Cable News Ratings for Friday, July 20, 2012

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July 23rd, 2012

Note: FOX Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight earned another ratings win over rival CNBC show The Kudlow Report last week. Dobbs beat Kudlow by 32% in the demo (A25-54) and came within 5,000 total viewers.

Ratings July16-20, 2012

P 2+ P 25-54
Network Program Time Days (000s) (000s)
FBN LOU DOBBS TONIGHT 07:00P -08:00P MTWTF__ 155 50
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT 07:00P -08:00P MTWTF__ 160 38
Dobbs percent win/loss: -3% 32%

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 20, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,391            387            688
CNN         726            273            364
MSNBC         422            139            187
CNBC         133             38             70
FBN           52             13             28
HLN         346            154            208
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,066            507            893
CNN       1,101            397            531
MSNBC         575            191            252
CNBC         110             48             64
FBN           63             11             25
HLN         454            193            257
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,339            418            766
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         466            235            283
MSNBC Morning Joe         450            165            206
CNBC Squawk Box           89             24             44
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         283            164            233
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,034            576         1,000
CNN SITUATION ROOM       1,036            316            464
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         610            131            274
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         185             46             94
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         414            148            213
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,062            488            927
CNN SITUATION ROOM         870            260            345
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         629            152            283
CNBC MAD MONEY         143             41             85
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         333            139            195
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,711            440            748
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         936            316            435
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         669            194            282
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         135             38             59
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         453            173            275
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,711            625         1,050
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360       1,132            360            521
MSNBC ED SHOW         608            196            240
CNBC COFFEE ADDICTION, THE         153             57             88
HLN NANCY GRACE         549            231            331
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,099            525            980
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT       1,228            432            586
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         641            201            299
CNBC CUSTOMER (DIS)SERVICE           85             50             51
HLN DR. DREW         455            202            247
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,347            350            626
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         941            398            486
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         475            177            217
CNBC AMERICAN GREED           91             37             52
HLN NANCY GRACE         359            147            194
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,110            303            569
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         695            326            400
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE         364            154            162
CNBC MAD MONEY           50             23             37
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         268            132            150


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Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

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.

    I like CNN International but they have had some credibility problems.

    CNN International is taking some heat from The Atlantic after the magazine noted that a recent program focusing on Kazakhstan was sponsored by Kazakhstan itself. The show presented the Central Asian country in a very positive light, and featured interviews with government and business leaders there, without a real acknowledgement that the country was sponsoring the program.

    If that sounds familiar, it might be because CNBC Europe faced a very similar predicament last year with its “World Business” program. CNBC ended up canceling “World Business” after the uproar.



    My comment on guns held by border state residents, was that I could see having a long gun & pistol. My penny’s worth of info. did not include assault guns. I know nothing about them , but, would tend to not support them . I’ve not had TV on precisely because I’m sure the commentators have had diarrhea of the mouth … nonstop talk of guns & gun control, motives behind the shooter, deaths due to guns, etc. ,etc., etc. There is an election coming up. NOTHING will be done . It’s an exercise in futility to keep yapping about this during the heat of passion.


    Scott Brown’s new ad.

    Scott Brown Ad: ‘Let American be America Again’

    Scott Brown has an awesome, inspiring, new ad out that deserves to go national as an argument for the entire GOP



    Ann Romney – A Coal Miner’s Grand-Daughter – Will Visit Welsh Cousins This Week During London Trip

    This is a very interesting story for those interested in pursuing it. Her father, Edward Davies, known as Rod, was born in the mining village of Nantyffyllon, near Bridgend, and emigrated to America with his mother Annie, brother David and sister Margaret in 1929 as worldwide economic depression loomed.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I wrote in an earlier post that I was somewhat swayed by the arguments against assault weapons from the lefties. I am seriously reconsidering my opinion.

    As far as Glen Beck is concerned I always thought he was a little weird and out there. My God we are talking about a movie!

  • Suikostinger

    @Scilian Papa

    “My God we are talking about a movie!”

    I know. People were talking and complaining, including a person in here, about the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter because he/they thought that it would let the left poke fun at Abraham Lincoln in real life because he was a vampire hunter. I told the guy “IT’S A MOVIEEEE, get over it”.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Some young people today feel like their life is a failure if they don’t achieve some kind of psuedo fame. They watch reallity shows and compare them with there own dull lives. I believe that is some of there motivation, to be somebody. They want there picture seen across the country on TV and talked about by important people.

  • Ratboy

    How is this for a headline? :lol:

    Friday Ratings: CNN Beats All Non-Fox Networks

    by Mediaite Staff | July 23rd, 2012

    During its breaking news coverage of the tragic Aurora, Colo. shootings last Friday, CNN beat all non-Fox competitors in both total viewership and target demographic.

  • Sicilian Papa

    As much as we debate guns we need to talk about this need for fame. This is especially true for young loners. They don’t have many friends and feel like they are living empty lives. I don’t know for sure but I would be willing to bet that they do not relate well to the opposite sex.

    The society we have today and instance fame some achieve without any marketable talent contributes to the problem.

  • Sicilian Papa



    MSNBC really flopped in there coverage!

  • Sicilian Papa

    I know MSNBC was expecting better because there political hosts were doing better in the ratings. There numbers were brutal.

  • Delimart

    I guess everyday, the head people at CNN pray for for a tragedy lol..

  • Ratboy

    Darn it Mr Bush!! Cut it out already!!!!! :shock:

    Federal Government’s Debt Jumps More Than $1T for 5th Straight Fiscal Year

    By the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012, the new debt accumulated in this fiscal year by the federal government had already exceeded $1 trillion, making this fiscal year the fifth straight in which the federal government has increased its debt by more than a trillion dollars, according to official debt numbers published by the U.S. Treasury.

    Prior to fiscal 2008, the federal government had never increased its debt by as much as $1 trillion in a single fiscal year. From fiscal 2008 onward, however, the federal government has increased its debt by at least $1 trillion each and every fiscal year.

  • Ratboy

    Rest in Peace Sally Ride!

  • Sicilian Papa

    So what about it? Should we have a discussion about what motivates these killers to comit these heinous crimes. Can we find an answer. We at least will be able to spot some of them before they can strike.

    The FBI and ATF need to do a better job of identifying these people. I know it is a big country and they have a lot of other responsiblities but we need to do more. I know they catch some before they strike and we can’t expect them to be perfect. The last three successful mass killers all fit the same profile.

  • Sicilian Papa



    The first year of Obama, Pelosi and Reid they set this debt spending in motion. The last year of Bush the debt was over a Trillion because of one time expenditures. Obama and the Dems raised those spending limits and never increased revenue into the treasury. Now they want to raise taxes on the rich which won’t even come close to covering there welfare spending spree.

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa

    I guess you have not been paying attention much less listening to King Obama so SHAME on you!!

    Bush did it! Obama inherited it! The republicans have caused it, did I mention it was Bush’s fault?

    You really need to pay better attention! Watch Tingles more and you will get a better feel for the political goings on! :shock: :lol:

  • Mark

    I dont understand why liberals wanna tax the rich. What the hell will that even do? nothing!! These people honestly hate people who make lots of money by going to schook workin there ass off making great investments etc. And they wanna punish them by making them pay more!? Makes no sense. They keep trying to make rich people out to be the bad guys lol. Money doesnt make people bad libs. Thats like saying guns kill people. Nope people and kill people. But hey liberals dont want gun rights either!(and no im not rich at all and dont own a gun) just find the libs pathetic.

  • Sicilian Papa


    I always get a good laugh and a nice feeling when you mention Tingles.

  • One

    DOVN. The way of the future…

  • AppleStinx


    The exasperated scream you let out was exactly: <IT’S A MOVVIIIEEEEEEEEEE. Jesus Christ. What is wrong with you?> :grin: It was so bloodcurdling-good that I just had to record it.

  • Suikostinger

    LOL Applestinx. That’s it! Where you the one complaining about the movie?

  • Suikostinger


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