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Obama Afghanistan speech cable ratings


Ratings for President Obama's Afghanistan speech on cable outlets--during the actual address at 8:02-8:36 PM on Tuesday. FOX took the lead in the overall ratings and in the 25-54 age group, according to Nielsen ratings.

Presidential Address (8:02-8:36 PM ET) - P2+ and A25-54

FOX: 4,554,000 in P2+ (1,252,000 in A25-54)

CNN: 2,349,000 in P2+ (669,000 in A25-54)

MSNBC: 1,560,000 in P2+ (434,000 in A25-54)

Primetime Total Viewers

FOX: 3,791,000

CNN: 1,744,000

MSNBC: 1,281,000


That's because most people who voted for Obama watched the speech on network television, not cable news shows. Only the teabaggers watched it on Fox.

Actually, Irving, some people - like myself - watched it on Fox News because it was a Democratic President. During the Bush years, I watched presidential speeches and analysis on MSNBC.

I do the same the same thing, Keith. Fox was in Bush's pocket, as the alphabets are in Obama's. You have to switch to the opposing media outlet to get true analysis and not political fawning.

The "teabaggers" are not necessarily Republican, Irving. The majority are probably conservatives, but there are a lot of Democrats in that mix. I think you meant that the Republicans watched it on FOX. They show too many Kool-aid commercials on the alphabets for them. They don't like Obama Kool-aid.

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