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.

  • Coffee Steve

    Michael “Bam Everything” Bloomberg

    Bloomberg: ‘Assign’ Illegal Aliens to Places Like Detroit, If They ‘Survive 7 Years’ Grant Them Citizenship


  • Sicilian Papa

    Akin is an idiot, okay he should quit for the way he thinks.

    I know a certain ex-Prez. who had a chubby intern on her knees. Talk about your war on women. The left bent over backwards to protect him. Well not really him but their political power.


    The left would have said this is what repubs. think of woman. They should be on their knees. Powerful white men free to abuse women and use them like animals and toss them away. A Repub. Prez. would have had to resiqn in disgrace. Please save your outrage it rings hollow. At least we jumped on this guy to get out the first day. It may cost us the SENATE but we stand on principal.

  • Mark


    Are you comparing a female willingly going down on her knees to rape? Wow, just wow. Do you know how many presidents throughout the history of this country had mistresses, but hey only Clinton was bad for doing it. lol

  • Sicilian Papa



    Oh no I comparing what someone thinks to what someone did. We don’t have thought police but we can ask that person to quit and he should. Akin did rape anyone.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Akin did not rape anyone. His penalty is his career.

  • Mark

    I should point out if you hate sex stuff that alot of strippers and hookers are flooding Tampa for next week’s convention. lol

  • d.d.

    Obama Campaign Spends More Money Than It Raised In July…

    President Barack Obama’s campaign burned through more money in July than it took in.

    Obama for America spent nearly $59 million last month, while raising $49 million, according to federal campaign finance reports filed Monday.

    The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, raised nearly $10 million in July – less than half the amount the committee collected in June, according to federal reports filed by the committee today.


    and ……….. an inspiring story from my neck of the woods

    Ferragut Company coordinates millions of pounds of food donations

    ….The result has been a 20-year effort to help solve the issue of food waste and hunger through his for-profit company, Food Donation Connection.

    Since 1992, the Farragut-based business has quietly, yet, successfully coordinated the donation of more than 230 million pounds of excess perishable and prepared foods from companies in the United States, Canada and more recently, the United Kingdom

    Donor partners: About 250 including Yum! Brands (A&W, Long John Silver’s, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell), Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52), The Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Famous Dave’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Rock Bottom Restaurants (Old Chicago Pizza, Rock Bottom Breweries and Chop House), Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, The Cheesecake Factory, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, HMS Host, Aramark, Bob Evans Restaurants, Mimi’s Café


    Have a nice night everyone

  • Mark

    I personally don’t think Akin did anything worthy of having to step down. He laid down his beliefs and it’s for the people to decide. all that being said it’s probably for the best in terms of the Republican party that he does step down.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Using a woman in the fashion the the Ex. Prez. did is digusting and demeaning. Sure she wanted it. An insecure young girl around a man in power.

    Again I ask you what would the lib. media and the left had done to a Repub. who behaved this way. He probably would have got off with curcifiction as a penalty.

  • d.d.

    My last comment.

    Akin needs to resign.

  • Mark


    As long as the female had 0 problems doing what she did, who am I to judge. As long as the president does a good job with the country I could care less if they have tons of ladies walking around naked in his office.

    I don’t think the left would try crucify a Republican if they got caught cheating in the White house, they would probably laugh about what a hypocrite they were. Find sex nasty is a christian conservative think

  • TheBoss1

    Let’s see … we get “legitimate rape” and GOP freshmen skinny dipping drunk in the Sea of Galilee.

    Trust none of what you hear / And less of what you see.


  • Mark


    In the case of the skinny dipping, I said this in the previous thread but I will say it here, I am more concerned that a bunch of congressmen were given a free trip on the dime of a lobbyist group more then the skinny dipping. That to me is the real story that both sides of the media is ignoring(is Fox even touching skinny dipping story?)

  • Coffee Steve

    Just heard this on the Radio

    If Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi had a baby, they would name it Joe Biden

    If Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi had a baby they would name it Sarah Palin


  • Tennable

    “I don’t think the left would try crucify a Republican if they got caught cheating in the White house, they would probably laugh about what a hypocrite they were. Find sex nasty is a christian conservative think”

    Yeah sure, Like all the attention the Left focused on Edwards.

    Akin said a stupid, impromptu thing while trying to paraphrase some ‘Doctors’. He’s only a congressmen. To resign would be to admit he said something SO AWFUL that he needs to end his job and career?!?!?

    We know what he meant…just like we knew what Michelle Obama meant when she said “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country”. Just like we forgive Biden for all the stupid things he says. Nobody cares. And next week, nobody will care about Akin (or at least they shouldn’t).

  • Coffee Steve

    On a more serious note:

    *Israel TV: Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ BEFORE US elections…

    TV reporter adds: ‘I doubt Obama could say anything that would convince PM to delay a possible attack’

    Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to “a decision and perhaps an attack,” Ben-David said: “It appears that we are closer than ever.”

    He said it seemed that Netanyahu was not waiting for a much-discussed possible meeting with US President Barack Obama, after the UN General Assembly gathering in New York late next month — indeed, “it’s not clear that there’ll be a meeting.” In any case, said Ben-David, “I doubt Obama could say anything that would convince Netanyahu to delay a possible attack.”

    The report added that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November.

  • Mark

    We know what he meant…

    What did he mean? Here is my take, he believes if a woman really feels like she is raped her body will shut down and prevent pregnancy. To me that is junk science. Going beyond abrtion, if that is the kind of science a candidate feels is legit, that scares me bigtime(and this goes to a variety of issues that involve science)

  • Mark

    @Coffee Steve
    Israel TV: Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ BEFORE US elections…

    Any candidate who tells Israel where to shove it instantly gets my vote(sadly it won’t happen with either of the 2 big parties). I think Israel has to much say in our foreign policy, and by the amoutn of money we give then they shouldn’t be telling us how to do stuff.

    Out of curiosity why didn’t the Republicans attack Obama for giving Israel 70B? Now if you want an issue I as a voter could get behind the Republicans on, attack Obama on that

  • eggmanbill

    Laura Ingraham filling in for Billy O, what a joke, she really makes conservatives look bad. She has no clue, no debating skills, no current affairs knowledge, foreign or domestic. UNWATCHABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheBoss1

    @tennable … you wrote, “Akin said a stupid, impromptu thing while trying to paraphrase some ‘Doctors’. He’s only a congressmen. To resign would be to admit he said something SO AWFUL that he needs to end his job and career?!?!?”

    You don’t think he said something awful?

    Here’s a member of Congres who made that outrageous comment. He’s a lawmaker.

    Akin is a window into the soul of conservatives.

    They hear some doctors who make an unbelievable claim that conforms to their rigid ideology, and then they spout it as the absolute truth.

    Trust none of what you hear / Less of what you see.


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