American TV Viewers to Obama: Back to Work (or Play)
Something about this little factoid here is reassuring:
In primetime, Fox’s “American Idol” scored the biggest numbers Tuesday, as auds seemed to tire of inaugural coverage. Sure, ABC did solid numbers for its coverage of the inaugural balls, but news specials on CBS and NBC were not competitive with entertainment programs in their time periods.
American’s aren’t too celebrity-obsessed when it comes to our new president. While some people were high-fiving/drinking most of last night, even far away from Washington, many many more American TV watchers were tuend into American Idol.
I.e., “Enough of this politics stuff – tonight, we’re gonna relax, and tomorrow – President Obama – you’re going to work.”