Note: Last night, Fox News Channel’s The Five marked its 2nd highest rated show in total viewers for a full hour since the program launched. The highest rated was on 6/28/12. This was the third highest rated program on FNC yesterday after The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity.

Tuesday, August 21st 5PM/ET:

FNC’s The Five: 2,063,000 (P2+), 469,000 (25-54)

MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews: 934,000 (P2+), 222,000 (25-54)

CNN: 535,000 (P2+), 124,000 (25-54)

HLN’s Evening Express: 141,000 (P2+), 28,000 (25-54)

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 21, 2012

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,272            299            566
CNN         378            109            163
MSNBC         539            166            247
CNBC         150             42             77
FBN           48             14             27
HLN         190             73            111
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       2,319            506            986
CNN         614            178            299
MSNBC       1,114            335            523
CNBC         230            104            127
FBN           57             18             22
HLN         301            102            156
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,049            297            552
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         250            104            134
MSNBC Morning Joe         497            183            275
CNBC Squawk Box           98             25             47
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         225            111            171
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,063            469            818
CNN SITUATION ROOM         535            124            188
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         934            222            400
CNBC FAST MONEY         167             27             61
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         141             28             41
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,962            452            810
CNN SITUATION ROOM         451            137            158
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         883            285            408
CNBC MAD MONEY         155             31             74
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         120             38             63
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,857            505            824
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         522            160            233
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         783            208            354
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT         171             38             65
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         231             78            125
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,451            621         1,141
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         631            186            313
MSNBC ED SHOW         979            285            427
CNBC FACEBOOK OBSESSION, THE         150             58             81
HLN NANCY GRACE         399            124            190
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       2,436            526            986
CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT         706            175            322
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW       1,230            392            596
CNBC 60 MINUTES ON CNBC         206             65             76
HLN DR. DREW         266             92            126
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       2,045            370            828
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         505            174            261
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL       1,132            329            546
CNBC AMERICAN GREED         335            189            224
HLN NANCY GRACE         237             91            151
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,105            318            622
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         409            156            218
MSNBC ED SHOW         553            173            267
CNBC MAD MONEY         115             63             83
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         204             55            103

 


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.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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