Obama's Afghanistan Address Attracts 25 Million Viewers

Speech on nine networks draws 16.4 household rating
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President Obama's address to the nation on the war in
Afghanistan drew an audience of 25.4 million Wednesday evening, according to

The broadcast averaged a 16.4 household rating.

Obama's speech was carried live from approximately 8-8:15
p.m. on nine networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TF, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, and MSNBC.

NBC and Fox delayed the start of their primetime lineups,
which included new episodes of The Voice, America's Got Talent and So You Think
You Can Dance
, which put the networks in first and second place for the night,

ABC and CBS joined their repeat episodes in progress
following the address and came in third and fourth.