Raleigh-Durham Is Top Market For Inauguration Viewing

NEW YORK (AP) -- North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham area had the
largest TV audience during inauguration coverage of President
Barack Obama.

Nielsen Media Research says the Raleigh-Durham market had more
than 51 percent of households tuned to Tuesday's events.
Nationally, about 30 percent of TV homes were tuned to the
inauguration coverage in the 56 local television markets measured
by Nielsen Media Research. Seattle-Tacoma had the lowest
viewership, with just 18.8 percent.

The audience estimate reflects live coverage on 14 broadcast and
cable networks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, as well as CNBC and ESPN
that aired the inauguration from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST.
This preliminary count represents about 70 percent of the
nation's total TV households.

These figures are available for metered television markets only. The Greenville-New Bern-Washington-Jacksonville market is "diary only" and therefore does not have access to ratings information on a daily basis.


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  • by You on Jan 25, 2009 at 09:28 PM
    me i am you and i will find out who you are lol. If you only knew anything about the food at the skillet it wouldn't be funny!?
  • by Bill Location: Williamston on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:51 PM
    ME, you betta not talk bout Skillets mama. make mine trout
  • by E Location: Raleigh on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:29 PM
    James: It was the snow. We had 4 inches in Raleigh. Lots of people had the day off.
  • by Skillet Location: Plymouth on Jan 21, 2009 at 05:33 PM
    me, you callin my moma ignoratn? just go make you a fish plate
  • by James Location: Greenville on Jan 21, 2009 at 03:19 PM
    I was working...not watching TV. I guess someone has to work, so those can stay at home and watch T.V. That's what Barack would want anyway right!?!?! Gotta "redistribute" that wealth right B.O.
  • by RT Location: Greenville on Jan 21, 2009 at 02:02 PM
    i was watching ESPN to avoid it. They aired the swearing in only and went back to regular coverage so 11:30-1pm is wrong. Wall st. wasn't phased by it either dropping 300 pts. So much for confidence.
  • by me Location: nc on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    Just goes to show you how many ignorant people live in Raleigh-Durham.Let's see how many campaign promises he backs out on now that he's actually the President...
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