RATINGS ARE IN: What the MSM Isn’t Telling You About Trump’s Inauguration

taking-officeYes, Obama’s first inauguration back in 2009 had higher ratings than Trump’s and that stings a little but that’s the only part that the MSM wants to focus on. They don’t want to focus on the fact that this was the second highest rated inauguration in 36 years according to Nielsen. Well, that’s not too shabby, right? Oh wait, there’s more…

Donald Trump’s inauguration ratings were the second-highest in 36 years, according to Nielsen.

The swearing-in of the 45th president was seen by 30.6 million viewers across 12 networks.

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Trump’s numbers are all the more remarkable considering he’s entering into office with rather low approval ratings compared to past presidents and sparked protests worldwide along with vows to not watch his inauguration.

And actually, Trump could have been seen by more viewers than either Obama or Reagan. Nielsen ratings do not account for online viewing, which has grown sharply in recent years and is far more commonplace than even four years ago. CNN.com, for example, clocked 16.9 million live streams, tying with its Election Day coverage for the site’s top event (live stream tallies are typically not apples-to-apples with Nielsen’s strict methodology of counting average viewers, but are still additive). And in addition to the news network websites, portals like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter offered live streams as well.


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