Cable News Ratings for Friday, June 8, 2012

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June 11th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 8, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,049            223            456
CNN         268             74            103
MSNBC         339            122            140
CNBC         150             44             92
FBN           60             11             30
HLN         204             92            132
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,752            308            691
CNN         412            105            157
MSNBC         438            137            187
CNBC         184             85            112
FBN           64             17             30
HLN         261             82            143
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,010            259            499
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         175             84             96
MSNBC Morning Joe         314            139            155
CNBC Squawk Box         150             41             82
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         319            163            216
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,451            281            606
CNN SITUATION ROOM         349             79            125
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         561            100            157
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         109             17             73
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         132             25             52
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,678            328            652
CNN JOHN KING USA         293             58            110
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         486             99            152
CNBC MAD MONEY         144             40            101
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         130             42             66
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,407            289            575
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         340             74            135
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         502             94            185
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         111             25             48
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         222             62            122
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,007            345            811
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         382            105            135
MSNBC ED SHOW         627            151            259
CNBC MOB MONEY         140             46             67
HLN NANCY GRACE         401            114            205
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       1,760            312            719
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         420             96            151
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL         420            118            157
CNBC MOB MONEY: MRDRS & ACQSTN         221            110            158
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         223             74            123
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,463            266            540
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         430            108            180
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         267            144            145
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         193             99            111
HLN NANCY GRACE         158             58            102
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,043            314            497
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         293             95            131
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         416            246            201
CNBC MAD MONEY           91             62             61
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         264            122            158


For other days cable news ratings click here.
Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

  • d.d.

    Sh*t ….. You get the idea. Night all !

  • Jeff

    Ratboy, not every single person in the US has documentation for having or not having permission to be in this country. Get real!!
    There are processes….not all that include a piece of documentation for lack of which makes you ILLEGAL.

  • d.d.


    Oh, here’s where you go to plug your nose. Be generous.


    “To inspire, organize and mobilize individuals to improve the human condition physically, emotionally and spiritually with malice towards none and charity for all.”


  • PaulG


    PaulG, Every admin has leakers, unless you have been under a rock your whole life. Don’t act like that a leak is unheard of…

    I crawled out from under the rock and dropped it on the bubble you’ve been living in,,your senator from California said the leaks are the worst in her 18 years on the Senate Intelligence Committee…

    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room, Feinstein said, “I think what we’re seeing, Wolf, is an avalanche of leaks and it is very, very disturbing. It’s dismayed our allies. It puts American lives in jeopardy. It puts our nation’s security in jeopardy.”

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted June 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM
    Ratboy, not every single person in the US has documentation for having or not having permission to be in this country. Get real!!
    There are processes….not all that include a piece of documentation for lack of which makes you ILLEGAL

    Jeff dont go stupid on us! We have imigration laws and everyone has to follow them if you are undocumented you are illegal. The fact that some do not goe through the process for whatever reason does not give them a pass.

    States have laws to drive but if someone cant make it to the DMV but still drives does not give a pass and if caught they are illegal!!

    To cross the boarder at a minimum you need a passport and then you get a visa to stay if you dont follow this minimum requirement you are illegal. There is NO fuzzy area here no matter how you try to spin it! There is a law if you do not follow the law you are an illegal period!

    And you are right not every person has the proper documentation BUT without it they are braking the law = ILLEGAL!!!

    Therefore undocumented students, right, wrong, or inbetween are illegal and can be referred to as such without any accusation of SLUR!!

  • Dana

    I think Chris Hayes is maddow in drag…it’s uncanny how their phraseology,intonation and ideologies are identical..he must have studied her inside and out…weirdo….

  • DB

    Rat, you are trying to reason with the unreasonable. Nice try though.

  • Dana

    Can everyone go very easily on this guy Jeff,I just fed his modus operendi into a therapists online sight and the verdict is that he is capable of becoming a suicide bomber or a timothy mcthieigh…so please ,I don’t want anyone to get hurt out there!!!

  • UpAndOver

    Dylan Ratigan leaves MSNBC….

    Joy Behar gets a Current TV show….

  • Steve Perry

    Ronald Reagan at his finest…especially at :22 and 1:55


  • UpAndOver

    Report: CNN Chief’s Job in Jeopardy,
    Former NBC Boss Zucker a Possible Replacement..

    Time Warner is reportedly putting together a list of
    potential executives to take over CNN Worldwide with
    the goal of ending the network’s ratings plunge…

  • Dana

    Replacing the CNN boss with Jeff sucker is like replacing jimmy carter with Barack Obama!!!

  • Jeff

    @dana, that’s no way for a lady to speak. Lol I did the same, seems you may get urges to want to fly into buildings.

    @ratboy you can’t be serious, that crap may fly in Arizona where crazy renegade sheriffs run things but your head is full of baloney today, just read you newsbusters.com if you need clarification. Try and sell that many many citizens that are undocumented but yet legal.

    @db please don’t pretend you understand what we are discussing. Thanks! ;)


    Notice when the right loons get almost a page of truth, they get their panties in a wad, yet when they pollute with their neo-con hate extremist propaganda they scroll past it with out a peep. (probably because you do believe it either)

    You extremist types are so easily ruffled. Lmao!

  • Jeff

    Thank you Newt!!

    Gingrich: ‘Yes,’ Romney’s Policies Will Lead To ‘Fewer Teachers’

    The Romney campaign is now tripling down on its claim that the nation needs fewer public employees — like teachers, firefighters, and police officers — to help rebound the economy.
    During an interview with CNN’s John King on Monday evening, Romney campaign surrogate Newt Gingrich defended Mitt Romney’s resistance to hiring “more firemen, more policemen, more teachers” and admitted that the former Massachusetts governor’s policy would lead to less teachers in the classroom:

  • Dana

    Rat boy:: if tons of horse manure starts disappearing from the shelves the NSA will be coming to Jeff’s house….wew!

  • Jeff

    Of course the GOP wants to hide who gives them money.

    Republicans Block Online Disclosure Of Campaign Television Ad Spending

    The Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision has created a flood of television ad spending — hundreds of millions of dollars — from outside groups, corporations, and individuals. The Justices who voted for the decision and its supporters argue that disclosure is all voters need to make informed decisions. But yesterday, a panel of House Republicans moved to keep much of this spending in the dark.
    A new FCC guideline that would have forced the nation’s top television stations to list the funders behind political advertisements online.
    But the House Appropriations financial services subcommittee voted along party lines to prohibit the FCC from implementing their proposal to add another layer of transparency to the political ad process. Committee Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) argued that fiscal matters are private and should remain that way, according to the LA Times

    Let’s hope the networks disclose it anyway.

  • Jeff

    Ah yes Dana, lets leave it at that.

    Ratboy, save your breath with me sir. Talk to this guy…

    PAWLENTY: OBAMA’S DRONE PROGRAMS ‘DON’T GO FAR ENOUGH’ | Last night on CNN during an interview with top Mitt Romney campaign surrogate Tim Pawlenty, host Wolf Blitzer said that President Obama has been “very tough, killing terrorists, going after Iran, for example, and its nuclear program with cyber warfare” and asked Pawlently how Romney would differ in his approach. Pawlenty said that Obama’s drone programs “don’t go far enough.” “What else would Romney do that Obama’s not doing?” Blitzer wondered. “Maintain and increase the defense spending in this country,” Pawlenty said.

  • Jeff


    The Internet is also posing a big threat to Fox News’s bottom line. A 2011 study by Credit Suisse, found that 25% of cable/satellite customers plan to cancel their service in the next five years. Subscribers are threatening to cancel because they are realizing that they can get much of the programming that they receive on their televisions right now on the Internet for less. If 25% of subscribers canceled, it would be a big blow to all three cable news networks, but it would hurt Fox News the most.

    The biggest dilemma facing Fox News is a problem that they created for themselves. After years of moving to the hard right and making inflammatory rhetoric a staple of their programming, Roger Ailes is trying to move the network back to the middle. The problem is that the core part of the network’s audience still resides on the far right. To put this in political terms, Fox News wants to be Mitt Romney, but their audience craves Rick Santorum.

    The far right audience may not react well to the new moderate Fox News. In fact, the door may be opening for a bit of competition for the conservative viewership. The same battle that is playing out for control of the Republican Party among the far right and the party establishment could replicate itself on the cable news landscape.

    There are only 1.9 million daily Fox News viewers, but Fox News is available in 102 million homes. This means that 100 million American households are subsidizing the right wing hate of Fox News. If the American people ever wake up and realize that they are paying for a network that many of them disagree with, and demand to be given the ability to financially support only the channels that they watch, the future of Fox News will be in doubt.

    The future looks bleak for Fox…

  • Jayson


    So, are you saying we should get rid of them (teachers, police, and firefighters)? What happens if your house catches fire or gets broken into? How will your kids get educated? Can you afford a private school? What happens when prices go up, but your salary doesn’t?

    Increased tax cuts for the rich will make the rich richer? How does that benefit any of you? Do you really believe the rich will “create” more jobs with the extra money?

    Will one of you guys (or gals) describe for me (in detail) what a successful conservative economy looks like. Don’t give me a talking point. And, don’t say, “look at the such-and-such era”. Make your case. I will not ridicule or disparage. But, I will ask follow-up questions.


  • Norm Kinzel

    Nick that is so true about Mika She is killing that show when they should be the best cable news show in that time slot

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