On Tuesday, August 31, 2010 President Barack Obama delivered his second address from the Oval Office to declare the end of the American combat mission in Iraq. The address was carried live from 8:00PM to approximately 8:20PM on 11 networks. The sum of average audience for those networks was 29,232,689 viewers. The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNN, CNBC, CNTRC, FOXNC, and MSNBC.
Viewership to last night’s address was down 9% from his address on the oil spill on June 15, 2010, and down 28% from his speech to the country where he announced a strategy for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan on December 1, 2009.
|Recent President Obama Speeches: TV Ratings|
|Event||Networks||Number of Households||Number of Persons 2+|
|Oval Office Adress on End of Iraq War (8/31/10)||11||21,818,342||29,232,689|
|Address on Gulf Coast Oil Spill|
|Speech on Afghanistan (12/1/2009)||10||29,806,000||40,767,134|
|Source: The Nielsen Company|