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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    “as a coach” I proof read and I still read the word that I left out in the sentence. That is so fustrating for me.

  • TheBoss1

    @Sicilian Papa … have you read Feinstein’s book, A Season on the Brink? Bobby Knight is truly a conservative … in his thinking and in his approach to life. He lives by his words. His word is his bond.

    I can overlook his language. Remember, he coached at West Point, for goodness sakes. That’s par for the course in how they speak.

  • TheBoss1

    @lbsles … I know all about how Chick-Fil-A is a family-run business.

    I simply cannot support the CEO and president of the company who supports organizations who believe you can pray-the-gay-away, turn gays straight, and export them to other countries.

    As I mentioned, I have a cousin who is gay. And, he is truly a great guy.

    What did Voltaire say …. “I may not like what you say, but I will defend with my life your right to say it.” I will defend my cousin’s right to live his life true to himself.

    Cathy can say what he pleases and give money to whichever groups he pleases. And, I have the free will not to patronize Chick-Fil-A while he is CEO and president.

    And, lbsles, I am the boss of myself, so that makes me TheBoss1.


  • Sicilian Papa

    Yeah, I understand where you are coming from but Knight has some character flaws that rub me the wrong way. Not that he doesn’t have his good points. I did not like his swearing because he did it in the public eye. You should always try to conduct yourself in professional manner. Swearing is not the worst vice a person can have. In Fact who the h#ll cares.

  • TheBoss1

    @Jim … you calling me the “BIGGEST F*CKING IDIOT” on this board or whatever … coming from you, I take that as a badge of honor.

    Thank you.

  • Jim

    I see Nancy stopped by to have her weekly ‘boss-gasm.’ Now ,I hope you’re feeling all warm and fuzzy ‘Nancy’ after having your boss-gasm.Thanks for setting the standard that any thing goes ‘Boss.’

  • TheBoss1

    @Sicilian Papa … “Swearing is not the worst vice a person can have. In Fact who the h#ll cares.”


  • Sicilian Papa

    I got to run fellas and all you lovely ladies out there.

  • TheBoss1

    @Ratboy … I appreciate you taking the time to rebutt each of my points. I disagree with your analyses, but I read them.

    You wanted me to list what I perceive as Obama’s accomplishments. I did. You do not think they were accomplishments. I do. We disagree. That’s cool. Is the glass half full or half empty? Often times it’s ones perceptions that are the real difference. We’ll agree to disagree on them.

    Oh, I also could have mentioned his two Supreme Court nominees as accomplishments, too.

  • lbsles

    Owners of Chick-fil-A

    S. Truett Cathy, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Father)
    Dan T. Cathy, President and Chief Operating Officer (Son)
    Donald M. “Bubba” Cathy, Executive Vice President and Dwarf House President (Son)
    Trudy “Cathy” White (Daughter)


  • lbsles

    Chick-fil-A does indeed engage in discriminatory hiring practices. Yet there is one simple criterion that it employs, and it hasn’t a thing to do with sexuality (or race, gender, etc.). Being a dutiful Chick-fil-A customer, I have gotten to know some of its managers over the last so many years, and they have all told me the same thing: All members of the Chick-fil-A staff must be able to provide excellent customer service.

    What this in turn means is that they must not only be efficient in providing customers with the goods that they purchase; they must do so with a smile.

    In other words, applicants must either possess a cheery disposition at the time of being hired, or they must possess the will to acquire such a disposition during on-the-job training.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @TheBoss1: >>> I really appreciate your comments. <<<

    As Sammy Davis, Jr. once said (probably in his nehru jacket, tapping his heart with his fist), "It's front the heart, babe. It's from the heart.

    We can all agree to disagree. But, we are first and foremost human beings who share this forum. Just like a dysfunctional family, we still come together when someone is hurting and/or having a difficult time handling a problem that is likely out of our reach. This, or any other forum, would become boring if everyone agreed on everything. Get healthy.

  • TheBoss1

    @lbsles … Hey, I’ve eaten at Chick-Fil-A over the years. I love their chicken sandwiches and their waffle fries.

    But I cannot support Dan Cathy’s comments and his money that goes to organizations who, as I mentioned, want to pray-the-gay-away, try to turn gays straight, and want to export gays out of the country.

    That’s not the America that I hold dear to my heart.

    I’ll just have to go to the Colonel for my chicken now :)!

  • Ratboy

    @ TheBoss1
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 8:10 AM
    @Ratboy … I appreciate you taking the time to rebutt each of my points. I disagree with your analyses, but I read them.

    I understand and i appreciate your differences. What I dont like is the blanket that some put on “His stuff is working” but then never say why THEY think it is.

    I hope yo are feeling better and prayers are with ya man for your family!

  • TheBoss1

    @Ralph … I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said.

    Gotta run to take my mother to the Pain Management Clinic. Have a nice afternoon….

  • TheBoss1

    @Ratboy … I agree with you regarding the “blanket” statements, but keep in mind that both sides do it. I recognize the (what I perceive to be) the successes of President Obama and also (what I perceive to be) the failures, too. I think he’s been a middle-of-the-road president. He hasn’t been liberal enough, in my eyes. He’s been too much of a conciliator.

    Oh, well…..

    Anyway, thanks for the well wishes regarding my family. Have a nice afternoon….

  • Ratboy

    GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll

    Jobless Claims Increase

    Gas Prices Post Rare, Steep Rise in July

    Fed Holds Off on New Steps to Stimulate US Economy
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economic recovery had lost momentum so far this year, but stopped short of offering new monetary stimulus even as it signaled further bond buys could be in store.
    Fed officials described the economy as having “decelerated somewhat,” and reiterated their disappointment with the slow pace of progress in bringing down the nation’s 8.2 percent jobless rate.

  • 1nancy2

    Well, golly gee, ‘methinks’ Jim is jealous! Isn’t he clever, Boss? Not.
    “I see Nancy stopped by to have her weekly ‘boss-gasm.’ Now ,I hope you’re feeling all warm and fuzzy ‘Nancy’ after having your boss-gasm.Thanks for setting the standard that any thing goes ‘Boss.’

  • Sicilian Papa



    How are we going to teach these poor misguided lefties to see the light?

    When that letter from the Government comes and says sorry we can’t borrow any more money and we are cutting all Government payments and services.

    I would say the letter will be arriving in about four years if Prez. B.O. is re-elected. If he is re-elected please America give us Nancy Pelosi 2 and Harry Reid the sequel. We may as well starve all at once.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Can anyone say 22 Trillion in debt. What is the intrust payment on that?

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