Bush’s Economic Rescue Speech Watched by 52.7 Million

President George W. Bush’s address Wednesday on his administration’s economic rescue plan drew 52.7 million viewers, Nielsen said Friday.

The speech was carried live from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo and Univision.

The multi-network combined audience for the speech was 52,653,000 viewers, or 38 million households.