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.

  • Steve Perry

    Just a reality check for those of you that actually think Romney is going to beat President Obama in November.

    Latest nationwide numbers on Party Identification:

    Independent = 38
    Democrat = 32
    Republican = 24 (Nationwide, they’re a dying breed)

    Breakdown of those Independents:

    Leaning Democrat = 48
    Leaning Republican = 40


  • PaulG

    Looks like the ungrateful Michigan voters forgot Pres. Obama saved their auto industry…


  • Jeff

    Steve Perry,

    I attended a big charity last night, President Obama knows that he is up for a big challenge due to the economy and it’s slow recovery. He enjoys the arrogance of Mitt Romney and the GOP especially after Wisconsin. But given the extent the GOP lies and deceives the public on the truth he is taking nothing for granted. The am confident that the wise majority of voters will not allow a radical extremist agenda to take over our country. Instead they will be held accountable for being against progress from day one, even during The Presidents inauguration.

    let the righties celebrate, it’s only June. The tide will turn.
    Romney is the worst possible candidate. Like almost “Palin” bad candidate…..almost.

  • Dreamer

    Per Mr Coffee Steve,

  • Steve Perry


    That’s awesome…I wish I could’ve been there. I did receive the email from the campaign staff talking about the fundraising, so I did my part by donating $200. I normally only donate $25 or $50 a month but I’m going to step it up every month until November.

    Like I told some of the righties on this site and others, the Walker win will be used by Obama’s campaign staff as a rallying cry and a wake-up call to ensure that supporters across the Country start donating more money and/or more frequently. This country can’t afford to go back to the Bush years again, so we have to do our part to make sure President Obama is re-elected. Needless to say, it would be catastrophic for our Country if Romney takes up residence in the oval office.

  • Davey Boy

    I’m new here so I have no comment however I do wonder why my words double space here is that normal on this page?

  • Davey Boy

    Sorry, never mind. I see that it straightens itself out when I submit. I look forward to voicing my opinions here.

  • Ratboy

    Goood Morning and welcome Davey Boy!

    Sorry I could not join you guys last night but Jeff stole my scissors and Coffee Steve ate my paste!! :shock:

  • Coffee Steve

    2nd try, first post went into cyberspace for some reason

    Goooooooooood Morning Everyone, welcomes to Davy Boy, Dreamer and anyone new I missed


    Sorry I could not join you guys last night but Jeff stole my scissors and Coffee Steve ate my paste!!

    That was paste? :lol:

  • d.d.

    Hi Coffee, Rats, &, those up & about.


    @Davey Boy
    I’m new here

    Another newbie. Welcome !


    Republicans poised to hold House, maybe win Senate


    “The authoritative Rothenberg Political Report forecasts a Democratic pickup of fewer than 10 House seats. The Cook Political Report says the Democrats will gain between five and 15 seats.

    Republicans should add two to five seats. The Republicans need to gain four seats to take a 51-49 majority and seize nominal control away from the Democrats. Rothenberg forecasts Republicans gaining two to four seats; Cook sees a gain of two to five. They still would be well short of the 60 votes needed to pass anything controversial.”

    The Republicans squandered an impressive lead in the Senate if posters have been following Intrade. Their % of chances to win has dropped like a rock.


    Another McClatchy story

    Public employees under scrutiny after recent elections

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/06/07/151553/public-employees-under-scrutiny.html#storylink=cpy


    Democratic Senator George McGovern, has written how meddlesome and expensive regulations eventually killed his business. His article, What I Know Now: Nibbled to Death, tells the story of the former senator’s experience in purchasing and attempting to run a hotel:

    What lesson did he learn? “… if I were back in the U.S. Senate or in the White House, I would ask a lot of questions before I voted for any more burdens on the thousands of struggling businesses across the nation.”

    Nibbling to death sounds just like Cass Sunstein. It’s his modus operandi.

    McGovern laments not asking questions. What about reading the bills first ?

  • Coffee Steve

    *Labor Dept. counts trash men, oil lobbyists, bus drivers as ‘green jobs’

    My favorite Green Job listed that counts as a New Green Job, are Groundskeepers, Cutting Grass, Hedges, hmmmm HEY…I took my hedges out last week, so does that mean I can apply to get paid because its a GREEN Job? Huh, huh?

    150 days Till I get to “express” my vire of that one

  • Coffee Steve

    They still would be well short of the 60 votes needed to pass anything controversial.”

    Nah…Just envolke the Harry Reid Rule and all you need is 52…

    Intrade, Their record isn’t to impressive d.d., and I’ll take Larry Sabato’s predictions before anyones, and he at this point in time, says its looking good for the GOP to take a solid advantage in the House and a decent control in the Senate. Early yes, and many things can change.

  • Ratboy

    Pretty good article

    Noonan: What’s Changed After Wisconsin The Obama administration suddenly looks like a house of cards.

    What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into “one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever,” as the Washington Post’s Paul Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker’s supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money.

    But organization and money aren’t the headline. The shift in mood and assumption is. The vote was a blow to the power and prestige not only of the unions but of the blue-state budgetary model, which for two generations has been: Public-employee unions with their manpower, money and clout, get what they want. If you move against them, you will be crushed.

    Mr. Walker was not crushed. He was buoyed, winning by a solid seven points in a high-turnout race.

  • Ratboy

    Off to Board of Realtors meeting!

    BBL (pssssst! Coffee, your fly is open!)

  • Tennable

    “But given the extent the GOP lies and deceives the public on the truth he is taking nothing for granted”.

    Like Clinton, John Edwards, Dan Rather, John Kerry, Howard Dean, … ouch…writer’s crap..!..

    Sounds like someone has been watching Michael Moore movies.

    To single out the GOP over Democrats as THE party that is doing all the lying discredits your name/posts even more.

    I guess I could cite my claim but then I would be accused of being a cut & paste blogger.

  • Coffee Steve

    BBL (pssssst! Coffee, your fly is open!)

    I’m wearing Pj’s silly, no fly on it :-)

  • REM

    Romney now leads Obama in Michigan , Florida, North Carolina and Ohio

    Dead heat in Virginia,Colorado

    lights out for Obama , Romney wins a landslide

    Steve Perry is the typical democrat. deny reality and hope it is true

    can he adMITT that Romney is going up in the polls and Obama is dropping

    many of those democrats you tout will vote for Romney

  • Coffee Steve

    I wish this was not a true story but…

    *Ohio Democrat Secured a $1 million Earmark to Teach Kids to Meditate with Raisins

    A student gazes at a raisin and holds it to their lips without eating it then they squeeze the raisin to hear its sound. By the time they actually eat the raisin they are aware of all of the sensory urges that it elicits. Apparently the awareness is the lesson. :roll:

  • d.d.

    I’ll take Larry Sabato’s predictions before anyones, and he at this point in time, says its looking good for the GOP to take a solid advantage in the House and a decent control in the Senate.

    I respectfully disagree. I weigh Sabato, Charlie Cook, Nate Silver , & Stu Rothenberg. They all stay in my favorites & I follow them all religiously.
    Sabato leans Right . Silver leans Left & Cook & Rothenberg are more neutral. There is a lot data to peruse, particularly in Cook.

    As far as what is considered a green job, I posted the scathing video of Issa questioning this in a Congressional hearing , but, H.B., had beat me in commenting on it.


    Montgomery County police union used felons to gather signatures in ballot drive

    Washington Examiner

    Montgomery County’s police union used felons, including a fugitive and a man convicted of forgery, to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would kill legislation reducing police collective bargaining rights, court documents show.

    The felons were responsible for collecting signatures and certifying they were gathered legally.

    The court is scheduled to rule June 18 on motions for summary judgment.


    Kimberlin Update: ACLJ Joins The Fight-And So Does Rep Marchant

    “Free speech is under attack,” said Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel. “Conservative writers are now facing threats against themselves, their families, and their livelihoods merely because they’ve aggressively investigated the history and funding of radical liberals.

    The issue involves targeting a number of conservative bloggers with a dangerous and illegal tactic that’s become known as SWAT-ing – (making false 911 calls sending police to the homes of bloggers, claiming a crime has occurred.) The tactic is used in retaliation for posts the conservative bloggers have written.”

    A letter has been sent to the Attorney General demanding an investigation into SWAT-tings.

    Will the DOJ investigate? You decide.


    It’s been fun , but, I’m still looking for a new exercise bike. I’ve worn out two, so, garage sales are where I’m headed. Bye.

  • Jeff

    “didn’t know when the tax cut expired?!!!!!”

    For a guy that says he studies the economy for two hours a day???????!!!!!!

    Come on Mr Clinton. You are inflating Ratboys head!!!

    Knock it off! Let’s put out the fire with some gasoline. Sh!!!!!!!!!!!!!t

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