Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 24, 2012

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May 25th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 24 2012


P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,110        281         506
CNN      242         74         105
MSNBC      411        116         170
CNBC      163         43           94
FBN        55         11           24
HLN      179         70           99
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    1,964        367         754
CNN      373        118         174
MSNBC      771        216         358
CNBC      242         94         124
FBN        53         15           25
HLN      305         72         142
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,051        290         549
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      172         65           89
MSNBC Morning Joe      406        147         208
CNBC Squawk Box      138         35           88
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      219        138         151
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,379        310         567
CNN SITUATION ROOM      411         87         143
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      644        110         202
CNBC FAST MONEY      219         38         115
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT      138         36           50
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,618        344         665
CNN JOHN KING USA      317         78         125
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      647        147         233
CNBC MAD MONEY      169         42         120
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      188         48           84
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,463        333         592
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      263         59         126
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      620        161         248
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      116         19           58
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      279         90         151
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,795        491       1,025
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      304         74         140
MSNBC ED SHOW      748        166         311
CNBC SUPERMARKETS INC      186         45         103
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      338         82         170
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,755        372         722
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      410        131         174
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      924        290         466
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE      315        125         164
HLN DR. DREW      273         64         118
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION      255         59           97
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,330        239         515
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      403        147         207
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      642        193         295
CNBC J CREW & MAN DRSSD AMER      225        113         106
HLN NANCY GRACE      227         63           97
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,104        323         554
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      202         94           83
MSNBC ED SHOW      444        160         232
CNBC MAD MONEY      111         67           73
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      200         93         126

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.

  • Steve Perry

    I looked up the following definitions:

    Liberal –
    1. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; FREE FROM BIGOTRY.
    2. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.

    Conservative –
    1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
    2. Traditional or restrained in style.

    Yep, that pretty much says it all.

  • suikostinger

    But I do like it that you think so highly of me, to the point of calling me Mr. Perfect. Thanks bud!

  • Steve Perry

    GOP is the Party of HATE:

    They hate Women
    They hate Blacks
    They hate Muslims
    They hate Hispanics
    They hate Asians
    They hate Gays
    They hate Change
    They hate Fairness
    They hate the Poor
    They hate the Homeless
    They hate the Disabled
    They hate the Unemployed
    They hate the idea of healthcare for all Americans
    They even hate the President of the United States of America.

    -They will forever go down as the Party of HATE!!!
    -So much for being Christians and following the teachings of Jesus Christ…hypocrites!

  • DB

    Wow Stevie, another post packed with “facts”. Keep up the great work.

  • DB

    Stevie, you forgot a few things.

    GOP hates

    unconstitutional laws
    16 trillion dollar debt
    wasted tax dollars on GSA parties
    wasted tax dollars on bankrupt solar companies
    guns to mexico that kill US border agents
    stopping oil pipelines that would create thousands of jobs
    numerous expensive vacations for the first family
    broken promises from our president
    narcissistic presidents who take credit for what the military did
    presidents who bring communists and socialists into the white house
    first lady who is not proud of her country
    a president who bows to middle eastern sheiks
    a president who apologizes for the USA
    the totally biased msm who won’t tell the country the true story of Obama
    especially MSNBC
    hypocritical presidents who denigrate private equity firms and then take their money
    vice presidents that are dumber than dirt

    There are many more Stevie but I can’t list everything the GOP hates. They are just too hateful.

  • club

    So, you look over your NBA team, who hasn’t won a game in five years, and wonder whether or not to stick with your 5’7″ to 5′ 9″ white guys, shooting from half court, or do what the other guys are doing, that are beating your team every night by a 120 – 40 score…. and wonder if MAYBE YOU SHOULD CHANGE A FEW THINGS????? The answer is NO,,,, if the owner of the losing NBA team is MessNBC or Cnn…..

  • UpAndOver

    Union Sponsored Food Trucks now serve the OWS protesters…

    Food Trucks maître d’

    This one’s got barbecued roadkill..
    That one’s got boiled skunk heads…
    This one’s got refried dumpster scraps…
    This one’s got ditchwater stew…

  • Steve Perry

    I know the one thing the GOP does love…RICH people….so much for following the teaching of Jesus Christ and helping the poor….hypocrites.

  • Steve Perry

    Hey Douchebag…I mean DB, here’s something for you:

    Financial Disasters Caused by Bush and GOP:
    1. AIG bankruptcy – September 2008 – $1 trillion is losses
    2. WorldComm – June 2002 – $103.9 billion in debt
    3. Sprint laid off more than 17,000 employees in 2003
    4. Sprint lost over 95% of the value in their stock between 1999 and 2003
    5. ENRON – October 2001 – $11 billion
    6. Lehman Brothers – September 13, 2008 – $700 billion in debt
    7. Bear Stearns collapse
    8. Merrill Lynch collapse
    9. Collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    10. Near fatal collapse of the GM and Chrysler
    11. Housing collapse
    12. Westar collapse – Western Resources – Kansas Utility –2006
    13. Aquila – Missouri Utility Co. – Collapse – billions lost
    14. 55,000 manufacturing companies closed
    15. Illegal 10 year war that has cost $5 trillion dollars
    16. 6,000 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
    17. 770 point drop in the Dow in one day
    18. Non-regulation of derivatives, credit default swaps, and CDO’s.
    19. 2002 – Tyco collapse – 240,000 employees fired – Top exec’s in prison for 30 years
    20. Sky high utility rates for people in California thanks to ENRON
    21. Washington Mutual Bankrupcy – 2008 – $327 billion
    22. Thornberg Mortgage – 2009 – $37 billion
    23. Pacific Gas and Electric – 2001 – $36 billion
    24. Bush has the lowest approval rating in history at 22% at the end of his term.
    And who Financed his Iraq War – China…and our Sons/Daughters will be paying in back with Interests

  • Steve Perry

    ^And let’s not forget, 9/11 happened under his watch.

  • twins fan

    @steve perry the wheel in the sky keeps on turning

  • PaulG

    @Steve Perry

    GOP is the Party of HATE:

    I know the one thing the GOP does love…RICH people….so much for following the teaching of Jesus Christ and helping the poor….hypocrites.

    This rhetoric contradicts the fact that republicans give more to charity than democrats…It’s not just money,,Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood,,,even though “liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227)”.

  • Steve Perry


    Is that the best you got? I know that facts are hard to digest for Republicans such as yourself but you have to comeback with something a little better than “the wheel in the sky keeps turning”. I mean seriously, you can do a little better than that can’t you?

  • Steve Perry


    More and more studies show that Rich people give not out of empathy, but for tax write-offs…just google it if you don’t believe me.

  • Hillbilly

    Nick – Why are CNN ratings considered SO bad? It beats CNBC, HLN, and FOX Business in all of the target demos.


    Two of those networks are business networks. Is that a good thing the CNN beats them? Yes! Is it something CNN should base their success on? No! The other (HLN) is their “sister network.” Is it good that you beat your sister? ;)

  • Hillbilly

    I say cut of their aide money for a few years & tell them its payback for the way they sentenced the doctor. :)

    Top Pakistani government officials on Friday said the 33-year prison sentence for the doctor who helped the CIA track down Usama bin Laden is payback for how the U.S. went about getting the Al Qaeda leader, and they shrugged off criticism of the verdict by telling America to stop “over-reacting” and “take a deep breath.”

  • Hillbilly

    Howie Kurtz is hardly a right-winger. If he has some doubts about Walter maybe he wasn’t the guy folks thought he was. I have no idea if the book is well researched & sourced. Take it with a grain of salt.

    To millions of TV news viewers, Walter Cronkite might well have been the most trusted man in America. But, according to a new biography, he committed unethical, biased no-nos that would get him fired these days, writes Newsweek’s Howard Kurtz.

    Read more here.

    If true this is bad.

    There also was the time when Cronkite spliced unflattering segments of an interview with Johnson about the Vietnam War—editing that was later undone by CBS.

  • Hillbilly

    Just kidding Steve Perry. Don’t get mad…just get even. ;)

    An apparently “disoriented” passenger Steve Perry had to be calmed down and subdued on an American Airlines jet Friday as it was taxiing after landing in Miami International Airport, an airline spokesman said.

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve’s daughter will go back to public school if she see’s this. :lol:

    Kentucky becomes second state to make bass fishing a high school sport

    As Cincinnati.com and other national media outlets reported, Kentucky will join Illinois as the second state to sponsor a high school bass fishing state championship, starting next April.

  • PaulG

    @Steve Perry

    More and more studies show that Rich people give not out of empathy, but for tax write-offs…just google it if you don’t believe me.

    There are plenty of tax write offs other than chartible deductions,, besides “liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families..Why would conservatives give more time and blood if their motive’s were selfish? lastly why would I google something so ignorant?

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