O'Reilly > Bieber: Cable News Ratings for Wednesday June 20, 2012

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June 21st, 2012

Last night's The O'Reilly Factor netted more viewers than NBC's Justin Bieber special in head-to-head competition at 8pm:

          Live+SD AA(000)
THE OREILLY FACTOR-06/20/2012 FOXNC 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 06/20/2012 3264
JUSTIN BIEBER:WRLD PT1-06/20/2012 NBC 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 06/20/2012 3017

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 20, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,374            325            615
CNN         296             92            128
MSNBC         406            119            179
CNBC         154             45             90
FBN           70             14             32
HLN         195             70            110
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,774            560         1,117
CNN         390            123            193
MSNBC         814            237            346
CNBC         127             50             65
FBN           57             14             24
HLN         320             87            168
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,117            349            635
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         199             89             95
MSNBC Morning Joe         387            133            217
CNBC Squawk Box         122             42             75
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         219            106            147
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,952            397            784
CNN SITUATION ROOM         422             68            121
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         549            110            199
CNBC FAST MONEY         227             60            116
CNBC EVENING EXPRESS         199             62             83
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,088            424            897
CNN JOHN KING USA         333             68            124
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         556             92            181
CNBC MAD MONEY         167             54            102
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         150             49             73
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,687            391            748
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         309             74            117
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         630            121            256
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         147             61             82
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         269            108            151
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,264            642         1,287
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         339             83            159
MSNBC ED SHOW         757            185            311
CNBC BMW: A DRIVING OBSESSION           76             38             44
HLN NANCY GRACE         431            107            213
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,673            546         1,117
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         324             96            150
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         895            287            403
CNBC CNBC TOWN HALL           67             28             35
HLN DR. DREW         296             91            162
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,368            493            945
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         507            190            269
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         788            239            323
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         237             85            116
HLN NANCY GRACE         233             63            128
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,518            444            792
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         315             96            149
MSNBC ED SHOW         497            172            236
CNBC MAD MONEY         114             42             87
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         194             55            129

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.

  • Hockey4um

    O’reilly beats out Hater Ed over 4-1 …… I guess HATE TV just doesn’t get it done !!

  • Gabriel

    Posted June 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    O’reilly really is the KING … Congratulations Bill you are one of the few on the air that has any integrity


    You seem to be confusing viewers with integrity. He’s the only one on the air with 3 million viewers, not integrity. Ted Haggard had one of the biggest Christian ministries in America, but we now know that his body hadn’t a shred of integrity in it.

  • Faith3

    Just a quick not to Hillbilly and PaulG: I didn’t forget about you two. I replied on Tuesday’s post. Have a great night everyone!

  • Obveeus

    What is the point of comparing TV ratings between a Justin Bieber special and a Bill O’Reilly telecast?

    If a ratings comparison matters here, compare the 18-49demo between the two…or even the 25-54 demo.

    Bieber Special: 0.9 demo.
    O’Reilly: 0.3 demo.

    Other than for the eldery segment of the population, Bieber seems to be the clear head-to-head winner.

  • UpAndOver

    Ed Schultz’s wife Wendy Schultz-Schultz (m. 1998) is a psychiatric nurse ?

    Did a Schultz marry a Schultz ? They may need to hire a new psychiatric nurse ?

  • 1nancy2

    Argh. I won’t be watching that new show at 3 pm on MSNBC. I can’t stand that awful, Cupp woman. I could not tolerate her on Real Time, so why would I suffer seeing her on my TV? MSNBC almost got it right, but threw a wrench in the mix with this person who does not belong on TV. OK, on my TV.

  • Coffee Steve

    Friday could be eh…an interesting day to say the least


    *Italian PM: We have a week to save eurozone…

    Italian prime minister warns that there is no room for failure in talks between single currency’s big four countries

    Italy’s prime minister, Mario Monti, has warned of the apocalyptic consequences of failure at next week’s summit of EU leaders, outlining a potential death spiral whose consequences would become more political than economic.

  • Ratboy

    Justin Bieber Bombs on TV, And Isn’t Doing So Great on the Charts

    Justin Bieber has been sold to us in forceful amounts, but maybe it’s not working after all. His TV special last night on NBC, “All Around the World,” was a bust. For an 8pm show aimed at pre-teens, it finished fourth out of five shows at that hour. Bieber got a very lackluster 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored just 3.3 million viewers– about half the number of top rated “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox. It was also beaten by “Dogs in the City.”

  • suikostinger

    Hey, Oreilly, as a matter of fact, ALL of Fox News IS, very entertaining!

  • suikostinger
  • d.d.

    Moodys down graded 17 banks and more to follow Friday.
    – – –
    Downright scary.

    J.P. Morgan
    New Rating: A2 (2 notches)
    Previous Rating: Aa3

    Bank of America
    New Rating: Baa2 (one notch)
    Previous Rating: Baa1

    New Rating: Baa2 (2 notches)
    Previous Rating: A3

    Goldman Sachs
    New Rating: A3 (2 notches)
    Previous Rating: A1

    Morgan Stanley
    New Rating: Baa1 (2 notches)
    Previous Rating: A2

    and on they go …………….

    Rats , you mentioned Wells Fargo . I just read where Wells Fargo may move jobs overseas. “The jobs in question are particularly in Wells Fargo’s technology, retirement division and other business lines. While the jobs are likely to be shifted to India and the Philippines, the amount was not disclosed.”


    Due Dilegence ?

    Worldcom convict gets $7.5M loan guarantee from Obama’s stimulus
    Wash. Ex

    David Myers, a former Worldcom executive who served 11 months in prison after being convicted of fraud, received a $7.5 million loan that was guaranteed by the federal government with money from the 2009 stimulus.



    I read 24/7 Wall Street. The blog had a list of the “Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    I was surprised by this one.

    Current TV

    “Al Gore’s Current TV was on life support even before it fired its only bankable star, Keith Olbermann, in March following a set of battles with the host over his perks. He was replaced by serial talk show host failure Eliot Spitzer. Compared to Olbermann’s March figures, Spitzer’s ratings in April were down nearly 70%, according to TV audience measurement firm Nielsen. At the time, The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Replacement Eliot Spitzer pulled an anemic 47,000 total viewers in the first outing of Viewpoint, with just 10,000 among adults 25-54. The weeks since saw an early rebound, particularly in the demo, but in its four weeks on air Viewpoint has steadily declined in both respects.” Reuters recently reported that Current TV’s audience had fallen enough that cable giant Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) may have the right to discontinue carrying the channel. The closest Current TV has to a star is talk show veteran Joy Behar, a former cast member of “The View,” who had her own show canceled by CNN’s HLN in November. Gore does not have the pockets to keep a network with no future going.”


    You all have fun

  • Coffee Steve


    I am starting to get “real” concerned about the markets tomorrow dude.

    Have a good night everyone, be back Friday Morn.

  • Rick

    Looks like the news on the Banks was already accounted for by the market. Where the market goes on fri depends on the economic and political news of the day. most traders are wusses and do not wish to have their own money in the market over the weekend so expect it to be heading down at the end of the day.

    Comparing O’Reilly with Bieber who ever came up with that headline had their head in the sand for at least the past decade. Two very different audiences. Even I know that. I guess O’Reilly has been kicking the sh*t out of everybody else in the cable news group they needed to find him some competition.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @UpAndOver: >>> MSNBC has a new program coming…

    It will be called ‘The Four’…. <<<

    You're partly right, UAO. I heard it was going to be 'The Point-0-Four'.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Obveeus: Tell me if you feel ‘elderly’ (if and)when you turn 55.

  • UpAndOver

    @Ralph Hahn

    I think it’s The Four at 3…..


  • UpAndOver

    Al is sure POLITICS NATION numbers are much higher….

    He is sure most of his viewers don’t have premium cable and aren’t counted…

  • twins fan
  • Steve Perry

    Obama = 46%
    Romney= 42%

    “Here is the problem/problems with the poll – note below taken right from the Quinnipiac site. From June 12 – 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,697 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 698 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent.
    first you have 1000 D’s to 700 R’s, Thats a problem”

    Wrong!!! It’s very convenient that you assumed that 1,000 Democrats were polled. Newsflash!!! You forgot about the Independents…the most important voting block of the race…lol. I would call you a rookie, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. By the way, if you scroll all the way down on their site you can click on a more detailed look at the Party identification for this poll by clicking on ‘Demographic Summary':


    But in case you don’t feel like it, here’s what it shows:

    FL0612 Demographics

    From June 12 – 18, 2012 Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,697 registered voters in Florida with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.

    PARTY IDENTIFICATION – Generally speaking, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?


    As you can see less Democrats were polled and that the total is 1,697. I hope that helps clear up any confusion that you may have had.

  • Steve Perry
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