Last night's address to a joint session of Congress was seen by 32.1 million (this updates the previous report from Nielsen of 31.8 million) viewers across 10 television networks.
I've seen a lot of comments about how Obama's TV popularity is waning with all his time on the airwaves, and while 31.8 million is down from the big numbers of February, it's up versus July (24.7 million) and April (28.8 million) press conferences. See for yourself.
|President Obama Addressing Joint Session of Congress|
|September 9, 2009||ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision*, Telemundo*, BET*,
CNBC, CNN, FOX News Channel, and MSNBC
|February 24, 2009||ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNBC,
CNN, FOX News Channel and MSNBC
|Source: The Nielsen Company
*Aired address on Tape Delay. All data are based on LiveSD stream.