Cable News Ratings for Thursday, June 28, 2012

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June 29th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, June 28, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,577            361            729
CNN         508            154            226
MSNBC         680            199            309
CNBC         175             41            100
FBN           88             26             49
HLN         207             82            119
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,505            500         1,059
CNN         632            182            279
MSNBC       1,316            379            608
CNBC         174             58             99
FBN           89             35             59
HLN         280            117            167
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,242            329            625
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         238            106            121
MSNBC Morning Joe         413            165            186
CNBC Squawk Box         143             29             71
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         214            115            148
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,071            388            924
CNN SITUATION ROOM         724            226            330
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,051            193            417
CNBC FAST MONEY         205             37             93
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         146             41             61
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,972            382            879
CNN JOHN KING USA         527            215            277
MSNBC POLITICS NATION       1,007            207            376
CNBC MAD MONEY         179             30             93
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         143             43             66
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,797            438            831
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         434            133            222
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS       1,002            289            438
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         172             27             86
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         225             52            134
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,856            577         1,182
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         635            206            313
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,232            308            542
CNBC BIO: SEARS         144             40             91
HLN NANCY GRACE         360            127            221
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,538            503         1,112
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         716            174            284
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,467            459            704
CNBC CRIME INC: HUMAN TRAFFICK         164             38             96
HLN DR. DREW         270            121            154
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,107            421            881
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         545            165            239
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,239            361            569
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         214             96            110
HLN NANCY GRACE         211            104            125
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,341            403            749
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         279            108            137
MSNBC ED SHOW         670            185            304
CNBC MAD MONEY         101             31             78
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         325            161            186

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.

  • Tested

    Fox reported it about as fast as it could be read. They actually didn’t report it wrong, they just did it sequentially. Once they got to the part about upholding as a tax (and reading the blog tweet about it) they said so.

    Like 99.9% of the rest of the country, I did not watch CNN.
    If they did not correct themselves quickly, that was a big mistake.

  • theboss1

    As a proud leftie, I wanted Medicare for all, or at least a public option. The ACA puts bandaids on a broken system, but at least the pres and Dems tried. That’s much more than can be said of the status quo party, who didn’t do a damn thing regarding health care when they had the pres and Congress for six years. Where were their health care bills during this time?

  • Jeff

    @Denise I am happy millions of Americans will be covered, You obviously don’t understand what people with illnesses go through when family or friends have no coverage. I doubt you will pay one cent in higher taxes due to this.

    Get informed and a heart while your at it….

  • theboss1

    @Tested … Another FOX apologist and spin from the no-spin network. LMAO.

  • theboss1

    @jeff … you’re asking righties to stay informed and to have a heart. I might as well ask to win the lottery and marry Miss America!

  • Jeff

    Fox News did report it wrong along with CNN. CNN corrected it faster because fox had to change a lot more falsehoods they planned on running.

    These things take time!!!


    Gov. Jindal said Obamney care. LMAO!! He can’t stand Romney either!!

  • Suikostinger


    The righties in here attacked MSNBC for getting it “wrong” (at least what we thought was wrong at first) while the other two got it “right” (atleast what we thought was right at first). As a centrist I just sat there thinking that MSNBC, being a screw up of a network like Fox News, got it wrong too. But it turned out that they were the only ones to get it RIGHT. THEN the righties in here say “ohhhh but that’s what everyone thought and that’s what was said!!!” But in a heart beat will attack MSNBC for the same thing when it happens to them. If you watch MSNBC or Fox News AND think one is fair and balanced while the other isn’t you should just not be able to say anything but it’s pretty blatantly obvious that they BOTH are. The only difference is that ANYONE in their right mind can tell that MSNBC is left winged, but Fox News tries to play it off like they aren’t.

  • Jeff


    The same people that booed the First Lady, booed solider on duty in Iraq, wanted to electrocute people along the border on a fence, cheer sick people that die without insurance.

    Yeah right!! ;)

  • Ralph Hahn

    @theboss1: >>> Where were their health care bills during this time? <<<

    Same reason why The Senate (Harry Reid) would not even put up the Federal Budget PASSED by the House. They blame the Republicans who HAVE a plan. The Democrats just want Obama's version to be passed with absolutely no compromise. Repeating: The House approved a Federal Budget. The Senate has not passed a budget bill in THREE YEARS under Harry Reid's reign as Senate Majority Leader.

    Any Republican health care bill wouldn't have been posted in the Senate for a floor vote, so blame the Dems for the stalemate. Reagan & Tip O'Neill worked together, partisan politics aside, to get things done. One cannot truly say that the term "Do Nothing Senate" is not 100% accurate.

  • Jeff

    @suiko, I’ve decided to give Fox News a chance, starting by watching Studio B with Shepard Smith.

    Guess why??


  • DB

    suiko, go back to wed. Still waiting.

  • DB

    missy, read wed.

  • DB

    I am so glad I am such a big part of the three stooges lives.

  • DB

    Jeffie, you have laughed your a** off so many times you can’t have a bm anymore. Is that why you are so full of it. Oh wait I forgot the sh!!

  • Mike

    With Obamacare we will have a health system very much as they do in Canada and England – long waiting lines and rationing of services once people reach a certain age. We also will see more health care professionals, e.g., physicians leaving health care. Health care is just like any other service or commodity – there is not an unlimited supply. We already have shortages of doctors and nurses. Just because people ‘may now have insurance, does not mean we have the infrastructure to take care of everyone. As for those who are disappointed that the social ‘silver bullet’of a ‘public option’ – the designers of Obamacare were brilliant in their design. Your smaller employers will have little incentive to provide health benefits since it will be infinitely cheaper for them to drop coverage for all employees and pay the $2,000/employee/year penalty. Most employer are paying nearly $10,000 for individual coverage and $20,000 for family coverage. We will see employers dropping their coverage. So much for the promise of “keeping your current plan”. This is what Obama has wanted from the very beginning.

  • Jeff

    GOP Representative apologizes after calling the Health Care Law announcement being constitutional as bad as 9/11

    This is why the Teaparty loons are out of control…….at least he apologized. That’s a first! Far Better move than Willard Mitt Romney .

    @suiko did ya hear the right wing nut job on the radio that accused Cheif Justice Roberts of being on mind altering drugs due to seizures? That is why he ruled the way he did regarding HC and acts the way he does? Wtf?

    Out of control!

  • lbsles

    For a “Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes” as we know them today.



    Read # 2, #9, #11, and #17 then let us know what you think….

  • lbsles

    Issa Puts Wiretap Details in Congressional Record

    In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record.

    The May 24 letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member on the panel, quotes from and describes in detail a secret wiretap application that has become a point of debate in the GOP’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking probe.

    The wiretap applications are under court seal, and releasing such information to the public would ordinarily be illegal. But Issa appears to be protected by the Speech or Debate Clause in the Constitution, which offers immunity for Congressional speech, especially on a chamber’s floor.

    According to the letter, the wiretap applications contained a startling amount of detail about the operation, which would have tipped off anyone who read them closely about what tactics were being used.

    Holder and Cummings have both maintained that the wiretap applications did not contain such details and that the applications were reviewed narrowly for probable cause, not for whether any investigatory tactics contained followed Justice Department policy.

    The wiretap applications were signed by senior DOJ officials in the department’s criminal division, including Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco and another official who is now deceased.

    @ the Weekly Standard

  • Jeff

    Look at wednesday….. Is Wednesday when someone called DB a vile disgusting person over and over till he finally shut the f–k up.

    Just wondering?



  • lbsles

    Wiretaps May Prove Holder Knew About Fast & Furious

    Drudge has a story up. The headline has been his lead item all day. “Secret Wiretaps Rock Department of Justice.” It’s a Roll Call story. And everybody’s trying to read it and nobody can click on it because their servers are shut down. So I got people e-mailing me, “What’s that about? What’s that about, Rush?” Here it is. Let me tell what you it’s about. The wiretap angle on Fast and Furious is this.

    Federal law requires a prosecutor seeking a wiretap to describe to the judge what investigative techniques have been used in the investigation. You don’t just get a wiretap because you ask for it. You’ve got to tell a judge what you’re doing. Now, those wiretap applications must — by law — be approved by Justice Department officials before they can be submitted to the judge. Now, Holder is claiming that he and other DOJ officials didn’t know about the gun-walking, and this puts the lie to that.

    In order for the wiretap applications to be approved, the judge has to be told about the techniques being used (and the program, basically) and the Department of Justice has to provide that information to the judge. So we’ve got to be led to believe here that there may be some rogue people inside the DOJ running a program that Holder didn’t know about? I don’t know. It’s a stretch.

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