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Cable News Ratings for Thursday, May 31, 2012

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June 1st, 2012

 

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 31, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,092            239            474
CNN         315            100            128
MSNBC         418            112            187
CNBC         150             52             87
FBN           58             12             25
HLN         197             96            105
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,977            358            785
CNN         494            126            195
MSNBC         874            231            368
CNBC         219            112            139
FBN           96             39             52
HLN         338            136            209
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,037            260            531
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         282            113            143
MSNBC Morning Joe         319            126            176
CNBC Squawk Box         158             52            105
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         223            119            124
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,478            226            572
CNN Situation Room         413             92            150
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         665            124            259
CNBC FAST MONEY         125             30             57
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         144             48             59
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,554            254            623
CNN John King USA         309             62            112
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         673            156            268
CNBC Mad Money         137             40             91
HLN Prime News         185             54             78
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,382            233            538
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         412            123            177
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         590            123            225
CNBC Kudlow Report         104             23             62
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         256             81            116
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,877            449         1,074
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         421            112            148
MSNBC Ed Show         872            173            338
CNBC TRASH INC: GARBAGE         151             64             98
HLN Nancy Grace         442            168            262
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       1,726            348            712
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         640            139            233
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show       1,037            313            471
CNBC APOCALYPSE 2012         248            130            175
HLN Dr. Drew         302            109            176
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,312            278            567
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         421            127            203
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL         710            206            294
CNBC BIG MAC: INSIDE MCDONALDS         258            143            144
HLN Nancy Grace         271            129            188
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,116            391            586
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         232             81             90
MSNBC Ed Show         379            116            190
CNBC Mad Money         108             46             56
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         198            100            126

 

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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

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

 
  • 1nancy2

    @Jeff
    Good morning, Jeff, or as certain people (?) here call you, “Jeffie”. Although those people (?) try hard to goad me into responding, it ‘ain’t gonna happen,’ try as they will. I don’t communicate with low cog. individuals, well, I take that back, I would, if they were kind, decent people, not prone to nastiness and name calling. You are my mentor, as I try to develop skin as thick as yours. I’ll keep trying, Jeff.
    @Jonny
    “Democrats listen to facts. Republicans listen to fox news.” Hello, Jonny, I like your style. I hope you come and join the handful of Dems, Libs, lefties who post here. We could use good people like you. Later.

  • Ratboy

    Gooood Morning!!
    I am off to Ohio to see my grand babies for the day! A little b-day party for one of them and some good family time and time to spoil them a bit, load them up with sugar, kiss them on the cheek and head home! :)

    Later!

  • PaulG

    @Jeff

    @b, newsbusters not credible news source and known propaganda right wing rag.
    ________________________________________________________________________

    Does this mean all your cut and past posts from media matters are not credible as well?

    On the first Romney lie from your cut and paste post of Rachael Maddow’s Blog “1. At a campaign stop in Craig, Colorado, this week, Romney argued, “The president, when he got elected, he said, look, ‘I’m going to go out and borrow $787 billion and I’ll keep unemployment below 8 percent.’”

    “Romney says this just about every day. It’s not true.”

    Is this because Chririna Romer,,Obama’s former chief economist said it laying out the benefits of the stimulas plan,,so technically Pres Obama never said it,,unless you think he is responsible for the claims made by key members of his administration,,selling his policies..Hard to tell if this is why Romney is lying,,because the blog dosen’t explain why these are lies,,it just proclaims them so…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/06/AR2010080606271.html

  • PaulG

    @1nancy2

    Good morning, Jeff, or as certain people (?) here call you, “Jeffie”. Although those people (?) try hard to goad me into responding, it ‘ain’t gonna happen,’ try as they will. I don’t communicate with low cog. individuals, well, I take that back, I would, if they were kind, decent people, not prone to nastiness and name calling. You are my mentor, as I try to develop skin as thick as yours. I’ll keep trying, Jeff.
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    I’ve never even called Jeff “Jeffie” and your mentor called me a prick,,maybe it’s because I’m a low cog. individual..

  • ABO

    New poll Romney 48 Obama 44

    Hey libs get your riot gear out your boy is going down big time. landslide

  • Merlinus

    So the older one gets and the more life experience one aquires the less likely they are to watch “liberal” news.
    No wonder Dems have to keep going after the “youth” vote every four years.

  • missy

    wow…i am so glad to see rachel hardball, ed, and odonell doing well.. we need people like that to really tell us what is going on…wake up america..and listen to the facts…because fow news certainly does not tell you facts.. look for evidence and statistics…not for liked commentators.

  • Jeff

    @paul g, let it go, sorry 4 calling you a prick or describing your online behavor as prickish, I do not mind being called Jeffie, Lots of people do. I’ve been called the wrong name my whole life…. I have a twin bro so being mistaken for him and being called different names is no biggie, now the A-holes that low to take any tidbit can add that to their attack arsenal. ( my bro who signed a petition in Michigan to recall Gov. Synder today) yay!!

    Ah! Yes! Another hypocritical comment from you PaulG re: newsbusters, you must be low cog right along with me.

    Your post upon reading it is inadequate on every level. But thanks for the link.

  • Faith3

    Good afternoon everyone,

    It is not so nice here in MA today.

    Nanc, you are correct- WI is not the same as MA when it comes to education. Let’s look at the facts. MA and WI both fund about half of their education funds through state revenue. Walker has cut state revenue which means in the two-year budget, state revenue will lose about $212 million. Since this state operates mostly through regressive taxation, did he give breaks to the poor or middle class that pay the most taxes per income? No, he simply reopened a loophole in the tax code that was closed in 2009, allowing Wisconsin corporations to avoid income taxes by transferring profits to paper subsidiaries.

    In order to make up for that loss in revenue due to tax cuts being proposed, the state will have to make up lost funds toward education somehow. It is hard for communities to make it up in local funds due to caps. So, the option that was preferred to loss of revenue is to have educators pay more in pensions and health expenses (which was already done under union consessions during the economic downturn). Walker also wanted to take away bargaining rights of unions so when wages are bargained, they are capped to inflation.

    From the site: http://neatoday.org/2012/01/03/corporate-tax-loopholes-under-scrutiny/
    “As more corporations avoid contributing to state treasuries, the burden of paying for budget shortfalls has been placed on average working families and critical public services. Over the past few years, education budgets have been slashed across the country as lawmakers declare their states to be “broke.”

    What would $55 billion (the additional amount that these corporations would have paid if they followed the state laws) in lost corporate revenue have funded? According to the National Education Association, about 142,000 education jobs could have been saved during 2008-2010. NEA believes that lawmakers need to close tax loopholes first to modernize the tax system and fund public education appropriately.”

    Walker believes the opposite and instead he prefers to have teachers take a cut in pay and benefits in order to fund education. They ranked 24th in teacher’s wages nation wide and MA ranked number 7 two years ago. I haven’t been able to find more recent data but this new course of action will surely hurt WI. Funding your own wages through cutting your wages is not logical.

  • Faith3

    Callin out Paul G for this statement:

    “Pres Obama ran as a moderate who could heal the economy in 2008,,but we learned he’s no Pres Clinton or even a moderate..Remember one of Pres Clinton’s landmark legislative bills was welfare reform and Pres clinton was a free market capitalist,,dimetrically opposed to Pres Obama’s class warfare mantra…many moderates and independents that voted for Pres Obama last election will abandon him in the next…”

    President Obama is a moderate. He is very market friendly per his health care plan. It is a market based health care plan. Also, talking about the class warfare that is presently taking place in this country is not the same thing as living through the class warfare tactics of those who want to imposed “austerity” measures on the public but tax cuts for the rest. It’s absurd.

  • PaulG

    @Jeff

    “@paul g, let it go, sorry 4 calling you a prick or describing your online behavor as prickish”

    ok,,although it was DB that made it an issue,,I was just giving 1Nancy2 a little jab anyway,,she’s like the head cheerleader at the liberal pep rally,,who teases the conservatives,,but won’t engage in a little debate..

    “Ah! Yes! Another hypocritical comment from you PaulG re: newsbusters, you must be low cog right along with me.”

    I’m not defending newsbusters and agree with your description of the site,,however your favorite source media matters is at least the liberal equivilent…I though that was fairly clear from my comment “Does this mean all your cut and past posts from media matters are not credible as well?”

    “Your post upon reading it is inadequate on every level. But thanks for the link.”

    You and your compadre Steve Perry tend to declare victory and move on without actually mustering a response,,you can do better..

    Uh oh Faith3 is here,,I better head for the beach before I get into something I can’t possible win..

  • Mark

    @Faith3

    “No, he simply reopened a loophole in the tax code that was closed in 2009, allowing Wisconsin corporations to avoid income taxes by transferring profits to paper subsidiaries. ”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152957/Billionaire-Diane-Hendricks-supports-Gov-Scott-Walker-paid-zero-taxes.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    “A Wisconsin billionaire who is Gov Scott Walker’s largest campaign donor owed no state taxes in 2010 because of a change in her corporation’s structure.

    According to records from the state Department of Revenue and ABC Supply Inc., Diane Hendricks’ tax obligation dropped from $2.2 million in 2009 to zero in 2010. Mrs Hendricks owns ABC Supply, the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, windows and siding”

    This is the lady that Walker said it was his goal to divide and conquer the unions. She didn’t have to pay 1 cent in State Taxes. I guess all her campaign contributions payed off.

  • Mark

    On the subject of Rich Republicans giving money to screw the little person over this guy scares me.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-05/republican-donor-simmons-seeks-rule-to-fill-texas-dump.html

    He is the third highest donor to Super Pacs and his business is waste management(mainly nuclear waste). The idea that this guy is donating to people who want to people who want to “reduce regulations” just scares the living hell out of me.

  • Jeff

    Uh oh!!!

    Sean Hannity’s new buddy George Zimmerman caught lying about funds he had raised with the help and support and marketing by Sean Hannity and Fox News. I probably guess Sean Hannity told him to lie about the funds too, “we lie all the time!” and get away with it, Zimmerman a killer and liar now back behind bars where he belongs. Until FACTS and a jury prove otherwise!

    As they say where there’s smoke, there’s fire!!

  • Jeff

    Watched Last night, (Boy in the Stripped Pajamas) wow emotionally scaring!! :(

    —————–

    “Miss Me Yet?” Bush Economic Makeover Hinges On Collective Amnesia

    Bush economic revisionism approached satire this week, as the conservative commentariat began suggesting that voters miss the former president remembered for pursuing economic policies that drove the national economy into a historic recession and financial crisis.

    Efforts to whitewash the Bush economy are nothing new on the right, but by suggesting a growing nostalgia for Bush the right tacitly advances the campaign of Mitt Romney, a campaign that even Republicans acknowledge is nothing more than an updated version of what Bush left behind. Moreover, the effort comes as the right tries to obscure the fact that during Romney’s tenure as governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of all states in jobs creation.

    The campaign to astroturf Bush nostalgia began during discussion of a White House ceremony unveiling a portrait of the former president. Rush Limbaugh proposed adding a bubble to the portrait asking, “Miss me yet?” Fox soon followed that suggestion.

  • Jeff

    The Washington Post reported last week that dozens of candidates being promoted by the National Republican Congressional Committee have refused to sign the anti-tax pledge circulated by Americans for Tax Reform and its president, Grover Norquist. The ATR pledge asks Republican candidates to promise never to raise taxes at any time for any reason, but GOPers have been wavering on it in increasing numbers over the last several months.
    Joining the list of Republicans not interested in signing Norquist’s pledge is Brendan Doherty, who is running for the seat in Rhode Island’s first congressional district:

    Poor Grover! :(

  • Faith3

    Mark,

    The orignal bill that went into effect in 2009 was to address Wisconsin’s budget shortfall. Walker decided to re-open that loophole and address the budget shortfall in others ways. Yes, the divide and conquer plan. Pick one sector of workers who would plug the shortfall by contributing to pay for their own wages. Some would say it is more fair to allow tax cuts via subsidiaries than contributing toward public services. Aren’t public services suppose to be bad? Anyways, it is an old plan that conservatives have been doing for years called starving the beast. The doctrine is hate public services and replace them with private by depriving public operations of taxes and redistributing it to fund private operations. It has happened in other countries with consequences and uprisings.

  • PaulG

    @Faith3

    “President Obama is a moderate.”

    depending how askew your political center is..

    “He is very market friendly per his health care plan. It is a market based health care plan.”

    That’s because the dems were terrified to enact a single payer plan without the political cover of republican votes..

    “Also, talking about the class warfare that is presently taking place in this country is not the same thing as living through the class warfare tactics of those who want to imposed “austerity” measures on the public but tax cuts for the rest. It’s absurd.”

    My comment was comparing Pres. Clinton to Pres. Obama,,not the tea party meanies..

    Obama is garnering votes and consolidating power by attacking corporate america ie. private equity,,wall street,,insurance companies,,chamber of commerce,,billionaires and millionaires,,private jets,,the wealthest few and their corporations that ship jobs overseas,,Pres Obama uses terms like “fair share” to create division..

    Instead of using his differences with a republican congress as a populist weapon in a re-election campaign,,Pres. Clinton moved to the center,,dropped his initiative on universal healthcare,,signed welfare reform legislation and worked with Speaker Gingrich to take advantage of a good economy,,to the benefit of everyone,,not just his own special interests..

  • Faith3

    Grover Norquist was the champion of starve the beast politics. Remember he wanted to shrink government to the size where he could drown it in a bathtub.

  • Jeff

    During Friday’s Budget Committee hearing, Bush also broke with Romney to say that he would support tax increases in order to reduce the growing deficit. “If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we’re going to have $10 in spending cuts for $1 of revenue enhancement — put me in, coach,” he said. Romney specifically rejected the 10-1 deal during a GOP presidential debate in August.
    Dozens of candidates promoted by the National Republican Congressional Committee have refused to sign the pledge. As Rep. Steve King (R-IA) recently asked, “I signed this pledge, but what do we do when we get taxes down to where they need to be? At some point we’re going to cut taxes too much. What’s the answer then?”

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