Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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August 2nd, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 1, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,052        248         469
CNN      290         76         112
MSNBC      561        203         257
CNBC      186         61         103
FBN        44         11           18
HLN      202         92         128
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    1,984        350         789
CNN      306         97         151
MSNBC      928        225         382
CNBC      212         82         129
FBN        21           4             8
HLN      251        103         154
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      864        273         468
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      184         83           83
MSNBC Morning Joe      441        149         236
CNBC Squawk Box      106         29           50
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      288        161         219
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,574        320         671
CNN SITUATION ROOM      596         95         173
MSNBC S OLY PM      959        441         406
CNBC S OLY PM      296        105         163
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      213         89         124
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,713        349         759
CNN SITUATION ROOM      438         64         118
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      717        192         286
CNBC S OLY PM      525        222         293
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      141         54           80
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,509        309         684
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      371         67         112
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      925        216         373
CNBC S OLY PM      531        243         352
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      241         81         143
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,482        488       1,010
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      354         80         156
MSNBC ED SHOW      879        193         345
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES      231         95         154
HLN NANCY GRACE      366        155         232
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,888        328         740
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      283         89         129
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,039        268         417
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES      187         58         108
HLN DR. DREW      184         74           96
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,556        234         615
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      280        123         166
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      867        215         384
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      216         93         124
HLN NANCY GRACE      203         80         133
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,018        260         544
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      170         70           91
MSNBC ED SHOW      371         91         179
CNBC MAD MONEY      124         34           73
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      258         77         139

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

    @Sicilian Papa … :)

  • 1nancy2

    I think that Dyson will grow on you– He has with me and I’m enjoying the show. Time for some rest, so, see you on Friday.

  • sicillian granpa

    Hey gomba, you musta be a very rich sicillian to be such a righta winga nut job. I no can bet you $10,000 that Mr.etch a skech loses. I have to live on my social security that your kind would like to see me lose. I know you dont want to see Mr. Mitts tax returns because they would make even you possibly choke. Thatsa why he is going to lose.

    Arividerchi, chow

  • Stan T

    Posted August 2, 2012 at 7:19 PM
    Mr. Romney is a white, (upper) middle-aged, rich, country-club Republican. He is what he is. If elected, he will complete the transmutation of our democracy into plutocracy
    JFK was a white, rich, country-club Democrat, but you didn’t have a problem with him….John Kerry was a white, rich, country-club Democrat, but you didn’t have a problem voting for him….Ted Kennedy was a white rich, REALLY OLD rich, country-club Democrat, but the left fawned over him…you’re argument is meaningless…

  • Sicilian Papa


    Sicilian Granpa

    Youa trying to bea cute. Not great, but mildly amussing.

    I believe we should help seniors as much as possible. I also believe we should help poor children with disablites. We should help people temporarily if they out of work.

    We can’t have people sucking of the system for generations. Young people have to be responsible for themselves. We can’t have people producing children that they can’t afford to care for. I don’t have time to get into all the problems that this causes both morally and financally.

    I am as poor as I have ever been in my life. I am not turning to Government to help me. I am working as hard as I can to improve my situation. I expect other people of working age to do the same.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Tingles implies Tea Party is racist. One of the worst people in the country Chris Matthews(Tingles)says the Tea Party is like the Confederacy.

    Matthews, who when the surge was showing results in Iraq was spitting bullets mad, wildly attacking President Bush one Friday afternoon. He was mean, he was nasty, finally he went to commercial break.

    When he came back from the break he was all smiles. Giddy like a school girl. Across the bottom of the screen Five U.S. Troops killed in Iraq.

    He turned to one of his lefty guests and said, “Wow, five troops killed in Iraq, unbelieveable.”

    He was happy our soliders were killed to further his politics. He did not want to see our country succeed because of his hatred for Bush.

    I have done a lot of bad things in my life but I have never rooted for our people to die!

  • V

    Why is the viewership for an individual show on Fox higher than its day total?

  • Letmethink

    SP, you are so right about the war coverage. During Bush’s terms MSNBC kept totals of soldiers killed daily. They never mention it now.
    So sad about the cities in CA gong broke and I really mean it. But, it is a result of people willing to take, take, push, push to get more and more. Sadly, SS, Medicare and all the other government programs we have all paid into forever will eventually not be able to meet their commitment.s We will be like the citizens of the cities in CA who will no longer get the benefits they were depending upon. As with most things, we are our worst enemies. As long as government is giving or promising to give us something, we are happy to go along never thinking of the consequences. Hopefully we can come together to help those who need help. But we must down size this out of control, fraudulent, corrupt system that is in place now.

  • Letmethink

    The Boss–hope the pain clinic visit was a good one for your mom and that her pain is being controlled. You are a good son to love and care for her.
    Just wanted to respond to your military statement comparing a soldier to Bobby Knight. Bobby Knight had 3 incidences of shooting at his neighbors. He accosted one of the big wigs–I think the Chancellor of Tech–in a super market. He was like a time bomb. He wasn’t just hard on his players, he was abusive, The picture of him choking a player is one I will never forget. We can just agree to disagree as to whether he is of a caliber to be admired and quoted.
    My husbands godfather was a 3 star general. One of the finest and toughest man I have ever known. He served with Patton in Africa and was with McArthur in Korea. He was called before the baboons in congress for shooting into the DMZ when they were forbidden to do so. Day after day, his soldiers were bombarded and finally he had enough. He didn’t back down. He got a hand slap and was sent back to his men. At his interment at Arlington, many of his men came and told of his heroism. He was one tough guy. They told of being pinned down, running out of ammo when suddenly they heard a helicopter. Her comes the general hanging out of the helicopter throwing guns and ammo to them. This being said, he never cursed around me or his wife. I really don’t mind your language and you are free to use any language you choose. I just thought about the general when you made your comment. I can only imagine the language he used around his men, but I never heard any of it. We miss that man so much. We were talking about him last night and said how fortunate we are to have known him. If you are ever at Texas A&M, there is a life size bronze of him in the quadrangle. He is the most decorated graduate of Texas A&M.

  • TheBoss1

    Here is the basic inconsistency, incongruous, and duplicity of the Tea Party: For them, compromise is a dirty word. You hear them talk about getting back to the principles of the Founding Fathers and the US Constitution, and how you should not compromise those principles.

    But, what the Tea Partiers fail to understand, or are too ignorant to understand, is that COMPROMISE is the cornerstone of the Constitution. With compromise of the Founding Fathers, the Constitution would not have been written during the summer months of 1787.

    The following were MAJOR COMPROMISES in the Constitution: The Connecticut (Great) Compromise, the Three-Fifths Compromise, the Slave-Trade Compromise, and the Electoral College.

    Yet the Tea Partiers are clueless to this basic concept … politics is the art of the possible. And you get there by compromising.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I think the Tea Party people are opposed to back door deals that accomplish nothing. What they are saying is the house is on fire(the deficit) and we need to put it out. There are only two ways to do that raise taxes or cut spending. There is a third way and that is to grow your way out of deficits. The only problem is the more you give the politicans the more they spend to protect their re-election. The Tea Party people say it is better to lose after one term than to bribe the voters. We will see, if they get elected, how they will handle re-election.

  • TheBoss1

    @Stan … oh, I don’t deny that ALL of our politicians are rich guys. Of that, there is no doubt.

    The question is what policies do the rich guys pursue. Do they want policies of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich?

    JFK, Kerry, and EMK all believed in the common good and in giving back to this great country for everything that it has given to us

    You are surely familiar with “Ask not what this country can do for you; ask what you can do for this country.” You may not be as familiar with this JFK belief: “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”

    These concepts are anathema to Mitt Romney, where the idea is “get all I can for myself and the hell with everybody else. As long as I get what I want, I don’t give a damn about all the dead bodies I have to cross in order to get there.”

  • TheBoss1

    @Sicilian Papa … the Tea Party would prefer the house burn. They don’t want the government to do ANYTHING (except maybe build more bombs for the military). It is not in their party’s interest to have an effective and efficient government. In other words, when people have a positive view of government, the Tea Party loses.

  • TheBoss1

    @Letmethink … thanks, I appreciat the kind words. The doctor prescribed a fentanyl patch for her spinal stenosis and bi-lateral leg sciatica. We’re hoping she is able to find some pain relief from that. I have to take my mother to the hospital today (have to leave in a few minutes) so she can get a physical in preparation of her first round of chemotherapy next week.

    Regarding Bobby Knight, I just think he is an old-fashioned, conservative guy who believed in timeless principles. Yes, his methods were not always politically correct, but you cannot argue with his results (the second winningest coach of all time). I admire him (all his warts and flaws, nothwithstanding).

  • TheBoss1

    @Sicilian Papa … Mitt Romney makes more money in ONE DAY than the average middle class family makes in TWO YEARS. And, you think he can connect with the common man? Give me a break. Hemmingway was dead on about the rich.

  • PaulG

    good jobs number for july,,lets hope it’s the beginning of a trend,,no matter your politics..

  • Letmethink

    Boss, hope she finds comfort also. In our last days the most important things are loving family and freedom from pain . I am deeply concerned about reports coming out of shortages in these medications.
    As you know I am a proud TP member. I don’t want my representatives to compromise when it is bad policy–like raising taxes on anyone during a downturn. Most of the problems we are facing now are due to corrupt politicians. I often think they compromise–both parties–so they will have more room at the government trough. I am sure we won’t agree here either but it seems to me that the democrats idea of compromise is “do it my way”. They didn’t compromise when they had the house, senate and the presidency. In fact, obama said, “Elections have consequences and we won. Then they jammed through what I think is the most damaging legislation in my lifetime–obamacare.

  • lbsles

    ATF Official Resigns After Issa, Grassley Nail Him in Congressional Fast and Furious Report

    As of today, the number of people prosecuted is still stuck at zero.

    The man who served as the deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during Operation Fast and Furious resigned on Tuesday, an agency spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday.

    William Hoover was one of the five ATF officials House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley singled out as responsible for Operation Fast and Furious. ATF spokesman Drew Wade told the AP that Hoover resigned on Tuesday – the day Issa and Grassley released the congressional report in which they singled out Hoover and four of his colleagues.

    Wade did not immediately responded to a request from The Daily Caller seeking confirmation that the GOP lawmakers’ report prompted Hoover’s resignation, and did not answer whether or not resignations are in the works for the other four officials.

    The RATS are leaving the sinking ship.


  • Letmethink

    Oh Boss, one more thing and I will leave the BK discussion forever–I promise. Again we don’t have to agree but I was just thinking that I have lots of conservative friends. In fact, I would say that 99.9999999% percent of my friends are conservative. Wish I could be more like Coffee, but I find that I enjoy the company of conservatives more. I was trying to think if any of them ever shot at their neighbors, choked someone or started a confrontation in a public place. I can’t think of a one. BK’s politics may be conservative but his behavior is not in line with any conservative I know. I believe his behavior would better fit with OWS. But I do hope his politics are conservative and that he will vote for Romney—:). We need every vote we can get.Take care—.

  • lbsles

    Obamanomics: Low Paying Jobs are Here to Stay

    Summer of recovery? Shovel-ready jobs? Nothing but low paying jobs.

    Stuck in a job with lousy pay? Better get used to it.

    Some 28% of workers are expected to hold low-wage jobs in 2020, roughly the same percentage as in 2010, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.

    The study defines low-paying jobs as those with wages at or below what full-time workers must earn to live above the poverty level for a family of four. In 2011, this was $23,005, or $11.06 an hour.

    The economy won’t support much growth in jobs with higher salaries, said Rebecca Thiess, policy analyst at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, who crunched government data to come up with these projections.


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