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


    All righties

    Obama Approval:

    Gallup 45% approve 49% disapprove

    rasmussen 45% approve 53% disapprove

    The lib. media and the negative ads are killing us. They prefer this guy with 45% approval to our guy. I don’t know what Romney can do at this point. The nice thing about being a Dem. challenger is the lib. media would broadcast glowing stories about you. The lib. media is worth 7-10% points in the polls.

  • Chriscee

    I was wondering why Ed hasn’t been on his nightly bash republicans show on msnbc. So I googled him……apparently his wife has ovarian cancer. I feel very sorry for her. I wish her well on her road to recovery.

    But maybe now..big fat Eddy…should take a look at himself in the mirror. Maybe for Ed…the “chickens have finally come home to roost” – You can only be mean and hateful for so long..before it catches up with you….

    Ed better take a long look at himself in the mirror.

  • Chriscee

    @Ratboy ….

    1) The Lilly Ledbetter Act (ending pay discrimination)—–OBAMA PAYS HIS FEMALE STAFFERS FAR LESS THAN MEN.
    Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers.

    Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 33.8 percent.

    Women working for Senate Democrats in 2011 pulled in an average salary of $60,877. Men made about $6,500 more.

    While the gap is significant, it is slightly smaller than that of the White House, which pays men about $10,000, or 13 percent, more on average, according to a previous Free Beacon analysis.

    The pay differential is quite striking in some cases, especially among leading Democrats. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), who runs the Senate Democratic messaging operation, paid men $19,454 more on average, a 36 percent difference.

    Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) paid men $13,063 more, a difference of 23 percent.

    Other notable Senators whose “gender pay gap” was larger than 23 percent:

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—47.6 percent
    Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D., N.M.)—40 percent
    Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.)—34.2 percent
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.)—31.5 percent
    Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.)—30.4 percent
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.)–29.7 percent
    Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.)–29.2 percent
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.)—26.5 percent
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore)—26.4 percent
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa)—23.2 percent

    Sen. Sanders, who is an avowed socialist who caucuses with the Democrats, has the worst gender gap by far. He employed more men (14) than women (10), and his chief of staff is male. Like many of his fellow partisans, he has previously accused Republicans of “trying to roll back the clock on women’s rights.”

  • Chriscee

    @ Ratboy

    The above was an article from


    yeah that Ledbetter Act is working so well..

    Even Obama pays his campaign staffer women…LESS than he does men.

  • Chriscee

    @ Ratboy

    2) The Stimulus package that prevented the economy from collapsing into depression (stimulus should have BIGGER, though)

    Yeah and unemployment is stuck at 8.3% – probably going up tomorrow….Minimal NEW JOBS CREATED…..yeah….boy that stimulus cost us $230,000 per job it did created…which most of them are now gone again…

    Oh boy..Obama is doing a bang up job.

  • Chriscee


    2) The Stimulus package that prevented the economy from collapsing into depression (stimulus should have BIGGER, though)

    GM still owes taxpayer over $31 million dollars.

    They spend 600 million dollars….on moving their sponsorship from the NFL to England’s soccer..

    They bilked 1000’s of GM retirees out of their benefits

    They also bilked 1000’s of GM bondholders out of everything.


    Chevy volts that catch fire
    100’s of Chevy volts found hidden in a warehouse to make it look like huge sales.

    Really?? Obama is NOT AMERICA’S MESSIAH

  • Chriscee



  • Chriscee


    ACA was NOT wanted by more than 50% of Americans. The worst has yet to come…Democrats loaded the good stuff to start with.

    When the Medicare cuts come…and seniors can’t get their healthcare..like they are accustomed. Democrats will feel the backlash.

  • Chriscee


    5) Foreign Policy successes: Somalian pirates, Bin Laden, Libya, Ending the Iraq War

    Somalian Pirates? REALLY..they are still hijacking ships everyday. Don’t be such a fool.

    Obama couldn’t press the button how many times? Because he’s “valerie jarrett” whipped. He only got bin laden..because of Bush’s policies. Thank God Bush set into action….the policies that finally got bin laden. Had billy clinton not been having sex with Monica..he could have bin laden…but good old billy let bin laden escape.

    Libya? Obama didn’t ask congress for permission….Obama didn’t do squat.

    Iran…..Bush had already set the policies in place….to leave Iran. Even Panetta has said that….

    Obama is a failure..and I just proved that to you and all democrats.

  • Chriscee

    Now that I’ve set you progressives straight..I’m going to Chick Fil A again today……And I’ll be there tomorrow..to block any idiots who think they are going to have a kissing spree in my area Chick Fil A….

  • Chriscee

    And again..apologies to Ratboy…my bad…..

  • 1nancy2

    Good Chrisee:”I feel very sorry for her. I wish her well on her road to recovery.”
    Bad Chrisee:
    “You can only be mean and hateful for so long..before it catches up with you….
    Chrisee better take a long look at herself in the mirror.”
    Ohhh, Chriscee, I’m sure the ‘idiots’ that you block at the hate place will not even notice you are there and you can count on that! Oh:
    Good Nancy……………Enjoy your chix@.

  • Ralph Hahn

    A few people had some things to say about the latest polling results. It may be helpful to the candidates to see which states to place more workers or to move them somewhere else.

    But, only the poll results taken AFTER the Conventions will matter about 50%. You can really take them seriously after the DEBATES. If I recall, they usually do just two Presidential debates and one for VP. There should be a lot more. And, no politically-loaded questions from the panel. Another words, the panel should not ask questions of candidates that are off some bullet points from the other party. NOT = “Governor Romney, President Obama said that you were nothing but a bum. How would characterize Mr. Obama’s statement?” NO NO NO. YES = “President Obama: THere’s a major doctor shortage in this country. Would you change your Health Care Act to create incentives to keep our doctors from quitting.”

    Those are just examples. Reporters should ask questions that their viewers want to know, not of gossip being discussed in the White House Press Room, or from “campaign insiders.” I’ve been on both sides of the fence here, so I see it from both a journalist’s point of view and from being inside political campaigns.

    Something tells me that these debates are going to be well-watched. Maybe not “American Idol” numbers, but UP THERE. So, after each candidate has said or reponded during the debates, the polls immediately after would be your first REAL snapshot of the November 6th election.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Uhhhhh… I meant “In other words..” Sorry.

  • Ralph Hahn

    It looks like the way the posts have been going out today, we’re unlikely to sit around in a big circle, holding hands, singing “We Are The World.” lol

  • Jim

    Bad Chrisee:
    “You can only be mean and hateful for so long..before it catches up with you….

    Nancy you been a idiot for so long, that by the looks of it has caught up to you already Nancy..
    Nancy,your calling Chrisee out as being ‘mean and hateful.’Never once seen you call out Boss or that other ‘IDIOT’ Jeff for the mean and hateful things they posted in the past…’NEVER ONCE NANCY!’Now, what do you do Nancy?You kiss their a$$ , praise them and tell them ‘how wonderful they are.’
    Me thinks ‘Nancy is a IDIOT’ YES she is a ‘FREAKING IDIOT”

  • Chriscee

    Get a clue Nancy..I wasn’t being mean to anyone….the hateful rhetoric on the left is astounding….and I can and will do my part to stop it at my local Chick Fil A…..

    As for Ed Schutlz….he spews nightly vile hateful rhetoric…..I guess this is his payback..

    too bad so sad..liberals can dish it..but they can’t take it.

  • Chriscee

    Harry Reid is looking desperate…doubling down on Romney—saying he didn’t pay any taxes…

    Really Harry??

    Do you liberals really believe that if Romney hadn’t paid taxes…that the IRS would be all over this…


    Harry Reid makes an A$$ out of himself daily…on the Senate Floor.

    Harry needs to be committed to a retirement home for mentally dysfunctional.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Chriscee: My ONE less than nice thing I’ll say today because I’m in a good mood.

    Variation of an old joke. Three guys sitting on a bench: Obama (See No Evil), Biden (Hear No Evil) and Harry Reid (Evil).

    This guy looks, speaks and acts like a mean, bitter old man. Well, Dick Smothers’ Nevada State Senator & Casino Commission chairman character in “Casino,” is based on Harry Reid when (if you can believe it) he was younger.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Ed does say some incredibly nasty things about people on his show. I have heard him many times insult people personally. I used to tune in occasionally but because of Ed’s bad manner I flip right past him. I never agreed with him politically but tuned in to hear what my political enemies were saying.

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