Baltimore Tunes In To Politics
Nielsen's preliminary ratings show that Barack Obama's 30-minute special last night garnered 21.7% of TV viewing eyeballs -- 26.4 million viewers -- across the three broadcast networks that carried it. (In comparison, about 17 million viewers, or 9% of 18-49 year olds, watched Cloris Leachman get booted off Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday.) The highest Obama viewership came in Baltimore, where 31.3% of viewers watched the infomercial.
Who knew Charm City was such a hotbed of political TV viewing? Theories about what's behind the Baltimore numbers welcomed in the comments.
-- Evie Stone
12:43 PM ET | 10-30-2008 | permalink