Nielsen: 31.4 million watched President Obama's jobs speech


President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, September 8th, was carried on 11 commercial broadcast and cable networks. The Nielsen Company reports that the total audience was over 31.4 million.

The speech was carried live from approximately 7:00-8:00 pm EDT on 11 networks. The sum of the average audience for those networks was 31,439,080 viewers, with a combined household rating of 20.9.

The following networks carried the address: ABC, AZA, CBS, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, and MSNBC.