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.

  • Scroll the Troll

    Democratic party Convention Agenda  
    4:00 PM Opening Flag Burning Ceremony 
    4:05 PM Singing of “God Damn America” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright 
    4:10 PM Pledge of Allegiance to Obama 
    4:15 PM Ceremonial ‘I hate America’ led by Michelle Obama 
    4:30 PM Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire , Hillary Clinton 
    4:45 PM Al Sharpton Leads Castrati Choir in Singing “Great Balls of Fire” 
    5:00 PM UFO Abduction Survival , Joe Biden 
    5:30 PM Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite 
    5:45 PM Tribute to All 57 States 
    6:00 PM Joe Biden Delivers 100,000-Word Speech Featuring 23-Minute Question and 2-Hour Answer 
    8:30 PM Airing of Grievances by the Clintons 
    9:00 PM Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl 
    9:15 PM Tribute Film to Freedom Fighters at Gitmo , Michael Moore 
    9:45 PM Personal Finance Seminar – Charlie Rangle 
    10:00 PM Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners 
    10:30 PM Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ, & Afghanistan 
    11:00 PM Obama Energy Plan Symposium 
    /Tire Gauge Demonstration 
    11:15 PM Free Gov. Blago witcz rally 
    11:30 PM Obama Accepts Tony and Latin Grammy Awards 
    11:45 PM Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish , Obama Presiding 
    12:00 AM Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Mahre 
    12:01 AM Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior 
    12:05 AM Celestial Choirs Sing 
    3:00 AM Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech

  • Jeff

    Does anyone go to the cemetery anymore for Memorial Day?? Sadly I am too far, but always used too…..


    @DB good evening,

    You must be only getting my posts then, may want to check that computer bro. Because if all you can do is find fault with my posts then you must be having possible computer issues sir.

    I see plenty of silly stuff from the other side yet you find fault with just me, I do enjoy posts by the other side even if do not agree, Mr.Ratboy has me looking at newsbusters now because of some great articles he shared. +soi im a lityle hooked) I am called a child(could careless) but I do Atleast give posters some room to share their opinions and stories even if I deem them insane or totally false. Does not mean I will call em names for their posting (Atleast not try to anymore) but read it and move on, or post a conflicting article to debate. But that’s me, these other folks that chirp in and feed my satisfaction that I may have shared some truth they can’t swallow, so they act like a __________ .

    DB, hope you have some amazing plans for the holiday weekend. I an going tomorrow to my alleged home in Palm Springs where the sun does not rise over Starbucks nor does time work accurately. Sandy no big plans other than taking it easy, or inviting some friends out from LA for some triple digit temperature fun in the sun.

  • Jeff

    After seeing Scroll the troll post above……
    I rest my case. :)

    Did any Righties change the channel when Colin Powell made Hannity look like an idiot repeatedly with reality truth and discipline from the General about how poor Mittwitt is doing with his campaign Re: foreign affairs, gay marriage, etc?


    Anyone watch or enjoy Betty Whites program on NBC Off their Rockers?

  • Hillbilly

    Posted May 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM
    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.”


    Oddly, the bill has no identification requirement for those who request the takedown of anonymous content.

    So you can remove say “Hillbilly’s” comments, but don’t have to revel yourself. Thats clear crazy. Every politician in the country will have a staff trolling the net to remove any comments they don’t like. I’ll post with the name Gabriel Smith. ;) Needless to say this will never pass the “smell test” in court. OK i should say the SCOTUS. Some wacky judge might let it stand.

  • hockey4um

    WOW……………Fox beats MSNBC at least 3 or 4 -1 on almost everything but Rocky Maddow

  • Steve Perry

    Like I’ve said a million times, Cable News is the minor leagues when compared to Broadcast News (ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Evening News) which pulls in over 24 Million unique viewers. Cable News is a dying breed.

  • Steve Perry

    Cable News is dead!!! I hope these stats not only wake you guys up but all shock you into reality. Online News is where most Americans go to get their news. Looks like CNN and MSNBC aren’t doing so bad afterall.

    Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors:

    #1 Yahoo News – 110 Million
    #2 CNN News – 74 Million
    #3 MSNBC News – 73 Million
    #4 Google News – 65 Miilion
    #5 NY Times – 59 Million

  • Hillbilly

    Steve Perry – Like I’ve said a million times, Cable News is the minor leagues when compared to Broadcast News (ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Evening News) which pulls in over 24 Million unique viewers. Cable News is a dying breed.


    Like I’ve said a million times that’s an apples to oranges comparison. Your boy Brian Willams was on MSNBC & lost to every show on FNC that night. :grin:

  • Hillbilly

    24% Increase in Base Spending. Non-defense discretionary spending grew by 24% for the first two years of the Obama Administration, adding $734 billion in spending over the next 10 years.


    The first two years the dem controlled congress. marketwatch.com can suck it! :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    Bill Hemmer’s “racial slur” – Calling folks who are here by breaking the law “Illegal Aliens.” Gasp!

    Bret Baier’s “ethics violation” – He didn’t tell the viewers Nobama released a BC. Gasp!

  • Hillbilly


    I see you are ducking my question. Its OK by me. Just reinforces my point. You need a hint? I’ll be nice and give you one. It starts with a G. :razz:

  • Hillbilly


    You think they can or should ban anonymous posters on the net. Larry Flint can publish a fake pic of S.E. Cupp giving oral sex. Yes i know he didn’t hide who he was, so its not the same. Still if the SCOTUS allows this i don’t see the NY law standing.

    “That’s satire. I’m able to publish this because of the Supreme Court case I won in 1984, Flynt v. Falwell,” the statement said.

    The case arose after the magazine published a piece in 1983 that claimed Rev. Jerry Falwell had engaged in a drunken incestuous sexual encounter with his mother in an outhouse. It was was decided 8-0.

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 will be really mad if this becomes law. :)

    Mitt Romney said Wednesday that under his new K-12 education plan, federal education funds will follow low-income or disabled American children so that they can attend any school in their state, including private ones.


    MIT and Harvard in battle to create life-changing product: Non-stick ketchup bottles

    Watch it here.

  • Kata

    CNN can change talking heads and it won’t make a difference until they start to turn back right a bit and embrace the middle, the moderates and Independents. Now they are just a lesser version of MSNBC.

  • Steve Perry


    Fact remains, less than 2% of all Americans watch cable news…it’s dead!!! The vast najority of Americans get their news from Online news sites and Broadcast news. By the way, Brian Williams was never on MSNBC. He’s still on NBC Nightly news and draws over 9 Million viewers every night and beats O’Reilly by over 6 Million viewers every night.

  • usnretirex2

    Good Morning all

  • REM

    Jeff , democrat operatives go to the cemetery on memorial day to register voters, even you know that

    Walker up 8 pts in WI 50 42 game over

  • Jeff

    @REM. lmao!! Hilarious!!

    Register them to vote by Dems, or Baptise them to Mormonism for Mittwitt’s

  • Ratboy

    Goooooood Morning! Gonna be a hot one in SW Michigan and it aint even summer yet!!

    Navy Dude, did you forget how to count?? :lol: T minus Toooooooo damn long!!!!! :lol:

  • lbsles

    President Obama Denounces Republican ‘Wild Debts’: I’m Not an Over-Spender

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Denver tonight, President Obama set out to upend conventional Republican wisdom that his administration has been defined by excessive government spending.

    “I’m running to pay down our debt in a way that’s balanced and responsible. After inheriting a $1 trillion deficit, I signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law,” he told a crowd of donors at the Hyatt Regency. “My opponent won’t admit it, but it’s starting to appear in places, like real liberal outlets, like the Wall Street Journal: Since I’ve been president, federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years. Think about that.”

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