Skip to main content

Obama's Second Inauguration Draws 20.6 Million Viewers

Monday's second inauguration of President Barack Obama was
seen by 20.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

While that figure is down 46% from Obama's first
inauguration in 2009 (37.8M), it held steady with the drop-off for former
President George W. Bush's second inauguration in 2005. Viewership for presidents'
second inauguration is typically down.

Coverage was aired by 18 networks from approximately 10
a.m.-4 p.m. ET.

Individually, CNNled the cable nets in coverage while NBC was first overall.