Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fox Program "Lie to Me" beat President Obama's press conference - Obama lost half his audience from previous one - OUCH!

Fox beats President Obama

TV Newser: The fictional “Lie To Me” beat the presidential version in the TV ratings.

Tee hee hee.

Fox went with regular programming at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, while the other 3 networks carried the presidential press conference.

Citing early Nielsen numbers, TV Newser declared Fox the winner.

Fox drew 7.9 million viewers in the time slot. NBC was second at 6.7 million.

“Overall, Obama’s news conference was seen by nearly 19 million viewers across NBC, ABC, CBS according to the early numbers,” TV Newser said.

That is about half the people who watched his last prime-time press conference.

To be fair, the fictional “Lie To Me” also drew 7.9 million viewers in the same timeslot a week earlier.

Still, I think the shelf-life on these prime-time press conferences has passed.

Interestingly, the peevish president took no questions from Fox. Again.
TV Newser’s report is here.
Robert Seidman has more.
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