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.

  • Coffee Steve

    I luvs SHARK week…

    @Ralph Hahn
    I know, you’re buddies with everyone, so I won’t put you into this

    I’ve genuinely got along with everyone I have ever met. I have also figured out, if you read between the lines you’ll know the real person. People just find it easier to let out their frustrations on forums like this because they don’t have to hold back.

    I flat truly believe that just about everyone, right or left on here are pretty much middle of the road in their true beliefs. Heck even the politician’s play just for the camera but in their hearts don’t believe half of what they spew. And psssst…We all know it’s true :-)

    I don’t mind people having fun and even the ones that just come in here at times and call me stupid, Te*a Bag*ger, Right Wing Nut etc. It just gives me something to laugh at. It honestly does not bother me at all. Only Nancy Pelosi enacts and emotion in me, one of amazment that she can walk and talk at the same time.

    JUST DON”T MAKE FUN OF COFFEE!!! :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve


    If you peep in tonight, Just a thought, and I know you’ll know what I mean by this, the new moon phases for the next 2 months are

    August 17-21st. September 14-18th

    If it doesn’t happen by then, I think it won’t until the election is over, and the news is growing quiet over there too, like the calm before the storm. I just wonder if he has enough support from his inner circle.

  • Jeff

    @coffee Steve

    Very first teaser on Star Trek 2 is out, looks like The Botany Bay & Khan to me.

    It’s on YouTube

  • Jeff

    Here is the link Coffee Steve,


  • Johny Douchebagger

    CNN my as well pack it in and close up shop. They CNN is horrible. FOX rules, baby !!!

  • UpAndOver


    “there are “few occasions where” the two disagreed”

    So liberals see that as ‘many’ or 1 or 2 ?

  • Hillbilly

    The Five number 1 in the money demo. :)

  • Hillbilly

    Chalk one up for the good guys. The EPA is out of control.

    Federal appeals court sides with Texas against EPA

  • Hillbilly

    Sounds like they got their excuse making ideas from Nobama. This one tops anything Nobama has used so far.


    China’s People’s Daily newspaper topped off its coverage of the London Olympics on Monday pronouncing that the Communist Party’s leadership had sent congratulations to the country’s Olympic team.

    Then the Communist Party mouthpiece suggested that the Chinese shouldn’t compete with United States because Westerners have bigger chests and heads.

    :lol: :???: :lol:

  • Letmethink

    Hello All,
    Back from service. It was sad but very nice. My son has handled loosing his father with such grace and maturity. He had many friends that drove over 200 miles to be at the service. They will never know how much that meant to him. My husband speaking of my ex said To be remembered as he was, he had to have lived a memorable life. Even though we couldn’t make it work, I had to agree, he lived a good and memorable life. So sad he died too young.
    I am thrilled with the Ryan selection. He has taken some votes I do not agree with but at least I think/hope the issues will be addressed honestly and directly. IF it means that we loose the election, I would rather loose that way. We sent money immediately we were so happy with the selection.

  • Coffee Steve

    Good Morning Everyone

    I kept seeing Sharks while sleeping :-)

    Yep, it is Botany Bay & Khan, and I can’t wait thill the movie is released.


    On your EPA story, the whole thing got started a couple of years ago when the administration started attacking Oil & Coal. Problem is the EPA is only holding certain types of companies accountable.

    Example is, they are attacking Oil refineries and chemical companies for certain gases, but landfills emit more than 50 times the gases the EPA is blocking permits for those dealing with Oil, and the chemical companies that supply the Reformulated gas companies.

    Now the EPA is simply making up false claims against fracking shale gas. Every study done shows its safe, but that’s not stopping this administration.

  • Coffee Steve


    My sympathy on your son’s loss, and yours. As all of us who have been through divorce know it can get a little complicated on these matters. I have attended a few services as well for former in-laws; I knew them for years and remained friends with all of them.

  • Letmethink

    Thanks CS, I too remained friendly with ex in laws but hadn’t seen most of them in years. It was great to see them and it seemed to mean a lot to them that I was there. They have been so wonderful to my son. For that alone I would always love them. I hope your wife is doing well after the death of her father.

  • Coffee Steve


    Thank you, my wife is doing well, she is from a very close and strong family with faith added. It helped she got to spend alot of time with him during the past weeks leading to his passing.

  • Jeff

    Up and over,

    Perhaps you just can’t count, might be a conservative thing. There are a lot more than 1 or 2.

    A growing number? When more people see whats is in the budget a lot more Republicans will cry the day they voted for the worst radical budget proposal in history.

  • Letmethink

    CS, we live in the big middle of the Barnett Shale. We have two wells on our property. I am sure nothing is without some hazard. But we have had no problems and we saw extreme caution while they were drilling. Now you hardly know anything is there. By contrast, the wind turbines we passed near Sweetwater, TX are a blight on the land. They produce so little energy for the cost and area they consume. I addition to that, lots of land is disrupted trying to move that energy to other areas. If you have never seen miles and miles and miles of the wind turbines, you can not imagine the destruction. The simple fact is that unless we want to live draconian lives, we need energy. We can not run this country on hope and change, fairly dust and algae. Natural Gas is such a cheap, clean, abundant source of energy, I don’t understand what it isn’t being supported.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point still can’t break 200. Morning Joe is still slipping. I tuned into MJ briefly this AM but Matthews was on so no watching MJ today. Absolutely can not stomach that man. In years past, I enjoyed his Hard Ball program. What in the heck happened to him? Do you think it is ideology or is he getting some pay off by being so biased?

  • Coffee Steve


    I recently saw a report on the wind turbines. If it was true, at least 48% of them are either shut down or not working or having major problems. And where is PETA? The number of birds dying because of them is staggering. But nope, not a peep from them. Must not fit thier agenda.

    Fracking and natural gas are the future in the foreseeable future. I have never in my life seen an administration fight tooth and nail against domestic energy independence as this one has. Romney needs to hit this hard and speak of it at every stop and every interview he has. It’s a winning one.

    In fact he is in Ohio today speaking at a coal background.

  • Letmethink

    CS–absolutely agree. That seems like a very strange place for him to speak since he has basically shut down the coal industry. He even told us during his campaign that is what he would do.
    Weel, gotta mow before it gets too hot. Unfortunately we are still in the middle of a heat wave. Send us some 80 degree days if you have any to spare.

  • lbsles

    Morning all.

    A slight dip in temperatures here in Dallas this day. May get some rain today, but as of late only areas around N Dallas have received rain. FT Worth and Grapevine received a damaging thunderstorm Saturday nite.

    Grapevine has a large lake next to it an after the storm large number of boats were damaged or destroyed.

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