Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12, 2012

Categories: '

Written By

August 14th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, August 11-12, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,076            260            482
CNN         307             94            138
MSNBC         362            156            182
CNBC           87             39             54
FBN           22               6             10
HLN         252            113            158
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,373            187            445
CNN         291             89            131
MSNBC         377            182            185
CNBC         188             80             97
FBN           35               9             16
HLN         412            177            252
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         771            193            341
CNN         316             95            136
MSNBC         350            184            190
CNBC           73             28             42
FBN           26               5             11
HLN         349            147            209
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC         841            171            328
CNN         364            102            166
MSNBC         475            288            242
CNBC           88             43             47
FBN           77             14             31
HLN         373            148            227

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.

  • AppleStinx

    News of the VP announcement Saturday morning must have done wonders for FNC. Their Total Day average in the demo was higher than on Friday. CNN’s ratings on Saturday were slightly higher all around as well, compared to Friday.

  • Sid Kaminsky

    How did Mancow do on Saturday at 10 PM. Loved the show. Hire him to do a regular show on weekends.

  • Doug Z

    I thought Obama was going to get the Chinese to float their currency? Chine is “dumping” products on the USA to destroy American manufacturing and it has worked. Obama has been playing golf and Sasquatch a.k.a. Mooochelle has been berating Olympic Champions about their eating habits.

    Obama’s America = Banana Republic

  • Raz

    Looks like it’s going to be an interesting convention for the Republicans. Gov Christie is always an entertaining speaker.

    On a completely differant note, the chubby stray cat I let into the house a few days ago…….was not chubby. She had 4 kittens this morning on the floor in front of my bed. The little ones names are Boris, Bela, Lon and Elsa-guess momma cat should be named Lady GaGa.

  • Doug Z

    Contempt Lawsuit Against Holder: NBC Ignores, ABC and CBS Do Bare Minimum

  • Suikostinger

    Sorry, I’ve watched a little bit of NBC today…I’ve seen them report it….

  • Doug Z


    You are now right. 20 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great job

  • Doug Z

    I’d like to address another very important follow-up question: Did Attorney General Eric Holder also provide false testimony under oath regarding the Black Panther case?

  • Hillbilly

    The numbers not as high as i thought they would be. I guess folks are busy on the weekend.

  • Hillbilly

    Doug Z – I’d like to address another very important follow-up question: Did Attorney General Eric Holder also provide false testimony under oath regarding the Black Panther case?


    If he did nobody will do anything about it. :???:

  • Hillbilly

    Why would NOAA need bullets? They want some paper targets too. You don’t use (well 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.

  • 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.

  • Suikostinger

    I turned it to FN real quick to see that Zimmermans lawyer won’t be using “stand your ground”.

  • Letmethink


    Why is this not talked about? It seems to be such a scandal. Corzine should be in prison–not working again on Wall Street.

  • Ralph Hahn

    With the exception of Sunday night, FNC demolished its competition in 25/54.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Letmethink: You are 100% correctamundo on Corzine.

  • Dan Clayton

    How interesting, This gives a conservative hope that people are tired of the open propaganda on CNN… I have actually gone back to MSNBC and morning Joe for balance. Ironic…

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures