Job creation proved more popular with the American public than the U.S. policies on Libya and Iraq. President Barack Obama’s speech about his job-creation plan drew 31.4 million viewers last night night across 11 networks on broadcast and cable. That was more than Obama’s recent TV addresses on Libya in March (25.6 million) and on Iraq in August 2010 (29.2 million). That is despite last night’s speech airing at 7 PM, while the Libya speech started at 7:30 PM and the Iraq address in primetime at 8 PM. Of course, none of the three came close to Obama’s May announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden, which attracted 56.5 million viewers. Among the cable news networks, Fox News Channel dominated with 3.4 million viewers, followed by CNN (1.9 million) and MSNBC (1.7 million).
President Obama's Jobs Speech Draws 31M
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