Cable News Ratings for Thursday, July 26, 2012

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July 27th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, July 26, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,189        287         539
CNN      403        107         163
MSNBC      419        128         187
CNBC      174         52           90
FBN        80         20           35
HLN      221         92         136
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,348        441         911
CNN      628        162         242
MSNBC      916        258         425
CNBC      211         94         106
FBN      138         36           54
HLN      305        116         186
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,060        316         583
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      213         64         102
MSNBC Morning Joe      367        131         209
CNBC Squawk Box      116         27           77
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      255        140         190
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,666        302         694
CNN SITUATION ROOM      588        101         189
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      527        148         191
CNBC FAST MONEY      242         85         162
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      135         46           68
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,785        371         697
CNN SITUATION ROOM      497        142         207
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      685        155         233
CNBC MAD MONEY      242         86         136
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      135         54           93
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,536        360         674
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      446        140         195
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      734        119         292
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      172         52           82
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      331        135         182
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,992        602       1,137
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      575        174         259
MSNBC ED SHOW      979        213         429
CNBC S JOBS BLLN DOLLAR HIPPIE      206         65         100
HLN NANCY GRACE      345        121         207
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,097        365         835
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      736        157         248
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      888        265         406
CNBC CRIME INC: DEADLY PRSCRP      212        117         105
HLN DR. DREW      292         91         185
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,932        356         755
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      573        156         219
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      878        291         435
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      214         99         111
HLN NANCY GRACE      277        135         166
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,296        426         698
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      300        107         152
MSNBC ED SHOW      460        155         203
CNBC MAD MONEY      117         52           54
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      260        107         162

For other days cable news ratings click here.

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.

  • Suikostinger

    I accept them all the time. They are the only TV news channel I watch (I hardly watch ANY news channels though), I’ve said this over and over again, I’ve only said that they lie and distort the same amount as MSNBC…..but I was saying EVEN THEY agreed that they had more. Nice try, trying to go off topic. :)

    Nice try though Mr. Liar, trying to say that you saw people in places at Glenn Becks Rally that weren’t at Jon Stewarts Rally when they weren’t even in the same area. LOL!!!!!!!!! What a joke you are. Time for me to hit the theaters to watch Ted!

  • Suikostinger

    DB, I would like to give you a medal for lying the..what was it…5th time now?

  • Coffee Steve

    On the Beck Event FYI… (I got a little curious), So I called a fellow reporter I worked with who actually covered the event for the station, (it was a slow summer that year) he has no bones to pick for either side.

    He was there and he said he didn’t think there would be any disagreement with the estimate. He said it easily had 300,000 + there and maybe more. He then saw the CBS story and looked at the photo.

    He said that, looking at the photo, it was obvious that CBS falsely claimed less than 100,000. In fact he doesn’t trust AP more than many of us do anymore.

    He thought the Beck estimate of 500,000 maybe was over done as well but closer. I have no idea how many showed up at Stewarts & Colberts event though.

  • Coffee Steve


    AP is the one who released the Photo’s

  • Hillbilly

    The “right-wing” PBS video shows a different picture than the left wing CBS picture.

  • Letmethink

    The turnout for Beck in DC was big. Don’t know the numbers but big. The people were so respectful and peaceful. It was a great moment for conservative causes. I didn’t follow the colbert/stewart rally so don’t know anything about it. I am happy for Beck that he is here in Texas where most respect him. He was treated horribly in NY. A lady poured wine on him and his family at an outing in the park. The left goes on and on about bullying. They want more and more bullying laws. Maybe they should lead by example if they don’t want their children to bully. If you don’t agree with the left dogma then it isn’t bullying and they can do/say whatever the heck they want. There—got that off my chest. This Chick fil A thing has me scolded.
    PS Coffee–agree—he has not missed anything on his predictions. Wish we had bought gold when he first started recommending it. And–yes, waiting for Peta to get involved in the Chick fil A thing

  • Letmethink

    Maybe you guys have already discussed the Solyndra bankruptcy. The obama administration gave up their right to be first in line to get whatever money is left. His donor friends will come out much better than the taxpayers who will only get 24 million back from this “green” debacle.

  • Hillbilly

    Posted July 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM
    DB, I would like to give you a medal for lying the..what was it…5th time now?


    Says the guy who won’t take a bet on proving he lied. :roll:

  • Coffee Steve

    Friday is open, lets hurry before rats gets back :-)

  • Hillbilly

    Look here. Backs up the PBS video.


  • barackem

    If anyone wonders whether the president’s comments were hostile to business, just remove business owners from the comments and instead reinsert workers as the targets of the comments. Mock them for how smart or how hard working they think they are. His comments were very disparaging, generally speaking, and a big part of the reason why business is now sitting out and why we continue to languish in a listless malaise. I don’t expect Obama to understand business. He has never even run a pop stand. But he could try to learn. Instead he demonizes and mocks, then blames business for not wanting to come out of their fox holes.

  • Jim

    Go fox! We get the truth from you

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