most ill-prepared person to assume the presidency in my lifetime,” Christie told some 600 Kentucky Republicans at a Lexington hotel. “This is a guy who literally is walking around in a dark room trying to find the light switch of leadership.”

    Christie was in Kentucky to deliver a pep talk to state GOP leaders. The state’s presidential primary is Tuesday, though it will have no significant impact. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    In his remarks, Christie focused entirely on the general election, drawing a standing ovation for his biting remarks about Obama.

    “He has sat in the Oval Office and cared more about posing and preening and making partisan politics the rule of the day in Washington D.C. than he’s cared about progress,” the New Jersey Republican, now in his third year in office, said of Obama

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