Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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August 23rd, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Wednesday, August 22, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,299            307            562
CNN         371            115            171
MSNBC         534            139            236
CNBC         172             59            100
FBN           46             11             24
HLN         227            113            142
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,333            481            958
CNN         553            170            277
MSNBC       1,128            302            498
CNBC         254            120            167
FBN           69             15             27
HLN         273            124            176
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,209            337            598
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         263            108            145
MSNBC Morning Joe         509            156            274
CNBC Squawk Box         173             58             86
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         255            150            198
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,781            402            730
CNN SITUATION ROOM         427             86            163
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         866            172            390
CNBC FAST MONEY         207             39             97
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         126             48             64
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,016            378            810
CNN SITUATION ROOM         360            118            178
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         719            151            300
CNBC MAD MONEY         162             35             74
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         193             76             99
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,931            416            847
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         413            141            200
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         894            171            384
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         138             40             56
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         260             95            150
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,694            578         1,078
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         618            161            304
MSNBC ED SHOW       1,050            235            423
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         187             93            105
HLN NANCY GRACE         416            167            257
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,301            506            959
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         574            159            272
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,163            338            521
CNBC AMER GREED THE FUGITIVES         275            125            183
HLN DR. DREW         231            115            156
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,975            351            827
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         468            191            255
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,170            333            551
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         300            143            213
HLN NANCY GRACE         171             91            115
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,245            307            633
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         311            111            179
MSNBC ED SHOW         566            192            265
CNBC MAD MONEY           80             50             53
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         198             90            116

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.

  • Sicilian Papa

    The Dems don’t need a hurricane to hit their convention. They all ready have a natural disaster “plugs” Biden.

  • Coffee Steve

    @Ratboy & PaPa
    poll of likely voters

    That is the key, alot of polls will now shift to likely voters only, they take more time to conduct and cost more to do, but they are very accurate.

    Look for a bump at after the RNC, if it’s more than 5 points, were on to something. The typical bump is 5. John Kerry got zero, Bill Clinton got 16. Obama will get about 5 because he is already known, If it’s less, look for all out panic mode, If Romney get 5+ he is in very good shape, and the debates will seal it if he does well.

  • Coffee Steve


    The Ryan/Biden debate will be even, the VP debates are always cordial and polite. And all the VP guys do is re-state the head guys talking points anyway

  • Sicilian Papa



    The FOX poll comfirms the bias in the Q/NY Times/CBS swing state polls that sampled way more Dems. Gallup and Rasmussen also have a dead heat.

    That is after a week of all Akin all the time. Not good news for the White House.

    The economy is sinking into quick sand and the only answer they have is to print more money.

  • Coffee Steve

    Charles K

    “The media has always had a left slant ever since the Earth Cooled” :lol:

    I LOVE Charles!

  • Ratboy

    Chris Matthews: ‘If I Were Obama I’d Marry’ Bill Clinton

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews sure doesn’t have a problem expressing his affection for men on national television.

    After showing a new campaign ad former President Bill Clinton just completed for the current White House resident, the Hardball host actually said, “If I were Barack Obama, I’d marry that guy” Makes you wonder how Mrs. Matthews feels about her husband talking this way on national television.

    One moment he’s telling viewers how listening to Obama gives him a thrill up his leg. The next he’s saying he’d marry Bill Clinton.

    Regardless of her feelings on the subject, exactly what do the folks at Comcast, General Electric, and NBC think about such gushing sentiments being expressed by one of their anchors in an election year?

    Are there any journalistic standards left at this network?

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/08/23/chris-matthews-if-i-were-obama-id-marry-bill-clinton#ixzz24PdvInYK

  • Coffee Steve

    The economy is sinking into quick sand and the only answer they have is to print more money.

    Wait till the numbers are released in September Ah, Ya ya ya Yaaaa….

    The projected numbers I got this morning almost made me vomit, then I saw the 60 Day projections and did throw up. They are horrible bad.

  • lbsles

    Report: U.S. middle class has ‘worst decade in modern history’

    The middle class is shrinking, losing its money, and uncertain about the future, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Middle class incomes and wealth have fallen considerably in just a decade, and the group is also being “hollowed out,” now comprising 51 percent of all adults, compared to 61 percent in 1971.

    “Wherever we looked, it was worse off now than 10 years ago, and by some measures, this period is setting historic records for not only gloominess but economic impact.” says Rich Morin, a senior editor at the Pew Research Center.

    Sounds bad doesn’t it?

    In 2011, this middle-income tier included 51% of all adults; back in 1971, using the same income boundaries, it had included 61%. 2 The hollowing of the middle has been accompanied by a dispersion of the population into the economic tiers both above and below.

    The upper-income tier rose to 20% of adults in 2011, up from 14% in 1971; the lower-income tier rose to 29%, up from 25%. However, over the same period, only the upper-income tier increased its share in the nation’s household income pie.

    It now takes in 46%, up from 29% four decades ago. The middle tier now takes in 45%, down from 62% four decades ago. The lower tier takes in 9%, down from 10% four decades ago.

    In 2010, “middle income” meant a family income roughly between $39,000 and $118,000 for a family of three. That range has slid since 2000, when the same family made $42,200 to $127,000. Median household income for the middle tier of earners has also fallen from nearly $73,000 in 2001 to nearly $69,500 in 2011. Net worth plummeted by around 40 percent, meanwhile, falling to $93,150 in 2010 after ascending to $152,950 in 2007.
    Not everyone suffered equally.

    Americans age 65 and older were the biggest “winners” from 2001 to 2011, according to the study. They experienced the largest positive “change in income status”—a measure of the group’s change in the upper-income category minus the change in the lower income category.

    That shift for this group is 10.4 percent, showing a substantial shift into the upper income tier.

    Over all not too bad for the working people of Amercia.

  • Coffee Steve


    Keep the coffee warm

  • Sicilian Papa


    Coffee Steve

    I disagree somewhat on the VP debate. Ryan is sharp and Biden is a knife that couldn’t cut butter. That is not the only reason. Ryan has a better case to make. The economy is terrible. They have no energy policy except for the green energy. Unemployment is at at least 8.3. There are less people working than four years ago. We are 16 trillion in debt. Afganistan is falling apart though as a good Repub. Ryan may not use that line of attack because we still have men in the field. Biden certainly would and did many times when we had men in the field in Iraq.

    That is a lot of ammunition and a lot of people will be watching to get a look at Ryan. Biden is a bit of a dope in my opinion. I know a lot of people think highly of him.

  • lbsles

    Moonbeam Democrats in California Working with Gov. Brown to Give Driver’s License to ILLEGAL Immigrants

    People wonder why folks are fleeing California. It’s due to the state becoming a bankrupt cesspool full of pot-heads and illegals.

    Dems try to give young illegals licenses
    John Wildermuth
    Updated 9:04 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2012


  • lbsles

    Federal Reserve Preparing to “Pump” Money into the Economy to Help Obama’s Stagnant Economy…Just in Time for the Election

    Think the Federal Reserve is scare of the thought of President Romney? Romney is behind the “audit the Fed” movement and The Federal Reserve is scared to open their books to the American taxpayers. A lot of theft and money printing has been going on since 2008. The economy is so bad, Democrats, like Chuck Schumer (D-NY), are begging for another round of money printing..uhh…quantitative easing.

    I’m still waiting on Congress to charge Fed Chair Ben Bernanke with perjury? Bernanke lied when he testified and promised The Fed wouldn’t monetize debt. Now The Fed owns more US debt than China.

    Fed eyeing stimulus ‘fairly soon’ unless economy improves
    By Peter Schroeder – 08/22/12 02:22 PM ET

    A third round of “quantitative easing” could be coming soon from the Federal Reserve if the economy does not pick up steam, according to minutes released Wednesday.

    Several members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said the Fed will need to do more to boost the economy if the recovery doesn’t gain momentum, according to the minutes of a July 31 meeting.


  • lbsles

    FLIP-FLOP: President Who Was Against Using the Presidential Seal Uses Presidential Seal at Campaign Event

    As we know, anything Obama said/promised had an expiration date the day he stepped into the Oval Office.

    From a tweeter: “Reminds me of BJ Clinton. Someone asked one of his spokespersons (don’t remember who) about Clinton’s campaign “promises” and the answer was, “they were merely campaign SUGGESTIONS, not promises.” I think BO was following in BJ’s path.”

  • Sicilian Papa

    Obama-Biden up by 8% in Conn. I actually saw a couple of ads here in Conn. by the Obama team. How bad are things when you have to run ads in blueland.

  • Sicilian Papa



    Bill Jefferson Clinton. BJ? BJ those intials are unfortunate.

    Barak Obama. BO? I here tell he doesn’t like people to get too close.

  • Sicilian Papa

    I think that is hear-not here

  • lbsles

    Stutistics Episode 4: Obama’s Budget vs Reality Part Two

    Let’s concede the blame and give Obama a break. We place all the blame for the worst of the financial crisis on Bush, even though he wasn’t still president. What do Obama’s numbers look like then?

  • lbsles

    4 charts that show what happens if the U.S. tumbles over the fiscal cliff


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    “I think that the country could survive four more years of Obama. But I don’t believe the country can survive in a country full of people who would reelect him.” -Rush Limbaugh

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