Cable News Ratings for Monday, August 13, 2012

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August 14th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 13, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,252        296         557
CNN      322         92         119
MSNBC      542        161         224
CNBC      166         51           86
FBN        62         14           26
HLN      229         87         136
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,414        444         935
CNN      493        138         201
MSNBC    1,188        339         510
CNBC      273        156         156
FBN        80         31           44
HLN      318         87         173
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends      981        279         533
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      176         63           70
MSNBC Morning Joe      419        150         201
CNBC Squawk Box      127         35           79
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      249        138         183
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,987        415         851
CNN SITUATION ROOM      521        134         184
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      844        171         314
CNBC FAST MONEY      181         28           85
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      125         35           58
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,036        349         749
CNN SITUATION ROOM      391        121         149
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      871        216         346
CNBC MAD MONEY      169         42           89
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      107         48           66
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,919        407         794
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      402        100         141
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      823        202         312
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      208         44         105
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      200         79         123
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,034        521       1,115
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      439        115         179
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,011        250         407
CNBC PIXAR STORY      259        138         163
HLN NANCY GRACE      343         70         160
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,211        446         922
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      546        164         230
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,396        442         614
CNBC PIXAR STORY      345        189         194
HLN DR. DREW      266         81         143
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    1,994        365         767
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      494        133         194
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,149        324         502
CNBC 20 UNDER 20 TRNSFMG TMRW      214        139         111
HLN NANCY GRACE      344        109         215
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,323        443         698
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      286         63         100
MSNBC ED SHOW      711        182         300
CNBC MAD MONEY        88         56           55
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      234         96         156


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.

  • XYZ

    Wow, good night for MSNBC prime.

  • twins fan

    goodthing I didn’t bet boss 1

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point still sinking. Surprised with those ratings Solidad was chosen for debates.

  • Ratboy

    @ twins fan
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM
    goodthing I didn’t bet boss 1

    yea but Tingles didnt get the bump and you would have thought he would. Boy, the Five missed 2 mil by thiiiiiiiiiiis much!!!!

  • Stan T

    NEWS FLASH! Bob Beckle likes the Ryan Medicare plan! After attacking it for months, once Bob realized that the medicare voucher plan is OPTIONAL, he now likes it. Gee, how many other people would like the Ryan Medicare plan if the media and the dems were telling the truth about it?

  • Dbackes610

    A quite comment section,oh wait it’s because msnbc did well. Notice no faux news hate going on?

  • lbsles

    you can cut the cheese, you can cut the cake but messnbc still can not cut it.

    The home of boss of no one and his butt buddy jeffiee poo pooo.

  • rhembo

    CNN has thrown in the towel. Word is they’ll be switching to more reality, entertainment and tabloid type shows.
    MSNBC is my preference so I’m glad for their solid ratings.

  • Stan T

    Hmmm….MSNBC’s number are decent…but then the Olympics just ended, how many tuned in looking for the Olympics, realized it’s over, tuned out, but still got counted?

  • Jayson


    LOL. Nice try. Rating didn’t swell like this during the Olympics.

  • rhembo

    Unlikely..MSNBC primetime lineup was not preempted for the olympics

  • lbsles

    Over a Million Illegals Poised to Come Out of Shadows

    Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 11:18 AM
    By Henry J. Reske

    Some 1.7 million young illegal immigrants are poised to come out of the shadows and live and work openly in the United States as a result of a sweeping executive order signed by President Barack Obama. On Wednesday immigration officials will begin accepting applications to defer deportations, The New York Times reported.

    Obama’s executive order sidestepped Congress that failed to pass the Dream Act and was a major peace offering to the Hispanic voters after the administration deported 1.2 million illegals in the last three years. The order grants two-year deportation deferrals, work permits and other benefits such as a driver’s license and Social Security number to illegals brought to the United States as children, the Times reported.

    Immigration rights groups have been swamped with requests for information on the program and government officials are expecting the biggest jump in paperwork since three million immigrants applied for legal status under a 1986 amnesty.

    The Migration Policy Institute estimates that about 1.2 million people are eligible to apply now, with another 500,000 reaching the minimum eligibility age of 15 in coming years, the Times reported. The largest number of eligible applicants is in California, Florida, New York and Texas.

    The order does not give legal status or a path to citizenship and those applying must be in school, be high school graduate or have served honorably in the military. Those with criminal records will be rejected, the Times reported.
    Hazar Parra, who came to the United States when she was 7, worried that her application might expose her mother to deportation. “My mom decided I should do it,” she told the Times. “Basically, for me to do better and succeed, she’s willing to risk everything.”


  • lbsles

    Cory Booker: I’ve Been Sidelined By Obama Campaign

    Rising Democratic star Cory Booker admitted on Tuesday that he has been sidelined by President Barack Obama’s re-election team after criticizing his party for attacking Mitt Romney’s business record.

    Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J., has hardly been seen on the national stage since his comments — and he told the Wall Street Journal he won’t have a star role at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

    During a May 20 interview on Meet The Press, Booker said he found attacks on Romney’s record at Bain Capital “nauseating.” After complaints from the Obama campaign he issued a video the following day walking back the comments.


  • TheBoss1

    As usual, I was right. At least Apple had the good sense not to challenge me on it. But, Hillbilly …. sorry, buddy. You gotta pay up. I do take PayPal! But since Hillbilly was the only one to man up and take the bet, I guess I’ll let you off the hook! (After all, your post on SNAP coupons earns you a reprieve. I was THAT impressed with your fair-mindedness). But I won’t be that nice next time :)!

    Oh, by-the-way, Rachel was brilliant last night in her analysis of Paul Ryan’s impact on the GOP ticket. She actually made MY argument… Outside of the conservative echo-chamber (where Ryan is a God), the average American (who doesn’t live-and-die politics like us nuts) only knows Ryan as that “budget guy who wants to kill Medicare.” And that is a killer. Plus the fact that he is a (unofficial) Republican leader of the least popular Congress in the history of our republic. That doesn’t give him any brownie points with the American public.

    Ryan may be the worst choice in the history of presidential tickets.

    Oh, by-the-way, if you want to know what stocks will go up tomorrow and who to bet on in the opening week of the NFL, don’t hesitate to ask.


  • TheBoss1

    @Stan T … come on buddy, sometimes you got to take it on the chin like a man. Or, as I like to say, sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.

    The bear got you. Man up.

  • TheBoss1

    @Stan T … you’ve got to love the intellectual inconsistency and downright disingenuity of conservatives.

    For example, they want to “save” Medicare by allowing Americans to chose among private insurers as an option, but they refused to allow Americans the choice of a “public option” in the Health Care bill.

  • lbsles

    “Obama is conducting a war on seniors. Medicare, if untouched, is bankrupt in 11-1/2 to 12 years, and what is Obama doing? How is Obama ‘saving’ it? He isn’t. He’s taking $711 billion out of Medicare. When all is said and done, it’ll lose close to a trillion dollars.” -Rush Limbaugh

  • Laurence Glavin

    An interesting night at MSNBC: the two showings of “Hardball”: 1.6 million total. The primetime showings of Ed, Rachel and Lawrence: one-million-plus each total viewers. (Ed got 700k during th 11:00 pm Eastern showing, prime time on the West Coast). One takeaway…I can’t recall seeing sombody have a better time doing his job than Lawrence O’Donnell last night. There was an interesting tidbit at Media Matters.org: they had audio of Rush Limpbaugh saying than CNN had LITERALLY NO VIEWERS. Dumbass…doesn’t he understand the meaning of “literally”? CNN may be a distand third behind fellow news channel MSNBC and the Fox Right-Wing Propaganda Network, but it DOES cume several hundred-thousand a show, which is (imagine me doing Stephen Colbert’s schtick of punching away at an adding machine) MORE THAN ZERO.

  • lbsles

    Flashback: Obama Admits He Cut Medicare

    RUSH: Listen to this sound bite, folks. November 9th, 2009. This is Obama’s first year. And he’s being interviewed by our old buddy Jacob Tapper at ABC News. And they’re talking about Medicare cuts in Obamacare. Listen to this

    TAPPER: One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it: One third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare.

    OBAMA: Right.

    TAPPER: A lot of times, as you know, what happens in Congress is somebody will do something bold; and then Congress, close to election season, will undo it.
    TAPPER: Are you willing to pledge that whatever cuts in Medicare are being made to fund health insurance, one third of it, that you will veto anything that tries to undo that?

    OBAMA: Yes! I actually have said that it is important for us to make sure this thing is deficit neutral, without tricks. I said I wouldn’t sign a bill that didn’t meet that criteria.

    RUSH: Here is Obama admitting the $700 billion in Medicare cuts. Our old buddy Jacob Tapper asks him head on: “One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it: one third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare.” Obama: “Right.” Tapper: “Are you willing to pledge that whatever cuts in Medicare are being made to fund health insurance, one third of it, that you will veto anything that tries to undo” those cuts? Obama: “Yes!”

  • lbsles

    Do Democrats Know Obama Cut Medicare?

    RUSH: Are you sick and tired yet of hearing how Paul Ryan wants to kill Medicare? You know what’s going to kill Medicare is Medicare. Medicare is going to eat itself. Medicare is going to implode if something isn’t done about it, unless somebody does something to save it. And I’ll tell you, I had a thought develop yesterday when we were discussing the $700 billion that Obama cuts from Medicare. It’s not just that he took $700 billion from Medicare. He put that $700 billion elsewhere. Obama is robbing Medicare. Obama is the guy that’s robbing money from Medicare.

    By the time it’s all said and done, when you factor interest over a number of years, you could accurately say that Obama is taking a trillion dollars out of Medicare and putting it elsewhere in Obamacare. It’s not just an accounting move. It’s a real transfer of money, in order to keep the overall reported cost down. I remember yesterday having so much trouble convincing people of this, because the meme is out there that Ryan’s budget cuts Medicare.

    They live off of a playbook that’s very simple. Republicans equal what? Starving kids. Cutting Social Security. Kicking the elderly out of their homes. They believed it. They have uttered this by rote for so many decades that they believe it. Conservative Republican equals cuts. It’s almost robotic. And when you hit them with, “No, no, Ryan doesn’t cut any money out of Medicare. It’s Obama, $700 billion.” They’re floored. They don’t have any idea what to do. Really, it’s almost like Rachel Maddow and Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz are hearing it for the first time. I’ll have the sound bite coming for you in just a second.

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