Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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June 27th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for June 26, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,194            275            544
CNN         282             84            116
MSNBC         430            110            173
CNBC         169             48             92
FBN           61             14             26
HLN         190             86            121
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,050            398            819
CNN         394            104            158
MSNBC         793            174            301
CNBC         162             91             94
FBN           53             15             21
HLN         304            119            183
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,163            315            568
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         168             77             90
MSNBC Morning Joe         358            123            170
CNBC Squawk Box         150             33             83
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         213            107            164
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,740            385            805
CNN SITUATION ROOM         475             98            163
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         674            112            220
CNBC FAST MONEY         218             31             86
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         150             91            115
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,803            414            826
CNN JOHN KING USA         316            106            110
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         624            103            199
CNBC MAD MONEY         182             60            110
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         163             68            107
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,521            287            672
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         349            112            157
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         642            119            240
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         151             46             73
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         284            112            166
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,296            416            909
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         343             89            143
MSNBC ED SHOW         676            112            238
CNBC CRACKBERRYD           78             42             44
HLN NANCY GRACE         401            177            267
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,000            394            804
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         427            107            186
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         836            176            320
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         176             98            100
HLN DR. DREW         275            116            173
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,842            386            743
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         411            117            145
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         867            235            344
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         231            134            138
HLN NANCY GRACE         235             63            111
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,068            340            572
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         285            106            143
MSNBC ED SHOW         531            180            236
CNBC MAD MONEY         128             81             91
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         196             55             82

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.

  • The Answer

    I will say this, ratings probably skyrocketed on MSNBC the night Scott Walker crushed the recallistas. Rachel Madcow in depression having to break the news, (Sgt) Ed Schultz going into seizure over how this could happen, and Laughingstock Larry doing his lame Keith Olbermann hand-me down (which is sad enough by itself) and going into overdrive as if he’s vying for Jay Carney’s job was worth it in laughs.

  • Stan T.

    Posted June 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM
    I dont think even Steve Perry can spin this one……………….nah I bet he will at least give it his gallant effort!!

    MSNBC: ‘Gas Prices Down 47 Percent Since April and May’

    Have your gas prices dropped in half in the past couple of months?

    Well, the geniuses over at MSNBC believe they have, for in the middle of a segment about fuel costs on the Martin Bashir show Wednesday, a chyron boldly stated, “Gas Prices Down 47% Since April and May”


    I know how they got most of that 47%….they’re taking the price of gasoline in california, thatwas pushing $4.27 a gallon, and subtracted the NATIONAL AVERAGE price per gallon….but then, that’s only about 25%, so I guess MSNBC still can’t divide…

  • Stan T.

    Italian Mike
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM
    Where are the progressives? Riding high on there Q poll numbers.


    But what the left forget, there are also about 8% undecided. And anyone who knows polls, knows that those undecides will go for the challenger, not the incumbent…so unless obama is over 50% in a state, he’s losing that state…

  • Ratboy

    I just want to make sure that you all know, No matter what happens tomorrrow and no matter what the final decision on Obamacare is, all struck down, partial strike down, or upheld and untouched………….the lefties here will explain to all of us how Obama is the winner!!!! :lol:

  • Jeff

    Fox Revives Falsehood That Public Sector Pensions Are Bankrupting Governments

    Fox News has seized on Stockton, California’s announcement that it will file for bankruptcy in order to blame state and local governments’ budget problems on public sector pension obligations. In fact, the budget problems facing these governments are the result of the dramatic drop in revenue after the recession, not pensions.

  • Faith3


    “Even though you may be appalled at the wages paid in other areas the people are very grateful to have the work.”

    True. Does that make it right? Being at the mercy of something isn’t really something either party should hold in esteem. Advancing multinationals at the expense of workers is nothing less than exploitation.

  • Jeff

    It’s okay nobody likes Dick Morris anyway,

    Dick Morris Smears Hillary Clinton With U.N. Conspiracy Theories

    Dick Morris used appearances on Fox News to attack Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over a U.S. commitment to help fund a United Nations initiative on sustainable energy in the developing world.In contrast to Morris’ fearmongering, private-sector interests have pledged far more money to the initiative than the U.S. has.

  • DB

    On the gas price question–I bet MSNBC like Stevie uses “statistics” only the ultrasmart lefties can understand to get a 50percent reduction in gas prices. Gas prices here were at 3.94 and now are 3.17–still not quite 50 %. Great that the gas prices going down, too bad its because the world economy and ours are going into the toilet and no one can afford to buy gas. Spin it lefties!!!

    Rat, you are exactly right. Just like O’donnel said Obama was the big winner in Wisconsin. Good one Lawrence.

    Shep has got to go–bad ratings for Fox( he would be KIng on MSNBC). His news show is getting more and more opinion oriented. Ok for commentary shows not ok for news– get enough of that from MSM.

    Is there anyone on TV more obnoxious than Toure!!! Oh maybe Eddie, or Chrissie or Lawrence. Rachel not obnoxious, just boring.

  • Jeff

    Busted again!!!

    Limbaugh Fabricates Wash. Post Fact Check To Cast Doubt On Romney’s Outsourcing

    Today, Rush Limbaugh claimed that a Washington Post story on Bain Capital’s investments in firms specializing in outsourcing was debunked by the Post’s Fact Checker blog. But the fact-check Limbaugh mentioned was directed at a campaign ad, not the Post’s own reporting.

    On June 21, The Washington Post exposed Bain Capital’s investments in companies “that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components,” which went on while Romney “was actively involved in” running the company. The Romney campaign sought a retraction of the story, but after Limbaugh’s show ended, it was reported that the Post is standing by its story and will not retract it.

    When he was discussing the Romney campaign’s efforts to get the story retracted, Limbaugh incorrectly claimed that the story had been fact-checked by the Post’s Glenn Kessler, and said the report on Bain Capital was “so inaccurate it’s embarrassing”

    But Limbaugh is wrong: Glenn Kessler did not fact-check the Washington Post’s story on Bain Capital. Kessler’s fact-checking post focused on a campaign ad that claimed Bain Capital engaged first-hand in the outsourcing of jobs. In contrast, the Post’s story, which came out the day after the ad was posted online, reported and verified that Bain Capital invested in companies that facilitated outsourcing. There are no Washington Post Fact Checker stories about the Post’s article on Bain Capital.

  • Faith3

    Hi d.d,

    “Freedom of association applies to every group both corporate and organized labor.
    Groups or individual members of the groups?”

    Individuals belong to groups and pay dues to be a member. Not all members in even a group like the Chamber of Commerce may agree on a particular candidate they choose to support politically.

  • Jeff

    This is very strange behavior, because the new thing for republicans to do is even when they LOOSE then claim a win, right Jan Brewer?? This pathetic excuse for a organization went silent.

    Daily Caller Silent On EPA’s Legal Victory

    Yesterday a federal appeals court unanimously upheld the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare, deeming the EPA “unambiguously correct” in addressing climate change through the Clean Air Act. One media 
    outlet that is curiously silent on the ruling is the Daily Caller, whose reporter Matthew Boyle previously claimed the resulting regulations would cause the EPA to hire an “ARMY OF 230k BUREAUCRATS.” The claim was completely false, and their refusal to correct the clear error damaged their reputation and embarrassed employees.

    Boyle’s claim on Twitter echoed his Daily Caller article misreading an EPA court filing. The EPA said that it avoided a scenario that would require 230,000 workers by using a “tailoring rule” to regulate only the largest polluters — a rule that was upheld in the recent court ruling. After several outlets ridiculed Daily Caller’s error, its executive editor defended the article by making a snide comment to Politico and making several bad rationalizations about why they did not correct their false report.

    In addition to ruling in favor of the tailoring rule, the court also affirmed that the EPA made a “science-based judgment.” This court ruling directly contradicts a previous Daily Caller report titled “Weird Science: EPA’s own Inspector General calls greenhouse gas science flawed,” which falsely claimed that the “scientific basis” of the endangerment finding for greenhouse gases “violated the EPA’s own peer review procedure.” In fact, the Inspector General report addressed obscure procedural issues, not the merits of EPA’s finding or the extensive science on which it was based. The Daily Caller later changed its headline (without noting the change) to “Weird science: EPA Inspector General calls greenhouse-gas regulatory process flawed.”

    The Daily Caller also dedicated an entire article earlier this year to listing every reason that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli thought the EPA “violated the law.” You’d think the Daily Caller would let its readers know the result.

  • Jeff

    Fox News Pushes Unsubstantiated Claim That Obama Campaign Outsourced Work Overseas

    Fox’s chief Washington correspondent James Rosen hyped a Washington Free Beacon report alleging the Obama campaign employed call centers in Canada and the Philippines. But neither the Fox segment nor the Free Beacon article provided any substantial evidence to support such a claim.

    The Obama campaign has been attacking Mitt Romney for his history of moving jobs overseas as a businessman at Bain Capital. After mentioning these reports on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier, Rosen touted the Beacon’s claims, stating: “The Romney campaign, in turn, circulated a report in the Washington Free Beacon” which Rosen uncritically said “found the Obama-Biden campaign has paid companies headquartered in Canada and the Philippines more than $80,000 for telemarketing services.”
    However, ABC reporter Devin Dwyer pointed out that “the Beacon’s claims are not fully substantiated” after looking at the actual facts. Dwyer first explained that Pacific East is based in Canada but has a division headquarters in Oregon. He went on to explain that the FEC filings provided no indication as to which Pacific East call centers were used by the Obama campaign or where they may have been based

  • Jeff

    On Fox, Mark Levin Claims Individual Mandate Is “Greatest Threat” To Government-Individual Relationship “Since Segregation”


  • Jeff

    He’s the leader of the GOP, OF COURSE he is taking credit.

    Limbaugh Takes Credit For Dick Morris Attack On Obama, Cites “I Hope He Fails” Attack


  • Jeff

    Fox’s Stuart Varney Blames Municipal Bankruptcy On Public Worker Pensions

    He got the talking points memo too, what sheep!!

  • Jeff

    The Post tells mittwitt. Kiss our a$$!!

    Why Romney Couldn’t Convince The Washington Post To Retract Its Story About Bain Offshoring Jobs

    The Mitt Romney campaign met with editors of the Washington Post today in an attempt to get the paper to retract a story about how the private equity firm Bain Capital helped outsource jobs when Romney was its CEO. Initially, the campaign merely admonished the Post for not distinguishing between “outsourcing” and “offshoring,” but today it brought a set of slides in an attempt to refute the entire premise of the story.
    However, the evidence that the campaign provided does not contradict the paper’s reporting, which was gleaned from documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Instead, the campaign’s document simply includes assertions from executives of the companies in which Bain invested, claiming that they did not outsource jobs.

  • Jeff

    Companies Fight New Regulation That Would Force Them To Disclose Pay Ratio Between CEO And Workers

    Big companies and interest groups that represent them are resisting a piece of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act that is meant to help rein in executive compensation, even as pay for chief executives skyrockets and is increasingly untethered from company performance.
    The rule, a draft of which is set to be issued at the end of the month, would force companies to disclose the gap between the pay of their CEOs and average employees. Over the last 30 years, CEO pay has grown 127 times faster than worker pay, and the average CEO at America’s largest companies now makes $14.5 million. CEO pay grew twice as fast as workers’ wages in 2011 alone.

    But of course!!!!!

  • Jeff

    UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN IN VAST MAJORITY OF U.S. METRO AREAS | According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates are down in 331 of 372 U.S. metro areas from where they were a year ago. Of the 49 metro areas with more than one million residents, 45 saw unemployment rate decreases, with the largest drops occurring in the Miami and Tampa Bay. The Buffalo metro area saw the largest increase, with unemployment rising by nearly a point.

    You are entitled to your own opinion, but your own facts.

  • Jeff

    He’s your guy!!!!!!!!!!

    Romney To Visit Electronics Plant In Town Where Bain Laid Off Hundreds Of Electronics Workers

    Today, Mitt Romney will bring his campaign to EIT, a circuit-board and electronics manufacturing company, in Sterling, Virginia. But while he is likely to highlight the success of the company, it represents a curious location choice for the Romney campaign.
    A decade ago, the Northern Virginia suburb was home to a major circuit-board factory for the DDI Corp. DDI, based in Anaheim, CA, was a major Bain Capital investment during Romney’s tenure with the firm. Romney personally invested in the company and Romney’s name appeared on a 2001 SEC filing as a designated liaison from Bain’s management committee for the company.
    While Romney and Bain made tens of millions on its investment in DDI, the company saw large layoffs in Sterling and ended up in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2003. A 2003 Washington Business Journal report noted:
    Circuit board maker Dynamic Details has laid off 167 people at its Sterling manufacturing plant since the beginning of July — and a total of 460 over the past two years — as it weathers the lingering effects of the tech and telecom industry implosion.
    According to the same story, the Sterling plant employed 550 in 2001 and just about 130 in 2003. While the Romney campaign has repeated claims that Bain is responsible for creating thousands of jobs, hundreds lost theirs at DDI, at least in part thanks to Romney and Bain.
    Additionally, today’s company — EIT — appears to contradict the Romney campaign’s gloomy assessment of the nation’s economy. Virginia state legislator Joe May (R), who owns the company, told the Washington Post that his private sector firm is indeed doing “just fine.”

    Not mine!!!!!!

  • Jeff

    News you won’t see on Fox

    Two dozen people were arrested around the globe yesterday in a credit card fraud sting. [The Hill]

    Stockton, California plans to file for bankruptcy, in what will be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. [Bloomberg]

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an inquiry into politically active tax-exempt groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. [New York Times]

    Spanish officials largely ignored problems in their country’s banking sector prior to the current crisis. [New York Times]

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti had some harsh words for Germany ahead of this week’s Eurozone summit. [Financial Times]

    The House yesterday blocked an amendment that would have cut off subsidies to small, rural airports. [Associated Press]

    The IRS has collected more than $5 billion in back taxes, interest, and penalties thanks to a crackdown on offshore tax evasion. [The Hill]

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