Cable News Ratings for Thursday, June 21, 2012

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June 22nd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, June 21, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,309            288            570
CNN         307             99            124
MSNBC         409            109            163
CNBC         156             39             73
FBN           75             16             32
HLN         201             68            112
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,516            514         1,047
CNN         499            149            223
MSNBC         752            192            287
CNBC         163             77             79
FBN         111             39             50
HLN         357            109            194
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,132            300            568
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         199             99             72
MSNBC Morning Joe         354            120            159
CNBC Squawk Box         129             31             52
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         239            122            152
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,831            371            737
CNN SITUATION ROOM         571            166            249
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         656            162            288
CNBC FAST MONEY         213             19             79
CNBC EVENING EXPRESS         145             36             73
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,976            413            838
CNN JOHN KING USA         278             80            114
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         676            145            254
CNBC MAD MONEY         187             42            102
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         117             38             72
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,691            421            736
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         335            120            158
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         602            123            233
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         179             44             63
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         199             74            126
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,254            637         1,278
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         583            170            261
MSNBC ED SHOW         726            160            248
CNBC S JOBS BLLN DOLLAR HIPPIE         190             87             90
HLN NANCY GRACE         385            138            213
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,245            442            945
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         535            161            244
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         854            241            354
CNBC CRIME INC: COUNTERFEIT         157             69             64
HLN DR. DREW         417            120            219
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,034            462            919
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         377            114            165
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         676            175            258
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         143             74             83
HLN NANCY GRACE         268             70            151
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,421            356            680
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         182             50             87
MSNBC ED SHOW         433            112            157
CNBC MAD MONEY         104             43             64
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         251             54            128

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.

  • Steve Perry


    You forgot to mention these polls…I wonder why?

    Obama = 53
    Romney = 40

    Obama = 50
    Romney = 46

    Obama = 47
    Romney = 44

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  • REM

    Perry if you beleive that bloomberg poll, then you are still on the koolaide

    I’m still laughing at that one

    Obama has not been above 50% for years now

    that poll would be more believable if it was turned around

    Hey but if it makes you have a good weekend then go with it.

    Romney wins with over 300 electoral votes.

  • Steve Perry


    I don’t just like I don’t believe the Rasmussen poll. However, I do trust the Pew poll.

  • suikostinger


    Seems to me, what makes your weekend go good is to totally lie about vets hating Obama…..and acting like he’s done nothing for them….

  • Faith3

    Good Evening Hillbilly and everyone,

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

    “Wrong! How many more sources you want?”
    None needed because you are moving the goal post. Your original argument was “Still waiting on the proof the Nobama regs don’t effect the current coal fired plants.”
    His regs were specific to carbon pollution rules. The EPA’s removal of Mercury and other toxins from the air is not the same as Obama’s cap and trade policy that does not effect existing plants. A policy Obama campaigned on and also tried very hard to push through and now is backing down on for existing plants but yes, those cap and trade rules for carbon will effect only new plants that haven’t been built yet.
    Again, when we talk about mercury and other pollutants, this is nothing new and dreamed up from Obama. “The 1990 Clean Air Act mandated the control of mercury and other pollutants emitted from power plants. Nonetheless it took 20 years to finalize the regulations that are expected to provide $37-90 billion dollars in health and economic benefits by 2016.” http://www.globalization101.org/regulating-mercury-a-crucial-step-forward/

  • Jeff

    @Steve Perry
    You got me laughing tonight!!’


    I ask why bother with these dolts?

    But, realize they actually voted for Palin on the ticket, and that pretty much explains it!!!

    Too bad the ______ moron does not realize the existence of time zones. Probably doubts that along with climate change.

  • Faith3

    To continue Hillbilly,

    “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.”

    Well it seems many economist agree with me because the tax cuts given in Dec. 2010 were enacted to create new jobs. Whether a string was attached or not doesn’t matter because instead, as we see now they sat on their money.

    snip:–Forbes article “Do Tax Cuts Create Jobs”

    “Despite $858 billion in December 2010 tax cuts, companies still complain that they pay too much in tax. General Electric (GE) has become famous for paying no taxes on its $5.1 billion in 2010 U.S. profits while keeping a big staff of lawyers on hand to make sure it pays as few of them as possible. Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that GE is not alone and that the prevailing estimate for the actual U.S. corporate tax rate is 25% — costing the U.S. about $100 billion in lost revenue.
    But corporations have absolutely no reason to complain about taxes. After all, they earned record 2010 profits of $1.68 trillion and 85% of them are beating their first quarter 2011 earnings estimates as 70% are growing revenue faster than expected while their operating margins stand at a near record 19.8%.
    And companies are achieving that record profitability by squeezing workers. After all, 2010 productivity rose 3.9% while unit labor costs fell 1.5%. To get more work out of the same number of workers while paying them less, it helps to have 13.5 million people out of work and the easy ability to hire part-time labor and outsource to countries that pay much lower wages.
    So tax cuts have not spurred big companies to create jobs.”

    Many economists are skeptical of the tax breaks’ potential to stoke the economy in any meaningful way. Businesses are sitting on more than a trillion in cash, but are reluctant to invest because of lagging demand, a problem that tax incentives are not devised to address. -NYT

    Really? Who would have “thunk” it? Tax cuts are suppose to be the end all well at least for supply siders.

  • Faith3

    For any curious minds (and I know there are some here) about the history of the Clean Air Act and Mercury regulations:


  • Steve Perry


    Yeah, I like keeping them in check and slapping them down with actual facts.

    Have a great weekend.

  • REM

    I believe in climate change. It is cool at night and warms up in the day


    I also believe in presidential change

    Romney wins a landslide

  • UpAndOver

    Let us all remember the stirring words of Michelle Obama and the President’s acquiescence (9-11 Event).

    “All this for a damn flag”

  • Rojo Johnson

    I notice all of these Obama haters only want to get rid of Obama, but don’t really care about what happens if he is gone. They hate him so much that they don’t care who takes his place. I’ve seen none of these people enthusiastically embrace Romney. That’s Coke Bottle glasses vision. I guess they want to go back to the good old days of Bush and his stock market crash, two wars, and super-low approval rating.

    Of course, I’m sure I’ll get personally attacked, but I could care less.

  • Jeff

    re: “All this for a damn flag”

    Lol that’s funny!!!

    I’d probably say the same thing.

    Your posts is from Breitbart, Cough!Cough! Bull$hit!! Cough!Cough!

  • UpAndOver


    Sandusky jury has a verdict….Guilty…..45 of 48 counts…

    They want the week-end off….

  • UpAndOver


    Careful, your momma will come out from under the trailer and bite you…

  • Lee

    Looks to me like more and more people are wising up and getting tired of the bias, lies and misinformation coming from the corrupt left.
    GO FOX!

  • Rojo Johnson


    So you want bias, lies and misinformation coming from the corrupt right? Is there such a thing as middle ground anymore?

  • Jim

    “All this for a damn flag”

    Lol that’s funny!!!

    I’d probably say the same thing.
    Jeff, I know you’re a ‘JERK’ now you just proved you’re nothing but ‘F**KING SCUM!’

  • suikostinger

    Let us all remember the stirring words of Michelle Obama and the President’s acquiescence (9-11 Event).

    “All this for a damn flag”

    Too bad you are so caught up into shock jocks and THEIR opinions on what she said to even TRY to come up with any other conclusion than that. There has been 3-4 lip readers that have said 3 totally different things of what she said….and you of course, take the WORSE of them all and the one Glenn Beck, the crazy maniac, also picked….figures. After reading the things you have said in here, I wouldn’t expect anything else actually.

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