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.

  • Rick

    usnretiredx2 I see you R in Big Sky Country. You R in my part of the Country. Where abouts?

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 7:53 AM
    Did someone turn off Coffee’s powerand the coffee pot did not start

    Coffe is out in the woods with the family. He said he will be back tomorrow or Thursday but I heard that the family is trying to lose him! His daughter was gonna take him for a walk in the woods and then ditch him, his wife will be waiting at the road with the car! :shock:

  • Ratboy


    MSNBC Host Asks Brother of Colorado Shooting Victim How His Dead Sister Is Doing

    NewsBusters has been for years exposing the breathtaking ignorance, incompetence, and unprofessionalism of the on air personalities associated with the so-called cable “news network” MSNBC.

    On Monday, Michael Eric Dyson, filling in for Ed Schultz, actually asked the brother of one of the victims of Friday’s shootings in Aurora, Colorado, how his dead sister is doing

  • usnretiredx2


    Great Falls

  • Rick

    R U sailing up the Missouri?

  • usnretiredx2


    The land yatch does not do well in water and the steel horses do not know how to swim.

  • usnretiredx2


    Spent way to much time on the water to spend any more unless I am diving. Also I know what BOAT stands for


  • usnretiredx2



  • usnretiredx2

    Hey Jeff are you still here or did the motorcycle cop just cuff you.

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM
    Hey Jeff are you still here or did the motorcycle cop just cuff you

    Shhhhhhhhhhhh! It was supposed to be a suprise!!!!!!!!! (I think he will like his cell mate though cuz he iiiiis a cutey!!)

  • Rick

    U can dive in Hebgen Lake and Haylite Resevoir. Although you better have your Dry Suite. I think Haylite might get up to 50degF, Hebgen is a little warmer may be mid 60s.
    I heard that there may be a large aquatic creature in Flathead Lake. I haven’t gone diving there.
    Enjoy the cooler temp while you R in MT. I hear the high will be in the lower 90’s today in that part of the state. I am on a mountain down in the SW corner, it’s about 64 now and we r suppose to have a high around 82.
    Enjoy MT it is The Last Best Place.

  • Ratboy

    HUHHHHHHHH???????????????????????? I think the prez found Gabriels stash!!!!!

    Obama: Under Me “People Have A New Attitude Toward America” And “More Confidence”

    “Because we’re leading around the world, people have a new attitude toward America. There’s more confidence in our leadership. We see it everywhere we go,” President Obama said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno.

    “Four years ago, I stood before you at a time of great challenge for our nation. We were engaged in two wars. Al Qaeda was entrenched in their safe havens in Pakistan. Many of our alliances were frayed. Our standing in the world had suffered. We were in the worst recession of our lifetimes. Around the world, some questioned whether the United States still had the capacity to lead,” Obama said earlier in his speech.

    “So, four years ago, I made you a promise. I pledged to take the fight to our enemies, and renew our leadership in the world. As President, that’s what I’ve done. And as you reflect on recent years, as we look ahead to the challenges we face as a nation and the leadership that’s required, you don’t just have my words, you have my deeds. You have my track record. You have the promises I’ve made and the promises that I’ve kept,” he said.

  • Ratboy

    Uh OH!!! I think the prez is a drinker!!! that would be the only explination for these comments, HE WAS DRUNK!!!! (psssst Mr President, you said we tried Romneys plan and it didnt work………….he hasnt been in office to give it a try so how do you know????)

    Obama on the economy: ‘We tried our plan — and it worked’

    President Obama, discussing his economic policies during a fundraiser in California, told supporters last night that “we tried our plan — and it worked” as he explained why they should reelect him.

    “We tried that and it didn’t work,” Obama said of Romney’s proposed tax cuts and spending cuts, which he dismissed as a Bush-style “top down” economic policy. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked,” he added later in the speech. “That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.”

    Obama made these comments in Oakland, Calif., where the unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in May 2012. The national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent — up from 8.1 percent in May — for the second straight month.

    To prove that his economic plans have “worked,” Obama cited the auto industry bailouts. “I refused to turn my back on a great industry and American workers,” he said. “Three years later, the American auto industry has come roaring back.”

    Obama’s auto bailouts aren’t the unalloyed success he describes. “President Obama’s auto task force pressed General Motors and Chrysler to close scores of dealerships without adequately considering the jobs that would be lost or having a firm idea of the cost savings that would be achieved, an audit of the process has concluded,” The New York Times reported in 2010, based on an audit. “The report … estimated that tens of thousands of jobs were lost as a result.”

    The Washington Examiner’s Conn Carroll also observes that Obama bailed out union pensions, while neglecting non-union workers, and decided not to follow the law by paying certain creditors — and still didn’t save money.

    “All told Obama’s violations of bankruptcy law made the bailout of GM and Chrysler $26.5 billion more expensive than it had to be,” Carroll explained recently. “And according to Obama’s own Treasury Department, taxpayers stand to lose $23 billion if GM stock were sold today.”

    Obama’s view of the economy is not shared by congressional leaders in his own party. “The economy has not recovered,” Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said in a recent interview. “Some people call it a recession, I think it’s a depression.”

    Waxman’s message might not inspire enthusiastic cheers at a campaign rally, but at least he avoided having a Mission Accomplished moment on the economy.

  • dana

    Ratboy:: Is this guy delusional?? Does he think he could pull a gaslight on the whole population?? A leader? Him?? HE HATH NO SHAME…

  • Doug Z

    You’re watching a cable news show one night and see some of the GOP freshmen House members, part of the 2010 “shellacking” President Obama experienced, telling the audience that the nation needs smaller government, free markets, less spending, and greater transparency. The next thing you know the same Republicans are sponsoring and signing onto the new Farm Bill. There’s something wrong with this picture.

  • Doug Z

    Limited government intervention and the free market are what Republicans are saying they believe in; it’s time to start putting the plan into action, even if it means being unpopular in some spheres.

  • Doug Z

    Obama to Bush in 2003: ‘Fix Up the Economy,’ $300 Billion Deficit ‘Recklessness’

  • Ratboy

    @ dana
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM
    Ratboy:: Is this guy delusional??

    Hey Dana! How is my favorite not black enough friend?

    This is pretty telling! We are still early and he is grasping at straws like this because he cant get any traction and in fact is losing ground. The problem is that Romney doesnt seemm to gaining what Obama is losing! I am hoping that Romneys foreign trip pays off for him

  • d.d.


    Where does one start with Code Pink? It’s best to keep it simple. Code Pink is a social justice organization whose co founder sits on the board of Jim Wallace’s social justice group , Sojourners,&, Wallace is one of Obama’s spiritual advisors.

    Jodie Evans is a Leftist activist ,and , co-founded Code Pink for Peace Board & is a donor and fundraiser for Barack Obama and the Democrats .

    Several Congressional Democrats serve alongside Code Pink Evans and Medea Benjamin, other co-founder of Code Pink , on the board of the Progressive Democrats of America.

    So that’s why they will be protesting at Republican events. Data also ties Code Pink to George Soros & Media Matters but I don’t feel like going there.

  • Ratboy

    Well now King Obam is trying to control the press and freedom of speech!!

    I cant take much more of this!! Maybe he should just tell Biden to keep his mouth shut!!!

    The VP’s remarks will not be tweeted

    Vice President Joe Biden will take questions from reporters on a White House press call today, and as has been the case in the past, the on-the-record conversation will be embargoed until the end of the call.

    The curious caveat — who would write an article during the middle of the call? — is a product of the post-Twitter presidential campaign, barring reporters from the beloved habit of tweeting remarks in real-time.

    But it begs the question: If it’s going to be in an article 20 minutes later, why can’t it be on Twitter right now?

    From White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, via email: “The embargo will allow journalists to hear the entirety of the Vice President’s remarks and get the benefit of having their questions answered — before trying to condense a 30-minute conference call about a 20-page NEC report into a 140 characters.”

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