Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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May 31st, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for May 29, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,118            261            496
CNN         279             86            125
MSNBC         411            125            179
CNBC         169             45             86
FBN           51             10             18
HLN         215             78            117
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,066            364            770
CNN         400            129            177
MSNBC         881            271            407
CNBC         173             83             94
FBN           46               7             11
HLN         380            132            181
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,015            272            526
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         122             29             46
MSNBC Morning Joe         343            140            163
CNBC Squawk Box         129             37             74
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         215            102            151
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,689            393            758
CNN SITUATION ROOM         402             99            132
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         627            117            184
CNBC FAST MONEY         249             29            103
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         203             45             59
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,674            344            673
CNN JOHN KING USA         361             66             99
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         687            163            253
CNBC MAD MONEY         203             44            110
HLN PRIME NEWS         294             42             96
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,483            300            602
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         329             87            136
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         707            192            304
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         175             51             93
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         352             82            163
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,849            446         1,015
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         427            132            169
MSNBC ED SHOW         962            244            409
CNBC CRIME INC: ILLEGAL GAMBLE         101             48             60
HLN NANCY GRACE         534            163            275
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,740            348            682
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         439            139            192
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         892            308            429
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         120             66             75
HLN DR. DREW         334            133            139
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,578            298            612
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         333            115            170
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         789            261            383
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         298            136            147
HLN NANCY GRACE         288            104            134
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,148            361            605
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         266            138            180
MSNBC ED SHOW         426            145            184
CNBC MAD MONEY           99             58             71
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         223            106            129

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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Gettin back to normal, by Wed nights numbers, reality will rein :-)

  • Jeff

    This was cute, check it out!!


    Coffee, Ratboy,d.d., Suiko, Gabriel, DB and other people in here now, have a great day!!!

    On way to office in BevHills for a meeting, then the Docs.
    d.d. What do you want from Chanel?? ;)

  • Coffee Steve

    ‘Total emergency’…
    Investors flee…

    Spain faces ‘total emergency’ as fear grips markets

    Spain is facing the gravest danger since the end of the Franco dictatorship as the country is frozen out of global capital markets and slides towards an epic showdown with Europe.

    “We’re in a situation of total emergency, the worst crisis we have ever lived through” said ex-premier Felipe Gonzalez, the country’s elder statesman.

    Hey Rats? Remember about 6 months ago when I said watch for when USA long term bonds start taking a hit? They are now taking a hit bro. hopefully very short term, but if this trend continues for more than a week? Start stocking beans and noodles dude. Wheat futures are skyrocketing again, and the grain market is rising higher.

    The markets are now trying to brace for a very long term recession in many places on the Global economies, including a possible return of recession in the US.

    I have to be honest, while I’m no economic wiz, I haven’t seen bad signs like this since right before the crash of 2008. And Globally, this is even worse than back then.

  • Coffee Steve


    Man that was sick ROTFLMBO

  • UpAndOver

    Obama will join Bush and his wife, Laura, as their official portraits are unveiled…

    Per Obama, George W. Bush was the most powerful President of all time…

    Per Obama, everything happening is the result of the presidency of George W. Bush…

  • Ratboy

    @ UpAndOver
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    Obama will join Bush and his wife, Laura, as their official portraits are unveiled

    the best thing that could happen is if GW just hauled off and punched Obama right square in his lie hole! And when he was done have ole GW look down on him and say “Yep, now THAT’S my fault!” :lol:

  • betty

    Mr.Edd is beside himself (not an easy feat) over Wiscomsin. Whatever.

  • Coffee Steve


    Edwards jury reaches Verdict…

    My guess

    Not Guilty, took to long to decide…

  • Ratboy

    Gotta love how they stand by their man!!!! :lol:

    Progressive Pundits Lay Groundwork To Blame Obama If Wisconsin Recall Fails

    Democratic pundits are becoming increasingly resigned to the apparent fact that Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker is likely to survive a recall effort on June 5. Some are actively asking for the White House to send either President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden to Wisconsin to mobilize depressed recall supporters, but that is unlikely to happen. Progressives will take stock of what could have been in the aftermath of a failed recall effort – in doing so, many may wonder aloud why President Obama abandoned their cause.

    Walker faces Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett next Tuesday’s recall election. The polls of the race, with the exception of Democratic pollster Celinda Lake’s firm which released a poll on Wednesday that shows the race tied at 49-49 percent, all show Walker with a lead outside their respective margins of error.

    As of Thursday, the Real Clear Politics average of polls of this race show Walker leading Barrett by 6.6 percent.

    On Wednesday, pro-union activist and MSNBC host Ed Schultz made a passionate plea to the White House to send President Obama to Wisconsin to fire up the troops

  • Coffee Steve

    Hung jury on all but One Count, and on the one they have a verdict, no word yet

  • Coffee Steve

    Real Clear Politics average of polls of this race show Walker leading Barrett by 6.6 percent

    The big 2 in Wisc has Walker by 7 and by 8 now, and gaining, sometimes the trending means more than the daily, and he has been trending up

  • Ratboy

    You ARE correct Dave! We cant handle the truth because the truth is Obama has done a crap job!

    Axelrod To Romney Protesters: “You Can’t Handle The Truth”

    Obama senior adviser David Axelrod was met with protests from Romney supporters at a press event in Massachusetts today. A frustrated Axelrod, who was shouted down, tells the protesters “they can’t handle the truth.”

    After his brief remarks, Axelrod asked for questions from the press but was met with more banter from Romney protesters with slogans like “where are the jobs?”

    “You can’t handle the truth, my friends. That’s the problem. If you can handle the truth, then you quiet down,” Axelrod said.

  • Ratboy

    What a TOOL!!!!!!

    Blamer in Chief?

    At the unveiling of former President George W. Bush’s official portrait at the White House this afternoon, President Barack Obama joined his predecessor and their wives in delivering brief (and at times nice, cordial, and funny) remarks. But there was a seemingly out of place moment during the ceremony when Obama seemed to veer into reiterating his frequent trope that he inherited a bad economy from Bush.

    “The months before I took the oath of office were a chaotic time,” Obama said, after explaining that the president’s job is isolating, and that he and Bush have a connection since so few have held the job. “We knew our economy was in trouble, our fellow Americans were in pain, but we wouldn’t know until later just how breathtaking the financial crisis had been.”

  • Ratboy

    This is how Obama is dealing with the 1%ers! MAKE EM 99ers!

    America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011

    America’s millionaire population declined last year for the first time since the financial crisis, according to a new report.

    The population of U.S. millionaire households (households with investible assets of $1 million or more) fell to 5,134,000 from 5,263,000 in 2011, according to The Boston Consulting Group’s Global Wealth study.

    Total private wealth in North America fell by 0.9 percent, to $38 trillion.

    The ultra-rich were the largest losers in dollar terms. Households in North America with investible assets of more than $100 million saw their wealth decline 2.4 percent. Their population declined slightly to 2,928 from 2,989.

  • Coffee Steve


    Well dude, word behind the investor’s world scene is now this..Just got this from an advisor…

    In June prepare for a possible disastrous market run, on the uncertainty of the effects of Greece and Spain and the confusion in the EU, the outlook looks dire, it is recommended investors fortify their share holdings and proceed with any trading with the upmost caution.

    I may write him back and tell him “SO WHAT” I could only lose about 400 bucks :lol:

    On the serious side, I am totally considering cashing out on the few I do have, the market has gone nuts and the Big Boys are blocking any serious good runs for small investors anyway.

  • Ratboy

    Another democrat shoots holes on the Obama attack on Bain!! :lol: :lol:

    Deval Patrick aims for Mitt Romney, hits Obama

    Deval Patrick isn’t much of an attack dog.

    And that can’t be making the Obama campaign too happy.

    Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday, Patrick called Bain “a perfectly fine company.”

    “They have a role in the private economy, and I’ve got a lot of friends there … on both sides of the aisle,” Patrick added. “I think the Bain strategy has been distorted in some of the public discussions.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76905.html#ixzz1wTXxOgA8

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Well dude, word behind the investor’s world scene is now this

    so are you saying I should invest in mattresses and cash in my other investments?? :shock:

  • Ratboy


    Pelosi: ObamaCare Will Be Upheld 6-3, “Because I Know The Constitution”

    When asked why she is so confident the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law, Pelosi says, “Because I know the Constitution.”

    “This bill is ironclad,” she continued. “It is ironclad. Nobody was frivolous with the Constitution and the health of the American people in writing the bill,” she said. “So, that’s where my confidence springs from, the merit of the bill and the nature of the Constitution. The makeup of the court, well, we’ll see.”

  • Coffee Steve

    so are you saying I should invest in mattresses and cash in my other investments?

    No silly, I’d say invest in Rolaids, Coors beer, KY Whiskey, any company that deals with how to handle depression and stress, and survival, and economic collapse companies.

    That will be $5000.00 for investor advice, please send check to MYWIFEGETSTHEMONEY com :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    Going to get some Hot Dogs for a quick cookout tonight, these past two weeks have wore me out, but in a good way


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