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32 Million Viewers in the U.S. Tune In to Watch President Obama’s Speech on Syria
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32 Million Viewers in the U.S. Tune In to Watch President Obama’s Speech on Syria

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, President Obama addressed the nation, detailing his positions and strategies for how the U.S. might best handle the ongoing turmoil in Syria. The speech was carried live from approximately 9:00-9:15PM EST on 13 networks. The sum of the average audience for those networks was 32,301,139 viewers, with a combined household rating of 21.0. The following networks carried the address: NBC, ABC, AZA, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, Mun2, Gala, FXNC, FBN, CNBC, CNN and Al Jazeera.

Television Viewership for President Obama Speech on Syria

Networks Date No. of Networks Combined Household Rating Number of Households Number of Persons (P2+)
NBC, ABC, AZA, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, Mun2, Gala, FXNC, FBN, CNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera 9/10/2013 13 21 24,428,865 32,301,139
Note: All viewing based on Live+SD data
Source: Nielsen

Previous TV Viewership for Select President Obama Speeches

Subject Date No. of Networks Combined Household Rating Number of Households Number of Persons (P2+)
Job Creation 9/8/2011 11 20.9 23,981,685 31,439,080
Death of Bin Laden 5/1/2011 9 33.9 39,242,395 56,512,179
Address on Libya 3/28/2011 8 16.9 19,543,951 25,636,310
Speech on Iraq 8/31/2010 11 18.8 21,818,342 29,232,689
Note: All viewing based on Live+SD data
Source: Nielsen