The Ratings Are In From Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech Tuesday Night

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Nearly 24 million people watched Barack Obama deliver his final speech as the president from the convention center in Chicago Tuesday night.

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(Photo: Getty Images)

The president’s farewell address lasted 50 minutes and aired on the big four networks — NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. NBC pulled in 8.57 million viewers from 9 to 9:30 p.m while ABC garnered 5.57 million in that same time slot. CBS had 7 million and FOX brought in 2.59 million. (RELATED: Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ As Obama Takes The Stage For Farewell Address)

The estimated amount of total viewers will likely rise once viewing within three and seven days is counted.


The crowd of 18,000 chanted “four more years” as Obama took the stage at McCormick Place. (RELATED: People Are Actually Crying During Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech)

“It’s good to be home,” Obama said. “My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in living rooms and schools; at farms and on factory floors; at diners and on distant outposts – are what have kept me honest, kept me inspired, and kept me going.”

(Photo: Getty Images)

(Photo: Getty Images)

“Every day, I learned from you. You made me a better president, and you made me a better man.” (RELATED: This Video Of Malia Obama Crying Is The Moment From Obama’s Speech That People Can’t Stop Talking About)