Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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August 16th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, August 15, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,318        326         580
CNN      355        131         167
MSNBC      573        199         276
CNBC      163         41           90
FBN        63         14           28
HLN      180         71         104
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    2,539        493       1,049
CNN      538        189         259
MSNBC    1,256        383         591
CNBC      212        106         105
FBN        56         10           20
HLN      334        145         195
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,120        351         578
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      191         93         113
MSNBC Morning Joe      492        190         272
CNBC Squawk Box      129         27           74
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      226        119         168
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE    1,839        498         836
CNN SITUATION ROOM      482        137         209
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      828        247         378
CNBC FAST MONEY      161         18           93
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      101         26           40
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    1,986        443         757
CNN SITUATION ROOM      358        136         157
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      771        218         318
CNBC MAD MONEY      143         32           51
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      112         37           69
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    1,743        406         666
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      474        188         215
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      902        276         411
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      169         26           61
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      195         78         124
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,125        620       1,264
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      587        201         254
MSNBC ED SHOW    1,160        341         536
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES      134         41           60
HLN NANCY GRACE      434        190         276
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    2,251        443         978
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT      575        189         272
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW    1,289        420         602
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES      263        144         131
HLN DR. DREW      325        150         178
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,206        416         900
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360      453        177         251
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL    1,320        388         636
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      239        132         124
HLN NANCY GRACE      243         94         129
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    1,457        374         722
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT      327        141         168
MSNBC ED SHOW      667        274         375
CNBC MAD MONEY        83         35           53
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      155         51           93

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.

  • godfrey

    Fox Rocks!!!!
    How I wish most left wing cable providers here in Canada could allow us the opportunity to have Fox as one of our cable news shows. Here, we only get boring, good for nothing CNN.
    Thank God for the internet, my only means of watching Fox news.

  • Former CNN Fan

    Those are decent numbers for CNN at 7 and 8 ET. Oh, yeah, Ashleigh Banfield was on OutFront and Soledad filling infor Anderson. Hmmmm…

  • Laurence Glavin

    Shep’s total among the 35 to 64 crowd (in thousands): 666. Gotta love it. Knowing Shep, he’s crowing about on Sixth Ave.

  • Suikostinger

    How I wish most left wing cable providers here in Canada could allow us the opportunity to have Fox as one of our cable news shows. Here, we only get boring, good for nothing CNN.

    Must be nice for the news not to straight up lie to you like they do here in the U.S. Thank god for the Canada’s Radio Act.

  • Pete S.

    thats funny. awhile back, i remember when ed’s total #s was 666 once.

  • lbsles

    Chicago Erects Monument to Commemorate Barack & Michelle’s Fist Kiss at Baskin-Robbins…

    A Company Saved by Romney & Bain Capital

    North Korea would be proud of the dedicate Chicagoans who worship their own dear leader: Obama!

    Though the Baskin-Robbins the Obamas visited has been replaced with a Subway sandwich shop, there is a different Baskin-Robbins a few doors down in the same shopping center. Some suggested that the site could become a popular spot for first dates and even marriage proposals.

    But things are a lot different today than they were back in 1989.

    Fifteen-year-old Justen Jackson, a ninth-grader at Hyde Park Academy, said it would be hard to find a girl who would be impressed with a first date at an ice cream shop.

    “It’s nice, but I wouldn’t bring anyone here on a first date,” Justen said. “They’re going to want to go somewhere better than Subway or Baskin-Robbins.”


  • lbsles

    11 Chicago Police Officers Sue After Being Replaced by African-American Officers Who Worked for Rahm Emanuel’s Campaign

    More Chicago ‘pay-to-play’ from Obama’s 9 1/2 fingered pal, Rahm Emanuel.

    Eleven Chicago police officers who were removed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail when he took office have filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were replaced by officers who had volunteered on the mayor’s campaign.

    The officers, who are white or Hispanic, also alleged discrimination, saying African-American officers on the detail with less seniority were not demoted at the time.

    Thanks to liberal feel-good policies this often happens. More qualified individuals are denied jobs and promotions to fill hiring quotas.

    The lawsuit contended that police Cmdr. Brian Thompson, in charge of the security detail, and the city violated Chicago’s decades-old Shakman decree, which prohibits political considerations in most city hiring decisions.

    Six of the 11 officers also filed a complaint last year with the city’s inspector general’s office regarding the alleged Shakman violations. That investigation is still pending, according to an attorney for the officers.

    The lawsuit, filed Monday, said the transfers from the mayor’s security detail lowered the officers’ ranks and significantly reduced their pay and benefits. They are seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as a return to their previous jobs.

    May 2011, as Emanuel was transitioning into office, the officers were transferred out and replaced by officers who had not followed the same formal application process, in violation of city hiring practices at the time, the lawsuit alleges.

    Ksiazek said the officers tapped for the security detail got preferential treatment because they had either volunteered to work security on Emanuel’s campaign or had political connections to the campaign.


  • MathMan

    Too bad Canada wants to control your information sources. Directv is great in the U.S.ofA., but if the liberals keep getting their way I think they will try taxing conservative stations. Claiming they are part of the 1% and need to have their taxes increased by a factor of 10 or more to drive them out of business.

  • Mark

    Does lbsles even talk? seems all he/she does it come here post a bunch of pro republican articles then we never hear a peep. If you going to post something at least talk about it, otherwise it comes off like spam

  • Laurence Glavin

    It’s easy to see why you use the moniker “MathMan”. I’m sure that’s because calling yourself “Writescoherentlogicalsentenceswithpunctuationand othergrammaticalstuffMan” is out of the question.

  • Coffee Steve

    If this is the new norm for Fox, ad prices will rise

    WE DID IT!!!!!

    *CO2 emissions drop to 20-year low… Can we lower gas prices now please?

    *DEATH PANEL DENIED: Conservative author steps in to pay hospital bill for Obama’s brother…

    How I became George Obama’s ‘brother’

    A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George. He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”

    Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States. (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.) George’s brother is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world. Moreover, George’s brother has framed his re-election campaign around the “fair share” theme that we owe obligations to those who are less fortunate.

    One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.” Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help.

  • Larry

    I’m not sure what part of Canada you’re hailing from, I’m in Alberta and I have fox on right now, through shaw cable.

  • James

    MSNBC is still puttin up big numbers .Lawrence ED and Rachel still pullin in over a million total viewers each ..CNN is a non issue

  • betty

    Old Joe “PLUGs” Biden may be needing to spend “more time with the family”
    and “pursue a hobby” while Hilery is waiting in the wings….

  • betty

    Rakhell Rhoades Kill…Mr Edd…Lowrence…only 2 Million Plus short of
    O’Reilly and only One Million Plus short of Hannity and Greta and The Five
    and Fox & Friends…..hey-y-y-y-y, Not too bad.

  • 1nancy2

    James, is that you? I’m happy you are back and hope you stay longer. Yes, MSNBC is doing well. Too bad they are not offered in the basic cable, rather than people having to pay more for them. Fox is all over the place, so their viewers are more predominant. They are everywhere, sometimes for free. I think Shep needs a job at MSNBC. Maybe they can ax CE Cupp and put him in her place. She’s just awful…bringing the 3 p.m. show down. Later.

  • lbsles

    Fla. Seniors More Scared by Obama’s Health Plan Than Ryan’s

    President Barack Obama’s plans for healthcare are far more scary for seniors than those proposed by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a new poll in Florida shows.

    More than half — 54 percent — of those over 65 say Obamacare scares them more than Ryan’s plan, the poll from Rasmussen Reports shows. Only one in three believe the Ryan plan is more scary.

    The figures show the older a person is the more likely they are to be worried by the Obama plan. For likely voters under 39, both plans scare them equally, for those between 40 and 64, Obama’s is the worse by a 47 to 41 percent margin.

    The figures also show that Hispanics are far more worried than whites who are, in turn, more worried than blacks about Obamacare.

    But the Rasmussen Reports poll is not all good news for the Mitt Romney campaign on the heels of Saturday’s announcement that he had selected Ryan as his running mate.

    While 43 percent say Ryan is the right choice — as against 32 percent who thought Romney should have picked someone else — 37 percent say they are less likely to vote for Romney with Ryan on the ticket while only 33 percent say the choice made them more likely to vote for the Republicans.

    Read more on Newsmax.com: Fla. Seniors More Scared by Obama’s Health Plan Than Ryan’s

  • Coffee Steve

    Oh Oh!

    *Go To Your Room!
    Biden sent home to Delaware
    *Vice President Joe Biden is going home to Delaware.

    The updated White House calendar for Aug. 27 reports that “in the morning, the Vice President will meet with senior advisers. Later, the Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware.”

    “There are no public events scheduled,” said the 5:36 p.m. White House announcement, titled “Daily Guidance for the Vice President.”

    Biden’s retreat home during the increasingly frenetic 2012 race comes amid increased criticism for his campaign-trail performance.

  • Hoppy


    “Must be nice for the news not to straight up lie to you like they do here in the U.S. Thank god for the Canada’s Radio Act.”

    Yep, it’s always good to have the government dictate what can be said and broadcasted.

  • Letmethink

    Early Start/Starting Point still below 200. Ho low can they go? How much longer will they be on Air. Solidad O’Brien gets no ratings at anytime. Why do they keep re-cycling her?

    Very sad Coffee about obama’s brother.

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