President's Broadcast Viewership Up From September 9 Address

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December 2nd, 2009

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While all this information is in our overnight post for Tuesday, I thought it worthwhile to split it off into a separate post that I will update when we get more information like final numbers and cable network numbers.

We do not have combined, or final, numbers for last night's Presidential address yet, but for comparison, for his September 9 telecast in the preliminary ratings from 8pm-9pm the president averaged 21.2 million on ABC (adults 18-49 rating/share =1.8/5, 7.4 million total viewers), CBS (1.2/4, 5.63 million) and NBC (1.9/6.8.16 million).

Also, it's worth noting that comparing a 1 hour address to a 30 minute address is somewhat apples to oranges.

For last night, in prelminary numbers:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 NBC Presidential Address 2.1 6 8.653
CBS Presidential Address 1.9 6 10.158
FOX Presidential Address 1.8 5 4.573
ABC Presidential Address 1.7 5 7.460

Among the 4 broadcast networks covering the 30 minute address last night, there were 30.84 million average viewers. Among just the 3 that covered the Sept. 9 address, there were 26.3 million. So using just these preliminary broadcast only numbers, the average viewership was up anyway you look at it vs. Sept. 9.

Here are the final combined numbers (32.1 million average viewers) for the September 9 address.

Here are the final combined numbers for the Presidential press conferences and addresses prior to September 9.

 
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