Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Thursday, May 3, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,162            287            518
CNN         297             80            114
MSNBC         423            125            182
CNBC         167             48             95
FBN           70             20             37
HLN         189             76            112
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,025            407            739
CNN         421            108            166
MSNBC         901            274            382
CNBC         258            132            152
FBN           63             28             35
HLN         250             74            148
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,084            316            561
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         224             60             92
MSNBC Morning Joe         402            141            208
CNBC Squawk Box         144             47            100
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         260            130            183
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       1,624            330            772
CNN SITUATION ROOM         356             77            106
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         626            114            221
CNBC FAST MONEY         202             28             97
HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT         201             63            109
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,563            299            646
CNN JOHN KING USA         234             43             57
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         678            155            261
CNBC MAD MONEY         176             31             83
HLN PRIME NEWS         194             49            101
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,435            280            588
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         272             64             93
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         790            178            329
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         202             43             97
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         279             81            182
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,829            506         1,029
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         349             98            135
MSNBC ROCK CENTER W/B WILLIAMS         949            224            347
CNBC MEXICOS DRUG WAR         184             85            119
HLN NANCY GRACE         311             91            194
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,815            391            654
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         576            123            217
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         983            327            462
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS         256            113            138
HLN DR. DREW         209             67            107
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,412            324            527
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         335            102            146
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         765            269            333
CNBC COCAINE COWBOYS         334            199            200
HLN NANCY GRACE         241             72            150
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,065            302            508
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         249             73            116
MSNBC ROCK CENTER W/B WILLIAMS         477            185            226
CNBC MAD MONEY           55             30             21
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         151             57             98

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, 2011)

CNN/HLN: 101.12 million HHs

CNBC: 98.62 million HHs

FNC: 99.15 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.72 million HHs

Fox Business: 58.15 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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