Cable News Ratings for Friday, August 17, 2012



Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 17 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,133            278            509
CNN         329            109            143
MSNBC         481            162            227
CNBC         144             43             74
FBN           68             20             33
HLN         199             73            114
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,818            321            630
CNN         386            108            168
MSNBC         795            268            386
CNBC         196             78            102
FBN         114             28             46
HLN         255             68            125
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,149            377            633
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         206             89            113
MSNBC Morning Joe         455            180            268
CNBC Squawk Box         115             22             59
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         267            129            204
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,606            368            707
CNN SITUATION ROOM         433            118            140
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         802            145            292
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         122             21             23
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         117             44             56
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,854            398            773
CNN SITUATION ROOM         362            108            140
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         816            239            382
CNBC MAD MONEY         136             35             50
HLN EVENING EXPRESS           88             27             32
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,590            346            638
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         356            113            145
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         776            259            342
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         162             43             55
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         250            100            137
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,082            404            694
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         413            106            199
MSNBC ED SHOW         857            245            386
CNBC TRASH INC: GARBAGE         183             76            102
HLN NANCY GRACE         319             72            170
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       1,758            293            595
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         316            104            153
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,182            386            568
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         225             86            115
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         275             74            114
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD SPCL       1,601            267            601
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         428            115            153
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         346            172            204
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         180             73             88
HLN NANCY GRACE         171             60             90
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,001            208            504
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         375            147            172
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         416            217            268
CNBC MAD MONEY           79             59             70
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         181             71            102


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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.

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