Cable News Ratings for Friday, July 6, 2012

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July 9th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 6, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,007            248            461
CNN         272             79            104
MSNBC         362            125            174
CNBC         118             36             69
FBN           62             20             34
HLN         207             92            123
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,294            276            519
CNN         291             59            112
MSNBC         568            201            263
CNBC         119             65             70
FBN           49               9             14
HLN         277             81            152
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,126            312            579
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         223            102            104
MSNBC Morning Joe         317            125            178
CNBC Squawk Box         109             27             65
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         214            144            156
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,817            394            736
CNN SITUATION ROOM         445             94            150
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         535            110            205
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         109             19             47
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         141             47             77
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,613            367            666
CNN SITUATION ROOM         329             93            134
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         550            117            220
CNBC MAD MONEY         103             36             53
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         110             45             75
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,349            304            519
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         276             77             91
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         502            110            202
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           85             22             40
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         304            101            189
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,724            349            684
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         300             67            107
MSNBC ED SHOW         620            166            243
CNBC BIG MAC: INSIDE MCDONALDS         110             54             63
HLN NANCY GRACE         429            119            249
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC LUNTZ SPECIAL       1,184            282            493
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         294             53            102
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         780            286            393
CNBC DIVORCE WARS         115             60             77
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         217             74            117
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA         968            196            379
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         280             57            126
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         304            151            154
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         133             79             69
HLN NANCY GRACE         184             51             91
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         904            230            447
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         226             56             85
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         380            236            203
CNBC MAD MONEY           62             32             34
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         181             73             92


For other days cable news ratings click here.
Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

  • Suikostinger

    Yes Jeff I watch The Newsroom. I LOVE this part of the show. The part I love the most is 2:20 and beyond. I love when people say “this is the greatest country!”. It used to be and he says it perfectly…..Will McAvoy for president!!! :)

  • Suikostinger

    Of course, some of his numbers are off (it’s a show for christs sake) but he has a point.

  • d.d.

    Off night for most shows. July 4th through the 8th, lots going on for most people.


    FHA’s mortgage delinquencies soar

    Taxpayers could ultimately be on the hook for FHA’s growing number of troubled mortgages. The agency’s finances are already on shaky ground, and additional losses from loans going sour could prompt the need for a federal bailout, experts said.

    The share of government-guaranteed loans, a majority of which are backed by FHA, that were 90 days or more delinquent soared nearly 27% during the year ending March 31. Foreclosures jumped nearly 17%, according to a report published recently by federal regulators.

    FHA has also had a tougher time successfully modifying loans. More than 48% of government-guaranteed mortgages re-defaulted 12 months after modification, compared to 36.2% of loans overall, the report said.

    FHA watchers warn that the agency doesn’t have much of a cushion against these rising delinquencies and foreclosures. And if the losses grow too great, the agency could need a taxpayer-funded bailout.


    Wall Streeters Lose $2 Billion in 401(k) Bet on Own Firms

    Ouch !


    Spain’s ghost airport:

    The €1BILLION transport hub closed after just three years that’s now falling into rack and ruin

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170886/Spains-ghost-airport-The-1BILLION-transport-hub-closed-just-years-thats-falling-rack-ruin.html#ixzz209nxzyXn

    Pictures, galore.

  • UpAndOver

    The political ploy of our messiah…

    The tax increase he wants will pay the bills in the US for 8.5 days per year…

  • weinerdog

    THE FIVE – Highest numbers across the board – WOW!

  • Letmethink

    Morning Joe is slipping–Starting Point/Early Start is catching up with them.

  • Coffee Steve

    High five for the Five, Jolly good showing

  • jo

    Maybe Morning Joe is slipping because the Joe in Morning Joe ain’t never there. What did he do,take a permenent vacation?

  • Love Potion 9

    New to Cable News – are Ed and Debbie Wasserman Shultz married? If they are they make a real “cute” couple.

  • AppleStinx

    Was this a new “Luntz Special”? If not, I wonder why FNC decided to air it instead of, say, “Out of Work Special”, knowing that “Luntz Special” managed to lose to “Piers Morgan” in the demo when it aired on the 4th.

  • lbsles

    Some Useful Definitions to Understand Our Modern Progressive World

    Definition: Something they can’t “mandate” you buy but apparently can still tax the hell out of you and
    make you buy. See also “difference without a distinction.”

    Failed Policies of the Past
    Definition: Limited government, free markets, personal responsibility, liberty.

    We Are All In This Together
    Definition: For the love of God who do we tax back to the stone-age to get out of this!?

    Social Darwinism
    Definition: Essentially a darling concept of the progressive left of the first half of the 20th century (along with eugenics its even more vile cousin). It now is defined as “any attempt by conservatives and libertarians to rein in the unsustainable spending of out of control government.”

    Definition: A word used to motivate making sure outcomes do not match abilities or effort. Note, pre-1970 it meant roughly the opposite.

    Social Justice
    Definition: Redistribution based on group affiliation, regardless of anything the actual individuals in question did, or even their specific ancestors did, but instead based on the actions of other individuals in the past who just kind of looked vaguely like those in the relevant groups being discussed now, both victim and oppressor. Also applies to redistribution of any kind, whether based on actual unfairness, or on simply outcomes liberals do not like.

    Alternative definition: Unspecific. Just a meaningless phrase that screams “I am liberal and this phrase sounds liberal and nice with just a hint of revolutionary sexiness.”

    Antonym: Justice (which, even if it must be applied broadly to address real group-wide wrongs, is always and everywhere an individual notion)

  • Italian Mike

    Morning Joe used to be mildly entertaining but it looks like the scrap heap for Joe and the gang. I think Joe is jumping off a sinking ship. Look for him on FOX.

    They lost me the day Mika said,”I wouldn’t want to be Sarah Palin this morning.” She was refering to the Gaberiel Giffords shooting and a map Palin had targeting political opponents for defeat. Mika was blaming the shooting on Palin because of the maps and she wasn’t the only one in the gutter thrash media doing it.

    That was the day they lost me. I never watched again.

    When Palin complained about “A blood libel” the media attacked her for the use of that phrase. Forget the fact that they were saying she was responsable for the shooting. A madman perpetrated the shooting with no appearent political bent.

    They would be doing better if they had Coffee Steve making the joe.

  • Italian Mike



    I wanted to disagree with whole rant but I grudgingly found favor with at least some of it. Sorkin that left wing goofball is the creator of the Newsroom. I heard lousy things about it but that was from the media themselves.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Who woulda thunk that the show which replaced Glenn Beck, would be Fox News’s highest (25-54 demo) rated show? I mean, really? But, it’s a great show and I love the little Boomer & Gen X music breaks going into and coming out of spot sets. Bob Beckel is my favorite Democrat, and he doesn’t need any additional help because he shoots & scores on his own against the conservative four. Oh, I can’t end this by NOT mentioning Kim Guilfoyle’s legs. Leggy dames (with all due respect) are always seated either on the far left or far right.

    I NEVER watch morning television, but this morning I did catch the cast of The Five on Fox & Friends. They made tiny cake decorations (candles??) resembling ALL of the regulars, including those who appear once in a while, like Juan. Like the size of the bride & groom figurines on wedding cakes. I THINK today is The Five’s first anniversary.

    If it is, Happy Anniversary Fox Five Folks!

  • lbsles

    DOJ Unseals Fast & Furious Indictments Charging 5 with the Murder of Border Agent Brian Terry…Also Reveals Border Agents Were Battling Drug Cartels with Bean Bag Ammunition

    Amazing how fast things are revealed once Attorney General Eric Holder was charged with criminal contempt.

  • Italian Mike

    Sorkin does have talent and I respect that.

  • lbsles

    @ Ralph Hahn

    Cake by the “Cake Boss” They do really weird cakes and typical ones.

    The figures are not candles but “Fondant” is one of several kinds of icing-like substance used to decorate or sculpt pastries. The word, in French, means, “melting”, coming from the same root as “foundry” in English. And eatable.

  • Italian Mike



    Thanks for the definitions. I like broccoli they don’t need mandate that.

  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    More Useful Definitions to Understand Our Modern Progressive World

    The Phrase “Deny Access to…”
    Used in a sentence: “It is unfair to deny access to healthcare to 26 year olds living off their parents.”

    Definition: When a person isn’t given something they want for free, and they have not found a way to steal it yet, they have been “denied access” to it. In general it is the “1%” that “denies access.” See “1%” below.

    Definition: Something provided by other men and women’s labor that some claim as their right, sometimes claiming to have paid for it during their lifetime, when all forms of modern mathematics and accounting reject that notion.

    Used in a sentence: “I have a right to healthcare.”
    Definition: A more extreme form of “entitlement” defined above. Note that modern usage throws out the long tradition of natural rights only of a negative nature, that is, the right not to have something done to you, for rights of a positive nature, that is, the right to certain goods and services, like health care, Apple products, and soy milk. Since, no matter how important these items are, these modern positive rights must still be produced and taken from others, essentially the word “rights” now often stands for a system of slavery and theft.

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