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.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Sicilian Papa
    What does San Fran Nan have to hide?

    That she gave to the Sarah Palin for VP camp? :mrgreen:

  • Sunshine


    Silly me, I should have figured that out. Thanks :)

  • tony

    They say that Presidents age noticeably during their term in office,with that in mind watching Joan Walsh from Salon.com.on Tingles Matthews show I noticed shes adding a lot of wrinkles since Jan 2009,which prooved that not only Presidents age but so do their apologists.

  • Jeff

    Atleast Joan Walsh has a job that pays quite well about sharing her option. Tony is stuck here talking about Joan Walsh’s looks like he’s Joan Rivers criticizing a dress using the same tacky low class diggs.

  • Jeff

    Sharing her opinion*

  • Coffee Steve


    If you peek in tonight, I’m checking on some Middle East News Channels and Sites, they are starting to buzz, Israel may be doing something about that bus attack soon.

    Night Everyone

  • scottyrodrigues

    It’s sad that people are actually watching Rachel Maddow.. looks like 25-35 year olds just can’t seem to waken from all the communist propaganda they learned in college. The only problem with this is that it doesn’t include Glenn Beck’s GBTV…. The Five on FNC is good, but Glenn Beck is waaaay better then Bill oreilly. He truly tells it like it is, backs it up with FACTS, & doesn’t pander for ratings .. Also, I’d like to see the ratings for Adam Carollas podcast … like Glenn Beck, Carolla isn’t affiliated with any political party…. AMERICA, WAKE UR ASSES UP & DUMP THE PROGRESSIVE /COMMUNIST / DEMOCRATIC PARTY…. VOTE 4 CONSERVATIVES….. GOD BLESS

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    If Mitt’s wife was the first lady. Would she still refer to the rest of us as “you people?”

  • Delimart

    I bet Hannity thought he could top O Riley by getting an interview with Zimmerman lol. I don’t think Fox viewers care. But Yeah, people are waitng for Zimmerman to do an interview with a REAl reporter.. no doubt about that lol

  • Sicilian Papa



    I like the picture Scott. The cigarette is a nice touch.

    I couldn’t agree more about Maddow. I tryed watching her a couple of times and I couldn’t even make it through a segment.

  • Jeff

    I counted 4 times where Hannity lead him in questioning.

    One Example, when Zimmerman was explaining what Maritn yelled at him, Hannity added “explicative” to ensure that the explicative was added to his story. Can you say LEADING!

    Not to mention Zimmerman changed his story on chasing him, so looks like Hannity’s sloppy efforts may have tipped the prosecution and potentially cost him many years in prison if that influences a jury.
    PS. The prosecution did add the interview to their Discovery. Ouch!!

    When Hannity asked him, did you know of Stand your Ground Law? Zimmerman replied never.

    Seems he had a fancy gun holster for his back for easy hiding and access. Also Zimmerman’s father was a Judge. BS!!

  • Jeff

    Love these idiots that imply Rachel Maddow is a man, or is ugly, have they seen Greta???

    Rachel Maddow is brilliant! I enjoy her program, But I can see why the right wing nuts hate her.

  • lbsles

    “Think about how frail your position must be if you really (and don’t doubt me on this) think that you can score political points by associating a villain in a movie to an American human being running for office.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    RUSH: So I’m in the library last night, and I’m doing what I always do. I’m doing show prep. And I get a text message from Kathryn who’s in with the dogs in the kitchen. She says, “Are you in this Batman movie and you didn’t tell me? Is this Batman movie about you?” I said, “What now?” She says, “I can’t go anywhere without reading about you and this Batman movie.” And I finally, in that moment, folks, I finally figured out what’s going on. I outed them. Forget the creator. I don’t care that the creator created the character Bane in the Batman movie back in the ’90s. It doesn’t matter. The Democrats clearly were going to try to link this villain to Mitt Romney. And I outed ’em. They’ve even got a couple Democrats admitting they were gonna, Chris Leheinous and Jon Stewart. And they’re still trying to do it.

    You know, independently of the producers and the actors and all the people associated with the movie, they saw it, they were gonna try to make the linkage, and now I’m out there basically accusing them of that, so they’ve got their backs up. They’re acting like I’m some sort of conspiracy creep. But I outed ’em. I have shined the light of truth, as it were.

  • lbsles

    Four years ago I said, “I hope he fails.” I didn’t want any of this. I knew we had a guy who didn’t like this country. I knew we had a guy that had a chip on his shoulder about this country. I knew we had a guy who didn’t respect the American capitalist system. I knew it! (New Castrati impression) “How did you know it, Mr. Limbaugh? How can you know it when nobody else did?” Everybody could have known it! All you have to do is understand liberalism. You don’t even need a high school diploma to understand this. It’s that easy. Rush

  • lbsles

  • lbsles

    This Batman flick, I’m sure it was eagerly anticipated and it was gonna have a big audience. But it’s being talked about in places it wasn’t gonna be talked about. It’s now got controversy attached to it. And the bottom line is that when people watch this, when they go see it… Remember we talked about the first Dark Knight movie? Andrew Klavan wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal (I quoted from it extensively) in which he made the point that the Batman…

    Well, the Dark Knight movie, the one with Heath Ledger as the Joker. That movie, without being braggadociosly up front about it, was all about the triumph of conservative values. Evil gets beat, good guys win, and people doing the right thing triumph. And Klavan made that point. And I spent a lot of time talking about that. And this movie is the same way. If you want to make a political connection, if Romney’s anybody in this movie, he’s Bruce Wayne. He’s the rich guy. Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    Bruce Wayne has put the costume away. In the movie he’s gone away. He’s tired of being Batman. He’s down on his luck. He’s a little depressed. He’s still got the butler around, but he’s not too happy. And then some new villain comes out; claims he’s going to take over Gotham and gonna destroy everybody. Batman puts the uniform back on, goes into high gear and saves the day. And he’s the rich Bruce Wayne. He’s the rich guy, milquetoast, boring, dull.

    The same way they characterize Romney, that’s the good guy in the movie. The attempt to make Romney into the villain isn’t gonna work. It’s the exact opposite. In fact, the producer — or the creator, Chuck Dixon — says that the villain in this movie is almost… I forget his exact words, but he links the villain in this movie to Occupy Wall Street. And yet the Democrats are out there trying to say Bane is Bain. I think this exposes the frailty of their position. They’re trying (and I outed ’em) to link this villain to Bain Capital, and they’ve given up on “Romney is a felon.” They moved on from that. Rush

  • lbsles

    Batman’s Bane is More Like Obama and That’s Why the Critics Panned the Movie

    CALLER: I’ve been excited and following it for a long time since it filmed last summer downtown where I work, and I just wanted to comment real quick. Because it seemed that before anyone had seen it, the Democrats grabbed onto the Bane idea, probably thinking it would be a major blow to Romney to connect him to a villain in a big blockbuster. But now people have seen it, and I’ve read a lot of their reviews. Without spoiling anything, it’s pretty obvious that Bane leads an Occupy Wall Street-like uprising that blows up the stock market and throws the rich out of their homes, and then he even sets up trials and executes the rich for crimes against humanity.

    RUSH: Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert!

    RUSH: But she’s right. She’s right. The villain in the movie… I wasn’t gonna say this, but it’s out there. The villain in the movie picks up where Obama left off in Roanoke.

    CALLER: Yes.

    RUSH: The villain in the movie takes the 1% and puts them on trial and wants to put them in prison and all that.

    CALLER: This morning it’s like all of a sudden some op-eds are starting to pop up from Occupy people saying that the movie is fiction and Occupy Wall Street is nonviolent and nothing like this would ever happen. But, you know, it’s pretty obvious.

    RUSH: Well, see what happened is the movie premiered in Pittsburgh. What, was it last night or the night before? When was it?

    CALLER: I think it was last night.

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Yeah, it premiered last night. So people in Pittsburgh have seen it and said, “Whoa, what? Whoa, whoa, wait a minute. There’s nothing about Romney in this thing at all.” Yeah, yeah, yeah, you’re right. See, we blew their cover here, Elizabeth. We blew their case. The reason why they’re mentioning me and trying to tie me to a conspiracy is they were gonna try to take the name of the villain and attach it to Romney. Jon Stewart has let the cat out of the bag. Letterman did, too. Chris Lehane, who is campaign strategerist for Algore, said they were going to do this. And you’re right: Now people have seen the movie and said, “Ooh, this is gonna be a tough sell.”

    CALLER: Yeah. My hope is that the people my age — you know, the millions and millions of younger people who are gonna run to this movie this weekend — are gonna get a real eye-opener as to where revolutions like this always lead. I mean, all you have to do is look at history and see.

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