Cable News Ratings For Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26, 2012

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August 28th, 2012


Live + Same Day Cable News Ratings for Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         906            201            388
CNN         367            115            168
MSNBC         305            138            139
CNBC           61             27             34
FBN           28               8             14
HLN         314            135            191
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,119            135            324
CNN         423             95            170
MSNBC         270            138            137
CNBC         236            106            116
FBN           62             21             28
HLN         362            129            195
P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC         993            216            420
CNN         443            117            174
MSNBC         421            203            213
CNBC           58             34             36
FBN           14               4               7
HLN         327            140            207
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,423            213            497
CNN         763            192            270
MSNBC         596            288            339
CNBC         151             82             92
FBN           26               6             13
HLN         406            137            245

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.

  • tony

    Old Tingles Mathews with RNC chairmen I found him very offensive:he was worse than ever!Cant stand the dope!How offensive was he?Disgusting!The man was wearing a checkered shirt with a striped tie!

  • AppleStinx


    Chris Matthews is only desperately looking after his own survival. Can you imagine his life without thrills moving up his legs? He’ll have to resort to fantasizing to posters of Cher and Ellen Barkin, or playing with ferrets. :sad:

  • Snap Tie

    If you don’t think Illegal Aliens are getting welfare? Think again.. The Food Stamp President: They even go out recruiting.. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Outreach-boosting-food-stamp-rolls-3805283.php Don’t get angry when you click the photos, everyone has smartphones on welfare.

  • 1nancy2

    I watched Matthew’s and he crushed that awful, whiny, girly repub. to shreds. All the repub. did was give his memorized repub. talking points and Chris made mincemeat out of him. See….You viewed the conversation one way, and I viewed it the other way. That repub. could not defend his comments, pure and simple. I did not find Chris M. offensive and no, he is not a ‘dope’, Now your guy, well I have ideas about him and find your word choice more conducive to his sorry performance. “The man was wearing a checkered shirt with a striped tie!” What the heck does that have to do with the price of tea….er, coffee. Repubs can dish it, but crumble and can’t take being called upon to defend their comments. Speaking of Coffee, how are you Steve? Later….

  • tony

    @1nancy2–lighten up will you,have some fun I know you must have a sense of humor?Mathews wardrobe was just for fun.Mathews is a Dem hack–look at his ratings,terrible–he tries to talk over people and not allow them to respond–I’ve watched him for years ,hes not the brightest man.The birth certificate joke is a non issue–Romney doesnt disagree on BHO birthplace.Defending Obama at every step in the face of over 40 months 8+unemployment,5 trillion in debt by his savior(Obama)loss of AAAbond rating–increasing food stamps by 1 and a 1/2 times.Mathews would be screaming if McCain were Pres.

  • b

    I want to start a Pool…How long will it take 1Nancy2 above to make an appearance back on this Site after she absorbs Obama coming-up short >80 Electoral Votes on the morning of November 5th???

    If she merely engages in suicide, all bets are off and monies will be refunded…

  • 1nancy2

    Sure…Bill O’Reilly interrupts constantly…”talks over people and does not allow them to respond”….I bet you don’t notice that, right tony? Interesting that you have’ watched Chris M. for years”….Then you note..”He’s not the brightest man.” OK, so what does that make you for watching him? Here you decree that he is not bright, but, golly gee……….you still watch his show. As far as that birth certificate? It is an issue and will be as long as repubs. try to broach that subject. As I said, “Repubs. can dish it, but crumble and can’t take being called upon to defend their comments.” Lighten up? I don’t find snickering at a person’s wardrobe called for, so say something interesting and I’ll compliment you, just the way I do with Coffee, James, Matthew, Boss, Jeff, Faith 3, Ratboy and others.

  • tony

    O’Reilly interrupts but is not as shrill as Tingles–

  • RealityChick

    Chris Matthews is a pompous idiot who like Obama doesn’t have an original thought in his head. He babbles on and on about nonsense throws in the race card as if he has been appointed as a civil rights activist for all those who were wronged by people who are prejudiced fifty years ago. Get over it.It’s people like him spouting his racial hatred that has turned the white vote away from Obama…Those who would make the color of their skin a problem are racist.

  • debsafan

    Why is any one watching Chris Matthews. I deleated MSNBC off my TV. Now it’s like they don’t even exist, and they don’t…

  • dennis

    about this voter i.d. law…….it’s estimated there are 12 to 15 million illegals in the U S…………do you think none of them will vote or try to vote? i think we know who they would vote for……pick your own number…..thank you dennis

  • JJ

    This Dude Dennis is such a morron..How do you Vote when you are not a voting roll. Independents and college guyz don’t care about convention coverage, Fox News Sucks and only caters to extreme right and thats no secrete. So Fox news rating during republican convetion does not help Romney

  • 1966

    your a moron yourself.

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