Cable News Ratings for Friday, August 10, 2012

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August 13th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 10, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC      961        229         421
CNN      280         80         114
MSNBC      377        134         175
CNBC      191         70           97
FBN        51           9           18
HLN      177         79         102
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    1,426        237         489
CNN      293         62         103
MSNBC      626        175         279
CNBC      202        114         120
FBN        51         13           24
HLN      242         99         141
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      931        288         475
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      183         85           95
MSNBC Morning Joe      381        156         212
CNBC Squawk Box      159         47           76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      279        158         196
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,628        400         690
CNN SITUATION ROOM      492         91         173
MSNBC S OLY PM      474        235         209
CNBC S OLY PM      255         97         110
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      115         44           71
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,730        378         643
CNN SITUATION ROOM      408        103         138
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      647        184         275
CNBC S OLY PM      491        212         220
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      126         53           77
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,457        361         596
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      388         83         128
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      733        145         316
CNBC S OLY PM      391        204         210
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      202         75         126
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,921        328         680
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT      339         61         113
MSNBC ED SHOW      735        158         299
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR      279        147         137
HLN NANCY GRACE      262         93         152
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL    1,206        159         355
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      262         55           94
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW      830        223         371
CNBC ULTIMATE FIGHTING:FISTFUL      180        120         117
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      280        107         153
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FNR: CITIES GOING BROKE    1,142        224         432
CNN ANDERSON COOPER SPCL RPT      278         72         101
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES      313        144         167
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      147         75         104
HLN NANCY GRACE      183         96         116
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SR/ROMNEY TO ANNOUNCE VP      879        263         453
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR      903        247         406
CNN CNNI/ROMNEY VP PICK      374        147         205
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      295        113         165
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES      377        218         207
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE      245        129         118
CNBC MAD MONEY        78         36           58
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      101         56           62

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, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Jeff

    Bipolar in full swing Ralph Hahn?

    Google it dumba$$!

  • Jeff

    Here are just some of the candidates eschewing the Ryan budget:

    Richard Tisei – In his district outside of Boston, Tisei won’t win on a hardline Republicans budget plan, so Tisei has tried to avoid the issue of the Ryan budget altogether. “I just don’t think it’s going to be an issue in this race,” he told Politico.

    George Allen – Virginia’s senate race is Allen’s best hope to get back into politics after his 2006 loss, and he’s hoping to be able to ally himself with the Romney-Ryan ticket without having to embrace Ryan’s proposed Medicare cuts. At a rally on Thursday, when Allen was asked about supporting the Ryan plan, he told reporter, “I think your assertion’s incorrect,” and “I haven’t had a chance to look at their latest permutation from it.”

    Denny Rehberg – Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) is running a competitive race for the Senate, and while he embraced Romney’s pick of Ryan, he simultaneously tried to signal to voters that Ryan and he had policy disagreements, writing in a release shortly after the announcement, there are “few occasions where” the two disagreed.

    Chris Collins – Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul’s (D-NY) competitor refused to even discuss the Ryan budget with reporters over the weekend, fleeing from the quandary of the Ryan budget and its effects on Medicare. “I’m not going to get into a discussion now about a budget that may be passed next year with a new president and new Congress,” Collins told the Buffalo News, “I’m not going to go back and relive any proposal in the past because they are in the past.”

    Brendan Doherty – The Rhode Island House candidate, Brendan Doherty, told Slate reporter Dave Weigel that he does not support the part of the Ryan budged that is “privatizing Medicare.”

    Linda McMahon – McMahon’s opponent goaded the Connecticut senatorial candidate into distancing herself from the Ryan budget, releasing a statement asking whether McMahon would support Ryan’s Medicare cuts. In response, a McMahon spokesperson gave National Journal perhaps the most firm statement of opposition from a Republican candidate. “Linda McMahon will never support a budget that cuts Medicare,” he said.

    The list is GROWING!!!!! LMAO!

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Watch Shark Week and take a break. Rats will be buying all the free beer

    After reading the weekend posts and some today, I dont think free beer is a good idea! sounds like some have already been overserved!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Jeff

    Here is another,

    Maggie Brooks, who is running for the House in New York, doubled down on her disapproval of Ryan’s Medicare plan Monday, saying “It has always been my position that I do not support the Ryan budget and its proposals regarding Medicare.

  • Ratboy

    @ Jeff
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM
    Here are just some of the candidates eschewing the Ryan budget:

    The funniest part of this entire thing is how the left is trying to make this all about the Ryan budget! They are tooo dumb to remember that he is THE RUNNING MATE NOT THE CANDIDATE!! Not to mention that the Romney plan has not been Ryan budget plan.

    I hope you all keep laughing because when it comes time to explain in detail how the economy is going to be fixed I will take Ryan over Obama and Biden as the messenger by a long shot!! An I am not talking about the content but the delivery!

  • Coffee Steve


    Looks like I wasn’t alone in going to Romney’s site and donating. He’s raised over 5 Million since the announcement.

  • Coffee Steve

    Talk Radio Louisville

    after 7 minutes of a Dem blasting Romney and Ryan budget plan, the GOP guy came back and in 3 seconds, destroyed the Dem

    “After three years of NO budget, at least they have one” :-)

    TADA!!!! BINGO!!!!

  • Coffee Steve

    *New Obama panic: Romney crowd sizes…

    The recent frantic email theme to supporters from Team Obama about Mitt Romney’s run-away fundraising successes has been expanded to the crowd size gap between the thousands who rushed out over the weekend to see Romney and new running mate Rep. Paul Ryan and the hundreds who cheered on President Obama.

    The big worry expressed in a new email from Obama’s Chicago HQ: “The Republican base is energized.” The reason: Romney attracted 15,000 at a rally over the weekend.

    The email:

    Paul —

    I just got this disturbing report: Yesterday’s Romney-Ryan rally in North Carolina pulled in an overflow crowd of 15,000 people.

    There’s no spinning that number. It’s a LOT of people, and the Republican base in energized.

    And that’s not all. Since the VP announcement, Romney’s campaign has brought in over 70,000 donations from his Tea Party base.

    (Via Drudge)

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “Looks like you and Apple have to put up with the heat for a few weeks…”

    It’s 81°F now; 86°F forecast for tomorrow. I’m ok with it; MA used to be worse, hot and humid.

  • Coffee Steve


    Lets hope Northern Cal isn’t effected. Mass may get hot too Apple, but earlier we had heat indexes with the humidity of 118 and it was just plain miserable.

    One day we had a dew point of 82 and temp of 108 and it was instant sweat as soon as you opened the door. I can do without those days.

  • twins fan

    @coffee steve and ratboy
    i’m sending a big cold front your way by friday were going to have a high of 70 with a low of 49.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Twins Fan

    Thank You. They say our high on Saturday will be 72 and Sunday 74. For us, and this time of year we may have to break out the jackets :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    The Tea party group in Lousisville signed 50 new members up d.d. and that’s just since Saturday morning. Most are owners of small businesses, and the others just want a change. Those guys are growing fast. I miss being in it, but my time is pretty muched filled right now.

  • Coffee Steve

    We’re watching the sharks tonight, so see you guys in the AM


  • Ratboy

    @ twins fan
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM
    @coffee steve and ratboy

    I think it is alrady here in Michigan! rainy and cool 64 degrees

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Coffee Steve: Howdy, to y’all. I was out Friday and I don’t usually check in from home. You actually gave $$$ to the Romney camapign? GOOD Coffee Steve! To tell you the truth, I haven’t yet. I had to cancel my debit card tonight and wait for a new one. Sure, I can use a check, but I owe two years auto registration. Yeah, I forget now and then. Must because I’ve been single for more than seven years and my head explodes (literally) every time I have to think of money. I tried a new pain reliever my doctor had given me for my tension headaches. Maybe, I should just fast forward through Little Jeffy’s rantings. I know, you’re buddies with everyone, so I won’t put you into this. Maybe if I hadn’t been a journalist since the early-70s, I would, maybe, believe everything I read from partisan talking points.

  • Ralph Hahn

    wtf? I just posted something else, sent it along, and WHOOP it disappears like the other one earlier today that I thought I had posted. Blame Jeff.

  • tony

    Looks like SGT Schultz is ready to camp out in Wisconsin and defeat Ryan…he’s as shrill as ever,he sure taught Scoot Walker a lesson didn’t he.

  • Jeff

    @ralph. Don’t get upset when people respond to your stupid remarks. I hope you get relief for your pain & dilemmas.
    Start Blaming yourself when things go wrong, maybe that’s the start of a better future.
    I could be wrong.

  • Suikostinger

    Isn’t it nice that Fox News considers themselves fair and balanced yet they have someone like this on their network?

    A tough, tough riff on the Romney campaign from Laura Ingraham on her show Friday:

    I might be the skunk at the picnic but I’m going to say it. I’m going to say it clear. Romney’s losing. I don’t like to start a Friday show with this, but I feel like I must. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I know one thing: conservatism wins. When you are debating the other side on substance, when you are attacking with substance, when you are laying out a vision with passion, that marries conservative ideals to the problems of the day, you will win.

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