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.

  • Jeff

    Looks like Assa, I mean Issa is going to force the vote on their witch hunt of Eric Holder perhaps tomorrow. The GOP leaders are fighting to see who has more power. Boehner & Cantor vs Issa, let’s see who win?

    The GOP leaders see that AG Holder has made offers to provide materials but Issa is more interested in smearing the first black AG under President Obama. Boehner & Cantor know that the consequences for this action is going to back fire. But, we in California know what an idiot Issa is and we are not surprised over his radical behavior just to create attention for himself.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Steve Perry

    “I would really like to hear your honest opinion on this debate video between Reagan and Bush”

    You did not ask me for input but here it is.

    First the way the world was then is not now, shoot at that time in the US an 18 year old could drink beer in most states.

    Then we need to understand how many illegal aliens were in the US compared to now, what was the US unemployment rate at that time? What was the US dollar worth?

    Next, what was the impact on the US citizen compared to now like in health care, school funding, public funding?

    Could illegal aliens in the 80s get lower tuition than an out of state student? How many families lived in the US then as to now. Could they get welfare payments / HUD support, WIC support, Food Stamps? The one thing I did not see them say they wanted was a blanket amnesty or to single one specific group within the group of illegal aliens.

    Most of all I saw them saying we need to look at the big picture and without saying it to pass a bill not a redirection of assets.

  • Jeff

    @steve perry,

    DB is not sophisticated enough to answer your request. FYI, Lmao!!

    I’m fact here is my opinion about him




  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM
    Looks like Assa, I mean Issa is going to force the vote on their witch hunt of Eric Holder perhaps tomorrow.

    I am going to say one more time! I want YOU to stand in front of Brian Terry’s mother, father, and family and I want YOU to tell THEM this is a “witch hunt” Then we all want to watch them slap the stupid right out of you!!!!

  • REM

    Obama is right , we need shared sacrifice.

    So how about the 49% who do not pay any federal income tax share in the sacrifice.

  • Steve Perry


    If that debate took place in the GOP today both of them would’ve been booted off stage. Both Reagan and Bush would be called Socialists and Communists. As far as not actually saying the word Amnesty, here’s another Reagan video where he actually talks about Amnesty:


  • Jim

    You can’t slap the ‘stupid’ out of the ‘stupid.’

  • Steve Perry


    You are correct that times have changed…the Country has moved even further right. Nowadays, Republicans like Reagan and Bush wouldn’t have a place in their own Party. Some of their views and actions would be considered too liberal for today’s GOP. Especially when it comes to their views on illegal immigration. Reagan even had tax rates for the rich at 50% for 5 years…Obama has it at 35% and he’s considered a socialist. Imagine what they’d call Reagan in today’s time…lol.


  • Jeff

    @ratboy, first look up prosecutorial descretion. Mmmhmmmm!

    As to your comment about getting slapped “I slap em right back” we have laws and processes in this country and the witch hunt has yet to provide an absolute result. So until then set aside your Fox fueled hatred of Eric Holder and see the misconduct of the process that will ultimately fail in getting any results that will benefit the family of the dead border patrol officer due to Issa’s posturing and pandering for his own political gain…. Need a hint “smart guy” solyndry = no findings!

    @jim I’d like to take a moment to describe my experience with you




  • Steve Perry


    Yeah, it’s hard for some of them to hear their hero (Reagan) sound like a Socialist and a Communist…lol. But if I don’t show them those videos, they’ll never believe that he actually said those things. I think Reagan would make a great Democratic candidate in today’s time…lol.

  • Jeff

    @steve perry

    With all due respect Regan was a monster. Sold out his country on so many levels, Iran contra, Iran hostages, trickle down economics, horrible recession, ignored AIDS while tens of thousands of people died and so on….

    YES is GREAT compared to:

    Bush2 (especially)
    Dole, Mccain, Romney

    If that’s the comparison scale you are using then I 100% agree!!

  • Ratboy

    So now the D’s gota pay for a good old fashion protest??? :lol: :lol:
    THAT’s a fired up base!!! :lol:

    Anti-Romney Protesters Say They’re Paid To Heckle

    DeWitt, Mich. — The protesters popping up at Mitt Romney’s rallies throughout Michigan Tuesday look like run-of-the-mill grassroots liberals — they wave signs about “the 99 percent,” they chant about the Republican’s greed, and they describe themselves as a loosely organized coalition of “concerned citizens.”

    They’re also getting paid, two of the protesters and an Obama campaign official told BuzzFeed.

    At the candidate’s afternoon stop outside a bakery in DeWitt, a group of about 15 protesters stood behind a police barricade, a few of them chanting in support of Obama. Asked why he was protesting, a man dressed in a grim reaper costume pointed a reporter to a pair of “designated representatives” standing in the shade.

    “I can’t talk, you gotta get one of those people over there to talk to y’all,” he said. “They’re the ones who can talk to reporters.”

    Neither of the representatives agreed to give their names, but two protesters said they were getting paid to stand outside of the rally, though their wage is unclear: one said she was getting $7.25 per hour, while another man said they were being paid $17 per hour.

  • Gabriel

    Local code enforcement officers in Tulsa destroy vegetable garden of unemployed woman.

  • Ratboy

    @ Need a hint “smart guy” solyndry = no findings!

    You have gone back off the deeeeeep end!! THERE IS A DEAD AGENT!!!! THAT IS A FINDING DONT YA THINK?????

    and prosecutorial descretion does not apply when they are “ORDERED” to not prosecute for a certaing select group. Prosecutorial descretion is case by case.

  • Steve Perry


    I said that last line with sarcasm…that’s why I added the lol at the end. In other words, the GOP would think that Reagan would be a perfect Democratic candidate in today’s time because of his stance of immigration and taxes. I totally agree with you that Reagan was crook and probably the worst president of our time.

  • Jeff

    @ratboy, you must be confusing yourself. READ READ READ!!
    Solyndra had no findings during that witch hunt, because Issa made it all about him, as he is doing in the fast and furious.
    Stop being dramatic, my argument is about the conduct of the GOP their corrupt leadership and failure to properly handle this matter due to their own desire to gain politically in attacking Eric Holder. The damage Issa has done in bringing the family any type of justice should be what you are complaining about.

    My argument is the way the corrupt GOP are perusing this case to smear AG Holder. Don’t suggest Because I feel this is a witch hunt that it takes away from the families loss. Rush Limbaugh tact doesnt fly with me.

    @Steve perry. Oh trust me!! I know you weren’t saying Regan was great. You were comparing the garbage of Republican politicians today to the garbage of Republicans past. Either way we both agree they STINK awhole lot more today compared to then…. Even if you consider the 40 years of festering. PEEEUUUUUU!

  • Jeff

    We are seeing what type of “leader” Willard Mitt Romney is…. One that refuses to answer a simple question on immigration. McConnell even passed the ball to Mitt and still Mitt won’t answer. Seems everyone has a position on this matter ( these people deserve a path to citizenship) or ( they took our jobs!!!) all except Mitt, he hasn’t made up his mind yet. Maybe he’s waiting for a few Supac checks to clear first??

    Rubio not being vetted for VEEP sources say, Rubio has begun to cry and pout to the press already. :(

    I love it!! :)

  • Italian Mike

    I saw another mike on the list. From now on I’m Italian Mike from Connecticut.

    Well, actually I am half Italian and I’m half polish. Half dumb…half crazy

  • Italian Mike

    The numbers for MSNBC were slightly better this week. Is CNN really that bad. I may start watching them out of pity.

  • Italian Mike

    I watched Martin Basher today. Yes I was the one.

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