Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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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.

  • TheBoss1

    The government is not innately good or innately bad. It is only a tool. It is like a hammer. A hammer can be used to build up or to tear down. It’s how you USE that hammer that matters. Democrats believe that the hammer should be used to build up. Republicans believe that the hammer should be used only to tear down.

    Therein lies the differences between the two parties, in sum.

  • TheBoss1

    @Letmethink … Thank you very much. I wish you and your family well regarding your ailing family member. When it comes to life or death issues, the politics we debate on this board are small potatoes.

  • Ratboy

    President Obama shocked us the other day when he said, “Since I’ve been president, federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years.” Having heard him champion the “multiplier effects” of deficit-financed stimulus spending, we saw him as an enthusiastic supporter of throwing other people’s money at just about any problem.

    Thus began our quest to see where we had strayed from the straight and narrow. Here’s the picture.

    In the chart nearby we’ve plotted federal government spending on a National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) basis as a share of total U.S. GDP from 1990 to the present. The NIPA numbers are used here as opposed to appropriations or outlays to capture the actual periods when production occurs. The stories the chart tells are amazing.

    Mr. Bush and Republicans in Congress capitulated to and even promoted each and every government bailout and populist redistribution canard put before them. It’s a long list, starting with the 2003 trillion-dollar Medicare prescription drug benefit and culminating with the actions taken to stem the 2008 financial meltdown—the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, the bailout of insurance giant AIG and government-sponsored lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the ill-advised 2008 $600-per-person tax rebate, the stimulus add-ons to 2007’s housing and farm bills, etc. The script had it that greedy right-wingers were the cause of our collapse, and deficit spending and easy money the answer.

    The numbers are mind boggling. From the second quarter of 2007, i.e., the first full quarter of a Pelosi-Reid dominated Congress and a politically weakened President Bush, to the second quarter of 2009 when President Obama assumed office, government spending skyrocketed to 27.3% of GDP from 21.4%. It was the largest peacetime expansion of government spending in U.S. history.

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    After taking office in 2009, with spending and debt already at record high levels and the deficit headed to $1 trillion, President Obama proceeded to pass his own $830 billion stimulus, auto bailouts, mortgage relief plans, the Dodd-Frank financial reforms and the $1.7 trillion ObamaCare entitlement (which isn’t even accounted for in the chart). While spending did come down in 2010, it wasn’t the result of spending cuts but rather because TARP loans began to be repaid, and that cash was counted against spending.

    In 2011 and 2012, the pace of spending was slowed when a new emboldened breed of Republicans took back the House promising to end the binge. The House Budget Committee, headed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, has identified about $150 billion of new spending Mr. Obama wanted in 2011 and 2012 that Republicans would not approve. As the chart shows, government spending as a share of GDP fell, and taxes were not raised. But to attribute this drop in government spending to the president or congressional Democrats would be dishonest.

  • Suikostinger

    TLDR. More copy and paste. SMH.

  • Ratboy

    @ 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

    I would like for the left to, in there own word, list what his accomplishments are. No links, no canned lists, but how are we better off today. You can post that site 100 times but that site does not vote in November but I am afraid that the left will vote based on sites and not facts!

  • Ratboy

    phone call

  • TheBoss1

    I will NOT eat ever again at Chick-Fil-A.

    We, as moral beings, have a personal responsibility to speak out against injustice whenever we see it. We must always be viligant against bigotry and discrimination. We must always keep the immortal words of Martin Niemoller close to our hearts, as he poignantly described the passivity of most Germans during the H. regime:

    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.”

  • Suikostinger

    I would like for the left to, in there own word, list what his accomplishments are. No links, no canned lists, but how are we better off today. You can post that site 100 times but that site does not vote in November but I am afraid that the left will vote based on sites and not facts!

    This coming from the c/p king.

  • TheBoss1

    I call them as I see them, Hoppy!

  • Kevin in NC


    You said: I would like for the left to, in there own word, list what his accomplishments are. No links, no canned lists, but how are we better off today. You can post that site 100 times but that site does not vote in November but I am afraid that the left will vote based on sites and not facts!

    Ratboy please scroll back through this feed and count the number of times you have copied and pasted propaganda from a right-wing web site. You are reminding me of Mitt Romney. You guys do stuff but you don’t want others to do it. For example, Mitt wants Mass. to keep their government health care but doesn’t want the other 49 states to have healthcare. You, Ratboy, want to post your right-wing site links and propaganda and want us to believe it as true but you don’t want anyone else to post a site to prove their point. WOW!

  • DB

    Boss give one example of Chick-fil-a discriminating against a gay person or couple in hiring or serving as customers.

  • TheBoss1

    @DB … I do not support Dan Cathy’s views nor the organizations to whom he donates a LOT of money. So, I choose not to spend MY money at Chik-Fil-A.

    Isn’t freedom grand!!!

  • Letmethink

    @THe Boss1 I am sure you see from my posts that I am very conservative–Tea Party, 9/12 Patriot. I believe in a small government and love Sarah Palin. We probably will never agree on anything except that we wish no harm to anyone. About 4 months ago I had some health issues that we thought might be life threatening. As it turned out it wasn’t and I am fine. But, it is an eye opener when you think your life might soon be over and I am not that old. I have had family members sick and that is hard and makes you really re-evaluate but when it hits you personally–boy it will knock you down. I think it gave me a new perspective as to how unimportant I really am in the scheme of things. I just hope I live a while longer as I have lots of weeds that need to be pulled–both physically and metaphorically.
    Hope all is well with Coffee and his wife. Did he say he will be back tomorrow? Always enjoy his input.
    Night all–going to watch the olympics.

  • Coffee Steve In Lancaster, KY

    There is nothing more spectacular than watching an amazing sunset on a horse farm in Kentucky over the rolling hills and fields, just wish I was here for a different reason. Getting old stinks.

    Peace everyone, hope all is well

  • DB

    Boss, freedom is grand and of course you have every right to not eat at Chick-fil-a for whatever reason you may have. Do you think that certain mayors have the right to deny Chick-fil-A the opportunity to operate restaurants in their cities because they don’t like Dan Cathy’s position on gay marriage( which about half the country agrees with)?

    In any event our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother. It sounds like she is really going thru a tough time. I know from personal experience that not being able to help a family member as they suffer from illness is a very frustrating feeling. I know she appreciates you just being there!! Best to you both.

  • Tennable

    Boss1, you mentioned that freedom is grand or something. Can a food chain not also enjoy those freedoms? Have you never donated money to something where others’ would argue its cause? If you have, I would not say that you or that cause should fail.

    Sure, you can choose not to eat there. But I think you want more than that. You wish that Chick-Fil-A would fail and go under, don’t you. Wouldn’t that put X,XXX amount of people out of work. Did you feel this way about Obama when he or Hillary did not support Gay Marriage?

    Why can you enjoy freedoms, but not Chick-Fil-A? Is this the left double standard that people in here refer to? Chick Fil A is standing for something that may be old fashion, but it is nothing illegal or immoral.

    Actually, after that Hammer allegory, I don’t know why I bother. But I’m sure you’ll attempt a clever response and back peddle in some way, or point out my flawed logic of the suggestion that you want Chick fil A to fail.

    Simply tell me I’m wrong in that you don’t want Chick Fil A to fail and I will apologize and concede. But if you’re the better person, you will recognize that your stance is random and inconstant.

  • TheBoss1

    @Tennable … what irritates the heck out of me is intellectual inconsistency. And, I see that more on the Right than on the Left (generally speaking). You may not like what I say, but they are my thoughts, and they are intellectually honest.

    No, sir. A food chain cannot enjoy certain freedoms. They cannot deny to serve certain customers based on the color of their skin. They cannot segregate their dining room area. They cannot hire and fire indiscriminately based upon religion, race, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. Tennable, that’s why we have a United States Constitution and a 14th Amendment that says that NO state can deny its citizens DUE PROCESS or EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAWS. So, Tennable, certain freedoms are denied to food chains.

    With respect to Chik-Fil-A … yeah I hope they take a hit (but not fail, because I would like to eat there in the future). However, I hope all fair-minded Americans will choose not to eat at that establishment. Then I hope the Board of Directors fires Dan Cathy. It is HIS JOB that I would like to see lost. As CEO, he is irresponsible to speak out like he did against homosexuality. He may not condone the gay lifestyle (and neither may you), but you know what, the H. regime in Germany did not condone gays, either … or Protestants … or Socialists … or trade unionists … or Jews … or Gypsies ……….. I happen to have a cousin who is homosexual. And, you know what, he’s a nice guy! A very nice guy. Definitely not the type of person who needs to be “exported” according to that far-right religious kook (whose group Cathy supports).

    Once the Board of Directors fire Dan Cathy, I will eat there again :).

    So, Tennable, I appreciate the honest question. I hope you appreciate my intellectual honest and consistent answer.

  • Jeff

    (((Did you feel this way about Obama when he or Hillary did not support Gay Marriage?)))

    Hillary Clinton & President Obama do/did not support or donate to groups that want to ship Gays out of the country, or “pray the gay away” silly hate talk, etc. Chick fil A has donated 5 million to these looney groups.

    I think the message Boston & Chicago & San Fransisco is sending businesses about taking such hateful divisive public stances is brilliant.

    Remember when the same right wing looneys like Huckabee and Palin and their misinformed Fox News sheeple wanted to ban a Muslim MOSQUE from being in close proximity to ground zero in NYC.

  • TheBoss1

    Why is it when I hear Sarah Palin talk about how “Dick” was misled by the “lamestream” media, batty betty comes to my mind?

  • TheBoss1

    @Jeff … shhhhh. Don’t point out the intellectual dishonesty and inconsistency of the Right.

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