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

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.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Fareed is suspended? I hear he was coping off of Joe Biden. Fareed you should no better than to copy off a d- student.

  • Ratboy

    Good Morning! A quick comment and then I am off to have fun with the grandkids!

    i love the leftie comments about Ryan! the left will have a little fun for a short time talking about granny and the cliff BUT……..in order to attack and try to minimize Ryan the HAVE to talk about the economy!!!! Thay have been able to skirt the issue and create all the other smoke screens to avoid the real issue but now they will HAVE to talk about it!!! BRILLIANT! If it was Rubio they would have been talking about the “scandels” behind him and they would have been talking about dirt with all the others but with Ryan, the “dirt” is the economy!!

    Now a quick look at the debates …………… Ryan, Biden? NOOOOOOOO Contest! Ryan will eat Biden for lunch! Brains vs Yuk YuK! BRILLIANT!

    Enjoy guys! I know I will!

  • Jimmy

    Hi friends out there. My name is Jimmy, and I’m working on a school project. I go to an year-round government school. My project is Feminine Male Democrats; Why Democrat males appear to be feminine girly men, eg. Barny Frank and that Chris Hayes guy which I still believe Hayes is girl. Can anybody else give me examples of democratic girly men?

  • TheBoss1

    The Ryan VP pick signals two things:

    1) A swing for the fence by a desperate Mitt Romney. In the past, such swings for the fence with VP picks have struck out.

    2) The election signals a clear choice: one a desire to return to pre-1964 America or a desire to continue to move forward in the 21st century.

    American, you choose.

  • tony

    I’m reading your posts–it appears Romneys behind electorally however since Obamas election in 2008 Republican Governors have been winning consistently there are now 47 Republican Senators and I’m sure that number will be increased in November,almost 70 Dems lost their seats in 2010,GOP huge victories nationally in state houses–things have been going well–Obama looks wobbly,I think if Ron Paul supporters vote for Mitt– Obama will fall.We can only hope.

  • TheBoss1

    My prediction: MSNBC’s numbers will be off-the-charts in primetime next week! Paul Ryan is the biggest gift to the Democratic party. Ryan signals a desire to dismantle over 40 years of social safety net protection … protection for the most vulnerable among us … the elderly and the poor.

  • Jeff

    Glad the right think Vice President Biden is easy in a debate. Hmmmm, don’t think so….. The Veep debates have little or no impact on the election. My money is on Biden and his experience and ability to connect with working Americans and seniors. Ryan has done the damage and now has to explain his merciless budget proposals against seniors an the poor and middleclass.

    S. Papa, Mitt is a spineless wimp, he stands for “NOTHING.” (grammar) You carry on about President Obama’s time before politics and his record as a very popular Senator and seemingly growing popularity as a soon second term President. President Obama has accomplished many of his goals dispite the zero support from a DO NOTHING GOP party. The GOP have no record, their candidate has no vision. I am very pleased with the Paul Ryan pick. Another white dude that alienates a good portion of the GOP base. That wants to throw Grandma off a cliff and force familes with children to starve, end Social Security and destroy Medicare.

    Ya godda a uphill climb!!

  • English Teacher

    Sicilian Papa,

    Go study your spelling words bro!

    Copying, not coping

    Know, not no

  • Suikostinger

    No Hoppy. I haven’t “jumped on it” in a long time. Left or right. You and the people that disagree with me are the only ones that bring up the spelling anymore.

  • Mark

    The Ryan pick definitely screams the Romney campaign knows they need to make a big move because they were falling behind. Now will it work or will they fall in their face is to be seen.

    I think Ryan makes Wisconsin a real swing state rather then one that is somewhat of a swing state but very likely to be Democrat. It also helps in some other swing states(Ohio, Iowa and Michigan). On the Negative side I think it makes Florida much harder to win(ie old People)

  • Mark

    I mean other Midwestern swing states then other swing states

  • Jeff

    @Jimmy, you can use me for your project, but first off, I doubt you even have a job, and if you had any real balls which obviously you don’t, to talk like that in my presence you may end up with a huge reconstructive surgery bill.

    The biggest “all talk” idiot on TV is Bill O Reilly!! That’s why idiots tune into him, to see what the idiot-in-chief has to say next.

    You right wing jerks wanna turn this room dirty and negative?? Bring it!!

    I prefer the issues and not your stupid as usual attempts at insults. But as you know I’m game either way!

  • Suikostinger

    100 dollars says jimmy is DB. :) they Both are rude and crude.

  • twins fan

    lol at suikostinger

  • Jeff

    At Suiko, may as well be right!?! But since YOU mentioned his name, it’s like saying,

    Bloody Mary!
    Bloody Mary!
    Bloody Mary!

    In the mirror 3 times and the demon will appear……ever hear of that old superstition? LOL! :lol:


    Mitt Romney: ” I want to introduce you to the next President of the United States Paul Ryan”


  • Jeff

    Ann Coulter has to be so happy that she got what she demanded from Mitt by selecting Rep. Ryan.

    Now maybe she can “untuck,” relax, and lighten up on the Mittster. LMAO!!

  • Faith3

    Interesting…Romney was way too central for some folks. The American people’s center vote didn’t matter so the base decided to have Ryan as the VP. Ryan who is anything but center. Appealing to the Milton Friedman crowd or should I just say Grover Norquist crowd (same thing).

    Cut taxes, privatize governmental services including social security and healthcare (Medicare) as we know the healthcare system is already privatized and very expensive, implement a wide spread voucher system for schools, eliminate any opposing voices (labor unions), lower tariffs etc has all been done before under the experiment of Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys. This is nothing new folks. Only thing it did in Chile was move 50% of the people into POVERTY and most of the others living on a shoestring budget and produced a very FEW very wealthy folks at the top. Huge poverty and inequality…nice cocktail mix. Some people (*Heritage Foundation founders*) call this the “Chile Miracle”. They see how some at the top enjoyed major economic growth while ignoring the entire rest of the populace that ended up poor or in poverty. Typical

    Big win for folks who like these policies. I hope they are the very few that end up at the top because they will find soon enough the bottom will not be a very good place to live.

  • BuckOfama2012

    TheBoss 1 wrote: “Jimmy, you can use me as an example of a girl-man, because you seem to define a girly-man as someone who is educated and intelligent.”

    LMAO, and you voted for Obama, can’t be that intelligent, because, he fooled you with all that hype about Hope and Change. How’s that hope and change Boss. You sucka!

    Jeff, do you also get tingles up your leg when Obama speaks? LMAO!

    Jimmy’s right, you guys are girly men!

  • Jeff

    @Buck_____2012, Do you leave a mess in your pants when President Obama speaks? Or at Images of Sean Hannity on your laptop in a dark corner…

  • BuckOfama2012

    Jeff, LOL, I vomit when I hear Obummer speak. How’s that 5 trillion dollars and 8.3 percent unemployment Hope and Change treating you buddy?

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