Cable News Ratings for Thursday, June 14, 2012

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June 15th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, June 14, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,119            245            507
CNN         250             74            102
MSNBC         381            101            147
CNBC         133             38             82
FBN           68             10             30
HLN         193             88            124
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,172            458            915
CNN         425            107            148
MSNBC         671            180            253
CNBC         191             73            117
FBN           85             13             30
HLN         282            116            170
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,105            272            590
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         151             67             75
MSNBC Morning Joe         331             93            132
CNBC Squawk Box         115             32             59
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         256            151            182
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,622            303            676
CNN SITUATION ROOM         406             78            152
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         628            112            232
CNBC FAST MONEY         205             33            113
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         125             57             78
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,749            339            793
CNN JOHN KING USA         283             89            113
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         614            124            208
CNBC MAD MONEY         194             49             86
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         145             68             95
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,541            304            717
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         338            130            153
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         652            125            263
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         125             30             60
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         307            123            147
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,860            517         1,125
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         440            150            168
MSNBC ED SHOW         758            158            288
CNBC WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH         191             75            107
HLN NANCY GRACE         396            145            195
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,959            478            906
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         485             84            150
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         630            203            231
CNBC WALT: MAN BEHIND THE MYTH         220             97            153
HLN DR. DREW         212             99            135
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,682            378            713
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         350             87            124
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         625            179            240
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         161             48             91
HLN NANCY GRACE         239            103            179
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,188            298            590
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         170             66             95
MSNBC ED SHOW         413            126            175
CNBC MAD MONEY           81             22             49
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         204             69            127

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.

  • Jeff

    Way to go Barney!!!

    Congressman Barney Frank (D- Mass.) got into it with FOX Business’ new anchor Melissa Francis last night, telling her multiple times that her language showed the network’s bias.
    Frank, a ranking member on the Committee on Financial Services, appeared on FOX Business to discuss the state of the economy.

    When Francis challenged Frank over job numbers, he told her: “I understand the Fox perspective on all this.”
    “Those are numbers!” Francis, who recently moved to Fox from CNBC, protested. “Please don’t interrupt me,” he chided.

    Later in the interview, Francis and Frank butted heads over whether Howard Milstein, who owns Emigrant Savings Bank, is an Obama “bundler”. (A bundler being someone who gathers contributions from many others for a campaign.)
    At about the four-minute mark, Frank tells Francis
    : “I apologize if this offends you, but this is FOX bias.”

  • Jeff

    “President Obama is not a leader”

    One of the dumbest things I have read in here by right wing hate spin.

    That would make Bush a mongoloid by comparison.

    Reality check! Get one!

  • Bruno

    Maybe everyone’s rating is down is because the people are just sick and tired of the war propaganda against Sryia?
    Well if you look at the real picture there are over 300 million Americans are you saying that only 1,000 people watch FOX?

  • RealityChick

    Obama is the biggest slime ball politician. He turned his back on the unions in Wisconsin, didn’t want to touch that race even though he supposedly had those people’s “back”. Now he has just slapped every college graduate in the face by letting illegals compete for the few jobs that are out there. The right thing for who? Then he lies and says it’s not political. His motives are so blatantly apparent it made him and his joke of a staff look foolish denying it. He’s a panderer, a manipulator. I will not be surprised if this backfires on his in a major way. He may have boosted his opinion in the immigrant sector, however, tax payers who have been unemployed, union workers who are disgruntled (re:Wisconsin) and the college grad that can’t get a job will remember this at the polls in November. I believe he has awaken a sleeping giant.

  • Davey Boy

    I know this page is supposed to about cable news ratings, however more and more it seems to be turning toward politics. Don’t listen to Fox, don’t listen to MSNBC CNN ,CBS or ABC. Vote based on your true gut instinct. I ask myself these 8 questions to help me decide.
    1)Overall is the country better off than it was in 2007?
    2)Am I better off worse or about the same than in 2007?
    3)Is Obama capable of leading our country back to the top like a business man would lead a company that is losing money back into the profit column?
    4)Or is Romney more capable of turning the ship around?
    5) Has Obama handled foreign affairs well.?
    6)Could Romney do as well when it comes to making quick foreign affairs decisions?
    7)Did obama make wise choices when he selected his cabinet?
    8) Is Obama more concerned about us or maintaining his own power and celebrity status?

  • coffees kid

    Dad wanted me to post this

    He forgot to wish all the dads a happy fathers day.

  • REM

    Jeff , FOX leans right , so what. someone has to. every other network leans so far left they fall off the cliff. you scared of a little balance and TRUTH.

    Romney wins in a landslide.

  • Jeff



  • Jeff

    Fox will now that those big guns and aim them at Latinos……watch you’ll see ;)

    Fox News: Simultaneously Pandering To And Insulting Latinos
    Fox News has been at the forefront of advancing anti-Latino propaganda for years. Their coverage of issues affecting the Latino community has been as decidedly biased as … well, everything else on Fox News. And nothing is more representative of this bias than Fox’s approach to immigration. The network is relentlessly opposed to any comprehensive solution that treats immigrants like human beings.
    Today Fox managed to outdo themselves in demonstrating their overt prejudice while at the same time ingratiating themselves to what they acknowledge is a large and growing audience. The following stories were posted in response to today’s announcement from the White House that certain young immigrants would be granted work permits rather than be deported.

    On the Fox Latino website the story was headlined, “Obama Administration Halts Deportations for Young Immigrants.” That’s a factually accurate description that treats the news in a neutral manner. The headline was accompanied by a sympathetic photo of a young Latina child draped with an American flag.

  • Jeff

    The candidate The crazy at right trusts….

    THE VETTING: Mitt Romney’s Brush With A Tragic Back Alley Abort!on

    One of the best known components of Mitt Romney’s Etch-a-Sketch candidacy is his epic flip-flop on the issue of abort!on. In his 1994 campaign for the senate in Massachusetts, Romney was an ardent pro-choice advocate. It was a position he vigorously defended in a debate with his opponent Ted Kennedy. His remarks could have come straight from a Planned Parenthood pamphlet:
    “I have my own beliefs, and those beliefs are very dear to me. One of them is that I do not impose my beliefs on other people. Many, many years ago, I had a dear, close family relative that was very close to me who passed away from an illegal abort!on. It is since that time that my mother and my family have been committed to the belief that we can believe as we want, but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter. And you will not see me wavering on that.”
    So much for wavering. Romney is now a staunchly pro-life conservative, but the catalyst for his original opinion is worthy of exploration. Romney has never publicly identified the “close family relative” to whom he referred in the debate, but Salon published an article last year that recounted her sad experience as an unwed, pregnant woman in the years prior to Roe v. Wade. She was the younger sister of Romney’s brother-in-law, and was engaged to be married. However, her pregnancy was likely a source of shame and the whole matter was hushed up presumably to preserve the reputation of the family, including Romney’s father who was governor of Michigan at the time.

  • Jeff

    You won’t see this on Fox. They are to busy pleasuring themselves to the sound bites of the disrespectful GOP Senators treating a black AG worse than any AG in the hot seat in history. Ask phat phuck Rush, he says President Obama is far more illegal than Nixon….lmao!

    What The Media Left Out Of The Senate Hearings With Eric Holder

    Yesterday the Senate held a hearing on the excruciatingly overwrought pseudo-controversy known as “Fast and Furious.” The featured witness at the hearing was Attorney General Eric Holder, who has already appeared at nine previous hearings on the same subject. Despite never having produced the slightest bit of evidence of any malfeasance by Holder, Sen. John Cornyn delivered notably vacant harangue that climaxed with this demand:
    “In short, you’ve violated the public trust in my view and, by failing and refusing to perform the duties of your office, it’s more with sorrow than regret, than with anger, that I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those who call upon you to resign your office.”
    That tasty soundbite was broadcast incessantly in the media for the remainder of the day, and into the following day. Never mind that there was no substance behind it and no context to explain it. But there was something even more egregious that the media omitted: The response from Eric Holder. For some reason, that information was not deemed relevant to the story. So, in an effort to level the playing field, here is some of what Holder had to say in response to Cornyn’s request:
    “With all due respect, senator, there is so much that is factually wrong with the premises that you started your statement with, it’s almost breathtaking in its inaccuracy.”
    “If you want to talk about Fast and Furious, I’m the attorney general that put an end to the misguided tactics that were used in Fast and Furious. An attorney general whom I suppose you would hold in higher regard was briefed on these kinds of tactics in an operation called ‘Wide Receiver’ and did nothing to stop them. Nothing. Three hundred guns, at least, ‘walked’ in that instance.
    “I’m also the attorney general who called on an inspector general to look into this matter, to investigate this matter. I’m also the attorney general who made personnel changes at ATF and in the U.S. Attorneys office that was involved, have overseen the changes of processes and procedures within ATF to make sure that this doesn’t happen ever again.
    “So I don’t have any intention of resigning.”
    “I am willing to sit down and talk about the provision of more materials. I have sent letters in that regard, the deputy attorney general has sent letters in that regard, and have not had responses. Which leads me to believe that the desire here is not for an accommodation but for a political point-making.”

  • Faith3

    Good Morning everyone,

    “This whole one POTUS is radical vs another didn’t have a well defined meaning of radical…IE it’s subjective to each person’s view.”

    It’s not really subjective when the argument is that someone is a “radical far left” President. You need proof to back it up. Even opinions need to be backed up with facts if you want to form educated opinions rather than opinions based on false premises/fallacies or innudueno. That seems to be the real problem with today’s discourse. There is no real discourse just a bunch of name calling and mud slinging. Not to say Obama’s policies are lacking public concerns, but let’s talk about those real issues and not the make believe ones like he is a socialist turning the country on the path to communism or whatever bizzare notion is being framed out there in spin doctor land.

    “I can say i gave 4 examples of Nobama being a radical & Faith3 has given 1 example (Nixon’s HC plan) of a radical republican POTUS. Now she wants proof of my opinions. I never claimed my opinions are facts.”

    That was not the argument. The orignal question was prove to me Obama has pushed through a far left radical policy that no Republican has ever done. The truth is both parties are more similiar in nature than people are willing to admit. However, over time even the Democrats are far right then pass Republicans. If anything, the spectrum is going more toward the right than the left. Just the mere fact we have privatized most of our public resources and now safety nets like public education and and even the HC law are all going toward a market based system tells another story. Also, policies that have further privatized Medicare have been proposed and some even pushed through goes to show which direction we are heading.

  • Faith3

    to be continued….

    “Then i show the student loan program was taken over by the govt (radical in my view) and Faith3 decides she needs to define a private lender to me.”

    That is because as a FYI, the government backed loans have not been taken over by the government and to say such things is rather ridiculous. They have always been government loans. The question is should private banks be the lenders of the government loans or should the college finacial aid office? If it saves billions of dollars that would have gone into profit for private banks and instead that billion dollars goes toward student loans, it seems like a no brainer unless I can hear a good argument why it’s better away from the people the loans should help. I haven’t heard one yet but will be willing to listen.

  • Jeff

    They can’t spell America, or Ronald Regan. Their candidate doesn’t know what a doughnut is or what he even said…..

    Now this…..

    GOP Features Stock Photo Of Asian Children On Latino Outreach Site
    RNClatinos.com, the Republican National Committee’s new website aimed at Latino voter outreach, uses a stock photograph of Asian children as its banner picture.
    The stock photo found on Shutterstock is listed with tags including “asia, asian, cheeks, children, cool… interracial, japanese… thailand, together, trendy.” But the words ‘hispanic’ or ‘latino’ are nowhere on the page.
    The GOP has been making a concerted effort to reach out to Latino voters this election season — but, by any account, this particular effort was less than successful.


  • Jeff

    Morning Faith3

    Can’t find that 60 minutes piece, I saw a few clips of some follow ups but not the orginal story.

    If you any links I’d appreciate it!


  • Faith3

    “She wanted to talk about capital controls. I said sounds like more govt control over private money. Her reply yes, but its complicated. No its not! Either your for more govt control or your not. She believes & has faith in the fed govt to run things. I DON’T!”

    Hillbilly, this is beginning to sound like the War of the Roses;)

    It’s really not an all or nothing argument or at least should not be one. There is such a thing as moderation. If regulations means protection from market meltdowns, it makes perfect sense. Not to say all regulations are good but some are logical.

    “Still waiting on the proof the Nobama regs don’t effect the current coal fired plants. They give a grace period to some to avoid rolling black out & keep the grid safe. Eventually it effects them all.”

    Truth be told, specific health regulations also hurt those markets that used lead and/or asbestos and/or specific pesticides etc…it’s the nature of the beast. Either it is important to regulate for human safety or not. That was the intent of the Clean Air Act.

  • Jeff

    @coffee Steve, Was this you??? Lol ;)

    A man called 911 when a deli sandwich wasn’t made to his liking. WVIT-TV’s Todd Piro reports.


  • Faith3

    Hi Jeff,

    I tried to post that link on here before but it will not make the filter. Google the words, 60 minutes Alabama Governor. Let me know if it works.

  • Faith3

    You want to click on the link Did he get a Raw Deal?

  • lbsles

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich charged President Barack Obama with pulling an “election-year gimmick” in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV shortly after the administration announced a major shift in its immigration policy.

    “I think it’s very strange,” Gingrich countered after the Department of Homeland Security issued a policy change on Friday that essentially amounts to amnesty for the children of illegal immigrants. “If the president has the power to do that, why didn’t he do it three years ago? And if he can do it for people under 16, can he do it for everybody?”


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