Cable News Ratings for Friday, June 22, 2012

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June 25th, 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.

  • dana

    DB:: The person that you are referring to is exactly the mentality of the black masses today. Its sad. I grew up in an Italian, Black, and Jewish neighborhood in the 60’s and 70’s. We all got along and enjoyed eachothers culture. Then the race baiters set one against the other and it was never the same. Listen, i am not saying that blacks weren’t
    pretty beat up by racism for a very long time but the President could never have won without the white vote…and more blacks are unemployed under Obama then any white President ever, so what did he do for them?

  • Jessica

    No DB. You are vile. PERIOD. I’ve been watching people in here for awhile and you are VILE! If I was stinger I would have called you a name way before he did. I’m surprised that he has taken your crap for this long without calling you names. The only difference is that he actually had the balls to use the actual words of dim wit and idiot, while you use innuendo and vocabulary gymnastics to call him and anyone else in here that disagrees with you names.

  • dana

    DB:: i guess everyone has their Gabriel huh? Sounds like Jessica resents your elevated vocabulary…dumb it down kid..this is the new America..get with it..

  • Letmethink

    DB–looks like some fall out from Blago for JJ Jr.. The tapes have implicated him and some of the things said about him are pretty demeaning. Will it come out, will the main stream media cover it up? Will any investigation into it be racism or voter suppression?
    Dana, you are so right. I was a sophomore when we integrated and not a problem at all. We all got along and it went well. I know the history and the horrible things that have happened to blacks are horrible and not easily forgotten but if we don’t move on, it never gets better. I think this president has set reach relations back 50 years.

  • Gabriel

    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:10 PM
    i guess everyone has their Gabriel huh? Sounds like Jessica resents your elevated vocabulary…dumb it down kid..this is the new America..get with it..


    You rarely make sense.

  • dana

    Letmethink:: Not only has he pandered to blacks by demonizing white republicans as the devil incarnate, he has set the Hispanics against the same sector(also having deported more hispanics then any other president),but set a class warfare of poor against those that pay for their welfare and food stamps ,against the middle class and those that create their jobs…meanwhile, the whole country has put themselves on hold til they figure out what this presidents health plan will really cost, what taxes will be raised, what will be the death tax for family businesses, and how much more he will doom us with borrowing to grow the gvt…

  • dana

    Some people lurk in the shadows like stalkers!!! there is a difference btw. making sense and someone not being able to understand…but this probably also wouldnt make sense to that kind of person…

  • Gabriel

    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM
    Some people lurk in the shadows like stalkers!!! there is a difference btw. making sense and someone not being able to understand…but this probably also wouldnt make sense to that kind of person…


    You’re a lost cause, mate. You fell off the deep end a while ago. I turn on the tube everyday now expecting to hear a story about you eating a baby or something. Psycho.

  • dana

    Gabe:: Are you Black? If you are, who are the black leaders today that you admire and relate to? Just trying to understand you as a person since we spend so much time together…if you prefer not to answer i wouldnt be suprised…good nite man!

  • Letmethink

    Yes, Dana, agree—we have a small business and provide generous health care benefits.We have stopped hiring as we are uncertain about the future— health care, EPA regulations, etc. It is a frightening time for us and our employees.

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – Just keep on playing the partisan card Hillbilly.


    Theres nothing partisan about what I’m pointing out.

    Your not even talking about the REAL issue at hand which is what effect the EPA has on this ruling.

    You are the one ducking & twisting the issue. Nobama could have made any rule he wanted. The court didn’t compel him or the EPA to write the words in the Mats rule. They (the court) vacated the Clean Air Mercury Rule. The rule to replace the CAMR is the MATS rule. Nobama’s EPA helped make/write the rule. You don’t want to admit to that or admit Nobama has no C&T law. I’m guessing you don’t wanna admit a dem prez crushed the nuts of the middle class & the poor. Not to mention the loss of union jobs.

    It was collected once the rule was mandated. Should they have ignored the court ruling?

    Once again ducking & twisting the fact the Mat rule is Nobama’s & blaming the court for something you said Nobama zip to do with..the Mat rule. THATS NOT TRUE!

    From the courts ruling Feb 2008…

    Congress specified that new sources must adopt at minimum “the emission control that is achieved in practice by the best controlled similar source, as determined by the Administrator.”

    Nobama’s EPA Administrator says we finalized the rule. Dec 24, 2009 they did the ICR deal to submit emissions information for use in developing air toxics emissions standards. It’s plain as day Nobama & his EPA helped write the MATS rule. The court DID NOT write the MAT rule. They only said a new rule was needed. Congress gave the EPA Administrator ALLOT of power in writing the rule[s]. They sure used it in this case.

  • Hillbilly

    Faith3 – Pain like send the economy into a depression? What good will that do Hillbilly?


    How will living within our means cause a depression?

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve – Just watched a NASA conference on Global Warming,


    It’s been interesting reading some of the GW sites. Folks who say weather is not climate now saying the warm weather in America is proof of GW. :roll:

  • Suikostinger

    I remember when Fox News tried to say Global Warming was fake…their proof? It was snowing………Which is just as dumb as GW people saying GW is real because it’s hot……

  • Jeff




    Out of the ball park!!!!

    Love it

  • Letmethink

    Very sad whether you support gay rights or not. Don’t read unless you have a strong stomach

  • Letmethink

    Jeff, one of our locals weatherman on the NBC station is obsessed with GW. He will report a weather event and say “More proof of global warming” Had watched this news for years—had to change.

  • DB

    Just figured something out. Jeffie has laughed his a** off about 50 times according to his own posts. His sh** has nowhere to go so I guess that is why he is full of it. Jessica, hope this doesn’t offend you– not really– I could not care less about someone who just reads posts and only drops in for minute and then runs away again. I do get a kick out of you calling me vile but not a word about Jeffie and his unreadable rants of name calling and nasty language. I guess you are just like suiko, a little slow on the uptake.

  • DB

    Letmethink, thanks for update on JJ Jr. Didn’t he take a leave of absence from Congress? Also there appears to be some infidelity involved– this nut didn’t fall far from the tree. Just another black leader for Gabe to be proud of.

  • DB

    Dana, Gabe immediately stoops to the lib favorite response to an argument– name calling!! He calls you a psycho— if I didn’t want to end up like Jeffie ( full of you know what) I would be lmao right now–I am laughing but my butt is still in place. Next he is going to pull the race card on you, with your white name and all.

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