Cable News Ratings for Wednesday May 23, 2012

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May 24th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 23, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,157        292         514
CNN      286         85         117
MSNBC      412        114         170
CNBC      153         55           91
FBN        61         12           27
HLN      212         87         131
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    1,937        400         745
CNN      391        111         163
MSNBC      796        254         328
CNBC      173        101         112
FBN        34         12           19
HLN      383        139         218
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      978        272         499
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      174         64           79
MSNBC Morning Joe      372        121         170
CNBC Squawk Box      120         42           83
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      207         69         129
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,597        367         604
CNN SITUATION ROOM      464         83         134
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      643        109         261
CNBC FAST MONEY      161         38           69
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      212         79         132
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,690        314         694
CNN JOHN KING USA      317         88         134
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      620        139         220
CNBC MAD MONEY      163         39           94
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      235         94         147
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,598        301         682
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      310         88         152
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      651        147         296
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      181         42         116
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      274         81         138
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,592        448         926
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      368         85         154
MSNBC ED SHOW      731        194         307
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS      185        103         112
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      546        188         334
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,650        404         711
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      349         88         130
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      905        327         382
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS      211        144         136
HLN DR. DREW      364        118         198
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      306         92         157
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,552        345         597
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      456        158         206
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      749        242         294
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      123         55           88
HLN NANCY GRACE      345        154         206
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,549        469         770
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      300        114         125
MSNBC ED SHOW      457        168         211
CNBC MAD MONEY        91         45           79
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      257        133         163

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.

  • Moonajuana

    I have not been here in months but damn MSNBC would love to have the ratings people were making fun of months ago.

  • Former CNN fan

    Anderson Cooper LAST PLACE in the demo at 8pm?! Umph, that hurts. Looks like HLN was tearing it up last night.

  • Ratboy

    Boy oh boy, Eddie is stinking it up this week! Hannity was way down too but still crushed Rachel!

  • ron300

    It looks like Eddy got beat in a key demo by HLN, that must be embarrassing for him.

  • Steve Perry

    Here’s a look at the online News leaders…this is where the vast majority of Americans no go to get their news…Cable News is dead and Online News is alive and kicking. It looks like Fox News doesn’t even come close to CNN or MSNBC. It looks like those old farts who leave their channels on Fox don’t know how to get on the computer…lol. The future of News is online and it looks like the Liberal Media is dominating.

    1. Yahoo News: 110 Million
    2. CNN: 74 Million
    3. MSNBC: 73 Million
    4. Google News: 65 Million
    5. NY Times: 59.5 Million
    6. Huffington Post: 54 Million
    7. Fox News: 32 Million

  • Laurence Glavin

    Lawrence O’Donnell is on vacay for the week; Martin Bashir is doing double-duty subbing for him after doi9ng his own show. John Fugelsang is subbing for Eliot Spitzer on Current TV.

  • Steve Perry

    Wow….O’Reilly can’t even get 3 Million viewers anymore and Hannity can’t even get 2 Million anymore.

    Meanwhile on Broadcast (Liberal) News:

    NBC Nightly News – 7,518,000

    ABC World News – 7,142,000

    CBS Nightly News – 5,492,000

    Cable News is DEAD!!!

  • ron300

    Mr Perry, you don’t really think that cable news is dead do you? NBC, ABC and CBS are half hour news shows and you are trying to tell us that that half hour is what, all the news prople listen to? If you look at the total daily viewership of news on Fox compaired to any of the others, Fox is way ahead. Fox does well over 14 million a day in viewership of the news, now how does that compair with 7 million, it doesn’t. If you are talking about on line that is a different story, there they are reaching other countries and viewers just reading single stories being sent by other sites, that is the main reason for Yahoo’s numbers being so large. Cable news is not dead and neither is Fox…but good try.

  • Love Potion 9

    Mr. Perry – the Journey Bus left without you.

  • Larry

    Don’t stop believing!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Former CNN Fan: >>> Anderson Cooper LAST PLACE in the demo at 8pm?! Umph, that hurts. <<<

    Maybe, Andy should toss the Human Barbie Doll off of his cable show stage as well.


  • Ratboy

    I think Mr. Perry joined Obama drinking heavily, smoking pot and doing blow but the difference is Mr Perry has not stopped yet! :lol: :lol:

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Steve Perry: >>> It looks like Fox News doesn’t even come close to CNN or MSNBC. <<<

    (Another Bad Spin Doctor). Hey. You forget to mention that just about every computer product comes with MSNBC already programmed as "the" cable news channel. And, just like broadcast TV viewers only know to run to CNN when there is major breaking news, that explains CNN's dominance there. Many of the folks who get their national news from only CBS, NBC & ABC STILL don't know that there is an alternative news source. So, I would guess that they would go to their PC or laptop and get more on a story than try to sort through 1,500 channels to find the cable news channels.

    The money is made on-cable, not the online websites, so the numbers of people who

  • betty

    How come Obama never gets asked why he still smokes (which he does)…. he
    never gets asked because they go easy on him

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ALL: Me thinks that “Steve Perry” is another poster who had taken on a new handle because his liberal B.S. wasn’t making him any friends.

  • Joan

    @ ron300
    Very true 24/7 for people on a busy life or just a news junkie. I like to get my “menu” from FOX then search if I want more info on a particular story!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Larry: >>> Don’t stop believing!! <<<

    Good tune, Larry. But I think that whenever "Steve Perry" is home alone watching someone like Chris Matthews, he goes into "Lovin' Touchin' & Squeezin'". lol

  • suikostinger

    I still find it hilarious how the right leaning fox news lovers in here act like little children. The way they are attacking Perry is downright disgusting. It’s a fact that Fox News is stinking in the online news department which is where news is heading towards. You sit in here all day saying “HAHAHAHA Fox News is dominating!!!” Yet someone posts in here how bad they are beating Fox News and call you can do is come up with insults? HA!

  • twins fan

    @suikostinger who’s crying now?

  • DB

    suiko, so Glenn Beck is a visionary!!

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