Do you want to see how Barack Obama’s inauguration stacks up against those of other presidents? Nielsen has put together a list of past swearing-in ceremonies and says Ronald Reagan drew the most viewers in 1981. George W. Bush’s second inauguration, in 2006, drew the fewest since 1969. Richard Nixon was the only president whose viewership increased for his second inauguration. The full list follows.
|George W. Bush||2005||15,536,652|
|George W. Bush||2001||29,008,200|
|George H.W. Bush||1989||23,316,325|
|All were held Jan. 20.
Source: The Nielsen Co.