Cable News Ratings for Monday, July 16, 2012

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July 17th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 16, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,261        275         529
CNN      323        104         148
MSNBC      528        153         237
CNBC      172         58         102
FBN        67         20           36
HLN      232         99         145
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,234        425         828
CNN      565        182         278
MSNBC    1,078        293         474
CNBC      184         81         113
FBN        50         14           26
HLN      297        125         174
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,044        254         455
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      175         57           74
MSNBC Morning Joe      367        131         170
CNBC Squawk Box      140         55           94
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      267        125         198
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,834        384         763
CNN SITUATION ROOM      485        134         177
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      891        161         381
CNBC FAST MONEY      249         55         111
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      157         70           93
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,076        342         806
CNN SITUATION ROOM      411         91         168
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      814        214         339
CNBC MAD MONEY      197         57           98
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      198        113         120
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,887        388         767
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      506        177         213
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      803        215         358
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      173         61           83
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      364        151         219
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,998        599       1,082
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      608        194         292
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,024        286         468
CNBC BILL GATES GEEK CHNG WRLD      153         66           76
HLN NANCY GRACE      425        166         242
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,939        396         753
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      560        141         242
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,109        309         496
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE      189         84         130
HLN DR. DREW      209         91         135
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,752        280         649
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      525        213         299
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,095        281         452
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      209         94         133
HLN NANCY GRACE      256        119         144
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,405        422         792
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      299         97         157
MSNBC ED SHOW      729        244         370
CNBC MAD MONEY      124         67         104
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      257        108         165


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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

    Clarifying the Term “Trickle Down”

    RUSH: Now, I got a note, ladies and gentlemen, from a friend after the phone call we had from Patty. And he was very frustrated after the phone call we got from Patty. He said, “I hate the term ‘trickle down.’ I despise the term trickle down, and she used it twice.” And here’s why my friend is upset with the term trickle down, in terms of trickle-down economics, trickle-down economy. He says trickle implies that most of the wealth stays with the wealthy, and it doesn’t.

    Now, I know this is gonna be radical. This is a radical point to make, but he’s exactly right. And the simple proof of the statement is, you could confiscate all of the wealth, confiscate all of it, not tax it, but just take it all, the top 1% that Obama has pointed out as the great enemy of the people. You could confiscate all they’ve got. You could run the United States government at current budget levels for less than a month. I mean, you might not even get two weeks out of it. It is a myth that the top 1% have all of the wealth in this country. It’s the exact opposite.

    Now, the wealth is defined as the GDP. Most of the wealth is held by society. It derives from the income you earn at work and the affordable goods and services which result from mass production and efficiency. The idea that the top 1% have all the wealth is another lie, and it derives from this ongoing argument about the gap between the rich and the poor and how much of the newly created wealth ends up with the 1% versus the rest. But the idea that wealth trickles down, and a trickle is very slow, almost imperceptible, and that’s not at all how the US economy happens. Then the second part of trickle down, “down” implies that business owners get their money first. This, I think, is an excellent point.

  • lbsles

    When Obama’s out there saying, “You got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” You know it still frosts me when I see that, when I read it, when I hear him say it. I can’t tell you how angry it makes me that the president of the United States is out getting standing ovations attacking hard work, success, and achievement. But it’s happening. Look, I can understand if Barney Frank was doing it, or some senator or congressman, but the president of the United States running for reelection, getting standing ovations criticizing success, with contempt. Whoever called here and said that he sounds snarky and contemptuous when he says it is exactly right. Trickle down implies that business owners get their money first.

    You know, business owners get their money last. Everybody else gets paid first. The employees get paid, then the bills that keep the business up and running, and then the materials necessary to build the product or to sell the product or the service or what have you. The business owner gets paid last, if the business is successful. If you haven’t owned a business, you don’t know this. Well, you might. In this audience I think everybody knows exactly what I’m talking about all the time. I often say, man, I’d love just a week, just a week with some of these people giving money, for example, to Elizabeth Warren, some of these Hollywood people giving money. I would love if they were forced to listen to this show for a week.

    The wealth in this country is not concentrated among the 1%. Now, the 1% may be expert at building on their wealth, but the vast majority of the wealth in this country is spread around over 230 million people. Gosh, you know, it’s amazing the common-sense economics that is not understood, not taught, and how easy it is to demagogue. It’s always been that way. There’s nothing new about that. At the same time it’s frustrating.

  • Tony

    Lawrence O’Donnell beats Greta again. Not bad.

  • lbsles

    The history of the Internet began with the development of computers in the 1950s. This began with point-to-point communication between mainframe computers and terminals, expanded to point-to-point connections between computers and then early research into packet switching. Packet switched networks such as ARPANET, Mark I at NPL in the UK, CYCLADES, Merit Network, Tymnet, and Telenet, were developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s using a variety of protocols. The ARPANET in particular led to the development of protocols for internetworking, where multiple separate networks could be joined together into a network of networks.
    The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was the world’s first operational packet switching network and the CORE THAT CAME TO COMPOSE the global Internet. The network was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense for use by its projects at universities and research laboratories in the US.

    The packet switching of the ARPANET was based on designs by Lawrence Roberts of the Lincoln Laboratory.[1]
    In 1982 the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) was standardized and the concept of a world-wide network of fully interconnected TCP/IP networks called the Internet was introduced. Access to the ARPANET was expanded in 1981 when the National Science Foundation (NSF) developed the Computer Science Network (CSNET) and again in 1986 when NSFNET provided access to supercomputer sites in the United States from research and education organizations. Commercial internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the late 1980s and 1990s. The ARPANET was decommissioned in 1990. The Internet was commercialized in 1995 when NSFNET was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic.

  • Robbie

    Hey Laurence, repeat after me…..Greta Van Susteren!!! Good boy!!!

  • lbsles

    Who invented the Internet?

    Answer: A single person did not create the Internet that we know and use today. Below is a listing of several different people who’ve helped contribute and develop the Internet.

    The idea: The initial idea is credited as being Leonard Kleinrock’s after he published his first paper entitled “Information Flow in Large Communication Nets” on May 31, 1961.

    In 1962 J.C.R. Licklider becomes the first Director of IPTO and gave his vision of a galactic network. In addition to the ideas from Licklider and Kleinrock, Robert Taylor helped create the idea of the network, which later became ARPANET.

    Initial creation: The Internet as we know it today first started being developed in the late 1960’s.

    In the summer of 1968, the Network Working Group (NWG) held its first meeting chaired by Elmer Shapiro with the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) with attendees: Steve Carr, Steve Crocker, Jeff Rulifson, and Ron Stoughton. In the meeting the group discussed solving issues related to getting hosts to communicate with each other.

    In December 1968, Elmer Shapiro with SRI released a report “A Study of Computer Network Design Parameters.” Based on this work and earlier work done by Paul Baran, Thomas Marill and others; Lawrence Roberts and Barry Wessler helped to create the final version of the Interface Message Processor (IMP) specifications. Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) was later awarded the contract to design and build the IMP sub network.

    Introduction of the Internet to the general public: UCLA puts out a press release introducing the public to the Internet on July 3, 1969.

    First network equipment: August 29, 1969 the first network switch and the first piece of network equipment called “IMP”, which is short for (Interface Message Processor) is sent to UCLA. On September 2, 1969 the first data moves from UCLA host to the switch. In the picture to the right, is a picture of Leonard Kleinrock next to the IMP.

    The first distributed message and network crash: On Friday October 29, 1969 at 10:30 p.m., the first Internet message was sent from computer science Professor Leonard KleinRock’s laboratory at UCLA, after the second piece of network equipment was installed at SRI. This connection not only enabled the first transmission to be made, but is also considered to be the first Internet backbone.

    The first message to be distributed was “LO”, which was an attempt at “LOGIN” by Charley S. Kline to log into the SRI computer from UCLA. However, the message was unable to be completed because the SRI system crashed. Shortly after the crash, the issue was resolved and he was able to log into the computer.

    E-mail is developed: Ray Tomlinson introduces network e-mail in 1972. The first messaging system to send messages across a network to other users.

    TCP is developed: Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn design TCP during 1973 and later publish it with the help of Yogen Dalal and Carl Sunshine in December of 1974 in RFC 675.

    First commercial network: A commercial version of ARPANET known as Telenet is introduced in 1974 and considered by many to be the first Internet Service Provider (ISP).

    Ethernet is conceived: Bob Metcalfe develops Ethernet idea in 1973.

    TCP/IP is created: In 1978 TCP splits into TCP/IP driven by Danny Cohen, David Reed, and John Shoch to support real-time traffic. This allows the creation of UDP. TCP/IP is later standardized into ARPANET in 1983 and is still the primary protocol used for the Internet.

    DNS is introduced: Paul Mockapetris and Jon Postel introduce DNS in 1984.

    HTML: In 1990 Tim Berners-Lee develops HTML, which made a huge contribution to how we navigate and view the Internet today.

    WWW: Tim Berners-Lee introduces WWW to the public on August 6, 1991.

  • lbsles

    Anyone Remember Obama’s Felony with Joe Sestak/Andrew Romanoff Job Bribes?

    “So, Team Obama wants to slander Mitt Romney with false felony charge over Bain documents. I have a long list of laws Obama has broken with all his executive orders to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, No Child Left Behind Law, Immigration laws and Welfare Reform laws. But one that nobody seem to be pointing out is that Democrat Joe Sestak claimed Obama’s White House offered him a job if he didn’t run against Republican, turned Democrat, Arlen Spector. Spector’s switch gave Democrats a filibuster proof Senate.”

    “Spector’s payoff for switching parties was to run unopposed and to make this happen, the White House offered Sestak a job bribe. Sestak slipped up and revealed the felony bribe, so the White House went into spin mode until eventually Bill Clinton saved them by admitting he was the go between that offered Sestak the White House proposed job. Clinton must have received a bribe himself because he also admitted he wasn’t the go between. No matter what the story is, it’s still unconstitutional (Article 2, Section 4) and a felony (18 U.S.C.Section 201) even if it was an “indirect” bribe (18 U.S.C. Section 600).”

    “Then we had the Andrew Romanoff job bribe. Team Obama, led by Obama puppeteer Jim Messina, offered Romanoff a job with USAID, if he didn’t run against Obama-supported Michael Bennett for the Senate seat.”

    “Obama-crony, Eric Holder, refused to investigate these admitted felonies”

    “Then we have the Romanoff job bribe.”

    “There’s a long list of bribes associated with the ObamaCare law. The Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase are just a few examples of bribes that were used by Team Obama. Obama approved the bribes.”

    “Last time I checked, offering bribes is a felony. Ask Obama’s buddy Rod Blagojevich. Another felonious bribe scandal involving Obama.”

    “So, let’s open the discussion of potential felonies Mr. President.”

  • lbsles

    What a video !

    Hannity also had the author on today and talked about obumbles indoctrination by the man called Frank in his fabricated life history called” Dreams of My Father”.

    In his book he called out “Frank” a number of times and his book is loaded with sayings from this person “Frank”. “Frank” is FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, a card carring communist.

    An example of his thinking:
    “I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people…
    As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.”

  • Suikostinger


    Obama Administration Says It Won’t Ask For Rush Limbaugh To Be Pulled From Armed Forces Network

  • lbsles

    And this made suklow very sad.

    “Obama Administration Says It Won’t Ask For Rush Limbaugh To Be Pulled From Armed Forces Network”

  • Ed

    Hey ya’ll, someone told me that Mr. Maddow on that MSNBC show has a girl friend. I bet she is ugly, considering the way Mr. Maddow looks.

    BTW, did anyone find out if that Chris or Christine Hayes chic is Mr. Maddow’s sister?

    Jeff replied with something about me liking guys. I really did not understand his post. I bet he is a real girly man.

  • lbsles

    sucklows posting is a little misleading.
    The website that had the petition was posted: Mar 04, 2012.

    When turned in on Tuesday afternoon, (July the 10th ?).

    The petition, which was submitted by a commenter at liberal blog Daily Kos, had received 29,189 signatures over a period of 130+ days.

    What a response!

    The reason it was rejected was the pathetic response, or small size of the liberal blog Daily Kos readers. Typical dumbocrat group.

  • Suikostinger

    lbsles….you really need to seek help. With the 5th grade name calling it’s really sad.

  • Suikostinger

    I’m not even sure what sucklow means….

  • Jeff

    @ Ratboy , Breaking News!! California leads country in forclosures. You need to understand sarcasm knucklehead.

    Glad you feel you got something right for a change, based on something that is common knowledge and widely reported.

    Thanks for reminding me!

  • Doug Z

    Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 1,095 281 452 ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,752 280 649 Robbie————I hate to say this, because I am agaist name calling. Are you crazzzzzzzzzzy

  • Love Potion 9

    I just dropped a couple Cosby kids off at the pool. I didn’t do it all by myself though. I had help doing it…the manufacturer of the toilet, the plumber, the water system, the toilet paper maker, gravity, the cook who made my steak, etc…

  • Jeff

    You are a model Republican these days Love Potion 9!!!

  • betty

    SUCKLOW “means” what ever you think it “means”…..’Kay ?
    Put that in your pipe and whatever.
    Furthermore….GRETA beats Lowrence over and over and over and, well, you
    get the idea.

  • Italian Mike


    Love potion 9

    I would object to your post if I understood it. Oh, now I get it. You can be cute sometimes but that is racist and gross.

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