The TV audience for Biden’s inauguration tops the Trump audience four years earlier

About 40 million people watched live coverage of Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration as president of the United States on six television networks, according to Nielsen data released Thursday, a 4% increase from the number who tuned in for the swearing in. by Donald Trump in four years ago.

The figure covers the 30-minute period starting at 11:45 am on Wednesday, when Biden was sworn in and delivered his inaugural address. from the United States Capitol. Includes audiences from ABC, CBS and NBC broadcasters and Fox News, CNN and MSNBC cable channels. In 2017, approximately 38.3 million people attended Trump’s inauguration and Republican speech on those networks.

Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday in a ceremony that included performances by Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks. Kamala Harris made history when she became the first black person, the first woman, and the first Asian-American to serve as vice president. TV viewing figures don’t capture people who have tuned in via digital platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube who streamed the event live or others who watched on TV in places outside the home, such as bars and restaurants.

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News Highlights:

  • About 40 million people watched live coverage of Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration as president of the United States on six television networks, according to Nielsen data released Thursday, a 4% increase from the number who tuned in for the swearing in. by Donald Trump in four years ago. The figure covers the 30-minute period starting at 11:45 am on Wednesday, when Biden was sworn in and delivered his inaugural address. from the United States Capitol.
  • The TV audience for Biden’s inauguration tops the Trump audience four years earlier