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.

  • Fields

    Posted July 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    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.
    27 states + 30 states = 57 states

    I thought the USA has only 50 states

  • Rod D

    @ usnretiredx2

    Unless you go around wearing full body armor yourself, you would have been slaughtered if you had fired at him.

  • d.d.

    ABC’s Brian Ross is a poor broadcaster who made no effort to have his staff check before facts before spewing forth bias reporting.

    Colorado Tea Party member,James Holmes , signaled out as a mass murderer by Ross is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party.

    Mr Holmes has now been getting death threats, & has quit answering his phone. Brian Ross’s apology hasn’t stopped the threats.

    No wonder we have no faith in our media. They don’t deserve it.


    lbsles posted an example of the W.H’s enemy list.

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

    Frank VanderSloot grew up a poor kid in rural Idaho. His father made $300 a month. His clothes came from the Salvation Army. Yet through determination and hard work — and with the help of America’s free-enterprise system — today he’s the successful CEO of a global supplier of wellness products.

    On April 20, President Obama’s campaign named VanderSloot to the first presidential “enemies list” since the Nixon era. Eight private citizens were singled out for their donations to Romney. They committed no crimes, sought no attention, and yet they became the subject of Obama’s scorn.

    Before being targeted by the IRS & the Labor Dept., remember,
    he was initially the subject of hit pieces by left-wing Mother Jones and Salon’s Glenn Greenwald. That was followed by reports of a former Senate Democrat staffer snooping around the local courthouse in Idaho for his divorce records. Now two powerful federal agencies have come after him.



    Friday night fun. Night all.

  • DB

    Brian Ross’s staff found 22 people in Aurora named James Holmes, including a plumber and a college student but the only one he mentioned on Tv was the tea party James Holmes. The main stream media has no journalistic ethics left. The press that is assured its freedom in the Constitution no longer exists except at Fox. If Mr. Holmes is getting death threats he really does have a case against ABC. I would sue the pants off them or give them the option of firing Ross and a few others.

  • AppleStinx

    Fields wrote: “…I thought the USA has only 50 states…”

    My mistake. It should actually be 60 states: 57 visited + 1 to go + 2 not allowed to visit.

  • marvin

    What hours does the “total day” portion of the ratings cover? 6am — 5 pm?
    9am — 5 pm? 6am — 8pm? 9am — 8pm? Other?

  • lbsles

  • eggmanbill

    Thank goodness that the bloviator O’Reilly declared that the killing in Colorado had nothing to do with gun control laws. Well Big Bill wrong again the killer used an assault weapon and assault weapon is a weapon of war,their is no other use for this weapon. This was purchased legally by the killer to wage war on American Citizens. Their is no reason for assault weapons to be sold in this Country. Remember just because Billy O says it doesn’t make it true. WE NEED GUN CONTROL NOW !!!!!!!!!

  • TheBoss1

    Rachel getting close to Hannity in the demo and Lawrence beats Greta in the demo. I know the Right is near suicidal right now.

  • 1nancy2

    Hi eggmanbill, Great to see you here again. Come more often OK? Be careful b/cause soon he will shift the rant I got on guns to you. I warned you; after all, what are friends for?

  • 1nancy2


  • TheBoss1

    So, what’s the rationale for ordinary citizens beling allowed to possess ASSAULT WEAPSONS? How can we allow ordinary citizens to outgun police? No amendment is absolute. I was talking about this with Steve just a few days ago. The Second Amendment allows for the regulation anyway. In fact, the first few words of the Second Amendment “A well-regulated militia……”

  • TheBoss1

    Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Okay then, let’s give the Colorado killer a machete and see what he could have done. You honestly believe there would have been as much carnage?

  • TheBoss1

    Let’s just give movie-goers a gun as they enter the theater. That will make everyone feel much safer.

  • ninja

    So , if we get rid of assault weapons, there will be no more crime?

  • TheBoss1

    So this guy can buy 4 guns in the last 60 days and buy all this ammo off the internet???? Something is terribly f*cked up in this country.

  • TheBoss1

    @ninja, you cannot rationally argue that the carnage without assualt weapons would be LESS if MORE people have assault weapons? If that’s what you’re aguing, let’s just make it a LAW that everyone possess an assualt weapons as they walk down the street. To think that our society would be safer if MORE guns are readily available, then that argument simply defies LOGIC and rational thought.

  • ninja

    If you were take a look at the murders in the us and see what percent was from law biden gun owners, or from people that are not.It would be big.

  • TheBoss1

    And, of course, ninja makes the argument of the extreme. No one is saying the elimination of all assault weapons would eradicate crime. What I think some people are saying is that the proliferation of such weapons increases the likelihood of such violence. It’s simply the law of big numbers. Now, if you disagree with that statement, you are not a rational-thinking human-being.

  • TheBoss1

    @ninja … the Colorado killer bought every gun legally. There was nothing illegal about any of his purchases.

    YOu cannot live in a house of matches and then bitch if a fire starts.

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