Cable News Ratings for Friday, August 3, 2012

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August 6th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 3, 2012


P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         985            236            451
CNN         249             79             95
MSNBC         503            175            203
CNBC         180             60             94
FBN           46             10             19
HLN         189             91            119
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,448            280            594
CNN         297             94            128
MSNBC         626            208            270
CNBC         218             88            120
FBN           35               6             11
HLN         189             68            112
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,001            250            499
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         198             92             69
MSNBC Morning Joe         373            142            177
CNBC Squawk Box         128             41             77
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         286            169            219
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,530            301            669
CNN SITUATION ROOM         397             97             94
MSNBC S OLY PM       1,083            409            407
CNBC S OLY PM         282            113            142
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         120             18             49
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,618            344            683
CNN SITUATION ROOM         340            114            109
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         732            233            276
CNBC S OLY PM         519            187            244
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         117             26             48
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,440            315            604
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         310             78            113
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         802            203            318
CNBC S OLY PM         388            175            224
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         239             59            125
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,730            303            705
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         282             77            137
MSNBC ED SHOW         705            206            289
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         294             86            171
HLN NANCY GRACE         244             66            134
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       1,492            278            573
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         327             91            139
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         840            261            350
CNBC APOCALYPSE 2012         168             80            102
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         183             73            114
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX FILES, THE       1,111            259            501
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT         283            115            110
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         331            155            172
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         191             98             88
HLN NANCY GRACE         139             65             89
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         878            242            413
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         226            116            145
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         351            130            125
CNBC MAD MONEY           97             59             65
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         172             94            113



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Note: We post all the cable news ratings we get.

  • 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.

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?


    Time out.

  • Jeff


    late to the fight as usual ;)

  • Suikostinger

    So sad that someone goes out to shoot and kill someone just because they have different ideals and religion than you. The shooter is an idiot he probably thought the Sikh people were Muslims.

  • Suikostinger

    religion than them*

  • Gibson

    ELECTORALVOTE.COM — OBAMA – 332——ROMNEY – 206—————————-COOKPOLITICAL.COM—-OBAMA -247 ——ROMNEY – 206————————— -REALCLEARPOLITICS.COM —-OBAMA – 247—–ROMNEY -191———————— -EXAMINER.COM ——-OBAMA -333——ROMNEY – 215—————————–270TOWIN.COM ——-OBAMA – 217—-ROMNEY -191 {Democrat probability of reaching 270 – 95%, Republican probabilitiy of reaching 270 – 5%]————–Race42012.com —– OBAMA – 237—–ROMNEY – 206——- Obama’s leading in 10 of 12 swing states!!! Times running out boys!

  • Coffee Steve

    @Twins Fan

    Gas is now $3.79 but going up very soon, Oil line explosion in Turkey has sent futures way up again.

  • Coffee Steve

    *New intelligence reveals Iran closer to attaining nuclear weapon than previously thought

    Western diplomat who asked not to be named says U.S, Britain, France, Germany and Israel agree on that assessment.

    According to the source, this assessment began to take shape in February, when Iran refused to allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit the base at Parchin, where it is believed Iran is carrying out part of the research and development of its military nuclear program.

  • Faith3

    Hillbilly, “Been there done that. It didn’t work. Well i should say it didn’t work as promised. How many more times do you suggest it be done before you consider it a failure? Just keep borrowing money (raising the debt & interests payments on said debt) to spend on states (who over promised & over spent) is like giving a drunk a case of beer hoping it will help him stop drinking. TIA”

    So, do you think the recession had anything to do with the states financial problems or did every state in the union spend like a “drunken sailor”? Also, define fiscal. When Pinochet took over Chile in 1973 he basically eliminated unions so they didn’t have to pay decent wages to workers. They were able to undercut them on every level. He also eliminated any safety nets and government programs. He nearly privatized everything in his path from schools, pensions, municipalities, just about every single industry. Before he seized Chile to install his neoliberal policies along with the Chicago boys, the poverty level was around what it is now in the US (16/17%). Now since he practically eliminated all government in every capacity and handed over everything to private companies you say the country’s poverty levels must have went way down? Productivity must have just went way up and trickle down success to everyone, right? The country’s poverty rate jumped to 50% which is HALF the country that suddenly fell below the poverty line. Unemployment skyrocketed. So something is missing here. Eliminating government programs and privatizing them does not lower poverty it creates more poverty. Half the country could not afford the private services.

    Also, Ireland has double digit unemployment and they have no choice but to endorse austerity so it doesn’t seem like austerity measures in any of the countries that have established them has helped their unemployment rate. Their poverty levels have increased significantly. Why on earth would we want to follow their lead especially since it is not necessary in this country?

  • twins fan

    thank you coffee steve

  • Erick

    I see Jeff is spreading his liberal BS as usual, what else is new

  • Jeff

    Love that electoral outlook Gibson, thanks!

    I saw that piece today on the electoral landslide with so many variations with President Obama winning, only a couple of scenarios for poor Mitt. But I’m not taking anything for granted!!

  • Erick

    Jeff, you are a typical liberal, make absurd claims, then when someone challenges them, resort to personal attacks, and if that doesn’t work then, move onto a new claim.

  • Suikostinger

    Erick, you are saying pretty much the same exact thing someone said yesterday but under a different name…..makes you go HMMMMMMMMMM.

  • Faith3

    Sicilian Papa, “I am talking about the crushing progressive debt.”

    Seems like we have a case of selective memory. The crushing debt was from the recession and bad economic policy that started long before Obama reached office. Also, the recession hit states in 2008 so why would we go back to those spending levels? That makes no sense because unemployment alone would cause spending to go up. Poverty also causes spending to go up.

    You say, “Lets cut welfare programs that promote bad behavior. Lets go to a system were almost everyone is on their own.” You would have loved Pinochet’s policies only they drove poverty to unspoken levels for many years until he decided to put in some social spending near the end of his career. Maybe, he got nice in his old age;)

    Of course it didn’t hurt when Chile *gulp* nationalized their natural resources and made a mint of money to return to their country instead of giving it to investors to speculate away in a puff of smoke.

  • Jeff

    Whats new?? It’s cable news ratings for Friday and you are still an idiot.

    That’s all!

  • Jeff

    @suiko, yep!

    The name changes, but the behavior is consistent. All knuckleheads!

  • Coffee Steve

    Anyone seen my 4 million dollar winning lottery ticket? I seem to have mis-placed it :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve

    Only 90 days until we all get to sit in front of our big screens and watch the networks make complete utter baffoons of themselves again.

    BREAKING… (This one is going to make alot of people angry)
    ABCNEWS: Psychiatrist Flagged Cops Weeks Before BATMAN Massacre…

    The psychiatrist who treated suspected movie-theater shooter James Holmes made contact with a University of Colorado police officer to express concerns about her patient’s behavior several weeks before Holmes’ alleged rampage, sources told ABC News.

  • Jeff

    @coffee. Have u seen USNretiredx2’s monster 5th Wheel he’s camping in?


  • Jeff

    Can you imagine how many calls local police get from crazy cat ladies and all their drama??? Lol!
    If its a psychiatrists one would think it would be a much bigger RED FLAG for law enforcement.

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