Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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July 5th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 3, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,152        284         554
CNN      306         98         126
MSNBC      412        113         169
CNBC      151         44           77
FBN        59         21           36
HLN      191         83         114
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    1,909        361         789
CNN      521        156         206
MSNBC      793        230         354
CNBC      144         54           72
FBN        61         22           39
HLN      227         76         120
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,081        310         575
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      229        118         107
MSNBC Morning Joe      294        100         132
CNBC Squawk Box      113         25           54
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      216        121         172
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,898        455         899
CNN SITUATION ROOM      433         89         120
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      753        149         281
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE      170         71           73
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      145         51           71
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,776        403         765
CNN SITUATION ROOM      383         74         125
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      648        121         223
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS      185         78           72
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      140         68           87
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,478        381         655
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      317         84         131
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      621        137         202
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS      191         94         103
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      267         78         126
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL    2,035        314         751
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT      557        149         236
MSNBC ED SHOW      717        162         308
CNBC COCA-COLA: THE REAL STORY      148         79           88
HLN NANCY GRACE      431        122         221
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC OUT OF WORK SPECIAL    1,937        440         882
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      518        160         209
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      817        266         379
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      128         45           62
HLN DR. DREW      126         42           61
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL    1,733        330         733
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT      486        158         174
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      847        263         374
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      157         38           67
HLN NANCY GRACE      122         63           79
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR SPCL    1,022        355         597
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      257        107         125
MSNBC ED SHOW      569        183         266
CNBC COCA-COLA: THE REAL STORY      173         77           76
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      294        132         181

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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Even the

    OUT OF WORK SPECIAL on Fox at 9PM did well 1,937

    True holiday numbers for the rest of em

  • AppleStinx

    Second consecutive day in which ‘The Five’ is the top program in the demo.

  • Laurence Glavin

    I’ve often wondered what the ultra-right-wing lunatics who praise Faux “News” on tvbythenumbers.com would sound like if I met one of them in real life. I got a hint this morning; Chris Hayes was guest at about 8:30 am on C-Span’s “Washington Journal”. One of the callers blurted out “I hate you…you suck”. The double-take on Chris’s face was priceless; Lucille Ball couldn’t have done better. Then, indulging in a level of wit that this miscreant would never understand (as well as the word “miscreant”), Chris began his reply with: “Jason ARTICULATES the feelings of many out there, etc. Yeah, “articulates” all right.

  • Coffee Steve


    Yep, we may be talking PrimeTime for “The Five” soon.

  • Suikostinger

    The “REAL” news on FN during primetime is the lowest of the ratings. Just shows that people don’t want news anymore. They want entertainment, opinion news that tells them what they want to hear. Oreilly, Hannity, The Five.

  • Italian Mike



    I have often wondered the same thing about someone that watches MSNBC. There are so few of them that meeting one in real life would like finding a needle in a haystack.

    You used the word miscreant now that is impressive.

  • Italian Mike



    You make a good point about the news. I find myself tuning out the news and watching opinion TV. I watch MSNBC sometimes. I always like to know what the enemy is thinking.

  • Jim

    When the ‘hell’ did I ever say I worked for the “EPA?”Damn! “You’re STUPID!”
    It shouldn’t be hard to look up Jeff, just look in the archives.Look it up Jeff, because once again you’ll find out that you’re wrong ‘AGAIN’. Unlike you, I work for a living and don’t sit at a computer screen and c/p Media Matters.Get your facts correct.Stupid!

  • lbsles

    obumbles Lies: FEC Records Show Obama Super PACs Outspending Romney Super PACs By a 2 to 1 Margin

    Just like sucklow and jeffie poo poo

    Obama is out begging for campaign cash daily. Sometimes he attends multiple fundraiser per day, makes illegal campaign phone calls while flying on AirForce One and blatantly lies to the weak-minded masses who still believe in almost everything he says. He’s begging for so much cash that he’s broken fundraiser records.

    The latest Obama lie involves Super PAC money. Obama is out there campaigning that those evil Super PACs, those who support Romeny not the ones who support him, are influencing the election with all this untraceable cash. Instead Obama and his O-bots slam Karl Rove and the Koch brothers, while ignoring the fact that their Super PACs are outspending both combined.

    Well, as we’ve come to learn, Obama lies and lies often.

    Just like sucklow and jeffie poo poo

  • Italian Mike

    You know in the time I have been on the site no one has called me stupid yet. I am sure it will happen, just hasn’t happened yet.

    Any takers!!!!

  • lbsles
  • lbsles
  • Coffee Steve

    @Italian Mike

    The ONLY person I’ll ever call stupid is myself and Nancy Pelosi :-)

  • Italian Mike



    I understand your passion but calling your opponents names lowers the discussion. Best to make your points and move on.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Italian Mike: “someone THAT watches MSNBC”? The pronoun “WHO” is the correct word to use in such a construction. I am in fact, a carbon-based life form with human DNA (Like carbon, I even have balls). And if you visit here often, then you realize that MSNBC gets cumes of a million viewers or more for its primetime shows either at its Eastern time or first airing or Eastern plus Pacific primetime showings. Rachel and the guy who spells Laurence incorrectly actually have audiences close to the number of viewers of “The Daily Show” and the “Colbert Report”.

  • Italian Mike


    Coffee Steve


  • Coffee Steve

    *New Egyptian TV station will feature feature women only veiled…

    Well now, who saw THIS Coming huh?

  • lbsles

    Department of Justice Used Research From Political Ally to Justify Blocking Texas Voter ID Law

    Nothing new here. This DOJ, under Obama and Holder, wants voter fraud because it aids dumbocrats and obumble.

    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday accused the Justice Department of using data from an “agent of the Democratic Party” to bolster its case for blocking Texas’ controversial voter ID law.

    “(A) Hispanic registered voter is at least 45.6 percent, and potentially 120.0 percent, more likely than a non-Hispanic registered voter to lack (state-issued) identification,” the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Tom Perez, told Texas officials in a letter in March. “Even assuming the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card issued by (the state), and that disparity is statistically significant.”

    According to Perez’s letter, the Justice Department based its decision to block the law on “the state’s own data” — data handed over by Texas months earlier after the department requested more information. But hoping to bolster its upcoming case in court, the Justice Department recently submitted a report from Harvard University political science professor Stephen Ansolabehere – who used the Washington-based firm Catalist for information.

    In his letter to Holder on Thursday, Smith took direct aim at that firm, citing a “conflict of interest.”

  • lbsles
  • Coffee Steve

    @Italian Mike

    I see you’ve made a new friend :-)

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