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Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27 2012

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May 30th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27, 2012

Saturday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         658            161            263
CNN         314             83            110
MSNBC         332            162            160
CNBC           49             19             29
FBN           23               6               9
HLN         297            107            167
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         779            129            232
CNN         329             67            111
MSNBC         388            207            195
CNBC         173             56            100
FBN           46             13             18
HLN         430            126            225
Sunday
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         634            133            255
CNN         267             79            118
MSNBC         304            146            141
CNBC           49             24             30
FBN           24               6               9
HLN         293            121            170
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         682            103            213
CNN         302             79            124
MSNBC         311            181            160
CNBC         117             63             75
FBN           32             10             16
HLN         362            122            198

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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

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Steve Perry

    Wow…MSNBC beat Fox News on all four 25-54 demos.

  • Chuck

    Hey Steve did you notice that you didn’t add the Fox Business in with your calculation? Sorry but Fox Networks beats all the others since they’re all the same conglomerate and they beat them by tens of millions. Furethermore the trend over a 10 year period shows what? Fox is gaining viewers and all the others well, are losing. Maybe its what they choose to report.

  • Hillbilly

    @Chuck

    They don’t add Fox Business to FNC nor do they add CNBC to MSNBC. It’s a rare weekend sweep for MSNBC. Give them their just congrats. It’s not very often they sweep the weekend & get clobbered during the week. :)

  • Raz

    It’s nice to see that MSNBC had their specials on sex, prison and crime again. Sex sells and it’s old home week for others.

  • Tired of Idiotic Comments

    Maybe MSNBC can pick up “Dog, The Bounty Hunter” now that he has been canned because of his racial outbursts. He would fit right in on MSNBC.

  • Tennable

    I say more screen time for Donny Deutsch!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Hillbilly: >>> It’s a rare weekend sweep for MSNBC. <<<

    Well, MSNBC'S 1,000 person, 25-54 victory over FNC during the Saturday daytime could hardly be a victory when Fox's P+2 numbers are TWICE as much as MSNBC's P+2s.

  • Ed Whatley

    A CNN case in point. Donald Trump is not a candidate for President! But CNN keeps his ridiculous birther statements alive! No one cares what Donal Trump says or that he is on a stage with Romney. Trump is not on the ticket. Let it go

  • Steve Perry

    @Chuck

    You’re a knucklehead and you’re way out of your league, so crawl back in your hole.

  • Tennable

    @ Ed

    Reminds me of how MSNBC wouldn’t let Sarah Palin go off the air after the ’08 election. They kept her alive and public interest #1 as if she was still running. They didn’t care about Biden’s silly comments, or John Edwards’ life style. But figured Sarah Palin was worthy of ridicule every night.

  • twins fan

    @steve perry ( wheel in the sky keeps on turning.)

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