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Ratings: Obama and Boehner Primetime Addresses

The cable news ratings are in for last night’s primetime addresses by President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Because of the way it was structured, the ratings for MSNBC and Fox News are divided into numerous smaller parts, encompassing Obama’s speech, Boehner’s speech, the brief lead-up to Obama’s speech and two minutes in between the speeches.

Fox News was the most-viewed of the three, drawing over 3.5 million people for Obama’s address, and more than 4 million for Boehner’s. CNN was next, averaging just over 2 million viewers for the 23-minute block. MSNBC averaged nearly 1.6 million people for Obama’s address, and slightly less for Boehner’s.

The broadcast numbers will be available later.

The cable numbers are after the jump.


Total viewers/A25-54

Fox News:

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 9:01P
3545/1006
PRES ADDRESS CVG 9:16P
3737/1103
PRES ADDRESS/GOP RESPONSE 9:18P
4065/1177
PRES ADDRESS/ANALYSIS 9:24P
4212/1222
HANNITY 9:29P
3247/998

CNN:

PRES./GOP DEBT ADDRESS 9:00P
2002/686

MSNBC:

MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE 9:00P
1427/347
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 9:02P
1598/420
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE 9:16P
1589/413
REPUBLICAN RESPONSE 9:18P
1588/463
MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE 9:24P
1453/452

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