Cable News Ratings for Thursday, August 9, 2012

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August 10th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, August 9, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,124            242            490
CNN         276             73            103
MSNBC         454            123            188
CNBC         207             78            110
FBN           57             13             23
HLN         188             79            111
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,070            331            761
CNN         414            130            166
MSNBC         799            189            323
CNBC         239            108            121
FBN           48             15             23
HLN         293            113            187
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,056            324            608
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         177             67             97
MSNBC Morning Joe         376            109            184
CNBC Squawk Box         112             40             67
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         268            146            203
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,609            295            585
CNN SITUATION ROOM         512            106            146
MSNBC S OLY PM         765            259            321
CNBC S OLY PM         292            109            139
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         160             45             57
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,719            285            652
CNN SITUATION ROOM         409            101            126
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         667            137            262
CNBC S OLY PM         690            287            374
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         136             51             71
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,404            281            595
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         353            105            111
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         762            155            306
CNBC S OLY PM         827            342            463
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         271             78            144
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,601            434            905
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         437            149            161
MSNBC ED SHOW         822            165            326
CNBC CRIME INC GRND THEFT AUTO         300            144            146
HLN NANCY GRACE         337            113            217
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,937            273            710
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         464            117            177
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         824            203            326
CNBC CRIME INC GRND THEFT AUTO         205             77            109
HLN DR. DREW         294            136            199
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,667            285            665
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         340            125            161
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         750            200            316
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         211            101            109
HLN NANCY GRACE         249             90            147
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,066            267            526
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         149             46             77
MSNBC ED SHOW         478            131            223
CNBC MAD MONEY         172             82             59
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         194             70             97

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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.

  • Ratboy

    This will get the ratings up!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

    MSNBC Campaign Documentary to Be Hosted by Objective,
    Balanced…Chris Matthews?

    MSNBC will be producing campaign documentaries on Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Romney’s special will be hosted by Republican skeptic Chuck Todd. Obama’s doc will be in the hands of liberal anchor Chris Matthews. Even the titles are biased. According to TV Newser, Romney’s program is titled, “Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate.” Obama’s? “Barack Obama: Making History.”

  • AppleStinx

    The 5pm ‘Hardball’ viewers haven’t rushed to catch it at 7pm at all, or perhaps they are pretty much the same viewers, who need to watch it twice to understand it?

  • Jose



    Will Tingles be sober on either time slot?

  • Jeff

    Reince Prebius Pubis, whatever!! chairman of the Grand Obstructionist Party GOP says he’s not interested in talking about Mitts taxes anymore. Now 66% of Americans feel Mitt needs to release more than just one year.

    Reince Pubic, whatever!! thinks Donald Trump the “birther” is valuable and helpful to the GOP. Great!!
    The GOP compares President Obama’s birth certificate to Mitts tax hidden records.
    (also compares to the college records of President)

    Mitts has lost the lead in the polls with the middle class and now has lost the lead among male voters. Ouch!

    Mitts tries to show his empathy by meeting with farmers that have been devastated by the drought. Mitt met with one guy that owns 51 farms and is extremely wealthy. Good move!

  • Jeff

    Jim Greer denounces Florida Republican Party officials as liars, ‘right-wing crazies’ in deposition

    TALLAHASSEE — In a wide-ranging deposition that spanned two days in late May, former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer denounced some party officials as liars and “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies” as he described turmoil in the months before his resignation.

    Greer said some GOP leaders were meeting to discuss ways they could suppress black votes while others were constantly scheming against each other.

    He blamed criminal fraud charges filed against him in 2010 on legislative leaders and other party officials who he says orchestrated an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the statewide grand jury to avoid paying him money he was due.

    His statements were in response to questions from lawyers for the party, Senate President Mike Haridopolos and Sen. John Thrasher. Greer has filed a lawsuit against the party and the two officials in an attempt to collect $130,000 he was promised in a written agreement shortly before he resigned. The lawsuit, pending in Leon County, is unlikely to be resolved until after a criminal trial scheduled for mid November.

    Copies of the 630-page deposition and other documents were released by statewide prosecutors Wednesday.

    Greer’s testimony offers a window into the level of animosity that exists between Greer and the party he once ran.

    • Greer said “the party was in turmoil” as officials wanted to get rid of him and former Gov. Charlie Crist because they disagreed with some of Crist’s decisions, including the appointment of a liberal African-American judge to the Florida Supreme Court, Crist’s endorsement of John McCain for president in 2008 and the hug Crist gave President Barack Obama in 2009. “My phone lit up with people wanting me to censure the governor,” Greer said. “The tea party came into existence. There was a feeling within the party that the tea party was just a bunch of whack-a-dos.”

    • After the party’s budget and audit committee started asking questions about House and Senate spending, including legislators who used party credit cards for personal expenses, Greer said he wanted to open the books and credit card records, but party officials and legislative leaders vetoed the idea.

    • Greer said he warned others at the party that the budget committee was made up of “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies” who were trying to take over because of continuing disagreements with Crist and legislative leaders. House and Senate leaders insisted that no one at the party could control their campaign finances. “We eat what we kill,” Greer said the leaders told him. “Legislative leaders were using their party credit cards like drunken sailors and they made it clear to me I was not to interfere with their spending,” Greer said.

    Thrasher, who succeeded Greer as party chairman, called Greer’s suggestion of voter suppression and other accusations “absurd, absolutely absurd” and said Greer is making “baseless accusations on other people in an effort to divert attention from himself.”

    Thrasher said party officials had no choice but to get rid of Greer once they discovered he had secretly created a company that was getting money from the party.

    Many of the questions posed to Greer were about his creation of Victory Strategies LLC, a company that collected almost $200,000 from the party while he was running it. The criminal charges stem from that contract.

    Greer’s animosity was evident on almost every page of the deposition as he described the inner workings of a party that has controlled Florida since 1998.

    On voter suppression, Greer said he had just completed a December 2009 meeting with party general counsel Jason Gonzalez, political consultant Jim Rimes and Eric Eikenberg, Crist’s chief of staff, when questions arose about fundraising.

    “I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting. It had been one of those days,” he said.

    Rimes said he recalls no discussion of suppressing votes at any meeting. Eikenberg did not return phone calls.

    Greer said party officials were questioning spending on fundraising trips to New York, Yankees games, limos, expensive cigars and other items when Gonzalez asked him if he had any ownership in Victory Strategies. Greer said he initially denied owning any interest in the company but later admitted it when he and Gonzalez were alone. Gonzalez told state investigators that Greer did not own up to his involvement in the business and threatened to sue anyone who made the accusation. A number of other party officials told state investigators they were unaware of Greer’s involvement in the company. Contacted this week, Gonzalez said he could not publicly discuss the case.

    Asked about his failure to tell other officials, Greer said they didn’t ask.

    Asked if he told party finance chairman John Rood, a Jacksonville businessman, Greer said Rood was “basically useless as finance chairman.”

    By late December 2009, Greer found himself under pressure to resign. He said he agreed to leave for the “betterment of the party” and in January 2010 signed a severance agreement that was to pay him the rest of his $130,000 for the year.

    Greer said he got concerned when Haridopolos and Thrasher, who had both signed the agreement, began to publicly deny knowledge of it. Haridopolos later admitted signing it, insisting he had not read it.

    “Around the party most people considered President Haridopolos to be not the brightest person, but I would assume he would have read the agreement before he signed it,” Greer said.

    Greer had good words only for House Speaker Dean Cannon, saying the Orlando Republican tried to get others to live up to the severance agreement and promised to help him find a lobbying job and clients.

    After others at the party refused to honor the severance agreement, Greer said Cannon and Haridopolos contacted his friend Jim Stelling to say that political consultants Pat Bainter and Marc Reicheldfer were going to pay Greer $200,000.

    Despite promises of payment and a request from Bainter for information on where to wire the money, none was ever paid, Greer said. After he left the party, Greer said he heard that Thrasher was telling people they were going to have him arrested. A short time later, Greer was indicted by a statewide grand jury on charges of money laundering and fraud.

    The charges and the party’s failure to pay him have ruined his life, Greer said.

    “They took everything I worked for my whole life,” he added. Now his family is on food stamps, some of his possessions have been repossessed and his children watched their father being arrested.

    “Any good thing I did at the Republican Party has been destroyed by these people,” he said. “I want my life back. I want them to say they are sorry for what they did to me.”

  • Sicilian Papa

    Jeff you win the Gold Medal for longest post! It is also a world record! Be careful I hear they are taxing those Gold Medals!

    Tingles tanks at 7pm.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Tingles hosting an Obama promotional video. I know it will be a big thrill for him.

    I’m sorry Boss I couldn’t help myself.

    “I just got a thrill up my leg and that doesn’t happen to me very often.” My God what a WEENY!

  • Sicilian Papa



    I have to agree with you. Your approach to the crisis in 2008 would have worked much better then what we did.

    Don’t take anything I say personally I don’t like anybody that is smarter than me. That includes Faith, d.d., Coffee Steve, TheBoss1, Ratboy, Suiko…Alright everybody!…but I do have a good sense of humor at times.

  • Sicilian Papa

    “Would have worked much better THAN what we did.”

  • Suikostinger

    Jeff you win the Gold Medal for longest post! It is also a world record! Be careful I hear they are taxing those Gold Medals!

    Too bad you pay too much attention to Fox News and actually listen to them because what they reported led you astray and makes you look like a fool….because the medals ARE NOT TAXED! The winnings that the Olympians receive is taxed….

  • twins fan

    according to n.b.c. news paul ryan is rommneys vp pick.

  • AppleStinx

    Paul Ryan was my VP pick back in January. I shall play the lottery tomorrow.

  • Scroll the Troll

    Good pick Romney/Ryan 2012

  • Suikostinger

    Ummmm….I think Romney just lost the the independents with that pick…..Good job?

  • tony

    CNN suspends Fareed Zakaria–he joins the noteworthy former copiers Mitch Albom and Joe Biden.

  • Jeff

    Mitt has also lost the seniors.

    Don’t touch their Social Security!!

    Very pleased with this VP pick.

    The puppet strings were tugged and Mitt answered. What a wimp!

  • HRJ

    Can;t we all just get along?

    Mitt and Paul; the losing team. Each day this week, the demo poll numbers showed Mitt to be eating B.O.’s dust. The demo’s have forced Mitt to make a choice that he would not have if the poll numbers were different. Mitt had to call on Paul because he backed himself into a corner by pissing off Sarah. Therefore; Paul s Mitt’s way of going through the back door to get Tea Party votes. Mitt; your pick of Paul will get you some good press these next few days.

    Mitt and Paul?

  • Sicilian Papa



    I love that wimp characterisation of Romney. Please Jeff and the rest of lefties tell me what gangs Obama took on as Community Organizer? He killed Bin laden from the safty of his office. Did he ever do anything in his life that one might consider risky or dangerous? Beside blowing doobies while driving with his friends.

    I think Obama he is a coward and a wimp. He does not even compare with me. I put myself on the line more than once in my life for the good of others. There are a lot of tougher and braver people than me in this country.

    The lib. media tried to hang that wimp moniker on Bush 1. You know the World War 2 fighter pilot who was shot down by the enemy.

    Another ugly personal attack by the lib. media and Obama on Romney.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Well righties we don’t want to throw in the towel. We must face the fact that we are behind and we may lose.

    I can handle losing to the Dems. I can handle losing to the lefties on this site. I can handle losing to members of my family.

    I hate losing to the libs. in that corrupt media. Watching them the last few days with those big grins on their political hack faces makes me sick.
    My hope is to see every one of them in a bread line where they belong.

    I am not talking about opinion people on the left they should gloat and be happy.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Please, go out and see if you can purchase a sense of humor. Oh yeah I was real serious about the medal-tax thing. Geez!

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