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.

  • d.d.

    Dept. Of Energy Official Can’t Answer Why Abound Solar Got Loan Despite Warnings

    July 18, 2012

    Department of Energy Official before the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee can’t answer Rep. Jordan’s questions on why Abound Solar got loan despite warnings before hand

    Fitch gave dismal report of less than 50% chance of success twice prior approval.


    Amonix: Another Obama-Subsidized Solar Company Fails

    Here we go again.

    Yet another example of the Obama White House’s failed attempt to pick winners and losers and doing so by gambling with our our tax dollars, this time to the tune of $6 million in tax credits and $15.6 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Energy.

    This company, Amonix, is only 14 months old.

    How in the world did it qualify for that kind of tax dollar windfall without any kind of track record?


    Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Gov. Brian Sandoval were among the political leaders who lauded the company when it announced it would start making solar cells in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.


    Nestle blames biofuels for high food prices


    The head of the world’s largest food producer believes high prices are due to the growing of crops for biofuels.”The time of cheap food prices is over,” says Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe. He is highly critical of the rise in the production of bio-diesel, saying this puts pressure on food supplies by using land and water that would otherwise be used to grow crops for human or animal consumption.”If no food was used for fuel, the prices would come down again – that is very clear,” he says.

    There you go, Jeff . I got this waste of taxpayer money out of my system for 1 whole day. Let private enterprise develop green energy.

  • Sicilian Papa

    These are the names that didn’t make the cut. I know all of you are all waiting with bated breath.

    Mikey the knife

    Mickey Blue Eyes

    Made Member (a little double meaning there)

    Don Salvatore (middle name)

    Yo Mikey

    The Sicilian Outfit

    Mobed up

    Family Business

  • Sicilian Papa

    I watched Tingles today. He looked pretty happy. He’s got a feeling Barrack is going to win.

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    These are the names that didn’t make the cut.

    Don Papa,, You did good!! Sicilian Papa………………..has a nice nice ring to it!

  • Randy

    DAMN Tony! Fox & Friends are on at 6am-9am ,Maddow 9pm-10pm and O’Donnell 10pm-11pm .Tony how can you compare Maddow’s/O’Donnell ratings to Fox & Friends? Tony they’re on at different times of the day.Tony, can you understand that?.It’s really not that difficult to understand the different between AM &PM Tony.Tony your post has got to be one of if not one of the most idiotic post I’ve read on this site and there are a lot of idiotic post on this site .Tony you just proved what I’ve always said’ in need of a laugh,just grab a few cold ones and read the post on TVBTN’s cable news edition ,’a lot of b*tching over childish. nonsense.Now to pop open another cold one and scroll down and get some more good laughs.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Jeff, Suiko, Laurence, TheBoss1, Gaberiel, Steve Perry and all lefties

    When you guys talk to me you better show respect.

    Just remember that Italian Mike…he sleeps with the fishes.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Boy Betty is a huge Rush fan. I listen to him in the car Betty. He can say things that are a little over the top. When you are on the radio 15 hours a week you have some time to fill.

  • Hoppy

    Wat’s the difference between a New Yorker and a Canadian?

    A New Yorker says “Eh! eff you.”

    A Canadian says, “Eff you, eh?”

  • Sicilian Papa



    I agree, we can have some fun with whole Mob theme.

  • Sicilian Papa

    O’Donnell did pretty well but the scientologist creamed him Laurence.

  • Sicilian Papa


    The lefties

    You guys are pretty quiet out there. I see you got the message. You’ve been warned. I don’t want to have to send my boys Coffee Steve and Ratboy to visit you.

  • Suikostinger


    I wish you could make sense so I could make fun of you….

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Mitt; let the Tea Party queen (Sarah)speak at the cdonvention. What if she gets pissed and ask her followers to vote for B.O.

  • Coffee Steve

    It’s all yours buddy!

    Bain is older than I am :lol:

    Rush needs to let this one go away AND QUICK. Besides I will be at the Midnight showing of it Friday Morning

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa

    I was eh…thinking more like Meatball Mike, or Weiner Bun Pizza, or…

    I could go in a thousand different directions, But I shall refrain :-)

  • Coffee Steve

    Wat’s the difference between a New Yorker and a Canadian?
    A New Yorker says “Eh! eff you.”
    A Canadian says, “Eff you, eh?”

    All I ever heard while I lived in New York a short while was, you sound like an idiot Kentucky Boy, Or Gettttt outta here freak…or..:-)


  • Suikostinger

    Rush called the viewers of the movie Brain Dead too…..Nice to meet you Mr. Brain Dead Coffee…. :)

  • Coffee Steve

    ROTFLMBO :lol:

  • Brain Dead Coffee


    I like that name, I may keep it :-)

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    I wish I would have thought of Meatball Mike. I was thinking more Hot Sausage Mike.



    Betty is defending her guy. She is a big Rush fan. Betty the names are not nice you are a lady.

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