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.

  • Hillbilly

    Let’s keep borrowing money. Heck besides wars, SS, education, medicare, etc we need to fund state govt jobs. :roll:

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Interest payments on the national debt could total $5.5 trillion over the next decade, or about 79% of the new debt estimated to accrue between 2012 and 2021.

  • Hillbilly

    OK last post tonight on the debt. Just trying to drive home the point of borrowing money to fund state workers jobs (IMO) is not smart.

    Running the government on 8¢

    Today, the United States spends roughly 76 cents of every federal tax dollar on just four things: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and interest on the $14 trillion debt. That leaves 24 cents of revenue to pay for everything else the federal government does.

    Read more here.

    Barring serious efforts to curb the growth in the country’s debt, by 2020 Washington could be spending 92 cents of every tax dollar on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and interest alone. That would leave just 8 cents to pay for everything else.

  • suikostinger

    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.

    I never knew someone could spin posting on here in the afternoons to “sleeping their lives away”. Maybe some people don’t live, breath and eat on this little forum that is full of 24/7 Fox News watchers? Maybe they work? How the hell does someone go from “libs aren’t posting during the day because they are sleeping”, instead of first thinking….they are working…..? That’s what most normal human beings are doing. Of course, I can spin like you and say, the conservatives are on here during the day, everyday, because they are lazy sack of craps that don’t work, while the libs are off working during the day……Too bad I’m not a crazy maniac like you that thinks of crazy things, so I wouldn’t actually believe or say it…..

  • Hillbilly

    After dealing with Bill C I’ve learned to watch for “wiggle words.”

    “The notion that my White House would purposely release national security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong. … We don’t play with that.”

    So somebody might of “accidentally” released the info. Something else to ponder. Kristen Powers said (I haven’t researched it so don’t know if she’s right) if Nobama said the info isn’t classified, then there’s no crime. The POTUS can declassify info any time he wants. Some reporter needs to ask him if he declassified any of the info that has been leaked.

  • Steve Perry


    Dude, get a grip and quit your crying and whining…you’re starting to sound like my 12 yr old niece.

  • Hillbilly

    I’ll give Nobama credit for this. ;)

    “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government

    that requires every citizen to prove they are insured …

    but not prove they are a citizen.”


  • Hillbilly

    @Steve Perry

    Get your liberal a$$ to bed. :grin:


  • Steve Perry

    ^Lol…I just finished watching the 3rd season of the Unit, so I’m alert and fully awake.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone
    NEInterest payments on the national debt could total $5.5 trillion over the next decade, or about 79% of the new debt estimated

    Wait till the Fed starts calling the money back in, can you say double dip Inflation?

    *Holder appoints 2 prosecutors to lead White House leak probes…

    Seriously??? Holder????

    Come Monday Congress will vote to appoint a special prosecutor… Take it from a former reporter, this story not only has legs, but will grow arms, fingers, feet etc.. :-)

  • Gabriel

    Posted June 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM
    Let’s keep borrowing money. Heck besides wars, SS, education, medicare, etc we need to fund state govt jobs.

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Interest payments on the national debt could total $5.5 trillion over the next decade, or about 79% of the new debt estimated to accrue between 2012 and 2021.


    I know one thing: the generation immediately following mine is not paying a $20 trillion debt. They’re not paying debt period. We’re going to have to kick some as(s)es instead of coming up with the dough.

  • Jeff

    Our candidate created 4 million plus jobs, yours????

    It didn’t work in Massachusetts, and it won’t work now.

    Mitt Romney ran for governor claiming his corporate experience made him uniquely qualified to grow the economy and decrease debt.

    Here’s what Massachusetts got instead:

    Long-term debt: Increased more than $2.6 billion
    Bigger government: State spending increased more than $6 billion
    Slower job growth: 47th out of 50 states in job creation
    Higher taxes and fees: Increased by $750 million per year

  • Jeff

    Mitt Romney claims the unemployment rate in Massachusetts fell during his tenure as governor, and that he created 40,000 jobs in his last year in office.
    As the nation’s economy grew and the median income rose, under Romney, Massachusetts plummeted from 36th to 47th out of 50 states in job creation, and the median income declined.

  • Jeff

    Mitt Romney claims that while governor of Massachusetts, he cut spending and balanced the budget.
    Governor Romney left behind a $1 billion budget deficit for the next governor and saddled Massachusetts taxpayers with more debt per person than any other state.

    Just imagine what he and his big Republican spenders will do to our debt. They did it for eight years. I didn’t forget their spending and destroying our economy under their failed policies. Did you??

  • Jeff

    Nevemind that man behind the green curtain. Lol!!! Lair Lair!

    “As governor I cut taxes 19 times and didn’t raise taxes.”
    —Mitt Romney [Iowa debate, 8/11/2011]

    As governor, Romney increased taxes and fees by as much as $750 million per year. [Factcheck.org, 1/31/08]

  • Jeff

    Silly Romney. Tricks are for kids!!! ;)

    “We didn’t just slow the rate of growth of our government, we actually cut it.”—Mitt Romney, 2012

    During Romney’s term as governor, state budget spending increased every single year.

  • Jeff

    Your entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts!!!

    State spending under Governor Romney increased by more than $6 billion:

    2004: increased $409 million
    2005: increased $930 million
    2006: increased $1.8 billion
    2007: increased $3.3 billion

    During Governor Romney’s term, state government employment grew at six times the rate of private sector jobs.

    Instead of rooting out waste, Governor Romney tried to eliminate the state agency tasked with finding fraud and waste in government.

    The state bureaucracy grew while Romney was governor, and he filled important positions with party loyalists and allies. As he was leaving office, Romney appointed his communications director, Eric Fehrnstrom, to a housing board that would have earned him a lucrative state pension.

    BOSTON GLOBE, 11/23/06
    Did he make government smaller and simpler—no, it looked very much like what it did four years earlier. … There was very little reform to show for his four years.
    —Michael Widmer, president of the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
    Salon, 12/31/11

  • Jeff

    Ah! The private sector record…….sterling ain’t it???? Maybe for wealthy folks including Bill Clinton, but not regular hard working middle class people that fell victim to Romneys thirst for money power and greed.

    I never thought of what I do for a living as job creation. … The primary goal of private equity is to create wealth for your investors. -mittwitt

    –Marc B. Wolpow, former managing partner at Bain Capital, the firm where Mitt Romney was CEO, who worked closely with Romney for nine years
    LOS ANGELES TIMES, 12/3/11
    For nearly 20 years, Mitt Romney specialized in corporate buyouts.

    It’s an experience he cites as a key credential for running for president. And while it’s true that Romney’s business philosophy often led to profit for him and his partners, far too often it came at great cost to American workers and their communities.

    At first, Romney focused primarily on venture-capital deals, investing in start-ups or companies that were looking to expand. But by the early ’90s, Romney and his partners began looking for bigger payouts with less risk, believing there was more money to be made buying and selling existing businesses than growing new ones.

    Using what’s called a “leveraged buyout,” Romney and his investors would take control of a successful business, paying only a fraction of the total price. The rest would be paid for by loading the company up with debt, using the firm they were buying as collateral—so ultimately the company, not Romney, would be responsible for paying back the debt.

    That left Romney and his partners free to extract as much profit from the companies as possible.

    In the face of mounting debt, the company would then be forced to cut costs—often by reducing wages and benefits, closing factories and stores, and laying off workers. Sometimes, this debt was enough to drive the company into bankruptcy.

    Mitt Romney wasn’t trying to build companies for the long term. His plan was to maximize short-term profits, and then resell all or part of the business before the debts came due.

    The goal was never to create jobs—the goal was to create wealth for investors, as even his former partner admitted.

    All investments involve risk, but under Mitt Romney’s leadership he and his partners carefully structured deals so that even when the companies in question went bankrupt, Romney and his investors maximized their potential gain. Using this model, they made millions, even while driving some businesses into bankruptcy and leaving workers without jobs, health care, and pensions.

    Mitt Romney and his partners played by their own set of rules, and practiced a model that was profitable for a handful of corporate investors, but sometimes devastating for local communities.

    This is the experience that Mitt Romney now cites as his qualification to be president, and the economic philosophy he would bring to the entire country.

    But the real strength of our economy is a growing, thriving middle class, where everyone plays by the same rules and everyone gets a fair shot.

    These guys have figured out a way to make money even if the company loses money. … ‘It’s heads we win, tails we win.’
    –MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer Howard Anderson on Romney and his tactics
    BOSTON GLOBE, 1/14/12

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Jeff

    I just called my friend who works at the KY Chapter of the DNC, I told him they better hire you and allow you to run Obama’s campaign


  • d.d.

    Morning guys. Weekends are busy for me , but,

    I have this wish …………..

    I wish we had a President , that looked the people of the US in the eye & said “This stops now! We are a Country of many nationalities & races , &,need to put our anger aside, & start working together for what is best for the U.S.A. We have a strong tradition of being hard working ,spirited,independent people , with a rich history of giving hands up to others at home & abroad. We can’t succeed as a Nation with the acting out between our political parties , or, the animus between the races. We have a serious national debt , &, without compromise between the Parties , we will become like Greece. I should have led, & set the example for all . I’m sorry I let you down, but, I have learned from my mistakes , &, am now stepping up to the plate. These are the steps I intent to take. First, I’m going to recommend & strongly push the Bowles Simpson financial plan.

    Add your own wishes

  • Coffee Steve

    Add your own wishes

    If he did that, and meant it, he’d win 49 States, well said.

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