Cable News Ratings for Friday, June 22, 2012

Note: Friday night’s live coverage of the Sandusky verdict preempted regular programming. FOX News’s coverage, anchored by Shep Smith, was number one in both total viewers and adults 25-54, beating CNN, MSNBC, and HLN combined among total viewers from 9:30 to 11:15PM.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 22, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,228            309            532
CNN         379            121            168
MSNBC         407            115            168
CNBC         130             35             67
FBN           60             13             31
HLN         226             96            138
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,505            540            992
CNN         782            314            408
MSNBC         767            189            326
CNBC           78             40             37
FBN           63             14             26
HLN         332            130            194
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,075            309            530
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         174             70             83
MSNBC Morning Joe         341            133            173
CNBC Squawk Box         102             31             54
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         211             99            144
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,711            379            699
CNN SITUATION ROOM         430            100            166
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         704            112            207
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         161             45             84
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         177             83            109
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,589            441            694
CNN JOHN KING USA         277            104            133
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         736            136            230
CNBC MAD MONEY         158             50             87
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         162             66            118
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,472            383            642
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         337            133            156
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         640            153            222
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         195             55             90
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         275            130            197
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,783            569         1,042
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         550            175            241
MSNBC ED SHOW         753            139            263
CNBC BILL GATES GEEK CHNG WRLD           95             43             54
HLN NANCY GRACE         416            175            259
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/SANDUSKY VERDICT CVG       2,454            510            979
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         506            231            278
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         726            163            311
CNBC NHL DRAFT           86             49             41
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         180             56             86
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/SANDUSKY VERDICT CVG       2,362            577         1,029
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,289            536            705
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         774            232            409
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           53             28             16
HLN NANCY GRACE         400            159            238
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/SANDUSKY VERDICT CVG       1,731            459            814
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         798            312            437
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         649            213            374
CNBC MAD MONEY           36             10             26
HLN NANCY GRACE         441            182            259



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Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

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