Cable News Ratings for Friday, June 1, 2012

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June 4th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 1, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,028            242            445
CNN         283             85            111
MSNBC         364            125            166
CNBC         173             48             96
FBN           48             10             20
HLN         203             84            130
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,795            327            663
CNN         406            111            147
MSNBC         645            215            293
CNBC         163             63             88
FBN           36               9             17
HLN         274             90            151
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,046            289            522
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         186             87             94
MSNBC Morning Joe         375            149            208
CNBC Squawk Box         178             46            108
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         302            181            220
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,390            285            602
CNN SITUATION ROOM         435            116            139
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         545             97            173
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         106             15             61
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         136             20             70
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         157             51             78
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,438            296            614
CNN JOHN KING USA         338             85            105
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         565             98            207
CNBC MAD MONEY         164             39            101
HLN PRIME NEWS         217             72            129
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,162            237            496
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         304             93            135
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         551             98            210
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         138             39             84
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         309            130            174
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,517            434            922
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         385            115            144
MSNBC ED SHOW         694            163            290
CNBC MARIJUANA INC         188             84            106
HLN NANCY GRACE         421            158            230
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,514            287            540
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         382            119            129
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         867            299            396
CNBC J CREW & MAN DRSSD AMER         137             40             60
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         232             69            131
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,334            261            525
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         451            100            168
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         374            182            192
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         166             65             97
HLN NANCY GRACE         171             42             93
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         939            212            410
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         348            112            138
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         401            235            225
CNBC MAD MONEY         114             63             83
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         250             54            117


For other days cable news ratings click here.
Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

  • Steve Perry

    “Walker , Walker , Walker , Walker, Walker, Walker”

    Sucks, Sucks, Sucks, Sucks, Sucks, Sucks!!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Hey Buddy, in case you didn’t know Bill Maher is on cable and his show is about the News….so theirs your apples vs apples.

    DO YOU SEE MAHER LISTED ANYWHERE ON THESE LISTS?? You have just proved my point without a doubt hands down YOU DONT HAVE A CLUE!!!!!!

    Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
    FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL 1,334 261 525
    CNN Anderson Cooper 360 451 100 168
    HLN Nancy Grace 171 42 93

    Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
    FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 939 212 410
    CNBC Mad Money 114 63 83
    HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 250 54 117

  • Steve Perry

    The reason it’s not listed is because HBO is not a News network you knucklehead. However, Bill Maher is a news show and he draws over 4 Million Americans every episode to watch and listen to his Liberal slanted opinions…you should watch it sometime…you’d probably learn a lot more than by watch Faux News. And stop getting so mad that Bill Maher draws a bigger audience than Bill O’Reilly…don’t be a hater…lol

  • Ratboy

    So which one is it Eddie??

    Back on May 29, Schultz warned of giant flaming acorns falling from the sky if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prevailed in a June 5 recall election against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who was defeated by Walker in the 2010 gubernatorial race.

    Here’s Schultz sounding the alarm that a Walker victory could foreshadow President Obama’s defeat in November, which in turn would usher in an era of permanent GOP control of the White House

    They are trying to set it up that if Mitt Romney gets elected, if Mitt Romney gets elected, there will never be a Democratic president again in the history of the United States. The future is just, this is the way it’s going to be. There’ll never be a Democratic president in our lifetime again. And when I say in our lifetime, I’m talking about long, long, long, long, long time.

    This is why Wisconsin’s so important. The people of the country need to know that you can defeat it. And this in many respects is doing the country a favor, the way they’re operating, the way they’re lying, the way they’re backing up the worst candidate, the worst governor in the country, his record’s horrendous, and who he’s a puppet to.

    So that’s why this is so important. They’re trying to make it so Barack Obama doesn’t get re-elected and no Democrat ever will be elected into the White House.

    “This is why Wisconsin’s so important” — Walker wins, Obama in turn loses, and it’s the end of the world as we know it.

    Two days later, Schultz was crooning a different tune. More accurately, he was part of a liberal chorus singing the same line, that of Walker winning in Wisconsin hardly mattering at all. Silly you, why would you have ever thought otherwise?

    I get a kick out of the Twitter world ’cause they’re working me over saying, oh, it’s going to be fun to watch Eddie, he’ll be crying in his beer, whatever. No I’m not! No, no, there’s no downside about this recall any way, shape or form. Obviously we want Walker to be thrown out because he’s a radical and he’s not good for America. But look at the other side. They are throwing millions of dollars at a guy who is on the verge of being indicted for a felony. Now, how are they going to feel, win lose or draw, when this happens

  • Ratboy


    Bill Maher
    Source: Wikipedia

    William “Bill” Maher, Jr. ( born January 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, author, and actor. Before his current role as the host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC. Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary

  • Ratboy

    DB, Joan, Ralphie Boy, and anybody else………….Steve Perry is ALL YOURS!!! I will once again quote Ron White “You cant fix stupid!”

  • Nick Czar

    MSNBC continues it’s own self destruction with it’s
    repulsive talking heads line up. Mika, Matthews, Ed,
    Odonnel, Maddow, Sharpton and Hayes.

    The next two hires will probably be John Edwards and
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    Who said MSNBC can’t get any worse ?

  • Steve Perry

    Don’t get frustrated Ratboy because you can’t handle the truth.

    The O’Reilly Factor is show in which Bill O’Reilly, a political commentator, discusses political issues and the news and provides his conservative opinions on those issues.

    The Bill Maher show is a show in which Bill Maher, a political commentator, discusses political issues and the news and provides his liberal opinions on those issues.

    Besides one being liberal and the other being conservative, there’s no difference. What say you?

  • Steve Perry


    This is from the same wikipedia source you used:

    William James “Bill” O’Reilly, Jr. born September 10, 1949 is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator.


    Back at you buddy.

  • Jeff

    @Steve Perry, I think you touched a nerve. Hehe!! :lol:

    HBO’s REALTIME with Bill Maher is only on pay premium packages on cable & satellite.
    Fox News is on every cheap of the cheap basic cable & satellite packages, and Bill Maher kicks their a$$ in viewers.
    (msnbc is not on every basic package)

    Not quite a comparison…… a 24 hour news channel to a one hour news & views program on HBO. But, when you take the pay hurdle for Bill Maher against the one hour easy access to Bill Oreilley its a slaughter.

    But, as you can see the Righties HATE Bill Maher. So feel free to invoke him often.

  • DB

    The libs excuse the extremely nasty rhetoric from Maher by saying it doesn’t count because he is a comedian ( a not very funny comedian). Can’t have it both ways Stevie and thanks for enforcing the notion that libs resort to name calling when confronted with opposing view points. You are a perfect example.

  • Jeff


    Is Detroit under the Gov’s emergency management program??

    If so how is it working?

    Getting mixed info online.

    Thanks and have a great evening!

  • DB

    Stevie and Jeffie, how come you guys only talk about issues that don’t matter. I haven’t seen either of you comment on the 8.2 percent unemployment rate, the pathetic 69,000 jobs created, the real unemployment rate of 14 percent, Solydra, Fast and Furious, etc. These are important issues as opposed to the ratings of a hack like Maher. Oh wait those other issues reflect poorly on your Messiah but I am sure you guys can twist the numbers and the scandals to make him look good.

  • DB


  • Jeff

    @DB, Issa found no scandal re: Solyndra, deal with it, OH! WAIT! you probably didn’t see it on Fox News, so its not all your fault.
    Furthermore, I find responding to you a complete waste of time . So I will leave it there.

  • Steve Perry

    Stop drinking the Faux News kool-aid

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    this is a pretty good overall view of year one overall a big sucsess for the state1


    On the Detrroit issue, I think it is too early to know one way or the other.

  • PaulG

    I like to watch the McLaughlin GROUP every week to see if old John calls Sarah Palen a c**t,,every watch Gwen Ifill on Washington week,,she can be downright raunchy…People tune into Bill Maher for the same reason they tune into Howard Stern,,he’s juat a tv shock jock…Sleeze sells…

  • Steve Perry

    @DB & PaulG

    Bill Maher’s nasty rhetoric doen’t even come close to that of Rush, Hannity, and the other radio talk show hosts.

  • Steve Perry


    Bush’s policies were in effect until the end of 2009 at which the unemployment rate was at 9.9%…since then, President Obma’s policies have lowered it to 8.2%…that’s actually pretty good.

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