One Out of Every 14 Americans Tuned in for Failed President’s Farewell Address

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Americans started tuning him out years ago. Somehow he managed to still draw the interest of roughly 24 million for his orgy of self-adulation the other night.

More than 24 million people tuned in to the four leading broadcast television networks on Tuesday night to watch President Barack Obama address the nation for the final time as its commander-in-chief.

Comcast-owned NBC  lead all broadcast networks by averaging roughly 8.9 million viewers during Obama’s nearly hour-long speech, according to early numbers reported on Wednesday by Nielsen. (Numbers for the various cable networks that also carried Obama’s speech have not yet been released.) ABC (5.7 million viewers) and CBS (6.7 million) also averaged large viewerships in the 9 p.m. ET time-slot, thanks to Obama’s address, while Foxpulled in about 2.8 million viewers.

The speech also aired on cable news networks CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, as well as on C-SPAN and PBS, while various live-streams were also available online.

We challenge even the most diehard Obama zombie to see if they can recall even one memorable line, especially any that aren’t self-serving. Here’s a look at Obama upon release of the ratings:

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2 Responses to “One Out of Every 14 Americans Tuned in for Failed President’s Farewell Address”

  1. Rube Goldberg (Neckbone) on 12/12/17 at 3:42 pm

    Even some family members who would vote for Hitler if he had a (D) next to his named tuned out.
    These true believers say sobama jumped the shark with the Bergdahl deal.
    I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off at their Trump is Hitler we are about to turn into Nazi Germany comments after the election.
    BTW-I figured the amount of times Obama would refer to himself at 100 I think the final number was 79.

  2. StarTripper on 18/18/17 at 12:19 pm

    I wonder how many watching were playing some sort of drinking game? If they took shots every time Bambi mentioned himself then I bet they can’t remember the speech at all.