TOP 3 INAUGURATION RATINGS: REAGAN ( 41.8 M ), OBAMA ( 37.8 ), TRUMP ( 30.6 ) – HOWEVER, TRUMP HAS EXTRA MILLIONS FROM LIVE STREAM VIEWS LIKE CNN.COM ( 16.9M ), FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, ETC.

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NIELSEN’S TOP 3 INAUGURATION RATINGS: RONALD REAGAN ( 41.8 M ), BARACK OBAMA ( 37.8 ), DONALD TRUMP ( 30.6 ). HOWEVER, TRUMP HAS EXTRA MILLIONS FROM LIVE STREAM  VIEWS LIKE CNN.COM ( 16.9M ),  FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, ETC.

 

FROM ew.com: Trump inauguration ratings second biggest in 36 years

And actually, Trump could have been seen by more viewers than either Obama or Reagan. Nielsen ratings do not account for online viewing, which has grown sharply in recent years and is far more commonplace than even four years ago. CNN.com, for example, clocked 16.9 million live streams, tying with its Election Day coverage for the site’s top event (live stream tallies are typically not apples-to-apples with Nielsen’s strict methodology of counting average viewers, but are still additive). Plus, portals like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter offered live streams as well.

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