Cable News Ratings for Monday, June 18 2012

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June 19th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 18, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,186        267         514
CNN      306        108         127
MSNBC      399        117         172
CNBC      184         55         105
FBN        78         19           37
HLN      200         74         122
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,413        478         975
CNN      452        125         195
MSNBC      876        247         378
CNBC      192        100         133
FBN      101         17           42
HLN      318        116         213
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,051        281         540
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      215        116           72
MSNBC Morning Joe      334        131         157
CNBC Squawk Box      125         39           74
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      239        108         163
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,831        454         773
CNN SITUATION ROOM      427         59         115
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      580        114         216
CNBC FAST MONEY      226         40           97
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      116         39           45
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,707        355         655
CNN JOHN KING USA      289         63         113
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      648        158         256
CNBC MAD MONEY      256         52         125
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      162         57           78
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,532        371         638
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      308         94         128
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      672        159         270
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      210         56         101
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      319         79         180
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,998        551       1,160
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      419        131         192
MSNBC ED SHOW      834        187         311
CNBC BIO: COLONEL SANDERS      157         82         108
HLN NANCY GRACE      450        176         288
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,316        513         980
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      508        122         194
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      991        279         454
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS      199         96         130
HLN DR. DREW      292        107         198
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,908        370         783
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      428        121         201
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      802        274         370
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      220        121         161
HLN NANCY GRACE      211         66         152
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,268        360         697
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      242        108         131
MSNBC ED SHOW      428        131         184
CNBC MAD MONEY        97         59           78
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      217         70         136


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.

  • UpAndOver

    MSNBC…..Leader in Deception….

    To MSNBC viewers, it appeared to be a 49-second video clip introduced
    by veteran anchor Andrea Mitchell to illustrate her contention that GOP
    presidential candidate Mitt Romney is ‘out of touch’ — what viewers didn’t
    know was that MSNBC had selectively edited the clip, manipulating viewer
    perception and keeping them from hearing Romney’s full message….

  • Ratboy

    Yep Ed came back and cant get 900k! the party in Wisc is over! :lol:

  • Ratboy

    Huge numbers for Hannity and The 5!

  • Suikostinger


    Yet you seem not to care or even know that Fox News edits videos all the time….

  • Mike

    @Sulko – not as bad as MSNBC.

  • Keynes

    Even though journalists would always prefer to use more of what someone says, rather than less, the edits MSNBC did were transparent and permissible. In fact, Mitchell did Romney another favor by not mentioning that his story to the crowd was a big, fat lie. Romney told the crowd that an optometrist complained to him about a 33-page change of address form for Medicaid. He only missed it by 31 pages. The form he compared to the sandwich computers at “Wawa’s” is two pages long, four if you include the instructions.

    Furthermore, there was nothing wrong with their edits. The clip was intended to convey two things: that Romney kept calling the convenience store chain by the wrong name, and that he was “amazed” by the sandwich-ordering touchscreen. Those things are both true, and the edits were self-evident. The longer clip which every conservative is clutching the pearls about, runs over 3 minutes, versus MSNBC’s 30 seconds or so, and includes the context that Romney was contrasting the federal government with the private sector, a contrast that depends on his amazement with Wawa’s sandwich computer. Another bogus, fake controversy.

  • Laurence Glavin

    I didn’t see the original airing, but if the video shown on the intertoobz today is correct, there were several “swooshes” to make it clear that there WERE edits within the story. This a technique like “b-roll” to indicate that the video is NOT totally continuous. Willard DOES in fact seem to get all hopped-up about all sorts of things like cookies and chocolate goodies. Right-wing lunatics should be HAPPY that the part of the presentation about some optometrist having trouble with Federal forms. The optometrist MAY have been actually dealing with Medicaid and the state because Medicare, a Federal program, is for ALL seniors, not just the poor. It’s something that factcheck.org may have to iron out.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Not ONE cable news program on FNC’s competitors last night, could be the 25/54 numbers for Bill O’Reilly’s 11pm et REPEAT fead.

    I think that if you see Fox News numbers continue to climb, it could be there are more Romney people out there than the Obama re-election campaign is prepared to take on.

  • Steve Perry

    @Ratboy, Cooffee Steve, dd, REM, Mike, DB, Tennable, Raz, Hillbilly, and any other conservative I missed.

    I would really like to hear your honest opinion on this debate video between Reagan and Bush. It’s very interesting to see how they dealt with the immigration issue/topic back then. Enjoy and I look forward to hearing your opinions.


  • Steve Perry

    ^Cooffee = Coffee…lol

  • Ralph Hahn

    could BEAT, not be, capice?

  • REM

    MSNBC is the tabloid of TV. nothing they say is true. Andrea is a hack.

    what a way to end a career.she did not have the time to show the whole clip, but found the time today when every one called her on it .

    what a bunch of hacks at msnbc.

    no wonder no one but jeffie and suiko what that channel. two of a kind


  • Level 18

    I heard the bio on Colonel Sanders was finger lickin’ good!

  • Suikostinger


    Really? Splitting 2 totally different video segments from 2 totally different seasons to make one video clip seem like it is from the same time isn’t bad? That’s JUST as bad as MSNBC if not worse.

  • Jeff

    GOP gone wild!!
    GOP Financial Services Chairman Admits Wall Street Watchdog Is Underfunded, As Republicans Cut Its Budget

    GOP Senate Leader Claims The Tax Code Is ‘A Mess’ Because The Poor Don’t Pay Enough

    Republicans Attempt To Raid Food Stamps: Would Reduce Average Monthly Benefit By $90

    Study: Mega Bank JP Morgan Chase Receives A $14 Billion Annual Subsidy From The U.S. Government

    How Mitt Romney Uses The Phrase ‘Share Of The Tax Burden’ To Hide His Giant Tax Cut For The Rich

    Rep. Ellison: GOP Doesn’t Care About Middle Class Tax Cuts, Because The Rich ‘Donate To Them, Donate To The PACs’

  • betty

    “MESS-NBC Numbers” ….they’ve fallen and they can’t get up.

  • KromozIII

    @Ralph Hahn

    Just means Liberals are successful enough to have access to premium cable in the evenings.

    Seriously though … do you honestly believe Fox talking to 1% of the population is a indication of how the country will vote?

    Fox and MSNBC do not compete for the same audience. The only way I would watch Fox is if the hired KeithO, or gave Alan Coombes his own show.

  • Jeff

    Dobbs Misreports Key Provision Of Immigration Policy Change

    Dobbs: “If I Do My Math Correctly … A Good Portion” Of Immigrants Affected By Obama’s Decision “Would’ve Been Adults When They Came Here.” On the June 18 edition of Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight, host Lou Dobbs and his guests discussed President Obama’s announcement of the policy change. During the discussion, Dobbs claimed that “a good portion” of the immigrants who will no longer be considered for deportation were “adults when they came here”:

    In fact, the policy change applies only to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before they were 16.

  • Jeff

    The GOP are outraged that this President, despite their efforts to obstruct everything he attempts to accomplish, he has taken action. The American people will re-elect President Barack Obama.

    The Obama administration has announced that it will allow some young undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States. In response, the right-wing are falsely suggesting that this policy change is evidence that President Obama is “putting politics above national security and the rule of law” and “acting like a king.” In fact, the change is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion that is consistent with the current law and has decades of precedent.

    Fox News has resorted to advancing an old falsehood to criticize President Obama’s recent immigration policy change, claiming that his administration has failed to enforce immigration laws. In fact, the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement policy has been so effective in the last three years that the New York Times recently remarked: “Mr. Obama’s record on deportations has not been matched since the 1950s, with nearly 400,000 foreigners removed in each year of his term.”

    Indeed, during Obama’s three years in office, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported more than 1.1 million undocumented immigrants. The annual average number of deportations under Obama is twice the annual average from President Bush’s first term, and 30 percent higher than Bush’s average when he left office. The removal of undocumented immigrants has steadily risen since Obama took office.

  • UpAndOver

    I’m sure MSNBC anchors will soon show this video…

    Harvard Law School professor Roberto Unger, who taught Barack Obama
    classes such as Jurisprudence and Reinventing Democracy, said last month
    in a little-publicized video that his former student has betrayed liberals and
    should lose the presidency in November.

    “President Obama must be defeated in the coming election,” Unger said in
    a sit-down video posted to his YouTube account in May, which also attacked
    the Republican party.

    “If [The Republicans] had their way, inequality would be even greater than it
    is now,” Unger said, before acknowledging that a Romney win would lead to
    some undesirable “judicial and administrative appointments.”

    But those costs, to Unger, pale in comparison to the risks of an Obama second term.

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