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56 Million Tuned in for President Obama's Bin Laden Announcement

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 4th 2011 7:35AM
President Obama Announces Death of Osama Bin LadenIt's been reported that President Barack Obama's televised address announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden was watched by over 56 million viewers Sunday night.

According to Reuters, the President's speech attracted 56.5 million viewers, which is a significantly higher number than either of his two State of the Union Addresses gained.

Its audience was also more than double the number of people who tuned in to watch his televised address in March justifying U.S. military action in Libya.

The speech, which was carried live on several networks -- including ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, FOX News, HLN and MSNBC -- lasted nine minutes and aired from 11:35PM ET.

Despite the late hour -- at least for East Coast viewers -- the presidential address also attracted over 30 million more viewers than the much-anticipated Royal Wedding Friday morning.

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ZacharyB

Honestly, are people really upset about their shows getting cut into? This is a big deal! You can watch the shows on Hulu later. This stuff matters!

May 04 2011 at 1:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
EuropaE

We didn't have a choice! All the major networks and most of the cable ones all carried it. I think about the only networks that didn't was QVC and HSN! I for one would like to see the end of the Steven Tyler interview that got cutt off because of it. Honestly! I wouldn't have minded so much except for the fact that they cut in waaaaaaay too early. There was like an hour delay before he actually spoke!

May 04 2011 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brandon

Uh.....isn't this simply because he cut into everything that was on at this time?

May 04 2011 at 9:15 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Togwoo Mooey

lol, for real? Boy the SHeeple sure love this dudes speeches. Scary.

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May 04 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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