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Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 18, 2012

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May 21st, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 18, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,105            263            482
CNN         268             78            119
MSNBC         383            113            150
CNBC         199             62            117
FBN           56             17             30
HLN         192             86            114
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,033            362            752
CNN         455            113            193
MSNBC         572            157            239
CNBC         206             92            155
FBN           29             19             21
HLN         301            125            163
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,102            273            498
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         166             77            104
MSNBC Morning Joe         403            149            191
CNBC Squawk Box         148             55             99
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         238            136            170
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,320            309            598
CNN Situation Room         454            141            200
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         643            105            210
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         180             35             84
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         200             56            111
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT           97             30             49
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,486            327            631
CNN John King USA         367            106            122
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         686            142            263
CNBC Mad Money         176             47             91
HLN Prime News         182             91             82
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,309            270            526
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         269             69             98
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         636            139            286
CNBC Kudlow Report         184             27             56
HLN TRADING THE GLOBE         157             14             35
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,500            371            787
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         336             89            124
MSNBC Ed Show         698            135            292
CNBC The Apprentice         183             75            139
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION         300            134            183
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity SPECIAL       2,088            400            851
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         577            137            248
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show         744            200            303
CNBC The Apprentice         242            115            185
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION         246            110            129
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,486            316            618
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         453            113            207
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         270            135            121
CNBC APOCALYPSE 2012         192             86            141
HLN Nancy Grace         242            103            151
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,121            335            609
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         221             60            113
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         413            251            164
CNBC Mad Money           93             53             80
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         193             78            110

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Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

 
  • Ratboy

    WOW all numbers are down except Hannity!!! He is burning them up! Sharpie beat Eddie in the key demo

  • UpAndOver

    Mayor Booker finds out the truth is not O.K. with the democrats…

  • Coffee Steve

    AND THEIR OFF

    Coming up on the home stretch Hannity makes a move on O’Reilly, with CNN & MSNBC falling behind.

  • Joan

    Hannity beat O’Reilly in the demo in prime time! Lol

    @ Ratboy
    Hope O’Reilly don’t notice he won’t lead into Hannity show now because Hannity beat him in radio. God only knows what he will do with this. Lol

  • Joan

    @ coffee
    Did Hannity sign his contract yet. lol

  • Coffee Steve

    @Joan

    O’Reilly is signed but as of yet Hannity has not renewed but it should come soon, O’Reillys contract is reported at 11 Million per year and Hannity’s should be about half that

  • Coffee Steve

    PS:

    It became known as well O’Reilly was very close to announcing he was retiring, but wanted to continue so those who work for him could keep their jobs.

  • Nick Czar

    HANNITY ROCKS While MSNBC continues to SUCK !

    Hannity is due for a raise while Oreilly’s eleven million a year
    is money well spont.

    Bottom line…….either salary is more than the entire talking
    heads on MSNBC or CNN make.

    AND….a helluva lot more that Keith Olbermann’s unemployment check.

  • Ratboy

    ROTFLMAO OOOOOOOOOH TINGLES!!

    Furious Chris Matthews Fulminates: Cory Booker ‘Betrayed’ and ‘Sabotaged’ Obama

    A furious Chris Matthews on Monday railed against Cory Booker for his “betrayal” and “sabotage” of fellow Democrat Barack Obama. A bewildered Matthews couldn’t understand why the Newark mayor would “trash” the President.

    Howling over Booker’s break from party loyalty, Matthews snarled, “… I think [this] was an act of sabotage. Whatever the intention was, [Booker] was trashing the entire Obama campaign of the summer.”

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/05/21/furious-chris-matthews-fulminates-cory-booker-betrayed-and-sabotaged#ixzz1vXvwTqSX

  • Joan

    Thanks coffee agree????

    Ratboy, glad I wasn’t on that set with all that???? spitting going on, gros! lol

  • Ratboy

    @ Joan
    Posted May 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM
    Thanks coffee agree????

    Ratboy, glad I wasn’t on that set with all that???? spitting going on, gros! lol

    I BET he soiled his Depends!!!!!!!!! :shock:

  • Joan

    Weird my little happy faces and a happy face spitting and sweating comes out as 4 question marks I will have to ask my 7 year old grandson about this app he put on my phone !

  • Jeff

    Desperate Fox Nationalists Launch ‘Obama Regime’ Meme
    In a textbook example of a biased media enterprise succumbing to desperation, the Fox Nation has taken to employing highly charged words that insinuate evil intent on the part of President Obama and the executive branch of the United States government. When referencing the Obama administration the Fox Nationalists are routinely calling it the “Obama Regime.”

    http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=7129

  • Ratboy

    Jeffie! First, HOOOOOOw the heck are ya?!!!! And second, Dont blame FOX cuz it goes a lot deeper, this is from Wikopedia
    Maybe more accurate than you give credit

    Deportations under the Obama regime have reached record numbers. During the last few years, violence associated with drug cartels and organized crime has

  • Coffee Steve

    Raise your hands of you wished this Election was over… HANDS RAISED!!!

    :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    Further proof CNN has gone to crap?

    COPS: Former CNN Exec Leaves Bag of Dog Feces in Neighbor’s Mailbox…

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted May 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM
    Raise your hands of you wished this Election was over… HANDS RAISED!!!

    Only if Obama has already lost!!!!!!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted May 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM
    Further proof CNN has gone to crap?

    COPS: Former CNN Exec Leaves Bag of Dog Feces in Neighbor’s Mailbox

    DARN IT!!! I TOLD HIM, COFFEE STEVE! COFFEE STEVE’S HOUSE! Son of a…… :twisted:

  • Joan

    Hands Raised High!

  • Ratboy

    Friday Ratings: CNN Has Lowest Rated Day In Over 10 Years

    On Friday night, CNN’s Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper struggled in the 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. slots (respectively), falling below 90k in the demo. Cooper fared better at 10 p.m. — and Piers Morgan took the networks highest ratings of the night. CNN had its lowest rated weekday primetime week (in demo) in over 15 years.

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