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RATINGS FALL FOR OBAMA INAUGURATION — BUT NO MORE THAN USUAL

January 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

About 20.6 million people watched President Obama’s second inauguration on 18 broadcast and cable networks on Monday, down 46 percent from 37.8 million who tuned in for his first inauguration in 2009, Nielsen Media Research said on Wednesday. The drop-off was in line with similar second-term inaugurations. The number of viewers for George W. Bush’s […]

RATINGS FOR SECOND INAUGURAL PLUNGE

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Reporters from virtually all the networks covering Monday’s inauguration ceremonies observed that the crowds were down considerably from President Obama’s first inauguration four years ago. So too, it turns out, were the number of television viewers. While 17 million watched the swearing-in ceremony in 2009 on the three major cable news networks — CNN, Fox […]

OH, YES, THERE WAS AN INAUGURATION TODAY

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The TV networks this year are devoting far less time to the presidential inaugural ceremonies than they did a year ago. “The difference is startling,” the New York Daily News commented today (Monday). In an interview with USA Today, CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, who has covered 12 inaugurations, compared the second inauguration to a second […]

ROYAL WEDDING ATTENDED BY 23 MILLION IN U.S.

April 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Despite being broadcast at the ungodly hour of 3:00 a.m. on the West Coast and 6:00 a.m. on the East Coast, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was watched by nearly 23 million Americans, according to preliminary ratings released late today (Saturday) by Nielsen Research. The figure represents the combined average of […]