Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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July 19th, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 18, 2012

    P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day        
FNC         1,253            282            555
CNN           334             99            145
MSNBC           536            156            237
CNBC           166             44             91
FBN             72             21             41
HLN           210             76            117
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         2,430            468            939
CNN           580            178            251
MSNBC         1,053            329            489
CNBC           159             70             93
FBN             86             28             34
HLN           291            102            139
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends         998            311            584
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         241             78            112
MSNBC Morning Joe         443            169            204
CNBC Squawk Box         154             59            113
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         311            153            165
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,844            356            856
CNN SITUATION ROOM         526             82            170
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         822            135            296
CNBC FAST MONEY         212             22             95
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         193             70             82
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,100            402            902
CNN SITUATION ROOM         415            116            186
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         824            160            320
CNBC MAD MONEY         162             33            118
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         133             32             57
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,667            357            785
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         372            119            166
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         804            159            283
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         169             32             97
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         332             98            202
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       3,173            582         1,201
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         529            177            263
MSNBC ED SHOW         946            246            423
CNBC M. ZUCKERBERG: INSIDE FB         143             74             84
HLN NANCY GRACE         374            128            202
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,286            474            885
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         584            167            229
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,140            421            569
CNBC INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC         180             83            111
HLN DR. DREW         229             77             90
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,817            348            728
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         626            190            261
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,066            320            471
CNBC MADOFF BEHIND BARS         154             54             86
HLN NANCY GRACE         270            100            126
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,361            374            725
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         402            143            170
MSNBC ED SHOW         711            220            335
CNBC MAD MONEY         102             66             72
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         258             80            123

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.

  • Steel

    Wow, Rachel has been doing really well in the 25-54 demo lately. These are the best numbers she’s had in months.

  • Mark

    Lol and the liberals lose again!

  • Laurence Glavin

    Hannity’s total viewers number fell below the “O’Reilly Sphincter” lead-in. I though his Nancy Grace-type interview with Zimmerman would have kept the O’Reilly viewers or attracted some people following the Trayvo Martin case. Didn’t happem. The 700K Ed gets at 11:00 pm Eastern puts him over the one-million mark for the night and that showing is 8:00 pm Pacific.

  • Coffee Steve


    Maddow’s show sure seems to have been the anchor of that network for a very long time now.

    @Laurence Glavin

    I agree, I thought that interview on hannity would have raised him more as well, guess people have grown tired of the story and waiting for the trial I suppose.

  • Sicilian Papa

    MSNBC is doing okay. Boy does that ruin my day.

  • Sicilian Papa

    You work all day and all you ask for is for MSNBC to tank in the ratings.

    Maddow is smoking at 421,000 key demo.

    They love her on the left. I can’t watch her but she is still better than the Journalist at 5pm and 7PM Mr. Tingles.

  • Coffee Steve


    USA & Israel may be ready to take out Syria Chemical Weapons


  • Sicilian Papa

    Wow, the economy is in the tank. I knew those jobless claim numbers were bogus last week. The 4th was on a Wednesday.

    I know the President has some things going for him but how does he win when things are so bad. He is worse than Carter but he doesn’t have to run against Reagen either.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    I know the President has some things going for him but how does he win when things are so bad

    People don’t know who to trust anymore Mike; truth is in the past years both parties have been about the same, all mouth and no action.

    This same trend happened when Reagan ran against Carter, Carter lead or was tied up until the last week before the election, then the un-decided voters figured they would take a chance on Ronald and the rest is history. Carter lost 47 States.

    Up to 17 percent of people polled say they are un-decided, and that vote by history standards goes against the incumbent by 85%. If that happens this time, Romney could have a decisive win. I know that’s hard to believe right now, but it could happen unless some event happens to change it.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Laurence: >>> Hannity’s total viewers number fell below the “O’Reilly Sphincter” lead-in. <<<

    What a douchie thing to say, Laurence (or is it Lawrence?). How does "The Glavin Sphincter" sound to you? Try to be a little more mature when posting next time.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    It is almost to late to get a boost from the economy. I just don’t see anything except the inflated stock market that points to things getting better.

    Your right when repubs. had control they worried to much about getting elected and not enough about the principal of small government.

  • Sicilian Papa

    You have to sell small government to the people. When the repubs. had control the media ran stories about people in desperate need and branded the Repubs. as heartless. The one retort that will work when the media attacks in this way is simple. We don’t have any money for these programs. Instead the GOP just folded. They have to remember that they are not only fighting the Dems., they are fighting the media when they have power.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    It is almost to late to get a boost from the economy

    Agreed. And to be honest the numbers will get worse, not better, that’s why the “Destroy Romney” campaign is in full bloom.

    I know the polls are close Mike, and maybe they in reality are, but as the election gets closer and the economy fails to show any good signs of a sure recovery, the wave will go for change, it always has, and always will.

    Certain events could happen to change Obama’s fortunes like a war with Iran, or some breakout of war elsewhere of course, but should a war with Iran breakout, and No, I don’t think he’d start one with them for the election, as stupid as Iran is they can screw that up on their very own, but if it does, the President always (and he should) get support from the public.

    Then it just depends on if that would be enough to jump him over the top.

  • Jeff

    George Zimmerman has still not had an interview with a reporter.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    You have to sell small government to the people

    Romney should come out and say “I’ll cut 40% of all Government across the board within 4 years” 10% across the board each year.

    He doesn’t need to cut Soc Sec or Medicare Mike; he just needs to keep the politicians hands out of the trust fund cookie jar.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Agreed Jeff tough I think Hannity did a pretty good job. When you are on trial fot your life don’t talk to anyone but your lawyer.

    I said this this morning and I believe it. Zimmerman should have killed a white guy, he would be walking around free today.

    Whenever the race hustlers get involved there is tremendous pressure to prosecute to the fullest. I have seen this act to many times to count over the last twenty five years.

  • Coffee Steve

    George Zimmerman has still not had an interview with a reporter.

    Maybe not, but I watched the interview on the web, and while I don’t watch Hannity hardly at all, and watching through a reporters eyes that I am (ok was) :-) I thought Hannity did a very good job.

  • Laurence Glavin

    I’ve called the 8:00 pm Eastern Time show on Fox the “O’Reilly Sphincter” for years. I’m not going to stop new just because somebody with the same last name as one of my favorite violinists doesn’t like it. What do they say on all the blogs, etc? Bwaaaa-haaaa.

  • Coffee Steve

    Ghezz we are about to get POUNDED by a big old storm, so If I don’t respond for awhile, my power may be off, we need the rain but not like this…

    Winds above 60mph does some damage

  • Jeff

    “Reporters” ask follow up questions. That was not done once. The interview was totally scripted and practiced.
    Analysis of the interview, questions and answers given were quite scathing.

    The only person that deserves a BRAVO is Zimmerman’s attorney for controlling everything that occurred. We will see if this comes back to haunt Zimmerman at trial.

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