Nielsen: Obama Draws ‘Healthy’ 31 Mil.-Plus Viewers for Speech

Based on Nielsen’s live-same-day national ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 8 p.m. to 9:06 p.m., 31.85 million viewers in total on 10 networks tuned in to hear President Obama discuss his plans for healthcare in his second address to a joint session of Congress. 

The combined household rating and share was a 20.4/35; the number of households was 23.42 million; and the networks carrying his live address were ABC, CBS, NBC, BET, CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Univision and Telemundo.