U.S. presidential inaugurations - number of viewers 1969-2017

Number of viewers of U.S. presidential inaugurations from 1969 to 2017 (in millions)

by Amy Watson, last edited Jan 25, 2017
U.S. presidential inaugurations - number of viewers 1969-2017 This statistic presents viewer numbers for each of the U.S. presidential inaugurations from 1969 to 2017. Barack Obama's second Inaugural Address, which took place on January 21, 2013, attracted 20.55 million viewers across the United States. His first Inaugural Address was watched by significantly more people - almost 38 million and was the second most watched, after Ronald Reagan's 1981 address.
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Number of viewers of U.S. presidential inaugurations from 1969 to 2017 (in millions)

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Number of viewers in millions
1969: Richard Nixon27.01
1973: Richard Nixon32.95
1977: Jimmy Carter34.13
1981: Ronald Reagan41.8
1985: Ronald Reagan25.05
1989: George H.W. Bush23.32
1993: Bill Clinton29.72
1997: Bill Clinton21.58
2001: George W. Bush29.01
2005: George W. Bush15.54
2009: Barack Obama37.93
2013: Barack Obama20.55
2017: Donald Trump30.64
Number of viewers in millions
1969: Richard Nixon27.01
1973: Richard Nixon32.95
1977: Jimmy Carter34.13
1981: Ronald Reagan41.8
1985: Ronald Reagan25.05
1989: George H.W. Bush23.32
1993: Bill Clinton29.72
1997: Bill Clinton21.58
2001: George W. Bush29.01
2005: George W. Bush15.54
2009: Barack Obama37.93
2013: Barack Obama20.55
2017: Donald Trump30.64
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by Amy Watson, last edited Jan 25, 2017
This statistic presents viewer numbers for each of the U.S. presidential inaugurations from 1969 to 2017. Barack Obama's second Inaugural Address, which took place on January 21, 2013, attracted 20.55 million viewers across the United States. His first Inaugural Address was watched by significantly more people - almost 38 million and was the second most watched, after Ronald Reagan's 1981 address.
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