4:15pm November 20, 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Beat Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera… in Ratings


Remember the ratings for the three presidential debates? The first was watched by 72 million people.  The  third, which was the lowest rated, reached 59 million viewers.

Interestingly, the “American Music Awards” suffered the smallest audience in 40 years of the show’s history — 11 million people — on Sunday night. Even though the broadcast featured performances by Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Carrie Underwood and Pitbull, the show still didn’t top any of the presidential debate performances in audience share or total numbers.

“An estimated 59.2 million people tuned in across 11 networks to watch Monday’s final face-off between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney before Election Day,” the Washington Post wrote in October.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, speaker, strategist, comms expert and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She's been a former staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and has been seen on MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers.



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