Cable News Ratings for Thursday, August 2, 2012

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August 3rd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, August 2, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,118        255         497
CNN      263         74         104
MSNBC      481        171         206
CNBC      174         65           99
FBN        62         15           26
HLN      194         64         104
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,021        330         791
CNN      299         90         133
MSNBC      804        248         352
CNBC      199        109         127
FBN        59         16           23
HLN      288         80         127
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,091        294         564
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      148         65           77
MSNBC Morning Joe      383        129         200
CNBC Squawk Box      112         29           67
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      267        109         185
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,853        403         891
CNN SITUATION ROOM      448         94         124
MSNBC S OLY PM      767        322         335
CNBC S OLY PM      272         88         150
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      120         46           57
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,868        382         748
CNN SITUATION ROOM      392         53         115
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      717        181         242
CNBC S OLY PM      338        154         196
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      116         54           63
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,552        328         649
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      375         71         112
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      831        192         309
CNBC S OLY PM      473        225         297
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      266         59         153
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    2,683        470       1,049
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      366         90         162
MSNBC ED SHOW      758        196         301
CNBC CRIME INC: A DEADLY HIGH      247        138         150
HLN NANCY GRACE      307         74         145
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    1,896        320         741
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      308         81         124
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      846        285         386
CNBC CRIME INC: A DEADLY HIGH      190        131         127
HLN DR. DREW      270         68         114
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,466        201         578
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      224         99         112
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL      809        263         369
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      160         59         103
HLN NANCY GRACE      286         96         122
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR      914        230         445
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      159         64           83
MSNBC ED SHOW      408        177         185
CNBC MAD MONEY      106         59           78
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      146         42           74

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.

  • Mark

    Ohio has a bad history of long lineups(generally in bigger cities) so Obama is sueing to try get those 3 extra voting days for all Ohio citizens to try stop the excessive lineups. Of coarse it’s easy to attack him telling only half the story.

  • Coffee Steve

    Greetings Earth People

    Ghezzz I go away a few days, gas is back at 4 per, Un-employment jumps to 8.3, Obama ties his all time low on the polls, and my dog forgot me :-)

    Here at home for the night, and morning, then back on the road a couple of days. What is sleep?

  • Coffee Steve

    Jeff, You should get a job over at MSNBC!

    They wouldn’t hire him, he’s to far right for them :lol:

  • Ratboy

    The law was constructed to offer the military additional leeway in voteing due to the service the give to the country and the structure was put in place to facilitate thos additiona votes during the additional days over and avbove the normal cut off for early voting. The dems are now trying to take that additional time and add more burden that would over tax the system for processing. They are doing it for political reasons and not for the rights of the voters. Snopes does not call it false. You can try to say what ever you want. Anyone with an ounce of brains sees what is going on here! That might leave some out!

  • Mark


    ” It’s 2010 all over again and this time we can oust Obama and this time we will”

    So do you honestly believe voter turnout will be 38% like it was in 2010? In general Presidential elections get about 50%+ voter turnout(2008 was 57% but I don’t expect it to be that high this time). I do think a good percentage of those 19% of people who didn’t vote were more likely to be democrat or independent, the Republican base was more motivated to vote and they won in 2010, while I still think they will be motivated the Democrats will be equally motivated to go vote seeing how the Republicans operated for the past couple years. My guess is voter turnout will be roughly 52/53%(with a large majority of the drop in voters from 2008(57%) being Democrats, but given Obama large margin of victory I think he still has enough support)

  • Jeff

    Again Ratboy you are desperate to make excuses and even more desperate to sound intelligent, for a guy who made millions off of investments (mostly off shore) YOU feel that a middle class individual that paid double Mitt’s% on their regular income is somehow mmmmm okay. Stick to the overall issue and try to realize that you aren’t helping your beloved Mitt Romney with all the hundreds of loop holes and excuses he has in his hidden tax documents.

    Dems & Reps @#%=&……what are you babbling about? Folks like you that watch Fox might fall for that nonsense all of the sudden, but a growing majority see it for what it is.

    Don’t think you would qualify for a job even at Fox News your BS is getting worse than theirs.
    @1nancy2. Sorry Jim is just bottom feeding scum, also operates under another name, it’s so obvious. He went to Chick Fil A today to protest and got confused and open mouth kissed a male chicken. OOOPS!

  • Ratboy

    Hey my friend Coffee Steve! I hope your wife is doing well dealing with her loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you guys! BUT…………….hurry up and get back here cuz you got a lot of catchin up and cleanin up to do!!!!! :lol:

  • Rick

    I find it hard to come up with a reason to vote for either B.O. or M.R. There isn’t any good reason to vote for the Congressional candidates either.

    All we hear are reason not to vote for both Party candidates. Probably would be a good year for a third party candidate because the present choices suck.

  • Mark


    As I said the past few elections Ohio has had a bad history long lineups at polling stations(mainly in large urban areas, which generally has a higher density of democrat voters). I can’t blame the Democrats doing everything they can to try get as many people out to the polls as possible.

    As I said what Obama is sueing about is more about allowing everybody to get more of a chance to vote(ie giving everybody 3 extra days) then trying to stop military people, so the article you posted is rather scewed. Now if you want to argue that everybody shouldn’t have those extra 3 days and let people in Ohio stand in lines for hours, that is a different discussion.

  • Jeff

    Hey Coffee!
    Hope all is good with you!
    Back to the Golden Coast today, cup of coffee at my side……it feels like 8:35pm still. Any new or old movie recommendations?
    Check out, (The Fourth Kind) Netflix or rental!!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM
    Again Ratboy you are desperate to make excuses and even more desperate to sound intelligent, for a guy who made millions off of investments (mostly off shore)

    So now you have decided that he made MOST of his money off shore along with paying NO taxes for 10 years!
    And apparently you really do not have a clue (and I dont know how you can be a businessman and be so clueless) about tax codes and rates and how they apply to EVERYONE rich or not. An oh yea by the way, based on income lesser income people have an even LESSER cap gains rate! Less than 15% wich is what Ronmey pays.

    Jeff you keep bragging about your big commisions from your million dollar deals but then turn around and demonize the rich and success! Make up your mind or stop dishing out your BS!

  • Mark


    Retired porn star Jenna Jameson supports Mitt Romney

    Retired adult film actress Jenna Jameson voiced support for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a strip club Thursday, CBS San Francisco reports:

    “I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office,” Jameson said while sipping champagne in a VIP room at Gold Club in the city’s South of Market neighborhood. “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”

    Well at least she is honest. I would love to see how Romney feels about this endorsement

  • Coffee Steve

    I hope your wife is doing well dealing with her loss!

    Thank You my friend, family is doing fine, and the wife is doing as well as can be expected. That family is tighter than sugerglue. He had a fantastic service, complete with bagpipes and all, and hundreds of towns people came.

    The talk was how much he loved his horses, and I can attest to that. He didn’t have a hugh farm, but it was big enough. We heading back tomorrow to help the wifes mother with all the cards and things.

    Again thanks. I’ll be back to normal postings on here by Monday

  • Coffee Steve

    Thank you Sir, good to be back home. And hope all is well with you too.

    On the movies, I haven’t even had a chance to watch hardly any of my Twilght Zone DVD’s :-)

    But trust me, soon I will have an all day marathon.

  • Suikostinger

    Ray boy just doesn’t get it.

  • Coffee Steve


    Roy Boy :lol:

    You been drinking my coffee again haven’t ya?

  • AppleStinx

    Mark wrote: “… I would love to see how Romney feels about this endorsement [from a porn star]”

    What is there to feel about? She’s giving an endorsement, not offering to have sex with him.

  • Suikostinger

    Lol! Actually it was ray not Roy but yeah. Typing on iPhone. Kinda annoying.

  • Coffee Steve

    She’s giving an endorsement, not offering to have sex with him.

    I thought I heard Harry Reid fibbing again about that :-)

    Reid’s brain has lost some of it’s juice Apple.

  • lbsles

    RNC Sends Special Birthday Cake to DNC for Obama
    Let’s face it, the RNC is a lot cooler than the DNC this time around. And this little birthday gift to Obama is downright hilarious.

    The Republican National Committee sent a birthday cake to the Democratic National Committee on Friday. The cake reads “you didn’t bake this” over a picture of President Obama. Text written in icing reads, “Happy birthday, Mr. President.”

    The cake marks the occasion of the president’s birthday, which is Saturday, with a play on the “you didn’t build that” controversy. The RNC later reported the DNC sent the cake back.

    For photo: http://campaigntrailreport.com/2012/08/03/rnc-sends-special-birthday-cake-to-dnc-for-obama

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