Cable News Ratings for Friday, May 25, 2012

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May 29th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 25, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         985            258            447
CNN         241             77            100
MSNBC         387            122            166
CNBC         136             42             78
FBN           49             11             23
HLN         202             82            117
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,333            261            516
CNN         266             79            117
MSNBC         711            205            287
CNBC         159             68            100
FBN           61             17             21
HLN         276            103            144
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,187            320            578
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         121             58             67
MSNBC Morning Joe         372            141            193
CNBC Squawk Box         154             39            105
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         255            141            197
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,434            296            624
CNN SITUATION ROOM         328            101            162
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         553             88            219
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION           68             32             51
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         154             31             74
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,443            280            587
CNN JOHN KING USA         283             87            138
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         511             66            184
CNBC MAD MONEY           81             21             46
HLN PRIME NEWS         211             38             75
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,310            294            546
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         318            105            132
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         597            116            260
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         108             21             48
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         268             98            124
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL       1,552            338            639
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         273             90            122
MSNBC ED SHOW         781            155            305
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         105             33             55
HLN NANCY GRACE         334            103            146
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC LUNTZ SPECIAL       1,356            234            481
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         302             82            144
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         939            269            364
CNBC THE APPRENTICE         188             72            126
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION         180             68             82
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,076            213            429
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         222             65             85
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         414            192            192
CNBC PORN: BUSINESS OF PLEASUR         184            101            120
HLN NANCY GRACE         309            131            190
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL         829            197            409
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         224             78            103
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         406            244            199
CNBC MAD MONEY           76             44             67
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         229            107            131


For other days cable news ratings click here.
Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Fan: indeed. Fixed.

  • REM

    Jeff are you going to watch the Scott Walker re-call elections next tuesday.

    Get the popcorn out it is going to be awesome.

    As goes wisconsin so goes the country

    If Walker wins, then Romney will take the state and it will be lights out for Obama.

    Democrats are going to be pissed

  • lbsles

    Morning one and all.

    Obama PIsses Off Polish Allies with Inaccurate Reference to “Polish Death Camps”


  • lbsles

    NYTime Exposes Obama’s Evolving, Hypocritical, Lying Ways…Oh and His “KIll List” That Includes Americans…Supports Rendition


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    Controversy grows over postponed appearance by Democratic chairman at Miami synagogue


  • lbsles

    GOP accelerates probe of Interior leases to green energy loan recipients


  • lbsles

    Hillary to Syrian woman: We’re working ‘behind the scenes’

    “We need your support,” a Syrian woman tells Clinton in the footage.

    “Yes, and—well, you know, we’re doing a lot behind the scenes to try and get everybody on the same page,” Clinton replies. “Very important, you know, people are going off in too many directions.”

    In other words “We Are Going To Watch You Die”


  • Jeff

    @rem I believe Walker will squeak by to save his job….. Who knows. $$$$$$ by GOP as out numbered the challenger by over 20 times. As we have seen Romney buy elections in various states by similar margins Walker may do the same.

    @joan thanks for your prayers,Lol, as for my mother who in her lifetime, did a incredible job (in my opinion) and devoted to her faith till the end, would probably look at you smile and say, “Jesus loves you” and turn away.

    @hillbilly it was requested that we do not continue that debate on families, I was compelled to open a discussion on the matter due attacks by GOP on President Obama’s mother father and his wife. I am sorry but not going to provide further Internet speculations, I have your views am I have mine. Move on sir.

    @lbles your phone might be bugged!!!

  • Jeff

    You have your views*

  • Jeff

    a few poll lovers in here might cry or have an accident in their pants over this…..

    NBC News and Marist managed to poll cell phone users this week in Florida, Ohio and Virginia. The numbers were enlightening, but not surprising.

    In Florida, landline households prefer Mitt Romney 48% to 45% for President Obama. But cell phone-only households prefer the President 57% to 34%. Virginia, landline households favor Romney 47% to 46%, while cell-onlies like Obama 54% to 34%. The President leads on landlines in Ohio, 44% to 41% and increases the lead to 47% to 37% for cell users.

    In Ohio and Florida, 28% of those responding to the poll use cell phones only, and 27% of Virginians. That’s below the national number for those households that use only cell phones, which is 31.6%. The last statistic available for landline-only homes was in 2010, when they had dropped to 12.9% of American households. Roughly 55% of us have both landlines and cell phones.

  • Ratboy

    Gooood Morning All!!

  • Scroll the Troll

    Looks like it’s going to be a rough day in the markets.

  • 1nancy2

    Hi Jeff, us, Faith 3, Coffee, d.d. Boss, Btone, R.boy, James, and all
    I stripped my land line down b/cause I got tired of the onslaught of fees and more fees. I still have it, but who knows? I may join the ‘cell phone only’ crowd some day. Jeff, you have a backbone like steel and I can’t believe how you still communicate with some people here. The old saying, “Patience is a virtue, sure applies to you and others I have listed. That is why I ‘lika’ all so much. Later.

  • Ratboy

    @ 1nancy2
    Jeff, you have a backbone like steel

    Hey Darlin!!!!! you never showed and all the smoked goodies were pretty darn good!! Ribs, chicken, pulled pork (wild boar) and smoked salmon!! Mmmmmmm Mmmmmm good!

    As for Jeffie……..that is boneHEAD not backbone!!! :lol: :lol: (Smile Jeff I still luvs ya!)

  • dana

    Recall elections, unless the law was broken and impeachment ensues, should be outlawed…the people voted and need to have their choice lead…otherwisw, elections and reelections and fundraising will never end…

  • 1nancy2

    Hi R.Boy,
    Ohhhh, what a feast, but…….Yesterday, I was O of C (Out of control) and ate anything and everything, so today, I will have to do penance. I don’t want to end up like my 5 ft 2, friend who blew up to 400 lbs,was in a wheelchair and on oxygen, had the surgery and is now ‘down’ to 210 w/ another 60 to go. Tony mentioned his fam. had a restaurant and I’d love to go in there and order everything on the menu..Just kidding, Tony. I have a giant load of ironing and wash to do today. Boring, but a necessary evil. Speaking of evil, that Scott Walker from WI, makes me queasy and I hope he gets the boot, but that is questionable. With all of the millions from all over, plus, the Koch Bros, I suspect he will hold his seat. He will continue on his merry way in WI: Shipping their jobs out, firing teachers, fire, police municipal workers, by the hundreds of thousands. After all, who needs these frivolous types of people? Just kidding…again. later.

  • DB

    I suspect Walker will hold his seat because the majority of voters in Wisconsin have seen his policies work. The DNC pulled out of this because they could see most of the people in the state agreed with Walker. BTW, everything little miss hypocrite said above about the results of Walker’s policies is wrong. Must of gotten that stuff from a union sponsored TV spot. Firing gov’t workers by the hundreds of thousands? How come their unemployment rate has come down? Trying using some facts once in a while.

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