Posted by: Lipstick Piggy | October 30, 2008

Only 21.7% of America tuned in for Abysmal Obama Infomercial

Only 21.7% of households in America bothered to watch Obama’s Informercial last night.  With the highest number of viewers in Baltimore and the lowest in Portland.  Those of us on the west coast had this infomercial shoved in our faces twice in the same night (Ugh).  The first time at 5PM and the second at 8PM.   The results are that most of America tuned out Obama.  Now what does that say to the polls?

I was very happy to see that our area which was expected to be in the top 10 actually 37th with only 18.9% of households tuning in.  Yay!  When I look at all of California’s ratings… Obama did not get a very good viewing here. 21.3% in Los Angeles and 18.9% in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose.  

Did Obama take for granted California while he lavishes so much time and money on the east coast?  I don’t see very much evidence of Obama in our county.  I do see a lot of signs for No on 8 but not too many Yes on Obama.  Only a few days left and then we will know.

Below are excerpts from the Neilsen article.

The combined overall household rating for Senator Barack Obama’s Wednesday night infomercial, in the top 56 local television markets where Nielsen maintains electronic TV meters, was 21.7.

In comparison, the final debate between the two presidential candidates received a 38.3 household rating in the top 56 local TV markets.  The candidates’ first debate on September 26 received a 34.7 household rating in the top 55 markets; their second debate, on October 7, received a 42.0 household rating in those markets.

Among the top 56 local metered markets, the Baltimore market had the largest TV audience, with a household rating of 31.3, while the Portland market had the lowest household rating: 14.2.

One rating point equals 1% of the total TV audience in a given market.

You can read the entire article here:

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/media_entertainment/217-of-households-in-top-local-tv-markets-watched-obama-infomercial/#more-3750

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Responses

  1. 18.9% of households is huge what are you talking about. What other shows get that kind of a Household number?

    This was not a debate so you can’t compare it to the debates, you can compare it to McCain’s primetime buy, which got a ZERO Household rating.

  2. […] Only 21.7% of America tuned in for Abysmal Obama Infomercial Only 21.7% of households in America bothered to watch Obama’s Informercial last night.  With the highest number of viewers in Baltimore and the lowest in Portland.  Those of us on the west coast had this infomercial shoved in our faces twice in the same night (Ugh).  The first time at 5PM and the second at 8PM.   The results are that most of America tuned out Obama.  Now what does that say to the polls? I was very happy to see that our area which was expected to be in the top 10 actually 37th with only 18.9% of households tuning in.  Yay!  When I look at all of California’s ratings… Obama did not get a very good viewing here. 21.3% in Los Angeles and 18.9% in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose.   Did Obama take for granted California while he lavishes so much time and money on the east coast?  I don’t see very much evidence of Obama in our county.  I do see a lot of signs for No on 8 but not too many Yes on Obama.  Only a few days left and then we will know. Below are excerpts from the Neilsen article. The combined overall household rating for Senator Barack Obama’s Wednesday night infomercial, in the top […] […]

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  4. Hahahhaha. What are you talking about? Those are HUGE numbers!


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