Cable News Ratings for Monday, May 21, 2012

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May 22nd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 21, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,105        248         474
CNN      276         89         128
MSNBC      387        107         167
CNBC      153         46           86
FBN        56         10           22
HLN      207         84         124
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,047        418         803
CNN      410        146         206
MSNBC      764        221         345
CNBC      153         78           80
FBN        23         10           13
HLN      265        110         178
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,050        263         489
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      168         69           99
MSNBC Morning Joe      331        125         161
CNBC Squawk Box      102         39           67
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      185         87         122
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,493        327         629
CNN SR/OBAMA PC-NATO SUMMIT    1,223        244         479
MSNBC SITUATION ROOM      368        126         167
CNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      704        121         237
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      261         59         142
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,834        328         676
CNN JOHN KING USA      291         83         118
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      674        138         248
CNBC MAD MONEY      208         52         110
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      189         50         111
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,504        358         597
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      255        105         121
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      673        160         298
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      153         33           93
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      294        114         146
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,452        534         930
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      295        121         133
MSNBC ED SHOW      693        197         329
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      190         82         101
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      265        115         169
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,888        385         760
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      468        143         216
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      916        290         424
CNBC CUBA: FORBIDDEN FORTUNE      158        103           70
CNBC DANGEROUS TRADE: ANIMALS      160         85           69
HLN DR. DREW      244        108         158
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,786        336         717
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      467        175         267
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      683        175         283
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION      110         59           71
HLN NANCY GRACE      246        104         171
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,091        276         580
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      255        102         157
MSNBC ED SHOW      376        107         161
CNBC MAD MONEY      111         61           69
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      201         68         121


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.

  • Ratboy

    Eddie sucks it BIG TIME!!!! :lol: And everyone was whooping it up about Larry O beating Greta, well seems like things are back to normal as she kicked his butt!!

  • Ratboy

    I guess they will try anything to get somebody to watch!

    MSNBC, The Place For Politics, decided to interrupt its regularly scheduled morning news with a heart-stopping, crucial piece of information today.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to Lean Forward until my head hits my desk… repeatedly.

  • Ratboy

    How Presidential!!!!

    Jimmy Fallon Tells Matt Lauer How He Landed Obama Interview: ‘The President Booked Himself’

    Jimmy Fallon appeared on the opposite end of the NBC programming schedule today with Matt Lauer on Today, in an in-studio interview where he talked about everything from getting President Obama to “Slow Jam the News” with him to somehow convincing Bruce Springsteen to perform a cover of Willow Smith‘s “Whip My Hair.” And he made some news on the President Obama interview– the whole thing was the White House’s idea.

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 22, 2012 at 2:14 PM
    How Presidential!!!!

    Jimmy Fallon Tells Matt Lauer How He Landed Obama Interview: ‘The President Booked Himself’


    Oooooh, very scary! Can you believe the guts of the communist? Forcing the American host of a TV show to air an interview with him, the President. Mao, Lenin, and Pol Pot would be proud.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Our President allows General Electric freedom from paying federal income taxes. Then, BAM! Obama is running NBC.

  • UpAndOver

    obama and cnn couldn’t beat the ‘5’…..

  • Gabriel

    How come the Blaze only does stories about the 3 member Black Panthers? I have never seen a story on the dozens of self-proclaimed white supremacist websites who make the Black Panthers appear like a Sunday school session. SMH. Is that the only way he can afford his Maseratis and Bentleys? Sensationalism and race-baiting? He ALWAYS has a story about the Black Panthers. ALWAYS.

  • Joan

    @ Ralph Hahn
    In other words he bought NBC with our money! When will this fiasco stop? Will he get away with everything because we can’t criticize him because we will be deemed racist? How screwed up!

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Will he get away with everything because we can’t criticize him because we will be deemed racist? How screwed up!


    Are you on some sort of schedule 2 drug? Stop it.

  • Rick

    Anybody out there think that CNNs ratings will be lower this week than last week? May be CNN thinks they are in a limbo contest or a game of golf.

    How low can they go?

  • marvin

    What were Fast Money’s ratings at 5? (The 5 pm block has technicak problems — shows Matthews on CNBC at 5.)

  • Liz Mac

    All the media sucks. All they do any more is banter about THEIR opinions!!! I don’t give a tinkers rear end about what over paid news commentator thinks. As Joe Friday used to say ” Just the facts mama

  • Ratboy

    He just keeps giving!

    Chris ‘I Lost On Jeopardy!’ Matthews: ‘Palin’s Briefing Papers Have the Weight of a Comic Book’

    Eight days after making a fool of himself on Jeopardy!, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was back to impugning the intellectual capacity of Sarah Palin.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/22/chris-i-lost-jeopardy-matthews-palins-briefing-papers-have-weight-com#ixzz1ve1xZI1N

  • Jeff

    @hillbilly Thank you for your response and you are correct on many things you posted……However hundreds of articles and postings that have been up long before Romney stepped into Presidential politics are out there on the internet. Wikipedia and many other sites that are very credible….also many that are not! However the overwhelming result is that the Romneys daddies daddy enjoyed polygomy many many many many many times over.
    Miles married Elizabeth Gaskell [born January 8, 1809 in Lancashire, England] [on November 16, 1830, also in Lancashire, England, [ after arriving in Utah, he married eleven polygamist wives.]

    he married eleven polygamist wives.]
    he married eleven polygamist wives.]
    he married eleven polygamist wives.]
    he married eleven polygamist wives.]

    ( I added that!!) just so you would not miss it… Jeff

    Miles Romney and Elizabeth Gaskell Romney had the following children:

    [George Romney 1831-192, md. Jane Jamison, (2) Douglas, (3) Thomas
    Elizabeth Romney 1833-1907, md. Thomas Taylor
    Sarah Romney 1836-1909, md. Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon
    Joseph Gaskell Romney 1838-1888 , md. Jan Wilson (2) McCauslin (3) Wilson Ellen Romney 1840-1846, died while living on temple block in Salt Lake City
    Miles Park Romney 1843-1904
    md. (1) Hannah Hood Hill – May 10, 1862
    md. (2) Caroline Lambourne – March 23, 1867
    md. (3) Catharine Jane Cottam – September15,1873
    md. (4) Alice Marie Woodbury – August 1, 1877
    md. (5) Emily Henrietta Eyring Snow – February 2, 1987
    Hiram Thomas Gaskell Romney 1845-?, md. Annie Wood
    Mary Ann Romney 1848-1924, md. Robert Charles Lund
    Jane Agnes Romney 1850-1853 ]

    When the saints left Nauvoo he was unable to accompany them to the west for lack of means. He moved to Burlington, Iowa, and later to St. Louis, Missouri. While there all of the family had small pox, except himself, wife and George, the eldest son. Miles and son, George, by some means were able to continue working. Being destitute it was the only means of getting something to live on. On March 18, 1850, by persistent toil, they had accumulated enough to start to Utah by ox team where he arrived October 12, 1850. He camped on the temple block. He was foreman of the Publick Work Shop from 1851 to 1856.

    On May 15, 1855, a committee by George A. Smith was sent around the temple block to make a survey for the work on the temple. They reported there was on hand 150,000 feet of lumber. They went into the Joiners Shop, which was under the supervision of Miles Romney, was a perfect beehive for industry, every bench being in active occupation and every man intent upon the labor set before him.

    Miles Romney, with others on February 22, 1856, was called to go on a mission to England. They left Salt Lake City April 22, 1856 and encountered a storm May 4, which lasted until the 7th. They had to feed their animals bread and cover them with their bedding. They traveled several days in snow and their animals being weak, their progress was slow. Miles Romney had sore feet and was very much fatigued from walking. On July 5, 1856, they embarked for England on the vessel called “New World, departing from New York and landing in Liverpool on August 7, 1856. On January 1, 1857, he was appointed to preside over the Manchester, Liverpool and Preston Conferences.

    He returned from England in April 1858, and on May 4th was on the Platt River. On May 7th all bedding and clothing were weighed and an average of 54 pounds were allowed per person. Over all amounts was fifteen cents per pound. He arrived in Provo June 23, 1858. At the fall fair of 1860 he headed a committee to award prizes on furniture and copper ware. He was living in the 14th Ward at the time. On October 8 and 9th he was called to settle in Southern Utah. He went to Dixie in 1862, to a town called Grafton. Afterwards he settled in St. George.

    In “Immortal Process” page 91, it states that the corner stone of the tabernacle dimensions 56 x 106. Miles Romney prepared the plans. Architecture and wood work was under the direction of Miles, a master builder, and he was assisted by Edson Barney, William Barnes, Willis Copeland, Hosea Stout, David Rogers, Thomas Cottam, Benjamin Blake, and Warren Hardy. It was in this building that William Blake displayed his artistic skill in plaster paris decoration, the first in St. George, Miles and others, their craftsmanship in the roof cornice and interior decorations, and Edward Parry in his stone cutlery and masonry.

    St. George Tabernacle staircase built by Miles Romney Miles designed and built the staircases in the Tabernacle. When Young came to see it he told Miles that it would have to go. Miles was adamant about it staying so he called 200 men and they lifted the balcony up, the pillars were cut off and the balcony was replaced. Brigham Young came again and said that he finally met a man that was as stubborn as he was. Miles was superintendent of all construction on the temple and also superintendent of public works. He labored zealously in the erection of the temple and tabernacle. Miles also built the back part of President’s home in St. George.

    Construction Supervisor Miles Romney seated second from right in front of the St.George Temple
    On Saturday evening, October 12, 1874, brother George Romney, received a telegram informing him that his father, Miles Romney, which working on the St. George temple, fell from a ladder breaking one of his arms and one of his legs. He received another dispatch stating that the injuries were very serious, indeed, Brother Romney, age 63 being against him, and being a heavy bodied man, the shock to his system in addition to the breaking of his bones, must have been very great.

    His many friends hoped to hear of his favorable progress and recovery. The last dispatch stated that the patient rested better on Saturday night than the previous night.

    He recovered from this accident and resumed his activities on the temple and tabernacle. At one time he was president of the 24th quorum of seventies. In the Deseret News, May 9, 1877, there was a notice of his death after a short illness. The illness was caused by a fall from a window while working on the temple. The closing paragraph of the obituary read as follows:

    “He was a kind father and a steadfast friend, liberal in his views and charitable in all, without fanaticism but firm in his faith. He died as he has lived in faith and fellowship. He leaves a wife, herself ill, seven children, fifty-seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a numerous circle of friends who mourn his departure. He was one of the noblest works of God, an honest man.

    Of his grandchildren who were old enough to remember him very well is Mary Romney Farr of St. Johns, Arizona, who was nine at his death and remembers carrying trays and water to him during his illness, and Gaskell who was six and remembers little of his grandfather, except that he was kind, but stern, when we helped ourselves from his favorite pear tree, instead of other fruits which he said we could help ourselves too.

    [Miles also married Ann King after 1830,

    Miles also married Margaret Romney after 1830,

    Miles also married Ellen Slater after 1830,

    Miles also married Bridget Gaskill after 1830,

    Miles also married Hannah Gaskill after 1830,

    Miles also married Mary Gaskill after 1830,

    Miles also married Dorothy Atkinson after 1830,

    Miles also married Bridget Atkinson after 1830,

    Miles also married Elizabeth Fisher after 1830,

    Miles also married Bridget Fisher after 1830,

    Miles also married Bella Gaskill after 1830,

    [Miles Romney died on May 3, 1877 in St. George, Washington County, Utah]

  • Jeff

    Using one article out of Ratboy’s favs :) sorry for missing the Obama “regime” (cough cough) post will go back and check out your question….sorry!
    They rip into the AP,(of course) and seem to state with no facts to back up the counter that Romneys Grandaddy was a Polygmist, but do not counter that his Great Granddaddy was in fact one!


    They as most right wing sites do, focus on saying NOT TRUE! NOT TRUE! NOT TRUE!!! But do not provide evidence or even sources for their claims.

    just like me Hillbilly!!! Right!!! lol!

    Have a great evening peeps!

  • Jeff


    Posted May 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Will he get away with everything because we can’t criticize him because we will be deemed racist? How screwed up!

    Gabriel posted:

    Are you on some sort of schedule 2 drug? Stop it.


    LMFAO!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • d.d.

    Jeff, I like you , but, didn’t you go a little overboard ?



    The New Black Panthers probably number only in the hundreds. I get an education here. The ‘New Arrivals’ look similar to the White Supremacists.



    HuffPo Hires Radical Islamist Who Branded Non-Muslims “Animals” As UK Political Director…

    A devout Muslim who has praised Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and publicly branded all non-believers as mentally ill “animals” was recently hired to serve as the Huffington Post’s political director in the U.K.

    Mehdi Hasan, a controversial British media figure whom insiders have billed as a mouthpiece for the Iranian regime, recently left his job at the left-wing New Statesman magazine to join the Huffington Post as a senior staffer, according to reports in the British press.

    Why the hire ?


    Black Pastors Bash NAACP For Endorsing Gay Marriage

    The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage. CAAP launched a petition last week to oppose broadening the legal definition of marriage. The coalition includes leaders of black churches and veteran civil rights leaders who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP voted to endorse same-sex marriage Saturday, and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous publicly endorsed gay marriage Monday.

    The New Black Panthers ….. another similarity to White Supremacists . Neither like alternate life styles.


    Night all.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Joan: >>> In other words he bought NBC with our money! When will this fiasco stop? Will he get away with everything because we can’t criticize him because we will be deemed racist? How screwed up! <<<

    I don't think that the Obama racial card holds water anymore. There were a lot of Americans, Republicans, Democrats and independents…of every racial make-up, that would have supported Herman Cain for President. Cain should have held up a little on mentioning his 9-9-9 plan at every opportunity. The lamestream media made Cain look like a fool. And, the bottom fell out with tales of grabbing and groping.

    For a few weeks there, Cain was my man. He made more sense than most of the other GOP candidates but he was damaged goods.

    After three years of The Annointed One's term in the White House, Saturday Night Live had FINALLY started doing sketches about Obama, not always in such a positive light.

    Letterman continues his post as spokesman for the DNC. Dave's dream week of guests on his show are probably Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Throw in a Bill Maher and a Rachel Maddow (and don't forget "liberal doses" of Keith Olbermann) the following week to keep "The Message" going.

  • Ravens

    Who care’s how many wives Romney grandfather’s had. I know I don’t! I don’t give a damn about Romney’s grandfather’s just like I don’t give a damn about Obama’s family history. I don’t give a damn if Romney put his dog on a cars roof top and drove across country or drove a mile down the road with the dog on the roof just like I don’t give a damn that Obama ate dog. I do give a damn about the state this country is in and the future of our country.
    The post by Jeff about Romney’s grandfather’s and who they married is what Jeff worries about ,then I hope he don’t vote.It’s pass f*cking history and has nothing to do with Mitt Romney.This is why the rest of to world thinks were a$$holes.Every election this stupid kind of sh&*t comes out.What’s next to come out? Obama’s grandfather hit his thumb with a hammer and said “damn it” or Romney’s mother said “damn it” after dropping a glass.This country is in a helluva mess and people are worried about how many wives Romney’s grandfather had or didn’t have or if Obama had dog bbq. Here a idea worry about who’s the best person that can get us out of this mess were in .Stop worrying about Romney’s grandfathers/wives and what Obama had on the grill.

  • DB

    Jeff, to respond to your lengthy post I resort to one of Andrew Breitbart’s favorite responses to stuff like this— So!!!!

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