Cable News Ratings for Wednesday June 6, 2012

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June 7th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 6, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,247        256         535
CNN      283         91         118
MSNBC      357        100         153
CNBC      136         40           89
FBN        60           9           29
HLN      198         78         121
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,306        384         859
CNN      383        121         163
MSNBC      690        179         287
CNBC      100         40           67
FBN        62         11           24
HLN      356        106         204
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,342        354         696
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      184         73           93
MSNBC Morning Joe      318        119         173
CNBC Squawk Box      138         37           87
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      218        104         140
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,518        296         683
CNN SITUATION ROOM      444         98         132
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      549         97         210
CNBC FAST MONEY      179         34         124
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      147         53           61
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,804        291         734
CNN JOHN KING USA      293         65         117
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      544         95         175
CNBC MAD MONEY      160         61         123
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      129         34           48
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,466        252         618
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      322        100         170
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      603        115         258
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      140         42           81
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      268         91         154
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,980        463       1,065
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      346         89         135
MSNBC ED SHOW      627        116         262
CNBC J CREW & MAN DRSSD AMER        51         22           37
HLN NANCY GRACE      538        156         295
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,134        387         829
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      399        135         165
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      692        206         312
CNBC BILLIONS BEHIND BARS      128         47           84
HLN DR. DREW      241         67         148
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,788        301         680
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      404        138         189
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      751        215         288
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      121         50           79
HLN NANCY GRACE      290         96         169
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,390        389         712
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      348        194         179
MSNBC ED SHOW      370        107         149
CNBC MAD MONEY        76         31           34
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      280        105         153

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

    Boy fast eddie dropped like a rock from his Tuesday million plus!!!! :lol:
    as did Rachel and Tingles and Sharpie couldnt get 100k in the key demo! ooopsy!

  • Coffee Steve


    Wasn’t just ED Rats, look at all of MSNBC’s shows, what happened?

  • Coffee Steve

    I expect anyday now to tune to CNN and see a test screen and a song and the words

    CNN has been canceled :-)

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Wasn’t just ED Rats, look at all of MSNBC’s shows, what happened?

    The only ones that held the numbers wer the FOX shows. Everybody else dropped like a rock!

  • Coffee Steve


    On the serious side, that was a massive drop on thier shows, be interesting to know why

  • Ratboy

    ROTFLMBO!!!!! Oh Slick Willie is back in true form!!! Yea this was an OOOPs from Bill, come on! this guy is way toooo smart! remember “AHI did NOT have sex with…….” :lol: :lol:

    Bill Clinton Denies Undermining Obama: ‘I’m Very Sorry’

    President Bill Clinton has been making the rounds for Team Obama — only to end up making headlines for straying away from President Obama‘s campaign messages. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, Clinton affirmed he’s doing everything he can to help the president’s re-election effort, denying that he’s been undermining him.

  • KirbbDogg

    god MSNBC really tanked. And after the recall vote too. I think we may be sesing the beging of the end for MSNBC as porgressve go’s. And all the left wingers or going to current. And msnbc can’t win over the right due to past iusses with them. The only thing they got going for them is there beating CNN.

  • Dave

    Yeah, the lefties were too upset about Wisconsin to watch MSDNC.

    Even Jon Stewart was making frun of them.

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    On the serious side, that was a massive drop on thier shows, be interesting to know why

    i honestly think a lot of the left is just packing it in and giving up. I think the Wisc win for Walker was the final straw for many. They may fiolter back a little over time but some I think have already thrown in the towel. There have not been any positives for Obama and the D’s in a couple of weeks

  • Anne Marie

    Again, you can’t have a successful television talk show by presenting and pushing a liberal-only point of view. Matthews, Sharpton, Schultz, Maddow, O’Donnell….good grief!!!! Get a clue.

  • Jim

    One day ,I would just like to see Joe turn and say to Mika,”just stfu,stop rolling you eye’s and stop acting like a 5 year old.”This is just my opinion Morning Joe is the ‘only’ watchable show( unless Mika is Running the show) on MSNBC.
    I’ve tried watching Sharpton and can’t figure out what language he’s speaking.I’ve ever tried switch over to the Spa language on the remote thinking Al’s trying to learn a new language.I was wrong ,Al is speaking in a language only 1 in 100 people can understand.

  • Anne Marie

    Jim,you’re right…Mika’s job is to make faces while everyone else speaks. We do watch Morning Joe only because we don’t particularly care for the Fox crew at that time. Sometimes, though, M.J. becomes so unbearable we do change the channel. Whenever Joe begins to criticize Obama or anyone in his Administration, I believe he gets a message in his earpiece…”if you value your job, change your message”.

  • Rick

    Mr. Ed really took a hit last night. Tuesday was a big night for him. He may have turned people off. Last night he was about 200,000 below his usual rating.

    Maddow went down with him.

  • Jeff

    Yes it’s an uphill battle. The Republicans are masters of the effective soundbite. Frank Luntz is their wordsmither…the guy that dreams up words and phrases that resonate with the populace as they are repeated over and over again by every right wing politician and media pundit.

    “The Job Creators” is one of those short phrases that is religiously tacked onto any discussion of the rich. Any talk of increasing taxes on the Top 1 percent always gets met with a response like “taxing the job creators.” Every single Fox News pundit and every single Republican invoke the phrase “the job creators” every time they are in front of the camera opposing taxing increases on the rich. It’s a rehearsed Pavlovian type response…so automatically conditioned and predictable…just like making a dog bark…it’s almost comical.

    The sad fact of life is that it works. Pay attention as you listen to the debate on increasing taxes on the rich this year, and I guarantee you’ll hear that expression repeated again and again. The dogs have been well trained. Too bad they can’t think.

  • Michael

    It’s amazing just how simple minded Eddie is. Can’t grasp the fact that some people, even some democrats, GASP, vote their convictions and not simply their party.

  • UpAndOver

    What is that Drip ! Drip ! Drip !

    That is the liberal bleed dripping from the T.V. if you click on MSNBC…

  • Jim

    Do you ever post your own opinion or do you just copy and paste? Jeff I been doing a lot of reading on different web site’s lately (broken leg and can’t get around ) and 90% of the post you submit are copied and pasted.Jeff you’re not the only copy and paste addict on this site ,don’t remember their names and I’m not going back just to look up their name as they also got paste dripping from their hands. By copying and pasting all the time shows one of two things, that you’re unable to think and form your own opinion or you’re trying to look smarter then you really are.

  • d.d.

    Jeff you’re not the only copy and paste addict on this site ,don’t remember their names and I’m not going back just to look up their name as they also got paste dripping from their hands

    I cannot tell a lie. I’m guilty of both word paste & in crafts. I just used a glue stick to finish a birthday card . I can think for myself, &, I believe many are smarter than I am.

    If we annoy you I’m sorry ,but , you can just skip our c/p news.

  • Coffee Steve

    or you’re trying to look smarter then you really are.

    BINGO!! You figured me out :lol: I’m actually dumber than a clogged pipe.

    @Ratboy & Jeff

    I wonder? Is it possible that MSNBC was getting the majority of viewers from Wisc the past few weeks and now they are tuning out? I don;t mean that question to be silly, just wondering, cause that was a major drop.

  • Letmethink

    I love to check this site and follow the chatter. his is my first time to post. I have really annoyed Coffee Steve, Ratboy and Retired. Lots of good hearted friendly sharing. I keep wondering about CNN Early Start/Starting Point. How long do you think they will last? MHOO if they could be more neutral I think they could draw a bigger audience. I am a conservative and anytime I try to watch Solidad, it only takes about 2 minutes before her obvious bias appears and I change the station. I watch F&F mostly and Morning Joe when Joe is on.

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