Cable News Ratings for Friday, August 17, 2012

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August 20th, 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

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.

  • dana

    Just for the Record:: One reason for wealthy people to keep money off shore legally is to protect assets from a litigiuos society that can sue anybody for anything and attach their domestic asstets that other countries will not comply with…Romney being smart is why we need him when most of the libs just cant fathom why anyone would keep money there if they werent hiding anything…

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    @@@@@ Dana

    Could it be possible that Mitt is worried American banks could fail?

  • Mark

    Just out of curiosity I have been tuning in and out to Fox news, they are acting like the Akin comments never happened. Am i wrong or are they completely ignoring it?

  • Suikostinger

    LOL AT DANA!!!

    That’s one of the biggest spins I’ve ever seen. Even bigger than Ratboys!!! :)

  • Suikostinger

    Everyone remember…..”legitimate rape”!!

  • Joe

    Fox been talking about Akin ,unlike Msnbc ignoring Joe Biden 95% of the time.

    Most of what Dana posted is the “truth” and not spin.

  • Mark


    I was flipping between Matthews and the five and not once did I see them mention Akin

  • Coffee Steve

    Did you know in Canada it’s tomatoe, potatoe?

    I’m in kentuc, I’m luky 2 evn B able two speel :-)

    I’ve seen several reports on AKIN on Fox.

    Everyone remember…..”legitimate rape”!!

    Sure as I remember, “Put Y’all back in chains” :-)

    We all could play the “stupid comments” game Silko, they are stupid on both sides :-)

  • Tennable

    “Everyone remember…..”legitimate rape”!!”

    Sure…as long as you don’t forget “I did not have sexual relations with that women”

  • d.d.

    Glenn Beck announced E.D. Hill on GBTV

    For anyone who is interested, Glenn Beck just announced that E.D. Hill will be covering the Republican Convention for GBTV


    US taxpayers bail out California homeowners, as banks fail to pay their share

    The program, known as the Hardest Hit Housing Market fund, is part of a $7.6 billion federal effort to help underwater homeowners in 18 states. California received $2 billion. But when banks and lenders who service loans refused to write down even a small portion of the negative equity loans, California decided to use the taxpayer money to pay 100 percent of the mortgage reduction.

    Richard Green, a professor of real estate at the University of Southern California, said it’s not what taxpayers signed up for.

    I think taxpayers would be furious at the idea that everybody gets completely off the hook for this,” Green said

  • Coffee Steve

    E.D. Hill

    I was wondering where she would return

  • Suikostinger

    We all could play the “stupid comments” game Silko, they are stupid on both sides

    Exactly. But this “forum” is full of people that just repeat the “stupid comments” from the left and ignore…well you know…

  • Coffee Steve


    I know this, Akin needs to resign as of Now! How can any human make a statement like that? I hope his wife smacks him and shows him the couch for a month

  • Coffee Steve

    *An 11 mile stretch of the Mississippi River has been closed due to low water near Greenville, Mississippi.

    There have been some periodic closings in the last 10 days for a short time, but now this is a lengthier closing.

    Also, get this, a “Quicksand” warning is also in effect there.

  • Mark

    I think the sad thing about Akin’s comments is their is a few people on the far christian conservative right who probably would agree with his comments and those are the ones who are pushing abrtion legislation

  • AppleStinx

    Mark wrote: “Just out of curiosity I have been tuning in and out to Fox news, they are acting like the Akin comments never happened. Am i wrong or are they completely ignoring it?”

    Every program on Fox News since morning has covered the Akin comments, including ‘The Five’. Shep just covered it.

  • Ratboy

    @ AppleStinx
    Every program on Fox News since morning has covered the Akin comments

    Kinda like the other networks have covered Fast and Furious and Solyndra, and the Biden gaffes right??? :twisted:

  • Sicilian Papa



    You must have missed my comments earlier. I know many Christian Conservatives and what you are saying is ignorant and narrow-minded. We encourge people to consider the life of the child. I have been a member and have known people from many different congregations and I have never heard one member express that kind of thinking. Sexual assualt is one of the worst crimes a person can experience and the scars are usally long lasting.

    If there are only a few of them what makes you think they can move legislation? They would have to be many in number to get the votes. Sure almost all Christian Conservatives are pro life and darn proud of it. I will stand with innocent unborn any day. A###tion is grisly practice. Ghoulish if you really think about it.

  • Coffee Steve

    I will stand with innocent unborn any day

    Ditto Brother, Ditto.

  • Mark


    I don’t think abrtion is right myself but what about having big government stay out of peoples lives, I wish those tea partiers can be consistent on their views when it comes to big government(that’s why it’s hard to take their claims seriously when they use that as a rally cry).

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