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Reagan Beats Obama (TV Viewership. Drudge Headline)
Neilsen via Drudge Report ^ | 1/21/2009

Posted on 01/22/2009 3:38:17 AM PST by GVnana

Nearly 37.8 million Americans watching at home viewed President Barack Obama’s oath of office and inaugural speech between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET on January 20, 2009. This is the most viewed inauguration since the record of 41.8 million viewers who watched Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inauguration.

-graph at the link-

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nielsen.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1981; bhoinauguration; headcount; nielson; reagan
And that, my friends, was nearly 30 years ago...
1 posted on 01/22/2009 3:38:19 AM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

bttt


2 posted on 01/22/2009 3:42:52 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Obama fully intends to tear down our Constitution. So no, I do not want Obama to succeed.)
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To: Matchett-PI
Ronnie!!!!!!!!!! ronald reagan! Pictures, Images and Photos My friends,the standards in this country have generally dropped like a rock. Throw the blame at media and liberalism.
3 posted on 01/22/2009 3:46:51 AM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: GVnana

If you adjust Reagan’s numbers for population growth, it would put his viewership in 2009 at approximately 56.4 million viewers. If you adjust 0bama to 1981 numbers, it would put his number of viewers at 28 million. In other words, Reagan had about 33% more viewers. Nothing like trying to spin the news.


4 posted on 01/22/2009 3:48:48 AM PST by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Look to yourselves and USE the Constitution.

5 posted on 01/22/2009 3:53:10 AM PST by Loud Mime (Article IV, Section 4, as dead as the rest of the Constitution.)
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To: GVnana
Reagan beats that muzzie pile of crap in every way imaginable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS

6 posted on 01/22/2009 4:10:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: GVnana

In more ways than one ;-))


7 posted on 01/22/2009 4:15:07 AM PST by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: GVnana

That’s not accurate, they forgot to count the seagulls in awe watching from above.

How dare they!


8 posted on 01/22/2009 4:24:11 AM PST by NObama2008
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To: GVnana

I am so fortunate to have been alive during his time. How lucky we all were.

I must have missed this story on AP,Al-Reuters. Obama will be the worst P since Jimmah, I have no doubt.


9 posted on 01/22/2009 4:34:41 AM PST by SueRae
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To: GVnana

But, but, but, there were more people in the U.S. back....
Never mind. /libthink


10 posted on 01/22/2009 4:49:57 AM PST by CPOSharky (I don't care about the country as long as I'm in charge. Forever.)
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To: GVnana
And that, my friends, was nearly 30 years ago...

..... when the U.S. population was 229 million. That is 76 million less than it is today.

11 posted on 01/22/2009 4:58:15 AM PST by Polybius
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To: killjoy
If you adjust Reagan’s numbers for population growth, it would put his viewership in 2009 at approximately 56.4 million viewers. If you adjust 0bama to 1981 numbers, it would put his number of viewers at 28 million. In other words, Reagan had about 33% more viewers. Nothing like trying to spin the news.

Now, there you go again.

Reagan may have had more viewers in absolute numbers.
Reagan may have had more viewers as a percent of the population.
Reagan may have had more accomplishments in his public career before taking office as President of the United States (okay, so did every other president in our history).
Reagan may even have respected the Oval Office and the Constitution far more than any Obama voter alive (or dead).

Still, Obama had far more media support and dramatically more news articles about him: President Barack Obama's inauguration generated an unprecedented 35,000 stories in the world's major newspapers, television and radio broadcasts over the past day -- about 35 times more than the last presidential swearing-in.
Obama also wins the press-leg-tingle competition.
Obama wins for most support from America's enemies.
Obama wins for most unconstitutional goals (more than 30, shutting out Reagan who scored a zero in this newly important category).
And that ties the Great Communicator and our new Dear Leader.

The tie breaker is dollars spent, and it looks like Obama will take the lead shortly, wasting more this month than Reagan spent in a typical year ... And remember, the democrats would say that's Obama's money he's spending, not ours, but "when you spread the wealth around, everyone benefits".

Thinking about Reagan giving the last good years of his life to our country, only to have the voters turn our future over to such a man, makes me sad. Reagan left our children a shining city on a hill, and the usurper is just going to leave them a pile of debt and a shredded Constitution. May God have mercy on the United States of America, the last best hope of man on earth.

12 posted on 01/22/2009 5:16:43 AM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: SueRae
Obama will be the worst P since Jimmah, I have no doubt.

Are you always that optimistic? I can't imagine The One surprising us by being as effective as Jimmy Carter. I can't imagine our economy emerging from 2012 with unemployment as low as Carter's 7.8%, inflation as low as Carter's 14.7%, and the prime interest rate as low as Carter's 21.5%. I will cheer if ordinary, decent Americans are able to limit the damage to that level.

13 posted on 01/22/2009 5:24:36 AM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: GVnana
Nearly 37.8 million Americans watching at home viewed President Barack Obama’s oath of office and inaugural speech between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET on January 20, 2009.

Sounds great, until you consider all the folks (like me) who live-streamed the ceremony on the internet (at home, in the office, wherever). There were also a lot of public viewings in theaters, sports stadiums, etc.

14 posted on 01/22/2009 5:40:18 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: GVnana

30 years ago and about 100 Million less americans as well.

Everything Fauxbama is NOTHING but Goebellesque propoganda, that only gets you so far and for so long. This guys an empty suit, a complete and total empty suit, he can’t fake it until he makes it anymore... now he’s got to perform and so far his performance has been abysmal.

Get ready for a presidency that could make Carter’s look stellar folks.


15 posted on 01/22/2009 5:48:26 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Doesn’t matter there are nearly 1/3 more americans than there were in 1981. 100 Million more, even if you count streaming as a percentage of the population, Fauxbama still loses.


16 posted on 01/22/2009 5:49:35 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: GVnana

It is worse than that. Nielsen apparently counted people who watched in a 5-6 hour window! Not live!


17 posted on 01/22/2009 6:02:54 AM PST by libbylu (Sarah - the light of the midnight sun)
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To: GVnana

1981 US population 229,000,000, 2008 US population about 301,000,000. That’s a difference of about 32%.

In 1981 about 18% of the population watched the RR inauguration while in 2009 only 12% of the people did the same for the Messiah. That’s 50% more people as a % of the population watching Reagan as watched Hussein.


18 posted on 01/22/2009 6:12:44 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: GVnana

You won’t here the MSM talking about this....(chuckle)

A poster offered up ‘Reagan was twenty years ago’ just yesterday, as though he didn’t have validity today as it relates to politics.


19 posted on 01/22/2009 6:42:32 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: GVnana

Also remember that 37 million people watched Sarah Palin’s speech at the RNC.


20 posted on 01/22/2009 7:13:51 AM PST by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: GVnana

Maybe he could have gotten a ratings bump like SNL if he’d invited Sarah Palin to make a guest appearance.


21 posted on 01/22/2009 7:30:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: GVnana

22 posted on 01/22/2009 7:30:32 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Ronnie!!!!!!!!!! My friends,the standards in this country have generally dropped like a rock. Throw the blame at media and liberalism.

Agreed!!

And to read around FR the MSM is on a deathwatch


23 posted on 01/22/2009 9:03:33 AM PST by stevecmd
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