Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 28, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC    1,994        438         893
CNN      545        173         235
MSNBC      604        168         253
CNBC      151         44           75
FBN        97         31           59
HLN      238         81         129
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC    5,166     1,175       2,332
CNN    1,201        369         562
MSNBC    1,317        338         557
CNBC      210         87         106
FBN      313        122         203
HLN      328        126         186
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends    1,271        306         667
CNN Early Start/Starting Point      236         79         112
MSNBC Morning Joe      422        159         223
CNBC Squawk Box      119         32           61
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade      222        119         149
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AEHQ: ROLL CALL VOTE    2,404        427         906
FNC FIVE, THE    2,302        432         878
CNN SITUATION ROOM      419        140         149
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS      686        125         237
CNBC FAST MONEY      149         26           88
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      213         65         107
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER    2,817        555       1,129
CNN SITUATION ROOM      465        158         179
MSNBC POLITICS NATION      772        173         308
CNBC MAD MONEY      103         16           25
HLN EVENING EXPRESS      215         62         121
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH    2,535        545       1,008
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012      615        198         279
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE      896        232         351
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT      178         47           59
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL      384        107         218
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR    3,924        818       1,623
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012      960        321         489
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE    1,193        300         504
CNBC COCA-COLA: THE REAL STORY      215         71           85
HLN NANCY GRACE      423        160         257
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY    4,649     1,025       2,095
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012    1,168        372         543
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE    1,288        301         540
CNBC AMERICAN GREED      230         96         129
HLN DR. DREW      307        144         174
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC    6,879     1,680       3,263
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012    1,474        413         653
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE    1,468        412         626
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT      186         94         104
HLN NANCY GRACE      253         73         128
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ: RNC    4,987     1,192       2,243
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA    2,484        700       1,234
CNN AMERICAS CHOICE 2012      988        371         445
MSNBC MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE    1,331        410         596
CNBC CNBC SPECIAL REPORT      118         39           57
CNBC MAD MONEY        61         15           29
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT      217         60         135

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

    @Mark: Never did i here them talk about it or endorse when i went to a few rally’s.. Pants on Fire..

  • Jeff

    Author of South Carolina’s voter ID law apologizes for writing “amen” in reply to email comparing blacks to “bees going after a watermelon.”

    Why am I not surprised this guy doesn’t like black people.

  • lbsles

    Thanks to Florida Voter ID Laws, Democratic Voter Registration Has Dried Up

    This is why Democrats and Eric Holder are fighting so hard against voter ID laws. It stops Democrats from producing hundreds of thousands of fraudulent voter registrations.

    Since a new set of state voting laws went into effect more than a year ago, the number of new Democrats registering in Florida has all but disappeared, according to a Times-Union review.

    During the 13 months beginning July 1 the year before elections in 2004 and 2008, registered Democrats increased by an average of 209,425 voters. From 2011 to this year, that number was 11,365.

    In Duval County alone there were about 13,000 new Democrats, meaning the rest of the state lost them.

    Over that same time, the number of registered Republicans increased by 128,039, topping the average of 103,555 during the past two presidential cycles.

    Overall, Democrats still hold a 445,794 statewide registration advantage.


  • Jeff

    Limbaugh : MSNBC Aired Nikki Haley’s Speech Because They Thought She Was A Babe That Had A Good Tan” “They Thought She Was Just A Babe That Had A Good Tan

    Well that explains it!!! What a Phat Phuck!!!

  • lbsles

    Navy SEAL Involved in bin Laden Raid: Meeting VP Joe Biden Reminded Him of “Someone’s Drunk Uncle at Christmas Dinner”

  • lbsles

    Food Stamp Usage up 64% in Last Four Years, Cost up 114% in Same Period; SNAP Charts, Facts and Figures

    Here are a couple of charts from Tim Wallace on the food stamp program, now called “SNAP” to remove the stigma. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    Charts at:

    http://globaleconomicanalysis dot blogspot dot com/2012/08/food-stamp-usage-up-64-in-last-four.html#TfFzbS3AGZ20WHxY.99

  • Jeff

    Sorry l”BS”les didn’t ya read???

    MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2012 (Reuters) — A judge said on Wednesday he would issue a permanent injunction against controversial restrictions on voter registration drives in Florida put in place under a new state election law backed by the state’s governor.

  • lbsles

    SEAL Book Contradicts Obama Administration’s Official Account of How Bin Laden Died

    SEAL book depicts Osama bin Laden shot on sight in hallway, contradicting original account

    A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.

    Bin Laden apparently was shot in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction, according to former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen in “No Easy Day.” The book is to be published next week by Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint.

    Bissonnette says he was directly behind a point man going up the stairs in the pitch black hallway. Near the top, he said, he heard two shots, but the book doesn’t make it clear who fired them. He wrote that the point man had seen a man peeking out of a door on the right side of the hallway.

    The author writes that the man ducked back into his bedroom and the SEALs followed, only to find the man crumpled on the floor in a pool of blood with a hole visible on the right side of his head and two women wailing over his body. Once they wiped the blood off his face, they were certain it was bin Laden.

    Bissonnette says the point man pulled the two women out of the way and shoved them into a corner. He and the other SEALs trained their guns’ laser sights on bin Laden’s still-twitching body, shooting him several times until he lay motionless. The SEALs later found two weapons stored by the doorway, untouched, the author said.

    Administration officials briefing reporters in the days after the May 2011 raid in Pakistan said the SEALs shot bin Laden only after he ducked back into the bedroom because they assumed he might be reaching for a weapon.


  • lbsles

    Dear Charlotte in 2012 Supporter,

    This is it! We are the less than a week away from the start of the 2012 Democratic National Convention and we are closing the books on our last “Come to Convention” Contest.

    You only have until midnight to enter to win! Give $5 or whatever you can and you will automatically be entered to win free airfare and accommodations for the week of the Convention.

    We started this journey together last year at our September 6th Kick-off event at Time Warner Cable Arena. You are the reason this convention is going to be a success. I can’t wait to welcome our guests to Charlotte and provide more opportunities than ever before for local residents to have an opportunity to experience the convention.

    I want you and a guest to join us in the Queen City.

    Give $5 or whatever you can today and you won’t have to worry about airfare, accommodations or credentials. We’ve got you covered.

    Thank you for all your support over the past year and I hope to see you in Charlotte.


    Dr. Dan Murrey
    Charlotte in 2012 Executive Director

  • Marcus

    Nice to watch MSNBC. I’m glad they’re around to balance out the Fox Comedy News.

  • Snap Tie

    @ Jeff: Comcast/MSNBC from my inside sources will be cleaning house – after the election. Current TV will be beating down the door for the has beens.. They are official now known as The place that pushes Hate & Race daily..

  • Jeff

    @l”BS”les, you posted recently that Osama Bin Laden was dead way before the raid….so what is it??

    You have to keep your silly propaganda straight.

  • Dave


    The main reason MSNBC has not really had that much of a bounce is because most of their viewers are Dems. They don’t really care about what’s going on at the Republican convention. Their numbers will should go way up next week with the Democratic convention. Now if they don’t go way up then Comcast should do some firing. First on the list should be the race baiter Alfred Shopton (misspelled on purpose) and next Obama’s boy Chris Matthews. Every time I watch these guys they’re talking about secret codes and dog whistles that only the righties understand. These guys are the biggest race instigators I’ve ever seen and both of them should be fired for saying these asinine things.

  • MathMan

    The fact the Obama is president proves the old saying that anyone can become president. And, that is sad.

  • TheBoss1

    The righties out in full force railing against MSNBC. Rave on, MSNBC, rave on. You’re doing something right when you piss off the righties soooo much like you do.

    Rave on.

    And, to all the righties who actually think the Republican Party is the defender of Medicare….

    Trust none of what you hear and less of what you see.


  • TheBoss1

    @Dave … you wrote, on purpose “Alfred Shopton.”

    See, this is the type of childish bullsh*t that is just so kindergarten. It does absolutely nothing to convince the other side the legitimacy of your argument. In fact, is your argument so weak that you have to resort to this puerile behavior?

    And, if you don’t know what puerile means, look it up because that is exactly what you are.

  • TheBoss1

    @Snap Tie … you wrote, “Comcast/MSNBC from my inside sources will be cleaning house – after the election.”

    Rolling on the floor laughing my f*cking ass off.

    I’ve been reading these predictions six months BEFORE Comcast took over. In fact, there was one f*cker on this site who posted the same sh*t day after day after day.

    I’ll bet you one f*cking thousand dollars if you have the guts to lay down your money that you statement is absolutely untrue.

  • TheBoss1

    Here is John McCain telling us that we cannot get out of Afghanistan and that we cannot one dime out of the military budget. And, this is the party that has a debt clock ticking at their convention. And the party that has unpaid for tax cuts.

    Does the word hypocrit have any meaning?

  • TheBoss1

    You guys bitching about Arthur Davis not being broadcast on MSNBC … if you want gavel-to-gavel coverage, watch C-SPAN.

    You guys all got boners to have a black guy stand up and criticize Obama. What percent of the Republican delegates are people of color? Do you know the answer to that question?

  • Mark


    It always makes me laugh that the Republicans try to paint themselves as the party who will make tough fiscal choices, and yet at the same time they don’t want to cut 1 cent from military spending. that’s why it’s hard to take them seriously.

    As much as I like McCain as a person, whenever he talks about how America conducts foreign policy, it is a huge reason why I won’t vote for them. he definitely falls under the neocon tent that wants to fund big Military Contractors through wasteful spending. it should be noted many of Romney’s foreign policy advisers are the same people who helped Bush(and that is a scary thought)

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