January 26, 2017

Presidential Inaugurations, from Truman to Trump

Last Friday, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference shortly after to announce that Trump’s inauguration held the largest audience “both in person and around the globe," kicking off a colorful discussion on crowd size and digital viewership. In terms of television viewership, Trump’s inauguration didn’t even come close to the most-viewed. The event was seen by 30.6 million viewers across 12 networks.