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.

  • Ratboy

    So if even the D’s are saying it came from the White House then why dont they do something about it and hold some peopld accountable? Let me answer that – KING OBAMA!

    Democratic Sen. Feinstein Accuses Obama White House Of Leaking Sensitive Intelligence To Press

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), speaking at a conference on Monday, made it clear that she believes a series of intelligence leaks that reveal sensitive information about America’s national security practices emanate from the White House. She stopped short of accusing President Barack Obama of being complicit in the information leaking, but she said she hoped that the President would stem the flow if sensitive intelligence to the press.

    “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. I don’t know specifically where, but I think they have to begin to understand that and do something about it,” Feinstein said to an audience at the National Press Club. “I mean there’s one book they can read and they’ll see it very clearly.”

  • Ratboy

    WOW! I guess you just never know what goes on in a persons mind!

    James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant.

    WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money.

  • d.d.

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

    You are absolutely correct in your choice. They are a dangerous group, though. Code Pink worked on behalf of the terrorist group Hamas against the government’s blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. At the time, Code Pink said their safety in Gaza was guaranteed by Hamas.

    Code Pink has acted as a go-between from Hamas to President Barack Obama. In 2009, Hamas gave Code Pink a letter for Obama. Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans, who is also a top fundraiser for Obama, visited the White House and met with a senior aide to Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett after one of the group’s trips to Hamas-controlled Gaza in 2009.

    Last year ,Code Pink recommended Clarence Thomas be” hanged, stringed up, tortured” I wonder if they received a visit from the FBI?


    Not a lot of new news. I’m going to read a book.

  • Hoppy


    “Last year ,Code Pink recommended Clarence Thomas be” hanged, stringed up, tortured” I wonder if they received a visit from the FBI?”

    And no one will dare call them “racist,” will they?

  • dana

    Ratboy:: thank you for that..its true, just want whats best for Americans which is what the black community is…i agree with Sicilian Papa, that it is frustrating that out black community is so bull dozed by the Al Sharptons and the Charles Rangles that line their own pockets while their peers pick at the scraps…we continue to have the highest unemployment, the worst drop out rate, the highest teeage pregnacy rates, the highest single parent rates, the highest prison population per centage, and still they stick with the party that perpetuates it…MINDBOGGLING!!

  • Laura

    I’ve fallen in love with Ratboy!

  • Letmethink

    Afternoon All,
    Hot, hot , hot, dry, dry, dry here. Was working outside and got dizzy and sick at my stomach. Decided it was time to come in where it is cool.
    Interesting that Feinstein didn’t show up today for a meeting where she was to speak. Other dems refused to answer questions about security leaks from the White House. Hmmmmmm–think she might have had a “talking to” and we won’t be hearing much from her in the future?

  • Hillbilly


    What does MHOO mean? I’ve seen you use it a couple of times.

  • Hillbilly

    I don’t watch Hannity in it’s entirety. From the parts I’ve seen he’s a “team player” for FNC. He gives other shows credit for their success. He promotes Greta’s show & let her run a clip or audio he was gonna run. I don’t watch much of Bill O either. I’ve never heard him give kudos to other FNC shows or promote them. I’m gonna tell Rodger Ailes to have a talk with him. ;)

  • Hillbilly

    OK Ratboy here is your chance to show off your skills. :)

  • Letmethink

    Hillbilly MHOO–My Humble Opinion Only—:)

  • Hillbilly


    It wasn’t my intention to say you supported assault weapons. If it came across that way there’s some confusion. You did mention (if I’m not mistaken) the boarder with Mexico. I was going to use that as an example for why some folks would need an assault weapon.

    That’s the only connection to d.d.’s comment i intended.

  • Hillbilly


    Thanks. The “only” had me wondering. :)

  • Letmethink

    Wow Obama is raffling off visits to his Chicago home. It is beautiful!!!

  • TheBoss1

    @Ratboy … MSDUMBc. You know, I use to call FOX news FAUX news, but then I thought to myself, “You know, that’s kind of immature and childish. Grow up.”

    Good advice I gave to myself. You could use it, too.

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