Cable News Ratings for Monday, May 28, 2012

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May 30th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 28, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         796            186            341
CNN         303             83            125
MSNBC         226             90            108
CNBC         119             60             71
FBN           33               9             14
HLN         207             91            122
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,105            217            392
CNN         424            104            151
MSNBC         240            107            136
CNBC         287            179            186
FBN           56             17             20
HLN         247             83            144
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         848            227            415
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         174             51             63
MSNBC Morning Joe         166             43             68
CNBC Squawk Box           37             15             22
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         248            136            148
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE SPCL       1,004            179            350
CNN SITUATION ROOM         447             65            128
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         277            148            164
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         150             71             73
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         111             24             44
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,117            210            353
CNN JOHN KING USA         350             60             98
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         294            135            156
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         170            118            111
HLN PRIME NEWS         134             14             57
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,110            219            402
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         409             96            143
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         301            167            190
CNBC J CREW & MAN DRSSD AMER         113             71             91
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         161             59            109
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL       1,245            247            435
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         414             95            133
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         241            114            136
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         248            141            163
HLN NANCY GRACE         337            122            223
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       1,154            242            433
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         447            107            142
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         267            119            149
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS         342            236            235
HLN DR. DREW         198             44            105
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH         903            163            308
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         413            109            179
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         211             89            122
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS         272            160            159
HLN NANCY GRACE         225             86            119
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL         759            193            369
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         253             72            112
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         321            157            169
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         225            108            133
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         169             82            112


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.

  • d.d.

    It’s pretty apparent most of us had Memorial Day events &/or parties, & , didn’t turn on the TV.


    Today another failure….Transform Solar has announced it will close its production plant in Nampa and Offices in Boise ND – 250 Jobs Lost

    Then on to Spain

    Green Energy Is Dead In Spain

    Short term low carbon jobs has cost Spain 2.2 real jobs for every Green job created, now with the economy in ruins Spain has stopped all the Green subsidies

    In Germany, that once strong bastion of the Green Energy transition is all but dead:

    Bulgaria — New rules stop green energy boom

    U.K. — R.I.P. wind power

    Italy Reneges on its Fight for Green Energy

    Leaked Strategy Paper: EU Plans To Phase Out Green Energy Subsidies


  • Boyd


    Just keep on posting the facts. And don’t worry about the rightwing kooks here who post under various usernames. I wouldn’t bother reading the opinion of someone who does not seem to know that they should capitalize the first letter of their name. (Strange, “nancy”, the other female conservative who posts here doesn’t do it either. Things that make you go Hmmmm …)

  • d.d.

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Transfers $160,000 In Campaign Contributions To Mysterious Legal Defense Fund

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is diverting campaign donations to bankroll his legal defense fund. For what charges does he need a legal defense? He won’t say.

    I know why & I won’t say either.

    State law requires that the campaign get prior approval from donors before shifting their money to a legal-defense fund. Walker’s campaign has declined to identify the contributors who OK’d the transfers, but Walker did not break the law for he followed protocol.

  • d.d.

    ….who post under various usernames. I wouldn’t bother reading the opinion of someone who does not seem to know that they should capitalize the first letter of their name. (Strange, “nancy”, the other female conservative who posts here doesn’t do it either. Things that make you go Hmmmm …)

    Hmmmmm away. 1nancy2 & I are two different people. She’s a leftie. I’m a Blue Dog Democrat turned Conservative. Jeff will confirm we are two differnt people & he will also tell you although he & I have different political oulooks , I don’t have a closed mind.


    Night all .

  • MWA

    Jeffie if it wasn’t for Media Matters, you wouldn’t have anything to post because when you do try to post on your own it’s 90% childish. Jeffie you belong in a rubber room along with Nancy,you’re both looney tunes.
    Jeffie, some people bought into your bullsh*t with the new/nice Jeffie but it’s really easy to see through your bullsh*t.Hell,I could get my dog drunk ( it’s better then eating them) and he would still be a helluva lot smarter then you or rubber room Nancy.
    D B
    Are you really buying into Jeffie’s bullsh*t,or are you just playing him for the fool that he is?

  • MWA

    You’re not to smart are you Boyd? Nancy is a leftwing nutcase.. She and Jeffie belong on a looney farm.

  • Ralph Hahn

    The comment portion of this website is going to lose the attention and the respect of the media establishment if someone like “Jeff” is permitted to post dozens of BS statements on a daily basis.

    I’m not in favor of censorship, but come on, the “Jeff” posts increase while the number of familiar posters, mostly conservatives, are not heard from again.

    Just a note in the Suggestion Box.

  • Nick

    Is there really a show called “Cocaine Cowboys”? No wonder I don’t watch much cable.

  • Ralph Hahn


    As of the last count, “Jeff” 9 of the 27 posts here. That’s one-third of all the posts here at this minute. And, they’re all pretty long(winded).

  • Steve Perry

    @ Jeff

    “17,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION ASKING BIRTHER-CURIOUS ARIZONA OFFICIAL TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER ROMNEY IS A UNICORN | Last week, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the state’s top elections official, threatened to kick President Obama off the state’s ballot until Hawai’i once again reiterated that Obama was born in that state. In response to Bennett’s flirtation with birtherism, 17,000 people signed a petition asking him to also investigate whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a unicorn…..”

    Well you know he does wear magic underwear…lol.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Mitt has admitted that the economy is getting better. However; president BO has nothing to do with the recovery, he said. If Mitt is correct, then he can not hold president BO accountable for the bad economy, can he?

    Mitt you can’t have it both ways.

  • eggmanbill

    Keep up the good work Jeff your rocking their Fox No-News BS World!!!!

  • DB

    MWA, I think Jeffie like the other libs is going bonkers because the election is not a given victory for Obama. I think he is one more bad poll for Obama to crossing over to the darkside where he began.

    Jeffie, if you use media matters you don’t get to question anyone’s credibility.

    HRJ, Obama’s policies have slowed the recovery so he has nothing to do the little recovery we have but when he is gone things will improve much faster. So Mitt isn’t asking for it both ways.

  • club

    What was MessNBC investigating??? Why their viewership is so low???? Easy, ask anybody except the Bummer azz kissers…

  • Nick Czar

    JEFF !



  • Jeff

    —–Fox, Limbaugh Attack Holder For Speaking To Black Leaders About Voter ID Laws

    @Boyd, thanks for the comment about my posts.
    d.d. Is fabulous, and very real, some of her opinions are not popular with me, but I respect her for sharing them. Hands off!
    1nancy2 is certainly very real as well.
    I don’t have any interest in who is playing games, trust me any opposition is appreciated and insults are laughed at. Always pleased to get a reaction in the forms from dip$hits like MWA shells out.

    Post your views often, the right wing tends to clutter up the joint.

    Thank eggmanbill. Hope all is well!!

  • Jeff

    @DB. Mediamatters is bad because you, Fox & Rush says so???? Guess you are in that credibility boat with me….
    I’m in First Class however and you would be in Steerage….lol! ;)
    Have a great night DB!

  • Ratboy

    Jeff!! I finally figured it out!!!!

    Jeff = Eddie Haskel :lol: :lol:

    Night all! time for this old man to move to the prone position. I call it practicing for eternity!

  • Jeff

    @HRJ, very deep!! Great thought!


    @ralph Hahn, I’m sorry, just scroll past and thanks for doing an accounting, I’m certain to change after all your research.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: (Hey, Dude!)

    I think Jeff and Steve Perry are one in the same. Read their posts. They’re writing is about the same. So is the amount of bull$hit being passed out as The Truth. But, I thing S.P. has a long way ahead to match Jeff’s BS distribution.

    P.S. Where is our caffeine-addicted friend?

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