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.

  • usnretiredx2


    My diving is done in warmer waters. Do not like cold waters nor a dry suit.Only used them when I was teaching and had to qual new divers in a old quary. So cold you could see the thermoclines and when you swam thru them it felt like a brain freeze. You can not call that fun.

    We will be going up to Glacier Park atthe end of the month. Plan on riding thru the park.

    Foot Note:

    For those who do not know what a thermocline is. In the picture link you can see the fish at the top but the divers are blurry. They are in the thermo. I have seen temp change 20 degrees with in a foot of depth.


  • Ratboy

    MSNBC – the scum that is left on the bottom of the barrell!

    Victim’s Brother To MSNBC: Families Not Here To Talk About Gun Control

    Michael Eric Dyson, guest host on MSNBC’s Ed Show: Do you think that there should be a push for tighter gun laws given the horror that you just endured and how it has impacted you personally? Do you feel compelled to push for tighter gun laws?

    Jordan Ghawi, brother of victim Jessica Ghawi: Here’s the thing, we can try to politicize this and make some sort of polarizing debate and make this a tenet of the election, but that’s not what we’re here to do right now. We’re here to celebrate the lives of the victims that have been lost.

    If somebody wants to do harm to somebody, they’re going to find a way to do it. Whether it be with a weapon, such as a rifle or whether it be with any sort of means we should actually start to think about why people are doing this. And the reason why they’re doing this is because they want their names out there.

  • Ratboy

    Yep Obamacare will save us all!!

    Nearly one in 10 employers to drop health coverage

    About one in 10 employers plan to drop health coverage when key provisions of the new health care law kick in less than two years from now, according to a survey to be released Tuesday by the consulting company Deloitte.

    Nine percent of companies said they expect to stop offering coverage to their workers in the next one to three years, the Wall Street Journal reported. Around 81 percent said they would continue providing benefits and 10 percent said they weren’t sure.

  • usnretiredx2


    I bet Michael did not expect that answer.

    TOO BAD Michael, so sad. :twisted:

  • Ratboy

    See everybody! Americans are smarter than the left gives them credit for!!

    Gun Sales Reportedly Spike Following Aurora Theater Shooting Tragedy

    The Denver Post reports that background checks for people wanting to buy guns in Colorado spiked by more than 41 percent since the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured. Coloradan firearms instructors say they’ve seen increased interest in the training programs required for a concealed-carry permit.

  • dana

    ratboy:: hopefully, i am black enough for you my friend…my own people will not accept me as black because of my conservative beliefs but hey, if the black leadership were really interested in helping our community they would be making deals with any party willing to work with them but thats another story…In todays Post:: the rise in minimum wages here in NY will cost 43,000 jobs…????

  • dana

    d.d.:: sounds like Code Pink would be a great Fox expose`…another aspect of this is probably the lack of jewish women in Code Pink, since all of the possible ensueing conflicts up ahead are for a secure Israel. I have always thought that Soros was an Anti_Semetic…

  • Sicilian Papa



    Liberalism in the black community has been and is a miserable failure. I have black friends and when I would tell them I am a conservative they would look at me like I had two heads. They would think hey your a pretty good guy how could you be one of them. The lib. media real did a number on opinion in the black community. The only hope for the inner city black community is to break the chains of liberalism.

  • Hoppy


    It is with deep regret that I must report that I clicked on the Code Pink link. Never again!

  • Sicilian Papa

    Black folks continue to support Dem. politicians and things in the inner city keeping getting worse. Black folks won’t even give our side a chance to see if we could do better. It is fustrating.

  • Sicilian Papa



    They are a truly strange group of people.

  • Ratboy

    @ dana
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    ratboy:: hopefully, i am black enough for you my friend

    You are just right in my book! No color, just an American blue blood who cares!!! :)

  • Sicilian Papa


    Ratboy, Dana

    Amen to that brother!

  • Ratboy


    Wassssssssssss UUUUUUUUUUUUUP?

  • Sicilian Papa



    Boss scolded us for the tingling up our legs.

  • Hoppy


    Just enjoying the little thunderstorm we got this morning. It’s too little and too late, but very welcome.

  • Hoppy

    Poor little Coloma, Michigan! Every year they have a Glad Peach festival, the “glad” being for the beautiful gladiolas that bloom thereabouts, but this year it’s going to have to be simply the Glad festival, ’cause there sure as hell ain’t no peaches. The moral is: Beware the early spring.

  • Ratboy

    @ Sicilian Papa
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM


    Boss scolded us for the tingling up our legs.

    Oh well! I cant help it that the left has a bunch of tools spewing their message! Matthews admits that he tingles, Schultz rants and raves then crys when he loses in Wisc, Sharpton spends his unbiased time on marches and other causes. In the words of Popeye – “It am what it am!”

  • Hoppy


    How do you explain to someone that anybody who wants to make you dependent on them is not your friend?

  • Ratboy

    @ Hoppy
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM
    Poor little Coloma, Michigan! Every year they have a Glad Peach festival, the “glad” being for the beautiful gladiolas that bloom thereabouts, but this year it’s going to have to be simply the Glad festival, ’cause there sure as hell ain’t no peaches. The moral is: Beware the early spring.

    I always look forward to Coloma peaches because I have never had any finer! I found a small basket of ugly looking ones last week but that is all there is! Paw Paw got hit hard as did Lawton with their grape crops ans the Bangor apples might be few and far between too!

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