Cable News Ratings for Thursday, July 19, 2012

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July 20th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, July 19, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,201        263         543
CNN      333         82         122
MSNBC      449        138         194
CNBC      153         52           88
FBN        68         15           39
HLN      187         65         107
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,282        406         892
CNN      559        140         209
MSNBC      904        290         417
CNBC      219        121         152
FBN        97         23           50
HLN      307         71         169
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,003        234         494
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      200         77         102
MSNBC Morning Joe      372        141         170
CNBC Squawk Box        84         30           53
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      227        117         161
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,846        372         729
CNN SITUATION ROOM      500        109         136
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      686        116         258
CNBC FAST MONEY      166         28           76
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      112         33           44
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,840        322         767
CNN SITUATION ROOM      427         92         130
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      684        120         253
CNBC MAD MONEY      149         39           79
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      150         57           92
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,690        377         802
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      405         87         132
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      619        115         233
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      131         31           43
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      230         86         144
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,050        554       1,177
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      532        123         211
MSNBC ED SHOW      715        195         343
CNBC MARIJUANA INC      235        129         164
HLN NANCY GRACE      388         84         232
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,022        398         831
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      624        119         174
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,042        380         493
CNBC CRIME INC: ILLEGAL GAMBLE      210        139         156
HLN DR. DREW      332         72         162
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,759        266         664
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      520        177         243
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      954        295         415
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      210         95         136
HLN NANCY GRACE      201         58         113
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,135        272         582
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      346         96         163
MSNBC ED SHOW      532        193         254
CNBC MAD MONEY      113         69           80
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      149         39           86

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.

  • Raz

    Been a very interesting week at the Nine and Ten oclock hours. Nice to see everyone is at the top of their games. That’s when the best work comes out.

    Feel so horrible for the folks out in Aroura (prolly spelled wrong, sorry).

    ABC needs to improve. To say things with absoultely no back up of their information, that kind of nonsense got Dan Rather fired.

  • Tony

    Lawrence O’Donnell crushes Greta in the demo.

  • lbsles

    Obama’s Enemies List: Obama Campaign Calls Out Romney Donor on Campaign Website, Then IRS Audits Romney Donor

    As we know, Obama has an “enemies list” and a “kill list” and it looks like Obama is using the IRS to punish his conservative enemies that donate to Mitt Romney. Remember how Team Obama attacked the Koch brothers publicly? They’re at it again.

    This column has already told the story of Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who last year contributed to a group supporting Mitt Romney. An Obama campaign website in April sent a message to those who’d donate to the president’s opponent. It called out Mr. VanderSloot and seven other private donors by name and occupation and slurred them as having “less-than-reputable” records.

    Mr. VanderSloot has since been learning what it means to be on a presidential enemies list. Just 12 days after the attack, the Idahoan found an investigator digging to unearth his divorce records. This bloodhound—a recent employee of Senate Democrats—worked for a for-hire opposition research firm.

    Now Mr. VanderSloot has been targeted by the federal government. In a letter dated June 21, he was informed that his tax records had been “selected for examination” by the Internal Revenue Service. The audit also encompasses Mr. VanderSloot’s wife, and not one, but two years of past filings (2008 and 2009).


  • 1nancy2

    Hi Tony,
    Thanks. I did not pick up on that. I’m usually sleeping, so what has Lawrence O. done to change his #ers? Just curious. LO has been close to Greta and now he has surpassed her. I wonder if those #er’s will last. How’s the family Italian Restaurant Business? I had to struggle to avoid pizza the other day, but what can I say? Then, I stared at a fabby looking German Choc. cake for quite a while and kept walking. It’s not easy, as everyone here knows. Sad situation on CO, however, those darn gun laws stay ‘as is’…NRA has a lock on their precious weapons with all of their billions in lobbying. Guess, that is not going to change; just more crazies doing their ‘thing’…OK, see you later.

  • usnretiredx2


    There was a song along time ago:

  • lbsles
  • lbsles

    ICE Stonewalling on Status of Obama’s Drunk-Driving Illegal Immigrant Uncle

    Nothing new from the non-transparent Obama regime.

    Following the publication of embarrassing internal government emails by Judicial Watch, the Homeland Security agency responsible for deporting criminal illegal immigrants is dodging questions about President Obama’s illegal alien uncle, who got busted for drunken driving last year in Massachusetts.

    The case received widespread media coverage because the commander-in-chief’s uncle, Onyango Obama, had previously been deported to his native Kenya yet lived and worked in the Boston area and threatened to call the White House after getting arrested. He also had a valid Massachusetts drivers’ license, which was temporarily suspended after his drunken-driving arrest but, incredibly, has been reinstated by the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles.

    Uncle Onyango has also received special treatment from the feds, according to government documents obtained by Judicial Watch. They weren’t easy to obtain because the administration clearly wants to keep details of the case from the public, despite promises of unprecedented transparency. JW had to sue for the information, which was made public this month.

    The records, released by JW in two parts (click here and here to see them), show that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) withheld information on Uncle O’s release from the press and Congress and that the agency curiously permitted him to seek the reopening of deportation proceedings that had been closed in 1992. ICE leadership also tracked the politically sensitive case and granted Uncle O a special stay of deportation.

    The records also include an embarrassing internal agency email from Brian Hale, ICE’s Assistant Director of the Office of Public Affairs, to ICE Director John Morton dated April 1, 2012, titled “Onyango Statement and TP’s [Talking Points].” The email (on page 43) confirms that ICE gave the president’s uncle favorable treatment.


  • lbsles

    ATF Video Shows Whistleblower Intimidation…Doesn’t Want Agents Spilling Secrets about Fast & Furious

  • twins fan

    @ usnretiredx2 i’m afraid that song is over tonys head. good song though I haven’t heard it since 1981.

  • lbsles

    Is This Article the ‘Ultimate Takedown’ of President Obama’s Rhetoric?

    President Obama’s instantly infamous “You didn’t build that” speech is a major turning point of the 2012 election not because it was a gaffe but because it was an accurate and concise summary of core progressive fiscal dogma. It was also a political blunder of epic proportions because in his speech Obama unintentionally proved the conservatives’ case for limited government.

    This essay will show you how.

    When Obama implied at the Roanoke, Virginia rally that some businessmen refuse to pay for public works from which they benefit, he presented a thesis which, like a three-legged stool, relies on three assumptions that must all be true for the argument to remain standing:

    1. That the public programs he mentioned in his speech constitute a significant portion of the federal budget;

    2. That business owners don’t already pay far more than their fair share of these expenses; and

    3. That these specific public benefits are a federal issue, rather than a local issue.

    If any of these legs fails, then the whole argument collapses.

    For good measure, we won’t just kick out one, we’ll kick out all three.


  • lbsles

    “There is a rush to politicize these kinds of shootings, unless say you’re a major in the US military and you have ‘Soldier of Allah’ on your business card.” -Mark Steyn

  • lbsles

    “If you’re wondering why Nancy Pelosi now says that asking Mitt Romney to release his tax records is a, quote, ‘distraction,’ it’s because she was asked for her tax records. In fact, of the 535 members of Congress, only 17 chose to supply their tax records.” -Mark Steyn

  • lbsles

    Homeland Security Bans Chocolate Kinder Eggs

    “The Panty Bomber was on the no-fly list, but they still let him get on the plane. If the Panty Bomber had been packing a Kinder Egg, he would never have gotten past the gate. Let’s send a drone to carpet bomb Pakistan and Waziristan with Kinder Eggs, and no terrorist will ever get on another plane!” -Mark Steyn


  • betty

    That pathetic, Mealy-Mouthed Wimp, Brian Ross tried to blame the
    Batman Shooter on the Tea Party and then had to apologize for it.
    Mealy-Mouth BRIAN ROSS should be Fired and then hung out to dry.

  • betty

    Oh, by the way, Mr.Edd and Mr. Lowrence are both DOWN.

  • betty

    Also DOWN are Chissy Tingles and Sharpie Sharpton.

  • Lance

    What’s up, or should I say “down”, with Hannity? Not only does he drop a million viewers from BillO but Maddow gets oh-so-close to him in the demo. Not good considering all the publicity he got from Wednesday’s GZ interview just the night before. Congrats to LarryO for besting Greta the scientologist.

  • AppleStinx

    lbsles wrote: “Obamanomics: Unemployment UP in 27 States”

    That means that President Obama is still on top. By his count, 30 states are either down or the same.

  • Randy

    Nancy,you’re right just blame the NRA/Gun laws.Nancy, just don’t blame the S O B that pulled the trigger,I guess the gun made him do ! Ross of ABC reported at first “he may have been a member of the CO tea party.”Pi$$ poor reporting by Ross,but he/ABC got out what they wanted ,’the words tea party.’ That’s right Nancy everyone wants too blame everyone but the shooter.Hell, while they’re at it they should’ blame the GOP,Bush,Palin,Limbaugh and others like it was tried in the AZ shooting and they better not forget too blame Elmer Fudd he also like’s to carry a gun around.’ Nancy just remember ‘the gun you hate maybe the gun that saves your life one day’ Stop blaming ‘guns’ and start putting the blame where it belongs ,on the punk a$$ cowards who do these crimes.Whats next Nancy,banning hands and feet? That’s how three punk a$$ kids beat that older man from Chicago to death ,a few days ago’with their hands and feet.’Damn hands and feet laws with all their billions in lobbying.
    Get off the anti-gun hobby horse! It’s not the guns it’s the g*ddamn punks that are cowards with out a gun and with a gun they think their Billy bad a$$ until they get one stuck up their a$$ ,then they cry like the little pu$$y punk they are.

  • usnretiredx2


    If I was in the theater last night with my CW the max he would have killed would have been one.

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