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.

  • lbsles

    Hey there you non-researchin dumbocrats, read this one, please….

    Obamacare’s Hidden Taxes

    Taxation: The high bench has confirmed that ObamaCare’s individual mandate is a massive tax on the American middle class. But let’s not forget the 20 other new taxes that are embedded in the law.

    The court was silent about the 20 other different taxes hidden in ObamaCare, more than half of which affect families earning less than $250,000 a year.

    Some of the new taxes are:

    A 3.8% surtax on investment income from capital gains and dividends that applies to single filers earning more than $200,000 and married couples filing jointly earning more than $250,000.

    A $50,000 excise tax on charitable hospitals that fail to meet new “community health assessment needs,” “financial assistance” and other rules set by the Health and Human Services Dept.

    A $24 billion tax on the paper industry to control a pollutant known as black liquor.

    A $2.3 billion-a-year tax on drug companies.

    A 10% excise tax on indoor tanning salons.

    An $87 billion hike in Medicare payroll taxes for employees, as well as the self-employed.

    A 2.3% excise tax on U.S. sales of medical devices that’s already devastating the medical supply industry and its workforce. The levy is a $20 billion blow to an industry that employs roughly 400,000.

    Yes missy, your insurance fess are going to go up along with your deductible. Enjoy the dumbocrat way of life

  • lbsles

    This is from the Washington Free Beacon.

    The headline of the story is: “Obama to Soldiers: Pay Up — The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military.”

  • lbsles

    This is probally something missy wants to happen. Either raise healthcare costs for the military or see obulbles veto the bill. Or both.

    Free Care? Ha! Regime Threatens to Veto Defense Bill Because It Doesn’t Hike Health Care Fees for Military

  • lbsles

    @ Missy

    Of course you know where obumbles stands, he’s a flaming liberal dumbocrat, socialist, communist. Which is the road he has taken the US on.

    It’s nice that you took money from the US and obtained an education now do something very constructive with your education by not wanting or helping the country go broke.

    If you insurance has not gone up lately be thankful, but know that the cost for you will be rising soon. I know that you have not been listening to those folks who have read the obumbles health care bill and are telling us the number of new taxes and the amount from obumbles government health care plan. Be sure and tell us when your company drops healthcare for their workers.

    The issues will be “How can the SCOTUS, in a law passed by congress, railroaded more like it, be changed from a mandate to a tax. The first court case concerning this will be when the gov collects the first fee/tax. Can you say “The court is now writing law”.

    Stay tuned.

  • DB

    Jeffie, you are getting pretty predictable. ___________________________

  • Jeff
  • DB

    Jeffie, does that make you feel better about the huge tax increase? Its ok as long as it isn’t the largest in history?

  • Jeff


  • Rod D


    Only insurance freeloaders like your tea party buddies will have to pay the “tax”.

    People who get their health insurance via their employer as well as responsible people who buy their own health insurance will NOT pay the tax.

  • bishop

    Obama lets hundreds of homes burn while letting the worlds largest tanker sit idle 300 miles away because the company “Evergreen” is owned by a republican.

  • DB

    Politifact did not count the fines for not buying health care as a tax–don’t they agree with Roberts?? What a bogus view of the cost of the Affordable Care Act, a misnomer if ever there was one.

  • DB

    Jeffie, it appears you have finally stfu. Thank you and keep it up.

  • Jeff

    Mitt Romney says ‘Obamacare’ adds trillions to the deficit….NOT TRUE!
    How is it that a law can raise taxes and cut spending, but also add trillions to the deficit?

    That was Mitt Romney’s claim after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the core of the health care law on June 28, 2012.

    “Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare — cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion,” Romney said. “And even with those cuts and tax increases, Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt, and pushes those obligations on to coming generations.”

    Here, we’re fact-checking Romney’s claim that “Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt.” It’s a topic we’ve researched before.

    We asked the Romney campaign for their evidence for this statement, but we didn’t hear back.

    For claims about laws that are not yet fully enacted, our go-to source is the Congressional Budget Office. It’s a nonpartisan, widely respected agency with an expert staff that generates projections and reports about how proposed laws affect the federal budget.  

    The Congressional Budget Office is not always right in its projections. In recent years, for example, it overestimated how much it would cost to cover prescription drugs for seniors in Medicare. The program actually came in under projections.

    But for claims about deficits, we consider the Congressional Budget Office, often called the CBO, to be the standard by which we fact-check claims.

    The CBO said this about the health care law back in 2010: It lowers the deficit, by about $124 billion over 10 years.

    And in 2011, when Republicans offered a bill to repeal the health care law, the CBO said that increased the deficit, by about $210 billion over 10 years.

    Now, is the CBO infallible? Certainly not. And good questions have been raised about some of the CBO’s methods in accounting for the health care law’s effects. We reported on some those concerns in great detail in a fact-check of statement from U.S. Rep Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. He said the law was “accelerating our country toward bankruptcy.” We rated that Mostly False.

    The CBO itself acknowledges the uncertainty surrounding its estimates. Its reports regularly warn that uncertainty increases as it makes projections farther into the future.

    And, the Supreme Court ruling may change certain elements of the health care law’s costs, especially as it affects Medicaid spending. Medicaid is the joint federal-state health insurance program for the very poor.

    A statement on the CBO website on the day of the ruling said, “CBO is in the process of reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision related to the Affordable Care Act to assess the effect on CBO’s projections of federal spending and revenue under current law. We expect that this assessment will probably take some time.”

    Still, we find no factual basis for Romney’s claim that the law “adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt.” We rate his statement False.

  • Sam

    Bill O’ Idiot is a chicken !

  • DB

    This site in some ways and in some areas( some posters) is getting just like MSNBC. MSNBC almost never has on a conservative. The libs all talk only to each other( so they don’t have to leave their bubble) to be sure they get full agreement in everything they say. They usually find time to make fun of a few conservatives and they all sit around and laugh and tell each other how clever they are. Some of the left wing extremists on this site now only talk to each other, make fun of a few other folks and then tell each other how right they are. This ensures they( like MSNBC) can remain close minded and uniformed of others opinions. Hope Jeffie, Stevie, Suiko and now Boss enjoy each others company–you have ensured you will never learn anything beyond what you already believe the rest of your life. Kind of like being dead from the neck up. Enjoy each other.

  • Suikostinger

    and DB swoops in with his vile hatred!!! What a good move!!

  • Jeff

    @suiko, I second that!!

    I would not use swoops however, I think “poops in” fits his vile nature more accurately.


    Glen Beck-hole

    Has t-shirts for sale with Justice John Roberts face on it with the word “traitor” under his image.

    Beck is the true traitor along with his believers in his anti American propaganda.

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM
    The DOW closes up 227 points.

    Must be due to the confidence in our economy and the passage of the Health Care Law!!

    NOPE Wrong again Jeff! The market rallied based on the progress made over in Europe with that finacial mess.

  • Jeff

    @ratboy, you are confused.

    so if it goes down, it’s was because of the HC ruling, but goes up it CERTAINLY can’t be because of the HC ruling.
    It’s a “mess in Europe” that made it close 227 points up………..OOOOOKAY??? Not logical as usual.

    Similar reasoning as your complaints about President Obama, gas prices up its Obama’s fault and you complain everyday along with Fox News. Gas prices do down then it’s not because of Obama’s presidency, along with Fox News.

    Well the only thing you are is consistent being inconsistent.

  • Jeff


    go down*

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