Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Categories: '

Written By

August 1st, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for July 31, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,051        255         454
CNN      252         69         104
MSNBC      514        182         231
CNBC      177         61           97
FBN        54         11           21
HLN      189         81         119
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    1,750        332         682
CNN      288         70         111
MSNBC      854        237         380
CNBC      191         87         131
FBN        49         16           22
HLN      278         90         169
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      978        294         505
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      176         77           92
MSNBC Morning Joe      356        129         182
CNBC Squawk Box        94         26           42
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      261        144         193
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,638        359         641
CNN SITUATION ROOM      533        110         179
MSNBC S OLY PM      984        463         497
CNBC S OLY PM      290        114         145
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      118         48           61
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,857        424         755
CNN SITUATION ROOM      467        126         164
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      747        178         287
CNBC S OLY PM      518        207         298
HLN EVENING EXPRESS        78         36           41
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,695        408         685
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      371         86         153
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      951        223         424
CNBC S OLY PM      602        288         373
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      283         77         150
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,435        409         866
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      339         87         123
MSNBC ED SHOW      770        202         367
CNBC MOB MONEY: MRDRS & ACQSTN      234         99         164
HLN NANCY GRACE      395        138         256
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,553        339         660
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      297         73         103
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      895        280         427
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC      155         70           98
HLN DR. DREW      280         88         173
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,234        249         517
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      229         50         106
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      896        229         345
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      182         94         130
HLN NANCY GRACE      158         45           78
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR      807        227         429
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      148         45           81
MSNBC ED SHOW      409        120         152
CNBC MAD MONEY        80         32           53
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      120         42           78

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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I know of what I speak I lived many years in an American City. I have seen things up close. I only mentioned a few of the problems that face our inner Cities. The list is as long as your arm. What have the BIG Government libs including President Obama done to solve the problems. That is right, throw money at them but things NEVER improve.

  • Kevin in NC

    I am well aware of the statistics. It is a horrible thing that, I believe, will only change with education. And not just education of blacks but education of Americans at large. Some might call it an “honest conversation about race.” the black community and other Americans understand the obstacles that the president has faced and Americans understand what he has tried to do and failed. A,ericans also understand that this present Congress has filibustered (blocked) more bills that any congress in the history of the US. Americans understand the word “obstruction” and the Obama campaign is gonna remind Americans of the facts as the election gets closer. President Obama’s successes are to numerous to name using this platform for just comments, but you can google the phrase, “Obama’s Successess” and read all about them.

  • Sicilian Papa


    Kevin in NC

    My argument is he has failed the black community. The cold hard facts are the Government is not the answer in the inner cities it is the problem. President Obama has bankrupted this country with his BIG government spending and the problems only get worse.

    If you want read propaganda be my guest but I will judge what is happening in this country by cold hard facts.

  • Ratboy

    @ Kevin in NC
    President Obama’s successes are to numerous to name using this platform for just comments, but you can google the phrase

    How about listing 100 sucesses for The prez? 10 bullit points wont take up too much room. BUT…….you can not deflect or justify by pointing fingers at something or someone. And how about you try to parallel the sucesses to the promises he made? from your post this should be a breeze!

  • UpAndOver

    The Democrats own the ‘urban areas’ and that isn’t prime property…

    85% of the urban voters are voting to enhance their entitlement…

  • Ratboy

    maybe they are not fainting. Maybe they are dropping from BS exposure!! You know all that methane can KILL!!

    Obama After Person Faints: ‘This Happens to Me All the Time’

    Someone fainted at an event for President Obama in Ohio:

    “I’m sure they’re OK,” President Obama said. “Sometimes folks faint because they’ve been standing too long. So just need a paramedic right here, in the front. They’ll be OK, just give them room. That’s all. This happens to me all the time. It means I’ve been talking too long. They’ll be OK. Just give them space.”

  • Kevin in NC

    @sicilian papa

    I agree with you about government not being the solution to every problem, but the government does play a role in some things. I think the education of America is needed to understand the inner city. As far as the President bankrupting the country, that sounds more like “propaganda” than anything I have written during this conversation. To hear politicians tell it (especially republicans in an election year) we should have been broke in 1919. Don’t believe the hype! Or propaganda. Obama’s spending has not surpassed any other presidents spending during their terms as president. Bush spent more money than any president and i didnt hear a peep from the republicans during his spending binge. Obama has actually cut spending in several areas. You don’t have to believe me, you can do the research for yourself. It is all public knowledge. TV commentators tell you worst case scenarios and get you all worked up. I don’t get worked up. I know how to find the truth for myself and I can respect all other people who my differ with me. I also know false propaganda when I hear it.

  • Letmethink

    Wow Early Start/Starting Point really dropped back down. Nancy Grace beat AC360

  • Ratboy


    Gas Prices Post Rare, Steep Rise in July.

    Visits to the pump have gotten more expensive this month.If it seems like the price of gasoline is rising quickly and at an odd time of year, that is because it is true. The average price of a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. rose 5.1% or 17 cents to $3.50 per gallon today according to auto and travel group AAA.

    This marks the first monthly increase since March and the largest July increase in at least a dozen years. The average price of gas in July was $3.42 a gallon. This was the third-highest average price for July ever recorded. AAA began keeping the fuel-price data in 2000.

  • Ratboy

    @ Bush spent more money than any president
    4 trillion in new debt in 8 years (Obama called him unpatriotic)

    5 trillion in 3.5 years for Obama

    nuff said!

  • Dreamer

    When I lived in the suburbs (Baltimore & DC) 27 or more years ago, the city of Baltimore decided to sell a street of old run down rowhouses for $1.00 a piece. The catch was the unit had to be renovated in one year. It was a success at the time.
    I would be curious to see now. I never went back and checked. Do not remember the neighborhood either.

  • Love Potion 9

    Is there a Blue State Urban area really doing well?

  • Ratboy


    National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush
    The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama’s three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency.
    The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.
    The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush’s last day in office, which coincided with President Obama’s first day.
    Who Spent More? Average Bush Vs. Average Obama Spending Per Day Proves Obama Most Reckless And Irresponsible EVER

    In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will reportedly issue a call for “responsible” efforts to reduce deficits (while simultaneously calling for new federal spending). In light of the President’s expected rhetorical nod to fiscal responsibility, it’s worth keeping in mind his record on deficits to date. When President Obama took office two years ago, the national debt stood at $10.626 trillion. It now stands at $14.071 trillion — a staggering increase of $3.445 trillion in just 735 days (about $5 billion a day).

    To put that into perspective, when President George W. Bush took office, our national debt was $5.768 trillion. By the time Bush left office, it had nearly doubled, to $10.626 trillion. So Bush’s record on deficit spending was not good at all: During his presidency, the national debt rose by an average of $607 billion a year. How does that compare to Obama? During Obama’s presidency to date, the national debt has risen by an average of $1.723 trillion a year — or by a jaw-dropping $1.116 trillion more, per year, than it rose even under Bush.

    How much in deficit spending did Bush spend on average per day during his presidency? It’s pretty easy to figure out: $607 billion/365 days = $1.66 billion per day. That’s a lot of spending, Georgie. Shame on you!

    But compared to Obama’s $5 BILLION of deficit spending per day? Obama spent well over three times more per day every single day than did Bush.

    If you want to argue that Bush looks bad, fine. Bush looks bad. But Obama looks positively vile.

  • Kevin in NC


    Did your numbers factor population growth and economic factors (semi-depression) in 2008 at the end of GW’s term and did it factor in the fact the the bailout was done under GW’s watch or are the numbers you are using just raw numbers without the contributing factors for government spending? My numbers don’t say that. Like I said in a previous post ratboy, I know propaganda when I see it and if I don’t know, I can find out. These things that we are discussing are public knowledge.

  • Jeff

    Facts are not your strong point ratboy!!!

    The truth is that the nearly 18 percent spike in spending in fiscal 2009 — for which the president is sometimes blamed entirely — was mostly due to appropriations and policies that were already in place when Obama took office.

    That includes spending for the bank bailout legislation approved by President Bush. Annual increases in amounts actually spent since fiscal 2009 have been relatively modest. In fact, spending for the first seven months of the current fiscal year is running slightly below the same period last year, and below projections.

    Since pictures can convey information more efficiently than words, we’ll sum up the official spending figures in this chart. It also reflects our finding that Obama increased fiscal 2009 spending by at most $203 billion, accounting for well under half the huge increase that year.

    So if current spending is an “inferno,” it’s one that Bush (and Congress) is mostly responsible for starting. But it’s also true that Obama has done little to put it out.

    Spending under Obama remains at a level that is quite high by historical standards. Measured as a percentage of the nation’s economic production, it reached the highest level since World War II in fiscal 2009, and has declined only slightly since.

    Sometimes ya need to do some research!

  • Ratboy

    He just cant tell the truth!!!!

    Obama Cites ‘Independent, Non-Partisan Study’ Written by Former Staffer, Close Ally

    “This wasn’t my staff,” Obama insists.

    “And you do not have to take my word for it,” said Obama. “Just today, an independent, non-partisan organization ran all the numbers on Governor Romney’s plan. This wasn’t my staff. This wasn’t something we did. Independent group, ran the numbers.”

    The president is right, up to a point: The study was not written by an Obama staffer, but by a former Obama staffer–and a close ally.

    The study, titled “On The Distributional Effects Of Base-Broadening Income Tax Reform,” was written by Samuel Brown, William Gale, and Adam Looney.

    As Looney’s biography page at the Brookings Institution states, “Looney was the senior economist for public finance and tax policy with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and has been an economist at the Federal Reserve Board.”

    As for Gale, another coauthor, he’s in favor of tax hikes and another stimulus. “As the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff and its potential effects continues in policy and political circles, it just may be the case that the U.S. economy will be set on a better path, says Brookings Institution senior fellow William Gale. … And for good measure, tie in a temporary fiscal stimulus, he says. Enacting a payroll tax cut or government spending on infrastructure will have a stronger impact on the economy than the Bush tax cuts, Gale argues,” according to the Washington Post.

    Likewise, Gale’s a close ally of the White House and took part in Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s “Fiscal Responsibility Summit” in 2009, not that he’s partisan or dependent, according to President Obama’s statement today.

    While there, at the summit, Gale again pushed for tax hikes. “William Gale said that there needs to be an “exit strategy” for the recession, especially since we got into this by spending and taking on too much debt. He went on to urge policymakers to consider what happens when the government cuts back and, further, what types of taxes are needed in order to have a smooth landing,” according to the White House.

    So far, “independent, non-partisan” economist William G. Gale has visited the White House 12 times

  • TheBoss1

    @Ratboy … you are entitled to your own opinions, you are NOT entitled to your own facts.

    The national debt went from $5 trillion when Bush took office to over $11 trillion by the time Bush left office. That is more than the $4 trillion that you stated.

    As John Adams famously said, “Facts are stubborn things.”

  • Suikostinger


    I don’t like the president that much but to say he hasn’t done anything is JUST 100% wrong! If you were able to opne your eyes and do a simple google search you could see…..I have posted this website FIVE times in here…


  • Letmethink

    Boss glad you are doing better and so sorry to hear about your mom. That is very difficult. We are facing a similar situation with a family member.

  • Suikostinger


© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures