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.

  • ninja

    CNN. Romney cut somebodys hair when he was in high schooll. Makes him unfitt for pres. Snort some coke, smoke some grass, go to the same church for 20 years then throw your preacher under the bus. OK

  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Yesterdays interview by Chris Wallace with Mitt and Mrs. You People was a softball fest with lots or sugar. I did not learn anything new about where Mitt wants to take this nation.

    I read the comments on this blog and can not believe that my fellow bloggers can’t see through the bull the republicans are dishing out. Lie after republican lie has been refuted by fact checkers and the press yet it doesn’t make a differnce to those who are known to be intelligent.

  • Ratboy

    @ ninja
    Snort some coke, smoke some grass,

    HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT??? ……………oh yea, all you have to do is buy is book audio version and you can hear him say it himself!!!! (lets not forget drink heavily) :shock:

  • Snap Tie

    No way. Student Health Care Costs to Skyrocket at NC College Due to ObamaTax: ‘This is just the beginning’ 75 percent more for health insurance in order to comply with ObamaTax. http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=3139

  • Coffee Steve

    Chris Hayes: How Dare Romney Run Ads on Welfare That Don’t Include Black People

    (Do they make this stuff up as they go along? Ay Ya Ya ya Ya)

    *Major Networks Eulogize Neil Armstrong, Ignore His Recent Criticism of Obama’s Handling of NASA

    (Selective Media is a form of censorship)

  • Coffee Steve

    can’t see through the bull the republicans are dishing out. Lie after republican lie

    Joke? :-)

  • Coffee Steve


    Been raining off and on here all day, felt good, been a long while since that happened

  • Lee

    After watching Sheppard Smith for a while, I think he would feel much more at home at MSNBC where his true political leanings could flower along side Tingles, without them being pruned back by Fox. He seems to enjoy sliding in his small minded left wing jabs when he thinks he can get away with it. And I believe it would free him up to really sprout and come out of the closet in more ways than one, although his ratings would probably suffer even more than they have been lately.

  • Snap Tie

    AppleStinx: O’Reilly was on vacation last week Monica Crowley filled in Friday..

  • Snap Tie

    Coffee Steve: We all know the world revolves around The Greatest President in the History of Everything. So it makes sense that all the other celestial bodies were placed in the sky to shine down upon him.

    This is not a Photoshop. This was actually posted on Obama’s official Tumblr page:


  • Coffee Steve

    History (Political Fact)

    On this day, the first day of a political convention, 12 out of the past 15 elections, the person leading on this day in the gallup poll has won.

    Romney is up by one today

    OK, you liberals give yet? :mrgreen:

  • Ratboy

    @ Coffee Steve
    Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Been raining off and on here all day, felt good, been a long while since that happened

    We had it a few days ago but it is hot again here since Saturday. Today was the coolest of the 3 at 88. We had a little rain overnight last night but still not enough!

  • Coffee Steve

    @Snap Tie

    Also notice in that picture, just to the top, right of the cresent moon was Venus, and due to the cuts Obama has made to NASA, thats about as close as we’ll get to venus :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve


    I think our drought is about over, the past few systems have gave us enough rain to turn te grass mostly green again. I’ve had to cut grass twice in two weeks. As long as we get the rain, I don’t mind having to cut.

  • Jeff

    @HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT??? ……………oh yea, all you have to do is buy is book audio version and you can hear him say it himself!!!! (lets not forget drink heavily)

    George W. Bush never did any of those things:
    Drink heavily

    And yet ya voted for him, twice probably.

    Silly Righties! Its hilarious when you try to sit in judgment of another person choices and conduct when your very comments contradict your previous leaders whom you faithfully blindly supported and reelected.

    Bobby Jindahl performed an exorcism, now that takes some serious drugs!

  • Coffee Steve


    Oh Lord, can you imagine if I was President and all the coffee I drink?


  • Matthew

    “…due to the cuts Obama has made to NASA, thats about as close as we’ll get to venus”

    For Obama to have ‘made cuts’ to NASA the Congress would have had to pass his budget, and as people around here are fond of pointing out, the Congress hasn’t passed a budget in years. Any cuts made to NASA funding have come from Congressional appropriation choices, and the plan to decommission the space shuttle began in 2005, long before Obama set foot in the White House.

  • Coffee Steve

    I’ll take that drink now, whiskey, and I don’t even drink

    *Report: Biden Preparing to Run in 2016

    Now, with news coming from the New Republic (TNR) that Vice President Joe Biden is seriously building the infrastructure for a 2016 run, many snickering conservatives are likely to have a similar reaction. From TNR’s story:

    Maybe he can get Nancy Pelosi to be his running mate :shock:

  • Coffee Steve


    When NASA cut the shuttle program is was to concentrate on the mission that Goerge Bush waanted by 2020 to land a ship on Mars, then the Obama administration scraped that plan and slowed down the new rocket design to concentrate of sending space craft to asteriods and comets.

    The NASA budget even in it hayday was responsible for less than 1/10 of the budget. Yes Congress cut more, but only after the direction of NASA was changed and it’s diretor was assigned to improve our relations with the Islamic world.

    President Obama is on track to be the first sitting President in modern times to never have signed his own Budget into law.

  • Coffee Steve

    Bush wanted to be back on the moon by 2020, then Mars

    Our third goal,” Bush said, “is to return to the moon by 2020, as the launching point for missions beyond.” He proposed sending robotic probes to the lunar surface by 2008, with a human mission as early as 2015, “with the goal of living and working there for increasingly extended periods of time.”

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