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Thread #161395 Message #3834561
Posted By: beardedbruce
24-Jan-17 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump
Subject: RE: BS: Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump
Truth is relative, according to the Liberals:
Trumps stated that his was the "MOST-watched" of any inauguration .
MSM says less people on Mall.
Trump included TV watchers...
So what is the TRUTH?
According to the Nielsen Ratings, a whopping 30.6 million viewers, across 12 TV channels, watched the 45th President get sworn in on Friday afternoon.
Those sky-high ratings make Trump's inauguration the third-most-watched in history—narrowly behind Barack Obama's historic inauguration in 2009, and Ronald Reagan's in 1981.
However, because of how viewing patterns have changed since Obama and Reagan's inaugurations, Trump's inauguration might actually have been the most-watched of all time. Nielsen only monitors those watching programs on television—without factoring in the viewers who streamed the inauguration online.
That's a figure easily expected to be in the tens of millions, as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and CNN all aired the swearing-in ceremony online—a feature not yet widely available in 2009, let alone 1981.
CNN alone announced that 16.9 million people had watched the inauguration on CNN.com. While those numbers aren't exactly comparable to Nielsen's ratings, it's clear that—coupled with other major online livestreams—Trump's inauguration was very likely witnessed by over 50 million people.