Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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June 6th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 5, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,396        318         611
CNN      368        110         149
MSNBC      489        144         223
CNBC      159         54         101
FBN        78         15           31
HLN      186         78         119
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,968        646       1,250
CNN      558        149         209
MSNBC    1,080        299         497
CNBC      251        118         161
FBN      125         32           57
HLN      260         83         146
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,121        277         537
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      165         76           78
MSNBC Morning Joe      375        155         201
CNBC Squawk Box      124         45           81
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      315        166         221
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,590        307         619
CNN SITUATION ROOM      483         99         161
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      781        161         278
CNBC FAST MONEY      183         41         117
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      118         17           68
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,036        459         823
CNN JOHN KING USA      383         72         111
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      771        186         294
CNBC MAD MONEY      227         65         139
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      113         22           75
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,147        506         889
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      514        113         168
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      790        147         325
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      149         54           86
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      261         65         133
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,108        569       1,179
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      452        125         151
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,119        251         472
CNBC CRIME INC: DEADLY PRSCRP      204         90         132
HLN NANCY GRACE      375        141         225
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,973        708       1,297
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      591        145         230
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,256        377         601
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      296        134         180
HLN DR. DREW      236         62         100
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,802        660       1,267
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      630        177         245
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      862        267         414
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      253        129         171
HLN NANCY GRACE      167         45         113
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,441        585       1,191
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      414        174         172
MSNBC ED SHOW      566        234         302
CNBC MAD MONEY        96         50           57
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      165         57           95

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.

  • Rick

    E.B. Outfront started sending people that follow the show through Twitter emails through Twitter on Monday. Thsi may explain the boost in the ratings on Monday.

    Personally, I get enough spam in my email, CNN has a web page that I can see what programing they have coming up I do not need more advertisement emails. It is probably a revenue stream for Twitter now. If people get tired of getting advertising from Twitter in their email will Twitter become a thing of the past?

    I was very supprised at the margin of victory Walker had. I thought it would be closer than it was. Does anybody think that the people are tired of giving the pollsters information that really reflects their opinion?

  • RealityChick

    I will vote Democrat and back tax hikes when they stop telling my 85 year old mother something isn’t covered by her Medicaire and she gets socked with a medical bill for $850 when they cover and pay for illegals and their kids with my tax dollars. They want more of my money to give to people too lazy to get off the couch. Tlle them to turn off the VIEW stop smoking dope and making every excuse in the world why you can’t get a job. Teachers in my school district start at $40k a year, the super makes over $200K. Ridiculous, but yet they will foreclose on a person’s home who has lost their job and can’t come up with the inflated school tax. There’s no money for Vets, yet they are giving millions to countries that hate us and the vets have fought. Ironic or moronic?
    The Dems want more of my money, no friggin way. I would rather vote some one in office that wants to make a buck because this guy will keep the open sign on the front door, with Obama in office for four more years we will all have the yellow sheriff notice on our doors. Amateur hour is up.

  • RealityChick

    To Rick: I had an automated telephone poll and for the heck of it went through the questions. It was concerning our governor in PA. I was honest on everything except my gender/age/wage. A little too personal to answer. I could see some one just giving auto answers to a person asking them what they voted for if they are being questioned in front of others for fear of retaliation. If pollsters want real info, give out questionnaires for people to fill in, or make it part of the voting process. Some people would rather not have their opinions published.

  • Coffee Steve

    MOM IM HOME!!!

  • Al

    Ed was starting to cry. Maybe Ed could explain why the unions lost half of their membership .

  • Rick

    RealityChick – I hear you. The problem is that neither political party has a fix for the problems with Medicare and Social Security. Add on to that servicing the current debt political parties are running out of manuvering room.

    There are to many federal programs that need to be fixed. They need to fix the problems that they already created before they start new programs or expand existing programs.

  • Mark

    Well at least the recall wasn’t a complete waste(most likely since I assume the Republicans will fight it since it was so close). When I saw the money difference I sort of knew Barrett would have a hard challenge but I always said all the Dems have to do is win one of 4 state senate recalls to get a small victory and looks like they did


    Democrats have appeared to win control of the Wisconsin state Senate, with former state Sen. John Lehman (D) declaring victory in a recall election of state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R).

    According to late results, Lehman leads Wanggaard by a margin of 36,255 votes to 35, 476. The results are still unofficial and Wanggaard has not yet conceded, but Lehman declared victory. If Lehman’s win is confirmed, Democrats will have a 17-16 edge in the chamber.

  • Jim

    Ed was crying,because he was once again made to look like the fool he is.

  • lbsles

    Wisconsin Democrats claim Senate control, but last race still not called

    “If Democrats ultimately succeed in winning control of the chamber, even some among them have acknowledged that the victory may be more symbolic than anything. The Legislature is not scheduled to meet before November, when regular elections are scheduled for about half of the Senate seats, using new state district boundaries favored by Republicans.”

  • lbsles

    Another take on WI

    “It likely won’t matter much who ultimately wins the chamber, at least right now. The Legislature isn’t expected to convene again until January and whichever party gains the majority will have to defend it before then in November’s elections.”

  • Ratboy

    Watching, reading, and listening to the left spinning the Walker win I cant help but wonder………..if Obama loses in November how in H E double hockey sticks will they spin that??? :shock: :twisted:

  • Coffee Steve

    how in H E double hockey sticks will they spin that???

    It’s Bushes Fault of course :lol:

  • UpAndOver

    Did Ed have bratwurst with his whine in Wisconsin ?

  • Mark


    18% of people who voted for Walker said they will most likely vote Obama. That basically is his margin of victory over Barrett. the same poll that rightly claimed Walker would win by 7% had Obama at 8%. I think it’s comparing apples and oranges what happened last night compared to November.

    Sure Romney could win, but I don’t see him outspending Obama 8-1 like Walker did to Barrett or have the advantage to basically campaign for months before he even has a challenger(setting the tone of the debate). Alot of the Walker support basically came from the people who thought a recall was a waste of time and voted with that in mind, which won’t happen in a general election.

  • Coffee Steve

    support basically came from the people who thought a recall was a waste of time and voted with that in mind

    To be honest Mark, that election in a way restored my faith in voters, when even the other side shows the “power people” that they are not stupid. I mean that in a way that a good sign.

    I give many Democrats there a lot of credit, it was gusty and the right thing to do. You know many of them wanted to vote against Walker, but chose principle over heart. And many have earned my respect, and I’m not one that gives my respect lightly.

  • Matthew

    “Mathew, you gonna jump on Lawrence? I hope you understand that while I disagree with you on this topic and of course some others, I do respect how you make your arguments and the fact you respond to disagreement without name calling. I don’t care for racism either but did not think Joan needed to be called out for something she said along time ago and apologized for. You are my favorite liberal, now go get Lawrence!! ”

    He didn’t make a racial slur, so I’m not sure what I’m supposed to call him out for, other than the fact that he’s spouting the usual stupid nonsense that infests this section. His actual statement is likely a reference to the Nielson research from a few years back that showed that only around 2% of FNC’s audience is black, whereas CNN and MSNBC are closer to 15 – 20%. To point that out is no more prejudiced than pointing out that cable news audiences, on all channels, are mostly elderly; It’s an accurate representation of the demographic information from Nielson.

  • Mark

    On a completely different subject gas prices are roughly 3.50 now. For all the Republicans who think that somehow the President controls gas prices(at least when they 4 dollars) why aren’t they crediting him with the drop in gas prices?

  • Coffee Steve

    *MSNBC’s Schultz Lectures Union Members Who Voted for Scott Walker

    Demands they explain why they voted for Walker

    Dear ED, voters on either side don’t owe you anything, they need not explain anything to you. You? On the other hand have alot of explaining to do. The people have the right to vote however they wish, in fact Mr Ed, YOU OWE THEM!!

    Night Everyone


  • Coffee Steve

    why aren’t they crediting him with the drop in gas prices?

    Just saw this, Mark? You think $3.50 is a jusitfied price? Call me when it gets to $2.09 where it should be for a economy to flourish. :-)


  • Ratboy

    @ Mark

    When the left crys about how Walker outspent the left 7-1 they are only taking into consideration (once again selective book keeping) the last couple of months. What they are not talking about is the money the left spent for the last year ever since the mess started. The money spent on the first recalls of Senators and all the rest. Lets face it people, the unions and the left dumped a lot of money but at the end the American people said enough is enough and then they threw some bucks in the other direction. If the left keeps up this spinning (and I hope they do) they will not energize THEIR base they will energize the right base and more importantly the independent voters AGAINST the left! Keep it coming looney left, we need your help to get Romney elected!! And Oh YEA, to Ed Shultz, Mr. Shultzt, PLEEEEASE PLEEEEASE throw all your energy towards campainging against Mitt Romney. PLEEEEEASE, cuz when you do that, he will be a shoe in to win! :)

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