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.

  • Ratboy

    Such a simple man like the common folk unlike that Romney guy and his lavish life style!!

    Report: Obama Flies Special Barber To WH Every Two Weeks

    Reports have surfaced that President Barack Obama is very loyal to his barber. The President is a man of the common people, the report tells its listeners. He hangs out with regular folks, like his barber for example. The President has been using the same Chicago based barber, who goes by the name Zariff, for the past 17 years. According to German Public Radio, the President flies Zariff from Chicago to DC for a trim every two weeks. The president allegedly personally funds these trips. President Obama obviously also does not care much about the massive carbon footprint his haircuts are leaving on our planet which, we are told, is tipping precariously.

    The German NDR reporter says: ‘The barber never says a word about what they discuss. Perhaps that’s also a reason why Obama feels comfortable being around him. Otherwise he would not fly his barber in from Chicago to Washington every ten to 14 days.’

    Metro.UK has also previously reported on President Obama frequently flying his Barber of many years to Washington D.C. for a trim.

    In these tough times when Americans by the score are struggling with high unemployment, tight budgets, tattered finances and deep worries about the future, wouldn’t it be more appropriate for the President to get a barber from DC?

  • Ratboy

    atta boy Mitt! looks like maybe some of what you threw at Gingrich and Santourum is coming out against Obama!!

    Mitt Romney Visits Solyndra Amid Attack on Obama Jobs Record

    “The reason for keeping it quiet is because we knew if word got out that Solyndra would do everything in their power and the Obama administration would do everything in their power to stop us from having this news conference,” an aide said in a briefing en route. “But taxpayers made a substantial investment in Solyndra, there are serious questions about what happened at Solyndra, why that investment was selected, what happened to that money.”

  • Ratboy

    Back to deliberations!

    Jury Says It Can Reach Verdict on Only One Count of John Edwards Indictment

    A federal judge told jurors on the John Edwards case they must go back to deliberating, just moments after the jury announced it had reached a verdict on one of six counts but deadlocked on the others.

    The courtroom was briefly thrown into confusion this afternoon. The parties were called back and told a verdict had been reached, but once in court the foreman informed Judge Catherine Eagles that the panel had only reached a unanimous verdict on Count 3 of the indictment.

    That verdict, pertaining to whether Edwards illegally received more than $700,000 in donations from wealthy heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon to cover up an illicit affair and illegitimate child, was never read.

    Edwards’ defense team asked the judge to accept the verdict on Count 3 and declare a mistrial on other charges.

    The judge took a brief recess to consider the motion. When she returned she told the jury they must continue to work towards a verdict on the other charges.

  • Ratboy

    Ya gotta love the double standard!! When will people get it?? And there are so many on this site that either dont get it or dont want to get it. Makes me laugh!

    Fox & Friends Isn’t Alone: Remember When MSNBC Created Its Own Anti-Romney Video?

    This week, Fox & Friends’ four-minute video critical of President Obama resulted in outcry about a news channel crossing the line by producing a package uncannily similar to a political ad. Meanwhile in February, MSNBC aired a shorter video critical of Mitt Romney, avoiding backlash for doing so.

    As co-host Gretchen Carlson said, the Fox video was intended to be a look at whether the president’s record in his first term lived up to the promises hope and change. Complete with ominous music, the video juxtaposed 2008 optimism with today’s harsh realities. Bill Shine, EVP of Fox News, even responded, saying the package was “created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network.”

    Over at The Atlantic, John Hudson highlights a similar video created by MSNBC in February that was relatively overlooked. The “slickly-produced hit piece,” entitled “Mitt: Better Off Mute,” aired on Hardball with Chris Matthews (as well as on his Sunday morning talk show, The Chris Matthews Show).

  • Joey

    Rod Blogoyavich is eager to have John Edwards as a bunk mate…another Dem might bite the dust

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    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!”


    Bush doesn’t have knockout power. The more likely scenario is Obama pulling guard and winning by armbar shortly thereafter.

  • Matthew

    Bush will only start a fight with someone if he can somebody else’s son or daughter to do the fighting on his behalf.

  • Gabriel

    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Bush will only start a fight with someone if he can somebody else’s son or daughter to do the fighting on his behalf.


    Certainly looks wary of the Muslim here.

  • d.d.

    This was cute, check it out!!

    E-gad. I adore political cartoons , but, that pushed the envelope.

    d.d. What do you want from Chanel??

    Oh, gee Jeff. Not a thing , but, nice to know you care. I’ve given it a lot of thought to what I would want if lavishly rich…. flowers in the house every day , & daily freshly changed sheets, but, not by me.


    Hey , Rats

    Clinton Heading To Wisconsin To Campaign For Walker Opponent


    The Corzine Rule.“It’s amazing that this epic financial scandal gets no consistent main stream media coverage. Over a billion was stolen. Corzine is in Madoff territory.”


    Fisker’s Sold Over 1,000 Karmas this Year

    Auto World

    “Fisker recently issued its first business update for 2012, claiming that it has generated over $100 million in revenue thanks to selling over 1,000 Karmas in the first four months of 2012.

    Whether or not that is really enough to keep Fisker afloat will probably remain a mystery to us.”

    Good job !

  • Matthew

    “Certainly looks wary of the Muslim here.”

    That picture should be embossed on America’s tombstone.

  • UpAndOver


    You will not see this on the ‘Ed Show’ the voice of the WI Unions…

    The Big Numbers

    “70 percent”

    Decrease in membership in the American Federation of State,
    County and Municipal Employees chapter that represents Wisconsin
    state workers since the state stopped automatically collecting dues from
    worker paychecks last spring, according to the Wall Street Journal.
    Statewide, the union’s overall membership dropped from 62,818 to 28,745.

  • Ratboy

    Wed is open! Coffee Steve should be back any time with the dogs cuz he said he is cooking out for all of us so meet you there!

  • Coffee Steve

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Actual Defense of Large Drink Ban: ‘We’re Simply Forcing You to Understand’

    And then he said this: “We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.”

    “It’s not perfect, it’s not the only answer, it’s not the only cause of people being overweight – but we’ve got to do something,” he added. “We have an obligation to warn you when things are not good for your health.”

    Dear Mayor Bloomberg, “BITE ME”!!!

  • Coffee Steve


    On my way to Wed dude, someone changed the sign and I went back to last month :-)

  • Jeff

    Sorry Joey,

    Looks like Republicans will not be able to celebrate over a mans personal life drama.

  • Jeff

    The GOP/controlled voted again on a twisted form of attacking women’s rights. “sex selection” wtf??

    This makes over 20 different bills they have sent to the floor waging a war on women.

    Where are the jobs?????????????

    Not one bill from the Republicans.

    PS speaking of 20, 20 Democrats voted on this crap as well.

    It’s imaginary nonsense made up Conservative biblical thugs. Jobs? Jobs? Jobs?

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