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C-SPAN: 47 Million Watch Us Every Week

34 years ago today, the switch was flipped and C-SPAN roared to life, providing cable viewers a chance to see inside the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate Chambers.

To commemorate the anniversary, C-SPAN had Hart Research conduct a survey to figure out just how many people watch the channel, and what walks of life they come from. As a commercial-free non-profit channel, C-SPAN is not rated by Nielsen Media Research.

According to the survey, 24% of cable households watch C-SPAN at least once a week: that’s an estimated 47 million adults, and it is up 4 points from the last survey, which was conducted four years ago. In a stark contrast to the other cable news channels, a plurality of C-SPAN’s viewers are aged 18-49, with 28% watching once a week, compared to 19% for those aged 50-64 and 22% 64 and older.

“This growth in C-SPAN viewership, especially among the youngest groups, is surprising in this time of generalized media fragmentation but it is not so mysterious in that C-SPAN offers the emerging group of information free-agents access to the raw uncut coverage of their political heroes, and sometimes perhaps their villains, they can then share on blogs and social networks,” said Hart Research lead pollster Allan Rivlin in a statement.

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Inauguration 2013: C-SPAN Coverage Plans

C-SPAN will devote much of its weekend programming to President Obama’s second inauguration. On Sunday, C-SPAN’s coverage begins  at 10:30amET. Following a look back at Obama’s 2009 inauguration, the network will host a discussion about inaugural addresses with former Presidential speechwriters.

On Monday, C-SPAN will be live beginning at 7amET with coverage of the inaugural ceremony, luncheon and parade.

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C-SPAN Takes Over Charlotte Airport

The king of cable is C-SPAN, at least in Charlotte’s airport during the DNC. The non-profit cable network had branding all over the terminal, from the food court and waiting areas to the baggage claim (pictured ro the right) as we arrived.

In the food court, the TV screens were only showing two channels: Nickelodeon and C-SPAN.

The two perfect TV channels for snacking.

Which Cable News Channel Did Mitt Romney Watch Last Night?

Last night Mitt Romney addressed the Republican National Convention. In the hours leading up to his speech however, he was backstage, watching TV news coverage. Which network was Romney watching?

Take a look via Garrett Jackson, aka Mitt’s Body Man (click to embiggen):

Yes, Romney watched the RNC not on Fox News, CNN or PBS, but rather that old standby C-SPAN.

The fact is, if you wanted to only watch the speeches, and didn’t want to have commercials and bloviating political analysts constantly interrupting the action, C-SPAN was pretty much the only choice.

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: C-SPAN, FOX, Bloomberg

This week, C-SPAN is looking for a new features producer, while FOX is in need of a senior publicist. Bloomberg is hiring an assistant editor in its digital/TV news department, and Current TV is seeking an ad sales marketing manager. Get the scoop on these jobs and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: C-SPAN, Current TV, BBC

This week, C-SPAN is hiring a master control operator, while Current TV is on the hunt for an executive producer. BBC is seeking a web designer, and WEtv is hiring an executive producer of on-air promotions. Get the details on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Fox Business, C-SPAN, MTV

This week, Fox Business has two great openings. The network is looking for a new booker for the Willis Report, as well as a freelance assignment editor. Also, MTV is on the hunt for a manager of international program sales operations, while C-SPAN is searching for a temporary media relations specialist. Get all the details on these jobs and more below, and check out additional TV gigs on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Oxygen, BBC, C-SPAN

This week, Oxygen is on the hunt for a vice president of digital media, who knows how to live out loud. BBC needs a senior manager of publicity for its digital and home entertainment division, and C-SPAN is looking for a full-time temporary event producer. Check out these openings and others below, and peruse more brand-new job listings in television on mediabistro.com.

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Obama’s WHCD Monologue Now Top C-SPAN YouTube Video of All-Time

C-SPAN said its YouTube video of President Barack Obama’s appearance at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner is now its most viewed ever, approaching 6 million views at the time of this post, despite only being available since late Saturday night.

The public-affairs network’s previous No. 1 YouTube video, of Obama’s inauguration speech in January 2009, has totaled more than 4.7 million views in two-and-a-half years.

Obama used the WHCD pulpit to poke fun at the debate over his birth certificate, entering to “I Am a Real American” by Rick Derringer and showing footage from The Lion King as his “birth video.”