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.

  • UpAndOver

    California has 12% of the US population…

    California has 34.7% of total welfare recipients in the US…..

  • Ratboy

    DESPERATE: HuffPo & Oprah Team Up Now

    Talk about a lose-lose situation… Recent reports say Arianna Huffington’s job duties over AOL have been greatly downsized, while Oprah Winfrey’s failing OWN remains on life support at Discovery after losing millions. So what do the two women do? Why join forces, of course. This pathetic pairing sounds to me like an ill-conceived partnership, and it’s interesting that no mention is made of AOL which bought HuffPo last year. Today the Huffington Post Media Group and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced the launch of an Oprah Winfrey section on Huffingtonpost.com coming August 2012. The special section on the website will feature content created and curated by writers and producers from OWN and Oprah.com specifically for The Huffington Post. Additionally, the section will call upon The Huffington Post’s network of bloggers and community to focus on Oprah.com content “to enlarge the conversation on living our best lives, as Oprah puts it,” said Huffington. Just what their readers don’t need: yet another artificially created dialogue. Winfrey’s OWN can’t capitalize on Oprah’s former popularity when she had her own syndicated talk show. Now analysts are betting that Discovery will pull the plug if topper David Zaslav can figure out a way to rationalize it, and all the money he’s wasted (one recent report predicts a $142M writedown), to Wall Street. As for Arianna, she was given editorial control of AOL’s online properties after HuffPo’s sale. But now she’s lost that and is only editorially in charge of HuffPo again.

  • Anna Lane

    In reference to Jeff’s humongous post regarding Governor Romney’s grandfathers marriages, I wonder if he has researched Barack Obamas Sr.’s past. He was married in 1954 to Kezia Obama and left her while she was pregnant with their daughter and also left her with their young son and came to the US (no divorce). He met Obama’s mother Stanley Ann Dunham and they were “married” in 1960 and Barack Jr. was born in 1960. Two years after this “marriage” Jr.’s mother found out Sr. was not divorced. Well, I guess this makes our president a bastard. Barack Sr. went on to “marry, two more times, first to Ruth Nidesand and then to Jael Oteono. Contrary to what Jr. wrote in his book, “Dreams of My Father” Obama Sr. was not what he was represented as being and was quite disreputable. References are: Wikipedia, WND.com2008/03/5980 and Who was Barack Obama’s Father? The Daily Beast on July 11, 2011.

  • Steve Perry

    Latest study shows that MSNBC News and Fox News viewers are the least informed people in America. Fox was the worst and MSNBC was the second worst. The most informed people were thos who listened to NPR and watched the Jon Stewart show…go figure.

  • usnretirex2

    Man, can we play on one post. Your guys are bouncing so much I am dizzy.

  • Hillbilly


    Miles is not Willard’s grandfather. You are stuck on repeating his great & great great grandfathers marriages. Do you even know what the grandfather’s name is?

  • Ratboy

    Sharpie must have lost his voice huh?????

    Mentions Of Trayvon Martin Case After Pro-Zimmerman Evidence Surfaces

    In March and April, MSNBC’s primetime hosts ran with nearly wall-to-wall coverage of the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. They regularly suggested that the lack of national interest in the case was worthy of outrage. Last week, when an avalanche of new evidence favorable to George Zimmerman came to light, MSNBC’s primetime lineup didn’t just bury the story, they didn’t mention Martin or Zimmerman once the week that news broke

  • Gabriel

    It is coming, just like I forecast, and I can’t say that I dislike the measure either. Too many fake people roaming on the internet. Hopefully, this is just the preview of what will be a nationwide effort. “New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech.”

  • RealityChick

    So Jeff you copy and paste from data you allegedly obtained from a source from the internet tied to what site and when. If you would actually read my post to Mark you would understand that putting up copy and paste numbers does nothing unless you have relevant data. Come back when you can play with the big kids and actually have a case. Your posts are not as impressive to others as you think they are, which makes them irrelevant and scanned over by most.

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