Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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May 23rd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 22, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,119        274         499
CNN      303         91         139
MSNBC      386        113         158
CNBC      160         40           91
FBN        64         12           26
HLN      178         72         102
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,042        391         820
CNN      336        117         164
MSNBC      727        197         282
CNBC      124         58           70
FBN        44           9           13
HLN      241         74         134
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,085        300         526
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      216         70         115
MSNBC Morning Joe      338        134         176
CNBC Squawk Box      178         51         110
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      232        127         153
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,517        311         582
CNN SITUATION ROOM      448         97         182
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      586        108         215
CNBC FAST MONEY      152         27           97
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      151         64           79
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,601        303         616
CNN JOHN KING USA      332         68         124
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      557        147         231
CNBC MAD MONEY      163         37         122
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      190         59         105
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,536        322         648
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      331        106         139
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      608        152         221
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      157         32           79
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      210         76         115
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,790        496       1,028
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      328        102         157
MSNBC ED SHOW      681        177         279
CNBC WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH      127         51           63
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      258        126         158
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,903        377         816
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      308        111         148
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      866        255         335
CNBC WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH      147         71           77
HLN DR. DREW      162         51           80
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      150         40           79
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,416        299         608
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      372        138         188
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      636        157         231
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC        98         53           69
HLN NANCY GRACE      250         60         151
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,178        334         617
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      312        140         180
MSNBC ED SHOW      425        151         178
CNBC MAD MONEY        93         52           69
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      179         57           74

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.

  • Joan

    @ d. d.
    It surely interest me. I think it’s a reminder of how vuneralble we all are and God wants us to be mindful of all He has given us!

  • Jeff

    Hello back to ya d.d.!!!

  • Jeff

    Hello back to ya d.d.!!!


    Fox Whitewashes Mitch Daniels’ Deficit Record As Bush OMB Chief


  • Jeff

    Fox’s Father Jonathan Morris: The Obama Administration Is “Raping … Our First Amendment Rights”


  • Jeff

    Fox Anchor Bill Hemmer Uses “Illegals” Slur While Reporting On CO Ballot Measure


  • Jeff

    Colin Powell Throws Wet Blanket On Hannity’s Obsession With Rev. Wright And Bill Ayers


  • Jeff

    Bret Baier Birther Report Draws Journalism Ethics Fire
    May 23, 2012 12:00 pm ET by Joe Strupp

    Journalism veterans and ethics experts are criticizing Fox News’ Bret Baier for treating as credible the false claim that President Barack Obama might not have been born in the United States, with one experienced news person calling his recent coverage of the issue “a complete abandonment of integrity and responsibility.”

  • Ratboy

    tingles has slipped out of his rocker again!!!

    With a Straight Face, Matthews Spins: It’s a ‘Fact’ That Obama Is Not a ‘Reckless Spender’

    Chris Matthews managed to keep a straight face, Wednesday, when he seriously repeated the “fact” that Barack Obama is “not” a “reckless spender.” Highlighting a seriously flawed analysis by MarketWatch, Matthews marveled, “Every once and a while I come across a fact that just blows me away.”

    The Hardball anchor insisted that “federal spending is rising at the slowest rate” in 60 years. Embracing this new talking point, Matthews continued, ” For four years, from fiscal year ’09 through fiscal year ’13, we are heading into, no change.” Except, of course, this isn’t true. As James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute points out, the chart only works if you blame George W. Bush.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/05/23/straight-face-matthews-spins-its-fact-obama-not-reckless-spender#ixzz1vkGYgIT1

  • Mark Lang

    What language is “Rev.” Al speaking.My guess Bantu and a tad of English.Is Chris Matthews on Meth ? What a flap-mouth twit

  • Ratboy

    Obumbles, is the love affair over??

    Obama a ‘Little Flat’ in Denver

    And 150 people fail to show for fundraiser.

    President Obama was in Denver this afternoon for a fundraiser. But the event does not appear to have been quite the success the campaign was hoping for.

    According to today’s White House pooler, the New York Times’s Peter Baker, “The crowd was obviously supportive and glad to see him, though the room at times felt a little flat and Potus seemed a little tired after a long day that’s not even close to being over.” (The president has two more fundraisers tonight in Los Angeles.)

    Moreover, the campaign announced that the president “[would] headline a reception for 700 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. General admission tickets started at $500 apiece, though a selected number of Gen44 and Grassroots tickets were available for $250.”

    The campaign now says, according to the pooler, that only 550 people showed up

  • Jeff

    Obama spending binge never happened
    Commentary: Government outlays rising at slowest pace since 1950s

    Rove can suck it!!

  • Jeff

    Arizona Secretary of State apologizes for embarrassing state with birther questions
    Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has backed off of his threat to keep President Barack Obama off of the state’s ballot in November and apologized for embarrassing the state with his questions about the president’s citizenship, according to Talking Points Memo.  Bennett and his office have come under heavy fire in recent days for resurrecting the “birther” flap, the belief by some that President Obama was born somewhere other than in Hawaii, a conjecture that has been repeatedly debunked.

    In an interview with AM talk radio station KTAR, Bennett said, “If I embarrassed the state, I apologize.”  He said the he is “not a birther,” but opened the investigation as a response to emails from constituents.  When asked if perhaps he was pandering to birthers in a bid to gain political credibility with the far right, Bennett, who is a co-chair of presumed Republican nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign, strenuously denied that he has engaged in a publicity stunt.

    He has been linked to MittWitt, Ooops!

  • Jeff

    Republican congressman from Colorado apologized for saying President Obama is not an American.

    Rep. Mike Coffman, who represents a Denver-area district, issued a statement Wednesday night after he was heard on an audio recording saying Obama “in his heart, he’s not an American.”

    Coffman said he “misspoke” at a May 12 fundraiser and added that he has “confidence in President Obama’s citizenship and legitimacy” as president. But he said he believes Obama’s policies “reflect a philosophy that America is but one nation among many equals.”

    Another apology by Republican foot in mouth disease. Maybe he was smoking crack?

  • Brad C

    Once again add up the none right wing channels and they are pretty close to FOX. Only one evil cable news network, several normal ones for normal people to watch.

  • Jeff

    O’Reilly Advises Romney To Say That Obama “Doesn’t Like This Capitalistic System”

  • btone31

    I guess MSNBC’s numbers will go up in September, when the general election really heats up and people begin to pay attention to politics after their summer break. Right now, their numbers seem low.

  • DB

    You think Msnbc and libs like Jeff are getting shrill and panicky now, wait til closer to the election when Obama is losing, you won’t believe the irrelevant crap they will spout. Should be fun to watch.

  • Nick Czar

    @ JEFF !

    Please continue your blizzard of inane comments as they
    are amusing to all.

    Your wall papering this site with uninformed drivel will
    not lead to this site changing it’s title to the….


  • Jeff


    A minute into this is so fun the watch GOP Rep. Coffman squirm Check it out!!

  • Jeff

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