Cable News Ratings for Thursday, June 7, 2012

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June 8th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, June 7, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,174        240         492
CNN      292         85         119
MSNBC      359        101         149
CNBC      151         48           91
FBN        56         11           26
HLN      202         81         132
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,212        396         848
CNN      397        105         157
MSNBC      705        181         297
CNBC      196        121         117
FBN        74         16           35
HLN      352        122         206
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      994        253         507
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      190         91           97
MSNBC Morning Joe      325        123         160
CNBC Squawk Box      164         42         101
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      253        125         197
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,589        306         647
CNN SITUATION ROOM      384         62         113
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      516        102         194
CNBC FAST MONEY      137         16           88
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      163         73         109
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,774        362         711
CNN JOHN KING USA      320         52           98
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      599        103         199
CNBC MAD MONEY      183         48         123
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      128         66           87
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,628        319         660
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      371         80         122
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      689        126         257
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      148         38           69
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      268         98         123
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,626        465         964
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      393         89         164
MSNBC ED SHOW      690        155         272
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS      171         96           93
HLN NANCY GRACE      341         84         163
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,116        365         814
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      438        108         156
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      755        196         333
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS      238        160         146
HLN DR. DREW      373        131         221
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,872        358         766
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      359        119         151
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      669        193         285
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      180        106         113
HLN NANCY GRACE      341        151         233
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,250        332         621
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      231         94         120
MSNBC ED SHOW      394        146         163
CNBC MAD MONEY        80         47           65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      213         89         141

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.

  • DB

    Ok Stevie, you have no ability to back up your accusation of “Enron Accounting”. I will stop asking because you are too much of a coward to say it was a silly statement with no basis. Also pls stop comparing appples and oranges. You are wasting the thinking people’s time. BTW, those morning shows spent a great deal of time tearing down Scott Walker–not much influence there or maybe they were influenced by all the commercials the Repubs ran up in Wisconsin during these shows. Who knows? Your post has very little relevance to anything.

  • Jeff

    Fox Lets Mitch McConnell Off The Hook For Blocking Jobs Bill

    Fox News covered up GOP obstructionism on jobs creation, letting Senator Mitch McConnell falsely claim that Congress has passed “most” of President Obama’s jobs bill.

    McConnell appeared on Fox to respond after President Obama appeared at a Friday press conference and urged Congress to pass a jobs bill he has been promoting since September. That proposal included $35 billion for teacher rehiring and first responders, along with $105 billion to fix roads and schools, make long-term investments in the nation’s infrastructure and to improve vacant or abandoned properties to revitalize communities. Economist Mark Zandi estimated that the bill would have created 2 million jobs and boosted economic growth by 2 percent.

    In pressing Congress to pass the jobs bill, Obama specifically noted: “If Congress had passed it in full, we’d be on track to have a million more Americans working this year.  The unemployment rate would be lower.  Our economy would be stronger.” Fox turned to Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, to respond, allowing McConnell to argue, “we passed most of what he asked us to pass last fall, and some of the rest of it is about to pass.”

    No surprise there!!!

  • Jeff

    Right Wing Media Spin Recent Vote To Attack All Public Pensions

    Right-wing media have used recent votes by California cities to change the pensions public workers will receive to attack all such pensions. In fact pensions for police officers, firefighters, teachers, and other public workers are not bankrupting states, and public pensions shortfalls at best need minor reforms to ensure their solvency.

    On Tuesday, facing budget shortfalls, voters in San Jose and San Diego approved plans to reshape the pensions for public workers in those cities, including cuts in benefits and a move from traditional pensions to 401(k) programs.

    Republicans have signaled that, emboldened by the election results in California as well as by the Wisconsin recall, they will fight more battles against public sector workers this election cycle. And the right-wing media stands ready to do its part.

    During the June 7 edition of Fox’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, host Neil Cavuto responded to the San Jose and San Diego votes by promoting cuts in public pensions:

  • Jeff

    Federal Policy Has Spurred Clean Tech Boom, Efficiency Improvements

    O’Reilly Claims “The Feds Have Not Been Able To Make Progress In The Green Area.” On the June 6 edition of his Fox News show, Bill O’Reilly said “The President also remains enthusiastic about massive government investment in green energy,” adding “Time after time after time green energy investments proved to be unworthy. The goal is worthy. But for whatever reason, the feds have not been able to make progress in the green area despite spending many, many billions of dollars.” [Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, 6/6/12]

    Report: U.S. Clean Tech Has Grown Rapidly “Due In Large Part To A Substantial Increase In Federal Investment.” In an April 2012 report, energy policy experts at the Breakthrough Institute, Brookings Institution, and World Resources Institute noted that federal support has driven a recent expansion in US clean tech sectors. The report warned that federal support “is now poised to decline precipitously … raising the possibility of market turmoil ahead,” and recommended policy reforms to provide more stable and effective incentives.http://mediamatters.org/iphone/research/201206080011

  • Jeff

    Get this man a doughnut!!

    During a press conference Friday, President Obama noted accurately that layoffs at the state and local government level have hurt the economy as it slowly recovers from the Great Recession. “The big challenge we have in our economy right now is state and local government hiring has been going in the wrong direction,” he said.
    Later in the day, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) responded by saying that the firing of government workers means things are going in “the right direction,” as reported by CBS’ Rebecca Kaplan:

  • Jeff


    Romney Says America Doesn’t Need ‘More Firemen, More Policemen, More Teachers
    The last three years are the worst on record for public sector job loss, and the 700,000 government jobs that no longer exist remain a large drag on the American economy.

  • Jeff

    GOP Candidate Wants To Let Student Rates Double July 1, Work On More ‘Important Things’ Now
    By Scott Keyes on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:16 am
    GOP Candidate Jesse Kelly
    The Republican nominee for Gabby Giffords’ old congressional seat declared this week that he’s willing to let interest rates on student loans double on July 1 because Congress should “deal with the huge problems right now” instead.


    Yes let’s attack students. Another Democratic base….. Pattern here. It’s gonna backfire!!

  • Jeff

    Gov Scott is not too bright.

    IN WAKE OF VOTER PURGE, RICK SCOTT’S APPROVAL RATING DROPS TO 31% | Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s continued push to remove hundreds of eligible voters is unpopular with both Democrat and Republican voters, according to Public Policy Polling. Just 31 percent approve of Scott’s performance and 56 percent disapprove. Support has dropped off among Republicans as well, which reflects the bipartisan opposition to his voter suppression efforts, including both Republican and Democrat local election officials. The voter purge especially targets minority voters, and more Hispanics (14 percent) and African-Americans (8 percent) said they knew someone who was removed from the voter rolls.

  • Jeff

    Alberto Gonzalez, the first Latino United States Attorney General, said on Thursday that Mitt Romney needs to do more to connect with the Latino community. In an interview with Yahoo News, Gonzalez questioned whether Romney has really made an effort to reach out to Latinos, even as the campaign has tried to woo Latino voters:
    “I think that members of our party have spoken about this in a way that’s not only anti-immigration but anti-Hispanic, and I think that’s harmful to the long term future of the party,”

  • Jeff

    Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced he would defy the Department of Justice and push forward with his purge of thousands of registered voters. The process has targeted hundreds of fully eligible U.S. voters.
    Scott and other prominent Republicans in Florida argue that the Justice Department’s actions were motivated by partisanship. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), for example, directly accused Attorney General Eric Holder of “working to enable voter fraud” to get Obama elected.
    But Scott’s battle with the Department of Justice may end up being more symbolic than substantive. Why? All of Florida’s county election supervisors, who are ultimately responsible for maintaining the voter rolls, refuse the execute the purge. Florida’s 67 local election supervisors include 30 Republicans.

  • Steve Perry

    @DB – Hang in there buddy…don’t blow a gasket just because more Americans are watching Liberal news. And by the way, I replied to your comment on the last thread (Wednesday)…go check it out.

    @Jeff – that’s some great news coming out of Florida. Obama can still win without Florida but if he can somehow win that State, it would guarantee him another 4 years.

  • Steve Perry


    “the most accurate presidential polls
    On average, the polls slightly overestimated Obama’s strength. The final polls showed the Democratic ahead by an average of 7.52 percentage points — 1.37 percentage points above his current 6.15-point popular vote lead. Seventeen of the 23 surveys overstated Obama’s final victory level, while four underestimated it. Only two — Rasmussen and Pew — were spot on.”

    -Well that’s great news Ratboy because right now both Rasmussen and Pew have President Obama ahead of Romney….looks like another 4 years for President Obama.


  • Graham

    Fox has dropped along with the rest. I’m getting bored with the repetitive nature of all cable news. Firmly believe online is the way ahead. Do we really need one person on a screen in your living room to spout the same thing day after day? These figures are very bad all round. They all should be concerned.

  • DB

    Stevie, you haven’t replied to my question because you have no reply. You made a statement that had no basis in fact and you won’t admit it. Thats ok I knew you would dance around it, it is the liberal way.

    Jeffie, in response to your endless posts of left wing crap, I say…so?

  • Marcusillinois

    Steve and Jeff, yawn…boring.

  • DB

    Marcus, well said!!!

  • twins fan
  • KeithAR2002

    Notice that all the liberal posters get on here and spew their propaganda late in the day, like after noon… Or later… While us conservatives post early… The libs are sleeping their life away while our country is going off a cliff, but the conservatives are up and about before sunrise because we take things seriously. Sad thing is I’m still a registered Democrat… I voted for Kerry in 04… Yeah I know, yuck..now that I look back. I didn’t vote in 08, but it’s disgusted me seeing the blast bias in the media. It’s sickening. I was always told FOX was a GOP shill and didn’t give real news and they were horrible so I thought the same way and never watched… But FOX News Is all I’ve been watching now… Starting with The Five, Special Report, then I switch to Chris Matthews from 6-7(central time) for a good laugh…then I watch O’Reilly, and my favorite one of the night, Hannity. I used to think Hannity was.dispiciable because I was told he was! But then I realized the Democrat party has drifted off into the world of ultra leftism and crap, and Obama does nothing but blame everything on others, so I’m enthusiastically voting Romney and straight GOP this election cycle. I’ve been volunteering for the Romney camp even… Anything to get rid of BHO. My mom has been a yellow dog democrat all her life, NEVER has voted Republican… But she’s turned Conservative and is sooo ready to vote BHO out! Believe me there are A LOT of others out there just like us…. If you’re an adult and care about the future of this country, then you’ll vote Romney and give the Senate to the GOP too, so they can start getting this mess cleaned up. If you’re young and dumb and have no idea what the issues are and don’t get the seriousness of our debt problem, or you’re going to vote for Obama because it’s the “cool” thing to do, then God help all of you. You all think “as long as it doesn’t affect me” that’s all y’all care about. But in a few years when our debt bomb explodes, it will affect ALL of us. So stop partying and crap and help us get this country back from the cliff! Do you seriously want to stand by Obama at the price of our country’s future? This election is the most important one of our lifetime.. If Obama is re elected, then our country will become the Titantic and it’ll be too late for us… Like Hannity says, ask yourself if you’re better off now than four years ago? Anyone tha says yes MUST be on government assistance because those are the only people who could be better off since they’re gotten so many increases in handouts since Obama. But even those people will be doomed if our country goes off the cliff… Tough cuts must be made and we all need to take some of it, to keep our country in existence. Better to cut back than keep living lavishly on the government for a few years then end up in chaos and anarchy. Sure it will be a challenge to adjust to the sacrifices and cutbacks, but at least our country will still be around and it’s much better than the alternative.

    Sorry I get on my soapbox about this sometimes, and type a novel, but when it comes to our country’s future and I read people defending Obama and the Democrats, I have to say something.

  • Hillbilly

    I would point out that Bill O’s 8pm 35-64 viewers (with Laura Ingram subbing) beat all of MSNBC’s P2+ viewers again, but i won’t. Don’t wanna rub salt in the wounds of you lefties. :grin: Still baffling as to why the drop in MSNBC’s viewers. It’s not like their gonna get any “cheer me ups” watching another cable news show. Maybe they don’t have nerf bricks like usnretired. On the bright side…when they go purchase a new TV it will help the economy. :lol:

  • Hillbilly

    I see Jeff is in the camp of the fed govt should continue to pay for state workers too. :roll: Been there done that. How long should it continue? We spent $450+ billion on interest for the debt last year. What will happen when interests rates goes up?

    Fiscal year 2012 so far $271 billion.

    $8+ trillion in the 23 years.

    Can’t spend ourselves to prosperity.

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