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.

  • lbsles

    Carbon Credits Gone Awry Raise Output of Harmful Gas (Cap and Trade)

    This is the scheme that Al Gore, the United Nations, Obama and the Democrats are wanting to push on Americans and American businesses. It’s all fraud and is called cap and trade.

    RANJIT NAGAR, India — When the United Nations wanted to help slow climate change, it established what seemed a sensible system.

    Greenhouse gases were rated based on their power to warm the atmosphere. The more dangerous the gas, the more that manufacturers in developing nations would be compensated as they reduced their emissions.

    But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity.

    They quickly figured out that they could earn one carbon credit by eliminating one ton of carbon dioxide, but could earn more than 11,000 credits by simply destroying a ton of an obscure waste gas normally released in the manufacturing of a widely used coolant gas. That is because that byproduct has a huge global warming effect. The credits could be sold on international markets, earning tens of millions of dollars a year.

    That incentive has driven plants in the developing world not only to increase production of the coolant gas but also to keep it high — a huge problem because the coolant itself contributes to global warming and depletes the ozone layer. That coolant gas is being phased out under a global treaty, but the effort has been a struggle.

    So since 2005 the 19 plants receiving the waste gas payments have profited handsomely from an unlikely business: churning out more harmful coolant gas so they can be paid to destroy its waste byproduct. The high output keeps the prices of the coolant gas irresistibly low, discouraging air-conditioning companies from switching to less-damaging alternative gases. That means, critics say, that United Nations subsidies intended to improve the environment are instead creating their own damage.

    The United Nations and the European Union, through new rules and an outright ban, are trying to undo this unintended bonanza. But the lucrative incentive has become so entrenched that efforts to roll it back are proving tricky, even risky


  • lbsles

    Over 100 Million Now Receiving Some Form of Federal Welfare

    Obama smiling from ear to ear. He, and his party, want/need a nation of dependents.

    A new chart set to be released later today by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee details a startling statistic: “Over 100 Million People in U.S. Now Receiving Some Form Of Federal Welfare.”


  • lbsles

    43% of Legal & Illegal Immigrants Are on Some Type of Welfare

    Welcome to the USA. Land where half the population is freeloaders.

    Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being — even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences.

    The study, which covers all immigrants, legal and illegal, and their U.S.-born children younger than 18, found that immigrants tend to make economic progress by most measures the longer they live in the U.S. but lag well behind native-born Americans on factors such as poverty, health insurance coverage and homeownership.

    The study, based on 2010 and 2011 census data, found that 43 percent of immigrants who have been in the U.S. at least 20 years were using welfare benefits, a rate that is nearly twice as high as native-born Americans and nearly 50 percent higher than recent immigrants.

    The report was released at a time when both major presidential candidates have backed policies that would make it easier to immigrate legally and would boost the numbers of people coming to the U.S.


  • d.d.

    Arthur Laffer: The Real ‘Stimulus’ Record

    In country after country, increased government spending acted more like a depressant than a stimulant.


    Those interested might like to view the chart.


    Another Bloomberg headline:

    Goldman Sachs Leads Split With Obama, as GE Jilts Him Too


    Morgan Stanley Considers Shutting Offices, Cutting Staff: Sources


    Morgan Stanley is considering closing brokerage offices, laying off support staff and requiring some branch managers also to generate revenue as advisers under a cost-cutting drive, three people briefed on internal discussions said.

    Redundant offices from Morgan Stanley’s and Smith Barney’s nationwide networks will be closed, and support jobs will be eliminated.

    It was not immediately clear how many jobs are in jeopardy, although as many as 100 offices could be closed, one of the sources said.

  • Coffee Steve

    *Lanny Davis Blast Obama Camp

    Lanny Davis, a widely respected Democrat and one-time top advisor to President Clinton, blasted the ad and in the strongest possible language demanded Obama repudiate it:

    “Bill Burton needs to go back to ethics school,” Davis said of the group’s senior strategist, who is a former Obama White House spokesman. “He knows perfectly well that the ad is misleading and disgusting and he needs to apologize for it.” …

    Davis said the president shouldn’t allow his supporters to suggest that Romney is in any way to blame for the woman’s death.

    “President Obama owes it to the American people to repudiate this ad,” he said.

  • usnretiredx2

    Good afternoon all

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    “Barak: New U.S. intelligence report raises urgency over Iran’s nuclear program”


  • Coffee Steve


    Good afternoon to you as well, I thought maybe you were heading to get Iran since they have now found out they almost have some Nukes way ahead of schedule :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    Yep, I knew this was coming (or something like it) the guy who goes over there some and reports told me last week, if anything is to happen soon, Israel is ready, the public has been prepared and just waiting on it actually happining.

  • usnretiredx2

    @Coffee Steve

    ” thought maybe you were heading to get Iran ”

    Those days are long gone. In this case it is NOT like father like son. I already know what a bullet sounds like when it passes by.

  • Coffee Steve

    I already know what a bullet sounds like when it passes by.

    Ditto Brother, Ditto

    BBL..heading out for dinner

  • usnretiredx2

    Today was clean the inside of trailer day. I knew if I got on here first it would have been tomorrow will be clean the trailer day. With the 2 of us, the 2 cats, and 2 dogs it has to have a deep cleaning done weekly.

  • usnretiredx2

    Can’t wait until I back in the good time zone. This schedule is messed up. The worst thing is I have direct TV. All programing is still based on Tampa.

  • Hillbilly

    Matthew – You seem to have a chronic inability to understand the difference between “not a priority” and “nothing to worry about.”


    You can continue to use % of GDP & the rest of your gobbly gook. If we’re running $1.3 deficits & $450 billion is being paid on interests on the debt then about 1/3 of the deficit is interests payments. Thats with interests rates at record lows. If you can’t see that spending on interests alone is a problem thats your opinion. The time is fast approaching when choices have to be made. Your talking like % of GDP is locked in place for the foreseeable future no matter what.

    All your this republican said that & that republican’s budget was scored as this doesn’t mean squat to me. I’ve said before i would prefer Jim Demits, Ron & Rand Paul’s budget plans. I know they would never pass congress. So I’ll go with the Mack/penny plan. I’m in favor of cutting spending first. Then after that has happened & there’s still a problem look at the revenue side.

    Interest per citizen = $12,290
    Total debt per person = $181,340
    Liability per person = $1,052,314

    None of that matters because % of GDP is what counts. Those numbers in no way pose a threat to future GDP. :roll: Short term debt is added to long term debt. That don’t matter we have to go further in debt to fix things. Again ——-> :roll:

  • John Johnson

    If these numbers are correct (which I do not believe they are since they show Fox News having far more viewers than CNN and the rest), then I sadly have to admit that America is a lost cause, and no longer what it used to be as a nation that stood for something. It shows America consists of a bunch of redneck bigots who love to NOT use their brain.

  • twins fan

    @john johnson
    your a moron. but you already knew that.

  • Bo

    I would like to have a news program that is truly a news program and not a reporter’s opinion. Fox News has the most viewers because they are the closest to being “fair and balanced”. I watch Fox News for this reason but I would really rather have a news program that just reported the news, all the news. At this moment I can only think of examples from a conservative view point but I am sure there are others on both sides.
    One example is when Senator Reid accused Mitt Romney of not paying his taxes. There should have been an investigation into his source. If he had a source then there is an issue of someone releasing personal tax information. If he did not have a source then he was lying.
    There are many other examples of the “mainstream” news media not being trustworthy.
    I try to be open minded but find it very difficult when I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT I CAN TRUST THE MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA!

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