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.

  • Jeff

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

    Jeff = Eddie Haskel

    @ratboy, ah! Leave it to Beaver, a little before my time. I vaguely remember that program.

  • Jeff

    For all the typo complainers……

    ‘A Better Amercia’: Typo distracts from roll out of Romney campaign mobile app
    By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 4:57 PM

    NEW YORK — Mitt Romney says he believes in America. For a while, his campaign’s new app touted “A Better Amercia.”

    Ooops. That typo distracted from the rollout Tuesday of a Romney campaign app designed to run on the iPhone and other Apple products.

    Lmao! Go mittwitt!

  • suikostinger


    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.

    You have a problem with Jeff, yet you have no problem whatsoever with lbsles, which posts about 20 times per day. Lbsles has said worse things than Jeff by FAR RECENTLY. (Jeff was terrible back then) yet you say nothing to him/her. lbsles has and still posts links from the looking spoon dot com and actually tries to play it off as real news….where is your attacks towards that person? EVERY single post he/she talks about Obama it is typed out as odumble or odumbo, or something similar. He/she also quotes Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh……LOL

    Let’s not forget about DB. That guy never really says anything that is on topic, he just calls names and uses innuendo to attack ANYONE that doesn’t agree with him.

  • Coffee Steve

    Greetings Earth People

    I’mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Back :-) GREAT VACATION So Far, Next Week The Cabin at Rough River, But I’ll be home for a couple of days first. Is the Election over yet? I didn’t read one paper, Did not watch any news, and NOT one WORD about Politics, I feel human again LOL

    From looking at the numbers I’d say the Networks were on vacation too

    How I’ve spent my summer vacation (so Far)


    I waved at D.D, when we went through TN, But she threw leeches at me :lol:

    Be back in the AM, Night Everyone


  • betty

    jeffy….that’s with a small “j” o.k.? Go to bed, you’re tired. but first.
    SHUT UP ! thank yew much.

  • Joan

    @ Ralph
    I think I remember reading coffee is on vacation in the Smokies! Just ignore these brain dead posters I enjoy you, ratboy, coffee, d d, Ibles and others forgive me for not listing you. I have enjoyed this site for years they won’t run me off it’s too easy to ignore! :)

  • Joan

    lol @ betty

  • Joan

    You’re back :)

  • lbsles

    National Democrats quarantine Wisconsin in lead-up to recall

    “Walker enjoys a seven-point lead over Barrett in the latest public polling. That is consistent with the last several months of polling, which has shown Walker holding a five-point lead. Walker’s strength has been attributed to increasing support for Walker’s policies and voter fatigue with recalls”.


  • lbsles

    David Brooks criticism inspires Stephanie Cutter freakout on ‘Morning Rundown’


  • lbsles

    “Private equity executive and Obama bundler Marc Lasry defended the work of private equity groups Wednesday during a CNBC panel.


  • lbsles

    Typical lying dumbocrat.

    Questions raised over Boston Globe reporting on Massachusetts Democrat’s law school application


  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    “The Spanish are a lot more likely to pull out of the euro than the Greeks, or indeed any of the peripheral countries,” says Matthew Lynn of Strategy Economics on Wednesday, according to CNBC.

    Read more: Analyst: Spain May Leave Eurozone Before Greece

  • lbsles

    “When [the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act] was being considered, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that it would increase budget deficits by $787 billion between fiscal years 2009 and 2019. CBO now estimates that the total impact over the 2009–2019 period will amount to about $831 billion.

    By CBO’s estimate, close to half of that impact occurred in fiscal year 2010, and more than 90 percent of ARRA’s budgetary impact was realized by the end of March 2012. CBO has estimated the law’s impact on employment and economic output using evidence about the effects of previous similar policies and drawing on various mathematical models that represent the workings of the economy. …

    On that basis CBO estimates that ARRA’s policies had the following effects in the first quarter of calendar year 2012 compared with what would have occurred otherwise:

    – They raised real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) by between 0.1 percent and 1.0 percent,

    – They lowered the unemployment rate by between 0.1 percentage points and 0.8 percentage points,

    – They increased the number of people employed by between 0.2 million and 1.5 million,

    – They increased the number of full-time-equivalent jobs by 0.3 million to 1.9 million. (Increases in FTE jobs include shifts from part-time to full-time work or overtime and are thus generally larger than increases in the number of employed workers.)

    OK, so without the stimulus, there would be anywhere from 200,000 to 1.5 million fewer people employed right now? That means the current cost-per-job created is somewhere between $4.1 million and $540,000.”


  • Jeff

    Ah Betty, still afflicted with foot and keyboard in mouth disease I see, so sad :(

    Politics: The GOP War on Voting
    As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black Southerners from voting, a new crop of GOP governors and state legislators has passed a series of seemingly disconnected measures that could prevent millions of students, minorities, immigrants, ex-convicts and the elderly from casting ballots. “What has happened this year is the most significant setback to voting rights in this country in a century,” says Judith Browne-Dianis, who monitors barriers to voting as co-director of the Advancement Project, a civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C.

  • d.d.

    Welcome back , Steve. I waved back at you , but, left the left the leeches in the fridge. Good morning, group !



    You played Sir Galahad very well, as I knew he would.


    Backing up to your comment about my moniker. It was a deliberate choice of lower case d.d. . It’s to remind me to be humble , that I’m one of many , & , that I don’t come even close to having all the answers.


    I have called out more than once this kind of disrespect ……odumble or odumbo.


    Barrett Can’t Name Any Schools Hurt by Walker’s Collective Bargaining Reforms [Wisconsin]

    When questioned by the press directly about schools
    BARRETT: We can do an analysis and get back to you on that.

    Following up later……………. An email to Barrett’s campaign asking when that analysis might be completed (the election is in 6 days) has not yet been returned.

    Not only has Barrett been unable to point to a single school district hurt by Walker’s reforms, he has been unwilling to say how he would have balanced the budget differently than Walker did.

    * * *

    AP: Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms Wisconsin job growth

    * * *

    WISCONSIN: Community Organizing Group a Front for SEIU’s Partisan Strategy

    MILWAUKEE – A paper trail running through state and federal agencies now shows that a self-described “non-partisan organization” may in fact be connected to partisan campaign activity here in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Jobs Now!, according to U.S. Department of Labor records, has received $769,000 in funding from the Service Employees International Union.

    The group Wisconsin Jobs Now! gained notoriety last year when it was caught handing out barbecue chicken dinners to voters in conjunction with free rides to the polls in last summer’s Wisconsin state senate recall elections. that activity landed them an investigation by prosecutors.

    Several key staffers for Wisconsin Jobs Now! actually receive their paychecks from the SEIU. Filings with the Department of Labor show that Todd Stoner and Austin Thompson, organizers who are tied to an investigation of voter fraud involving their work for the SEIU in Wisconsin.

    The frequent flow of money from the SEIU to the paychecks of Wisconsin Jobs Now! staff, and the shared office space arrangement stress the credulity of Jobs Now!‘s argument that it is non-partisan in its activities

  • Jeff

    Another Swing And A Miss In Fox’s Quest For Lower Taxes

    Fox’s Neil Cavuto hosted serial misinformer Art Laffer to make dubious claims in support of lower tax rates. The segment was based on the premise that productive citizens leave high-tax states for low-tax ones. This premise was also pushed by a New York Post article, which used the Tax Foundation’s state-to-state migration data, a tool which details how many people and how much income have moved to and from a specific state.

    Good morning d.d.
    Welcome back Cotter, I mean Coffee!! Glad the Vacation was a success.

  • Coffee Steve

    Goooood Morning Gang

    Big Brother is going nuts again guys


    New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. :roll:


  • Coffee Steve

    #Jeff, d.d., Joan and Ralph and everyone else Good Morning

    Thanks for the welcome backs. feels good to be home, but I love getting away too. Next week I’ll be gone again, I’m starting to enjoy this retirement stuff :-)

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