Nielsen: 29 Million Watched Obama Iraq Address

By Alex Weprin 

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According to Nielsen, 29 million people watched President Obama’s address about Iraq last night. The address went from 8 PM ET to approximately 8:20 PM, and aired on 11 networks, including all four major broadcast channels and all of the cable news channels, as well as Univision and Telemundo.

Viewership was down -9% compared to his last address in June about the Gulf oil spill, and down 28% from his December 2009 address on his strategy for Afghanistan.

Which cable networks drew the most viewers to the address? Find out after the jump.


Fox News: 2.88 million total viewers/694,000 adults 25-54

MSNBC: 1.31 million total viewers/ 373,000 adults 25-54

CNN: 988,000 total viewers/300,000 adults 25-54

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