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40 mn watched Trump's prime-time address on TV

IANS  |  New York 

US prime-time address, a nine-minute speech from the on border security and the government shutdown, on Tuesday night drew roughly 40 million TV viewers, according to statistics.

According to the statistics released on Wednesday by Nielsen, a leading global information and measurement company, the audience fell short of Trump's State of the Union address last January which drew about 45.6 million viewers and past landmark presidential moments, like Barack Obama's announcement of the death of former Al Qaeda in 2011, which reached 56.5 million people, reports

The viewers included nearly 16 million across the three big cable news channels -- Fox News, and -- a major jump in their usual weeknight audience.

The rest 24 million watched special bulletins on major

The measurement, however, does not include Americans who watched of Trump's remarks.

It was the President's first formal address and he thanked supporters afterward on "for soooo many nice comments".



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 15:12 IST