Cable News Ratings for Friday, August 24, 2012

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August 27th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 24 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,214            306            573
CNN         342            112            155
MSNBC         521            177            217
CNBC         167             48             83
FBN           43             10             22
HLN         203             81            124
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,971            408            772
CNN         444            127            184
MSNBC         885            257            342
CNBC         178             66             93
FBN           64             11             38
HLN         254             88            126
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,139            354            627
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         154             51             83
MSNBC Morning Joe         426            135            203
CNBC Squawk Box         121             30             76
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         236            123            193
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,688            383            796
CNN SITUATION ROOM         463            123            219
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         934            279            381
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         194             54             49
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION         233             69             67
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,900            428            860
CNN SITUATION ROOM         399            101            178
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         866            298            368
CNBC MAD MONEY         182             59             51
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         155             47             52
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,593            389            681
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         386            122            185
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         868            264            306
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         129             30             52
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         215             57            118
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,141            429            788
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         473            148            196
MSNBC ED SHOW         810            212            277
CNBC SUPERMARKETS INC         225             71             83
HLN NANCY GRACE         310             90            149
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY SPECIAL       2,251            446            883
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         455            101            158
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,081            330            442
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         157             66            113
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         299            122            155
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FNR: CITIES GOING BROKE       1,497            343            629
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         405            132            198
MSNBC CANDIDATES 2012         764            228            306
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         153             60             82
HLN NANCY GRACE         154             51             73
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,129            351            591
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         378            171            207
MSNBC CANDIDATES 2012         383            139            208
CNBC MAD MONEY           92             54             66
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         157             70             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.

  • Snap Tie

    State Of The Fridge: CNN’s Candy ‘Porky’ Crowley & RNC Chair On Romney Birth Certificate Joke – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Lu8rBcDhsk

    Yo, Porky Crowley, put the slab of ribs down

  • Letmethink
  • Coffee Steve

    This board is fresh, Ratboy left something in Thursdays and is ain’t good either LOL

  • Letmethink

    How much lower can Early Start/Starting Point go? Maybe they are getting stimulus money so don’t need to have an audience.

  • ninja

    How can sharpton call himself a reveren with the lies and hate that comes out of his pie hole?

  • ninja


  • Suikostinger

    You could just google it. :)

  • d.d.


    People who don’t work don’t get the refunds. The purpose of the refunds are to offset certain incomes that would end up paying more toward taxes as a percentage of gross income.

    I said :
    Don’t forget, even ”IF” working, 45% don’t owe U.S. income tax & many Americans today look to the IRS as a source of income because of the $100 billion in refundable tax credits paid out each year.

    I’m aware you must be working to receive a tax credit.


    DOJ Inspector General’s Report. Local AFT To Blame For Fast And Furious. Local ATF Says Higher Ups Knew

    Documents released during the course of the investigation show the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, Lanny Breuer, learned that ATF had let guns walk –even as the Justice Department was denying that had ever happened. When those documents were made public last November, Breuer issued a statement saying he regretted not alerting others in Justice Department leadership. Breuer also signed off on the Fast and Furious


    Another low in tackiness like the cat collar ‘I Meow for Michelle ‘

    Obama Selling Birther Button now


  • Nick Czar

    THE PRE-CONVENTION coverage between FOX,NBC & CNN
    has been facinating…pretty much like the “Good, Bad & the ugly”!
    FOX is sharp, poised and focused against what looks like the end of
    a broadcast era from the past in it’s final death convulsion.

    By the way…..

    WOW No surprise that Obama spells Ohio “OIHO”!

    This from a man who pronounces “CORP” as “CORPSE”
    and thinks he has campaigned in 57 states.

    OIHO along with New Hampster, Nevaduh and Virginya
    will all be going Republican.

    It’s obvious his college professors didn’t spend a lot of
    time with foreign students on spelling and vocabulary.

  • AppleStinx

    Hannity got the highest ratings of the day, both in P2+ and A25-54. O’Reilly won’t be too happy, even if it was on a Friday.

  • Matthew

    @d.d.: “If you want to be totally honest , don’t overlook those that are NOT WORKING.”

    I was overlooking them because they had no relation to the numbers that the Rodent was using to make his phony argument. Those numbers were based on people that are actually working and earning an income. This factor is significant, because he was essentially trying to imply that those people are somehow freeloaders, or leeches, when the real implications of that 50% number are far more significant: It implies that nearly half of all WORKING, WAGE-EARNING people are earning so little annually that they’re in a tax bracket low enough to bring their income tax rate to near 0%.

    You might also note that, based on the chart, it’s not as if the number has been historically low, and just recently jumped up; Obviously there was a spike during the recession, as a lot of people lost their jobs and had to take lower wage jobs, or take a pay cut. However, even when the economy was good, you see that between 34% and 40% of income earners were still in that lowest bracket, seeing little-to-no inflation adjusted income growth for nearly three decades. Given that fact, and the fact that real GDP growth over the same period was still large, as was real corporate profit growth, it begs the question – Where the hell is the trickle down? If the Rodent is so concerned about the “freeloaders” who have the good fortune to earn so little from their jobs that they’re barely worth taxing, maybe a good start is having some real effing wage growth.

  • Jeff

    Seems many artists reject the right wing social extremist, and their agenda.

    Rep. Paul D. Ryan has become well tired of The Man sticking it to the little guy. So no surprise his budding vice presidential campaign liked to crank “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at his campaign events.

    But in a repeat of many campaign moments past, the hard rockers who created the song don’t think much of the buttoned-down politician with the conservative social agenda who was trying to get mileage out of it.

    Twisted Sister asked the Ryan campaign Wednesday to cease and desist playing its fed-up anthem. The Republican’s campaign immediately said it would comply. The Associated Press said the Ryan camp emailed: “We’re Not Gonna Play It anymore.”

  • ninja

    Have only phone and it’s.become to much of a problem. So instead as be seen as an idoit, I just came out and said it.if you want to make fun of me go ahead.

  • AppleStinx

    Maybe they should play “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by The Who, which is a better song anyway. :grin:

  • Coffee Steve

    Ho Hum…

    *GM suspending Chevrolet Volt output due to slow sales

    *Romney To CBS: ‘I’m In Favor Of Abor*tion Being Legal In The Case Of Rape And Incest’

    *MSNBC Again Misleads on Voter ID Laws by Insisting It’s Anti-Obama Phenomenon; Ten States Passed Laws “”Prior”” to 2010 Elections

    *2016 In top 8 box office sales fo the week.

  • Coffee Steve

    Maybe they should play “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by The Who, which is a better song anyway.

    At the DNC they should play “He’s a pinball wizard” :-)

  • ninja

    Coffee Steve. That was 4 years ago.

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: <…At the DNC they should play “He’s a pinball wizard” :smile: >

    Play anything with Keith Moon on drums and they’ll have my undivided attention. :cool:

  • Letmethink

    Chris Matthews wasn’t satisfied being put down by Priebus. He just went up against Newt. Matthews was incoherent. To both Preibus and Newt, he made a comment to the effect—you are loosing or you think you won. They really need to pull him and send him home. The guy needs help!

  • Ratboy

    Newt Takes it to Chris Matthews on His ‘Racist Thinking’

    Chris Matthews, on Monday’s Hardball, attacked Newt Gingrich with the same old liberal line about the GOP using racial code words, from Mitt Romney talking about welfare reform to Gingrich calling Barack Obama the “food stamp president.” However, the former Speaker of the House wasn’t having any of it, as he hit back: “Why do you assume food stamp refers to black? What kind of racist thinking do you have? Wait a second! Why aren’t you being a racist because you assume it refers to black?”

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2012/08/27/newt-takes-it-chris-matthews-his-racist-thinking#ixzz24nMnjAnc

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