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.

  • TheBoss1

    @russc … Hahaha. You cannot respond to the merits of what I say, so you make some nebulous comment about how my remarks make you sick. What does that say about YOU when you defend the third-grade and puerile name-calling of TV hosts with whom you disagree?

    Notice how I do not go after O’Reilly and Hannity on FOX. I simply choose to ignore them, because they are irrelevant to me. But it’s really funny how the MSNBC hosts get you Righties’ panties all up in a knot, and you resort to endless name-calling. And then when I call out the name-calling, you say my comments make you sick.


  • Sicilian Papa



    A number of years ago I was watching Matthews while the surge in Iraq was in full swing. The surge was working. Casulities for Iraqi civilians and U.S. troops were way down. Matthews was spitting bullets mad about it’s appearent success. He was saying all kinds of nasty things about the Bush Administration. He went to a commerical break.

    When he came back from the break he was all smiles. He was laughing and giddy like a little school girl. Across the bottom of the page, Breaking News Five US Soliders killed in Iraq. Matthews said to his guest, “wow five US Troops killed in Iraq Unbelieveable.” But he was still half smiling when he said it.

    He was rooting for our troops to die because it would destroy Bush and the GOP?

    I agree with you about the other hosts on MSNBC. People should try to be civil and not attack people personally. As far as Tingles goes in my book he is the lowest of the low. I believe he was not the only one in the lib. media rooting for our soliders to die.

    “I’ve got a feeling up leg and that doesn’t happen to me very often.”

    Tingles after watching a President Obama Speech. Boss, he’s a journalist.

  • Sicilian Papa

    “I’ve got a feeling up my leg and that doesn’t happen to me very often.”

    I believe this is the quote. I always forget the “my”

  • Sicilian Papa



    I did make some unflattering remarks about a couple of the hosts on MSNBC. Suiko called me out on it and I apoligized. I wasn’t insulting one of posters, which I try never to do,(did it to you once) but that is real low brow stuff.

    Tingles, I have no respect for and I would like to see him lose his job. He doesn’t deserve to be on the air. That said, if he draws an audience he will stay on the air. I will remind people of who and what he is.

  • d.d.

    Good morning. I’ve got to get out of here , but, two things , one news , another to me is just sleaze.


    Coming from a prominent Democrat , this is damning.

    Feinstein suggests someone in White House leaked CLASSIFIED information.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the White House appears to be responsible for some leaks of classified information.

    “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein told a World Affairs Council forum.


    I found this offensive . I was a modern woman before they were common. I was married, divorced , worked full time , put myself through four years of college , graduated summa cum laude, had two children to care for & their school & after school activities. I remember being the only female parent in cub scouts.

    This kind of thing upsets me. Radical or not, these women end up the losers.

    Radical Leftist Group Code Pink To Protest Republican Convention: “Bring Your Vagina To The RNC”…

    Be sure and look at the pictures.


  • Ratboy

    Good Morning All!

    WE HAVE RAIN!!!!!!! :)

  • usnretiredx2

    Good morning all

    We have sun shine but a bit cooler in the Big Sky Country

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ratboy: Thank God almighty! Glad you got the rain you needed.

  • Ratboy

    I guess Obama doesnt care if WE get screwed as long as he gets HIS money!!! Of course dont forget, the left doesnt talk about Solyndra so……………it didnt happen!

    Solyndra figures attend swank Obama fundraiser

    President Obama rubbed elbows Monday night with two men at the center of the Solyndra loan scandal at an exclusive fundraiser in California.

    Steve Westly, a financier whose money-raising prowess helped to snag him a post on the administration’s energy advisory board, and Matt Rogers, a former Energy Department senior adviser who helped to approve the Solyndra loan, were spotted by reporters at the $35,800-per-person fundraiser for the president’s re-election campaign.

    Mr. Westly sent warnings to the president not to attend an event at Solyndra’s headquarters in the Bay area because of shaky finances at the solar energy company, which had received a fast-tracked $535 million federal loan guarantee in 2010 as part of the administration’s economic stimulus program. Mr. Rogers was partly responsible for overseeing stimulus awards at the Energy Department.

    They were among about 60 wealthy donors who attended the fundraiser at the swanky home of progressive activist Quinn Delaney and real estate developer Wayne Jordan, a big Obama bundler, in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland.

    Reporters traveling with the president saw Mr. Westly juggling lemons, entertaining kids at the party. He was seated later at one of the tables farthest from the president as he spoke.

  • Ratboy

    @ Ralph Hahn
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 6:59 AM
    @Ratboy: Thank God almighty! Glad you got the rain you needed.

    Hey dare Ralphie Boy!!!! We sure are not getting anywhere close to what we need but it is at least wet! We have very sandy soil in SW Mi so we need even more since the soak in is so quick. We have farmes that have alread plowed their corn under and for the first time that I can remember the farmers have started irrigating their hay fields!!! They had a very early and good first cutting and they thought it would be a good year for hay but then the rains stopped. So now we have a double wammy! Very little hay and no corn to chop for silage. That is what they feed dairy cattle so guess where the milk prices are going to go?

  • Jeff

    Will be flying to Michigan on Saturday Ratboy, please:

    Turn down the humidity.
    Maintain the temp. to a high of 78.
    I’d like views of beautiful thunder head white billowing clouds.
    Keep I-94 clear from Jackson to A2 to West Bloomfield (cancel all road construction till next Friday)

    Is that too much to ask?

    Oh and if you can ZERO turbulence from LAX to DTW.


  • dana

    Lets see ,Romney went to the Hamptons and was critisized for attending a rich persons fundraiser…Obama goes to Ana Wintours swanky resort with million dollar donations from hollywood actors such as Morgan Freeman and not a word from the press…i cant take it!!

  • dana

    d.d.:: help me understand something…isnt code pink women who protest against wars and U.S. occupation of other countries?? If so, why wouldnt they protest the Democratic National Convention since its their president who is running the show…he alone stepped it up in Afganistan, went into Lybia and never closed Gitanamo Bay…the whole organization is revealing its true identity as a liberal anti-republican pink tea party…

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 7:29 AM
    Will be flying to Michigan on Saturday Ratboy, please:

    I got you covered, here is what I have done;

    alerted border patrol
    put the state police on full alert
    tsa will be doing 2 count em 2 full cavity searches
    your credit card have been frozen
    and your name is now on the terrorist watch list at every airport

    I hope you enjoy your visit :twisted:

  • Jeff


  • Jeff

    On that note Ratboy since I’m on Delta I should pass on the Turkey Sandwich???

  • Ratboy

    I dont like Dick Morris but he does do a good job at analyzing the polls

    Obama’s Ratings Dive

    His personal favorability, once a strong point for Obama, has vanished and is now being replaced by a personal dislike that is dragging him down.

    These data, buried deep in the latest NY Times/CBS poll (of registered voters, not likely voters) are both stark and important. In April, Obama had a 42-45 favorable/unfavorable rating, itself a shock given his vastly higher favorable ratings only a few months before. Now, he has a favorable rating of only 36% and an unfavorable rating of 48%.

    The NY Times poll showed Romney getting 47% of the vote compared to 46% for Obama (again, this poll is of registered voters, likely voter polls are more pro-Romney). So that means that one-quarter of Obama’s voters do not give him a favorable rating – a danger sign for the president.

    What is most notable about this statistic is that it is not due primarily to the bad economy. While the Times poll showed that the percent of voters who feel he is doing a good job in handling the economy has dropped to 36%, Obama’s ratings in this category have been low for some time. The drop in favorability is new.

    Rather the cause of his decreased likeability is his negative campaigning, both in person and on the air. He is now no longer the sunny, optimistic, friendly person he portrayed himself as being in 2008. Instead, a nasty, surly, angry image has taken over.

    This change is at the heart of Obama’s dilemma. The more he goes negative, the more he hurts himself in the process and undermines the reservoir to good will that has sustained him through tough economic times.

    As recently as one year ago, Obama’s personal favorability was ten points above his vote share in most polls. Now it is ten points below it presaging further a likely further drop in his poll numbers

  • usnretiredx2

    Just think Jeff if he did not like you :twisted:

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 7:47 AM
    On that note Ratboy since I’m on Delta I should pass on the Turkey Sandwich???

    You only THINK you ae on Delta!…………….lets just say ………..dont check too many bags cuz you might have to switch airlines once or twice or…………….7 times

  • usnretiredx2

    Did someone turn off Coffee’s powerand the coffee pot did not start :?:

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