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.

  • Rick

    Liz Mac
    I hear you. The media has just as many OPINIONS as there are Anchor and none of them know whether what they say is true or not therefore it amounts to B.S.
    We all can be Anchors because we all have opinions because it doesn’t matter whether the B.S. is true or not you just have to have a possition that can not be proven wrong.

  • Jeff

    @dd HELLZ YEAH!!!! Sorry it irretated you darling!! :(
    @Ravens & DB (Hiya DB!!)

    The post was in response to a request for info by another….yes I could of posted a link, but that seems to not quite get the message through….As I stated in another post Ravens which you failed to see, I said it has NOTHING to do with why Mitt should NOT be President. Sorry you got caught in the line of fire boys but this time it was not just a Romney attack post, it was an attempt at a reply to Mr. Hillbilly who will undoubtbly be unsatisfied with my source, and he has every right to do so because who actually knows whats real and what is fake on the (((WORLD WIDE WEB!))) but in this case I feel it is a pretty well know accepted fact, just like people in the south owning slaves somem did some didnt, ;) as did the settlers that came over from England.(My ancestory!!) :)

  • almac95

    i pray that obama is once again our president he is so great !! no one could ever come close to the complete downfall of america like this scum. except for maybe holder ? just think there are millions of people in this country who really do want 4 more of this complete joke ?? what has happened to this once great country ?? remember when you were proud of the president and now we are a laughing stock to everyone in the world. i am sick everytime i see him or any of the scum that lick his a– like the clowns at msnbc. ( except for al sharpton he is the best !! )

  • almac95

    hey you have to love that little fella at msnbc you know that robert meddows what a cute little guy she is.

  • Mark

    Why is it the people who get the most complain the most


    “As it turns out, it is red states that are overwhelmingly the Welfare Queen States. Yes, that’s right. Red States — the ones governed by folks who think government is too big and spending needs to be cut — are a net drain on the economy, taking in more federal spending than they pay out in federal taxes. They talk a good game, but stick Blue States with the bill.”

    Of the twenty worst states, 16 are either Republican dominated or conservative states. Let’s go through the top twenty.

    New Mexico: $2.03
    Mississippi: $2.02
    Alaska: $1.84
    Louisiana: $1.78
    West Virginia: $1.76
    North Dakota: $1.68
    Alabama: $1.66
    South Dakota: $1.53
    Kentucky: $1.51
    Virginia: $1.51
    Montana: $1.47
    Hawaii: $1.44
    Maine: $1.41
    Arkansas: $1.41
    Oklahoma: $1.36
    South Carolina: $1.35
    Missouri: $1.32
    Maryland: $1.30
    Tennessee: $1.27
    Idaho: $1.21

  • RealityChick

    Well Mark, since you claim to know alot about statistics, you also need to post the demographics of the states that have the highest unemployment/welfare/SSI. What were the GDP of the states before and after the time frame you are posting? What industries were directly impacted by the recession? Posting statistics without the relevant data is just putting numbers up. On another scale let’s post the top ten cities that are a drain on the economy and see what political party dominates:

    1. LA
    2. New York
    3. Detroit
    4. Chicago
    5. Philadelphia

    ETC….get the point? The cities posted here have populations larger than some of the states you listed.All once were vibrant and alive cities. With the exception of New York,all are economic toilets, all corrupt democratic run into the ground with high crime and urban wastelands full of vacant businesses and homes. Many factors are contributions to an area’s ability to thrive economically, natural and unnatural disasters, government regulations, migrant population due to loss of agriculture or manufacturing…the common theme is more people do not work than pay taxes to support them and the infrastructure. One thing I have learned in life. You keep robbing from Pete to pay Paul, Pete will move where he won’t get robbed or find a better place to hide his money.

  • Wolfpack

    Rachel Maddow is the only MSNBC host that has a respectable showing in the 25-54 category.The rest are like bottom fish that feed off poop droppings. I understand Chris gets paid something like 3 million a year. To do what?

  • d.d.

    Pelosi slams measure to protect military chaplains from being forced to hold gay weddings

    Has she thought this through ? Our US military has Muslim chaplains . Muslims believe homosexuality is kufr. The prophet (sawas) said that a man who kisses a boy with passion will burn in hell for 1000 years…. And that’s just kissing.


    Democrats balk at Obama campaign’s sustained attack on Bain Capital

    Criticism continues.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a widely respected member of Congress, stopped short of criticizing the president, but made it clear that the campaign should pivot.

    “It’s done,” she said. “Go on to other things now.” Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) , also, weighs in joining others mentioned yesterday, &, Bain’s not a bad company, says … Deval Patrick?

    The Hill reported earlier this year that over the last three cycles, Democrats have accepted far more than the GOP in political donations from executives at Bain Capital.


    Obama Loses 36 Arkansas Counties to Unknown Democrat – Loses 66 Kentucky Counties to “Uncommitted”


    I can’t take much more of this . I’m leaving home for a while.

    Obama Campaign Unleashes Pet Products: “I Meow For Michelle”…

  • usnretirex2

    Good morning all

    I guess this is where were are playing. Was waiting until someone posted this AM.

    So with that T-7

  • usnretirex2

    where were are playing = where we are (we’re) playing

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning!
    It was a little confusing yesterday to find out where people are/were. But here we are!!

  • Jeff

    @Reality Chick

    NYC and LA drain on US economy ?
    Strange when I searched the worst run cities or for any facts to support the post, it fell flat.
    WORST RUN STATES(wikipedia)


  • Ratboy

    So how in the world can this give any kind of good feeling to the DNC??

    President Barack Obama continued to have trouble on Tuesday performing in Democratic primaries in traditionally conservative states, barely eking out wins in Kentucky and Arkansas.

    The president didn’t even have an opponent in Kentucky, but with 99 percent of the vote counted, Obama took just 57.9 percent of the vote, with the remaining more than 42 percent of ballots cast for “uncommitted.”

    In Arkansas, with 70 percent of the vote tallied, Obama nabbed just 59 percent of the vote. His opponent there, John Wolfe, was able to take 41 percent of the vote at that point, according to The Associated Press.

  • Jeff

    Federal Tax Revenue….oh yeah a real drain!!

    California $313,998,874,000

    New York $244,672,914,000

    Illinois $135,458,089,000

    Michigan $69,923,907,000


    The Tax Foundation has released a report showing which states benefit from federal tax and spending policies, and which states foot the bill.

    The report shows that of the 32 states (and the District of Columbia) that are “winners” — receiving more in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes — 76% are Red States. Indeed, 17 of the 20 (85%) states receiving the most federal spending per dollar of federal taxes paid are Red States. Here are the Top 10 states that feed at the federal trough (with Red States highlighted in bold):

    States Receiving Most in Federal Spending Per Dollar of Federal Taxes Paid:

    1. D.C. ($6.17)
    2. North Dakota ($2.03)
    3. New Mexico ($1.89)
    4. Mississippi ($1.84)
    5. Alaska ($1.82)
    6. West Virginia ($1.74)
    7. Montana ($1.64)
    8. Alabama ($1.61)
    9. South Dakota ($1.59)
    10. Arkansas ($1.53)

    In contrast, of the 16 states that are “losers” — receiving less in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes — 69% are Blue States. Indeed, 11 of the 14 (79%) of the states receiving the least federal spending per dollar of federal taxes paid are Blue States. Here are the Top 10 states that supply feed for the federal.

    States Receiving Least in Federal Spending Per Dollar of Federal Taxes Paid:

    1. New Jersey ($0.62)
    2. Connecticut ($0.64)
    3. New Hampshire ($0.68)
    4. Nevada ($0.73)
    5. Illinois ($0.77)
    6. Minnesota ($0.77)
    7. Colorado ($0.79)
    8. Massachusetts ($0.79)
    9. California ($0.81)
    10. New York ($0.81)


    I dont see LA or NYC in this either…

    Safest Cities
    Huntington Beach, California – 1994
    Irvine, California – 1995
    Amherst, New York – 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
    Newton, Massachusetts – 1999, 2004, 2005
    Brick, New Jersey – 2006
    Mission Viejo, California – 2007
    Ramapo, New York – 2008
    Colonie, New York – 2009, 2010
    Fishers, Indiana – 2011

    Most Dangerous Cities
    Atlanta, Georgia – 1994,[5] 1995[6]
    Newark, New Jersey – 1996, 1997
    Gary, Indiana – 1998, 1999
    Detroit, Michigan – 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007
    Camden, New Jersey – 2004, 2005, 2009
    St. Louis, Missouri – 2002, 2006, 2010
    New Orleans, Louisiana – 2008[7]
    Flint, Michigan – 2011

  • Raz

    Well Jeff, bless your little pointed head, my goodness we had a busy time at the LDS data base How disengenuous, that you don’t want us to look at the current president’s past, but you went back to 1831 to count wives. Excuse me dude, but since your busy little fingers are looking up multiple wives, check out the family history of the current prez. Apparently the group the president belongs to still practices poligamy.


    To all: A number of posters are on the CNN page

  • Ratboy

    Now here is a suprise!!!!

    Networks Censor News of Massive Democratic Protest Vote Against Obama

    42 percent of Democratic primary voters in Kentucky on Tuesday chose “uncommited” over Barack Obama. In Arkansas, a Tennessee attorney finished with 41 percent of the vote. ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning all skipped the story, despite the fact that CBS and NBC covered the far less interesting Republican primary.

    During the month of May, Obama suffered through a series of humiliating protest votes in Democratic primaries. On May 8th, the incumbent President nearly lost the West Virginia primary to a convicted felon. Yet, except for a single mention at 4am on May 9th, the networks have buried Obama’s bad news.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/05/23/networks-censor-news-massive-democratic-protest-vote-against-obama#ixzz1vhy40ejL

  • Ratboy

    @ LBSLES
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM
    To all: A number of posters are on the CNN page

    I took a look over there and I think I will stay right here! Looks more like the looney bin over there!!

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM


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


    You’re not going to get any Black Panther sympathy from me. I dislike ignorance in general. But the members of Storm Front number in the hundreds of thousands if not millions but I have yet to see ONE SINGLE STORY on the Blaze about them. Yet they ridicule and advocate the deaths of black infants and children, consistently make disparagingly racist remarks about black women in general, and say things about Jews that H!tler would applaud. I haven’t seen one story on the Blaze about this group, yet their front page is always plastered with what one black guy said to another on his private radio show. If they’re willing to ignore the comments of white supremacists, then they should also ignore the comments of the BP. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM
    Now here is a suprise!!!!


    You are one noisy person.

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