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


For other days cable news ratings click here.
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.

  • AppleStinx

    Yes, I was the guy; and no, the guy wasn’t complaining. :wink:

  • d.d.

    Chicago better start getting a handle on their violence . This senseless use of it is horrifying & so frequent.

    Chicago Thugs Kill Disabled Father in ‘Knock-Out Game’ – Post Video on Facebook

    Three Chicago teens were caught after beating a disabled man father of 12 in the knock-out game. They killed him.

    The three were playing a “game where the offender picks an innocent victim and knocks him out by striking him and likely robbing him as well,” Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Terry Clancy told Judge Israel Desierto in court Monday.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reported


    US-Funded Palestinian TV Depicts Jews As Monsters Bayoneting And Eating Children…

    “Artist Abd Al-Hai Msallam: “Here I show the people, the children, and the Zionist enemy’s cruelty and savagery.”

    A monster is impaling children on his bayonet and eating them one by one. On the lower right, dead children are piled up to be eaten and two baby monsters are also shown eating children. The three monsters wear skull caps with a Star of David. The scene takes place in the monster’s underground lair, just under cacti that are growing on the surface. A Star of David is also painted on the lock of the lair

    (PAL Watch)

    Our tax dollars pay for this.


    Number Of Workers On Federal Disability Exceeds The Population Of 39 States

    The number of workers taking federal disability insurance payments hit yet another record in July, increasing to 8,753,935 during the month from the previous record of 8,733,461 set in June, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.

    The 8,753,935 workers who took federal disability insurance payments in July exceeded the population of 39 of the 50 states. Only 11 states—California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey—had more people in them than the number of workers on the federal disability insurance rolls in July.

    Hard to believe, isn’t it ?

  • Mark

    Its funny how liberals are making the movie massacre in Colorado a political deal! Wtf. Hey libs its a psycho who gunned down a bunch of people. Has NOTHING to do with politics! Just shut up already. Libs keep blaming the nra. Ummm its not the nra who killed 12 people it was a wack job.i bet obama is blaming bush for the movie massacre lol

  • Sicilian Papa

    I just read Stan T. What happened to Stan T.? I think it is a vast left wing conspiracy.

  • progressive Slayer

    i thought glenn was talking about how the movie related to the political current environment… and how the MOVIE TOOK OBVIOUS SHOTS AT THE PATHETIC IDOLOGY OF THE OCCUPY WALL ST MOVEMENT…. glenn was saying that the movie was similar to, THE COMMING INSURECTION by the invisible committee… and he was saying the producer/writer WERE INVOLVED IN CURRENT EVENTS.. glenn has been talking about this idology for 3 years, and its cool to see it in a blockbuster movie…. ya its a bit overboard on glenns part, but it was also a joke… So good job taking a story out of context and showing how moronic it is to post about something you have never seen…


  • Suikostinger

    How the hell did I take ANYTHING out of context? All I did was quote the EXACT headline that he posted…LOL


    “Dark Knight Rises plot shares scary similarities with old Glenn Beck monologues” then turned it into something political saying how it has an agenda with OWS blah blah blah.

  • Suikostinger

    Obviously you have it wrong because you didn’t even get the same link that I was QUOTING from. Tell me sir what I took out of context, if you are going to say I took something out of context, then please tell me what it was. Thanks, come again. :)

  • Suikostinger

    But of course, someone with a big head like Glenn Beck has to be like “They pretty much stole my ideas and implemented it into the Batman movie!!!!” Hey Glenn, watch the movie, enjoy it and shut up, don’t try to turn everything into something political and all about you. I saw him post it on Facebook and MAN people were crapping all over him, even conservatives saying “I’m a conservative but Glenn, you are getting a little too big headed, just watch the movie.” There ya go Mr. “Progressive Slayer” NOW you can say I took something out of context, the first set of quotes in my first sentence.

  • Ben

    The 5 did really well in the demo

  • Suikostinger

    The 5 always does well. I enjoy watching it when I do. Highly entertaining.

  • Davey Boy

    I wonder if the msnbc daily ratings will still appear here when they start covering the olympics instead of news.

  • Ratboy

    @ Davey Boy
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM
    I wonder if the msnbc daily ratings will still appear here when they start covering the olympics instead of news.

    When did they ever cover the news??? :lol:

  • Suikostinger

    @Davey Boy

    Why not? The news channels are 90% entertainment shows instead of hard news anyway, so why would the Olympics be any differently. :)

  • AppleStinx

    Davey Boy wrote: “I wonder if the msnbc daily ratings will still appear here when they start covering the olympics instead of news.”

    Probably. Ratings for the 2010 Winter Olympics on CNBC were posted. Coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games on MSNBC will be from 9am-6pm (on weekdays), so at least ratings for the 5pm, 6pm hours, and total day. Coverage on CNBC will be from 5-8pm (on weekdays).


  • AppleStinx

    Only an event of the magnitude of Summer Olympics could keep MSNBC from showing “Lockup”, “Caught” and “Predator” on weekends, but I could be wrong. :grin:

  • TheBoss1

    Do you Righties feel better about yourselves by referring to Chris Matthews as “Tingles”? Does that really make you feel good? Because to a mature adult, you come across as puerile and childish. Name-calling is so third-grade. Why do Righties feel the need to call MSNBC primetime hosts names? From a reasoned point of view, when you do so, it says more about YOU than the people you call names.

  • twins fan

  • twins fan

    craig ferguson is the best imo

  • russc

    Boss1 some of your remarks make me (SICK)

  • Rick

    Would anybody be surprised if they reposted the Friday Rating numbers today and said “Woops, sorry we reverse the numbers for CNN and MSNBC”.

    That is what it looks like. Typically the numbers do not fall off for FOX on MSNBC that much on big news days. CNN usually gets more views that were watching other programing. So it would not surprise me if the numbers get revised.

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