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Turner Sports & CBS Sports combine for joint interview with President Barack Obama and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron

CBS Sports and Turner Sports combine for a live exclusive joint interview of United States President Barack Obama and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on truTV, Tuesday, March 13 (6:30 PM, ET) during halftime of the first game from the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship FIRST FOUR in Dayton, Ohio.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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37.8M watch President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from 9:00PM to approximately 10:15 PM on 14 networks.  The sum of average audience for those networks was 37,752,613 viewers, with a combined household rating of 24.0.  The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC, MUN2 and on tape delay on TEL, TF and UNI.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno gets big boost from President Barack Obama guest appearance

President Barack Obama’s guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night gave the show a big boost. The show drew a 4.1 meter-market household rating, which was the show’s largest audience since March 2, 2010. It was also up by more than 50% over the current season average.

President Barack Obama to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday, October 25

President Barack Obama will be visiting “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Tuesday, October 25, marking his fourth appearance on the show, his second since taking The Office of President of the United States.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CBS News’ Bob Schieffer and The Early Show’s Erica Hill to host town hall meeting on the economy with President Barack Obama

CBS News will conduct a special town hall meeting on the economy with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, May 11. CBS News’ FACE THE NATION anchor Bob Schieffer and THE EARLY SHOW co-anchor Erica Hill will join the president before a live audience at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis will facilitate questions from a nationwide online audience via a special partnership with YouTube. The special, one-hour town hall meeting will be broadcast on Thursday, May 12 during the 8:00-9:00 AM, ET, hour of THE EARLY SHOW.

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President Obama’s speech on death of Osama bin Laden watched by more than 56 million viewers in U.S.

President Obama’s late-night speech to the nation announcing the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden was watched by 56.7M viewers across 11 networks, Nielsen reports.

It is now President Obama’s most-watched speech of his presidency to date.

The 9-minute announcement was shown on ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FNC, HLN and MSNBC.

President Obama’s address on Libya averages 26.6M viewers

President Barack Obama’s address on America’s involvement in Libyra drew an average audience of 26,636,310 viewers from 7:30-8:00 PM across eight networks. Via NielsenWire:

On Monday, March 28, 2011, President Obama delivered an address on the status of the American involvement in Libya. The address was carried live from approximately 7:30 PM- […]

43 Million Watch President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Last night’s (Tuesday, January 25, 2011) State of the Union address from President Obama drew 42,789,947 viewers live from approximately 9:00PM-10:15PM. The address was rated across 11 networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FOXNC and MSNBC.

Compared to the President’s State of the Union address last […]

President Obama’s address at Tucson Memorial averaged 30.8M viewers

Nielsen has announced that President Barack Obama’s address at the Tucson Memorial averaged 30,773,369 viewers and a combined HH rating/share of 19.4/31 on seven networks: ABC; CBS; FOX; NBC; CNN; FOX News and MSNBC. The address was carried live from approximately 8:45-9:15 PM.

President Barack Obama’s visit to The View is most-watched episode in series history; 6.59M viewers

An average of 6.59 million viewers watched President Obama’s appearance on The View Thursday. The telecast marked the first such time a sitting President has ever visited a daytime talk show and was the most-watched episode in series history.

The full press release follows after the jump.

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President Barack Obama to appear on The View, July 29, The first time in history a sitting U.S. president has visited a daytime talk show

President Barack Obama will make history on Thursday when he becomes the first sitting president to visit a daytime talk show.  The President will tape his appearance for The View on Wednesday and the show will air on Thursday:

“We are so pleased and honored that President Obama will be a guest on ‘The View,'” creator and executive producer Barbara Walters says. “The president last appeared on the program in March 2008 while he was still a senator, and First Lady Michelle Obama was a featured guest co-host in June 2008. This shows that both the president and first lady feel that our show is an influential and important source of information and news.”

Thursday’s show will also mark the in-studio return of Barbara Walters who has been out since she underwent heart valve replacement surgery in May.

The full press release follows after the jump.

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President Obama’s Afghanistan Speech Draws 40.8 Million Viewers

President Obama’s live prime time speech announcing an additional 30,000 troops and a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan drew 40.77 million viewers or a 25.9/44 HH rating/share.

The speech is the third most-watched speech/press conference since the President took office and 27% above the President’s most recent prime time address (32.11 million viewers (20.6/35 HH rating/share) for his 9/9/2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress which was focused on Health Care reform).  Head on over the jump to the ratings for the President’s seven prime time speeches/press conferences. Continue reading President Obama’s Afghanistan Speech Draws 40.8 Million Viewers