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.

  • Ratboy

    This is a speech you wont wanna miss!!!

    Christie: I’ll ‘Tell Some Very Direct Truths’ During RNC Keynote Address

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Christie, the sometimes abrasive but always entertaining governor of New Jersey, is set to be announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker for the Republicans’ national convention later this month

    “I’ll try to tell some very direct and hard truths to people in the country about the trouble that we’re in and the fact that fixing those problems is not going to be easy for any of them,” Christie told USA Today in an interview announcing his speech. He said he will describe his experiences in New Jersey as evidence that “the American people are ready to confront those problems head-on and endure some sacrifice.”

  • Coffee Steve

    Romney and Preibus are putting more and more TOUGH surrogates out there!

    They need to, and even send tougher ones out.

    It doesn’t help when the anchors are holding left wing blog sheets in front of them and simply repeating campaign slogans Rats. They used to disguise it, not they just openly show it. I honestly think people, right and left have left the media, and the media deserves it.

    The public has finally caught on Rats, and that’s a good thing

  • Coffee Steve

    Just saw this billboard sign on the internet

    “No matter how you feel about Chick-Fil-A, one thing is certain, if you want chicken, you need a hen and a rooster”


  • Hillbilly

    Why would NOAA need bullets? They want some paper targets too. You don’t use (if you are buying) hollow points for target practice.


    The DOC NOAA National Weather Service – Western Acquisition Division ? Boulder requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following:
    LI 001, 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). No reloads may be used with these weapons. All service furnished ammunition for issued firearms will be U.S. factory production.
    ?Inside Delivery? to locations below:

    Read more here.

  • Coffee Steve

    Ron Palillo, Horshack from ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ dead at 63 :-(

  • Hillbilly

    I think somebody is making things up. DHS is ordering lots of ammo too. I can understand the DHS, but not NOAA. I searched “Department of Homeland Security, is buying up huge amounts of ammunition” & no MSM sources came up. The conspiracy folks must be in overdrive.


    The federal government, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, is buying up huge amounts of ammunition and there seems to be no end in sight. Again, this is nothing new as the DHS has refused to explain their purchase of 450 million hollow points and has ordered “up to” 650-750 million rounds of ammo and also seems to be looking for more weapons as well.

    Read more here.

  • Hillbilly

    AppleStinx – I believe that the Communist Party is able to customize bodies to compete and win in any sports. Regardless, they already have the ideal body type, smoothness and flatness for diving


    :lol: You gonna be in trouble. ;)

  • Coffee Steve


    DHS started this 5 years ago, without explanation and they did it through backdoor channels. And whne it comes under the National Security terms dude, you can hang up on trying to ever figure out who, what, where and why.

    The NOAA thing may just be a clerks typo or mistake, then again, Uncle Sam has lost his mind so who knows :-)

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM
    Ron Palillo, Horshack from ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ dead at 63

    OOOOO OOOOOO OOOOO Mr Kotttier! Rest in peace Ron!

  • Coffee Steve

    Desperate: Obama Takes Dog On Roof Swipe At Romney

    ‘I don’t know about windmills on top of cars, But Gov. Romney puts other things on his car roof”

    My reply would be

    I don’t know about windmills on top of dinner plates, but I’d keep fido away from President Obama’s plate” hehehehehehe :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve


    I loved that show, laughed every week

  • Ratboy

    Man Shouts ‘Look, No Teleprompter!’ At Ryan Event

    Someone in the crowd at a Paul Ryan Lakewood rally yelled at the congressman “Look, no teleprompter!” Ryan responded by saying “That’s right.”

  • Ratboy

    Now we are brewing Beer in the White House!!!!!!!

    Obama Keeps Beer in Ground Force One

    A surprising anecdote from a White House pool report this morning:

    Campaign official also offers up that potus was talking about white house beer, which apparently the white house brews, she said, and one cafe patron requested a bottle, so potus sent out to Ground Force One and gave him one.

    And, in a subsequent pool report from press secretary Jay Carney’s gaggle, we get this:

    There was some extended discussion about beer brewery at the white house, which turns out a light and dark beer that carney said he had seen the president drink. No comment on how often Obama travels with beer.

  • Hillbilly

    Coffee Steve – The NOAA thing may just be a clerks typo or mistake, then again, Uncle Sam has lost his mind so who knows


    I can’t type but I’m pretty sure i wouldn’t type NOAA when it should be DHS or some other agency. They have addresses for NOAA buildings for the ammo to be delivered to. That’s a lot of typing errors. I guess their preparing for an invasion of aliens. I agree something smells (besides Ratboy ;) ) funny about the NOAA deal.


  • Coffee Steve

    I guess their preparing for an invasion of aliens

    Or maybe :-)

    *Investors Brace for Euro Collapse

    Banks, investors and companies are bracing themselves for the possibility that the euro will break up — and are thus increasing the likelihood that precisely this will happen,” Martin Hesse writes for Spiegel Online (as translated from the German by Paul Cohen).

    (Spiegel Online)

  • Coffee Steve

    1207 Days without a passed Budget


  • Jeff

    In 2009, as Representative Paul Ryan was railing against President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package as a “wasteful spending spree,” he wrote at least four letters to Obama’s secretary of energy asking that millions of dollars from the program be granted to a pair of Wisconsin conservation groups, according to documents obtained by The Globe.

    The advocacy appeared to pay off; both groups were awarded the economic recovery funds — one receiving a $20 million grant to help thousands of local businesses and homes improve their energy efficiency, agency documents show. […]

    The documents show that Ryan’s attempts to take advantage of the stimulus funds even after he voted against them was more expansive than previously reported.

    Yep. Just another Republican holding up a tea party protest sign with one hand while accepting a gigantic novelty stimulus check with the other hand.

  • Gabriel

    Coffee Steve
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    It doesn’t help when the anchors are holding left wing blog sheets in front of them and simply repeating campaign slogans Rats.


    Fox News anchors hold right wing blog sheets. Conservative

  • Gabriel

    …radio hosts are unashamed with their hypocrisy and partisanship. They’re all the same.

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