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Cable News Ratings for Friday, August 31, 2012

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September 4th, 2012

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 31, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,363            308            633
CNN         400            112            164
MSNBC         574            179            263
CNBC         148             39             74
FBN           45             12             26
HLN         214             80            126
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,347            461         1,056
CNN         522            118            217
MSNBC       1,064            321            457
CNBC         191             81             82
FBN           45               7             17
HLN         310             86            175
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,319            350            729
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         326            112            151
MSNBC Morning Joe         523            181            299
CNBC Squawk Box         119             29             66
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         247            129            169
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,007            403            905
CNN Situation Room         533            129            139
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         968            202            387
CNBC MONEY IN MOTION         122             31             72
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         121             44             62
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       2,186            417            935
CNN Situation Room         435             97            133
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         898            211            379
CNBC Mad Money         103             16             40
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         101             28             49
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH       1,788            413            803
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         456            102            149
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS         950            231            378
CNBC Kudlow Report         140             22             43
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         278             95            155
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,496            498         1,103
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         564            142            219
MSNBC Ed Show       1,171            307            488
CNBC COSTCO CRAZE, THE         202             71             94
HLN Nancy Grace         405            102            211
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity       2,565            490         1,187
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight         404             92            182
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show       1,456            487            642
CNBC ULTIMATE FACTORIES         216             98             91
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         336            106            192
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity SPECIAL       1,961            395            876
CNN Anderson Cooper 360         598            119            251
MSNBC CANDIDATES 2012         562            165            237
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         155             73             60
HLN Nancy Grace         190             50            124
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,230            386            676
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         440            123            208
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES         388            177            190
CNBC Mad Money           76             25             46
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         160             66            112

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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.

 
  • XYZ

    Well take a look at that – Fox “Business” News actulaly had to cover business news…and their ratings plunged.

  • Coffee Steve

    @XYZ

    LOL..true, but they all did

  • AppleStinx

    Fox News’ averages for the week (estimating Sa-Su) should be close to 3,500K in Primetime and 1,550K in Total Day.

  • Coffee Steve

    @AppleStinx

    I wonder if thats a record for cable news?

  • Coffee Steve

    @AppleStinx

    I only asked that of you because you are all wise and all knowning, like President Obama :mrgreen:

  • Coffee Steve

    HURRY Hide the Beer USN is on his way

  • usnretiredx2

    Man I missed all the bashing on Israel. Just popped in to say I am reg to vote in FL now and my truck is fixed and I am 5k poorer. :twisted:

  • usnretiredx2

    Beer :?:

  • Coffee Steve

    @usnretiredx2
    Man I missed all the bashing on Israel

    May not be bashing long, there’s a growing backlash in the party, allot of the delegates demanding a conference or they are threatening making it a show about it. We’ll see I guess

  • Coffee Steve

    @USN
    Beer?

    Theres no beer, anyone seen beer in here? I have no idea what you’re talking about Hehehehe

  • Coffee Steve

    SUPPERTIME

    BBL…

  • Snap Tie

    MSNBC has officially begun it’s Obama love fest.

  • Mark

    @usnretiredx2
    ————————–
    Just popped in to say I am reg to vote in FL now and my truck is fixed and I am 5k poorer.
    ————————–
    You know who you should blame, Obama

  • Stan T

    Snap Tie
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM
    MSNBC has officially begun it’s Obama love fest.

    ************************************************

    I thought they were still covering the RNC convention…all they were doing when i tuned in was talking crap about republicans…

  • ninja

    Beer is on me help yourself.

  • Ratboy

    @ usnretiredx2
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM
    Man I missed all the bashing on Israel. Just popped in to say I am reg to vote in FL now and my truck is fixed and I am 5k poorer

    Now that is how voter suppresion works!!! $5k to register to vote! With that you get some truck repairs FREE!! :lol:

  • Chuck

    It will be interesting to see if the three major Networks attempt to raise their ratings by toning down the obvious bias. FNC will be first in coverage again. Very interesting stats!

  • AppleStinx

    Coffee Steve wrote: “…you are all wise and all knowning, like President Obama :mrgreen:

    Which makes me wonder whether the Democratic platform is at odds with President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech.

    As d.d wrote, the platform includes this:

    “…the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

    President Obama’s speech:

    “…You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. …”

  • Ratboy

    Exclusive: Democrats Drop ‘God’ From Party Platform

    Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.

    This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:

    “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

    Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:

    “We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

  • lbsles

    “You’re going to see speaker after speaker after speaker at this Democrat convention trying to sound optimistic about Obama and his great work, while at the same time portraying this country in ways you don’t see it, you don’t recognize it, and you don’t want it to be.” -Rush Limbaugh

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