Well, the early numbers are in and it would appear that most Americans were more interested reading about the mating rituals of the Monarch Butterfly than in watching the ABC/Obama Kevorkian Care Telethon. (Win a free pacemaker if you are under 100 years old!)
The 98-pound weakling rating number was a mere 1.1. You could have a C-SPAN Booknotes show with John Kerry reciting the Boston telephone book get a better rating than that. And that is with the TV’s sound set at 10.
So, maybe there is a little hope out there in the hinterlands and flyover country. Just a little.
President Obama’s town hall meeting on health care delivered a sickly rating Wednesday evening.
The one-hour ABC News special “Primetime: Questions for the President: Prescription for America” (4.7 million viewers, 1.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) had the fewest viewers in the 10 p.m. hour. The special tied some 8 p.m. comedy repeats as the lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network.
Best comment on this from AlohaGuy:
Just a guess, but I’ll bet more people watched Katie Couric get her colonoscopyâ€¦more interesting and less crap.