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.

  • Hillbilly

    Bill O, Hannity, & Greta on the list. Did not see any other cable news shows. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – Yes, it is not up to local elected officials to hand over tax payer money to private business to build.


    Does your no govt money for private business include green energy?

  • suikostinger


    You don’t always stick to fact and figures because I know for a fact that you copy and paste from Breitbart.com

  • suikostinger

    ‘I would like to know how many times a day m s n b c says the word romney in a negative context. Try holding your nose and turn over to msnbc and start counting you’ll be amazed. Don’t stay over there too long though because your stomach starts turning.”

    I really hope you don’t watch Fox News because if you say that, AND watch Fox News and don’t think they do the exact same thing towards Obama then you need to open your little eyes. Just watch The Five…if that doesn’t change your mind, then you are way beyond hope and Fox News is the perfect place for your eyes and ears.

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – Any EPA rule for existing plants has not been released yet so we can speculate all we like.


    Wrong! How many more sources you want?

    A pair of clean air rules enacted by the Environmental Protection Agency over the past year tightens limits on power-plant emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, and place new limits on mercury, a poison found in coal.

    In what could be an even bigger environmental blow to coal, the EPA in March issued guidelines that could limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as 2013.

    Read more here.

    I think Texas recently won in court. Not sure if it has do with whats below.

    A major Texas-based power company said Monday it will close two coal-fired power units in the state and lay off 500 workers in order to comply with an Environmental Protection Agency air pollution regulation.

    The company, Dallas-based Luminant, also filed a lawsuit aimed at overturning the regulation in the state and pushing back a deadline to comply with the new rules.


    Specifically, under the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has inflicted a crippling blow to the coal industry with its new regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions. But the regulations are not only precipitating a rise in energy prices, they are also causing a mass exodus of jobs — particularly in several election battleground states, including Michigan, Colorado, and Ohio.

    Why the massive price increases? Andy Ott from PJM stated the obvious: “Capacity prices were higher than last year’s because of retirements of existing coal-fired generation resulting largely from environmental regulations which go into effect in 2015.” Northern Ohio is suffering from more forced coal-plant retirements than the rest of the region, hence the even higher price.


    The PJM auction established capacity prices for 2015-2016, the first year electric generators will be required to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s costly Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (also known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)) rule.

    The auction set capacity prices at $136/MW across the PJM footprint, which includes the Mid-Atlantic region and parts of the Midwest, the committee noted. This price is eight times higher than the $16/MW price that was set for 2012-2013, it added.

    “As explained by PJM, the ‘auction was impacted by an unprecedented amount of planned generation retirements (more than 14,000 MW) driven largely by environmental regulations, which drove prices higher than last year’s auction.’”


    The plants FirstEnergy plans to retire total just 2,689 MWs while the entire footprint of PJM is expected to see some 14,000 MWs retire due to EPA’s Mercury & Air Toxics Standard and the state of New Jersey’s High Electricity Demand Day Rule. Both of those regulations are set to kick in just before the 2015/2016 delivery year starts on June 1, 2015.


  • Steve Perry

    @Ratboy…”So register independents would automaticly be counted as democrats??????????? Maybe all 999 are democrats and the independents are in the republican group.”

    -No!!!…didn’t you read what I wrote? For you to assume that the remainder 999 were all registered Democrats and that they didn’t poll registered Independents is asinine.

    By the way, this very same polling group had Romney ahead by 6 points one month ago but the shift (10 pt swing) happened after President Obama’s directive on deportation of immigrant children.

  • Ratboy


  • Coffee Steve

    Thursday is open, turn out the lights, sweep the floor and unplug all electrical appliances, the EPA has gone nuts

  • Ratboy

    Ed Schultz Loves Fast and Furious Scandal Because ‘It Keeps the Focus Off the Economy’

    Rock ’em sock ’em liberal Ed Schultz continues doing his darndest to unintentionally help conservatives by the simple act of opening his mouth and letting words spill out.

    On his radio show yesterday, Schultz finally caught up with the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal that’s been brewing for 18 months since the murder of border agent Brian Terry (audio clip after page break).

    Unlike other leftists in the media intent on keeping their distance from Fast and Furious as if from a stench, the ever-optimistic Schultz sees a silver lining to the fatally flawed program (audio) —

    It always takes Americans a couple of days to get all the facts in before they render judgment on exactly just how bogus something is or is not. And I think we’re about there on this Eric Holder situation, the attorney general. Now Marco Rubio is the Florida senator saying that, you know, I think he ought to resign. This is all about getting the president. You’ve got the right-wing jugheads out there and about, trying to tell the head-shaking crowd that really, President Obama is at the center of all of this. He is the one.

    He’s the, look, I say keep talking about it. This is what the right wing ought to do. Just keep on talk-, because you know what? It keeps the focus off the economy

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2012/06/22/ed-schultz-loves-fast-and-furious-scandal-because-it-keeps-focus-econo#ixzz1yYecI8Vm

  • Steve Perry


    My whole point is what people are registered as makes no difference. What’s important is what they identify themselves as. Thses are the unweighted frequency totals for that poll…which you can find if you scroll down to the bottom of their site and select demographic summary. There’s no spin about that…just the facts Ma’am.

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

    Republican = 555
    Democrat = 490
    Independent = 580
    Other/DK/NA = 72

    Total = 1697

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – Having strings attached may be something Obama did which may make some economic sense but that is not what is being advocated by supply side thinkers. The theory goes if you supply it, demand will natually come.


    Not just Nobama. All Prez’s & congress’s have strings attached to tax incentives. I’ve never hear of a tax incentive to just “sit on the money.”

  • Gabriel

    Posted June 22, 2012 at 4:45 AM
    Steve Perry I don’t think that your numbers add up in your poll party identification


    These aren’t his numbers. He copied them from Quinnipiac’s website. Ratboy claims to have copied his information from the exact same website although I’m having trouble finding it.

  • William Haney

    Last I checked Bieber is a young pop singer and O”Reilly is a television news host. Stark difference. Heck, the NBA Finals beat both of these knuckleheads.

  • Howard Veit

    Ratings for Imus in the Morning????

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