Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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June 13th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 12, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,164            273            530
CNN         281             88            116
MSNBC         386             91            155
CNBC         175             49            101
FBN           57               6             22
HLN         203             82            127
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,071            398            859
CNN         395            111            162
MSNBC         719            156            287
CNBC         192             56            117
FBN           60               7             19
HLN         291             87            170
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,063            319            559
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         187             93             99
MSNBC Morning Joe         330             89            135
CNBC Squawk Box         141             47             81
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         282            140            190
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,575            311            650
CNN SITUATION ROOM         493            115            155
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         675             99            205
CNBC FAST MONEY         212             31            100
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         147             56             94
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,717            367            720
CNN JOHN KING USA         402             84            123
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         682            116            243
CNBC MAD MONEY         188             57            131
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         189             79            113
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,589            396            680
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         368             89            157
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         601            139            265
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         133             45             72
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         340            130            210
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,801            528         1,084
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         338             99            153
MSNBC ED SHOW         795            179            322
CNBC BIO: RAY KROC         198             54            132
HLN NANCY GRACE         478            166            271
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,985            396            851
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         502            130            197
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         651            142            282
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         159             46             88
HLN DR. DREW         200             41            123
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,409            270            640
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         345            105            135
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         710            147            256
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         212             67            123
HLN NANCY GRACE         197             53            116
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,252            330            640
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         212             99            119
MSNBC ED SHOW         354             56            118
CNBC MAD MONEY         146             68            109
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         224             76            123

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.

  • Rick

    Anybody read “Columbia Journalism Review Diagnoses Problem Behind CNN’s Dismal Ratings” on Mediaite website.

  • Ratboy

    And this is from Mediaite!!

    Dylan Ratigan’s Departure Signals MSNBC’s Leftward Drift Complete

    This past weekend’s announcement, that MSNBC’s host Dylan Ratigan will leave MSNBC near the end of June, signals that the left-leaning cable news network has fully embraced its liberal identity. MSNBC began the journey to progressive opinion network long ago, but the transition is finally complete with the loss of Ratigan.

    In early April, a detailed chronicling of MSNBC’s journey from news to liberal POV network by Inside Cable News showed how MSNBC President Phil Griffin abandoned his 2010 attempts to turn MSNBC dayside into a headline news network.

    Today, that journey is complete

  • Debsafan

    Out of all the losers. I like Anderson Copper the best. I think he ought to go to Fox or some place else. He’s to good to be where he is. But out of all the networks when I want the truth I watch Fox. I’ve tried the other networks, I just can’t watch them but a few seconds at a time.

  • Rick

    President Barack Obama celebrated Father’s Day a few days early when he took two armed services personnel and two local barbers to lunch at a Washington D.C. BBQ. Everything was going great, until the lunch crew left without paying the bill. One would have to suspect that Obama’s companions thought, excusably, that the President must have this one. They thought wrong.

    I am not sure whether Obama using the excuse “Bush walked out after ordering dinner” was a god analogy. It appears that Obama not only ordered lunch, he ate lunch and then left the bill.

  • Ratboy

    But then they come back with this!!!!
    Morning Joe the MOST influential cabel news show?????? :lol:

    MSNBC’s Most Influential Show Is Still Run By A Staunch Conservative


    by Tommy Christopher | 2:42 pm, June 14th, 2012
    Recently, Mediaite‘s Noah Rothman declared that “Dylan Ratigan’s Departure Signals MSNBC’s Leftward Drift Complete,” as if Endor had been lost, and Phil Griffin’s Death Star had blown every conservative into icy space-vapor (if only). The truth, however, is that MSNBC still devotes its largest, most influential chunk of airtime to a show that’s run by a former Republican legislator, and largely populated with the same Beltway press that Politico‘s Joe Williams outed on Jennifer Granholm‘s show.

    When I talk about “influence,” I’m not talking about the quality of the shows on MSNBC, or their ability to persuade viewers, or even the relative size of their audiences. Joe Scarborough‘s Morning Joe is dwarfed, ratings-wise, by the likes of Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, and Lawrence O’Donnell, and while the quality of their shows is a subjective matter, I would argue there’s significant evidence that Maddow’s style, for example. is uniquely persuasive. Far from a knock on MSNBC’s primetime lineup, this observation is proved by the fact that the Maddows, Schultzes, and O’Donnells exist mainly to counter the heavy influence of Morning Joe.

    Morning Joe is the most influential show on cable news because of who watches it

  • Ratboy

    One thing abourt Sharpie, with him you know it is plain black or white! No gray inbetween with him!! :lol: I beleive that might be called racist!!

    Al Sharpton Calls Out Democrats Over Voting Laws: Why Have You Gained ‘Political Laryngitis’?

    On Wednesday night’s Politics Nation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton called out the GOP for running what he described as a “smear campaign” against Attorney General Eric Holder before calling out both Republicans and Democrats over the new voting laws.


  • Ratboy

    Question Everyone.
    What if Brian Terry was a BLACK border patrol agent??? Do you thing the Sharptons and Jessie Jacksons would be calling it a witch hunt going after Holder????? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM gives a guy something to think about! :shock:

  • Ratboy

    Oh you poor lefties!!!! Obama just cant catch a break and the left is starting to turn on him!!! :lol:

    MSNBC Panel’s Verdict On Obama Campaign Speech: It Stinks

    President Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech on Thursday that was billed as an effort to refocus on the economy and to frame the debate against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney moving forward. But a panel of liberal commentators on MSNBC reacting to the speech unanimously felt the President had wasted the opportunity to truly make an impact on the race.

    “I thought this, honestly, was one of the least successful speeches I’ve seen Barack Obama give in several years,” said Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter. “It was long winded. He had a good argument to make, and at the beginning of the speech he seemed to be making it in a fairly compelling way but then he lost the thread.”

    Alter said he thought the speech was “way too long” and Obama had “lost the audience by the end.”

  • Hillbilly

    As long as your green the UN doesn’t care how corrupt you are or about human rights. :roll: I think somebody already posted the corruption meter of countries around the globe. It measures how corrupt govts are. The hyper link to that site is on the link below.

    The U.N. is funneling millions of dollars worth of tradable carbon credits to corrupt nations worldwide, including Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Uzbekistan in an attempt to encourage clean energy projects in the developing world.

    Read more here.

    CDM support is open to any country with the appropriate bureaucratic machinery in place. Abbass maintained that the CDM is not concerned with human rights issues and that the Kyoto Protocol merely set up the system—individual projects “come from interest in the private sector.”

  • Hillbilly

    Something to ponder. James Hansen said GW will be like 400,000 Hiroshima bombs going off every day 365 days a year. That’s just the added heat from GW. I thought the guy had finally lost it. Turns out thats not really that much warming. In other words the earth absorbs more energy from the sun than 400,000 Hiroshima bombs going off daily. I’ve seen estimates of 1,000 Hiroshima bombs ever day. I had no idea the earth absorbed that much energy. Some guy on a blog said the 400,000 Hiro bombs would amount to .06 degree of warming.

  • d.d.


    RATS ,

    While a bit dated, your picture is on this website. Scroll all the way down.



  • Hillbilly

    Did anybody hear Jim Demints comments during the Jamie Dimon testmony? Dimon said something like – Management will lose part of their bonus checks. I think Dimon called it scratch back. Demint said something like – You lost $2 billion, but still made $17 billion. If congress had scratch back rules NONE of us would get paid.

  • Hillbilly

    OK last of these numbers from me for awhile. Just something to keep your eye on. :razz:

    FNC prime time 35-64 viewers 859

    MSNBC prime time P2+ viewers 719

    ****CNN had to wins in the demo. Early Start/Starting Point & Situation room****

  • Hillbilly

    Posted June 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Actually. I think it was PaulG that has the pet peeve for when people don’t know how to use there, their and they’re and loose and lose. So you are wrong yet again.

    6 minutes later……..

    Posted June 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Not picking on you but it’s a pet peeve of mine when people don’t know the difference between their, there and they’re and clearly it’s not just a typo for you because you have done it TWICE ALREADY, all within about 2 hours…

    This is your quote AFTER I already pointed it out…

    “I saw everyone using there first name. Don’t be to hard on me us old people didn’t grow up with computers.”

    Like I said, it’s fine that you don’t know the difference, it’s just a pet peeve of mine and you and the “OTHER” Mike did the SAME wrong word RIGHT after each other.



    It only took 4 minutes for him to contradict himself. I bet he’s busy typing an apology to you right now. I’m telling you, your wasting your time. :)

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.
    Posted June 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    RATS ,

    DARN!!!! Now you all know what I look like!!! But that is a picture of me when I was MUCH younger!

  • lbsles


    I believe that I saw you saking someone about Quad Core PCs?

    Here are a few:

    Dell OptiPlex 3010 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3.1GHz Desktop PC for $529 with free shipping Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive

    HP Pavilion HPE h8m AMD FX 6-Core 3.6GHz Desktop PC, $579.99 with free shipping. AMD FX-6120 3.6GHz 6-core processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive.

    Dell OptiPlex 790 Core i5 Quad 3.1GHz PC w/ Win 7 Pro $619 with free shipping. Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz “Sandy Bridge” quad-core processor, 4GB RAM, 250GB 7200 rpm hard drive

    Dell XPS 8300 Core i7 Quad 3.4GHz Desktop PC for $700 + free shipping
    Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz “Sandy Bridge” quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive.

  • lbsles


    How about a 6 core processor?

    HP Pavilion HPE h8m AMD 6-Core 3.6GHz Desktop PC for $580 + free shipping
    Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Ivy Bridge quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 1GB video card, 802.11n wireless, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

  • Jeff

    Oh I bet, u need a rub down ;)

  • bren

    I watched starting point with soledad o’brien and really dislike her. I am talking about the nasty smirk she had on her face when a romney supporter spoke and her fawning manner when she speaks with an obama supporter. those people on her show with her look as if they have no where else to go to pass the time. A tall blond woman stood in for soledad a couple of times and I like her crisp and knowledgeable manner. I think her last name is “roman”. dump soledad.

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