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.

  • Letmethink

    Good Evening all,
    Morning Express beat Early Start/Staring Point.

  • Doug Z

    Remember where is the beef? Now it is simple,where are the jobs

  • Suikostinger

    @Doug Z

    I don’t support BO, I just understand what he was getting at and you can’t argue what I said about our business as being wrong. I defended Bush the same exact way when they took his speeches out of context. Our businesses and our success is limited on OTHER businesses and people in the United States. If there were not other successful businesses in this country we would not be able to make signs PERIOD!!! If there were not other businesses making the equipment that we use, we would not be able to make the signs. If my business partner had not gone to college and majored in business we probably wouldn’t have a business. (thanks college and professors) GOD FORBID I understand what he was saying then tell people that Romney and others are taking it out of context, that must mean I’m a LIBERAL, or was it a socialist!? Just because I’m in here arguing with a bunch of hard heads that is mostly NEO conservatives (I can say that because you call me a liberal and a BHO supporter which I’m not) that will twist and turn anything he says doesn’t mean I’m a liberal or a Barack Obama supporter. I post every now and again in another forum type website that is mostly full of liberals that twist what Romney says into their liking and I attack them also.

    If you can’t understand what he or I was getting at, then there is no way your mind will be changed so there is no point. I’m done on this subject.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Only time for one post.

    The Presidents comments were taken out of context. The context included roads and bridges built by the Government. Who paid the lion share of the taxes to build those roads and bridges? The rich did, it certainly wasn’t the poor and they still get to use them. The President gave us a clear picture of what he believes and it ain’t good.



    Interesting take I never thought of that. Sure gay people can marry members of the opposite sex no one is stopping them.

    The one thing that was left out of that discussion is Civil Unions that would provide the same rights as married people have.

    I think the radical gay left wants an issue and to be able to call the other side bigots rather than a solution.

  • Ratboy

    I guess lefties just can’t stand taking credit for their own hard work and achievements! They would much rather crediit others. Maybe then they don’t feel so bad asking for and taking all the government handouts since they feel that afterall they cant d do anything on their own. Me, I am proud of my achievements an I know I worked hard to get them! And by the way, them roads to my business and the bridges and all that infrastructure, my taxes paid for them so you can thank my hard work and success for some of that too NOT THE GOVERNMENT!

  • Suikostinger


    “I guess lefties just can’t stand taking credit for their own hard work and achievements! They would much rather credit others.Maybe then they don’t feel so bad asking for and taking all the government handouts since they feel that afterall they cant d do anything on their own.”

    This from the guy that blames Obama for his 2 nieces not having jobs in over 2 years…..

  • Mark

    And the liberals lose again lol:)

  • DB

    The only person who deserves credit for suiko’s part time little business is his partner who is obviously the brains of the outfit.

    If suiko had kids he would understand the frustration of watching potential go to waste because of a president’s job killing policies.

    BTW suiko you said in a post a few days ago you were meeting your GF–is that short for gold fish??

  • Suikostinger

    I don’t think DB was held enough as a baby. Pretty sad that a grown 40 something year old acts like that ^

  • Matthew

    “From my point of view, hetero and homosexual people already have the same rights as far as marriage goes.”

    No, they don’t, because marriage isn’t a right that’s extended to individuals, it’s a right that’s extended to couples. I can’t just drag any woman into a church and marry her just because heterosexual marriage is legal, it has to be a mutually agreed upon union between a man and a woman that are legally defined as able to consent. This is why comparisons between gay marriage, and say, a woman marrying her horse, are nonsense – One of the partners is obviously incapable of consent, so this would be a one-sided, abusive union.

    In the case of a homosexual marriage between consenting adults, you cannot reasonably argue that either partner is being coerced, abused, or is otherwise mentally incapable of consenting to a union. Thus, to not extend the same rights to such a couple is discriminatory, and there isn’t a strong legal basis for such discrimination – It is discrimination based largely on religious values, which is a violation of the First Amendments rights of both the homosexual couples, and any churches which choose to recognize and perform same-sex marriages.

  • AppleStinx

    Matthew wrote: “…I can’t just drag any woman into a church and marry her just because heterosexual marriage is legal…”

    Can you do that in a legal gay marriage? I don’t think so. Therefore no difference there between hetero and homosexual marriages.

    “it has to be a mutually agreed upon union between a man and a woman that are legally defined as able to consent.”

    Yes, rules, as is no man-man and no woman-woman unions, no man-woman union if either party is still legally married to a third party, no marriage to multiple consenting persons, age of consent, etc. The rules apply to hetero amd homosexuals alike.

  • Babygate

    @ Suiko
    Kudos for all of your efforts and for being an active, viable and contributing member of society. And kudos for considering the conversation in such an open and thoughtful manner. While I do agree that success doesn’t exist in a vaccum and that several elements come together to ultimately enable that success, most of the positive elements that you allude to are products of a free market. The bank, the vendors, the advisors and accountants are all in business to succeed and make a profit. It’s the ‘invisible hand’ concept. Success is possible because there’s is strong motivation in profitability and that’s what makes businesses competitive. However, in his speech President Obama seems to infer that it is government who is responsible for the success of the free market system and this is simply not true. Government should have a role as a regulating body, but that’s it. They cannot take credit for a system created by the ingenuity and hard work of the common man. Anyways, my point is that although out does take a village, that village is not Washington.

  • tony

    Chris Matthews so desperate to discredit Romney about Mitts choice of words in regard to London’s preparedness for the Olympics,he is more than shrill–but no matter ol Tingles will be disappointed when he finds that this will not impact the presidential election one iota.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Tingles is a sycophant of the worst kind. I have never witnessed in all my days someone who scrapes and grovels at the feet of the President like Matthews does.

    Tony, it turns out that Romney was right they had to get rid of the private security firm and bring in regular Army for security.

  • Letmethink

    I agree SP. Romney only said what all the newspapers were reporting. This is a scary time consideration all the upheaval in the middle east. I hope and pray all of the athletes will be safe. But, there is reason for worry. He was only stating the obvious.

  • Sicilian Papa



    20,000 regular Army, that is quite a force.

  • Jeff

    There is NO EXCUSE for Mitt the Twttts comments. I know he is used to reporting what his media sources Fox Breitbart and Limbaugh tells him. But he certainly embarrassed himself and his political party that supports him.

    A clear sign of what he would be as President. It’s the same as what the sheeple post in here from the same crap propaganda sources.

    Lies & Crazy Talk!

  • Sicilian Papa



    I saw the report of the troops on CNN?

  • Sicilian Papa



    Some things are probably better left unsaid. Romney in hindsight should have said nothing about the problem. Watching the lib. media spend five minutes attacking him on the evening news told us a lot about the lib. media. They will do anything to smear Romney because thay can’t make a case for the President.

  • tony

    Piers Morgan himself defended what Romney said. It was an honest answer–the truth hurts–there have been problems in security,however British officials nevertheless don’t want to hear this even if it has merit.Its a non issue,sorry Tingles.

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