Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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July 18th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 17, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,305        283         591
CNN      301         93         130
MSNBC      527        142         227
CNBC      159         38           81
FBN        64         17           33
HLN      208         85         118
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,430        430         952
CNN      444        159         207
MSNBC      988        275         428
CNBC      204         67         103
FBN        58         16           35
HLN      391        145         195
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      991        243         465
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      182         65           84
MSNBC Morning Joe      477        139         226
CNBC Squawk Box      120         27           59
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      191        111         148
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,946        419         846
CNN SITUATION ROOM      475        111         154
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      778        126         278
CNBC FAST MONEY      216         44           98
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      129         55           55
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,062        344         806
CNN SITUATION ROOM      385        117         174
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      707        172         275
CNBC MAD MONEY      181         48           96
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      167         71           93
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,756        382         838
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      341        116         141
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      705        221         295
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      181         29           60
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      281         69         124
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,910        503       1,082
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      496        181         229
MSNBC ED SHOW      835        213         372
CNBC TARGET: INSIDE BULLSEYE      139         40           63
HLN NANCY GRACE      499        175         265
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,302        386         878
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      461        180         223
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,076        314         459
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      210         57         103
HLN DR. DREW      354        142         165
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,057        402         891
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      374        115         170
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,053        297         453
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      264        105         144
HLN NANCY GRACE      320        118         156
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,423        401         808
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      253         95         140
MSNBC ED SHOW      617        216         301
CNBC MAD MONEY        65         17           30
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      218         57         101

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.

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Ratboy are you seriously celebrating Romneys regular tendencies of taking statements out of context?

    Nothing was taken out of context and if he really ment that the business guy didnt put the road there then why didnt he or hasnt he said that? Secondly if you read and/or listen to theentire rambling it is even worse the way he belittles the persons who have become sucsessfull by saying they didnt do it they had all this help blah blah blah!

  • d.d.


    There is no hatred for President Obama on my part. There is a disagreement over his policies. When he was elected , I kept an open mind & even rooted for his success. Healthcare turned me against his policies , &, in the 3 1/2 years he has been in office, I am even stronger in my informed decisions against his “achievements.”

    We should be focusing on the issues, not the personalities.

  • Ratboy

    @ d.d.

    I agree with you 110% I almost voted for the guy! I think he has one of the finest abilities to deliver a speech I have heard. I thisnk he is more than likly a GREAT father, good husband, and a nice guy to be around. BUT……….he is NOT a leader and his policies dont work! If he would have done what Clinton did and admit that his way wasnt working the way it was supposed to and then adjust and change, I might support his effort. But he will not budge from direct, blatent, and utter failure.

  • TheBoss1

    @d.d. …. I do not include you in my rant against the Righties. The ones filled with hatred know who they are. They know what’s in their hearts and they have to look at themselves in the mirror. They cannot run from themselves.

    You can disagree without being disagreeable. Some of my best friends are very conservative, and we have mutual respect for each other.

  • Jeff

    Conservatives have been jumping on comments President Obama made in Roanoke, Va., in which he said “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”

    As an example, read what the Heritage Foundation posted at its blog that the comment was a “slap in the face to hard-working Americans conveyed Obama’s belief that it takes a village – a heavily subsidized village – to create that venture you’re profiting from.”

    A Romney campaign spokeswoman told Fox the comment was ” insulting” to small business.

    We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts. We can make some more cuts in programs that don’t work, and make government work more efficiently…We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more …

    There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me, because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t -look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

    If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

    The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

    So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together. That’s how we funded the GI Bill. That’s how we created the middle class. That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam. That’s how we invented the Internet. That’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for president – because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own, we’re in this together.”

  • Jeff

    My line where the Presidents speech begins didnt go through. Sorry for the clusterbleep!!

  • Ratboy

    He really does not have a clue! Lets use this for example

    The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires

    Wood Dale Illinois back in the 60’s, small town but a man with a vision wanted to build a “high rise” appartment/condominium buidling so he went to the town and they said “nope cuz if there is a fire we cant fight it” so guess what happened next? the man with a vision BOUGHT the necessary fire trucks and GAVE them to the town!! He did! Not the government! He had the want the vision etc. Michigan, home builders, they want to build houses so they go to the township and the township says “nope, we cant afford to put in the roads and sewers etc” So the builders build the roads and build the retension pons and landscape the property and then………..give it to the township! they are called Site Condos. The government did not put the infrastructure in the builder with a vision did! I could go on and on about large and small companies that have their own fire departments, maintain their own roads, build things for the governments to get things done but you guys would not beleive it anyway! There are plenty of rags to riches stories where it was done with no help and in spite of the government trying to get in the way!!

    Grow up, open your eyes, and realize that King Obama’s way aint working!!

  • d.d.


    What a nice thing to say. Thank you. I also have liberal friends. Hopefully, we all love our Country , &, can keep our biases in check. Unfortunately, we all have them , but, we can look at both sides for learning is sifting through information in the search for truth . It helps to remember that we are all Americans first.

  • Suikostinger

    I agree with theboss and I’ve said it over and over again. A lot of the righties in here just rant and rant and rant and agree with the others in here so they don’t go over the edge in real life. I know plenty of conservatives here (SC) that will believe in anything anyone says about a Democrat just so they can be MAD about something, going as far as believing mass fake emails, which is what a lot of people in here do. There’s be TONS of times of people that quote a mass fake email and no matter what I show them snopes.com AND factcheck showing that it was 100% false they still seem to ignore it. The person I find crazy right now is Stan T, first he called me a liberal (yes I have a lot of liberal ideals but I also have conservative ones) BUT he tried to call me dumb because, supposedly, I can’t count and he DIDN’T bring up 10 billion being lost on MSNBC from Microsoft 3 times yet I have copied and pasted 2 times now where he has, AS he’s posting in here and he’s gone missing every single time (reminds me of DB actually). That right there is the PERFECT example of someone just ignoring facts and common sense to try to create their own reality. Let’s not forget Betty just going nuts on me, calling me sucklow (whatever the F that means, lol) because I showed evidence of Rush being 100% nutty. Poor girl.

  • Ben

    good job rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’donell you have beat fox and friends on at 5am at prime time!

  • TheBoss1

    @suik … Don’t waste your time with Stan T. You might as well talk to your computer screen and expect it to talk back. Him, lbsles, and Betty have gone over the edge, beyond the point of no return. It is impossible to have a rationale, intelligent conversation with any of them.

  • Jeff

    The Movie Game Change is nominated for 12 Emmys!!!

    It was a great film!!

  • Robbie

    Rush is great and I love him but he flubbed this whole ‘Bane’ thing. That character has been around since 1993 in the Batman comics. Still, on the whole Rush is right and that is why he gets overs 20,000,000 listeners and is #1 on talk radio!!

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