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.

  • Italian Mike



    I think you just called me stupid but I am to stupid to know you did.

  • Italian Mike



    You don’t have much of a sense of humor do you Laurence. That is rhetorical. See, I know big words too. I hope I spelled it right.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “*New Egyptian TV station will feature feature women only veiled…”

    If it is tastefully done and leaves something to the imagination, I might take a peek. :grin:

  • Coffee Steve

    LOL @ AppleStinx

  • lbsles

    And all the dumbocrats here wonder why messBS is in the crapper…

    All we know is that while everyone else is celebrating, MSNBC is letting their resident Jeremiah Wright admirer, Melissa Harris Perry, say things like this, according to Mediaite:

    In what is sure to rankle the feathers of many conservatives, MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry took to her show Sunday to ponder the meaning of Independence Day, highlighting mostly the stains on American history. “It’s ours, all of it,” she said. “The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us.”

    “Independence Day is more aspirational than actual,” she began her monologue. “We have longed defined the American Dream with commodities, a home of ones own, better education for the kids, family vacation and a car to the vacation in. And if we measure the dream by acquisitions, we’re in trouble. National unemployment remains above 8 percent. Wages have dropped, and the median net worth of American families plummeted by almost 40 percent.”[…]

    She continued on to explain that her favorite story for this Fourth of July is one of people who are “not technically free.” She described a group of 27 inmates who recently completed their GEDs at the jail on Rikers Island. “Despite being incarcerated, they hold fast to the optimistic belief that education, hard work and second chances are still the stuff of America. And that they have a right to take part in the dream.”

    “So on the Fourth of July,” Harris-Perry concluded, “I’m going to think of the Rikers Island graduates, and I’m going to wave a flag without hesitation — not because I’ve forgotten my nation’s many wrongs, but because I remember them. And I am nonetheless proud of my country, not for its perfection, because the alternative is too grim, the alternative is to give up on the dream of the nation founded in the belief, if not yet the practice that all are created, all deserve freedom, and all have the right to pursue happiness. Now, that is a dream worth celebrating — with fireworks.”

    Debunking Perry’s attempt to inject guilt into the national dialogue could take pages of prose, and quite frankly, we wonder if there is even a point, considering that her worldview appears to be influenced more by a quasi-religious faith in this country’s failings than by anything else. However, we are going to accept one part of her statement – that as of now, the American Dream is in danger of being more aspirational than actual. As to whose fault that recent development is, we doubt MSNBC has any interest in covering the subject”

    Watch the video of this fool.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Italian Mike

    I won my 8th gradespelling bee with this one
    :-) “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

  • lbsles

    “‘African-Americans for Obama’ is divisive and despicable. There’s a standard we hold whites up to, and another that we hold blacks up to which is lower. Imagine the uproar if Romney started ‘Whites for Mitt.'” -Dr. Walter E. Williams

  • Jeff

    @jim, I didn’t say you worked for the EPA, I said you shovel $hit, and rummage through trash cans.
    I’d cut you some slack, but your too dumb. It is not my problem that it is too hard for you to remember your own lies.
    Those fumes have damaged your already deranged brain.

    Speaking of losers like Jim,, maybe Hannity can pay for Zimmerman’s release so he can get another exclusive interview.

    Zimmerman Attorney Seeks Donations From People Who Also Would Have Shot Trayvon Martin

    Today, Florida Judge Kenneth Lester set a new bond of $1 million for George Zimmerman. Lester said that Zimmerman, whose bond was originally set at just $150,000, was “manipulating the system” and, but for GPS monitoring, “would have fled the United States with at least $130,000” that he failed to diclose to the court.

  • Italian Mike


    Coffee Steve


  • Jeff

    Even Teaparty rag writers want another presidential candidate, great piece below!

    Wall Street Journal blasts Romney for “tax confusion”

    Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Credit: Getty Images/Win McNamee)
    (CBS News) Amid ongoing debates over the semantics of a measure in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act – and whether a fee some Americans will have to pay if they choose not to buy health insurance under the law qualifies as a “tax” or a “penalty” – Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is taking heat even from some conservative voices over his changing position on the matter.

    In an editorial in Thursday’s newspaper, the Wall Street Journal blasted what it cast as Romney’s “tax confusion” and accused him of “squandering an historic opportunity” to gain ground against Mr. Obama in the presidential race.

    “If Mitt Romney loses his run for the White House, a turning point will have been his decision Monday to absolve President Obama of raising taxes on the middle class,” reads the editorial in the conservative newspaper. “He is managing to turn the only possible silver lining in Chief Justice John Roberts’s ObamaCare salvage operation–that the mandate to buy insurance or pay a penalty is really a tax–into a second political defeat.”

    Romney clarifies health care mandate position
    After last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama’s health care law, Romney broke with Republicans and sided instead with the Obama administration, insisting that the fee is a “penalty” rather than a tax. The former Massachusetts governor passed a similar health care law during his gubernatorial tenure, which included an individual mandate analogous to the one under scrutiny in the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. If Romney were to concede that Mr. Obama’s law included a tax on the middle class, it could be inferred that he too had taxed his constituents while Massachusetts governor.

    Republicans, however, were eager to capitalize on the notion that Mr. Obama’s health care law equated to a tax on the middle class.

    “Why make such an unforced error?” asks the WSJ. “Because it fits with Mr. Romney’s fear of being labeled a flip-flopper, as if that is worse than confusing voters about the tax and health-care issues. Mr. Romney favored the individual mandate as part of his reform in Massachusetts, and as we’ve said from the beginning of his candidacy his failure to admit that mistake makes him less able to carry the anti-ObamaCare case to voters.”

    On Wednesday, amid discontent from the GOP over his stated position on the issue, Romney attempted to clarify his position in an interview with CBS News’ Jan Crawford.

    “The Supreme Court is the highest court in the nation, and it said that it’s a tax, so it’s a tax,” Mr. Romney told Crawford on Wednesday. “They have spoken. There’s no way around that.”

    Romney also argued in the interview that on the state level, such a mandate still qualifies as a penalty, not a tax – which theoretically would shield him from the same criticism Republicans are now lobbing at the president.

    “The chief justice, in his opinion, made it very clear that at the state level, states have the power to put in place mandates,” he said. “They don’t need to require them to be called taxes in order for them to be constitutional. And as a result, Massachusetts’ mandate was a mandate, was a penalty, was described that way by the legislature and by me. And so it stays as it was.”

    According to the Journal, Romney’s shift in position only exacerbated the notion that his campaign is “confused” and “politically dumb.”

    “For the sake of not abandoning his faulty health-care legacy in Massachusetts, Mr. Romney is jeopardizing his chance at becoming President,” the editorial reads. “Perhaps Mr. Romney is slowly figuring this out, because in a July 4 interview he stated himself that the penalty now is a ‘tax’ after all. But he offered no elaboration, and so the campaign looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”

    Romney, the article argues, is “squandering” his opportunity to use the U.S. economy against Mr. Obama.

    “This latest mistake is of a piece with the campaign’s insular staff and strategy that are slowly squandering an historic opportunity,” it says. “Mr. Obama is being hurt by an economic recovery that is weakening for the third time in three years. But Mr. Romney hasn’t been able to take advantage, and if anything he is losing ground.”

  • Italian Mike



    I love those words TAX with OBAMA or OBAMA with TAX. It’s one of those things that sounds great both ways.

  • Coffee Steve

    I’m cursed, it’s raining 2 doors down, has been for 10 minutes and thats as close as its gettin it appears :-(

  • Jeff

    Italian mike

    Did your taxes go up under President Obama??? If so you are the only American that has….

  • Suikostinger

    Just look at Lbsles and Laurances’ posts to see why I said yesterday that this “forum” is transforming into something worse than 4chan.

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM
    Even Teaparty rag writers want another presidential candidate, great piece below!

    So lets disect this a little – Now according to Jeff the WSJ is a Teaparty paper but……it has been around forever and the teaparty is about 3 years old

    And in this “great piece” no where does it say thay want a new candidate instead they want him to step u to the plate more.

    I now think I understand a little more why Jeff posts some of the things he does……………

  • Coffee Steve


    My wife’s taxes went up, she uses the tanning bed, and soon the Over the Counter Drug tax goes into effect, Not to mention the first bill President Obama signed into law was the cig tax, and I think poor and Middle Class people smoke still? And should we list the 21 new taxes in the bill that has or will go into effect? :-)

  • Jeff

    For those who want sick people w/o insurance to just go away and die, (GOP &teaparty) this news might make you a little mad.
    Huge Jump In Obamacare Popularity Among Independents After SCOTUS Ruling

    Obamacare is more popular than ever among independent voters, jumping a huge 11 points in the days after the Supreme Court Ruling.

    A new Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken June 28 – 30 of 991 Americans, finds 38% approval with independents, up from only 27% just days prior to the ruling. Overall, 48% of registered voters now approve of Obamacare, and opposition among those who do not favor the health care law dropped by five percentage points, to 52%.

  • Coffee Steve

    Heres just 10 of them

    Individual Mandate Excise Tax(Jan 2014):
    Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
    Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax
    Medicine Cabinet Tax
    HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike
    Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka“Special Needs Kids Tax”
    Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers
    Tax on Indoor Tanning Services($2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons
    Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D
    Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals

  • Coffee Steve

    I was wrong it rained for 10 seconds :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    We’re out for ice cream, I’m getting “Toffee” of Course


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