Are Viewers Tired of President Obama or the Oil Spill? Oval Office Address Fails to Live up to the Ratings of Other Recent Speeches

Jun 17, 2010  •  Post A Comment

It could be a sign of viewers either getting tired of President Barack Obama or of news about the gulf oil spill, but the President’s speech about the disaster attracted fewer viewers than other recent addresses, reports the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.

The 20-minute address was watched by 24 million households and 32 million people on Tuesday night, according to Nielsen. That compares with an average of 48 million viewers for President Obama’s previous prime-time speech, the State of the Union in January. About 41 million viewers tuned into his December speech about the war in Afghanistan.


  1. I think Obama has enough episodes (TV Speeches) to start a syndication package.

  2. The man has nothing to say because he is not doing anything.

  3. But I’d be willing to bet that right before the BP oil spill, you and your “friends” were whining about him turning the country into a bastion of socialism. Pick a story (or should I say “Talking Point,”) and stick with it. You can’t have it both ways moron. Oh, and by the way, what’s he supposed to be doing?
    Donning a scuba suit and an underwater torch and repairing the problem himself?
    Hell he just got a $20B start on an independently controlled fund to pay claims in damages to people much sooner that if they were forced to litigate with BP!!! Oh wait, there’s that socialism thing again.
    As Bugs would say…
    “What a maroon!!”

  4. The superstars of TLC’s new-found show “Sister Wives” at this time being looked at by Utah law enforcement agency for potential felony bigamy, Kody Brown, along with his four wives raising publicity because of the TLC show began to attract the focus and suspicion from the respective authorities, basically, law enforcement officials apparently all started looking into the Brown household preceding to their tv series even premiered last Sunday.

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