The Hill reports:
President Biden’s inauguration garnered more viewers than that of his predecessor, former President Trump, with nearly 40 million tuning in to see him sworn into office.
Citing Nielsen ratings, Variety reported on Thursday that 39.9 million people across six major TV news channels watched Biden be sworn into office. When Trump was sworn into office in 2017, 38.35 million people watched, 4 percent less than that of Biden’s inauguration numbers.
CNN’s inauguration numbers grew by nearly 200 percent from the 3.4 million who watched in 2017, Variety notes. In comparison, Fox News’s inauguration viewership shrank by about 77 percent from when Trump was inaugurated.
A million and a half more people watched Joe Biden’s inauguration than Donald Trump’s, according to Nielsen ratings released https://t.co/8JJ5V3sHxe
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