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CNBC (originally, Consumer News and Business Channel) is a cable and satellite television news channel operated in the United States by NBCUniversal. Launched on April 17, 1989, the network primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets; following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC carries financial and business-themed talk shows, investigative reports, documentaries, infomercials, and reality shows. On screen, a rolling ticker provides real-time updates on share prices on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX, as well as market indices, news summaries, and weather updates.

CNBC has had a difficult time attracting viewers. When discussing the network's consistently low ratings, CNBC management and press releases suggest that considerable viewership, particularly during the daytime, is done out of home in places such as work offices and hotel rooms. As this demographic is not covered by Nielsen Media Research ratings, CNBC claims that the network's true viewership is much higher than what is measured. Notwithstanding, CNBC is watched by the largest group of successful business leaders in America. The network possesses the wealthiest audience (in terms of average income) of any television channel in the United States.

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CNBC Weekly Ratings

DateTotal DayPrime TimePT Gain

CNBC Top Programs

1Squawk on the Street247,0008
2Fast Money Halftime Report1244,0008
3Closing Bell1226,00012
4Power Lunch2206,0007
5The News with Shepard Smith4205,00010
7The Exchange2202,0003
8Fast Money195,00010
9Options Action1166,00019
10Mad Money1164,0002
11Squawk Box126,00013
12Worldwide Exchange66,00014

Comments (56)

  1. GregGreg
    Nov 17, 2020 02:02 GMT

    CNBC has gone way left.
    Mr Cramer did his very best politicizing every business topic during the election against President Trump. Plus he truly spreads fear over Covid and professes his superiority in intelligence about the topic. Carl & David have been rolling their eyes and have tried to reel him in to no avail....Their show now brings no real business value as the commentary is just Cramer rants and there is no credible stock analysis. Cramer should go into pushing Penny stocks , I think he’d be good at that.
    BTW , Shep is awful.

    1. DaveDave
      Jun 9, 2021 18:04 GMT

      Well said he manipulates the market at every opportunity Punk that’s what he is always seeking to be popular.

    Jun 23, 2021 12:47 GMT

    Mike Santoli and Rick Santelli are the best parts of CNBC. The only reason I watch is for what Mike says.

  3. The DudeThe Dude
    Oct 6, 2021 03:16 GMT

    Shout out to Sara Eisen, she has more balls than any other CNBC personality(includes all the men). Out of the gate, she asks Elizabeth Warren the most pointed questions (the most dangerous man-Powell, ridiculous), Warren was on the defensive rest of the interview, Warren who claims of American Indian heritage which she used to her advantage and her firing due to pregnancy in her presidential debate, questionable facts. Later on Bloomberg, David "cuckold" Westin interviewed Warren, cuckold asked softball questions and Warren dominated the rest of the interview.

    Eisen did the same to Peter "fringe economist/headcase" Navarro, she was not intimated with him as others and he had a couple of hem-and-haw moments with her, CNBC is lucky to have her, most of their personnel are milquetoast.

  4. Randy KRandy K
    Jul 23, 2021 09:34 GMT

    I can't handle that shallow, unfunny, hypocritical, mentally unbalanced, Jim Cramer, please put him to the pasture as you did with Sue Herrera, Ron Insana, etc, etc. He makes stupid comments/has retarded opinions. Also, the most uncharismatic and obnoxious millennial man, Dan Nathan, is a sourpuss and unpleasant. Josh "needs therapy" Brown makes Dan a charmer, please evaluate them

    1. DawnDawn
      Mar 24, 2022 13:14 GMT

      I think Josh calls 'em the way he sees 'em and I appreciate that. Yes Cramer has fallen off the edge. Joe Kernan should be put in a separate pasture with nobody around him he is a disaster and the negative piece of you know what.

  5. VitoVito
    Feb 12, 2021 13:38 GMT

    I watched CNBC every day for over 15 years; however, for the past few years, the channel has only one side talking points; Squawk Box had a balance of commentary, but not anymore. Cramer, Andrew Ross Sorkin's analysis is only one side of the political topics. I am done with the CNBC and Squawk Box for now.

    1. RichRich
      Feb 20, 2021 15:05 GMT

      I use to love Cramer .. every day for years. He was suppose to be a non partisan voice. But not for the last few months. Every day he had to criticize Trump. I can turn to politics and the division in our country no matter where I go. I didn’t want it here. And Cramer pretends to be neutral. No doubt he sold out to supplement his own portfolio and stock picking loses. He contradicts himself with losing predictions and ridiculous rants every day. Faber and Carl are great but as long as Cramer is there -....No more for me. And definitely no more Mad Money. He is a guy I could have probably enjoyed hanging with.. but now he is acting like a prejudiced man. Good luck with that Jim.

    May 13, 2022 13:01 GMT

    Joe Kernan is extremely negative and always in a foul mood.

    Scott Wapner is a narcissist and unintelligent to boot. He teamed with Jim Cramer to humiliate Tony Dwyer. It was embarrassing to watch Wapner's childish performance.

  7. BryceBryce
    Feb 7, 2021 01:34 GMT

    CNBC has gone crazy with its anti-white globo-homo agenda. The network might as well be called the FED show given that they spend their time debating how much more money needs to be printed. These people and their viewers are idiots.

  8. Randy KRandy K
    Sep 21, 2021 02:50 GMT

    I couldn't hold it anymore after Scott Wapner did Jenny Harrington wrong and blowing up his boy's ego (Downtown Josh-immature unbalanced millennial). Wapner is the provocateur who uses conflicts to create drama and the world's most famous Monday night quarterback who puts his team/money managers on the spot(untimely trades). If I was on his show, I would quit this clown show who needs this grief and look like a fool. Wapner is just a sadistic host who is Cramer's waterboy or Cramer's brown noser whichever you prefer.

  9. Ezra GoldsteinEzra Goldstein
    Jul 28, 2021 05:05 GMT

    Cramer is such a vaxtard I cant watch any more. I used to watch Mad Money every single day for years

  10. Randy KRandy K
    Jul 1, 2021 08:34 GMT

    Josh "downtown" Brown was on Closing Bell today, he disrespects his fellow analysts, he plays on his computer while the other guests give their views and ignore their opinions. He is the most obnoxious and unpleasant personality on CNBC, he even makes Weiss a charmer, meanness is out, why does CNBC keep him? I bet Frost and Eisen think he's a self-important unfunny clown/punk, his self-bragging NVDA call is as bad as Cramer bragging about buying a farm on his profits as selling cryptocurrencies at the high, okay okay... enough guys keep rubbing it in...

      Jul 3, 2021 02:45 GMT

      You sound like all the libs who sold at the bottom in March 2020 because the media was making the wuhan flu sound like the black plague. I'm ↑ 332% on NVDA by the way, shoutout to Cramer.

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