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.

  • lbsles

    First To Greet Obama As He Exits Air Force One In Florida For Campaign Event? Planned Parenthood

    Remember that $1.4 million Planned Parenthood is spending on pro-Obama political ads? That kind of money moves you to the front of the line to greet Obama as he hops out of Air Force One for campaign events.

    Pay close attention to the last line of the quote from this story.

    Officials with Planned Parenthood welcomed President Obama in Orlando Thursday as he visited for a campaign event, underscoring the group’s support for his reelection.

    The two women, Jenna Cawley Tosh and Nancy Wolf, were part of a group that greeted Obama on the tarmac as he stepped off Air Force One.

    Obama “spent time talking with each” before moving on to work a rope line, according to a White House pool report. Tosh and Wolf are President/CEO and Board Chairwoman of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, respectively.

    The family-planning group has become a flashpoint in the presidential race as conservatives work to block its public funding over baby removal.

    Public funding, meaning your money, pays for both baby removal and the campaign ads that keep the guy supporting the baby removal payments in power.

    As a reminder… you paid for this ad.

  • lbsles

    DHS Plans Deep (and Possibly Illegal) Discount on Amnesty Application Fees for DREAMers
    By Jessica Vaughan
    CIS Immigration Blog, August 1, 2012

    It appears that the Obama administration is planning to offer the DREAM amnesty to many young illegal aliens either deeply discounted or free, charging fees only to those who apply for a work permit, according to an internal DHS memo obtained by the Associated Press. If this turns out to be the case, then DHS could be in violation of federal law, which requires the immigration agency to set fees for the services and benefits that it dispenses and stipulates that the fees must cover the entire cost of providing the benefit.


  • lbsles

    “What must be done cannot happen under Obama. It will not happen. He doesn’t understand it. He is in an ideological straitjacket. He is obstinate and stubborn, and he’s not all that smart. And we are paying the price.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “I want everybody to have the chance I had. I want everybody to be able to pull off what I pulled off in whatever field of endeavor they want. Whatever success is to you, I want you to be able to reach it, however you define it.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “You know what I think? I think that Harry Reid is doing for Mitt Romney what Rahm Emanuel did for Chick-fil-A. We’re not yet at that degree, but what’s happening here, it’s obvious.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    “We don’t have a president who believes in America, not in American Exceptionalism, not in the America of our founding. That’s just the way it is.” – Rush Limbaugh

  • lbsles

    Obama: Close-Minded Economic Bigot

    They get all excited about gross domestic product of 1.5, 1.7%. Hey, you know what? It was revised, it was actually 1.7 last month, not 1.5, whatever they’re saying. This is the United States of America that we’re talking about. Our GDP ought to be 5%, 6%, 7%, not one-and-a-half, not 1.7, not 1.9. It wasn’t that long ago that we had five, six, 7% GDP growth. It wasn’t 50 years ago. It was ten or less. 8.3% unemployment. That means that under Barack Obama, unemployment has never been under 8%. And this is even before all of the massive tax increases that are associated with Obamacare kick in, before the massive tax increases kick in when the Bush tax rates expire in January and before the regime’s massive EPA and other regulations which are being held back until after the election, and instituted if he wins. There’s a whole bunch of damage that’s on hold, folks. There are a whole bunch of regulations and a bunch of hidden fee increases, user fees, tax increases that are not scheduled to implement until after this election.

    So what’s the role of the media? You know as well as I know, the role of the media is to find good news for Obama wherever they can, even if they have to make it up. Now, I’ve said all this before, I don’t know how many times since this guy was immaculated. I’ve said all this before. The only way that we can grow this economy and create opportunities, create wealth, create jobs, see real GDP growth over 4%, see real job growth of hundreds of thousands a month, the only way to do that is to get rid of this economically illiterate president who is driven by an ideological straitjacket that makes it impossible for him to do what must be done.

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Sadly, folks, there were 195,000 fewer people employed in this country in July than there were in June. It might have been 172,000 new jobs. That’s even debatable. But it was a net wash because — these are numbers from the BLS report. I’m not making it up. Obama’s Department of Labor’s own numbers, 195,000 fewer people employed in the United States in July than there were in June. We lost jobs. We also lost more people from the labor force. The national unemployment rate went up, 8.2 to 8.3%. One-hundred and fifty thousand people simply dropped out of the labor force. Actually that number is 155,000, which means that this 172,000 new jobs that he’s trumpeting are actually a wash, folks. No net new jobs, 195,000 fewer people employed, 150,000 simply dropped out of the labor force. That’s the pattern.

  • lbsles

    RUSH: Oh, my friends, it gets so tiresome. It really does. It’s exhausting. Let me try to explain something to our absolutely uneducated, delinquent economic bigot of a president. He talks about this class and that class, trickle down and trickle up and trickle sideways and rich folks and middle class folks and vacations and toasters and cars and rich people doing well and poor people doing well and rich people agree they’re not paying enough taxes. We don’t have economic classes in this society. That’s the whole point. It is the whole point of free markets. We don’t divvy people up this way. In a free market economy, people are moving in and out of every category their whole lives.

    You’re not born into a caste in this country. You’re not born into a class that you’re forever — they look at this like they look at the economy as a zero-sum game: You’re born middle class and that’s it, you’re forever screwed unless some angel like Obama comes along. We are our own angels in a free market economy. You talk about individual human beings in this country. We don’t talk about people as members of a caste or class, as though they’re slaves to some economic group, as defined by Obama or the IRS. I don’t think this man has ever understood what the American dream means. Mr. President, I don’t think you have the slightest idea. You wouldn’t talk like you do. You wouldn’t act like you do, if you understood the whole concept of the American dream.

    People in this country can come from nothing and be whatever they want to be, or they could. I try not to get too personal with this stuff. And I will admit, it gets frustrating. Three years talking about this stuff, and it doesn’t seem to matter, three years and this rotten economic news doesn’t seem to matter. It doesn’t seem to move anybody. It’s because there’s so much welfare. I don’t know why. So many food stamps. But it just doesn’t seem to bother people. But people say to me, after hearing a show like this, “Why are you so concerned? You’re doing okay, you could retire if you wanted to. What’s it matter to you?” Well, they don’t say that. They say, “You can’t fix it for everybody.”

  • lbsles

    195,000 Fewer Americans Had Jobs in July; 150,000 Dropped Out of Labor Force

    There were 195,000 fewer people employed in the United States in July than in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the national unemployment rate ticked up from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent.

    Meanwhile, 150,000 people simply dropped out of the labor force during the month and did not seek to find a job.

    In June, according to BLS, there had been 142,415,000 people employed in the United States. In July, that dropped to 142,220,000–a decline of 195,000.

    Similarly, in June, there were 155,163,000 people in the civilian labor force in the United States. To be counted in the civilian labor force, person must be 16 years old or older, not be in the military, prison or a mental institution, and either have a job or have actively looked for a job in the past four weeks.

    In July, the number of people in the civilian labor force was 155,013,000–a decline of 150,000 from June.

    The number of people who were unemployed–meaning they were 16 or older, not in the military, a prison or a mental institution, and had actively looked for a job in the last four weeks-jumped by 45,000 during the month, climbing from 12,749,000 in June to 12,794,000 in July.

    During July, the number of people who simply left the labor force (150,000) exceeded the number of newly unemployed (45,000) by more than two to one (105,000).

    www dotcnsnews dot com/news/article/195000-fewer-americans-had-jobs-july-150000-dropped-out-labor-force

  • lbsles

    ‘Real’ Unemployment Rate Shows Far More Jobless

    The government’s most widely publicized unemployment rate measures only those who are out of a job and currently looking for work. It does not count discouraged potential employees who have quit looking, nor those who are underemployed — wanting to work full-time but forced to work part-time.

    For that count, the government releases a separate number called the “U-6,” which provides a more complete tally of how many people really are out of work.

    The numbers in some cases are startling.

    Consider: Nevada’s U-6 rate is 22.1 percent, up from just 7.6 percent in 2007. Economically troubled California has a 20.3 percent real rate, while Rhode Island is at 18.3 percent, more than double its 8.3 percent rate in 2007.

    Those numbers compare especially unfavorably to the national rate, high in itself at 14.9 percent though off its record peak of 17.2 percent in October 2009.

    Only three states — Nebraska (9.1 percent), South Dakota (8.6 percent) and North Dakota (6.1 percent) — have U-6 rates under 10 percent, according to research from RBC Capital Markets.

    Election battleground states paint a picture not much more flattering. Florida’s U-6 number is an ugly 17 percent, though Pennsylvania and Ohio are both around 14 percent, below the national U-6 average.


  • lbsles

    July jobs report: America’s labor market depression continues

    Only in a world of lowered, New Normal expectations was the July jobs report anything less than another disaster for U.S. workers. Nonfarm payrolls rose 163,000 last month as the unemployment rate rose to 8.3%. In addition, employment for May and June was revised by 6,000 jobs.

    – Not only is the 8.3% unemployment rate way above the 5.6% unemployment rate that Team Obama predicted for July 2012 if Congress passed the $800 billion stimulus plan. It’s way above the 6.0% unemployment rate they predicted if no stimulus was passed.

    – Job growth, as measured by nonfarm payrolls, has average about 75,000 jobs a month during the Obama recovery for a total of 2.7 million jobs. Context: During the first three years of the Reagan Recovery, job growth averaged 273,000 a month for a total of 9.8 million. If you adjust for the larger U.S. population today, the Reagan Recovery averaged 360,000 jobs a month for a three-year total of 13 million jobs.

    – This continues to be the longest stretch of 8% or higher unemployment since the Great Depression, 42 straight months.

    – If the labor force participation rate was the same as when Obama took office in January 2009, the unemployment rate would be 11.0%.


  • lbsles

    RUSH: Here’s another thing about Obama. Look at how he talks. He creates jobs. He has policies. He’s gonna do this. He’s gonna do that. He’s gonna give you this, make sure those people don’t have that, gonna make sure those people get punished, those people gonna pay the price. You’re gonna do okay, he’s a command-and-control central planner, and here’s a guy who hasn’t done anything of the sort that he claims to be an expert in. He’s done nothing. He’s not worked in the private sector but for one job. In his own book he described it as being surrounded by the enemy.

    He is not the guy to hand the car keys to, folks. It was a giant mistake to put this guy in the driver’s seat. It’s essentially letting somebody who despises the fact the automobile was invented be your driver. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. You know, forget the ideology. The ideology, you know, that’s another swipe. That’s just added damage. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He doesn’t have anybody around him who understands something as simple as the American dream. He doesn’t understand self-reliance, and he doesn’t believe in it. And the reason is, he’s a liberal, and they don’t believe in people having the innate ability to provide for and care for themselves.

    This guy would not be hired for a sales job, marketing job, a design job, nothing in creativity, nothing in accounting, nothing. He’s got an empty resume. He couldn’t get hired at any professional health care institution. He’s got no experience. He doesn’t know anything, and yet he’s the world’s foremost authority. He’s got all the answers. He and his buddies have all the answers on virtually every problem in this country, and he’s never done anything. And he doesn’t even care. The idea that there’s this giant compassionate blood flow going, that’s not even true. Breathtaking, really, how far removed from the traditional American experience this man is. Romney was dead right about that. His life experiences do not comport with the American experience. They just don’t. Rod, I appreciate the call.

  • TheBoss1

    Joe wrote, “There are just more die-hard old conservative viewers who watch the news everyday than independents or liberals.”

    This is the most intelligent thing ever posted on this site.

  • Suikostinger

    Yeah. We independents know where to get our news, the internet. Not these entertainment shows disguised as news stations. I’m surprised as hell that there is still a thing called the newspaper…..

  • AppleStinx

    Joe wrote: “…There are just more die-hard old conservative viewers who watch the news everyday than independents or liberals.”

    Interesting insight. Would you care to share your source?

  • Hillbilly

    FNC has three shows on the list. :grin: Not even the Olympics could get MSNBC on the list. :razz:

  • Hillbilly

    1nancy2 – Jim, now please don’t go into your room and sulk because Nancy does not find a guy who is mean, nasty, miserable and a name caller of any interest. Now, why would I want to associate with your type?


    Maybe because 4 of the folks you listed as having a “major thing for” are name callers. You should say you only have a “major thing for” folks on the left who behave boorish to avoid any confusion in the future.

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – Interesting insight. Would you care to share your source?


    I have a feeling Joe is a drive by. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for his source.

  • Suikostinger

    R.Boy, Jeff, Boss, Coffee, James,Suik,U.S., Gab

    I really hope those 4 are Rboy, Boss, Jeff and Gab. Because 99% of the time I only name call after being “name called”. Like when Ratboy called me a dip stick I called him a tard. :)

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