Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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August 8th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 7, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,073            231            465
CNN         296             78            125
MSNBC         508            165            231
CNBC         175             57             98
FBN           57             13             25
HLN         183             76            109
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,969            334            683
CNN         405            120            184
MSNBC         904            234            390
CNBC         192             92            116
FBN           48             19             22
HLN         257             81            123
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,005            266            560
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         222             81            102
MSNBC Morning Joe         405            142            221
CNBC Squawk Box         102             24             57
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         240            135            174
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,652            343            665
CNN SITUATION ROOM         573            109            177
MSNBC S OLY PM         742            250            312
CNBC S OLY PM         338            152            208
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         116             37             53
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,675            294            651
CNN SITUATION ROOM         384            103            151
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         625            140            237
CNBC S OLY PM         474            227            288
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         102             39             65
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,422            284            565
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         425             87            172
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         964            240            413
CNBC S OLY PM         482            195            275
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         260             74             98
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,488            423            888
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         444            115            184
MSNBC ED SHOW         948            212            382
CNBC MOB MONEY         201            106            109
HLN NANCY GRACE         328            102            151
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,864            337            665
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         426            116            185
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,005            292            446
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         193             95            120
HLN DR. DREW         228             79            100
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,551            240            498
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         344            129            184
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         758            199            343
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         181             74            118
HLN NANCY GRACE         214             63            117
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR         870            255            417
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         195             50             99
MSNBC ED SHOW         417            132            219
CNBC MAD MONEY           85             33             63
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         163             60             91

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.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Um, I think you meant Tuesday, August 7th.

  • Laurence Glavin

    You know what I hate? People who insert “um” before a comment. IT’S SO TIRED!

  • Faith3

    Hi D.D,

    The best option most teachers in Chicago agreed with was to raise the percentage of pension they contribute. However, with that said, even that won’t wipe away the debt both the politicians in Illinois help to create and the market crash. Even with MA teachers shouldering the entire costs of their pensions and the added social secuity a state collects off teachers we can’t collect, won’t solve the problem. A large portion of money we paid into the system went up in smoke when the market crashed.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Oh Chris…you came SO CLOSE to beating Shep in the demos. I predicted before the Olympics(tm) that Chris would average ONE MILL-YUN viewers for the single showing of “Hardball”, but it didn’t happen. Close though.

  • Sicilian Papa



    I get a thrill up my leg when I read your posts.

    Your predictions have been pretty good!

  • twins fan

    @where’s tony?

  • AppleStinx

    It looks like MSNBC hasn’t been able to convince any viewers of Olympics to stay for ‘Politics Nation’.

  • AppleStinx

    twins fan asked: “where’s tony?”

    There seem to be two commenters named ‘Tony’. One of them uses gravatar.

  • club

    If MessNBC can’t get ONE FREAKING MILLION with The Olympics inserted between every lame brained commentator, they never will…. Hey, add all THE LOSERS together and they come close to FOX, every hour…..

  • twins fan

    @apple stinx
    lol the tony without the gravatar.

  • Stan T

    Don’t those walking jokes at MSNBC realize that half the views they are getting are from moderates and conservatives, who only tune in because MSDNC is now the new Comedy Channel, especially since the Comedy Channel has been moving further and further away from comedy?

  • UpAndOver

    I don’t see many obama bumper stickers…

    They sure would be a help evaluating auto accidents….

    You could tell if you should call 911 or the WH….

    Were all the cars that bore them traded in during cash for clunkers program ?

  • AppleStinx

    I need to have my hearing checked. I thought I heard Shep Smith say that singer Randy Travis was found nekkid.

  • Jeff

    Well Mitt and his campaign certainly in trouble after today’s remarks. I think Rush and Eric Ericson said it best.

    Rush-The Democrats accuse you of murdering a woman, and your response is she would not of died of she lives in Massechusettes.

    Ericson- I think we just lost the election today.

  • Jeff

    Lived* in Mass.

  • Coffee Steve


    Calm Down about Romney! You’ll start burping :lol:

  • Coffee Steve


    I’ve met Randy Travis 3 times, trust me, you DON’T want to see him nekkid

  • Jeff

    Steven Segal shot him(Randy Travis) in the head, in the movie Fire Down Below. Travis had a small part as villain. One of Segal’s better movies. In my opinion.

  • Coffee Steve

    Welcome to Twilight Zone Nancy

    Do Do Do Do, Do Do Do Do, Doo Doooo

    Nancy Pelosi ‘Swears’ Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House.

    Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”.

    A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.

    In the video Pelosi says, “He’s (Bush) saying something to the effect of we’re so glad to welcome you here, congratulations and I know you’ll probably have some different things to say about what is going on–which is correct. But, as he was saying this, he was fading and this other thing was happening to me.”

    “My chair was getting crowded in,” said Pelosi. “I swear this happened, never happened before, it never happened since.

    “My chair was getting crowded in and I couldn’t figure out what it was, it was like this,” she said.

    “And then I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, you name it, they were all in that chair, they were,” said Pelosi. “More than I named and I could hear them say: ‘At last we have a seat at the table.’ And then they were gone.”


  • Coffee Steve

    *Will Smith on 75% Tax in France: ‘God Bless America!’

    Night Everyone


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